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b) You're not being 'fair' on SA Immi - how do they know how many people are going to apply *exactly* for each individual job code, each individual day/week/month? They don't - they can't! Therefore, they simply can't say until they have processed each application if there is availability any more than they already do. And they do update things asap, and they do process things asap. I can't really see a system that could be any fairer than it already is? First come, first served and all that. You do know if you have possibilities or not, there is either a HIGH, MEDIUM or LOW possibility based on availability, as per the list. I don't really understand your comments.
* Let's supposed there are 100 places for an occupation.
* 50 places left and the availability is medium.
* If they have more than 50 people waiting in the queue with the second line in the tracking application in my opinion they could say "your application is out of our process queue and only will be processed if an early application is rejected".
That way it's fair for both sides :)
Do you understand what I mean?
I understand what you mean, but that would then tie up the people actually processing the applications by making them look at them as they came in. If there were enough people to process them as they came in, that would be grand, but I would rather my application went through quicker rather than having to wait longer as one/some of the team are putting things into piles as they come in. It would be a gross waste of resources to do it that way imho, and very bad management indeed. And it would be pointless, because the first 25 people who applied for a certain profession might not be the right age, for eg, so would fail, and therefore the initial 'look' at the application would taken even longer, and so on and so forth. So whilst in utopia its a lovely idea, in the real world it just isn't workable.
I think they do a really really great job given the constraints they have personally (especially when you think about the fact that we don't pay anything for SS for SA, so essentially they are doing the job with no funding at all from the people using the service.)
But I still think that a "Note" like that would be great if it's done automatically without adding any type of re-work for SA Immi. That way there will be no resources waste, the process will be the same as is nowadays, the application won't take more time (because the process is the same and is analyzed the same way) and the person who is waiting will know where is :) .
It's something that I'd recommend at least just to be analyzed and check advantages and disadvantages (this last line made me remember the IELTS exam :s ). Maybe this could be applied next year, who knows.
While I understand your frustration, what you're proposing isn't workable.
SA Immi are not funded by us...those of us who have got SS are very lucky to have done so, but it's not a right. SA want to get the best people into their towns and cities as they can - and for that, this State Sponsorship waiting process was borne...but again, it's a blessing for those who South Australia choose to sponsor, not a right for everyone to apply. I think that it's extremely fair on those who apply. They could be much more, 'we can do something for you...so apply if you want...' but they don't - they enact a very fair procedure, with clear rules, regulations and a constantly changing SMP list so people know where they are.
Anyway, taking resources away from the current processing queue by vetting potential applications would be disastrous on current queue times...I know that it's a risk - and if you get Sponsorship, it's a risk worth taking. Literally, the only 'risk' to an applicant is wasted time. We had a backup plan of going down the 175 route.
We said from the beginning, if SA is willing to sponsor us, we'll give back by paying our taxes and being a good citizen in return - but we were well aware that they didn't have to sponsor us, and we didn't factor it in as a right.
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
No change of any kind (time or process), no taking a resource off the queue and nothing like that. just a note.
It is just an idea that would be very useful and I think it would prevent many calls to the SA Immigration office :)
Who knows, maybe someone from SA Immi office will read this and take it to analyze for next year... :P
Btw... I already applied and I have the second line.... it's just an idea that came up when I saw the availability change. As you said I'm just sharing my "frustration" of not knowing where am I regarding the queue.
Thanks to all for this forum..... I have no one close to me that can understand me about all this and It's good to have a place to share my thoughts.
My prayers have been answered -
We were wondering how best to pay for the 176 VISA. Dip into the precious savings or use the Ccard spread it out over a few months. But - opened the post today and got a nice wee cheque from the TAX man saying I paid to much - wow - when do you every hear of that!!! I changed jobs last year and apparently they took too much tax.
Believe me the Irish Eyes are smiling - what a week!!
Hi lpkm - your on the thirdline - maybe tomorrow, maybe next week - but not long.
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Huge congratulations to all those who've got SS recently!!! I've been drowning in work so the forum had to take a back seat for a bit. Meds on Saturday! Hurray!
Good luck to those waiting for SS too. I know it's stressful waiting but we'll all get there in the end inshallah! X
Just great... after finding out my medical results were NOT uploaded by panel doctor I contacted the clinic and they promised to check that with DIAC. The clinic claim they couldn't access my eHealth to upload docs - I'm not sure, because one test result was received... Now they've sent two more, but still one is missing - Medical Examination required... I can't imagine having a family and chasing doctors and DIAC to upload/update every single test result. It seems eHealth is a crappy system, but medical staff may also be 'too relaxed' at times :D I will never know that...