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  • cgmcgm Melbourne
    Posts: 212Member
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
    I lodged in behalf of my mom-in-law last March 19, 2015 for a Tourist Visa. Still waiting pero Application in Progress na ang status I think for almost 2 weeks na. Kinakabahan pero normal ba ito? :)

    Thanks

    Resources

    Visa Status Trackers
    + PinoyAU.info - http://bit.ly/1lhRiWc
    + Expat-Forum.com - http://bit.ly/1n9qkjt
    ACS ANZSCO Guide - http://bit.ly/1uNl3Yx
    ANZSCO Search - http://www.anzscosearch.com/261111.php
    - check your occupation code details and state eligibility

    Timeline

    Family of 3 (me, wife and daughter)
    ANZSCO 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Visa 190 VIC

    17 Dec 2013 - Gathered School Docs (TOR, Diploma, Certifications, etc)
    17 Dec 2013 - NBI Clearance (Same Day Release)
    18 Jan 2014 - IELTS Exam #1
    31 Jan 2014 - Submitted ACS Assessment (261111)
    01 Feb 2014 - IELTS Results #1 - (L8, R7.5, W6, S7 = OBS:7)
    06 Feb 2014 - Submitted IELTS Results #1 for Remarking
    15 Mar 2014 - IELTS Exam #2
    23 Mar 2014 - IELTS Results #2 - (L,R 8.5, W7.0, S7.5 = OBS:8) God is good! :)
    02 Apr 2014 - IELTS Exam #1 Remarking Positive, W6.0 -> W6.5
    04 Apr 2014 - ACS Result, suitable (AQF Bachelor Degree, 4+ yrs exp)
    04 Apr 2014 - EOI Submitted (Plan A: 189 60pts, Plan B: 190 VIC 65pts)
    08 Apr 2014 - VIC SS - first contact, provided written statement
    15 May 2014 - Plan C: Submitted New ACS Assessment (135112)
    02 Jul 2014 - Plan C: Received ACS Assessment (135112 ICT Project Manager)
    07 Jul 2014 - VIC SS Invite Received (261111)
    08 Jul 2014 - NBI Renewal (same day release)
    09 Jul 2014 - Medicals
    21 Jul 2014 - Visa lodged (VIC SS)
    21-29 Jul 2014 - Frontload documents
    30 Sep 2014 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord! :)
    07 Nov 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne! Temporarily staying at a friend
    07 Nov 2014 - Setup Centrelink, Bank Account, & TFN
    10 Nov 2014 - Setup Medicare
    07-25 Nov 2014 - Turista mode
    15 Nov 2014 - Apartment viewing on 4 locations
    16 Nov 2014 - Apartment application submitted
    17 Nov 2014 - Apartment application approved
    17-21 Nov 2014 - 3 TAFE Certifications ni misis sa hospitality
    22 Nov 2014 - Moved to our own apartment
    26 Nov 2014 - Job hunt started (me and wife)
    06 Dec 2014 - I started doing casual work
    12 Dec 2014 - Wife started casual work
    05 Jan 2014 - I started doing IT contract work
    18 Jan 2014 - Wife started working full-time

  • JCsantosJCsantos Sydney
    Posts: 1,416Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    I lodged in behalf of my mom-in-law last March 19, 2015 for a Tourist Visa. Still waiting pero Application in Progress na ang status I think for almost 2 weeks na. Kinakabahan pero normal ba ito? :)

    Thanks
    Online?

    Parang normal na yata na tumatagal ang application , si wifey ko inaapply yung father nya almost 3 weeks alhtough nag cocomplain kami kung bakit ganun katagal nun lumabas yung result they gave him 5 years ( 3 months stay ) na tourist visa

    Google for Everything !!!

  • cgmcgm Melbourne
    Posts: 212Member
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
    @JCsantos Oo, applied for my mom-in-law online and this is her first visa. Nababasa ko kasi na 2 weeks max lang yung iba dito for tourist visa. Yung hiningi namin sa mom ng wife ko sa IMMI is up to 1 year stay so baka 18 months na cumulative stay ang i-issue.

    Resources

    Visa Status Trackers
    + PinoyAU.info - http://bit.ly/1lhRiWc
    + Expat-Forum.com - http://bit.ly/1n9qkjt
    ACS ANZSCO Guide - http://bit.ly/1uNl3Yx
    ANZSCO Search - http://www.anzscosearch.com/261111.php
    - check your occupation code details and state eligibility

    Timeline

    Family of 3 (me, wife and daughter)
    ANZSCO 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Visa 190 VIC

