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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. :(

 

Fingers crossed for you. The press release about ACT SMP said that the other states SMP's were coming out in a matter of weeks.

 

 

Commencement of ACT State Migration Plan


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. :(

 

Think WA and SA are off somewhere together Jodie!

Probably having a lovely time!

 

:arghh:

 

Forgetting all about us!:party_hat_emoticon_:party_hat_emoticon_

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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. :(

 

You and me both hun.... the way DIAC WERE progressing you and I were likely to have got CO's/ Visa's this month... fat chance now :cry:

 

4 times now the bloody rug has been pulled when we've thought we were close...but this is the closest we've been so feeling particularly gutted this time....

 

Just want my kids to meet their grandparents and vice versa... would like to see my mum, sister and brother again - it's been nearly 11 years :frown:

 

I really think all the states should have released their SMP's together... although in all honesty the whole bloody system stinks and all applications should just be done in date order... they either want you or they don't... they could have had alot more of us there by now, contributing to their economy if they didn't spend so much time phaffing around with the system -delaying everyone's applications!! Bloody muppets couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery!


Rachel, Martin, Abigail (15) & Cassie (9) - Granted PR176 2/12/10 Welder 1st Class. Arrived Secret Harbour, WA 21/1/11. Became Citizens 26/1/16

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WELCOME and CONGRATULATIONS TO COTS AND FITZ SHER on getting a CO.

 

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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Morning fellow PIO'ers

 

I have extremely good news (for me). I sent a standard email to Adelaide to as for an update on our application. Lo and behold we get a case officer this morning!!!

 

Name: N111kkx

Date of Visa application: 9th October 2009

Nationality: British

High/Low Risk: Low Risk

Trade/profession: Electrician

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: Victoria

Date of SMP Applications: not applied just transfered due to SS - but we didnt have to do anything

Date of SMP Granted:

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 9th November 2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

 

 

Good Luck everyone xx


SS Vic recieved after appeal 8/10/2009, 176 Visa application 9/10/09, OH Electrician, Nov 2010 moved to Cat 2, 9th Nov Case Officer, extra information requested, medicals 18th Jan, medicals finalised now just the police checks!!! We got our visa !!! Yey soooo happy

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Welcome and CONGRATULATIONS on getting a CO!! :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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Name: HMVA79 (Lenneke)

Date of Visa application: 26-12-2009

Nationality: Dutch

High/Low Risk: Low

Trade/profession: social worker

Visa type: 176

Which State Sponsored: VIC

Date of SMP Applications: SS April 2010

Date of SMP Granted: SS May 2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 5

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 08-11-2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Welcome and CONGRATULATIONS HMVA79 (Lenneke)!!:jiggy:

 

Regards

Connie

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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

Thought I'd post ours after getting Vic sponsorship this week:

 

Name:Cornish78

Date of Visa application:29/4/10

Nationality:British

High/Low Risk:Low

Trade/profession:Network Security (new code 261399)

Visa type:176

Which State Sponsored:Victoria

Date of SMP Applications:Old SS application - 29/4/10

Date of SMP Granted:(Old SS) - 3/11/10

Onshore/offshore:offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: None

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned:September 2010 but didn't progress further as no SS

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

We've been asked for medicals and police check today - all seems to be moving very fast...!!!


176 Visa applied 29/4/10 (OH's Network Security), Vic SS granted 3/11/10, VISA GRANTED 14/12/10!!! Arrived in Melbourne 6/10/11 and loving it :biggrin:

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oh wow.. this is really moving fast!


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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this is getting envious :em0400:

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CONGRATULATIONS CORNISH 78 on getting a CO.

 

 

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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Guest perfectstranger

Hi Connie,

Can you add me to your category 2 list please:

Name: perfectstranger

Date of Visa application: Jan 2010

Nationality:

High/Low Risk: High

Trade/profession: ICT

Visa type:886

Which State Sponsored: ACT

Date of SMP Applications:

Date of SMP Granted: Nov 2010

Onshore/offshore: Onshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 4

Medicals submitted: yes

Police check submitted:yes

Date CO assigned:

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Wow the CO's seem to be on the ball for VIC Cat2 people. Congrats to you all.

