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175 (post July) Waiting Times

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Hi there,

 

I have my IELTS soon then Im ready to apply for my 175 visa. Does anyone know what band this visa is in or the average waiting time? Thanks.

 

Luke

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Hi Lpkm,

 

I am going for a 175 Joiner and I think the band is a Cat 4, Just posted for the skills assessment so a long way off yet.

 

Good Luck!

 

Sporty


Vetassess Submitted 24/07/2011, Skills Assessment booked 24/09/2011, Passed 5/10/2011, IELTS PASSED 4th attempt 01/2012, 176 Visa submitted 22/1/2012,CO Assigned 31/1/2012,PCC 20/2/2012, Meds 16/2/2012 Finalised 29/2/2012, Visa Granted 1/3/2012, Arrived in Adelaide 16/11/2012 :cool:

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So what does cat 4 mean? Ah Ive done the skills, got the ielts soon then I can apply! Cant wait!

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There are for different visa's for priority groups. Have a look at the link below it gives more info. I know the feeling I can't wait but could take a long time!!!

 

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


Vetassess Submitted 24/07/2011, Skills Assessment booked 24/09/2011, Passed 5/10/2011, IELTS PASSED 4th attempt 01/2012, 176 Visa submitted 22/1/2012,CO Assigned 31/1/2012,PCC 20/2/2012, Meds 16/2/2012 Finalised 29/2/2012, Visa Granted 1/3/2012, Arrived in Adelaide 16/11/2012 :cool:

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Gutted its saying 18 Months! :( Is there any way I can get across sooner? Ie a temporary working visa until the 175 is granted? I need to be there by Christmas.

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Gutted its saying 18 Months! :( Is there any way I can get across sooner? Ie a temporary working visa until the 175 is granted? I need to be there by Christmas.

 

Have you checked whether any of the states have your occupation on their SMP? Then you could apply for state sponsorship and then a 176 instead of 175 which has quicker processing times although pre-xmas would still be pretty hard pushed


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Hi Amy, I will hav a look at the state sponsorship. Is there a temporary visa I can get while I wait for the 175??

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Hi Amy, I will hav a look at the state sponsorship. Is there a temporary visa I can get while I wait for the 175??

 

If you're under 30 you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa you're allowed to stay & work for a year and if you do 3 months of fruit picking you can stay for another year. But there are limits on working - you can only work for one employer for max 6 months.

 

If not a tourist visa may be only option, but you can't work on tourist visa.

 

You also have to be offshore when your 175 or 176 is granted.

 

It's worth you using the visa checker on the DIAC website.


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Ok so a few questions!:

 

I am 26 so the 417 Working Holiday visa looks good. How long will this take to get granted? Also, should I apply for both 417 and 175 at the same time? Thanks :)

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Ok so a few questions!:

 

I am 26 so the 417 Working Holiday visa looks good. How long will this take to get granted? Also, should I apply for both 417 and 175 at the same time? Thanks :)

 

Sorry I'm not familar with processing time for 417 at the moment... I'm sure if you post this question on a new thread someone will answer.

 

Also not sure you're allowed to apply for two visas overlapping, and I don't think you can apply or be granted 175/176 while onshore. Probably best to look on DIAC website or send them an email.


Vetassess app 3/4/11, granted 14/7. IELTS 7/5. SA SS applied 18/7, granted 19/9. Applied 176 14/10, CO 7/11, Meds 3/12. 176 granted 3/Jan/12. Adelaide on holiday Dec 2011, Perth holiday Nov 2012. Struggling to decide... my Dad in UK, my Mum & sister in Adelaide.

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Ah its only 6 days for the 417 :)

 

Hmm, I need to look into the overlapping part then I reckon :)

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