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News Alert from Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program

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Guest grant6607

Recieved this email this morning. My application is in their backlog.

 

News Alert from Victoria’s Skilled and Business Migration Program

This is to notify you that the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has set new priority processing arrangements for certain Skilled Migration visas. The current priority processing Direction commenced on 23 September 2009.

 

The Direction applies to applications in the pipeline that have not been finalised, and to applications lodged with DIAC on or after 23 September 2009.

 

If your nominated occupation is not on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you have applied for and are successful in obtaining Victorian Government sponsorship before the end of 2009, DIAC has stated that it is unlikely that your visa will be finalised before the end of 2012.

 

Victoria will however continue to process State sponsorships based on our skills in demand list -

Liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/skills-in-demand. This means your application will be given priority once the higher priority groups are finalised in accordance with the Ministerial Direction. Without an occupation on the CSL, or sponsorship by an employer, State Government or family member resident in Australia, your application will not be processed until after 2012.

 

For specific information about processing times under the new priority processing Direction please refer to DIAC’s General Skilled Migration Client Service Charter webpage at: www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm.

 

Further information and FAQs on the priority processing Direction can be found on DIAC’s ‘What’s New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration’ webpage at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm.

Kind regards,

Skilled and Business Migration Program

Workforce Victoria

Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development

GPO Box 4509, Melbourne, Victoria 3000LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au |www.employment.vic.gov.au

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Guest Gollywobbler

Hi Grant

 

Very many thanks indeed for this update.

 

Every little really does help at the moment.

 

Thanks again

 

Gill

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Guest Noodle

Thank you for passing on the info and links. Best wishes Ley x

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Hi

I wish WA could do the same


WA state sponsored granted 20th July,176 visa(non csl)applied 20 August,PCC uploaded,, meds done 13/01/10, visa granted 27/04/2010:jiggy:moved down under Sept 2010,WA

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Guest TheHollies
Hi

I wish WA could do the same

 

 

Dont think it will be long before they do! :jiggy:

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