Guest Umar

All 475 Visas are already allocated

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    Guest Umar

    Dear All,

    It seems surprising to me but I just got an email from DIAC and it is written in that all applications of 475 are being allocated to case officers by 13th Feb 2009 so it is great news for us who are waiting for case officers to be allocated :)

    lets see if any one of you who have lodge application in mid or end of 2008 so let me know so I can get an idea that who is already being allocated and when is my turn ?

     

    Some of the text of email is ......

     

     

    ASPC APPLICATION ALLOCATION INFORMATION

     

    On 17 December 2008 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced

    changes to the way General Skilled Migration applications will be allocated

    and processed. Details can be found on the DIAC website at:

    http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm#j

     

    As a result of this announcement from 1 January 2009 applications for

    General Skilled Migration will be strictly allocated and processed in the

    following priority order:

     

    1. Applications with a successful State & Territory Nomination (until

    all applications have been allocated); and then

    2. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Critical

    Skills List (until all applications have been allocated); then

    3. Applications where the nominated occupation is on the Migration

    Occupations in Demand List (until all applications have been allocated);

    then

    4. All other remaining applications

     

    This affects all applications lodged before and after 1 January 2009, both

    paper lodged or electronically lodged. Applications which were already

    allocated to case officers before 1 January 2009 are un-affected and will

    be processed as usual to finalisation.

     

    Applications are now being allocated as follows:

     

    State & Territory Nominated Applications:

    Subclass 134, 136, 137, 175, 176, 475, 487, 495, 885 and 886 applications

    (processed by the ASPC and where a successful State or Territory Nomination

    is held) will all be allocated to case officers for assessment by 13

    February 2009.

     

    Applications with Occupations on the Critical Skills List:

    Applications are not being allocated at present

     

    Applications with Occupations on the Migration Occupations in Demand List:

    Applications are not being allocated at present

     

    All Other Remaining Applications

    Applications are not being allocated at present

     

     

     

     

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    Umar Memon

    Assessment received by ACS - 14th Mrach 2008

    Positive Assessment Received . 9th May 2008

    IELTS Test Date - 14th June 2008

    IELTS Result card received - 25th June 2008

    SA Sponsor ship Received 8th August

    Application Lodge to DIAC -20th November 2008

    Acknowledgment Received - 1st December 2008

    Waiting for Case Officer to be Allocated ...

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    Guest Lisado

    I have emailed my agent to try and see what is happening. The wait for state sponsorship is driving me nuts :goofy:

     

    Lisa

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    Thats amazing news for 475'ers. Thankfully we already have ours (June 08 applicants) - be good to know the rest of you don't have too long to wait!!

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    Guest nightowl

    My partner and I applied for 475 in Feb 08 and got a case officer only 2 days ago.

    We've been already waiting for 11 months, so just wish they'd decided it long time ago!

     

    nightowl

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    Guest HelenAndSiggi

    We have applied in Jan 08 and we have no case officer.

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    Guest Umar

    I hope so that, we all who are waiting for case officers to be allocated will get positive response by DIAC within this month.

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    Guest LukeM

    Wow, you would have thought those of us with *in demand* skilled migrants in our families would have had a heads up by now. Obviously, I was wrong.

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    Guest Umar

    Did you get reply from your agent regarding confirmation of what I send earlier ?

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    Guest Lisado

    THis is what I have heard from my agent (who has been fantastic)

     

    Under the DIAC changes in processing priorities, state sponsored applications, including the 475, are to processed first, ahead of all others. This date for allocating all lodged state sponsored applications is the one we have been given too. We expect that state sponsored applications lodged in the next month will also be assigned to a case officer as quickly - though time will tell.

    Certainly sponsored applications we lodged in October are now being processed.

     

    Hope this helps everyone

     

    Lisa

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    We have applied in Jan 08 and we have no case officer.

     

    I cant believe you are still waiting ,what is going on??? I really feel for you two it shouldnt be taking this long.

    You must let us know when you get it, I think we will all be popping the champers for you.

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    Guest Lisado

    We have our state sponsorship - just found out today. I am over the moon as I was really worrying. So now can put our visa application in - another wait but one step closer

     

    :)

     

    Lisa

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    Guest Umar

    Dear Densie,

    I think you are luckiest as you get your visa within 6 months, by the way when you got your case officer after lodging your application.

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    Guest Umar

    Dear Lisado,

    Congratulations that you got your SS now when you are planning to lodge your application. I will suggest you to do it as soon as possible

     

    Regards,

    UM.

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    Guest Lisado

    Our visa application was sent to agent last night -she has done all the form filling so was pretty easy, we just had to confirm the detaisl were correct. Hard copies of documents we need are being sent this week so will get to oz ASAP.

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    Guest HelenAndSiggi
    I cant believe you are still waiting ,what is going on??? I really feel for you two it shouldnt be taking this long.

    You must let us know when you get it, I think we will all be popping the champers for you.

    Hi Denise,

     

    thanks for popping the champers for us. (I am looking forward to open a 2nd bottle with you guys when we are finally in Oz)

    I just applied for a travel visa and go for my job interview. Hopefully the main visa will arrive very soon.

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