    17 Dec 2013 - Gathered School Docs (TOR, Diploma, Certifications, etc)
    17 Dec 2013 - NBI Clearance (Same Day Release)
    18 Jan 2014 - IELTS Exam #1
    31 Jan 2014 - Submitted ACS Assessment (261111)
    01 Feb 2014 - IELTS Results #1 - (L8, R7.5, W6, S7 = OBS:7)
    06 Feb 2014 - Submitted IELTS Results #1 for Remarking
    15 Mar 2014 - IELTS Exam #2
    23 Mar 2014 - IELTS Results #2 - (L,R 8.5, W7.0, S7.5 = OBS:8) God is good! :)
    02 Apr 2014 - IELTS Exam #1 Remarking Positive, W6.0 -> W6.5
    04 Apr 2014 - ACS Result, suitable (AQF Bachelor Degree, 4+ yrs exp)
    04 Apr 2014 - EOI Submitted (Plan A: 189 60pts, Plan B: 190 VIC 65pts)
    08 Apr 2014 - VIC SS - first contact, provided written statement
    15 May 2014 - Plan C: Submitted New ACS Assessment (135112)
    02 Jul 2014 - Plan C: Received ACS Assessment (135112 ICT Project Manager)
    07 Jul 2014 - VIC SS Invite Received (261111)
    08 Jul 2014 - NBI Renewal (same day release)
    09 Jul 2014 - Medicals
    21 Jul 2014 - Visa lodged (VIC SS)
    21-29 Jul 2014 - Frontload documents
    30 Sep 2014 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord! :)
    07 Nov 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne! Temporarily staying at a friend
    07 Nov 2014 - Setup Centrelink, Bank Account, & TFN
    10 Nov 2014 - Setup Medicare
    07-25 Nov 2014 - Turista mode
    15 Nov 2014 - Apartment viewing on 4 locations
    16 Nov 2014 - Apartment application submitted
    17 Nov 2014 - Apartment application approved
    17-21 Nov 2014 - 3 TAFE Certifications ni misis sa hospitality
    22 Nov 2014 - Moved to our own apartment
    26 Nov 2014 - Job hunt started (me and wife)
    06 Dec 2014 - I started doing casual work
    12 Dec 2014 - Wife started casual work
    05 Jan 2014 - I started doing IT contract work
    18 Jan 2014 - Wife started working full-time

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    I lodged in behalf of my mom-in-law last March 19, 2015 for a Tourist Visa. Still waiting pero Application in Progress na ang status I think for almost 2 weeks na. Kinakabahan pero normal ba ito? :)

    Thanks
    hi @cgm, baka padating na po ang grant... more than 1 month na kaya darating na yan :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • AyeenAyeen San Pablo City
    Posts: 7Member
    Joined: Mar 27, 2015
    hello po need help po.. asked ko lang okay lang po ba expired yung passport nung nag-iinvite? sa AU na kasi inabot ng expiration yung passport eh ang tagal ng release ng new. Thank you.
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    hmmmm baka maka affect yun.. cguro be on the safe side na lang.
    antayin na lang dumating yung bago... :) Para may peace of mind na din :)
    @Ayeen

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • AyeenAyeen San Pablo City
    Posts: 7Member
    Joined: Mar 27, 2015
    hi @peach17 tnx. Oo nga eh kasi if ever 1st time ko mag-susubmit ng expired na passport. Better to wait na nga lang cguro.. Just helping a friend pa naman baka masayang effort.. thanks po ulit...
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    np @Ayeen, sabihin mo na lang sa friend mo, antay antay na lang muna hehe :)
    para hindi rin mabulilyaso :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • EnvyEnvy Milton
    Posts: 159Member
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
    hi @peach17 tnx. Oo nga eh kasi if ever 1st time ko mag-susubmit ng expired na passport. Better to wait na nga lang cguro.. Just helping a friend pa naman baka masayang effort.. thanks po ulit...
    The visa details will be in DIBP system which will be linked to the passport at the time of lodgement. You will NOT be allowed to enter Australia unless you have informed the DIBP of the changes to your circumstances well ahead of time.

    Kaya nga din sa application form (in paper or online), sabi dun be sure to provide the correct passport details because you may be allowed to board the plane but refused entry to Australia. Even typo's beware (passport number, expiration dates, full names)

    Jan 2007 - Arrive in Aus as 457
    Mar 2013 - Plan, review, read and understand visa requirements
    Apr 2013 - ACS assessment submitted
    Jun 2013 - ACS assessment received
    Aug 2013 - IETLS pass (General 8.0)
    Aug 2013 - ACT SS submitted
    Aug 2013 - Created EOI account
    Aug 2013 - VETASSES assessment submitted
    Sep 2013 - VETASSES assessment received
    Sep 2013 - ACT SS received
    Sep 2013 - EOI Submitted
    Sep 2013 - Visa invite received
    Sep 2013 - Visa application submitted (190)
    Oct 2013 - Medical completed
    Jan 2014 - Visa approved

  • Valiant_ReedValiant_Reed North Ryde
    Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    good afternoon po! may na approve na ba sa mga nag apply last week nang march? at may idea po ba kayo paano ma track ang progress nang visa application using VEVO... ano po ang tamang format sa paglagay nang transaction reference number panay error kasi... salamat po.
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    @Valiant_Reed, ako naman nag apply 2nd week of April.
    niccheck ko from time to time ang progress sa ImmiAccount, pero ganun pa rin ang status "assessment in progress".

    sa mga nag apply po online, kelan po kayo ni contact ni CO?

