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I sure hope so!!!!!!!! Counting the hours till the new working week..... :wideeyed:

 

How sad am I when I actually look forward to Monday mornings! Wish the DIAC staff could work weekends! Need to be up at 4am on Monday so am going to call DIAC to get confirmation that I'm in Cat 2. Never phoned them before, so not sure whether they'll be able to tell me.

 

:SLEEP:


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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All ACT SMPers should start to see CO's soon:

(FROM aspc.processing automated email:)

 

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 11 November 2010.

- Show quoted text -

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 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 Group 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:

 

Priority 2 State Migration Plan*:

(* State migration Plan currently only available for Victoria & ACT)

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 01 May 2010

VE 176 (paper): 01 May 2010

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged 01 May 2010

VB 886 (paper): 01 May 2010

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 01 May 2010

VF 475 (paper): 01 May 2010

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged 01 May 2010

VC 487 (paper): 01 May 2010

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All ACT SMPers should start to see CO's soon:

(FROM aspc.processing automated email:)

 

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 11 November 2010.

- Show quoted text -

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 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 Group 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:

 

Priority 2 State Migration Plan*:

(* State migration Plan currently only available for Victoria & ACT)

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 01 May 2010

VE 176 (paper): 01 May 2010

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged 01 May 2010

VB 886 (paper): 01 May 2010

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 01 May 2010

VF 475 (paper): 01 May 2010

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged 01 May 2010

VC 487 (paper): 01 May 2010

 

I have just sent an email to aspc to see if it had updated about 2 minutes ago!! Thanks for posting. We lodged on 7th May 2010 but being pregnant i am happy to wait a little longer before we get a CO as I can't do my meds yet.

 

Good luck to all ACT SMP'ers this week who lodged before 1 May 2010:jiggy:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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I don't get it! There are people who applied way before May 10 who haven't got a Case Officer yet. I applied Dec 09. Last week, people who applied Oct 09 were being allocated a CO.

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I don't get it! There are people who applied way before May 10 who haven't got a Case Officer yet. I applied Dec 09. Last week, people who applied Oct 09 were being allocated a CO.

 

Last week was really random, there was no order to it at all. Looks like maybe they have got their act together a bit more this week.

 

I hope they do process in date order of apps being lodged, it's the fairest way and then you know where you stand.


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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I don't get it! There are people who applied way before May 10 who haven't got a Case Officer yet. I applied Dec 09. Last week, people who applied Oct 09 were being allocated a CO.

 

 

Are you from Vic or ACT? If you are from Vic, I reckon you should try contacting DIAC.

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I don't know if they are doing it in date order as I lodged Dec 09. Although, if they are still just looking at Vic's, until ACT applications get looked at this week, then it could be in order. (I'm ACT)

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@claireg - You should still be able to do your meds, they usually grant an exception to would-be mothers to skip x-rays, a MARA agent should be able to clarify this.

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Are you from Vic or ACT? If you are from Vic, I reckon you should try contacting DIAC.

 

Sorry, didn't see your post. Must have been replying at same time)

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Sorry, didn't see your post. 9Must hae bben replying at same time)

 

 

That's alright, none of the ACT'ers have got a CO yet, we should start seeing some movement this week.

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I don't know if they are doing it in date order as I lodged Dec 09. Although, if they are still just looking at Vic's, until ACT applications get looked at this week, then it could be in order. (I'm ACT)

 

ACT sponsored applicants have not yet been allocated COs. This will happen from today onwards.... hopefully !!


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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That's alright, none of the ACT'ers have got a CO yet, we should start seeing some movement this week.

 

That's what I thought! I was getting paranoid then that some had been allocated! I'm sure there are loads of people in front of me though.

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@claireg - You should still be able to do your meds, they usually grant an exception to would-be mothers to skip x-rays, a MARA agent should be able to clarify this.

