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  1. I just uploaded my Form 80 but I realized I wrote wrong information in it (Date of Birth of my Parents).. I already have a CO. Since I cannot remove/delete the attachment. Should I: 1) reupload Form 80 again and specify that this is the newly uploaded document 2) Fill up Form 1023 and specify the incorrect information provided 3) reupload Form 80 and specify that this is the newly uploaded document AND Fill up form 1023 to inform to ignore the previous attachment Please help
  2. I sent an inquiry and got this reply from HOC "Thank you for your e-mail. The medical results you are enquiring about have been processed. These have been recorded in our system and can be accessed by the case officer to enable them to process the visa application. Please contact the case officer to follow-up on the progress of the visa application" My online status however indicate medicals outstanding. What does this mean? Does it mean I have been referred for further medicals and only the CO has the powers to communicate? Who can best get answers for this? Is it me or the agent?
  3. Guest

    LAFHA Information...

    Hi all, First my scenario: I have a job in perth on a 457 visa in mining paying 90000 AUD. My friends who have been in oz before said I should speak to the employer about LAFHA. I spoke to my new boss and he has not heard of it but is willing to help so I said I would research this. When I look around there seems to be a lot of numbers flying around but no definitive answers as to how the calculation is made or how you can provide justifiable numbers to include in your salary. I really need help in explaining this and how this might apply to my scenario as I understand the principles but have no idea on sums for the tax break on food and rent. Thanks, Guft
  4. ]Hi all, we are currently applying for a 175 Visa, we cannot do so until i have taken an IELTS exam in June and had a successful confirmation back from the AITSL. In the meantime we are fishing for information on our actual application.... so we get everything right. What is the bare minimum nominated work experience you need to get a successful application? Is there anyone out there who has had a successful application based on less than 3 years work experience? I am a teacher and I am just completing my second year, however some of that has been spent on maternity leave. At the time of submitting our application, which should be around the 1st September (my 25th birthday) I should have a full two years and going into my third. Any help welcome!!! Carlie, Dan and Helena
  5. Hiya guys, Basically, I'm just looking for any info on Podiatry in Australia, maybe anyone who is a Podiatrist, who has made the move? i am starting my degree in September, and should qualify in 4 years. I know i'm being very previous, because I will have to work here for a couple of years before I make the move, but i'm just hoping to find out as much information as i can, while I can. How is the job situation out there? Do I need to do anything once I have my degree, to get my UK Qualifications recognized in Oz? Obviously, I'm not ready to do anything yet, but any advice/information would be very much appreciated. Many thanks. Anna. :biggrin:
  6. Hi all, I am new to this forum.. Please help me I am on 475 srs visa and living in adelaide. I lived Adelaide for abt 5 months and came back to india to meet my family. visa expiry is Aug 2013 I have two questions ( one abt me and other abt my frd) First abt me: 1) I want to marry one girl and she will be my partner after marriage, I want some easy way to get her visa as soon as possible. plz suggest me how she could get her visa ( i am not married yet) Is she has to apply for 475 like me? Is she has to clear IELTS? Is she has to pay fee if yes then how much? In how much time will she get her visa? What other documents are required? Plz suggest.. 2) Second Question is abt my frnd. He is also in Adelaide. He called her frd on visitior visa for 3 months and 1 month is over (2 months left). Now he want to marry her in Adelaide. If he will marry her will he has to apply for other visa for her frnd? Is he allowed to marry that girl? If he get married with that girl will that girl be on 475 visa automatically as he(boy) is already on 475 visa? Plz suggest me and my friend..... plz reply separately for questions for me and for my friend ... I will be really thankful to for all the valuable suggestion from the forum Senior and other members.. Thanks Ozzy
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    DIAC Post Lodgement Information

    DIAC have some new webpages providing post lodgement information, these include the information re what applications have been allocated to case officers currently provided by the auto reply from gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. See http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/lodged-information.htm lets hope the allocation page gets updated regularly.
