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  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. ASPC Adelaide have sent me the latest processing update email,this was updated today,I July,it does not include a new priority processing direction. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC). 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 – 8 February 2010 Direction No. 45 - 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 processing priorities for certain skilled migration visa applications. The direction came into effect on 8 February 2010 and applies to new applications lodged on or after 8 February 2010, and those already lodged or in the final stages of processing, and replaces the previous Priority Processing Direction (No. 42) which commenced on 23 September 2009. 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 45: 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 45 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: 1. Applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS. 2. Applications from people who are nominated by a State/Territory government agency under a State Migration Plan agreed to by the Minister. 3. Applications from people who are nominated by a State/Territory government agency and whose nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (CSL). 4. Applications from people who are neither nominated nor sponsored under Priority Groups 1,2 or 3 but whose nominated occupation is listed on the CSL. 5. Applications from people who are nominated by a State/Territory government agency whose nominated occupation is not listed on the CSL 6. (i) Applications from people whose occupations are listed on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL); as well as (ii) Applications from people who are sponsored by family and whose nominated occupation is not listed on the CSL. 7. All other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. The complete list of occupations on the CSL is available on the department’s website: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Application Processing Times for GSM Applications Information on application processing times is published on the department’s website at http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm If your application is in any of priority groups 2, 3 or 4, it is estimated that your visa application will be finalised within 12 months of your lodgement date. Please note that processing times can be affected by circumstances beyond the department’s control. If your application is in any of priority groups 5, 6 or 7 and you have applied for an offshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an offshore GSM visa, it is unlikely that your application will be finalised within 3 years of the date of the application. If your application is in any of priority groups 5, 6 or 7 and you applied for an onshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an onshore GSM visa, it is unlikely that your application will be finalised within 2 years of the date of the application. Please note that your nominated occupation is the occupation you nominated at the time you lodged your application and cannot be changed. Application processing times are indicative only and are based on the current visa application rate, the current Priority Processing Direction, and the availability of places in the Migration Program. Please do not contact the department to request your application be exempted from the Minister’s Priority Processing Direction. Departmental officers must adhere to the Minister’s Direction and you will be contacted by the department when your application is allocated to a case officer. Processing priorities are subject to change. Any changes to these priorities or processing times will be updated on the department’s website at: 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): 13 July 2009 Skilled – Regional Subclass 887 VB 887 (paper): 6 May 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 ASPC and BSPC 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: 1 July 2010. ---------------------------------------------------------------------
  5. Here is the latest processing update email from ASPC Adelaide.
  6. Here's the latest processing update email from Adelaide. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC). Please do not reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for the ASPC are listed below. IMPORTANT NOTICE Recent Changes to Priority Processing - 23 September 2009 The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new processing priorities for certain skilled migration visa applications. The new direction will apply from 23 September 2009 and applies to new applications, and those already lodged or in the final stages of processing, and replaces the previous Priority Processing Direction (No. 40) which commenced on 1 January 2009. The new direction gives priority to applicants who are sponsored by an employer, have a nominated occupation which is in critical need and are either sponsored by a state/territory government or by a family member. Different priority processing arrangements for Skilled-Graduate (Subclass 485) visa applicants apply. 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. All General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas are subject to the new Ministerial direction, except for: · Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Subclass 476); · Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored (Subclass 883); · Skilled – Regional (Subclass 887). The direction gives the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) to GSM applications: 1. applications from persons who are employer sponsored under the Employer Nominated Scheme and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme; 2. applications from persons who are nominated by a State/Territory government and have nominated an occupation on the Critical Skills List (CSL); 3. applications from persons who are sponsored by family and who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 4. applications from persons who are neither nominated nor sponsored but who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 5. applications from persons who are nominated by a State/Territory government and have not nominated an occupation on the CSL; 6. (i) applications from persons who have nominated an occupation on the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL); and (ii) applications from persons who are sponsored by family and have not nominated an occupation on the CSL; 7. all other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. The direction also gives the following processing priority to Skilled-Graduate (Subclass 485) visa applicants (with highest priority listed first): 1. