Hey folks, at time of typing the ASPC admin section is processing as follows, if you have applied during August why not say hi in our August Applications thread and join other members on the same time line.

Onshore Applications: receipting applications received on 18 July 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 18 July 2007.

Offshore Applications: receipting applications received on 29 June 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 30 April 2007.

Applicants and representatives who have not authorised e-mail communication will not receive separate advice that the ASPC has received and receipted an application and will receive the standard acknowledgement letter and receipt details in due course.

Please note that any delay in acknowledging an application does not affect the date on which a valid application is recorded as having been received and does not delay processing of the application.

Once an application has been acknowledged a case officer is appointed to assess each application as soon as possible, however, the ASPC receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted immediately.

Processing and Allocation Information

Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated to case officers for further processing.



Paper based applications: 29 January 2007 (subclass 880), 11 January 2007 (subclass 881) and 15 January 2007 (subclass 882)

E-lodged (on-line) applications: 24 January 2007 (subclass 880) and 22 January 2007 (subclass 881) and 18 January 2007 (subclass 882)

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR VISA)

Paper based applications: 18 January 2007
E-lodged (on-line) applications: 18 January 2007

New Zealand

All applications: 7 February 2007 (all subclasses)


All paper based applications for Classes BN, BQ, BR, UX and UZ (subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496)

Priority Applications: 6 October 2006
Non-Priority Applications: 22 September 2006

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (eSIR visa applications)

E-lodged (on-line) applications: 13 February 2007