I just wanted to post a general bit of info out there that most of you may know anyway but hey ho ....
I submitted our application for PR 887 visa after being on SIR visa for 2 years and fulfilling all the requirements on August 20th this year and PR visa was granted yesterday. It only took 6 weeks ! When you apply online I highly recommend scanning and uploading anything and everything you can think of to evidence your work and stay in SA and all personal info straight away. I also uploaded all personal info docs again that I'd supplied for previous visas, just in case, because it was a different processing centre this time and who knows who talks to who and what access they have to systems. I didn't assume that they would have the docs from before. We were assigned a case officer after 10 days. I didn't do the federal police checks until they asked for it and even that only took about 10 days to come through anyway. The whole thing was so totally painless and easy compared to previous visa processes that I'm still in shock it came through so quickly. So, everyone, good luck with your applications. Hope that you all love it here as much as we do. BRING ON SPRING