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Old Oct 8th 2002, 2:05 pm
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1) I work for University in the UK, before which I was a student in the State of Mississippi in USA. From the 47P document, I have to produce police report from the state of residence, which in my case will be Mississippi. However in Mississippi State Laws they provide police reports to only US government agencies (not even embassies). What is the solution to this problem?

2) Is processing of application done on an individual case basis? or applications with strong academic and work experience dealt faster. e.g. graduate of Oxford with a Masters degree from Cambridge with 5 years of working experience dealt faster than others?
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Hi, Can't answer the first question, but plenty others that will.
Only nurses are getting preferential speedy(!) processing at the moment, otherwise we are all in strict date order and about 50 weeks is quoted!

good luck
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Hi!
1) I work for University in the UK, before which I was a student in the State of Mississippi in USA. From the 47P document, I have to produce police report from the state of residence, which in my case will be Mississippi. However in Mississippi State Laws they provide police reports to only US government agencies (not even embassies). What is the solution to this problem?

2) Is processing of application done on an individual case basis? or applications with strong academic and work experience dealt faster. e.g. graduate of Oxford with a Masters degree from Cambridge with 5 years of working experience dealt faster than others?
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Old Oct 8th 2002, 3:50 pm
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Applications are processed in *broadly* chronological order, but if
you think they apply a strict first come first served approach, you're
kidding yourself.

In answer to the second question, no, Oxford or Cambridge degrees
won't get you processed any faster. But if you're a graduate from a
country where a lot of fake documentation exists, then it will take
longer because there's more verification involved.

If your case is more complex, that will cause it to take longer too.

Jeremy

    >On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 14:23:31 +0000, mashiraz wrote:
    >Hi, Can't answer the first question, but plenty others that will.
    >Only nurses are getting preferential speedy(!) processing at the moment,
    >otherwise we are all in strict date order and about 50 weeks is quoted!
    >good luck
    >Mash..
    >Originally posted by jude:
    >> Hi!
    >> 1) I work for University in the UK, before which I was a student in
    >> the State of Mississippi in USA. From the 47P document, I have to
    >> produce police report from the state of residence, which in my case
    >> will be Mississippi. However in Mississippi State Laws they provide
    >> police reports to only US government agencies (not even embassies).
    >> What is the solution to this problem?
    >2) Is processing of application done on an individual case basis? or
    > applications with strong academic and work experience dealt faster.
    > e.g. graduate of Oxford with a Masters degree from Cambridge with 5
    > years of working experience dealt faster than others?
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Old Oct 8th 2002, 9:20 pm
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Hi Jeremy.

If not first come first served, what criteria do they apply to decide what order to sequence them in (assuming fast tracking out of equation)

They must have some logical process?

I assumed they all got allocated a file number and put away till they came to the top of the pile (metaphorical pile of course). Do they look at them when they arrive to see what are easy/difficult cases, information complete etc?

When I get to adelaide I'm going to apply for a job in the skilled processing centre. I reckon I have skills that will help them sort this out. There must be more efficient ways of 'doing business' - and in that lies the problem..........

Aaaahhh
Mashiraz...


[QUOTE][SIZE=1]Originally posted by Jaj:
Applications are processed in *broadly* chronological order, but if
you think they apply a strict first come first served approach, you're
kidding yourself.
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Old Oct 8th 2002, 10:33 pm
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    >On Tue, 08 Oct 2002 21:20:58 +0000, mashiraz wrote:
    >Hi Jeremy.
    >If not first come first served, what criteria do they apply to decide
    >what order to sequence them in (assuming fast tracking out of equation)
    >They must have some logical process?
    >I assumed they all got allocated a file number and put away till they
    >came to the top of the pile (metaphorical pile of course). Do they look
    >at them when they arrive to see what are easy/difficult cases,
    >information complete etc?

As I said it's broadly chronological. But they do keep an eye on what
cases are easy/difficult as you say, and sometimes this can make a
difference. Plus the fact that once they start looking at a case, an
'easy' one will progress to visa grant (or refusal!) more quickly than
a 'difficult' one.

They need to know where the easy ones are so that if they're having a
problem meeting their visa grant target for a particular period, they
can quickly increase their numbers if they have to.

