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My agent has told me that my skills application through VETASSESS couyld currently take up to 5 months, has anyone else heard this?:wacko:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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My agent has told me that my skills application through VETASSESS couyld currently take up to 5 months, has anyone else heard this?:wacko:

 

I know when we applied to the TRA it took at least that time, firstly to get all of the references and info etc that thy ask for and then longer for their reply so yes it could quite possibly take that long!! :arghh:


Lodged 175 visa June 09 (Fitter) CO assigned 8/9/11, police checks sent to agent 27/9/11, medicals done 18/10/11, visa granted 4/11/11!

Now just wanting to go!!

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Hi Derham,

 

It is a long wait. I did the application without an agent, from the start it took 3 months. 1 month to collate the info and sent over, it only took a couple of weeks to get the date for the test then just waiting for the day itself. I do think an agent takes longer? At least you have passed the Ielts:biggrin: this for me is the worse part. Failed first test by half a point, now waiting for the results for the second test and a 3rd booked just in case!!!

 

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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I've already spent a month collecting all the required info from old employers etc but not much i can do but wait. The IELTS are a pain, I took 2 attempts as I only got 7 in reading the first time and I am glad they are finished.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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Hate to sound gloomy but I submitted my application in late July, evidence received late August (DHL Tracked) even though my online application status says mid September. I've only now received a message saying they think all the necessary paperwork is there........ They will not even take a chase up query until 16 weeks have passed. When it does God Help Them!!

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Yeh I am getting exremely worried it might be february before I get any response and I turn 45 in March and I still need to go for state sponsorsip!!!!!!!:mad::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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Yeh I am getting exremely worried it might be february before I get any response and I turn 45 in March and I still need to go for state sponsorsip!!!!!!!:mad::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:

 

With a looming age issue and loss of points you really should not wait. Contact Vetassess and explain the situation and see if they can speed your assessment up for you.


Sandra Maxfield LLB (Hons), BA

www.eurekamigration.com; Lawyer admitted in Victoria, Australia & New York, USA. MARN 1066311

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Already done thanks, just a bit miffed with my agent. First he told me that I should have a response in 8 to 10 weeks and now he states it could be 5 months. I just dont understand how it can jump as high so quick?


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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It's not your agent's fault. The waiting time for Vetassess has jumped dramatically since the new changes came in on July 1. Vetassess has a backlog and they tell me they are working to reduce that but the waiting period did jump a lot after July 1. Your agent can't do anything about that except mention your age issue to Vetasses, in writing, and to keep pestering them in as nice a way as possible.


Sandra Maxfield LLB (Hons), BA

www.eurekamigration.com; Lawyer admitted in Victoria, Australia & New York, USA. MARN 1066311

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I understand this but he told the timescales in September, not July?


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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My agent has told me that my skills application through VETASSESS couyld currently take up to 5 months, has anyone else heard this?

 

Vetassess are quoting 12-16 weeks for a General Occupation skills assessment however the reality is up to 6 month.

They have recently taken on more staff to try to address the backlog issue.


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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6 months is half a year.......and if half a yr is wasted just in vetassess then wht abt the other oh so long processsssssssss

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Just adding our experience for reference here although I do think we may be the exception to the rule - we received VETASSESS back within 12 weeks of applying (sent in 23/08/11 and electronic decision received 10/11/11, hard copies arrived today 15/11/11). I did submit an urgency request around 10/10/11 because I am due to turn 33 at the end of this year - whether this was indeed what pushed it through I don't know but it may be worth bearing in mind for those of you with similar issues.

 

All the waiting definitely requires amazing reserves of patience.


VISA GRANTED 06/03/12!! Flights booked for 26/03/13 - Adelaide here we come!:biggrin:

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I've also submitted an urgency request (turn 45 next March). Just need to wait and hope.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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We too have to submit a skills asessment, can someone give me a bit of an idiots guide to it. Do I complete the form online and then send alll certs and reference etc by post or can you upload them?

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My documents were received in VETASSESS on 27th Oct 2011, however I have not yet received any email from them on document receipt. What do you think? Should I email them to check and confirm or should I wait for a week or two.


IELTS Mar 2011 Overall 8, VETASSESS 27/Oct/2011- 07/Mar/2012, WA SS 18/Mar/2012 - 04/APR/2012, 176 Applied 07/APR/2012, CO Assigned 03/May/2012, PCC/Med Req 03/Sep/2013, Visa Grant 21/Sep/2013, Validation Trip 21/Jan/2014, Moved to Australia (Perth) 01/Apr/2018, Applied RRV 21/May/2018, RRV Grant (155 - One Year) 03/Sep/2018

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Hi guys I used an agent, I gathered all the info then sent them to him, he got them certified and sent them away online.

