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    I was checking mine this morning and the page now has this on it,so if your wanting to apply ,you need to get on with it.

     

    ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS

     

    Deadline for Sponsorship Applications - 2 May 2011

    Under current Points Test

     

    To enable all applicants sufficient time to lodge their visa applications with DIAC under the current Points Test, Immigration SA will require all complete applications to be received before 5pm Monday 2 May 2011.

    This means that all online sponsorship applications AND supporting documents must be submitted to and registered by Immigration SA before 5 pm Monday 2 May 2011.

    The Online Application System will be shut off at 5pm Adelaide local time on Monday 2 May 2011.

    Any applications/documents received after the 5pm on the 2 May 2011 will not be processed.

    Please note that very effort will be made to finalise applications received by the deadline before 1 July 2011 to enable applicants to lodge visa application with DIAC under the current Points Test. Check the Online Tracking System for results which will be posted as soon as a decision is made on the application.

    All applications will be processed in order of receipt of complete applications, subject to the volume of applications, Immigration SA cannot guarantee that all applications will be finalised before 1 July 2011.

    Note also that PLANNING LEVELS exist for all occupations on the current State Sponsored Migration List, once the planning level has been reached, the occupation will no longer be available for sponsorship and applications already submitted (and registered) will not proceed.

    You will need to lodge your visa application with DIAC before 1 July 2011 or your visa application will be assessed against the new Points Test and criteria.

    Once details of South Australia's Sponsorship criteria for 2011-2012 have been finalised, the Online Application system will be re-instated. Monitor this website for updated information.

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    Thanks for that - just read it myself and currently having a complete panic as it looks like some occupations have been 'closed' as they are full?: Here's what I have also read from the State Sponsorship website:

     

    State Migration Plan South Australia

     

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    31 March 2011- Planning levels exist for all occupations. Immigration SA would like to advise that the following occupation has reached its planning levels for the 2010-11 Program Year. These occupations are no longer available for Sponsorships and have been removed from the South Australian State Sponsored Migration List and are no longer available for State Sponsorship:

    *Please note: On the 5th of April 2011, the following occupations were removed from South Australia’s Migration List (SSML):

    • 333311 – Bricklayer

    On the 31st of March 2011, the following occupations were removed from South Australia’s Migration List (SSML):

    • 225213 – ICT ICT Sales Representative
    • 262112 - ICT Security Specialist
    • 323111 - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
    • 333212 – Solid Plasterer

    On the 22nd of March 2011 the following occupation was removed from South Australia’s Migration List (SSML):

    • 253111 – General Medical Practitioner

    On the 21st of February 2011, the following occupations were removed from South Australia’s Migration List (SSML):

    • 221112 - Management Accountant
    • 232412 - Illustrator
    • 233612 - Petroleum Engineer
    • 272511- Social Worker
    • 331213 – Joiner
    • 411213 - Dental Technician

    Immigration SA will not be proceeding with applications that have been submitted (including those with all essential documents).

    Please monitor this website for occupations in next year's Program Year. Alternatively, some of these occupations may be considered under Off List sponsorship criteria.

    All applications for these occupations that have been submitted online and have sent all the essential documents will not proceed. Please monitor this website for the occupations that are included in the next Program year.

    The South Australian Government is pleased to announce the signing of the State Migration Plan (SMP) with the Federal Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.

    This formal agreement covers state sponsorship of skilled migrants to South Australia under the Skilled - Sponsored (176 and 886) and Skilled - Regional Sponsored (475 and 487) visas.

    Applications for South Australian Government state sponsorship under the State Migration Plan will commence from the date of this announcement.

    • The State Sponsored Migration List (SSML) indicates the occupations available for sponsorship under the SMP during the remainder of the 2010/11 program year.
    • Applicants must have an occupation that is available on the SSML as well as meet ALL other criteria.

    Under the agreement there is an overall cap on the total number of grants each year.

     

    EEEK! My husband is a bricklayer and currently waiting for State Sponsorship (docs and application received a month ago :(

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    Guest littlem

    Tori, Can you call your agent? If not could you give another one a call to check where you stand? I really hope thus is not the case for you :( also has your online tracker changed at all?

     

    On a what if note, if you cant be processed further look to see what the criteria is for off list as that may be an option for you.