 

We could do our meds in dec / jan if requested but for me personally i feel it would be too close to my due date. We don't live in mainland UK so would have to fly to manchester and seeing as though I am due in 10 weeks that would / may be tricky as the airlines can be funny about pregnant women flying after 33 weeks. We could get the ferry to liverpool but in dec / jan the ferry is hideous because of the rough irish seas and I am no good with sea sickness!!:unsure:

 

We would also still have to get meds for the new baby so it would mean 2 trips to manchester.

 

So i am slightly hoping that they do start processing in date order and that we get a CO sometime in January so we can go and get them done in Feb in one go.


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Fair enough claireg, taking care of your health should be the top priority, but, you do have an interesting few months ahead, a new baby(ies), hopefully a CO soon leading to the visa, migration to a new country.... 2011 definitely looks exciting for you...:-)

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Fair enough claireg, taking care of your health should be the top priority, but, you do have an interesting few months ahead, a new baby(ies), hopefully a CO soon leading to the visa, migration to a new country.... 2011 definitely looks exciting for you...:-)

 

exciting or scary? I don't know which yet. :eek:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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hi!

To swith from 175 to 176 we need to pay again??

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hi!

To swith from 175 to 176 we need to pay again??

 

Hi yessica,

 

If you lodged DIAC before 01/01/2010, you can convert to 176 directly by contacting with them. Otherwise, you have to pay again.


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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That's what I thought! I was getting paranoid then that some had been allocated! I'm sure there are loads of people in front of me though.

 

I am OCT 09 Applicant from ACT ... and i cant keep myself away from my PC


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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woohoo Connie, turn us PINK

 

Got email from CO in the early hours, after seeing the aspc email yesterday saying they were processing apps before 1 May 2010 we were very surprised to get CO today.

 

Best thing as well is they have given us to 15 March 2011 to get our meds & PCC done because they already know that I am pregnant, which is a big relief.

 

Hope all ACT SMP'ers get to hear the good news today too.

 

Claire:biggrin:


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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It seems they'll be processing ACT applicants this week. Excellent. You've got a good progress here :)

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woohoo Connie, turn us PINK

 

Got email from CO in the early hours, after seeing the aspc email yesterday saying they were processing apps before 1 May 2010 we were very surprised to get CO today.

 

Best thing as well is they have given us to 15 March 2011 to get our meds & PCC done because they already know that I am pregnant, which is a big relief.

 

Hope all ACT SMP'ers get to hear the good news today too.

 

Claire:biggrin:

 

Claireg thats the best news .... m v happy for u ......... congratulations


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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Claireg, I told you, 2011 is gonna be a great year for you :-)

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woohoo Connie, turn us PINK

 

Got email from CO in the early hours, after seeing the aspc email yesterday saying they were processing apps before 1 May 2010 we were very surprised to get CO today.

 

Best thing as well is they have given us to 15 March 2011 to get our meds & PCC done because they already know that I am pregnant, which is a big relief.

 

Hope all ACT SMP'ers get to hear the good news today too.

 

Claire:biggrin:

 

Excellent News !!! Congrats and Good luck !


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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woohoo Connie, turn us PINK

 

Got email from CO in the early hours, after seeing the aspc email yesterday saying they were processing apps before 1 May 2010 we were very surprised to get CO today.

 

Best thing as well is they have given us to 15 March 2011 to get our meds & PCC done because they already know that I am pregnant, which is a big relief.

 

Hope all ACT SMP'ers get to hear the good news today too.

 

Claire:biggrin:

 

 

WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO

Congratulations Claireg. You must be soooo thrilled !

I cannot keep my eyes off my laptop and cellphone as I'm logged into PomsinOz all the time now. I even check at odd hours of the morning just to see if there is an update.

And good luck for the birth of your baby, at least you dont have to stress about whether to get medicals done now, and you cant as you're nearly due, so you can just relax and wait until after the birth :smile:

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Turn me pink too!

 

I got an email from a case officer overnight!!! :)

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