State Migration Plan ACT - HELP!

Old Mar 14th 2010, 2:43 pm
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Hi Guys

Im just trying to get some peoples thoughts on the migration plans.

"The state migration plans will be finalised as time progresses - the first plan to be finalised may well be that of the ACT - and these will probably also specify indicative numbers of applicants to be approved"

We have recently just applied for SS to ACT but Im very reluctant to contact the ACT directly as it will take them away from what they are supposed to be doing. Getting my SS approved

I'll give you a bit of background.

We passed the ACS - ASCO 2311 - 11 - Systems Manager . Systems Manager is on the Baseline List for the ACT and is "open" at the moment . I am HOPING it will be on the SMP for the ACT otherwise ...............

We have applied for SS for the ACT under this code and will probably hear back mid May (our agent advised it will take 8-10 weeks) as we are normal priority.
We have not applied for a visa yet with the DIAC but we plan to put through our application to the DIAC before the changes in July because firstly we are very doubtful that my OH's job Systems Manager will be on the new skills list therefore we do really need it to be on the SMP for the ACT.

Im just trying to gather opinions on this really and I know that nobody knows what the states will do until they actually do it.

As the ACT baseline list is quite small anyway do you wreckon the current jobs will stay on it?

Do you think that they will release the SMP for the ACT before July or will it be in line with the new skills list?

We will have to put through our DIAC application before July which all in all will cost us €5000 - it is a defacto visa so we incurr two fees plus our agents fees on top of that.

Its a big risk because if Systems Manager is not on the SMPfor the ACT we will have paid DIAC fees and probably be in for a 3 year wait.

Any thoughts?

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Just not really sure what you want here Suzanne. You quite rightly point out that none of us knows what will happen until the SMP come out, so there is really not much point speculating. We don't know whether your occupation will be on the list or not.

On a more helpful note, I think you have got your fee wrong. You don't pay double because there is a secondary applicant. It is one fee of about Aud 2,500.

Good luck with your app.
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Default Re: State Migration Plan ACT - HELP!

Originally Posted by Bermudashorts View Post
Just not really sure what you want here Suzanne. You quite rightly point out that none of us knows what will happen until the SMP come out, so there is really not much point speculating. We don't know whether your occupation will be on the list or not.

On a more helpful note, I think you have got your fee wrong. You don't pay double because there is a secondary applicant. It is one fee of about Aud 2,500.

Good luck with your app.
Hi there

Thanks for getting back to me. Yeah I know there is no point speculating but just wondered if people had any views of the ACT list at the moment or if anyone is in the same boat.

As regards the fee you are right but there seems to be 2 installments to be paid:

Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) visa (subclass 176)
Charge Type Charge Amount
1st instalment
$2525
2nd instalment
$3510

I got this from the DIAC website. I wonder what the second instalment fee is for?

cheers

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Originally Posted by surhythms View Post
Hi there

Thanks for getting back to me. Yeah I know there is no point speculating but just wondered if people had any views of the ACT list at the moment or if anyone is in the same boat.

As regards the fee you are right but there seems to be 2 installments to be paid:

Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) visa (subclass 176)
Charge Type Charge Amount
1st instalment
$2525
2nd instalment
$3510

I got this from the DIAC website. I wonder what the second instalment fee is for?

cheers

Suzanne
Its for people with less-than-functional English.
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