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My case was lodged in Aug 2015. CO asked for medicals and PCC in march 2016 which i have uploaded too.

Yesterday i got call from Austrailian embassy from my home country and they asked about my job. I told them the company i am working with. They said we were unable to contact your employer thatswhy your case was closed. I then have them HR manager's cell phone number and email address. They called her and verified it.

I dont know the update yet and what will happen next. I am not sure if they were satisfied with it or not.

Anyone gone through same situation?

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This is about verification(s) which I am aware of, which came to my knowledge through friends and colleagues in previous organization.

Verification 1:


An email was sent to HR of company 1, roughly 68 days after visa lodge, the email was generic and requested sanctity of the two letters submitted by self as evidence of employment. HR had called the person who issued me rnr letter asking whether the letter is issued by him or someone else, HR asked him about his signature. I am not sure what HR has replied to DIBP/Aus High Commission, but I think there was something which lured them to go for verification 2.

Verification 2:

Today I had an intuition that I should read the R&R letter submitted by me, but due to some business I was not able to do check that out, however in my mind I went through the images of rnr letter, just mummed the salient points and off to usual business.

I never thought the intuition will become reality.

At around 4.30pm, my phone rang and it was from Australian High Commission, Delhi ( I have the number saved in my phonebook). For a moment I was lost, who is this “Aus High Commission”, what they want from me, then it came to me that I have filed visa and people receive call from Aus High Commission regarding employment interview or verifications. So all my senses came back and started supporting me.

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It was XXXXXXX on the other side of phone, she enquired whom she is speaking to, then asked whether I have filed a visa application for Australia, I confirmed the same by answering visa subclass I have applied, then she said this is a generic call they conduct for all the applicants to gather basic information regarding employment and education wrt the visa. Furthermore she said she is going to ask some questions for which I am not supposed to refer any documents or any other thing, I replied that I am at workplace/site and it is not possible to refer anything.

Education
First question was regarding date of birth, then it moved on to educational background, I started with schooling and all but she asked me to tell about bachelors, I told about the college from where I did graduation, she asked whether it was a regular course or distant learning. I assured her that I was on campus for four years and course completed on MM/YYYY.

Company 1
She then asked where I went after bachelors; I told about my first job, she asked about joining location, designation at time of joining. I told about the places I have been posted at. She asked whether it was a full time or part time job, then it went on to the RnR letter, she asked me to tell what I did in 1st company, what roles I delivered, I remembered whatever I have written in the letter, I told mostly all the roles/responsibilities I have taken care of during my tenure at 1st company, she then asked me who I was reporting to, at what designation I left that company. One thing was discussed for long – why the reporting manager has not issued me the rnr letter, I gave my reasons, then told about the person who has issued my rnr letter in company 1. He asked name of person I was working under when I left company 1. After a pause she said that I have told very much same as to what is written in the rnr letter, I told that I remember the letter very well because I had a hard time to obtain this letter, to this day I am struggling with HR of company 1 to issue me a detailed experience certificate instead of service certificate. I told other things also wrt my struggle and ways to obtain rnr letter from HR, which better be confidential. She also asked about the last payment I drew there, I frankly said that I couldn’t remember the exact figure but my basic salary was Rs xxxxx, she then asked to tell gross, I gave a figure and told this doesn’t include variable pay. Variable pay – performance bonus and house rent etc. she asked me about the exact thing I had done and what was my role in that. I explained about building construction and stages involved plus my role in work certification and monitoring wrt quality aspects.

It was raining heavily and voice was disturbed, call disconnected in between, but she called back again and it continued, before call was cut I was explaining about the instruments I used in company 1 and company 2 and what is the technological difference between the two, advantages of one over other. Item in discussion was total station, theodolite and dumpy level.


