Australia PR Processing Time, 8 to 9 Month 189, 190 Visa

Australia 189 PR Visa processing time = 8 to 9 months. 190 PR Visa = 6.5 to 8 months. 190 PR is processed faster than 189 - less number of applications.

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta          Updated  2 Mar, 20

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Australia PR Processing Time – 189 Visa

189 PR processing time is 8 to 9 months.

Skilled – Independent Points tested visa is taking 8 months to receive direct PR grant after you have submitted your application.

You can expect a CO (case officer) contact query within 5.5 months if any more documents are required from you. Once you get a CO contact, your application will be on hold until you submit the requested documents. Once documents are uploaded, your application is re-submitted and can take another 4560 days to receive final ‘GRANT’ of 189 Visa.

If there is no CO contact, you can expect direct PR grant at the end of 4.5 months after you lodged your 189 invitation.

Australia 190 PR Processing Time

190 visa processing time is 6.5 to 8 months.

CO (case officer) contact to request more documentary proof can be expected within first 3 months of paying fees for skill based 190 nomination.

People are also getting direct 190 PR grant at the end of 6.5 months if all your documents are correct.

Once you get a CO contact, your application will not move forward and wait for your action. Once you upload the requested documents, your application is back in queue and you can get 190 grant in 45-60 days.

Australia PR Invitation Time

The Australia PR invitation time is based on your ANZSCO job code and the number of points you score.

People with 65 points have very chance of invitation. The realistic chance of invite is for people with 70+ points and it keep changing every month with new draw held on 11th day.

The waiting time to get an invitation could vary from 1 to 12 months at this time for some occupations.

The PR processing time clock starts once your SkillSelect EOI has been invited by DIBP and you have paid PR fees.

Example,

Software Engineer (261313) with 75 points can expect to wait more than 8 months to receive 189 visa invite. Once invited, add another at-least 8 months to get the PR grant.

The total PR processing time will be at-least 16 months.

You cannot apply for Australia Permanent residency (PR) until you receive a formal invitation.

Sample Australia PR Grant Letter

You receive an email once your PR has been granted. The PR Grant letter will be attached in the email.

A separate email is sent for each member of your family from auto-letter-generator@homeaffairs.gov.au

The PR grant email will have the subject as IMMI Grant Notification – BCC2018/[CODES] – [CODES] – GUPTA, ABC

Grant letter contains information:

#1 PR conditions for 189 or 190

8515 – Not marry before first entry – This 190 PR grant has a condition that person should NOT marry before he makes the first entry to Australia.

#2 Date of PR grant

The date Australia immigration or DIBP granted your PR.

#3 Date of first entry I.E.D

Date by which you should enter Australia at-least once to activate your Permanent Residency. This date is normally called initial entry date (IED) and can be extended if you have un-avoidable circumstances to enter Australia by this date.

#4 Must not enter after date

This is the date that’s 5 years from First entry date (I.E.D). This means that you should not enter Australia after this date if you have not got a re-entry permit.

#5 Length of Stay

Once your Australia PR is granted and you enter before the IED date, you are allowed to stay indefinitely in Australia.

You can go out of and enter Australia any number of times before the Must not enter after date. If you want to have the facility of entering and exiting Australia after this date, you should apply for re-entry permit or should have applied and got Australia Citizenship.

Source: Australia Immigration




Recent discussion on forum

  1. SAT14
    SAT14

    Hi Anil,

    I have got the invite on 5-12-18 for Visa 190 and had submitted my documents on 08-Jan-19. I haven’t heard anything back on my application and status is still showing ‘Received’ even after 4 months.

    Your views about when I would get 190 grant? By when I can expect a CO to be assigned to my application.

    Regards,
    ST


  2. Rejeesh_Mathew
    Rejeesh_Mathew

    Hi Priya, Australian job market is highly dynamic and they hire and relieve within 2 weeks notice. So it is advisable not to apply too many jobs before arriving. Because of two reasons,

    1. Your Employer is less likely to consider overseas applicants
    2. Your email ID might just get black listed if you relentlessly apply. Once your application is rejected for one job, you are less likely to be shortlisted for future job postings from the same companies even if you are a good match.

    Instead do these things,

    1. Make a plan about the nature for your desired job, and the companies you like, savings required to sustain the struggle etc.

    2. Focus your attention on those few companies and jobs, watch them closely by registering to mailers etc. These will come handy once you are shortlisted.

    3. Refine your linkedIn profile and resume, Connect using LinkedIn with people who are working in similar jobs and similar companies across AU. Try to have 100+ AU based linkedIn connections

    4. Sharpen your skills or even learn - competition will be cut throat.

    5. Connect with recruitment firms and join job-search self help groups.

    Try ‘meetup’ app and ‘eventbrite’. Although you wont be able to attend in person, this will give an idea of how to go about connecting and getting help once you arrive.

    Watch this YouTube video for some motivation


  3. Hsgc
    Hsgc

    @Priya.Star 189 processing is currently stalled as per the trend in Immitracker. Looks like DHA has cleared the backlog until February 2019 for 189 subclass. So, they are focusing on clearing the backlogs for 190 subclass and wind up 489 subclass asap. Though, not sure when will DHA start processing March applications for 189 as it’s still within their global processing timeline. As per my analysis, 190 visas are currently either CO contacted/granted at 7-8 months which is 1-2 months sooner than it’s global processing timeline (9-10 months). If we apply the same pattern for 189, DHA should have started processing March applications for 189 by now. Let’s waut and see.


  4. Sky
    Sky

    Hi Shaun,

    Have you got your PR yet or not? Your response much appreciated.
    Thanks


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    There is no way to contact Australia Immigration.


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  995 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Saranya
    Saranya 28 Jul, 19 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I have submitted my EOI for skilled independent sunclass 189 for the job code 261311 Analyst programmer in July 2019. My point as of now is 75. Do I stand a chance for getting the eoi acceptance by this year end?Meanwhile, planning to add my spouse assessment as well once we get the result, which will give us a total of 80. In case I update my EOI with spouse details, will it affect my queue status. Please as advise.

    Thanks,
    Saranya


  2. Varun
    Varun 14 May, 19 at 2:43 am

    Hi Anil, I submitted my Visa application for BA -261111 On 29th September 2018, and ibwas contacted by CO on 14th December to which I replied the same day. Since then, I have not heard back anything. Any idea, how much time it might take to grant the visa ? I tried calling and mailing them as Well, but to no use.

    Is there anything I can do at this point in time?


  3. Anusha Muthiah
    Anusha Muthiah 9 May, 19 at 10:39 pm

    Hello Anil,

    I am a January 2019 applicant for visa sub class 190 applying for ANZSCO 261312(Software Developer).
    I submitted all the required documents including Form 80, Medicals and PCC for both myself and spouse.
    By next week my visa application will be 4 months old, but there has still not been any CO contact nor has there been a direct grant.
    I came to understand that December 2018 applicants have still not received their grants.
    Whereas, for subclass 189, February 2019 applicants have started receiving their grants.
    Haven’t been able to figure out how this system works and why there is such a difference in issuance of grants between the 2 sub-classes.

    Regards,
    Anusha


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 May, 19 at 11:16 am

      Nobody knows why there is a difference between the processing time.


  4. shashi
    shashi 9 May, 19 at 4:50 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have applied for 189 VISA with 75 points (EOD 11
    March 2019, CHEMIST) and my wife is currently pregnant. If I get
    invitation will the pregnancy delay the PR processing? please let me
    know. Also let me know when can I get invitation?

    Thanks
    Shashi


  5. Ali Raza
    Ali Raza 9 May, 19 at 4:37 am

    Hi Anil,
    is it possible to get student visa of australia without ielts?
    Thanks in advance
    Ali Raza


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 5:34 am

      Your question is out of scope of this page content. Please ask on our forum.


  6. Prashantrokde
    Prashantrokde 8 May, 19 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Anil,

    We have applied under 261313 with 70 points under 189 and 75 under 190. Given the last invite results of 11th April 2019, do you think we stand a chance to receive an invite?

    Regards

    Prashant


    • Prashantrokde
      Prashantrokde 9 May, 19 at 4:58 am

      Hi Anil,

      Correction.. the eoi score is 70 under 190 under 261313.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 5:21 am

        Chances are very low with 70 points for 190 in 261313 at this time.


        • Prashantrokde
          Prashantrokde 9 May, 19 at 7:03 am

          Hi Anil,

          You you think we may get an invite post July. Also do you think the cutoff might reduce? Guess I am trying to understand if we should be hopeful at all.


  7. Tarsem Bhullar
    Tarsem Bhullar 8 May, 19 at 10:52 am

    hi everyone,
    I want to apply for 489 visa as ‘community worker’ anzsco 411711. what are the chances for invite/ state nomination and what score is required currently and what are future prospects of my occupation? sorry for asking long question :), Thanks if someone could guide.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 4:14 pm

      At this time, invites are sent for 411711 with 80 points.

      I am not able to estimate regional invites as no data is shared by government.


  8. Kanishak
    Kanishak 8 May, 19 at 1:06 am

    Hi Anil,
    I have submitted EOI in April with 85 points (including state and spouse) for 190 (Victoria) with ANZSCO Code 261314: Software Tester, What are the chances of getting an invite and by when?
    Thanks in Advance,
    Kanishak


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 5:29 am

      States do not share data about their invites. Sorry. No estimates.


  9. Ann
    Ann 7 May, 19 at 8:43 pm

    Hi. I just lodge my eoi for code 261112 systems analyst with 75 points both 180 and 190. Do you think there is a chance of receiving and ita in either visa category?


    • Ann
      Ann 7 May, 19 at 8:52 pm

      I applied in nsw for the 190 visa, btw


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 5:29 am

        You may have a chance of invitation starting July 2019.


