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22 hours ago, nikimino said:

my MA contacted them many times but got no reply. I am from april 17 as well...

What occupation ???

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On 31/07/2018 at 09:55, Totto said:

Hello,  I lodged my visa and nomination on Jan 23 2017. Been waiting now for 19 months.

Yesterday I heard that when your previous visa is not about to expire you are not priority, can you confirm when was your previous visa meant to expire. I hold a 457 that won't expire till march 2020, is it possible I will have to wait till 2020 to get the first correspondence from the department? Any info would help, cheers

STREAM: 186 DIRECT ENTRY

Nationality: Italian (LR) and Portuguese (LR)
Ielts score :8.5 main applicant and 6.5 dependant
Nominated occupation : Graphic PP Trades-person
ON-SHORE
Application submitted for both visa and nomination : 23 Jan 2017
Number of applicants : 2 
Age: 35 Main applicant / 40 dependant.  32 when applied
I believe the occupation is no longer on the list.
ALL DOCUMENTS Submitted - No correspondence from IMMI since application date 
 
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Hi @Totto,

I don't know where you read/heard about that, but it should not be the case. The processing priority is determined by the economic situation of the country:

"The changes to priority processing arrangements address the needs of industry by targeting skills in demand across a number of sectors, while ensuring that the Skilled Migration Programme is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian economy.

Priority processing arrangements are subject to changes in response to Australia’s economic situation and do not change visa eligibility criteria."

Therefore, there is the need for Cooks or Software Engineers or whatever, it makes sense that they first clean the backlog then they start processing new applications. If it was true what you heard, then the backlog would grow exponentially. The Industry sector has already criticized the stricter Visa requirements. It would not tolerate longer waiting times. 

You can read more about processing priority here: 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/24apriority-skilled

With that said, in this Forum I've read a lot of posts such as "oh, they are processing this kind of Visa now", "they are processing the following occupations", "they are prioritizing TRT over DE". Most of this info is based on comments found on this Forum and a rapid look at the excel sheet that lists the applicants. Well, that excel sheet has ZERO relevance in the terms of statistical analysis of what the Department of Immigration (Home Affair) is doing: it's a drop in the ocean. I recall that @boo-yaa once wrote: "you would be surprised by the number of applications that are processed every month" (more or less, I can't remember :D)

It might be true that TRT comes first than DE, as well as that some occupations are prioritized depending on the economic situation/needs.  But certainly, the expiring date of your current Visa does not matter. Although I applied for 186 6 months ago, I've been in Australia for almost 4 years and my 457 Visa will expire in 2020 like yours.

Occupation: Software Engineer, 2 applicants, LR. Visa and Nomination lodged last February.

I hope you get soon your PR ?

 

 

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@Jean Valjean

you might have to wait a little longer with bread theft on your police record.... ?

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Nomination & Visa Applied: 2/2018

LR Country | DE | 2 applicants | Status: Received 

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mine is the same. Nomination is "received", but visa is "initial assessment". And after submitted medical and police check, three months passed, no news. 
fingers crossed...

They just making money to do it
As they ask me same documents in dec 2016 with out approving my nominations
And took that long with out no news and now asked me again medical and police clearance 4 weeks ago and again disappeared ?

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21 hours ago, Jean Valjean said:

Hi @Totto,

I don't know where you read/heard about that, but it should not be the case. The processing priority is determined by the economic situation of the country:

"The changes to priority processing arrangements address the needs of industry by targeting skills in demand across a number of sectors, while ensuring that the Skilled Migration Programme is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian economy.

Priority processing arrangements are subject to changes in response to Australia’s economic situation and do not change visa eligibility criteria."

Therefore, there is the need for Cooks or Software Engineers or whatever, it makes sense that they first clean the backlog then they start processing new applications. If it was true what you heard, then the backlog would grow exponentially. The Industry sector has already criticized the stricter Visa requirements. It would not tolerate longer waiting times. 

You can read more about processing priority here: 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/24apriority-skilled

With that said, in this Forum I've read a lot of posts such as "oh, they are processing this kind of Visa now", "they are processing the following occupations", "they are prioritizing TRT over DE". Most of this info is based on comments found on this Forum and a rapid look at the excel sheet that lists the applicants. Well, that excel sheet has ZERO relevance in the terms of statistical analysis of what the Department of Immigration (Home Affair) is doing: it's a drop in the ocean. I recall that @boo-yaa once wrote: "you would be surprised by the number of applications that are processed every month" (more or less, I can't remember :D)

It might be true that TRT comes first than DE, as well as that some occupations are prioritized depending on the economic situation/needs.  But certainly, the expiring date of your current Visa does not matter. Although I applied for 186 6 months ago, I've been in Australia for almost 4 years and my 457 Visa will expire in 2020 like yours.

Occupation: Software Engineer, 2 applicants, LR. Visa and Nomination lodged last February.

I hope you get soon your PR ?

 

 

RSMS and ENS are coming in priority group 1, 2 and 3. Even they are on the priority but still taking a lot time. What the hell.

