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  1. Hello, if you are like me and interested in how long it is taking the high commission in London to process applications for Spouse, Defacto and interdependency (Subclass 309 via the 47SP application), then please add your details to this thread. 12weeks is their standard quoted time but it seems some are granted much faster, especially if front loaded (Medicals and police checks completed prior to submission). Please add your details if you submitted a 47sp Application for Subclass 309 Spouse visa, including the following information: Application Submitted: Case Officer (C/O) Email: Visa Granted: Please also include any additional information, like if you front loaded your application (ie, included your police checks and medicals), and also any additional information that may be useful (like if you were asked to complete an 80 form, if and what type of interview was required). If there is a better thread out there on this topic, Please paste a link to it.. Here is a short history I have gathered so far: (Sorry If I missed yours! Please add, I will Edit the Post so the list below is always comprehesive.) APPLICATIONS IN PROCESS: 30th April: Sent Application (Frontloaded with 80 form). 6th May: We have had no news yet 30th April - Visa application sent (spouse visa 309) 5th May - Money taken from account 11th May - Email from C/O asking for further information (Police Check & ID card) Sent UK police check and form 80 also. 25/4 - App Sent Front Loaded 27/4 - Payment Taken 6/5 - Email from CO stating application and that processing times are currently 3 - 4 months 24th April: Sent application 24th April:Medical done 24th April, should be sent on 29th April, police checks almost ready, will send by first week of May 2009 28th April: payment taken 11th may: contacted by c/o, requested to send police certs and form 80, 11th may 13th may sent police certs and form 80 17th April sent 309: (front loaded with meds and police checks) 20th April: Received and payment taken: 23th April:CO contact requesting more evidence 27th April: Further evidence sent 29th April: CO requested further evidence 9th May: Further evidence sent 13th May: CO contact stating enough evidence and requesting phone interview: 18th May: Phone interview arranged Submitted 15th April CO on the 17th with the standard letter, & requested further information which all in all we managed to provide by the 24th April. On the 24th we had an interview where our CO said he would be approving the application we just needed to get the police checks. On the 24th i also asked about the processing times and he said average was 4-12 weeks. The police checks were sent off and received on the 28th April and since then we have not heard anything further from the CO. Spouse visa application and police check sent 21.1.09... c/o contact 30.1.09...medical done 6.2.09.....and still waiting... COMPLETED SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS: (Post Creator - SR1992s timeline) 3rd April 2009: Sent Application for Spouse Visa subclass 309, using forms 47SP and 40SP (Fully front Loaded wtih PCs and Meds) 6th April 2009: C/O Replied & Payment taken 7th May: Got impatient and Phoned CO to check if more info is required, no information given other than standard line "3-4months processing time due to backlog of applications". 15 May: email from CO stating that the 309 was approved. No additional information or interview was requested. 9th April - sent Spouse visa application via registered mail from Ireland (We frontloaded with meds & police checks (no form 80).) 14th April - application received in London 15th April - money taken out of account 20th April - received photos back in the mail 5th May - rang Aus House, as we've had no confirmation of receipt (supposed to confirm within 3 weeks of receipt of application). The lovely lady said our application was with a case officer and we should hear something soon! it was actually approved on 16th April - we just never received the email to say so Defacto App sent 2nd March 09, C/O contact 18th March 09, VISA GRANTED!! 20th March 09 Sent the app on 26th Feb, 09 Visa granted 19th March 09 Date lodged: 9th November 2008 Case Officer Allocated: 18th November 2008 Sent Form 80, medicals & police certificate; 15th Dec 2008 VISA GRANTED: 19th January 2009 309 Visa sent 17/10/08, Email from CO 3/11, more info requested 13/11, sent back 28/11, phone ints 12/12 & 05/01, VISA GRANTED 09/01/09! Spouse Visa Application posted 8/11/08 Meds done 8/12/08 Visa granted 15/12/08 Lodged application 12th September 2008, C/O replied 14th Sept 09, Telephone interview 16th September Visa granted 19th September 2009 June 11th 2008 - Sent off visa application! June 18th 2008 - Request for further docs & form 80 July 2nd 2008 - Granted Spouse Visa! Defacto visa submitted 21.05.08 frontloaded Police checks Payment taken 22.05.08 Meds done 23.05.08 VISA GRANTED 17.06.08 application sent 14/04/08, payment taken 16/04/08, CO assigned 21/04/08, police & meds requested 21/04/08, police cert sent 06/05/08, meds sent 15/05/08, VISA GRANTED 21/05/08 Cheers!
  2. Hello everybody, first of all let me apologise If I have started a new topic where I shouldn't have, I have never used forums before. . I submitted the nomination and application for 186 direct entry on Jan 21 2017 as a graphic post press trades-person. I have been waiting for 13 months and my lawyers have not been contacted once ! The only thing my lawyers always say is to wait. This uncertainty is nerve wrecking , also this occupation apparently is no longer on the list. Does anyone knows if this affects the application and / or processing times? Do we know if the processing times for 186 direct entry vary according to occupation.Thanks in advance for any info.. Any advice would be appreciated. I have posted this message in other topics but I don't have not received one reply, so my best guess is that It is in the wrong section of the forum. This wait is really affecting me and my dependant.
  3. hi all, Just got an email from our migration agent who were in contact with the ACT government who say - the state sponsorship visa application processing times are currently between 30 - 60 WORKING days (which id say is anywhere between 6 - 12 weeks). Shir.
  4. Has anyone recently had their skills assessment back from ANMAC / ANMC? I submitted everything 16 weeks ago and I am still waiting.:mask:
  5. Guest

