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CO appointed yesterday so police checks applied for and form 80 being completed :)


Ball Rolling: 27/01/14 | TRA Skills Assessment Submitted: 03/03/14 | Passed: 11/04/14 | IELTS: 24/04/14 | Passed (9's): 07/05/14 | EOI lodged: 07/05/14 | Invited: 12/05/14 | Submitted: 15/05/14 | CO: 06/06/14 | Baby born: 14/10/14 | Meds: 02/12/14 | Police Checks applied: 04/12/14 | Visa Granted: 08/01/15

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CO appointed yesterday so police checks applied for and form 80 being completed :)

 

Good news!

 

I'm waiting for my medicals to be uploaded and then the waiting starts for real I guess.


Skilled Independent 189 | ACS submitted: 22/02/2014, results: 17/04/2014 | IELTS test: 25/04/2014, results: 06/05/2014 | EOI submitted: 08/05/2014 | Invite received: 12/05/2014 | Application lodged: 12/05/2014 | Case Office assigned: 21/05/2014 | Uploaded PCC: 02/06/2014 | Uploaded Medicals: 09/06/2014 | Grant received: 17/06/2014 | Melbourne bound!

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CO appointed yesterday so police checks applied for and form 80 being completed :)

 

That is great news! And your process is fast.

I have lodged my application at 30th of May, still waiting for CO.


Skilled Independent 189 | ACS submitted: 10/10/2013, results: 24/02/2014 |Invite received: 27/04/2014 | Application lodged: 30/05/2014 | Case Officer assigned: 25/06/2014 | :wink:

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Lodged on 28th May, still no CO.


Engineers Australia SA: 233914 08/07/2013|IELTS: 7/12/2013 8,7,8,7|EOI: 7/03/2014|ITA: 28/04/2014|Visa lodge: 28/05/2014|Documents front loaded: 30/05/2014|PCC: 30/05/2014|Medicals: 03/06/2014 |CO assigned: 19 Jun 2014 (Adelaide Team 23) asked for form 80 | Form 80 uploaded: 20 Jun 2014|Grant: 7/7/2014

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OK, so a couple of questions.

Got my CO and collating, uploading all the documents.

Medicals booked, Police Check ready to be sent.

 

1) Haven't been asked for a Form 80, should I be concerned?

2) Been asked to complete a Form 47A for my daughter but not for my Wife, is this usual?

3) Proof of Overseas education, very limited evidence. Uploaded my BTEC (the only one that would have given me points on the EOI), but cannot find my CSE & O'Level certificates, is that a problem?

 

Any advice very welcome as always

 

Paul

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ACS - Completed, IELTS - Completed, EOI - 21/3/14 (amended 17/4/14), Applied 14/05/14, Case Officer assigned 23/05/14, Medicals Completed 14/06/14, Police Checks (sent) 17/06/14, Grant Decision 01/07/14, Arrived and living near the coast since May 2015.

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Uploaded my medicals 09 June. So now everything that CO asked for is uploaded. Now the wait!

@Robbouk

 

1. I wasn't asked for Form 80 either. It is discretionary. They could still ask for it, but I'm hoping that in my case they don't.

3. I would only upload any proof you used for ACS and the qualifications you are claiming points for. I did not upload any of my junior qualifications. Only my degree which I used in ACS and which I claimed points for.


Skilled Independent 189 | ACS submitted: 22/02/2014, results: 17/04/2014 | IELTS test: 25/04/2014, results: 06/05/2014 | EOI submitted: 08/05/2014 | Invite received: 12/05/2014 | Application lodged: 12/05/2014 | Case Office assigned: 21/05/2014 | Uploaded PCC: 02/06/2014 | Uploaded Medicals: 09/06/2014 | Grant received: 17/06/2014 | Melbourne bound!

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Don't worry about CSE and O Levels - they wouldn't be concerned with these as these qualifications aren't something they'll be familiar with. It's only high level education they will be concerned about apparently!

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Hi Guys,

Application Lodged : 5th May

Medical : 12th May

CO: 26th May

 

I have lodged my 189 Visa application on 5th of May via my Agent, and as we are expecting baby July end 2014, we have also submitted the Pregnancy Health Undertaking.

Our agent has also uploaded my wife's HIV and Hepatitis report.

