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Russki last won the day on August 24 2019

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  1. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations @Vinh!!!! Yeeehaaa!
  2. Congratulations @887australia! So happy for you! Thank you for worrying about me, I am now PR and it is only just sinking in. My friend from the UK also applied for citizenship very recently and she got approved in 3 months, she was quite shocked at how quickly it happened! So fingers crossed this will continue...
  3. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Fantastic news!!! Congratulations!!!!!
  4. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @Delfin, well done for submitting a complaint! I initially received the same reply, and I think they actually have forwarded it to COs. So I would suggest you wait for a few days first and see what happens.
  5. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Some may not have the choice.
  6. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @Delfin, @Dee, yes, it was exactly my case. I updated my AFP with all my former names and everything and a couple of months later I got a request for a new AFP! I got so mad, having already waited for 19 months! It was hard but I got them to see that it was their mistake. I called twice and asked them to check if they see the earlier uploaded AFP (it was CO Sophorn actually, who asked for the new one - so she may need to go to Specsavers ). It was all very dodgy, when I called they kept putting me on hold and eventually after almost 1 hour on the phone they said they could not see my previous uploaded AFP. Then I lodged a complaint and explained that my AFP is up to date and on the system. Then I called again. And complained again. I the end, they "found" my AFP and granted me visa. So definitely start with a phone call. Ask them to check your updated AFP on the system. Then put a complaint in, if you have no joy with the call.
  7. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    You are right, we should be very grateful. This visa was a blessing for me, as I had a very weak case to apply for any independent visas. So bless 489 - visa for brave and strong!
  8. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Wow! They must be inundated. I think, SA did the same thing. For the same reason - large volume of applications. So this must be officially the end of 489. My agent called 489 "a dog's visa" because the conditions are so cruel and you have to be very brave and desperate to go for it!
  9. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    When does the subclass 489 visa end? The Government has announced that EOI applications for the subclass 489 visa will close on 10 September 2019, which is also the deadline for states to issue any invitations for the visa. If you are invited to apply for the subclass 489 visa by 10 September 2019, you must lodge your visa application by 16 November 2019. (this is from some agency website, not sure how true it is )
  10. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hey @dar8, agree with all you've said, spot on! If CO wants to be difficult, they will pull the plug on those 4 payslips. But on the other hand, I still think it is pretty safe in this situation - those 4 payslips are only very marginally short of 35 hours - it is not like they are only 20 or 25 hours per week, but like few minutes to an hour short of 35. So "wait and remain hopeful" may be a good option here...
  11. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @Nsingh, I doubt this can have an affect on your processing. This is of course just my opinion, maybe, other members may know more about it? In medical terms, what immigration is normally not happy about is: certain contagious diseases (like Hepatitis, AIDS etc), some chronic illnesses that will cost the Government a lot of money in the long run, and also some illnesses that demand medical services that are already in short supply (here they are worried that some Australians may miss out on crucial life-saving treatment while migrants get it before them). Speech therapy sounds like it does not belong to any of these categories.
  12. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    This shouldn't be a problem, we had this situation before and members got their grants. But please do not add post-application date documents, they will not be considered. If you are really worried, add a couple of 35+ payslips from before you applied for visa. If you don't have them, don't worry. You are safe.
  13. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Most likely, it means "Very Bad". But seriously, not sure... Just checked - it means nothing, just a visa class. 887 is a subclass.
  14. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi - are we supposed to have a continous 35 hour employment every week for 52 week. I am asking this as I’m a casual employee and some weeks i have less than 35 hour week. Can I complete my 52 weeks of 34 hour out of 2 year stay stay ? >>> You can pick out only payslips from your 35+ hours weeks to have 12 months worth of them. They do not have to be consecutive! They can even be from 2 part-time jobs. As long as they add up to 35hr/week minimum. - can we go to Melbourne( not regional) just on weekends to hangout with mates just couple of times in a month. Or that’s gonna be a problem? >>> Sure it is not a problem! - does the 2 year stay supposed to be in one regional area or we can combine our stay in different regional areas( my job changed) >>> It can be in any regional area, you can actually move between regional areas, but this is a different story. In short, TRY YOUR BEST to stay in your allocated regional area, but if you need to move, you may have to seek release from your sponsoring state. Not always.
  15. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    If you have all 52 slips, please combine them in one PDF in chronological order and submit them all. It is the best way, eliminates any questions. Some people submit with "gaps", but they usually have a solid proof of continuous employment, like employer's reference letter or something. So I think best to submit all - to be more convincing for the CO.

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