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News from April/May 2005- 136 Skilled Visa Applicants!!!!

News from April/May 2005- 136 Skilled Visa Applicants!!!!

Old Sep 12th 2005, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakie
Its been over 5 months for us now (see below). As I said in another post Ive been trying to phone to find out and would let you know of the outcome, but I'm just too lazy to get out of bed at 4am and its too busy by 6!!!!

Really good news for the guys who have gone through sooner, but I really cant help feeling a little jealous. I'm sure things will speed up once the test is over (which is pretty much now, wo hoooo!)

Anyway, there is an email going in this evening to find out about our application and to check that any communications haven't been rejected by our 'oh so wiz' email system that rejects anything with a vowel in it, so Ill let you know of the feedback.

Ta, Mark.
Just don't get it, Mark. Really can't understand the thinking behind how DIMIA work. Have you tried e-mailing the Region 3 Manager - you might get a bit further with her - If you do a search on the forum, you'll get her name. Not sure if you're supposed to mention it on here, but the initials are LM. I think after over five months, you're entitled to some sort of reply. Good luck! Michelle
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Just don't get it, Mark. Really can't understand the thinking behind how DIMIA work. Have you tried e-mailing the Region 3 Manager - you might get a bit further with her - If you do a search on the forum, you'll get her name. Not sure if you're supposed to mention it on here, but the initials are LM. I think after over five months, you're entitled to some sort of reply. Good luck! Michelle

Hi

Been 19+ weeks for us and still nothing. I emailed region 3 manager a few weeks ago....no reply. Sent another email to DIMIA last week but still no reply. Please let us know if you hear anything. Noticed on austimeline.com that all of the Feb applicants and most of the March applicants have visas. Also there has been a couple of early April applicants got theres too, so maybe not much longer.

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Okay folks, Im having a very good morning!!!!

Very swift (and more importantly) VERY positive response from the DIMIA (thanks!!), med/PCC requests are here exaclty 5 months (22 weeks) on. So I guess the longest waiting times are around this at the moment, hopefully you guys should start to hear soon.

Thanks. Man, my smile is from ear to ear.
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Originally Posted by Oakie
Okay folks, Im having a very good morning!!!!

Very swift (and more importantly) VERY positive response from the DIMIA (thanks!!), med/PCC requests are here exaclty 5 months (22 weeks) on. So I guess the longest waiting times are around this at the moment, hopefully you guys should start to hear soon.

Thanks. Man, my smile is from ear to ear.
Hi! Oakie,
Congratulations......

It seems posting on this thread turned lucky for you and Paul. He also heard from DIMIA just today.....

Ours can be any time now...... Its 19 weeks for us today.

Gurpreet

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Originally Posted by GurpreetSandhu
Hi! Oakie,
Congratulations......

It seems posting on this thread turned lucky for you and Paul. He also heard from DIMIA just today.....

Ours can be any time now...... Its 19 weeks for us today.

Gurpreet
oh I just wish that would be true!
We are also so much waiting for the med request, it's soon coming 18 weeks since ack.. I just hope posting in here will make it quicker..
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oh I just wish that would be true!
We are also so much waiting for the med request, it's soon coming 18 weeks since ack.. I just hope posting in here will make it quicker..
Dear Milindbe,

Lets hope for the best...... I completed 19 weeks today...... it should b something tomorrow....

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Hi Guys,
Just to let you know that we received our meds/PCC requests yesterday. Having received the bad news, on Monday, that one of our assurers is being made redundant on 1/10/05 our request came as a welcome surprise. We just hope our assurers get their interview before 1/10.

Really impressed with booking the meds, phoned Queensway in Southend this morning expecting to have to wait weeks for an appointment but that wasn't the case, we got appointments for Wednesday week costing £455 for 4 of us including courier to Sydney. I then phoned the local BUPA hospital to book x-rays and they basically said we could choose when we wanted to come so we are having them done on Friday.

I just hope CentreLink are as efficient and forthcoming with a swift appointment.

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PS Hopefully those still waiting will hear something soon.

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Hi Guys,
Just to let you know that we received our meds/PCC requests yesterday. Having received the bad news, on Monday, that one of our assurers is being made redundant on 1/10/05 our request came as a welcome surprise. We just hope our assurers get their interview before 1/10.

Really impressed with booking the meds, phoned Queensway in Southend this morning expecting to have to wait weeks for an appointment but that wasn't the case, we got appointments for Wednesday week costing £455 for 4 of us including courier to Sydney. I then phoned the local BUPA hospital to book x-rays and they basically said we could choose when we wanted to come so we are having them done on Friday.

I just hope CentreLink are as efficient and forthcoming with a swift appointment.

ACE

PS Hopefully those still waiting will hear something soon.
Good on the requests. Hope that you get the centralink appointment early enough!! But if not, although it is a bit of a hassle - it is possible to find another assurer - at least they don't have to be family. My father was not sure whether he had sufficient time on his taxable income, so he asked his best friend to be our assurer just in case...
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Originally Posted by GurpreetSandhu
Dear Milindbe,

Lets hope for the best...... I completed 19 weeks today...... it should b something tomorrow....

Gurpreet
I got the email with med/pcc/1022 request........... I am so happy...... its exactly after 19+ weeks......

Hope rest of us also get their medical requests and visas soon.

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Originally Posted by GurpreetSandhu
I got the email with med/pcc/1022 request........... I am so happy...... its exactly after 19+ weeks......

Hope rest of us also get their medical requests and visas soon.

Gurpreet

That's great news Gurpreet!! Looks like 19 weeks is the trend now for medical requests... Mine came in after 19 weeks too, remember?

Goodluck with your medical, get ready to get naked =).
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Another one here for the record who received Med/PCC requests after about 19 weeks, I think.

Email from DIMIA stated they received my app on 09/05

So, let's get 'em booked!
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Originally Posted by Teri
Good on the requests. Hope that you get the centralink appointment early enough!! But if not, although it is a bit of a hassle - it is possible to find another assurer - at least they don't have to be family. My father was not sure whether he had sufficient time on his taxable income, so he asked his best friend to be our assurer just in case...
Thanks Teri,
We would have a problem finding someone else so hopefully it won't come to that.

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That's great news Gurpreet!! Looks like 19 weeks is the trend now for medical requests... Mine came in after 19 weeks too, remember?

Goodluck with your medical, get ready to get naked =).
It really looks like 19 weeks is the time for meds thesedays. We are on 18th week, so hoping to get it during coming week.
Fingers crossed!!
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Originally Posted by milindbe
It really looks like 19 weeks is the time for meds thesedays. We are on 18th week, so hoping to get it during coming week.
Fingers crossed!!

Anyone else got any news?
We're 16 weeks now, and I'm getting bored! I know there's longer to wait, but I'm so inpatient.
Am out of the country for two weeks from mid October so if there is going to be a request for further info it would be ideal to get this before we go on holiday to save delays.
PLEASE DIMIA, PLEASE!!!
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Originally Posted by GurpreetSandhu
I got the email with med/pcc/1022 request........... I am so happy...... its exactly after 19+ weeks......

Hope rest of us also get their medical requests and visas soon.

Gurpreet
Oh missed this one..
..CONGRATS!!!
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