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How long does TRA assessment take?

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Our agent is about to send my wifes paperwork to the TRA for assessment as a baker, and I wondered if anyone knows roughly how long it takes before you get an answer from them?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Anyone?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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It depends on their work load, I think ours took about 3 weeks


Fitter 4112 - Agent Apointed 28/01/09 - TRA Successful 08/05/09 - Visa 175 Submitted 12/05/09 - CO 30/8/11- Police checks uploaded 16/09/11 - Meds Finalised 28/09/11. Visa Granted 14/11/2011 :ssign19:in oz since Feb 12

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Has anyone had any recent experience of TRA?

My wife's paperwork was sent off on 19th October by our agent, and just wondering how much longer it might take?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Mine took 4 weeks from when they received it so you may have another week to wait at least. Have you got the reference to check on the TRA site to see when it was received ?


Justin TRA 8/4/11 success 10/5/11, WA SS sent 10/5/11 - approved 16/5/11, 176 lodged 1/6/11, CO 26/6/11, Meds 16/8/11, Finalised 26/8/11, PCC 16/9/11, VISA GRANTED 1/11/11 Arrived in Perth 12/11/2012:ssign19:

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No haven't got a reference, our agent did it, and I think it was paper not online.


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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No haven't got a reference, our agent did it, and I think it was paper not online.

 

Oh sorry I confused you :err:

They are paper applications but you can check progress on the TRA site (not that it shows much !)

 

https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/trades/Interface/Pages/Security/Logon.aspx

 

Get on to your agent and ask for the log in details (they will be unique to your case).

Justin.:wink:


Justin TRA 8/4/11 success 10/5/11, WA SS sent 10/5/11 - approved 16/5/11, 176 lodged 1/6/11, CO 26/6/11, Meds 16/8/11, Finalised 26/8/11, PCC 16/9/11, VISA GRANTED 1/11/11 Arrived in Perth 12/11/2012:ssign19:

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Oh sorry I confused you :err:

They are paper applications but you can check progress on the TRA site (not that it shows much !)

 

https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/trades/Interface/Pages/Security/Logon.aspx

 

Get on to your agent and ask for the log in details (they will be unique to your case).

Justin.:wink:

 

Thanks for that Justin.

 

As we've waited this long I'll just wait to hear from our agent I think.

 

Congratulations on getting your visa recently!


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Thanks. Make sure you keep on top of your agent, some tend to "forget" to update the clients !


Justin TRA 8/4/11 success 10/5/11, WA SS sent 10/5/11 - approved 16/5/11, 176 lodged 1/6/11, CO 26/6/11, Meds 16/8/11, Finalised 26/8/11, PCC 16/9/11, VISA GRANTED 1/11/11 Arrived in Perth 12/11/2012:ssign19:

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Ive been waiting since 19/9 and still says awaiting assesment.. I wouldnt expect anything soon... Sorry but I am thinking they have a pretty big backlog at the moment. ;(

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Ive been waiting since 19/9 and still says awaiting assesment.. I wouldnt expect anything soon... Sorry but I am thinking they have a pretty big backlog at the moment. ;(

 

Was yours done under the recently revised rules? Ours was so hoping that it will make things easier


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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I have applied through my Agent for Tool Maker TRA assesment on 1st sept 11. They sent a letter for "recieved reciept" with 12th Sept as lodging date.

So far the only status i see online is "Awaiting Assesment". Recently my Agent sent an email requesting for status, as the timeline had already crossed 30 working days. They replied stating a huge backlogs to be the reason for the delay, and still no timeline was commited. Awaiting assesment results with fingers crossed.

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Our original application didn't even get to the TRA. I found this out by phoning them one evening a couple of weeks ago1

 

When I told my agent this, she contacted them as she had sent them 9 applications including ours, and was hoping they hadn't all got lost!

 

Turns out only ours(typically) and one other went missing, our agent said she was going to send another one in whilst the TRA look for the original one.

 

I phoned TRA again last night only to be told they still haven't received an application for my wifes assessment! Now I don't know whether to think that the TRA are really incompetent, and have lost 2 applications or my agent is stringing me along to buy herself some time?