     

    I hope you get good news, keeping everything crossed for you x

    Michelle

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    Thanks for the reply littlem - I have emailed our agent and awaiting a reply - the off list dosn't apply to us unfortunately.............eeeeeek - this is scary! thanks for keeping things crossed x

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    Guest harrison clan

    :sad:

     

    Oh well looks like we're well and truly stuffed now then. Had a couple of weeks of everything going backwards so there's no way we're going to be able to get ours submitted by 2nd May :sad:

     

    Anyone wanna sponsor a chef?!? :arghh:

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    :sad:

     

    Oh well looks like we're well and truly stuffed now then. Had a couple of weeks of everything going backwards so there's no way we're going to be able to get ours submitted by 2nd May :sad:

     

    Anyone wanna sponsor a chef?!? :arghh:

     

    :( what do you still need to do before you can lodge? Is there anyway you can pull it out the bag? Dependant on what it is maybe you could plead exceptional circumstances to get it processed as a priority?

     

    Don't give up,

     

    Good luck

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    :( what do you still need to do before you can lodge? Is there anyway you can pull it out the bag? Dependant on what it is maybe you could plead exceptional circumstances to get it processed as a priority?

     

    Don't give up,

     

    Good luck

     

     

    Dont think this will happen as they are a stickler for the rules.

     

    What i would recomend is just keep plodding along with the process. Ours has taken almost 2 years and at the begining looked like it would only take 6 months. They keep changing rules and puting trades on and of the sponsored lists so just keep going and in the end you will get there. Good luck.

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    :( what do you still need to do before you can lodge? Is there anyway you can pull it out the bag? Dependant on what it is maybe you could plead exceptional circumstances to get it processed as a priority?

     

    Don't give up,

     

    Good luck

     

    We still have to get TRA done, we were aiming to have that in beginning of April at latest, then SS in in May, always knew it was going to be tight but there was always a chance - a few days or a week saved here or there was all we needed. But hubby still hasn't done his technical interview for the AQF - the first time it was scheduled they had server problems their end, then they rescheduled it but nobody told us so he missed it :mad: , it has now been rescheduled again for Monday so you can see now why we're stuck!

     

    We will carry on for now, there's no point in stopping so will get TRA done, see how long that takes then take it from there. Our only other alternative was WA but have no clue where to start with that, plus what are the chances of them doing the same as SA?

     

    Oh the joys!

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    HI tori0609, im really sorry to hear of your dilemma but keep your spirits up as agent hasnt got back yet, so it could be good news keeep going..

    looking at your address wiltshire where abouts are u as were near salisbury wiltshire

     

    good luck

    susan

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    We still have to get TRA done, we were aiming to have that in beginning of April at latest, then SS in in May, always knew it was going to be tight but there was always a chance - a few days or a week saved here or there was all we needed. But hubby still hasn't done his technical interview for the AQF - the first time it was scheduled they had server problems their end, then they rescheduled it but nobody told us so he missed it :mad: , it has now been rescheduled again for Monday so you can see now why we're stuck!

     

    We will carry on for now, there's no point in stopping so will get TRA done, see how long that takes then take it from there. Our only other alternative was WA but have no clue where to start with that, plus what are the chances of them doing the same as SA?

     

    Oh the joys!

     

     

    Hi,

     

    I agree,just carry on with the AQF III,get all the TRA docs ready in the mean time so that you are ready to submit the moment you get confimation of obtaining the AQF.To save even more time,arrange with the AQF assessing body to collect the confirmation docs,don't let them post it!Please do not make use of the Royal Mail,use TNT or DHL! I know it is costly,but it is so worth delivering docs with the courier!Time is not on your side,so pull out all the stops please!!!!!

    Keeping fingers crossed! Good luck!If it is any consolation,my husband got his TRA outcome within 13 days!

    Karen

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    I would defenatly go with the above, do not use the royal mail. Once it leaves the UK it cannot be tracked. DHL/UPS can deliver to OZ in 3 days trackable all of the way and signed for at the other end.

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    HI tori0609, im really sorry to hear of your dilemma but keep your spirits up as agent hasnt got back yet, so it could be good news keeep going..

    looking at your address wiltshire where abouts are u as were near salisbury wiltshire

     

    good luck

    susan

     

    Thanks Petal - we are going to go for a 175 visa so very grateful that we still have another option, was just hoping to get there quicker as from what we have read and been told it can take a long time that way.

     

    We are in Wilton, just outside Salisbury too! Whereabouts are you and what are your plans/progress so far etc?

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    Guest vicky_1970

    Hi Guys

     

    I'm in the same situation as you - waiting for my skills assessemnt results - its been 6 weeks now. my agent said they were turning them round in 7 weeks so got all my fingers crossed - so it's going to be very tight time wise!!. Not sure I can cope with all these highs and lows !!!

     

    Good luck to you all and fingers crossed for everyone waiting to get things back before applying to SA SS !!

     

    Vicky

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    Hi Guys

     

    I'm in the same situation as you - waiting for my skills assessemnt results - its been 6 weeks now. my agent said they were turning them round in 7 weeks so got all my fingers crossed - so it's going to be very tight time wise!!. Not sure I can cope with all these highs and lows !!!

