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      1. Hi, Really struggling to find information on this, basically we would like to launch our application, however we are not sure if we can lodge our application before my partner has completed her ILTS test to prove her English proficiency . Or can we add this evidence post lodging of our application. Any help would really appreciated. Thanks Ben
      2. Visa 820/801 question

        Hi there I got on immigration website filled form 47sp then it disappeared. Can I fill form 47sp and then apload it online, then pay visa charges and then my sponsor/partner form 40 will be uploaded? Can I do this way or all the forms must be completed online for online application? Thanks
      3. Mistake on application

        Hi i just lodge my visa 887 . I provide my parents and.siblings in non accompanying section. When i complete my lodge file, i opened my immi account but i saw parents details as well. I think i dont supposed to put my parents name in non accompanying section. Does it effect anything to grant my visa 887. Could anyone help me? Thanks.
      4. ENS 186 Nomination Question

        Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone can help me with my question? My manager lodged my ENS 186 nomination in March this year. I also lodged my visa application a couple of days after (without using a migration agent). My problem is that my manager is never around at the moment as he is so busy with business meetings and overseas trips, so I never see him to ask if he has had any news on the nomination application. My question is, is there a way to view the nomination progress through my IMMI account? All I see is my visa application. I have tried emailing and texting my manager but I don't want to sound too pushy! I know it's only been a few months but I'm worried that if anything goes wrong with the nomination I will lose my fee. Would I hear something through my email about the decision of the nomination? Also everyone seems to be using agents, am I the only person not? It was purely a financial reason why I chose not to use one, hope it doesn't back fire on me??? Thanks Shaun
      5. I entered all the details it asked for and I got stuck at Page 4. One of the following issues is preventing this application from continuing: The applicant does not hold an appropriate visa. The applicant cannot be identified. The applicant will not be able to continue. The applicant should review the eligibility information on our website. Please help! Thanks in advance.
      6. Hi, I have been living and working in Australia since February 2015. I have, however, been with my current employer since October 2016. My employers would like to sponsor me for PR, but since I have not been with them for 2 years, I require a skills assessment with Vetassess. I have 12 years experience in my role, however I am not degree qualified. I have contacted a company called Get Qualified, and they said my experience can be transitioned/recognised as comparable to a Graduate Diploma - http://qualifyme.edu.au/qualifications/graduate-diploma-of-management-learning/ . This qualification is nationally recognised. This is actually higher than a Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate program). On Vetassess website, it says that in order to get a positive skills assessment, I require a qualification comparable or higher than a Bachelor Degree for my chosen occupation. So, in theory, if I get this qualification, would that be sufficient for a positive assessment?
      7. WHV Approval

        Hi! My partner and I recently applied separately for WHVs (in the last week of February roughly), I'm from the UK, he is from the Rep. of Ireland. I got my approval through within 48 hours. However, after a week they asked him to supply a copy of his old passport (from when he was previously in Australia when he was 2yo). He did so, and they thanked him and said they can continue to process his application. Its now been 4 weeks, and the only time frame the bureau gave us was "weeks to months', before he gets a response. Additionally, I have also been to Oz before when I was younger, but was never asked for my old passport. Has anyone (from Ireland or otherwise) ever been in this position, and know when I can expect to hear back from them, or why his application has taken such a different route? They said they have no reason to reject his application, but theres some nervousness that makes me wonder why they are taking so long! We are very keen to book tickets, look for accommodation and start sending off CVs etc, but the wait means that everything is getting delayed (and more expensive) as we are planning on going in September. Thanks
      8. Visa 189 grant DELAYED!!

        Hello Everyone I have lodged my application on the 18th of November 2014 and I have not got any response yet nor an email from a case officer so far. I am very concerned about this situation as the processing time has taken about 4 months. When I read the immigration webpage there I found that the average processing time is 3 months and I've seen some cases where the response has lasted less than 3 months. Could anyone tell me how long this could take or what could be happening? I made sure all the information was attached and I carried out the medical checks as soon as the webpage allowed to do so.
      9. Help - Ready to Lodge 189

