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Minister's announcement on GSM visas – 8 February 2010

Minister's announcement on GSM visas – 8 February 2010

Old Feb 7th 2010, 6:21 pm
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I cannot seem to make sense of what it means for applicants such as myself....

Cat 5 SS non csl (currently).....
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Old Feb 7th 2010, 6:23 pm
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Exactly what I have been wondering

Does this mean that if you are already state sponsered, you are top of the queue....Or does it mean there is going to be another queue to try & join?.....
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An applicant on CSL applies on 1-March-10. By Jun-2010 the CSL is phased out.

Would the applicant still be finalized in 12 months?

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Old Feb 7th 2010, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by cartertucker View Post
I cannot seem to make sense of what it means for applicants such as myself....

Cat 5 SS non csl (currently).....
Caretucker i think we are still cat 5 for the moment anyway so no changes for us just yet.
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Exactly what I have been wondering

Does this mean that if you are already state sponsered, you are top of the queue....Or does it mean there is going to be another queue to try & join?.....
I think States will have two list. The second list will be like csl hopefully Electricians will be on it then we will move back to Cat2. We are heading to SA how about you.
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I am on CSL,based on my IT occupation which is in MODL. As now MODL is no longer there, will I be still in MODL? In the site http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...-in-demand.htm states that previous applicants will be judged in MODL. So I hope we will be also judged as CSL.
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Old Feb 7th 2010, 6:43 pm
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Hi I am a bit confused well very confused about this now. I am in the process of getting registration with wa nursing board I havent applied form my ens visa yet will these changes affect me? I have a job offer as a new grad but i have a house to sell before we can move out so am very concerned now so any advice would be very welcome.
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Old Feb 7th 2010, 6:46 pm
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I think States will have two list. The second list will be like csl hopefully Electricians will be on it then we will move back to Cat2. We are heading to SA how about you.
My hubby is a roofer & we are heading to WA....

I worry about how long it will be before a new list comes out!....
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The way things are changing, it is becoming a nerve wrecking roller coaster ride for everyone who either applied or intends to apply.I can only pray that they can stick to some decision and give us some breathing space. We would really appreciate if the process is not made too confusing. And also, are they giving it a thought that, if they tend to change things like this and this trend gets publicized, skilled people in future will think twice before applying for aussie migration and rather prefer for some other destination as they can never be sure about whats gonna happen after they apply.
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Originally Posted by shuvo27 View Post
I am on CSL,based on my IT occupation which is in MODL. As now MODL is no longer there, will I be still in MODL? In the site http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...-in-demand.htm states that previous applicants will be judged in MODL. So I hope we will be also judged as CSL.
For pre-8th Feb applicants MODL still applies and still exist, it is only for new applicants that MODL is no longer there. So for you nothing has really changed, and by definition you should still be on current CSL.
I'm not sure about new applicants, though, how are they gonna work around this one.
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HUH i got so many questions about this NEW plan...
As first step i have already sent an email to my sponsored state Victoria. As soon as i got reply i will post.
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Sorry to all this is bad news for, it really sucks to have your dreams dashed even more.
As i read this, it is good news for me I am a plumber with Vic SS, does this mean I move to cat 2 or stay at cat 5?
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Thanks for the reply, so I can't get one but could possibly be on it - this is potentially good news fingers crossed.
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Default Re: Minister's announcement on GSM visas – 8 February 2010

Good Morning everyone,

Nice set of challenges to wake up to.

The critical points about the changes to General Skilled Migration are:

a) Current applicants who applied on or after 1 September 2007 aren't affected - their points and eligibility are locked in and in most cases their processing priority will remain the same until 30 June 2010 at least.

b) People who applied before 1 September 2007 are subject to "cap and kill" legislation, ie the Department is going to process a certain number (not yet announced as far as I know) and then terminate the rest, in which case all application fees paid to the Department of Immigration will be returned to those applicants (directly or through their agents).

c) Current onshore students will not be able to claim MODL points however they will benefit from a complex suite of measures designed to protect them (and the international student industry). The Department will announce the new skilled occupation list by 30 April 2010 (taking effect on 30 June 2010) and most graduates who have not yet applied for a general skilled migration visa will need to wait until then to determine which pathway they should pursue. The Department does not need to announce transitional measures for students whose visas are expiring on 15 March 2010 since those students are able to lodge a subclass 485 (temporary graduate) visa and then change their nominated occupation for their permanent visa application.

d) People planning to apply for General Skilled Migration as of 8 February should consult a migration agent - those who hold positive skills assessments but have not yet applied for their visas will be able to apply however should their nominated occupation not be on the new Skilled Occupation List then their application will most likely be refused.

e) There is still more information needed to clarify many of these points, in particular I would expect inputs from the Minister's speech later today, and also from the Migration Institute of Australia. In the meantime, the major links are all here: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...df/faq-sol.pdf .

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Old Feb 7th 2010, 7:23 pm
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I have to say that the most unfair, disgraceful, and disgusting thing is CAPPING applications!

Do you think it's only about those pre 01/09/2007? Then you're wrong.
It's just a first step of this dear minister.Then he will definitelly go ahead with other applicants.

I have no words to name this shi..t.
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