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Category 2's - Where are you now?

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Guest Hopejay

Name: HopeJay

Date of Visa application: 1st July 2010

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low Risk?

Trade/profession: Motor Mechanic

Visa type: 176 SS

Which State Sponsored:VIC

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted:

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 2

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Buuuuuummmmmmppppppp :biggrin:


Lodged 175 - 11 Dec 08, App SS WA - May 09, Granted 19/8/09, Frontloaded med and PC-July 09, redone August 2010......VISA GRANTED 10/12/2010 :jiggy:

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Hi all, I don't know yet if i am cat 2, so don't want to jinx this. I have Vic SS and am on the list, but want to wait till I hear (sorry bout the glass half empty attitude, but it is DIAC), good to see some of the people from VickyMel's VIC SS thread hope you are all well.

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Name: paddy

Date of Visa application: 23 oct 2010

Nationality: irish

High/Low Risk:

Trade/profession: sec school teacher

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: vic

Date of SMP Applications: feb 2010

Date of SMP Granted: 18 oct 2010

Onshore/offshore: off

Pre-November 2010 Category: cat 3

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

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Guest TinaG

I so want to join this thread, but have to continue waiting on SA. Wish they'd get a move on

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Guest Bootco
Buuuuuummmmmmppppppp :biggrin:

Hi, what's the gut feeling re construction trades on W.A's S.M.P everyone? All we've heard lately is that EVERY building trade is in critical demand there but with all the disappointments experienced since beginning this process I'm finding it hard to be optmistic now. I note that VIC does not have solid nor fibrous plasterers on it's smp, God forbid WA follows suit.

Best wishes for everyone on this journey.

Richard

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I don't know is it really relevant for me anymore in which category I belong.

When I got CO two weeks ago, it was cat3, now maybe it's cat2, may I stay in both categories and see what happens next?:eek::twitcy:

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Guest smithys
I so want to join this thread, but have to continue waiting on SA. Wish they'd get a move on

 

 

Feeling your pain!!

xxxxx:hug:

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Guest Bootco

Whats your take on my earlier post please?

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Guest smithys
Whats your take on my earlier post please?

 

Hi,

I personally feel from what I've read, and it's only an opinion, that construction trades are needed in WA and hopefully these will be included in their SMP. I know they've been quiet re:SMP and I have to admit I haven't really kept up to date with WA. However SA, who like WA, have traditionally needed construction trades have included Plasterer on their interim list and I can only hope and take this as a good sign with view to thier SMP (again only guessing tho!!). With regards to Vic I wouldn't be too worried by that, as I think they have always had a tight list and plasterers (unless I'm mistaken) were not on it previously.

It's really hard waiting I know, but at the moment that's all we can do!!

I hope we get what we're wishing for and as it stands I am trying to feel hopeful for Plasterers.

 

Lots of luck and I wish you all the best.

 

Rose x

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Guest Bootco

Thanks Smithys.

All the best to you.

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Guest Sydkeek24
Name:TraceyandAlan

Date of Visa application:11/11/ 2008

Nationality:Irish

High/Low Risk:Low Risk

Trade/profession:Metal Fabricator

Visa type:176 SS

Which State Sponsored:Victoria

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted:

Onshore/offshore:Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category:Cat 3

Medicals submitted:10/03/ 2010

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 25/11/2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

Thanks Connie,

We submitted our our irish police checks 2 nights ago and an Australian police check for me(Alan) as i was there for over a year with a bunch of other stuff requested by our case officer (team 2 ) they got back with in 15 minutes with acknowledgement of files recieved but was surprised when they asked for an Australian police check for tracey for the one year work/holiday she spent out there and a police cert. for N.Z for the same one year work/holiday visa.

I was'nt aware that they included that type of visa in the Q "Have you lived in another country other than your own for more than a year"

Just something for the other users to think about if they want to get a head start on D.I.A.C and have them at the ready as now i have to wait for them to come back which might take a bit of time.

Cheers

 

 

Yes, thanks for the two threads (Cat 2 and Cat 3), great help to see how and how fast things are moving forward!

And for the Cat 3 applicants it will also be of interest to see how the Cat 2 guys are doing.

 

One question though:

Date CO assigned: 25/11/2010

This is in the future, right, or am I getting something wrong here? :wideeyed:

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Sorted thanks for pointing that out :smile:

 

Regards

Connie

:hug:


Lodged 175 - 11 Dec 08, App SS WA - May 09, Granted 19/8/09, Frontloaded med and PC-July 09, redone August 2010......VISA GRANTED 10/12/2010 :jiggy:

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Name: Mat Jones

Date of Visa application: 03/2009

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low

Trade/profession: Application Analyst & Programmer

Visa type: 175 & 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted: 7/11/2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: Cat3

Medicals submitted: Yes

Police check submitted: Yes

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:


Moved to Oz 02/2011

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Guest jumbojet

Name: Jumbojet

Date of Visa Application: 19 Dec 2008

Nationality: South African

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: General Manager

Visa Type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT!!!

