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1 hour ago, sazid.au said:

Hi guys, 

If anyone applied from offshore, would he/she be direct granted or conditionally granted?? 

A grant is a grant...

The only difference between an on-shore and off-shore grant is that all VISAs need to be activated by being on-shore. So for off-shore applicants they need to set foot in Australia by the "must visit by" date that will be on the VISA grant letter.

This will be up to 12 months from the date of grant - but is often shorter as your Case Officer may decide that your medical and PC certificates also need to still be valid on entry to Australias (we've seen examples of both scenarios so you won't know which until you get your grant letter)

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49 minutes ago, Ausvisitor said:

A grant is a grant...

The only difference between an on-shore and off-shore grant is that all VISAs need to be activated by being on-shore. So for off-shore applicants they need to set foot in Australia by the "must visit by" date that will be on the VISA grant letter.

This will be up to 12 months from the date of grant - but is often shorter as your Case Officer may decide that your medical and PC certificates also need to still be valid on entry to Australias (we've seen examples of both scenarios so you won't know which until you get your grant letter)

Thanks a lot mate. 

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Hi guys I have been waiting from October, 2019. It’s been over 150days. 
 

Is anyone waiting from October? 
Is processing slow now? 

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Carpenter, offshore, 90 (85+5). I submitted my EOI on 2nd December 2019 and received an invitation from NSW on 5th Feb 2020, where I paid the fees almost immediately, So yes! I'm waiting and have front loaded all my documents and haven't heard anything from a CO, my migration agent or a direct grant. Hope that helps

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We lodged the day before you. I don’t expect to hear anything as we are offshore. The only 190s I can see being processed are onshore and are key workers such as nurses. I think processing of offshore and onshore other than nurses will be on hold for quite some time unfortunately. 


ANZSCO-312311   PTE 79  VISA 190 VIC 

POINTS  age 15     education 10      work 15

english 20        partner 10   total 70

 

EOI 13-09-2019  

PRE-INVITE 21-11-2019

ITA   24-01-2020 

VISA LODGED  04-02-20

HC 17/2/2020

PCC 10/2/2020

VISA GRANTED ?????? 

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I lodged SC190 8th October 2019. Haven’t heard anything from case officer yet. 

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Good evening all,

COuld you please tell me which date is the final one for the EOI submission ?

I submitted an EOI for NSW on July 08th, 2019. Then I updated my points on January 30th, 2020. I got zero contact. I am wondering if the effective date of EOI is  Jan 2020 or July 2019 ?

Also another question. When processing time is mentioned, is it from the EOI lodge or is it after having received the invitation to apply ?

Being desperate.... I am in a race as in December, I will be losing 10 points for the age and there is no way I can gain 10 points on another criteria... 

Any information will be helpful... Thank you very much.

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EOI is measured from the last meaningful update. So in your case the latter date when you added points.

The processing time is irrelevant, your points are "locked-in" at the point they invite you to lodge an application. So you are then giving them documents that prove at the point of being invited to lodge a visa application you were genuinely entitled to that amount of points.

The above doesn't change the fact that you are still in a race, just that assuming NSW invite (an approve you for sponsorship) before December, the time it then takes to process the visa application is irrelevant

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9 hours ago, Ausvisitor said:

EOI is measured from the last meaningful update. So in your case the latter date when you added points.

The processing time is irrelevant, your points are "locked-in" at the point they invite you to lodge an application. So you are then giving them documents that prove at the point of being invited to lodge a visa application you were genuinely entitled to that amount of points.

The above doesn't change the fact that you are still in a race, just that assuming NSW invite (an approve you for sponsorship) before December, the time it then takes to process the visa application is irrelevant

Thank you very much for your very clear reply.

I am applying on the Biotechnologist category. There is a limited number available (ceilling at 1 000 for the overall Life Scientist category I think). I am also on a tracker and it seems like it is rare to get an invitation for this category. I think I saw only 82 invitations granted. I have 80 points (+5 if state sponsorship). I was happy with my points number but it seems like it is not enough...

Any life scientist on this forum who can provide some inputs or any other person who has experienced that as well  ?

Thank you all 

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Does anyone know please whether offshore application been stopped processing or not? 

Edited by sazid.au

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40 minutes ago, sazid.au said:

Does anyone know please whether offshore application been stopped processing or not? 

They haven't specifically said it has stopped so unless you know someone in the immigration team who says otherwise that's as much info as any of us are going to get.