        • Ann
          Ann 8 May, 19 at 7:09 pm

          You mean with 189 right?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 7:41 pm

            Yes.


  10. Prabal Deshwal
    Prabal Deshwal 7 May, 19 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Anil,
    My wife being the primary applicant with ANZSCO 211112 code lodged her 190 Visa application on 15th April 2019 after receiving an invite on 13th March 2019. She had 75+5 =80 points (state nominated for SA) , Our Medical has also been submitted on 29th April 2019 to Immigration AU.
    How much time do u think will take for the Visa Grant now.
    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 May, 19 at 6:11 pm

      I cannot answer each processing time query individually. The above mentioned processing times have been given after deep analysis. Please use them.


  11. divya ch
    divya ch 6 May, 19 at 4:46 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have lodged and submitted my documents on 1st March and completed my medical on 6th March and it is positive. When can I expect my grant or case officer assigned. I have applied for NSW with 80 points for software engineer.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 May, 19 at 6:34 am

      Please use the timelines given above.


  12. Terance Pereira
    Terance Pereira 6 May, 19 at 1:13 am

    Hi Anil,
    I received an invite to apply for Skill Nominated PR 190 in December and have lodged an application for myself and my wife (secondary applicant) in December itself. I am currently living in Australia on bridging visa A. However, I haven’t been assigned an case officer yet.
    Could you please advice me on how long its going to take for a CO to be assigned or a PR grant in my case?


  13. Terance Pereira
    Terance Pereira 6 May, 19 at 1:13 am

    Hi Anil,
    I received an invite to apply for Skill Nominated PR 190 in December and have lodged an application for myself and my wife (secondary applicant) in December itself. I am currently living in Australia on bridging visa A. However, I haven’t been assigned a Case officer yet.
    Could you please advice me on how long its going to take for a CO to be assigned or a PR grant in my case?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 May, 19 at 6:34 am

      Please use the timelines given above. I do not estimate individual cases.


  14. solomon
    solomon 5 May, 19 at 12:03 am

    Hello Anil,
    I have work experience in 3 different countries saudi india and qatar i have only experience letters for my work
    Do I have to get pcc from countries which i worked in past ?
    Do i need to submit salary slips which i dont have kindly suggest
    Thank you in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 May, 19 at 12:12 pm

      You have to get PCC from all countries where you have lived in past 10 years.

      Work experience letters are needed from all employers to claim points.

      Salary slips are not required if you have employer letter.


  15. Ramesh
    Ramesh 4 May, 19 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted EOI on 25th March, with 75 points for 190 (Victoria) with ANZAC Code 261312 (Developer Programmer), What are the chances of getting invite by October?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Ramesh


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 10:53 pm

      Good chance.


      • Ramesh
        Ramesh 4 May, 19 at 11:41 pm

        Thanks Anil..


      • Pragnesh Pandya
        Pragnesh Pandya 5 May, 19 at 7:22 am

        Dear Anil
        Can you tell me what are the cutoff for ANZCode 2333214 Structural Engineer, I have 65 points so for which visa should I go for


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 5 May, 19 at 12:39 pm

          Current points required to get invite for 233214 structural engineer are 80.

          I suggest to increase your points to at-least 70 to have any realistic chance of invite in future.


          • Ahad Gani
            Ahad Gani 5 May, 19 at 1:26 pm

            If i have 80 points for pr .it takes me 1-2 months time for pr and all the procees like
            Acs and all or this process is separate and pr visa issuing time is different.


          • Pragnesh Pandya
            Pragnesh Pandya 5 May, 19 at 8:54 pm

            For 190 visa I have 65 +5 =70 points, whereas,
            For 489 visa, I have 65 +10 = 75 points
            So is it possible to have gd chance to go for above visa.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 6 May, 19 at 6:34 am

              There is no guarantee as states invite based on the demand for job in their state. They do not share any data about invites.


  16. Umamaheswara Rao A
    Umamaheswara Rao A 4 May, 19 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have total 70 points(age 30, English 10, Melbourne work experience 5, offshore experience 5, Education 15 and 190 visa 5).
    Do i have any chances to get invitation ? How much time i will take for me to get 190 visa invitation ?
    ANZAC Code: 261313

    Thanks,
    Umamaheswararao


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 10:53 pm

      Chances are low to get an invite for 261313 with 70 points at this time.


  17. Nishant Kumar
    Nishant Kumar 4 May, 19 at 7:00 am

    Hi Anil I have updated my EOI with 80 points on 03-May-2019. Initially it was logged with 70 points on 23rd March. Can i except invitation on 11 May round with 80 points.

    Seeing the reduction in invitation, do you think I will get invited in this month round?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 10:01 am

      What is your ANZSCO code?


      • Nishant Kumar
        Nishant Kumar 4 May, 19 at 10:09 am

        261313: Software Engineer with 80 points.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 2:09 pm

          You have very good chances of 189 invite on May 11 with 80 points.


          • Nishant Kumar
            Nishant Kumar 5 May, 19 at 10:23 am

            Thanks a lot for Information.


  18. Ali Raza
    Ali Raza 4 May, 19 at 12:21 am

    Hi anil is there any chance to get invited for 261313 with 70 points in near future?
    Age:30
    qualifications:10
    english test: 20
    experience:10
    waiting for your answer, thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 10:01 am

      I do not think that there is a realistic chance of invite with 70 points for 261313 until at-least Jan 2020.


      • Ali Raza
        Ali Raza 4 May, 19 at 2:08 pm

        Thankyou alot sir..
        well i can expect invite in 2020 january


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 2:09 pm

          I said at-least Jan 2020. You may or may not get an invite by then.


          • Ali Raza
            Ali Raza 4 May, 19 at 3:33 pm

            so can i apply for 190 than?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 4 May, 19 at 4:43 pm

              You can apply for both 189 and 190. There is no guarantee of invite though.


              • Ali Raza
                Ali Raza 5 May, 19 at 12:12 am

                ok thanks alot anil


  19. Pawan Malwal
    Pawan Malwal 1 May, 19 at 10:17 am

    Hi Anil,
    I have 13+ years of exp. in software testing. I need to get my assessment done through ACS. Can u please respond to my queries ?

    1. I am confused between ANZSCO code 261314(Software Tester) 263211(QA Engineer) 263313(System Test Engineer). I can apply for anyone of it as all 3 have similar job’s description. But I am not sure which one is demand and has more chances to get invite. Please suggest.
    2. I haven’t got the reference letter from my current company. Would it be ok if I provide self deceleration document of my roles and responsibilities on stamp paper attested by Notary ? I will also be submitting PF statement, Pay slips and offer letter attested copy along with it.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 10:34 am

      You have to decide which job code suits you best. You can see the points required for each job code here.

      You need the work experience letter from current employer. If you can’t get it, get a co-worker letter as your colleague needs to sign it.


      • Pawan Malwal
        Pawan Malwal 4 May, 19 at 10:18 am

        Thanks so much Anil. Got some more doubts. Please clarify:

        Here r my academic and work duration in India:
        3 yrs.: BCA
        3 yrs.: MCA
        5 yrs.: 1st Job
        5.2 yrs.: 2nd Job
        2.5 yrs.: Current Job

        1. How many points will I get for this ?

        2. I haven’t got the reference letter from my current employer and due to strict rules in company my colleagues r not willing to sign the affidavit.? Can I submit PF, Pay slips and offer letter. Not sure if submitting current jobs document is required in my case as my 2 jobs are more than 10 yrs.?

        3. How much max. time ACS can takes to complete the assessment ?

        Thanks
        Pawan


  20. Aroon
    Aroon 1 May, 19 at 6:13 am

    Hi, I have applied with 75 points for 189 for management consultant code ( Eoi date 30th April). Any chances for it to get picked in May or should I apply for NSW 190 as well ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 8:05 am

      Chances are low for an invite with 75 points till July 2019 for management consultant. The last draw had 80 points and May and June 2019 draws are expected to keep the points requirement high and number of invites low.


  21. raman
    raman 30 Apr, 19 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I submitted the fees for 189 visa and got the acknowledgement receipt on 17 oct 2018. I submitted my medical certificate and PCC by 17 dec 2018. So from when will the processing time begin? from 17 oct 2018 or 17 dec 2018?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 7:41 pm

      17 dec 2018. You delayed your application yourself.


      • raman
        raman 30 Apr, 19 at 7:49 pm

        thanks a lot sir


  22. Will
    Will 30 Apr, 19 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Anil,

    What are the chances of invite for 224711 (management consultant) with 70 points – 189
    and are there any caveats included in the application (such as how much you are earning as a management consultant? seniority of role etc?)
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 5:35 pm

      At this time, the chances are low for 224711 with 70 points.
      I suggest to increase points to 75 to have realistic chance of invitation in near future.

      Please check the management consultant requirements with assessment agency.


      • Will
        Will 2 May, 19 at 8:57 am

        Thanks Anil.
        I am happy to wait many months on 70 points for an invitation. However is it likely I get an invitation eventually on 70 points if you keep waiting or may it never happen? Does the longer you have been waiting for an invitation mean you become higher priority to be offered an invitation over those who have waited a shorter time?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 9:19 am

          You wait on top of list with fellow 70 pointers only. The higher point candidates are always invited first even if they have filed EOI after you.


          • Will
            Will 2 May, 19 at 2:39 pm

            OK. Is there any way of knowing or predicting whether invitation will ever be lowered to 70 or 75 again? It seems it fluctuates randomly with demand. If so it may be worth applying with 70 points and waiting for it to drop surely


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 2 May, 19 at 4:42 pm

              I don’t know of any way yet.


