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  1. Hi. Could someone shed some light on the fate of skilled RPL applicants come the new visa changes on July 1st? My agent says that the chance of a skilled visa application under RPL goes out of the window as the new regulations will only favour qualified applicants. My situation is that my 263111 Network & Systems Engineer application is currently being processed with ACS (under RPL - 8 years exp), and then I have to get State Sponsorship before my agent can submit my visa app prior to the new changes whilst there is a window of opportunity. My ANZSCO code qualifies under various SMPs (looking at Adelaide), so have to wait further if/when I get positive assessment. Cheers
  2. I have just started to look into visas with my OH as he is a bricklayer. We have been advised we need to try and get visa lodged before 1st July as changes to visa rules will make it hard for trades to get visas after this time. Does anybody know what the changes are and does this mean we wont be able to get a visa at all after this date? Thanks for any advice as we are totally confused by it all.
  3. hi, just a really simple, curious question..... here goes......... if we found an employer sponser, would the july changes still affect us? many thanks in advance katrina
  4. hi, hubby is a construction manager, no qualifications only certificates and experience!!!..... is it best for us to apply now before july, will our visa come back on time?..... or if we waited would be be able to get into oz another way, such as regional sponsership, or employer nominated?..... confused!.. any info or advice would be great , thanks. katrina
  5. Hello everyone, We are about to lodge our 175 application and we are wondering whether it will be better to do it now with 130 points or we better wait for the new points system from 1 of July and do it then with 75 points. Any idea if these points affect the processing time in any way? Thanks.
  6. Hi We're just starting out on our journey of applying for a skilled migration visa, having finally made the decision to emigrate. Under the current points system we would be looking at approximately 115 points, which is probably a bit low, though if we wait until July 2011 this will be between 65 and 75. It seems more sensible to wait until July to lodge an application but I was just wondering if there was anything we can do now to speed up the process before we make our application such as skill assessments, medicals, etc, so that as much as possible is in place before then. Any suggestions? Thanks
  7. I wish to apply for the 176 Family Sponsored Visa before the rules change in July. I meet the requirements and spoke with an agency today who told me they'd take my case on but need me to get started with them ASAP in order to make the deadline. I know that it will take me up to 8 weeks to have my teaching qualifications assessed so I must to this now but in relation to everything else, apart from filling in forms, is there anything else I need to do? The agency said it's all about timing of when to send off forms and sort of a pyschological game. Is this true? How hard is it to get everything in order yourself without an agency? The reason I ask is that I feel we could probably apply ourselves without an agency. If I apply for qualifications to be assessed now and then send off all forms at the end of March, is there any nasty surprise that could really trip us up? Is it worth paying an agency? What are your experiences? Value for money or a waste? If they are not necessary then I would rather save the money for our move. But with the points system changing, I am concerned that there is something somehow I'm missing which might cause us (with defacto partner) to miss the June deadline like for example, some hidden complications that they don't make people aware of when applying that migration agencies would know giving us a sort of edge. Is there any great advantage or increased likelihood of being rejected if we complete the process ourselves? How easy is it to make a mistake in the documents you need to include? Any advice would be great as I need to get the ball rolling ASAP? Cheers Steve
  8. Hello! I'm 15 (since July) and moving to Brisbane with my family in July next year. We're looking to move to South Brisbane (Indooroopilly/Kenmore area...) so it would be good to make friends before I get out there who are either moving around the same time as me or who already lives in Brisbane I think I will probably be going to Indooroopilly State High School so it would be really good if I knew someone who goes there too! :cute: I think I'll be joining half way through year 10 which I'm also worried about because I'll be older than most people Please reply/ message me! Elise :cute: x
  9. Hi all, I have read the age criteria increases to 49yrs on July 1st 2011. Can anyone clarify if this means 49yrs and under by July 1st 2011 or if one is 49yrs and over can they still can apply? We talked to migration agency in Adelaide who said no I would be too old to apply at 49yrs . Hubby will be 50yrs this month too with all the required qualifications and experienced for LAME. Can anyone clarify what does 49yrs actually mean? Thanks from Ireland
  10. We are a family of 4. My husband and I have been here 13 years, we have 2 children born in Oz and wish to move back to the UK for 1-2 years as a life experience for the kids and a break for us. Has anybody else out there done or doing similar? Do we need to get British passports for the kids and ours renewed before we go? Do we need to be concerned about work, tax, national health, doctors, dentists etc etc before we go? Is it an easy thing to do? We have a house in Oz that we will be renting out and will be looking to rent in the UK, is renting an easy way to go? as we have nowhere to stay but plan on holiday accommodation until we find a rental. We are possibly looking around Melton Mowbray area, as it seems quite central to all areas in the UK, has anybody got any views on this area? Looking forward to any replies.