        Hi All I got my invitation to apply for the 189 visa this morning and I want to apply straight away (I'm not using an agent) but I have some queries as follows and was hoping somebody would be able to help me..... 1. Once I submit the application, do I then have to wait for it to be processed before I submit all my necessary documentation? I didn't find anywhere on the application where I am required to do so 2. When do I make the payment for the visa? 3. Can I go ahead and have the medical completed so that it doesn't delay me further down the line? I'm aware that this is all I need for the medical? (a medical examination, a chest x-ray and (if aged 11 years or older or considered appropriate on clinical grounds), an HIV test (if aged 15 years or older or considered appropriate on clinical grounds)) I'm really confused on this question Does the applicant have any dependent family members not travelling to Australia who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents? My boyfriend is currently in Australia on a 457 visa and I've already stated on the application that we're defacto as well as the date the relationship started as requested, I'm not currently adding him to my visa application (although that may change later) I would really appreciate it if anyone has any experience of any of the above and could shed some light on it for me Thanks in advance
      10. We're lodging tomorrow (14th) - we are just waiting for a couple of things to be 'notarised/certified' (if notarised is actually a word) I wanted to ask - when you submit your visa application, what happens next? do you start uploading proof and docs immediately, or do you wait to be asked? NB - we are doing this ourselves. Any info much appeciated. I am guessing when you lodge, you pay the bill - then I am guessing you start uploading documents?
      11. Hey Everyone, I wondered if there is anyone out there who has been in the same situation as us. We have not used a migration agent and lodged our 457 visa application ourselves using the immi-account online. This was done 2 weeks ago. We are struggling to understand the 'status' of our application because the website is somewhat ambigious and illogical. To put you in the picture here are the points of contention: 1. We uploaded a number of document attachments in support of our 457 application, after logging back into the account we noticed that the attachments have the progress status as 'received' but at the same time there is a small blue highlighted question mark next to each attachment, when we click on these blue question marks, it tells us the requirements of the attached documents. We are not sure if this is the case officer requesting the correct documents because our initial uploaded is wrong? or this is just a generic general guideline that pops up after you have uploaded your attachments. 2. We are confused because there has been no correspondence from the account, so we are not even sure if the status of the application has actually even been viewed by a human eye!? which leads us to believe the 'blue questions mark' are a automatic generic pop up, but then what makes it ambigious is that for one of the attachment (marriage certificate) there is no 'blue question mark' which then leads us to think someone has deliberately left out no question mark there. So does it mean some human eye (case officer ) has looked at our application and deliberately assigned those 'blue question marks' to only those that need attention to tell us to reload the correct attachment documents. 3. What adds to the confusion is that above the attachment progress column, there is a sentence that basically says 'not all attachment are required or necessary and only a status of 'required' is when attachments needs to be provided. Well all our attachments just says 'received' which makes me think its ok, because it doesn't say 'required' however then what is the point of the blue question marks being there?, because it feels like they are personal requests from the case officer to get more documents uploaded! but then why don't the case officer write us a correspondence to tell us specifically that you are required to re-submit these documents? I'm really confused by the ambiguity of the mix messages of how the eVISA process is presented, I would be grateful if there is anyone out there who has gone through this progress and can throw a light on the interpretation of the website and its presentation of the status of your online visa. Its important for us know because if those 'blue questions marks' are direct action requests from a case officer (and not a generic guideline) then we need to get alot of 'certified documents uploaded' that can cost alot of money and time, which if it is not necessary we don't want to do. Looking for any experienced advice please, tearing our hairs out with stress as to what this online eVISA is all about. It really doesn't help either that there is no correspondence from a case officer and no direct way of contacting the immigration for answers (if anyone has contacts for this purpose I would also appreciate it if they can share that too). Thanks a bunch in advance to all you lovely helpful people :-).
      12. When to Apply for PR, from 457.