 

CO has been assigned to us on 26th May, and asked us for

 

1. Form 80

2. Employment reference

 

CO doesn't ask for my Wife's Medical.

 

I don't know whether they will OnHold our Visa or Grant us on condition.

 

Our Current Status - 457 Visa Since Oct 2012 and not moved out of country after coming here.

 

Please let me know if anybody of you faced the similar situation….

 

 


ACS App - 16/12/13,ACS Confir - 6/3/14,EOI sub - 21/4/14,Visa Inv - 28/04/14, App Lodged - 5/5/14, Medical - 12/5/14, CO alloc & Ask for add docs - 26/5/14, Uploaded by agent -29/5/14

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Hi,

 

i see that a lot of you guys have already lodged your applications. i just got my invitation this week. I do not have an agent and am trying to lodge the application myself. You think its a good idea or should I hire a agent to get this done?

 

 

Got mine too.

 

How many more hoops?

Does anyone know estimated timescales?

Medicals?

Police Checks?

Etc

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Hi,

 

i see that a lot of you guys have already lodged your applications. i just got my invitation this week. I do not have an agent and am trying to lodge the application myself. You think its a good idea or should I hire a agent to get this done?

 

You will find a mixture of opinions, some have done all the work themselves and some have employed an agent. There are benefits and risks to both, your decision should be based on your available time, your confidence in understanding the requirements & your budget (an agent isn't cheap).

 

For me, I did the DIY version and used the many members of this forum for advice and as a sounding board.

 

Good luck.


ACS - Completed, IELTS - Completed, EOI - 21/3/14 (amended 17/4/14), Applied 14/05/14, Case Officer assigned 23/05/14, Medicals Completed 14/06/14, Police Checks (sent) 17/06/14, Grant Decision 01/07/14, Arrived and living near the coast since May 2015.

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Hi,

 

i see that a lot of you guys have already lodged your applications. i just got my invitation this week. I do not have an agent and am trying to lodge the application myself. You think its a good idea or should I hire a agent to get this done?

 

 

Hi,

 

If you have all the documents starting from your Education, Employment reference, Payslip, bank statements etc. In that case you can go ahead and file of your own.

 

Basically, if you are confident that you can provide and prove all the EOI claims with out any issues go ahead of your own.

 

Regards,

Dhiru


ACS App - 16/12/13,ACS Confir - 6/3/14,EOI sub - 21/4/14,Visa Inv - 28/04/14, App Lodged - 5/5/14, Medical - 12/5/14, CO alloc & Ask for add docs - 26/5/14, Uploaded by agent -29/5/14

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You will find a mixture of opinions, some have done all the work themselves and some have employed an agent. There are benefits and risks to both, your decision should be based on your available time, your confidence in understanding the requirements & your budget (an agent isn't cheap).

 

For me, I did the DIY version and used the many members of this forum for advice and as a sounding board.

 

Good luck.

 

I guess i will try the same thing. An agent is too expensive here. Thanks for the response. I just had one quick question, I was starting the application and there was an option of nationat identification document. I have a driver's license. does that count as the national identification document?

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Hi Guys,

 

I have a question. I have currently sent my application for the ACS process. But Once I will finally send the application for the visa and after that if I will not have much fund left in my account then will that be a problem? I mean can that be an issue for getting the visa? Is there any minimum fund requirement that an applicant has to show for this 189 visa?


26th April, 2014 ACS application lodged , 1st July,2014 ACS approval received , EOI submitted 4th July,2014 , Invited 11th August,2014, Visa Lodged 17th September, 2014 (With Form 80 and Canada PCC) , Grant ????

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Hi all, just a new joiner in this forum. I've uploaded and submitted my application on 9 June and waiting for PCC to be issued by our national police.

 

I got some concerns, would like to consult you guys.

 

1. About my PCC for my period in the Netherlands 8 years ago.

 

During the last 10 years, my resident background like this:

Jul 2006 - current: my home country

Feb 2006 - Jun 2006: The Netherlands

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006: my home country

Sep 2002 - Sep 2005: The Netherlands

 

I am wondering if the CO will ask for PCC of the Netherlands or not. I've read through posts in this forum, some said no, some said yes. And currently, I have no idea how to obtain PCC of the Netherlands should it be required. Any one can help?

