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Priority Processing Arrangements for Skilled Migration Visas – 1 July 2011

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The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas.

 

From 1 July 2011, processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) are:

 

1). applications from people who are employer sponsored under the RSMS program or who have applied for a Skilled – Regional (subclass 887) visa

 

2). applications from people who are applying under the ENS program

 

3). applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency's state migration plan

 

4). applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

 

5). all other applications.


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The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas.

 

From 1 July 2011, processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) are:

 

1). applications from people who are employer sponsored under the RSMS program or who have applied for a Skilled – Regional (subclass 887) visa

 

2). applications from people who are applying under the ENS program

 

3). applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency's state migration plan

 

4). applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

 

5). all other applications.

 

Hi

Could you provide me with the link ?

Does this mean that SMP applicants are still in priority 2 or they have fallen to a lower priority ?

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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Here: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/24apriority_skilled.htm

 

P.S: Oh, DIAC is really good at playing this shock-and-awe game. Prior to 1st July, 2011 the Cat 1 priority processing was for ENS and RSMS visa apps and Cat 2 was for SMP apps. Now, they say RSMS is Cat 1, ENS is Cat 2 and SMP apps are Cat 3. I mean what the hell?! They kidding or something?!!!!

 

Here's a memo DIAC sent to MARA registered agents about 2 weeks ago, wherein they've reaffirmed that the processing priorities aren't changing:

 

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This is really hilarious!!!! :laugh:

 

 

armandra!


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Am I being naive or is this basically the same as before, except the previous cat 1 is now 2 categories, with RSMS given top priority?? Can't see how this will affect anyone other than ENS, slowing down theirs a bit...or I am just being too optimistic?


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Am I being naive or is this basically the same as before, except the previous cat 1 is now 2 categories, with RSMS given top priority?? Can't see how this will affect anyone other than ENS, slowing down theirs a bit...or I am just being too optimistic?

 

well, I think it's just the same, maybe they are letting us know that we shouldn't expect lower processing times than those they just published today...for me it's still 18 months....:SLEEP:hopefully:twitcy:

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Hi Alll,

 

Will visa 475 ( 887 onshore) will also get priority 1 processing????????

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The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas.

 

From 1 July 2011, processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) are:

 

1). applications from people who are employer sponsored under the RSMS program or who have applied for a Skilled – Regional (subclass 887) visa

 

2). applications from people who are applying under the ENS program

 

3). applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency's state migration plan

 

4). applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

 

5). all other applications.

 

Am I grilled again? ???????They have changed the SOL 1 also which does not include my application...does that mean I am on Priority 5?Not againnnnnnnnnnn...


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Hi Alll,

 

Will visa 475 ( 887 onshore) will also get priority 1 processing????????

 

I do'nt think so, u will get the priority.....


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Hi

Have look at this page explaining the time line for each category

seems there is no change and all categories will be processed as before

http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm

 

Also 475 visa is considered in Cat3 !


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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How about 176 family sponsored? :frown:

Have look at the first link :

All applicants with a nominated occupation on the SOL—Schedule 1 are included in priority group 4. This includes both independent applicants and applicants sponsored by an Australian family member.


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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Have look at the first link :

All applicants with a nominated occupation on the SOL—Schedule 1 are included in priority group 4. This includes both independent applicants and applicants sponsored by an Australian family member.

 

 

I was hoping for that too. But how come they did not include the 176 relative sponsor in P4 in this list? Does this mean we fall to " all other visas"?

 

Priority Visa Subclass Processing Time

1

 

 

RSMS

(subclass 119, 857)

Skilled Regional

(subclass 887) 5 – 8 months

2

 

 

ENS

(subclass 121, 856) 5 – 8 months

3

 

 

State Migration Plans

(subclass 176, 475, 487, 886) 12 – 24 months

4

 

 

Nominated Occupation on the SOL – Schedule 1

(subclass 175, 495, 496, 861, 862, 863, 880, 881, 882, 883, 885, 886) 18 months

5

 

 

All other visas Assessment will commence when all cases in priority groups 1-4 are finalised.

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Visa applications that will be affected by the updated SOL

The updated SOL will apply to all new independent or unsponsored skilled migration applications lodged on or after 1 July 2011 unless they are from applicants eligible for transitional arrangements.∗ Applications with a nominated occupation that is no longer on the SOL in effect from 1 July 2011 will continue to be processed. Priority processing arrangements may however change for certain applicants according to the Ministerial Direction on priority processing.


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What abt the old applicants like us....


