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Visa Granted in 26 days wow!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jo Mar 2, 2011. 8 Replies

Well I am just staying up to watch the superbowl even though I start work @ 6am. I thought I will just check my emails, I did and found a mail from our case officer with our GRANT. Oh My…Continue

Case officer assigned whoopee

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jackie Jan 14, 2011. 4 Replies

Not a grant, but opened my emails today to find a nice surprise from our case officer, yep I said case officer. I know its not over until the fat lady sings but its a start isnt it.Case…Continue

WA Latest

Started this discussion. Last reply by john Nov 16, 2010. 2 Replies

The latest from Perth is that we are waiting for MOU ( Memorandum ofUnderstanding) to be signed by senator bowen and WA minister, beforeimplementing the SMP.Continue

Mr Bowen announces GSM changes

Started Nov 11, 2010 0 Replies

Mr Bowen confirmed he has approved WA & NT SMP as well as, good news but sites not showing them yet, very soon I hopeOther changes are point changes and age threshold increased to 49.Continue


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Western Aus. State Sponsorship List Announced

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 7:39 2 Comments

At last something from the WA website, its a list of occupations they will consider for State Sponsorship, I am praying for SMP to be released very soon then?

DIAC Processing times from client services charter

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 9:00 1 Comment

Check out link from DIAC website, this will give you an idea of how long your application will take?

State Migration Plans

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 18:29 0 Comments

I wrote to senator Evans asking about when SMPs will be approved here is a bit of the reply i got.

Should stop anyone speculating for know.

"Implemenentation of State Migration Plans will be a matter for the incoming government, some time after the…

Australian PM Julia Gillard sets general election date

Posted on July 17, 2010 at 11:23 1 Comment


I am currently in the system having lodged a 176 State Sponsored Application for WA.
With the new election being called does this mean that all pending SMP (state migration plan),will be left until post election.
Its just that if my occupation is on WA SMP my case would be priority 2, hopefully allowing for a quicker resolution.
So has the election scuppered peoples dreams, further for now?


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Follow the link for new list, this time next week we will know how it will be implemented

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:43 1 Comment

The official version of the new SOL is here:


Schedule 1 is the current SOL using ANZSCO, and Schedule 2 is for

overseas students

Schedule 3 is the new SOL for overseas applicants (page 29), and

Schedule 4 (page 37) is the list of… Continue

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At 13:24 on November 8, 2010, sharon frew said…
Hi John,

Yes that was the site we had been on. It was down the whole weekend last week. We are starting to look at other State's. Well just looking as we have researched WA so much.
At 19:34 on September 26, 2009, Catherine Bryans said…
John. Is your job not on the CSL? And also you will be state sponsored!!! You could still be in oz next year (by the end of it anyhow). I think you will be ok!!

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