SIR 495 to PR 887
Any one can shed the light on my issues re residence requirement in Adelaide ?
I m holding 495 for 2 yr and 1/2 month and I ve been working full time for more than one year. I got all evidences on hand (leases, bills, payslip). However I spent time oversea for my trip for 5 weeks. Would this time off the country be deducted from the residence requirement ? Do i have to frontload the Fed police check ? or i just wait till CO request after 887 lodgement ?
I read some story here and it said time off the country wont affect a 887 application as long as applicants can show prove of living in SA and 1 yr full time work requirement. (but the thred is CLOSED) so im not sure...
I just don't want to wait till next year cos i m unsure if DIAC may amend/change the policy for 887... i just want to lodge sooner than later.
I believe time spent out of the country needs to be added onto the 2 year period. So you could apply after 2 years and 5 weeks.
Can't see them changing the 887 rule for people who are already here. Normally they change it for new residents only. I wouldn't worry too much.
Can't see them changing the 887 rule for people who are already here. Normally they change it for new residents only.
are there going to be changes in the new year then??? i haven't seen or heard of any..
But i m a bit confused cos I read the story here...the guys said he lodged an application for 887 on the 2nd aniversary of holding 495 and he also got time spent on his oversea trips for 9 weeks....and he 's granted a 887 visa.....
He did mention here on his last reply.
So i m a bit confused now....:(...
Do you have any suggestions where can i check ???
I think its a bit hit and miss/ luck of the draw.
If you do it online they are processing them within 8 days, so personally I would wait.
Apply for your fed checks - by the time they arrive you can apply online and with a bit of luck you will 887 by the end of the year.
Just read the guys post who applied with 9 weeks delay - I would think judging by his timeline they didn't get around to looking at it for a while. This was when online applications were taking 10 weeks to process - as its only taking a week or so to get an 887 now - I would wait.
Last edited by Nick11; 04-12-2009 at 12:30 AM.
Thank you so much for information and your time answering my questions. I also posted the question here
cheeb told me to ignore time that I spent oversea..I think she may mean that i got a lease here in Adelaide for two years . My trip overseas won't count cos in the end i returned to Adelaide to live and work on the basis that my home is here in Adelaide.
Anyway, i can wait a little bit longer to apply for my 887..counting down...but just wondering what is the real residence requirement for 887...re time off the country...
My friend rang immigration up with the same problem and she was told to add it onto her 2 year period. Pm Angela on here and she'll tell you.
Originally Posted by LoveAdelaide
we never got asked if we had spent time overseas and my husband had spent 4 weeks. We applied for 887 2 years (to the day ) afte entry. It took 2 months to come through, but if you are worried only 3 week wait. start form online just submit it on the calculated date and apply for federal police checks.
Originally Posted by Nick11
I got update re residence requirement for 887 applicants. I just paid for migration services consultation about my doubt and I ve been told that time off the country won't be deducted from the residence requirement in SA as long as I can provide evidences that I lived in SA for two years with one year full time work requirement. My case is I ve already been worked full time before a 495 was granted (495 onshore). I took my annual leave for oversea trips while i m still working for the company that i m currently working. The agent confirmed that I can apply for a 887 now.
I m not sure why IMMI call centre told Angala that she has to wait.
But thank you gain Nick for your kind regards in this matter.
Originally Posted by cbeeb
Thank for sharing your information. I just paid to one agent re this question and the agent also said the same as you told that oversea trip off the country won't be deducted.
I m now applying for a fed police check. :) Hopefully I can get it before the end of this year.
Thank you ....:)