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1 minute ago, 10th feb said:

I dont know whats gonna happen with the processing times.. im scared the way they are working

Imagine what those of us who have only applied recently within the last month feel like, the processing times could get worse or better, we have no idea and will need to sit out another 10 to 12 months before we know

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FAQ Updates 10.0 

Disclaimer: All information below is at your own risk. The work and ideas below are not mine alone. It came from a collection of discussion.

 

READ THIS 

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-regional-887#HowTo

 

Sign this Petition

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

 

The Excel tracking

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ApeHDAjEH60WFBNLeq14wvGzegiqGC4KD0U-OyH_w6U/edit#gid=0

 

AFP expires

If your AFP expire, renew it just in case. Another way is do your AFP 6 months after you apply for 887. This will save some cost.

 

Scary Movie of Year 2019

My CO just called me…. Going to be trap for another 6 months.

   

What to upload cheat sheet.

  1. Tax doc, employment contract, superannuation, bank statement showing salary, pay slip, PayG/ Group Cert

  2. AFP, Oversea Police cert (longest time to acquire), Military release cert

  3. Passport

  4. Notification of incorrect Answers

  5. Marriage cert, lease agreement

  6. Form 80, 1221

  7. Bank statement for 2 years, Car Rego/ Utility/ Phone bill/ Internet bill

  8. Driver’s license Aussie

  9. Rental agreement

  10. Passport photo

  11. Child - passport, birth cert, photo

  12. Spouse- same as above, language is a letter from school/ IELTS

 

I hate filling in those forms! Especially notification of incorrect Answers

Go to your immi account/ update details/ XXXXXX. This is the easier way.

 

Bridging Visa for 887 is like IPhone Plus minus the headphone jack

Once you have bridging, you will have some difficulty travelling oversea. All you get is a Medicare card. Other condition in 489 remains.

  

Parents appearing in health assessment Immi account

Family Unit ....... Family members......family unit...... Family members.... Riddle me this

In the 887 application and reference to form 1497i

1.     Accompanying / non-accompanying Family unit = Spouse and child

2.     Other family members = brothers, sisters, mistress, father, mother

Now you understand, go and prepare a notification of incorrect answers.

   

My Baby look different from the passport!!!

1.     This is for 501 medical

2.     Download the form from this link  https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/public-safety-and-law/statutory-declarations

3.     Select a few your baby's photos (4x6cm) from the passport date to the medical exam date then stick them at the form's footer.

4.     Get support from someone (not your relatives) to fill the form and do JP it.

5.     Example of the declarer’s content: "The passport's photo and the rest of other photographed are of the same child <your child full name> <DOB> <Address>".

 

I want to go for holiday, as my bridging Visa has not kick in.

Do you want to wait for 3 more months?

 

I am reluctant to submit a document due to “(enter your reason)”

When everybody got their 887…. (Backstreet boys - show me the meaning of being lonely….)

 

Do I need to submit form 1221, F80, spouse English, oversea AFP, Local AFP?

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.... Now take a deep breath and repeat that 100 more times.

 

Can I have new friends?

You can have new friends unless they are going to become your wife, Facebook friend, tinder mate or you intend to kidnap …cough cough…. adopt a child. Please do it after you get your 887.

 

My Agent told me not to submit

So far 5 to 7 cases I can think of agent's decision is wrong.

 

Proof of residency****

At least 2 types, Rental and bank statement showing expenditure for 2 years. Print and show it to us too. ^_^

 

Proof of employment****

Salary and employment letter, Superannuation statement, Tax document, notice of assessment

 

Spouse English

Get your University to write a letter as university course materials might not be recognize by Australia.

 

Relationship with Spouse

Marriage cert is not enough, need to prove continuing relationship

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Did yours expire?
I suggest raise the complaint with immigration ombudsman.

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The friends whose processing times are more than 13 months should raise issue with immigration ombudsman as mentioned by one member here yesterday.

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20 minutes ago, Sunnysideup said:

FAQ Updates 10.0 

Disclaimer: All information below is at your own risk. The work and ideas below are not mine alone. It came from a collection of discussion.

