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hi. i am metal machinist, yesterday visa officer came to my work place. for verification
i dont knw wheter i gave them satisfied answers or not, one was Indian and another was australian , they click some photos of mine and my joining file , i m scared i mention 4 month experience for my current job but not mention same while doing visa application, i m so wooried nw :
how can they come at your work place for verification...does it really happens??

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yes thats true....,visa officer can come for physical verification., 1/100 chances they can come to ur workplace

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Got a news letter form an immigration agent today. Can someone shed some light about this?

This is the news letter:

No more 489 visas to be granted till July 2014

In February, 2014 the Department of Immigration announced; due to a large number of applications there will be a limit of 15 invitations for subclass 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Sponsored) visas until further notice. This change was implemented from the 24 February 2014 invitation round.

Recently however, there have been a few people who have received emails/letters that state that the program places have been filled for the year and there is no clear answer as to when their visas will be granted.

This will mean processing times may be longer and if/ when the remaining places are used, the department cannot grant any application until the following program year, unless more visa places become available.

Various expat forums are full of discussions as to what is happening and the reason for this extended delay especially since recently the 489 processing time on the Department website was reduced to 3 months from the previous 6 months.

There has been no clear update regarding this matter on the department website and the people waiting for their 489 grants seem to stuck in a limbo of not knowing if and when their visas will be granted. Invitations will still continue to proceed as scheduled however actual visa grants have been stopped till the end of the financial year.

It appears that the department has exhausted its quota for these visas, there will be no more visas granted till 1st July, 2014 and there may be indefinite delays in 489 visas being granted.


Is 489-Skilled Provisional Visa (Sponsored) mean, 489-Skilled Provisional Visa sponsored by regional body? or family?

I have applied for 489 VISA with regional sponsorship in NSW (12-04-2014) and waiting for a case officer to be appointed. I am literally shaking after reading the mail. I am really in need of some advise to get some breath.

Thanks.

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Was reduced to 3 months because they only had a handful left to grant. It has been known for months they were close to quota so isn't really a surprise.

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Was reduced to 3 months because they only had a handful left to grant. It has been known for months they were close to quota so isn't really a surprise.
Thanks _shel. Does the above mean 489 Sponsored by relatives or all 489s? Because previously I remember that ceiling limits were drawn for family sponsored visa and not regional sponsorships.

Will the present situation be similar as well? I have applied about a month ago. What will be happening in my case? Can you please help?

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Family = sponsored

State = nominated.

Only family sponsored are effected.

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Family = sponsored

State = nominated.

Only family sponsored are effected.
Thanks _shel. Your reply means a lot. Simple and clear. Thanks again.

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Hi Shelu

Is it also not State nominations affected?? I am guessing considering delay in 190 grants.

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Is it also not State nominations affected?? I am guessing considering delay in 190 grants.

Santhosh
Sorry typo error addressing your name Shel....

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Got a news letter form an immigration agent today. Can someone shed some light about this?

This is the news letter:

No more 489 visas to be granted till July 2014

In February, 2014 the Department of Immigration announced; due to a large number of applications there will be a limit of 15 invitations for subclass 489 - Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Sponsored) visas until further notice. This change was implemented from the 24 February 2014 invitation round.

Recently however, there have been a few people who have received emails/letters that state that the program places have been filled for the year and there is no clear answer as to when their visas will be granted.

This will mean processing times may be longer and if/ when the remaining places are used, the department cannot grant any application until the following program year, unless more visa places become available.

Various expat forums are full of discussions as to what is happening and the reason for this extended delay especially since recently the 489 processing time on the Department website was reduced to 3 months from the previous 6 months.

There has been no clear update regarding this matter on the department website and the people waiting for their 489 grants seem to stuck in a limbo of not knowing if and when their visas will be granted. Invitations will still continue to proceed as scheduled however actual visa grants have been stopped till the end of the financial year.

It appears that the department has exhausted its quota for these visas, there will be no more visas granted till 1st July, 2014 and there may be indefinite delays in 489 visas being granted.


Is 489-Skilled Provisional Visa (Sponsored) mean, 489-Skilled Provisional Visa sponsored by regional body? or family?

I have applied for 489 VISA with regional sponsorship in NSW (12-04-2014) and waiting for a case officer to be appointed. I am literally shaking after reading the mail. I am really in need of some advise to get some breath.

Thanks.
I received same letter from my agent i think we are with same agent but I've seen some of state territory sponsored people also
getting delay emails


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