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Gsm visa update 19 july 2011

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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).

Updated 18 July 2011.

 

Please do not send enquiries or reply to this email address as this mailbox is not monitored.

 

 

 

 

Important - GSM processing priorities have changed in line with Ministerial Direction No. 50. For details please see here -

 

 

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

 

Processing Dates

Applicants who lodged a GSM application before the following dates have been contacted by a case officer:

Priority Group 1

Skilled – Regional subclass 887

VB 887 (e-lodged) 20 June 2011

VB 887 (paper): 20 June 2011

 

Priority Group 2

There are no GSM visa classes in priority group 2

 

Priority Group 3

*Priority 3 applications are currently being allocated within two weeks of DIAC receiving confirmation of a valid nomination from the relevant State/ Territory Government. Applicants in priority group 3 are therefore encouraged, where possible, to provide decision ready applications to enable efficient processing and finalisation of their applications.

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 10 July 2011

VE 176 (paper): 10 July 2011

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged) 10 July 2011

VB 886 (paper): 10 July 2011

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 10 July 2011

VF 475 (paper): 10 July 2011

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged) 10 July 2011

VC 487 (paper): 10 July 2011

 

Priority Group 4

 

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175

VE 175 (e-lodged):10 August 2010

VE 175 (paper): 10 August 2010

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176

VE 176 (e-lodged): 10 August 2010

VE 176 (paper): 10 August 2010

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 475

VF 475 (e-lodged): 10 August 2010

VF 475 (paper): 10 August 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) 1 May 2011

VB 885 (paper): 20 April 2011

 

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:

VB 886 (e-lodged) 1 May 2011

VB 886 (paper): 20 April 2011

 

Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) subclass 487

VC 487 (e-lodged) 1 May 2011

VC 487 (paper): 20 April 2011

Priority Group 5

 

(See attached file: Important information for applicants in priority group 5.pdf)

Processing of priority group 5 applications can only commence once all applications from higher priority groups have been allocated for assessment.

 

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.

 

Skilled - Graduate subclass 485

VC 485 (e-lodged) - 22 December 2009

VC 485 (paper) - 22 December 2009

 

Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476

VF 476 (e-lodged): 28 February 2011

VF 476 (paper): 28 February 2011

 

 

Subsequent Entrant Applications

All subsequent entrant applications for subclasses 485, 487 and 475: 2 April 2011

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Guest siamsusie

Thank you for this information.

 

Susie

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