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ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

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Guest calvinated

Thanks hybrid!

 

My agent has suggested that we don't transfer the existing 176 over to the ENS 121 until the nomination is approved. The 176 is a complete application with medicals and PCCs done, but i'm guessing i will have to do them again, as they are all 2 years old now:mad:

So as of now, we've only lodged the company nomination application!

 

Have you heard anything at all on your application?

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Pretty similar boat to you - I'm in Sydney on a 457. My 175 (category 7) was submitted in April 2009 and hasn't got anywhere so my work agreed to sponsor me. I went for the offshore 121 rather than the onshore 856 as I can use the fees I paid for the 175 in the application.

 

My medicals and police checks have all expired so I've done them again and submitted with the new application. I'm using a migration solicitor and he says the two will run concurrently.

 

Haven't heard anything on the application, but nearly at the (magic?) 30 day mark so hopefully soon.

 

Reckon might be worth getting your new police checks - took about two weeks for the AFP and about three for ACPO - including volcano time!

 

Mike


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Guest GodSaveOz

Hi Guys,

 

Any reason why you went in for 121 instead of 856. 856 is much faster than 121 specially if you have been here on 457 for more than two years!!.

 

For Medicals they are valid only for 1 years..

 

All overseas PCC is valid as loong as you haven't gone out of Australia..

 

Cheers

 

Pretty similar boat to you - I'm in Sydney on a 457. My 175 (category 7) was submitted in April 2009 and hasn't got anywhere so my work agreed to sponsor me. I went for the offshore 121 rather than the onshore 856 as I can use the fees I paid for the 175 in the application.

 

My medicals and police checks have all expired so I've done them again and submitted with the new application. I'm using a migration solicitor and he says the two will run concurrently.

 

Haven't heard anything on the application, but nearly at the (magic?) 30 day mark so hopefully soon.

 

Reckon might be worth getting your new police checks - took about two weeks for the AFP and about three for ACPO - including volcano time!

 

Mike

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I went for the 121 as I have a pending 175 application - you can "recycle" the fee paid for the 175. Saves a couple of grand.

 

AFAIK, there isn't a difference in processing times for a 121/856 - I think they're just all in the same bucket. If anything, I would of thought 121 would be faster to enable employers to get staff quicker!


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Guest EM&M
Hi all,

 

I've just started the process for the ENS 121, seeing as nothing much is coming out of my 176 application lodged in Mar 2008!:arghh:

 

Currently in Australia on a 457 and we've just lodged the nomination application on 17th May at Paramatta.

A bit worried as its a very small company, but I've been with them for 4 years now, and the business has been doing pretty well. Fingers crossed!

 

Good luck all :smile:

 

Dont worry about it being a small company, we got 856 in November after working 2 years for the same company and they only have 13 employees. Ours took about 7 weeks with everything front loaded.

 

Good Luck,

 

Em x

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Guest GodSaveOz

Guys.. Just for your info. this is what I received from Immi Dept when I sent them an email enquiring about the status of my application....

 

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Due to the demand driven nature of the program, the Permanent Skilled Entry network is continuing to receive large numbers of employer nominations and visa applications.

 

This means that some applications being received through the NSW Centre of Excellence may take some time to be allocated to a case officer for assessment.

 

Please be assured that all issues surrounding processing backlogs have been appropriately escalated.

 

You will be contacted by a case officer within 2 working days of the employer nomination and/or visa application being allocated, with either an outcome for decision-ready cases or a request for additional information or documents.

 

Until a case is allocated, we are unable to provide you with advice regarding processing timeframes.

 

We apologise for all inconveniences caused as a result of the delays in allocation.

 

Please note that the published service standards for ENS/RSMS cases is 5 months (ETA countries) and 7 months (non-ETA countries). Timeframes for processing an application vary from one case to another, depending on the individual circumstances of each applicant . The NSW PSE team are committed to providing you with an decision on your application within the published service standards.

 

Clients are requested to explore other pathways, such as the 457 temporary business visa, for all urgent cases where the nominating employer needs the applicant to commence working in the position within the published service standards.

 

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Have a good weekend...

 

Cheers

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Hello all,

 

Not much action this week, but I've update the spreadsheet all the same:

 

http://bit.ly/121-856VisaTimelines

 

I've added a few new columns of stats that might give us a better idea of times. Then again, they vary so much it probably won't :goofy:

 

Let me know if there is any news and I'll update...

 

Mike


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Guest ddmulryan

Hi,

 

We applied for ENS 856 in Nov 09 at Perth Processing Centre and received business nomination approval today 24/05/2010. Does that mean we more or less have it? Our migration officer told us that the case officer is now reviewing the visa application and has just requested an Australian police clearance cert. I am currently on a 457 visa and my partner is a de facto.

I do reckon that the recent changes has slowed down the processing time temporarily, judging from our experience with them recently

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Guest GodSaveOz

Hi ddmulryan,

 

Going by the statistics, you should get your visa approved in a 4-5 weeks.

 

Cheers

 

Hi,

 

We applied for ENS 856 in Nov 09 at Perth Processing Centre and received business nomination approval today 24/05/2010. Does that mean we more or less have it? Our migration officer told us that the case officer is now reviewing the visa application and has just requested an Australian police clearance cert. I am currently on a 457 visa and my partner is a de facto.

