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GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION

ADELAIDE PROCESSING INFORMATION

 

This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on

skilled migration applications being processed by GSM Adelaide. The

information provided is updated fortnightly.

Last updated 2 November 2010.

 

Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this

mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM Adelaide are listed

below.

 

 

Current Processing Dates

 

If your application date has recently come into our current processing

date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to

complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for

an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period.

 

Priority Processed Applications

Under the priority processing direction we are currently processing

applications with a nominated occupation on the new Skilled Occupation

List (SOL) – Schedule 3 - Priority Group 3.

 

Assessment of cases which fall into priority group 4 will commence once

all cases in priority groups 1–3 are finalised. To determine which

priority group your application falls under please read the information on

the department’s website at:

General Skilled Migration

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175

VE 175 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 175 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 176 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VF 475 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and

Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496

UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an

occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been

allocated.

 

Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885

VB (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886

VB 886 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Please note

Under the current priority processing arrangements Accountants who now

provide an IELTS with proficient English will not receive a higher

priority than other applicants. All Accountants are included in the new

SOL and are currently being processed under priority group 3.

 

Priority Exempt Applications

Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority

processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be

processed in the order in which they were received by the department.

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476

VF 476 (e-lodged): 4 October 2010

VF 476 (paper): 4 October 2010

 

Skilled – Graduate subclass 485

VC 485 (paper): 26 October 2009

 

Skilled – Regional subclass 887

VB 887 (paper): 30 September 2010

 

Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 1

October 2010

 

Processing Times

 

Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our

website at:

Client Service Charter

 

Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of

applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are

dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary

considerably from the published estimates.


Reza & Zahra,EA Assessment 21 APR 10,SS 18 Aug 10,176 lodged 01 Sep 2010, Co 15 Dec 2010, PCC and Meds call 11 OCT 2011, Visa Granted 07 Nov 2011, Aussie Citizen 19-Sep-2016:arghh:

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Hi All

 

Thanks for the post, me being a bit blonde, what exactly does this mean???

'Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 1

October 2010'

Does this refer to people who lodged before this date? or after?

 

I am so confused about things at the moment!!! Think we are only Priority 4 as OH is IT Manager and job falls in Schedule 1, so not on currant SOL, wish our agent was more forthcoming with information and updates. :mad: Ahhhhhhhh my head is going to explode with not knowing what is happening!!!

 

Kind Regards

 

Jill

 

Jill (31), Sam (35) and William (2)

 

Agent appointed: 23 March 2009;ACS Skills Assessment: 7 July 2009;Positive Skills Assessment: 7 August 2009;SA SS Applied: 15 September 2009;All paperwork received by SA: 28 September 2009;SA SS Granted: 9 November 2009;475 Visa Application Submitted: 24 November 2009


VISA 15 March 2011 ;Arrived Adelaide: 11 May 2011

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Reza,

Many thanks for this information, it will keep a lot of people in the loop as to what is going on at DIAC.

 

May I ask where the informations comes from.

 

For the Mods: Is this the kind of information that could be made into a sticky and one which could be updated on a weekly basis, a bit like the Dollar weekly update??

 

Many thanks

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Reza,

Many thanks for this information, it will keep a lot of people in the loop as to what is going on at DIAC.

 

May I ask where the informations comes from.

 

For the Mods: Is this the kind of information that could be made into a sticky and one which could be updated on a weekly basis, a bit like the Dollar weekly update??

 

Many thanks

Hi

Just send a blank email to

aspc.processing@immi.gov.au

 

and you ll get a reply from Adelaide processing center in 10 minutes

Regards:hug:


Reza & Zahra,EA Assessment 21 APR 10,SS 18 Aug 10,176 lodged 01 Sep 2010, Co 15 Dec 2010, PCC and Meds call 11 OCT 2011, Visa Granted 07 Nov 2011, Aussie Citizen 19-Sep-2016:arghh:

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I wonder what will happen tomorrow when vics smp comes into effect?

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I wonder what will happen tomorrow when vics smp comes into effect?

 

 

I was thinking exactly the same, seems a bit odd that 1 state is ready to rock n roll but the others have all gone very very quiet?!

