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4 minutes ago, xus0205 said:

May I ask what is VACCU?

It’s the Visa Application Character Checks Unit; they assess your application if anything is noted on the police checks. 
 

My partner had a very minor offence on his police check so the application was sent to them for assessment. It came back okay at the start of the month and I have read people getting their grands within hours. 


nomination applied: 27.09.2019
nomination approved: 01.10.2019
Visa Applied: 186 ENS TRT 01.10.2019

Request s56 Police checks: 08.10.2019

medicals completed: 12.10.2019

further assessment: Oct 2019 

email from Immi: 09.12.2019 - delays due to character checks 

notice of character checks complete from VACCU: 07.05.2020

not further update - still further assessment 

occupation: Youth Worker (grandfather arrangements pre 2017). 

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Hi there,
My employer will sponsor me in sc186 (working in NSW for this company for 2+ years now) Do you have any experience with processing time since Covid19? The website suggests 61-82 days, but the visa agent told me it could be more than a year. I hope she is just overly conservative on this, but some clarity would be nice. Thank you in advance 🙂


Occupation: Precessional Engineer NEC (Renewable energy)
Stream: 186 DE

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2 hours ago, Kortefa said:

Hi there,
My employer will sponsor me in sc186 (working in NSW for this company for 2+ years now) Do you have any experience with processing time since Covid19? The website suggests 61-82 days, but the visa agent told me it could be more than a year. I hope she is just overly conservative on this, but some clarity would be nice. Thank you in advance 🙂

Used to be faster before covid, can't really guess the timeline now, best thing to do is apply and wait, hopefully the processing should start soon. 🤞

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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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16 hours ago, Kortefa said:

Hi there,
My employer will sponsor me in sc186 (working in NSW for this company for 2+ years now) Do you have any experience with processing time since Covid19? The website suggests 61-82 days, but the visa agent told me it could be more than a year. I hope she is just overly conservative on this, but some clarity would be nice. Thank you in advance 🙂

Unfortunately clarity is not possible when it comes to visa applications. I'd guess it's most likely to happen within about 6 months, given the current processing times are quite low and a lot of folks on here seem to be within that sort of time frame.

But the truth is, it could take 1 day, or it could take years - or anything in between. There is no way of knowing.

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186DE

Visa & nomination applied: June 2019

Nomination approved: August 2019

Status: Further Assessment

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Hi Everyone, 

been a silent reader of this forum for about 3 years :)
Timeline below:
457 Applied: 24.12.2014
457 granted: 17.04.2015
Arrived to Australia: 18.05.2015

186 Nomination and Visa Applied: 17.08.2017
186 Nomination refused: 14.05.2018
Appeal to AAT: 31.05.2018
Request for information from AAT: June 2019

Hearing set by AAT for 17.09.2019: 05.08.2019
Hearing cancelled: 16.09.2019
New hearing date for 24.10.2019 set: 18.09.2019

AAT Hearing: 24.10.2019, lasted for abt 20 minutes

Nomination granted by AAT: 29.10.2019
Visa application reverted to Department by AAT: 31.10.2019

Medicals and new police checks requested: 16.01.2020
Medicals done: 22.01.2020
Medicals cleared: 23.01.2020
186 Visa Granted: 17.02.2020

As you can see...date of 17'th seems to have been a common denominator for us. 
Anyway all of you still waiting: Don't give up hope! :)

5 people, HR country

dep@finally permanent :)

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2 hours ago, depeche said:

Hi Everyone, 

been a silent reader of this forum for about 3 years 🙂
Timeline below:
457 Applied: 24.12.2014
457 granted: 17.04.2015
Arrived to Australia: 18.05.2015

186 Nomination and Visa Applied: 17.08.2017
186 Nomination refused: 14.05.2018
Appeal to AAT: 31.05.2018
Request for information from AAT: June 2019

Hearing set by AAT for 17.09.2019: 05.08.2019
Hearing cancelled: 16.09.2019
New hearing date for 24.10.2019 set: 18.09.2019

AAT Hearing: 24.10.2019, lasted for abt 20 minutes

Nomination granted by AAT: 29.10.2019
Visa application reverted to Department by AAT: 31.10.2019

Medicals and new police checks requested: 16.01.2020
Medicals done: 22.01.2020
Medicals cleared: 23.01.2020
186 Visa Granted: 17.02.2020

As you can see...date of 17'th seems to have been a common denominator for us. 
Anyway all of you still waiting: Don't give up hope! 🙂

5 people, HR country

dep@finally permanent 🙂

Congrats Mate, that is long wait. Btw what was the occupation ?


