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no update on aspc.processing@immi.gov.au

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Hi guys,

 

there should have been an update on Friday on processing times (you get it by sending empty email to 'aspc.processing@immi.gov.au')

 

However, there was no change and the system returns only information as of 15 April. The email reply is unusually lenghty.

 

Anyone as new info about this?

 

Cheers

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Hi guys,

 

there should have been an update on Friday on processing times (you get it by sending empty email to 'aspc.processing@immi.gov.au')

 

However, there was no change and the system returns only information as of 15 April. The email reply is unusually lenghty.

 

Anyone as new info about this?

 

Cheers

 

Well, for the starters, a lot of Australians took the major part of the last two weeks off. Hence, there isn't any new update.

 

 

armandra!


Vic SS online app: 6 Jan 2011 | ACS online app: 13 Apr | ACS Positive (Analyst Programmer): 20 Jun | Vic SS approved: 22 Jun | 176 e-Lodged: 23 Jun | CO: 08 Jul | Meds: 25 Jul | PCC: 05 Aug | Grant: 10 Aug | Wooohooooooo: Lifetime! :wink:

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Unlike UK, Australians want to take more holidays. If one public holiday fall on another public holiday, they take two days off. This is what the Australian system works.

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Unlike UK, Australians want to take more holidays. If one public holiday fall on another public holiday, they take two days off. This is what the Australian system works.

 

I like it :-)


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Give them a break. I'm sure things will start moving again after the apr/may holidays and the weather cools down ..


Why don't you just build a bridge and Get Over Yourself !!

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Give them a break. I'm sure things will start moving again after the apr/may holidays and the weather cools down ..

 

They have been given enough breaks. No more giving them no breaks.

 

What May holidays are you talking about? :chatterbox:

 

:rolleyes:

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They have been given enough breaks. No more giving them no breaks.

 

What May holidays are you talking about? :chatterbox:

 

:rolleyes:

 

As far as I know, before next Xmas they're gonna have only Queen's birthday off (mid-June). This passing week was loaded with holidays (Easter ...days, ANZAC day, Royal Wedding and stuff), so most places took the whole week off.

 

Looking fwd to Monday now, for the update.

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I found out, someone mentioned it here (I wish I could give credit to him/her, just can't find it) and the thing is that there is Labour Day in Brisbane, so maybe that is why the delay.

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I found out, someone mentioned it here (I wish I could give credit to him/her, just can't find it) and the thing is that there is Labour Day in Brisbane, so maybe that is why the delay.

 

Labour day is today!! Its only a public holiday in Queensland and NT though, It varies between states though so I wouldn't think it would slow anything down,


Is living it up in Glenelg North!

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Labour day is today!! Its only a public holiday in Queensland and NT though, It varies between states though so I wouldn't think it would slow anything down,

 

So any other explanation why there was no update on processing times? I am getting cranky!

 

Isn't that an irony to celebrate Labour Day by a day off anyway? :)

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Ha Ha, It is a bit, especially when the parade meets outside your house so you get woken up early on your day off by screaming and bagpipes!! lol,


Is living it up in Glenelg North!

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Ha Ha, It is a bit, especially when the parade meets outside your house so you get woken up early on your day off by screaming and bagpipes!! lol,

 

Is this what is happening in Queensland?

 

I remember this from the good old communist times back from Europe. Are you talking about Queensland?

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Is this what is happening in Queensland?

 

I remember this from the good old communist times back from Europe. Are you talking about Queensland?

 

Yeah, I live just next to the Brisbane CBD. Was looking forward to a nice lie in then it was chaos!! People shouting into megaphones etc. It looked a good laugh though!!


Is living it up in Glenelg North!

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something is going on, I received email with the same content but different format

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It was a holiday season here for AUSTRALIA..... so there will not be an update for a month for a leave of 5 days..... haha you are kidding me!!!!

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They were having a survey monkey survey for the auto reply email service - which is now complete. I received automatic one 24 hours ago, dated 15th apr (latest)

 

Tried another one today, didn't get one.

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They were having a survey monkey survey for the auto reply email service - which is now complete. I received automatic one 24 hours ago, dated 15th apr (latest)

 

Tried another one today, didn't get one.

 

I have been trying doind this in 4h increments from Thursday midnight

 

the only difference was:

1. emails took about 4-6 hourse to receive

2. first change was today Monday about noon Sydney time and it was the change of email format to HTML (or just font adjustment)

 

all dated 15 April

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They beefed up the 457 detail in the new email format.

457? 457 is not GSM, did you mean 485?

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yeah it's 485. my bad.

 

Skills Australia IS going to be announcing review on SOL this month before July update, I guess they are farily busy (if at all) on that.

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YEs, but the 485 is there since the 15 April release, no change as of 4 May 1:30PM Syndey time

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still no difference, wondering if quota has been reached for this financial year...

 

what do you think?

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Guest amer

They are not updating the email, it doesnt mean their planning limit has been reached.

 

I think its quite the opposite judging from DIAC march 18 email.

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GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION

PROCESSING INFORMATION

 

This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This information is updated fortnightly.

Last updated 6 May 2011.

 

Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored. Contact details for GSM 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 giving priority in allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2.

 

Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group 2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated.

 

To determine which priority group your application falls into please read the information on the department’s website at:

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/updated-priority-processing-arrangements.htm

 

For further information regarding State Migration Plans please visit the department’s website at:

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm

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:

*Priority 2 applications are currently being allocated within a week of DIAC receiving confirmation of a valid nomination from the relevant State/ Territory Government. As a result applicants are encouraged, where possible, to provide decision ready Priority 2 applications to facilitate more efficient processing and finalisation of these applications.