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 2. applications from persons who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 3. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 4. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Honours degree (at least upper second class level) at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 5. applications from persons who have completed either an Australian Bachelor degree or an Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 6. all other valid applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. The complete list of occupations on the CSL is available on the department’s website: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Application Processing Times If your nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you have applied or will apply for an onshore or offshore GSM visa before the end of 2009, it is estimated that your visa application will be finalised within 12 months from your lodgement date. If your nominated occupation is not on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you have applied for an offshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an offshore GSM visa later in 2009, it is unlikely that your visa application will be finalised before the end of 2012. If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL and you applied for an onshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an onshore GSM visa later in 2009, it is unlikely that your visa application will be finalised before the end of 2011. Your ‘nominated occupation' is the occupation you nominated at the time you lodged your application and cannot be changed. These application processing times are indicative only and are based on the current visa application rate, the Priority Processing Direction (in effect from 23 September 2009), and the availability of places in the Migration Program. Please do not contact the Department to request your application be exempted from the Minister’s Priority Processing Direction. Departmental officers must adhere to the Minister’s Direction and you will be contacted by the Department when your application is allocated to a case officer. Processing priorities are subject to change. Any changes to these priorities or processing times will be updated on the Department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration Priority Processing Exemptions Visa Subclasses 476 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 Month/Year Lodgement VF 476 (paper): 23 September 2009 VF 476 (e-lodged): 23 September 2009 VB 887 (paper): 14 October 2009 OTHER PROCESSING NEWS 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: All enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC 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 Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Is your occupation in demand? - Workers - Visas & Immigration Last updated: 1 December 2009
  7. Here is the latest processing update from ASPC Adelaide. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC). Please do not reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for the ASPC are listed below. IMPORTANT NOTICE Recent Changes to Priority Processing - 23 September 2009 The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new processing priorities for certain skilled migration visa applications. The new direction will apply from 23 September 2009 and applies to new applications, and those already lodged or in the final stages of processing, and replaces the previous Priority Processing Direction (No. 40) which commenced on 1 January 2009. The new direction gives priority to applicants who are sponsored by an employer, have a nominated occupation which is in critical need and are either sponsored by a state/territory government or by a family member. Different priority processing arrangements for Skilled-Graduate (Subclass 485) visa applicants apply. 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. All General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas are subject to the new Ministerial direction, except for: · Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Subclass 476); · Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored (Subclass 883); · Skilled – Regional (Subclass 887). The direction gives the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) to GSM applications: 1. applications from persons who are employer sponsored under the Employer Nominated Scheme and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme; 2. applications from persons who are nominated by a State/Territory government and have nominated an occupation on the Critical Skills List (CSL); 3. applications from persons who are sponsored by family and who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 4. applications from persons who are neither nominated nor sponsored but who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 5. applications from persons who are nominated by a State/Territory government and have not nominated an occupation on the CSL; 6. (i) applications from persons who have nominated an occupation on the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL); and (ii) applications from persons who are sponsored by family and have not nominated an occupation on the CSL; 7. all other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. The direction also gives the following processing priority to Skilled-Graduate (Subclass 485) visa applicants (with highest priority listed first): 1. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 2. applications from persons who have nominated an occupation on the CSL; 3. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 4. applications from persons who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Honours degree (at least upper second class level) at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 5. applications from persons who have completed either an Australian Bachelor degree or an Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia; 6. all other valid applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received. The complete list of occupations on the CSL is available on the department’s website: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Application Processing Times If your nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you have applied or will apply for an onshore or offshore GSM visa before the end of 2009, it is estimated that your visa application will be finalised within 12 months from your lodgement date. If your nominated occupation is not on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you have applied for an offshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an offshore GSM visa later in 2009, it is unlikely that your visa application will be finalised before the end of 2012. If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL and you applied for an onshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an onshore GSM visa later in 2009, it is unlikely that your visa application will be finalised before the end of 2011. Your ‘nominated occupation' is the occupation you nominated at the time you lodged your application and cannot be changed. These application processing times are indicative only and are based on the current visa application rate, the Priority Processing Direction (in effect from 23 September 2009), and the availability of places in the Migration Program. Please do not contact the Department to request your application be exempted from the Minister’s Priority Processing Direction. Departmental officers must adhere to the Minister’s Direction and you will be contacted by the Department when your application is allocated to a case officer. Processing priorities are subject to change. Any changes to these priorities or processing times will be updated on the Department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration Priority Processing Exemptions Visa Subclasses 476 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 Month/Year Lodgement VF 476 (paper): 3 October 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 3 October 2008 VB 887 (paper): 7 July 2009 OTHER PROCESSING NEWS 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: All enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC 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 Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Is your occupation in demand? - Workers - Visas & Immigration Last updated: 29 September 2009
  8. Here is the latest processing update from ASPC Adelaide. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre (ASPC). Please do not reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for the ASPC are listed below. Priority Processing - Change From 1 January 2009 Following recent announcements by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in response to the current global economic environment, processing of General Skilled Migration applications gives first priority to applications in the following two categories: 1. Applications with a successful State or Territory Nomination; and 2. Applications where the nominated occupation is identified on the Critical Skills List (CSL). Note: Due to the number of applications in the above two categories, on hand and being received, applications not on the CSL, or applications without a successful State or Territory nomination, will be delayed until those applications which meet the processing priorities are finalised. This includes those on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Details of the Minister’s announcements can be found on the DIAC website via the following link: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration Priority Application Processing Information As a result of the priority processing direction expalined above only applications from the following priority groups will be allocated to case officers. 1. State or Territory Nominated Applications - These applications have the highest priority for allocation once the department has received and approved a nomination from a State or Territory authority. 2. Applications with a nominated occupation on the Critical Skills List (CSL) - these applications are allocated and processed after the State and Territory Nominated applications. Priority Processing Exemptions Visa Subclasses 485, 476, 487 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 lodgment date identifies cases currently being considered: Visa Subclass Month/Year Lodgment VC 485 (paper): 9 September 2008 VC 485 (e-lodged): 29 February 2008 (Please note - E-lodged applications lodged after 29 February 2008 will be processed in Brisbane) VF 476 (paper): 22 August 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 22 August 2008 VC 487 (paper): 23 March 2009 VB 887 (paper): 23 March 2009 OTHER PROCESSING NEWS MEDICAL RESULTS Please do not post your HSA onshore medical results to us. Do not open the sealed envelope, or forward the results to the Department, unless your case officer specifically requests you to do so. 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: All enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC 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 Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Is your occupation in demand? - Workers - Visas & Immigration . Last updated: 4 August 2009
  9. Hi everyone! Our General Skilled 176 online visa application has been lodged with DIAC. I have just gone online to check our status and I am getting the following notification: Application received. Processing Commenced. Does anybody know exactly what this means? Also, all our documents were submitted online (we have the document lodgement receipt from our agent), but when I click into the Document Checklist, the status for all our documents are listed as "required". Does this mean that ASPC has yet to update our online status page to reflect that our documents have been received or what? Sorry, this stage of the process is all new to me. I hear they are processing the 176 visas very quickly at the moment, and as Hubby also has a job awaiting him, I was wondering if we should expect to be assigned a case officer soon or will it still probably take 8 weeks or so. Any opinions/information would be greatly appreciated. :unsure:
  10. Guest

