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RSMS Timeline anyone

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Guest richieinoz

OK, time is running out for us. We came over to Oz on a WHV and we have 7 weeks left. My wife found employment with a firm 3 months ago and they offered to sponsor. Our only option was the RSMS visa with a regional employer, we are now in Canberra.

 

The employer sent off for certification of a nominated position from the regional certifying body in ACT and after about 5 weeks we got the all important stamp of approval!!

 

Two weeks ago they sent off the certified nomination application and we have heard nothing, not even an acknowledgement of the application, nor have we been issued with a reference number.

 

So, what we would like to know, is how long does this 2nd stage process take? and is it normal not to hear from them. I know they received the application cause we sent it express with a signature on delivery.

 

Also after this stage, (presuming it is sucessful) how long does our visa application part take.

 

many thanks for any answers

 

richie

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Guest zoolisa

Hi RichieinOz,

 

It can take about 4-6 weeks for the nomination to come through, and as soon as you lodge your bit (do this as soon as you get the nomination number) you'll getting a bridging visa to allow you to stay until the visa is decided. You'll probably have to apply for permission to work on the bridging visa, if you can prove financial requirement to work.

 

If you submit a complete application- health checks and police checks all done, and there are no other problems, then the RSMS can be granted in as little as 4 weeks or so, but can take longer if there are any problems. But if you get permission to work, you can start working for your sponsor straight away so there's less urgency.

 

Good luck!

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Guest lovesushi

Hi richieinoz, the 2nd stage for us took only 3 days. I don't know about the final stage yet because we haven't done medical checks. We're in Queensland.

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