Hi Omar,they have not revoked CSL only MODL, but CSL will be revoked as the new SOL will be released end of April 2010.
The pass mark for the point system is still at 120 for subclass 175.
The question now is about the priority processing, what's the situation, I was going to apply tomorrow, and I am on CSL, the 175 comes in a low rank of processing priority.
I have already sent an email to my agent and I will let all know how things will be.
Can you do me a favor? . I have already got a ACS skill assessment with MODL points. Can you ask him how they going to give a new points for 175. Following are my details.
ACS got a positive assessment (have a experience more that 5 years in .NET technologies )
IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (I’ll do in 20th Feb)
yes this quite cool,Hello,
There is a lot of misunderstanding/misinterpretation about the changes already! Please read the announcements carefully so that you know when and how you will be affected!
I have written a summary of the changes and it can be found on my website [link removed by moderator to comply with forum rules].
But my summary does not go into detail about people who are in Australia on graduate or student visas, so if you are in that position you should make sure you do read ALL of the announcements properly so that you are aware of where you stand and what deadlines you are facing.
In general, if you can apply for a visa do so ASAP and particularly before mid 2010 (which probably means 1 July 2010, but nobody knows)!
To be honest Sarah nobody knows. My biggest fear, is that with the capping of 2007 grants, it sets a precedent for future years, meaning they can throw out groups of applicants from previous years if they feel like it. Maybe that's just the pessimistic conspiracy theorist in me, but nothing would surprise me with DIAC anymore.Thanks for Veronica for the explainations.
With ref to the fact that GSM visas applied for before Sept 2007 will be capped and some not granted, does anybody have any indication what happens to GSM visas like mine, which sent in dec 2008 (but I don't have skill on CSL family or state sponsorship, I qualify through Australian work experience plus high IELTS scores) I know I am the lowest priority- I can wait but would be good to know if it's actually going to get processed!
Any comments ppreciated!
To be honest Sarah nobody knows. My biggest fear, is that with the capping of 2007 grants, it sets a precedent for future years, meaning they can throw out groups of applicants from previous years if they feel like it. Maybe that's just the pessimistic conspiracy theorist in me, but nothing would surprise me with DIAC anymore.
If any body can advice. I was thinking of applying for skill assessment and as every body knows that SOL will be changed in april 2010. should I apply now or should i wait. can any body advise me. I am confused what will happen if my occupation is removed in April. Does this changed SOL will effect the state sponsorship occupation list.
Does any body has any idea ?