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Old 27th January 2011, 04:26 PM
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Yep. No change here; still just says 'application recieved - processing commenced'. Soooooo frustrating!

I've been told that they're taking the 'worst case scenario' line at the moment as they're so busy and a lot of immigration officers are still on leave. I'm still being told 4-6 weeks from date of initial lodgement though so fingers crossed we won't be waiting that much longer.
Hi Charlene/ Whalley

Still no word either... it is defo so frustrating- hating the waiting- by far the worst part

Let me know when you guys hear anything further

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Our application went in on Tuesday!

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Hi Guys and Girls,

Any updates!! i'm going out of my mind! it's been 6 weeks from initial lodgement (5 weeks with xmas shutdown) and 3 weeks since it changed to application processed further, Immigration won't tell me anything when I call! Has anyone heard anything yet??

Thanks

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Any updates!! i'm going out of my mind! it's been 6 weeks from initial lodgement (5 weeks with xmas shutdown) and 3 weeks since it changed to application processed further, Immigration won't tell me anything when I call! Has anyone heard anything yet??

Thanks
Nothing so far I'm afraid. Mine hasn't even got to the application processed further yet which I believe means I don't even have a CO assigned. Fingers crossed it happens soon though as I'm supposed to be quitting my current job next week!

Has anyone got any good news on visas??? Anyone had a 457 granted recently???

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Hi Guys,

I am on the same boat as all of you, lodged the application on 20th Dec but only got a case officer assigned on 25th Jan. The case officer asked me for a form 1221 and it has bee submitted last Thursday.

The status still has not changed, my migration agent told me that the CO was on leave and has resumed work only today. I have crossed the 6 week mark and am really getting anxious at the moment.

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Hi Guys,

I am on the same boat as all of you, lodged the application on 20th Dec but only got a case officer assigned on 25th Jan. The case officer asked me for a form 1221 and it has bee submitted last Thursday.

The status still has not changed, my migration agent told me that the CO was on leave and has resumed work only today. I have crossed the 6 week mark and am really getting anxious at the moment.

Kiran
Well, it seems to me that nothing has been changed since I left Australia in 2006. I had the same probem in 2004. I waited almost eight weeks and got it. At that time I lodged my 457 application in Parramatta. Then I waited... waited..waited and waited. Luckily I was on my Bridging visa with a student visa work condition, so my employer gave me 50% of salary for the same hours of work as full time! (As a poor student, I had no choice.) What frustrated me most is that this CO hadn't had a look at my application at all (I had a strong feeling for this) and when I worked in the office after eight weeks and complaied, he gave me the visa. - When I came back home, I received email saying I was granted a 457 visa.

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Well, it seems to me that nothing has been changed since I left Australia in 2006. I had the same probem in 2004. I waited almost eight weeks and got it. At that time I lodged my 457 application in Parramatta. Then I waited... waited..waited and waited. Luckily I was on my Bridging visa with a student visa work condition, so my employer gave me 50% of salary for the same hours of work as full time! (As a poor student, I had no choice.) What frustrated me most is that this CO hadn't had a look at my application at all (I had a strong feeling for this) and when I worked in the office after eight weeks and complaied, he gave me the visa. - When I came back home, I received email saying I was granted a 457 visa.
The problem with asking the CO for an update is either it works for your good and he/she takes a look at the application or it might hit his/her ego and make he/she neglect your application.

Experienced agents know how and when they can speak to the CO and can help but even they admit that sometimes it backfires. Also if you have nominated an agent it is advised we don't speak to the CO directly.

Does anybody have an experience of how to take the process forward ?

My Timelines are as below:

21/12/2010 Application received - processing commenced
21/12/2010 Application fee received
25/01/2011 Application being processed further

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Hi Guys

We are still waiting for our app to even move to application processed which is sooo frustrating

Our timelines are below:
5/1/11- Application received- processing commenced
5/1/11- Application fee received

From reading on everyone elses threads it seems that January has been a very slow week in immigration with a lot of CO on leave etc- lets hope for a "quicker" February

Best of luck everyone and keep us all updated

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16/12/10 Application Received, Payment Received
11/1/11 Application being processed further

Then nothing I don't want to pester anybody and tempt fate, so hopefully we will hear something soon.

Best of luck guys

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Same boat as many others, eEmployer sponsored 457.

Application lodged 31/1/11. Fee received. "Processing commenced"

Due to start work late March and shipping flights can't be booked until visa confirmed. Twitchy is not the word.

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