  23. Sunish
    Sunish 30 Apr, 19 at 11:21 am

    Hi Anil,

    What are the chances of invite for 263111 (Computer Network and Systems Engineer) with
    75 points – 189
    80 points – 190 (NSW, VIC and QLD). EOI updated today.
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 2:15 pm

      Chances are good for an invite with 75 points for 263111 starting but you may have to wait till Sep 2019.


      • Sunish
        Sunish 1 May, 19 at 5:12 am

        Thanks Anil. Would the waiting period be same for 190?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 May, 19 at 7:10 am

          190 invites have no fixed time frame. State can invite anytime based on demand for your job code in that state.


          • Sunish
            Sunish 1 May, 19 at 12:05 pm

            Got it! Thanks a lot Anil!


  24. Sunish
    Sunish 30 Apr, 19 at 11:21 am

    Hi Anil,

    What are the chances of invite for 263111 (Computer Network and Systems Engineer) with
    75 points – 189
    80 points – 190 (NSW, VIC and QLD). EOI updated today.


  25. Raspreet Kaur
    Raspreet Kaur 30 Apr, 19 at 11:12 am

    Hi Anil,
    I currently have 70 points for 261313 software engineer code. And will increase to 75 in july. If i lodge EOI in may, till when can I expect an invite for 189, as I heard 2 days ago that they will now give invites to 80 or more only from now onwards for 189?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 2:15 pm

      Your information source is not correct.
      261313 received invites in April 2019 draw with 80 or more points. This does not mean that point requirement will not come back. It will come down in July 2019.

      But, i still suggest you to increase your points to 75 to have a realistic change of invite if 189 quota is reduced staring july 2019.


  26. Madhu
    Madhu 30 Apr, 19 at 9:32 am

    Hi Anil,

    I got my assessment and I’ve got 8+ yrs exp for system admin and 5 yrs for software engineer… should I use only system admin anzco or can I use software engineer as well?
    The assessment letter has only code for system admin. Would this be a problem? Should I submit for another assessment with software engineer as the anzco code?

    Thanks,
    Madhu


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 2:06 pm

      You should use the ANZSCO that’s mentioned in assessment report for filing EOI.


  27. Gautam Kumar
    Gautam Kumar 30 Apr, 19 at 8:39 am

    I lodged 189 PR Visa for job code : 261313 on 22nd Feb 2019. Till when would I get the Grant ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Apr, 19 at 2:05 pm

      Please use the timeline given above.


  28. Hari
    Hari 29 Apr, 19 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I received an acknowledgement from DIBP on Mar 20 2019 for my 189 visa application. I uploaded all my documents including Medicals and PCC for myself and my dependents by Apr 10 2019. From when should I calculate the 3 month period to expect a response form DIBP..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Apr, 19 at 5:19 pm

      The date you paid fees and submitted your application.


      • Hari
        Hari 29 Apr, 19 at 6:22 pm

        Thanks Anil !


  29. Lisa
    Lisa 29 Apr, 19 at 5:18 am

    Hi there, how long do you think a carpenter would wait for an invitation with 65 points? In July he will have 70 points (work history) so could update then also. What would the wait time for that look like after updating in July if no invitation before then. The queue would start again wouldnt it? Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Apr, 19 at 7:17 am

      What’s the exact ANZSCO code?


      • Lisa
        Lisa 29 Apr, 19 at 2:58 pm

        331212.

        Thanks!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 29 Apr, 19 at 8:16 pm

          You can expect an invite in July 2019 with 70 points.


  30. Sumit Verma
    Sumit Verma 28 Apr, 19 at 3:01 am

    I have 70 points and applied EOI In October 2018
    under Marketing specialist, there is no response, what could be the probable reasons,


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:02 am

      If you have not been contacted by case officer yet, then there is no need to worry. It is under processing.


      • Sumit Verma
        Sumit Verma 28 Apr, 19 at 10:12 am

        Thank you for your quick response, but do you think marketing specialist gets entry faster or any idea about average time.


  31. Gaurav Bhasin
    Gaurav Bhasin 26 Apr, 19 at 9:22 pm

    I have 70 points applied as Biomedical Engineer in 189 and with 75 points in 190 NSW. When can I expect invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 6:59 am

      Chances are low for an invite with 70 points for Biomedical Engineer. You should try to increase points to 75 for any realistic chance of invitation.


      • Gaurav Bhasin
        Gaurav Bhasin 28 Apr, 19 at 7:33 am

        I have applied for 5 more points thru partner skill assessment. Hopefully in June my updated score would be 75.
        Will 75 be good enough to secure an invite?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:02 am

          75 is also not enough at this time but it may help you be in the queue and you may get an invite after waiting of about 4-5 months.


          • Gaurav Bhasin
            Gaurav Bhasin 28 Apr, 19 at 9:20 am

            Yes I don’t expect invitation immediately but can I expect invite within this year with 75 points?


      • Gaurav Bhasin
        Gaurav Bhasin 26 Jul, 19 at 7:07 am

        Hi i have 80 points including state points for Biomedical Engineer. Applied for NSW. Biomedical Engineer is in low category. Will i get invite soon?


  32. Ugandar
    Ugandar 26 Apr, 19 at 5:19 am

    Hi Anil,
    I have applied 190 NSW with 65 points on Nov 2017 and updated the same EOI with 75 points on March 2019. Is it wise to keep the same EOI and can I expect the invite before EOI expires, which is on Nov 2019? On the other hand I have also applied 189 with 70 points on April 2018.
    My occupation code is 261312 – Developer Programmer.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Apr, 19 at 8:58 am

      Chances of invite for 261312 – Developer Programmer with 70 in 189 and 75 in 190 are low before Nov 2019.

      Try to increase your points to at-least 75 for 189 to have realistic chance of invite before Nov 2019.


  33. Irin
    Irin 26 Apr, 19 at 5:05 am

    Hi Anil,
    We have submitted our 190 Vic application on February 15 and did Medical in early April. Can I still expect my visa in 2.5 months from February 15 or does the delayed Medical affect the processing time?
    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Apr, 19 at 8:57 am

      You have added delay to your application yourself by delaying medical. Not sure why you delayed medical.


      • Irin
        Irin 28 Apr, 19 at 8:43 am

        Thank you very much for your reply.
        Actually, my agent advised me to do medical in one month after lodging application and I couldn’t secure an appointment by mid March as it was so busy that time.. How much delay would this cause?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Apr, 19 at 9:02 am

          Your application is not considered complete until all documents are uploaded including medical. So, it is just waiting for medical before it can be assigned to any case officer as per my information.


          • Irin
            Irin 30 Apr, 19 at 9:18 pm

            Thank you Anil. Hope everything will be alright soon.


  34. jisha
    jisha 26 Apr, 19 at 3:13 am

    Hi ,
    I lodged visa application (489) on 14 December 2018 .I have not received any updates .how long it may take ?Please respond?
    madathil.3700*


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Apr, 19 at 8:57 am

      Please use the timelines given above to estimate your Australia case approval.


  35. Nanu
    Nanu 25 Apr, 19 at 7:00 pm

    Hi anil,
    I have lodged my 189 on 18 jan 2019 it’s been more than 3 months now. I have not received any co contact yet.. my immi status says application received. When can I expect grant?
    Please respond
    Thankyou


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 7:38 pm

      My analysis of processing time is given above. Please use it to estimate your case approval.


  36. RAJESH
    RAJESH 25 Apr, 19 at 3:03 am

    Hi Anil, Good Afternoon. I have submitted my EOI for subclass 190 for Victoria state. My ANZSCO code is 261314: Software Tester. My total points are 70 including state nomination. Are there any chances of getting invite. Please respond?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 5:39 am

      Victoria invite data is not available publicly, so can’t estimate correctly for a chance of invite.


  37. preethi balu
    preethi balu 24 Apr, 19 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Is 189 processed based on Points at the time of submission ? For example , for the same job code if there are two applications, one with 75 and another with 80. Will the processing time vary for both of them ?

    Thanks,
    Preethi


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 1:32 pm

      Processing time does not vary based on your points.


  38. soumya123
    soumya123 24 Apr, 19 at 12:49 am

    Hi Anil,

    Thank you for all your effort and patience in guiding us over the immigration processes.
    I just have a quick question I wanted to ask. I got an invite for 75 points for software engineer on 11th January, 2019. I lodged my PR file under 189 visa subclass on the 30th of January, 2019 with all the police clearance and medical checkup completed on 30th January, 2019. I have submitted all the documents that are required on 30th Jan,2019.

    As of now, I haven’t been contacted by any case officer so far.

    When is the possibility of the grant coming according to the trends. Could you please suggest.

    Thanks in advance.

    Soumya


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 6:46 am

      Please follow the timelines given above.
      I have gathered it from various groups and forums that i am part of.

      This is based on real timelines.


  39. Varun Sachdeva
    Varun Sachdeva 24 Apr, 19 at 12:39 am

    You have not mentioned the processing time of subclass 489. Kindly let us know the same?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 6:46 am

      That’s because the processing time given above is based on the real people’s 189 and 190 visa application approvals that i track through various forums and groups.

      I do not track 489 visa processing time at this time.


      • shreejith pillai
        shreejith pillai 27 Apr, 19 at 1:32 am

        Hiii Sir,
        I have applied for ANZSCO 312212 with 65 points under 189 and 190 on 20th April 19. Could you please advise me on how fair is the chance of getting the PR and also the duration.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Apr, 19 at 7:15 am

          There is no realistic chance of invite with 65 points.
          Try to increase points to at-least 75 to get an invite for 312212


  40. haman
    haman 23 Apr, 19 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I applied 189 on 25th Dec 2018, 261313.