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I think other states may release tomorrow! Why would vic announce smp on Monday but not go live until Wednesday???

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Yes I am really surprised that ACT have not yet announced anything on their website yet. Maybe tomorrow.


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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SOOO FRUSTRATED!!! Awaiting WA SMP like many others. Really thought it would be Monday especially since WA website was down... Checked the internet @ 10 pm Sun then straight out of bed Mon and still nothing. I'm sure they get a kick out of it :mad:

 

I have had a constant headache the last 2 weeks. Maybe tomorrow, but my optimism is slowly fading :unsure:


Gill :v_SPIN:

OH Plumber-TRA May '10,WA SS 20/12/10,WA SS Approval 24/01/11,176 Lodged 31/01/11,CO 23/02/11,PCC's 16/03/11,Meds 18/03/11,VISA 04/05/11

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There is something wrong there.That is exacly happened with onshore 885 886 applications if you give blank e mail to brisbane processing centre at gsmb.information@immi.gov.au.they too jumped from may to august in 1 week.So don't get too excited guys.. there is definately some problem in processing dates.

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SOOO FRUSTRATED!!! Awaiting WA SMP like many others. Really thought it would be Monday especially since WA website was down... Checked the internet @ 10 pm Sun then straight out of bed Mon and still nothing. I'm sure they get a kick out of it :mad:

 

I have had a constant headache the last 2 weeks. Maybe tomorrow, but my optimism is slowly fading :unsure:

 

This waiting can drive us nuts.... :arghh:

 

Now that DIAC has released info about the SMP (though it just seems to repeat info that we already know), i guess the rest of the State's SMP will start appearing very soon....

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Important Update

 

Current Processing Dates

 

If your application date has recently come into our current processing

date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to

complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for

an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period.

 

Priority Processed Applications

Under the priority processing direction we are currently processing

applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State

Migration Plan - Priority Group 2.

 

Assessment of cases which fall into Priority Group 3 will re-commence once

all cases in Priority Groups 2 are finalised. Priority group 4 cases will

be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated.

To determine which priority group your application falls under please read

the information on the department’s website at:

General Skilled Migration

 

For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the

department’s website at:

What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf

 

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175

VE 175 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 175 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 176 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VF 475 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and

Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496

UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an

occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been

allocated.

 

Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885

VB (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886

VB 886 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Please note

Under the current priority processing arrangements Accountants who now

provide an IELTS with proficient English will not receive a higher

priority than other applicants. All Accountants are included in the new

SOL and are currently being processed under priority group 3.

 

Priority Exempt Applications

Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority

processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be

processed in the order in which they were received by the department.

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476

VF 476 (e-lodged): 4 October 2010

VF 476 (paper): 4 October 2010

 

Skilled – Graduate subclass 485

VC 485 (paper): 26 October 2009

 

Skilled – Regional subclass 887

VB 887 (paper): 30 September 2010

 

Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 1

October 2010

 

Processing Times

 

Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our

website at:

Client Service Charter

 

Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of

applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are

dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary

considerably from the published estimates.

 

 

Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited

to:

- completeness of application

- how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation

- medical complications

- police checks

- checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application.

 

Processing News

 

SKILLED MIGRATION VISA PROCESSING PRIORITIES

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship set new priority processing

arrangements for certain skilled migration visas effective from 14 July

2010.

 

CAPPING AND CEASING OF SPECIFIED OFFSHORE GSM APPLICATIONS LODGED BEFORE 1

SEPTEMBER 2007

As the cap has now been reached, applications subject to the capping

decision have now ceased. As part of this process the relevant Visa

Application Charge(s) will be returned to the applicant.

 

Information about these topics and other changes in the GSM Program has

been published on the department’s website at:

What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration

 

CONTACTING US


Reza & Zahra,EA Assessment 21 APR 10,SS 18 Aug 10,176 lodged 01 Sep 2010, Co 15 Dec 2010, PCC and Meds call 11 OCT 2011, Visa Granted 07 Nov 2011, Aussie Citizen 19-Sep-2016:arghh:

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Important Update

 

Current Processing Dates

 

If your application date has recently come into our current processing

date range you should allow at least 6 weeks to enable a case officer to

complete the initial assessment. Please refrain from sending requests for

an update on the status of your application within this 6 week period.