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 mate, 

long wait indeed...stressful as hell too. 
Sales Manager

dep

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Hi Everyone, 

Not going to write a lot ... 

Occupation: General Practitioner 253111
Stream: 186 DE

Initial Visa: 457
Onshore: Yes
State: QLD
No. of applicants: 5
Country of origin: exUSSR

 

Timeline:

186 Nomination and Visa Applied: 10.12.2019
Medicals: Jan'20
Additional Docs Requested: 24.03.2020
Additional Docs Lodged: 02.04.2020 (police check reissued for spouse)
Nomination Approved: 24.04.2020
Visa Granted: 22.05.2020

Good luck to everyone.

 

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9 hours ago, Deus said:

Hi Everyone, 

Not going to write a lot ... 

Occupation: General Practitioner 253111
Stream: 186 DE

Initial Visa: 457
Onshore: Yes
State: QLD
No. of applicants: 5
Country of origin: exUSSR

 

Timeline:

186 Nomination and Visa Applied: 10.12.2019
Medicals: Jan'20
Additional Docs Requested: 24.03.2020
Additional Docs Lodged: 02.04.2020 (police check reissued for spouse)
Nomination Approved: 24.04.2020
Visa Granted: 22.05.2020

Good luck to everyone.

 

Congratulations 


  • Visa : 186 TRT (2 years on 457)
  • Nomination and  Visa Applied - 18 SEP 2019
  • Onshore : Yes
  • State: NSW
  • No. of applicants : 2
  • Role : Restaurant Manager 
  • Nomination Status - Approved 31 JAN 2020
  • s56 Request for More Information (Initial Assessment - 31 JAN 2020)
  • Visa Status - Further Assessment ( 14 FEB 2020)

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Hi,

Immigration closed for new applications 189,190 and 491 visa till 30th june.

Will this effect on 186 visa too? Either faster the processing?


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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Hi,

Any link to the part new application close for those visa? 


  • Nominated occupation: Software Tester
  • Immigration Agent: Yes
  • Country of birth: Low Risk
  • Stream: 186 TRT (onshore with 457 for second time) 
  • Applicants: 1
  • Nomination Lodged: 4 March 2020 (Decision ready application submission - Nomination + Application + Medical)
  • Application Lodged: 4 March 2020
  • Medical Examination: Done
  • Current status: Request for further information on 3 June 2020
  • Nomination approved: 3 June 2020
  • Visa granted: Pending

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18 hours ago, restaurant.manager said:

Hi,

Immigration closed for new applications 189,190 and 491 visa till 30th june.

Will this effect on 186 visa too? Either faster the processing?

These are state nominations closed I guess.

May be not, I guess the immigration is busy on assessing criteria for people on temp/student visa to travel based on emergency purpose.


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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Who all in here waiting since January or before what is current status. And are you onshore ?


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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31 minutes ago, devProgrammer said:

These are state nominations closed I guess.

May be not, I guess the immigration is busy on assessing criteria for people on temp/student visa to travel based on emergency purpose.

@papillon_butterfly I'm talking about this.

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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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Thanks! It seem just affecting skilled nominates visa 190, not on 189.

It would be huge if 189 gets impacted. I figured this closure impact non relevant to 186 as they subjected to the limitation of allocated numbers.

I do understand each visa category has quota to it, therefore if 186 approval has reached the quota for this year, the rest will be on hold for next year.


  • Nominated occupation: Software Tester
  • Immigration Agent: Yes
  • Country of birth: Low Risk
  • Stream: 186 TRT (onshore with 457 for second time) 
  • Applicants: 1
  • Nomination Lodged: 4 March 2020 (Decision ready application submission - Nomination + Application + Medical)
  • Application Lodged: 4 March 2020
  • Medical Examination: Done
  • Current status: Request for further information on 3 June 2020
  • Nomination approved: 3 June 2020
  • Visa granted: Pending

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45 minutes ago, devProgrammer said:

Who all in here waiting since January or before what is current status. And are you onshore ?

