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Really depressed today and needed a bit of comfort if anyone can help. I got employer nomination on 30 Nov, CO allocated same day, she went on leave and returns on 14 Jan, so I KNOW my PR will be approved any day now but my workplace is truly unbearable for me. We have a new Manager and he is the nastiest piece of work I think I've ever met. He's rude, condescending, and just plain treats everyone like children. Redundancies are being made in the company, thankfully we've only had one in my office but I am honestly dying to get my PR and have the freedom to just be stress free and happy. I can barely stand to get up in the mornings knowing I have to go to that horrible place.

 

The stress pushed me over the edge today and I had a huge crying fit to my fiancee, I feel terrible but it's just too much at the moment. Has anyone else waiting for their PR had the extra experience of a declining work environment as well? It's honestly one of the most isolating, horrible feelings....

 

Sorry for venting but I am in a hole today :(

 

sorry to hear about your pressures, just keep your eyes on the prize, 14th is Monday so it could be just another couple of days...

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I have been in that shoe before - my HR behaves like a thug and think he can fire anyone he likes and my GM basically thinks the HR guy is always right. I surprised them when my wife gotta job in Sydney with 457 sponsor - cos they thought i will be their slave forever.

 

Anyway, the good news for you - the PR approval is matter of time. If I were you, I will do anything he/she ask till PR approval. Once you got the approval, (drum roll) do the same I did - send your resignation letter in any fashion you like (note you should not complain abt the company in resignation letter) so I wrote a 1 sentence resign letter to piss them off. And then.....till your last day at work....find job online in the office. Use company phone/copier/stationary all that **** for the job applications - who cares. If you got the job before your last day in that company, dont let them know whr you going - Id lie to them (not formally) im going to a place they familiar.

 

Revenge best served cold !

 

Really depressed today and needed a bit of comfort if anyone can help. I got employer nomination on 30 Nov, CO allocated same day, she went on leave and returns on 14 Jan, so I KNOW my PR will be approved any day now but my workplace is truly unbearable for me. We have a new Manager and he is the nastiest piece of work I think I've ever met. He's rude, condescending, and just plain treats everyone like children. Redundancies are being made in the company, thankfully we've only had one in my office but I am honestly dying to get my PR and have the freedom to just be stress free and happy. I can barely stand to get up in the mornings knowing I have to go to that horrible place.

 

The stress pushed me over the edge today and I had a huge crying fit to my fiancee, I feel terrible but it's just too much at the moment. Has anyone else waiting for their PR had the extra experience of a declining work environment as well? It's honestly one of the most isolating, horrible feelings....

 

Sorry for venting but I am in a hole today :(


ENS 856 Parramatta. ETA + Non DRC Application + DRC Nomination on 27/6/12. ACK letter 17/8/12. Nomination approved 5/11/12. Visa grant - 15/2/13 !

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haha mahisasura I like your style!! :) He humiliated me yesterday and treated me like crap in front of the entire office for NO reason, when I was actually trying to be helpful to him, and I was so angry and upset. I thought about confronting him today but no, it's best to do as you said and just put up and shut up until I'm a PR.

 

I came in today with puffy eyes from crying and he asked me if I was tired and I flatly said "no" and I think he somewhat got the message because he is tip toeing around me today. But, I guess one of my added stresses is: if you resign the same day as you get your PR, is it *likely* the company will try to litigate me or claim fraud?? I did not use them to get my PR, I genuinely loved my job 8 months ago but things change, and I DO want to resign as soon as I get my PR. But, I work for an international organisation and we have a Migration Officer working for us who helped me put my application together. She's not a migration agent as such but she is someone the company employs as a specialist and if I resign the same day I get my PR I am sure she will raise an eyebrow. I don't know if the company would bother trying to really stick it to me by taking it to court but would they have a case against me?? As I said, I did not de-fraud them, I simply became very unhappy at a very inconvenient time....

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I dont think so there is any legal obligation for you to stay with your sponsor. Ive been headhunted few occasions and i told them im waiting for my PR approvals. I might not resign the same day but wait till a good offer land on my lap. Love the job not the company !

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/ens/obligations.htm

 

If you think your sponsor might expecting some loyalty from you, then you should speak UP against that bastard or talk to your HR (ONLY after your PR approvals). Nowadays theres hell of a way to bring this ppl down...just record the conversation and send to HR as complaint if they dont act then excalate to authority. Humiliating is unacceptable and we should teach this people that we are not their slave.

