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Old 28th April 2010, 07:57 AM
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Dear All,

I got offer letter from an employer in Perth. My medicals for 457 was completed on 14th April and all documents where sent to Agent by 16th April.

The agent is applying for my visa in perth.

I would like to know how long will it take to process the same.

Secondly, I would like to know whether should I go in for stamping in my Country (India) once again.... or how to go further after this...

I shall be very thankful if you could educate me...

Looking for your kind reply

With Regards,
S.Sathyan

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Hi there,

DIAC guidelines suggest that 457 visas should be processed within 3 months. I know many people who have had theirs processed within 3-6 weeks, some lucky souls have only had to wait a week (but these are generally over qualified, sought after individuals - post phd).

The processing time depends on a number of factors including which case officer you are allocated (some work at snails pace, others like race horses) and whether your application was entirely complete when you lodged it and your nomination was entirely complete when your employer lodged theirs.

I note that you have had medicals done (I would suggest having the panel doctor you used to upload these directly to the DIAC website to save time). You will possibly be asked for police checks too which will add a few weeks on.

I think that you would be unlucky to have to wait more than 2 months. You will receive a letter/email from DIAC regarding stamping your visa in to your passport. I believe that in some cases, the visa is attached to your passport electronically and you can have the physical voucher added when on the ground in Australia (this needs confirming 100%).

Have you asked your agent for your TRN number? Once you have it, you can check the progress of your application on-line at https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/inquiry...o?action=eVisa

Good luck

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My 457 Timeline

18.03.2010 - Application lodged (through agent)
18.03.2010 - Application received - processing commenced
18.03.2010 - Application fee received
22.03.2010 - Further medical results received
23.03.2010 - Health requirements finalised
31.03.2010 - Application being processed further
06.04.2010 - Company Nomination Approved
04.05.2010 - APPLICATION APPROVED
13.05.2010 - I FLY TODAY!!!

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Hi

I am working in a recruitment agency from the Philippines and we have prospective clients in Australia to recruit skilled workers.

Can you give an idea on the process of recruitment to deployment.

I believe you got an offer from an employer in Perth. Before that, what the documents and things that they required from you before your medical.

Thanks so much.

Looking forward for your reply.

Madied

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Dear All,

I got offer letter from an employer in Perth. My medicals for 457 was completed on 14th April and all documents where sent to Agent by 16th April.

The agent is applying for my visa in perth.

I would like to know how long will it take to process the same.

Secondly, I would like to know whether should I go in for stamping in my Country (India) once again.... or how to go further after this...

I shall be very thankful if you could educate me...

Looking for your kind reply

With Regards,
S.Sathyan

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Old 15th July 2011, 08:54 PM
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Hi

I am working in a recruitment agency from the Philippines and we have prospective clients in Australia to recruit skilled workers.

Can you give an idea on the process of recruitment to deployment.

I believe you got an offer from an employer in Perth. Before that, what the documents and things that they required from you before your medical.

Thanks so much.

Looking forward for your reply.

Madied
it depends on what market your client is into.. if normally the employer will inform your agency about the skills they require..
my agent is o'grady peyton based in london,i'm from the philippines as well, my agency is great that after a month of signing up with them i got an employer, then i got a chance for a face to face interview..
as of now still waiting patiently for any progress..
before the medical my contract came and after 3 weeks after that i got the 457 visa forms. medicals are valid for 12 months anyway..
goodluck to all your endeavor..

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