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Old 06-18-2012, 06:58 PM
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Pre-Grant Letter

Hi,

I need some advice. I am grateful to anyone who can shed some light on my situation. I applied for a GSM 885 onshore in 2009. I am now offshore. My Case Officer (CO) contacted me recently and issued me a pre-grant letter .The CO also asked me for my reasons in departing Australia in 2009. I now have to return to Australia in 28 days. I have contacted my Case Officer but the replies have been minimal and not detailed. I have a couple of questions.

1. Can the pre-grant letter enable me to get a tourist visa to Australia?
2. Do I include the pre-grant letter with my tourist visa (sub-class 676) application?
3. If the 8503 condition ( ' No Further Stay') is imposed on my tourist visa, will the 885 visa not be granted to me?
4. I departed Australia to look for work in my specific field. Does my reasons for leaving Australia have to be substanial eg: illness in the family, emergency. Will it affect the granting of my application.
5. How long does it take to grant me the visa while I am in Australia


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Old 06-19-2012, 05:19 AM
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Hi dylan,

In short,
1. Yes, contact Au Embassy in your home country to get assistance.
2. Yes.
3. No, this condition just to avoid the visa applicant applying for other subsequent visa, not impact to visa granted issue.
4. You suppose to write the email to clarify your travel plan in term of the reasons you departed as well as the exact date you return Au.
5. It should not be long, since you applied onshore, you have to be onshore to get visa granted. And the pre-granted letter purpose is to remind you fly over Au so that they can grant your visa.

Cheers,

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:51 AM
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Hi dusty_springfield,

Thank you for replying,



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Hi dylan,

In short,
1. Yes, contact Au Embassy in your home country to get assistance.
2. Yes.
3. No, this condition just to avoid the visa applicant applying for other subsequent visa, not impact to visa granted issue.
4. You suppose to write the email to clarify your travel plan in term of the reasons you departed as well as the exact date you return Au.
5. It should not be long, since you applied onshore, you have to be onshore to get visa granted. And the pre-granted letter purpose is to remind you fly over Au so that they can grant your visa.

Cheers,


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Old 06-19-2012, 12:16 PM
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Hi,

I need some advice. I am grateful to anyone who can shed some light on my situation. I applied for a GSM 885 onshore in 2009. I am now offshore. My Case Officer (CO) contacted me recently and issued me a pre-grant letter .The CO also asked me for my reasons in departing Australia in 2009. I now have to return to Australia in 28 days. I have contacted my Case Officer but the replies have been minimal and not detailed. I have a couple of questions.

1. Can the pre-grant letter enable me to get a tourist visa to Australia?
2. Do I include the pre-grant letter with my tourist visa (sub-class 676) application?
3. If the 8503 condition ( ' No Further Stay') is imposed on my tourist visa, will the 885 visa not be granted to me?
4. I departed Australia to look for work in my specific field. Does my reasons for leaving Australia have to be substanial eg: illness in the family, emergency. Will it affect the granting of my application.
5. How long does it take to grant me the visa while I am in Australia




Hi,
I am in the same situation as you. so, have you applied for tourist visa yet to return back?? what did case officer told you about how you should apply fo this visa??


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Old 06-19-2012, 02:02 PM
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Hi positive,

No I'm in the process of applying for a tourist visa to Australia. The CO told me that i have to be in Australia for my visa to be granted. She did not specify explicitly how i get there meaning that is not her concern. All she said was 'let me know when you are in Australia so i can grant you the visa'. She also sent me a pre-grant letter. But i don't know what the purpose of the letter is. Does it enable me to get entry into Australia? I tried asking the CO but got no response. The CO is not helpful


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Old 06-19-2012, 02:20 PM
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Hi positive,

No I'm in the process of applying for a tourist visa to Australia. The CO told me that i have to be in Australia for my visa to be granted. She did not specify explicitly how i get there meaning that is not her concern. All she said was 'let me know when you are in Australia so i can grant you the visa'. She also sent me a pre-grant letter. But i don't know what the purpose of the letter is. Does it enable me to get entry into Australia? I tried asking the CO but got no response. The CO is not helpful

dylan,
do have an agent acting on your behalf?? or did she sent you pre-grant via email??
what dose the pre-grant letter says?? dose it say that,you have been granted with 885 and you should be in australia to be eligible to grant this visa. If it dose then there shouldnt be any issues for tourist visa grant to you. as DIAC policy supports the facilitation of tourist visa for onshore applicants who are currently off shore and have been advised that their visa will be grated on their entry in australia.
so, just be positive and go ahead. let me know of the outcome or any little move..good luck


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Old 06-19-2012, 10:33 PM
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General Skilled Migration
Will give you all the necessary information.
Better contact the embassy asap.


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Old 06-20-2012, 08:16 AM
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Hi russellie,

I checked the website you sent me, I made the 885 application while I was onshore in Austrlaia and I already received automatically Bridging Visa A. I then decided to travel outside Australia and so applied for Bridging Visa B. I did not return to Australia in the time stipulated on my visa B. So now Both Visas are now expired. I cannot apply for Visa C because i do not have a 'substantive' visa at the time I apply for Bridging visa C, should i choose to apply for Bridging Visa C. Regardless, I will keep you informed of my status. Thanks for all your help


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Old 06-20-2012, 08:18 AM
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A tourist visa is another substantive visa. The embassy will advise you as to whether this is the best option for you.

But I am curious. If you had to return to India in 2009 to find work do you think you will be able to find work when you return to Australia?


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Old 06-20-2012, 08:32 AM
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hi russellie,

well, good question, I did return to India and even left India to find work in the State of Kuwait ( in the Middle East). I now have more experience and am hopeful that will convert to a solid job application when i land in Australia. Experience makes a huge difference. More importantly, If i am granted the PR, it gives me access to a lot of companies in Australia meaning.....Australian companies ( majority of them) insist on a candidate having a PR for them to hold a full-time job. Strangely, a candidate with lots of experience and no PR,is often looked over. This is a common experience for International students in Australia. It was my experience as well. I had a 3.6 GPA in Engineering and 8.5 in IELTS and companies refused to interview me, while 'PR/Citizen' students in my batch with much lower scores ( a fail in some cases) got jobs almost immediately. Thats how the cookie crumbles.


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