We got our State sponsorship approved on the 25th of June and this was sent to DIAC to change the visa to state sponsored. Just wondering if any of you are on the same time line as we are and could tell us if you have got a C/O yet? We have got an agent doing all the paper work, we just want to make sure that we haven't missed out or have the immigration slowed down with processing.
Hi dwain dibly!!!
Yes we got SA sponsorship on the 26th june and then a CO confirmed on the 20th of july requesting medicals and police checks. we are using an agent (VISA BUREAU). I don't think you will be waiting much longer (you'll prob get a call tomorrow yourself!!). We've got are meds on thursday 30th july.
Like our case worker has told us before when we were chasing up our application "your file is proberly on someones desk who doesn't work as quick as others".
Neil Jane and Joseph
Me too got my SA Sponsorship approval today. I have sent my Visa application to DIAC during Feb 2008. Now I have to change the application to State Sponsotship... Don't know how.... Any one can help me regarding this...
Hi just to give a bit more input i got ss on 29th and case officer 28th of june i am also with Visa Bureau Neil i dont supose your agent is Marek Starke ? Anyway all the best to all and hurry up with our visa's then we can book flight's oh yes !!!!!!!
No its Joseph Tindle(sound chap)from Visa bureau!!
How much have you spent on your visa application so far??
We've just broke 5k! this includes medicals and police checks.
We have spent a 3500k all in with ours.
Yea we have spent pretty much the same £5000 but i must say its been worth every penny i think. If had to do myself it would have put another 6 months on the timeline.Willber was your Vetasses included and all other cost
Sorry, it will cost us just short of £4000 with everything in, if the medical costs haven't gone up since i last looked at them.
hi there we got SS granted on 26th June, then got 176 application in on 27th. I am doing the whole thing my self and I'm not sure how I know if I have been assigned a CO. My status page just says processing commenced but they havent asked us to go for medicals or anything yet. I have attached all the documents to the application but it still states "required" for all our documents. Can you tell me what it says when a CO has been assigned?
Originally Posted by Glenda
Form our experience from using an agent, they will send you an Email stating case officer has requested medicals etc..
Knowing now that Medicals and Police checks are vaild for 1 year, and you will deff get a CO very soon, off your own back, persue in doing the police checks so you have the paper work ready.
The medicals require a visa case officer number and the medical team send this direct to Sydney!! via a courier, (you'll need the recept of postage to inform your CO you've had them done).
To arrange a UK police clearance certificate you must visit the website of the UK Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), (http://www.acpo.police.uk/certificates.asp), where you can download the relevant application form and latest guidelines. Each certificate will cost you about £35 per person for standard service which takes about 10 working days (2-3 weeks).
google search - UK Panel Doctors, a list of approved panel doctors here in the UK
google search Form 26 – Medical Application Form, to be completed for each applicant doing a medical check
google search Form 160 – X-Ray Application Form, to be completed for each applicant aged 11 yrs and older doing an x-ray