Visa Granted

Old Jun 22nd 2010, 10:03 am
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Hi All,

For all those waiting for information on their visa application and obsessed with checking timelines, thought i'd let you know that our visa has just been granted. There is just me and the wife - I am the primary applicant, aged 40 now, but 39 when the application was made. Timeline ...

ACS Application: 20/10/2009
ACS Result (2231-79 Java Specialist): 04/02/2010

175 CSL MODL LR Country (UK)
Visa Application Date: 05/02/2010
CO Allocated: 22/03/2010 (Team 04)
Australia PCC Submitted: 12/04/2010
Medicals in Manchester: 14/04/2010
UK PCC Submitted: 23/04/2010
Medicals submitted: 24/04/2010
All docs met: 11/06/2010
Grant: 22/06/2010
Enter before date: 09/06/2011
Must not arrive after: 22/06/2015

Note the date we made the application - 3 days before the removal of MODL after which we wouldn't have had enough points until all the new details come out!

They requested an Australia PCC check for my wife who spent a year in Australia over 10 years ago - we questioned this but they did still want it. The Australia PCC came back to us a lot quicker that the UK PCC!

I have an eye condition called Keratoconus, which didn't seem to cause any issues whatsoever - I just had to supply copies of reports that were sent from the hospital to my GP after each checkup in the last 5 years.

We used an agent - Peter Chiam (http://ptlabs.com.au/) and he has been excellent, and I highly recommend him.

We still have no idea when or where we are going to go. We will probably have to do a reccie when we validate as I don't think we'll be quite ready to move by the "enter before date". We've already come to the conclusion that a reccie of a few weeks is nowhere near long enough when you don't actually have any one area in mind, so we're trying to narrow down areas at the moment - Australia is too big!!

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Old Jun 22nd 2010, 10:13 am
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Congrats. I'm surprised to see your enter before date as that is obviously not 12 months from 12/4/10. That's very unusual.
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Yup I was surprised too. Not actually had an email yet, or anything from the agent, but this is what it says in the immi online status checker, so i guess that's right - will double-check when we get an email though.
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Cheers !
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Old Jun 22nd 2010, 10:37 am
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Congratulations..

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Congrats, theParkie, and good luck further! Thanks for updating the timeline!
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Originally Posted by theParkie View Post
Enter before date: 09/06/2011
Must not arrive after: 22/06/2015
Apologies for beieg ignorant (I've just started looking into moving to Oz) but, can someone explain the difference between the Enter Before date and the Must Not Arrive After date?
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Apologies for beieg ignorant (I've just started looking into moving to Oz) but, can someone explain the difference between the Enter Before date and the Must Not Arrive After date?
Enter before date is validation date and must not arrive after is the expiry date of the right to enter Australia. You would have to enter Australia on a RRV after this date.

Congratulations to Parkie, you were indeed lucky with the MODL.
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COngratulations theParkie;

All the Best
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