  8. Hi Guys, I just want to share with you all the PDF file which I have received from DIAC this morning. I have no idea why DIAC send me an email as I already got my visa grant last March 2011. :biggrin: BR, taz Important Information for Priority 3 clients[1].pdf Important Information for Priority 3 clients[1].pdf
  9. Hi all , i just want one information regarding 475 visa. My friend" " is on 475 visa. he got his visa approved in 2010 and he stayed in Australia for 6 months now he is back. His visa expiry date is 2013. He knows that to get PR he has to live in Aus for 2 years atleast and has to work at tfn for 1 year. But due to some reasons he may not go for next 18-20 months (1.5 yr - 2 yrs). and after that if he will go, Can he get visa extension because he may not having much time to fullfil his 2 yr condition? if yes How he would apply for this? Should he has to apply for new visa or which visa type he has to apply? If there is provision of extension then how much time he will get extension on his visa? Please answer some of these questions. and also give some suggestions regarding his case if he do this? Thanks for helping my friend. Sagar
  10. Hi, Need an advice on 457 visa please. we are currently in Brisbane under my husbands 457 visa, but under this type of visa you can not be able to do your own business unless you invest in about 1.5 million Oz dollars.. which is very redicullous amount. anyway, under this visa you have to be employed atleast 2 years before applying for residancy which will be no guarantie that you get it. I have a question for the people whom actually been here or prepering to come here under 457 does actually know the issue with this visa?? Clearly we didn't do enough research before head-on to OZ eventhough the visa itself says "4 years temp business ". Is there anyway of geting round this? any other way to apply for a residancy? or make your situation bit more stable ? please advice. Hattie
  11. Hi friends I have Indian Citizenship from born. I have completed diploma comp. in 2004, then i completed my B.E. computer in 2007. and till date i have total 4 years experience in IT field as interet marketing . now i want to go australia on PR visa. my real sister got citizenship in last feb 2011. i have some question. IELTS exam is compulsory or not? if i get 5 or 5.5 average in IELTS then can i put PR file? if yes, can you tell me in which subclass i will apply. and if no, so what is another options. I will plan to put PR file after 1 july, 2011. can you help me out to calculate point and can i elligible for that with IELTS score and without IELTS score? Age: 27 my education: diploma in computer engg. (2.5 yrs course) & B.E. in computer Engg. (3 years) Experience: 4 yrs (Internet Marketing) Married my wife education: MBA & her age: 29 my real sister live in australia since last 4.5 and he got PR in July, 2007 and he got citizenship in last Feb 2011. can you help me which subclass is help me to get PR in australia. how much time it will take. Thanks your reply Thanks for help me.
  12. Hi all, Hope everyone's visa is being granted quickly! Just a quick question: when I applied for the 3 month tourist visa last year, it was granted but I was given no 'visa grant number' or 'reference number' on the letter as it was done by my travel agent. Any suggestions how I could go about getting this information? I assume I need to supply it when applying for my onshore de facto visa? Slightly worried as the 'very silly' Flight Centre travel agent who did it for me last year apparently mucked up the application the first time, so a little worried I have a 'rejected visa' stamp on a record somewhere... Any help/advice much appreciated. Leah
  13. Guest

    Visa/Agent information required

    My Parter a I are hoping to emigrate over to ideally Sydney/NSW and need some advice or any recommended agents in which to process the applications. I was advised of australian migrate associates in manchester, but dont not think they exist anymore as phone does not connect. My partner is a mechanical technician and does building maintenance. I would be grateful if anyone could provide some helpful information:biggrin:
  14. Hi all Just wondering if some kind soul (s) can shed some light pleeeeaaassseeee..:arghh: My o/h is currently filling in the Vetassess form (stage 1, I believe) how much info/detail do you need to give, he has done pages & thats just for question 1? Is that correct or is he going into too much detail, he's been at it for ages. :cry: What kinda info should he be giving etc? Thank you kindly in advance :smile:
  15. Hi Good day We hear and read that CO's say your application is under security checks by external agency or External agency has not completed the report yet ( in my case) Now, I would like to know, is external agency an organization working in applicant's home land? Do they contact applicant's government authority to obtain information ( By legal way ) or they obtain information by illegal ways through spies or their staff in applicant's home land ? I know answering to this question is very difficult but I think there are some users in this forum who are able to share their information and experience. Regards
  16. \i have not seen this posted on the board yet, this should be sticky for abit, Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship GSM Adelaide - Level 3 55 Currie Street Adelaide SA 5000 GPO Box 1638 ADELAIDE SA 5001 • Telephone: 1300 364 613 • Fax: 08 7421 7615 • www.immi.gov.au GSM Brisbane - 299 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 GPO Box 9984 BRISBANE QLD 4001 • Telephone: 1300 364 613 • Fax: 07 3136 7473 • www.immi.gov.au Important information for certain Priority Group 3 applicants who received a letter from DIAC in March 2011 advising that their application is expected to be allocated within three months We have recently sent email letters to certain Priority Group 3 applicants who have lodged a General Skilled Migration (GSM) application under subclasses 175, 176, 475, 885, 886 and 487. As indicated above, these emails were sent only to applicants whose applications: a) are expected to be allocated to a case officer within three months of the date of these letters; and b) can proceed with health and character requirements without firstly being assessed by a case officer. If you have received this letter and have queries about these instructions, the following Questions and Answers may be of interest. Similarly, if you have not received this letter and your application is in Priority Group 3, these Questions and Answers will explain why and when you may expect to be contacted about your application. General Questions about these letters Q1: Who has this letter been sent to? This letter has been sent to a selection of eVisa Priority 3 applicants whose application is expected to be allocated a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of this letter. The applications within this group are ones which can proceed with health and