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Tntaglia

CONGRATULATIONS @AdriaanSanta! This is wonderful news! I hear you on the uncertainty, we also didn't put our kids back into school for 2018 (bored kids for the last 3 months, we're going insane), it is such a massive relief when the uncertainty clears up.

 

So now what? Plans? Dates? I'm not sure where in Aus you're headed.

I've updated the table.

 

Username

Visa

Visa invite

Visa lodged

CO contact

CO request

Days to CO contact

Grant

Tntaglia

190 NSW

 17/01

 19/1/18

 

 

 

 

Tntaglia

457 

 

30/11/17

12/02

More info on nomination

75

 21/02/18

renebo

190 VIC

28/11

4/12/17

 Direct Grant

 Direct Grant

 73

 15/02/18

anusha

489

22/11

2/1/18

 

 

 

 

Ta2Bryan

189/190

8/11

 21/12

 

 

 

 

laurie26

190

13/11

 4/1/18

 

 

 

 

March2

190 TAS

 24/01

 30/1/18

 

 

 

 

TamTam

101 Child

 NA

30/06/17 

 24/01/18

Medical 

 207

 

 JayAySon

190 NSW 

 12/02

 14/02/18

 

 

 

 

 iambrettstar

189 

23/08/17 

14/10/17

  6/12/17 

Assessment commence email 

 53

 

 miles

 189

 

23/08/17 

 

 

 

 16/02/18

 Lidan

 190 NSW

19/12/17

 28/12/17

 

 

 

 

Piet1234

189

 

6/12/17

 

 

 

 

RenVilo

190 VIC

6/12/17

9/12/17

 

 

 

 

 Nikes

 489 TAS

 

 15/11/17

 15/1/18

Additional docs 

 61

 

 AdriaanSanta

189 

07/06/17

21/06/17 

 7/08/17

 

 

 1/3/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tntaglia

By the way I just checked Immitracker and I suspect @RenVilo was approved for 190 on 23/02 - has anybody heard from  him?

Today's direct grants on 190 are for visas lodged 13-15 December, 189 are a bit behind, up to late November.

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Lidan
14 minutes ago, Tntaglia said:

By the way I just checked Immitracker and I suspect @RenVilo was approved for 190 on 23/02 - has anybody heard from  him?

Today's direct grants on 190 are for visas lodged 13-15 December, 189 are a bit behind, up to late November.

 

 

Hi, yes his visa was granted on the 23rd of Feb

 

Good news on the tracker being for up to 15 Dec.  We lodged on the 28th of December, so hoping for mid-march...

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Lidan
40 minutes ago, AdriaanSanta said:

 

 

Well, so almost 2 hours and 15 min ago we received an email from Migrate2oz stating.... Visa granted. Our 189 has been granted after months of ranting and raving about the Brisbane office (oddly enough the grant came from the Adelaide office). Thanks for all the moral support everybody. This has been the biggest challenge we had to face as a family. Hanging in limbo for almost 9 months, not knowing if weather to enroll the kids in school in SA for 2018 and I cant even begin to elaborate.

 

It has been so tough and this moment is so surreal. When ever it comes to the next person, know you have earned it.

 

Contrats @AdriaanSanta  what a huge relief for you guys!!!

 

Where are you off to?

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AdriaanSanta

 

7 minutes ago, Tntaglia said:

By the way I just checked Immitracker and I suspect @RenVilo was approved for 190 on 23/02 - has anybody heard from  him?

Today's direct grants on 190 are for visas lodged 13-15 December, 189 are a bit behind, up to late November.

 

I wont quote myself but, the fact that my Visa was granted via the Adelaide office as well as another Brisbane grant on immitracker might mean a bit of a pick up in pace. However, when we started of the processing time was 4 to 7 months and we finished at 8 months. The moral of the story is, it will come. I will, when I am more sober, post something more detailed because we went through a lot.

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Ta2Bryan

Congrats @AdriaanSanta!

May your path from here on in be a smooth one!

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Rossen

I had my 189 application submitted by my migration agent yesterday (1st March AUS time). Lets see if we get the visa's this year.

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TamLovesRic

Oh my gosh @AdriaanSanta!!!! You must have wanted to CRY!!! AWESOME. 