 

We have recently had our SS for VIC confirmed by our agent, and she has been preparing our main visa app in readiness, so this leads me to believe that the TRA are causing the problem?

 

CONFUSED & FRUSTRATED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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I spoke with the TRA today and was advised that they are currently allocating applications lodged on the 9th of September.


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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Are there different waiting times for different trades, or is it just one big long queue? (with regard to the huge baglog delays)

 

Edit: looked at the website and it applies to all trades.

 

This sucks :arghh:


TRA 2.12.2011/30.3.2012, IELTS 10.3.2012 8+s across the board, WA SS 4.4.2012/27.4.2012, PCs Jan 2012, Medical April 2012, Frontloaded 176 30.4.2012, CO 5.5.2012, Pre grant 10.5.2012, Validated 1st June!

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I spoke with the TRA today and was advised that they are currently allocating applications lodged on the 9th of September.

 

But when I spoke to them they didn't even have my wife's details on their database.

Do you think they only get entered onto the database once they are allocated then?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Guest Girish

The TRA acknowledge your application and send a Reciept (hard copy) mentioning the "reciept number".

Using which you can generate User id & password on the following portal

https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/trades/Interface/Pages/Security/Logon.aspx.

Once you do this you can easily track your application status online.

Hence the reciept is most important, and you must indeed follow with your agent if he/she has recieved your reciept (if the communication address mentioned in the TRA application is that of your agent) soon after the application is dispatched.

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Hi, just a small word of caution. When I got my TRA assessment through I thought that was it. However when I got to oz I discovered this is just for immigration purposes and had to go through the whole process again to get my license to work. I'm in air con and the whole thing was a nightmare.

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Our agent phoned today asking for last 10 years of my wife's P60's, and I think we are going to have to send a load of bank statements showing her wages being paid in aswell.

 

Has anyone else had to do this?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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My agent told me right from the beginning that i would need p60's and wage packets for the past 8 years and bank statements showing my wages going in each week (which was a nightmare)!!.


Agent 12/08/11, IELTS 03/09/11 - overall 8.5 17/09/11, TRA sent 11/11/11 - Rec. 28/11/11 - successful outcome 10/04/12!! . WA SS Submitted 16/04/12 -Approved 30/04/12!! ​176 Lodged 08/05/2012

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We've sent the P60's in just need to sort out the bank statements now!

 

TRA are back on 9th January so hopefully we'll be able to get the bank statements sorted by then.


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Guest Girish

I have lost time of nearly / more than 4 months (even if i expect to get the assessment by 2nd week of Jan). In the meantime, visa fees are hiked from 5-15% for skilled migrants with additional fee for dependents. It may cost another fortune. This TRA delay is having multifold effects. I only wished to apply before this christmas vacations.:cry:

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I have lost time of nearly / more than 4 months (even if i expect to get the assessment by 2nd week of Jan). In the meantime, visa fees are hiked from 5-15% for skilled migrants with additional fee for dependents. It may cost another fortune. This TRA delay is having multifold effects. I only wished to apply before this christmas vacations.:cry:

 

TRA = TAKES REDULIOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME...

 

I work in a government department and its run pretty slack, they must be either dramatically under staffed or a huge backlog.. Anyway its taking so long I have decided to study...

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Has anyone had their TRA assessments back recently, who have been waiting a while?


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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Still heard nothing!!!!! sent on Nov 11th received a message from TRA saying i was registered on 28th Nov, last spoke to a very nice girl at TRA on JAN 11th who told me i was still in the awaiting assessment queue, i asked her if she could tell me roughly how much longer i would have to wait? and she replied early Feb. I pity anyone starting their TRA assessment now, if it takes as long as it states 60 -90 working days that will take them right up to end of June as it takes two weeks to get registered, will be quite a few missing out!!


Agent 12/08/11, IELTS 03/09/11 - overall 8.5 17/09/11, TRA sent 11/11/11 - Rec. 28/11/11 - successful outcome 10/04/12!! . WA SS Submitted 16/04/12 -Approved 30/04/12!! ​176 Lodged 08/05/2012

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