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  1. Smith270310

    SA 190 invitation

    We are currently awaiting an invitation from SA for a 190, - plumber 65 + 5. We submitted our EOI on 15th November and not heard a thing. Is anyone else at a similar timeline to us? The annoying thing is other who have submitted just before us heard much sooner than this. Any advise would be greatly appreciated I’m starting to worry a little. They have since totally raised the points for the 190 to a minimum of 95 point. Our agent has said they will treat our application with the criteria that was expected on he date we applied.
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    SA 190 invitation

    It came through this morning
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    SA 190 invitation

    I knew there were different quotas but didn’t think about the possibility of different teams. I know there will be a limited quota for different occupation that’s why I thought it was unfair for them to have applied after me and get an invite quicker on the same occupation. Anyway what will be will be and speaking about it won’t make a difference. It’s hard when you are in limbo. Thank you for your input.
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    SA 190 invitation

    They have been inviting 491s within their processing times and one plumber that applied after us (but with a 491). I really hope it’s soon!
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    SA 190 invitation

    Thank you for your reply. I guess patience is what is required. I suppose I’m just starting to panic a little and was wondering if anyone else was in a similar situation. This new visa seems to have totally changed the way things are done.
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    491 SA

    Congratulations
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    491 SA

    Sorry not me the other person I mean lol
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    491 SA

    Got the nomination
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    491 SA

    We submitted 15th nov and still waiting, 190 though
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    491 SA

    I seen someone had today. Plumber who submitted EOI 4th dec
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    491 requirements

    7 weeks plumber and 75 points on 13th dec and I can’t remember where I seen the other one but it was the last Friday before Christmas
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    491 requirements

    Do they don’t have any trend on invites then? Certain days of the week or month? Must just have been coincidental that 2 people I know hot invited on a Friday?
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    190 Visa waiting 8 months since lodgement

    Good luck Emma, hopefully you will have your grant soon. That’s does sound very frustrating!!
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    491 requirements

    Yes we are. Current average wait times are 12 weeks for us but I’ve heard of so many that were invited much earlier I though we might have been one of the lucky ones!
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    491 requirements

    We have Been waiting since 15th nov, sa 190 plumber, 70 points. Really hoping for an invite soon
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    190 Visa waiting 8 months since lodgement

    Good luck Emma, I have never seen anyone wait this long. Did you have to pay the full amount again due medicals? So frustrating for you when we have seen people recently get their grants within a couple of months.
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    190 processing time

    Congratulations Ausvisitor
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    NSW State application processing time

    Thank you for your reply, yes I gathered that. I know the visa applications take a lot longer than that!
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    NSW State application processing time

    Can I ask what visa you were applying for, your points you occupation please? We are 190 for plumber with 70 points so trying to look at comparisons. Thanks
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    Timeline how long from skills assessment to visa

    The costs have increased a little as we are just going through the process just now. My husband is the main applicant and a plumber and we are a family of 5. skills assessment 3000 pounds for stage 1 and 2 I’m not sure if this varies for different occupations. my husband had to do a first aid course for his skills assessment this was a couple of hundred pounds. visas for a family of 5 are to be 5225 pounds. agent 2600 pounds pte exam 155 per shot (we have had quite a few) we have not done our medical or police checks so have not looked into the price of these if they have increased. The costs are fairly stacking up and I believe it’s getting more expensive every year. We employed an agent in June. We dragged our heels a little with the first stage of the skills assessment which was for us creating a portfolio of my husbands work, it was just bad timing with our holidays and he had a lot of time off work booked at that period or else we could have got this done quicker. He also had to get all of his employment evidence, evidence of pay ect which wasn’t too tricky as he has had one long term employment rather than a few. He got this handed in at the end of August start of September and passed fairly quickly after that, maybe 10 days for his positive outcome for stage 2. He has a date for 31st October for stage 2. Hopefully this is also a positive outcome then we are ready to submit our EOI. Are you doing a joint application? The skills assessments could be fairly pricey. I would think your husband would definitely have to do it as he is an electrician which like a plumber I believe to be a licensed trade in Australia and will require gap training over there. Amy
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    How the 190 visa works

    Bear with me if this is a really stupid question but I’m still trying to get my head around how the process all works. Say we go for a 190 visa with state sponsorship. When we submit our EOI is it at this point that the wait is based on points/skill shortage etc? So the wait time for an invitation is based on supply and demand? Then when we submit our actual visa application are we just in the same que as everyone else? So say the visa processing time is 9-10 months everyone is in the same boat, no one will be fast tracked based on demand for their skills? I hope this makes sense and I would appreciate any advice on the process.
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    How the 190 visa works

    Johndoug thank you for your reply, we do have an agent and my husband is booked for the 2nd stage of the skills assessment in a couple of weeks so all in hand. He is a plumber I just wanted to make sure I had got my head around the waiting process correctly.
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    How the 190 visa works

    We aren’t 100% yet but SA and NSW are options at the moment. I am aware that it will take a long time but there is a lot to consider re selling our house and our mortgage deal coming to an end during summer next year. We were hoping to sell the house next summer and stay with family for a bit then head off autumn time next year. I think this may be a little unrealistic though. Our agent had quoted around 12 months from start to finish of the process which we started in June this year but from other people’s timelines I think we will be quite a bit off from this. Have you received your visa grant lavers?
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    How the 190 visa works

    Thank you Lavers, this is how I thought it worked but was just a little unsure. We should hopefully be submitting our EOI in November if my husband gets his positive outcome for his skills assessment. It’s such a stressful time, not knowing timeframes or anything.
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    Skilled 190 to SA

    My husbands agent has said 75 would be enough to go for the 189? Everything you read is conflicting!
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