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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Creating a specific thread for people who have applied/are going to apply for 190 visa after getting an invite in the current (2022-23) FY. I received my invite during first round last month and got my ROI nomination approved within a day. Lodged my 190 yesterday (07 Sep 2022). Hope to get a...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone Has anyone applied for 482 visa recently ? I can see the processing time will be around 7 months. Will it usually takes that much time? Has anyone got 482 visa granted recently?
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I'm an Indian citizen working in Singapore. My TSS 482 Visa (Medium term) application filed by Fragomen on Dec 8th, 2021 and health clearance done on 18th Dec, 2021.Role is 261313 - Software Engineer. I can see the status of the application as "Received". Anyone has any idea by when I can expect...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Experts, I had filed for subclass 143 parent visa for my mother and with my brother on it as dependent who was a minor at that time. The visa was filed in April 2017 and since then the processing times have gone insane. The department still sits with processing of applications filed till...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I am living in India & applied for 190 NSW visa in March, 2019 and the initial processing time was shown as 12-14 months. It kept coming down to 2-3 months. Then came the pandemic and BIG lockdown, the processing time went back to 12-14 months in April 2020. Meanwhile I delivered a baby...
  6. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all, I applied for my PR as a spouse of an SA citizen in March 2018; it's now 3 years later and no response. I called VFS and was told the turnaround time is 12-24 months, but with COVID, it has been extended; they had "no idea" how long people are currently waiting. Is anyone else in a...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am a dual citizen of HongKong and USA, now seriously thinking about to go to Australia , I am looking at the 188 VSIA of which the $5 million investment stream, I would appreciate if anyone here is applying this and kindly share the timeline of processing? I understand everything is unstable...
  8. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    HI all, I have done my Medical on April 10th and Biometrics on June 10th, '19. My estimated process completion date is 05th October, '19. But there are no updates so far. Usually how long does it take from Biometrics to PPR ? Is the estimated process completion date accurate ? Please do share...
  9. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I need to provide an estimate start date for my prospective employer, which is dependent on the outcome of my Critical Skills Visa. I intend to submit my application in around mid-September at VFS South Africa. How long does it usually take to process the application when lodged in South...
  10. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello wonderful people, Does anyone know what is the average processing time to convert a study visa into a critical skills visa for an application submitted at VFS in SA? Or would you rather recommend I cancel my study visa (by de-registering from university) and make a fresh CSV application...
  11. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello. I submitted an application for a Critical Skills Visa on 26 February at the VFS Office in Harare. Ever since 3 or so days after I submitted, my application status has said: "English:Your visa application ref no. HARA/XXXXXX/XXXX/01 is under process at South Africa, HARARE " First of...
  12. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello! I am applying for a UK fiance visa on March 8th and am paying for the priority service since my wedding in the UK is on June 23rd and I'm hoping to be there by April or May. All was fine until our immigration lawyer asked for all criminal activity and I let her know about my DUI...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Why there is huge difference in processing time of 189 and 190 visa? It is 4-7 for 189 and 489 while it is 9-13 months for 190 Why 489 has lower processing time than 190 even process is almost same?
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all, I'm currently appealing a rejection of a first time application for critical skills. The rejection letter said that my contract of employment was fraudulent and did not specify why they deemed it fraudulent. Besides no attempts was made to contact my employer to confirm my offer...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi everyone, I am going insane! I paid for priority service to get my Ancestry visa answer within 5 working days & today has been the 5th working day and still no answer! Anyone recently applied for Ancestry - how long did you wait for an answer? Hope we receive an email by tomorrow.
  16. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi All, I applied for my Life Partner Visa last year in November and haven't received and outcome yet. Does anyone know what the processing time is for this visa at the moment? Website says 8-10 weeks but that would mean I am way overdue. Is someone currently in the same situation and still...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Good evening everyone, I just realised that the application for FLR (m) is available online now! I had to print off the form and hand write everything back in 2014! It looks easy enough to do it this way but I have a couple of questions. Has anybody used this service before? It says you'll...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have lodged for my visa on 4th Oct 2016 . I got a mail from immi.gov asking to provide Medical evidence for both me and my wife on 10th Oct 2016. Provided the medical clearance and pressed "Information provided" button in the website on 27th Oct 2016 . On 29th Oct 2016 the status in the...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi , I have applied on 25th July 2016 at Indian consulate SFO and my passport is with them. Could you please let me know how much time it took for your PCC processing and how you tried to connect with them? Regards Arun
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