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  1. hi guys, i have applied for my gsm visa ( 885) in may 2010, i m getting married in april 2011 and my would be wife is on a student visa in australia and her visa will finish in august, at present i m on bridging visa, so i juat want to know that after our marraige can she stay with me as a dependent because we will be married at that time, but the problem is that when i applied for my gsm visa i was single at that time and i m going to get married now, i m really confused i donot know what to do, plz assist me, waiting anxiously for ur replies
  2. Dear All, I just got approved 885 (175 independent) yesterday. Couldn't believed when my agent informed me. Just in the morning, I was counting year for my visa grant and it came through. Hugh Hugh Hugh thanks to my agent ( GEORGE LOMBARD Consultancy) for every help and putting all right docs at right time at right place.....................Highly recommended. Thanks to all PIO members to help me out in my odds. Special thanks to Gill,Vickymel. Last but not the least, thanks to God, all my family friends and parents, specially my OH who always supported me to fulfill my dreams. Good luck to everyone waiting for the Visa. Stay on board and you will get it for sure. GOOD LUCK Love you all and God bless. Punita/Har****/Anshri-----Soni Family:jiggy: Note: I do have 176 NSW state sponsored in pipeline. Does any one have idea what happen to that file? Do I have to inform DIAC? My husband has a query for his X ray and for that he was advised to go for regular X- ray check for 3 years. It was in last january and due to this january, What happen to this check? Thanks
  3. inception

    SMP on an 885

    I am currently on an 885 which was lodged in August 2010. I was wondering when the SMP came out, if my occupation was on the SMP and if I was able to get state sponsorship under the SMP, would I be able to just move to priority processing 2 - category 2, without having to re-apply for an 886? How does the SMP work? Do I need to be on an 886 or a 176 in order to be considered for the SMP? Or is it okay to be on the 885 or 175? Is the only option to re-apply for an 886 once the SMPs are out in order to move to category 2?
  4. Hi everyone, Finally, after long wait of 2 years and 1 month. yesterday got my PR. Thank God and all the members here on this forum to guide me whenever I had questions in mind. Its been a tough ride for me and my wife and now looking to get my wife here as soon as possible. I fought hard for this day and I can say that it was worthwhile, 2 months back I had no hope as I had no CO assigned but before election I wrote few letters to Chris Evans, Ombudsman, Melbourne Mayor and other opposition leaders about my situation. And it worked out really well. Got the reply from Chris Evan office and they wrote that they looked into my long pending 885 application and assigned me a CO. After that CO asked me to do all the formalities again such as medical, ACS skill assessment, police clearance. Yesterday got my positive ACS skill assessment, and yesterday only CO finalised my case. Woohooooooo........ I can't express my feeling here in words but definitely it was lifetime experience for me and i can say last 2 years since I lodged my 885 application, was the toughest of my life. I would also like to say to all the ICT 885 applicants who are waiting for long about more than 1or 2 years due to stoopid ACS and DIAC mess, be there and keep fighting. Hopefully all pending cases will be cleared soon. Here is my quick time line. Application type: 885 ICT - Recent graduate NEC - non CSL Lodgment date: 1st Sept 2008 Skills: ICT recent graduate CO assigned: 17 Aug 2010 New ACS Skill assessment applied on: 21st Aug 2010 (2613-11 Analyst Programmer) Redone my Medical, AFP and overseas police clearance During Sept 2010 ACS Approval: 8th Oct 2010 PR Approval: 8th Oct 2010 Good Luck to all!
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    885 Independent skilled visa

