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Old 01-28-2010, 07:49 AM
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Unhappy skilled 175 independent visa....

Dear sir/Mam,
i am an applicant of 175 skilled independent visa application.i got my file number and client id on 2nd sept 2008. my profession is in CSL and MODEL.all documents of my spouse were sent by agent to aus immigration in Feb,2009 and we had our medical exam on 23rd,Feb,2009 and IELTs TRF of both as my ielts was expired and i appeared for ielts again and sent
result in Dec,2009...as medical,PCC and IElts all documents are sent to the department.
but still we did not get any answer from immigration that how long ill we have to wait for our visa..
pls guide me..after how long time we ill get our visa...
still is there any thing left that work as an obstacle in processing of our application..
we also had pay all fee to our agents and he is also not ready to answer our queries..
pls guide us..
i shall be higly thankful to u
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sohit


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Old 01-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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Hard to say why with an occupation on the CSL your application was not readily considered and the only thing I can think of is that your IELTS had expired and hence another was requested.

That having been done in December 2009, there would be a slowdown in processing of visas from December for about a month as quite a few staff were probably on annual leave.

Surely your agent should have been able to advise initially re the IELTS and also that your application is otherwise complete.

If the agent is unreliable, you can make contact with Immigration yourself via a post lodgement enquiry - Contact Us - Department of Immigration and Citizenship and change the authority to exclude the agent in future and have direct contact using http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/956.pdf





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Old 02-01-2010, 04:20 AM
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thanx

Dear Sir/mam
thanx alot for ur prompt reply.
few days back,i called up my agent and i asked him about CO of my application.then he replied that still no case officer is allocated to my File by departemnt.
but sir is it possible as all formalities like ielts and other DOC like PCC and marriage certificates everthing is sent to department...but still no CO is appoined for my file.
can u kindly tell me how to acheive TRn number as i want to check status of an application online...i have only FIle number ND CLEINT number..but that are not accpeted online....pls guide me how can i get this number.......or is there any way to know about status of an appliaction online that should be free of cost...
and can u also tell me is there any chances of rejection of our VISA....as CO is still ot apponited...
acc to Agent,dept did not send any negative reply about our case..but still there is not positive reply also from dept and agent..
pls guide me about my application...i am very much tense about it....
with regards
sohit


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hey, im in the same boat. xcept that i applied in aug 2008 and am a sinle applicant. It to damn frustrating...... i have had a case office assigned since march 09 and each time they give me the same message.. application is being processed, the case officer is processing ur case. we dont see any issue with your application.
the last tinme i spoke to them one customer servcice guy said that my case needs to be reopened.. wonder when it was closed in the first place



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Old 02-01-2010, 10:25 PM
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Dear Sir/mam
thanx alot for ur prompt reply.
few days back,i called up my agent and i asked him about CO of my application.then he replied that still no case officer is allocated to my File by departemnt.
but sir is it possible as all formalities like ielts and other DOC like PCC and marriage certificates everthing is sent to department...but still no CO is appoined for my file.
can u kindly tell me how to acheive TRn number as i want to check status of an application online...i have only FIle number ND CLEINT number..but that are not accpeted online....pls guide me how can i get this number.......or is there any way to know about status of an appliaction online that should be free of cost...
and can u also tell me is there any chances of rejection of our VISA....as CO is still ot apponited...
acc to Agent,dept did not send any negative reply about our case..but still there is not positive reply also from dept and agent..
pls guide me about my application...i am very much tense about it....
with regards
sohit
I have given you the links above in respect to contacting Immi and only you can make a decision in regard to your agent's performance and what you may want to do about it.

blank
Not a great idea to jump on to a thread with a separate enquiry even if it may seem similar for it can just end up making for a confusing thread.
There are different categories of visas and http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...processing.pdf indicates current processing priorities, other changes having been made from beginning of 2009 and yes, some visa applications processing would have been halted, hence the re-opening phrase you referred to.





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Old 02-06-2010, 12:00 AM
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There wil be MAJOR changes (again??) to the skills area commencing Monday 8th February 2010. A new MODL, changes to the points test and changes to the 457 area. This could affect many people, hopeflly no one who has already applied. As is usual with major changes like this, there will be winners and loosers.

Hereis the announcement as it appeared in The Age Newspaper today.