     

    Good luck to you all and fingers crossed for everyone waiting to get things back before applying to SA SS !!

     

    Vicky

     

    Yeah I am the same hopefully tomorrow or next week :) SS app is just getting the finishing touches put to it at the mo but it will be ready to hit send as soon as the TRA results come in. Good luck guys I have my fingers crossed for all of us :)

     

     

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    Guest pixie7

    Aarrrghhh :shocked:

    I'm still waiting on skills assessment (teacher) application been with them 3 and half weeks but they only count from the acknowledgement email which was 2 1/2 weeks ago. They are supposed to take 8 weeks so.... looks like we won't be able to apply for SS yet :sad:

     

    Got my IELTS on 16th April apparently get the results 13 days after so very tight even if I did get skills assessment back in time.

    Gutted

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    Guest wayney34

    have just sent off skills to be assessed and they only got them yesterday so there is no way i'm going to get the paperwork from tra back in time. I can understand them having a cut off time for the online application , but they could be a bit more understanding about getting documents to them.

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    I would defenatly go with the above, do not use the royal mail. Once it leaves the UK it cannot be tracked. DHL/UPS can deliver to OZ in 3 days trackable all of the way and signed for at the other end.

    If you go through interparcel they use dhl but at discounted rates, just sent my skills to be assessed, sent mon 1pm they arrived in canberra yesterday. it was really quick. hope this helps:idea:

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    Thanks Petal - we are going to go for a 175 visa so very grateful that we still have another option, was just hoping to get there quicker as from what we have read and been told it can take a long time that way.

     

    We are in Wilton, just outside Salisbury too! Whereabouts are you and what are your plans/progress so far etc?

     

     

    Hi tori0609,

    Oh thats brilliant at least your still going for it and you still have an option , yes 175 dose seem to take alittle longer but u never know it could all turn around in yr favour ;). and it means you can go anywhere.

    At present oh got his tra results 31st march , SS uploaded 4th april, hard copies were sent today by courier today by migration lady so here's hoping we will make it . :goofy:

    Hopefuly they should receive next week i will just have to keep checking in on website to see if they have received them as i know they cant complete until they have all the docs . This is one hell of a ride isnt it my nerves are shot already lol...........

     

    We are based at larkhill as oh is in army here we will have been here for 7 years as of next year, we are hoping to get visa this year or early 2012 as oh finishes march and then we can go as no house to sell..

     

    Oh is down as a TELECOMMUNCATION TECHNICIAN so i keep looking at site to seee if its still there, nerves have gone !!!!

     

    Well really pleased for you all and please keep in touch

     

    best regards

     

    susan ... :jiggy:

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    Petal,

     

    We are also still awaiting the outcome of our SS application! When reading some of the replies from everyone re the rushing game to get skills assessed, writing IELTS, submitting SS application before 2nd May 2011, my head starts to spin! Although we have our SS application submitted and acknowledged, we know about riding this roller coaster! We have had many close calls in the past just to get to this stage... I can identify with nerves being shot, because sometimes I feel like I eat,sleep,work Immigration 24/7, just hoping that they don't throw another unexpected curve ball our way!

    I console myself by saying if it doesn't kill us, it will definitely make us stronger along the way, whether I end up with or without any nerves to spare!

    Good luck with every step still to come!

     

    Karen

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    Petal,

     

    We are also still awaiting the outcome of our SS application! When reading some of the replies from everyone re the rushing game to get skills assessed, writing IELTS, submitting SS application before 2nd May 2011, my head starts to spin! Although we have our SS application submitted and acknowledged, we know about riding this roller coaster! We have had many close calls in the past just to get to this stage... I can identify with nerves being shot, because sometimes I feel like I eat,sleep,work Immigration 24/7, just hoping that they don't throw another unexpected curve ball our way!

    I console myself by saying if it doesn't kill us, it will definitely make us stronger along the way, whether I end up with or without any nerves to spare!

    Good luck with every step still to come!

     

    Karen

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    hi Karen ,

     

    Yes it is one hell of a roller coaster as you say its so nerve racking you watch on line here looking at what stage other people are at and if you know they were just before you , you feel you will be next dont you.:goofy:.

    As you say everyone is rushing now to beat the deadline are u using an agent or going alone, when you say you have had many close calls may i ask in what way !!!

     

    Yea everytime i have a spare hour im on here or looking for replis from my agent, i am in the process of doing my visa app now sent them paperwork they wanted so hopefully will get that done soon ..:D

    Have you started visa app yet if so what docs do they require i guess the following

    birth certificates

    marriage certificate

    passort details

    p60 for oh ?

