Oh, I really feel for anyone waiting for such a long time; especially if it previously looked like the visa was imminent ...
Good luck all.
Surely if your meds and P/Cs are done they should process it soon, both are only valid for a year and they couldn't expect you to do them again
Originally Posted by zaza
We are about to apply for RSMS onshore and I am glad this is a priority but I honestly wouldn't wish a 3 year wait on my worst enemy especially when you are just waiting on that final bit
Originally Posted by zaza
It's extremely a bad news for most of us if we have got SA State Sponsorship and our occupation is not on the CSL list even though it's in the MODL or State Skills Shortages list. Today, 24 Sep 2009, i dropped in the IMMI department in Adelaide, they just give me a copy of direction made by the minister. For those who previously got the state sponsorship would stand the second processing priority but now, for many applicants, if their occupations are Trade, they would be standing at 5th in the processing priority list. That means years to wait.
It's a great dissapointment that i just wait for the decision and finally being affected by this factor. As there are thoudsands of people has got their occupation in CSL, so i need to wait more more time ~~~~~~~~~~~
application lodged: may 2008 MODL OCCUPATION
SA State Sponsorship Approved: 2 Sep 09
Now: affected by new direction issued on 23 Sep 09
we may call it '923' disaster!!!!!!!!!!!
We cannot believe this is happening!! Thinking of waiting another 3 years is just a nightmare! We spoke to our Agent, who said the delay could be around 6-12 months??? Personally I think they are just trying to keep us hopefull. We should be hearing if our State Sponshership has been approved in the next few days, but now I'm seriously worried about forking out for the visa! Does anyone know how long the Vettassess Certificate is valid for? Might need to do that again if it expires before visa app!
I am so confused!!!! We are in adelaide on a 457 visa, and are about to set off proceedings to apply for PR, unsure as to go for 175, or 886 depending on the outcome of my OH's skills assessment interview in Melbourne in November. We also have to wait to sit the IELTS exam, which has delayed us from applying that is on 8th october.
Immigration told us in July that if we applied straight after the IELTS test we'd get our visa by the new year!!!! Now having read that, the current time states "unlikely before the end of 2011"
However both our professions are on the CSL list (anaesthetist and registered nurse), but when you type in, the details it still comes up with the same time frame!!!
What a nightmare. I understand people are in a much more critical situation than us and I feel awfully for all of us. Stressful times ahead guys.............
Congrats to the Good Family.
We received our SA sponsorship in 2 weeks record time and our agent was meant to submit our visa online on 18th but we still havnt got a tracking no!
We noticed you got very visa really quickly and we were told we would have ours by Christmas but even though we are lucky to have a job on the critical list we now have no idea what the time frame will be.
Does any one know?
I cannot believe they are predicting state sponsered visas are going to processed around the end of 2012 - that is truely awful. A few well known agents on british expats are suggesting disgruntled visa applicants to contact their sponsering state and complain as apparently it is a federal decision. If the states complain - maybe the government will listen!!!!!
even if it's in a final stage, they would stop it. It's the law not the common sense.
Skilled workforce shortage.
Western Australia has just announced the opening of the largest new mining project in Australia’s history. The project involves investment of over $50 billion and as a result, they expect to need thousands of skilled workers for this project. In fact, their statistics are that the skilled labour force in Western Australia has moved from an oversupply of around 20,000 to a shortage of around 40,000 in less than 12 months. To top it, they have now no idea where the skilled workforce is going to come from.
I have a feeling that the immigration status will change for the better sooner rather than later. I know this is in the West but surely it will have an effect everyelse.
Oh well chin up!
Totally at a loss with what we have heard. Feeling gutted. We have got state sponsorship and was going to be completed but then found out my wife was expecting our second child so was advised to hold till little one arrived (which is anyday!!). Now to find out all the bad news is heartbreaking as the house is sold, got rental only till end of the year and all our things are in storage and ready for shipping. What do we do now!!!!!!!!! Surely the visa's that are currently being processed should be completed as soon as!! Do they want to come over and find my family a house to live in and explain to my excited son that he now won't be going to Australia for at least 3 years.