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ASPC Processing times for w/b 17/12/07

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    Information on skilled migration is available from the Department's website

    at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/index.htm

    Please note that the Department including this office will be closed from

    25 to 27 December 2007 and on 1 January 2008, consequently the next update

    of this email will be published on 8 January 2008.

     

    The Department put into operation major reforms to the General Skilled

    Migration (GSM) programme with effect from 1 September 2007. Prior to the

    introduction of these changes there was a significant increase in the

    volume of applications received by the department. The surge in

    applications resulted in delays in getting all of these applications

    receipted and acknowledged. All applications lodged prior to 1 September

    2007 have now been processed and receipted. While every effort is being

    made to acknowledge these applications as quickly as possible there will be

    a delay before a full acknowledgement is made.

     

    Communicating with this office

     

    Information on making telephone or email enquiries to the ASPC is located

    at http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/visa-enquiries/professionals.htm

    This system has been established to provide consistent and efficient

    responses to email enquiries and you are requested not to send enquiries to

    individual departmental officers regarding an application unless

    specifically requested to do so.

     

    Please note that the departmental officers who email out the

    acknowledgement letters are not able to respond to enquiries sent to their

    individual email addresses.

     

    RECEIPTING AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF APPLICATIONS

     

    The ASPC has changed the method of receipting and acknowledging

    applications to improve the service provided to clients.

     

    Once an application has been receipted it will undergo validity checking.

    An acknowledgement letter with a client reference number and receipt will

    be sent following lodgement if the application is valid and at this stage

    you will be also be advised of your file number.

     

    The Admin team may send evidence of receipt of payment ahead of the

    acknowledgement process where e-mail communication has been authorised.

    Applicants or their authorised representatives will receive acknowledgement

    that the department has received their documents and receipted the relevant

    visa application charge.

     

    If an application is determined to be invalid documents will be returned

    and a refund of the visa application charge arranged.

     

    As of 18 December 2007 the ASPC Admin Section is processing applications as

    follows:

     

    Onshore Applications: receipting and acknowledging applications received on

    17 December 2007.

     

    Offshore Applications received after 1 September 2007: receipting and

    acknowledging applications received on 17 December 2007.

     

    Offshore Applications received prior to 1 September 2007:

    All applications with a valid payment have now been receipted. The ASPC

    is acknowledging applications received on 1 August 2007.

     

    Please note that any delay in acknowledging an application does not affect

    the date on which a valid application is recorded as having been received

    and does not delay processing of the application.

     

    Once an application has been acknowledged it will be allocated to a case

    officer for further assessment as soon as possible, however, the ASPC

    receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted

    immediately.

     

    PROCESSING AND ALLOCATION INFORMATION - For the week of 17 December 2007

     

    Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated

    to case officers for further processing.

     

    Onshore Skilled visas (permanent and provisional)

     

    Student/Graduate applications - Class DD and DE visas

     

    Paper based applications: 15 June 2007 (subclass 880), 16 April 2007

    (subclass 881) and 18 April 2007 (subclass 882)

     

    E-lodged (on-line) applications: 20 July 2007 (subclass 880) and 30 July

    2007 (subclass 881) and 30 July 2007 (subclass 882)

     

    Onshore Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR) – Class UX visas

     

    Paper based applications:7 August 2007

    eSIR (on-line) applications: 26 July 2007

     

    New Zealand Citizen (Residence) - Class DB visas

     

    All applications: all applications are now allocated to case officers

     

    Skilled Migration visas - All paper based applications for Class BN, BQ,

    BR, UX and UZ visas

    (Subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496): 29 January 2007

     

    e-lodged Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) applications: 17 August

    2007

     

    General Skilled Migration visas– Class VE, VF,VB and VC visas

    (subclasses 175, 176, 475, 476, 885, 886, 887, 485 and 487)

    E-lodged (on-line) applications: 21 September 2007

    Paper based applications: allocations yet to commence

     

    If a visa application was made more than two weeks before the relevant date

    shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer please

    contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre from the web page

    http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/visa-enquiries/professionals.htm

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    Guest stiffsimon

    Thanks for that Andy and Cornelia

     

    Just the sort of information I've been wanting. Will have to read it carefully. My 136 visa application was submitted on 29/08/07 and have had the fee taken out of my account so there is some sort of movement.I don't quite understand a part of your post though. It states

    " Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated

    to case officers for further processing"

     

    "Skilled Migration visas - All paper based applications for Class BN, BQ,

    BR, UX and UZ visas

    (Subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496): 29 January 2007"

     

    Does this mean that I've got to wait about another seven months before i will be allocated a case officer?

     

    Am a little confused can anyone help me understand? Thanks

     

    Simon

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    Dear Simon,

     

    That statement has been on the weekly updates for months. It's almost like that bit hasn't been updated. It might just mean that the that is the date by which all have C/O's but that a very few Feb-May's still haven't but as you can see many people with these types of visas who applied in April/May time have been granted visas so we've always ignored that part.

    Liz

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    Hi Simon,

     

    I don't fully understand it myself, but everytime I get the update I post it, in the hope that someone out there can understand what is going on and tell the rest of us!!!!

     

    As Liz said, there are people on here who have applied and got their visa already, even outwith the processing times, I think they are just a rough guide but not to be taken literally.

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    Hi there,

     

    Nope sorry, processing times are still for xmas, still awaiting new ones coming through.

     

    I keep checking, so as soon as i get the new details through, I will post them on.

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