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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations and best wishes..
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Certainly the queue seems to keep moving at steady pace... which is a good sign
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Many have the same opinion as yours... But the act states and empowers the Case officer to ask evidence for Functional English if he/she determines it is required. think this aspect in the migration act might need some reconsideration.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It could have been beneficial if this requirement was stated in the 887 checklist /requirements to avoid speculation and doubt. One can always defend this legally, but again do we have time for all this.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thanks for sharing this, it makes sense now on the rationale behind such requests. Now as many suggested this could subjective to some applications and not all, purely based on individual circumstances. Type of Employment/Education Background could be one of the leading factor for the case officer to make call on the request for functional English. Meanwhile I revisited the act, Reference point 5 Interpretation states below, (2) For the purposes of this Act, a person has functional English at a particular time if: (a) the person passes a test that: (i) is approved in writing by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection; and (ii) is conducted by a person, or organisation, approved for the purposes of this subsection by the Minister by notice in the Gazette; or (b) the person provides the Minister with prescribed evidence of the person’s English language proficiency. So what does this mean to existing application - Conservative approach, Upload or produce any existing evidence which demonstrates Functional English without being asked for. You may or may not be asked for the question. The question you need to answer is are you willing to take that chance and further push the decision on your application? Best of luck.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    In case you get a response, please keep the group posted. Thanks.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Looks like this English requirement is creating a great degree of inconsistency for many applicants. Some are being asked and some are not.. Wondering what is the tigger to be asked for..( Employment History, change in primary applicant from 489 to 887 etc.. ) If possible can you/someone check with CO who have been asked such an evidence, it will assist the larger group.. as there is no such reqruiement as per the website and such request is contradictory and more importantly valuable time is invested in sourcing this . Even though all applicants will complete the requirement, it pushes out the grant and adds to the timeline. Its good that you stated that in your letter. not sure of response though but still a step in the right direction. Thanks. If a confirmed information is received, action can be taken accordingly to keep the application ready for direct grant, Again I have referred to legislation for 887 and website there is no mention of any such requirement.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    If you write a chronology of events after you landed here and support them with appropriate level of documentation. It should be accepted. Some things at times are beyond the control of an individual and visa cannot be seen as a restriction when it is the matter of health or any issues related to that. Questions might be asked around hospital arrangements in regional area and the rationale to be transferred to metropolitan, which you can support with the documents from Dr/hospital etc. There is also option to apply 489 2nd Provisional visa if you are falling short of completion of residency and work conditions due to genuine reasons. It appears post your stay in non- regional area you have made all the attempts to comply with visa conditions, which is tick in the box as it demonstrates genuine attempt to be in compliance to visa conditions. This group can only provide suggestions out of their individual experience which is limited, not an advice to make an decision. Professional advice will be beneficial, as your case is very specific and has unique circumstances, Mark from Migration Solutions (search on Facebook) have been of great help to 489 visa group holders. You might want to try that option out before making a decision. Best wishes.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    The 887 checklist states as below.. Looks like recipe for more delays and agony. With every query the applicant goes back in queue by 28 days.. Just call them and refer to the DHA website. Proof of functional English Provide proof that all dependent applicants aged 18 years and older, who did not pay the second instalment of the visa application charge at provisional stage, have at least functional English.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It is crazy, you can always double check with them again on what basis they are asking it and delaying the application further.. as it is not required. Given the delays in processing time all will end up with this situation which is not warranted for at the first place. Someone prior to you also on this forum was asked this, If I remember correctly he enquired and DHA informed that it was a mistake. So no harm in checking once, prior investing valuable time in all this again in such challenging times. Just wondering what what is logic of asking english scores again, 1. Was she the main applicant in 489 application ? 2. At time of the 887 application was her IELTS expired ?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    You are good based on what you have stated above.. there is no written rule on travelling outside regional area. ..as long it is reasonable and justified it will be accepted. End of the day .. please understand 489 is not a jail term in regional area.. as long as conditions are met ..any applicant will be good to move on with this.. So dont stress yourself much on this things..
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    you need to update with a new AFP as the AFP has 12 months validity. in case it has expired.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congrats... Best wishes Looks like the files are processed across all offices and hence we see new case officers.. Time for some 2019 applicants..
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Great news... Certainly moving forward.. Congratulations to you and your family .
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Receiving Direct grants is a clear indication that applications are complete. ..it is matter of just working on those files. Just answering round the bush away from the topic. Anyways.. it seems they have got the underlying message here.. the grants for last few days are certainly stating that.. Applicants - Please keep all the documentation up to date.. dont wait for a query.. this forum has enough info and support on most the documents...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations... They are coming thick and fast... Best wishes for your future. All new CO names...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations to you.. Glad to hear that. Finally crossing the line. Overall looks like things are moving at a faster pace in last few days as compared to previous months. .. may be COVID-19 is blessing in disguise.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    We are currently assessing applications submitted before November 2018 This has been for 3 or 4 months now. But applications from December ( which is good) are been processed. Something is not right here the update does not match with grant results.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    New processing timeline Increased Again ! Processing times 75% of applications: 26 months 90% of applications: 29 months
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Looks like .. the email thing is working .. which is good news for all. Hopefully there would be a bulk clearance of all files. Everyone please recheck your application and keep the documents up to date.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, If you fulfil one of the mentioned conditions
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    He is doing a good job, probably he has got a response back and wants to build up on the story. on a separate note and incase if any one is in need to access their super, Federal Govt has made a ammendement to superannuation release dated 16 April 2020 Refer to Treasury Laws Amendment (Release of Superannuation on Compassionate Grounds) Regulations 2020 include temporary residents. Please refer to 1b section point c (1B) For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(b)(i), this subregulation covers the person if: (a) the person is the holder of a student visa; or Authorised Version F2020L00431 registered 16/04/2020 Amendments Schedule 1 Treasury Laws Amendment (Release of Superannuation on Compassionate Grounds) Regulations 2020 3 OPC64568 - B (b) the person is the holder of any of the following visas, as mentioned in the Migration Regulations 1994: (i) a Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled)) visa; (ii) a Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa; or (c) the person is a temporary resident, and is not the holder of a visa mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b). Hopefully applicants start getting PR's.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations to you and your family ! Finally we move to December...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I am on a 489 visa and going to apply for 887, I came to Adelaide on 22/4/2018 and traveled overseas for 7 weeks during the last 2 years, just wondering should I wait for 7 weeks after 22/4/2020 and then apply for PR? Yes, It will not make a huge difference as of now nothing is moving in terms of processing. So it makes more sense to wait and apply when you have completed 2 year period. Do I need to provide Police Clearance when I am applying for 887 or wait for the case officer to request it? Yes, but you can delay it so that you need not apply for multiple AFP due lengthy processing times. Do we need to provide a new police check from our origin country? Yes
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