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  1. Hi All I subscribe to Acacia Immigrations newsletter. I received an e-mail this morning giving me a link to a new article about Decision Ready Checklists. The link is below: Decision Ready Checklists (DRC) The boss of Acacia Immigration is a man called Mark Webster. The information that he provides in his articles is reliable. Mr Webster is also a senior office holder in the MIA (Migration Institute of Australia) whose website is below: Migration Institute of Australia It appears that if one uses a Registered Migration Agent in order to prepare and submit an application for an employer-sponsored ENS or RSMS visa, it is possible for the RMA to lodge a DRC form at the same time as submitting the visa application. Please note that this is not possible after the visa application has been submitted. It appears that DRCs may only be used in connection with applications for ENS and RSMS visas if the applications are submitted on or after 11th October 2010. As far as I know, though, DRCs can be used in connection with applications for offshore ENS 121 and RSMS 119 visas as well as for their onshore counterparts (ENS 856 and RSMS 857 visas.) According to Mr Webster's article, the most recent applicants for/any prospective applicants for employer-sponsored ENS ir RSMS visa can cut their waiting times very signifcantly if they hire an RMA to lodge the application and the RMA agrees to provide a DRC at the time when the visa application is lodged. Everybody else, who has been waiting for several months for an ENS or RSMS visa can look forward to their own waiting times being extended, probably significantly, whilst newcomers and their agents leapfrog the queues. This means that DIAC are no longer telling the truth on their own website: Migration Agents – Applications & Forms The lofty claims made by DIAC are simply no longer true any more. Therefore DIAC are actively and knowingly misleading the general public. It is absolutely disgraceful for any Government to permit its public servants to tell outright lies in this fashion but that is what the Australian Government has evidently decided to allow its own public servants to do. I would recommend that anybody who contemplates using an RMA in order to leapfrog the queue should make it an express, written, term of the contract for services between the client and the RMA that the RMA will submit a DRC at the same time as submitting the visa application. The contract should make it 100% clear that any failure to lodge the DRC is to be treated as a fundamental breach of the contract for services by the RMA, whereupon the RMA is to refund 100% of the fees paid by the client for involving the RMA in the first place. The contract should state clearly that this refund will be paid in full by the RMA within 7 days of the breach of contract having occurred. The contract should also make it clear that the client both can and will make a formal complaint to the OMARA if the RMA fails to lodge the DRC at the same time as submitting the visa application: https://www.mara.gov.au/ If the client - the consumer - fails to protect himself in the specific ways that I suggest, the client will only have himself to blame if an RMA grabs all his money for the fees but fails to lodge a DRC at the same time as making the visa application. Caveat emptor applies - let the buyer beware. The prospective client is the buyer. Everybody who will inevitably be disadvantaged by their own inability to arrange for an RMA to lodge a DRC should consider making a formal complaint to DIAC, via their Global Feedback Unit, demanding an explanation about why DIAC have chosen to disadvantage themselves and their visa applications in the ways described in Mr Webster's article: Contact Us – Compliments and Complaints – Department of Immigration and Citizenship I intend to complain to the GFU myself, demandng an explanation about why DIAC are telling blatant lies in the claims that they make about the use of migration agents. If DIAC were running their own show even vaguely competently, their statement about the use of migration agents would have been modified so that it tells the truth and a modified, truthful statement by DIAC would have been published on their website several weeks before the idea of the DRCs was ever implemented. Cheers Gill
  2. Hi all, ANOTHER UPDATE!!!!!!! I have just logged on to the DIAC begging for SMP info and came across this. It is of no use to me but thought that I would share it as I am sure there is someone on here that it will benefit. I have not seen it on PIO, hence posting it! Whats New - Employer Sponsored Workers& Immigration To all my fellow WA SMPers................................ we still await!:goofy:
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    Query regarding 457 visa

    Hi All, I have been offered an IT job and I have few queries regarding 457 visa (Employer sponsored visa). I would appreciate it if anyone could give me a clear understanding about the same. 1. I have just 1 year full time experience in IT field. Am I eligible for applying for 457 visa. I heard that 3 year experience is required or a certification is required in that particular field. I`m on a student visa rite now doing my masters. 2. Does the employer need pay minimum salary of $61200 or does he need to pay according to the market salary rate. If it is market salary could anyone give me an idea about the market salary for .NET developer. 3. Does the employer need to have a minimum workforce to be eligible to sponsor or is it enough that they provide financial documents to prove that they have been in business for long (say around 8 years) and could provide the salary in the offer letter. 4. How long does it take to get the visa once it has been lodged. Looking forward to your replies. Thanks Jack
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    employer-sponsored visas

    Hi, I'm just looking for some info about employer-sponsored visas. My job is on the ENSOL but I'm just wondering if you still have to have the skills assessement and work experience (i.e. points based) or if its enough to just have a job offer? Thanks for the advice :v_SPIN: