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Theresa13

January 2016 - 189 visa applicants

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Evening,

 

I have looked through previous threads and cannot find a one for applications submitted in January 2016, so I thought I would start one. We submitted an application on 28th January 2016 and have today just been allocated a case officer. We have to complete form F80, Police checks and Health checks within the next 28 days. Does anyone have any experience they can share as we are doing it without an agent. Also does anyone know how long the Police checks are taking to come back? Thank you.

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IELTS 6/15. EOI-60 points as an EHO sub 10/15. EOI Invite-8/1/16. 189 Visa app 28/1/16. CO allocation 10/2/16.Request from CO for more info,Form 80,Meds&Police Check. Police check sub 29/2/16. Meds-5/3/16. Police returned-10/3/16. Meds upload-14/3/16. Grant-12/4/16.

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I just got my grant. Submitted my application on Jan 19th, grant letter of Feb 11th. I did have 457 visa approved though and was supposed to fly tomorrow on that visa to start my new job on Monday, but I'll be flying on 189 instead!


EOI submitted - 31 Oct 2015, Occupation code: 263111, Points: 60, Invitation: 8 Jan 2016, 189 Visa applied: 19 Jan 2016, 189 Visa grant: 11 Feb 2016

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Hi Theresa,

we lodged 8th Jan.

i think our police checks came back within a week or so. Health checks were booked and completed in the same week and results were back a week later.

Here' hoping we all get speedy grants like pildav!


24/7/15:IELTS.9/8/15:First Aid.1/9/15:Stage1 Skills Ass.3/12/15:Practical Skills Ass.3/12/15:EOI Submitted 189&190.10/12/15:190 Invite.17/12/15:Completed form for 190.7/1/16:189 Invite Received! Applied! Docs front loaded.16/1/16:Medicals.19/1/16:Form80 uploaded.19/2/16:VISA GRANTED!

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Pildav, Congratulations that was quick.


IELTS 6/15. EOI-60 points as an EHO sub 10/15. EOI Invite-8/1/16. 189 Visa app 28/1/16. CO allocation 10/2/16.Request from CO for more info,Form 80,Meds&Police Check. Police check sub 29/2/16. Meds-5/3/16. Police returned-10/3/16. Meds upload-14/3/16. Grant-12/4/16.

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Hello everyone,

 

Application sent 14/01/16 (All documents and PCC uploaded). I was contacted by a CO on 25/01/16 requesting for my medical to be carried out. Medical completed 05/02/16. Awaiting decision.


Critical Care and Emergency Nurse: Skills Assessment 31/08/15, EOI 05/10/15, Invitation 07/01/16, Application sent 14/01/16 (All documents and PCC uploaded) CO 25/01/16, Medical completed 05/02/16, Form 80 submitted 27/02/16, 189 visa granted 03/03/16

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Hey everyone.

 

EOI 10th jan, Logged visa on the 22nd Jan, Case Officer assigned 8th feb asking for Aussie police check should be here tomorrow or monday then I'm hoping it won't be long after that ill get excepted. Fingers crossed.

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Same for us, submitted early Jan, CO assigned mid Jan, luckily we finished medicals before so all we had to do complete was Form 80, PCC and get hold of our birth certificates (born in Kuwait!)

Resubmitted everything on Feb 8th and now the wait begins, lets hope it's quick and painless now (i wish!)

 

KnK


Karen & Ken | PRs done : Jun 16 | Moved to Aus : Dec 16 | Break from Life : Dec 16 to Feb 17 | Mel Rental, Jobs and City Life : Feb 17 | Mel Land Purchase : May 17 | Home Construction : Sept 17 | (Bye bye city and hello suburbia) Moved in : Aug 18 | and on to the next............

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I front loaded PCC/Form80 and medicals were done during 457 visa application that was approved a week prior I applied for 189. So I had all ducks lined up ...


EOI submitted - 31 Oct 2015, Occupation code: 263111, Points: 60, Invitation: 8 Jan 2016, 189 Visa applied: 19 Jan 2016, 189 Visa grant: 11 Feb 2016

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I put in EOI on 6th Jan, got invite 22nd Jan and lodged the same day.

 

PCC's sent off on 19th Jan and medicals booked for 27th Jan.

 

I had to get PCC's for living here in Cyprus which came back yesterday and my husbands UK one only came back on the 8th Feb.

 

I was lucky living in Cyprus that medicals only cost us 300 euro between us so that was a bonus and it was uploaded onto immi the next day.

 

A case officer contacted me on the 3rd feb requesting PCC's and a form 80 for myself and hubby. Mine was already uploaded and hubby's just needed to be put onto immi and it was a little worrying with the unpredictability of the post out here regards waiting for PCC's. Now the waiting begins I suppose.

 

Fingers crossed for a quick grant for us all. Looking at Oct and Nov lodgement posts is quite worrying as some of those guys look like they have been waiting ages still without a grant.


AITSL acknowledged: 02/11/2015, IELTS: 21/11/2015, AITSL approved: 4/1/2016, EOI 6/01/2016, Invite 22/01/2016 Medicals: 27/01/2016, CO contact: 3/2/16, Police Checks received: 9/02/2016, ,9/3/2016 Landed 5/7/16

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Silly question from me : Has there even been an unsuccessful result when applicants are at this stage in the process?

I ask because we plan to put our home for sale in 2 weeks time as the market is good in our area (started another thread about this dilemma of ours and have now been told we need to act fast in current climate)

 

Is it wise putting our home for sale in March given its very unlikely we will get to know by then? I dont know of simple cases (ours is a straightforward 70 points case, no crazy history, health conditions, missing info etc) not going through. It should be just a case of waiting for it right? So we are about 99% there, aren't we?

 

Thanks

KnK


Karen & Ken | PRs done : Jun 16 | Moved to Aus : Dec 16 | Break from Life : Dec 16 to Feb 17 | Mel Rental, Jobs and City Life : Feb 17 | Mel Land Purchase : May 17 | Home Construction : Sept 17 | (Bye bye city and hello suburbia) Moved in : Aug 18 | and on to the next............

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Silly question from me : Has there even been an unsuccessful result when applicants are at this stage in the process?

I ask because we plan to put our home for sale in 2 weeks time as the market is good in our area (started another thread about this dilemma of ours and have now been told we need to act fast in current climate)

 

Is it wise putting our home for sale in March given its very unlikely we will get to know by then? I dont know of simple cases (ours is a straightforward 70 points case, no crazy history, health conditions, missing info etc) not going through. It should be just a case of waiting for it right? So we are about 99% there, aren't we?

 

Thanks

KnK

 

Hi there,

 

Immigration advise applicants not to quit jobs or sell homes until you have received your visa. It's risky! Good luck :)


Critical Care and Emergency Nurse: Skills Assessment 31/08/15, EOI 05/10/15, Invitation 07/01/16, Application sent 14/01/16 (All documents and PCC uploaded) CO 25/01/16, Medical completed 05/02/16, Form 80 submitted 27/02/16, 189 visa granted 03/03/16

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Hi everbody.

 

I lodged my 189 Visa application on 6 Jan 2016. GSM Adelaide contacted me for more documents (spouse's Form 80, medical checks for the family, Singapore PCC and AFP Clearance), all of which have been uploaded as of 4 Feb 2016. No updates thus far. A check on the website shows that the earliest allocation for 189/190/489 Visas is currently 2 Jan 2016. I reckon it'll be at least another week or two before I get a chance to be considered. Praying hard for a favorable and swift response from them.

 

Cheers,

aeebee :wink:


189 Visa lodged 06/01/16, CO requested more info 20/01/16, Singapore PCC 21/01/16, AFP Clearance 25/01/16, Medical Clearance 28/01/16, Info provided 04/02/16, Grant 25/02/16 ⭐️

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How long did you all wait for your invatations after your expression of interests? Any of you nurses? I am currently living in Sydney on a 457........it's running out next month......I'm always last min........omg I'm having a heart attack as I may have to leave my amazing job, lifestyle, home.....all because I'm an idiot

 

Also did you get the invite emailed to you? Would love to hear more. Good luck everyone xxx


moved to Oz on a sponsorship October 2011-lastmin.com is my middle name-ANMAC 5/02/16-PTE 8/02/16-EOI 60 points 8/02/16-189 visa invite 17/02/16-visa lodged 24/02/16-Bridging visa granted 24/02/16- CO assigned 9/03/16- all docs & police checks uploaded 9/03/16-medical uploaded 22/02/16....189 visa granted 11/5/16 yay!

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Congrats!


189 Visa lodged 06/01/16, CO requested more info 20/01/16, Singapore PCC 21/01/16, AFP Clearance 25/01/16, Medical Clearance 28/01/16, Info provided 04/02/16, Grant 25/02/16 ⭐️

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How long did you all wait for your invatations after your expression of interests? Any of you nurses? I am currently living in Sydney on a 457........it's running out next month......I'm always last min........omg I'm having a heart attack as I may have to leave my amazing job, lifestyle, home.....all because I'm an idiot

 

Also did you get the invite emailed to you? Would love to hear more. Good luck everyone xxx

 

Hi,

 

Iam Mental Health Nurse, still in the UK, I submitted my EOI with 60 points sometimes middle of Jan. I got invited next round I think it was 22nd of Jan. They send u email as well as on your SkillSelect account.

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I know it's all a waiting game, but am I right in thinking I'll have a decision soon, I submitted my visa in December, uploaded all documents on the 2nd January.... And on their website says they're up to the 2nd of January applications...

 

Kind regards

luke

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Submitted 189 on 26th Jan, Medicals booked for next Wednesday, my police check completed but waiting on my husbands and Son as they had to get new passport photos.

Scanned loads of documents and evidence to our agent this week ready for her to upload, not sure if she has done some of this already?

not been told if we have a case officer yet either?

needed to order three new birth certificates this week as ours didn't have our parents full names on them! Another bloody expense £80 for fast track ones, should be here this week.

son has to get new passport too ( wish our agent had advised this before we submitted as this may hold things up as could take weeks to come back.

form 80's were completed with agent just in case and getting together evidence to prove sons dependency on us.

 

hoping to be leaving Uk for Sydney sometime in June??

 

Anyone know if being with an agent makes for a quicker decision?


IELTS 25/07/15 :: ANMAC 10/12/2015 :: AHPRA LOD 13/1/16 ::

EOI 17/12/15 :: MEDICALS 24/2/16 ::POLICE CHECKS 12/2/16 ::

189 VISA SUBMITTED 26/1/16 :: GRANTED 4/7/16 ::

ARRIVED SYDNEY 28/09/16 :: JOB 11/10/16 ::

MOVED TO WATERLOO 20/10/16 :: SON ARRIVES 23/11/16

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Submitted 189 on 26th Jan, Medicals booked for next Wednesday, my police check completed but waiting on my husbands and Son as they had to get new passport photos.

Scanned loads of documents and evidence to our agent this week ready for her to upload, not sure if she has done some of this already?

not been told if we have a case officer yet either?

needed to order three new birth certificates this week as ours didn't have our parents full names on them! Another bloody expense £80 for fast track ones, should be here this week.

son has to get new passport too ( wish our agent had advised this before we submitted as this may hold things up as could take weeks to come back.

form 80's were completed with agent just in case and getting together evidence to prove sons dependency on us.

 

hoping to be leaving Uk for Sydney sometime in June??

 

Anyone know if being with an agent makes for a quicker decision?

 

Make sure you hang on to the original birth certs - Australia loves ID, I have lost count of the number of times I have needed my birth certificate to get stuff organised, not just citizenship, but for jobs, licences etc.

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Submitted 189 on 26th Jan, Medicals booked for next Wednesday, my police check completed but waiting on my husbands and Son as they had to get new passport photos.

Scanned loads of documents and evidence to our agent this week ready for her to upload, not sure if she has done some of this already?

not been told if we have a case officer yet either?

needed to order three new birth certificates this week as ours didn't have our parents full names on them! Another bloody expense £80 for fast track ones, should be here this week.

son has to get new passport too ( wish our agent had advised this before we submitted as this may hold things up as could take weeks to come back.

form 80's were completed with agent just in case and getting together evidence to prove sons dependency on us.