 

I would contact Vetassess via their online contact form, they will respond within 5 days.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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Our supporting docs were received by VETASSESS today. My agent said it could take 12-16 weeks but now you are all talking about 5-6 months?!! That's insane..! Really?! Don't think my nerves could handle that...


VETASSESS lodged 14/11/11 received 22/03/12 | IELTS 16/11/11 Overall 8.5 | WA SS lodged 03/04/12 received 27/04/12 | 176 lodged 01/05/12 CO 29/05 Meds 01/06 PCC 14/06 Visa granted 15/06/12

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Imagine how I feel, if it takes 6 months (end of march) I will be too old as I turn 45 on the 14th March and I still need to apply for state spomsorship:arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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it is outrageous

176 takes like 2 months and vetassess 6 months ..really?! how crazy is that..who are these people?!

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When I first started the whole process my agent told me that times where done to 8 - 10 weeks then 2 weeks after I submitted it went up to a min of 3 months up to 6 months. When you add in the 6 weeks it took to get all my last 8 years informaion from 3 employers and 2 weeks for my agent to certify and submit the process may take 8 months!!!!!!!! If my agent had told me this at the outset I would not have proceeded and saved sitting 2 very stressfull IELTS and £1500 (IELTS, Vetassess fee and 1/2 agent fee). Just feel I've been conned:mad::mad::mad:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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it is outrageous

176 takes like 2 months and vetassess 6 months ..really?! how crazy is that..who are these people?!

 

 

 

The extended length of processing times for skills assessments is a continuing problem, especially considering the short time left before the EOI system is introduced next year.

 

Part of the problem is that since the new points system, DIAC has deferred much responsibility onto the assessing Authorities. They are now responsible for assessing qualifications, length of employment experience, and closely related employment experience. As such they have had to restructure their assessment process.

 

This is compounded for Vetassess as not only are they responsible for assessment of most occupations; they are also responsible for many different types of assessments.


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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Please can someone just verify the Vetassess waiting period of 12-16 weeks, is this for the whole process to be completed or just for the paper stage to be assessed? Thanks in advance


BRICKLAYER - VETASSESS Sent 7 Nov 11, arrived and acknowleged 10 Nov 11 - Paper stage approved 23 Nov 11, successful skills test 7 Oct 2012 - WA SS approved 30 Dec 12, invite received 30 Dec 12, appointed a C/O 8 Feb, medicals 13 Feb - after a 2 week wait for police checks visa approved 8 March 2013!

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The extended length of processing times for skills assessments is a continuing problem, especially considering the short time left before the EOI system is introduced next year.

 

Part of the problem is that since the new points system, DIAC has deferred much responsibility onto the assessing Authorities. They are now responsible for assessing qualifications, length of employment experience, and closely related employment experience. As such they have had to restructure their assessment process.

 

This is compounded for Vetassess as not only are they responsible for assessment of most occupations; they are also responsible for many different types of assessments.

 

At the moment however the assessment of how many years of work experience via the points test is an optional one through VETASSESS and you can apply for your visa without this as DIAC are the ones who have the final say!


Moved back to Perth in May 2013.

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I was originally quoted around 6-8 weeks to hear back from VETASSESS by my agent ,

 

Submitted the paper application approx 3-4 weeks ago and its now obvious from what you guys are saying on here that im now in for a long wait ,

 

Im never one to jump the gun but i had visions of hearing back in december , booking my trade test for the new year and even conservativly getting SS and final application all sorted , visa stamped and flights booked for this time next year ,

 

Surley we pay hard earnt money to Vetassess for their services , if they have "X" ammount of extra applications on theire desks , all at $600 pluss each surley they could take on additional staff and get caught up ??? or is that just me with my " common sense " head on ? id like to see me still having a business with a similar attitude , " hello me customer , yes thanks for your £30000 up front payment, However ive had the same from 3 other customers so ill keep all the money and just take 3 times as long to deliver " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

 

Oh well , ill just havto be patient and keep on top of my agent . i know its an expensive process but im no achedemic and feel my agent is money well spent , If i was willing to take an extra year id be able to do it all myself but i want to be there like tomorrow and agents know exactly what form to send , to who and when plus theyre able to proof read everything and add pointers where necessary. :-)

 

lee


IELTS 08/10/11 8.5/8.5/7.5/9...8.5 O/A, VETASSESS 15/11/11,level 1 pass 19/12/11,practical 25/02/12, results 21/03/12, WA SS 04/04/2012,Approved 30/04/12,DIAC 18/05/2012, CO 28/05/12, PC's 30/05/12, meds 01/06/12 PCC 19/06/12 , VISA Granted 21/06/12......

 

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