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  1. minimel2710

    190 visa lodged April 2014

    Hi all.... We lodged our 190 visa on 23/4/14.... ive been eagerly following the feb 190 posts but as they're a few months ahead of us I thought it might be helpful to start a new thread.... has anyone had any updates on their April lodged 190 visa?? Or even received the dreaded 'delay email'?? We have literally heard nothing at all. We front loaded our medicals and police checks so hoping that speeds up the process... hubby's trade is a lift mechanic... we are desperately hoping to be gone during the summer holidays, I think this can be done!!! Looking forward or hearing others thoughts and experiences. mel and adam ?
  2. Hi, My name is Terri and myself and my boyfriend (Conan) are both leaving for Brisbane on 26th April travelling on a working holiday visa and flying with Etihad. We are both graduates and currently working as a waitress(me) and delivery man(Conan) this is not the career paths we want for ourselves. I'm graduated in Business and Conan is graduated in Marine Science so we are hoping Brisbane has something to offer. We both know we won't step into our favourite job right away or maybe not even in the first year but we are open minded to any job. We both have experience in the hospitality industry, fashion industry and Conan has labouring, and farm work experience too so we are definitely open to anything. However do you think it will be hard to find work? We land in Brisbane on Sunday 28th April and plan on applying for jobs right away on the Monday as we have heard it can take a few weeks before we get work. We feel Australia will be a better life for us as all we do is get up go to work and literally come home and sleep and at 24 and 26 years of age we should be doing more with our life! Oz is a better climate and more of the outdoors too. Also in April/May what will the weather be like when we arrive? We have booked our flights and got travel insurance, applied for our NAB bank account which we have to verify when we get there (appointment already made for the Monday too) and we have booked to stay in YHA for two weeks as this should allow us enough time to settle and get sorted. This all seems a bit mad and a bit surreal but any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help Kind Regards Terri
  3. Just wondering if there are many people going around the same time as me? Will be good to chat so I have other people to count down the days with! Booking my flights next week! So excited!! Will be looking for a job once I get there. But as it's winter I assume there won't be as many jobs around? I've never been to Australia before, and I don't won't to waste my visa. So want to cram in as much as possible. Any recommendations?
  4. Hi, looking to see if anyone has any recommendations for agents of short term rental in Perth. We are a family of 4 arriving 17 April, would be for about 4 weeks. Any advice is appreciated, thanks :biggrin::biggrin:
  5. hi there, me and my girlfriend are flying out to sydney from the uk in april 2012, we're a young couple, im a joiner by trade any my girlfriend works in retail. you've probably heard this question a million times before so i apologize for asking again but we were wondering where everybody thinks would be the best place for us to rent a place, we've started looking at places in coogee and bondi but any other opinions would be very welcome, thanks
  6. Guest

    House Swop in April next year

    We are looking to swop our house next April for the wedding of our eldest son in Perth.our house in Formby near Liverpool will sleep up to 8 adults.the house has all mod cons,is near the beach,pinewoods with its famous red squirrels,the famous LINKS golf courses are all within either minutes or an hour away,quite a few famous footballers from both Liverpool and Everton live in Formby which has kept house prices high.Hope there is somebody out there who can help.Many Thanks.Dennis Evans.:wink::biggrin:
  7. Hello, After dreaming for 6 years and waiting for my visa for 2 years I got my 175 visa granted in June this year. We decided to wait till October 2012 to go so that we can go crazy saving money between now and then. I have been watching 'wanted down under' and have made a note of the places they have been looking at in melbourne: sandringham; werribee, dandenong and port philip. Ideally we need to be in a close commute to the city, but don't want to be paying city prices for mortgages. Am i hearing correctly, that the bubble might be bursting over the melbourne property market and prices might be dropping soon. We don't own a house in this country and will have just about enough to put a deposit down on a 2 bedroom house in the outer suburbs. What are the extra costs involved over there when buying a house? I know there is stamp duty... I lived in Melbourne for 5 months in 2005 so I know my way round the city but I am pretty clueless when I go out a bit. Any suggestions on places to live/look at? Would be much appreciated. Thanks G:biggrin:
  8. Seriously guys the day i fly out i will jump for joy.. think im having a bad day but i look out side and i can not wait to be on that plain..
  9. Proview220

