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Guest guest17520
Have you not had a notification email that your application has been recieved? If so have a look at who sent it to you.......most likely it the person who is your case officer.

 

Our acknowledgement email was "Electronically Signed" and from a generic email address.

 

I submitted my part of the application at the end of March and had my employers application approved 3 weeks ago, they submitted theirs at the end of January.

 

When's a good time to start hassling immigration, and is there any point doing it yet as I don't know the name of my case officer?

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Our acknowledgement email was "Electronically Signed" and from a generic email address.

 

I submitted my part of the application at the end of March and had my employers application approved 3 weeks ago, they submitted theirs at the end of January.

 

When's a good time to start hassling immigration, and is there any point doing it yet as I don't know the name of my case officer?

 

id leave until the 4th week then id be on the phone asking for a progress report/if you have a case officer to speak to.

 

- you have a reference number/case number from the original email?? Any name, direct office number? read the letter again. theres usually a ......'if you have any questions, please contact......'


....Living life in Aus....

 

Moved to Melb on 457 in Sept 2009, 856 granted June 2010 ... :em4000:...

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id leave until the 4th week then id be on the phone asking for a progress report/if you have a case officer to speak to.

 

- you have a reference number/case number from the original email?? Any name, direct office number? read the letter again. theres usually a ......'if you have any questions, please contact......'

 

This is what the email says:

 

This email refers to the above application for a permanent residence visa

under theEmployer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (class BW 856)

, which was lodged on 30/03/2010.

 

We have begun to process your application. This email confirms that your

payment has been receipted and your application has been assessed as a

valid application.

 

Application charge

Where required under Australian law, the visa application charge must be

paid as part of the visa application process. The application charge is for

the processing of the application and it must be paid regardless of the

application outcome. There are only limited circumstances in which refunds

can be given.

(See attached file: Receipt Visa.pdf)

Your immigration status

A bridging visa has been granted to each of the applicants who were in

Australia at the time of lodgement. This visa allows you to remain lawfully

in Australia while the application is being processed. The bridging visa

will only come into effect when any other visa you hold ceases and will

remain in effect until 28 calendar days after you are notified of the

decision on your application. The bridging visas will cease if you leave

Australia. If you need to travel outside Australia while your application

is being processed, please contact the department before you travel.

 

Processing times

The time taken for an application to progress and for us to make a decision

varies. As a guide, when all documents are supplied with an application, we

are working to finalise most applications within one week of the

application being allocated to a case officer. When applications are more

complex, or documents are not provided quickly, or where it is unclear if

some requirements have been met, applications may take longer to finalise.

 

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw your application at any stage during processing. If any

applicant wishes to withdraw their application, they must advise the

department in writing. This advice can include any number of applicants but

must be signed by each person aged 18 years and over.

 

Contacting the Centre of Excellence

A processing officer will contact you as soon as a preliminary assessment

of your application has been made. Should you wish to forward any

additional information to be considered as part of the assessment, please

contact us by email: nsw.pse@immi.gov.au quoting the Permission Request ID

in the subject line. The information will then be forwarded to the

appropriate processing officer for consideration.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Electronically Signed

 

NSW Permanent Skilled Entry Administration Team

Parramatta Centre of Excellence

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Guest PommyRach
This is what the email says:

 

This email refers to the above application for a permanent residence visa

under theEmployer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (class BW 856)

, which was lodged on 30/03/2010.

 

We have begun to process your application. This email confirms that your

payment has been receipted and your application has been assessed as a

valid application.

 

Application charge

Where required under Australian law, the visa application charge must be

paid as part of the visa application process. The application charge is for

the processing of the application and it must be paid regardless of the

application outcome. There are only limited circumstances in which refunds

can be given.

(See attached file: Receipt Visa.pdf)

Your immigration status

A bridging visa has been granted to each of the applicants who were in

Australia at the time of lodgement. This visa allows you to remain lawfully

in Australia while the application is being processed. The bridging visa

will only come into effect when any other visa you hold ceases and will

remain in effect until 28 calendar days after you are notified of the

decision on your application. The bridging visas will cease if you leave

Australia. If you need to travel outside Australia while your application

is being processed, please contact the department before you travel.

 

Processing times

The time taken for an application to progress and for us to make a decision

varies. As a guide, when all documents are supplied with an application, we

are working to finalise most applications within one week of the

application being allocated to a case officer. When applications are more

complex, or documents are not provided quickly, or where it is unclear if

some requirements have been met, applications may take longer to finalise.

 

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw your application at any stage during processing. If any

applicant wishes to withdraw their application, they must advise the

department in writing. This advice can include any number of applicants but

must be signed by each person aged 18 years and over.