 

Good luck !

 

haha mahisasura I like your style!! :) He humiliated me yesterday and treated me like crap in front of the entire office for NO reason, when I was actually trying to be helpful to him, and I was so angry and upset. I thought about confronting him today but no, it's best to do as you said and just put up and shut up until I'm a PR.

 

I came in today with puffy eyes from crying and he asked me if I was tired and I flatly said "no" and I think he somewhat got the message because he is tip toeing around me today. But, I guess one of my added stresses is: if you resign the same day as you get your PR, is it *likely* the company will try to litigate me or claim fraud?? I did not use them to get my PR, I genuinely loved my job 8 months ago but things change, and I DO want to resign as soon as I get my PR. But, I work for an international organisation and we have a Migration Officer working for us who helped me put my application together. She's not a migration agent as such but she is someone the company employs as a specialist and if I resign the same day I get my PR I am sure she will raise an eyebrow. I don't know if the company would bother trying to really stick it to me by taking it to court but would they have a case against me?? As I said, I did not de-fraud them, I simply became very unhappy at a very inconvenient time....


ENS 856 Parramatta. ETA + Non DRC Application + DRC Nomination on 27/6/12. ACK letter 17/8/12. Nomination approved 5/11/12. Visa grant - 15/2/13 !

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So right, no one has the right to treat anyone like this. I decided to ask our Risk Manager, he is a man who I trust and who knows that I'm unhappy. He told me that the company would try to recoup the $3,600 cost but otherwise they can't/wouldn't do anything. I would rather they deduct the $$ from my final pay than stay here a minute longer than I have to. And you're right, after I get my PR I WILL be discussing things with HR. Thanks for your support!

 

 

I dont think so there is any legal obligation for you to stay with your sponsor. Ive been headhunted few occasions and i told them im waiting for my PR approvals. I might not resign the same day but wait till a good offer land on my lap. Love the job not the company !

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/ens/obligations.htm

 

If you think your sponsor might expecting some loyalty from you, then you should speak UP against that bastard or talk to your HR (ONLY after your PR approvals). Nowadays theres hell of a way to bring this ppl down...just record the conversation and send to HR as complaint if they dont act then excalate to authority. Humiliating is unacceptable and we should teach this people that we are not their slave.

 

Good luck !

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Have you a job where there is Union representation, and if so, are you in the union?

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Hi Miss direction,

 

When i was initially researching the PR through employer nomination I read that the government has the right to revoke PR if they feel that the company was "used" to get PR. Don't know how often this has actually happened, but just know that it might happen. Some reasons that they considered "fair reasons" to leave the job soon after the PR is granted, is lay off (and there were a few other reasons which i can't remember).

 

If you are tight with anyone at the company, maybe you can get them to make you redundant, that would be safe for you.

 

Lenak

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Hi Miss direction, When i was initially researching the PR through employer nomination I read that the government has the right to revoke PR if they feel that the company was "used" to get PR. Don't know how often this has actually happened, but just know that it might happen. Some reasons that they considered "fair reasons" to leave the job soon after the PR is granted, is lay off (and there were a few other reasons which i can't remember). If you are tight with anyone at the company, maybe you can get them to make you redundant, that would be safe for you. Lenak

 

Thanks for all your comments and support guys! Unfortunately no, there is no union at my place of work. However, I work in HR and Recruitment so it was easy to do a bit of research because we sponsor other staff for the same visas. I asked our legal officer who I trust completely and he found out that if I leave within 12 months, I just need to pay back the visa fee. That's fine with me. I would so much rather be happy. Otherwise, the company wouldn't do anything - I did not use them to get my visa and there is very strong evidence that my workplace deteriorated after I applied so I doubt they'd even try but apparently they've had it happen before (someone quit 1 day after obtaining PR) and they just want $$ back and let you go on your way.

 

My CO comes back from leave on Monday - I'm literally counting the minutes now until I am granted freedom from bullying, stress, and uncertainty.

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I hope your CO contacts you ASAP with the good news, your workplace sounds like hell to be in, rest of us should be thankful that we have decent place of work. I can't imagine putting up with so much stress and uncalled humilation on everyday basis.