 

I am so glad I found this forum...people that finally understand the LIMBO. We have only just submitted our visa app after waiting for our invite for 4 months...I cannot imagine what your limbo must have felt like. :hug:CONGRATULATIONS :hug:

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TamLovesRic

Hi...thought I'd add me and Hubby to the list now::wub:

Username

Visa

Visa invite

Visa lodged

CO contact

CO request

Days to CO contact

Grant

Tntaglia

190 NSW

 17/01

 19/1/18

 

 

 

 

Tntaglia

457 

 

30/11/17

12/02

More info on nomination

75

 21/02/18

renebo

190 VIC

28/11

4/12/17

 Direct Grant

 Direct Grant

 73

 15/02/18

anusha

489

22/11

2/1/18

 

 

 

 

Ta2Bryan

189/190

8/11

 21/12

 

 

 

 

laurie26

190

13/11

 4/1/18

 

 

 

 

March2

190 TAS

 24/01

 30/1/18

 

 

 

 

TamTam

101 Child

 NA

30/06/17 

 24/01/18

Medical 

 207

 

 JayAySon

190 NSW 

 12/02

 14/02/18

 

 

 

 

 iambrettstar

189 

23/08/17 

14/10/17

  6/12/17 

Assessment commence email 

 53

 

 miles

 189

 

23/08/17 

 

 

 

 16/02/18

 Lidan

 190 NSW

19/12/17

 28/12/17

 

 

 

 

Piet1234

189

 

6/12/17

 

 

 

 

RenVilo

190 VIC

6/12/17

9/12/17

 

 

 

 

 Nikes

 489 TAS

 

 15/11/17

 15/1/18

Additional docs 

 61

 

 AdriaanSanta

189 

07/06/17

21/06/17 

 7/08/17

 

 

 1/3/18

 TamLovesRic

 189

 21/02/2018

 01/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Rossen
14 hours ago, TamLovesRic said:

Oh my gosh @AdriaanSanta!!!! You must have wanted to CRY!!! AWESOME. 

 

I am so glad I found this forum...people that finally understand the LIMBO. We have only just submitted our visa app after waiting for our invite for 4 months...I cannot imagine what your limbo must have felt like. :hug:CONGRATULATIONS :hug:

 

 4 months waiting for an invite... I would of lost my mind. I managed to get an invite within a week.

Does anyone know if the nominated occupation and points claimed make a difference in the visa processing time?

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Tntaglia
Username

Visa

Visa invite

Visa lodged

CO contact

CO request

Days to CO contact

Grant

Tntaglia

190 NSW

 17/01

 19/1/18

 

 

 

 

Tntaglia

457 

 

30/11/17

12/02

More info on nomination

75

 21/02/18

renebo

190 VIC

28/11

4/12/17

 Direct Grant

 Direct Grant

 73

 15/02/18

anusha

489

22/11

2/1/18

 

 

 

 

Ta2Bryan

189/190

8/11

 21/12

 

 

 

 

laurie26

190

13/11

 4/1/18

 

 

 

 

March2

190 TAS

 24/01

 30/1/18

 

 

 

 

TamTam

101 Child

 NA

30/06/17 

 24/01/18

Medical 

 207

 

 JayAySon

190 NSW 

 12/02

 14/02/18

 

 

 

 

 iambrettstar

189 

23/08/17 

14/10/17

  6/12/17 

Assessment commence email 

 53

 

 miles

 189

 

23/08/17 

 

 

 

 16/02/18

 Lidan

 190 NSW

19/12/17

 28/12/17

 

 

 

 

Piet1234

189

 

6/12/17

 

 

 

 

RenVilo

190 VIC

6/12/17

9/12/17

 

 

 

 23/02/18

 Nikes

 489 TAS

 

 15/11/17

 15/1/18

Additional docs 

 61

 

 AdriaanSanta

189 

07/06/17

21/06/17 

 7/08/17

 

 

 1/3/18

 TamLovesRic

 189

 21/02/2018

 01/03/2017

 

 

 

 

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Tntaglia
2 hours ago, Rossen said:

 

 4 months waiting for an invite... I would of lost my mind. I managed to get an invite within a week.

Does anyone know if the nominated occupation and points claimed make a difference in the visa processing time?

Yes both of those make a difference. Points being the most important - if you lodge with say 80 points you are pretty much guaranteed an invite in the next round, if you lodge with 60 you are going to wait a long long time. The last time anyone with under 70 points received an invite according to the official stats was in October last year and even then it was just 65 and up.

 

Occupation makes a difference in 2 ways: If you are in one of the high-volume occupations like accountant, they pro-rate the number of applications over the course of the year. Basically there are so many people applying for those occupations, and with high points often, that they don't invite too many in any given month otherwise all the available places go really quickly and other occupations are left out.

 

The second way occupation makes a difference is that there is an occupation ceiling for invites, and if that ceiling is reached no more invites will be done that year (July-June), even if you apply with 100 points. 

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Tntaglia

By the way @Rossen you're not on the table yet, feel free to add yourself if you want, or put your details down and I'll do it?

