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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    HI Everyone I have just joined today... I lodged my 176 sponsored application in April 2009 -- and still have not heard a word since! Nothing!! It is a priority 5 case .... does anyone know when they are likely to look at it anytime soon? I am almost 8 months pregnant and I would really like to...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    After waitin for 3 years and 3 months here I am.... my visa got granted ! I first lodged my 175 in May 2009 and soon after the changes, my application moved to priority number 5. I contacted many times, there was no response and if there was a response, I was told to wait until end of 2012 to...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone I have an eligible relative in Sydney who is willing to sponsor me. I also have enough points and eligibility to apply for the individual category, Is there any advantage in taking the sponsored route? As far as i can see i dont see any difference in the points requirement or...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, My agent had filed 176 application today for Western Australia SS. Please show some clarity on the below points, 1. Processing time for the VISA . when the application will be finalised and visa will be granded 2. what is the max time i can avail before reaching australia once PR...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I applied 176 yesterday and got the automated email from DIAC today. Now I am uploading supporting docs and have some questions: when I logged in to attach docs I see the following -- the following documents are attached Doc Type/File Name/Time addedd/ Description SRAF/<My...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi folks, I was planning to apply under 176 visa, after obtaining the state sponsorship. Ofcourse having completed the ACS and IELTS requirements first but now I am confused whether to apply before the 30th june, which would mean my application would likely take 12-24 months to be processed or...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Everybody - I got the Pre-grant letter from the DIAC today. It certainly wouldnt have been possible without the help provided in this forum. Thanking you guys for that. Lodged SS application - 28th December 2011 VIC SS approved - 24 Feb 2012 176 Applied online - 25 Feb 2012 PCC...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, Some forms, like 956, 1276, 1221 etc., are editable on computer. Should they be still filled by hand? If we are filling on computer, do we still have to use BLOCK letters? Thanks
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, In Jan, 2012 ACS approved 4 years 9 months. Now in April can I claim points for 5 years of employment (i.e. 10 points) instead of 3 (i.e. 5 points) as I am still working for the same company? I can prove it by providing salary slip Thanks :confused2:
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, The date and place of birth is mentioned on the passport. Do we still require to submit birth certificate? Moreover, in the online application we will submit colored scan for the passports. Are we still suppose to provide certified copy of the bio data passport as well? Thanks
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, While filling this section, it is mentioned that we have to provide address for all the locations where we have lived for more than 12 months in past 10 years. In my case I have spent 6 years (2000 till 2006) at one address in Pakistan on rent after which I went to Kuwait where I have been...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys I have lodged the 176 app. I do not have a Birth certificate. I however have my Class X CBSE marksheet that shows details of my date of birth. I was under the impression that I could use it, but the website says "If your country of birth does not issue birth certificates, please provide...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I have some doubts regarding attaching the documents for 176 visa. I will be great if someone can help me clarifying them Do I need to attach all the documents attested (certified) or just a color scan is enough? 1. Age - I am planning to attach my passport as I don't have a birth...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I am planning to take with me only my wife and my son to Oz on 176 PR visa. My parents are not really dependent on me and I don't have any plan in future as well to bring them permanently to Oz. I have following questions regarding my situation on filling online application under...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi experts, I need your suggestion regarding 176 visa filing. I got my VIC SS approved yesterday and I pretty much have all docs need to file a 176 visa. But, I will do a reissue of my wife passport to include my name in it and a fresh one for my son who is a month old. These process will take...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I had filed for PR in 2008 but for some personal reasons, I had decided not to proceed with it and had just left it, but I checked recently and the application form is still accessible, though it has not moved an inch. ACS had assessed me as positive then. It would be expired now, so I...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    How likely it is that DIAC will get in touch with my previous employer and verify my work experience? I do have the necessary work experience,relieving letters from my previous job but didnt have a good rapport with them and I am sure that if DIAC gets in touch with them then they will say that...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi I have applied for ACS under Software engineer code on 6th November and got back +ve ACS result yesterday(22nd December). Meanwhile I had taken up my IELTS and got a overall score of 7.5 (R:7; L:8.5; S:8; W:6.5) I didnt get enough score in writing. That too missing in 0.5 point hurts...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    The Great Ocean Road along Victoria's southern coastline has been named one of the world's most spectacular routes by the Lonely Planet. According to the Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world, the Great Ocean Road was included on their list of the...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    South Australia will need more medical staff in the next five years due to retirements of approximately 25 per cent of doctors. The President of the Australian Medical Association SA is calling on the South Australian government to fund new places for training and internship in Australia. It...
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