 

2. My working experience:

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006: Fulltime Internship (Accountant) --> I did not apply for skill assessment

Jul 2006 - Oct 2006: Accountant --> I did not apply for skill assessment

Nov 2006 - current: External auditor/Internal auditor --> VETASSESS done.

 

My question is I claimed all above experiences are related (indeed they are), but then suddenly I just read a post saying that the period that I did not mention for skill assessment would not be counted. Is it true? Anybody has experience this? Pls share.

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Hi all, just a new joiner in this forum. I've uploaded and submitted my application on 9 June and waiting for PCC to be issued by our national police.

 

I got some concerns, would like to consult you guys.

 

1. About my PCC for my period in the Netherlands 8 years ago.

 

During the last 10 years, my resident background like this:

Jul 2006 - current: my home country

Feb 2006 - Jun 2006: The Netherlands

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006: my home country

Sep 2002 - Sep 2005: The Netherlands

 

I am wondering if the CO will ask for PCC of the Netherlands or not. I've read through posts in this forum, some said no, some said yes. And currently, I have no idea how to obtain PCC of the Netherlands should it be required. Any one can help?

 

2. My working experience:

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006: Fulltime Internship (Accountant) --> I did not apply for skill assessment

Jul 2006 - Oct 2006: Accountant --> I did not apply for skill assessment

Nov 2006 - current: External auditor/Internal auditor --> VETASSESS done.

 

My question is I claimed all above experiences are related (indeed they are), but then suddenly I just read a post saying that the period that I did not mention for skill assessment would not be counted. Is it true? Anybody has experience this? Pls share.

 

Hey Mate,

 

1. I think you should arrange the PCC for Netherland too as you lived there for more than 12 month.

 

2. I think its better if you claim all the above experience but as per my knowledge they will consider Skill assessment as reference for your Job Experience, so show everything despite of the fact that they will use Skill assessment as reference.

 

Regards,

Dhiru


ACS App - 16/12/13,ACS Confir - 6/3/14,EOI sub - 21/4/14,Visa Inv - 28/04/14, App Lodged - 5/5/14, Medical - 12/5/14, CO alloc & Ask for add docs - 26/5/14, Uploaded by agent -29/5/14

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I don't think so that there is any Fund requirement criteria for 189 visa, if you go through the Immi website it will state you all the required criteria, and I have not seen any criteria regarding Fund.

 

Regards,

Dhiru


ACS App - 16/12/13,ACS Confir - 6/3/14,EOI sub - 21/4/14,Visa Inv - 28/04/14, App Lodged - 5/5/14, Medical - 12/5/14, CO alloc & Ask for add docs - 26/5/14, Uploaded by agent -29/5/14

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Hey Mate,

 

1. I think you should arrange the PCC for Netherland too as you lived there for more than 12 month.

 

2. I think its better if you claim all the above experience but as per my knowledge they will consider Skill assessment as reference for your Job Experience, so show everything despite of the fact that they will use Skill assessment as reference.

 

Regards,

Dhiru

 

Thanks Dhiru for your advices.

 

For no1. I think I will get the PCC once the CO request me to do so. Other posts in here saying that in order to complete the application form for PCC of the Netherlands I will need DIAC to fill in the reason why I am applying for it. So maybe I have to wait then :(

 

No. 2, Yes I did claim all, so that I got more than 8 years highly related experiences. I am just wondering if they count the time not mentioned in Skill assessment letter. If so, will be less than 8 years, and my application will be on hold then :(.

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I don't really have the bank statements anymore. Is it really important? Can I not apply my VISA without them?

 

Hi,

 

If you have all the documents starting from your Education, Employment reference, Payslip, bank statements etc. In that case you can go ahead and file of your own.

 

Basically, if you are confident that you can provide and prove all the EOI claims with out any issues go ahead of your own.

 

 

 

Regards,

Dhiru

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Hi Guys,

 

First of all thanks for the reply, today my ACS status is showing "case finalised". Any idea what does it mean? When I will come to know my ACS status.?


26th April, 2014 ACS application lodged , 1st July,2014 ACS approval received , EOI submitted 4th July,2014 , Invited 11th August,2014, Visa Lodged 17th September, 2014 (With Form 80 and Canada PCC) , Grant ????

