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  1. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    To my knowledge, your current visa expiry does not make any difference to your processing time.
  2. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I have now reached the point where I've stopped counting up the days, weeks month...and started counting down the days until the 1 year anniversary of my application What a load of doom and gloom! Any good news?
  3. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi Sheb, unfortunately applying for both together does not mean they will be processed together. But hopefully they will!
  4. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Isn't the reason for suspending citizenships just due to the physical ceremonies posing a public health risk? https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/australian-citizenship-ceremonies-cancelled-because-of-coronavirus-risk Surely this does not imply visas will be suspended. There is no need to gather in a large group to be granted a visa.
  5. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    New visa processing times, for anyone interested.
  6. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I am hoping that the only effect is that staff at the DIBP will be more likely to take sick leave and/or work from home, or be isolated after an overseas trip - so presumably that would slow things down slightly. Hopefully there is no wider effect, eg. staff taken from that particular department to work on assisting with emergency immigration measures as a result of COVID-19. I suppose that kind of thing is possible though. New wait times for the February month will be out soon, so that should give us some indication. So nervous!
  7. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I haven't seen many visas granted recently on this thread! Anyone had any good news to share?
  8. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    It is a shame, but gives me hope that there is just a general delay - and not a problem with my individual application.
  9. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Usually between around 18th and 25th of the month, they release the statistics for the visas processed in the previous calendar month. So I am expecting results for February to pop up around the end of next week/start of the following week. Very occasionally, they will skip a month, or be very late in updating the figures.
  10. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    It will be interesting to see the new waiting times in the next couple of weeks. I wonder if they will be markedly increased.
  11. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Fridays, hey! Another week of waiting. Would anyone care to share their unusual ways of keeping the stress at bay? eg. I have been trying out yoga. Is there anything that you find helpful that others may not have considered?
  12. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Where did you hear that? Always keen to hear about June timelines
  13. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Yes, @Marcus De Witt Ryall, what you said was perfectly reasonable. I'm here for the people read this sort of thing, myself included, and subconsciously translate it as: as long as their case is straightforward, surely it will fall in the majority who are quick. This means people start to panic that a long wait means that there's something wrong - it's a cause of endless distress for visa applicants. So, I'm trying to highlight that you can have a perfectly straightforward case and still wait many months between nomination and visa. Just as @Hex said - expect the worst, hope for the best.
  14. Swoop

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @NickB89 Bear in mind there are plenty of cases where this is not true, ie. nomination and visa do not have similar wait times and are not granted together. I had previously been led to believe this was true also, but found out the hard way that's not how it works!
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