character requirements without the application first being assessed by a case officer. If you have not received this letter it is because your application is one which is unable to proceed without first being assessed by a case officer, or it is one which is not expected to be assessed in coming months. The timeframe for allocation of your case to a case officer will not be affected by this. Applications will continue to be allocated for assessment in accordance with the priority processing arrangements and within date of lodgement order. Information on current allocation dates can be obtained by sending a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. - 2 - Q2: What are the specific requirements of this letter? If you have received a letter addressed to you which confirms that your application is in Priority Group 3 and is expected to be allocated to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of that letter, you and any family members included in your application should now follow the instructions of that letter. That is, all family members included in your application should now: 1. Undertake your health and character clearances if you have not already done so. 2. Complete Form 80: Personal particulars for character assessment 3. Update the Department on any change to your circumstances since lodgement of your application (if any). 4. Provide any documents relevant to your application that you have not already provided. Q3: Should I proceed with these clearances now? Yes, if you have received this letter. This is because the department expects to be able to be able to allocate your application to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of this letter. By initiating these health and character clearances now and providing Form 80 and any other documents relevant to your application, you are likely to enable your application to be assessed in a quicker timeframe once it is allocated to a case officer. It is also possible that a decision may be able to be made when your application is first assessed without the need for your case officer to contact you about any outstanding requirements. Q4: Who should undertake these clearances? This letter refers to yourself and all members of your family unit listed in your application, irrespective of whether or not they are migrating with you. Members of your family unit include the following persons (as applicable): • a spouse, • dependent children, • children born after your application was lodged, and • a dependent widowed parent. If you have received this letter, all members of your family unit included in your application should now attend to the requirements listed. - 3 - Q5. I have received both a Personalised Letter (emailed on either 18th or 21st March 2011) advising me to undertake health and character clearances, and accessed the Invitation to undertake Health and Character attached to the auto-reply at gsm.processing@immi.gov.au – which one should I follow? If you have received a letter personally addressed to you which confirms that your application is in Priority Group 3 and is expected to be allocated to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of that letter, you and any family members included in your application should now follow the instructions of that letter as listed as Q2. eVisa application and access Q6: I have forgotten my eVisa password and can not attach documents to the webbrowser, what should I do? If you have forgotten your eVisa password and are unable to attach information requested in this letter to your eVisa application via the web-browser (http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/general-skilled-migration-attachments.htm) you will need to forward any clearances, forms or requested documentation by email to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. When doing so please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number. Health clearance results will be sent to the department by the clinic you visit. Please note that eVisa passwords are unable to be re-set. Q7: I can’t get into my eVisa application to download the medical forms, what should I do? To log into your eVisa application you will need to enter the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) listed at the top of the letter, your name, date of birth and passport number. If some any reason you are unable to download these forms, you will need to wait until your application has been allocated to a case officer for assessment (within three months of the date of this letter) before attending to this requirement. A case officer will assist you at this point in time. You may however, proceed with other requirements of this letter. - 4 - Health and Character clearances Q8: How should I apply for my health and character clearances? Health Clearances: Background information on the health requirement and health clearance process is available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/. To obtain the forms required for a health examination, you will need to visit https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/inquiry/query/query.do?action=eVisa. From here youwill need to log into your eVisa application. The Health forms (160EH and 26EH) are available to be downloaded from the Document Checklist link. Character Clearances: Background information on the character requirement and instructions on how to initiate a character clearance is available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/character-requirements/ For the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, police certificates are required for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16 years of age. This includes Australia if you have resided in Australia for 12 months or more during this period. Each applicant included in the application aged 16 years or over will need to initiate these clearances irrespective of whether they are migrating with you. Q9: I am unable to obtain the results of my health clearance from the doctor, what should I do? If you have undertaken a health examination with an approved panel doctor (outside of Australia) or Medibank Health Solutions (in Australia), there is nothing further you need to do in relation to obtaining a health clearance. The results of your examination will be forwarded by the doctor to the department. You will be contacted if there are any further requirements once your case has been allocated to a case officer for assessment. As mentioned in this letter allocation of your case is likely to occur within three months of the date of this letter. Q10. I require a letter from DIAC listing all applicant names to obtain character clearances, how should I proceed? The department is aware that in some countries such a letter from the department is required before an applicant can undertake character clearances. If this is the case for you or any members of your family unit, please note that this letter may be used for this purpose. You may also use the Acknowledgement