Originally Posted by Obedoh
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's getting fed up.
Our agent sent our application by post to DIAC on 2nd November 07 and it was aknowledged by them on 6th November. We are applying for a 475 visa. We have got a file number, but I'm getting impatiant too. I rang our agent about three weeks ago to see if he had any news but he hadn't (which was disappointing). He said "it won't be too long now and I will contact you when I know anything" This wasn't really the answer I was hoping for, I was hoping he would ring and chase it up, but I feel he must know what he's talking about, so I put my faith in him.
We really can't make up our mind whether to put our house on the market before we get our visa, so its nearer to being sold (hopefully, in this slow market) by the time we get our visa, or after, and then run the gauntlet of trying to sell our house before our temp visa runs out. It's all the juggling and indecision that keeps me awake at night. I have tried to put all the "visa business" as I call it out of my mind and get on with everyday life but my mind soon wanders back.
HI just checked the e mail sent to us in December with decision for sa sponsorship. It just said to lodge application within 6 months (which I'm doing this week) It doesn't say anything about getting a file no within 6 months so think you may be mistaken ( I hope you are anyway). Think it goes on the date its lodged because how can they predict 6 months to get a c o and file number
Originally Posted by jill wright
I know rules change but when I got sponsorship last year it was valid for 1 year.
Originally Posted by Beth&Martin
We have just e lodged 475 visa application and are gonna put our house up for sale end of April . I know its a gamble but can't see why we won't get visa (unless some medical prob crops up) so don't want the scenario of getting visa having not sold house a predicament alot seem to be in . Good luck
with your house sale
Thank you for your application for Sponsorship to Immigration SA. I am pleased to inform you that the Government of South Australia would like to offer you State Sponsorship for the above visa subclass. Make sure you understand the nature of the visa for which this Sponsorship is being offered.
Originally Posted by soggy
For Sponsorship to proceed, the Applicant must
1. Lodge your visa application with DIAC within six months of today’s date or this Sponsorship will expire
This is the reply we got ours is 475 visa. Hope this helps everyone
Thank you, we are on 475 too and hoping to get that email this week!
Hope this helps, e-mail this morning lists the following..
We seem to be so near to that case officer now!
Martin and Val
The ASPC is currently receipting new applications within service standards.
Once an application has been receipted it undergoes validity checking and
an acknowledgement letter with client information and a receipt will be
sent. If an application is determined to be invalid documents will be
returned and a refund of the visa application charge arranged.
As of 1 April 2008 the ASPC Admin Section is processing applications as
Onshore Applications: receipting and acknowledging applications received on
27 March 2008.
Offshore Applications received after 1 September 2007: receipting and
acknowledging applications received on 26 March 2008.
Offshore Applications received prior to 1 September 2007:
All applications with a valid payment have now been receipted. The ASPC is
acknowledging offshore applications received on 30 August 2007.
Please note that any delay in acknowledging an application does not affect
the date on which a valid application is recorded as having been received
and does not delay processing of the application.
Once an application has been acknowledged it will be allocated to a case
officer for further assessment as soon as possible, however, the ASPC
receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted
PROCESSING AND ALLOCATION INFORMATION - For the week of 1 April 2008
Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated
to case officers for further processing.
Applications Lodged Before 1 September 2007
Onshore Skilled visas (permanent and provisional)
Student/Graduate applications - Class DD and DE visas
Subclass 880: 18 August 2007 (paper), 9 August 2007 (e-lodged)
Subclass 881: 29 August 2007 (paper), 29 August 2007 (e-lodged)
Subclass 882: 29 August 2007 (paper), 29 August 2007 (e-lodged)
Onshore Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR) – Class UX visas
Subclass 495: All applications: all applications are now allocated to case
New Zealand Citizen (Residence) - Class DB visas
Subclass 861, 862 and 863: all applications are now allocated to case
Offshore Skilled visas (permanent and provisional)
Skilled Migration visas - All paper based applications for Class BN, BQ,
BR, UX and UZ visas
Subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496: 2 May 2007
e-lodged Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) applications
Subclass 495: all applications are now allocated to case officers
Applications Lodged After 1 September 2007
General Skilled Migration visas: Class VE, VF,VB and Class VC subclass 487
Subclasses: 175, 176, 475, 476, 885, 886, 887, and 487
E-lodged: 8 November 2007
Paper lodged: 16 September 2007
General Skilled Migration visas: Class VC subclass 485 only
E-lodged: 29 September 2007
Paper lodged: 16 September 2007
If a visa application was made more than two weeks before the relevant date
shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer please
contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre from the web page
So from being allocated a CO - how long does it normally take?? Thank you!
I'm led to believe once you have a case officer it should take about a further 8 weeks if they already have your medicals and police checks, but who knows if this is correct??
All I would say is once you have a case officer you are one step closer to the beach!
Martin and Val