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Hi All,

Greetings!

First of all thanks for creating such a wonderful forum and for all the contributors. I had gone through some posts and some wonderful info is shared here.

A bit background about me - I'm working in Melbourne, Australia on a 457 long-term visa from March 2010. I had applied for my ACS on March 29 and Yesterday I got my +ve assessment for the same. I also cleared my IELTS with score of 7.0 on each band.

My employer is ready to nominate/sponsor me for my 856 PR but they have a regular agent through which I have to go and the agent's fees is like $ 3500 AUD which doesnt include the visa fee. Back home, before coming to AUS, I had paid a local agent for my ACS/Visa stuff, so I'm thinking should I go the GSM way or take up the ENS? Some of my friends suggested to take up the ENS way as it's the fastest way to get the PR.

How long do you reckon GSM takes? ANother option what my company mentioned is to just get the nomination done by the agent which costs like $1500 AUD and the rest of the documentation to be done by me. So in this process, I save like 2000$.

Let me know what you guys think and your suggestions on this.

THanks.

Regards,
Dilip

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Hi All,

Greetings!

First of all thanks for creating such a wonderful forum and for all the contributors. I had gone through some posts and some wonderful info is shared here.

A bit background about me - I'm working in Melbourne, Australia on a 457 long-term visa from March 2010. I had applied for my ACS on March 29 and Yesterday I got my +ve assessment for the same. I also cleared my IELTS with score of 7.0 on each band.

My employer is ready to nominate/sponsor me for my 856 PR but they have a regular agent through which I have to go and the agent's fees is like $ 3500 AUD which doesnt include the visa fee. Back home, before coming to AUS, I had paid a local agent for my ACS/Visa stuff, so I'm thinking should I go the GSM way or take up the ENS? Some of my friends suggested to take up the ENS way as it's the fastest way to get the PR.

How long do you reckon GSM takes? ANother option what my company mentioned is to just get the nomination done by the agent which costs like $1500 AUD and the rest of the documentation to be done by me. So in this process, I save like 2000$.

Let me know what you guys think and your suggestions on this.

THanks.

Regards,
Dilip
Hey Dilip,

Definitely ENS is faster than GSM. If I was you I would have choose ENS, get ENS sorted out through agent and apply directly through DIAC.

Now a days processing of GSM Visa is faster, but we cannot predict anything, my GSM application took approx 4 months from start to finish, but post Feb/ May 2010 changes, timeline is still little hard to predict.

best regards,
Randhir Singh

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Hey Dilip,

Definitely ENS is faster than GSM. If I was you I would have choose ENS, get ENS sorted out through agent and apply directly through DIAC.

Now a days processing of GSM Visa is faster, but we cannot predict anything, my GSM application took approx 4 months from start to finish, but post Feb/ May 2010 changes, timeline is still little hard to predict.

best regards,
Randhir Singh
Thanks a lot Randhir for your reply and advise.

I have decided to go the ENS way, and have started up the nomination process with the company's agent. Still in 2 minds as to whether to get the application also done with the agent. My agent is telling me they can get my PR done in maximum 4 weeks time. Do you reckon I can get it so fast?

Couple of questions:

a. I'm in Australia from last 4 months now, before that i was in Hyderabad (India), so do I have to get the Police Clearance from India too or are there any exemptions?

b. Apart from the medicals and PCC, what other documents are required for filing the visa application and where do I find the exact/correct link to file the visa application online?

Thanks much and all replies appreciated.

Regards,
Dilip

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