We have applied for a 495 Visa , Our TRA was confirmed in Jan 07 and State sponsershp confirmed in April 07 final papers for DIAC lodged onlin 2 weeks ago. Our consultant told us to o expect an answer by Mid September.
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The online visa dates are for the SIR495 - the email covers different visa types which is why the agent would have posted yours as a 136 cannot be done online as yet:). For some reason the SIR495 has always been the fastest visa - even though we were not on the modl ours was priority processed and took only 4 months from start to finish - does not make sense but that is DIAC for you:o