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Old 20th May 2012, 05:19 AM
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Hi Guys ,

I have lodged my 476 Recognised Graduate Australian visa application on 22 April, 2012. I would really appreciate your advice on the following issues as I am really confused and don't know how to go about them. I haven't receive any contact from CO yet but according to the Immi website, it could take another 1 month which is okay. Now, here we go:


1- If case officer contacted you asking for PCC and Health Cert., does that means you are going to get the visa? or they still can refuse even though your PCC and health has no prob at all? please advice!

2- I understand that CO will give only 28days to submit PCC and health. Is it possible to extend that deadline? I need at least 3 months to complete the PCC from 2 countries.

3- IF I was lucky and got the Visa Grant! How much time I have before my grant is expired? and is there any way I can extend that Duration?

Finally Thank you very much and my sincere apologies for asking so many questions .

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Hi Guys ,

I have lodged my 476 Recognised Graduate Australian visa application on 22 April, 2012. I would really appreciate your advice on the following issues as I am really confused and don't know how to go about them. I haven't receive any contact from CO yet but according to the Immi website, it could take another 1 month which is okay. Now, here we go:

1- If case officer contacted you asking for PCC and Health Cert., does that means you are going to get the visa? or they still can refuse even though your PCC and health has no prob at all? please advice!

2- I understand that CO will give only 28days to submit PCC and health. Is it possible to extend that deadline? I need at least 3 months to complete the PCC from 2 countries.

3- IF I was lucky and got the Visa Grant! How much time I have before my grant is expired? and is there any way I can extend that Duration?

Finally Thank you very much and my sincere apologies for asking so many questions .

Regards,

Ghassan
1.) All my friends who applied for 476 got approved so unless they discover some fraud or some major unexpected changes were announced, you should be granted a visa.

2.) You can extend the deadline. Just inform your CO and the reasons.

3.) 476 is only good for 18 months I think, so you need to move to oz as soon as possible. Then from there, it's either you find an employer willing to sponsor you or apply for onshore immigrant visa

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1.) All my friends who applied for 476 got approved so unless they discover some fraud or some major unexpected changes were announced, you should be granted a visa.

2.) You can extend the deadline. Just inform your CO and the reasons.

3.) 476 is only good for 18 months I think, so you need to move to oz as soon as possible. Then from there, it's either you find an employer willing to sponsor you or apply for onshore immigrant visa


Dear TheEndofDays, Thanks a lot and really appreciate it! Regarding Q3, I was just wondering about the duration given by immi before landing, meaning how long I have from the time my application is approved until the last date in which I can enter OZ? Thanks again and wish you a great day!

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Hi Dragon GX,

I'm in mid of applying for sub class 476.I just wanna ask you few questions.
1) Did you apply online? If so what documents did you upload ?
2) Since I'm uploading scanned original documents I have a question about it... do I need to get those certified and then scan ? or just scan the originals and upload it raw??

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Hi there!

There we go: 1) I applied online, required docs are your recognized engineering degree, Birth Cert, passpt, form 1221 and 80 and Ielts(please follow your checklist as I may forgot something); 2) no need for certification, just scan in colour and upload!. they will probably contact you 2 months later asking for the PCC and health.

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Hi Dragon GX,

I'm in mid of applying for sub class 476.I just wanna ask you few questions.
1) Did you apply online? If so what documents did you upload ?
2) Since I'm uploading scanned original documents I have a question about it... do I need to get those certified and then scan ? or just scan the originals and upload it raw??

Many Thanks

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Thanks for your prompt reply.So you got your CO already? What did she/he request in addition ??

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Hello!
I applied for my 476 visa and got approved recently. Here is my timeline, in case it's of any help.

Lodgement Date: 25th March, 2012.
Contacted by CO: 9th of May, 2012.
Visa granted: 15th of June, 2012.

First documents I uploaded were quite standard: birth certificate, engineering degree, passport, etc. (just raw color scans, nothing fancy). I was then asked for police certificates and was granted the visa without any need to provide medical examinations (was relieved as they are a bit expensive).

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1- If case officer contacted you asking for PCC and Health Cert., does that means you are going to get the visa? or they still can refuse even though your PCC and health has no prob at all? please advice!
I see no reason why they would refuse you the visa if everything is OK.

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2- I understand that CO will give only 28days to submit PCC and health. Is it possible to extend that deadline? I need at least 3 months to complete the PCC from 2 countries.
I was then asked for police certificates to be uploaded in the following 28 days. I was also told that if it would take longer, there was no problem, I just had to prove that I was in the process of requesting it (by providing a receipt, for example).

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3- IF I was lucky and got the Visa Grant! How much time I have before my grant is expired? and is there any way I can extend that Duration?
The 18-month period starts when you enter Australia, not when you are granted the visa.
You are given 6-months from the day they grant you the visa to enter Australia and start the 18-month period. I haven't looked into pushing that date back since I don't need to.

Hope that helps!

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Hello everyone,

I just lodged my application for the 476 visa online, and I've got a couple of questions that need to be clarified. When I log in to check my application status, the documents checklist looks as follows ,

Birth certificate or other evidence of age Required Message
Copy of your passport Personal Particulars/Photo (bio-data) page Required Message
IELTS English Test Report Results Required Message
Evidence of overseas qualifications Required Message
Character Requirements Penal Clearance Certificates Required Message
Passport photo Required Message
Form 160EH - Radiologist report on chest x-ray Required Message
Form 26EH - Medical Examination for an Australian visa Required Message

1) The PCC and Medical examination need not to be submitted unless requested by a CO, is it? Should I wait till a CO contacts me by email, or should I start obtaining these documents immediately?

2) I studied in Malaysia for three years, but was never there consecutively for an year or more. The duration of stay was always 6-8 months. Should I be obtaining a PCC from the Malaysian Police as well ?

3) Should I be filling out the form 1276 to be submitted with the online application ?


Thank you very much...

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Hi Ghassan,

Do you mind sharing, which University you graduated form?
By any chance, do you think University Malaysia Sabah would qualify for the 476 visa?
Many thanks!

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Hi Ghassan,

Do you mind sharing, which University you graduated form?
By any chance, do you think University Malaysia Sabah would qualify for the 476 visa?
Many thanks!

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