Update on processing delays

Getting Down Under Australia

Australian Visa Processing DelaysYesterday we posted an article detailing the significant delays for folks applying under certain visa classes and following numerous discussions in our forum on the topic a number of additional factors have come to light.

Firstly, Visa Subclasses 485 (Skilled – Graduate visa) 476 (Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa), 487 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored visa and 887 (Skilled – Regional Residence visa) are exempt from the priority processing changes.

Applications under these subclasses will continue to be processed in the order in which they were received by the Department of immigration so if your applying under these visa classes then you shouldn’t be impacted.

The Australian Imigration Department have also confirmed that these changes will not affect people who have or are going to apply for Tourist, Family, Spouse or Prospective Marriage visas!

As before, we would encourage you to post in our forums if you have any specific questions. Lots of discussions in this thread



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    Dear Sir/Madam
    I applied for skilled independent migration (subclass 175)on Dec 2008 and got my case officer allocated in May. Till now I haven’t got my PR its already being 11 months since i lodged my application. Am desperate….am looking forward to hear from you at the earliest

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    Dear Sir /madam My name is javed iqbal I applied for GSM visa 136 skilled independent (43-1211 refrigeration air conditioner mechanic) already in MODL. I already submitted all the required and requested documents (IELTS, Medical, Police clearance certificates etc) to A-S-P-C by on demand of my case officer, I received acknowledgment on 15 sep 2006.i already received phone verification from Australian high commission Islamabad a couple of months before. . Please let me know that what is the currant status of my case and what are the new priorities for MODL 136? And how much time its will take more?… Read more »

    AMAN PRATAP
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    AMAN PRATAP

    HI,
    I WANT TO ENQUIRE OR SOMEONE PLEASE TRY AND ANSWER MY QUESTION.I HAVE APPLIED UNDER 176 FAMILY SPONSORED CATEOGORY AND MY OCCUPATION IS UNDER THE CRITICAL SHORTAGE LIST.WILL I RECEIVE PRIORITY PROCESSING OR DO I HAVE TO WAIT TILL 2010-11 LIKE OTHER UNFORTUNATE APPLICANTS.

    THANKS,
    A VERY CONCERNED APPLICANT.