 

Contacting the Centre of Excellence

A processing officer will contact you as soon as a preliminary assessment

of your application has been made. Should you wish to forward any

additional information to be considered as part of the assessment, please

contact us by email: nsw.pse@immi.gov.au quoting the Permission Request ID

in the subject line. The information will then be forwarded to the

appropriate processing officer for consideration.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Electronically Signed

 

NSW Permanent Skilled Entry Administration Team

Parramatta Centre of Excellence

 

That's just the generic email. Send another one in a week and it will say about their service levels sitting at 5 \ 7 months. However some people have got theirs in just a few weeks, some of us waiting around the 130 day mark with no nominiation approved and no case officer assigned. Really frustrating process for some.

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That's just the generic email. Send another one in a week and it will say about their service levels sitting at 5 \ 7 months. However some people have got theirs in just a few weeks, some of us waiting around the 130 day mark with no nominiation approved and no case officer assigned. Really frustrating process for some.

 

I know what you mean, it's seriously annoying when you see that other people get their visas so quickly when you submitted yours before them. Really what is there to check that takes so long? I've done nearly 3 years on my 457 visa, been at the same company the whole time and been offered a job for the next 3 years, what else is there to check???

 

OK rant over.

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Guest mark&robyn

My timeline is:

 

Only Nomination applied: 12.4.10 - Parramatta Office

 

Waiting for TRA Results until I apply for my part. On 35 working days so hopefully not too much longer.

 

My proposed employer emailed yesterday & got the generic email!

 

Good luck to all waiting.

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Hello

i am Indian Student in Australia. I Done my Certificate III in Graphic Pre Press. Now i am doing Diploma in Business & my all Study will be finish in Sep. 2010. i am working in same field (Pre Press Operator) from since i am in Australia ( Nov 2008). My Employer is ready for Sponcer me for Employer Nomination Visa. plz tell me may i need TRA access for apply ENS Visa? how many IELTS band i required.

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Hey,

 

You're doing ENS and 457??

 

M

 

My timeline is:

 

Only Nomination applied: 12.4.10 - Parramatta Office

 

Waiting for TRA Results until I apply for my part. On 35 working days so hopefully not too much longer.

 

My proposed employer emailed yesterday & got the generic email!

 

Good luck to all waiting.


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

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Guest mark&robyn

Yep, started with ENS but due to the longer processing times & my proposed employer wanting me to start ASAP, put in a 457 also.

 

Although, the nomination for 457 refused due to market salary rates. The company did the application themselves & the info sent in was not enough.

 

They are now using an agent to sort out.

 

Fingers crossed!!

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Yes thats what i got, however i was lucky enough to have it signed by a case officer and it has my case number attached to the subject title.

 

It appears each office does it differently. mine was sent to melbourne.

 

I still stick by my comments of contacting them. 4 weeks should be long enough to report some progress.:cute:

 

This is what the email says:

 

This email refers to the above application for a permanent residence visa

under theEmployer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (class BW 856)

, which was lodged on 30/03/2010.

 

We have begun to process your application. This email confirms that your

payment has been receipted and your application has been assessed as a

valid application.

 

Application charge

Where required under Australian law, the visa application charge must be

paid as part of the visa application process. The application charge is for

the processing of the application and it must be paid regardless of the

application outcome. There are only limited circumstances in which refunds

can be given.

(See attached file: Receipt Visa.pdf)

Your immigration status

A bridging visa has been granted to each of the applicants who were in

Australia at the time of lodgement. This visa allows you to remain lawfully

in Australia while the application is being processed. The bridging visa

will only come into effect when any other visa you hold ceases and will

remain in effect until 28 calendar days after you are notified of the

decision on your application. The bridging visas will cease if you leave

Australia. If you need to travel outside Australia while your application

is being processed, please contact the department before you travel.

 

Processing times

The time taken for an application to progress and for us to make a decision

varies. As a guide, when all documents are supplied with an application, we

are working to finalise most applications within one week of the

application being allocated to a case officer. When applications are more

complex, or documents are not provided quickly, or where it is unclear if

some requirements have been met, applications may take longer to finalise.

 

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw your application at any stage during processing. If any

applicant wishes to withdraw their application, they must advise the

department in writing. This advice can include any number of applicants but

must be signed by each person aged 18 years and over.

 

Contacting the Centre of Excellence

A processing officer will contact you as soon as a preliminary assessment

of your application has been made. Should you wish to forward any

additional information to be considered as part of the assessment, please

contact us by email: nsw.pse@immi.gov.au quoting the Permission Request ID

in the subject line. The information will then be forwarded to the

appropriate processing officer for consideration.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Electronically Signed

 

NSW Permanent Skilled Entry Administration Team

Parramatta Centre of Excellence


....Living life in Aus....

 

Moved to Melb on 457 in Sept 2009, 856 granted June 2010 ... :em4000:...

