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4 hours ago, Navdeep said:

Hello friends,

Finally, one of the most awaited mails received today as I received my grant.

My timeline

Application date: 25/01/2018

Pre Grant notification from CO Adam: 27/08/2018 (as I was overseas from 24/08/2018 to 31/08/2018)

Grant: 01/02/2019 from CO Peter

Thanks everyone for your support. Good luck to all members for their applications.

Regards

Congratulations 

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Hi Guys one question 

My wife went to india last month for 24 days . Do I have to apply her Indian Police clearance?

Do I need it? 

Also congratulations who got grant today . And I pray we all will get it soon. 

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Hi Guys,
I Got my grant yeterday after 14 months of long wait...
Applied - 20/11/2017
Granted - 31/01/2019
Co - Peter
 
Best of luck to everyone out there waiting..
Congratulations..

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Hello friends,
Finally, one of the most awaited mails received today as I received my grant.
My timeline
Application date: 25/01/2018
Pre Grant notification from CO Adam: 27/08/2018 (as I was overseas from 24/08/2018 to 31/08/2018)
Grant: 01/02/2019 from CO Peter
Thanks everyone for your support. Good luck to all members for their applications.
Regards
Congrats mate... Co Peter is on fire.... Bring more grants... especially Ruski first please

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14 hours ago, 23march2018 said:

Hi Guys one question 

My wife went to india last month for 24 days . Do I have to apply her Indian Police clearance?

Do I need it? 

Also congratulations who got grant today . And I pray we all will get it soon. 

Yes it will be good to apply n attach to avoid any delay 

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Hi everyone,

Just a 489 question here. I thought someone must know the answer here for sure.

A friend of mine just got 489 state nomination, he is going to apply for 489 now. His IELTS score expires in about a month. He would need to get a new IELTS?

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, peace_at_heart said:

Hi everyone,

Just a 489 question here. I thought someone must know the answer here for sure.

A friend of mine just got 489 state nomination, he is going to apply for 489 now. His IELTS score expires in about a month. He would need to get a new IELTS?

Thanks.

It only takes a few hours to complete the 489 visa application. You can add some more documents later on after submitting application. Don't be too stressed, so long as your friend submit the application with the valid English test, it's not a big deal at all. 

Of course, your friend has not been done anything without preparing the required documents, it might takes a big longer, but won't take more than a week in my experience. 

Congratulation and I wish your friend get the visa grant shortly. 

 

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46 minutes ago, Kevin said:

It only takes a few hours to complete the 489 visa application. You can add some more documents later on after submitting application. Don't be too stressed, so long as your friend submit the application with the valid English test, it's not a big deal at all. 

Of course, your friend has not been done anything without preparing the required documents, it might takes a big longer, but won't take more than a week in my experience. 

Congratulation and I wish your friend get the visa grant shortly. 

 

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the response. I guess he is worried because it will take 6-8 months to process 489 visa, and CO might come back saying that his IELTS has expired, does he really need to take or prepare for taking a new IELTS score?

Or it does not matter all as long as once he has submitted application with valid score?

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2 hours ago, peace_at_heart said:

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the response. I guess he is worried because it will take 6-8 months to process 489 visa, and CO might come back saying that his IELTS has expired, does he really need to take or prepare for taking a new IELTS score?

Or it does not matter all as long as once he has submitted application with valid score?

The answer was already given in my previous reply. The English test result expiry is linked to the day of making the visa application, not a processing time at all. 

Refer to the language requirement in the immigration website,  it is clearly written. 

I will repeat again, 'Don't need to worry about taking the IELTS exam again'  

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5 minutes ago, Kevin said:

The answer was already given in my previous reply. The English test result expiry is linked to the day of making an visa application, not a processing time at all. 

Refer to the language requirement in the immigration website,  it is clearly written. 

I will repeat again, 'Don't need to worry about taking the IELTS exam again'  

Thank you.

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34 minutes ago, IFTI said:

1 year work requirement means minimum of 52 weeks.

I don't think 48 weeks comply with that !

In a year 4 weeks people may take their holiday. Then? And that is acceptable , i think this is a worker rights

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5 minutes ago, jahidul said:

In a year 4 weeks people may take their holiday. Then? And that is acceptable , i think this is a worker rights

but you still get paid for these 4 week as you are working full-time so you should have 52 payslips

 

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52 minutes ago, Dragon_Lavie said:

but you still get paid for these 4 week as you are working full-time so you should have 52 payslips

 

But what about casual?  They don't get it.

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11 hours ago, jahidul said:

Hi

Is anyone can confirm how many weeks to show for job. I heard 48 weeks is fine

Mate,

Continuous 52 week payslips not required. You can add any 52 week within 2 years of residency. 

