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  1. shirl_nt

    EOI updated points- what now?

    Hi, My EOI points got auto-updated today to reflect increased work experience (8 yrs). My NT nomination application is already submitted. Do I need to update MigrationNT about my increased EOI points? or will they be able to see it in their system? Do I need to get my skills assessment updated? or do I just send NT my latest salary slips? Please help! shirl_nt
  2. Hi all, The Victorian state government has today released an updated State Migration Plan. People wishing to apply for state sponsorship to Victoria should review the latest SMP. IT occupations have been re-instated, and more details can be found here: http://ptlabs.com.au/articles/?id=28 Cheers Peter
  3. Hi Everyone, I'd just like to confirm whether the skilled occupation list is updated only annually? From what I can see it's updated each year on 1 July. I am aware that the various state migration plans are updated at other times - I just want to ensure that I'm not at risk that I won't be able to apply early next year because of SOL changes. My occupation, accountant, is currently "flagged". What's the likelihood it will be removed next year? I've done some reading and I see it's on various state migration plan lists... but this is a little worrying! I'm waiting for January to apply so that I can get a state sponsored visa (with faster processing times).
  4. elderberry

    NSW State Sponsorship list updated

    Hi All Just to let you know the NSW State Sponsorship list has been updated and they have actually added some new occupations to their limited list. http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/5788/STNI-Update-List-of-Occupations-22.09.11.pdf :biggrin:
  5. Marc the Painter

    When will qld skills list be updated?

    When will qld skills list be updated? Is building trades expected to be added to help with flood damage?
  6. DIAC said they will not update the automated processing mail. But, they provide the following pages. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/estimated-allocation-times.htm The above page is information about allocation date.
  7. Cat 1 8 Aug 2011 Cat 3 All 2 Aug 2011 Cat 4 175 176 475 Online & paper. 26 Aug 2010 885 886 487 Online 15 May 2011 Paper. 30 Apr 2011 Cat 5 N/A Other 485 Online 8 Feb 2010 Paper 1 Jan 2010
  8. I've just come across this - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1119.pdf 51 pages long, but will probablly answer a lot of questions you may have on changes to GSM with the new points system Hope it helps
  9. Annual update of Skilled Occupation List effective 1 July 2011 – 6 June 2011 The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2011. There will be 13 occupations added and four occupations removed. See: Annual Update of Skilled Occupation List – 1 July 2011 (111KB PDF file)
  10. twister292

    Updated SOL released

    DIAC have released the updated SOL.. Summary of changes: These occupations will be added to the SOL: 234914 Medical Physicist 251311 Environmental Health Officer 251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 251511 Hospital Pharmacists 251513 Retail Pharmacists 271111 Barrister 271311 Solicitor 323211 Fitter (General) 323212 Fitter and Turner 323213 Fitter-Welder 323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 399111 Boat Builder and Repairer 399112 Shipwright These occupations will be removed from the SOL: 251411 Optometrist 251412 Orthoptist 324111 Panel Beater 324311 Vehicle Painter Others to stay as is. Details here: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/solfact-sheet.pdf The file is also attached for reference. The document details that people whose occupations are removed will probably move down to Cat4 after July... NewSOL.pdf NewSOL.pdf
  11. We bought our new home December last year but to date, still get mail for previous owners. By mail. I mean everything they would expect in the post, bank statements, credit card statements, car rego and speeding fines, tax forms, school bills and many more. For the last 6 months, we have been returning mail to senders, hand delivering to banks and schools, and ringing persistent companies, whilst informing all concerned that the addressee has moved and we have no forwarding address. We have more mail for them than we do for ourselves. What can we do?
  12. armandra