    ASPC Processing RSS feed

    Hey, I've not posted here for a while - i'm currently in the UK waiting for my 175 to be processed - gee - reckon that's gonna take a while Anyway, I'm always emailing aspc.processing to see what the current state of affairs is so I thought... wouldn't it be handy to have an RSS feed that just hooks straight up to the latest aspc.processing info... So ive written one and you can access it here Australian Visa Update (ASPC) Its fairly straight forward, every time it detects and update it adds an entry to the feed - so you no longer have to email aspc.processing, you can just monitor the feed Hope someone finds this handy - if you have any suggestions or feedback let me know. Phil.
  11. Rang ASPC today, they have received the docs required by CO:smile: Hope the VISA is around the corner. Anyone knows roughly how long is it? THANKS!
  12. Guest

    Latest ASPC Update

    Hi All The ASPC e-mail update, dated 30th March 2009, reads as follows: Evidently they do not intend to process any MODL only applications any time soon. The update e-mail is revised weekly and a copy can be obtained by sending a completely blank e-mail to aspc.processing@immi.gov.au Best wishes Gill
  13. Yorkshireclan

    ASPC Processing update.

    Hmmm...Just a thought, but if you read this on latest update, its possible that all CSL applications on the old list upto yesterdays announcement could already have been allocated to a CO... "Applications are being processed in date of lodgement order. The ASPC expects to have commenced processing of all CSL applications held by this office by the end of May 2009." It now doesn't say anything about allocating... What do you think??? Or am i clutching at straws here???:skeptical: After all didn't they say appliactions currently allocated would not be affected??
  14. Kazzarazza

    ASPC - Closed Monday

    Just wanted to let you all know that it is a Public holiday in Adelaide, South Australia, on Monday 9th March. It's Adelaide Cup Day. So, for all you people obsessed with checking your status (like my step-daughter) or if you were planning on ringing tomorrow - DON'T PANIC, if you get no response. Cheers.
  15. Guest

    ASPC Working days?

