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  1. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Posting on behalf of a friend : could anyone please share a draft format of proof of employment letter as a chef you may have used to apply for 186 visa. A friend of mine is willing to apply but doesn’t know exactly what’s required on the letter from his current employer.
  2. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I totally agree with you. It also will help to know which members are still active. Only for members that have not had their grants yet.
  3. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congratulations ... I told you, your's wasn't too far away either. Time to celebrate.
  4. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I don't see yours being too far away either my friend. Hang in there. You'll soon be sharing the good news here.
  5. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Woohooo !!!!! Finally !!!! Received the Golden email 10 minutes ago with the Grant. Couldn't be more happier. Time to go pop my bottle Thank you to all members on this forum. Your messages and word of support has been keeping me sane all this time except for a moment of desperation a few weeks ago. Will try and stay as active as possible to give whatever input I can. Time to partaaayyyy.... Spreadsheet and Signature updated.
  6. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Usually most MA will say get the medicals done somewhat half way around the current processing times. Medicals are valid for 12 months si you have to time it that way.
  7. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hey everyone. Any comments on the below ? I know it clearly states that not clicking the button won’t have any effect on processing time however has anyone had any experience with this? By clicking on the 'Information Provided' button you acknowledge that the Department may proceed to make a decision on the application. Not clicking the 'Information Provided' button in no way lengthens or overrides the period specified in the correspondence.
  8. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Yes although not sure if its from the date of change in status or from the day the docs are submitted. Either way that's just a number game. Who knows when it will come through but am very positive this week. I just hope it comes today.
  9. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congrats on the status changing to initial assessment. It is definitely a positive. What this means is that they have started looking at your application. Once they receive whatever they have requested, they will review this again and the status at that point may or may not change to further assessment. Usually it changes to further assessment if they require some more documentation. Otherwise it will changed to Granted directly, provided all is good. The time span though is the question here. On this forum the general consensus is that it takes about 34 days on average from initial assessment to decision ready but that's not saying that your application will take the same time. Could be less or more. I am in a similar situation as my application is also under initial assessment since Jan 28. Good luck to you and hope we receive the much awaited golden email very soon.
  10. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congratulations to everyone that has got their grants in the last couple of days !!!! I hope today is the day for everyone else that is waiting eagerly. Best of luck people.
  11. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I have been through a similar situation at the time of our 457 application. Our application did start processing and we were asked for Medicals. At this stage we notified the Department of the pregnancy and then everything was put on hold. After giving birth, my wife did the Xray and within 3 weeks of submitting her medicals, we had received the visa.
  12. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Hex @Nemesis @Skani Sincere aplologies for breaking the rules of the forum. I obviously wasn’t aware of the rule and also was oblivious to the fact that in mentioning the name of a CO and asking about their efficiency I was somehow disrespecting their privacy. It was definitely wrong choice of words there and perhaps a moment of desperation when I sought to ask if someone had a good or bad experience with a particular CO. In no way did I mean to invade their privacy or question the honesty and accuracy with which they do their job. I can assure I certainly wasn’t being arrogant in this case. I have edited the question coz I was unable to find a delete option. Thanx.
  13. SM6

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Right. Coz our timelines are very similar. I also submitted my docs a day after you and seems like the same sort of docs were asked. Let me know what your MA says.