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Yes thats what i got, however i was lucky enough to have it signed by a case officer and it has my case number attached to the subject title.

 

It appears each office does it differently. mine was sent to melbourne.

 

I still stick by my comments of contacting them. 4 weeks should be long enough to report some progress.:cute:

 

Thanks,

 

On my the letter my employer got from immi saying their nomination was successful there was a name and a contact number. I might start by hassling that person and see if they are also looking at my application.

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Thanks,

 

On my the letter my employer got from immi saying their nomination was successful there was a name and a contact number. I might start by hassling that person and see if they are also looking at my application.

 

YES!! my case officer was the same girl who approved the nomination number. definatly a place to start:cute:


....Living life in Aus....

 

Moved to Melb on 457 in Sept 2009, 856 granted June 2010 ... :em4000:...

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Guest gardenboy

Can I ask, is everyone on this forum already in Oz? I am in the UK, applied for my visa (ens 121) on 29th January, employer was approved on 26th April and I'm still waiting to be allocated to a case officer. Does anyone think this is likely to be completed before the end of June, in their 5 month timeframe quoted in every email? Many thanks for any advice or support offered!!!

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Guest caznphil

nope, im still in the uk..

nomination approved January

Application sent and received early April with police checks

medicals followed late April

IMO cashed 14th April

No receipt

No acknowledgement

Perth

waiting

waiting

waiting.......... and still waiting

 

Although I did receive a reply to my email asking about timelines for Perth

3-5 months for nomination approval

5-7 months for visa approval

 

 

hmmmmmmmmmm:skeptical:

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well it seems apparent that they are processing the onshore ones alot faster than offshore ....

 

But thank you again for doing the timelines, its very reassuring having others to compare with..

 

Caroline

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Guest gardenboy

Just thought that I'd let people know about the email I received today. I made an enquiry to a wrong email address, that was forwarded to the pse email. I was asking if my application would be processed in the 5 month window constantly quoted in all emails. Out of the blue, I got the email which said that:

Thank you for your email. We apologise that you have been waiting for a

decion on your application for some time now. Unfortunately our office is

dealing with a massive backlog of applications and as such this is slowing

our procedures and it cannot be predicted when applications will be

finalised. I would not rely on your application being assessed before the

end of financial year.

 

I guess that means the 5 month timeline has no basis in truth. It's driving me mad!!!! There is no consistency in approach or answers, and if you're in the UK it's impossible to find any other way to get an answer other than the email.

 

Rant over

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Guest PommyRach
Just thought that I'd let people know about the email I received today. I made an enquiry to a wrong email address, that was forwarded to the pse email. I was asking if my application would be processed in the 5 month window constantly quoted in all emails. Out of the blue, I got the email which said that:

 

I guess that means the 5 month timeline has no basis in truth. It's driving me mad!!!! There is no consistency in approach or answers, and if you're in the UK it's impossible to find any other way to get an answer other than the email.

 

Rant over

 

Hey enjoy the summer and long days - it's winter here!

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Just thought that I'd let people know about the email I received today. I made an enquiry to a wrong email address, that was forwarded to the pse email. I was asking if my application would be processed in the 5 month window constantly quoted in all emails. Out of the blue, I got the email which said that:

I guess that means the 5 month timeline has no basis in truth. It's driving me mad!!!! There is no consistency in approach or answers, and if you're in the UK it's impossible to find any other way to get an answer other than the email.

 

Rant over

 

I've been quoted times of between 5 - 9 months, never heard them say less than 5 months.

 

I read another post recently that the end of financial year is also the end of the visa allocation year for immigration so they usually go quiet around this time. Hopefully in the new financial year, which is only a couple of weeks away, they will start to process some visas.

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Guest jerryb

nomination and application sent together yes 14/4/10

police clearance and meds sent yes

so all in all lodged as a complete application so the case officer cannot ask for anyother papers my immi agent does not have an exact processing time they said between 4-6mths not good enough

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Medicals/police checks/paperwork sent 05/05/2010

ENS856 lodged 11/05/2010

ENS856 Granted 17/06/2010

 

Quoted 5 months, took 5 weeks soooperb, good luck guys


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Guest jerryb

cheers for the quick reply do u know what office it was lodged in? iv been told they are processing alot faster for victoria as my ens is in queensland

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cheers for the quick reply do u know what office it was lodged in? iv been told they are processing alot faster for victoria as my ens is in queensland

 

 

Mine was lodged at Parramatta, from what I've heard they're always the slowest, but not sure about that now obviously.


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Guest GodSaveOz

Congrats mate... you are definitely luckier than all of us.

 

May we all know what profession was it applied for? I think that also makes a difference as it seems they have run out of quota for IT guys at the moment.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Mine was lodged at Parramatta, from what I've heard they're always the slowest, but not sure about that now obviously.

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