Letter sent to you when your application was lodged. You should present a copy of this Acknowledgement Letter and the letter provided by email in March when applying for a character clearance. - 5 - Alternatively, specific information as required for a clearance can be provided to you when your application has been allocated to a case officer for assessment. Q11: I am not sure if one of my clearances is still valid? If you have any queries about these instructions or the validity of a clearance you have already obtained, you will need to wait until you have been allocated a case officer and raise these queries at that time. This is because a case officer will need to assess your application in its entirety before determining whether any new clearances will be required. As mentioned in this letter, the department expects to allocate your application to a case officer within three months from the date of this letter. Hence, the validity of a particular clearance already obtained will be clarified within a relatively short timeframe. Form 80 Q12. Form 80: Should I download this form from my eVisa application or the DIAC website? A new Form 80: Personal particulars for character assessment should be completed for all applicants including dependents aged 16 years or over irrespective of whether they are migrating or not, and irrespective of whether this form(s) was provided when lodging your application. This up-to-date information will assist with the processing of an application once it is allocated. Form 80 should be downloaded from department’s website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/80.pdf and not via your eVisa application.This form can be electronically completed and submitted to the department. Once complete you can attach this form online or email it to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. If emailing to the department please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number within the subject line of the email. Providing clearances, forms or relevant documentation to the Department Q13: How should I provide the documentation requested in this letter? eVisa applicants should attach any clearances, forms or relevant documentation to the web-browser. For information on how to attach documents to the web-browser see: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/general-skilled-migration-attachments.htm. If you are unable to attach documents to the web-browser, or you do not have your current eVisa password, these documents should be emailed to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. Please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number within the subject line of the email. As mentioned above, health clearance results will be sent to the department by the clinic you visit. - 6 - What next? Q14: I have now provided all of my clearances, a new Form 80 and updated any changes in circumstances (as requested in this letter), when will my application be allocated to a case officer? If you have received this letter it is because the department expects to be able to allocate your application for assessment by a case officer within three months of the date of this letter. Applications will continue to be allocated in accordance with the priority processing arrangements as specified at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/updated-priorityprocessing-arrangements.htm and after that, in date of lodgement order. Please note that this three month timeframe relates only to the initial assessment of your application. The length of time taken to process an application will be determined by any other outstanding requirements and your action to any request. You may wish to obtain an update on which GSM applications are currently being allocated to case officers for assessment. To do so, please send a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. This auto-response is updated fortnightly and will provide you with an indication of when your application is nearing allocation. Once your application is allocated to a case officer, we request you allow a further six weeks for your application to be assessed. Q15. Is there anything else I can do? If you have received this letter and all members of your family unit included in your application have completed all of the requirements specified, there is nothing further you need to do until you are contacted by a case officer. At this point in time your case officer will advise you of any further requirements, or a decision, once they have assessed your application. Further questions Q16. I have further questions about these instructions, what can I do? If you have any queries about these instructions, you will need to wait until you have been allocated a case officer and raise these at that time. This is because a case officer will need to assess your application in its entirety and this can only be done once the application has been allocated. You may choose not to proceed with the requirements specified in this letter as this is not a formal request under the Migration Act. Please note that by not proceeding with these requirements the allocation of your application to a case officer will not be delayed but the time taken to finalise your application once it has been assessed by a case officer may be longer. Applications will continue to be allocated in accordance with the priority processing arrangements as specified at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/updated-priorityprocessing-arrangements.htm and after that, in date of lodgement order. You may however, proceed with any elements of this letter for which you do not have questions. By doing this you may still allow your application to be processed in a quicker timeframe once allocated to a case officer for assessment. - 7 - Advice to applicants who have not received a letter Q17: When will other Priority Group 3 or 4 applicants be contacted? Applications are being allocated to a case officer for assessment in accordance with the priority processing arrangements set by the Minister for GSM applications. Under these arrangements the highest GSM priority is given to Priority Group 2 - applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency with a nominated occupation that is specified on that state or territory’s state migration plan. Processing of Priority Group 2 applications is such they are now being allocated to a case officer to be assessed within a fortnight of receipt of their State/ Territory nomination form (Form 1100). Subsequently, processing has recommenced on Priority Group 3 applications in date of lodgement order within this priority grouping. Information on current processing dates for GSM applications can be obtained by sending a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. You may wish to email this address periodically to determine whether the department is close to allocating applications commenced on the date of lodgement of your application. Further emails are expected to be sent to other Priority Group 3 and 4 applicants in coming months to advise of other applications nearing allocation to a case officer, and with updates on GSM application processing.