 

Claire


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Hi all, just got a CO, so I guess I am CAT2, connie I will put my details in a bit later as I am off to work ( been holding off as I did not want to jinx it).:jiggy:

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Guest PasonJayne

Yes Victoria SMP Cat 2's seem to be rocketing through now, got confirmation as well of a case office been assigned to my application. Didn't expect anything for a few months yet.

 

Name: Pasonjayne

Date of Visa application: 30-12-2009

Nationality: English

High/Low Risk: Low

Trade/profession: Auto Electrician

Visa type: 175

Which State Sponsored: VIC

Date of SMP Applications: SS Feb 2010

Date of SMP Granted: SS March 2010

Onshore/offshore: Offshore

Pre-November 2010 Category: 3

Medicals submitted: No

Police check submitted:Yes

Date CO assigned: 09-11-2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

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Welcome andCONGRATULATIONS PASONJAYNE on getting a CO!!: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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Stupid question but how do we know if we have a CO? Also, if you have an agent, can you still email Adelaide and ask for an update?

 

If i was you i would stay up to 10:30PM tonight and speak to Adelaide direct and ask them the open question "What prioirty is my application sitting at?" You can still call them even if you have an agent as long as you have your ref number or TRA number.

 

If you have an agent they would get the email confirmation of a case office so would be up to agent to let you know. Even when Adelaide confirm your level of priority, if you think you should be cat 2 now ask the operator if your application has been selected for review, because they can see on the system if a case officer is reviewing it before they actually send out the confirmation email, this is what happened to me. the operator confirmed my prioirty level as been 2 and then said "A case officer has been assigned is doing the initial checks and you will be contacted soon" Some operators wouldnt have told you this unless you asked.

 

As i mentined in another post it is pot luck witht the competency of the operator so that is why it is worth calling in every few weeks. Obvioulsy this is only my opinion but it has helped me keep some sanity for the last 12 months.

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Thank you so much! What number would I have my husband call?

 

00 61 1300 364 613

 

If not using skype or other international calling method call bang on 10.30PM when they open otherwise you may be in a queue for a while and the call is expensive. On average you need to allocae about 10 mins which could cost you £10 ish.

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FINALLY!!!!! Also had word this morning of my CO being assigned. Medicals booked for Nov 19th.

Yipee!

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CONGRATULATION HOPEJAY on getting a CO!!

 

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:

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 9 November 2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

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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CONGRATULATION HOPEJAY on getting a CO!!

 

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:

Medicals submitted:

Police check submitted:

Date CO assigned: 9 November 2010

Date of employment verification (If applicable):

Date visa granted:

 

Regards

Connie

:hug:

 

 

So QUICKLY!!!!!!


Ryan, Kelly&Alina, Civil Engineer, EA Finalised 27/04/2010, WA SS Application 04/05/2010, WA SS Approved 22/07/2010, E-176 lodged 23/07/2010, CO Allocated 18/01/2011, Pre-granted 25/01/2011, Visa Granted:laugh:

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OK I'm multiple posting (sorry to those of you this will annoy :wink:)

 

Connie - please edit my details and put me down as having a CO !!!!

 

 

I think DIAC must have had my file in the coffee room for the last few days laughing at all the evidence I sent to prove we were De facto.

Maybe that's why we did not hear earlier about a CO - I was getting a bit worried they had forgotten me. :eek:

 

 

But we have heard now that we have a CO :jiggy:

 

So excited I can't tell you all.

 

The only thing that would make me happier is that all of the people I know on PIO and have stories I have followed were on this thread listed with a CO as well.

 

Of course I still need something to worry about :wubclub:

Now I have been comfort eating this last year - am I going to be OK for the BMI at the health test? All Wolla Bolla's fault with those fig rolls.:swoon:

 

The rest of you SMP'ers to be who are still waiting for yuor states to announce :arghh:

I will warm up the CO for you so that when you get him he speeds your application through very quickly. :hug: you will be here soon.

 

 

A very, very happy

VickyMel :jiggy:


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