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • Valiant_ReedValiant_Reed North Ryde
    Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    nag apply din ako pero sa VFS... 2nd week of april din ako naka paglodge... sana within 1 month lang talaga at meron nang result... :)
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @peach17 ... in our case.. di naman kami ni contact ng CO... malamang next week labas na yung sa inyo...

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • Valiant_ReedValiant_Reed North Ryde
    Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    @multitasking sana nga po hehehe.... kinakabahan na ako totoo lang haha....
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    nag apply din ako pero sa VFS... 2nd week of april din ako naka paglodge... sana within 1 month lang talaga at meron nang result... :)
    via VFS ka pala sis. ako online. tignan natin kung same lang ang processing time nila :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    @peach17 ... in our case.. di naman kami ni contact ng CO... malamang next week labas na yung sa inyo...
    thank you @multitasking... nakakakaba mag antay... :)
    sana nga mag dilang anghel kayo :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • loveornidoloveornido Mandaluyong
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: May 06, 2015
    Ako din I applied online last April 12. Status is assessment in progress padin. :( Mag more than one month pa kaya yung labas ng visa? Anyone here na nag apply ng same week and meron na result?
  • Valiant_ReedValiant_Reed North Ryde
    Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    @loveornido nag apply ako sa VFS last April 14... eto hintay hintay pa din nang result... sana nga meron na result by next week... goodluck to us.
  • loveornidoloveornido Mandaluyong
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: May 06, 2015
    @Valiant_Reed Ay talaga? akala ko pag VFS mas mabilis kasi may mga kilala ako puro two weeks lang. Online sagad ata talaga ng 1 month, madalas more than daw based sa mga nababasa ko. good lucky satin!
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    @loveornido, kelan ka po nagapply? via VFS?

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    nakakakaba... Assessment in progress pa rin ang status ng applications ko :) :\">

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • loveornidoloveornido Mandaluyong
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: May 06, 2015
    @peach17 online ako nag apply. Ang tagal no? When ka nag apply?
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    2nd week ng April ako nag apply... nakakakaba di ba? hehe

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    ikaw @loveornido, kelan ka nagapply?

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • loveornidoloveornido Mandaluyong
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: May 06, 2015
    @peach17 same tayo second week din ako, april 12 to be exact. Kailan ang alis mo? Ako kasi sa june pa naman. Yun lang wala pa akong ticket, ang mahal mahal na pa naman kasi malapit na. Huhu
  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    @loveornido, April 13 and April 14 ako sa Mom and Sis yung applications ko :)
    andito na ako sa Oz sis.. wow san ka punta dito sa Oz?

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • loveornidoloveornido Mandaluyong
    Posts: 19Member
    Joined: May 06, 2015
    @peach17 sis sa sydney ako. Andun kasi bf ko. Kasal ng mom nya kasi so pinapapunta kami. Magkasunod pala tayo sis. Ikaw saan ka? Sana magkaresult na talaga. :( nakakaworry din talaga e.
  • netzkeenetnetzkeenet Sydney
    Posts: 448Member
    Joined: Mar 30, 2014
    I applied tourist cisa for my father march18. April 20 n grant so isang buwan kasama jan ung holy week n no work

    26.05.12 - IELTS Academic (L-8.5, R-7, S-7, W-7, OBS-7.5)
    31.05.13 to 25.08.13 - Bridging Program for Nurses
    04.09.13 - Registered with AHPRA
    12.12.13 - Lodged Skills assessment ANMAC
    17.03.14 - Positive skills assessment (Registered Nurse: Medical)
    29.03.14 - Lodged SS SA and EOI
    07.04.14 - NBI clearance
    01.05.14 - Approved SS SA and Invited to Apply for 190
    02.06.14 - Lodged visa application 190 and uploaded docs
    10.06.14 - Medicals at Nationwide
    15.09.14 - Direct Grant 190 visa (IED: June 10, 2015)
    22.10.14 - Touchdown Adelaide

    ~whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours~

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    @peach17 sis sa sydney ako. Andun kasi bf ko. Kasal ng mom nya kasi so pinapapunta kami. Magkasunod pala tayo sis. Ikaw saan ka? Sana magkaresult na talaga. :( nakakaworry din talaga e.
    andito ako sa SA sis :) oo nga kakatuwa magkasunod pa talaga tayo hehe..
    sana magrant ang VISA natin sis :) pray tayo ah :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    I applied tourist cisa for my father march18. April 20 n grant so isang buwan kasama jan ung holy week n no work
    online ka nagapply sis?

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

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