Don't you have extra 4 weeks pay slip or invoice to prove it ?

Cheers 

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On 2/1/2019 at 4:11 PM, Navdeep said:

Hello friends,

Finally, one of the most awaited mails received today as I received my grant.

My timeline

Application date: 25/01/2018

Pre Grant notification from CO Adam: 27/08/2018 (as I was overseas from 24/08/2018 to 31/08/2018)

Grant: 01/02/2019 from CO Peter

Thanks everyone for your support. Good luck to all members for their applications.

Regards

Congrats.... but wow... they sat on the application for 5 months after the pre-grant !!!

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On 1/30/2019 at 8:32 AM, Russki said:

Hi @Capboy! 🙂 

1. Payslips are great. Supplement payslips by your bank statements showing your wages coming into your account.

2. Get a letter from your employer (as per @02 Feb 18's advice) stating that you have worked for them from [date] to [date] with the signature and the employer's contact details. The letter should mention your position description in short, your duties and your gross annual income (not sure what it will be for a casual position, possibly, an hourly rate and average hours worked per week, so it is clearly over 35 hours per week?).

3. Not sure how, but try to organise your super somehow. Maybe, your employer under the obligation to do it for you or maybe you can do it yourself, I don't know much about it, but try to research it asap. maybe, you can register with a super fund and ask your employer to contribute $X amount for you every pay period? Not sure...

4. As @dar8 said earlier, a group certificate is a must with ATO office, please research that too. 🙂 

Thanks guys for all your replies! @02 Feb 18   @dar8   @Russki

I admire all your determinations and pride swallowing experience! Talking about the previous discussion regarding 489ers should keep our professions that were sponsored by the state gov, I totally agree with it but I've gotten so many rejections solely based on my Visa type for not being a PR or Citizen. My sponsored job code is 261111 ICT Business Analyst and probably a lot of projects are related to government and security issues. For survival, I believe a lot of us dive into hospitality jobs to survive and accumulate all the documentations which are not easy from hospitality industry. I guess we gotta do what we gotta do..

I did some research and I have further questions to clarify with you guys:-

Employment Reference Letter
- Should I get it right after leaving the work place or I should wait till 887 application? Does the date of the reference letter matter?
- Hard luck for me to have joined a restaurant that didn't turn out well and I have to involve Fair Works to resolve issues. No way I could get any employment reference letter from my ex boss anymore and it's such a waste because I've accumulated few months of 35 hours a week there. I'm thinking to ask Fair Works officer to issue a formal letter to substitute the employment reference letter. Would CO accept this? Anyone has the same experience?

Superannuation
- Yes, it's stated in my payslips but so far nothing in my Super account yet from my current and ex bosses. If I'm forced to go to the authority again, my employment reference letter will be jeopardized. Seriously, this is not going to be easy!! (facepalm)
- By the way, is it compulsory to provide Super documentations as a supporting document?

Thanks again for all your great help! 😀

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On 2/1/2019 at 2:11 PM, Navdeep said:

Hello friends,

Finally, one of the most awaited mails received today as I received my grant.

My timeline

Application date: 25/01/2018

Pre Grant notification from CO Adam: 27/08/2018 (as I was overseas from 24/08/2018 to 31/08/2018)

Grant: 01/02/2019 from CO Peter

Thanks everyone for your support. Good luck to all members for their applications.

Regards

Hi,

Can anyone please explain what is a Pre-Grant Notification ?

Is it meant by a notification Email stating that your PR decision has been completed and will let you know the result  only once you are  Onshore  ?

Thanks in Advance 

 

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4 hours ago, Capboy said:

 

Thanks guys for all your replies! @02 Feb 18   @dar8   @Russki

I admire all your determinations and pride swallowing experience! Talking about the previous discussion regarding 489ers should keep our professions that were sponsored by the state gov, I totally agree with it but I've gotten so many rejections solely based on my Visa type for not being a PR or Citizen. My sponsored job code is 261111 ICT Business Analyst and probably a lot of projects are related to government and security issues. For survival, I believe a lot of us dive into hospitality jobs to survive and accumulate all the documentations which are not easy from hospitality industry. I guess we gotta do what we gotta do..

I did some research and I have further questions to clarify with you guys:-

Employment Reference Letter
- Should I get it right after leaving the work place or I should wait till 887 application? Does the date of the reference letter matter?
- Hard luck for me to have joined a restaurant that didn't turn out well and I have to involve Fair Works to resolve issues. No way I could get any employment reference letter from my ex boss anymore and it's such a waste because I've accumulated few months of 35 hours a week there. I'm thinking to ask Fair Works officer to issue a formal letter to substitute the employment reference letter. Would CO accept this? Anyone has the same experience?

