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intruder_ 4th March 2019 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Bandish (Post 14816616)
Congratulations intruder_ :)

A long journey and well deserved grant indeed...

Wish you good luck for your future... :)

Thanks Bandish !!

DVS105 4th March 2019 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Saif (Post 14816898)
I believe give them a weak or so. Your grants should be just around the corner.

There seems to be some pattern as I see it. This analysis is based on the immitracker data.

Given a month of Lodgements, the first few days determine the pattern of how the applications are picked.

If I see the October month, much of the bulk lodgements happened during Oct 11-Oct 20th. There was a huge backlog for those days, compared to the rest of the month. The first of the few cases that were picked up by the COs seemed to be suggesting that they may be inclined to pick those applications where the number of applications for a given ANZCO group and probably Country are lesser. This is evident that the first of the grants in the month of November and December Lodged cases were those for non ICT roles - like Mechanical engineer, Construction, Nursing etc. Again these grants came from countries like Iran, Turkey and may be Philippines. This leads me to believe that there are COs who seem to work country and ANZCO code specific. It makes sense to do so because they would have been trained to identify the authenticity of the documents uploaded. This trend is also seen for the first few grants received from the Dec-18 Applicants who lodged their applications (in first week of Dec).

For the Oct-18 applicants, barring the people from Oct-11 to Oct 20th, most of the people received grants around the 80-90 day wait time. But the number of applications for each day during Oct 11th to Oct 20th or thereabouts the movement was slow and the wait was agonizing (based on the posts in this forum). Their wait time is consistently over 100-110 days.

The same logic when used to analyze the Nov lodged cases, I see that large pockets of Nov 1 to 4, 13th to 16th and 22nd to 26th have been largely left out. Going by the previous trend, I expect that these should majorly get addressed(grant or a CO) in about 2 weeks time. My own application was lodged on 23rd. While I watched daily who has been getting grants, its more agonizing to see that my own application is on those pockets. :playball:

rkhalid 4th March 2019 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DVS105 (Post 14817144)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Saif (Post 14816898)
I believe give them a weak or so. Your grants should be just around the corner.

There seems to be some pattern as I see it. This analysis is based on the immitracker data.

Given a month of Lodgements, the first few days determine the pattern of how the applications are picked.

If I see the October month, much of the bulk lodgements happened during Oct 11-Oct 20th. There was a huge backlog for those days, compared to the rest of the month. The first of the few cases that were picked up by the COs seemed to be suggesting that they may be inclined to pick those applications where the number of applications for a given ANZCO group and probably Country are lesser. This is evident that the first of the grants in the month of November and December Lodged cases were those for non ICT roles - like Mechanical engineer, Construction, Nursing etc. Again these grants came from countries like Iran, Turkey and may be Philippines. This leads me to believe that there are COs who seem to work country and ANZCO code specific. It makes sense to do so because they would have been trained to identify the authenticity of the documents uploaded. This trend is also seen for the first few grants received from the Dec-18 Applicants who lodged their applications (in first week of Dec).

For the Oct-18 applicants, barring the people from Oct-11 to Oct 20th, most of the people received grants around the 80-90 day wait time. But the number of applications for each day during Oct 11th to Oct 20th or thereabouts the movement was slow and the wait was agonizing (based on the posts in this forum). Their wait time is consistently over 100-110 days.

The same logic when used to analyze the Nov lodged cases, I see that large pockets of Nov 1 to 4, 13th to 16th and 22nd to 26th have been largely left out. Going by the previous trend, I expect that these should majorly get addressed(grant or a CO) in about 2 weeks time. My own application was lodged on 23rd. While I watched daily who has been getting grants, its more agonizing to see that my own application is on those pockets. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/animated/playball.gif[/IMG]

what about application of 29th Nov.. will they be touchef shortly ? or still wait is long

Ravi_Ryan 4th March 2019 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Ravi_Ryan (Post 14816980)
Hello experts, i have doubt. On 1st march i was granted the visa with IED as 05th June. IED was given based on my spouse 815. In that form it is mentioned to have the medicals done within 4 weeks once you land. Since moving permanently is difficult for both of us in these 3 months, we have planned for a validation trip in may. Is it required to do our medicals in may, or we can do it once we plan our move permanently. Experts please help.


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Elu 4th March 2019 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by PrettyIsotonic (Post 14816592)
Hey everyone - 190 applicant here but I've spent a lot of time on this thread too, it has been great the peer support.

Happy to share that got our grant today - I'm an onshore applicant [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]





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I've updated MyImmiTracker too.

My timeline is in my signature and a little more detailed one here:
https://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...l#post14816590

Many many congratulations 🎆 brother!
Feeling very happy for you. Please keep us in your prayers.

Elu 4th March 2019 12:39 PM

Congratulations 🎆 to all grant recievers!

Elu 4th March 2019 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by intruder_ (Post 14816046)
First and foremost want to express deep gratitude and thank members on this forum who are doing a noble job of assisting new applicants in preparation and resolving queries (when we are stressed out and looking for instant answers without having to pay for it)
Writing this detailed post for folks who have already lodged and also for ones who are preparing for it. Like most people on the forum, I too started pondering about possible countries where I can move my base to, taking into account the recent turmoil with Work Permit and considerable amount of delays in permanent residency in US. The obvious two options being Canada & Australia, the first option being Canada due to similarities with US in most aspects (Not the preferred one considering the cold weather). Australia being the other better options where I had previously had an opportunity to work in one of the major cities. That made it my preferred option but with nothing in hand to decide at the start of the year 2018, opted to appear for IELTS which is an accepted language test for both the countries.