  17. DEar friends would appreciate if some could provide me with the cellular and ISP market information: - which type of Documents are required to buy and activate the SIM - How many popular ISPs, GSM and CDMA operators existis in Victoria - which one of them is a SMP (significant market payer as per their number of subs), because that will be more beneficial to utilize the free minutes promotions provided for on-net calls - Are there any hidden charges - what is the minimum top-up amount - Mode of charging, is it CPP (Calling party pays) OR sub has to pay for both incomming and outgoing calls - Are the mobile operators charge Romming charges between states - if there is no balance (funds) availabe in the account does the incoming and GPRS also stops - If I have a mobile set available with me can I buy SIM only - Is there balance transfer facility avaiable from sub to sub - Is there emergency balance available (if there is no balance in the account is there a facility provided by the operator that sub can make a 1 or 2 min call on a specific number Regards, Wasif Saleem
  18. Hello, Me and my boyfriend recently had the idea of moving to Australia because of the high cost of Taxes,Food,Fuel etc that will be going up again soon so we are wanting to look into if it would benefit us to move to canada at the moment we are paying ... Rent=450 gas&eletric=40 each council tax=100 a month Tv& internet=80 a month food= 70 a week Fuel= 30 a week If any one could give me some prices of the difference over there then it would be great Thankyou
  19. This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly. Last updated 1 April 2011. Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM are listed below. Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2. Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated. To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Priority 2 State Migration Plan: *Priority 2 applications are currently being allocated within a week of DIAC receiving confirmation of a valid nomination from the relevant State/ Territory Government. As a result applicants are encouraged, where possible, to provide decision ready Priority 2 applications to facilitate more efficient processing and finalisation of these applications. Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged): 1 April 2011 VE 176 (paper): 1 April 2011 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 1 April 2011 VB 886 (paper): 1 April 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 1 April 2011 VF 475 (paper): 1 April 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 1 April 2011 Vc 487 (paper): 1 April 2011 Priority group 3 (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 3 clients.pdf) Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 16 July 2009 VE 175 (paper): 16 July 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged):16 July 2009 VE 176 (paper): 16 July 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 16 July 2009 VF 475 (paper): 16 July 2009 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB 885 (e-lodged) 25 October 2010 VB 885 (paper): 25 October 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 25 October 2010 VB 886 (paper): 25 October 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 25 October 2010 VC 487 (paper): 25 October 2010 Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 2 December 2010 VF 476 (paper): 2 December 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (e-lodged) 22 December 2009 VC 485 (paper): 14 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 887 (paper): 17 February 2011 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 7 March 2011 Processing Times Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary considerably from the published estimates. Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited to: - completeness of application - how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation - medical complications - police checks - checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application. Contacting Us Providing additional documents Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and administrative delays in receiving and processing information. GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents (non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF, TXT and XLS. Information which will assist you in attaching documents to your application or in emailing them to the department is available on the department’s website at: Attaching Documents to a General Skilled Migration Visa Application Online applications If you e-lodged this application you are strongly encouraged to attach all the supporting documentation to the application in the web-browser. This is the preferred procedure for providing supporting documents for an e-lodged application. If for any reason you cannot attach documents in the browser then you can email the documents as scanned attachments to the following email address: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au Paper lodged applications If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically by emailing the documents as scanned attachments to: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au When emailing documents to the department please quote your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or file reference number for this purpose. Do not send this office any original documents or provide paper copies of documents previously attached to the browser or sent by e-mail unless asked to do so by a departmental officer. Medical Results If you have undertaken your medical examination with Medibank Health Solutions (formerly Health Services Australia), please do not post your medical results to us unless your case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure place and do not open the sealed envelope. ENQUIRIES Email Our preferred means of communication for GSM enquiries is email. Before you contact the department with general enquiries about the GSM program, you should first read the relevant website content and links provided in this email. If the website information does not answer your enquiry, please refer below: If you have not lodged a GSM visa application, and would like more information, use the GSM Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have lodged a GSM visa application, but it has not yet been allocated to a case officer, and you have further queries, use the GSM Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form Allocated to a case officer: Once your application is allocated to a case officer, assessment of your application will begin. At this time, your case officer will provide you with a specific email address and you should correspond directly by email with them. Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) Contact Hours (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday Please note: due to the large volume of calls we receive, from time to time you may experience lengthy delays before getting to speak to a customer service officer. LINKS General Skilled Migration – What's New What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration -------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately. This email, including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. DIAC respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. The official departmental privacy policy can be viewed on the department's website at Department of Immigration & Citizenship. See: Privacy ---------------------------------------------------------------------