    Hi all, I was just curious to know is it compulsary at the time of applying 885 Skilled onshore visa, that the applicant needs to be present at the time of application. Or incase I am overseas, can my agent act on my behalf and lodge the application? Can any RMA/Pom member shed some light on this. Cheers Adi
  6. Hi Iam pretty new to this forum. Bear me if I had asked the same question which was discussed earlier. I have completed my two years masters in information technology frm ECU perth. Graduation date sep09. Have applied from GSM 485 visa last september. I also have a ACS assessment which say my major is in computing. I went through the latest SOL which has scraped out the generalized term computing. My question here is 1.Am I still eligible to apply for a 885 permanent visa having scored 7 in all bands? 2. Can I use my existing ACS assessment for applying 885 visa which is dated 1dec 09, Taking into account the assessment is valid for two years. Or else should I apply for a new assessment and apply my 885 visa which will speed up my process as the new list shows that am in priority list 3(if am not wrong). 3. What are my chances of applying regional PR. (I work in a fuel station in perth). I have a plan of goin to esperance stay there for a year and work (in a fuel station)in esperance and come back to mandurah (which is a regional area i suppose) and work in perth for another year(same fuel station were am working now). Does that satisfy my two year stay in regional area and work in regional area for a year.(Am just trying all the possibilities not to mistake me as some crazy guy ). 4. Is it possible for me to apply for my 885 visa (having submitted all the documents) go back to my home country and return back in a tourist visa and get my visa stamped in australia. Thanks & regards Katik
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    Subclass 885 what's new

    Hello everyone! My apologies if this thread has already been started...I applied for onshore permanent residency in August 2010. Most of the threads here are actually on offshore visas, so just wanted to know what's up with everyone. :biggrin: Date of Visa application: Aug 2010 Nationality: Pakistani Trade/profession: Anaylst Programmer (.NET) Visa type:885 Onshore/offshore: Onshore Post-14th July Category: Category 3 Medicals submitted:no Police check submitted:Yes Date CO assigned:
  8. I can't seem to find a definite answer to this question. Does anyone know for sure? I've read somewhere that for onshore it doesn't need to be but for offshore it does. Is that true?
  9. Hi, Can anyone help me? i have applied for onshore 885 visa 03/2009. I have been waiting for too long and losing patience at the moment. if i wanna transfer my case to employer sponsored, do i have to make another application? is it complicated? thanks for all your help.
  10. Hi Everyone, I am in a dilemma about applying 885 visa while still on the bridging visa for 485? My Student visa got expired last month and since I was waiting for my CDR ,I could not apply for 885 visa which I have eligible luckily.Now i have got my CDRv assessed and I want to apply for 885 visa. Can I apply for 885 while on bridging visa A for 485? What will happen if I apply now?Someone told me that my bridging visa A will change to bridging visa C which has no work right and travel rights? Has anyone applied any visa or 885 visa while you were in bridging visa? Please help me out guys..:confused:.
  11. Guest

    885 to RSMS 857

    Has anyone here changed your application from 885 to 857 recently? We lodged our 885 application online and now decide to lodge for 857. But we're not sure if we'll have to mail everything to Parramatta, or just form 47 and they can access to our online files. Please let me know if you've experienced this. Thank you :hug:
  12. :confused:Hi guys, For those who still remember I had problems with my 885 visa as I did not meet the 120 points due to lack of work experience ( I am a registered nurse but had claimed work experience for having worked as an enrolled nurse) and my case was at the MRT. I was invited to a hearing and was given two options, 1. to apply for 886 family sponsored or 2. rewrite IELTS to acquire at least 7 in each component so as to get the 25 points. Having considered my options I thought the IELTS might be a bit tricky for me to get 7's so have decided to go for the 886 family sponsored. I have lodged my sponsor's documents today 4/5/10 with DIAC as directed by MRT and they have asked me to notify them when I lodge the sponsorship documents and when the sponsorship is approved. My Question is how long does it take for the sponsorship to be approved given my case is still with the MRT? Am wondering whether the English would have been a better option time wise? Thanks guys any ideas and help will be appreciated
  13. Guest