 

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Thanks for all your comments and support guys! Unfortunately no, there is no union at my place of work. However, I work in HR and Recruitment so it was easy to do a bit of research because we sponsor other staff for the same visas. I asked our legal officer who I trust completely and he found out that if I leave within 12 months, I just need to pay back the visa fee. That's fine with me. I would so much rather be happy. Otherwise, the company wouldn't do anything - I did not use them to get my visa and there is very strong evidence that my workplace deteriorated after I applied so I doubt they'd even try but apparently they've had it happen before (someone quit 1 day after obtaining PR) and they just want $$ back and let you go on your way.

 

My CO comes back from leave on Monday - I'm literally counting the minutes now until I am granted freedom from bullying, stress, and uncertainty.

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As you guys aware my nomination approved 2 months ago and today we have sent all outstanding items (wife xray, company letters and baby passport/b.cert) as per requested by CO. The baby will be added into current visa 457 first before include into 856 application.

 

Anyone know how long this will take ?

 

 

Happy New Year Boys and Girls ! 2013 definitely going to be a good one for all of us. Our new bundle of joy arrived on 21/12/12...

 

As for me, my non-drc 856 application gotta grumpy CO - she basically waiting for my wife chest xray and my newborn birthcert/passport/med which I plan to organized by end of this week.

 

Good luck !


ENS 856 Parramatta. ETA + Non DRC Application + DRC Nomination on 27/6/12. ACK letter 17/8/12. Nomination approved 5/11/12. Visa grant - 15/2/13 !

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Hi Everyone.

 

Heres a summary of where we are at...

 

We submitted Nomination & ENS application together non DR, Parramatta office June 20th 2012 - the week before Xmas we were contacted by case officer - basically the day we lodge application was 6 days less of meeting our 2 year requirement on 457 - so we were advised to withdraw case, which we did & lost $3k. The case officer kindly posted us our original documents so we can start again.

My question is -

what are the processing times for DR Nominations & ENS application?

 

 

Thank you -

Happy 2013 !!!!

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As you guys aware my nomination approved 2 months ago and today we have sent all outstanding items (wife xray, company letters and baby passport/b.cert) as per requested by CO. The baby will be added into current visa 457 first before include into 856 application.

 

Anyone know how long this will take ?

 

Hi mahisasura, I think it will take 2-4 weeks if everything goes well~~.

 

Congrats in advance~~~


186 @ Parramatta - 21/10/2013 Non DRC Nomination and Non DRC Application lodged by MA - 31/10/2013 Application was received - 22/10/2013 ACK letter received - 21/02/2014 CO ask Medical - 27/02/2014 Medical Done - Waiting

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Hi Everyone.

 

Heres a summary of where we are at...

 

We submitted Nomination & ENS application together non DR, Parramatta office June 20th 2012 - the week before Xmas we were contacted by case officer - basically the day we lodge application was 6 days less of meeting our 2 year requirement on 457 - so we were advised to withdraw case, which we did & lost $3k. The case officer kindly posted us our original documents so we can start again.

My question is -

what are the processing times for DR Nominations & ENS application?

 

 

Thank you -

Happy 2013 !!!!

 

Hi Mojacar, considering COs are still working on the June workflow~~ I guess it possible takes another 5-7 months.


186 @ Parramatta - 21/10/2013 Non DRC Nomination and Non DRC Application lodged by MA - 31/10/2013 Application was received - 22/10/2013 ACK letter received - 21/02/2014 CO ask Medical - 27/02/2014 Medical Done - Waiting

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Mojacar - I'm sorry to hear you have to start over. It's frustrating I'm sure. I am thinking of you and hope it doesn't take too long!

 

Does anyone know how long it normally takes between the employer nomination being approved and the final visa approval? I've been waiting nearly 2 months now since my employer nomination was approved and I reckon that's a long time - I am going to call the DIAC hotline again tomorrow since I can't get on to my CO. I just feel like something must be off...

 

 

Hi Mojacar, considering COs are still working on the June workflow~~ I guess it possible takes another 5-7 months.

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I GOT IT!! I am a permanent resident of Australia!!!!! I can not even believe it!!!!

 

Congrats girl!! Ok~~Come down~~~Can you share what's happening?? Did you call DIAC today?


