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3 hours ago, nudgee said:

Can anyone pls confirm i cannot work in Melbourne even after I apply for 887 right? my 489 still valid until 2021... I got a really good job offer in Melbourne but i guess I will miss it 😞

In your 489 grant letter, there are some conditions and postcodes you can live and work. It's likely Melbourne is excluded, but maybe some area around it? In QLD for example, there're some towns near Brisbane that qualifies as regional (1-hour commute).

Theoretically, you have to live and work in a regional area but if you a least live in it....... you can take the risk of working in Melbourne.

When did you lodge your application? If you think you will have your 887 soon, you can do a FIFO. Leave your rent here and go for Melbourne during the week (I know it's costly but can work for a short duration). Can the company hire you in their branch in the city you are now? (then transfer you officially when you get your PR)

Naturally, the best option is to wait for your 889, but does it worth the risk?

We had some comments here while ago of people that moved before the 887 (after 2 years in the right place) and got their PR with no problems. Kind of, they will not know if you don't tell. (all paper for your 887 is already there)

I'm not suggesting this for you, I wouldn't do some dodgy like this. Just passing the information on.

I love the city I live anyway.

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Hi guys,

just check in.....can anyone advice me whether I can move to another regional area out of Darwin once I applied for 887? Example: regional suburbs mentioned in 489 visa....

Thanks!

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15 hours ago, Kevin said:

Congratulation in advance. I have never heard about the pre-grant notification at all before. So, is that meant that you will be automatically granted as soon as you back to Au? 

Is there any other conditions like 'you must back to Australia within certain time periods things?? 

 

I don’t think I get it automatically when I come back in the country. 

It just says

‘ Requirement to return to Australia.

I wish to advise that assessment of your application for a Skilled (Residence) (class VB) visa is nearing completion. At the time a decision is made on this application, all visa applicants must be in Australia at the same time for a visa to be granted.’

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36 minutes ago, Roma said:

Hi guys,

just check in.....can anyone advice me whether I can move to another regional area out of Darwin once I applied for 887? Example: regional suburbs mentioned in 489 visa....

Thanks!

Out of Darwin but within NT? sure you can.

Other than NT? Depends. 

Our invitation letter from NT (the letter you sent to the Immigration department) contains some requirements. Normally they match the 2 years living and 1-year work BUT sometimes they are different. For example, 2 years living and 2 years working in the regional sponsoring you.

So first check the letter you signed with NT for your commitments. If you have fulfilled all, you can move to another state (regional area). However, I'd contact NT immi department and request a formal confirmation you made your part of the deal. You should be able to find the contact details in the invitation letter you received for the 189.

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2 hours ago, George said:

In your 489 grant letter, there are some conditions and postcodes you can live and work. It's likely Melbourne is excluded, but maybe some area around it? In QLD for example, there're some towns near Brisbane that qualifies as regional (1-hour commute).

Theoretically, you have to live and work in a regional area but if you a least live in it....... you can take the risk of working in Melbourne.

When did you lodge your application? If you think you will have your 887 soon, you can do a FIFO. Leave your rent here and go for Melbourne during the week (I know it's costly but can work for a short duration). Can the company hire you in their branch in the city you are now? (then transfer you officially when you get your PR)

Naturally, the best option is to wait for your 889, but does it worth the risk?

We had some comments here while ago of people that moved before the 887 (after 2 years in the right place) and got their PR with no problems. Kind of, they will not know if you don't tell. (all paper for your 887 is already there)

I'm not suggesting this for you, I wouldn't do some dodgy like this. Just passing the information on.

I love the city I live anyway.

I will apply 887 in this April. My existing company in Adelaide will close its office and reloacate  to Melbourne. I offered a team leader role in Melbourne but I know the condition of 489 I cannot work there. I don’t want to risk my PR, although it’s a attractive position. Guess I just need to look for a new job in Adelaide then. 

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2 hours ago, Roma said:

Hi guys,

just check in.....can anyone advice me whether I can move to another regional area out of Darwin once I applied for 887? Example: regional suburbs mentioned in 489 visa....

Thanks!

H Roma, 

I applied for 887 in Townsville QLD and moved to Bendigo VIC thereafter. I just updated my address in immi and my grant was not affected. So the answer is YES.

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I was living with my friend for 2 months. He wrote me a stat dec, he got a policeman from a local police station to sign the stat dec. However, there is no stamp from the police, just a signature with a 4 digi nimber(perhaps the police ID number) . Is the stat dec ok? 

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16 minutes ago, nudgee said:

I was living with my friend for 2 months. He wrote me a stat dec, he got a policeman from a local police station to sign the stat dec. However, there is no stamp from the police, just a signature with a 4 digi nimber(perhaps the police ID number) . Is the stat dec ok? 

