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Hi all,
I need some advice on the comments from the CO contact.

'Further evidence of employment - for both employers - detailed employment reference letters on company letterheads and Provident Fund statements'

My wife is the primary applicant 75points, claiming spouse points

Anzsco: 261313

invite: 11-oct-2018

Applied: 7-nov-2018

CO contact: 20-feb-2019

Employment reference docs uploaded are:
(Both the employer)
- pay slips
- relieving letter
- employment letter
- SD from senior colleague on role and responsibilities.
- tax statements

Not sure if SD is not enough. CO specifically asking for the employer letter head.

Can anyone suggest the way forward?

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Happy to let you guys know that I got direct grant today. Really great start to the day!

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Grant: 20 Feb 2019 (Adelaide time 8:46 am)
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Is CO contact for you, the secondary applicant or for your wife, the primary applicant?

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Hi all,
I need some advice on the comments from the CO contact.

'Further evidence of employment - for both employers - detailed employment reference letters on company letterheads and Provident Fund statements'

My wife is the primary applicant 75points, claiming spouse points

Anzsco: 261313

invite: 11-oct-2018

Applied: 7-nov-2018

CO contact: 20-feb-2019

Employment reference docs uploaded are:
(Both the employer)
- pay slips
- relieving letter
- employment letter
- SD from senior colleague on role and responsibilities.
- tax statements

Not sure if SD is not enough. CO specifically asking for the employer letter head.

Can anyone suggest the way forward?

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Old 20th February 2019, 05:48 AM
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Hey guys,

Update from my side. Direct grant received yesterday.

All the best to those still waiting.
Congratulations

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Good Observation. Just a random thought that comes to my mind !



How will the CO know whether an application is decision ready?



Will not CO need to review the entire set of documents to ascertain decision readiness? If yes, then during review of documents, if CO comes to know about any issue, should not CO contact the Applicant?
Yes, decision-ready is when CO reviews the docs submitted by the applicant and if each and every section includes all the relevant documents, that applicant is directly granted. Off course, CO will check docs of every applicant. Nonetheless, those who have already been contacted by a CO have a totally different check up process which depends upon a number of factors which only DHA guys know.

This can easily be validated by reviewing the current trends where an offshore applicant for instance contacted by a CO gets a grant earlier than another offshore applicant who lodged and got a CO contact before that person for the same reason.

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ANZSCO: 263311;
EA Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
EA Received: 28-Mar-18 (Positive)
Mock-A (3-July-18): L:83, R: 67, S:90, W:71, O:77
Mock-B (5-July-18): L:89, R:74, S:90, W:79, O:84
Mock-C (7-July-18): L:90, R:90, S:90, W:87, O:88
PTE Test (29-July-18): L:80, R:84, S:90, W:79, Overall:81;
EOI Submitted: 30-July-2018 (189) ;
Invite: 11-Aug-18
Visa Applied: 29-Aug-18
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Got Direct grant today! (3PM AEST)

Good luck to everyone else. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
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Thanks for wishes guys. I would like to share my journey till date.

I started my preparation for 189 visa in July 2017. Though I came to know about it in late 2016 but I never cared because I am currently doing my doctoral degree in Australia (didn't want to do extra hard work of PTE simultaneously with research). I was thinking to apply for it after my doctoral degree because I wasn't confident of scoring 79+ in PTE.

In July 2017, one of my friends just motivated me to go for it and just said traditional saying "You won't get it unless you push hard for it".

I remember preparing for PTE and my confirmation seminar as both were in alternate weeks.

August 23, I got perfect 90 and then prepared for CDRs. Coming from research background, I felt easy to write CDRs and used one project each from Bachelors, Masters and doctoral degree. I got positive assessment after EA asked for extra information.

When I submitted my EOI, Mechanical engineers were getting invitation at 65 points. I was in Germany as visiting researcher at that time and thought when I will go back to Australia, I will have PR.
However, sudden decrease in the numbers led to slow movement. To my luck, DHA/DIBP reduced numbers just after I submitted EOI.
Then I kept on waiting and almost left hope because I had used all of my points. NAATI wasn't an option at that time because they were planning for a new test. In March 2018, NAATI came with CCL test and I just went for it and passed it (Again passed with just one extra mark, 64 out of 90).
In May 2018, I updated my EOI with 70 points and got invitation in November. Today, I got PR now and to some extent history has repeated itself for me. After lodging visa, I came to India for a holiday and was hoping if I could go back to Australia on PR this time. Finally by God's grace I got positive decision in less time.

Thanks to expatforum family for answering my questions regarding visa application.

I did whole process by myself following expatforum and doing own research. If anyone needs help regarding EA assessment or NAATI, I will try my best.

Cheers!
Puneet
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Hi all,
I need some advice on the comments from the CO contact.

'Further evidence of employment - for both employers - detailed employment reference letters on company letterheads and Provident Fund statements'

My wife is the primary applicant 75points, claiming spouse points

Anzsco: 261313

invite: 11-oct-2018

Applied: 7-nov-2018

CO contact: 20-feb-2019

Employment reference docs uploaded are:
(Both the employer)
- pay slips
- relieving letter
- employment letter
- SD from senior colleague on role and responsibilities.
- tax statements

Not sure if SD is not enough. CO specifically asking for the employer letter head.

Can anyone suggest the way forward?

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Thanks for sharing the update.

When you say "Both Employers" - you mean both employers for the Primary Applicant or Employers for both the Applicants (You and Spouse)?

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Is CO contact for you, the secondary applicant or for your wife, the primary applicant?
For my wife who is the primary applicant

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Thanks for sharing the update.



When you say "Both Employers" - you mean both employers for the Primary Applicant or Employers for both the Applicants (You and Spouse)?
Both employers means current and previous employer of my wife (primary applicant).
The co contact was specific on the primary applicant

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