Company 2
She asked where did I go to after company 1, I replied by telling date of leaving company 1, date of joining company 2 along with name of the company 2. She asked whether I know person Mr Y who has issued me rnr letter for company 2, and how I know this person, I told that I was working under this person and now Mr Y has been promoted and looking after other area, she asked to whom I report currently and what is the name and designation of my new manager. She then asked me to tell about the current roles and responsibilities. I dictated them all. She then asked whether this is a full time job or part time. She asked me about the salary I am getting for past three months. I told her net and gross figures, not exact but correct to thousandth place. She then asked to explain what I do, and once again reminded not to refer any document. This time I assured her that I am not referring to any document. I told my current roles how I do, what is the need of my role. She asked whether I am doing the same thing or something else, I told that one activity is over and I am controlling next activity.

Call ended with the word that this is all the information we needed, department shall contact you again if any further information is required.

Once again I have an intuition that there will be more verification wrt my visa application.

One significant thing – during the conversation, she was carefully noting each and every word I said, she even interrupted me more than twice and asked to say slowly as she is noting down the things.

Total duration of conversation was around 20-25 mins.
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I don't remember the exact dates when i joined company one, left it and joined the second one..... this call sounds scary!! I hope I won't get a verification call

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If possible can you mention the phone number here ? This is just the case we can get alert at work place if they call during working hours

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I would like to share my experience.
I received a call from Australian High Commission on 16th september. The lady on the phone asked me just my name, DOB and my employer name. I responded to it. Then she said that they have sent an email to my employer HR department and the HR reverted to them that they cannot share the details of the active employees to anyone outside without their consent. I asked her if she want some information then ask me but she responded that She wants my company HR to respond.
I was on leave that day, so called the concerned HR personnel over her mobile, but she doesn't responded well. So two days including the weekend went by.
On 20th september , I again get call from the AHU and the same lady asked me if I contacted the HR. I told them that my HR is not reachable and unwilling to co operate. She then told me that this is already very late and please try to contact any other person in the department, I said Ok and then cut the call.
I immediately contacted the HR manager of the concerned department, who told me to mail them my query. The team responded my query that they would not be able to disclose any active employees information with anyone outside.
Today, I had a call with the person who responded to the AHU, she said that, she is not able to find any such mail as they receive hundreds of mail on a daily basis. Then she asked me to tell them the email Id of the sender from AHU, so they could search their mailbox. But I didn't have their email ID. So I told them to get back when I have AHC mail Id.

Then I tried contacting the AHU over their customer care number but the person just after listing that I applied for GSM skilled visa, directed my call to mumbai in the Visa and Citizenship Enquiries. They were also unable to help me.
Since then I didn't receive any call from AHU. Is everything fine? What to do now?I am really worried?
Please help guys...Did anyone have any email ID of AHU from which they send the email to HR.

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I would like to share my experience.
I received a call from Australian High Commission on 16th september. The lady on the phone asked me just my name, DOB and my employer name. I responded to it. Then she said that they have sent an email to my employer HR department and the HR reverted to them that they cannot share the details of the active employees to anyone outside without their consent. I asked her if she want some information then ask me but she responded that She wants my company HR to respond.
I was on leave that day, so called the concerned HR personnel over her mobile, but she doesn't responded well. So two days including the weekend went by.
On 20th september , I again get call from the AHU and the same lady asked me if I contacted the HR. I told them that my HR is not reachable and unwilling to co operate. She then told me that this is already very late and please try to contact any other person in the department, I said Ok and then cut the call.
I immediately contacted the HR manager of the concerned department, who told me to mail them my query. The team responded my query that they would not be able to disclose any active employees information with anyone outside.
Today, I had a call with the person who responded to the AHU, she said that, she is not able to find any such mail as they receive hundreds of mail on a daily basis. Then she asked me to tell them the email Id of the sender from AHU, so they could search their mailbox. But I didn't have their email ID. So I told them to get back when I have AHC mail Id.

Then I tried contacting the AHU over their customer care number but the person just after listing that I applied for GSM skilled visa, directed my call to mumbai in the Visa and Citizenship Enquiries. They were also unable to help me.
Since then I didn't receive any call from AHU. Is everything fine? What to do now?I am really worried?
Please help guys...Did anyone have any email ID of AHU from which they send the email to HR.

