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Old 09-09-2013, 06:02 AM
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Delay In Student Visa Under SVP

Hello,
I have applied for 573 Subclass under SVP on 19th August 2013 and I will be going for Elicos 10 weeks which starts from 3rd Oct 2013 followed by main course 3rd March 2014. My husband will be accompanying me. We are a bit worried as we came to know that Visa's are being delayed.
As per our knowledge under SVP it takes 14 days for granting VISA, But till been more than that now So we are bit worried as we have to book the tickets.

Applied on : 19th August 2013.
Medicals : 22 August 2013.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:45 AM
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Hi YD -

Unfortunately the processing time on streamlined visas can take far longer than 14 days - the last one we did for a very low risk applicant (Japanese citizen) took almost 6 weeks. DIAC does not promise or commit itself to any particular timeframe, despite the estimates you may read on their website. Additionally, medical checks can be backlogged at the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) which can add days or weeks (in this applicant's case 2 weeks) to the processing time during which the case officer can do nothing but wait for the MOC's report. Also in your case, if both you and your husband will be going, and you're from India, it may be seen as a high risk application in regards to the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) criteria - especially in terms of what motivations and reasons both of you have to return to your home country after your study is complete. While streamlined applications avoid DIAC scrutiny of the financial and English requirements, the GTE requirements still are present - for these we always do a detailed submission outlining the reasons why the client has reasons to return to their home country per GTE policy.

I don't mean to raise any concerns here, just help you understand some of the processing steps that might be happening here that could delay things.

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Hi as my Elicos starts from 3rd Oct and still no visa grant so should i deffer my course or wait, as we were told that we may be granted Visa 2 days before the course start. But it won't be feasible to pack bags and run.
Visa Applied : 19 Aug 2013
Medicals : 22 Aug 2013

Visa Grant : ????????


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Still Waiting for my VISA...had to defer my course...November Intake now...Hoping to get it soon...


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Good luck with that! It sure would be nice if DIBP would commit to a processing timeframe so there isn't so much chaos and unpredictability when it comes to visa processing expectations.

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As Mark said, a couple on application can send up the red flags re. GTE. You must have a career program that explains how study will help you at home......

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Good luck with that! It sure would be nice if DIBP would commit to a processing timeframe so there isn't so much chaos and unpredictability when it comes to visa processing expectations.

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Mark Northam

Hello Mr. Northam,

Sorry to bother you again. I need your help on this now. I have contacted the Aus Embassy in India and they told me that for the online application you need to contact +611300364613 Adelaide office . I tried calling this no. but its not getting through and I am not able to find the email also so that i can get to know about my case. I don;t even know whether I have been allotted a case officer or not. I am going nuts now Almost 50 days still no information.

Whom do i contact or talk to.
Any help will be appritiated Mr. Northam.

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Hi Pooja -

Here's the link:
Student Visa Centre (South Australia)

They don't have a direct phone number, but there's an enquiry form. I'd recommend the fax number as that can get a better response sometimes than an equiry form. FYI the last student visa I did from a higher risk country took over 12 weeks.

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Mark,

I need your advise on my application. Im new here and saw you are a licensed migration agent. I just received my visa refusal yesterday (subclass 573 SVP) and the decision was made because the case officer is not convinced that I am a genuine student and the course I am about to undertake (IT) is not beneficial for my career. I worked in a Business Process Outsourcing company but working hand in hand with IT managers, Provisioning and Project Managers. The case officer is also not convinced that I can finish off my degree for 1 year and 5 months because I studied inmy home country for 6 yyears but I was not able to finish it because I got pregnant and decided not to finish schooling before and work instead.

If I re-apply, do I have any other option? The case officer is not considering that I just want to get my degree and finish my studies.


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Hi Brownoutgirl -

Sorry to here of your refusal. Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) based refusals are the most difficult to fight because they are all about what you "might do", and are highly subjective - not at all unlike the movie "Minority Report" if you ever saw that one.

I'm assuming you are offshore (ie, not in Australia)? If so, then reapplying makes sense, however you may want to consider waiting a few months. You will also need to make a substantially different/newer/updated application from the one that got refused. Would suggest you Google "Genuine Temporary Entrant" and you'll find a link to DIAC's pages that discuss this. I can also send you a PDF extract from DIAC's own procedure manuals about how they interpret this policy (you can get to my email on the website link shown in my signature).

Bottom line: A GTE refusal can be very tough to beat. Your next application needs to, in my opinion, address each of the GTE policy areas and show how you satisfy them. They've just deemed you un-genuine. You're going to have to work hard to convince them that "they" were wrong.

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