 

READ THIS 

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-regional-887#HowTo

 

Sign this Petition

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

 

The Excel tracking

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ApeHDAjEH60WFBNLeq14wvGzegiqGC4KD0U-OyH_w6U/edit#gid=0

 

AFP expires

If your AFP expire, renew it just in case. Another way is do your AFP 6 months after you apply for 887. This will save some cost.

 

Scary Movie of Year 2019

My CO just called me…. Going to be trap for another 6 months.

   

What to upload cheat sheet.

  1. Tax doc, employment contract, superannuation, bank statement showing salary, pay slip, PayG/ Group Cert

  2. AFP, Oversea Police cert (longest time to acquire), Military release cert

  3. Passport

  4. Notification of incorrect Answers

  5. Marriage cert, lease agreement

  6. Form 80, 1221

  7. Bank statement for 2 years, Car Rego/ Utility/ Phone bill/ Internet bill

  8. Driver’s license Aussie

  9. Rental agreement

  10. Passport photo

  11. Child - passport, birth cert, photo

  12. Spouse- same as above, language is a letter from school/ IELTS

 

I hate filling in those forms! Especially notification of incorrect Answers

Go to your immi account/ update details/ XXXXXX. This is the easier way.

 

Bridging Visa for 887 is like IPhone Plus minus the headphone jack

Once you have bridging, you will have some difficulty travelling oversea. All you get is a Medicare card. Other condition in 489 remains.

  

Parents appearing in health assessment Immi account

Family Unit ....... Family members......family unit...... Family members.... Riddle me this

In the 887 application and reference to form 1497i

1.     Accompanying / non-accompanying Family unit = Spouse and child

2.     Other family members = brothers, sisters, mistress, father, mother

Now you understand, go and prepare a notification of incorrect answers.

   

My Baby look different from the passport!!!

1.     This is for 501 medical

2.     Download the form from this link  https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/public-safety-and-law/statutory-declarations

3.     Select a few your baby's photos (4x6cm) from the passport date to the medical exam date then stick them at the form's footer.

4.     Get support from someone (not your relatives) to fill the form and do JP it.

5.     Example of the declarer’s content: "The passport's photo and the rest of other photographed are of the same child <your child full name> <DOB> <Address>".

 

I want to go for holiday, as my bridging Visa has not kick in.

Do you want to wait for 3 more months?

 

I am reluctant to submit a document due to “(enter your reason)”

When everybody got their 887…. (Backstreet boys - show me the meaning of being lonely….)

 

Do I need to submit form 1221, F80, spouse English, oversea AFP, Local AFP?

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.... Now take a deep breath and repeat that 100 more times.

 

Can I have new friends?

You can have new friends unless they are going to become your wife, Facebook friend, tinder mate or you intend to kidnap …cough cough…. adopt a child. Please do it after you get your 887.

 

My Agent told me not to submit

So far 5 to 7 cases I can think of agent's decision is wrong.

 

Proof of residency****

At least 2 types, Rental and bank statement showing expenditure for 2 years. Print and show it to us too. ^_^

 

Proof of employment****

Salary and employment letter, Superannuation statement, Tax document, notice of assessment

 

Spouse English

Get your University to write a letter as university course materials might not be recognize by Australia.

 

Relationship with Spouse

Marriage cert is not enough, need to prove continuing relationship

Thanks for keeping this rolling forward @Sunnysideup! It's either you do some heads-up and do the easier way and find yourself in a rut the harder way. Cheers!

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1 hour ago, JPSLTOZ said:

Mate,

You need to prove that you have worked only in Regional area for 1 year. Do you think you can get a reference letter from your company mentioning that ?  

 

Thanks for your reply I really appreciate it, They are happy to provide me the letter stating I will be working from Geelong( which is a Regional area) and Ive already been working full time in geelong from past 9 Months. do you recon Iam better off staying here wih my current company as they are Geelong based, and Once I finish 1 year here I can switch, just to minimise risk involved and less paperwork?

