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Dear Seniors,

I had applied for 457 visa along with two dependants on 02-04-2015. I was requested Form 80 and the medicals on 07-04-2105. Form 80 was uploaded on 09-04-2015 and the medicals were uploaded by the clinic on 10-04-2015.

Can anybody please suggest what are the current processing times for 457 visa (Brisbane Centre of Excellence) for applicants with Indian passports and whether it is advisable to contact DIBP on the general email id provided to enquire the status of our application?

Timelines till now:

Nomination approved: 25-03-2015
457 visa filed: 02-04-2015
additional info and medicals requested: 07-04-2014
additional info and medicals upmloaded: 10-04-2015
Grant: :fingerscrossed:
 

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Dear Seniors,

I had applied for 457 visa along with two dependants on 02-04-2015. I was requested Form 80 and the medicals on 07-04-2105. Form 80 was uploaded on 09-04-2015 and the medicals were uploaded by the clinic on 10-04-2015.

Can anybody please suggest what are the current processing times for 457 visa (Brisbane Centre of Excellence) for applicants with Indian passports and whether it is advisable to contact DIBP on the general email id provided to enquire the status of our application?

Timelines till now:

Nomination approved: 25-03-2015
457 visa filed: 02-04-2015
additional info and medicals requested: 07-04-2014
additional info and medicals upmloaded: 10-04-2015
Grant: :fingerscrossed:
I lodged my 457 nomination and visa application on 8th april and received the grant letter on 20th april. You should expect to receive the grant soon, good luck!
 

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Thanks for the reply and for sharing your timeline.

In my case, since additional info was requested, it is probably taking time. I thought of sending an email to DIBP today to enquire about the status and then decided against it. What could be a reasonable time estimate beyond which we should enquire on mail or phone with DIBP. Also, is there any specific time on which the Visa grant mails are dispatched from DIBP as otherwise we end up checking our inbox the whole day.
 

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Thanks for the reply and for sharing your timeline.

In my case, since additional info was requested, it is probably taking time. I thought of sending an email to DIBP today to enquire about the status and then decided against it. What could be a reasonable time estimate beyond which we should enquire on mail or phone with DIBP. Also, is there any specific time on which the Visa grant mails are dispatched from DIBP as otherwise we end up checking our inbox the whole day.
I dont think it will make sense to email them and check the status when they already have published the timelines (3 months for high risk countries) in their website. In my case, my MARA received the email sometime around 10AM IST. Dont you have acces to check the status of your application through your IMMI account?
 

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I have filed the application as an individual and have not hired a MA. I have access to IMMI account and keep checking that as well.

Do the MAs really do active liasoning to expedite the application? or is it the same as when we file as an individual.
 

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I have filed the application as an individual and have not hired a MA. I have access to IMMI account and keep checking that as well.

Do the MAs really do active liasoning to expedite the application? or is it the same as when we file as an individual.
Its the same actually, MAs dont relly do any magic:)
 

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I have read on this forum that 457 visa grant timing also depends on the date of commencement of the proposed job with the nominating employer. For example, if the date of commencement is 1st May 2015, then the visa will not be granted before 3rd April 2015 (a time period of 28 days before the commencement of the Job). Is this information true?
 

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I have read on this forum that 457 visa grant timing also depends on the date of commencement of the proposed job with the nominating employer. For example, if the date of commencement is 1st May 2015, then the visa will not be granted before 3rd April 2015 (a time period of 28 days before the commencement of the Job). Is this information true?
Not really. My wife's date of joining is in june but we got our visas in april itself. One reason might be that we already had a valid visitor visa to australia and have travelled to sydney in march, that might have helped in faster processing
 

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Thanks for the info..it helped clear a lot of doubts regarding this issue...

Anyway... still keeping my patience in this frustrating wait for Visa..
 

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Dear all
My employer applied for buisness sposorship approval and my nomination approval as well on 28 may 2015....
But still waiting for approval really getting so frustated ......
Please friends share me ur experiences why taking so loooong.....
Please how much time it will take can someone tell me ........
 

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Dear all
My employer applied for buisness sposorship approval and my nomination approval as well on 28 may 2015....
But still waiting for approval really getting so frustated ......
Please friends share me ur experiences why taking so loooong.....
Please how much time it will take can someone tell me ........
Gohar any updates??
 
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