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Hi all,

Just wanted to share my good news with you all!! My visa was granted this morning!! I am so happy! Good luck everyone, I hope you all receive good news soon 🙂 

 

Time line signature updated, time to crack open the champagne!! 🍾🎉🍾

 

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  • Nominated occupation: ICT Support Engineer
  • Immigration Agent: Yes
  • Country of birth: UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
  • Stream: 457 -> 186 TRT (3.5 years on 457) 
  • Applicants: 1
  • Nomination and Visa Applied: 17th Feb 2020
  • Medicals Completed: 26th Feb 2020
  • Nomination approved: 🎉🍾 18th March 2020 🎉🍾
  • Visa approved: -  🎉🍾 18th March 2020 🎉🍾
  • IMMI Application Status: 🎉🍾GRANTED - 18th March 2020 🎉🍾

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Hi everyone,

My 186 visa was granted yesterday afternoon! After 6 months of complications, waiting and worrying - I can finally plan and live my life more comfortably in Australia. I really do hope that all of you receive the great news in the near future.

See my signature for my timeline:

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Nationality: British
Occupation: Graphic Designer
State: NSW
Stream: 186 TRT from 457 (before 18th April 2017)
Applicants: 1
Nomination Lodged: 13th Sept 2019
Visa Lodged: 13th Sept 2019
Medicals Cleared: 21st Sept 2019
Nomination Approved: 30th Jan 2020
s56 Request: 29th Jan 2020
s56 Sent: 26th Feb 2020
Visa Granted: 17th March 2020 

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Glad to see some good news this week. Congrats guys!

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Occupation: Software Engineer
Stream: 186 DE
Number of applicants: 2
Visa and Nomination applied:  Jan 17th 2020
Medical: Jan 23th 2020
Nomination approved: 🤞
Visa Granted: 🤞
IMMI Status: received

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Processing times for 186 DE stream were updated today and they increased back again. 75% of applications - 4 months (was 83 days), 90% - 6 months

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Occupation: Accountant (general)

Nomination and Visa lodged on 23/01/20 (186 DE)

Nomination approved on 19/02/20

Further documents requested on 19/02/20. (medicals and registration/licensing proof)

Medicals submitted on 24/02/20.

Additional documents submitted on 25/02/20

Granted on 4/05/2020

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Hi All,

I’ve applied nomination and visa 186 on 7 Dec 2019 but my MA says that still no updates on my case. Can someone guide me how long will it takes for ICT Security Specialist to get nomination approve? 
Secondly, If I take 4 weeks unpaid leave from my employer will it make any affect on my 186 visa process ?

I would really appreciate If someone can clear my points. And I really hope that we all get our PR granted mail asap.

 

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22 minutes ago, SidFarooqui_20 said:

Hi All,

I’ve applied nomination and visa 186 on 7 Dec 2019 but my MA says that still no updates on my case. Can someone guide me how long will it takes for ICT Security Specialist to get nomination approve? 
Secondly, If I take 4 weeks unpaid leave from my employer will it make any affect on my 186 visa process ?

I would really appreciate If someone can clear my points. And I really hope that we all get our PR granted mail asap.

 

If you'are applying through the MA - it's the best to ask your MA whether your holiday will have any impact on the application..


Occupation: Accountant (general)

Nomination and Visa lodged on 23/01/20 (186 DE)

Nomination approved on 19/02/20

Further documents requested on 19/02/20. (medicals and registration/licensing proof)

Medicals submitted on 24/02/20.

Additional documents submitted on 25/02/20

Granted on 4/05/2020

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1 hour ago, SidFarooqui_20 said:

Hi All,

I’ve applied nomination and visa 186 on 7 Dec 2019 but my MA says that still no updates on my case. Can someone guide me how long will it takes for ICT Security Specialist to get nomination approve? 
Secondly, If I take 4 weeks unpaid leave from my employer will it make any affect on my 186 visa process ?

I would really appreciate If someone can clear my points. And I really hope that we all get our PR granted mail asap.

 

Hang in there, I guess the December ones didn't get much movement yet, thought some of the later applications has gone through.


Visa : 186 DE

Nomination and  Visa Applied - 24 DEC 2019

Onshore : Yes

No. of applicants : 1

Role : Developer programmer

Nomination Status - Received

Visa Status - Received

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Hi Everyone,

I have two questions regarding Health Examination.