     

    if you have already started could you let me know as i could keep one step ahead of migration lady lol

     

    take care

    susan x

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    hi Karen ,

     

    Yes it is one hell of a roller coaster as you say its so nerve racking you watch on line here looking at what stage other people are at and if you know they were just before you , you feel you will be next dont you.:goofy:.

    As you say everyone is rushing now to beat the deadline are u using an agent or going alone, when you say you have had many close calls may i ask in what way !!!

     

    Yea everytime i have a spare hour im on here or looking for replis from my agent, i am in the process of doing my visa app now sent them paperwork they wanted so hopefully will get that done soon ..:D

    Have you started visa app yet if so what docs do they require i guess the following

    birth certificates

    marriage certificate

    passort details

    p60 for oh ?

     

    if you have already started could you let me know as i could keep one step ahead of migration lady lol

     

    take care

    susan x

     

    Susan,

     

    I am flying solo, I keep the OH updated and I have asked him to please look as if he understands the whole complex process, because at times, I just do not have the energy to get into all the hi's and low's.

    The close calls we have had: Last year we made an appointment with a migration lawyer and he said that we are not eligible to migrate as my OH was not qualified yet although he had 12 years of working experience as a welder! I would not accept it and did my own research and discovered that once he was qualified by passing a trade test in his own country, we could go ahead and try and recognised his overseas qualification in Oz. Don't really know how to shorten our trip of obstacle upon obstacle! Thereafter we got hold of Australian Skills Assessment in the UK who facilitates getting overseas qualifications recognised as the equivalent to an AQF III. The OH passed everything and got e-mail confirmation on 9 December 2010 and just as we were thinking all is well and we have enough time, TRA, who is the assessing body for the skills assessment decided to appoint to other Organisations to have the skills assessed in future! The cut-off date to lodge the TRA was close of business 23/12/2010.

    We were now waiting for the original confirmation of the positive skills assessment in the mail, and believe it or not, our postal guys decide this is the time to strike re wage disputes! Spoke to ASA who was kind enough to lend a helping hand and bend over backwards as they got the AQF III guys to re-issue another certificate. We then send our incomplete application to them in Melbourne, they inserted the certificate after having it certified by a Solicitor on our behalf to form part of our TRA application and I arranged for a courier to collect it from there and deliver it to TRA in Canberra. There was another day delay and guess what they acknowledge receipt on 21 December 2010 - 2 days before the cut-off date! If we missed this deadline, we had to go through VETASSESS or Victoria University for the positive skills assessment all over again, which could take another 12-16 weeks and we were going to loose the +-2000 pounds we paid for the AQF III!

    By Grace alone we got a positive skills assessment just after 13 days and we could continue with the process! Thereafter we did IELTS in Feb. 2011 and got the results 25/02/11 and did the SS Application. Apologies for all the boring details, but that is my STORY!!!!!

    As far as the Visa application: passports,birth certificates,IELTS(if required),Positive Skills Assessment with all the relevant docs that were send to TRA,Reference Letters from previous employers mentioning your salary,Tax Returns,Payslips from current employer,Certificates of qualifications,Marriage Certificate and photos for all applicants.

    Good luck to you!

     

    Karen

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    So sorry to hear of all those messed around by all these changes.

    Does anyone know if these changes will effect us? We are coming over on a 457 employer sponsored visa. OH has a job waiting with CNAHS as a RMN. We wont be able to send our visa application in until mid May.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Guest harrison clan

    Well we got the AQF III :)

    TRA getting ready to go (by courier!) and then we just have to wait... if they approve it within 5 days we might still get to come to Adelaide :biglaugh:

     

    If not, we're going to go for WA - we might love it there and stay if not we can still head to adelaide later - just got to try and work out where to go now, all my research for months has been on SA and now I feel like I know nothing again! :wacko:

     

    Wendy

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    Well we got the AQF III :)

    TRA getting ready to go (by courier!) and then we just have to wait... if they approve it within 5 days we might still get to come to Adelaide :biglaugh:

     

    If not, we're going to go for WA - we might love it there and stay if not we can still head to adelaide later - just got to try and work out where to go now, all my research for months has been on SA and now I feel like I know nothing again! :wacko:

     

    Wendy

     

    Hi Wendy WA was my first choice went on a reckie last October and fell in love with the place, it's a lot more expensive cost of living wise but a amazing place having said that the more research I have done on SA it's certainly the place for me :) I am still waiting on TRA results and now judging by others timelines I should get it with a week to spare fingers crossed, but if it takes 8 weeks to get SA SS it's going to leave me with 3 days to lodge the visa before July changes come in!! Very stressed at the mo but I am plodding on trying to keep a step in front

     

     

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