    14th April 2009 Vetassess practical

    any one taken trade test for carpentry on this date up at accrington, trying to find any lads who was on this date.
  10. Does any one got CO after april 12 application?
  11. Hi, I am wondering if any of the other bricklayers who were in London with me to do there practical assessment on April 11th have heard anything officially as yet? I have logged into VETASSESS which shows i was successful on the practical but have no evidence to send to WA until they officially send me something by email or post!!! Time is running out for us guys and am hoping i simply have not been skipped in some kind of clerical error!!
  12. I lodge my application on april 13 and it wouldhave been reached there by 20 April( I didnt check because i sent it through post -no tracking system). Until now i havent recieved the acknowledgment mail. When I can expect the acknowledgement? Do anyone near to this dates has got acknowledgment? How Can i make sure that DIAC recieved my application? impatiently Waiting for your responses Rex
  13. This brill weather is just going on anad on, 2 moths of great weather and records being broken. Will we suffer for it though in June July:eek: Britain remains on course for the hottest April since records began, as the warm weather continues over the Easter weekend. Hundreds of thousands of sun-seekers flocked to the nation's beaches and parks yesterday with temperatures above 26C in parts of the south-east. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/24/hottest-april-ever
  14. HRH and Miss Middleton are getting married as you know, i am dying to know if people in OZ will watch the wedding or dont even care...:SLEEP: My mate Travis from Benleigh,QLZ(GoldCoast) says that most aussies dont care, i am just wondering if thats true or do the Aussies love the royal family... Will you or wont you watch.... Ps It costs me a day wages but my daughters get a street party... im not bothered about it as i lose money... but many people love it... its like marmite( Love it or hate it)..:biglaugh: I think do that HRH Wills should have had a hair implant though for the big day..:biglaugh: Cheers Nick..:jimlad:
  15. Hi guys As we have agreed already just confirming the meetup this weekend coming meeting up in Derby, Pride Park, The Harvester. 2pm. Is everyone OK with that or a different time. Thanks Si :jiggy:
  16. 8 April 2011 - Important update about your sponsorship application Sponsorship Applications under current Points Test - submit by 5pm on 2 May 2011. to allow enough time for visa applications to be lodged with DIAC under the current Points Test, all completed applications should be received by Immigration SA before 5pm (Adelaide local time) on Monday 2 May 2011. this means that your online sponsorship application and supporting documents should be submitted to and registered by Immigration SA before 5pm (Adelaide local time) on Monday 2 May 2011. please be aware that the Online Application System will be closed at 5pm (Adelaide local time) on Monday 2 May 2011. If your application is received after that time, it will not be processed. Immigration SA will endeavour to finalise applications received by the May deadline before 1 July 2011, to enable you to lodge your visa application with DIAC under the current Points Test. Please check the Online Client Tracking System for results, which will be available as soon as a decision is made on your application. all applications will be processed in order of receipt of complete documentation. Please be aware that due to the anticipated volume of applications, Immigration SA cannot guarantee that all applications will be finalised before 1 July 2011. you should also be aware that there are Planning Levels for all occupations on the current State Sponsored Migration List. Once the Planning Level for a specific occupation has been reached, that occupation will no longer be available for sponsorship. This means that applications already submitted for that occupation will not proceed to be considered under the current Points Test, you need to lodge your visa application with DIAC before 1 July 2011; otherwise your visa application will be assessed against the new Points Test and criteria. once details of South Australia’s Sponsorship criteria for 2011-2012 have been finalised, the Online Application System will be reopened. please regularly check the Immigration SA website for updated information. State Migration Plan South Australia :: Make The Move
  17. 4 pm at the City West hotel. All welcome.
  18. Guest

    April fools day.

    I got the kids a couple of times today................ i told them when they got up that their school had phoned and it was shut today.............. boy were they excited..................... APRIL FOOL lol. They didn't think it was funny. Whats the best April fool stunt or joke you have pulled on someone?
  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. Hi All, My potential employer/sponsor has asked me to go over to him for meetings & assesments in April for a month. I think this is also the best idea then he can look at my work and I can be sure that his workplace & the area suits me. I would be going over on my own (my wife & 3 kids will stay in the UK) we see it at a business trip but I will do research on the area, schools housing etc. Anyway all I need is a months rental for one person in the karrinyup area. If anybody knows of anything could you please get in touch. Thanks Cobbler
  21. thepallis

    Bricklaying Practical April 2011

    Hi Guys, Is anyone booked to do practical 11th April. Just wondered if anyone else is going to London from Yorkshire..
  22. Introduction of Public Interest Criterion Relating to Fraud from 2 April 2011 On 2 April 2011, the department is introducing a new Fraud Public Interest Criterion (PIC) that will be applied to certain visa subclasses in Skilled and Employer Sponsored Migration Program. The affected visa subclasses are as follows: Subclass Type of visa Title 175 GSM Skilled – Independent visa 176 GSM Skilled – Sponsored visa 475 GSM Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa 476 GSM Skilled – Skilled – Recognised Graduate 485 GSM Skilled – Graduate 487 GSM Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa 885 GSM Skilled – Independent visa 886 GSM Skilled – Sponsored visa 887 GSM Skilled – Regional 880* GSM Skilled – Independent – Overseas Student 881* GSM Skilled – Australian-sponsored Overseas Student 882* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student 883* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Residence) 495* GSM Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) 496* GSM Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional) 457 TES Business (Long Stay) 119 PES Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme 121 PES Employer Nomination 856 PES Employer Nomination Scheme 857 PES Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme * While these visas are closed to new applications on 1 September 2007, pending applications remain. GSM – General Skilled Migration PES – Permanent Employer Sponsored visas TES –Temporary Employer Sponsored visas Transitional Arrangements Your application will be subject to assessment under the Fraud PIC if you have lodged an application for a type of visa listed above and that application is yet to be decided as at 2 April 2011 either by the department or is under review. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/fraud-pic.pdf
  23. Hi Guys. Well made a lot of progress since my last post, it's getting close to my Aussie arrival date - 2nd April, can't wait! However, I've still not sorted anywhere to live! :frown: So any advice or anyone know of anywhere available in Sydney from April?? I have seen lots on Gumtree but no one replies when I enquire - I think it's because there are so many people willing to pay a lot. Another thing is, I've seen all the ads for shared rooms and that seems really bizarre, I would not share a room with someone, I would share a house or flat but these seem to be expensive. I am looking to pay a max of $200 pw. Any advice welcome! Cheers all:wink:
  24. Check out if you are interested: Tutankhamun - Art and culture - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ENJOY !
  25. I am looking for a rental for myself (my wife & 3 kids will stay in the UK) for the whole of April so I can meet up with my potential employer/sponsor, also I can check out the area, housing, schools, job layout etc,etc. Must be in or around karrinyup with good public transport. I hope someone here might be able to help:biggrin: Thanks cobbler