Most bureaucracies dealing with a queue of applications take the same
approach.

    >When I get to adelaide I'm going to apply for a job in the skilled
    >processing centre. I reckon I have skills that will help them sort this
    >out. There must be more efficient ways of 'doing business' - and in
    >that lies the problem..........

You should understand that a 12 month pipeline of applications makes
managing the program a lot easier for DIMIA.

When they brought in pre application skills assessment, they made
noises at the time that processing times could drop to 3 months or
less. What they didn't work out at the time was the simple fact that
there would need to be a once-off increase in the annual quota to
accommodate a big reduction in the pipeline.

If Australia did want to achieve lower processing times, they would
also have to vary the pass mark a lot more often (as New Zealand has
done) to keep supply and demand (which can be quite variable month to
month) in line.

Jeremy
 
Old Oct 9th 2002, 3:48 am
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I live in the state of Mississippi and was told by an immigration agent that
you can get a police report from the cities you lived in for a year or more.
For example, if you went to Ole Miss you can get a police report from the
city of Oxford, as long as you were there for a year. You must do this in
each city you lived in for a year or more. I also tried getting a national
police background check and ran into the same problems as you had with the
state of MS. Hope this helps!


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    > Hi!
    > 1) I work for University in the UK, before which I was a student in the
    > State of Mississippi in USA. From the 47P document, I have to produce
    > police report from the state of residence, which in my case will be
    > Mississippi. However in Mississippi State Laws they provide police
    > reports to only US government agencies (not even embassies). What is
    > the solution to this problem?
    > 2) Is processing of application done on an individual case basis? or
    > applications with strong academic and work experience dealt faster.
    > e.g. graduate of Oxford with a Masters degree from Cambridge with 5
    > years of working experience dealt faster than others?
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Oct 9th 2002, 9:03 am
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Thanks Jeremy, that's alot clearer, and I understand now, I think!

Doesn't help much because as I saw it, we are an 'easy case'. Skills assessed AIM, plenty of points, stable family, front loaded, no medical problems, no criminal record. Should just be a formality.

However, the length of wait does sort out the serious from the not so serious. If you are prepared to wait this long, then you surely mean to follow it through. It would be interesting to know how many don't take up their visa once granted, because things moved on as the wait was too long....

My husband has got cold feet at the moment, and the wait is not helping at all...

Mash


[QUOTE][SIZE=1]Originally posted by Jaj:
As I said it's broadly chronological. But they do keep an eye on what
cases are easy/difficult as you say, and sometimes this can make a
difference. Plus the fact that once they start looking at a case, an
'easy' one will progress to visa grant (or refusal!) more quickly than
a 'difficult' one.

They need to know where the easy ones are so that if they're having a
problem meeting their visa grant target for a particular period, they
can quickly increase their numbers if they have to.

Most bureaucracies dealing with a queue of applications take the same
approach.
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Old Oct 9th 2002, 9:03 pm
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Long processing times often do cause problems in that life can change
for people between applying and getting visa (eg new promotion comes
up, circumstances with relatives change etc).

Jeremy

    >On Wed, 09 Oct 2002 09:03:04 +0000, mashiraz wrote:
    >Thanks Jeremy, that's alot clearer, and I understand now, I think!
    >Doesn't help much because as I saw it, we are an 'easy case'. Skills
    >assessed AIM, plenty of points, stable family, front loaded, no medical
    >problems, no criminal record. Should just be a formality.
    >However, the length of wait does sort out the serious from the not so
    >serious. If you are prepared to wait this long, then you surely mean
    >to follow it through. It would be interesting to know how many don't
    >take up their visa once granted, because things moved on as the wait
    >was too long....
    >My husband has got cold feet at the moment, and the wait is not
    >helping at all...
    >Mash
 
Old Oct 9th 2002, 10:38 pm
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Mash,

My husband is also getting a bit down at the mo. Once again readin this site makes you realise your not alone.

Life is on hold - no matter how much you try and get on - we are putting starting a family on hold. We have said exactly that you must really want to do it to put yourself through the process.

If there was more info on finding out how your case is proceeding it would take sooooo much strain off - ho hum!!!!

Here's hoping we all get good news sooner rather than later.

Cheers,

Shelly
 

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