We have just had our TRA come through and are jsut about to send off our visa papers. Not sure what the time scale is from now to departure and we are so sick of telling people we are going in about a year. How long are we realistically looking at or does it vary for everyone? Should we start getting excited or is it too early.
i am lodging my visa application this week, and according to my agent the applications they have lodged recently have taken between 4 and 9 months to come through... a fairly broad timescale, and i guess all different factors might affect this but hopefull that is some help?! best of luck with it (0: steph
Wow that is a broad timescale. Maybe I should think about letting my boss know. Good luck with your application and thanks for you help.
well done passing the TRA it was what i was most worried about. as i understand things if the visa you are going for gives you permanent residency it takes longer more towards the 9 months, if it is for tempary residency like the SIR 495 it may only take 4 or 5 months, one of the only advantages of having a lower score on the points test.
Every case is different, just make sure your forms and documents are all ok. Good luck you will get there:)
What visa are you on - we are on the permanent 136 and have been told between 6 and 9 months, ours will be fast tracked and prioritised over applicants whose trade is not on the MODL list so could be looking nearer the 6 months than the 9 months. Have also heard its between 4 and 6 months for the temporary 495 visa.
We sent ours to the agent last week and its going to Australia on Friday.
Our agent told us they are taking about 4 months for a 136. I hope she's right!
You can check on www.austimeline.com/aus/opener.jsp this may give you some idea of how long they are taking.
You can send a blank email to this address (literally blank, no subject etc) and you get an automated response back telling you which dates are currently being processed for applications which will give you a guide to how long yours may be
You can always try and delay getting your meds and police checks done as you have to validate one year from the date of these (whichever is done earlier)
Originally Posted by Aussiebound
Really depressed now
I have just done the e-mail that Lisa suggested and it has not helped at all.
We are applying for a 136 visa and it says that for paper based applications they are currently dealing with those received on 15th Sept 06.
For on-line applications they are dealing with 5th Feb 07.
I can't understand why an agent wouldn't use the quickest method. Ours was sent by courier on 1st June.
Has anyone out there had a paper application from a later date looked at yet or will I have to get used to the idea that we won't be going in February.
I'm already counting down the time till I can hand in my notice and won't be happy if I have to stay here much longer.