  11. Hi everyone, Really need a bit of advice and experience off you guys if that would be OK. Basically, we need to know if we have enough time to get state sponsorship before the points system changes 1st July as after that we do not have enough points. We have completed the AQF III in plastering and are just waiting for them to issue the certificate. We are just finishing off the paperwork to apply for the skills assessement through the TRA and are hoping to be able to apply in the next week or two (as soon as the AQF certificate comes through). Taking all this into account we are not going to be able to apply for state sponsorship until probably January now. It took friends of ours 7 months to get state sponsorship from WA, if this was the case for us then we wouldn't get it back in time to apply for 176 visa before 1st July so then we wouldn't be able to apply at all. We do actually have enough points on the 175 visa but really don't want to go that route as the waiting time seems to be about 2 years to even get the application looked at. Also, I'm scared that things might change in the meantime & we might end up not getting accepted (once the application is in does it mean we will definitely get excepted at some point?). Also, to get the extra points we have to prove that DH has been doing the job for 3 out of the last 4 years which he has but it was hard enough trying to get the paperwork together for the last 12 months for the TRA! Anyway, I was wondering if you guys could tell me how long it took you to get ss? What you think our chances are of getting it on time and really any other advice experiences you can give me? We don't mind applying if there's a good chance of getting it and then applying for the 175 nearer the time if not gone through. However, if there's not much chance we might as well save the work and money and just get the 175 in asap so at least we are in the queue! Thanks for listening guys! Cara :wubclub:
  12. Hi, I heard from another thread that DIAC is not going to honour for skill assessment via RPL route which is currently in place. I am worried about this point whether it will have any impact if you have qualification not in the occupation on the SOL but extensive experience in the occupation on the SOL. My profile is as follows -Bachelor of Engineering (Non IT) from one of the Top 25 Engineering Colleges in India -Master of Engineering (Non IT) from one of the Top 5 Engineering Colleges in India -10 Years Extensive Experience with various top Indian IT companies in the IT (all in IT) I am calculating my points as follows Age (34)-25 points English Language (IELTS 7 in each band)-10 points Overseas Work Experience (10 years)-15 points Qualifications (Bachelor)-15 points This makes my points to 65.Please let me know in case I am doing something wrong:daydreaming:. If my qualification is not considered due to RPL route I will not be able to make it. Can anyone please clarify this for me?:unsure: Cheers
  13. Hi people, I have had a look at the new points system coming into effect next July, it seems to me from reading the info that they are looking at work experience more now and someone like my hubby who has experience all over banking but no quals may be able to apply under this new system. Am I reading that right or am I giving myself false hope here?:biggrin:
  14. Hold on to your breadth! Something new is coming out really soon. Hope it brings out the SMP and good luck to all those SS holders awaiting good news to be bumped up to Cat. 2! State Migration Centre ********** Pathways to Migrate - Currently being updated How to Apply for State Sponsorship - Currently being updated Skilled Sponsored Visa (SSV) - Currently being updated Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRSV) - Currently being updated State Sponsorship Guidelines - Currently being updated Getting a Positive Skills Assessment English Language Requirements Online Application System Occupations in Demand - Currently being updated Information for Employers
  15. its my b/day on july 22nd, so a few of us r going to the Bayswater on july 24th to sample their buffet again :wink: The Bayswater Hotel, home away from home for country and interstate travellers. so, for all those out there that say u find it hard to meet others, this is ur chance to meet up and get to know ppl in perth. sometimes they r even nice :twitcy: lots to choose from on the menu. theres a bar, its not expensive and its kids friendly. please show ur interest and i'll book a table a couple of weeks before the date. cheers
  16. I want to apply to queensland for state sponsership as they are still sponsering people while waiting for the SMP to come into force. What proirity would i receive as it is after july 1st and before SMP's, I am a nurse. Need to apply now while i can borrow money for proof of funds.