1. My nomination was lodged on 4 Feb 2020. I don't know if it has been approved or not as I guess only the MA can track the status of that. However, when the primary visa application is lodged today (18 Mar 2020), I received Health Examination action required right away. Does that mean the nomination has already approved?

2. I followed the instruction of the Health Examination, printed the reference letter. But when I tried to book it, I found the Bupa Medical Visa Services is not available for new bookings due to current COVID-19 virus situation. The immigration department suggest that I only have 28 days to respond to their request. However, Bupa didn't mention when the new booking will be open again. What if they didn't open it in the next 28 days. Does that mean my application will be refused due to unable to provide the health check result in time?

Anyone in the same circumstance? I would appreciated if you have any suggestions.

 

 


  • Nominated occupation: Developer Programmer
  • Immigration Agent: Yes
  • Country of birth: CHINA
  • Stream: 186 DE (onshore with 457) 
  • Applicants: 2
  • Nomination Lodged: 4 Feb 2020
  • Primary Application Lodged: 18 Mar 2020
  • Medical Examination: 11 May 2020
  • Nomination approved: 
  • Visa granted: 

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I talked my agent this morning,he said must be something under investigation about my visa part otherwise it should not take this long (further assessment for 3months 13 days). 

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Hi guys, 

i heard from my MA that immi department is a chaos due to corona virus, lots of case officer reallocated to urgent cases such as people with visas expiring but can’t leave the country, so they need to act on that.

 

thats what I’m trying to believe.


Previous Visa 482 Production Engineer granted Nov/2018

186 DE

Production Engineer Technician 

EA outcome: Engineer Technologist

Nomination: 21/10/2019

Visa: 03/12/2019

Medical: 17/12/2019

27/2/2020 - More documents regarding Nomination & Visa application were required, I've submitted them on the same day.

 

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10 minutes ago, xus0205 said:

I talked my agent this morning,he said must be something under investigation about my visa part otherwise it should not take this long (further assessment for 3months 13 days). 

Hi ,

Im waiting since july 2019 , after submitting last s56 there is no update regarding visa application. 

Yesterday i spoke to the department and she said the same as your migration agent that they might be doing verifications.  Its been 8 months im still waiting.  I dont know what type of verification they are doing. Applied my visa and nominations in February 2019.  
Nomination approved 16 april 2019 but still waiting for visa. 
I Really hope it comes soon. Im going through very hard time. 
Any suggestions Please??

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4 minutes ago, pr where are you ... said:

Hi ,

Im waiting since july 2019 , after submitting last s56 there is no update regarding visa application. 

Yesterday i spoke to the department and she said the same as your migration agent that they might be doing verifications.  Its been 8 months im still waiting.  I dont know what type of verification they are doing. Applied my visa and nominations in February 2019.  
Nomination approved 16 april 2019 but still waiting for visa. 
I Really hope it comes soon. Im going through very hard time. 
Any suggestions Please??

Have you tried to contact the department? It's a few months longer than the 90% processing time, you can contact them and see what they say.


Occupation: Software Engineer
Stream: 186 DE
Number of applicants: 2
Visa and Nomination applied:  Jan 17th 2020
Medical: Jan 23th 2020
Nomination approved: 🤞
Visa Granted: 🤞
IMMI Status: received

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4 minutes ago, pr where are you ... said:

Hi ,

Im waiting since july 2019 , after submitting last s56 there is no update regarding visa application. 

Yesterday i spoke to the department and she said the same as your migration agent that they might be doing verifications.  Its been 8 months im still waiting.  I dont know what type of verification they are doing. Applied my visa and nominations in February 2019.  
Nomination approved 16 april 2019 but still waiting for visa. 
I Really hope it comes soon. Im going through very hard time. 
Any suggestions Please??

It’s so hard waiting for almost 1year. I personal think even verification can get the result after 1year.

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7 minutes ago, MZ_ said:

Have you tried to contact the department? It's a few months longer than the 90% processing time, you can contact them and see what they say.

Yes,  yesterday I contacted to the department. She said only you can do is WAIT untill the decision comes. She didn’t even asked details about our application and told us we are from those 10% applications with no timeline. 
Its just delay because department may be verifing documentations. 

Depressing time .

 

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13 minutes ago, xus0205 said:

It’s so hard waiting for almost 1year. I personal think even verification can get the result after 1year.

