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Things seem to be moving quickly!!

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    Hi all

     

    We submitted our visa 176 on 14th October and today have received details in respect of our allocated Case Officer, which our migration case worker says is very quick! We have booked our medicals and are requesting our police checks but were wondering if anyone else has had things move this quickly? I thought things would be slowing down following the recent changes in criteria!

     

    Also does anyone know how long between DIAC receiving medicals and police checks it can take before the visa is granted and the timescale it is likely to be before we need to move out. We are frantically getting the house ready for sale but the way things are moving are panicing we could be out there for Christmas:eek:!! Jane x

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    Guest thekings

    Hi Rob & Jane, we submitted our 175 in July and were in no rush to get a visa till next year, but having sold the house we decided to go sponsored to speed things up, however when we contacted our agent he said dont bother you've just been assigned a CO and will get a request to do medicals next month :goofy::goofy:

     

    So yes things do seem to be speeding up again. Good luck with yours

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    Guest jillabong

    Hi robm and thekings

     

    Quick question, do you guys have jobs on the CSL? This all seems positive, (for a change) hope it starts moving again, all the best with everything

     

    Cheers

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    Guest thekings

    Hi Jillabong,

     

    Yes I have a job on the CSL, and feel very lucky at the moment, when we talked to our agent last week they said it made a nice change to be able to talk to someone with some good news for a change. We really feel for those that are having a hard time at the moment, we have some friends who have been dumped upon by the system. My only advice is to hang in there and dont give up on your dream, if you give up now then was it really your dream??? You only live once and you may only get one shot at this dont let it pass you by. We have had loads of people say to us that they dont blame us, they wish us all the best, they had the chance and wish they had done it years ago. The only negative comments have come from those that I feel are only jealous or cowardly.

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    I agree with thekings totally. We also are on the CSL and as said previously, dont give up the dream. Things are changing all the time. Jane x

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    Guest jillabong

    Thanks for that guys, glad things are moving for you, lets just hope us poor SS non CSL peeps get some good news sometime soon too.

    And there is no way we'll ever give up on our dream, just hopefully wont have to wait till 2012 for it to be realized!

    Thanks again, lets hope you all have some fantastic news soon!

    Jill

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    Thanks for that guys, glad things are moving for you, lets just hope us poor SS non CSL peeps get some good news sometime soon too.

    And there is no way we'll ever give up on our dream, just hopefully wont have to wait till 2012 for it to be realized!

    Thanks again, lets hope you all have some fantastic news soon!

    Jill

    we are ss non csl too. We were hoping to go some time next year!!!!! Now left in limbo what to do. Do we still sell house? Do we leave our lives on hold? We have been effected by both changes this year went from 1 now to 5 in que. OH well back to WAITING.:arghh:

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    Guest JayBone
    we are ss non csl too. We were hoping to go some time next year!!!!! Now left in limbo what to do. Do we still sell house? Do we leave our lives on hold? We have been effected by both changes this year went from 1 now to 5 in que. OH well back to WAITING.:arghh:

     

    Same situation for us too, however, our CO must have looked at our visa recently as our medical certs and police checks have been updated online. We had them on the 23rd September!! How unfortunate!!! Got home from the medicals to a phonecall from our agent :sad: - stinks doesnt it?!?

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    Same situation for us too, however, our CO must have looked at our visa recently as our medical certs and police checks have been updated online. We had them on the 23rd September!! How unfortunate!!! Got home from the medicals to a phonecall from our agent :sad: - stinks doesnt it?!?

    Our agent told us to carry on as normal as she thinks our visa will come through next year anyway!!!!!!!! Not too sure myself what did your agent advise? We are thinking of New Zealand but our heart still lies with Oz:wubclub:

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    Guest JayBone
    Our agent told us to carry on as normal as she thinks our visa will come through next year anyway!!!!!!!! Not too sure myself what did your agent advise? We are thinking of New Zealand but our heart still lies with Oz:wubclub:

     

    Im optimistic that it will come through this year, after all, how many people can there possibly be on the CSL? My agent said they had had 2 people in 8 years on that list!

     

    We originally applied to go to New Zealand, but its not easy. Hit alot of red tape and lost a bit of money. Basically as an Electrician i needed to get registered (like Corgi for gas fitters) but the only way to do this is to have an offer of employment from a company who will back your registration, there were plenty of companies looking for people but im not in that industry, i work on oil rigs, so it wasnt an option, so with no registration, they disregarded my trade, my qualifications and my work experience and i ended up with about 20 points!!

     

    Australia however recognise offshore trades as a seperate entity and understand that they dont require registration, hence the visa application to OZ now.

     

    If you are seriously considering NZ and have never been, get yourself there, we are going back next weekend for another 4 week stint, its a stunningly beautiful country.:wubclub:

     

    If i was you i would hang in there, its a decision for life, and if you had a knee jerk reaction now and moved to NZ cos you just want to go somewhere (i know the feeling)

    you would regret it in a year or two when you know you would definitley have your visa, and you would be stuck in NZ for 5 years minimum waiting for citizenship at which point you could move to OZ as a resident.

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    Guest jillabong
    Our agent told us to carry on as normal as she thinks our visa will come through next year anyway!!!!!!!! Not too sure myself what did your agent advise? We are thinking of New Zealand but our heart still lies with Oz:wubclub:

     

    Hi Janice1uk

     

    our agent has also told us to hang on as there are not that many peeps on the CSL and she cant see it taking till 2012, it is very disheartening to be told that it might take so long and really hard not to feel like our lives are in constant limbo, especially when we thought we would be there early next year! i suppose we just have to hope upon a very kind star and see if we get any good news. Apparently by the end of this month we should know more, according to our agent, as she has said all peeps on CSL should have been appointed CO by then, suppose we shall just have to wait and see. fingers, toes and everything else possible crossed hey!!!! will let you know if we hear anything else

    Jill

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    Hi Janice1uk

     

    our agent has also told us to hang on as there are not that many peeps on the CSL and she cant see it taking till 2012, it is very disheartening to be told that it might take so long and really hard not to feel like our lives are in constant limbo, especially when we thought we would be there early next year! i suppose we just have to hope upon a very kind star and see if we get any good news. Apparently by the end of this month we should know more, according to our agent, as she has said all peeps on CSL should have been appointed CO by then, suppose we shall just have to wait and see. fingers, toes and everything else possible crossed hey!!!! will let you know if we hear anything else

    Jill

    Hi Jill, Our agent said much the same so unless we are using the same agent they both cant be wrong lol. hopefully we will both have visa by next year. We wanted to be in oz by end of year so fingers crossed.

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