    Sunrise & Sunset times

    This topic doesn't seem to really fit anywhere, but thought it was useful info. I was surprised when I worked in Cleveland, Ohio, during the summer, the sunset was around 6-7pm, not what I was used to. http://www.gaisma.com/en/dir/au-country.html
  6. Hi, These questions are purely because I am inpatient but can anyone tell me if it actually takes 8 weeks for a 457 visa to be processed or is that the maximum time it coudl take? Also do you always need medicals with a 457? And police checks? Its torture waiting to hear back about the visa application and everything else we have to do is all based on when and if the visa is granted. Someone put me out of my misery please!
  7. Hi all, I am a 27 year old electrician hoping to move to Perth in a couple of months. I am heading over on a working holiday visa which I already have, but I am currently awaiting the return of my ARTC skills recognition cert. from TRA in Australia. I need this to be able apply for my gap training course over there which will allow me to work legally in western Oz. I was just wondering if anyone has gone through this recently and if so, how long did it take to get the ARTC approved?? I have been told the current waiting time is 8 wks, but have heard it has gone up to 12 weeks. Also I am hoping to get job sponsorship through the 457 visa program when I get there. This will help me bring my partner and son (7) over. Hopefully this won't take too long!! Has anyone gone through this and if so how long did it take??
  8. Hello there all... So with all this talk about state sponsorship and examples of 5 - 6 month waits for WA etc, does anyone have any idea about long it is for NT? I was just wondering about waiting times for NT as no one seems to mention it much. Any ideas? Cheers B_er_B
  9. Hi guys, I have recently received my AHPRA reg (slow painful process!). We are hoping to be in Australia (Queensland) next April/May (ish). We are putting our house on the market immediately after xmas and hoping for a fairly quick sale! Im currently in talks with two hospitals who seem keen to interview me during their next recruitment drive which will be Jan/ Feb I believe. Both have said they can offer sponsorship. My question is 'has anyone recently gone through the 457 process?' How long does it take from beginning to end? Just wondering if we are being unrealistic in hoping that we can come out by April/May? Also I understand that as a nurse I need to have a full medical, but as my partner and two children will be on the visa too, will they need a modified medical? Any experience on this would be appreciated! :biggrin: Thanks, Emma x
  10. hoorayhenry

    Citizenship Processing Times

    Hi Everyone I would REALLY appreciate it if people could let me know their timelines for applying for citizenship. i.e dates of: Test booked Test taken Citizenship Application Application Approved Ceremony Invitation Ceremony If you could also let me know whereabouts you applied too that would be great. Thanks SO MUCH :biggrin: HH
  11. Guest

    Processing times for 457 visa

    Hi All I hope someone can help me!! I applied for my e457 on 27/12/09, had medical, xray and bloods on 24/12/09 and medical recieved in Sydney on 11/01/10. But still my online status has not changed from medicals xrays bloods required. My question is how long does it take to process the medical ect. I expected it to be a bit longer because of my previous medical history, but panal doc said it wasn't a concern. Am I just being impatient, :arghh:or should I have heard something by now. If anyone in similar position or has any advise I love to hear from you. I am a nurse being sponsored on 457 in Queensland Thanks Angie
  12. Hi All, Applied for 457 on 12 March via an agent (Fragomen). Havent hear anything!! Anyone received 457's this month and if so how long did it take you? Thanks, Paula x
  13. Guest

    ENS 856 Processing Times

    Hey Guys My VISA was Lodged with Parramatta DIAC in Mid December for the above Perm Residency subclass and I have received today my first step Nomination approval. Does anyone know how long it will take after this first step approval for the full thing to be approved? I'm getting annoyingly vague estimates from many people. Thanks for your help in advance. Craig
  14. derham

