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Martin99 Jul 21st 2009 1:33 pm

Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
I would be grateful to hear of others' actual experience of the timeline between making an application to the CIO in Sydney, NS and receiving the email acknowledgement. I have followed previous posts and the Trackitt information but there does not yet appear to be much precedent information to assess the efficiency of the new system.

My own FSW application pack was received by the CIO on 17 June, 2009. As yet, I have heard nothing. It would be good to hear how other people are doing with applications submitted in say May and June this year.

Cheers

Martin

daisychain Jul 21st 2009 3:13 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Hi

this is our timeline so far: All 2009

Application sent to Sydney NS April 6
AOR April 23rd
Request for 120 day docs April 29
Docs sent to London UK May 19
AOR from London June 11
Reviewed docs and processing July 14

Just waiting for medical request now!!:fingerscrossed:

Hope that helps it is for FSW application we are using a visa company in Canada so they obviously receive the documents for us and pass them on.

Best of luck

PMM Jul 21st 2009 4:48 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Hi


Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7770768)
I would be grateful to hear of others' actual experience of the timeline between making an application to the CIO in Sydney, NS and receiving the email acknowledgement. I have followed previous posts and the Trackitt information but there does not yet appear to be much precedent information to assess the efficiency of the new system.

My own FSW application pack was received by the CIO on 17 June, 2009. As yet, I have heard nothing. It would be good to hear how other people are doing with applications submitted in say May and June this year.

Cheers

Martin

It is up to about 6-8 weeks for a response.

gryphea Jul 21st 2009 11:45 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
They got ours on 20th May- still no news.

However Purple80 I think had 12 th May and heard very recently.

Still a way to wait yet!

burton bunch Jul 22nd 2009 1:58 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Still in the same boat as the OP Mine went end of May and nothing back as yet :(

unigirl1982 Jul 22nd 2009 2:03 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Is there any way of checking that it actually arrived?? I sent mine in May too, so it could be soon or its lost??:fingerscrossed:

burton bunch Jul 22nd 2009 2:20 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by unigirl1982 (Post 7772654)
Is there any way of checking that it actually arrived?? I sent mine in May too, so it could be soon or its lost??:fingerscrossed:

Check that your bankers draft was cashed is the only way but most people dont even get an AOR anymore

unigirl1982 Jul 22nd 2009 2:29 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Do they do that early on in the application??

burton bunch Jul 22nd 2009 2:31 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by unigirl1982 (Post 7772715)
Do they do that early on in the application??

They usually cash it straight away as far as I have heard in the past

purple80 Jul 22nd 2009 9:08 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by gryphea (Post 7772388)
They got ours on 20th May- still no news.

However Purple80 I think had 12 th May and heard very recently.

Still a way to wait yet!


Yes you are correct our application was recieved 12th May in Sydney, 120 day email recieved on the 15th July. It seems to be taking a bit longer to get a response, suspect they are now being inundated with applications!

Martin99 Jul 22nd 2009 12:15 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Thanks to everyone for replying. It seems that the CIO is becoming busier and that we will have to become more patient.

Please keep us all posted on progress. I will do the same.

Martin

joepublic Jul 22nd 2009 12:33 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7770768)
My own FSW application pack was received by the CIO on 17 June, 2009. As yet, I have heard nothing. It would be good to hear how other people are doing with applications submitted in say May and June this year.

Cheers

Martin

Posted my FSW Cat 1 on 6 Jun 09. Canada Post reported delivery on 15 Jun 09. Nothing heard back yet either. :thumbdown:

joepublic Jul 22nd 2009 3:19 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by burton bunch (Post 7772725)
They usually cash it straight away as far as I have heard in the past

They cashed mine on 10 Jul 09 - they received my application on 15 Jun 09. ;)

Martin99 Jul 22nd 2009 3:25 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by joepublic (Post 7774272)
They cashed mine on 10 Jul 09 - they received my application on 15 Jun 09. ;)

Thanks. Looks like we are on almost the exact same timeline so let's keep in touch. I will check to see if they have cashed my draft, which I assume would be a good sign?

Martin99 Jul 24th 2009 11:39 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by joepublic (Post 7774272)
They cashed mine on 10 Jul 09 - they received my application on 15 Jun 09. ;)

Just found out that they cashed my draft on 16 July. At least that means they are not sending it back!

JET747 Jul 24th 2009 2:08 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by purple80 (Post 7773408)

Yes you are correct our application was recieved 12th May in Sydney, 120 day email recieved on the 15th July. It seems to be taking a bit longer to get a response, suspect they are now being inundated with applications!

And all from people I suspect that have found themselves on THE LIST.

I suppose it may come down to quotas as we progress ?

JET:)

Steez1982 Jul 27th 2009 9:08 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Sent mine on 17 June as well, have heard nothing back.

How do you check if a bank draft has been cashed?

zippadydoda Jul 27th 2009 11:05 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Steez1982 (Post 7789007)
Sent mine on 17 June as well, have heard nothing back.

How do you check if a bank draft has been cashed?


Just ask your bank. I did that today. They said bank draft had been cashed on 17th July. The application was sent to CIO on 14th June.

Martin99 Jul 28th 2009 7:31 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by zippadydoda (Post 7789293)
Just ask your bank. I did that today. They said bank draft had been cashed on 17th July. The application was sent to CIO on 14th June.

