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Thank you for replying.

The leaving a note for the CO has had no effect.

I can try the feedback option. Can I have some more info on this please.

Everything else is still in date till end of April.
Is your Last Updated date still the date you submitted your application / last uploaded something? If no, hopefully that means someone from DHA has looked into your application!

Sounds silly, but nothing in the "Messages" tab either, yeah?

Here is the feedback form I'm aware of:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-...nd-suggestions
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When I tried yesterday it would just loop me back to the same page.

Looks like an interim fix
I've had this happening to my application from 11th Jan. But it always took me back to my application. Never looped me for sure.

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Is your Last Updated date still the date you submitted your application / last uploaded something? If no, hopefully that means someone from DHA has looked into your application!

Sounds silly, but nothing in the "Messages" tab either, yeah?

Here is the feedback form I'm aware of:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-...nd-suggestions
there is just one message from the 6th April which is an acknowledgement that the application is received.

Last updated date is 13th April, and submitted date is 6th April.

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I've had this happening to my application from 11th Jan. But it always took me back to my application. Never looped me for sure.
I only had it for about 14 hours and it seems to have gone, hopefully permanently.

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there is just one message from the 6th April which is an acknowledgement that the application is received.

Last updated date is 13th April, and submitted date is 6th April.
Perhaps your application was flagged for further security vetting by an external agency.

I know someone in their mid-40's with a reasonable amount of travel, Aussie citizen, who had to wait about 13 months to get security clearance (not sure at which level, but presumably NV1/NV2/PV).

According to the article below, the average wait time for PV (the highest level of security clearance) is 15 months, in case it is comforting to note that there is a known bottleneck, assuming some of the same agencies are involved in the migration process:
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...31-p500yy.html
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Perhaps your application was flagged for further security vetting by an external agency.

I know someone in their mid-40's with a reasonable amount of travel, Aussie citizen, who had to wait about 13 months to get security clearance (not sure at which level, but presumably NV1/NV2/PV).

According to the article below, the average wait time for PV (the highest level of security clearance) is 15 months, in case it is comforting to note that there is a known bottleneck, assuming some of the same agencies are involved in the migration process:
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...31-p500yy.html
Oh dear!

And my application could have been flagged randomly? I cannot think of a reason why I would need Positive vetting level of clearance.

Very useful information though, thanks for sharing

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And my application could have been flagged randomly? I cannot think of a reason why I would need Positive vetting level of clearance.

Very useful information though, thanks for sharing
Security clearance can only be applied for and granted when nominated by a government agency - but perhaps the type of checks done when applications are flagged for further security vetting by DHA is similar, and hence the resource strain would be experienced by all who need to go through them.

For example AAT rulings talk about facial recognition checks to ensure consistency between immigration biometrics and English test results, and assuming there is a limited number of facial recognition specialists / capacity overall you can imagine a wait list gathering.

A former visa processing officer (and current MARA agent) shared on a Reddit AMA that some applications are flagged based on whatever is deemed a 'red flag' of the day, e.g. if intelligence organisations were wary of specialist chemical engineering expertise finding its way into Australia, then folks with a chemical engineering background would be flagged.

Could also be random, to ensure a certain % of applications are thoroughly vetted - but naturally these departmental processes are not made public.
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Security clearance can only be applied for and granted when nominated by a government agency - but perhaps the type of checks done when applications are flagged for further security vetting by DHA is similar, and hence the resource strain would be experienced by all who need to go through them.

For example AAT rulings talk about facial recognition checks to ensure consistency between immigration biometrics and English test results, and assuming there is a limited number of facial recognition specialists / capacity overall you can imagine a wait list gathering.

A former visa processing officer (and current MARA agent) shared on a Reddit AMA that some applications are flagged based on whatever is deemed a 'red flag' of the day, e.g. if intelligence organisations were wary of specialist chemical engineering expertise finding its way into Australia, then folks with a chemical engineering background would be flagged.

Could also be random, to ensure a certain % of applications are thoroughly vetted - but naturally these departmental processes are not made public.
Hi PI,
I made a stupid mistake while applying. In place where they ask for proof of identity,
along with my passport and birth certificate, I attached my current student visa grant notification too- and labelled it as "immicard" from the drop-down menu. Just now only did I realize that, thats not an immicard (how stupid of me). Please suggest how I can let the CO know of this-

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I did not

Same here but I uploaded all my documents on 14 October and still waiting for grant !
Did you get the grant without uploading form 1221 ?

Do you recommend uploading it ?

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I made a stupid mistake while applying. In place where they ask for proof of identity,
along with my passport and birth certificate, I attached my current student visa grant notification too- and labelled it as "immicard" from the drop-down menu. Just now only did I realize that, thats not an immicard (how stupid of me). Please suggest how I can let the CO know of this-
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