Skilled migrant EOI - Processing times

Old Apr 19th 2012, 11:15 am
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Hi,

How long did it take to hear back from immigration once you sent your skilled migrant EOI? Also, how long did it take to be granted a residence visa once you sent your application (London Immigration office). It says between 1-3month on the website.

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Old Apr 19th 2012, 3:22 pm
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Hiya OliversMummy

If you have sufficient points (140 to be automatically selected) then you will be selected on the next draw. The draws are every fortnight. Typically we submitted our EOI the day after a draw so had to wait nearly a fortnight to hear! You can find out when the next draw will be on the immi website.

As far as the wait once ITA submitted - not sure. We are submitting ours next week. I think if you have a job offer the process is speeded up.

Hope this helps a wee bit - I'm sure more knowledgeable others will know more. The wait is very frustrating. Good luck with your application!

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ITA with job offers get precedence for obvious reasons. Those without wait for those with to be processed so that is where things can get a bit elastic and you are likely to be towards the far end of the website timescale. However it does depend on the workload of the case officer/office on the day so you may get lucky...
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We both have job offers in area of absolute skill shortage and 10years experience and 2years previous work experience in Auckland. Our EOI was drawn out of the pool this week. It says they will verify our application then ask us to apply. Cheers
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we submitted our EOI in July with 125 points, husband got a job offer in September so we upgraded the EOI was picked on the next pulled date. Submitted ITA end of Oct and we were granted PR 14th February.
Mine and my daughters medicals were referred so that held it up for 2 weeks, once your case officer approves it in principal it then goes to another person to be checked. We also transferred our application once approved from London to Wellington as we had already moved over so that added on a couple of days for transfer and then making an appt to get Blueys in. The first lot of blues they put in were the wrong ones so we had to wait another day but to be honest having it on the 14th of February was a nice touch
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Originally Posted by oliversmummy1 View Post
Hi,

How long did it take to hear back from immigration once you sent your skilled migrant EOI? Also, how long did it take to be granted a residence visa once you sent your application (London Immigration office). It says between 1-3month on the website.

Cheers
Have a look at our time line below.
Having said that, it was 2009 and with a job offer.
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