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Hi Connie

 

Now I m one proud member of CAT-2 group now ... got confirmation from ACT today ... please find below my details.

 

Name: MUSMANASGHAR

Date of Visa application:03/10/2009

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession:System Manager (2231-11)

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:ACT

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) - 09/09/2009

Onshore/offshore:offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: N/A

Police check submitted: No

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

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

Good luck to all


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

Partner Visa for Wife: Applied APR 16 Granted Jul. 18

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As you know language requirement for some application has raised in ACT list,

What happens if someone who has obtained SS and his or her occupation is on SMP list but does not satisfy new English requirements ?

Did any body have this situation ?

Regards


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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As you know language requirement for some application has raised in ACT list,

What happens if someone who has obtained SS and his or her occupation is on SMP list but does not satisfy new English requirements ?

Did any body this situation ?

Regards

 

Hi REZA

 

IMO these new requirements will impose on new applicants .. those who have already got SS will not be effected ... ACT has already confirmed its Sponsored applicants by sending them confirmation email .... i am also one of those fortunate ones who received the Confirmation email email from ACT .... Confirmation email consist of Press release of SMP and SMP list

 

Cheers


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

Partner Visa for Wife: Applied APR 16 Granted Jul. 18

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Hi REZA

 

IMO these new requirements will impose on new applicants .. those who have already got SS will not be effected ... ACT has already confirmed its Sponsored applicants by sending them confirmation email .... i am also one of those fortunate ones who received the Confirmation email email from ACT .... Confirmation email consist of Press release of SMP and SMP list

 

Cheers

Thanks for your prompt reply,

Is your IELTS band score less than what is put for your occupation on new list ?

Regards


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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Thanks for your prompt reply,

Is your IELTS band score less than what is put for your occupation on new list ?

Regards

 

Please find below my IELTS score

 

L=8

R=8

W=6

S=7

Overall = 7.5


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

Partner Visa for Wife: Applied APR 16 Granted Jul. 18

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Please find below my IELTS score

 

L=8

R=8

W=6

S=7

Overall = 7.5

 

Thanks, seems your occupation needs 7 in each band in new list,

So they do not take IELTS in consideration

I feel much better after seeing this

Regards:hug::notworthy:


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 am just wondering why VIC have not contacted anyone to tell them they are on the SMP

 

We finally got reply - took a while but I expect they are inundated - but it said nothing personal re our application - so I am still rather nervous.

 

VickyMel


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We got today usual email from Vic whether we got visa since they haven`t heard anything from us... we responded still nothing...

 

But we have a GREAT NEWS from DIAC today! CO sent an email!!!!

 

Our timeline is

 

Name: bebac30

Date of Visa application: 28.10.2009

Nationality: Serbia

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: R&D Manager

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: Victoria

Date of SMP Applications: aug 2009

Date of SMP Granted: okt 2009

Onshore/offshore: offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: 22/10/2010

Police check submitted: still no

Date CO assigned: 08.11.2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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But we have a GREAT NEWS from DIAC today! CO sent an email!!!!

 

Big Congratulations Bebac great to see you get the CO :jiggy:

 

Can you ask your CO where mine is :wink:

 

VickyMel


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CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME!!:jiggy:

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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Big Congratulations Bebac great to see you get the CO :jiggy:

 

Can you ask your CO where mine is :wink:

 

VickyMel

 

Of course! I am sending right now :)

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Hi Connie

 

Yay please add us to Cat2 thread, we also got the ACT email this morning:

 

Name: claireg (OH is the main applicant)

Date of Visa application: 7th May 2010

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low

Trade/profession: Applications & Analyst Programmer

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications: 22 March 2010

Date of SMP Granted: 15 July 2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 3

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

 

Thanks for starting this thread Connie and keeping the Cat3 thread going. Much appreciated.

 

Claire:jiggy:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Name: Cots (OH is the main applicant)

Date of Visa application: 15th October 2009

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low

Trade/profession: Plumber

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: VIC

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted: 15 July 2009

offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 3

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

Today we have been requested to have medicals and police checks after lodging our application in October 2009.

 

We are currenly debating whether to go forward with them as we'd changed our minds about going months ago. I don't want to but DH does.


176 Visa lodged Oct 09, CO request meds Jan 11. Meds arrived in Oz 14 Feb 11, status changed to processing further 16 Feb 11, PCC sent 23 Feb, VISA GRANTED 25 FEB 11.

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Hi all. Heres my details. We applied for our visa last September 09 with vic ss. We stopped watching the changes because we were so frustrated with them but now things are starting to move thank god.

