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  1. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @NnN, please provide some more details of your current visa. As you mentioned that you applied for 186 TRT. If you were is Australia at the time of lodgement of your application, what Visa you were in at that time and what is the expiry date of it?
  2. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Elise, there is no restriction from the Visa perspective with regards to study or secondary employment. As long as you are working for the employer who nominated you and as per the job role, position and other terms and condition defined in your application then you are free to do anything. Please note that some companies do not allow their employees to take secondary employment or put some restrictions so please don't take my comments word to word.
  3. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Elise, congratulation. Regarding your question, if your employers complains to immigration department and proves that you never intended to work for 2 years then your visa could be cancelled.
  4. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    No, I don't think so. I have logged into my immi account every day 3-4 times to check the status of my application. I know its sounds bit anxious but this is what this application process makes you.
  5. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Jerita, No worries Mate. Just stay positive. Appreciate you sharing your feelings and letting it out. See a post from @jessie0211 today who shares very identical timelines & profession as you and got the approval yesterday. Have faith, yours should not be far away.
  6. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Jerita, I can truly feel your pain and the agony you are going through. Please don't take it the wrong way. Also, please don't compare your application to the applications of others as there are many factors that impacts the outcome. Also, appreciate the fact that the department never misguided you about the timeline. If the department would have said 3 months and processed your application in 8 months then I agree with your comment. Your application is well within the timeline as stated by the department. Yes, I feel bad about department now changing the timeline and not allowing applicants who have applied earlier a chance to appeal at ombudsmen. But living cost, application cost and other expenses you have mentioned are all well known fact and you have made a decision to come to Australia knowing all these factors so I personally don't see any point in that. Please stay positive, now some applications have started to process quicker than what it was last year. You will be next in line buddy, don't loose hope.
  7. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Thanks for sharing the post but sorry to say your last comment is offensive. All the country wants is the best people to come. If they think there is a better way to fill some open positions in the country then so be it. At least people like you and me have got a chance to live here before deciding to settle and can make more informed choices. If you loose the spot to a better candidate then just don't loose heart. Unfortunately, this is just the law of nature.
  8. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Milan SERBIA Just scroll through some earlier post on the same thread. There was a big discussion on this. I also checked my s56 request from the department which says following: " evidence the applicant achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) average band score of at least 4.5 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted not more than 12 months before lodging the visa application or at the time of processing the visa application " This clearly states the they are looking for an average score of 4.5 and not 4.5 in each. So in your case in should be fine. I dont think there is a need to re-write the exam. In my case my partner scored 90 in all 4 sections of PTE so I did not have to worry about it. But there was one person on this forum who was in your situation and he got the PR, please check the earlier posts to find who that person was and PM him/her directly.
  9. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @Milan SERBIA, Based on my limited understanding, I can say that timelines can vary based on a lot of factors and occupation code is also one of them.
  10. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Thanks for sharing. Yes, the limbo of bridging visa is painful for genuine applicant and great for scammers. The only solution, I can think of is department improving their processing times. Lately, we have seen some improvements with some Visa classes which is encouraging.
  11. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi @TooGoodToBeTrue, sorry to hear about your long wait and understand some frustration it can create. Please note at no point I was quoting any definitive timeline that applies to everyone. Thanks for your comment which informs others about different timelines of an individual application and to make me realize the exact word I use while commenting. Wishing you all the best for your application.
  12. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Kinnu, yes I understand your concerns and there are exception to every timeline related to migration. I have seen many outcomes in last 2 weeks where department has taken action on application where s56 was submitted in June 2019. Please stay positive, good news should be just around the corner.
  13. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Phoenix16, I don't completely agree with you statement. It is not the case always that people pay more taxes when they cancel their private health insurance. They might save "Medicare Levy surcharge" based on their income, but "Medicare levy" they can't even when they have insurance. But I agree that private health insurance bring other benefits which shouldn't be ignored.
  14. BigBan

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @jackgu310, It is difficult for anyone to predict timelines. But based on recent updates on this forum, expect an outcome between now and 6 weeks time.
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