  20. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly. Last updated 18 March 2011. Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM are listed below. We value your feedback and suggestions Please take a moment to help us improve our communication with you by completing a short survey. Note that no personal information will be collected. If you would like to complete the survey please go to: Processing Times Automated Email Service Survey Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2. Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated. To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Priority 2 State Migration Plan: Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 2. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 2 applicants.pdf) Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged): 18 March 2011 VE 176 (paper): 18 March 2011 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 18 March 2011 VB 886 (paper): 18 March 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 18 March 2011 VF 475 (paper): 18 March 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VB 886 (e-lodged) 18 March 2011 VB 886 (paper): 18 March 2011 Priority group 3 Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 3. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 3 applicants.pdf) Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 2 June 2009 VE 175 (paper): 2 June 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged):2 June 2009 VE 176 (paper): 2 June 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 2 June 2009 VF 475 (paper): 2 June 2009 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB 885 (e-lodged) 2 September 2010 VB 885 (paper): 2 September 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 2 September 2010 VB 886 (paper): 2 September 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 2 September 2010 VC 487 (paper): 2 September 2010 Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 2 December 2010 VF 476 (paper): 2 December 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (e-lodged) 22 December 2009 VC 485 (paper): 14 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 887 (paper): 17 February 2011 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 7 March 2011 Processing Times Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our website at: Client Service Charter Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary considerably from the published estimates. Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited to: - completeness of application - how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation - medical complications - police checks - checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application. Contacting Us Providing additional documents Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and administrative delays in receiving and processing information. GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents (non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF, TXT and XLS. Information which will assist you in attaching documents to your application or in emailing them to the department is available on the department’s website at: Attaching Documents to a General Skilled Migration Visa Application Online applications If you e-lodged this application you are strongly encouraged to attach all the supporting documentation to the application in the web-browser. This is the preferred procedure for providing supporting documents for an e-lodged application. If for any reason you cannot attach documents in the browser then you can email the documents as scanned attachments to the following email address: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au Paper lodged applications If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically by emailing the documents as scanned attachments to: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au When emailing documents to the department please quote your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or file reference number for this purpose. Do not send this office any original documents or provide paper copies of documents previously attached to the browser or sent by e-mail unless asked to do so by a departmental officer. Medical Results If you have undertaken your medical examination with Medibank Health Solutions (formerly Health Services Australia), please do not post your medical results to us unless your case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure place and do not open the sealed envelope. ENQUIRIES Email Our preferred means of communication for GSM enquiries is email. Before you contact the department with general enquiries about the GSM program, you should first read the relevant website content and links provided in this email. If the website information does not answer your enquiry, please refer below: If you have not lodged a GSM visa application, and would like more information, use the GSM Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have lodged a GSM visa application, but it has not yet been allocated to a case officer, and you have further queries, use the GSM Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form Allocated to a case officer: Once your application is allocated to a case officer, assessment of your application will begin. At this time, your case officer will provide you with a specific email address and you should correspond directly by email with them. Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) Contact Hours (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday Please note: due to the large volume of calls we receive, from time to time you may experience lengthy delays before getting to speak to a customer service officer. LINKS General Skilled Migration – What's New What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration -------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately. This email, including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. DIAC respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. The official departmental privacy policy can be viewed on the department's website at Department of Immigration & Citizenship. See: Privacy
  21. Michelle32

    DIAC requesting more information!

