Application e-lodged 29/11/07 heard nowt
Still gobsmacked that it's taking so long to hear. Our agent e-lodged the application on 29th November 2007 and we still haven't heard a thing.
It's the old SIR 495..that's general skilled now..can't remember the number..eeee..shocking..it's been that long I've forgotten.lol.
Is anyone else going through something similar...I hope so..as my husband asks me every day what's happening.
I write to aspc every day but it hasn't budged in a month..and still says processing 1st November 2007...sigh.
It's torture eh.
Thanks for listening to my burbles :-)
Don't panic!! I think there are a lot of us waiting for our visas. We had our skills assessment back in July and we lodged our main application in August , had our meds and police checks at the beginning of March and we are still waiting too. We all have to learn great patience something I am having real problems with.. Still it helps to know that others are as impatinet as me
Good luck We'll all hear soon (I hope!!)
Originally Posted by alibongo
thanks for replying. what sort of visa are you going for? Also..have you been allocated a case officer yet?
Our agent told us to get our medicals done (and police checks) which we duly did on 19th December (an expensive time as well!)..and now I'm thinking we went at the medical thing waaaaaay too early ..sniff.
Yup..patience is indeed a virtue..sigh..maybe one day I'll be virtuous :-)
hi we are going for skilled visa was 136 now 175or 176 (I think) and no we havent been allocated a case officer either!!! I have been informally been offered a practice nursing job which is due to start in July so finding ourselves in limbo big time. If we get the visa there will be so much to organise in a short time.. Panicking a little now!! so trying not to think about it too much. Have had a few shipping firms in and have cleared quite a lot of stuf out of the house but there will be so much left. have our house on the market and although we have hadquite a few viewings we havent had any 2nd viewings or any proper offers!! Had 2 offers of 200,000 on our £270,000 house so obviously rfused them and I hope in time I am not going to regret that!!
Whats aspc?? I was told by my agent that i cant track online as we lodged before that was available!
Originally Posted by alibongo
Gosh...you've got an informal job offer ..that's just fab. I'm sure it'll all work out. You sound quite organised to me having had shippers in already. I haven't even looked at that yet..eeek.
Here's the email I normally write to...with no subject heading and then it just bounces back after about 20 minutes. Think it's a database auto reply so it's not that great..but it does give you all the processing times of all the different visa's...
Fingers crossed we all hear soon then :-)
Originally Posted by rockpool crab
We lodged ours on the 14th November and are waiting on getting a case officer too! I'm going up the wall waiting but accept it is part of the process as many have said. We are on a 475 Visa and need a file number within 6 months to keep the state sponsorship valid, so I'm getting very nervous. I've emailed them to check so we'll see what they say.
I haven't done anything else at this stage as I don't want to tempt fate, but maybe we should start thinking about gettng things organised.
We're in the same position, feel a bit in limbo really - this site is useful - http://www.beupdate.co.uk/ - it shows others who have applied and where there application is up to, looks like there are still plenty of applications from early November without case officers so may be some time before they get to the end of the month when we applied.
Originally Posted by Obedoh
We're also on a 475 visa. We submitted the SA part of the application on 18 Feb and haven't heard anything back from that as yet
Hope we hear this week, and are planning to submit the main visa application on-line the day we get the nod from SA. I hadn't realise that you need the file number within 6 months like you mentioned. Please let us know when you get your visa through so we can estimate how long ours will take!
Did you email on the address that was posted above? Have you heard anything back?
I'll take a look. Hopefully we'll here soon.
Originally Posted by Lulujim
I think it was on [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']email@example.com . I just went through the website and emailed from there, so I'm not exactly sure. If you go to the website you can follow the links.[/FONT]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']They say they reply within 5 days so I should hear by the middle of the week. [/FONT]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']I'll keep you posted. [/FONT]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']The 6 month thing is on the sponsorship offer, where they ask for a case file number within this time as they contact DIMA directly presumably to confirm things. I don't think it matters how long the app takes to process after that, it's just for registering it initially.[/FONT]