Superannuation
- Yes, it's stated in my payslips but so far nothing in my Super account yet from my current and ex bosses. If I'm forced to go to the authority again, my employment reference letter will be jeopardized. Seriously, this is not going to be easy!! (facepalm)
- By the way, is it compulsory to provide Super documentations as a supporting document?

Thanks again for all your great help! 😀

Hi capboy,

 

That's true , received a lot of rejections at initial stage due to not having pr/citizenship 

I believe the co's use superannuation statements , group certificates to cross check if you have genuinely worked for and employer and if your employment claims are genuine  , also if people forge payslips a cross check with superannuation could help co's to see if the amount you've been paid reflects the hours you claim for employment. 

I think an employer has to pay your super atleast once every quarterly period , there are due dates that an employer must ensure they pay your super before that date otherwise they can be fined by ato , see the following link for due dates,

https://www.ato.gov.au/calculators-and-tools/report-unpaid-super-contributions-from-my-employer/#Table1

if these due dates have passed and still the employer have not deposited your super , you can use following link to lodge a complaint so that ato will investigate your claim and probably contact the employer

https://www.ato.gov.au/calculators-and-tools/report-unpaid-super-contributions-from-my-employer/

keep all your receipts you get when you submit these complaints/ receipts you get any outcome letters of your fairwork issue with previous employer , send a formal email to your employers company/ business email address mentioning your full legal name , that you have worked at that business from - to (dates) , position , salary paid , employment status and request an employment confirmation or a leaving certificate to reflect that information , also mention in email that you need to provide this information to the department of homeaffairs to confirm your previous employment if the employer does not respond or sends a response rejecting to issue a letter you can use a copy of these to show the co that you atleast tried to obtain the documents from the employer ,  and if you are still unable to get these documents , write a declaration with your application describing your issues in previous employment that results in you not being able to obtain certain documents ,  include copies of above complaint lodgement receipts to support your declaration why you can't submit super statements , etc from your previous employer 

unfortunately the law does not require employers to issue reference letters or contracts or offer letters or any sort of letter on a letterhead so i don't think a co can reject an application just because we can't provide an employment reference letter but a co can ask you for tax/group certs. superannuation statements , payslips , because employers are legally required to issue those to an employee

it's important to have the date they issue you the letter  but i don't think it really matters when you obtain the letter as long as it includes important information such as joined date and resigned date etc . in my case the employer simply didn't respond to couple of my requests which i sent 5 months ago , i will be sending another email requesting a letter close to my 887 application date , and if still they don't issue one then i will attach copies of these emails to show that i tried to obtain a letter but failed , iwe cant force an employer to issue us a reference letter if they are not legally required to do so anyway

 

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21 hours ago, jahidul said:

But what about casual?  They don't get it.

hi i think only paid employment counts , so if a person is employed on casual basis thy are not entitled for paid leave as part of their employment and if he works full time hours he/ she can use those payslips , but if he takes leave they don't get paid so he won't have any paid hours on payslips  , part time or full time employees are entitled to paid leave as part of their employment

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On 2/1/2019 at 4:41 PM, Navdeep said:

Hello friends,

Finally, one of the most awaited mails received today as I received my grant.

My timeline

Application date: 25/01/2018

Pre Grant notification from CO Adam: 27/08/2018 (as I was overseas from 24/08/2018 to 31/08/2018)

Grant: 01/02/2019 from CO Peter

Thanks everyone for your support. Good luck to all members for their applications.

Regards

Congratulations @Navdeep!!! Finally you got there! 🙂 🤩🎉🎉

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@chandra had this 887 related question on a different thread. Can someone answer Chandra?

Hi 

 

i am applying for 887general skilled migration online...

while filling online there is one question visa label number 11 digit number....i entered my current visa 489 grant number but it says wrong format

can any one help what i have to fill  11 digit visa number ?

did any one face the same issue and what you have filled ?

if  i left blank i am able to continue application further but little concerned if i left blank will be an issue.

Thanks,

Chandra

 

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27 minutes ago, peace_at_heart said:

@chandra had this 887 related question on a different thread. Can someone answer Chandra?

Hi 

 

i am applying for 887general skilled migration online...

while filling online there is one question visa label number 11 digit number....i entered my current visa 489 grant number but it says wrong format

can any one help what i have to fill  11 digit visa number ?

did any one face the same issue and what you have filled ?

if  i left blank i am able to continue application further but little concerned if i left blank will be an issue.

Thanks,

Chandra

 

Hi,

You can answer him like:

 

It will be left blank. the 11 digit visa number only applied for physical visa label. As all of us are digital visa ( i assume) so you don't need to fill that. It states really clear in the help section when you click on the question mark ("?") symbol next to the question. As i remember it is a last sentence or second last. you may want to check it. 

 

Hope it will help

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