 

Priority Processed Applications

Under the priority processing direction we are currently processing

applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State

Migration Plan - Priority Group 2.

 

Assessment of cases which fall into Priority Group 3 will re-commence once

all cases in Priority Groups 2 are finalised. Priority group 4 cases will

be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated.

To determine which priority group your application falls under please read

the information on the department’s website at:

General Skilled Migration

 

For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the

department’s website at:

What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-fs.pdf

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/statmig-faq.pdf

 

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175

VE 175 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 175 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VE 176 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008

VF 475 (paper): 24 December 2008

 

Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and

Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496

UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an

occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been

allocated.

 

Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885

VB (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886

VB 886 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (paper): 20 April 2009

 

Please note

Under the current priority processing arrangements Accountants who now

provide an IELTS with proficient English will not receive a higher

priority than other applicants. All Accountants are included in the new

SOL and are currently being processed under priority group 3.

 

Priority Exempt Applications

Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority

processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be

processed in the order in which they were received by the department.

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being

considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476

VF 476 (e-lodged): 4 October 2010

VF 476 (paper): 4 October 2010

 

Skilled – Graduate subclass 485

VC 485 (paper): 26 October 2009

 

Skilled – Regional subclass 887

VB 887 (paper): 30 September 2010

 

Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 1

October 2010

 

Processing Times

 

Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our

website at:

Client Service Charter

 

Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of

applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are

dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary

considerably from the published estimates.

 

 

Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited

to:

- completeness of application

- how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation

- medical complications

- police checks

- checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application.

 

Processing News

 

SKILLED MIGRATION VISA PROCESSING PRIORITIES

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship set new priority processing

arrangements for certain skilled migration visas effective from 14 July

2010.

 

CAPPING AND CEASING OF SPECIFIED OFFSHORE GSM APPLICATIONS LODGED BEFORE 1

SEPTEMBER 2007

As the cap has now been reached, applications subject to the capping

decision have now ceased. As part of this process the relevant Visa

Application Charge(s) will be returned to the applicant.

 

Information about these topics and other changes in the GSM Program has

been published on the department’s website at:

What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration

 

CONTACTING US

 

 

Thanks for posting Reza. So they are now processing Cat 2. Seeing as though only VIC have published their SMP this week then it must be just VIC Cat 2 at the moment.

 

I hope ACT start this week.

 

Thanks

Claire


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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I hope WA do as well.

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"Assessment of cases which fall into Priority Group 3 will re-commence once

all cases in Priority Groups 2 are finalised."

 

 

 

What a load of B******t.

After nearly 2 and half years of waiting, all we've been waiting on is our MEDs to be finalised, and we're home and dry......

 

These SMP's better not F*** us up or i will be a VERY unhappy man.........

 

Yours sincerly.... disgruntled CAT3 ,175 applicant.....

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"Assessment of cases which fall into Priority Group 3 will re-commence once

all cases in Priority Groups 2 are finalised."

 

 

 

What a load of B******t.

After nearly 2 and half years of waiting, all we've been waiting on is our MEDs to be finalised, and we're home and dry......

 

These SMP's better not F*** us up or i will be a VERY unhappy man.........

 

Yours sincerly.... disgruntled CAT3 ,175 applicant.....

:biglaugh::wacko::biglaugh:


Reza & Zahra,EA Assessment 21 APR 10,SS 18 Aug 10,176 lodged 01 Sep 2010, Co 15 Dec 2010, PCC and Meds call 11 OCT 2011, Visa Granted 07 Nov 2011, Aussie Citizen 19-Sep-2016:arghh:

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Milkymoos let's hope they continue with those that already have COs! Fingers crossed.

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Milkymoos let's hope they continue with those that already have COs! Fingers crossed.

 

Yes it would be very unfair for those who have just got CO's to be dropped. Their earlier processing email said they were processing Cat 3 up to 24 Dec 2008 so let's hope that they honour this.

 

And that email was only yesterday and the day before.

