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As with many questions before. I applied to VIC for 176 State Sponsorship as a Secondary School Teacher on 5th November, first of all does anyone know how long that should take to get a decision?

 

Then if that was to come through successful and we were to apply for a 176 State Sponsored Visa, which I believe is priority 2, does anyone know how long that is likely to process?

 

Thanks for any help here.

 

Ally

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Guest Manj

I recall reaing on their site that they take 12 weeks to process same. I applied on the 5th as well.

 

waiting impatiently now!!

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i read somewhere in another thread that cat 2 applications submitted in May 2010 are currently being processed...

 

hope to god i have my ACS skill on NSW SMP...

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i read somewhere in another thread that cat 2 applications submitted in May 2010 are currently being processed...

 

hope to god i have my ACS skill on NSW SMP...

 

Good luck!! BTW may I ask what is your occupation?

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Cheers Manj!

 

I'm a software engineer - 4+ years in .NET.

 

Applied for "Developer Programmer" - 261312.

 

Hope to God it's on the NSW SMP... don't know what to do if it's not!

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Cheers Manj!

 

I'm a software engineer - 4+ years in .NET.

 

Applied for "Developer Programmer" - 261312.

 

Hope to God it's on the NSW SMP... don't know what to do if it's not!

 

 

Fingers crossed ...I hope your occupation will be on the NSW list!!

 

Good luck!!

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Cheers Manj!

 

I'm a software engineer - 4+ years in .NET.

 

Applied for "Developer Programmer" - 261312.

 

Hope to God it's on the NSW SMP... don't know what to do if it's not!

 

And why are you waiting for NSW's SMP? Why not submit 175? I can tell you last year they already moved to ANZSCO code, and they did not have Developer programmer in .net from what I remember. why take the risk? it will take several months before they process your request - why lose precious time? I believe in the end the difference between CAT 2 and CAT 3 will be only around 6 months (as DIAC esitmates in their site), so why lose precious time waiting for SMP and then waiting for SS?

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Zaske - would applying for 175 not make me priority 3 processing?

 

Where as 176 - state sponsored, would make me priority 2?

 

I read that getting SS only takes about 6 weeks to process?

 

Also - i won't have enough points for 175 unless i go take an IELTS exam. And i could not be bothered with that :)

 

Irish, so i get a few points for that already :)

 

Manj - cheers for the good wishes :)

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As with many questions before. I applied to VIC for 176 State Sponsorship as a Secondary School Teacher on 5th November, first of all does anyone know how long that should take to get a decision?

 

Then if that was to come through successful and we were to apply for a 176 State Sponsored Visa, which I believe is priority 2, does anyone know how long that is likely to process?

 

Thanks for any help here.

 

Ally

 

Arghhh the waiting is horrible!

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