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Old 15th August 2012, 03:50 AM
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I am new to this forum and wanted to share my experiences with my visa application.
I got my TR(485) on 30/07/12 and applied for PR(885) on 31/07/12. As of now I am waiting for a case officer to be allocated. my case is under priority 4 and I hoping to get a CO in the next 2-4 weeks. I will update my progress as time goes.

I started this thread as i can't find any dedicated thread where onshore 885 applicants share their experiences. Please share your experiences such as timeline, CO status, etc. Looking forward to hear form you soon. Thank You

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Hey!
I too couldnt find 885 visa club on these forums up until now.
I got my tr on 28/06/12 and applied for 885 visa on 04/07/12. It has been 5 weeks and am still waiting for CO to be assigned. According to the immigration website, 885 visa for priority 4 takes around 6 weeks for CO allocation. Therefore, I am hoping that a CO will be assigned to my case somewhere around next week.

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Hi Guys...

I lodged my 885 visa application on 13th Jan 2012. Case officer was assigned in 4 weeks. I received an email from my case officer on 12 June 2012 stating she has begun processing my application and she asked me to provide form 80 and 1221. No further docs are required.I submitted the docs on 25th June. Since then i am waiting for her decision on my application. Lets hope i hear from her soon.

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Good to see some 885 people here,,,, I applied in June 2012 and still waiting for further action. Keep everyone posted about updates regarding your cases......


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I lodged my 885 visa application on 13th Jan 2012. Case officer was assigned in 4 weeks. I received an email from my case officer on 12 June 2012 stating she has begun processing my application and she asked me to provide form 80 and 1221. No further docs are required.I submitted the docs on 25th June. Since then i am waiting for her decision on my application. Lets hope i hear from her soon.

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Hi Guys,

I applied for 885 on 21 July. Could you please clear my doubt. The eligibility criteria for getting 15 points for qualifications under 885 says

"Points for qualifications at Masters level can only be awarded where you have also completed a Bachelors degree recognised by the relevant assessing authority as being of a comparable Australian standard. To claim points for a qualification obtained overseas, it will need to be recognised as being of a standard comparable to the relevant Australian level qualification. Generally, you will be able to request an opinion on your qualification claims from the relevant assessing authority when you seek your skills assessment."

Does that mean that, I need to get an assessment for my Bachelor degree as well to claim points for Masters? I completed Master in professional accounting and already got it assessed from CPA as equivalent to Australian Master degree.

Please advice. Thanks.

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I dont think masters fetches you more points, just bachelors will fetch you 15 points as well. I got my creds evaluated from ACS and it was mentioned that only if I have PHd then you will get more points, otherwise bachelors will do...


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I applied for 885 on 21 July. Could you please clear my doubt. The eligibility criteria for getting 15 points for qualifications under 885 says

"Points for qualifications at Masters level can only be awarded where you have also completed a Bachelors degree recognised by the relevant assessing authority as being of a comparable Australian standard. To claim points for a qualification obtained overseas, it will need to be recognised as being of a standard comparable to the relevant Australian level qualification. Generally, you will be able to request an opinion on your qualification claims from the relevant assessing authority when you seek your skills assessment."

Does that mean that, I need to get an assessment for my Bachelor degree as well to claim points for Masters? I completed Master in professional accounting and already got it assessed from CPA as equivalent to Australian Master degree.

Please advice. Thanks.

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Points awarded are as follows

Bachelor - 15
Master - 15
Phd - 20

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Hi,

Thanks. I understand that Master will fetch me 15 points. But my query is that in order to get point for Masters, do you also need to get your Bachelor degree assessed (or take an opinion) from the assessing authority. I am concerned because of the following statement:

"Points for qualifications at Masters level can only be awarded where you have also completed a Bachelors degree recognised by the relevant assessing authority as being of a comparable Australian standard."

Thanks once again.

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I have just noticed that the time for allocation of applicants has been once again revised today to 8 weeks....I was hoping that my file will open in 4 weeks... All the hopes are evaporated now...The allocation time has been extended two times since i applied.

Its all pointing towards a long delay...Have any of you guys had any luck with your applications??

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That is bad... I have applied in June, more than 2 months passed, still no update, I called department and they told me that CO is assigned to my application but he/she has not decided to contact you yet ... Strange, I've never seen/read any such experience ... just hope for the best ...

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I have just noticed that the time for allocation of applicants has been once again revised today to 8 weeks....I was hoping that my file will open in 4 weeks... All the hopes are evaporated now...The allocation time has been extended two times since i applied.

Its all pointing towards a long delay...Have any of you guys had any luck with your applications??

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