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2 minutes ago, Tntaglia said:

Yes both of those make a difference. Points being the most important - if you lodge with say 80 points you are pretty much guaranteed an invite in the next round, if you lodge with 60 you are going to wait a long long time. The last time anyone with under 70 points received an invite according to the official stats was in October last year and even then it was just 65 and up.

 

Occupation makes a difference in 2 ways: If you are in one of the high-volume occupations like accountant, they pro-rate the number of applications over the course of the year. Basically there are so many people applying for those occupations, and with high points often, that they don't invite too many in any given month otherwise all the available places go really quickly and other occupations are left out.

 

The second way occupation makes a difference is that there is an occupation ceiling for invites, and if that ceiling is reached no more invites will be done that year (July-June), even if you apply with 100 points. 

 

Hi @Tntaglia , my question was if points and occupation make a difference to visa application processing time not on the invite after the EOI.

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Tntaglia
1 minute ago, Rossen said:

 

Hi @Tntaglia , my question was if points and occupation make a difference to visa application processing time not on the invite after the EOI.

Aaah - sorry!

To the best of my knowledge no, once you've lodged all applications are treated equally I believe, based on time of lodging.

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Rossen

Updated the table with my details:

 

Username

Visa

Visa invite

Visa lodged

CO contact

CO request

Days to CO contact

Grant

Tntaglia

190 NSW

 17/01

 19/1/18

 

 

 

 

Tntaglia

457 

 

30/11/17

12/02

More info on nomination

75

 21/02/18

renebo

190 VIC

28/11

4/12/17

 Direct Grant

 Direct Grant

 73

 15/02/18

anusha

489

22/11

2/1/18

 

 

 

 

Ta2Bryan

189/190

8/11

 21/12

 

 

 

 

laurie26

190

13/11

 4/1/18

 

 

 

 

March2

190 TAS

 24/01

 30/1/18

 

 

 

 

TamTam

101 Child

 NA

30/06/17 

 24/01/18

Medical 

 207

 

 JayAySon

190 NSW 

 12/02

14/02/18

 

 

 

 

 iambrettstar

189 

23/08/17 

14/10/17

  6/12/17 

Assessment commence email 

 53

 

 miles

 189

 

23/08/17 

 

 

 

 16/02/18

 Lidan

 190 NSW

19/12/17

 28/12/17

 

 

 

 

Piet1234

189

 

6/12/17

 

 

 

 

RenVilo

190 VIC

6/12/17

9/12/17

 

 

 

 23/02/18

 Nikes

489 TAS

 

15/11/17

 15/1/18

Additional docs 

 61

 

AdriaanSanta

189 

07/06/17

21/06/17 

 7/08/17

 

 

 1/3/18

TamLovesRic

189

21/02/2018

01/03/2018

 

 

 

 

Rossen

189

21/02/2018

01/03/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@TamLovesRic, I believe you got your visa lodge date out by a year so I fixed it.

 

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TamTam

Another Monday to mark another week of waiting - fingers crossed for us all this week!

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AdriaanSanta

Oh TamTam, I wish I can give you some good advice on how to make the wait better. Sadly enough I didn't find anything that worked. All I can say is, when it does happen, it is a surreal experience

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TamTam

I don't remember the wait for my 189 being so stressful. Though to be fair having an agent for the 189 versus doing the 101 by myself has made a big difference to the stress levels. Plus it's just driving me crazy that what is essentially just an add on (a child visa) is taking way longer to process than the main visa.

 

  1. We have to leave our house by end May.
  2. Hubby may need to start his new job sooner than expected.
  3. So my son and I have to go "wait elsewhere..." (we can't stay here - our residence expires once he leaves). 
  4. At some point I may need to take him over on a tourist visa.
  5. I would like to avoid having to do that since we then need to go off-shore again when it's ready to be issued.
  6. Lastly our 189 'expires' in October and we'll need to get RRV so that we can come back in.

 

It's all fairly complicated at the moment.

 

Rant over

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TamLovesRic

@rossen lol - thank you

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TamTam

We finally get to do the pyjama dance - except not in pjs since the visa was issued in the afternoon.

I very nearly hugged a complete stranger on the train platform when I got the mail.

 

It's been a very stressful wait of 250 days on the dot!

 

WE ARE GOING TO AUSTRALIA!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

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laurie26

@TamTam congratulations!!! Calls for a large glass of champagne!!! I never knew grants came through in the afternoon :-) 

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March2

Congrats @TamTam am super stoked for you. All the best for the new chapter in your life. 🥂🥂🍾🍾🎉🎊. Am sure you are so relieved!

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Lidan

Congrats!!! So happy for you. 

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Anusha

Yah! Such fab news, I am so happy for u😀😀

Now you can breathe a huge sigh of relief! Good luck for the move!!!!

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