  17. 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)
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    July 2010 Site Stats

    For all those (any?) statistics fans out there, here are some site stats. Top poster in July: Britchickx- 726 posts Total number of posts in July: 26,961 (up 26% on July09) Number of unique visitors in July: 136,331 (up 46% on July09) Total number of 'visits' in July: 289,726 (up 56% on July09) Number of pages viewed/displayed in July: 6,468,607 (up 119% on July09) Number of new users in July: 917 and a random stat: Top 'Thanked' users: 1) gollywobbler: thanked 8788 times 2) proud2beaussie: thanked 6824 times 3) pablo: thanked 4860 times
  19. Here is the latest processing update email from GSMB Brisbane. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION BRISBANE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by GSM Adelaide. Please do not reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for the ASPC and GSM Brisbane are listed below. IMPORTANT NOTICE Changes to Priority Processing – 14 July 2010 Direction No. 48 - Order of consideration - certain skilled migration visas The Migration Act 1958 contains powers by which the Minister can consider and finalise visa applications in an order of priority that the Minister considers appropriate. Departmental officers are required to follow this Ministerial direction, which applies to every stage of visa processing. The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas. These arrangements take account of the changes to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that came into effect on 1 July 2010, as well as the revocation of the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL) and the Critical Skills List (CSL). These priority processing arrangements apply to applications already lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, as well as to future applications. The new priority processing arrangements apply to the following visa programs: · The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) · The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) · General Skilled Migration (GSM) The following GSM visa subclasses are exempt from the priority processing provisions specified in Direction 48: · Skilled – Recognised Graduate Subclass 476 · Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485 · Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored (Residence) Subclass 883 · Skilled – Regional Subclass 887 Applications for these visa subclasses will be processed in the order in which they are received. The following GSM applications are exempt from Direction 48: · applications that have been remitted by the Migration Review Tribunal for reconsideration; · applications where it is readily apparent that the criteria for grant of the visa would not be satisfied; · applications by members of the family unit of a person who holds a temporary or provisional GSM visa (subsequent entrant applications). · visa applications for a Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487 visa where the applicant holds a Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) Subclass 495 visa, Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 496 visa, Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487 visa or Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 475 visa at the time they apply. The Skilled Migration visa processing priorities Under the Ministerial Direction, the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) apply: Applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS. 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. Applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 in effect from 1 July 2010. See: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/new-list-of-occupations.pdf All other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. Further information can be found via the following link: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration Priority Processing Exemptions & Current Processing Times Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the priority processing changes. Applications under these subclasses will continue to be processed in the order in which they were received by the department – the following subclass by application lodgement date identifies cases currently being considered: Visa Subclass Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485 VC 485 (paper): 21 September 2009 Skilled – Regional Subclass 887 VB 887 (paper): Lodged in July 2010 Skilled Onshore E-Lodged Applications - Priority Group 3 885, 886 and 487 - Applications lodged 14 August 2008 Processing News INCREASED VISA APPLICATION CHARGES (VACs) – 1JULY 2010 Information on fees and charges is published on the department's website at Fees & Charges - Applications & Forms - Visas & Immigration When a VAC is changed, the new amount applies to all visa applications received by the department on and after the day the VAC is changed. Therefore if an application will be received by the department on or after 1 July 2010 please ensure that the correct VAC is paid. An application has not been validly made until the full VAC is received. We have been advised that the relevant visa charges have increased as follows: If the first instalment of the VAC payable was previously $AUD230 it is $AUD235 from 1 July 2010 If the first instalment of the VAC payable was previously $AUD2525 it is $AUD2575 from 1 July 2010 For GSM applicants liable to payment of a second instalment of the VAC the amount payable will be $AUD3575 for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2010. Applicants are not required to pay the second instalment until requested to do so by the department. NEW SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (SOL) – 1 JULY 2010. On 17 May 2010, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the list of occupations included in the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The new SOL came into effect on 1 July 2010. Applications lodged prior to the implementation of the new SOL will not be affected. Further information about this announcement can be found on our website. What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration INTRODUCTION THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STANDARD CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS (ANZSCO) – 1 JULY 2010 ANZSCO is a classification system that provides for the standardised collection, analysis, and dissemination of occupation data. From 1 July 2010 ANZSCO replaced the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) currently used by the department. Further information about this announcement can be found on our website. What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration OTHER CHANGES TO THE SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM In addition to the new Priority Processing Direction the Minister has announced other changes to the GSM Program. Information about these changes have been published on the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration INFORMATION ABOUT PROVIDING DOCUMENTS Applicants for General Skilled Migration (GSM) 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 E-lodged 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. MEDICAL RESULTS If you have undertaken your medical examination at Health Services Australia (HSA), 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. ADELAIDE PROCESSING Information regarding applications processed in Adelaide can be obtained by sending a blank email to the following email address: aspc.processing@immi.gov.au CONTACTING US Email: If you have not yet lodged a GSM application then enquiries should be made using the on-line enquiry form at General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have already made an application then all enquiries for the GSM Adelaide and GSM Brisbane need to be made using the on-line enquiry form at: General Skilled Migration Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form or 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 New List of Skilled Occupations – Skilled Occupation List (SOL) http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/new-list-of-occupations.pdf Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Last updated: 20 July 2010.
  20. Is it possible that a 175 application made after July 2010 can be converted to a 176 application when SMPs come out ?
  21. any one welcome this sat @ runaway bay soccer club for a family fun day, loads for the kids and a world cup football 9 a-side cup.if there is any welsh football lads who fancy a game mp me as we are a few short. its a great way to meet new people. Cheers and hope to see some of you there.
  22. Dear All, I have just received the latest ASPC processing update email which has finally been changed to include the 14 July processing priority decision. Here it is: GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by GSM Adelaide. Please do not reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for the ASPC are listed below. IMPORTANT NOTICE Changes to Priority Processing – 14 July 2010 Direction No. 48 - Order of consideration - certain skilled migration visas The Migration Act 1958 contains powers by which the Minister can consider and finalise visa applications in an order of priority that the Minister considers appropriate. Departmental officers are required to follow this Ministerial direction, which applies to every stage of visa processing. The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas. These arrangements take account of the changes to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that came into effect on 1 July 2010, as well as the revocation of the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL) and the Critical Skills List (CSL). These priority processing arrangements apply to applications already lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, as well as to future applications. The new priority processing arrangements apply to the following visa programs: · The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) · The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) · General Skilled Migration (GSM) The following GSM visa subclasses are exempt from the priority processing provisions specified in Direction 48: · Skilled – Recognised Graduate Subclass 476 · Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485 · Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored (Residence) Subclass 883 · Skilled – Regional Subclass 887 Applications for these visa subclasses will be processed in the order in which they are received. The following GSM applications are exempt from Direction 48: · applications that have been remitted by the Migration Review Tribunal for reconsideration; · applications where it is readily apparent that the criteria for grant of the visa would not be satisfied; · applications by members of the family unit of a person who holds a temporary or provisional GSM visa (subsequent entrant applications). · visa applications for a Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487 visa where the applicant holds a Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) Subclass 495 visa, Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 496 visa, Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487 visa or Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 475 visa at the time they apply. The Skilled Migration visa processing priorities Under the Ministerial Direction, the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) apply: Applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS. 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. Applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 in effect from 1 July 2010. See: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/new-list-of-occupations.pdf All other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. Further information can be found via the following link: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration Priority Processing Exemptions Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the priority processing changes. Applications under these subclasses will continue to be processed in the order in which they were received by the department – the following subclass by application lodgement date identifies cases currently being considered: Visa Subclass Skilled – Recognised Graduate Subclass 476 VF 476 (paper): 13 June 2010 VF 476 (e-lodged): 13 June 2010 Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485 VC 485 (paper): 6 August 2009 Skilled – Regional