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Visa applications that will be affected by the updated SOL

The updated SOL will apply to all new independent or unsponsored skilled migration applications lodged on or after 1 July 2011 unless they are from applicants eligible for transitional arrangements.∗ Applications with a nominated occupation that is no longer on the SOL in effect from 1 July 2011 will continue to be processed. Priority processing arrangements may however change for certain applicants according to the Ministerial Direction on priority processing.

 

Well i believe that the new SOL applies to only new applicants. If you want to lodge an application your occupation has to be on the new SOL. The processing priority arrangements however affect ALL visa applicants (old and new). Old applicants who do not have an occupation in the new SOL will now move to cat 5.


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It means there are two priority processing.


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It will be interesting to see the Update email now.. How many old priority 4 are on new priority 4?


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Have look at the first link :

All applicants with a nominated occupation on the SOL—Schedule 1 are included in priority group 4. This includes both independent applicants and applicants sponsored by an Australian family member.

 

hi reza.

I has applied for 475 (sponsor by blood relation). At preset, i am in Cat 03. will my application fall in to Group 4?. my occupation is at new SOL.:cry:

your reply will be really appreciated

 

Thanks

Samk6.


Applied FEB-2011- 475( Family Sponsor)>>>Received 18th Of March Letter>>>Medi Finalized MAY-2011>>>New Category 04(Old 03)>>>CO-SEP-2011>>Visa Granted-OCT-2011.

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hi reza.

I has applied for 475 (sponsor by blood relation). At preset, i am in Cat 03. will my application fall in to Group 4?. my occupation is at new SOL.:cry:

your reply will be really appreciated

 

Thanks

Samk6.

Hi

Your application is considered in Cat4 ( Not the old one) which matches the old Cat3. At present cat3 ,4 are processed and are active.

The old Cat4 is now considered as Cat5 which is not processed now

So don't worry your application is still active only the category name has changed

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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hi reza.

I has applied for 475 (sponsor by blood relation). At preset, i am in Cat 03. will my application fall in to Group 4?. my occupation is at new SOL.:cry:

your reply will be really appreciated

 

Thanks

Samk6.

 

says here you're in group 3

 

 

3

 

 

State Migration Plans

(subclass 176, 475, 487, 886) 12 – 24 months

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Ohh man...:shocked:

Does that mean i fall into cat 4 for goodness sake? :arghh:

Another delay...

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says here you're in group 3

 

 

3

 

 

State Migration Plans

(subclass 176, 475, 487, 886) 12 – 24 months

 

Thanks a lot for your reply "thankyou"

 

i have applied 475 (Sponsors by Relation) and i don't have any state nomination.

 

DIAC has mentioned on their web site about Cat03 as follows,

" category 03- applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency's state migration plan".

 

My relation is @ Victoria. Victorian state government has suspended all of ICT Occupation since January 2011..will that be a problem?.....

 

thanks

Samk6


Applied FEB-2011- 475( Family Sponsor)>>>Received 18th Of March Letter>>>Medi Finalized MAY-2011>>>New Category 04(Old 03)>>>CO-SEP-2011>>Visa Granted-OCT-2011.

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Thanks a lot for your reply "thankyou"

 

i have applied 475 (Sponsors by Relation) and i don't have any state nomination.

 

DIAC has mentioned on their web site about Cat03 as follows,

" category 03- applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency's state migration plan".

 

My relation is @ Victoria. Victorian state government has suspended all of ICT Occupation since January 2011..will that be a problem?.....

 

thanks

Samk6

 

 

then, where do relative sponsored 176 & 475 go.

 

 

3

 

 

State Migration Plans

(subclass 176, 475, 487, 886) 12 – 24 months

 

4

 

 

 

 

Nominated Occupation on the SOL – Schedule 1

(subclass 175, 495, 496, 861, 862, 863, 880, 881, 882, 883, 885, 886) 18 months

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then, where do relative sponsored 176 & 475 go.

 

 

3

 

 

State Migration Plans

(subclass 176, 475, 487, 886) 12 – 24 months

 

4

 

 

 

 

Nominated Occupation on the SOL – Schedule 1

(subclass 175, 495, 496, 861, 862, 863, 880, 881, 882, 883, 885, 886) 18 months

 

thanks a lot thankyou.


Applied FEB-2011- 475( Family Sponsor)>>>Received 18th Of March Letter>>>Medi Finalized MAY-2011>>>New Category 04(Old 03)>>>CO-SEP-2011>>Visa Granted-OCT-2011.

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If your nominated skill still in the new SOL -Schedule 1, then you guys should remain in P4 (new) or P3 (old) regardless what subclass. Correct me if im wrong. :cute:

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