    My referer received a call 15 days ago asking my onboarding date of my current job and she failed to answer this question. And she also failed to answer why my social insurance was payed by some other company instead of my current company. I uploaded proofs for these questions. As for onboarding date, I uploaded employment certificate, and for the social insurance I uploaded contract. Both docs are provided by my company.

    After that I have not got any news about my application anymore. Is there anything I could do? Do you think they will reject me because my referer failed to answer the questions?

    Regards,
    Haman


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 6:46 am

      Once you upload the documents, they are available for the case officer to see. Case officer will see and then take a decision.

      What is your referrer view in this situation? You have paid them for their services. They should be able to answer you.


      • haman
        haman 24 Apr, 19 at 6:58 pm

        I did not pay my referrer. She is not an agent. She is just a colleague who certifies my work experience in my current company.


  41. CA Arjun Dogra
    CA Arjun Dogra 23 Apr, 19 at 10:49 pm

    Hi Anil, First of all I would like to congratulate you and all your team for all the updates and information provided by you guys regarding the ever changing Australian Skilled Migration. Coming to my query I have lodged EOI as an Accountant General in March 2019 with 70 points and updated the same with spouse points in April. Mine updated points are 75 for 189. I have also lodged EOI with NSW for 190 with 80 points adding 5 for nomination. Considering the high supply in Accountants I have also got my assessment done as an External Auditor from CPA and also lodged 190 with NSW with same points 80 in April 2019. Coming to the end I would rather seek your opinion asessing the trend whether I shall push myself for 10 more points of PTE or 80 is fine considering my occupation code and supply. My points breakup is as follows ;
    Age : 30
    Education : 15
    Exp : 15
    Eng : 10
    Spouse : 5
    189 : 75
    190 : 80


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 6:39 am

      75 for 189 is not fine at all for account category codes. You need atleast 80-85 points in 189 to have any realistic chance of invite.

      190 also only invites the people with highest points in their job code.


      • CA Arjun Dogra
        CA Arjun Dogra 24 Apr, 19 at 7:16 am

        Hi,
        Thanks for the response. I know 75 for 189 is nearly impossible for Accountants as for now. I was really asking this question for Subclass 190 NSW as an External Auditor with 80 points.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 7:44 am

          External Auditor also has high demand and high points requirement at this time. 85 points minimum.


          • CA Arjun Dogra
            CA Arjun Dogra 24 Apr, 19 at 7:57 am

            Ok. So as per my understanding of your statement there is no hope with 80 points and have to gain more points for any chance.


  42. vandana
    vandana 23 Apr, 19 at 9:43 am

    Hello Anil, First of all thank you for all your efforts. I have a question regarding EOI, I filled my application under 261313 category with 75 points for 189 and 80 points for 190 Visa on 19th April, 2019. It would be great, if you can share your views when I can expect invitation in both the categories as per your past experience, so that I can plan accordingly. I am a student in Chicago. Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 9:53 am

      You have good chance of invite in May 2019 draw for 261313 category with 75 points for 189


      • vandana
        vandana 23 Apr, 19 at 9:53 am

        Thank you so much Anil! Also, I checked April Draw, there were only 100 invites with 80+ points. Any advise on that, this is I believe strange as per past trends. You mentioned in one of the your other blogs, you will give an update on this once the final draw will come. Please advise on this as well. Thank you so much Sir!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 1:15 pm

          I am still working on the trend statistics and will write about it soon.

          I still believe that 75 point EOIs should receive invite in May 2019 draw.


          • vandana
            vandana 23 Apr, 19 at 10:49 pm

            Thanks Anil!


  43. SA
    SA 23 Apr, 19 at 8:08 am

    Hello Anil,
    I have applied for EOI on 16/4/19 for 262112 ICT Security Specialist with 65 (189) and 70 (190) points respectively.
    Considering the current trend, what could be the approx time frame to receive the ITA?
    Thanks.
    SA.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 8:32 am

      The chances of invite are very low for an invite with 65 points for 262112 ICT Security Specialist. Try to increase points to at-least 75.


      • SA
        SA 23 Apr, 19 at 9:03 am

        Thank you for the quick response. Appreciate it.


  44. Amitabh Ranjan
    Amitabh Ranjan 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

    My 2 cents on Singapore PCC for folks not in Singapore (I live in Shanghai, China)
    1. After I filed the PR application and got the acknowledgement letter from DHA, I filed an appeal to SOF for certificate of clearance (COC)
    2. COC was approved in 2 working days
    3. Using the appeal number, I filed the COC application (paid SGD 55 as the processing fee)
    4. COC application was approved the same day
    5. Next, I will get send the finger print to my friend in Singapore, who will take it to SPF office and take the COC report on my behalf.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

      Thanks again for sharing your experience. I will add it to our forum so that the experience gets shown on its own page for easy search.


      • Amitabh Ranjan
        Amitabh Ranjan 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

        you are welcome Anil.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

          I have added your Singapore PCC experience here on forum page for easy access for other users.

          Thanks again for sharing.


  45. Amitabh Ranjan
    Amitabh Ranjan 23 Apr, 19 at 7:43 am

    My 2 cents on California PCC for folks not in the US (I live in Shanghai, China)-
    1. Got the finger print on FD 258 form and couriered it to my friend in the US. FedEx took 2 days to deliver to my friend’s address in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    2. My friend wrote a check of USD 32 and sent it to the Sacramento office by USPS post (Standard). It took 2 days to reach Sacramento office
    3. The PCC was generated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Sacramento office in 2 days.
    4. I emailed the pre-printed Fedex label to the DOJ
    5. Received the California PCC after 2 days at my Shanghai address.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

      Thanks for sharing your experience for California state PCC.


      • Amitabh Ranjan
        Amitabh Ranjan 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

        you are welcome Anil


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:56 am

          I have added your California PCC experience here on forum page for easy access for other users.

          Thanks again for sharing.

          If you have an ID (Log in with Google, Facebook or twitter) on our forum, i can attribute your experiences to your name. Let me know if you have one.


  46. Krishna Gourapa
    Krishna Gourapa 23 Apr, 19 at 12:51 am

    Hi Anil,
    I actually have 75 points including family sponsorship , I would like to know how long should I wait to get an invite? Another question that’s intriguing me is , if it is possible to select all 3 visas that is 189,190,489 on my Eoi while lodging, will it affect my waiting time or make it more difficult for me to get an invite? I am also waiting for my MPA to get extra points for my work experience, however I will lose 5 points in July for age. Looking forward for your response.
    Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 6:21 am

      You can select all 3 visa types (189, 190 and 489) in your Australia EOI.

      The invitation time is not affected if you choose all 3 in your EOI.

      The time to invite varies by each job code and the number of points.


      • Krishna Gourapa
        Krishna Gourapa 23 Apr, 19 at 6:21 am

        Hi Anil,
        Thank you for your response,My Anzco code is 341111, general electrician with 75 points including family sponsorship. How long do you reckon it might take to get an invitation?
        Thank you


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 6:31 am

          Check points and invite data for 341111 here.


          • Krishna Gourapa
            Krishna Gourapa 23 Apr, 19 at 6:41 am

            Thank you, my last question would be if I update my EOI too often will it affect my waiting time for an invite.
            Thank you


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 7:13 am

              If you update your EOI, your ‘date of effect’ changes and your EOI is placed again at the back of waiting queue.

              So, do NOT make changes unless you are expecting your points to increase.


              • Krishna Gourapa
                Krishna Gourapa 23 Apr, 19 at 7:24 am

                That’s definitely a point to be considered, thank you very much for your advice, much appreciated.


  47. Varun Sachdeva
    Varun Sachdeva 23 Apr, 19 at 12:28 am

    Sir I lodged my 489 visa on 17th december 2018. Still waiting status is RECEIVED. can u help me out how much time Hugh commission is taking now a days..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 6:11 am

      Please read the processing times given above. That’s based on data that i have collected from various forums and groups.


  48. Dee
    Dee 22 Apr, 19 at 10:51 pm

    Dear Sir,
    I have logged my 190 victorian state sponsorship visa on 9/12/2018 with 70 points in nursing but till date I haven’t received any email or any response from immigration. As per your article, I should have been contacted by case officer, isn’t it.
    Thank you.

    Dee


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Apr, 19 at 6:11 am

      The processing time given above is for time period after you have lodged your visa application.

      The step you are talking about is for state nomination which can take between 1 to 15 weeks especially for Victoria.


      • Dee
        Dee 23 Apr, 19 at 9:49 pm

        Thank you for the prompt response. So sorry but I didn’t get it properly.
        Actually I got my invitation in October and by 1st week of December 2018 we applied for 190visa. It’s been 4 months, the application status is still received.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 6:39 am

          I thought that you are talking about victoria state nomination submission and not the final 190 visa submission.

          190 visa can take anywhere between 2.5 months to 4.5 months to get grant. You are close to getting a grant email if all your documents are good.


  49. Manish
    Manish 22 Apr, 19 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Anil, further to above the visa class is 489.


  50. Manish
    Manish 22 Apr, 19 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Anil
    I have applied for EOI on 22/4/19 for 262112 ICT Security Specialist with 65 + 10 family member sponsored in VIC = 75 points.
    I’m a British Citizen and passport holder. I’m 44 years and turning 45 in end-Feb 2020. I scored 20 in PTE so no more room for any increase in points.
    What are the chances of getting an invitation and approx time frame?
    Also how do they evaluate family sponsored as state sponsored numbers are not provided.
    Thanks.
    Manish


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Apr, 19 at 10:28 pm

      There is no data available for 489 invites timeline. Sorry.


  51. Jidhun Abraham Yohannan
    Jidhun Abraham Yohannan 21 Apr, 19 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I have lodged my EOI with 80 points for 189 visa class and 85 points for 190 Visa class. ANZSCO: 233311 (Electrical Engineer). How soon can i expect my invitation.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jidhun Yohannan


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 12:29 pm

      You have good chance of invitation in next draw i.e. May 2019 with 80 points for 233311.