        Hello, I'm currently on a 457 visa and sponsored by my employer. In 6 months time I will have been sponsored for a total of 2 years, I have also just been offered permanent employment with my company. As I understand it I technically could submit an application for PR now (before my 2 years sponsorship have finished)? If I was to apply now would this cost considerably more than riding out my sponsorship for the next 6 months? I'm somewhat unclear as to what the process is and how much I can expect to pay to move over to my Permanent Residency. I went through a Migration Lawyer to complete my 457 application, so with all my references stored on file I'm hoping I can pick up that application where I left off, update and then submit in the PR application format. Is this realistic? Any help and advice around what I can expect during this transition would be most appreciated! Many Thanks, Leswan21
      13. I completed the online application for a student visa, completed the medicals, paid the fees etc. A message appeared on the application status page, saying that further info is required. I did not receive an email with info about this, so I also used the 'contact the department' function, but haven't received a reply after almost a week. Does anyone know if it is possible to contact the office (western australia) another way, like to phone them to inquire? as they only indicate phone number to be used within Australia. Or will they still email me to indicate what is needed? although I have been waiting a week since the message appeared on my online status...
      14. ​My partner is currently in the process of putting together documents to support a 457 visa application however one of his employers over the past 5 years has since gone into liquidation and therefore he is unable to obtain nor provide a reference for this position. He was in that role for just under a year. He has been in 3 roles over the past 5 years however he has worked for his current employer, who is sponsoring his 457 visa, for almost 3 and a half years. Has anybody experienced this when applying for a 457 visa (I would imagine so!) - any advice on what to do in this situation? Any info would be appreciated!?
      15. Citizenship Application Checklist

        Hi all, I am finally eligible to apply for citizenship in June (I will have fulfilled the 4 year requirement) and planning to get started on the paperwork early. Can someone please advise a checklist of exactly what paperwork is required? I don't want to go to the expense of asking a migration agent (maybe one on here can answer my query?) and I find the Immigration website too confusing! thanks!
      16. Hi Guys, It would be great to hear from anyone who has also lodged their Prospective marriage Visa (subclass 300) offshore and get a better idea of timelines. February 12th 2013- Lodged my application (everything expect for police and medical checks as I was advised this would be requested by the CO later) February 14th - Payment taken from my credit card. I believe it is now a 10 day wait to be assigned a case officer and then a much longer wait until the visa is potentially approved. Is anyone else doing this at around the same time as me? My wedding is in October this year, praying it comes through pretty swiftly!! Thanks H x
      17. January 2013 189 Visa

        Hi, Been a struggle but the Visa application has finally been submitted. just thought i'd start a new thread for the 189's. Seem to be plenty for the 190's. Please update timelines etc and expected date of migration. Cheers Tony
      18. Delayed VISA - your help needed!!!!

