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Old 06-26-2018, 01:12 AM
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Hi eljaleo,

I wonder if you have any update of your visa application.
My case is similar to your case. I'm from Hong Kong.

My employer is accredited sponsor and non-regional. It's a medium term 482 visa.

19 May - Nomination approved
6 June - HK Police Certificate dispatched from Hong Kong to Sydney
7 June - Visa application submitted (with correspondence with Hong Kong Police regarding police cert status uploaded as proof)
26 June - Visa application status is still listed as "Received"

I requested penal check letter for Hong Kong Police Cert in mid May so that I could make sure everything are ready for review at once without any further information request.

Today is Day 19 for me and it's longer than the processing time listed in the website. It still hasn't yet started the initial processing and I have no idea whether they defer my application because of pending receipt of the police certificates from Hong Kong.

My original first working day should be 2 July. Now my employer's HR is getting more agitated and wants me to get on board as soon as possible, even my partner and I have to spend few days to drive from QLD to SA to move our home.

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Another non-update and recap of my application:

4 May - nomination approved
10 May - application lodged (included medical checks and 4/6 police checks, all that were possible to complete before lodgement)
24 May - RFI (paperwork for additional two police checks included; also asked for a police check and medical that had already been submitted)
24 May - police checks requested (Hong Kong)
28 May - start date listed on contract comes and goes, luckily my employer are fine with waiting
29 May - uploaded receipts showing all police checks and medicals were done, along with a cover letter explaining details
11 June - police checks finished
12 June - police checks picked up and overnighted to Sydney (Hong Kong will only ship to requesting authority)
18 June - called DHA to confirm if documents were received, told to try calling again in 10 business days if there is no update between now and then

Accredited sponsor, non-regional position

So now we wait, and wait, and keep waiting. I'm super frustrated by the Hong Kong police check as it totally derailed our application. I saw someone further upthread that had a similar timeline and already had their visa approved. I can't help but think that we would also be in that spot if the Hong Kong process wasn't so specific and oddly timed.


In case anyone else is in our spot - we called the Australian visa office in HK a long time ago and asked some questions about the police clearance. They forwarded our question to the consulate, who said we just had to wait for the letter to arrive after lodging. However, now in the auto-response from the TSS email address, it gives instructions for how to request the letter before lodgement. I wish I hadn't trusted the consulate here and done more digging, but oh well.


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Hi eljaleo,

I wonder if you have any update of your visa application.
My case is similar to your case. I'm from Hong Kong.

My employer is accredited sponsor and non-regional. It's a medium term 482 visa.

19 May - Nomination approved
6 June - HK Police Certificate dispatched from Hong Kong to Sydney
7 June - Visa application submitted (with correspondence with Hong Kong Police regarding police cert status uploaded as proof)
26 June - Visa application status is still listed as "Received"

I requested penal check letter for Hong Kong Police Cert in mid May so that I could make sure everything are ready for review at once without any further information request.

Today is Day 19 for me and it's longer than the processing time listed in the website. It still hasn't yet started the initial processing and I have no idea whether they defer my application because of pending receipt of the police certificates from Hong Kong.

My original first working day should be 2 July. Now my employer's HR is getting more agitated and wants me to get on board as soon as possible, even my partner and I have to spend few days to drive from QLD to SA to move our home.

Good on you for applying for the HK one earlier. I tried to but hit a brick wall, as I couldn't find a way to get the requesting letter before lodging. Now that I know it's possible, I'm kicking myself for not having done it ... oh well, can't change the past! Did you have the police certificate sent by regular mail or by courier?


So are you onshore? I'm in HK, not sure if that makes a different with processing. I think the 11-17 days is a) a very short estimate and b) applies to visa that were submitted back in April, when the visa was brand new and I get the feeling not many people applied. It seems like there were way more applications in May and June, so I have a feeling it will take longer. I lodged on May 10, got my RFI on May 24, and the HK police checks were signed as arriving in Sydney on June 18 (which was surprising to me, as we overnighted them on June 12 and the delivery was arranged June 13, but perhaps the mail is only collected on certain days or there's a lag in getting it to DHA from the processing centre). So it's been 8 days since they've had everything. We did our medicals back in April, before lodging. Did you have to do medicals?


I was supposed to start working in May, but luckily my employer seems laidback about the process - I've shown them that I've done all I can do so they know it's out of my hands. Does your employer hire many foreigners/have they been through the 457 process before? Once we've submitted, there's really not much we can do. I am really hoping to leave in July, but we will see.


