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Hi everyone, i've noticed looking through the timelines people have given that for state sponsorship some people get date for their documents being recorded a week or so after they were sent, whereas other people list a docs received date much longer after, yet seem to get a decision much quicker?!
Does anyone have any insight into how SA looks at our applications - perhaps in groups of occupation? Any ideas?
SA state that they will log the receipt of docs within 2 days. Our docs were taking too long so we sent a second set, within a week of posting this second set SA updated us that they had been received.
They do seem to work in occupation groups, this has been reported here and on other forums and to be honest I think the tracker backs this up.
Thanks irish stew. Can i be a geek and ask which postal service you used which took ages and which one was quick? We used the international signed for royal mail from the UK. The next option up was something ridiculous like £51!
We used UPS at a cost of £48 per parcel!! We did the same with the skills assessment; very expensive but I think we just wanted piece of mind.
Last edited by Helchops; 03-11-2011 at 08:32 AM.
IELTS 22.07.2011, AITSL 12.08.2011, SS for SA lodged 15.08.2011, Positive SS 06.10.11, 176 Lodged 7/10/11 Meds completed 10/10/11, Police Checks uploaded 10/10/11. C/O and Grant Received 07/11/2011!!!! IELTS HELP & FREE PAPERS : www.examielts.com
Broken Record Alert:
DO NOT USE ROYAL MAIL INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR SERVICE.
They DO NOT track the documents once they have left the UK, there is no tracing and no come back. We have learnt this the hard way with several packages for my husband's business (he regularly sells things to the US and other overseas places). If you are sending them international signed for, you might as well just send them first class airmail.
We used a courier, I think it cost something around £30 for fully traced documents door to door (I think I mentioned the name of the bloke who signed for them on this thread), using a courier broker (think it was DHL who got it in the end), http://www.interparcel.com/ very good ioho.
My documents took a month and three days to get to SA. They kept my SS application alive anyway and granted me sponsorship. I would definitely not recommend anyone else to try this... but if it happens, it's comforting to know that they won't ditch you application instantly after 30 days period expires. There is hope :-)
Oh yes... just to mention... they told me in the post office when I was sending docs that they should get to Oz in like 15 days tops. LOL
CO assigned today. Yay! :-)
Meds booked for 9.11.
Helchops, have you got a CO yet?
There's something seriously messed up with the order these are being allocated.