 

Name: Fitz Sher

Date of Visa application: 24/11/09

Nationality:Irish

High/Low Risk:Low

Trade/profession:Plumber

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:Victoria

Date of SMP Applications: Sep 09

Date of SMP Granted:Sep 09

Onshore/offshore:Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category:3

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 08/11/10

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

We got confirmation from our agent today DIAC have advised that our file has been handed over to a CO.

 

Does anybody know what time line we are likely to have now. I've checked the DIAC website and it still has the same "Being Processed", so it hasn't been updated yet.

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Does everyone think that DIAC will process the Cat 2's now in order that the visa's were lodged like they were doing with Cat3's.

 

This would be the fairest but they could have some occupations that are more in demand and put those one through first. Just a thought and I don't suppose anyone really knows yet. Time will tell I suppose.

 

Ta

Claire


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Does everyone think that DIAC will process the Cat 2's now in order that the visa's were lodged like they were doing with Cat3's.

 

This would be the fairest but they could have some occupations that are more in demand and put those one through first. Just a thought and I don't suppose anyone really knows yet. Time will tell I suppose.

 

Ta

Claire

 

I don't think they will have the time to sort out the applications before processing as they have to complete 23,000 (I think) before 30th June 2010. They will just pick up as they are available and process them as quickly as they can.


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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I don't think they will have the time to sort out the applications before processing as they have to complete 23,000 (I think) before 30th June 2010. They will just pick up as they are available and process them as quickly as they can.

 

Their database will be able to identify date lodged order / Cat 2 status no problem i shouldn't think.

 

It's just that i saw an Oct 2009 get CO for cat2 when there are people who lodged late 2008 / early 2009 so it made me wonder.

 

Either way I want our CO end of January please :biggrin:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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You guys are sooo lucky. I think the fairest and the most probable visa processing is in date of lodgement. There maybe a few that will slip through the net like before though!

I don't know whether they would do date of 1st lodgement or ss lodgement.

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Their database will be able to identify date lodged order / Cat 2 status no problem i shouldn't think.

 

It's just that i saw an Oct 2009 get CO for cat2 when there are people who lodged late 2008 / early 2009 so it made me wonder.

 

Either way I want our CO end of January please :biggrin:

 

Probably... but since Alan Collett mentioned that two of his clients were already allocated COs and one of them was a 2010 applicant, it made me think that they are just picking up whatever they get.


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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You guys are sooo lucky. I think the fairest and the most probable visa processing is in date of lodgement. There maybe a few that will slip through the net like before though!

I don't know whether they would do date of 1st lodgement or ss lodgement.

 

Yes definitely date of lodgement is the fairest way.

 

I think it would definiately be date of visa lodgement and not SS lodgement date. I am sure their system goes on lodgement date of visa's because the ASPC processing email always says apps lodged before xxxx date will get CO, etc.

 

Ta

claire


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Name: Cots (OH is the main applicant)

Today we have been requested to have medicals and police checks after lodging our application in October 2009.

 

We are currenly debating whether to go forward with them as we'd changed our minds about going months ago. I don't want to but DH does.

 

Hi Cots - nice to see you again.

Congrats on the CO - hard decision.

Vicky

 

Does everyone think that DIAC will process the Cat 2's now in order that the visa's were lodged like they were doing with Cat3's.

 

This would be the fairest but they could have some occupations that are more in demand and put those one through first. Just a thought and I don't suppose anyone really knows yet. Time will tell I suppose.

 

Ta

Claire

 

Does not seem like it from the ones that are getting COs at the moment. But maybe (I hope) it is just related to the speed different teams are processing and contacting people?

 

You guys are sooo lucky. I think the fairest and the most probable visa processing is in date of lodgement. There maybe a few that will slip through the net like before though!

I don't know whether they would do date of 1st lodgement or ss lodgement.

 

Really feel for you Jodie - it must be hell still waiting :hug:

and here I am just worrying that loads of people seem to be hearing from COs yet not me... at least I am hopefully on the SMP

 

VickyMel


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Probably... but since Alan Collett mentioned that two of his clients were already allocated COs and one of them was a 2010 applicant, it made me think that they are just picking up whatever they get.

 

I missed that. Oh well who knows what goes on in the mind of DIAC. Just glad we are Cat 2 now.:cool:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Hell! Yes I would say that that describes it! I was probably a few weeks off a CO and now well it feels like I'm being leapfogged because WA and DIAC haven't pulled their finger out yet. :(

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