I applied 190 visa in December 2013 and Case Officer allocated in February 2014. After one month( today) my agent received email from CO that
Each year visa planning levels are set by the government for the programme year which forms the Migration Programme. The Migration Programme determines the maximum number of visas that can be granted in each visa category each year.
The Direction specifies that Migration Programme planning levels take precedence over priority processing arrangements which can affect the order in which applications are considered during the programme year.
As of February 2014, the Skilled Regional Sponsored GSM category has a limited number of visa places remaining.
The remaining places will be allocated in line with the priority processing arrangements as follows:
· decisions on state and territory nominated subclass 190 and 489 applications; then
· family sponsored subclass 489 applications ; and
· any other Skilled Regional Sponsored GSM applications currently in the final stages of processing. This includes subsequent entrant subclass 489 applications which are exempt from the priority processing arrangements.
This will mean processing times may be longer and that once the remaining places are used, the department cannot grant any application until the following program year, unless more visa places become available. Until that time, I cannot guarantee that your client’s application will be decided in the immediate term, nor can I give an indication as to the likely timeframe. You can be assured, however, that the department will contact you when we are ready to finalise this visa application.
Till yesterday i was very happy but now im very disappointed and thinking how long does it take to grant visa. please suggest me what to do because I already resigned my job and my last day will be April mid week. My concern is that if I didnt received by April what to do??????
Pleeeeeeeease tell me can I get the visa by April 2014?????????????