    ACS Online Status Page Updated

    Breaking news: ACS has updated the status page. It's nice! Till yesterday, this picture used to be displayed (not being correlated to the app's current status): As of today, this is what we see: Is this same for everyone whose status is "In Process"? armandra!
  13. Hi everyone, Skills uploaded and certs all sent on 28th march. Anyone got any timescales on how long it took for your app status to change from 'active'? Thanks!
  14. This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly. Last updated 4 March 2011. Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM are listed below. Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2. Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated. To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Priority 2 State Migration Plan: Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 2. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 2 applicants.pdf) The NSW State Migration Plan was released 3 March 2011. Allocation of Priority 2 applications with an occupation on the NSW SMP will commence in the week ending 11 March 2011. The procesing dates for Priority 2 applications for all other State/ Territories are as below - Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged): 4 March 2011 VE 176 (paper): 4 March 2011 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 4 March 2011 VB 886 (paper): 4 March 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 4 March 2011 VF 475 (paper): 4 March 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VB 886 (e-lodged) 4 March 2011 VB 886 (paper): 4 March 2011 Priority group 3 Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 3. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 3 applicants.pdf) - Allocation of Priority 3 applications will cease until all onhand Priority 2 applications are allocated. - When allocation of Priority 3 applications resumes, any application that has recently moved into Priority 3 and has a commencement date that precedes the dates listed below will be allocated first. Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 28 April 2009 VE 175 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged):28 April 2009 VE 176 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 28 April 2009 VF 475 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB 885 (e-lodged) 9 July 2010 VB 885 (paper): 28 May 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 9 July 2010 VB 886 (paper): 28 May 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 9 July 2010 VC 487 (paper): 28 May 2010 Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 2 December 2010 VF 476 (paper): 2 December 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (e-lodged) 22 December 2009 VC 485 (paper): 14 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 887 (paper): 17 February 2011 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 6 February 2011 Processing Times Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our website at: Client Service Charter Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary considerably from the published estimates. Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited to: - completeness of application - how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation - medical complications - police checks - checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application. Contacting Us Providing additional documents Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and administrative delays in receiving and processing information. GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents (non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF, TXT and XLS. Information which will assist you in attaching documents to your application or in emailing them to the department is available on the department’s website at: Attaching Documents to a General Skilled Migration Visa Application Online applications If you e-lodged this application you are strongly encouraged to attach all the supporting documentation to the application in the web-browser. This is the preferred procedure for providing supporting documents for an e-lodged application. If for any reason you cannot attach documents in the browser then you can email the documents as scanned attachments to the following email address: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au Paper lodged applications If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically by emailing the documents as scanned attachments to: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au When emailing documents to the department please quote your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or file reference number for this purpose. Do not send this office any original documents or provide paper copies of documents previously attached to the browser or sent by e-mail unless asked to do so by a departmental officer. Medical Results If you have undertaken your medical examination with Medibank Health Solutions (formerly Health Services Australia), please do not post your medical results to us unless your case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure place and do not open the sealed envelope. ENQUIRIES Email Our preferred means of communication for GSM enquiries is email. Before you contact the department with general enquiries about the GSM program, you should first read the relevant website content and links provided in this email. If the website information does not answer your enquiry, please refer below: If you have not lodged a GSM visa application, and would like more information, use the GSM Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have lodged a GSM visa application, but it has not yet been allocated to a case officer, and you have further queries, use the GSM Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm Allocated to a case officer: Once your application is allocated to a case officer, assessment of your application will begin. At this time, your case officer will provide you with a specific email address and you should correspond directly by email with them. Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) Contact Hours (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday Please note: due to the large volume of calls we receive, from time to time you may experience lengthy delays before getting to speak to a customer service officer. LINKS General Skilled Migration – What's New What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration -------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately. This email, including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. DIAC respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. The official departmental privacy policy can be viewed on the department's website at Department of Immigration & Citizenship. See: http://www.immi.gov.au/functional/privacy.htm
