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4 minutes ago, POMMYGAL said:

Hey There

Just wondered if anyone had any advice on reapplying for police checks or medicals. 

I got my police checks and medicals approved in September 2017 - how long do they take to expire? Should I apply for new ones now and upload or just wait to see if they need them?

Any advice would be great!

 

The Police check valid for one year. I had mine expired and I re-applied as well as re-uploaded.

Medicals also valid for one year but I do not redo until I am told to do so.

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11 minutes ago, Oliviaa said:

The Police check valid for one year. I had mine expired and I re-applied as well as re-uploaded.

Medicals also valid for one year but I do not redo until I am told to do so.

Doing this (the medicals when told to do so) just means that you're willing to wait an extended amount of time for the grant. 

Typically, once a CO requests a new medical - there is a minimum of 28 days (to upload the new files), then additionally about another week (if you lucky) before the CO revisits the case (at soonest). 

For me, the wait was not worth it, hence, I was going to redo them all on expiry. This is entirely a personal / circumstantial decision and differs from person to person, depending on if they can / are willing to wait.  

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Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
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3 minutes ago, Hex said:

Doing this (the medicals when told to do so) just means that you're willing to wait an extended amount of time for the grant. 

Typically, once a CO requests a new medical - there is a minimum of 28 days (to upload the new files), then additionally about another week (if you lucky) before the CO revisits the case (at soonest). 

For me, the wait was not worth it, hence, I was going to redo them all on expiry. This is entirely a personal / circumstantial decision and differs from person to person, depending on if they can / are willing to wait.  

Thanks for the advice there, I will definitely go ahead with police checks.

My immi account still says no action on Medicals, but It has been more than a year. Is it possible to just go off my own back and do them again? I remember the first time I needed some sort of code to be able to book in?

 


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1 minute ago, Hex said:

Doing this (the medicals when told to do so) just means that you're willing to wait an extended amount of time for the grant. 

Typically, once a CO requests a new medical - there is a minimum of 28 days (to upload the new files), then additionally about another week (if you lucky) before the CO revisits the case (at soonest). 

For me, the wait was not worth it, hence, I was going to redo them all on expiry. This is entirely a personal / circumstantial decision and differs from person to person, depending on if they can / are willing to wait.  

Thanks @Hex. I understand that. However, my case is different and I do have a question and seek your guess/understanding. Please check your Inbox. Thanks

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1 minute ago, POMMYGAL said:

Thanks for the advice there, I will definitely go ahead with police checks.

My immi account still says no action on Medicals, but It has been more than a year. Is it possible to just go off my own back and do them again? I remember the first time I needed some sort of code to be able to book in?

 

@POMMYGAL 

Yes, absolutely - all you need to do is apply for a new medical from the immi account, meaning you'd get a new HAP ID. 

You would then go into Bupa with this, and tell them about your application. Not only should they update your personal account with the medicals, but your application as well.
- This is the route we were going to go. 

The alternative, is to wait for the CO and let them give you a new HAP ID (which they get the same way). 


Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Invitation: TBC
Test Date: TBC
Approval: TBC
Ceremony: TBC

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Hi Guys,

Silent reader for a while, please add me;

Occupation: ICT Support Engineer 
State: NSW
Birth Country: England
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT (Grandfathering Arrangement) 
Number of applicants: 1
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  27/06/2018
IMMI Status: Received

Seems the average wait time is around 7-8 months for most, when I applied (in June) the wait time was 12 months, what is the expectation for June applications? 


State: NSW
Birth Country: LR
Stream: TRT
Number of applicants: 1
186 Visa and Nomination applied:  June 2018

Nomination: Approved 19/03/2019
IMMI Status: Finalised 26/03/2019

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2 minutes ago, Whites.uk said:

Hi Guys,

Silent reader for a while, please add me;

Occupation: ICT Support Engineer 
State: NSW
Birth Country: England
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT (Grandfathering Arrangement) 
Number of applicants: 1
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  27/06/2018
IMMI Status: Received

Seems the average wait time is around 7-8 months for most, when I applied (in June) the wait time was 12 months, what is the expectation for June applications? 

I think 7-8 is a little optimistic. 

