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  1. 17 points
    Hi guys, I put together a petition, please let me know if you want to add and remove anything. Do you think we still need to launch it? Stop processing delays for 887 PR visa This petition is a voice of onshore skilled migrants, who are transitioning from 489 (skilled regional provisional) to 887 (permanent residency) visas and currently are being hit with painful processing delays. Since this time last year we have been watching estimated processing times for 887 balloon from 5-7 months to 12-15 months. We are in quite a predicament, with our original visas expiring whilst we are waiting in the queue for our permanent residency. A lot of us are now on bridging visas, putting important life’s decisions on hold and unable to move on. A bridging visa is purely the right to be legally present in Australia while 887 is being processed, but for us it spells uncertainty, cancelled travel plans, inability to visit aging parents overseas, delaying university applications for children, etc, etc – we are all still waiting “to be allowed in”. No employer will consider us for a job while we are on bridging visas. No lender will offer us a mortgage or allow to finance a car, unless with ridiculously high interest rates and insurance premiums. Our families are not entitled to any help from the government or any discounts for childcare and older children’s university fees – yet we are paying taxes, just like citizens and permanent residents. In order to transition to 887, we all have satisfied conditions of our provisional visa, i.e. settled and worked full time in designated areas for a set period of time. We have done the hard yards, we are embedded here well and truly. We became a part of this country, we are ready to develop further, grow and continue to enjoy Australia and contribute to the nation’s wealth. Instead, we seem to be stuck in a never-ending limbo with not many rights but a pile of obligations. Uncertainty is mentally exhausting and it starts to affect our daily lives. Seeing constant extension of processing times, monthly advertised on the immigration site, makes it hard to maintain a positive mindset. Ever changing visa processing rules and new tentative legislation proposals add to anxiety. We appreciate that there are reasons for most visa subclasses processing delays, but it is not the reasons we are interested in. We are seeking solutions. We are already paying hefty fees for visa applications, in return we expect decent customer service and reasonable processing times. If this means further increase in application fees, so be it – small price to pay for the right to finally move on with our lives, have children, better jobs, buying family homes and travel the world freely. Most importantly, feeling like we finally belong. Please take steps to reduce processing times for 887 PR visas.
  2. 17 points
    2000 year ago, when I joined this forum. It was a happy time where people got there Direct grant in 5 -6 months. The closer I get to my dates, farther it goes. I completed my 5 months and it was at 7 months average. I complete my 6 months now its at 8 months. When I complete my 8 months it'll be at 12 months... I have a dream, some day... some day... when im with my grand children. When my grand children are married stick around me on my wheelchair. An old man would knock on my door. and he would say. Hi toot, My name is Adam and im from DIBP.... heres you grant.
  3. 17 points
    GUYS! just got my grant 11:40am [emoji3][emoji3][emoji3] CO Adam thank you for this forum really helped a lot [emoji18] I’ll still be around fixing the spreadsheet from time to time. Patience is a virtue! Goodluck for all the rest waiting [emoji4][emoji1316]
  4. 16 points
    Guys I just got my 4 Golden emails. Finally me and my family got permanent residency. Please put complaint it works
  5. 16 points
    Hi Guys, I just woke up from my bed, brushed my teeth.. Sipping ginger tea with some biscuits and watching some news... Just checking my mobile for the time to get ready for my office.. The time clocks 8:29 AM. I saw there are 3 emails showing under the notifications of my mobile.. I was astonished to see who is going to send 3 emails at this early morning... Opened my email on my mobile... There are 3 wonderful emails from the Immigration at 8:23 AM with the GRANT NOTIFICATION as the subject... WOW ? What an amazing feelings... My mind says its the time to celebrate.. Thanks guys for all your support especially to Russki, TPSK, DarDec and all other who i have missed their names.. Sorry guys i have bad memory... Ladies and Gentlemen, Finally i got my PR... Here are my details.. Applied : 22-Dec-2017 1st CO Requested : 28-June-2018 - New AFP with my full name 2nd CO : 25-Sep-2018 - GRANTED
  6. 15 points
    Hi Everyone , In the last 13 months or so i have opened my ImmI account everyday to check the status , But today some how i decided not to do so , and Guess what , I get a call from my agent sounding very serious and he beats around the bush scares me with a couple of stutters and says YOUR WIFE , CHILDREN AND YOU HAVE BEEN GRANTED THE PR. My time line is in my signature. The frustrating wait has finally ended, I wish you all the very best for your applications. last pointer , I did file a complaint yesterday stating all the facts of the correspondent with the request in the feedback. I suggest all who have been waiting for a long time to here back , please lodge a complaint. Will stick around and wait for for a few ppl to get over the line , with whom we have made a bond despite never knowing them personally. Regards Harvinder
  7. 15 points
    Morning Everyone So lets start our day with this amazing new that I got my grant today morning 9:33AM 24th OCT 2018. CO Peter. Best of luck everyone
  8. 14 points
    I have submitted a complaint today. Not sure what to expect...
  9. 14 points
    Hi All, With the blessings of God, I just got my Grant..! CO is ADAM. remaining everything in my signature and sheets... Gud luck to all of you and Hope you guys get your grants soon..!