    Dear poms in oz members, We have uploaded all our docs and everything is showing as met, then this morning we received an e-mail from our agent advising us the following: Dear xxxx Please note that even though the applicant has satisfied the AIM's requirements, the applicant is still required to satisfy this department that he worked as a fully-skilled supply and distribution manager during the threshold period. If the applicant does not have any formal qualifications as such the applicant needs to provide me a detailed statement as to how he became fully skilled in his position. If he received on the job training or completed a traineeship then he needs to provide details of this and also provide a statement from the employer attesting to this. The applicant may provide any evidence or documents that he feels would support his claims. We thought the AIM assessment was enough as oh passed. Has any one else received an e-mail like this? if so how did you get round it? We are so worried now our visa might get refused if we cannot provide this information. :unsure:
  22. stelol

    Lube Mobile Information Req

    Hi All, Has anyone heard of Lube mobile, used them or know anyone that has worked for them? I have the opportunity to work for them but cant find too much information. Any information would be great. Many thanks Steve
  23. Hi everyone, My husband has just been offered a job in either Canberra (probably) or Manly Sydney (possibly), it's come out of the blue, although we'd started to consider emigrating possibly next year. My husbands 52 and I'm 47. I had a kidney transplant and have remained well for nearly 12 years. We have two primary school aged children and one who's due to go to University this Autumn Basically I really don't know where to start for information, ie which visa - does the company sort it out? do we employ an agent andif so, how do we choose one? Healthcare I think there's a reciprocal agreement plus medicare which I think is age based, but how much? Education - would my girls be pretty much on par, ones reception they others year 3 could our son go to Uni in Australia oh my so much my head's a whirl, the only thing that's straight is that if we get our visa (s) we will go as we thhink it's too good an oppertunity to miss. I really would appreciate any advice, even where to start looking at all the information on these forums thanks :confused:
  24. Guest

    Please Give Information

    Hi All..... One of My Friends needs advice from all members of This forum… Especially seniors… like Gill.. He is on 475 Visa from Last 3-4 months and living in South Australia. His nationality is Indian. He wants to call his mother on Visitor Visa. Please tell me the details how his mother will be here. She is 49 years old and Widow. She is on pension. Please tell me some questions? 1) How he can call his mother? 2) What are the requirements to lodge her mother’s visa? 3) What are the documents required for his mother’s visa process? 4) Is there any money his Mother have to show on her name and how much? 5) What are the documents My friend has to show to Australian Embassy? 6) What is the process to sponsor his mother? 7) Can anyone on this forum send me the sample of sponsor letter? This forum’s members has such a great experience in good suggestions…I hope that all MEMBERS will contribute their knowledge to help my Friend’s Problem.. Please do reply ... . . . . . Thanks LandarJatt :hug:
  25. Hi,, I have applied for a company sponsored 457 visa timeline as follows. Sponsorhip/nomination and employee applications all submitted 09/01/11. The following is an email I have just recieved from DIAC.. " We just have been advised that the case officer who is assessing the sponsorship application is not satisfied with the evidence of training. Please arrange 2% of your recent payroll to the industry training funds, below please find their contact details. Leah will be the person to help clients with this donation. Their phone number is 9266-4555 and address is Centre for Entrepreneurship, Curtin University, GPO Box U 1987, Perth. 6845 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us." I take it from this that they require a donation to approve the sponsorship. Has anyone else ever encountered this and do you reckon that "your most recent payroll" means weekly/monthly or yearly??? Also I take it that sponsorship will be approved as soon as the donation is paid. Any help will be greatly appreciated:wink: John..
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