    Do ASPC work Mon-Fri? Is it shift work? Is it even worth checking the visa status over their weekend? :hug:
  16. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List (CSL): Applications are being allocated in date of lodgement order. All CSL applictions are expected to be allocated to case officers by end of May 2009. Good Luck
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    Latest ASPC Processing Update

    I have received the following update from ASPC. It would appear that they are saying all CSL applications will be aloocated by end of May - woo hoo - roll on MODL!! :jiggy: GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING: 2 March 2009 This is an automated e-mail response which provides weekly updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre. Please do not reply to this email address. This mailbox is not monitored. Our contact details are listed below. ASPC APPLICATION ALLOCATION INFORMATION On 17 December 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced changes to the way General Skilled Migration applications will be allocated and processed. Details can be found on the DIAC website at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm#j As a result of this announcement from 1 January 2009 applications for General Skilled Migration will be strictly allocated and processed in the following priority order: 1. Applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination (until all applications have been allocated); and then 2. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (until all applications have been allocated); then 3. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (until all applications have been allocated); then 4. All other remaining applications This affects all applications lodged before and after 1 January 2009, both paper lodged or electronically lodged. Applications which were already allocated to case officers before 1 January 2009 are un-affected and will be processed as usual to finalisation. Application Allocation Dates Please Note: You should allow a further 10 working days after the relevant date indicated below for your case officer to contact you. If you have not been contacted after this time please lodge an enquiry about your application at General Skilled Migration Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form Applications are now being allocated as follows: State & Territory Nominated Applications: Once the department has received valid nomination from a state or territory, applications will be allocated to a case officer within 10 working days. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List (CSL): Applications are being allocated in date of lodgement order. All CSL applictions are expected to be allocated to case officers by end of May 2009. Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL): Applications are not being allocated at present All Other Remaining Applications Applications are not being allocated at present Subclasses 485, 476, 487 and 887 are not subject to the above changes. The allocation dates for these subclasses are as follows: VC 485 (paper): 13 March 2008 VC 485 (e-lodged): 29 February 2008 VF 476 (paper): 24 March 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 28 March 2008 VC 487 (paper): 5 January 2009 VB 887: 4 December 2008 PROCESSING NEWS CAPITAL INVESTMENT UPDATE - THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SCHEME HAS RE-OPENED The capital investment scheme has reopened for pre-1 September 2007 applicants with the South Australian Government Financing Authority announcing it will accept deposits. This office will be writing to applicants and providing information about the process for making a capital investment within the next four weeks. Applicants will not be able to make the investment until they have received this letter and the relevant application form. Please refer to the latest information available online at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/capital-investment-scheme-faqs.htm MEDICAL RESULTS Please do not post your HSA onshore medical results to us. Do not open the sealed envelope or forward the results to the Department unless your case officer specifically requests they be sent. BRISBANE The BSPC is now processing the following eVisa Onshore General Skilled Migration applications:  Subclass 885, 886 and 487 lodged on or after 1 December 2007  Subclass 485 lodged on or after 1 March 2008  Subclass 887 lodged on or after 1 July 2008 Allocation dates and 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: Enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC need to be made using the on-line enquiry form at: www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm ASPC Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) ASPC Contact Hours: (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) 0900 to 1300 Wednesdays 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 – Whats’ New http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) Is your occupation in demand? - Workers - Visas & Immigration
  18. Hello to everyone who is applying for one of the above State/Territory general skilled migration visa classes. I had some very encouraging news from Gollywobbler AKA Gill re how quickly applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination were being allocated to a case officer. I asked the same question of our agent ASA consultants who said there was no real evidence of things speeding up. I would like to start this thread for people who have appled for one of the above visa classes after the 1st Jan 2009 and if people can update it when they have any news it would help all who are still anxious on processing times. Thanks to all
  19. Hi all Just filled all the forms out for Queensland State Sponsor, I figured it be good to have it under the belt should the next ASPC update mid March be dissapointing for applicants on the CSL. (Or me in particular) If they are still not processing 176 (on CSL) applications submitted around sept 08 then i will notify and swap to see if things move more quickly... They have quoted "10 days" for State Sponsor on CSL to be allocated a CO, however, we all know this is not the case... but none the less im sure faster... Getting fed up now of the waiting.. bearing in mind i was knocked back Sept 07 when they removed skill path D.. Its that long ago i bet half the folk on here dont even know about it! Nothing to lose anyway in doing so.. Waiting and waiting....and waiting:goofy: Good luck to all those who are waiting to.... Chris General Electrician Applied TRA Aug 07 TRA Retuned Oct (Skill path D removed) Re-applied Vetassess 01.01.08 Vetassess Paper Assess Passed 10.04.08 House sold 14.04.08 Vetassess Practical 15.07.08 – Passed 11.08.08 176 Visa Application submitted 11.09.08 DIAC Acknowledgement 24.09.08 Police checks 27.08.08 - Recieved 06.09.08 Medicals 12.01.09 – Frontloaded Waiting C/O and waiting, and waiting…
  20. Guest

