Information on skilled migration is available from the Department's website
Please note that the Department including this office will be closed from
25 to 27 December 2007 and on 1 January 2008, consequently the next update
of this email will be published on 8 January 2008.
The Department put into operation major reforms to the General Skilled
Migration (GSM) programme with effect from 1 September 2007. Prior to the
introduction of these changes there was a significant increase in the
volume of applications received by the department. The surge in
applications resulted in delays in getting all of these applications
receipted and acknowledged. All applications lodged prior to 1 September
2007 have now been processed and receipted. While every effort is being
made to acknowledge these applications as quickly as possible there will be
a delay before a full acknowledgement is made.
Communicating with this office
Information on making telephone or email enquiries to the ASPC is located
This system has been established to provide consistent and efficient
responses to email enquiries and you are requested not to send enquiries to
individual departmental officers regarding an application unless
specifically requested to do so.
Please note that the departmental officers who email out the
acknowledgement letters are not able to respond to enquiries sent to their
individual email addresses.
RECEIPTING AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF APPLICATIONS
The ASPC has changed the method of receipting and acknowledging
applications to improve the service provided to clients.
Once an application has been receipted it will undergo validity checking.
An acknowledgement letter with a client reference number and receipt will
be sent following lodgement if the application is valid and at this stage
you will be also be advised of your file number.
The Admin team may send evidence of receipt of payment ahead of the
acknowledgement process where e-mail communication has been authorised.
Applicants or their authorised representatives will receive acknowledgement
that the department has received their documents and receipted the relevant
visa application charge.
If an application is determined to be invalid documents will be returned
and a refund of the visa application charge arranged.
As of 18 December 2007 the ASPC Admin Section is processing applications as
Onshore Applications: receipting and acknowledging applications received on
17 December 2007.
Offshore Applications received after 1 September 2007: receipting and
acknowledging applications received on 17 December 2007.
Offshore Applications received prior to 1 September 2007:
All applications with a valid payment have now been receipted. The ASPC
is acknowledging applications received on 1 August 2007.
Please note that any delay in acknowledging an application does not affect
the date on which a valid application is recorded as having been received
and does not delay processing of the application.
Once an application has been acknowledged it will be allocated to a case
officer for further assessment as soon as possible, however, the ASPC
receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted
PROCESSING AND ALLOCATION INFORMATION - For the week of 17 December 2007
Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated
to case officers for further processing.
Onshore Skilled visas (permanent and provisional)
Student/Graduate applications - Class DD and DE visas
Paper based applications: 15 June 2007 (subclass 880), 16 April 2007
(subclass 881) and 18 April 2007 (subclass 882)
E-lodged (on-line) applications: 20 July 2007 (subclass 880) and 30 July
2007 (subclass 881) and 30 July 2007 (subclass 882)
Onshore Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR) – Class UX visas
Paper based applications:7 August 2007
eSIR (on-line) applications: 26 July 2007
New Zealand Citizen (Residence) - Class DB visas
All applications: all applications are now allocated to case officers
Skilled Migration visas - All paper based applications for Class BN, BQ,
BR, UX and UZ visas
(Subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496): 29 January 2007
e-lodged Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) applications: 17 August
General Skilled Migration visas– Class VE, VF,VB and VC visas
(subclasses 175, 176, 475, 476, 885, 886, 887, 485 and 487)
E-lodged (on-line) applications: 21 September 2007
Paper based applications: allocations yet to commence
If a visa application was made more than two weeks before the relevant date
shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer please
contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre from the web page