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Hi I am also at delegate pending stage.

Just wonder anyone at the Invitation Round of 31 Jan has received their ACT nomination result after delegate signing? Whether they will finish that round before the next invitation on 12 Mar.

I just read this one from 1 agency and seems like their rejection rate is massive. Sorry cannot post the link and it is from VisAustralia

"The ACT Matrix Reloaded

ACT nomination program

The ACT Government has now completed five invitation rounds for people seeking ACT nomination for the permanent Subclass 190 visa. Invitations are being issued every 2 weeks and the number of invitations being issued and the points required to receive an invitation are becoming more settled.

In the first round on 20 December 2018, 93 invitations were issued with a minimum pass mark of 85 matrix points. In the second round on 3 January 2019, 205 invitations were issued with the minimum pass mark of 70. The third round on 15 January 2019, created a bit of excitement when 212 people were invited on a minimum pass mark of 65 matrix points. The fourth round occurred on 31 January 2019, with 186 people being invited with a minimum pass mark of 65 matrix points.

The most recent round occurred on 21 February 2019 and the pass mark dropped to 60 points.

The magic numbers for the visa points test pass mark is 65 points and for the ACT matrix it is now 6o points.

While it is difficult to predict how low the pass mark may go or how many people will be invited each round, the fact that people are being invited and the pass mark has come down to 60 matrix points is encouraging.

Having said that, not everyone who was in Canberra on 29 June 2018 will be able to apply and it is inevitable that some people will remain trapped in the matrix unable to apply for a Subclass 190 visa.

Report from ACT Government: Invited applicants not applying

The ACT Government has advised agents that a high proportion of people who are invited to apply for nomination who are not actually applying. To date around 700 invitations have been issued but only around one third of these invitees have lodged a formal application.

This obviously means that many people are expressing an interest in applying who not eligible to apply, and because they are not eligible to apply, they are not applying. These expressions of interest are being removed from the system.

Nomination refusals

The ACT Government has said that a significant number of applications do not include the required information and around a third of applications lodged by agents have been refused. Whether this means a third or a half or two thirds of all applications received are being refused is not clear. It is also not clear how many applications have been approved and how many quota places are still available.

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The ACT Government is taking a strict line in its assessment of applications and VisAustralia has seen refusals coming through for people who did not meet the letter of the criteria. In some cases, it is possible to re-express an interest, receive a second invitation and make a second application.

We advise you should be careful with the information you include in the Expression of Interest as you will need to back this up with hard evidence at the time you apply for nomination. Applications are being refused for the following reasons:

Basic eligibility criteria not met: three months employment at minimum 20 hours per week; or 12 months ACT residence if having held a student/graduate visa in the last two years;
Bank statements not provided for the claimed period of ACT residence or to evidence salary payments;
Length of ACT employment: working less than the minimum 20 hours per week for the clamed period of employment or not providing documents to clearly evidence employment;
Employment type: misclaiming points for ANZSCO 1 to 3 skill level but working at this level;
Close family: family living in Sydney, not Canberra.
We advise that ACT Nomination applications are now big, technical and complex applications. One minor mistake or the failure to include a document or translation can result in a refusal. They require a significant amount of effort and a lot of care.

The on-line system is also cumbersome, and the need to apply within 14 days of receiving an invitation is causing high levels of stress for applicants. You should have your documents ready to go at the time you lodge your Expression of Interest.

It is also increasingly apparent that it is difficult for people on Student visas (as opposed to Subclass 485 visas) to meet the requirement to be engaged in work of 20 hours a week for three months before applying. Few student jobs are consistently worked at 20 hours a week due to shift requirements and it can mean that over a 3-month period, the number of hours worked each week may have varied.

Given these pressures we suggest you seek professional advice and assistance with your ACT nomination application."'

Fingers crossed.
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Hey guys, my ACT nomination has been approved after exactly 4 weeks of delegate decision pending stage. to everyone who's still waiting

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Hey guys, my ACT nomination has been approved after exactly 4 weeks of delegate decision pending stage. to everyone who's still waiting
Congrats! I remember that feeling of relief. Now it's all in your hands and more or less just a waiting game

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ACT nomination lodged 20 Jun 18
ACT nomination 21 Aug 18
190 lodged 21 Aug 18
Added de facto via Form 1436 12 Nov 18
De facto added by CO 14 Nov 18
CO contact de facto medical/functional english 1 Dec 18
Responded to CO 6 Dec 18
CO contact de facto functional english (already provided) 22 Feb 19
Responded to CO 25 Feb 19

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Congrats! I remember that feeling of relief. Now it's all in your hands and more or less just a waiting game

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Thank youu. Actually, would you mind if I ask for tips on getting a Singapore COC? My appeal was previously declined and I'm not sure if I should tell my lawyer to contact a DHA officer for a letter ASAP or should we just wait til CO contact?

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Thank youu. Actually, would you mind if I ask for tips on getting a Singapore COC? My appeal was previously declined and I'm not sure if I should tell my lawyer to contact a DHA officer for a letter ASAP or should we just wait til CO contact?
You can try again, this is what I did and it has worked for a few others:

For the Documentary proof stating that a COC is required by the various foreign government authorities or institutions for specific overseas purposes (e.g. migration / adoption / employment / further education) I submitted my EOI points summary PDF (generated via Skill Select) with the following attached in a cover letter addressed to the Singapore Police Force Criminal Investigation Department dated and signed by me:

"1. Please find below my Skill Select Expression of Interest Identification (XXX) issued by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs for the purposes of General Skilled Migration in the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) stream to the Australian Capital Territory.

2. Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 in Australia sets out the character requirements for migration to Australia.

3. As part of my permanent migration application with Australia I am required to provide police certificates for each country I have lived in for 12 months or more, over the last 10 years (calculated immediately before the time the visa application is lodged), since turning 16 years of age."

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CO contact de facto medical/functional english 1 Dec 18
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Responded to CO 25 Feb 19

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Congrats.

Can I ask whether you r onshore or offshore?

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You can try again, this is what I did and it has worked for a few others:

For the Documentary proof stating that a COC is required by the various foreign government authorities or institutions for specific overseas purposes (e.g. migration / adoption / employment / further education) I submitted my EOI points summary PDF (generated via Skill Select) with the following attached in a cover letter addressed to the Singapore Police Force Criminal Investigation Department dated and signed by me:

"1. Please find below my Skill Select Expression of Interest Identification (XXX) issued by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs for the purposes of General Skilled Migration in the Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) stream to the Australian Capital Territory.

2. Section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 in Australia sets out the character requirements for migration to Australia.

3. As part of my permanent migration application with Australia I am required to provide police certificates for each country I have lived in for 12 months or more, over the last 10 years (calculated immediately before the time the visa application is lodged), since turning 16 years of age."

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Thanks so much! Will definitely try this method as I really want to have all documents ready for a DG

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Congrats.

Can I ask whether you r onshore or offshore?
Hi there, I'm an onshore applicant, having been in CBR for 4 years.

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Can I ask whether you r onshore or offshore?
Hi there, I'm an onshore applicant, having been in CBR for 4 years.
Thank you. I’m onshore as well and at the beginning of my 2nd week. Hope can get positive response soon 😉
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Congrats, wonderful news!

What's your next step now?

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