    Calling the ASPC

    Hi All I am just wondering, if you call the ASPC do you actually get to speak to your case officer or is it just someone who checks you application etc.. Regards Steve
  21. Guest

    ASPC Update as at 16th Feb 2009

    GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING: 16 February 2009 This is an automated e-mail response which provides weekly updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre. Please do not reply to this email address. This mailbox is not monitored. Our contact details are listed below. ASPC APPLICATION ALLOCATION INFORMATION On 17 December 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced changes to the way General Skilled Migration applications will be allocated and processed. Details can be found on the DIAC website at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm#j As a result of this announcement from 1 January 2009 applications for General Skilled Migration will be strictly allocated and processed in the following priority order: 1. Applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination (until all applications have been allocated); and then 2. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (until all applications have been allocated); then 3. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (until all applications have been allocated); then 4. All other remaining applications This affects all applications lodged before and after 1 January 2009, both paper lodged or electronically lodged. Applications which were already allocated to case officers before 1 January 2009 are un-affected and will be processed as usual to finalisation. Application Allocation Dates Please Note: You should allow a further 10 working days after the relevant date indicated below for your case officer to contact you. If you have not been contacted after this time please lodge an enquiry about your application at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm Applications are now being allocated as follows: State & Territory Nominated Applications: Once the department has received valid nomination from a state or territory, applications will be allocated to a case officer within 10 working days. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List (CSL): Applications are being allocated in date of lodgement order Applications are now being allocated to case officers. It is expected all eligible applications that were lodged before 1 September 2007 will be allocated by 20 March 2009. Applications that were lodged after 1 September 2007 are not being allocated at present. Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL): Applications are not being allocated at present All Other Remaining Applications Applications are not being allocated at present Subclasses 485, 476, 487 and 887 are not subject to the above changes. The allocation dates for these subclasses are as follows: VC 485 (paper): 11 March 2008 VC 485 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VF 476 (paper): 14 February 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VC 487 (paper): 3 December 2008 VB 887: 4 December 2008 PROCESSING NEWS CAPITAL INVESTMENT UPDATE - THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SCHEME HAS RE-OPENED The capital investment scheme has reopened for pre-1 September 2007 applicants with the South Australian Government Financing Authority announcing it will accept deposits. This office will be writing to applicants and providing information about the process for making a capital investment within the next four weeks. Applicants will not be able to make the investment until they have received this letter and the relevant application form. Please refer to the latest information available online at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/capital-investment-scheme-faqs.htm APPLICANTS WITH THE NOMINATED OCCUPATION OF ?ACCOUNTANT? (2211-11) Applicants who have achieved a score of a least IELTS 7 in all of the four competencies, and/or have completed The Professional Year ? Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting (SMIPA) are eligible for priority processing under the CSL. If you have provided evidence that you meet one of these criteria please advise the department at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm . This will ensure that your application is allocated once your lodgement date has been reached. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS If you have a skills assessment from the Australian Computing Society (ACS) showing a computer specialisation (as listed on the MODL) you are entitled to priority processing under the CSL. If you have provided a skills assessment showing you meet this criterion please advise the department at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm . This will ensure that your application is allocated once your lodgement date has been reached. MEDICAL RESULTS Please do not post your HSA onshore medical results to us. Do not open the sealed envelope or forward the results to the Department unless your case officer specifically requests they be sent. BRISBANE The BSPC is now processing the following eVisa Onshore General Skilled Migration applications: · Subclass 885, 886 and 487 lodged on or after 1 December 2007 · Subclass 485 lodged on or after 1 March 2008 · Subclass 887 lodged on or after 1 July 2008 Allocation dates and 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: Enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC need to be made using the on-line enquiry form at: www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm ASPC Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) ASPC Contact Hours: (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) 0900 to 1300 Wednesdays 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 – Whats’ New http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm Critical Skills List http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/skilled-occupations/occupations-in-demand.htm
  22. Dear all, Appreciate this could be very good or not so good news depending on your position: Got this email from DIAC this morning, you can get it too by sending a blank email to aspc.processing@immi.gov.au ASPC APPLICATION ALLOCATION INFORMATION On 17 December 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced changes to the way General Skilled Migration applications will be allocated and processed. Details can be found on the DIAC website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...hats-new.htm#j As a result of this announcement from 1 January 2009 applications for General Skilled Migration will be strictly allocated and processed in the following priority order: 1. Applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination (until all applications have been allocated); and then 2. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (until all applications have been allocated); then 3. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (until all applications have been allocated); then 4. All other remaining applications This affects all applications lodged before and after 1 January 2009, both paper lodged or electronically lodged. Applications which were already allocated to case officers before 1 January 2009 are un-affected and will be processed as usual to finalisation. Applications are now being allocated as follows: State & Territory Nominated Applications: Subclass 134, 136, 137, 175, 176, 475, 487, 495, 885 and 886 applications (processed by the ASPC and where a successful State or Territory Nomination is held) will all be allocated to case officers for assessment by 13 February 2009. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List: Applications are not being allocated at present Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List: Applications are not being allocated at present All Other Remaining Applications Applications are not being allocated at present PROCESSING NEWS BRISBANE The BSPC is now processing the following eVisa Onshore General Skilled Migration applications: · Subclass 885, 886 and 487 lodged on or after 1 December 2007 · Subclass 485 lodged on or after 1 March 2008 · Subclass 887 lodged on or after 1 July 2008 Allocation dates and information regarding applications processed in Brisbane can be obtained by sending a blank email to the following email address: gsmb.information@immi.gov.au
  23. Guest

