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Old 12-23-2010, 03:56 PM
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PROCESSING INFORMATION - Priority Group 2 or 3

I have lodged GMS application for Skilled - Sponsored (VE 176) in September 2010 sponsored by my brother with Australia Citizenship and living in Victoria. . I got skill assessed by ACS in ICT Business Analysist - 261111.
When I inquired at [email protected], I got the auto-generated response as below. I am little confused which category I belong. Priority 2 State Migration Plan* or Priority Group 3. Appreciate your help!

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This is an automated e-mail response which provides updated information on processing of applications for General Skilled Migration (GSM). This
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Last updated 6 December 2010.

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Current Processing Dates

If your application date has recently come into our current processing
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Priority Processed Applications
Under the priority processing direction we are giving priority in
allocation to applications with a nominated occupation that appears in an
active State Migration Plan - Priority Group 2.

Priority Group 3 applications are allocated only where all Priority Group
2 have already been allocated. Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated
once all Priority Group 3 are allocated.

Applications lodged before the following dates are currently being
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Priority 2 State Migration Plan*:
(* State migration Plan currently available for VIC, ACT, NT & QLD)

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176
VE 176 (e-lodged): 01 December 2010
VE 176 (paper): 01 December 2010

Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) subclass 886:
VB 886 (e-lodged 02 August 2010
VB 886 (paper): 02 August 2010

Priority group 3

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) subclass 175
VE 175 (e-lodged): 24 December 2008
VE 175 (paper): 24 December 2008

Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) subclass 176
VE 176 (e-lodged):24 December 2008
VE 176 (paper): 24 December 2008


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Old 12-24-2010, 12:44 AM
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The SMP Priority 2 are for state sponsored applications and not family sponsored.
You should have a look at the new SOL via and if your occupation is on SOL #3 that'll mean you'll have Priority #3 and if not Priority #4 .
As the response indicates, higher priority applications will always be considered first and then others when the opportunity arises.

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Thank you. Understood. Then I am in Priority #3.
I went thru' -> apply-for-visa-sponsorship page and found that my assessed skill is in their list for sponsorship. I am thinking of applying for it. Now I am wondering:
If Victoria state accepts my application as State sponsored, will immigration considers this as an addition to my family sponsored application?
or will I need to launch new application all over again?

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