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  1. Hi guys I am new to PIO so wondering if anyone out there can help us with a few questions? My fiance has a job interview via Skype on Fri:biggrin: and we hoping to come over on a 457. He has passed his Vetassess TRA for a Metal Fabricator and IELTS score 6.5. We were wondering what are the processing times for 457s and do we need to apply for police checks and aslo get medicals? (we also have a 1 year old son). Thanks )
  2. Guest

    Processing Times

    Please could someone help me with this question as i'm confused. What does it mean by the receipting of the application and the acknowledging of the application and when during this time does the money get taken? Nikki :huh:
  3. Hi, would appreciate any information on how long the processing time is taking for SS 176 visas for Accountants in WA. Thanks, Richarc
  4. Hi all, has any1 applied for 2nd stage partner visa processing in Brisbane in Nov.? I have submitted my application for 2nd stage PR processing in Nov. on form 80 i wrote the names of my 3 office colleagues as contacts in Aus. if i resign from the company does it affects my PR? I mean if Immi calls thm n thy say tht i used to work with them and now i have resigned, can this have any -ve implication? Also if i resign, do i need to update Immi.abt my job status?
  5. Hello everyone, hope you can share with me the processing timeline of your South Australia 176 Visa Application. I am done with IELTS (done in May 2011), Positive Vetassess (received result in Sept. 28 2011), State Sponsorship in South Australia application was forwarded in October 25, 2011 and approved in November 30 2011. This December, perhaps on Dec. 12, I wil be able to lodge my visa. However, I was told that we can already lodge our visa while waiting for the Points test Advice. In this regard, I would appreciate if you can give us an idea how fast or what is the timeline that they follow for points test advice and also the processing timeline for 176 Visa Applications particularly to SA. Success stories of those who lodged their visa after July 01, 2011 will also be appreciated. Hope to hear from you guys. Regards, Mjcgito
  6. Sol2Oz

    processing 176's vs 175's

    Besides the time difference (with 176's taking far less time to process than 175's) is there anything else that the DIAC does differently when assessing applications for either of these visas? For instance, are 175's subjected to more checks and are far stricter to get? Or are both visa's processed the same way?
  7. From 1 December 2011, the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan will process all new family based migration applications for applicants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to the announcement, made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), all new partner, child and family visa applications lodged by those who live in Pakistan or Afghanistan (except for applications made by Afghan nationals) will be processed by the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. Afghan nationals who live in Afghanistan or Pakistan should continue to lodge these visa applications with the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where the applications will continue to be processed in Dubai. For those who lodged their visa application before December 1, 2011, they will continue to have their application processed by the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand until further notice. If applicants' cases are transferred to the Islamabad office, they will be informed by their new case officer in that office. Permanent visa subclasses affected by the change are as follows: Child (Permanent) (subclass 101) visa Adoption (Permanent) (subclass 102) visa Aged Dependent Relative (subclass 114) visa Remaining Relative (subclass 115) visa Carer (subclass 116) visa Orphan Relative (subclass 117) visa Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa Partner (Temporary and Permanent) (subclass 309 and 100) visas Dependent Child (subclass 445) visa
  8. Hi All, I just wanted to ask everyone's thoughts on the effect (if any) that the July 2012 visa application changes (EOI) will have on 175 applications that are lodged before the changes are implimented. Looking through recent posts I have seen that some 175 applications have been turned around in 8-10 months which wouldn't be a problem for us. Our only concern is that if we were to lodge a 175 application within the next month or so, and a case worker isn't assigned before the July changes, would the changes delay the processing of the application, i.e. will the new EOI system take priority as these applications could be thought of as being more attractive than an old 175 application? Any thoughts???
  9. Hi, I just applied for a UK passport and was wondering about other people that have done so and how long did it take for them to get the passport delivered. Ill let you all know once mine arrives too. thanks
  10. Does anyone have any idea how long they are taking to process ENS 856 onshore visa applications. My employers nomination has already been approved and we have at last couriered ALL our paperwork off, medicals, police checks etc., to our Migration Agent and they are anticipating that it will be "decision ready" and will be forwarded to immigration within the next day or two. We are in Brisbane so not sure what processing office. Any feedback or personal experience would be greatly appreciated. Waited so long to get to this point, cant help but get a little excited
  11. Hi everyone My boyfriend is Australian and we are currently in Australia and about to embark upon the adventure of applying for a de facto visa for me (British) Can anyone who has done the same tell me how long it took theirs to come through please? And roughly how long after application they were interviewed (if they were)? Thanks everyone!
  12. Hi, anyone requested an Australian Police Check lately? The website says it takes 3 weeks - wondered if they actually take that long to come back....thanks
  13. Hi My 457 Visa application was lodged 2 weeks ago and my meds done on Monday this week, anybody any ideas what is realistic response time on the outcome of the application is ? Cheers Ste
  14. Hi everyone, I'm currently in oz on a 457 sponsorship visa but am looking to change jobs. I know that I don't need to re-apply, just need nomination approved... BUT, my new employer has sponsored in the past but they have let their approval expire. Just wondered if anyone knows roughly how long the process for THE EMPLOYER to be approved as a sponsor takes?? (I can only find info on how long the whole initial 457 application process takes) Thank you, Jen :-)
  15. TTLucian