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I don't really have the bank statements anymore. Is it really important? Can I not apply my VISA without them?

 

I didn't send off bank statements.I had payslips (for part of the period claimed), tax statements (p60) and statements of employment. Mine was approved.


Skilled independent visa:189 AISTL 06/02/14 IELTS 15/03/14 (9,9,9,9) EOI 31/03/14 (70 points) INVITE 13/04/2014 LODGE 30/04/14 CO 16/05/14 MEDS 27/05/14 PCC 11/06/14 GRANT 12/06/14

 

 

 

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well, the reason I don't have bank statements is because I was mostly free-lancing or part time. I have my hours but the money was cash and I didn't pay any taxes. I am just worried that they would decline the experience. Have you heard of cases where people get approved with just employment documents like experience letters , offer letters and project communication records. I have all of that and even have references.

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Hi Guys,

 

Yesterday, I saw the status as case finalised but it is still in the 4th stage. So is it good or bad? when I will come to know about the result?


26th April, 2014 ACS application lodged , 1st July,2014 ACS approval received , EOI submitted 4th July,2014 , Invited 11th August,2014, Visa Lodged 17th September, 2014 (With Form 80 and Canada PCC) , Grant ????

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Think I fit into this thread :0) Our agent is in Brissy and has done it all by post so no online viewing of visa status for us :0( oh well spose it dont really matter we will hear about our visa regardless. Good luck everyone.


Agent - Nov 2012. Getting certs - all of 2013. IELTS, PCC, EOI - Mar 2014. Invitation - Apr 2014. Medicals Jun 2014. 25th June Visa Granted. Flights booked for 17th October 2014. "So Long and thanks for all the fish"

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Guys, in my case (check the timeline below), CO asked for medicals and pcc on the day of allocation itself (which I sent on the same day) and it's been more than 10 days since then. I haven't heard from CO. CO hasn't asked for Form 80 either. Just no communication! Any opinions? Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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Category: 261112 | Visa: 189 | 65 points | IELTS Overall: 7.5 (L: 7.5, R: 7, W: 7, S: 7.5) | EOI submitted: 6th Oct, 2013 | Invite: 23rd Mar, 2014 | Visa Lodged: 14th May, 2014 | PCC (U.S., India): 19th May, 2014 | Medicals: 31st May, 2014 | CO Allocation: 3rd June, 2014 | Grant: ??

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Visa Category: 261112 (189) | 65 points | IELTS Overall: 7.5 | EOI: 6/10/2013 | Invite: 23/3/2014 | Visa Lodged: 14/5/2014 | PCC: 19/5/2014 | Med: 31/5/2014 | CO Allocation: 3/6/2014 | Grant: 23/6/2014

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Guys, in my case (check the timeline below), CO asked for medicals and pcc on the day of allocation itself (which I sent on the same day) and it's been more than 10 days since then. I haven't heard from CO. CO hasn't asked for Form 80 either. Just no communication! Any opinions? Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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Category: 261112 | Visa: 189 | 65 points | IELTS Overall: 7.5 (L: 7.5, R: 7, W: 7, S: 7.5) | EOI submitted: 6th Oct, 2013 | Invite: 23rd Mar, 2014 | Visa Lodged: 14th May, 2014 | PCC (U.S., India): 19th May, 2014 | Medicals: 31st May, 2014 | CO Allocation: 3rd June, 2014 | Grant: ??

 

 

Not sure, but I've heard reports that the CO will only check things once the 28 day time limit has elapsed. So 28 days after the information request, they will look into your case again. I'm in the same position. The wait is a bit frustrating.

 

I'll be able to tell you in a few days, because I was asked to for PCC and Medicals on 20 May. Which means the 28 day expiry for me will be this week.


Skilled Independent 189 | ACS submitted: 22/02/2014, results: 17/04/2014 | IELTS test: 25/04/2014, results: 06/05/2014 | EOI submitted: 08/05/2014 | Invite received: 12/05/2014 | Application lodged: 12/05/2014 | Case Office assigned: 21/05/2014 | Uploaded PCC: 02/06/2014 | Uploaded Medicals: 09/06/2014 | Grant received: 17/06/2014 | Melbourne bound!

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