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Occupation: Restaurant Manager (ANZSCO 141111)

Occupation in STSOL (Short Term)

Country: Pakistan

Restaurant: Indian Restaurant

Stream: TRT

 

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On 03/08/2018 at 10:14, rfk said:

Hi Friends.

BooooooOOOOOOOMMMmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!

 

Granted.got call and golden email this morning.

 

My 9 years hard works paid..wish everyone here good luck -hope everyone get positive and quick response.

 

Visa + nomination applied : 26-6-17

nomination granted : 11/5/18

visa granted 2/8/18

Marketing specialist .trt.

 

 

This forum was life line for me for past 7 months....stay together and hold tight ...

Congratulations Mate ??

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Occupation : Cook

State: VIC

Country: HR (India)

Stream: 186 DE

Applicants: 4

457 Visa started: 01 July 2016

186 Nomination & Visa Applied: June 14th 2017

Status: Received

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On 31/07/2018 at 15:35, Rvee said:

Hi friends just got the golden email

from my MA.

visa lodge. 19/10/2017

nomination. 26/10/2017

File  Opened 20/06/2018

document requested form 80 and afp

submit 11/07/2018

nomination approved 11/07/2018

visa approved 31/07/2018

wish you all good luck

very happy thanks to god

Congratulations

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Occupation : Cook

State: VIC

Country: HR (India)

Stream: 186 DE

Applicants: 4

457 Visa started: 01 July 2016

186 Nomination & Visa Applied: June 14th 2017

Status: Received

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On 03/08/2018 at 11:33, boo-yaa said:

Congratulations mate ?

Long wait from Nomination Grant to Visa...but that doesn't matter now!!!

Enjoy ?

 

Exactly /..took blood out of my eyes ..but all good when ends well..hope you and everyone get soon

 

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On ‎02‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 06:11, Bellabonkers said:

Hey,

Do we have any hairdresser updates??

Thanks. 

 

I87 de - Off shore - LR - Hairdresser -  After 22 months of waiting have just received nomination refusal. Reason given was that employer would not be able to pay salary - what a pathetic and feeble excuse. Will not be appealing as it will be a waste of more time and valuable money. The whole immigration process is flawed with stupid reasons given to most refusals.

To all of you waiting best of luck and hope your dreams come true

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On 04/08/2018 at 07:38, Navsandy said:

What occupation ???

vocational education teacher DE

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On 04/08/2018 at 18:40, Trisha saini said:


They just making money to do it
As they ask me same documents in dec 2016 with out approving my nominations
And took that long with out no news and now asked me again medical and police clearance 4 weeks ago and again disappeared emoji35.png?

You are out of timeline, why don't you ask your MA to push them?  

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On 02/08/2018 at 19:20, parveen said:

I am bit confused my nomination is not approved yet but case officer ask me visa documents medical and police check my m a also no clue any suggestion

I am in the same case. They want to make money....

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On 02/08/2018 at 12:03, leogao said:

I'm so sorry to hear that. what'syour occupation by the way?

customer service manager

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On 02/08/2018 at 11:31, Airbuss said:

Buzzing for you!!! 

Thanks mate!


Status: Received

App made: 21/12/2017

DE, on shore, LR

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I also put TRT on 24 December 2017. Still received... 

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On 04/08/2018 at 11:48, Jean Valjean said:

Hi @Totto,

I don't know where you read/heard about that, but it should not be the case. The processing priority is determined by the economic situation of the country:

"The changes to priority processing arrangements address the needs of industry by targeting skills in demand across a number of sectors, while ensuring that the Skilled Migration Programme is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian economy.

Priority processing arrangements are subject to changes in response to Australia’s economic situation and do not change visa eligibility criteria."

Therefore, there is the need for Cooks or Software Engineers or whatever, it makes sense that they first clean the backlog then they start processing new applications. If it was true what you heard, then the backlog would grow exponentially. The Industry sector has already criticized the stricter Visa requirements. It would not tolerate longer waiting times. 

You can read more about processing priority here: 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/24apriority-skilled

With that said, in this Forum I've read a lot of posts such as "oh, they are processing this kind of Visa now", "they are processing the following occupations", "they are prioritizing TRT over DE". Most of this info is based on comments found on this Forum and a rapid look at the excel sheet that lists the applicants. Well, that excel sheet has ZERO relevance in the terms of statistical analysis of what the Department of Immigration (Home Affair) is doing: it's a drop in the ocean. I recall that @boo-yaa once wrote: "you would be surprised by the number of applications that are processed every month" (more or less, I can't remember :D)

It might be true that TRT comes first than DE, as well as that some occupations are prioritized depending on the economic situation/needs.  But certainly, the expiring date of your current Visa does not matter. Although I applied for 186 6 months ago, I've been in Australia for almost 4 years and my 457 Visa will expire in 2020 like yours.

Occupation: Software Engineer, 2 applicants, LR. Visa and Nomination lodged last February.

I hope you get soon your PR ?

 

 

Wow @Jean Valjean!