Have you had an email from the CIO yet? I am trying to measure how long they are taking now as it used to be about a month but appears to be pushing out to two months based on recent experiences shared on this forum.

gryphea Jul 28th 2009 1:13 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7790237)
Have you had an email from the CIO yet? I am trying to measure how long they are taking now as it used to be about a month but appears to be pushing out to two months based on recent experiences shared on this forum.

We still haven't heard from 20th May..................

Martin99 Jul 28th 2009 2:02 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by gryphea (Post 7791283)
We still haven't heard from 20th May..................

Oh dear! Have they cashed your draft? You read some postings referring to the paperwork being lost. Ours went off in early-May originally but they sent it all back after a month because we had not put N/A in a single empty box on the forms.

I hope you/we hear soon.

unigirl1982 Jul 28th 2009 7:14 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
mine was recieved on may 25th and i got my 120 letter via email today (july 28th)

Walsh Clan Jul 28th 2009 8:22 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by unigirl1982 (Post 7792248)
mine was recieved on may 25th and i got my 120 letter via email today (july 28th)

Congrats! Here's to pulling all the info together!:)

gryphea Jul 29th 2009 12:06 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Turns out ours was received on 25th May and we too got ours today. Yay!

zippadydoda Jul 29th 2009 2:04 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7790237)
Have you had an email from the CIO yet? I am trying to measure how long they are taking now as it used to be about a month but appears to be pushing out to two months based on recent experiences shared on this forum.

Nope, nothing at all to date. Just relieved to know the bankers draft has been cashed as we sent application by normal post so have spent the whole of June wondering whether CIO had received it!!!! :eek:

zippadydoda Jul 29th 2009 2:15 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Walsh Clan (Post 7792435)
Congrats! Here's to pulling all the info together!:)

I have all info collected and waiting to be sent off. If you send documents off as soon as you get 120 day letter, do they review it any sooner or wait until 120 days have lapsed.:confused:

Walsh Clan Jul 29th 2009 8:07 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by zippadydoda (Post 7793179)
I have all info collected and waiting to be sent off. If you send documents off as soon as you get 120 day letter, do they review it any sooner or wait until 120 days have lapsed.:confused:

For us, they processed within a month of receiving the documentation, and we sent it back within 30 days of receiving the letter, so yes!

purple80 Aug 1st 2009 1:29 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by gryphea (Post 7792921)
Turns out ours was received on 25th May and we too got ours today. Yay!

Congratulations, our full package is almost ready to go, just waiting on new police checks, as I am currently in the Uk on holiday I arranged for the police checks to come to me here.

Will leave the full package with my mother in law to send off if they have not arrived before I leave.....

Steez1982 Aug 4th 2009 4:50 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
any more news anyone?

Martin99 Aug 4th 2009 5:05 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Steez1982 (Post 7812311)
any more news anyone?

Still waiting for my yes/no email from CIO. My FSW application was received by them in mid-June and they cashed my draft mid-July. I do not know whether it is good news if they have cashed the draft as they could always reject my application and cut me a new cheque!

Fingers crossed.

burton bunch Aug 5th 2009 2:11 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
I am early June and not heard a thing:frown:

Martin99 Aug 5th 2009 2:32 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by burton bunch (Post 7815298)
I am early June and not heard a thing:frown:

Thanks, Gaynor. Have they cashed your draft?

burton bunch Aug 5th 2009 2:41 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7815371)
Thanks, Gaynor. Have they cashed your draft?

Havent checked that one - if we dont hear by this weekend then we will check it out next monday for sure.

zippadydoda Aug 6th 2009 3:07 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by burton bunch (Post 7815298)
I am early June and not heard a thing:frown:

We are June 14th and they cashed bankers draft 17th July. Still not heard anything!:thumbdown:

purple80 Aug 7th 2009 2:10 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Our full application left for CHC today! Now the nail biting seriously begins!

J2FCM Aug 7th 2009 2:23 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Hope it gets through the 3-day mail strike, and the subsequent backlog (they are not paying overtime anymore to catch up after a strike!) Over 75% of inland mail used to go through London hubs. Don't know what the percentage is now though!?

Martin99 Aug 7th 2009 2:16 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by zippadydoda (Post 7816672)
We are June 14th and they cashed bankers draft 17th July. Still not heard anything!:thumbdown:

Mine was cashed around the same time. Do you know if that means anything other than that they have received the application? Do they cash those applications which they intend to reject as well? Maybe, I am being optimistic?

PMM Aug 7th 2009 8:28 pm

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Hi


Originally Posted by Martin99 (Post 7822045)
Mine was cashed around the same time. Do you know if that means anything other than that they have received the application? Do they cash those applications which they intend to reject as well? Maybe, I am being optimistic?


The first that is done is the package is opened, the payment is processed, before anything else.

Martin99 Aug 8th 2009 7:44 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 

Originally Posted by PMM (Post 7823106)
Hi




The first that is done is the package is opened, the payment is processed, before anything else.

Thanks.

So if they reject you then they must send a fresh cheque/draft back rather than returning the original?

samjr400 Aug 8th 2009 8:23 am

Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS
 
Ours was received on May 14th and we havent heard!!! Although they have cashed the draft which is an improvement on our February application !!! The one that disappeared at Sydney!!!!

Our forms have are all ready just for the next stage as soon as we get this back. :fingerscrossed:


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