I want to share good news with you guys, finally after 24 months I have received my golden email on 16/05/19.
Nomination approval: 20/02/19 (no request)
S56: 20/02/19 updated health checks and police checks
requested docs submitted on 08/03/19
S56 second request: 28/03/19 English test and again AFP (IELTS score as officer mentioned it has expired they require new ones, my MA sent an email to DOHA that according to legislation applicant only requires competent English at the time of submission. As expected no reply received from department I rushed to appear for IELTS, I sat for L/R/W but same day we gotta reply from Department that they don’t require IELTS but what’s a point I already paid for an exam and you can imagine the trauma I was carrying out).
Anyways another S56 (i was like seriously)- 08/04/19 now they want me to send PCC for New Zealand (as I declared on my application I visited twice for less than 20 days in total because my wife is from NZ, as far as I know about current legislation you must submit PCC if you have lived in a country for more than 90 days. Any how I contacted Ministry of Justice NZ about police check they processed my request same day without any charge. How helpful are they!
Submitted NZ PCC on 09/04/19
finally after good 24 months I received great news! Remember my submission date? (16/05/17) PR granted on 16/05/17.
Occupation: Community Worker
Processing team: Team 07 WA (4 case officers)
organisation sponsored 10+ employees for 187
All nominations approved same day on 20/02/19 therefore, 3 employees received grant notices.
Immigration visited and did detail inquiry about the business, genuine need and duties of each employee.
My personal experience with immigration is not great as I have seen some people applied after me received decisions 2-3 months earlier than mine, which confirms DOHA do not have a transparent and straightforward mechanism.
My dear friends let me tell you how hard I waited for this grant, I used to check Immi account at least three times a day but there were days when I wanted to withdraw my application because of processing time. As we all know 187 is all about waiting game and I am sure many of you have families (kids etc) this waiting is creating more and more stress everyday but again enjoy your life with your family we don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow.
Never doubt your abilities for a moment in life...Wish you good luck and ALL THE BEST!!!