Obviously right now they are rather busy dealing with onshore visas for people who are about to overstay etc. through no fault of their own, so as they know that no off shore people should travel anyway it makes sense to prioritise the on shore ones.

Equally if you haven't uploaded you medical certs you'll be glad it slowed down as you get 28 days after request to upload them and no one is doing them at the moment as the facilities and practitioners are all in the hospital's dealing with CV19

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6 hours ago, Aabb said:

Thank you very much for your very clear reply.

I am applying on the Biotechnologist category. There is a limited number available (ceilling at 1 000 for the overall Life Scientist category I think). I am also on a tracker and it seems like it is rare to get an invitation for this category. I think I saw only 82 invitations granted. I have 80 points (+5 if state sponsorship). I was happy with my points number but it seems like it is not enough...

Any life scientist on this forum who can provide some inputs or any other person who has experienced that as well  ?

Thank you all 

I wouldn't worry too much about the 1,000 places thing. There are about 180k visas issued each year and the average family size is around 3 people so only 60,000 of those visas are attached to a career.

That means that one in 60 applicants would need to be migrating under your skillset, I think given how specialist and niche your career is that's unlikely.

Also the cap runs july-june so they've only offered 82 in 8 months so about 10 per month. There are only 4 months left this year so they have 900 slots left (note these aren't slots reserved for that career, they are maximum amounts per year for that skill)

Your bigger issue is the points amount rather than the number of spaces for your career.

What can you do to get a higher points total???

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10 hours ago, Ausvisitor said:

They haven't specifically said it has stopped so unless you know someone in the immigration team who says otherwise that's as much info as any of us are going to get.

Obviously right now they are rather busy dealing with onshore visas for people who are about to overstay etc. through no fault of their own, so as they know that no off shore people should travel anyway it makes sense to prioritise the on shore ones.

Equally if you haven't uploaded you medical certs you'll be glad it slowed down as you get 28 days after request to upload them and no one is doing them at the moment as the facilities and practitioners are all in the hospital's dealing with CV19

Hi Ausvisitor, 

Thanks for your kind reply. The fact is I am living onshore. I had to go offshore to submit my application to satisfy schedule 3 due to having a bridging visa. So I am not sure if anything to do with slowing down my application processing. 
 

 

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Hi guys, 

Does anyone know for partner English test validity? 


I know it’s 12 month. But is it time of application Lodged or time approval? 
 

 My wife PTE 12 month expired last week which was valid when I lodged my application 8th October 2019. 
 

Any suggestions would be really appreciated as I don’t want spend another $350 for English test. 
 

thanks in advance. 

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16 hours ago, Ausvisitor said:

I wouldn't worry too much about the 1,000 places thing. There are about 180k visas issued each year and the average family size is around 3 people so only 60,000 of those visas are attached to a career.

That means that one in 60 applicants would need to be migrating under your skillset, I think given how specialist and niche your career is that's unlikely.

Also the cap runs july-june so they've only offered 82 in 8 months so about 10 per month. There are only 4 months left this year so they have 900 slots left (note these aren't slots reserved for that career, they are maximum amounts per year for that skill)

Your bigger issue is the points amount rather than the number of spaces for your career.

What can you do to get a higher points total???

Hi Ausvisitor,

Thanks for your reply.

About how to get higher points... I guess my only chance is/was to improve my English score. I am so annoyed with my PTE score as I got L82, R78, S80, W78... A 79 on each band would have given me 10 more points...if only the average was considered. I did it end of January and had to go to Italy as there is no center in my country. I was preparing to sit the test once more but.... COVID19 disturbed the entire world. Borders are closed. There is no way I can do that in the next couples of weeks/months. 

Then I enquired about the language accreditation... but gosh, you need to pass pre-requirements tests before sitting the test, meaning you need some work to prepare and again, sitting the test won't be possible. And that is to improve by 5 points... Don't get me wrong, I have done everything possible to prepare my application and maximize my chance. The process was exshausting. So many letters from a lot of employers, official translation, certification by a lawyer, 3 English tests, hired an agent to ensure I wasnt doing any mistake.

I keep my fingers crossed for a reopening of the borders (which would mean that the bastard is disappearing). But I am thinking, if I improve once more my English, let say in July/August, again, my EOI would need to be updated. And my EOI date would be August 2020... knowing in December I will lose 10 points. It means I would have 3 months with a max points possible and I am wondering what are my chances to be invited during this very short 3 months timelines.   

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