      • Jidhun Abraham Yohannan
        Jidhun Abraham Yohannan 21 Apr, 19 at 11:35 pm

        Thank you for your swift response.
        Much appreciated.


  52. janender loomba
    janender loomba 21 Apr, 19 at 4:42 am

    Hello sir i had lodged EOI in march 2019 in 489 subclass my points r 70 in computer network & system engineer (263111) in which month i can expect my invite.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 6:56 am

      Have you counted state nomination points too in 70 points already?


      • janender loomba
        janender loomba 21 Apr, 19 at 6:56 am

        Yes sir i had already included 10 points.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 6:56 am

          At this time, 263111 are getting invites with 75 points. You may get invite in next year’s quota starting July 2918.


          • Jidhun Abraham Yohannan
            Jidhun Abraham Yohannan 21 Apr, 19 at 7:52 am

            Hi Anil,
            I have lodged my EOI with 80 points for 189 visa class and 85 points for 190 Visa class. ANZSCO: 233311 (Electrical Engineer). How soon can i expect my invitation.
            Thank you in advance.

            Jidhun Yohannan


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 11:53 am

              Please ask question separately on new thread. I would not be able to answer if you ask question in the middle of someone else’s question thread.


  53. Monica Shekar S
    Monica Shekar S 20 Apr, 19 at 1:27 am

    Hi Anil

    Checked few questions and your responses so happy that someone is answering questions of so many like me .Ok now my issue we have need trttry for Canada fro. April 2018 and our IELTS score is been less by 0.5 last reares was yesterday and I sccred L9 R7 S7.5 and W6.5 planning for revaluation in the mean time planning to try for Australia my husband is in ITIS our score is coming to 80 points as per the consultant calculations approximately how long would it take for our Australian process do you advice us to try for Australia …most of them say cost of living is hight in Australia please help us sorry for multiple questions.. thanks in advance …


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Apr, 19 at 6:01 am

      What is your ANZSCO code?

      Cost of living is high in both US and Canada.


  54. Jp
    Jp 19 Apr, 19 at 12:06 am

    b, b


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 6:30 am

      You can expect an invite for 271311 with 75 points in 1-2 months.


      • Jp
        Jp 19 Apr, 19 at 6:55 am

        fy


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 7:04 am

          Chances are low for 70 points at this time.


          • Jp
            Jp 19 Apr, 19 at 7:23 am

            Thank you for this. I am very confused. When I submitted my EOI for Visa 190, I had 30 points for age, 20 points for Superior English, 15 for Masters in law and 5 points for studying the masters in NSW. That totals 70 points. However, shortly after I submitted the EOI, I received an extra 5 points for ‘State Nomination’ (NSW), which gave me a total of 75 points. Is getting those extra 5 points because of ‘state nomination’ normal? I did not select anything when populating the EOI that could give me those points except that I selected NSW as the state that I would like to receive a nomination from.
            Again, thank in advance


          • Jp
            Jp 19 Apr, 19 at 7:33 am

            why was my post deleted? i asked a genuine question


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 11:46 am

              You are deleting your posts yourself. I have not done anything.
              I can’t answer if you keep deleting the posts.

              It is better you ask more questions on our forum.


  55. Sauvik Banerjee
    Sauvik Banerjee 18 Apr, 19 at 11:18 pm

    Hi, i received invitation under 189 for External Auditor with 85 points last September.

    CO contacts for additional information in November and response was provided by mid if December 2018.

    Further, i updated the application with change in circumstances with details of my newborn in February 2019.

    Additional documents were requested by CO for newborn which was furnished mid of March 2019.

    Immi account is updated with newborns name and hap id is created, i have even submitted the medical details and it says no action required.

    My query is from here how long should it take for Visa Grant?

    Thanks in advance Anil!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Apr, 19 at 6:30 am

      Processing times to the best of my knowledge and analysis are given above. Please read.


  56. Jatin
    Jatin 18 Apr, 19 at 11:10 am

    Hello, Sir, i got a invite in 190 from new south wales today can you tell me how much time it will take to get final PR Grant (occupation is computer network) my points are 80 in 190.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Apr, 19 at 12:52 pm

      Have you read the article above?


      • Jatin
        Jatin 18 Apr, 19 at 7:58 pm

        Yes i have read this article but Australian website shows 75% of applications in 9 months and 90% of applications in 11 months that’s why i asked how much time it will take for final PR grant as in above article it is written it will take 2.5 to 8 months


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Apr, 19 at 8:07 pm

          I have given times based on what i have seen and heard people getting grants from various groups and forums that i am part of.
          It is upto you to believe it or not.


          • Jatin
            Jatin 18 Apr, 19 at 8:28 pm

            Okay Sir, Thank you for your instant Reply.


  57. Rishi
    Rishi 17 Apr, 19 at 12:35 am

    Hi Anil, Friends,

    I submitted my EOI on Feb 15th 2019 with 70 points for 189 and 175 for 190 (VIC State).
    Can you please let me know how soon should I expect to receive an invitation. I filled application for Software Engineer – ANZSCO 261313.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Apr, 19 at 7:05 am

      Chances of invite with 70 points are low at this time for 261313.
      You should try to increase your points to 75 to have any realistic chance of invite going forward.


      • Rishi
        Rishi 17 Apr, 19 at 3:57 pm

        Hi Anil,
        Thank you for your response. Based on your experience, what are my chances for 190- State Victoria.


  58. Shailee
    Shailee 16 Apr, 19 at 11:44 pm

    Hello Sir,

    I have put my application for 189 visa for ANZSCO 233999- Engineering Professional nec this month 11th April at 75 points.
    What should be the expected waiting time keeping in mind the new slashes in number of 189 visas. Is it going to increase the overall delays.

    Thanks for your time


  59. Mrunal Shah
    Mrunal Shah 16 Apr, 19 at 7:43 pm

    Hi anil, have applied for 190 visa, application was completed on dec 11 2018,
    Then on 18th jan 2019we uploaded PCC of uk for my partner which our agent asked , Australian pcc was already uploaded in dec , still haven’t got CO assigned , what do u think the processing time will be ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Apr, 19 at 6:55 am

      Please read the above article for processing timing.


  60. Raghunath
    Raghunath 15 Apr, 19 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I received PR Via grant in the last week (Apr 2019 – Apr 2024). The first entry date is Jan 2020 and if I enter before the first entry date, and come back within few days to US then my question is:
    1. Assuming I take more than 12 months of gap (outside Australia) and then enter again in Dec 2020 – I will disqualify for Citizenship, right (as I will not satisfy the criteria for staying not more than 12 months)?
    2. If I disqualify to apply for Citizenship – can I renew my PR and then show that I lived in Australia from Dec 2020 to Dec 2024 to be able to apply for Citizenship? Are there any issues to renew PR (other than applying for Return Visa if I have to travel outside)?

    As we do not have a clarity on H4 EAD yet – I want to wait and stay in the US until end of next year hoping that there will be confirmed news whether EAD will be retained or terminated and if terminated I want to enter Australia by Dec 2020.

    May I request your inputs?

    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Apr, 19 at 1:34 pm

      Your question about Australia Citizenship after PR 5 years is out of scope of this article. hence, it has been added to our forum and answered there.


    • Vishesh Chaudhary
      Vishesh Chaudhary 16 Apr, 19 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Raghunath –

      Congrats on your visa grant!

      I have also applied for Visa 189 and submitted the application post EOI in Dec 2018. CO assigned in Feb and asked for employment reference letter to be printed on letter head which I provided in first week of Mar. I didnt hear back from CO.

      Could you please answer below two questions:
      1. How long does it took for you to get this grant post application submission?
      2. Did you upload the PTE scores on immi account or shared directly with DIBP from the pearsons website.?

      Thanking in anticipation!


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 1:04 pm

        You need to upload the PTE result as well as share it directly from PTE to DIBP too.


      • Raghunath
        Raghunath 17 Apr, 19 at 5:40 pm

        Hi Vishesh,

        Thank you!!

        1. I submitted all the required documents at the time of Visa application itself – Proof of Employment, Medicals, PCC – so it took just 55 days to get a direct grant – pretty surprising in my case.
        2. Just as Anil mentioned, I shared directly with DIBP from my Pearson account.


  61. Gaurav
    Gaurav 15 Apr, 19 at 8:30 am

    Hey Anil,
    I came to Australia in Feb, 2016 and all my previous visas so far like student visa and temporary graduate visa are linked to my previous passport. In between these 3 years, I have been to india in Feb, 2018 and came back in march, 2018 holding my previous passport. and recently, I have renewed my passport in feb, 2019. Later on, so far I did my degree assessment and EOI based on new passport and few days back applied for visa 189, where I have filled all my forms in regards to the details on new passport but didn’t receive any Bridging visa A, as I was expecting it very next day. Now I have emailed immigration regarding it, but they told me that you were off shore while you applied for this 189 visa but I was present in Australia.
    So my questions are:
    what is the best possible possible solution to handle this problem?
    Will it affect my application for visa 189?
    I have filled all the forms like form 80 showing that I am in Australia, but in their records it shows that I am outside Australia, so how this will impact my application?
    If I will receive Bridging visa A, will everything be sorted?
    Will this all hustle impact on the processing time?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Apr, 19 at 10:42 am

      I think the only gap is due to the renewed passport. If you can get a bridging visa, you should be good.


  62. Hofland
    Hofland 15 Apr, 19 at 1:54 am

    Hi Anil.
    My husband updated his EOI on the 20th Feb for Engineering technologist 233914.
    He currently has 75 points. Please could you assist with an estimated invite date based on your knowledge. Thanking you kindly


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

      I do not have any estimate to share at this time.


