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Old 10-24-2010, 03:20 AM
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I couldn't understand how is possible to be sponsored from a state goverment and not be in priority group 2.
There are a couple of scenarios:
1. Existing state sponsorships.
2. Until SMPs are approved by the Immi minister they will not be active and until finalised it will be up to the States and Immi just how the format will be presented, ie. will some states have a desire to have sponsorship for some occupations not in the SOL #4 and/or will there be what were previously referred to as off list sponsorships.

Re: Is it possible after i receive the results of the assessment, to apply for the visa and for the sponsorship at the same time or i must obtain the sponorship first and then apply for the visa?
The Changes to State Nominated and Family Sponsored GSM Visas statement on What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration is
To lodge a valid application, applicants should lodge their visa application form first. The nominating state or territory government agency or sponsoring eligible relative should then complete the associated nomination or sponsorship form using the TRN number provided to the visa applicant when lodging the visa application. The nominating state or territory government agency or sponsoring relative should lodge the form within 28 days to demonstrate that the applicant is nominated or sponsored.
Indicates the visa application should be lodged first whish is something that may need to be sorted for states/territories have been taking several months to process state sponsorships and it is likely when SMPs applications are ready to commence there could be a flood of sponsorship applications and the state/territory sponsorship time could blow out to past several months.
If the states/territories require a TRN to process a SMP stste sponsorship and it takes longer than 28 days the system would not seem to be too workable.
Hopefully Immi and States/Territories will be addressing this situation and one way around it would be for no TRN to be required for a state sponsorship application and for that to be done first which is contrary to what the Immi note says.
On there is a paragraph that states
Applicants that have been nominated by a state or territory government agency in an occupation that is subsequently specified in their nominating state or territory’s state migration plan will receive processing under priority group 2.
Though that statement does not have dates specified it would seem to imply that is it for sponsorships already held and applied for/received prior to states/territories placed sponsorship on hold awaiting the SMPs.
It does at least show that having done a state sponsorship application first can be workable and it is to be wondered why it should not also be so once SMPs are active.

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Wanderer, I would like one more advise about the priority processing please. As I told you before, although I get 120 point in the point test, I am thinking to apply for the 176 visa instead of 175, mainly for two reasons. Firstly, because as soon as I am overqualified for this visa, I hope that this will shorten the processing time and secondly in case that something goes wrong with any of the evidence I will provide and lose some points, I have a 20points gap in order to be sure that in any case, I will have 100 and over.

Do you think that the above statement is wrong and practically the processing time does not depent on the points you get but only on the date of lodgement? (within the same priority group of course).

If this is the case, I am wondering if it is better to apply for the 175 visa in order to be completely indepentent.

Thank you for your time!

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Processing times will depend on the priority of the visa you apply for as per processing priorities set by Immi and also on the number of applications in the system and available staff etc.

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