Yes you are right.  Is there any way i can email to the department?

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1 hour ago, pr where are you ... said:

Some of my documents are going to expire . Renewing them will definitely cost me alot . 

@pr where are you ... Unfortunately, lots of us go through this. I'm afraid there's nothing we can do but sit and wait it out. 

- There was once a rule whereby the dept would only help you once your waiting period was 2x that of the longest expected wait (10%). Meaning, some people would have to wait 24+months to get assistance. 

It's bad but we are at there mercy i'm afraid. 

Good luck! 


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 hour ago, pr where are you ... said:

Yes you are right.  Is there any way i can email to the department?

I personally don’t think email to the department will speed up the process..how about your agent?what did they suggest you?

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On 18/03/2020 at 13:40, SidFarooqui_20 said:

Hi All,

I’ve applied nomination and visa 186 on 7 Dec 2019 but my MA says that still no updates on my case. Can someone guide me how long will it takes for ICT Security Specialist to get nomination approve? 
Secondly, If I take 4 weeks unpaid leave from my employer will it make any affect on my 186 visa process ?

I would really appreciate If someone can clear my points. And I really hope that we all get our PR granted mail asap.

 

My timeline is in my signature, but the nomination took roughly 4 months, PR came through a month after that.  This was for an ICT Support role in VIC.  Hopefully it shouldn't take much longer for you. 


Occupation: ICT Support

State: VIC

Birth Country: LR

Stream: 186 TRT (Grandfathering scheme)

Number of applicants: 1 

Visa & Nomination applied: 04/07/19

Nomination approved 05/11/2019

Medicals done 02/08/19 (had not been asked for)

AFP Request: 05/11/19

AFP Submitted: 06/11/19

VISA Granted: 09/12/19

IMMIStatus: Finalized

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2 hours ago, xus0205 said:

I personally don’t think email to the department will speed up the process..how about your agent?what did they suggest you?

My agent is useless person. Not answering my call but i will try to get information 

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2 hours ago, Hex said:

@pr where are you ... Unfortunately, lots of us go through this. I'm afraid there's nothing we can do but sit and wait it out. 

- There was once a rule whereby the dept would only help you once your waiting period was 2x that of the longest expected wait (10%). Meaning, some people would have to wait 24+months to get assistance. 

It's bad but we are at there mercy i'm afraid. 

Good luck! 

Yes you are right. 
 

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New visa processing times, for anyone interested. 

 

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186DE

Visa & nomination applied: June 2019

Nomination approved: August 2019

Status: Further Assessment

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It these any impact COVID-19 on current onshore/offshore PR applications?

I think, it'll only impact on all offshore applications, department won't grant any offshore Visa till further notice.

What do you reckon guys?


Restaurant Manager

Country: High Risk

First Nomination and Visa lodged on 16th April 2019 through TRT and nomination refused on 29th August reason was company can't afford for next two years.

Nomination lodged again on 16th October (Nomination Only, Not Visa)

Further documents requested on 18th February 2020. (About genuine need of this post)

Documents updated on 26th February.

No update after 26th February.

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28 minutes ago, restaurant.manager said:

It these any impact COVID-19 on current onshore/offshore PR applications?

I think, it'll only impact on all offshore applications, department won't grant any offshore Visa till further notice.

What do you reckon guys?

In light of the COVID-19, PR applicants cannot take health examination recently as the health check provider in Australia - Bupa has closed all new bookings. They say the reopen date is not able to provide. Under this circumstances, anyone who is still in Australia and applying for application cannot be proceed if the health examination is not done before.

That's what I know so far.


  • Nominated occupation: Developer Programmer
  • Immigration Agent: Yes
  • Country of birth: CHINA
  • Stream: 186 DE (onshore with 457) 
  • Applicants: 2
  • Nomination Lodged: 4 Feb 2020
  • Primary Application Lodged: 18 Mar 2020
  • Medical Examination: 11 May 2020
  • Nomination approved: 
  • Visa granted: 

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HI guys ,

Hope everyone safe and stay strong against this COV19Crisis.

Is anybody know when you are hold bridging visa A while you waiting this 186 grant, can employees change their condition to work part time of casual for your employer who nominating you for a PR ? 

My workplace will shut and they have to cut fulltimer for next 4 weeks. Hope you guys will not experience this issue.

 

THANKS

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