    Update from ASPC processing

    I have copy and pasted the lastest update from ASPC. Wish it had more info on 175 visa's submitted 2008 on CSL! Feels like it's going to be a long wait! Anyone any idea how many applications are likely still awaiting CO from before Sept 2007? I have friends that applied paper application July 2007 and they have been in Oz since Sept 2008. Following info obtained from automated email (by emailing a blank email to aspc.processing@immi.gov.au Application Allocation Dates Please Note: You should allow a further 10 working days after the relevant date indicated below for your case officer to contact you. If you have not been contacted after this time please lodge an enquiry about your application at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm Applications are now being allocated as follows: State & Territory Nominated Applications: Once the department has received valid nomination from a state or territory, applications will be allocated to a case officer within 10 working days. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List (CSL): Applications are being allocated in date of lodgement order Applications are now being allocated to case officers. It is expected all eligible applications that were lodged before 1 September 2007 will be allocated by 20 March 2009. Applications that were lodged after 1 September 2007 are not being allocated at present. Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL): Applications are not being allocated at present All Other Remaining Applications Applications are not being allocated at present Subclasses 485, 476, 487 and 887 are not subject to the above changes. The allocation dates for these subclasses are as follows: VC 485 (paper): 11 March 2008 VC 485 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VF 476 (paper): 14 February 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VC 487 (paper): 3 December 2008 VB 887: 4 December 2008 Anyone any clearer on the likely timeline for 175 visa on CSL
  24. I'm SO confused by this: GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING: 9 February 2009 This is an automated e-mail response which provides weekly updated information on skilled migration applications being processed by the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre. Please do not reply to this email address. This mailbox is not monitored. Our contact details are listed below. ASPC APPLICATION ALLOCATION INFORMATION On 17 December 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced changes to the way General Skilled Migration applications will be allocated and processed. Details can be found on the DIAC website at: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fskilled%2Fgeneral-skilled-migration%2Fwhats-new.htm%23j As a result of this announcement from 1 January 2009 applications for General Skilled Migration will be strictly allocated and processed in the following priority order: 1. Applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination (until all applications have been allocated); and then 2. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (until all applications have been allocated); then 3. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (until all applications have been allocated); then 4. All other remaining applications This affects all applications lodged before and after 1 January 2009, both paper lodged or electronically lodged. Applications which were already allocated to case officers before 1 January 2009 are un-affected and will be processed as usual to finalisation. Application Allocation Dates Please Note: You should allow a further 10 working days after the relevant date indicated below for your case officer to contact you. If you have not been contacted after this time please lodge an enquiry about your application at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fcontacts%2Fforms%2Fgsm%2Fpost.htm Applications are now being allocated as follows: State & Territory Nominated Applications: Once the department has received valid nomination from a state or territory, applications will be allocated to a case officer within 10 working days. Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List (CSL): Applications are being allocated in date of lodgement order Applications are now being allocated to case officers. It is expected all eligible applications that were lodged before 1 September 2007 will be allocated by 20 March 2009. Applications that were lodged after 1 September 2007 are not being allocated at present. Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL): Applications are not being allocated at present All Other Remaining Applications Applications are not being allocated at present Subclasses 485, 476, 487 and 887 are not subject to the above changes. The allocation dates for these subclasses are as follows: VC 485 (paper): 11 March 2008 VC 485 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VF 476 (paper): 14 February 2008 VF 476 (e-lodged): 27 February 2008 VC 487 (paper): 3 December 2008 VB 887: 4 December 2008 PROCESSING NEWS CAPITAL INVESTMENT UPDATE - THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SCHEME HAS RE-OPENED The capital investment scheme has reopened for pre-1 September 2007 applicants with the South Australian Government Financing Authority announcing it will accept deposits. This office will be writing to applicants and providing information about the process for making a capital investment within the next four weeks. Applicants will not be able to make the investment until they have received this letter and the relevant application form. Please refer to the latest information available online at: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fskilled%2Fgeneral-skilled-migration%2Fcapital-investment-scheme-faqs.htm APPLICANTS WITH THE NOMINATED OCCUPATION OF “ACCOUNTANT” (2211-11) Applicants who have achieved a score of a least IELTS 7 in all of the four competencies, and/or have completed The Professional Year – Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting (SMIPA) are eligible for priority processing under the CSL. If you have provided evidence that you meet one of these criteria please advise the department at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fcontacts%2Fforms%2Fgsm%2Fpost.htm . This will ensure that your application is allocated once your lodgement date has been reached. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS If you have a skills assessment from the Australian Computing Society (ACS) showing a computer specialisation (as listed on the MODL) you are entitled to priority processing under the CSL. If you have provided a skills assessment showing you meet this criterion please advise the department at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fcontacts%2Fforms%2Fgsm%2Fpost.htm . This will ensure that your application is allocated once your lodgement date has been reached. MEDICAL RESULTS Please do not post your HSA onshore medical results to us. Do not open the sealed envelope or forward the results to the Department unless your case officer specifically requests they be sent. BRISBANE The BSPC is now processing the following eVisa Onshore General Skilled Migration applications: Subclass 885, 886 and 487 lodged on or after 1 December 2007 Subclass 485 lodged on or after 1 March 2008 Subclass 887 lodged on or after 1 July 2008 Allocation dates and 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: Enquiries for the ASPC and BSPC need to be made using the on-line enquiry form at: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fcontacts%2Fforms%2Fgsm%2Fpost.htm ASPC Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) ASPC Contact Hours: (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays) 0900 to 1300 Wednesdays 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 – Whats’ New http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fskilled%2Fgeneral-skilled-migration%2Fwhats-new.htm Critical Skills List http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fskilled%2Fgeneral-skilled-migration%2Fpdf%2Fcritical-skills-list.pdf Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.immi.gov.au%2Fskill I think they are starting CSL but havent finished state sponsored? Vicky xxxxxx
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    ASPC Infor 9th Feb 2009

    Hi has anyone read the "GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING: 9 February 2009" There is a section near the bottom and this is what it says : - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS If you have a skills assessment from the Australian Computing Society (ACS) showing a computer specialisation (as listed on the MODL) you are entitled to priority processing under the CSL. If you have provided a skills assessment showing you meet this criterion please advise the department at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm . This will ensure that your application is allocated once your lodgement date has been reached. I am after some info, we have a CO but I am not sure if I should fill out the form quoted and see where it takes me? I have asked my Agent but no response yet as he is in AU and maybe still alseep.... Any suggestions or comments are most welcome Regards Steve
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