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February 6, 2010
THE federal government is set to overhaul Australia's skilled migration program, but industry bodies fear it will throw the flagging international education sector into further disarray.
The changes, due to be announced by Immigration Minister Chris Evans on Monday, will include amendments to the ''migration occupations in demand'' list, which sets out areas where skilled workers are needed and awards ''points'' to migrants applying to work in these areas.
The changes, which are aimed at meeting the country's long-term skill needs, are being heralded as ''significant policy reforms'' by Immigration Department secretary Andrew Metcalfe.
Senator Evans will detail the changes in a speech to industry and union representatives, including the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AiGroup, the Minerals Council of Australia and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
The government is also expected to reconsider January 1 changes to the temporary ''457'' category of visa, which businesses have criticised for impeding the ability of Australian employers to recruit desperately needed workers from overseas.
In private discussions, immigration officials have said the government would support changes that place a greater focus on employer-sponsored visas, and give state governments power to import workers under state sponsorship visas.
Though points migrants earn for working jobs on the demand list are small, they can tip the balance between being eligible to live in Australia and not being admitted. An industry source said skilled migrants under 30 most frequently used the points system.
The changes are expected to break the link between permanent residency and trade occupations, such as hairdressing and cookery, currently on the demand list and attractive to overseas students wishing to stay on in Australia.
''It's a very sensitive area,'' the industry source said. ''The problem is, we can't compel students to work in the job for which they train.''
The implications for Australia's $17 billion education sector are significant.
The changes could dash the permanent residency hopes of foreign students enrolled in a sector already battling college foreclosures and bad publicity for attacks on Indian students.
''In the short term, registered training organisations could face closure and bigger providers like TAFE could take a big financial hit,'' the source said.
The Skilled Migration Consultative Panel was due to complete its review of the migration occupations in demand list in late 2009. It last met on January 21 to discuss imminent changes.
At the meeting, immigration officials told interest groups the current points test for migrants would be revised as it was inefficient in responding to employers' immediate skills needs.
The changes are expected to take effect from midnight the day of the announcement, with industry warned of a surge in applications from people wishing to take advantage of the current system before it changes.
The chief executive of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training, Andrew Smith, said he hoped the review factored in the value of the education sector to the economy and looked after students.
''We'd be concerned to ensure that changes have appropriate transition arrangements so students have certainty and disruptions to this vital sector are minimised,'' Mr Smith said.


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I had a read of that article Chris, the link - Skilled migration shake-up

I suppose that it has been expected that something was going to happen re the onshore education to PR route aside from the Job Ready approach for even with that to combat suspect training/experience it still leaves the door open to what are considered easier courses for PR and then we either still have a shortage or a surplus of people looking for work in other areas and if it isn't there it'll just add to unemployment.
We can well do without both.

As to impact on the training sector, I suppose when you have balloons too readily inflated, the dodgy ones are going to go bang and it would seem that to prevent consequences befalling on international students there does need to be far greater policing to prevent the creation of poor quality "colleges" and create at least better advisory services to intending students, perhaps something of a rating system to go with the DEEWR accreditation and it is really the DEEWR arena for control of the unscrupulous.
Meanwhile there'll no doubt be existing students affected by closures but they could happen with declining student numbers as a result of the GFC as well, the domino or flow on effect hardly having hit our shores yet, but quite possibly more this year.
The old caveat " buyer beware" applies and take a gamble on something outside of the mainstream and that is exactly what you're doing - taking a gamble!

Changes to the Immi regs will hopefully do something of the same in curtailing the motivation of easy PR that overseas marketeers apparently push.

I'm not sure just what the employers are whinging on re the 457 changes for other than english ability and wage levels requirements, has too much changed there?
Also interesting re states and importing immigrants as to just how that will be managed and again it'll be interesting to see whether Immigration have any sort of a handle on the crucial areas re 457s and critical trades, ie.
. A lot of trade occupations in demand will always occur with smaller employers often far from equipped to head towards sponsorship.
. And then with licensed trades like Sparkies, Plumbers and Refrigeration people, licensing requirements virtually make such trades people impossibly able to be immediately employed, the costs/timing of trade assessments being no joking matter either.

The more interesting area is going to be the outcome of CSL Vs. MODL changes if that is what is implied for points accrued has never been about priorities and merely either the door is open or not.
If they do not have the CSL, still a cap on numbers along with a slowed processing rate, all fiddling with MODL points will do is possibly block some with skills in demand whilst allowing non demand occupations in or at best just adding more to a door open pool and if goes back to process by date of application, control over targetting highly skilled occupations in demand will be diminished, so be interesting to see what they come up with.





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hey, im in the same boat. xcept that i applied in aug 2008 and am a sinle applicant. It to damn frustrating...... i have had a case office assigned since march 09 and each time they give me the same message.. application is being processed, the case officer is processing ur case. we dont see any issue with your application.
the last tinme i spoke to them one customer servcice guy said that my case needs to be reopened.. wonder when it was closed in the first place

after case officer it took 11 months to get my visa


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Old 05-19-2010, 03:51 AM
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Respected sir,
As i already mention in my post that my spouse and i had my PCC,IELTS and medical in 2009....n i also got my file number....
is there any chances of termination of our application of 175-independent visa appliaction for system anyalist,according to new rules of aus immi.
as my agent is also not giving as any soild reply except an excuse of that "ur appliaction will be compeleted in 2010"
we are feeling v helpless..
pls guide us..
with regards
sohit


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Old 05-19-2010, 04:27 AM
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Respected sir,
As i already mention in my post that my spouse and i had my PCC,IELTS and medical in 2009....n i also got my file number....
is there any chances of termination of our application of 175-independent visa appliaction for system anyalist,according to new rules of aus immi.
as my agent is also not giving as any soild reply except an excuse of that "ur appliaction will be compeleted in 2010"
we are feeling v helpless..
pls guide us..
with regards
sohit
Dear Sohit,

Dont worry, the changes do not effect your application. So good luck.

Best regards

Chris.

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