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  1. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @restaurant.manager I'll honestly be surprised if there are any movements here at the moment. Citizenship's look to have been suspended and I suspect this will roll over to visa's as well. Hope I'm wrong but there is no official word on this yet.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @pr where are you ... Unfortunately, lots of us go through this. I'm afraid there's nothing we can do but sit and wait it out. - There was once a rule whereby the dept would only help you once your waiting period was 2x that of the longest expected wait (10%). Meaning, some people would have to wait 24+months to get assistance. It's bad but we are at there mercy i'm afraid. Good luck!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @MZ_ It's always a tough list to come across, I had posted it (or something similar) a few times in this forum before, however, a long time ago. I'll look around and see if I can find a new one. FYI: Software Engineer was not on the high risk list last I looked (I'm a developer, so that was something I was interested in :)).
  4. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Kiwi Welcome. Please update your signature with your timeline (you can see examples from many people in this forum). - https://www.pomsinoz.com/settings/signature/ From memory there was a restaurant manager granted just the other day, there have also been a few refusals (high risk occupation), you'll need to go back a few pages to confirm. Don't forget that this forum only represents a hand full of applications and hence, I wouldn't recommend you rely on this information only. Good luck!
  5. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @restaurant.manager The standard advised turn-around time is ~28 days, however, as you'll know from this forum - that can fluctuate massively. From hearing back from Immi within 1 day to many months. Your occupation is a high risk and unfortunately, that comes with some red tape that typically causes the department to take longer, hence, the lower grant and success rate of Chef's and restaurant managers. Your only option is to do what you've been doing - hang in there and hope for the best. Good luck!
  6. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Thanks @Stezzzle. Could I suggest you take what's important here and add it to your signature? That way people can follow your status by simply looking at your posts signature: - https://www.pomsinoz.com/settings/signature/
  7. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Hari_999 This post really isn't helpful as you're missing some crucial information on this area. @Kiwi This topic has been discussed at length in earlier posts (you'd have to go back a while to find them) however, to touch briefly on it; - Legally you don't need to have private medical once you've lodged for PR, however; 1. Should something happen to your application and it gets refused / rejected, you would not be under the legal requirements of being in the country (you legally need to have private medical on a 457). I'm not sure on the repercussions on this, personally, I wouldn't risk it. 2. Without a private medical and depending on your income and a few other criteria, you may be liable for medicare "loading" which after time could add up to lots of money and bite you later on. There's lots of information on this online, a quick Google gave me this (disclaimer, I've not read through it completely): https://www.privatehealth.gov.au/health_insurance/surcharges_incentives/lifetime_health_cover.htm I wouldn't take this decision lightly and do some in-depth research on same before making the call (including speaking with my MA / asking for the facts and also go through older posts here). Hope that helps.
  8. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Micgeo My understanding on this is that you need a 4.5 in each module. My wife had a similar requirement (needed 8's in academic test - she's a teacher), and she did it a few times because 8's were needed in EACH section (not overall, which she had a few times).
  9. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @KazBaker Ahh yeah, if that's the case then it makes perfect sense. Thanks for that
  10. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Micgeo Firstly, congrats on the silver email. Secondly, the IELTS would be apart of the visa application, meaning they will pick that up when going through the visa documents, not the nomination. If you know the IELTS is missing, why not upload it / get it complete beforehand? This would avoid the request for more information and delaying the application unnecessarily?
  11. Hex

    URGENT! Student visa - BVB - 485 visa

    @jbeeaar With that said it means that the bridging visa won't be able to be looked at until at soonest the 12th (when the certificate is uploaded). Sounds like you going to need to change travel plans - rather safe than sorry. - I'd also suggest you follow @MaggieMay24 's advise and seek professional advise if still concerned.
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    @GUS Unfortunately, this is something we'll all need to deal with and the only thing for sure, is that the timelines seem to be "consistently inconsistent". However, you are still within the timelines and all you can do is wait I'm afraid.
  13. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @samiee There are lots of cases like yours and in fact many more people that have waited much longer. If you bored and wanted to see this (related to just this forum), you could go through old pages to read much longer cases. Unfortunately, no one can tell you how long the exact process can take. I've seen (on this forum alone) a case from nomination approval take 1 day and another take longer than 2 years. This is all case / application / CO related and there is no rule for exact timelines i'm afraid. Best advise I can give is for you to hang in there, wait and keep the positive thinking going.
  14. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @NickB89 The nomination is a tough one as this is (unless specified from the company), not visible to the applicant. The only persons that would have access to seeing the status of this is the MA and the company (it contains sensitive company and financial information). Your options are; 1. Rely on the MA and call them for an update from time to time. 2. (Unlikely) Ask your company to allow you access to their Immi account to view and monitor the nomination. Good luck!
  15. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @restaurant.manager For future reference, this can be found here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times