    How many times for IELTS

    Thought it would be a good idea for PIO members to let other members know how many times it took them to get all 8's on their IELTS test, as this is a major post
  15. Hi There I've just applied for subclass 100 (PR) from a Subclass 309 (provisional resident) visa. I've been living onshore for 15 months. I'm told the processing times are 6-8 months. Does anyone have any experience with this process? Did it really take that long? Cheers
  16. Guest

    Processing times for child visa

    Hi Just wondering if anyone had made a child visa application (101) in the last year or so? I have seen a couple of references to it on here that it take a long time. But can't find anything recent. To be honest I only just found out that we needed this visa today. We are emmigrating next year. My 1st child was born before we received our subclass 136 visas so we just filled in a form & he was added. Thought it would be the similar for the little one but apparently not:arghh: I am totally:cry: at the cost too. Back in 2006 we paid about £1300 for our entire application (I know it's more like £4500 now) but to pay that amount again just to add a toddler seems crazy! I'm panicing now that we will have to delay everything for his visa. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  17. Guest

    RSMS in ACT. DCR times now ?

    Hi guys. I just signed up here on the Forum. I am not a pommy to be honest but this site was helping me alot in the past when it came to personal experience with Australia and Visas from many different people. Thats why I thought I post my experience here too and hopefully some people find some information that might help them too. I live in ACT for over 3 years now and my employer decided to sponsor me after I worked for him a few months. We lodged the request with ACT government in March and it came back after exactly 2.5 weeks. No problems with ACT government and very friendly staff. Was quite a pain to grab all the required documents together but my boss and myself made it The application for DIAC + the nomination has been lodged last week and has been lodged decision ready by the agent. Has anyone any information about how fast your case got processed under the decision ready arrangements ? Or does anyone know what time I have to expect ? When I google it it says that Parramatta is a bit over worked so I can expect 2 weeks from the lodgement for an allocation. Has anyone more accurate/updated information about that ? Thanks people
  18. roger2shirts

    Midwife - APHRA Processing times

    Does anyone know how long ita take APHRA to process a registration application? All the forms are in and we are at the second stage which is assessment of the application. Thanks
  19. Just sent off last night our application for state sponsorship for Victoria. They are saying 12weeks but just wondering how long did it take you guys?
  20. Hi guys I am new to PIO so wondering if anyone out there can help us with a few questions? My fiance has a job interview via Skype on Fri:biggrin: and we hoping to come over on a 457. He has passed his Vetassess TRA for a Metal Fabricator and IELTS score 6.5. We were wondering what are the processing times for 457s and do we need to apply for police checks and aslo get medicals? (we also have a 1 year old son). Thanks )
  21. Guest

    Processing Times

    Please could someone help me with this question as i'm confused. What does it mean by the receipting of the application and the acknowledging of the application and when during this time does the money get taken? Nikki :huh:
  22. Hello We have just moved to Canberra last week and are facing the daunting task of finding a rental property. we have seen a few few already - some fine, some awful - ALL expensive (in my view) we did expect this though... We are going round in circles at the moment in choosing or narrowing areas and wondering if people could respond if they commute into Civic by car or bus in the morning and where from and how long this takes. we are in temporary accomodation at the moment and of course viewing properties during the day when there is less traffic and would like to know the realistic commute times from different suburbs. Thanks so much in advance! Angela
  23. Hi All, I just wanted to ask everyone's thoughts on the effect (if any) that the July 2012 visa application changes (EOI) will have on 175 applications that are lodged before the changes are implimented. Looking through recent posts I have seen that some 175 applications have been turned around in 8-10 months which wouldn't be a problem for us. Our only concern is that if we were to lodge a 175 application within the next month or so, and a case worker isn't assigned before the July changes, would the changes delay the processing of the application, i.e. will the new EOI system take priority as these applications could be thought of as being more attractive than an old 175 application? Any thoughts???
  24. Does anyone have any idea how long they are taking to process ENS 856 onshore visa applications. My employers nomination has already been approved and we have at last couriered ALL our paperwork off, medicals, police checks etc., to our Migration Agent and they are anticipating that it will be "decision ready" and will be forwarded to immigration within the next day or two. We are in Brisbane so not sure what processing office. Any feedback or personal experience would be greatly appreciated. Waited so long to get to this point, cant help but get a little excited
  25. Hi My 457 Visa application was lodged 2 weeks ago and my meds done on Monday this week, anybody any ideas what is realistic response time on the outcome of the application is ? Cheers Ste