Thank you so much for your reply. It's quite complete and actually lifted a weight off my shoulders. I have been waiting for 19 months now, have not received any correspondence from immi since the day we submitted all the paperwork 23 Jan 2017. Any advice? I am terrified of thinking that they will take 12 more months or even more. My whole life is on hold as my family's. My MAs keep saying that the only think left to do is wait, but I have read so many comments on this forum about people that have followed up and complained to the Department with the help of their MAs and it seems to have worked to speed up the process apparently. My MAs do not want to contact IMMI as they consider it a waste of time and unprofessional.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Hey all, finally a little happy news after 20months of waiting.

 

nomination only approved today.

god knows now how long till next update....

 

de rest manager

visa and nom lodged dec 2016

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Hi All,

I've applied for TRN stream on 28th Sep 2017 and my status is still "Received".

This week my 457 will expire. Just wondering do I need to apply for Bridging visa or it's not required?

Cheers

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1 minute ago, MP007 said:

Hi All,

I've applied for TRN stream on 28th Sep 2017 and my status is still "Received".

This week my 457 will expire. Just wondering do I need to apply for Bridging visa or it's not required?

Cheers

I'm pretty sure your bridging visa will auto kick in when your 457 expires.

You will need to apply for another if you want to leave the country on holiday however.


 


Occupation: ICT Customer Support Officer
State: WA
Birth Country: ???????
Stream: ENS TRT
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  March 2018
IMMI Status: Received

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Just now, MP007 said:

Hi All,

I've applied for TRN stream on 28th Sep 2017 and my status is still "Received".

This week my 457 will expire. Just wondering do I need to apply for Bridging visa or it's not required?

Cheers

Hey @MP007

  Check your immi account, but you would more than likely be granted a BVA automatically upon lodging your visa application. The BVA will come into effect when your current visa expires.

Sure there are a few exceptions, but sounds like a normal case...


Nomination & Visa Applied: 2/2018

LR Country | DE | 2 applicants | Status: Received 

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On 04/08/2018 at 11:48, Jean Valjean said:

Hi @Totto,

I don't know where you read/heard about that, but it should not be the case. The processing priority is determined by the economic situation of the country:

"The changes to priority processing arrangements address the needs of industry by targeting skills in demand across a number of sectors, while ensuring that the Skilled Migration Programme is responsive to the current economic climate and the needs of the Australian economy.

Priority processing arrangements are subject to changes in response to Australia’s economic situation and do not change visa eligibility criteria."

Therefore, there is the need for Cooks or Software Engineers or whatever, it makes sense that they first clean the backlog then they start processing new applications. If it was true what you heard, then the backlog would grow exponentially. The Industry sector has already criticized the stricter Visa requirements. It would not tolerate longer waiting times. 

You can read more about processing priority here: 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/24apriority-skilled

With that said, in this Forum I've read a lot of posts such as "oh, they are processing this kind of Visa now", "they are processing the following occupations", "they are prioritizing TRT over DE". Most of this info is based on comments found on this Forum and a rapid look at the excel sheet that lists the applicants. Well, that excel sheet has ZERO relevance in the terms of statistical analysis of what the Department of Immigration (Home Affair) is doing: it's a drop in the ocean. I recall that @boo-yaa once wrote: "you would be surprised by the number of applications that are processed every month" (more or less, I can't remember :D)

It might be true that TRT comes first than DE, as well as that some occupations are prioritized depending on the economic situation/needs.  But certainly, the expiring date of your current Visa does not matter. Although I applied for 186 6 months ago, I've been in Australia for almost 4 years and my 457 Visa will expire in 2020 like yours.

Occupation: Software Engineer, 2 applicants, LR. Visa and Nomination lodged last February.

I hope you get soon your PR ?

 

 

100% agree... issuing visa's depends on countries economic conditions, current political conditions, urgent skill shortage and global skill gaps in general public to compete with other countries. I know this for sure as every immigration department work on a very complex algorithm... which will make sense example: 2 cooks applied from same company, same salary, same work, applied on same day and both from same country but one guy gets visa approved other gets to wait... reason one guy might be younger than other person or more healthier... I have seen this pattern before when my dad applied for his Green Card in states (took 10 years to approve)... 

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And now they just requested me to do medical again....

 

more money in the bank

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1 hour ago, MP007 said:

Hi All,

I've applied for TRN stream on 28th Sep 2017 and my status is still "Received".

This week my 457 will expire. Just wondering do I need to apply for Bridging visa or it's not required?

Cheers

@MP007 
You should have received your bridging Visa(s) on lodgement. They will immediately kick in once your 457 expires. 


Occupation: Developer Programmer
State: NSW
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT
Number of applicants: 4
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
-- Nomination approved on the 8th October 2018
IMMI Status: Initial Assessment  

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Good news! Nomination just approved now...! 

Cook trt nom and Visa applied on 16/10/17

1st Requested docs 20/06/18 

2nd request 31/07

Nomination approved today! Hopefully will get the rest soon.... good luck everyone!

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I want to share my timeline 

occupatuon cook 

nomination applied 23 nov 2017

visa applied 29 nov 2017 

nomination approved 11 July 2018 ask afp and medical submit 3rd of August 2018 

what you think guys how long it’s gonna take to approve my visa application?thanks 

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