  63. joon
    joon 14 Apr, 19 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Anil,
    would you recommend to apply 189 and 190 separately? (i mean two different EOIs) or it doesn’t matter whether together or not.
    thank you~


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

      Depends on what you want to do.


  64. Keerthi
    Keerthi 14 Apr, 19 at 10:33 pm

    We lodged our PR application for 189 VISA on October 26th 2018 for 261313 from onshore. CO had contacted us for the PTE score of my spouse on 15th Jan 2019, which the consultancy guy didn’t upload. We uploaded on the same day (15th Jan 2019). We didn’t get any response till now. When can we expect the PR grant?

    Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 15 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

      Please read the above article.


  65. Sandesh Shrestha
    Sandesh Shrestha 14 Apr, 19 at 7:16 am

    Hi
    My wife has lodged her EOI on 29 March 2019 on visa subclass 189 for 254499 registered nurse with 75 points. When shall we expect our invitation? Thanks.


  66. Ozama Ozama
    Ozama Ozama 12 Apr, 19 at 9:50 am

    Hi Anil,

    I updated my application on 11 April 2019 for Electrical Engineer 233311 after adding spouse points. My updated scores are 75 points on 189 and 80 points on 190 category. No invitation sent for other Engineering occupation in April draw. Please suggest from your experience about the chances of getting invited in May draw.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Apr, 19 at 12:11 pm

      Chances are good for an invite in May but the situation might change if the total number of invites are lowered as they did in April 2019.


      • Ozama Ozama
        Ozama Ozama 12 Apr, 19 at 2:11 pm

        Yeah. Every month they are reducing invitations since feb.


  67. Neha Tiwari
    Neha Tiwari 12 Apr, 19 at 7:15 am

    Hello Sir,

    I have lodged my application on 5th March 2019 for ICT Business Analyst at 189 with 70 points, 190 with 80 points and 489 with 75 points, can you please suggest when shall I expect to get invitation from any of the States of Australia?

    Thanks Neha


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Apr, 19 at 7:25 am

      The chances of an invite with 70 points are low for Business Analyst at this time.
      There is a wait of about 7 months for 70 point EOI.

      The states also usually invite the people with highest points in their job code.


      • Neha Tiwari
        Neha Tiwari 14 Apr, 19 at 10:41 pm

        ok, thanks


  68. gaurav
    gaurav 11 Apr, 19 at 9:19 pm

    Hello Sir

    I have lodge my Eoi In Jan 2019 with 65 Points then i increase my point to 75 so when can i expected to get invitation in may or another month


  69. Marian Preethi
    Marian Preethi 11 Apr, 19 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I lodged my application for 189 with 75 points (including points for spouse) and 190 with 80 points for ANZSCO 261313. My date of effect is 26th Feb 2019. I haven’t got any invitation for neither 189 in April 2019 draw until today. Is there any possibility of getting an invitation this month or should I wait for May 2019 draw?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 2:05 pm

      I think only people with 80+ points have got the invite in April 2019 draw.

      You may get an invite in May 2019 draw.


      • Marian Preethi
        Marian Preethi 11 Apr, 19 at 8:11 pm

        Thanks for the quick response Anil. Will cross my fingers for May 2019 draw results.


  70. gaurav
    gaurav 11 Apr, 19 at 10:24 am

    my code is 2613 software eng with 75 points


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 9:30 pm

      Your can get an invite for 2613 with 75 points within 2-3 months.


  71. Sonia
    Sonia 11 Apr, 19 at 3:48 am

    Hello,
    I lodged my EOI for 190 visa for Victoria on
    3rd January 2019, with 70points. My code is 254415 critical care RN. When can I expect my invite ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 8:53 am

      I do not have data about state invites as they do not share it publicly.


  72. Anupal Sharma
    Anupal Sharma 11 Apr, 19 at 2:06 am

    Hi,
    I have recently done my health check on 25 March, 2019 for 190 (NSW) – 75 Points.- 261312

    As you told it can take 2.5 months to receive final ‘GRANT’, however, I was viewing a popular forum at migrationdesk com where it says people getting average timeline of Grant after atleast 5-6 months or even a year for 190. I don’t have any complexity in case and am only the main applicant.

    Can you give any idea of how long it takes? Is the above could be true?

    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 9:05 am

      I have shared my analysis and Australia PR processing time data based on what i have heard on various forums and whatsapp group.

      I cannot comment on what you are seeing on other forums. You should ask them about it.


  73. Jatin
    Jatin 11 Apr, 19 at 2:06 am

    Hello Sir, i lodged my EOI in april 2019 at 75 points in 189 and 80 points in 190 in 263111 computer network professional when can i expect to get invite?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Apr, 19 at 8:53 am

      You have good chance of invite within 1-2 months with 75 points for 263111.


      • Jatin
        Jatin 11 Apr, 19 at 10:34 am

        Thank you for replying sir.


  74. Rit
    Rit 10 Apr, 19 at 2:56 am

    Hi Anil,

    My point score is 75 for developer programmer 261312 in first week of March 2019. When can I expect an invitation for 189.

    Also for subclass 190, what are the chances of getting an invite with same score (excluding state 5 points) .

    Cheers,
    Rit.


    • Rit
      Rit 10 Apr, 19 at 3:07 am

      I submitted expression of interest in first week of March.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 6:34 am

        You have very good chance of invitation in April draw.


  75. Viktor
    Viktor 9 Apr, 19 at 10:28 am

    Hi Anil,
    Thanks for the great job you’re doing! Wanted to know your opinion about my application.
    I received the invite and applied for 189 Visa with 75 points on Jan 4th ’19. Then on February 10th the health assessment and PCC were submitted.
    I have not received any CO contact so far.
    Should the grant/CO contact have taken place 3 months from Jan 4th or February 10th?
    The application says: Last Updated 10th February and Date Submitted: 4th January.

    Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Apr, 19 at 12:08 pm

      The date you submit after paying fees is considered as the processing time start date.


      • Viktor
        Viktor 9 Apr, 19 at 9:04 pm

        That would mean the processing start date is Jan 4th. I have applied for the 189 visa with 75 points and it’s been more than 3 months since I’ve either heard from the CO or received the PR. Is this normal? Is there something that I can check meanwhile for what’s causing the delay?

        Thanks.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 6:44 am

          Please read the article above


  76. haman
    haman 8 Apr, 19 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I applied 189 on 25th Dec 2018, 261313.

    My referer received a call today asking my onboarding date of my current job and she failed to answer this question. And she also failed to answer why my social insurance was payed by some other company instead of my current company. I could provide proofs for these questions. As for onboarding date, I could provice employment certificate, and for the social insurance I could provide contract. Both docs are provided by my company. Should I provide now or should I wait for a co to contact me?

    Regards,
    Haman


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Apr, 19 at 5:44 am

      I do not understand that why did not upload these documents earlier without waiting for CO contact? Whenever you are submitting a third party letter, you should upload all documents that can help make your case stronger.
      You should upload now.


      • haman
        haman 9 Apr, 19 at 7:02 pm

        Thanks Anil!

        I uploaded.


  77. Sanjay Ve
    Sanjay Ve 8 Apr, 19 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I lodged an EOI on 9th July 2018 for 189 with 70 points and for 190 with 75 points. I applied for Software engineer occupation. Can you tell me how long I need to wait still to get the invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Apr, 19 at 8:57 pm

      The chances are low for an invite with 70 points if the
      new 189 visa limit takes effect in july 2019.

      Try to increase your points to 75.


      • Sanjay Ve
        Sanjay Ve 10 Apr, 19 at 12:17 am

        How about 190 visa? I have 75 points there.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Apr, 19 at 6:55 am

          State usually invite people with highest points in their job code too.


  78. Oliver
    Oliver 8 Apr, 19 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Does case officer ask a police check for a preferred name? but because a preferred does not have any evidence, how to achieve a police check if CO ask for that?
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Apr, 19 at 8:06 pm

      Your question about Police check for Preferred name has been added to our forum as it was out of scope of this article. It has been answered on forum too.


  79. Amit Verma
    Amit Verma 7 Apr, 19 at 10:37 am

    Hi Anil,
    My first co contact was on 1 feb asking for main applicants birth certificate and spouse functional English..
    Second co contact on march 29 asking for kids birth certificate with name on it..
    Do you think after this also they ask for more documents.
    I am hoping by know co must have scanned all documents of all members..

    Whats you’re view on this..??

    Couldn’t understand why co didn’t asked for all documents in one go in his first contact..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 2:09 pm

      If required, CO can ask for more documents too.
      You should have taken care of it while submitting your application that all documents are uploaded to save on processing time delays.


      • Amit
        Amit 7 Apr, 19 at 8:13 pm

        Thanks anil..

        By the way my agent did filing and he didn’t uploaded documents and missed documents..
        You know agents these days they just want to make money and don’t want to do work properly..

        I know that Co can ask for more documents..

        I was just wondering that they would have checked all other documents by now??

        As in one of your reply on this thread says.
        That co ask all documents in one go..
        However in my case they asked for two times..


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 9:26 pm

          Pay more and get a better agent.


  80. Aman
    Aman 5 Apr, 19 at 11:35 am

    Hi anil id like to know how long does it take to receive the ITA after the eta is lodged and subsequently the 489 visa for south australia. My score is 70 and my occupation is 351311 chef


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Apr, 19 at 12:43 pm

      There is no fixed timeline for 489 invite.