I'm of the opinion - expect the worst, hope for the best. I'd allow up to 10 months, so you don't get upset if it does take little longer than expected. 

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Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Invitation: TBC
Test Date: TBC
Approval: TBC
Ceremony: TBC

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Hi All,

 

I've been informed just now that my nomination has been approved in Feb (I can't believe that I was that stressed for nothing, very bad communication within my company), anyway, if someone wants to update the spreadsheet with my new details, that'd be great.

 

Thanks

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Occupation: Developer Programmer
State: VIC
Birth Country: France

Stream: Temporary Resident  Visa - ENS 186 TRT
Number of applicants: 1 Primary(Myself) and 1 secondary applicant (Wife)
Nomination lodged:  Oct  2017

Nomination approved: Feb 2018
Application lodged: 15th March 2018
IMMI Status: Finalised (17th of Jan 2019)

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19 minutes ago, Whites.uk said:

Hi Guys,

Silent reader for a while, please add me;

Occupation: ICT Support Engineer 
State: NSW
Birth Country: England
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT (Grandfathering Arrangement) 
Number of applicants: 1
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  27/06/2018
IMMI Status: Received

Seems the average wait time is around 7-8 months for most, when I applied (in June) the wait time was 12 months, what is the expectation for June applications? 

Personally i'd be happy with anything under 12.

The rate they seem to be coming in at for most on here at the moment is around 10.

Good luck 🤞

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Occupation: ICT Customer Support Officer
Birth Country: LR
Stream: ENS TRT
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  17 March 2018

VISA GRANTED - 13/03/19

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2 hours ago, boo-yaa said:

Personally i'd be happy with anything under 12.

The rate they seem to be coming in at for most on here at the moment is around 10.

Good luck 🤞

Hmmm I’m on 10 months now it’s so sparadic you really can’t pick a trend. 

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Nomination lodged 27/02/2018

186 ENS lodged 28/2/2018

LR

British Citizen 

2 years in NZ

6 months in West Papua 

5 years on 457 in Australia 

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Hi all

immigration contact us and they says that our documents are all good but the visa is not approved yet because there is some internal process with the company 

my husband ask them if maybe miss some documents or something they says that cant tell us the reason

btw I don’t think there is some document missing otherwise they could just ask to the company 

do you have any idea?

186 trt 3 people LR country 29 June 2017 cook/pastry

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Occupation: Cook/pastry 
State: Vic
Birth Country: Italy
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT
Number of applicants: 3
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  June 30 2017
IMMI Status:  received 

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Hi all,

Happy to announce that I got the golden email today!

You can see my signature for my whole timeline.

Would like to thank everyone in the website for being very supportive. It was really encouraging to check this website everyday to see updates and grants.

I did not use MA but I can see the benefit of having one. It really depends on your situation. 

Reminder to everyone that once you apply for PR, you are eligible for Medicare! This saved me a lot of money!

My advice to all is to keep calm and try not to check immiaccount everyday. Your time will come! 

Will visit once in a while! good luck all!

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Occupation: University lecturer

Country: LR

Region: QLD

Number of applicant: 3

Nomination and visa applied 21st Feb 2018

Nomination approved 31st October 2018

Visa granted 11th December 2018

Status: Finalised

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39 minutes ago, Eddy101 said:

Hi all,

Happy to announce that I got the golden email today!

You can see my signature for my whole timeline.

Would like to thank everyone in the website for being very supportive. It was really encouraging to check this website everyday to see updates and grants.

I did not use MA but I can see the benefit of having one. It really depends on your situation. 

Reminder to everyone that once you apply for PR, you are eligible for Medicare! This saved me a lot of money!

My advice to all is to keep calm and try not to check immiaccount everyday. Your time will come! 

Will visit once in a while! good luck all!

Hi there

Can I ask if you know why there was  a delay between Nomination being approved and PR granted? Did they request more information from you?



State: Qld
Stream: 457 Visa - ENS 186 Transition
Nomination & Visa Lodged: 22nd Feb 2018
Nomination Granted: 5th December 2018
IMMI Status: Finalised 12th December 2018 🇦🇺🇬🇧
Applied Citizenship 17th December 2019
Still waiting for test date

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Is it just me that can't see people's signatures? I'm using the app.

