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  1. Brilliant, I will just use my NSW drivers licence then! Thank you for taking time to reply.
  2. Hi all, When I’m eligible to apply for Australian citizenship, my UK passport (linked to my 186 visa) will have about 15 months until it expires. As the wait time for citizenship can be longer than this, should I renew my UK passport before I apply for citizenship? If it expires during the citizenship application will this cause an issue or delay, or is it an easy fix? Thank you for any advice.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I've been following this forum daily since I submitted my 186 visa application. On Tuesday it was granted. I hope my timeline can provide some help to people in a similar position. - Application for visa and nomination made 04 November 2020 - 186 DE Onshore - Occupation: Drainer (not a PMSOL occupation) - Number of applicants: 1 (British citizen) - Medical complete 11 November 2020 - In May 2021 the department requested updated financial information and confirmation from my employer the position was still available. My immigration Lawyer submitted this information the following week. - No further request for information - Visa and nomination granted 05 October 2021.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Are non priority 186 visas still being processed? I haven’t seen any positive news on here for a while? Thanks
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Did the call speed up your application? Did they respond to you again?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Have people found a different/better forum for the 186 visa? When I applied for a 186 back in November this forum was always busy and full of information but lately it seems almost dead? Have people moved to a different forum or has the whole visa process just slowed down so much?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    They update the processing times on or around the 18th of every month.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    New visa processing times released today: 186 DE 75% 5 months 90% 11months 186 Transition Pathway 75% 13 months 90% 17 months
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    My occupation is drainer. Did your nomination get granted yet? Mine hasn’t. Hopefully some good news soon
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi Guys and Girls, I applied for DE on the 4th November 2020, I'm onshore and waiting for some news. I was wondering if anyone knows what the waiting time was supposed to be when I applied? I presume the current 75% in 3 months and 90% in 6 months is for people that applied last month so not relevant to me? Or am I wrong about that? Is there any way to find out historical waiting times? Thanks!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Does any body know if they are still processing 186 DE onshore visas, that are not on the priority list? Also do they close down for long over the Christmas period? thanks.
  12. Thanks Russell, what’s the reason for choosing transitional over direct?
  13. Thanks Russell, what’s the reason for choosing the transitional over the direct?
  14. I hope to apply for a 186 visa. I have applied for a skills assessment (for the direct entry) However by the time I get this assessment back I will be close to having worked for my employer for 3 years, therefore I will be eligible for the transitional scheme. Assuming I qualify for both visas at about the same time is there any clear advantage of choosing either one? It’s hard to know which one to choose? Thanks for any advice, James.