  81. jesheem mohamed m
    jesheem mohamed m 5 Apr, 19 at 1:04 am

    Hi,
    My EOI has been filed for the ICT Security Specialist – 262112 category in 190 on 25-02-19 updated with 75 points on 03-04-19 and in 189 on 04-04-19 with 70 points.
    Q1. What do you think are the possibilities of getting a VISA Grant and the expected timeline? Q2. Do you see a change in the minimum cut-off points required soon and if yes, will it affect the already applied EOIs? Appreciate your insight and thank you in advance..


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Apr, 19 at 6:03 am

      The chance of invite in 189 with 70 points are low at this time as invites are being sent to people with 75 points.

      The EOI will be affected if points requirement goes up.


      • jesheem mohamed m
        jesheem mohamed m 7 Apr, 19 at 9:29 am

        Thank you for your response Anil. Since 262112 is a non pro rata category, by when do you think I can expect an invitation for 189 (70 points) and 190 (75 points)?
        Thank you in advance.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 9:57 am

          I think i have already given my answer.


  82. Hailey
    Hailey 4 Apr, 19 at 11:24 pm

    Hi All,

    We have submitted our PR application for Management Consultant on 16th July 2018 and still awaiting the grant or being contacted by the CO.. It is almost 9 months now and we are a bit worried as no one has contacted us for any further documents and the department says it is being processed when we called them.
    Not sure what the problem might be.. Any idea why there is such a huge delay?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Apr, 19 at 6:03 am

      No idea why you are seeing the delay.


    • Wenwen Zhang
      Wenwen Zhang 7 Apr, 19 at 10:45 pm

      Just to let you know you are not alone. I submitted 19th August and am still waiting…. Fingers crossed for both of us that we will hear some news soon!


  83. Hashma
    Hashma 3 Apr, 19 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I really appreciate your advise on our inquiries in this Forum which totally reduce our stress of waiting for the visa grant.
    Could you please advise on this inquiry?
    I can not see any update/change to the status of my application on my immiaccount profile since I lodged my application for 189 visa on 16 December 2018. Even I was contacted by a CO on 18 March 2019 and I responded to the enquiry next day but the application status still show received (Last updated 17 December 2018) without any change to the date of status. Is that normal? please advise.

    Warm thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:55 am

      This is normal. Australia PR process does not show any status.


      • Hashma
        Hashma 4 Apr, 19 at 8:32 pm

        Thanks Anil for your reply.
        so how about the last date of update? it still shows the first date I lodged my application (16 December 2018)???
        I mean why the updated date does not show the latest one? for example the date when I uploaded the requested documents by the CO (19 March 2019)?

        Thanks


        • Wenwen Zhang
          Wenwen Zhang 7 Apr, 19 at 10:45 pm

          Hi Hashma,

          There is a button at the bottom of the attach documents page which says “I confirm I have provided information as requested”. You need to click that button so that your date will be updated. Cheers.


          • Hashma
            Hashma 8 Apr, 19 at 12:19 pm

            Hi Wenwen Zhang,

            Thanks so much for you note. Actually, I have just checked the page you mentioned ” attach documents page” but I could not fined that button. Could you please take a screen shoat so I can find that button?

            Thanks


  84. Hari
    Hari 2 Apr, 19 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have received invite for both 190 and 189. However, I have applied for 189 visa and did not take any action on 190 invite. Is this fine..?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:52 pm

      That’s fine. No issues.


  85. Ramsha123
    Ramsha123 2 Apr, 19 at 8:37 am

    I lodged my eoi on 7th dec in 189 with 75 points in 2339 category…when will i get my invite


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:17 am

      You can expect an invite by July 2019.


  86. joon
    joon 2 Apr, 19 at 6:57 am

    Hi Anil,
    i have read ur reply and it looks very helpful.
    I have submitted my eoi for 190 visa for NSW and 189 with 65 points without state nomination. Dec 2019, i will get 5points(8yrs work experience). My code is 251211(medical diagnostic radiographer). When I will get my invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:17 am

      The chances are low with 65 points at this time. You may have to wait for 3-4 months for 189 invite.


      • Joon
        Joon 2 Apr, 19 at 9:17 am

        thanx for prompt reply. what about 190? do you think i will be invited within this year?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:37 am

          States do not publish any data on their 190 invite trend to make any estimate. It all depends on the job demand in their state and hence varies widely.
          Generally, if you have good points for 189, states do invite you.


  87. Neha
    Neha 2 Apr, 19 at 6:02 am

    Hello Anil
    We got the invite from NSW for the 190 visa and we completed all the application, medical, etc by end January. So far we haven’t heard any update from the government. Could you please advice if this is normal?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:17 am

      NSW nomination can take anywhere between 1 day to 12 weeks. Have patience. You will get it.


      • Neha
        Neha 2 Apr, 19 at 6:37 pm

        Oh we got the nomination approved. We got the invite and submitted the visa application..: not sure what the timeline is like now. Sorry Anil perhaps I wasn’t clear in my previous email.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:01 pm

          PR processing time after you have submitted is mentioned above.


  88. Ramin Djawadi
    Ramin Djawadi 1 Apr, 19 at 11:54 pm

    Why do you think the processing time for SC190(9-11 months) has increased compared to that of SC189(6-7 months)? Do you think there are chances of DoHA expediting the processing of SC190?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:17 am

      I do not have any opinion about the processing time that you have mentioned. My analysis is shared in above article based on data that I know about approvals.


  89. Sriram Raghavan
    Sriram Raghavan 1 Apr, 19 at 5:23 am

    Is it possible to determine which month’s visa applications are currently being processed for SC190? Currently there is no update after 28th November 2018 on myimmitracker.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 7:00 am

      Ask the website owners that you have referred. How can i comment on what their website is showing and not showing?


  90. ShivajiBhosale
    ShivajiBhosale 1 Apr, 19 at 5:16 am

    I have lodged my visa for SC190 in the month of December 2018. I haven’t had any CO contact and am yet to receive my grant. Do the points matter for faster visa processing?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 7:00 am

      All applications are processed with same speed.


  91. Catherine
    Catherine 31 Mar, 19 at 7:21 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted my EOI for 189 visa with 70 points under ANZSCO code 261313 (Software Engineer) on Feb 15, 2019.

    My ACS result stated:

    The following employment after June 2014 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 261313 (Software Engineer) of the ANZSCO Code.

    Dates: 06/12 – 04/13 – 0 year(s) 10 month(s)
    Position: Cadet Engineer

    Dates: 04/13 – 10/14 – 1 year(s) 6 month(s)
    Position: Software Developer

    Dates: 12/14 – 07/16 – 1 year(s) 7 month(s)
    Positon: Software Engineer

    Dates: 07/16 – 01/19 – 2 year(s) 6 month(s)
    Position: Senior Software Engineer

    In the employment history in my EOI, I’ve set the start date for my first relevant employment to June 2014, which reading the ACS result, seem to be incorrect and I should have started with July 2014. Should I proceed to change it to July 2014 now?

    Thanks and regards,
    Catherine


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:34 pm

      You can change the EOI but note that your EOI’s date of effect may change too.


      • Arun S
        Arun S 31 Mar, 19 at 11:02 pm

        Hi Anil ,
        Please let know what would be the consequences , if there is an edit in the EOI .
        Will the application in queue go down or any other logic on date of effect .


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 6:50 am

          The EOI goes down in queue if date of effect is changed.

          This is to make sure that system is fair for everyone.


      • Catherine
        Catherine 2 Apr, 19 at 3:00 am

        Hi Anil,

        Thanks for the quick response!
        I’ve already done the update. Luckily, the EOI’s date of effect didn’t change. 😀

        Best regards,
        Catherine


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Apr, 19 at 9:36 am

          ok..so, did your points change after the update?
          Normally, if your points do not change, then then EOI’s date of effect does not change.


          • Catherine
            Catherine 2 Apr, 19 at 8:07 pm

            Hi Anil,

            I see, so that’s why. My points didn’t change. I only updated my first relevant employment’s start date from July 1 to July 19, 2014.

            Thank you!

            Regards,
            Catherine


  92. Anu.lama04@yahoo.com
    Anu.lama04@yahoo.com 31 Mar, 19 at 1:17 am

    Hello sir!!
    Have applied 189 visa on 19 sep 2018 with 80 point for general accountant but havent heard anything from immigration most of my friends had already got it withing 3-5 months. On this stage m bit tensed could you plz let me know the possible reasons behind this delay or any other possible solutions for this. I had submitted additional documents of 2 feb and 28 march recently eg biryh original copies of birth certificate and citizenship of atteated documents.My agent is not ready to contact immigration office for any follow up as he said have to wait until its eight months. So do u think i can make a call to immigration office regarding this delay.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:34 pm

      You cannot contact immigration department to ask for status.

      You have to wait.


  93. Irin Siddiqui
    Irin Siddiqui 31 Mar, 19 at 12:39 am

    Hello, I applied with 70 points for telecommunication network engineer on this march 19, 2019. How long I have to wait?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:25 pm

      What is the exact ANZSCO code?


  94. Anand
    Anand 30 Mar, 19 at 11:34 pm

    Hi Anil, good day

    I am on 457 visa residing in melboure and i submitted my EOI for visa with subclass 190 with 75 points (including state) last Oct 2018. I had applied for VIC state (ANZCODE – as software engineer). I haven’t received any update and my application is still in submitted status. When can I expect a response for my EOI?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:25 pm

      There is no guarantee of invite for software engineer with 70 points at this time.

      Try to increase your points to 75 to have a realistic chance.


  95. Ankit
    Ankit 29 Mar, 19 at 11:10 am

    Hi. .
    A applied in EA for skill assessment for CDR and relevant skill assessment in Jan 2019. I got positive outcome later. My Anzsco code is 233311, Electrical engineer. And my experience is sep-2014 to till date. But EA consider only Feb-2017 to till date.