Hi I am waiting since 25th October 2019,  on shore ,

restaurant manager,

status : further assessment : from 31ist March 

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I am also waiting. Onshore application

Last update : further assessment 18th March


Visa: 186 DE

Occupation:  Software Engineer 261313

Country: IN

Nomination and Visa applied: 31Jan 2020

Nomination approved: 4th March 2020

Status on 31st Jan : received 

status on 4th March:  Initial assessment 

Medical completed on 12th March.

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Posted (edited)

Very unhappy to receive 6th S56 request!!! 

 

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Visa: 186 DE

Occupation:   263111 Com Sys & Netwk Engr

Nomination and Visa applied: 16 Jun 19

Nomination approved:  16 Sept 19

S56 Req: 18 Sept 19,  Submitted : 14 Oct

S56 Req: 18 Oct 19, Submitted : 11 Nov 19.

S56 Req: 17 Feb 20, Submitted : 20 Feb 20.

Status: Further Assessment

 

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56 minutes ago, M A Z said:

Very unhappy to receive 6th S56 request!!! 

 

What info they are asking now? 

 


Visa: 186 DE

Occupation:  Software Engineer 261313

Country: IN

Nomination and Visa applied: 31Jan 2020

Nomination approved: 4th March 2020

Status on 31st Jan : received 

status on 4th March:  Initial assessment 

Medical completed on 12th March.

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6 hours ago, M A Z said:

Very unhappy to receive 6th S56 request!!! 

 

It's so annoying. Immigration asking info again & again.

But good part is at least immi contacted you even in this time.


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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14 hours ago, M A Z said:

Very unhappy to receive 6th S56 request!!! 

 

Immigration in Austrailia is a joke! It's a manipulating political game with no regard for people. 


Nomination and  Visa Applied - 20 DEC 2019

Onshore : Yes

No. of applicants : 2

Role : Civil Engineer 

Nomination Status - Initial review 

Visa Status - Initial review 

RFI 9/07/2020 - (direct email to MA) confirm company financials and need for my role

RFI response - Pending 

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20 hours ago, NickB89 said:

What info they are asking now? 

 

Its so funy, the same documents which they asked in 3rd S56 request. 

Do they really see/read the documents properly and keep a record? have doubt.. 


Visa: 186 DE

Occupation:   263111 Com Sys & Netwk Engr

Nomination and Visa applied: 16 Jun 19

Nomination approved:  16 Sept 19

S56 Req: 18 Sept 19,  Submitted : 14 Oct

S56 Req: 18 Oct 19, Submitted : 11 Nov 19.

S56 Req: 17 Feb 20, Submitted : 20 Feb 20.

Status: Further Assessment

 

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7 minutes ago, M A Z said:

Its so funy, the same documents which they asked in 3rd S56 request. 

Do they really see/read the documents properly and keep a record? have doubt.. 

Would help every one if you list down all the docs requested by immigration in all s56 requests.


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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16 minutes ago, M A Z said:

Its so funy, the same documents which they asked in 3rd S56 request. 

Do they really see/read the documents properly and keep a record? have doubt.. 

Hope you get it at this time :)


  • Visa : 186 TRT (2 years on 457)
  • Nomination and  Visa Applied - 18 SEP 2019
  • Onshore : Yes
  • State: NSW
  • No. of applicants : 2
  • Role : Restaurant Manager 
  • Nomination Status - Approved 31 JAN 2020
  • s56 Request for More Information (Initial Assessment - 31 JAN 2020)
  • Visa Status - Further Assessment ( 14 FEB 2020)

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11 hours ago, M A Z said:

Its so funy, the same documents which they asked in 3rd S56 request. 

Do they really see/read the documents properly and keep a record? have doubt.. 

Oh no!! 😩 So ridiculous. Hope your MA can explain to them that you already sent these docs!!

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Visa & nomination applied: June 2019

Nomination approved: August 2019

Status: Further Assessment

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