    885 approved

    Hello everyone.... Thanks to everyone who contributed to this forum. Here at PIO, I was able to learn about DRC (Decision Ready Checklist). Within 3 weeks of submitting DRC, I got approved today. I was not in CSL pre-14th July but was on category 3 post-14 July. From my personal experience this also proves that DRC does exist and it works. However, I would like to let you know that I am an australian PhD holder, could that have worked in my favour too? Thanks once again. Good luck and best wishes to all of you. Cheers RT :jiggy:
  14. Hello PomsInOZ fellows Me and my partner are currently on postgrad research visa subclass 574 which will expire in 10 days. We have prepared documents to apply for permanent residence since last year because there were times my partner thought he completed his thesis but then his supervisors would want changes so it went on and on until this July and he already got his PhD. We were over nervous and did everything to make sure there was no problem like skill assessment, health check, police check, IELTS and as a result when we're finally eligible to apply for PR everything is out of date :wacko: This time I did more research and read a lot from forums like pomsinoz so we decided to renew the police check and skill assessment but leave health check until we're assigned a C/O. We lodged our online application for visa 885 last month (August 2010). My partner recently got a job offer from a large company in a regional area, he accepted the offer and we have relocated for a few weeks now. Now there's an option for us to ask the company to sponsor for visa 857 so we can jump from cat 3 to cat 1 in priority proccessing. However my concern from reading our forum is that my partner then has to work for this company for at least 2 years. We're quite happy now with the job and the area, but like some people have experienced, circumstances might change like, for example if the company changes their management or if we got a much better job offer in a metropolitan area, etc. Another concern is timing, there are generally 3 steps in 857 application and the first 2 steps are done by the employer which means we can't control how long it will take them to finish what they have to do. And if I'm not wrong we have to lodge the application no longer than 28 days after our 574 visa expires, which leaves us only 1 month ahead. Then for lodgement there's no online option, meaning we have to gather all the original paper documents, photocopy, have them certified and lodge paper application. There are some documents our family sent us scanned copies for 885 so it will take some times to post them here. I also found out from the forum that we have another option for Decision ready checklist. If we do health check now, we should have all the required documents for 885 and so we can hire an immigration agent to check our application and sign the decision ready checklist for us. It will be beneficial as a proffessional will verify for us if our application is complete and correct and will (hopefully) speed up the proccess immensely. I prefer this option since there's not much more additional work for us other than doing the health check (which we'll have to do anyway) and find a good agent. But my partner prefer the 857 option since we don't have to pay extra fee and he feels more comfortable dealing with his employer than an agent, we did have bad experience with 2 agents before that's why we decided to do it by ourselves. I hope to hear some advice from pomsinoz fellows in regarding to which direction we should take. So sorry for my long post :wubclub:
  15. Hi all, I have recently applied for my 485 skilled graduate visa, while I am waiting for SMP and my IELTS result. My question is can I apply for 885 Visa before I get my 485 skilled graudate visa granted? Or I have to wait for 485 to be granted before I can proceed with 885. I am still under the 6 month clause of applying for my permanent residency. I am a recent accounting graduate and have a valid student visa till next year march. Any thoughts on this would be well appreciated. Cheers
  16. Hi MODL points can be claimed if you are on 485 on 8 Feb 2010. I'm on 485 graduate visa. I've applied 885 under MODL ASCO Code: 2231-79 (Oracle specialist) in May. I'm confused with all the new rules and priority processing since July 1 2010. Which priority processing category I fall into ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  17. Hi All, I applied PR as 885 Recent ICT graduate after completing my masters and having skills accessed by ACS on Aug 2009. A bit of back ground 1) My undergrad degree is in Electronics and Comm engineer 2) My Post grad degree is in Computer Networks 3) I worked as an IT Support Officer from Sept 2007- Sept 2009 4) I got fed up with IT midway whilst studying Computer Networks and incorporated Project Mgmt /business subjects as much as I could in my degree 5) Currently I’m an ICT consultant working as a project scheduler/project co coordinator (Job profile is in SOL) from Sept 2009 to present with base salary less than 65K that is required for ENS My dilemma: 1) I’m in priority 4 (I’m pissed off) and want to expedite the pr process 2) I’m gonna get married soon and my fiancée can’t do anything to join me except tourist visa and is it worth of her time coming here after this sh** rule changes. My options: 1) F** PR my life is more important, if I am getting a msg of being unwelcomed in Australia after utilizing my skills and paying thousands on taxes I might as well give a damn and go back and live happily with my love 2) Try to get on top of priority Can I: 1) Access my skills from Engineers Australia/ Vetassess that accesses skills for Project coordinator/Engineer so that it’s not highlighted as IT but as an engineering work that I do 2) This will bring my base salary req to be 47K and apply for ENS? 3) If not can I switch to 457 Working Visa from Bridging visa A? 4) If i can switch to 457 bringing visa A, when I am granted 457, I might as well reassess my masters degree with specialisation from ACS again which would allow me to apply 885 with priority 3? 5) Any other options I have? Kindly reply, I’m willing to discuss with a lawyer/migration agent should the need be. Thank you
  18. Can they simply apply for a student visa in order to lodge a new 885 application? (If they have graduated more than 6 months from the last course and can pass the review from ACS)
  19. To all memebers, who r in CAT 4 and applied 885 ICT- recent grad. We should come togethar and try to do something we can. share ur information here. thanx CAT (4), 885 applied 2008 AUG (1st week) , ICT - Recent graduate NEC, IELTS 7.5, No CO
  20. hi all, I have lodged 885 application in oct 2009 n now I am cat 4. My question is can I change to SMP when they are out if they have my occupation on one of them . Expert advice appreciated. Thanks n regards IA
  21. Hi, I hope some agent or experienced member can answer the following: Under current policy, assuming a dependent (spouse) of a student 573 visa meets every requirement, can he/she apply for a Skilled Independent 885 or 886 as primary applicant? How about in the near future, say 2 or 3 years from now? Thanks Jose
  22. HalloOz