    WA off-list priority processing

    Hello everyone. My first time posting here. Just had a question about priority processing for an off-list application for WA. I called up skilled migration WA and they indicated that if I am successful with the sponsorship then it will receive priority group 3 processing by DIAC. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks
  16. Guest

    Current 457 processing times

    Hello, What are the current processing times for the 457? We had our medicals and x-rays done this week and are due to be couriered out on Friday. Our visa application and supporting paperwork is already with our migration officer in Australia, ready to lodge. What is a realistice timescale? Thanks for any advice given. Jo
  17. Hi we have just had a positive skills assessment and are about to lodge the actual visa application - the gov website suggests 18 months average timescale - what timescales have people actually experienced?
  18. Hi to everyone, This post is aimed mostly at those people who have recently been granted their partner visas for Australia. I recently submitted a partner visa app (309/100) in London. The payment was taken around 14/10/11, the app was complete & front-loaded (nothing else required by CO). However, we noticed on our confirmation email from our CO (PS) that he has back-dated it to 30/08/11. Can anyone confirm which date they are using when calculating the time-frames for granting visas? I.e. - is it the date your payment was taken/the date on your confirmation email/etc? I am just wondering if he back-dated it because of the police check/medical having been completed around 3-4 weeks prior to submission. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!
  19. Hi everyone, I having been living in Nr Melbourne for the last 6 months and entered Oz on a WHV. I have been with my partner, who is an Australian for the last 5 years and have now decided to apply for the defacto visa. I have completed all the forms, have got all the info they require including evidence, police cert, medical, statements, stat decs etc and was just wondering if anyone has been in the same situation and how long it took to get the permanent visa? I phoned immigration today and they said 6-8 months?? Has anyone had there's granted sooner than this? Thanks in advance guys.
  20. Hi Hope someone can help me. We are currently applying for a 175 skilled independant visa, skills have be assessed, we have filled in all the application forms etc, other half's ILETS is booked for next week, just waiting for our migration agent to check our forms before lodging our applicaion. When we first spoke to our migration agent back in April when we first decided to start the process and they said the processing times for the 175 were coming through really quick at the moment and only taking about 9 months. But i have just read that the current processing time is 18 months! Has anyone just had their 175 visa approved and what was the timescale?? Any advice would be good Thanks Lou x
  21. Hi Guys, just wondering if any nurses have applied for 175 and how long it takes? My friend said it would be fast tracked with me being a nurse but I'm not sure if this is true. Thanks Lou
  22. i phoned them today and they advised they get through 1 month of application per month & are currently actioning July 2010 this month. Therefore as a rough guide Mar 11=jul 10 Apr 11=Aug 10 May 11=Sep 10 Jun 11=Oct 10 Jul 11=Nov 10 Aug 11=Dec 10 Hope this helps or gives some light at the end of the silence tunnel!!:err:!!!!!
  23. Hi everyone:biggrin: Can anyone tell me about processing timeline for 176 Visa (SS-ACT) seeker from Bangladesh (high risk country)? Does police verification take very long time? Cheers!! Nazmul
  24. Hello, Does anyone know how long it is taking these days to process Victoria State Sponsership? We sent our application ages ago but just recently sent the skills assessment. They have confirmed they have all the paperwork they need and that they will get back to us with their decision .... Fingers and toes crossed! my husband is a nurse and we hope to apply for 176 PR visa. Any experiences would be much appreciated. Arthur and Amanda, Manchester
  25. does anyone know what the current processing times are for WA to process state sponsorship applications? thanks