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Old 06-26-2018, 04:10 AM
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Yes. I am onshore. I guess offshore or onshore won't make a difference as the website didn't say so for the processing time.

I called HK police when I checked the status of certificate. They would deliver the cert to Sydney by registered mail. They could only ensure that they could be received by DIBP in Sydney within 2 weeks.

What I could do now is to give DIBP a call and ask them if they have really received my HK certificates and include them in my application file.

Also, my HR has been sending email to DIBP as accredited sponsor should have a priority email contact for them to follow up the visa. My HR is specialist in international mobility and definitely the firm used to hire a lot of people under 457 and so she's familiar with the DIBP practice already. She said other than sending them email, calling them is useless because the hotline would only answer the status according to the system.


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Good on you for applying for the HK one earlier. I tried to but hit a brick wall, as I couldn't find a way to get the requesting letter before lodging. Now that I know it's possible, I'm kicking myself for not having done it ... oh well, can't change the past! Did you have the police certificate sent by regular mail or by courier?


So are you onshore? I'm in HK, not sure if that makes a different with processing. I think the 11-17 days is a) a very short estimate and b) applies to visa that were submitted back in April, when the visa was brand new and I get the feeling not many people applied. It seems like there were way more applications in May and June, so I have a feeling it will take longer. I lodged on May 10, got my RFI on May 24, and the HK police checks were signed as arriving in Sydney on June 18 (which was surprising to me, as we overnighted them on June 12 and the delivery was arranged June 13, but perhaps the mail is only collected on certain days or there's a lag in getting it to DHA from the processing centre). So it's been 8 days since they've had everything. We did our medicals back in April, before lodging. Did you have to do medicals?


I was supposed to start working in May, but luckily my employer seems laidback about the process - I've shown them that I've done all I can do so they know it's out of my hands. Does your employer hire many foreigners/have they been through the 457 process before? Once we've submitted, there's really not much we can do. I am really hoping to leave in July, but we will see.


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Old 06-26-2018, 04:27 AM
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I have applied for the (TSS 482 visa medium term) myself and my employers have applied nomination for me from their side.
The visa grant/visa issuance email will be sent to me and my employers simultaneously or I will get the email only regarding issuance of visa and I have to inform my employers ?


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Old 06-26-2018, 04:29 AM
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Eljaleo plz Kindly reply.☺️


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Old 06-26-2018, 04:49 AM
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I have applied for the (TSS 482 visa medium term) myself and my employers have applied nomination for me from their side.
The visa grant/visa issuance email will be sent to me and my employers simultaneously or I will get the email only regarding issuance of visa and I have to inform my employers ?
Your Employer will get an email once the nomination is approved.

And you will get an email once your application is approved.


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Yes. I am onshore. I guess offshore or onshore won't make a difference as the website didn't say so for the processing time.

I called HK police when I checked the status of certificate. They would deliver the cert to Sydney by registered mail. They could only ensure that they could be received by DIBP in Sydney within 2 weeks.

What I could do now is to give DIBP a call and ask them if they have really received my HK certificates and include them in my application file.

Also, my HR has been sending email to DIBP as accredited sponsor should have a priority email contact for them to follow up the visa. My HR is specialist in international mobility and definitely the firm used to hire a lot of people under 457 and so she's familiar with the DIBP practice already. She said other than sending them email, calling them is useless because the hotline would only answer the status according to the system.
Interesting about the priority email contact. I might see if HR at my employer knows anything about this.


We rang DHA to confirm that our HK police checks had been received, but we were told to call back in ten business days. But we were not able to call the Sydney office directly, we called the Global Hotline. Might be worth giving them a ring to ensure that your documents were well received.


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Old 06-26-2018, 11:31 PM
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anybody beed granted the visa this past week? the wait is getting longer than expected. Starting to feel frustrated as I quit my job last month thinking that they would stick to the average processing times in their website. so now, thinking if I should get a regular job again, but then when visa gets granted I need to file a month's notice again.=(


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Old 06-27-2018, 12:45 AM
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How many days have you waited since submitting your visa application ?
Mine is Day 20 and the status is sill "Received".

I have similar dilemma as you. My partner is working and I have no idea when I should ask her to quit her job.

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anybody beed granted the visa this past week? the wait is getting longer than expected. Starting to feel frustrated as I quit my job last month thinking that they would stick to the average processing times in their website. so now, thinking if I should get a regular job again, but then when visa gets granted I need to file a month's notice again.=(


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