186 @ Parramatta - 21/10/2013 Non DRC Nomination and Non DRC Application lodged by MA - 31/10/2013 Application was received - 22/10/2013 ACK letter received - 21/02/2014 CO ask Medical - 27/02/2014 Medical Done - Waiting

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Congrats girl!! Ok~~Come down~~~Can you share what's happening?? Did you call DIAC today?

 

Haha ok I'll come down from my high! I'll be honest, I called DIAC on Thursday and they referred me to their Global Feedback Unit, basically I put in a complaint because my case was supposed to be referred to another CO while my CO was on leave for 1 month and I never heard anything, and then DIAC told me it wasn't referred to another CO. I put in a complaint that I got different answers and no one seemed to know where my case was. DIAC called me today and said it was a misunderstanding and claimed they had emailed me on 24 December to tell me that the CO it was referred to had a personal issue and couldn't finish my case - that's a lie, I never got an emaill, so again I complained that I did not get this email and wanted to speak to a Manager. The Manager actuslly claimed she personally emailed me twice over XMas, again I never got these emails so I told her this and she said "oh, I must have used the wrong email address". Uhm, good excuse. We hung up, and finally at 4pm today my original CO called me and said she would finalise my case by 6pm. At 5pm on the dot, she emailed me my approval letter. So, for anyone who is getting the runaround like me, it is worth calling the Global Feedback Unit to put in a complaint!

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congratulations..so happy for you.

 

I GOT IT!! I am a permanent resident of Australia!!!!! I can not even believe it!!!!

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Woohoo ! Congrats.

 

I GOT IT!! I am a permanent resident of Australia!!!!! I can not even believe it!!!!

ENS 856 Parramatta. ETA + Non DRC Application + DRC Nomination on 27/6/12. ACK letter 17/8/12. Nomination approved 5/11/12. Visa grant - 15/2/13 !

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Haha ok I'll come down from my high! I'll be honest, I called DIAC on Thursday and they referred me to their Global Feedback Unit, basically I put in a complaint because my case was supposed to be referred to another CO while my CO was on leave for 1 month and I never heard anything, and then DIAC told me it wasn't referred to another CO. I put in a complaint that I got different answers and no one seemed to know where my case was. DIAC called me today and said it was a misunderstanding and claimed they had emailed me on 24 December to tell me that the CO it was referred to had a personal issue and couldn't finish my case - that's a lie, I never got an emaill, so again I complained that I did not get this email and wanted to speak to a Manager. The Manager actuslly claimed she personally emailed me twice over XMas, again I never got these emails so I told her this and she said "oh, I must have used the wrong email address". Uhm, good excuse. We hung up, and finally at 4pm today my original CO called me and said she would finalise my case by 6pm. At 5pm on the dot, she emailed me my approval letter. So, for anyone who is getting the runaround like me, it is worth calling the Global Feedback Unit to put in a complaint!

 

 

WOHO....! Congrats, the hard work's finally paid off.........! Now enjoy your status as a PR......! And hey,......WELCOME TO AUSTRAYA......!


Pre-Grant 28th Dec 2012 Approval 7th Jan 2013:biggrin:

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WOHO....! Congrats, the hard work's finally paid off.........! Now enjoy your status as a PR......! And hey,......WELCOME TO AUSTRAYA......!

 

Thanks so much guys!! This forum was so comforting to me through the stress of waiting, being bullied at work, etc. I am crossing my fingers and toes for every person here who is waiting. We all deserve it!!

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Hi there, does anyone have the DIAC hotline number? Or is the hotline people are referring to, just the DIAC's normal number?

 

Thanks in advance :wink:

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Hi there, does anyone have the DIAC hotline number? Or is the hotline people are referring to, just the DIAC's normal number?

 

Thanks in advance :wink:

 

If you have a CO they sometimes give their personal contact details, but the DIAC Hotline is on 131 881, or the Global Feedback Unit if you're having issues like I was is 131 177. Try 131 881 first - they will ask for your Passport # to locate your case.

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So...... If I call ImmI straghtaway, does it gonna work? Sounds like calling is very useful.


186 @ Parramatta - 21/10/2013 Non DRC Nomination and Non DRC Application lodged by MA - 31/10/2013 Application was received - 22/10/2013 ACK letter received - 21/02/2014 CO ask Medical - 27/02/2014 Medical Done - Waiting

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