Date of SMP Application: 10 April 2010

Date SMP granted: 24 May 2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-Nov 2010 Category: Cat 4

Medicals submitted: No

Police clearances submitted: No

Date CO assigned:

Date Visa granted:

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Name: Sibella

Date of Visa application: 13 January 2010

Nationality: South African

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: Management Consultant

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications: June 2009

Date of SMP Granted: October 2009

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: Yes

Medicals submitted: Not yet

Police check submitted: Not yet

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Name: Kuching

Date of Visa application: 24 Dec 2009

Nationality: Malaysian

High/Low Risk: Low Risk

Trade/profession: Graphic Designer

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications: 23/07/2009

Date of SMP Granted: 12/11/2009

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: not yet

Police check submitted: not yet

Date CO assigned: not yet

Date of employment verification (If applicable): nil

Date visa granted: not yet


IELTS - 21/05/09 |*| Graphic Designer VETASSESS 22/06/09 |*| Quota Check 03/07/09 |*| ACT SS 12/11/09 |*| DIAC 176 Visa 24/12/09 |*| CO 23/11/10 |*| Medical 15/12/10 |*| PCC 16/12/10 |*| Visa Granted 31/12/10 |*| Visit 26/09/11 |*| Arrival 08/02/12 *blog*

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Name: Sibella

Date of Visa application: 13 January 2010

Nationality: South African

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: Management Consultant

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications: June 2009

Date of SMP Granted: October 2009

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: Yes

Medicals submitted: Not yet

Police check submitted: Not yet

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

Hello Sibella and Welcome to the thread :smile:

 

Nice to see another South African joining.

 

Could you please tell me which Category you were in before the SMP's came out?

 

Regards

Connie

:hug:


Lodged 175 - 11 Dec 08, App SS WA - May 09, Granted 19/8/09, Frontloaded med and PC-July 09, redone August 2010......VISA GRANTED 10/12/2010 :jiggy:

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Name:need2chew

Date of Visa application:11/11/2008

Nationality:British

High/Low Risk:Low

Trade/profession:Cook

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:ACT

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) - May 2010

Onshore/offshore:offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: not yet

Police check submitted:Yes

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Guest Hakunamatata

Name: Hakunamatama

Date of Visa application:01/09/2009

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession:Cook

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:ACT

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) - 24/08/2009

Onshore/offshore:offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: 29/09/2009

Police check submitted: No

Date CO assigned: Waiting........ :arghh:

Date of employment verification (If applicable): :no:

Date visa granted::no:

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Name: ozzieland

Date of Visa application: 22Apr2010

Nationality : Indian

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: Office Manager

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) : 22Jun2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: Not yet

Police check submitted: Not yet

Date CO assigned: Hopefully soon

Date of employment verification (If applicable): Not yet

Date visa granted:Hopefully soon


IELTs/5Sep9/L8.5 R7.5 W7.5 S8 OA8VetApp23Nov09 +ive5Mar10CV VeriACT8Mar10Rec-16Apr10AppACTSS-dox sent27Apr10ApprvlRecd22Jun10App.176-SMP 22Apr10CO-22Nov10PCC/Meds-Dec2010 Visa Granted-4Feb2011

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Name: Fashionably Late

Date of Visa application: 22 December 2009

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low Risk

Trade/profession: Chief Information Officer

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications: 30 June 2009

Date of SMP Granted: 06 November 2009

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Name: cutiemcprettybobbi

Date of Visa application: oct 08

Nationality: british

High/Low Risk: low

Trade/profession:public relations

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:ACT

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted:march 10' --old ss granted

Onshore/offshore:Off

Pre-November 2010 Category: crappy 4

Medicals submitted: not yet

Police check submitted:not yet

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:


app fam sponsored 175 oct 08, July/sept 09 off CSL, app ACT ss Oct 09, received March 10, on ACT SMP nov 10, on ACT SMP and CO assigned 15th NOv, f**k yey!!!!!! VISA GRANTED 9TH FEB, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHH!!!!!!:biggrin:

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Hello Sibella and Welcome to the thread :smile:

 

Nice to see another South African joining.

 

Could you please tell me which Category you were in before the SMP's came out?

 

Regards

Connie

:hug:

 

Category 4 with hubby's job removed from the ACT list a while ago - that's why we can't believe our luck!!!:jiggy::notworthy::jiggy:

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Hi Connie,

 

Please add me to your Cat 2 list - can't believe the wait is over!!!!!

 

Name:clickettuk

Date of Visa application:23/05/2009

Nationality:British

High/Low Risk:Low

Trade/profession:ICT Security Specialist

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:ACT

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) - 07/01/2010

Onshore/offshore:offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: booked for end of November

Police check submitted: posted - awaiting response

Date CO assigned:not yet

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

THANKS!


176 SS non-CSL: April 2009 IELTS; May 2009 Skills Assessment; 22nd May 2009 Lodged 175; 21st September 2009 Lodged ACT SS; 7th January 2010 ACT SS Approved and switched to 176; 17th November 2010 Cat 2 and Case Officer assigned; 8th December 2010 VISA GRANTED :jiggy:

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