 

good luck everyone


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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"Assessment of cases which fall into Priority Group 3 will re-commence once

all cases in Priority Groups 2 are finalised."

 

 

 

What a load of B******t.

After nearly 2 and half years of waiting, all we've been waiting on is our MEDs to be finalised, and we're home and dry......

 

These SMP's better not F*** us up or i will be a VERY unhappy man.........

 

Yours sincerly.... disgruntled CAT3 ,175 applicant.....

 

Hey ilovemilkymoos,

I really hope that all the Cat 3, 175's like you who have a CO will keep them through to visa grant. It would be really unfair to yank your CO now. It does say in the auto-reply

mail released today that they are still considering 175 applications lodged before 24 December 2008, so hang in there and keep that fizzy ready on ice for just a while longer.

 

Laters....

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I don't think so they will process App with CO.I was in the same boat before priority processing ,CO Allocated,asked few documents and in the meantime priority changes and i am still waiting...

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I don't think so they will process App with CO.I was in the same boat before priority processing ,CO Allocated,asked few documents and in the meantime priority changes and i am still waiting...

 

 

History repeating itself again?? If they are going by the same practice, it means Cat. 3 applicants even with CO allocated would NOT be processed until all Cat. 2 has been processed?? That's really unfair! Its like giving you a cake but saying you can't eat it!

 

I hope they have streamlined their processes and able to process all application faster so that Cat. 2 & 3 can be cleared fast. This way, at least hopeless applicants like us in Cat. 4 have some slim chance, if any, of being processed.....

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Cat 4 applicants ever processed?? This must be the biggest joke of the century. Don't forget that there were be Cat 3 applications that were made yesterday, more being made today and even more tomorrow! Let alone Cat 2 and Cat 1 applicants..

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History repeating itself again?? If they are going by the same practice, it means Cat. 3 applicants even with CO allocated would NOT be processed until all Cat. 2 has been processed?? That's really unfair! Its like giving you a cake but saying you can't eat it!

 

I hope they have streamlined their processes and able to process all application faster so that Cat. 2 & 3 can be cleared fast. This way, at least hopeless applicants like us in Cat. 4 have some slim chance, if any, of being processed.....

 

For CAT-4 i am not sure what are there plans...... but Those applicants who have got CO whether in any category, decision must be made ... i think those applicants waited many years and they do not deserve injustice ......


176 System Manager applied Oct-09 | Visa Grant Nov. 2011| Landed Feb. 2012 | Citizenship Sep. 2016

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For CAT-4 i am not sure what are there plans...... but Those applicants who have got CO whether in any category, decision must be made ... i think those applicants waited many years and they do not deserve injustice ......

 

 

I think whoever is in CAT 3 and has a CO might get their Visa this Financial year.

DIAC has given only limited amt of visas for SMP's for this financial year.. after which all the CAT 3 will be processed .

I am not sure about this just hoping for the best to happen


Skill assessment applied on: 9/01/09 rcvd on: 12/03/09 ACT State Sponsorship applied on: 07/04/09 rcvd on: 11/12/09 176 Visa Application made on: 19/02/2010 CO Allocated 12/11/10 Medicals& PCC 13/01/2011 Job Verification 05/05/2011 Visa Grant

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Cat 4 applicants ever processed?? This must be the biggest joke of the century. Don't forget that there were be Cat 3 applications that were made yesterday, more being made today and even more tomorrow! Let alone Cat 2 and Cat 1 applicants..

 

haha.... i guess no harm putting up wishlist for X'mas since we the Cat. 4s are the doomed class.....

 

For CAT-4 i am not sure what are there plans...... but Those applicants who have got CO whether in any category, decision must be made ... i think those applicants waited many years and they do not deserve injustice ......

 

Agree totally. It would be totally unjust and unfair for those allocated CO to have their processing halted. Finish the case and then move on to those higher priority. Let justice be done....

 

I think whoever is in CAT 3 and has a CO might get their Visa this Financial year.

DIAC has given only limited amt of visas for SMP's for this financial year.. after which all the CAT 3 will be processed .

I am not sure about this just hoping for the best to happen

 

Yeah, just hope that they process faster. pls....

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