We submitted our 175 visa in February 2009
In March we found out we were on the CSL list, phew !
However, big silence ever since..... 7 months and counting.
We were thinking of converting this to a 176 state sponsored visa thinking the processing time will be less
Does anyone know:
1. Is it easy to use the same information for 176 as 175 and convert ?
2. Is it worth doing now we are 7 months into "the wait" ?
2. If successful with a 176 application, do the 12 months validation and 5 year "use or lose" rules, still apply ?
Would be greatful for any advice & help with this, as its driving me nut !