Booked for IELTS in early Jan to get a test date in May 2018 (Yes, there was substantial wait due to number of applications received then. Studied hard to secure CLB 9 (L8,R7,W7,S7) in IELTS ; actual score 1st attempt (L8,R8.5,W7.5,S7.5) left me with only 10 points in language proficiency for 189 which required all 8s in IELTS to claim 20 points. In spite of decent score in English for Canadian Express entry program was falling short by ~35 points for which the cut-off was around 440.

With Australia being the only option left in May, started the 189 journey by applying for ACS after booking for PTE with an aim to secure 20 points as my overall score was tallying up to 60 points only; assuming and confirmed later post ACS decision, that I won’t be able to claim 15 points for experience since ACS deducted 4 years from my experience due to a Non-ICT degree and having 10 points for language. In parallel started reading the sticky’ s on this forum to understand the lingo for Australian PR application process before registering and actively participating in June

Being ineligible to apply for 189 with the minimum points required to apply for 189, which were increased to 65 points from July 2018 [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG] , submitted my EOI seeking state sponsorship (Exclusively NSW) after receiving positive skills assessment for ANZSCO 262112 with an obvious hope of an pre-invite. Managed to secure overall 90 in PTE on the 1st attempt raising my English proficiency points to 20 and overall point to 70 [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]. Instantly submitted my EOI for 189 thereafter and received an invite in the round after the one for that month.

Post invite, started collecting all required documents listed by DIBP and confirmed by fellow forum members (Will list all the documents submitted which helped me secure a direct grant). Had knowingly delayed the 189 VISA lodgment till end of invite expiry date with some buffer and was lucky enough to receive another extension for US as well. Since I was aware that my current organization was going to apply for extension of my WP. Finally lodged the 189 application by end of November and took a mental break from the tedious VISA preparation and two English language tests that started some 10 months back hoping for a grant in ~90 days based on historical data. Stopped visiting the forum for couple of months to respond to queries which I usually responded based on my own experience and know how. Did congratulate folks in between who were granted VISA and also learned the month for which applications were currently processed. To my pleasant surprise received a direct grant on the day I honestly thought I would.

Would like to thank everyone who helped me navigate through the initial phase of the Australian journey, would surely be around to assist aspiring applicants.
Point’s breakup and Timelines
• Points 70 (Age: 25 | English: 20 | Degree: 15 | Experience: 10)
• ACS Submitted: 16 June 2018
• ACS +ve Result: 31 July 2018
• EOI (190): 2nd August 2018
• PTE Date: 29 August 2018
• PTE Score: (L 90, R 90, S 90, W 88)
• EOI (189): 1 September 2018
• Invite: 11 October 2018
• Lodged: 28 November 2018
• Medicals: 7 Jan 2019

List of Documents Submitted
• Birth Certificate in English
• Current Passport First and Last Page
• Color Scan of 10th Mark sheet
• AADHAR Card
• PAN Card
• National PCC
• US FBI PCC
• US State PCC
• Form 80 and 1221
• PTE Academic PTE Score Card
• Front and back signed passport photo scan
• Color Scan of BE Degree
• Color Scan of BE Mark sheets (No Transcripts)
• Color Scan of 10th & 12th Mark sheet separately
• ACS Skills Assessment Report
• Expired & Current Passport All Pages
• Color Scan of HR Employment /Offer Letter Employer 1 & Employer 2
• Color Scan of HR Service/Experience Letter Employer 1
• All Salary Increase Letters Employer 1 & Employer 2
• Deputation Letter to All countries via Employer 1
• Color Scan of Reference Letter Employer 1 & Employer 2
• All Pay slips Employer 1 Offshore, Onsite & Employer 2
• All months bank statement salary credit Offshore, Onsite & Employer 2
• Employee Provident Fund India
• Form 26AS annual consolidated tax statement
• Form 16 All Years
• PAYG Payment Summary (Australia)
• Wage and Tax Form W2 Employer 1 Onsite & Employer 2
• Individual Income Tax Return Form 1040A all years

Many many congratulations 🎆! Enjoy your moment and keep praying for us.

ifat00 4th March 2019 12:53 PM

Hello, I am also an Oil and Gas Engineer. I will be looking forward to detailed article on your experience. Congratulations on your new Job!!
Quote:

Originally Posted by grsr (Post 14816846)
Hello All,

Don't feel tired while you are awaiting PR. I got my PR in Mar-2018. Migrated to Aus in Jun 2018. After 8 months of job search - tried everything I could putting all efforts, I got job a week ago. I had thought that I might get a job in 3-4 months after reaching. It was the toughest time of my life. I am an Engineer with Oil and Gas experience.

I thought to inform all of you, so that you can do your homework before leaving your current job or be prepared mentally. Research job market for your experience.

I'll write a detailed article to share my experience.

Thanks
GrSr


manusaavi 4th March 2019 01:24 PM

Hey congrates..did you get your job in your experience area now? Please write in detail what did you do to survive while searching for the job. Looking forward for your detailed article.
Quote:

Originally Posted by grsr (Post 14816846)
Hello All,

Don't feel tired while you are awaiting PR. I got my PR in Mar-2018. Migrated to Aus in Jun 2018. After 8 months of job search - tried everything I could putting all efforts, I got job a week ago. I had thought that I might get a job in 3-4 months after reaching. It was the toughest time of my life. I am an Engineer with Oil and Gas experience.

I thought to inform all of you, so that you can do your homework before leaving your current job or be prepared mentally. Research job market for your experience.

I'll write a detailed article to share my experience.

Thanks
GrSr


vivinlobo 4th March 2019 01:38 PM

Guys add me in some post grant whatsapp group.

Worried about how to go about my partner visa!!!!

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