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Old 05-12-2009, 01:53 PM
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Visa Processing Times......if only

I have been reading this forum for a few months now in the hope that someone with a similar visa application Skilled Migrant Subclass 175 on MODL and CSL would post their application lodgement time along with notifiactions as to when allocated a case officer and final acceptance. As this would allow me to estimate my timeline of how long things take or how close I am.

When I thought about applying in January 2008 the delay was 8-9 months and when I finally got all my stuff together to apply online on 18 September 2008 the delay was 9-12 months and then in December 2008 it reached a dreadful 12-15 months.

Fortunately the new prioritizing of skilled migrants to regional and CSL I think will help me jump the queue a bit because my skill is on the CSL. But the immigration authorities (DIAC) now do not send out any information about what dates the various categories have been allocated to case officers.

Anyhow I will keep you posted and hope others who look at this forum do the same. As this will certainly alleviate the anxiety created by these long waiting periods in uninformed times.

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Old 05-13-2009, 02:05 AM
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Welcome to the forum Jason and yep, sure unfortunate is the global economic situation, unfortunate for more than people like yourself hoping to have had a reasonable processing time known or some idea at least.

Your last few words about some it up for even governments are in relatively uninformed times or lets say they information may in most circumstances be based on hope and basing that hope on greater public debt re governments promoting stimulus of one type or another - all that stimulus money has to come from borrowings somewhere, sort of like you and I borrowing from the bank in hoping that living beyond our means will create a prosperous future where I can earn more to back an even bigger debt!.

A government will be choice in its words on what their view is of the future and whilst in Australias latest budget just last night has predictions of increased unemployment, they are still trying to paint a rosy picture relative to other nations but putting yourself in over your head with debt is a very precarious policy in my book and my book also says this recession we're entering could get to be as shitty as a global great depression.

Our developed nations seem hellbent on high techology being the future but having a talk to an ex farmer who is busy with his own veges garden plot and you hear how average age of farmers is past 60 and the government has a policy of buying up irrigation water rights which effectively buys out farmers, and one might ask who is going to want to get their hands a bit dirty in this new hi-tech world, and I can well understand the vege garden plot concept.
Yep, massive back to the past for the future is in store.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, yep the government has announced immigration restrictions, the CSL and priorities and then who knows how much the brakes have been unofficially applied but lets say I don't think anyone in immi is probably encouraged at moment to increase their output.

Have you looked at getting a state nomination - may increase your chances but then there's also the chance you'll be taking on having to get a job here too and if you currently have one, hanging on to it would be my top priority.

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Jason, you are not the first person to ask for this, so I have set up a couple of threads for people to post their details -

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