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27 minutes ago, samlab said:

Hi there

Can I ask if you know why there was  a delay between Nomination being approved and PR granted? Did they request more information from you?

Hi,

Yes. They asked for several documents which took me quite a bit of time to get. This included police clearance from countries that I have not visited since applying.

Best to keep your police clearance updated regardless of whether you visited the country or not

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Occupation: University lecturer

Country: LR

Region: QLD

Number of applicant: 3

Nomination and visa applied 21st Feb 2018

Nomination approved 31st October 2018

Visa granted 11th December 2018

Status: Finalised

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6 hours ago, Hex said:

PCC's typically last for 12 months. My suggestion would be to always get updated documents when they are nearing /passed expiry. 

The last thing you want (or me) would be for the CO to review your case and put everything on hold, just for another PCC / medical. 

You do typically get a few months (at max) leniency, depending on the CO - but I'm of the  opinion of why risk it. 

The problem with this is you don’t know when they will open your case! Plus I heard it’s down to the case officers discretion - my case was 18 months before being touched some people wait over 2 years- for 2 people it’s $1000 a go for medical and police so question is how many times do you want to spend that when you don’t even know that your nomination will be approved.... applying for nomination and visa at the same time as DE is already a large enough financial risk for me I think! 

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Occupation: Hairdresser
Visa type: 186 ENS DE Onshore
Country risk: UK Low 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Occupation list: STOL
Nomination lodged: 20/4/17 APPROVED 29/11/18 
Visa lodged: 07/5/17  Further Medical and AFP requested as previous ones had expired 3/12/18 
Further docs submitted 14/12/18 APPROVED 31/12/18

IMMI Status: FINALISED

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5 hours ago, Hex said:

I think 7-8 is a little optimistic. 

I'm of the opinion - expect the worst, hope for the best. I'd allow up to 10 months, so you don't get upset if it does take little longer than expected. 

I allowed for 2 years so I didn’t get upset 🤣 it worked hahaha 

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Occupation: Hairdresser
Visa type: 186 ENS DE Onshore
Country risk: UK Low 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Occupation list: STOL
Nomination lodged: 20/4/17 APPROVED 29/11/18 
Visa lodged: 07/5/17  Further Medical and AFP requested as previous ones had expired 3/12/18 
Further docs submitted 14/12/18 APPROVED 31/12/18

IMMI Status: FINALISED

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13 minutes ago, Bellabonkers said:

The problem with this is you don’t know when they will open your case! Plus I heard it’s down to the case officers discretion - my case was 18 months before being touched some people wait over 2 years- for 2 people it’s $1000 a go for medical and police so question is how many times do you want to spend that when you don’t even know that your nomination will be approved.... applying for nomination and visa at the same time as DE is already a large enough financial risk for me I think! 

Yeah its a pain.

The way around overpaying is don't complete your medical and Police Clearance straight away. They are not needed immediately when visa is lodged.

Hold off as long as you can depending on your visa timeline.

For example if IMMI state the approx processing time is 12-18 months - apply for Police Clearance and Medical around the 8 month mark. That way you would need to be very unlucky to have to complete them again.

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Occupation: ICT Customer Support Officer
Birth Country: LR
Stream: ENS TRT
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  17 March 2018

VISA GRANTED - 13/03/19

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21 minutes ago, Bellabonkers said:

The problem with this is you don’t know when they will open your case! Plus I heard it’s down to the case officers discretion - my case was 18 months before being touched some people wait over 2 years- for 2 people it’s $1000 a go for medical and police so question is how many times do you want to spend that when you don’t even know that your nomination will be approved.... applying for nomination and visa at the same time as DE is already a large enough financial risk for me I think! 

This is also why I said it's entirely up to each person's situation and circumstances. For me, the money was not worth the added wait, especially as it seems to be so long already.

So I understand what you mean about the finances, however, it's up to the applicant. As we mentioned, it "should" be seen within 10-12 months, however, some are taking make longer, in which case it could be more expensive. 


Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Invitation: TBC
Test Date: TBC
Approval: TBC
Ceremony: TBC

***Disclaimer***  I'm not a migration agent. When in doubt, seek advice from a professional.

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2 minutes ago, boo-yaa said:

Yeah its a pain.

The way around overpaying is don't complete your medical and Police Clearance straight away. They are not needed immediately when visa is lodged.

Hold off as long as you can depending on your visa timeline.

For example if IMMI state the approx processing time is 12-18 months - apply for Police Clearance and Medical around the 8 month mark. That way you would need to be very unlucky to have to complete them again.

This is great advise and I echo the same thoughts. 

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Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Invitation: TBC
Test Date: TBC
Approval: TBC
Ceremony: TBC

***Disclaimer***  I'm not a migration agent. When in doubt, seek advice from a professional.

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1 minute ago, Hex said:

This is great advise and I echo the same thoughts. 

It was my MA who advised me to hold off on my medical - as she didn't want me having to pay for it twice if my application took longer than 12 months. I'm glad she did.
 


Occupation: ICT Customer Support Officer
Birth Country: LR
Stream: ENS TRT
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination applied:  17 March 2018

VISA GRANTED - 13/03/19

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8 minutes ago, boo-yaa said:

Yeah its a pain.

The way around overpaying is don't complete your medical and Police Clearance straight away. They are not needed immediately when visa is lodged.

Hold off as long as you can depending on your visa timeline.

For example if IMMI state the approx processing time is 12-18 months - apply for Police Clearance and Medical around the 8 month mark. That way you would need to be very unlucky to have to complete them again.

That’s perfect advise - where were you 20 months ago 🤣

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Occupation: Hairdresser
Visa type: 186 ENS DE Onshore
Country risk: UK Low 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Occupation list: STOL
Nomination lodged: 20/4/17 APPROVED 29/11/18 
Visa lodged: 07/5/17  Further Medical and AFP requested as previous ones had expired 3/12/18 
Further docs submitted 14/12/18 APPROVED 31/12/18

IMMI Status: FINALISED

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7 minutes ago, Hex said:

This is also why I said it's entirely up to each person's situation and circumstances. For me, the money was not worth the added wait, especially as it seems to be so long already.

So I understand what you mean about the finances, however, it's up to the applicant. As we mentioned, it "should" be seen within 10-12 months, however, some are taking make longer, in which case it could be more expensive. 

I lived in Hope my superhero case officer would over look the time frames Hahahah 


Occupation: Hairdresser
Visa type: 186 ENS DE Onshore
Country risk: UK Low 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Occupation list: STOL
Nomination lodged: 20/4/17 APPROVED 29/11/18 
Visa lodged: 07/5/17  Further Medical and AFP requested as previous ones had expired 3/12/18 
Further docs submitted 14/12/18 APPROVED 31/12/18

IMMI Status: FINALISED

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losing hope every day of something before Xmas shut down


Occupation: information and organisation professionals nec
State: NSW
 Country: LR
Stream: 186 DE
Number of applicants: 2
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination  and application applied:  28 feb  2018
IMMI Status: Nomination approved 4 feb 2019

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1 hour ago, Hex said:

This is also why I said it's entirely up to each person's situation and circumstances. For me, the money was not worth the added wait, especially as it seems to be so long already.

So I understand what you mean about the finances, however, it's up to the applicant. As we mentioned, it "should" be seen within 10-12 months, however, some are taking make longer, in which case it could be more expensive. 

I used to agree with your preference...until we (me and wife) had to go through medicals and PCCs two times already and we'll likely have to go for a third time (last medicals expired a few weeks ago).

And we both hate needles and my wife has the habit to faint...so this time we will not do anything unless personally escorted to the medicals and comforted while there by the Co. Including kiss on the boo-boo once done, to make it go away. 

Thing is, each case is a story on its own and each applicant should evaluate their priorities (possible extra cost vs possible extra delay). 

@boo-yaa method is likely the safest and most balanced bet and would suggest new applicants to follow something close to it if in doubt.

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186 DE
Application: Nov 2015
Nomination approved: May 2018
Application approved: March 2019
Time to approval: 40 months, no sweat
Current status: Desensitized
Position: Web Administrator
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