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I have received an e-mail from the immi offices after I sent a blank e-mail out of curiousity just to find out where my application in the queue is...

We applied from MODL in June 2009 this year....this reply is what I got this morning...... not nice.... :blink:

Application Processing Times

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Recent Changes to Priority Processing - 23 September 2009

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set

new processing priorities for certain skilled migration visa applications.

The new direction will apply from 23 September 2009 and applies to new

applications, and those already lodged or in the final stages of

processing, and replaces the previous Priority Processing Direction (No.

40) which commenced on 1 January 2009.

If your nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and you

have applied or will apply for an onshore or offshore GSM visa before the

end of 2009, it is estimated that your visa application will be finalised

within 12 months from your lodgement date.

If your nominated occupation is not on the Critical Skills List (CSL) and

you have applied for an offshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an

offshore GSM visa later in 2009, it is unlikely that your visa application

will be finalised before the end of 2012.

If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL and you applied for an

onshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an onshore GSM visa later in 2009,

it is unlikely that your visa application will be finalised before the end

of 2011.

Your ‘nominated occupation' is the occupation you nominated at the time you

lodged your application and cannot be changed.

These application processing times are indicative only and are based on the

current visa application rate, the Priority Processing Direction (in effect

from

23 September 2009), and the availability of places in the Migration

Program.

Please do not contact the Department to request your application be

exempted from the Minister’s Priority Processing Direction. Departmental

officers must adhere to the Minister’s Direction and you will be contacted

by the Department when your application is allocated to a case officer.

Processing priorities are subject to change. Any changes to these

priorities or processing times will be updated on the Department’s website

at: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-ski...n/whats-new.htm

Priority Processing Exemptions

Visa Subclasses 476 and 887 are exempt from the priority processing

changes. Applications under these subclasses will continue to be processed

in the order in which they were received by the Department – the following

subclass by application lodgement date identifies cases currently being

considered:

Visa Subclass Month/Year Lodgement

VF 476 (paper): 25 September 2008

VF 476 (e-lodged): 25 September 2008

VB 887 (paper): 7 July 2009

OTHER PROCESSING NEWS

MEDICAL RESULTS

If you have undertaken your medical examination at Health Services

Australia (HSA), please do not post your medical results to us unless your

case officer requests you to do so. Please store your results in a secure

place and do not open the sealed envelope.

BRISBANE PROCESSING

Information regarding applications processed in Brisbane can be obtained by

sending a blank email to the following email address:

gsmb.information@immi.gov.au

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