Better use a pharmacist or a postal agent.

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4 hours ago, nudgee said:

I was living with my friend for 2 months. He wrote me a stat dec, he got a policeman from a local police station to sign the stat dec. However, there is no stamp from the police, just a signature with a 4 digi nimber(perhaps the police ID number) . Is the stat dec ok? 

They should stamp as well. I don’t know why he didn’t stamp. But still it’s ok. 

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14 hours ago, nudgee said:

I will apply 887 in this April. My existing company in Adelaide will close its office and reloacate  to Melbourne. I offered a team leader role in Melbourne but I know the condition of 489 I cannot work there. I don’t want to risk my PR, although it’s a attractive position. Guess I just need to look for a new job in Adelaide then. 

Another option is to apply for a 189 or 190.

With good English and Australian work experience, you may be able to get the points. The main problem of applying for a new visa is paying the fees again. But with a good job in your hands, it may worth the price.

The last option is asking for a sponsorship. Considering the company needs you, they may do.

Good luck anyway

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Guys, good morning! 

Our petition is going ok, we have 1028 supporters now. 🙂 The nominated decision-makers have been emailed by Change.org to remind them about our petition. They are being emailed every time the petition reaches a milestone (5 signatures, 50, 100, 500, 1000, ...). Please keep spreading the word:

https://www.change.org/p/david-coleman-reduce-processing-time-for-887-pr-visa-to-7-months

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1 hour ago, Preax said:

 

• I am agreeing to live and work in my skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) in the NT for a minimum of two years after the Department of Immigration and Border Protection grants my Skilled Regional Nominated visa or after my entry into Australia on my Skilled Regional Nominated visa. 
• I am agreeing to: o keep Migration NT, Department of Business informed of:

■ when my visa has been granted

■ changes in my contact details for the first two years after the grant of my visa or my arrival in Australia after my visa is granted 

 

This is what is says in the commitment letter.
 

By applying for 887, it pre-supposes that you've met all the conditions in your commitment letter (2 years living, 1 year working). Nothing therefore stops you from moving to another regional area in another state. 489 visa is not tied to any particular state. We only live in our sponsored states out of pure courtesy. 

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28 minutes ago, Russki said:

Guys, good morning! 

Our petition is going ok, we have 1028 supporters now. 🙂 The nominated decision-makers have been emailed by Change.org to remind them about our petition. They are being emailed every time the petition reaches a milestone (5 signatures, 50, 100, 500, 1000, ...). Please keep spreading the word:

https://www.change.org/p/david-coleman-reduce-processing-time-for-887-pr-visa-to-7-months

🙂 💗

I dont know if this makes any difference.. im really frustrated now.. i have been missing on opportunities since the time we have applied.. this is BS..

Well no surprise no grants today so far.. i was thinking they would have start processing now.. i mean for god sake holidays are pver

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24 minutes ago, 10th feb said:

I dont know if this makes any difference.. im really frustrated now.. i have been missing on opportunities since the time we have applied.. this is BS..

Well no surprise no grants today so far.. i was thinking they would have start processing now.. i mean for god sake holidays are pver

Well, it may not make much difference on its own, granted, but it has gained a bit of strength since we launched it and can make a good argument if you are to complain to Global Feedback Unit, Australian Ombudsman, some MP or if you want to go to media with our story. 🙂  It is a good proof that there are enough people affected. 🙂 

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2 hours ago, Russki said:

Guys, good morning! 

Our petition is going ok, we have 1028 supporters now. 🙂 The nominated decision-makers have been emailed by Change.org to remind them about our petition. They are being emailed every time the petition reaches a milestone (5 signatures, 50, 100, 500, 1000, ...). Please keep spreading the word:

https://www.change.org/p/david-coleman-reduce-processing-time-for-887-pr-visa-to-7-months

🙂 💗

That's right ruski.. Yesterday I signed again and asked my couple of friends to sign and they did.. Hopefully it will work.. Thanks for making petition. 

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I was thinking at least one of us will share some good news today.. buuuttttttttt have to wait for next week... 

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I have sent a complaint to Global Feedback Unit today. Not hoping for an immediate grant, but just to remind them about my existence. And this is what I got back - a very irritated message saying: you have already complained twice before, stop contacting us as your application is STILL WITHIN PROCESSING TIME! 😄 😄 😄 Funniest thing I heard all day.

So I replied back to them sending the same link to immigration processing times and suggested they check it again, as I am hitting 16 months wait this month, and 16 months is clearly more than 12-14 months...

What can I say?! 🙂 They are struggling. 

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