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Jellica

High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

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Jonno - your 4 days in front of us with your application, be good if you could let us know when you hear back :)

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9 hours ago, Jellica said:

Jonno - your 4 days in front of us with your application, be good if you could let us know when you hear back ?

Will do. Best of luck to everyone.

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VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018. Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018. Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018. CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018. Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018. 

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Hey everyone.

Saw the visa times for 489 have gone up to 10 / 15 :(

We're now just over a month into TRA and still nothing. Not expecting anything for another month or two though.

How's everyone getting on? Fingers crossed SA will be back down to 9 to 10 by the time we can apply. Lots of good news coming out about SA wanting more immigration too.

Jon


  • Occupation: 323316 - Watchmaker, Visa: State-sponsored (SA) 489 visa, high points category
  • Points: 80 = Age (30), Qualification (15), Experience (5), Language (20), SA 489 (10)
  • Passed IELTS: 9, 9, 8, 9: 20/07/2018TRA application lodged: 24/07/2018, TRA positive result: 15/10/18
  • SkillSelect EOI lodged: 16/10/18SA application lodged: 18/10/18, SA acceptance: 06/12/18
  • Visa lodged: 13/12/18Visa acceptance: ???, Arrive in Adelaide: ???

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Hey everyone.

Saw the visa times for 489 have gone up to 10 / 15 :(

We're now just over a month into TRA and still nothing. Not expecting anything for another month or two though.

How's everyone getting on? Fingers crossed SA will be back down to 9 to 10 by the time we can apply. Lots of good news coming out about SA wanting more immigration too.

Jon
It's 15 - 20 weeks actually! Urgh!

I applied with SA 6 weeks ago. No news yet.

Good luck with your skills assessment!

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7 weeks 2 days since we applied for SA state sponsorship. Only communication thus far has been a generic email from SA reiterating the processing times and asking people not to enquire for updates unless they have exceeded the quoted timescales.

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VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018. Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018. Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018. CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018. Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018. 

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Waiting .... waiting .... at least we are in line!

We have had the same email as you Jonno from SA.

fingers crossed the processing times reduce for when you apply J&S, at one point last year it was 1-2 weeks, so you never know, you might catch us up once your skills assessment comes through :)

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9 minutes ago, JetBlast said:

I don't know if it is me or not but I think the visa processing times have also increased. 10 - 15 months for the 489. I have a feeling it was less than that before?

 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/access-accountability/service-standards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times

I think it was 7-9 months previously. Nothing worth having ever comes easy does it!!!

Edited by Jonno1981

VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018. Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018. Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018. CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018. Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018. 

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Just now, Jonno1981 said:

I think it was 7-9 months previously. Nothing worth having ever comes easy does it???!!!

Just seen this post and it confirm this. Urgh! I feel like it will never happen.

 

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On what planet is that 15 - 20 weeks?
I'm hoping its just an overestimation to stop all the queries they are getting.

I noticed the 9-10 weeks for those that applied before 1st July disappeared a couple of weeks ago - I'm assuming they were all processed by that point which seemed ahead of schedule ...

so tempted to look at other visas... meh!

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If you go for a 189 for example you might be waiting ages for an invite. There is no winning!

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dont lose hope guys... it'll come good soon

from your friendly neighbour near Warrington 

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Melbourne... ahhhhhh😊

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I was thinking of looking for jobs with a view to the 187 or New Zealand! haha!

I hate all this waiting! gah! This is still our best option tho ... doesnt hurt to look about

Hi to you in Warrington, thanks for the kind words :)

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It'll be worth it!

SA is amazing and Adelaide is such a beautiful city. If it takes an extra month or two then it takes an extra month or two.

Jon

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  • Occupation: 323316 - Watchmaker, Visa: State-sponsored (SA) 489 visa, high points category
  • Points: 80 = Age (30), Qualification (15), Experience (5), Language (20), SA 489 (10)
  • Passed IELTS: 9, 9, 8, 9: 20/07/2018TRA application lodged: 24/07/2018, TRA positive result: 15/10/18
  • SkillSelect EOI lodged: 16/10/18SA application lodged: 18/10/18, SA acceptance: 06/12/18
  • Visa lodged: 13/12/18Visa acceptance: ???, Arrive in Adelaide: ???

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It'll be worth it!
SA is amazing and Adelaide is such a beautiful city. If it takes an extra month or two then it takes an extra month or two.
Jon
They keep extending it. It will be years by the time we finally get there!
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How does South Australia process these applications? Are we competing with people with the same occupation code? Mine is still green but many others in the industry and Red. Do I have an advantage?

 

Thanks

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Looking at todays update to the processing times, I would say they are processing them in the order recieved and we just have to wait it out!

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I was more thinking in terms of being accepted. If there are less people applying for the same occupation code does that mean there is lesser chance of being rejected due to less competition?

Does that make sense?

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ahh I see, I thought SA were quite methodical and as long as you ticked all their boxes you were in!

I think some of the other states can be a bit more unpredictable.

Fingers crossed I'm right ;)

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Hopefully!

I'm tempted to go on a holiday there as it is taking longer. Probably too much grief with the visa etc.

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25 minutes ago, JetBlast said:

I was more thinking in terms of being accepted. If there are less people applying for the same occupation code does that mean there is lesser chance of being rejected due to less competition?

Does that make sense?

My occupation was one that turned red quickly (the day after I applied!!!). I believe SA simply shut the gate once the quota has been filled and if all those applicants meet the criteria they get sponsored. 

Edited by Jonno1981

VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018. South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018. Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018. Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018. CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018. Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018. 

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