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Has any uk/Irish people applied for wa state sponsorships lately? What was your waiting time on hearing back from them?
 

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Hey there, I put up a similar thread earlier but no response yet :( We are hoping to get ours in in the coming days. I've been hearing tales of 6 weeks but really hoping that it'll happen sooner with the 1st July looming!!!!
 

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Hi just heard this morning from our agent WA state sponsorship has gone through, that was 6 days wait. 176 visa application being lodge today. :)
 

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6 days!!!! Wowsers!!!!! Did that include the weekend? Did you get a response when you submitted? Our agent submitted for us and we're just waiting!!!!!! Best of luck with the visa app, I just can't imagine the feeling of getting to that point :)
 

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To be honest our agent was a bit thrown how quick it was. He submitted last Thursday.
Finally things moving feels good wev had a few blips wit Vetassess so that took a while. Hopefully you'll b nx in line!!
 

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Yeh the waiting game is a killer. Nothing has happened quick for us. It's been problems along the way the while time so I'm not expecting a miracle on this!!!! All be it we are watching our emails like a hawk but once 10am goes past we know we've to wait until the following morning with this time difference!!! Anyways congrats on the SS!!! Sure will keep you posted on ours!!!!' fingers crossed!!!!
 

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I have applied for WA SS on 19 April 2012 and received the sponsorship on 09 May 2012. Before that on 1 May they have asked me for some information...
 

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We never got asked for any info & didn't even get an acknowledgement email, so urs could come any day. They will contact ur agent 1st tho if they submitted. Whats ur occupation? My hubbys is electrician.
 

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My other half is a carpenter! No email this morning when we woke up so one more day before we've to wait for wkd to pass. I find it so hard to concentrate in work thinking about it all the time :)
 

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So just after I posted my last post, I was upstairs getting dressed and my other half shouts up "guess what?" to which I responded "no way!!!!" but yes we had just gotten an email from our agent to say we our WA SS has been approved!!!! Yippee so excited. Now to lodge the 176!!!!
 

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Brilliant I'm delighted, looks like they were dishing them out yesterday. R 176 is lodged as of yesterday afternoon. So ur app should b done n dusted by end of 2day. R agent recons 6-9 months. Let me no how ya got on grt news all round. :))
 

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Well after being told & reading up on wa ss we thought that was gonna take 6 weeks so who no's!!! I no a lot of people r looking in before July 1st so wel c. 6-9 months is ok I'm on maternity leave till Xmas & husband has work till Xmas and gives us time to organized things. If it came throu sooner web re-evaluate the situation. Have you's any kids? We have 3, age 11, 4, & 6 weeks!!!
 

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Hiya no we've no kids yet!!!!! My other half just lost his job do from tomorrow he's unemployed again. Im working away but work dint know of my plans!!!! Where you from? We're Irish!! How do your kids feel about the move??? Excited!!!
 

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We're Irish 2, wel near the border, hubby works in south all time, so been staying away. Not good timing wot new born. Wev said nothing to any1 bout the visa as we had such a set back wit Vetassess and didn't really wanna hear the neg people giving out. Kids don't no, well older 1 has picked bits up from conversations. At start was no no, but now he's that board, wit the weather n all, I think hel b fine. We visited perth, friends in dec 10 jan 11and loved it.
 

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Ah I know it's such a long process you get fed up with people asking!!!! We were supposed to go in January on a 457 employer sponsored visa but the boss was messing us around so we decided to give up on that and move to the 176. Started about last October but date for vetassess wasn't until march 31st in Belfast so spent months waiting and now it's picking up pace. We're hoping to get going as soon as possible to be honest but I guess it's just the two of us, so it's easier for us without kids!!! My family and his are gutted but they know it's right and I don't know if we'll stay there forever but at least a few years and save a bit of money!!!!
 

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My husband did his Vetassess twice in Belfast last 1 was 28th march & thank god passed, but least they have there OTSR now. Wel we will keep informing each other of the progress on this. G'luck
 

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hi guys, what agents have you used for the application, just curious, i'm at the stage to apply for sponsorship just now for WA and i'm not sure whether it will be easier to do it myself or to use an agent, i know good agents are hard to find though
 
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