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On 1/13/2019 at 10:19 AM, 02 Feb 18 said:

Comrade Russki

Here's something we could think about... as course of action

http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/How-we-can-help/immigration-ombudsman

 

Yessss!!!! 🙂 I have researched this option a while ago, but apparently we can only start complaining to ombudsman once we have UNSUCCESSFULLY complained to Global Feedback unit three times. 🙂 Which is what has just happened with me. So I am going to ombudsman now! 🙂  See what happens... 

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3 hours ago, Sunit said:

With in how many days they reply you in email, I also done that last week , but still no reply 

They replied on same day, but they didn't forward my complaint to processing team, just closed my case and said "within processing time", which I am not. 🙂 

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So basically they are saying we would do what we want to..even when u pass the processing times there is nothing you can do as we only promise 90 applications in processing times

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3 minutes ago, 10th feb said:

So basically they are saying we would do what we want to..even when u pass the processing times there is nothing you can do as we only promise 90 applications in processing times

Exactly!!!! 😄 This "estimated processing time" thingy means bugger all! 😄 😄 

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4 hours ago, Sunit said:

I complaint few times, but they only say you are in processing, not going to tell me the right time , no grant yet , 18 months gone

Dear @Sunit, I urge you to put a complaint in to Global feedback unit. If you have no luck with that on three accounts, you can complain to Australian Ombudsman, it will be a legit complaint. Your case is the worst here, I dare say... 🙂  My heart goes out to you. 18 months!!!!

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A few possibilities comes to mind

  1. Anyone contacted by CO will have to wait for more than 3 months
  2. The Cos don't have a tracking alert to track the time length after first contact due to some outdated software they are using that tracks only from application date
  3. The homeaffairs feedback team and the over the phone customer service rep 131 881 are actually the same person
  4. The Global processing time is no longer valid but just playing with human psychology - Hope. Inching away from the last processing time isn't so painful
  5. The home affairs feedback system is no longer working as seen in my previous post " who are our friends and foe". Where the big guns are playing god.
  6. The COs is under pressure to find excuses to make us stay longer. helllooooo…… 2nd AFP..... how is that valid?

So what needs to be done?

 

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3 hours ago, Dev123 said:

Thanks for your reply I really appreciate it, They are happy to provide me the letter stating I will be working from Geelong( which is a Regional area) and Ive already been working full time in geelong from past 9 Months. do you recon Iam better off staying here wih my current company as they are Geelong based, and Once I finish 1 year here I can switch, just to minimise risk involved and less paperwork?

Changing job won't affect your application mate.. Just need to stay/work within permitted area.. 

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25 minutes ago, Don Family said:


We will forever be stuck in this processing time. emoji35.png


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There is no processing time. It is infinite. 

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Can we send the petition that was signed to a news channel??
We should infact but what's the way to approach channel?

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Breaking news ..... for some odd reason . 3 Aussie I know are taking leaves for 2 weeks till end of the month .......... unbelievable!!!

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54 minutes ago, Butt said:

We should infact but what's the way to approach channel?

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I dont know may be on facebook..

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Breaking news ..... for some odd reason . 3 Aussie I know are taking leaves for 2 weeks till end of the month .......... unbelievable!!!
What does it have to do with us?

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1 hour ago, 10th feb said:

Can we send the petition that was signed to a news channel??

We can. There is actually an instruction on Change.org site explaining how to promote the petition further. For instance, we can prepare some good life stories from our members, showing how their life was affected by this long wait. Stories from people who's kids cannot afford going to Uni - because of no PR, stories from people who are paying as much for childcare as they earn - because of no PR, a story from someone who lost a lot of money of buying a house just because of the PR grant delay, stories of people losing job opportunities - because of no PR... Etc. 🙂 

With this story collection AND the petition we could go to media or MPs or David Coleman  himself to present our case and ask for help. 

As there is a lot of work involved and all these stories need to be offered by the applicants - it seems like one person won't cope. It needs to be done collectively.  

Anyone wants to offer their story? 😉 Anyone wants to be a head of the fighting group?

PS: I tried approaching SBS, but there was no reply. I can try again.

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