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189 visa processing times increased

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Absolutely gutting. I'm just over 4 months in.


IELTS L8.5 Overall - 29/10/2016 | AITSL assessment submitted - 10/01/2017 | Positive AITSL assessment completed - 23/02/2017 | EOI submitted - 14/03/2017 (65 points) | Invite received - 14/03/2017 | 189 Visa applied - 20/03/2017 | Case Officer assigned - 28/03/2017 | PCCs for Australia and UK received - 08/04/2017 | Medical Complete - 11/04/2017 | Submission of requested documents - 18/04/2017 | 189 Visa Grant - 04/09/2017

 

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Does anyone know when the processing time begins? Is it at final lodgement, expression of interest, medicals etc?

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, ashishmathew1 said:

Any one know why it is getting delay in the process


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Multiple reasons. There has been a huge amount of changes which is affecting the department, they have also had an increase in applications and a reduction in staff as a number have been made redundant.

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35 minutes ago, Badgrammars said:

Does anyone know when the processing time begins? Is it at final lodgement, expression of interest, medicals etc?

 

Thanks

From application

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Multiple reasons. There has been a huge amount of changes which is affecting the department, they have also had an increase in applications and a reduction in staff as a number have been made redundant.

Thanks mate


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3 minutes ago, VERYSTORMY said:

From application

As in applying to have your skills assessed or final lodgement for the visa?

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3 minutes ago, ZoeTaylor said:

As in applying to have your skills assessed or final lodgement for the visa?

Visa application. DIBP has nothing to do with time taken to assess skills. 

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The way it is worded on the website is that it's 75% at 8 months and 90% at 11 months with the below being shown as the process...  Have you had info from them directly that the waiting times are from lodgement?

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Our application was submitted on 15/05/2017. Medicals, PCC checks and all relevant documents uploaded. The application is currently sitting as received, we have had no contact from a CO as yet . Is this normal/ On reading other threads I have noticed a lot of people having been assigned a CE...wondering if I should be doing something else?

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3 minutes ago, NicLynn said:

Our application was submitted on 15/05/2017. Medicals, PCC checks and all relevant documents uploaded. The application is currently sitting as received, we have had no contact from a CO as yet . Is this normal/ On reading other threads I have noticed a lot of people having been assigned a CE...wondering if I should be doing something else?

CO will only email if he needs more information/docs from your side, else VISA will be granted to you directly. All the best!

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Terrible news. Funny how it was brought down to 4 months from 7, now up to 8 months. Seriously I could read all submitted information and make a few calls in a few hours and give a decision. How can it take so long! They can't be that understaffed, plus the money we all pay to DIBP, they should be hiring more. I'm still waiting for my invitation so this is devastating news to me!!!!

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We have just got to 3 1/2 months since lodging so was hopeful of an email in next few weeks with a visa decision . Looks like we better start planning for another winter in the UK :(

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I'm applying as a solo applicant as electrician moving to darwin, wonder if that would make my application any quicker?

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Applied in March, hoping to get mine sorted between Jun-Aug.

Now my plans are ruined. i.e. I have to pay the foreign citizen stamp duty for a property that would costs >$50k

Though nothing can be done but to patiently wait and accept the new reality.

 


189 Visa (261313) | Age: 25pts, Bachelor: 15pts, Au study: 5pts, English: 10pts, Professional Year: 5pts, Partner skill: 5pts. Total 65pts |

EOI lodged first time with 60pts: 02/02/2016 | EOI update with 65pts: 18/02/2017

EOI Invitation: 29/03/2017 | Visa lodged: 29/03/2017 | CO contact: 08/04/2017 | Information Provided for CO: 23/04/2017

Visa Grant: 12/08/2017

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14 hours ago, woody2709 said:

I'm applying as a solo applicant as electrician moving to darwin, wonder if that would make my application any quicker?

Hi @woody2709 - I am also a single applicant (30 years old), no ties, clean police history etc and I have been waiting since 20.03 (date I lodged my visa application).


IELTS L8.5 Overall - 29/10/2016 | AITSL assessment submitted - 10/01/2017 | Positive AITSL assessment completed - 23/02/2017 | EOI submitted - 14/03/2017 (65 points) | Invite received - 14/03/2017 | 189 Visa applied - 20/03/2017 | Case Officer assigned - 28/03/2017 | PCCs for Australia and UK received - 08/04/2017 | Medical Complete - 11/04/2017 | Submission of requested documents - 18/04/2017 | 189 Visa Grant - 04/09/2017

 

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Ours was lodged early April and we have been told by our MARA agent that his initial estimate of 1-5 months for getting the VISA granted still stands and that he has clients that are receiving their VISA's within that timescale....

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Hi [mention=263143]woody2709[/mention] - I am also a single applicant (30 years old), no ties, clean police history etc and I have been waiting since 20.03 (date I lodged my visa application).


Nightmare, what occupation are you applying under. I believe occupations are critical in processing times

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So I have lodged today and my agent has just advised the current processing time is anywhere between 8-12 months. Gutted

Ah well at least it's out of our hands now




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I am a Secondary school teacher


IELTS L8.5 Overall - 29/10/2016 | AITSL assessment submitted - 10/01/2017 | Positive AITSL assessment completed - 23/02/2017 | EOI submitted - 14/03/2017 (65 points) | Invite received - 14/03/2017 | 189 Visa applied - 20/03/2017 | Case Officer assigned - 28/03/2017 | PCCs for Australia and UK received - 08/04/2017 | Medical Complete - 11/04/2017 | Submission of requested documents - 18/04/2017 | 189 Visa Grant - 04/09/2017

 

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