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Hi everyone,

I have lodged online my application on 5/7/2010 on category "Visa 176" . I was sponsored by South Australia government.
recently I have received an email from my Case Officer that my application is pending external checking and it can take in excess of 12 months to complete, it means in spite of my application priority (2) which should take normally 12 months, it will take 24 months.
I applied from Iran and it is in HR list.
does anybody have information in this regard? does my application extend another 12 months ?
 

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Hi everyone,

I have lodged online my application on 5/7/2010 on category "Visa 176" . I was sponsored by South Australia government.
recently I have received an email from my Case Officer that my application is pending external checking and it can take in excess of 12 months to complete, it means in spite of my application priority (2) which should take normally 12 months, it will take 24 months.
I applied from Iran and it is in HR list.
does anybody have information in this regard? does my application extend another 12 months ?
Your case officer didn't request you to submit any documents yet? Like medical and penal clearance certificate?
 

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Hi everyone,

I have lodged online my application on 5/7/2010 on category "Visa 176" . I was sponsored by South Australia government.
recently I have received an email from my Case Officer that my application is pending external checking and it can take in excess of 12 months to complete, it means in spite of my application priority (2) which should take normally 12 months, it will take 24 months.
I applied from Iran and it is in HR list.
does anybody have information in this regard? does my application extend another 12 months ?
Mine is the similar one...I applied initially as sc 175 in June 2008 but then changed to sc176 in July 2010 after receiving SA sponsorship...all documents verifications were initially completed in October 2009....this time they only asked to provide form 80...that was in Sep 2010....current status is "routine check" that might be the external check....which normally takes around 6-9 months...
 

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Mine is the similar one...I applied initially as sc 175 in June 2008 but then changed to sc176 in July 2010 after receiving SA sponsorship...all documents verifications were initially completed in October 2009....this time they only asked to provide form 80...that was in Sep 2010....current status is "routine check" that might be the external check....which normally takes around 6-9 months...
And not asked to submit medicals or police clearance yet?
 

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I was told to do medicals and pcc back in June 09...but now its obviously expired..so I guess they gonna ask it again...as I can see in my online status that "medical required" is written but not formally asked for my baby who was born last year in US.

In your case is the CO already assigned?
 

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Visa 176 (external Checking)

Your case officer didn't request you to submit any documents yet? Like medical and penal clearance certificate?
My CO asked me about Form 80 and Payslips 5~6 months ago but he doesnt ask any medical or Penal clearance certificates yet.

Almost 1 month ago I chased the latest condition of my file, he replied your application is pending for external checking and can take in excess of 12 months!!
 

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I do not believe & I hope it won't be additional 12 months..I think what the CO meant is that it can take more than 12 months from the date of your application lodgement and no one can guarantee it has to be completed within 12 months though you are in priority 2...
 

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Visa 176 (external Checking)

I do not believe & I hope it won't be additional 12 months..I think what the CO meant is that it can take more than 12 months from the date of your application lodgement and no one can guarantee it has to be completed within 12 months though you are in priority 2...
One lawyer told me the external checking means that the application comes out from DIAC department and now is in hand of ASIO ,Australia international police, for checking everything such as the previous flights to foreign countries employment checking and so on. Because of this reason total time of the application can take almost 18 months or even 24 months!!! instead of 12 months
 
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