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Old 03-26-2011, 12:32 PM
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applied for Victoria sponsorship right when it opened - still no answer

I just want to share my story and see if other people out there are experiencing the same thing.
I applied for a Victoria sponsorship the very day the applications re-opened (4th of November). The processing time is listed as being 12 weeks, but I still haven't received a reply. I am sure that they received the application as I inquired and was told 'it would be processed as soon as possible'.
What's up with this and is anyone in the same situation?


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Old 03-26-2011, 04:04 PM
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A lot of public servants may have lengthy holidays for the Xmas/NY - January period and another thing that has likely happened is that there may have been a load of people like yourself waiting to get a sponsorship application in.
So whereas a processing time of 12 weeks may be achieved in more normal times, a surge of applications is not going to be normal.
Any processing times by states and Immi should always be considered a broad guide even at normal times for there can be all manner of things that can effect staffing and capacity to handle workloads.





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A lot of public servants may have lengthy holidays for the Xmas/NY - January period and another thing that has likely happened is that there may have been a load of people like yourself waiting to get a sponsorship application in.
So whereas a processing time of 12 weeks may be achieved in more normal times, a surge of applications is not going to be normal.
Any processing times by states and Immi should always be considered a broad guide even at normal times for there can be all manner of things that can effect staffing and capacity to handle workloads.
Thanks Wanderer. Then I'd be really curious to knwo how long it took other people who have received an answer. Actually, after the applications had been closed for a while, the processing time were increased from 8 to 12 weeks, so I thought the 12 weeks were a realistic waiting period.


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Thre reason for the extension from 8-12 weeks is quite possibly also associated with state sponsorships having undergone significant change from what they were previously.
States have also never had anywhere near the administrative capacity of Immi when it comes to sponsorships associated with immigration thus you have had:
. system change
. need to look at staffing/training
. applications surge
Finally, immigration sponsorship is not a huge priority for the states relative to all their other activities.





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Thanks very much for the answer. I would have thought sponsorship were important due to skills shortages. Do you have any (even if vague) idea of how long it really takes to get sponsorship?


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There may be some skills shortages in some occupations depending on particular states and just what kind of developments are on the go, Victoria being one of the more stable states compared to those with a lot of resources development and skills shortages is sometimes something of an immeasurable myth when you have unemployment rates of about 5% and many underemployed or those not even in the figures.

As I've said, the states sponsorship of today is a new ball game and no idea on what sort of workload Victoria may have.





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