Subclass 887 VB 887 (paper): 5 July 2010 Processing News INCREASED VISA APPLICATION CHARGES (VACs) – 1JULY 2010 Information on fees and charges is published on the department's website at Fees & Charges - Applications & Forms - Visas & Immigration When a VAC is changed, the new amount applies to all visa applications received by the department on and after the day the VAC is changed. Therefore if an application will be received by the department on or after 1 July 2010 please ensure that the correct VAC is paid. An application has not been validly made until the full VAC is received. The ASPC has been advised that the relevant visa charges will increase as follows: If the first instalment of the VAC payable was previously $AUD230 it will be $AUD235 from 1 July 2010 If the first instalment of the VAC payable was previously $AUD2525 it will be $AUD2575 from 1 July 2010 For GSM applicants liable to payment of a second instalment of the VAC the amount payable will be $AUD3575 for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2010. Applicants are not required to pay the second instalment until requested to do so by the department. THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ACCEPTING OF CERTAIN GSM VISA APPLICATIONS LIFTED – 1 JULY 2010 The temporary suspension of accepting of certain GSM visa applications lifted from 1 July 2010. Applications for the following visa subclasses are now accepted as normal: · Subclass 175 – Skilled Independent (Migrant) visa · Subclass 176 – Skilled Sponsored (Migrant) visa · Subclass 475 – Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) visa. CAPPING AND CEASING OF SPECIFIED OFFSHORE GSM APPLICATIONS LODGED BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 2007 As the cap has now been reached, applications subject to the capping decision have now ceased. Further information can be found via the following link: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration NEW SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (SOL) – 1 JULY 2010. On 17 May 2010, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the list of occupations included in the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The new SOL came into effect on 1 July 2010. Applications lodged prior to the implementation of the new SOL will not be affected. Further information about this announcement can be found on our website. What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration INTRODUCTION THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STANDARD CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS (ANZSCO) – 1 JULY 2010 ANZSCO is a classification system that provides for the standardised collection, analysis, and dissemination of occupation data. From 1 July 2010 ANZSCO will replace the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) currently used by the department. Further information about this announcement can be found on our website. What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration OTHER CHANGES TO THE SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM In addition to the new Priority Processing Direction the Minister has announced other changes to the GSM Program. Information about these changes have been published on the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration INFORMATION ABOUT PROVIDING DOCUMENTS Applicants for General Skilled Migration (GSM) 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 E-lodged 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: adelaide.gsm.documents@immi.gov.au Paper lodged applications If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically. To provide additional documents to the GSM Adelaide office please email the documents as scanned attachments to: adelaide.gsm.documents@immi.gov.au When emailing documents to the department please ensure that you include an application reference number as the first part of the subject line of your email. You can use either the 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 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 at Health Services Australia (HSA), 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. BRISBANE PROCESSING Information regarding applications processed in Brisbane can be obtained by sending a blank email to the following email address: gsmb.information@immi.gov.au CONTACTING US Email: If you have not yet lodged a GSM application then enquiries should be made using the on-line enquiry form at General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have already made an application then all enquiries for the GSM Adelaide and GSM Brisbane need to be made using the on-line enquiry form at: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm or 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 New List of Skilled Occupations – Skilled Occupation List (SOL) http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/new-list-of-occupations.pdf Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Last updated: 20 July 2010.
  23. Dear All, This is the text of the latest processing update email from the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC),it is correct as of 14 July 2010. It appears that there is no new processing direction yet so DIAC must be still processing applications according to Direction 45. Anyone who wants to regularly check on the latest processing priority can do so by sending a blank email to aspc.processing@immi.gov.au Cheers Nigel
  24. Guest

    What's on in Sydney July 2010

    Thought some of you might want to read the link below. Shows what is on around Sydney each month. My Lin and Terri are going to the coffee and chocolate fair this coming weekend. Looks good, but I'll be at work, so no free coff and choc for me. July events in Sydney, whats on guide to Sydney
  25. I was going to wait until 1/7/10 to post this but can see a June thread being invaded by the over eager July movers :goofy: Were flying out on the 28th july from Manchester to Sydney after what seems like a lifetime of planning. :jiggy: were stopping In sans souci for the first 6 weeks in furnished accom while we explore the city and decide where to settle ( somewhere in Sutherland shire). who else is traveling in July and where are you heading ???
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