    Waiting game 885 or ENS

    Hi all, appear that you cannot apply for 856 if you are on a Bridging visa; so if we apply for 885 in September and decide in a few months time to go ahead with ENS 856 does it mean that we are still on a Student Visa (does not expire until March 2011), hence a qualifying visa, or a Bridging visa would be automatically swapped for 573 upon application lodged for 885? I have a job offer in Brisbane to start on 23rd August, which is an accounting firm with about 20-25 accountants. Obviously, the employer knows that I am international student looking to gain Permanent Residency independently; and for ENS my concern is whether DIAC would accept the exceptional circumstances as I cannot prove 3 years experience and in the end effect might take longer to approve the nomination (Step 1 of 856) after which I would lodge the application (Step 2 of 856). No idea about the true time frame though ENS is now Priority Processing No. 1 vs 885 that we intend to lodge on 1 September. Cheers Hana
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    886 quicker than 885?

    I hear from most people that 885 and 886 there is no difference in processing time but doesnt 886 with relative/employer sponsorship have higher priority? Looks like 885 falls in category 7 while 886 falls in 6 and above. Cheers.
  24. Guest

    885 non CSL ...plz advise

    Hi, I applied 885 non-CSL (ICT recent graduate ) in august 2008. still waiting for something happen. as i remember DIMIA stoped processing application for 885 non-CSL till may 2008. plz senior memebrs advise abt my situation so far. should i hope for something +ve in near future. thank you.
  25. Guest

    885 Visa and was on non-csl

    Hi, I had applied for 885 in Sept 2008. And due to on non-csl i was at the bottom of priority list as my occupation was 2231-79(NEC). As now csl has been revoked and new SOL has been introduced and I am not sure what to do to get me into the priority. Now I have got 3+ year experience in IT .net technologies. I was thinking to get me reassessed from ACS and get Analyst and Programmer Specialization. Could anyone please advice me that can I able to get the priority same as be on CSL if I able to get the positive assessment from ACS? Regards!