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balaaspire17 10th January 2019 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ram1289 (Post 14765240)
Finally got my grant. Thanks for all your support.



Lodged: 20th May 2018

CO Contact: 06th Sep 2018

Grant date: 09th Jan 2019



Congrats!!! Ram.

Pls share the list of documents you submitted.

Thanks in advance.


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farooq41 10th January 2019 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ram1289 (Post 14765240)
Finally got my grant. Thanks for all your support.

Lodged: 20th May 2018
CO Contact: 06th Sep 2018
Grant date: 09th Jan 2019

Congratulations Ram. When did you rely to CO?

molaboy 10th January 2019 12:18 AM

one question

as per my skills calculation, i need to be invited prior to Dec 2018 so that i will still have 8yrs experience, and so i was invited and i lodged my visa last Oct 2018.

since i had work break from jun-nov 2018, will the calculation of skills as far as exp start date to exp end date calculation be -10 yrs from ITA date and will freeze there?

nkcpr 10th January 2019 12:47 AM

I have lodged 189 visa application (261313) on 9th Nov 2018. I have attached all possible employment related proofs except R&R on a company letter head. Now I am thinking of attaching a statutory declaration signed by a senior colleague mine. When I try to upload SD under work experience proofs related section, I see different types of doc categories mentioned. Which one shall I choose for SD i.e as "work reference" or "other docs" category?

PrettyIsotonic 10th January 2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by nkcpr (Post 14765354)
I have lodged 189 visa application (261313) on 9th Nov 2018. I have attached all possible employment related proofs except R&R on a company letter head. Now I am thinking of attaching a statutory declaration signed by a senior colleague mine. When I try to upload SD under work experience proofs related section, I see different types of doc categories mentioned. Which one shall I choose for SD i.e as "work reference" or "other docs" category?

Just curious, what about the R&R letter / SD letter you used for your skills assessment - have you not submitted that?

Perhaps make a reasonable effort to get a R&R letter on the company letterhead + the other DHA requirements, so in case the CO asks for one you can show that you tried and were refused.

As for the doc categories, not sure it matters much - but I would choose 'work reference' .

nkcpr 10th January 2019 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by PrettyIsotonic (Post 14765362)
Quote:

Originally Posted by nkcpr (Post 14765354)
I have lodged 189 visa application (261313) on 9th Nov 2018. I have attached all possible employment related proofs except R&R on a company letter head. Now I am thinking of attaching a statutory declaration signed by a senior colleague mine. When I try to upload SD under work experience proofs related section, I see different types of doc categories mentioned. Which one shall I choose for SD i.e as "work reference" or "other docs" category?

Just curious, what about the R&R letter / SD letter you used for your skills assessment - have you not submitted that?

Perhaps make a reasonable effort to get a R&R letter on the company letterhead + the other DHA requirements, so in case the CO asks for one you can show that you tried and were refused.

As for the doc categories, not sure it matters much - but I would choose 'work reference' .

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrettyIsotonic (Post 14765362)
Just curious, what about the R&R letter / SD letter you used for your skills assessment - have you not submitted that?

Perhaps make a reasonable effort to get a R&R letter on the company letterhead + the other DHA requirements, so in case the CO asks for one you can show that you tried and were refused.

As for the doc categories, not sure it matters much - but I would choose 'work reference' .

I have submitted SD for ACS assessment as my company won't provide R&R Letter. While submitting the visa application, my agent advised me not to upload SD (as I was submitting all other employment proofs and exp letters) letters). He suggested to upload SD only when/if CO contacts. Iam not sure if that's the correct approach(??) Now that it has been already 2 months since I submitted the visa application, should I upload SD now or wait till (if) CO contacts? My application is still in received state. Appreciate suggestions

Jammy22 10th January 2019 02:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nkcpr (Post 14765384)
Quote:

Originally Posted by PrettyIsotonic (Post 14765362)
Quote:

Originally Posted by nkcpr (Post 14765354)
I have lodged 189 visa application (261313) on 9th Nov 2018. I have attached all possible employment related proofs except R&R on a company letter head. Now I am thinking of attaching a statutory declaration signed by a senior colleague mine. When I try to upload SD under work experience proofs related section, I see different types of doc categories mentioned. Which one shall I choose for SD i.e as "work reference" or "other docs" category?

Just curious, what about the R&R letter / SD letter you used for your skills assessment - have you not submitted that?

Perhaps make a reasonable effort to get a R&R letter on the company letterhead + the other DHA requirements, so in case the CO asks for one you can show that you tried and were refused.

As for the doc categories, not sure it matters much - but I would choose 'work reference' .

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrettyIsotonic (Post 14765362)
Just curious, what about the R&R letter / SD letter you used for your skills assessment - have you not submitted that?

Perhaps make a reasonable effort to get a R&R letter on the company letterhead + the other DHA requirements, so in case the CO asks for one you can show that you tried and were refused.

As for the doc categories, not sure it matters much - but I would choose 'work reference' .

I have submitted SD for ACS assessment as my company won't provide R&R Letter. While submitting the visa application, my agent advised me not to upload SD (as I was submitting all other employment proofs and exp letters) letters). He suggested to upload SD only when/if CO contacts. Iam not sure if that's the correct approach(??) Now that it has been already 2 months since I submitted the visa application, should I upload SD now or wait till (if) CO contacts? My application is still in received
state. Appreciate suggestions

I would suggest you to upload the SD. Its a DHA guideline to “submit ALL the documents you have used for skill assessment.”

nsathin 10th January 2019 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ram1289 (Post 14765240)
Finally got my grant. Thanks for all your support.



Lodged: 20th May 2018

CO Contact: 06th Sep 2018

Grant date: 09th Jan 2019

Congrats for the grant [emoji322]. What's the CO contact for?

kkjuly15 10th January 2019 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ram1289 (Post 14765240)
Finally got my grant. Thanks for all your support.

Lodged: 20th May 2018
CO Contact: 06th Sep 2018
Grant date: 09th Jan 2019

Congrats:)

PrettyIsotonic 10th January 2019 03:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nkcpr (Post 14765384)
I have submitted SD for ACS assessment as my company won't provide R&R Letter. While submitting the visa application, my agent advised me not to upload SD (as I was submitting all other employment proofs and exp letters) letters). He suggested to upload SD only when/if CO contacts. Iam not sure if that's the correct approach(??) Now that it has been already 2 months since I submitted the visa application, should I upload SD now or wait till (if) CO contacts? My application is still in received state. Appreciate suggestions

As another user mentioned, the DHA website (see: https://archive.homeaffairs.gov.au/v...ments-eoi.aspx) implies in my understanding you ought to have submitted it, and anecdotally many other applicants have - and some of them have not been asked for a reference letter on their company letter head and some have.

I don't think it being 2 months is an issue, instead I would be worried about DHA making a decision on your application without a CO contact (i.e. rejecting).

I would get a second opinion from another MARA agent.


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