  10. 14 points
    Hi friends .....Good news from my side .....we got our golden email one hour ago.....Thank you so much for your support ????we save our house as well ...Awwww Thank you so much God
  11. 13 points
    Gud mrng all, Today we got our grant and im on ninth cloud. May u giys get it soon as well. Gud luck to all spacial Thnx to ruski and tpsek.....Luv u all gud luck
  12. 13 points
    Guys !!! We got our PR !!! Just checked the immi after the call from my agent ! Will be back shortly with our doc list. We applied on 11/01 Thank you guys for all the support in the 6 months waiting Have faith we will all be there !!!
  13. 13 points
    Alhamdulliah By the grace of almighty allah I have just got the australian residency.Thank you everyone for the help.
  14. 12 points
    Hi Guys, The date is 24th October and the time is 11.29am. My fingers are still shaking as I type this, my wife and I got our DIRECT GRANTS and I am being relieved of the waiting game!!!!!! I now feel how much of a relief that feels to be on this side, but I am sure all yours are not that far away.. Especially for @Russki, @Honey, @tpsk and everyone else.. It's so happy have got to known a bunch like you. Wish you all good luck and I will still hang around here to answer questions on the forum as per my knowledge. Applied: 06/02/2018 Direct Grant: 24/10/2018 CO Adam GOOD LUCK!!!!
  15. 12 points
    Hi Guys we just got our Grant letter so so happy thanks everyone this forum is really helpful. Appplied 13th Nov : 1st Co 8th May: 2nd CO 29th June: Granted Today CO Kimberly.
  16. 12 points
    Grant grant garnt, Thank you my god. Yes finally 887 visa granted for me, my wife and newborn daughter after 12 months and 3 days. Apply 22 sep 2017 First CO - new born 489 visa ( 02 Feb 2018) Second CO - new born add in applications (25 may 2018) I did call for adding newborn to my file was taken too much time. Third CO - newborn medical (26 June) Fourth CO - grant today .i called yesterday too. Look like I called each time. Thank you everyone for your kind support and informations.I pray god for Russki, sk 10 , Hsk and Rickey got grant very soon who already over 12 months now. And best of luck everyone. Thanks
  17. 12 points
    Hey guys, Good news! Finally got the golden email today. We received our grant today by CO Adam. Feeling really happy, thank you all for your help. This forum really helped me a lot in keeping track of applications. Hope others get their grants soon especially @Russki and the others stuck from September. Cheers to all.
  18. 12 points
    Guys. I got My PR today applied 10 dec co 1st lucy 2nd adam thankyou all ..you all are angels ? goodluck
  19. 12 points
    Hi guys have applied in 16 jan2018 and has been direct granted co dat
  20. 11 points
    Hello Everyone Applied 30/12/17 Co allocated 19/07/18 Lodged a complaint last friday thru immi website. Granted 30/10/18
  21. 11 points
    Morning guys, good luck to everyone waiting for today! I got an acknowledgement for my complaint today, standard email, but still was good to receive it. Just a reminder, please circulate our petition, it has almost 650 signatures now, with every signature it is getting stronger. Hopefully, we are making a difference already. https://www.change.org/p/david-coleman-reduce-processing-time-for-887-pr-visa-to-7-months-for-90-of-applications Also, for those who feel generous, we can donate $3 or more to the Change.org for our petition (I did three times now). What it does, it advertises the petition to wider circle of people, in other words, it becomes more "visible" to others outside our group. But of course it is up to you! To donate, click on "Promote this petition" red button on the petition page. Easy!
  22. 11 points
    Hi all, It's really nice to wake up in the morning realizing that God has given us a great gift to live freely ...we got our direct grant today from CO Adam....applied on 6th of February 2018...I pray to God for all of you who is waiting eagerly to hear something good news from immigration....God bless all of you...
  23. 11 points
    Thankyou god, at last my visa has been approved by co adam Applied: 13/11/2017 co 1: 28-4-18 co2: 28 -6-18 co3: 15-10-18 approved. my prayers, are with all applicants who are waiting from long time.
  24. 11 points
    Hey all. I wrote to David Coleman, the Immigration Minister today. Minister@homeaffairs.gov.au Hi David, I heard you on SBS today. I thought I should contact you. I, like many others, migrated to Australia on regional migration visa 489 in 2016. I had to stay in regional Australia for 2 years and work full time for 1 year. After fulfilling my obligation, I would be granted Subclass 887 Permanent Residency visa. I want to make you aware of delays in the processing. We are looking at 10-11 months, which can be nightmare if we were planning for another baby or hoping to join University for further education, or get a job which specifically requires Australian Permanent Residents for the job. I love regional Australia (Toowoomba in South-East Queensland where I live) and its got exactly I needed as far jobs, lifestyle, and kids education goes. I believe I have fulfilled my obligations to Regional Australia, paid taxes, contributed to the system, became part of the Australian fabric, but these delays are holding me from achieving much more. I believe you will look into this issue and address this timely manner by hiring more staff to process 489 to 887 transfers in expedite manner. Thank you. Sincerely,
  25. 11 points
    I am now pretending to be sick in office so i can go out and party now...?
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