DIMA have finally started advertising the allocation to case officer times.
The information is updated weekly so I’ll start posting the latest updates from time to time on getting down under. The most up to date info is also available by sending a blank e-mail to: email@example.com.
A case officer will be appointed to assess the application as soon as possible, however, the ASPC receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted immediately.
Applications lodged on the dates shown below are currently being allocated to case officers for further processing:
The latest figures are below.
ONSHORE – paper based applications:
22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)
ONSHORE – e-lodged (online) applications:
26 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)
SIR – paper based applications:
15 March 2006
SIR – e-lodged (online) applications:
30 April 2006
OFFSHORE APPLICATIONS (all paper based)
Priority Applications: In the range of 29 December 2005 to 6 January 2006
Non-Priority Applications: In the range of 23 September to 7 October 2005
Definitions of different application types:
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.
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.
If a visa application was made before the earliest relevant date as shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer you can contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll continue to try and post updates when they become available