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  1. 27 points
    GRANT GRANT GRANT!!!! We have received our golden email today! Direct grant 11 November 2019 Applied 28 august 2018 Family of 4 CO Wilson Thanks guys! For putting up with me, in my good and in my bad days. I'll stick around for a little longer because there are a few people that I truly wish to see them posting their grants also here! My fingers and toes are crossed for you all. Good luck!
  2. 16 points
    Finally the wait is over granted granted applied-5 oct 2018 granted-19 nov 2019( direct grant) updated australian police report in sep applicants-me n my mrs. CO-Sophorn thanks guys!
  3. 14 points
    Silent follower here. Got direct grant today Applied 2/9/2018 Family of 2 Updated AFP last month, had a trip overseas for 4 weeks after application, but didn't provide anymore overseas PC CO Adam Best wishes for all...
  4. 14 points
    Hey guys grant grant grant Direct Grant Application Date 18/08/18 Visa granted today 14/11/19 CO name Rajani. many thanks to this group for giving all the information
  5. 14 points
    Grant!!! Direct Grant !!!! I am a silent follower and have got our grant this arvo. We are Family of 2 (me and my wife), applied on 31 Aug 2018. (We did receive that email on September) Co: Dat Please add me to the tracker. Thanks, everyone in this forum!!!!!
  6. 10 points
    Grant Grant Direct Grant !!!! I am a silent follower and just got our grant. Family of 3 and applied on 18 Oct 2018. Thanks for your help, I'm soooo happy! enjoyeeeeee
  7. 9 points
    DIRECT GRANT **Silent Follower** Date Applied: 06/09/2018 Date Granted: 18/11/2019 Don’t lose hope everyone. DHA is working Hope you all receive your grants soon
  8. 7 points
    Not sure why you keep asking for screenshots, they have already given you the info you need to know. It's rude so please refrain from asking. Members have never requested these previously.
  9. 6 points
    All, my file is assigned to CO today and CO asked for additional document as expected - the file status changed from received to initial assessment. Refer the details below; - No of Applicants : Family of 4 - Application date : 04/09/2018 - Additional Doc requested : Health check of 2 yrs child - born in Australia. Thanks and good luck to all.
  10. 5 points
    This is going as predicted.. as the number of applications are going down the processing time will get reduced. This is good news in long term. Feel sorry for the people who are being contacted and no action after that... but think it should be resolved in next 2/3 months considering way things are going. Stay hopeful.
  11. 5 points
    Hi guys, I received my first contact today, requesting for AFP to include my alias name. CO Spphorn. Applied on 01/09/2018
  12. 5 points
    LETTER TO THE ADDRESS PROCESSING DELAYS FOR 887 VISA TO: Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs Hon David Coleman MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs RE: 887 Visa Processing Delays PURPOSE Response and solution from Department of Home Affairs to the address the processing delays for 887 Permanent Visa. DISCUSSION As an introduction, we are a group (900 plus members) 489 (Regional Skilled Visa) applicants spread across the regional area of the country who have applied 887 visa (Permanent visa) in the years 2017/18 & 19 (Approx. 4000 PR visa applications). We wanted to get in touch with you regarding the delays faced in processing of the permanent visas (sub class 887), which in turn is having significant impact on our day to day life. During the time of the 489 application the processing timeline stated for 887 visa post completion of compliance to the 489 visa conditions was anywhere between 7 to 8 months. It has now increased almost 3 folds and currently is anywhere between 21 to 23 months as per the information available on the IMMI website. We do appreciate that during this time there has been increase in the visa applications and all the visa cases are to be dealt individually due to which time line can vary on case to case basis. Given the fact that current process does permit applications to be decision ready. Having said that, what is the department planning to address this issue and taking into account that all the related employment and regional stay has been within the country the verification process can be much faster as compared to an offshore application. The impact it is having on the applicants and their family members is substantial, as the applicants and their family members face struggle, discrimination, eligibility questions in various walks of life due to this delay. Overview of the issue in daily life, 1. Many of the applicants are on contract employment and the companies find it difficult to extend the contracts since our visa status is not clear. 2. If the applicants try to apply new employment roles, they find them not eligible since they do not hold a valid residency status, even though they have full working rights as per immigration department. Most of the companies do not find it difficult to understand and it is very tedious task to make them understand and mostly end up losing out on the employment opportunity in this process. 3. When these applicants go to enroll for utility services such as a basic phone contract they find themselves as not being eligible for it due to visa constraints. 4. Many of the family members struggle in educational sector since they do not have permanent residency to be eligible for educational cover for the young children. 5. Some even face issues in extending their house leases due to the visa status as most agents demand the visa copy and bridging visa puts question mark on their housing applications. 