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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Everyone, I had written to my local Member Parliament regarding 887 processing delays. They have reached back to me.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi All, I have Tweeted tagging David Coleman, Bill Shorten, and Shayne Neumann.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    so this petition is only going to live in this forum? or we are going to have it on Change.org? or elsewhere? how do we pass it around?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi All, I have also reached out to David Coleman - The Immigration Minister - via Facebook Messenger. I described him that visa processing delays situation. https://www.facebook.com/davidcoleman4banks/ I hope he hears our voice.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Roja, Yes, here they are. Shaynne Neumann - The Shaddow Immigration Minister - Shayne.Neumann.MP@aph.gov.au David Coleman - The Immigration Minister - Minister@homeaffairs.gov.au Dr. John McVeigh - MP for Groom (I live in this region) - john.mcveigh.mp@aph.gov.au
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Good Morning Everyone, I have emailed to following MPs addressing the visa processing delays. David Coleman - The Immigration Minister Dr. John McVeigh - Local Member Parliament Hon Shayne Neumann MP - The Shadow Immigration Minister
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Today I have written to my Member Parliament Dr. John McVeigh. I had earlier written to the Immigration Minister David Coleman, got no reply. Let's see how this goes. Hello Dr. McVeigh, I live in Toowoomba and I am contacting you regarding Visa Processing Delays faced by people alike me. I, like many others, migrated to Australia on Skilled Regional Migration Visa subclass 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 have fulfilled my two year residency commitment and 1 year full-time work earlier this year, subsequently filed for 887 visa. I want to make you aware of delays in the processing. A year ago the delay was 2-3 months but it has now grown to 10-11 months. It 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 Toowoomba, and my son is set to start prep at the Grammer School in January. Toowoomba has got exactly what I needed as far jobs (I am a Nurse), 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 its the time for the Immigration Department to hire more staff to process files. I hope you will let the Immigration Minister David Coleman know this particular concern affecting your constituents. Thank you. Sincerely,
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    So SA for the job market is bad Roja?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Roja, If you don't mind me asking, what regional area are you in?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    No Honey, but I got an auto-response saying following.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Those you are pissed off at the department you can always email to the Immigration Minister at this email address (Minister@homeaffairs.gov.au), and let him know about it. Tweet him or anything like this. :)
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi all, Friend of mine is in tricky situation, so need some advice. The family moved to Australia on State Sponsored 489 few months back. My friend, male, is secondary applicant, wife is the primary applicant. It turns out that Wife and Kids don't like here much, cannot adjust here well. 1) Is it possible my friend stays here alone and fullfils 489 requirements and files for 887 as primary applicant? Can he still get PR for himself and Wife and Kids (wife and kids want to move back to India, immediately) 2) Or My friend stays here and gets his own PR first, and then files his wife and kids's PR? Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    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,
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Keep Calm. They will never implement anything in retro. Imagine a guy who came here 4.5 years ago on 489, became PR, has filed for Citizenship as well. It will be too much of mess for such people.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Great. Congrats. Hey, once you get grant, what other government benefits you can avail?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Let's have a party on our grants. LoL
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yup, Australia's best kept secret => Toowoomba ?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @Russki , just an expert advice needed. While we are waiting for 887 to be granted, are there any government benefits/services we can avail, apart from Medicare? Thanks.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It depends on person to person, and regional area to regional area as well. In my case, I am in regional area in South-East Queensland, near to Brisbane. I simply love here. We have got Uni here, awesome private schools, plenty of hospitals, plenty of Nursing jobs (my profession), and husband has stable IT job as well. I have been to Brisbane & Sydney, I find those places very crowded. I am not planning to move anywhere even when my PR is granted.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I would highly doubt that they are snooping over your medical records through medicare. Its just your speculation. Think like this: Would they rather dispose your case through "Health Requirment"/Medical Exam? or Would they dispose through checking your Medicare? I think you should chill. Can call them up that it has been over 11 months, I wanted to see what the progress on my case was. Don't bring up your TB issue, unless they do themselves first. Good Luck mate!!!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Sam, The department is aware about your TB? or you are just assuming it (since you being treated with Medicare, that department has gotten your health info from Medicare) ?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Guys, Those who have gotten their 887 grants and are still active on the forum. I was wondering if one of you can do shed little light on the Government services we can avail after getting 887 grants. Eventually all of us will get our grants, so we know what to do and what to seek. Thanks.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    When I was about apply, my agent asked me to get overseas PCC even though I had not travelled back since arriving here. My agent's logic was that even though I submitted PCC when applied for 489 offshore, the time that I spent overseas between applying 489 and arriving in Australia, that is period Case Officer would want to make sure about. Hence it makes sense to submit PCC even if you have not travelled back. Hopefully this helps.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Mel 887, I am interested to know about this. After applying we have got the medicare but Child Care and Family Tax Credit is a total surprise. Can you confirm?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I don't have details of his timeline. Can someone with knowledge answer the original question? Thanks.
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