  15. GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly. Last updated 17 February 2011. Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM are listed below. Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2. Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated. To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Priority 2 State Migration Plan*: (* State migration Plan currently available for VIC, ACT, NT, QLD, Tas, WA & SA) Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 2. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 2 applicants.pdf) Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged): 17 February 2011 VE 176 (paper): 17 February 2011 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 886 (paper): 17 February 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 17 February 2011 VF 475 (paper): 17 February 2011 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VB 886 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 886 (paper): 17 February 2011 Priority group 3 Please see the attached document for important information relevant to those with a current application in Priority Group 3. (See attached file: Important Information for Priority 3 applicants.pdf) Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 28 April 2009 VE 175 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged):28 April 2009 VE 176 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 28 April 2009 VF 475 (paper): 28 April 2009 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB 885 (e-lodged) 15 June 2010 VB 885 (paper): 28 May 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 15 June 2010 VB 886 (paper): 28 May 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 15 June 2010 VC 487 (paper): 28 May 2010 Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 2 December 2010 VF 476 (paper): 2 December 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (e-lodged) 22 December 2009 VC 485 (paper): 14 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (e-lodged) 17 February 2011 VB 887 (paper): 17 February 2011 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 28 January 2011
  16. You can get your own copy of the text below by sending a blank email to either of the following address depending on where your case is being processed: aspc.processing@immi.gov.au (Adelaide processed cases) or gsmb.information@immi.gov.au (Brisbane processed cases). _________________________________________________________________________ GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION PROCESSING INFORMATION This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly. Last updated 4 February 2011. Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM are listed below. Current Processing Dates If your application date has recently come into our current processing date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period. Priority Processed Applications Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2. Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated. To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at: General Skilled Migration For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at: What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Priority 2 State Migration Plan*: (* State migration Plan currently available for VIC, ACT, NT, QLD, Tas, WA & SA) Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 Vic, ACT NT, Qld and Tas - 13 December 2010 WA & SA - VE 176 (e-lodged): 1 September 2010 VE 176 (paper): 1 September 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: Vic, ACT NT, Qld,Tas & SA - 13 December 2010 WA - VB 886 (e-lodged) 14 May 2009 VB 886 (paper): 14 May 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 Vic, ACT NT, Qld and Tas - 13 December 2010 WA & SA - VE 176 (e-lodged): 1 September 2010 VE 176 (paper): 1 September 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 Vic, ACT NT, Qld,Tas & SA - 13 December 2010 WA - VB 886 (e-lodged) 14 May 2009 VB 886 (paper): 14 May 2009 Allocation of WA and SA SMP applications will continue until all applications lodged on or before 13 December 2010 are allocated. At this time the allocation of Priority 2 applications will continue for all states based on date of application. Priority group 3 Allocation of Priority Group 3 applications will recommence once all onhand Priority Group 2 applications have been allocated. Any application that was previously Priority Group 4 that is now eligible for Priority Group 3 processing which was lodged before the dates listed below will be allocated first once Priority Group 3 allocations resume. Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175 VE 175 (e-lodged): 14 January 2009 VE 175 (paper): 14 January 2009 Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176 VE 176 (e-lodged):14 January 2009 VE 176 (paper): 14 January 2009 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475 VF 475 (e-lodged): 14 January 2009 VF 475 (paper): 14 January 2009 Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496 UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated. Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885 VB 885 (e-lodged) 7 March 2010 VB 885 (paper): 15 January 2010 Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886: VB 886 (e-lodged) 7 March 2010 VB 886 (paper): 15 January 2010 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487 VC 487 (e-lodged) 12 March 2010 VC 487 (paper): 6 November 2009 Priority Exempt Applications Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department. Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer: Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 VF 476 (e-lodged): 2 December 2010 VF 476 (paper): 2 December 2010 Skilled – Graduate subclass 485 VC 485 (e-lodged) 16 December 2009 VC 485 (paper): 14 November 2009 Skilled – Regional subclass 887 VB 887 (e-lodged) 27 January 2011 VB 887 (paper): 20 November 2010 Subsequent Entrant Applications All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 28 January 2011 Processing Times Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our website at: Client Service Charter Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary considerably from the published estimates. Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited to: - completeness of application - how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation - medical complications - police checks - checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application. Contacting Us Providing additional documents Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and administrative delays in receiving and processing information. GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents (non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF, TXT and XLS. Information which will assist you in attaching documents to your application or in emailing them to the department is available on the department’s website at: Attaching Documents to a General Skilled Migration Visa Application Online applications If you e-lodged this application you are strongly encouraged to attach all the supporting documentation to the application in the web-browser. This is the preferred procedure for providing supporting documents for an e-lodged application. If for any reason you cannot attach documents in the browser then you can email the documents as scanned attachments to the following email address: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au Paper lodged applications If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically by emailing the documents as scanned attachments to: gsm.documents@immi.gov.au When emailing documents to the department please quote your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or file reference number for this purpose. Do not send this office any original documents or provide paper copies of documents previously attached to the browser or sent by e-mail unless asked to do so by a departmental officer. Medical Results If you have undertaken your medical examination with Medibank Health Solutions (formerly Health Services Australia), please do not post your medical results to us unless your case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure place and do not open the sealed envelope. ENQUIRIES Email Our preferred means of communication for GSM enquiries is email. Before you contact the department with general enquiries about the GSM program, you should first read the relevant website content and links provided in this email. If the website information does not answer your enquiry, please refer below: If you have not lodged a GSM visa application, and would like more information, use the GSM Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form If you have lodged a GSM visa application, but it has not yet been allocated to a case officer, and you have further queries, use the GSM Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: General Skilled Migration Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form Allocated to a case officer: Once your application is allocated to a case officer, assessment of your application will begin. At this time, your case officer will provide you with a specific email address and you should correspond directly by email with them. Telephone: 1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or +61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia) Contact Hours (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday Please note: due to the large volume of calls we receive, from time to time you may experience lengthy delays before getting to speak to a customer service officer. LINKS General Skilled Migration – What's New What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration -------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Notice: If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and attachments immediately. This email, including attachments, may contain confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. DIAC respects your privacy and has obligations under the Privacy Act 1988. The official departmental privacy policy can be viewed on the department's website at www.immi.gov.au. See: Privacy ---------------------------------------------------------------------
  17. UPDATED 6 December 2010 (below note) New Skilled Occupations Lists for General Skilled Migration commenced on 5 December 2010.Below are the new Skilled Occupation Lists (SOLs), schedules 1-4 as per Legislative instrument IMMI 10/079 [F2010L03154] for General Skilled Migration Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL). You must have a nominated occupation which is on the SOL applicable to your circumstances at the time you apply (you can contact us for a consultation - You must meet the relevant legislative criteria and criteria in the relevant schedule (not the schedules listed below) at the time of the application and also at the time of the decision - Australian Migration Process is complex and confusing at times): Useful Links IMPORTANT 05/12/2010: changes: Legislative instrument IMMI 10/079 [F2010L03154] specifies occupations, points, skilled occupations and countries for General Skilled Migration.It replaces Legislative Instrument IMMI 10/026 (which commenced on I July 2010, and takes effect from 5 December 2010.The changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists are noted under the relevant heading below. Schedule 2 SOL 1. Building and Engineering Technicians nec - 312999 - Engineers Australia has been added to Vetassess as an Assessing Authority. 2. Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor Mechanic (General) - 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Bricklayer – 331111 Plumber (General) – 334111 Schedule 3 SOL Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor mechanic (general) – 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Small engine mechanic – 321214 Bricklayer – 331111 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Plumber (General) – 334111 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 Schedule 4 SOL Occupations added: Chief Executive or Managing Director – 111111 [AIM 60 points] Advertising and Public Relations Manager – 131111 [AIM 60 points] Art Administrator or Manager – 139911 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Conference and Event Organiser – 149311 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Liaison Officer – 224912 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Jewellery Designer – 232313 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Web Designer – 232414 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Food Technologist – 234212 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Biotechnologist – 234514 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Education Reviewer – 249112 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Network Administrator – 263112 [ACS – 60 points] ICT Systems Test Engineer – 263213 [ACS 60 points] Fisheries Inspector – 311311 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Primary Products Inspector nec – 311399 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Fitter and Turner – 323212 [TRA – 60 points] Snowsport Instructor – 452314 [VETASSESS – 50 points] Occupation removed: :Medical Technicians nec – 311299 [Engineers Australia – 40 points] Vetassess has been removed, and TRA is now the only Assessing Authority for the following occupations: Motor mechanic (general) – 321211 Diesel Motor Mechanic – 321212 Motorcycle Mechanic – 321213 Small engine mechanic – 321214 Bricklayer – 331111 Carpenter and Joiner – 331211 Carpenter – 331212 Joiner – 331213 Plumber (General) – 334111 Electrician (General) – 341111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic – 342111 Electrical Linesworker – 342211 Technical Cable Jointer – 342212 New ENS Occupation List – Subclasses 121 and 856 Legislative Instrument IMMI 10/089 [F2010L03158] specifies the occupations, locations (in this case Australia), salaries and assessing authorities for ENS applications. This takes effect from 5 December 2010 Occupations added: Advertising Manager – 131113 [AIM] Art Administrator or Manager – 139911 [VETASSESS] Biotechnologist – 234514 [VETASSESS ] Chief Executive of Managing Director – 111111 [AIM] Conference and Event Organiser – 149311 [VETASSESS] Construction Estimator – 312114 [VETASSESS] Education Reviewer – 249112 [VETASSESS] Fisheries Inspector – 311311 [VETASSESS] Fitter and Turner – 323212 [TRA] Food Technologist – 234212 [VETASSESS] ICT Systems Test Engineer – 263213 [ACS] Jewellery Designer – 232313 [VETASSESS] Liaison Officer – 224912 [VETASSESS] Network Administrator – 263112 [ACS] Primary Products Inspector nec – 311399 [VETASSSES] Snowsport Instructor – 452314 [VETASSESS] Web Designer – 232414 [VETASSESS] Occupation removed: Medical Technicians nec – 311299 [Engineers Australia] Australian Visa Priority Processing State Migration Plans Australia ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) Due to the way information is noted by DIAC many get confused and based their decisions on incorrect information. This has increased emails and telephone calls we receive from people all over the world and also from Migration Agents who are confused. As a professional practice we do not depend on web site information but depend on the actual legislative instruments and policy advice manual. For clients to choose the correct list we have put a explanatory note in each list. Australian Visa Processing Priority for Decision Ready Visa Applications Processing Priority for Decision Ready Visa Applications -In order to speed up the processing of visa applications, GSM Brisbane (GSMB) has a system whereby we as your lawyers can sign a declaration that we are lodging a complete application (ie, each and every required document has been lodged). In this process the time for allocation to a case officer is 10 working days.Please also note that this does not mean that the decision will be made in 10 working days. Once the case officer is allocated the case, the processing time depends on each particular case.This scheme will be used ONLY if the file is absolutely COMPLETE. If any documentation is outstanding this scheme is not applicable. We are requested by many to make submissions to DIAC and for certification Decision ready and to submit Checklists (DRCs). We undertake this task for client who lodge applications via us and only if the application meets the criteria for Decision Ready. We can only undertake this task from new clients who has all ready lodged the application only if we can verify if the application is a decision ready application and only after we are satisfied that all documents are in order and lodged. Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 1 Explanatory note: This list includes SOL occupations (in ASCO) that apply to all General Skilled Migration visa applications that were not finally determined (in the pipeline) as at 1 July 2010. This SOL in existence prior to 1 July 2010 in ASCO code (schedule 1) – applies only to General Skilled Migration (GSM) applicants who lodged their application prior to 1 July 2010. Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 2. Explanatory note: This list applies to applications made on or before 31 December 2012 for a Subclass 885 (Skilled-Independent), 886 (Skilled – Sponsored), or Subclass 487 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored) visa by an applicant who held a Subclass 485 visa on 8 February 2010 or had applied for a Subclass 485 visa that was not finally determined on 8 February 2010, and may nominate an occupation on the current SOL or the new SOL that commences from 1 July 2010. This list also applies to applicants who held a student visa in subclasses 572, 573 and 574 on 8 February 2010 and who apply for subclass 485 visa on or before 31 December 2012. Applicants can only nominate an ANZSCO occupation from 1 July 2010. The ASCO codes correlated to ANZSCO occupations provide DIAC-endorsed policy guidance for the purposes of acceptable skills assessments. An applicant with a relevant valid skills assessment in an ASCO occupation should map it to the relevant ANZSCO occupation. This SOL in existence prior to 1 July 2010 in ANZSCO code (schedule 2) – applies to GSM applicants who are eligible for transitional arrangements and who lodge their application before 1 January 2013.
  18. Happy New Year everyone... Am getting very, well not sure how to explain it, anxious, excited, worried sick, as I am submitting my defacto visa end of January. As it's a new year can anyone tell me if they have a habit of updating the forms at the start of the new year. I have just checked and they see to be the same, but I would hate to fill out all the forms and then find out I didn't complete an updated version. Any insight would be great. I also printed out the partner booklet in August but have noticed there is an updated version but has anything changed? It's alot of ink and paper to print out again if nothing has changed. Thank you.. :confused:
  19. Hi everyone, My application has lodged on 17-Sep-08 as a System Manager ASCO 2231-11 under subclass 475 for Victoria territory, I have been sponsored by my sister who lives in Victoria (Family Sponsored). As 26211 Database Administrator the newly included ANZSCO in VIC SMP which has been mapped with ASCO 223-11. So, what are my chances?! am I eligible to apply for VIC SMP! Many thanks in advance for any prompt reply :wubclub:
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    VIC SMP occupation list updated

    VIC SMP list (176) has been updated today. Two new occupations and more specialisations have been added for ICT. https://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/225920/State-Sponsorship-Eligibility-List-Dec-2010.PDF Lots of additions for other occupations as well.
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    ACT SMP - updated

    Just read this on SA Australia Forum: ACT SMP Updated - SAAustralia Forums Regards Connie
  22. Hold on to your breadth! Something new is coming out really soon. Hope it brings out the SMP and good luck to all those SS holders awaiting good news to be bumped up to Cat. 2! State Migration Centre ********** Pathways to Migrate - Currently being updated How to Apply for State Sponsorship - Currently being updated Skilled Sponsored Visa (SSV) - Currently being updated Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRSV) - Currently being updated State Sponsorship Guidelines - Currently being updated Getting a Positive Skills Assessment English Language Requirements Online Application System Occupations in Demand - Currently being updated Information for Employers
  23. Hi everyone, I have just stumbled across this. Hopefully provide some answers on what occupations the states are potentially looking to attract: workplace.gov.au - State and Territory Skill Shortages Looks to have been collated in late 2009 and early 2010. Page was updated today so seems to be hot off the press...although having looked through them they appear to be the same template and not much info seems available from the states. Not sure what to make of them. Cheers, Mark
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