6. Cannot invest in housing market, since they do not hold permanent residency 7. Financial services are mostly out of reach as banks do not consider such applicants where the PR is still in processing. 8. Cannot plan any future travel or go out of the country as it will result in further delays. 9. Have to apply police clearance (the current AFP clearance is valid only for 12 months) multiple times as the one submitted at the time of application does not stand valid in this lengthy processing time, which adds up to the cost as a family and results in further delays. They are even many other unique and harsh situation faced by the applicants in their daily life. All this anguish even after been in compliance to all the visa conditions and doing the hard yards of regional struggle. All these applicants have supported the regional economy across the country in all possible ways contributing towards the economic growth and would want to continue to do so. What we expect, 1. Lesser processing time of applications around 7/8 months of PR processing 2. Clear and transparent information about the status of the processing of applications, with clear numbers of visa applications lodged, In processing and finalized on a monthly basis along with the total cap for 887 visa to be issued by the department on an annual basis 3. A decision ready application process All these visa applicants have done everything to support themselves and contribute to the regional economy on their own without any government support The only thing we request is for the processing timeline to be reduced and clearing of applications in a swift manner. Many applicants out there want to continue living in the regional space and contribute to the economy. With the introduction of new regional visa 491 effective from November 2019, it will create two classes of visa holders in regional space. 1. A set of applicants who have struggled and worked their way through the process to find themselves stuck again in the bureaucratic processing delays. 2. The second set would be the new regional visa holders in a much secured position with dedicated government support to achieve their objectives. 3. We do not envy the situation and are actually glad that government has recognized the need to support people in regional areas as we understand the struggle one has to go through in a space with limited opportunities, but at the same time it should not be disregarded that applicants who have independently achieved and complied with all the conditions and supported the government objective to support and uplift regional economic. We request your urgent attention to this matter and look forward to see solution to address this issue faced by many applicants across the regional space. Response Requested Your response is requested on the below, 1. What is the departmental plan to address increase and clear the 887 visa applications? 2. What will be the time frame to resolve the processing delays? 3. Processing period from the date of 489 application to 887 grant date be considered as permanent residency, allowing this applicants not to wait another year again to apply citizenship? Thanking you, Team 887 applicants @TTTF Thanks again mate.Salute!
  13. 5 points
    I wish everyone speedy grants... However, lately some people really judgemental on some cases. We all are on same sailing on same boat, highly dependent on wind ( Home affair department).... Sailors skills are put on limit if wind is against....anyhow point is if someone shows screen shot as well, not sure how much it will motivate people waiting who applied before... If you see in Oct months much of backlog got cleared, which are good indicators... Let's stay with each other positively, we all will reach to shore.... It's really great people who got PR are still their to help n given ear n eyes to people who are waiting..... Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Tapatalk
  14. 5 points
    give us something today DHA
  15. 4 points
    We are next mate, applied for AFP renewal on Friday
  16. 4 points
    Awesome news that is! And they are assessing applications prior to November 2018 they say. Really good news!
  17. 4 points
    i m silently following in case i need to say i am a silent follower
  18. 4 points
    Cheers! Co Dat, Rajani,reginga, Adam, good job! Who's next? And why always silent followers???? Is there censorship through this forum? The ones who spoke strongly against current visa processing policy are censored?
  19. 4 points
    september application started
  20. 4 points
    Test results need to be valid at the time of lodgement of 887 visa. It does not matter if they expire whilst waiting for the 887 visa grant.
  21. 4 points
    Guys, I'm having a meeting with an MP next week. Does anyone have processing time statistics for the period from 2017 to 2019? Cheers
  22. 4 points
    we are here to help each other..please don’t joke or make fun .. don’t even doubt them as well no need of screenshots just tell everyone what they can do or supply extra documents so their visa will come earlier as possible do not misguide please
  23. 4 points
    My Bit - lets not be judgmental; anyone getting PR before or after doesn't actually help or change/impact our cases. Also please note there is nothing like "queue" system with DIBP so if anyone says he/she got response can be possible. I would say lets be positive on this forum and be happy for applicants who are getting response. Anything is possible and lets hope we all hear good news soon. All the best and again please keep checking your applications so as in everything is updated
  24. 4 points
    Hello I applied on 10 November 1st contact today, ask for more payslips.
  25. 3 points
    Thanks mate, you make my day and i should be more humble... i would be more careful what i say in the future.
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