I do reckon that the recent changes has slowed down the processing time temporarily, judging from our experience with them recently

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Hey ddmulryan,

 

I've added you to the spreadsheet - any more stats? This puts you waiting the longest...

 

M

 

Hi,

 

We applied for ENS 856 in Nov 09 at Perth Processing Centre and received business nomination approval today 24/05/2010. Does that mean we more or less have it? Our migration officer told us that the case officer is now reviewing the visa application and has just requested an Australian police clearance cert. I am currently on a 457 visa and my partner is a de facto.

I do reckon that the recent changes has slowed down the processing time temporarily, judging from our experience with them recently


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Guest ddmulryan

Application submitted by migration officer on 29 October 2009 with medicals, police cert, vetassess skills assessment approval, de facto evidence...basically everything that needed to be submitted

First contact with case officer was 24/02/2010 to confirm that prior experience was not acceptable for role. Waiver of experience lodged 12/03/2100

Waiver approved by case officer on 23/03/210...but case officer seeking more clarification regarding the position description.

additional info regarding position description submitted on 15/04/2010

nomination approved 24/05/2010

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I got my nomination approved today! just got to wait for my application to be approved now. Lets hope they do it quickly! I'm going on holiday next Wednesday for 10 days so I am hoping that they will get it done before then - not likely though!

 

Will keep you updated.

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Woohoo! Nice one... I make that 112 days to approval?

 

When you go abroad, give DIAC a tinkle to let them know - use your client ID. Just in case they need to get hold of you...

 

Cheers,

 

M

 

I got my nomination approved today! just got to wait for my application to be approved now. Lets hope they do it quickly! I'm going on holiday next Wednesday for 10 days so I am hoping that they will get it done before then - not likely though!

 

Will keep you updated.


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Woohoo! Nice one... I make that 112 days to approval?

 

When you go abroad, give DIAC a tinkle to let them know - use your client ID. Just in case they need to get hold of you...

 

Cheers,

 

M

 

Thanks for the advice but I'm one step ahead - I put a letter in with my application stating that I would be going away and also sent them an email after I applied and they sent me one back saying that they are aware that I'm going away and that I don't need to tell them again.

 

Really hope I get mine approved soon, been waiting so long :arghh:

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Guest calvinated

Congrats richkoto!

hope you get your visa grant soon. keeping my fingers crossed for ya.

Heard that DIAC has started processing applications from feb, so not long to go for you.. :smile:

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Guest whingingpom

I lodged my 856 application complete with ALL required forms and extras around the 1st dec 2009 at the Parra Centre of excellence. Ive emailed and called them to see whats happening as i think 6 months is a bloody long time to wait (especially when i had to re apply after being told the wrong information by a DIAC team member and was 'advised' to withdraw my app over a year ago!). Ive been living in Oz for 10 years and have been on several 457's the entire time (dont ask!) Can anyone shed some light on this as i'm beginning to think its a personal vendetta against me for pointing out many many MANY holes in the Immigration depts application and processing system! HELP!!!! :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:

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Guest lovekan

how do i add my case

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How do I get on the time line.

O/H had nomination approved late Jan 2010, TRA was succesful 28/4/10 we submitted police checks, medicals and visa application on the 5/5/10 and had an e mail on the 6/5/10 to say it was recieved. We submitted at Paramatta and my O/H is being sponsored as a General Fabrication Engineering Tradesperson. Waiting for case officer if we get one? Going crazy looking at e mails everyday then every morning and evening now checking at lunch time too.

Anyone have any ideas of how long? Ive seen its taken some people just 30 days I hope ours is the same.

Cheers Fluffy:eek::wacko:

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Guest lovekan
Hey whingingpom,

 

Any more stats? I'll add you to the spreadsheet...

 

http://bit.ly/121-856VisaTimelines

 

 

hi

 

i applied on 6th may 2010 nomination and application put together,

got nomination approved on 12th may now waiting ....

 

did my medicals on 24th may.

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It's manually done by me I'm afraid, unless you've got a Google docs account! :twitcy:

 

Fluffy - can you remember what date the nomination was submitted? It screws up the calcs otherwise :cute:

 

Lovekan - let me know the blanks and I'll fill them in...

 

M


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Guest GodSaveOz

Hey Mate,

 

You are a champ.. yours is probably the fastest in the history of Oz immigration!!

 

Can you please let us know which office was your application sent to?

 

Also if it was 121 or 856.. I guess it is 856.

 

Cheers and good luck with your visa.

 

Regards

 

hi

 

i applied on 6th may 2010 nomination and application put together,

got nomination approved on 12th may now waiting ....

 

did my medicals on 24th may.

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The nomination was submitted on the 18/12/09 and was granted on the 12/01/2010 after many e mails back and forth from immi and the sponsoring boss after the lady at immi was very confused plus it was over the christmas period.

No I dont have an account so please can you put my info up, that would be great.:wubclub:

Thanks Fluffy

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Guest gemini06hot

have a friend that submitted his ENS application on the 4th of jan 10 and got approval on the 18th of May 2010.

 

Still waiting for mine, submitted everything on the 21st of Jan 10. Police checks, IELTS and medical. Nomination approved, 20th April 2010.

 

tired of waiting....

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