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sahana rashmi 21st March 2019 03:38 AM

Congratulations
Quote:

Originally Posted by Akha04 (Post 14831214)
Guys I got my direct grant today (Yayyy). A bit surprised since i got it way before than i expected...

Timeline is as follows:

Occupation code 263311
EA assestment 14th Nov 2018
EoI 20th december 2018
Invitation 11th January 2019
Lodged 8th February 2019
Medical 28th Jan 2019
Visa granted 20th March 2019
IDE 28th January 2020

Thank you guys for helping out throughout the process.

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yverma 21st March 2019 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by beeze50 (Post 14830860)
Dear All & Bandish,



Happy to share I got my grant today at 6.30 am in the morning.



Bandish - You got your prediction right yet again :)



My timelines :



Visa Lodged - 27th Oct 2018 for a family of 4

CO contact - 17th Jan 2019 to send PTE score electronically

Change of Circumstances Form 1221 - 22nd Feb 2019 for job change

Visa Grant - 20th March 2019

Entry Date - Before 5th Oct 2019 (PCC Expiry date)



Thanks everyone for the support and sharing their valuable experience.



Also, does anyone have a checklist of things to do once you enter the country - e,g, bank account opening, health etc ?



Cheers,

Varun



If anybody has any specific query, please feel free to ask me,

Hi congratulations for your grant.

Did you uploaded any additional documents with change in circumstances form like offer letter, releiving letters?

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brisbound 21st March 2019 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Sifreh (Post 14831498)
Congratulations to all those who got their grant..
I have a question which has been bothering me for sometime now.. does the grant depend on the anzsco code too ??? Like for certain codes the grants come in clusters whereas software engineers get grants everyday ?? So if 5 ppl from my jobcode got grant on immitracker 3 days back I should not expect mine until the next cluster like maybe a week-10 days gap ???

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There is a general tier-ing that occurs as outlined on the DHA site ie:

1. applicants sponsored under the Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme
2. applicants sponsored under the Employer Nomination Scheme
3. applicants nominated by a state or territory government agency
4. applicants who have nominated an occupation on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
5. all other applications

Beyond this, there doesn't appear to be any ranking or triage by ANZSCO based on the data in the tracker, or evidence of processing of ANZSCO "batches".

Unfortunately nobody outside of DHA is going to know this for certain, however empirical evidence would indicate no favouritism towards any one job type (not even for traditionally politically sensitive roles such as education or healthcare for which skills shortages are widely reported in the media).

I suspect the regular flow of Software Engineers and ICT Professionals is moreso just a function of the significant amount of applicants in that field.

DVS105 21st March 2019 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by shank2690 (Post 14830342)
Thanks for your inputs. But my question is will it be a matter of concern if we open a joint account after we got a CO contact

Shank,
If you have an ICICI or SBI account, add additional applicant as the joint holder. Then generate the statement online. You will be surprised to see both names given on the statement once it is updated in the bank records. You don't need to open a new account altogether.
I had done the same for my application.

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adityaM 21st March 2019 04:03 AM

Fellow members,

I have only been an observer on this forum and have immensely benefited from the knowledge you guys are sharing. Really appreciate all your efforts.

I lodged visa application on Dec 25, 2018 and waiting for the grant. I have now decided to provide additional proofs (joint health insurance) to support spousal relationship (I have already provided marriage cert, wedding pics, joint travel invoice and spouse name on each other's passport). My question is that if I attach the document now, would it put my application towards the back of the queue because the application was updated in some way. If so, I can rather wait for a CO contact.

Just wondering if anyone observed any such pattern.

hoandang 21st March 2019 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by brisbound (Post 14831438)
Congratulations Akha!

I'd be interested in this too. There has only been a handful of direct grants under the baseline "magic number" of ~90 days recently on immitracker, however there doesn't appear to be any real rhyme or reason to it.

I'd have considered my case relatively benign. I'm an individual applicant from what would be considered a "low risk" country being the UK (this is in no way meant to be disparaging to other nationalities - just highlighting the clear diplomatic and historic links between the UK and Australia!) and claiming only experience from one employer (which is a State Govt employer). I've also been living here for 4 years and am married to an Australian!

Long story short - I query whether there is any real link between simplicity of cases and processing times. It seems to me that the best advice (and probably the simplest advice) at the moment seems to be hang in there and assume either a grant or a RFI at around 90 days. Anything sooner is a bonus!

All the best everyone with your applications and transition to Australia. It's a pretty great place to live!

Hi, how long have you been waiting for your grant so far?

prashantcd 21st March 2019 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Saif (Post 14830706)
Official 2019/20 Migration Program Levels Released

Following today’s announcement that the migration program will have an upper limit of 160,000 for 2019/2020 and the introduction of two new regional visa streams the new planning levels for 2019/2020 have been released .
The important features being the slashing of the independent points test (189) from 43,990 to just 18,652.
When you take into account the average application has 1.6 people on it that equates to around 11,700 invitations or around 970 invitations per round. That will mean more points will be needed and longer waits at each point level for all occupations.
We will crunch some numbers later this week as to what that may do to the invitation times for a 189 invite.
Remember there is a new regional visa pathway here that will alleviate some of the upwards pressure on points needed for those who choose that. As well it is highly likely the Labor party will win the May 2019 Federal Election and they may have their own views about the migration program
2019-20 Migration program planning levels

Skill stream
Employer Sponsored 30,000
Skilled Independent 18,652
Regional 23,000
Skilled Employer Sponsored 9,000
Skilled Work Regional 14,000
State/Territory Nominated 24,968
Business Innovation & Investment program 6,862
Global Talent 5,000
Distinguished Talent 200
Skill Total 108,682

Family Stream
Partner 39,799
Parent 7,371
Other Family 562
Family Total 47,732
Special Eligibility 236
Child (estimate; not subject to a ceiling) 3,350
Total 160,000

We are really lucky in that sense!

Courtesy - Sahil

:eek: Thanks Saif for the info. I was trying to access the impact of this announcement on my application. I was expecting an invite (if things go as per the trends seen previously) in the month or April or May. My understanding is that will not be impacted because of this announcement. But I am unable to understand your assessment where you are expecting more delay in grants post invite after July 1. Will there not be fewer applications for CO to work on, so where will the delay be. Can you please let me know your reasoning.

brisbound 21st March 2019 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by hoandang (Post 14831568)
Hi, how long have you been waiting for your grant so far?

Hi Hoandang,

I lodged 2 Jan 19 so have just gone past 11 weeks. I'm working on the assumption I'll hear something by mid April (either a grant or RFI). I'm a midwife so not a lot of peers in immitracker to compare against!

Janubless 21st March 2019 04:37 AM

Wow congratulations ..that was a quick grant
Quote:

Originally Posted by Akha04 (Post 14831214)
Guys I got my direct grant today (Yayyy). A bit surprised since i got it way before than i expected...

Timeline is as follows:

Occupation code 263311
EA assestment 14th Nov 2018
EoI 20th december 2018
Invitation 11th January 2019
Lodged 8th February 2019
Medical 28th Jan 2019
Visa granted 20th March 2019
IDE 28th January 2020

Thank you guys for helping out throughout the process.


Yd16 21st March 2019 04:45 AM

Hi guys I got granted visa today. Lodge 30 Nov , co contact 28th feb ' granted 21st march. Hope to spread positivity to yall. It has been the hardest wait , been jobless for six months just to wait for this visa, so many doubts from many people, pretty much hiding at home and cut off from other people, too much worries. It was lowest point of my life. It's all over now, and you will be the next ! Peace !


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