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this is not a case to be worried, your HR have said that "they don't disclose information of active employees", that very well proves that you are working in the organization, second thing which AHC wants from HR is whether you are working in the same Rnr as indicated in your letter, this point is not getting confirmed

I forgot to ask how many points you had in EOI ??

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Thanks for your response..
I have submitted a self SD stating 10 of my duties as I have contacted my HR,Managers and senior colleagues as well who all refused to sign or give me such letter.
I have claimed 5 points for experience.
What could be done, please help...

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Fellows, ‎
I meant to raise my concerns in public hoping anyone had experience or any ideas enlighten us with his ‎valuable inputs..‎

Approaching current employer
It is very likely that the current employer may take it aggressively if he knew about your intention to ‎leave him, which may happen when the AHC guys approach him!‎
The question is how they are dealing with a situation like this? Considering that it is possible that your ‎employer fire you, and your visa gets rejected, which will be a total disaster, I think we can agree on ‎that!‎

Dealing with negative feedback
Some employers deals with ex-employees with suspicion. They may suspect that the employee is on ‎to something legal against them maybe, which may drive them to deny their relationship with you.‎
Not only this, it is possible that you left your previous employers in a bad term due to any reason, and ‎they might give a negative feedback just for spite!‎
Again, how does AHC deal with something like that, especially that you already provided all types of ‎documents which are more powerful than this poor phone call, for instance, the bank statement and ‎governmental paperwork like social insurance, tax ..etc

Finally
If you think logically, you’ll find no use to verify a decent piece of paper issued by a bank or ‎government by a phone call maybe picked up by a not-too-much bright individual ‎
Verifying designation, R&R I can understand, but again, how they can do that without damaging your ‎relationship with your current employer, or putting your fate between a hostile previous employer’s ‎hands..‎

All, you are welcome to participate.. ‎

Hello Sultan
I'm really glad to find out a thread about this serious issue. Above quoted post I raised in the visa gang thread, and I didn't get quite good answers, so I thought I can re-post here maybe we can get some insights

reading about your experience taught me many things I was wondering about, however I'm still so worried and anxious about this process because there are more questions still unanswered

are u familiar with any of the above queries?

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I'm really glad to find out a thread about this serious issue. Above quoted post I raised in the visa gang thread, and I didn't get quite good answers, so I thought I can re-post here maybe we can get some insights

reading about your experience taught me many things I was wondering about, however I'm still so worried and anxious about this process because there are more questions still unanswered

are u familiar with any of the above queries?



thanks

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Fellows, ‎
I meant to raise my concerns in public hoping anyone had experience or any ideas enlighten us with his ‎valuable inputs..‎

Approaching current employer
It is very likely that the current employer may take it aggressively if he knew about your intention to ‎leave him, which may happen when the AHC guys approach him!‎
The question is how they are dealing with a situation like this? Considering that it is possible that your ‎employer fire you, and your visa gets rejected, which will be a total disaster, I think we can agree on ‎that!‎. if you are super confident that your current employer may mess up the things than keep them informed that you have applied a tourist visa for Australia and for verification they may call HR

Dealing with negative feedback
Some employers deals with ex-employees with suspicion. They may suspect that the employee is on ‎to something legal against them maybe, which may drive them to deny their relationship with you.‎
Not only this, it is possible that you left your previous employers in a bad term due to any reason, and ‎they might give a negative feedback just for spite!‎
Again, how does AHC deal with something like that, especially that you already provided all types of ‎documents which are more powerful than this poor phone call, for instance, the bank statement and ‎governmental paperwork like social insurance, tax ..etc i think DIBP sometimes accept these kind of not-so-good relation, if in doubt applicant should avoid claiming experience points from such companies, it is my advice, experts may differ on this

Finally
If you think logically, you’ll find no use to verify a decent piece of paper issued by a bank or ‎government by a phone call maybe picked up by a not-too-much bright individual ‎
Verifying designation, R&R I can understand, but again, how they can do that without damaging your ‎relationship with your current employer, or putting your fate between a hostile previous employer’s ‎hands..‎
that is the risk we had to take if we want to claim experience points otherwise we should think of excelling in english or using partner points etc


All, you are welcome to participate..
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