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Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas June 2006

Latest Updates from Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre

As of 6 June 2006 the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre is assessing applications lodged on or before the following dates:

ONSHORE – paper based applications: 22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)

ONSHORE- e-lodged (online) applications: 27 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)

SIR – paper based applications: 15 March 2006

SIR – e-lodged (online) applications: 30 April 2006



Priority Applications: In the range of 6 to 16 January 2006

Non-Priority Applications: In the range of 17 October to 21 October 2005


    Onshore means that the visa being applied for can be granted while the
    applicant is in Australia.

    e-lodged applications lodged online have quicker processing times.
    See:Online Services – General Skilled Migration

    SIR visas: All applicants for a Skilled – Independent Regional [SIR] visa receive priority processing.

    Offshore: means that the visa being applied for can only be granted
    when the applicant is outside of Australia.

Occupations Lists - Everything you need to know

If a visa application was made before the earliest relevant date as shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer please contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre at:

Applications eligible for priority processing

1. Applicants whose nominated occupation is on the Migration
Occuptations in Demand List (MODL)

2. For applicants whose nominated occupation is not on the MODL,
applications for any of the following visas are given priority:

a) Skill Matching (Migrant) (Class BR) – Subclass 134 – Skill Matching
b) Skilled – Independent (Migrant) (Class BN) – Subclass 137 – Skilled –
State/Territory-nominated Independent
c) Skilled – Australian-sponsored (Migrant) (Class BQ) – Subclass 139 –
Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored
d) Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional) (Class UX) – Subclass
495 – Skilled – Independent Regional (Provisional)
e) Skilled New Zealand (Residence) visa class (Class DB) – Subclass 863
– Skilled – Onshore Regional-Sponsored New Zealand Citizen
f) Skilled — Australian-sponsored Overseas Student (Residence) (Class
DE) – Subclass 882 – Skilled — Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student

Funding Requirements For International Students To Increase From 2010

Eligibility for priority processing does not mean that any processing
requirements can be waived.

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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