 

hoping to be leaving Uk for Sydney sometime in June??

 

Anyone know if being with an agent makes for a quicker decision?

 

It doesn't make any difference with either agency or independently. It's a awaiting game. Good luck :)


Critical Care and Emergency Nurse: Skills Assessment 31/08/15, EOI 05/10/15, Invitation 07/01/16, Application sent 14/01/16 (All documents and PCC uploaded) CO 25/01/16, Medical completed 05/02/16, Form 80 submitted 27/02/16, 189 visa granted 03/03/16

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Visa grant received this morning!!!! 6 weeks to the day after applying!!!! So excited but I don't know what to do with myself, we are supposed to be getting ready for work, no ones answering the phone either!!! Can't believe I did it and on my own too.

 

good luck to everyone still waiting and thanks to everyone that's helped us along the way!


24/7/15:IELTS.9/8/15:First Aid.1/9/15:Stage1 Skills Ass.3/12/15:Practical Skills Ass.3/12/15:EOI Submitted 189&190.10/12/15:190 Invite.17/12/15:Completed form for 190.7/1/16:189 Invite Received! Applied! Docs front loaded.16/1/16:Medicals.19/1/16:Form80 uploaded.19/2/16:VISA GRANTED!

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Mims

 

That is fantastic news When and where are you going? Thank you for keeping the thread updated, we can now all estimate barring any problems how long it will take to grant.


IELTS 6/15. EOI-60 points as an EHO sub 10/15. EOI Invite-8/1/16. 189 Visa app 28/1/16. CO allocation 10/2/16.Request from CO for more info,Form 80,Meds&Police Check. Police check sub 29/2/16. Meds-5/3/16. Police returned-10/3/16. Meds upload-14/3/16. Grant-12/4/16.

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Hi Theresa,

 

we we are looking to go ASAP but realistically 1st may ish I think and we are off to Perth but again that doesn't have to be set in stone,we've travelled all states so we will go where work takes us and where feels right =D.

 

youre not too far behind with your dates so fingers crossed you have your visa very soon!


24/7/15:IELTS.9/8/15:First Aid.1/9/15:Stage1 Skills Ass.3/12/15:Practical Skills Ass.3/12/15:EOI Submitted 189&190.10/12/15:190 Invite.17/12/15:Completed form for 190.7/1/16:189 Invite Received! Applied! Docs front loaded.16/1/16:Medicals.19/1/16:Form80 uploaded.19/2/16:VISA GRANTED!

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Visa grant received this morning!!!! 6 weeks to the day after applying!!!! So excited but I don't know what to do with myself, we are supposed to be getting ready for work, no ones answering the phone either!!! Can't believe I did it and on my own too.

 

good luck to everyone still waiting and thanks to everyone that's helped us along the way!

 

Congratulations! Did DIBP request for form 80? I have nearly completed it but no request for it.


Critical Care and Emergency Nurse: Skills Assessment 31/08/15, EOI 05/10/15, Invitation 07/01/16, Application sent 14/01/16 (All documents and PCC uploaded) CO 25/01/16, Medical completed 05/02/16, Form 80 submitted 27/02/16, 189 visa granted 03/03/16

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Dear All,

 

If I start application and save as it goes, can I still then apply for upfront medical (my health declaration) using ImmiAccount?


SkillSelect EOI (Subclass 190): 29 July 2014, NSW Nomination EOI: 29 Jan 2016, NSW Nomination Application: 01 Feb 2016, NSW Nomination Approval & ITA: 19 Feb 2016, Visa Application Lodge: 24 Feb 2016, CO Contact: 19/03/2016, Additional Doc Submission: 22/03/2016, 2nd VAC Paid: 30/03/2016, Visa Grant: 05/04/2016

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Could I ask how you go about doing the Police Checks and what Medicals do you have to do? Are there guidelines or preferences. What are the costs involved? (we are based in the UK and are looking to emigrate on a 189 through my husbands Glazier 333111 (we still have to get it assessed by the TRA).

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