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 27 April 2011

VE 176 (paper): 8 April 2011

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged) 25 April 2011

VB 886 (paper): 8 April 2011

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 27 April 2011

VF 475 (paper): 8 April 2011

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged) 27 April 2011

VC 487 (paper): 8 April 2011

 

 

Priority group 3

 

(See attached file: Important Information for Priority 3 clients.pdf)

 

 

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175

VE 175 (e-lodged): 5 January 2010

VE 175 (paper): 5 January 2010

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 5 January 2010

VE 176 (paper): 5 January 2010

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 5 January 2010

VF 475 (paper): 5 January 2010

 

Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) subclass 495 and

Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored subclass 496

UX 495 and UZ 496 (e-lodged and paper): All applicants who have an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) – Schedule 3 have been allocated.

 

Skilled – Independent (Residence) subclass 885

VB 885 (e-lodged) 30 November 2010

VB 885 (paper): 30 November 2010

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged) 30 November 2010

VB 886 (paper): 30 November 2010

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged) 30 November 2010

VC 487 (paper): 30 November 2010

 

 

Priority group 4

Priority group 4 cases will be allocated once all cases in Priority Group's 1 - 3 are allocated.

 

 

Priority Exempt Applications

Visa Subclasses 476, 485 and 887 are exempt from the current priority processing direction. Applications under these subclasses will be processed in the order in which they were received by the department.

 

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being considered by a case officer:

 

Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476

VF 476 (e-lodged): 13 February 2011

VF 476 (paper): 13 February 2011

 

Skilled – Regional subclass 887

VB 887 (e-lodged) 20 March 2011

VB 887 (paper): 20 March 2011

 

Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 13 March 2011

 

 

Skilled - Graduate subclass 485 **See here for important information regarding the VC 485 visa subclass -

 

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/485-processing.pdf

 

 

The relevant processing dates per priority group are listed below -

 

1. Applications from people who have completed a Professional Year who lodged a subclass 485 application before 17 March 2011.

- All applications have been allocated for assessment

 

2. Applications lodged from 9 February 2010 to 30 June 2010 where the nominated occupation was on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) Schedule 3 in effect from 1 July 2010.

- Applications lodged between 9 February 2011 and 8 March 2011 have been allocated for assessment

 

3. All other applications will generally be processed based on the date they were received.

* Allocation of these cases for processing will resume once all applications from Category 1 & 2 have been allocated. At the time of this announcement applications lodged prior to the following dates had been allocated -

VC 485 (e-lodged) - 22 December 2009

VC 485 (paper) - 22 December 2009.

 

 

 

Processing Times

 

Estimated processing times for GSM visa applications can be found on our website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm

 

Estimates of processing times that apply to different types of applications are provided as a guide only. As processing times are dependent on a range of factors, individual processing times may vary considerably from the published estimates. Factors that can impact on processing times include, but are not limited to:

- completeness of application

- how quickly applicants respond to requests to provide documentation

- medical complications

- police checks

- checks with third parties to verify claims made in an application.

 

 

Contacting Us

 

Providing additional documents

 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documentation electronically. Providing scanned copies of documents reduces postal and administrative delays in receiving and processing information.

 

GSM processing offices accept scanned copies of original documents (non-certified) provided they are in colour. If you scan documents in black and white, then they must be scanned copies of certified copies. The valid file types for attaching documents are BMP, DOC, DOT, GIF, JPG, PDF, RTF, TXT and XLS.

 

Information which will assist you in attaching documents to your application or in emailing them to the department is available on the department’s website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/general-skilled-migration-attachments.htm

 

Online applications

 

If you e-lodged this application you are strongly encouraged to attach all the supporting documentation to the application in the web-browser. This is the preferred procedure for providing supporting documents for an e-lodged application.

 

If for any reason you cannot attach documents in the browser then you can email the documents as scanned attachments to the following email address:

 

gsm.documents@immi.gov.au

 

Paper lodged applications

 

If you lodged a paper application you can still provide supporting documentation electronically by emailing the documents as scanned attachments to:

 

gsm.documents@immi.gov.au

 

When emailing documents to the department please quote your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) or file reference number for this purpose.

 

Do not send this office any original documents or provide paper copies of documents previously attached to the browser or sent by e-mail unless asked to do so by a departmental officer.

 

Medical Results

 

If you have undertaken your medical examination with Medibank Health Solutions (formerly Health Services Australia), please do not post your medical results to us unless your case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure place and do not open the sealed envelope.

 

 

ENQUIRIES

 

Email

 

Our preferred means of communication for GSM enquiries is email.

Before you contact the department with general enquiries about the GSM program, you should first read the relevant website content and links provided in this email. If the website information does not answer your enquiry, please refer below:

 

If you have not lodged a GSM visa application, and would like more information, use the GSM Pre-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/pre.htm

 

If you have lodged a GSM visa application, but it has not yet been allocated to a case officer, and you have further queries, use the GSM Post-Lodgement Enquiry Form at: http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/gsm/post.htm

 

Allocated to a case officer:

Once your application is allocated to a case officer, assessment of your application will begin. At this time, your case officer will provide you with a specific email address and you should correspond directly by email with them.

 

Telephone:

1300 364 613 (in Australia) for the cost of a local call; or

+61 1300 364 613 (outside Australia)

 

Contact Hours (Australian Central Time): 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday

 

Please note: due to the large volume of calls we receive, from time to time you may experience lengthy delays before getting to speak to a customer service officer.

 

LINKS

 

General Skilled Migration – What's New

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm

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