        Hi everyone - we have been told my spouse VISA (permanent) may not be processed until April 2013 and we are set to move in January 2013. I would be grateful for your help with a couple of worrying issues: What options do we have regarding me working from January onwards - during the interim? A tourist VISA will obviously not do nor (as I understand it) will an eVisitor VISA (Subclass 651)? All of our belongings have been shipped and as I understand it we will not be able to get them released by customs unless *all* the VISAs are in place - so if I do not have anything or it is still being processed, our container will not be released to us?! Any advice about this would of course be much appreciated - we have had an immigration officer in Oz working the case but I am keen to get some alternative opinions - thanks in advance for your expertise and help.
      19. Hi All ....:wub: My Name is Gill (from Wigan (UK) and i am currently awaiting a reply for my Subclass 300 Visa Application. We have booked our wedding for the 14th April 2013. I spent a full 3 months collecting all our documents and data (statements, police check and evidence of our ongoing relationship) before sending the completed application on the 1st August 2012. Within 1 week we were asked for me to complete my MEDICAL examination to which we did immediately (they received the results on the 17th August 2012). We have had no requests for further information and are under the impression that the immigration are happy with all the documents sent. I am just wondering if anyone knows the approximate timescale from the MEDICAL to getting an answer? ANXIOUS is an underestimation!!! :twitcy:
      20. Hi everyone, I am being sponsored by an internet marketing company in WA - which I am very happy about. They are a registered company and have sponsored people before. The issue is that I dont have a degree, which I know is very helpful with a 457. I do have 5 years experience, just under 6 years in total. I have worked for myself the last 4 years in the UK, so I know I have to give 'proof' of my work and experience, which I can do for those 4 years. I have 2 concerns really: The first is the 5th year of my experience was for a family business where I handled the online marketing activities - all very relevant to the job. I just wonder if it would flag issues with the reference coming from a family member?! The second is that I am just past the threshold for relevant experience. Will this go against me? Or is it as simple as having 5 years is enough? I am realistic and know that there is a chance it might not go through, but I just wondered if anyone could shed some light / reassurance / advice on my particular situation. Is there anything I can do on my application that would strengthen my case? Thanks! Jonathan
      21. Sorry if this sounds like a really daft question, but I can't get a straightforward answer from the information on the DIAC website. My wife has just been granted a 3-month tourist visa to join me here in Cairns whilst her spouse visa is being processed. I am about to book her flights, but I'm not sure if the tourist visa is valid for 3 months (i.e. nth August to nth November) or 90 days (as stated on some websites). If it is 90 days, would Day 1 be the date of arrival and Day 90 be the absolute last day she could be here? I'm a bit surprised that this isn't made clearer on the DIAC website, as 90 days is evidently not the same as 3 months. It goes without saying that having just paid $2060 for the spouse visa application, we do not want to jeopardise that by her staying even one day over. Many thanks for any helpful answers in advance! Kind regards, Martin.
      22. Hi I hope someone can help to answer our question. My husband is on 457 visa but he would like to change his employer. Luckily he has find another company who can sponsor him. Did anyone on 457 visa and change the employer recently? How long did it take for the nomination application to be transferred since the application was submitted? His new company is in different state, is this going to be difficult to transfer? Thank you very much for your help in advance!
      23. Hi All, This is my first ever post on a forum so please accept my apologies if I get anything wrong! It's a fantastic forum but I can't quite find the answers that I'm looking for so here goes... I’m applying for a GSM Subclass 175 Visa and doing it all myself – and that’s what’s making me nervous. I have no-one to bounce any questions off so I appreciate your help, even if it’s only the answer to one of my many questions! The BIG issue is that I am 45 on 4th February this year so time is really of the essence. I am doing an online application and most of the form is filled in and I’ve got to the point of paying for the application. My main concern is that I have all the things in place to file a complete application. Here’s what I’ve got so far. I graduated as a Chemical Engineer way back in 1987 and fortunately the degree course has been assessed by Engineers Australia as a recognised degree course (15 points). I have taken the IELTS test twice; first attempt I got L9,R9,W7.5,S9 which wasn’t enough to get 20 points. Re-took and got L9,R9,W8,S9! (20 points). I'm married with 3 children (ages 13, 11, and 4) who are all obviously on the application with me. All straight forward – Question: Is Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificates enough to show relationship and dependency? I’ve read recently on the forum that you get the chance to upload your documents when you pay the application fee. I’ve got all the documents (I think) and I’ve also read that, as long as they are colour scans, then you don’t need to get them notarised etc – Question: Is this true? Question: Is the application considered complete online if you haven’t uploaded all the documentation? Do you get a checklist of what you need to upload and if anything is missing is it considered incomplete?! Critical for me with only a few days left! My age will give me a further 15 points but my other concern is the assessment of my ‘skilled employment’. I’m hoping to get a score of 15 for working 8 out of the last 10 years in a Chemical Engineering related job but I don’t know how this is assessed? I have since found out that Engineers Australia could have assessed this for me when I applied for my degree assessment (hindsight is a wonderful thing!) but I am now too late to get this done by them. I contacted them and they said that the DIAC would be able to assess my employment skills but I’m unsure as to what information to send? My employment background is that I have worked in the family chemical business for the last 25 years. My role has been that of a Chemical Engineer but also all of what comes with running a business. I can supply a CV with details of my experience; my father can supply a letter declaring my role and position and I can supply P60’s for at least the last 8 years showing my employment in the company. Question: Is this enough? Many thanks if you can help me – even just a little bit. I’m starting to get edgy and unable to sleep as I don’t want to get anything wrong with no second chance available!
      24. Hi all. I am looking at options for bringing my mother over to Australia, she is 61 so probably won't work once she arrives in Australia. She is single and her only two children (myself and my brother) are both Australian residents. I think the best avenue will be a parent visa (either contributory or not). If we go for a non contributory, I know it could take a long time (maybe 10 years plus) to be finalised. I am wondering if she could apply for some kind of visitor/bridging visa for her to come and live in Australia while she is waiting for the parent visa to be approved? I know she won't be able to work, but this probably isn't an issue in her circumstances. She is keen to get over as soon as possible. Appreciate any responses or suggestions - thanks!
      25. Hi, I am applying for my 175 and would like to add my mother as my dependant, she is widowed and fully dependant on me. I am wondering if anyone has done it before who could advice if this is possible and the necessary processes, documents, health check that she needs to undertake for the application. Really appreciate your help.