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    491 visa processing time

    Thanks for that. I'll go with lodgment date and checking global processing times recently, looks like it has been pushed out further to 6=8 months. If you lodged in March, then I'm at least six months behind you in the queue. Guess we wait and see.
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    491 visa processing time

    Does anyone have any insights in to processing times lately or know of any non-priority occupation grants? I note that it has changed from 63 days-3 months to 73 days-4 months now. I lodged for 491 visa for Plumber SA state nomination in August 2020 and I have uploaded medicals etc. I understand that borders are closed so there would be no hurry for non-priority occupations. My visa application doesn't have a case officer assigned as yet. Does anyone know if the 73 days processing time start from time of visa lodgment or from when case officer is assigned?
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    491 invite & grant

    Thanks very much AmyL
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    DIY 491 Visa Application

    Hi Jody, well done, exciting times. Can I confirm your 489 visa was granted within 3.5 months? Is that a recent grant i.e. in last few weeks?
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    491 invite & grant

    Thanks so much Amy. And sorry for late reply. As our agent was not helpful at the earlier skills assessment stage, we decided to work without him. What you have mentioned is helpful indeed. No idea where we'll go to in Adelaide as yet, not even sure when borders will open to allow 491 holders into Australia, though will be following SA 491 holders closely. We may even end up a small community supporting each other once we are over there!
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    491 invite & grant

    Me again. Just lodging apapplication now, though asking for character checks to be completed. Is this different to police checks which seems is requested afterwards visa app submission?
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    491 - Turn down ITA

    Thanks Paul. I think I may have inadvertently really blown my chances previously as I had 75 points in early June with DOE of Feb 2020. Looking at the June round, there were 491 family sponsor invitations to applicants with 70 and DOE April 2020. But I managed to score an extra 5 points for employment so changed my EOI to update this and thus lost my old DOE from February. I am kicking myself as I feel as though I would have had a strong chance of being invited back in June if I hadn't updated my points. Only unknown with this would have been whether 491 family sponsor would be affected at state level i.e. would WA have considered my points only for family sponsorship or would my occupation also need to be considered? Do you know anything more about the 491 criteria re spend 3 years living and working in the regional area? i.e. would I be able to move in say 18 months after living in SA to WA if I had a better job offer? I read that WA is still all regional so this would be possible, though I would need to notify SA migration if I move state as part of the conditions.
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    491 - Turn down ITA

    Thanks for this. I mentioned this as I saw there was an invitation round in July, all be it small numbers for 189 and 491 family sponsor. I have read that the official quota will be around Oct which will be well past my 60 days. Think I'll continue with applying to SA 491, as you are right, with the current situation, it is very fluid and you never know when things can change. Would be silly to miss this ITA and then wait for unknown number of months before possibility for 491 WA invitation.
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    491 - Turn down ITA

    Hi all, On a similar note, please can anyone shed light on this scenario: ITA received for 491 SA at the end of June 2020. Have 60 days to apply. Have also another EOI for 491 WA family sponsor though no invitation as yet. Our preference would be WA as ultimately we have family there. Qu - while SA has issued ITA, does it affect the EOI for 491 WA? We are hoping to wait for the next invitation round in August and pray for 491 WA family sponsor ITA. If this doesn't come through, then we will proceed to apply for the SA one. Obviously then, we understand that we will accept and live and work in SA as per visa conditions if and when this is granted. The reason I ask the question is I am not sure whether the SA ITA impacts the EOI for WA at all? If it does, then is it likely we are wasting our time waiting? Could two separate EOIs be triggered with ITA from two states i.e. can you have two invitations at the same time?
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    491 invite & grant

    Hello, To let you know that I also had ITA on 27 June for 491 SA. Will be applying within the 60 day timeframe. Never been to SA so a bit like you here. Seeing I am a bit behind in my DOHA application, is it a case of 'accept' and then I will be notified of documents that need to be submitted?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi Marisawright, Thank you. I am definitely not going to turn the ITA for the 491S. My preference would be a permanent visa as would so many others, but at least there is a pathway to PR. The reason I posted was the earlier poster was also a plumber and keen to understand his/her background and circumstances as I know not many tradies are getting a look-in at all on any vissa type. Thanks once again.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi, Extremely new to this forum, and just signed up. I'm also a british citizen with plumber occupation. I'm applying for other visas and EOIs for them but curious about 186 Visa. Did you get a sponsor while offshore or are you based onshore? I'm offshore and desperate for any permanent visa. At present I have just received state nomination for 491 from SA which is obviously temporary. I haven't lodged application as yet and praying for 190 at least. Would love guidance how 186 visa works and how to get sponsor, thanks
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