    I submitted following documents. :-
    Appointment later
    Form 16.
    Income tax return acknowledgement.
    Pay slips.
    Bank statement.
    Salary certificate.
    And also Form 26as.
    But My TDs is 0rs, so as per income-tax guide line 0 TDs data not compulsory so my employer did not send data before feb-2017. So in my form 26-as only Feb 2017 to till date data display. So EA considered only this period experience.

    Now I told All this situation to my HR & account department. Then our employer send my salary data to income tax department as per them guideline. Now my all 26as forms are updated.

    So I will go for only new relevant skill assessment in EA.

    EA will consider my updates document?


  96. Rujuta Tamakuwala
    Rujuta Tamakuwala 29 Mar, 19 at 4:40 am

    Hi Anil, I’m starting my PR process and I have following questions
    My points breakdown
    Age:30
    Education:15
    Experience:5
    PTE: 20
    Spouse: 5 –> In progress
    code: 261312 (Developer Programmer)
    I’ve 70 points now without claiming my husband’s point as we’re still collecting docs for his ACS. My questions are:
    1) Should I apply for 190 with 75(Including state) for VIC and NSW? What is timeline for ITA for that?
    2) I’ll get my husband’s ACS assessed within next month so after that I’ll create EOI for 189. Should I create EOI now and add my husband’s points later?
    3) I’m in Melbourne and graduating in July, but I’m starting my procedure now because I don’t want to get affected with new laws. Do you think I should wait for claiming more 5 points for onshore education?

    What is the processing time for 189 and 190 Visa ?

    Thank you so much. I hope I’m not bothering you with many questions.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 8:53 am

      There is no fixed timeline for receiving invite from VIC and NSW. They usually invite people with highest points in their job category at their will.

      You can create your EOI now and then update it later with your spouse points.

      The PR processing time is mentioned in above article. Please check yourself.


  97. Shujath khan
    Shujath khan 28 Mar, 19 at 3:07 pm

    Hi Anil, I want to know how much time it will take for the process for pr Australia for internal auditor with 70 points for 190 category for NSW.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 4:09 pm

      Are you asking about invitation time or PR grant time?
      PR grant processing time is mentioned above.


  98. Joy
    Joy 28 Mar, 19 at 8:01 am

    Hello Anil,

    Hope you are well.

    I received my invitation on 11th March and my ACS got expired on 23rd March.
    I went through with so many blogs and everybody is saying if you received your invitation before ACS expires ( As in my case), nothing to worry, Case officer wont ask for ACS renewal. But my agent is saying that CO will ask for the ACS renewal even if you get the invitation before ACS expires.

    Need your suggestion here ; shall i go ahead and renew my ACS ? Appreciate your help.

    Warm Regards.


  99. RAJESH P
    RAJESH P 27 Mar, 19 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted my 189 application on Nov 16,2018.When am I expected to get my PR grant in hand for 189 visa?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 6:34 am

      Please read the article above for PR processing time.


  100. Anil Gupta
    Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:29 pm

    Your question is out of scope of this article.

    It has been added to the forum and answered there.

    You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  101. Parvathi Leelavinodhan
    Parvathi Leelavinodhan 27 Mar, 19 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Anil

    I have submitted my eoi for 190 visa with 65 points. My code is 261312(Developer programmer). When I will get my invitation


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 4:08 pm

      There is no chance of invite with 65 points for 261312 Developer programmer.
      Try to increase your points to at-least 75 to have any realistic chance of invite at this time.


      • Parvathi Leelavinodhan
        Parvathi Leelavinodhan 27 Mar, 19 at 9:29 pm

        Thanks for your valuable reply..


  102. Roy
    Roy 27 Mar, 19 at 9:12 am

    Hi Anil

    I had applied for 189 visa, with 70 points, electrical engineer 233311 on 8th Jan 2019. You earlier said I can expect an outcome around April. With the current reduction in 189 invites/ visa, how does this impact my case? This is a follow up question, and your guidance will be highly appreciated.

    Roy


  103. Amitabh Ranjan
    Amitabh Ranjan 27 Mar, 19 at 7:43 am

    Hi Anil, I have filed my 189 application today. What is the expected time for the grant?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

      Sorry, i cannot help you. I am not a magician who can guess your job code and EOI points.


      • Amitabh Ranjan
        Amitabh Ranjan 28 Mar, 19 at 8:01 am

        Hi Anil, sorry, my bad. Perhaps I did not ask the question correctly. I will try to put the question again. My EOI (75 points) was received on 11-Feb and my 189 application was filed yesterday (28-Mar) under job code 261312. I checked with my agent today and he said that it may take anywhere between 6 to 12 months to receive the grant. He mentioned that the duration may be longer if the immigration authority randomly picks up the application for employment, education or other verification. Could you please comment on the average duration to receive the grant based on current trend. Thank you.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Mar, 19 at 3:16 pm

          So, basically the you have already received the invite and lodged your application. I though you are asking about chance of invite.

          The processing time for 189 grant is mentioned in above article.


  104. Anni Mekhail
    Anni Mekhail 27 Mar, 19 at 1:41 am

    Hi Anil
    I’ve submitted an EOI for 189 management consultant code 224711 with 75 points on the 12th march 2019, I’ve also applied for the 190 nomination with 75+5 points on the 14th of march 2019. Do you know when I can expect an invitation to apply?
    Thanks
    Anni


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

      Your chances are very good with 75 points for 224711 Management Consultant. I think you will get invite in April 2019 draw. I suggest to start collecting the documents to file your Australia PR application as early as possible.


      • Kapil
        Kapil 27 Mar, 19 at 1:09 pm

        How are the chances looking for 224711 with 70 points under 189 ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 4:05 pm

          Chances are low for 189 invite with 70 points for 224711.


      • Anni Mekhail
        Anni Mekhail 1 Apr, 19 at 1:21 pm

        omg you were right! Two weeks and an invite for the 190. Thanks for the tip on gathering the documents, it meant we were ready when the invite came through.
        Do you know what the expected time to hear back after submitting the application in response to the invite is for the 190? Do you think if all the documents and points are correct that it is reasonably certain that I would be approved?
        Thanks again!
        Anni


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 1 Apr, 19 at 2:03 pm

          Congratulations on getting the invite.

          Yes, you can get approval within the timeline mentioned above if all the documents are correct.


  105. Gibin Abraham
    Gibin Abraham 27 Mar, 19 at 1:16 am

    Hi, with points 70 points (233512) if I would submit my EOI on September 2019, when can i expect an invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

      September 2019 is far away and it is not possible to estimate or predict the situation at that time. Please come back here again when you have filed the application and then i can estimate based on that time’s invite trend.


  106. Priyanka
    Priyanka 26 Mar, 19 at 7:01 pm

    Hello,
    “482 visa holders STSOL are not eligible to apply for Australian PR” Is this true? I have read in many online forums. Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:47 am

      That is not true. If you are eligible based on your skills, you can file for 189 or 190 PR EOI and get selected.


  107. Jaspreet
    Jaspreet 26 Mar, 19 at 12:48 am

    Hi
    I applied for 190 with 70(65+5) points in NSW for 254415 Anzsco code on 5th jan 2019. I want to know about chances of getting invitation. Can u please suggest me.thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 7:55 am

      Chances are fair to get 190 invite. Chances are low for 189 invite with 65 points for ANZSCO code 254415.


  108. Srini
    Srini 25 Mar, 19 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I applied for 261312 on EOI date 2nd Nov 2018 with 70 points for 189 and 75 points for 190 (NSW). I know chances are getting slim for 189 and I am working to increase my points to 75 for 189. Just curious to know my chances in with the current state I am in.

    Thanks,
    Srini


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Mar, 19 at 7:55 am

      As you already know, your chances are slim.


      • Srinivasan Jayaraman
        Srinivasan Jayaraman 26 Mar, 19 at 9:30 pm

        Thanks Anil. Slim I believe is for 189. How about 190 (NSW) with the current trend?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:47 am

          States also usually invite the top scores in their job category.


  109. Travis Scott
    Travis Scott 25 Mar, 19 at 9:53 am

    Hi , I am currently 18 years old and planning to migrate to Brisbane in the future when I have 5 years of Web developer experience ( 2 years for eligibility and 3 years for 5 points) 30 points for age (age 25) 15 for a bachelor’s degree, 20 from pte and 5 bonus from NAATI so what do you think will immigration get more strict in the future for people and will 75 points be enough to get an invitation? After seeing that some people are not getting invited even with 75 points I am a little concerned about the future so please share your thoughts on this!


  110. Gowri Shankar K
    Gowri Shankar K 25 Mar, 19 at 9:53 am

    Hi Team, please assist me on this , Query 1, Currently I have 75 points for 190 considering spouse factor , State award points. So if I apply for 190 software engineer 261313 , is it guarantee that I will receive invite in 6-8 months in 2019 with upcoming policy slashing 160k cab..
    Query 2: I have initially worked as on job trainee in a Firm and got trained in programming like c, Java ..Also have offer letter with stipend provided and relieving letter mentioned on role performed.However, I don’t have salary bank statement as I have recieved cash in hand, So will ACS approve my 4 months of same job experience as on job trainee..
    Thanks for all your help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 10:56 am

      Your question about Job trainee experience as relevant has been added to our forum and answered there as it was out of scope of this article.

      You can ask follow up questions on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


      • Gowri Shankar K
        Gowri Shankar K 25 Mar, 19 at 11:45 am

        Thanks for your Input.


  111. artham umakanth
    artham umakanth 25 Mar, 19 at 6:44 am

    Hi, I have filed my EOI for NSW and VIC with 70 points including State sponsorship in Nov’18. Job code is ICT Security Specialist -262112. Is there any chance to expect the invite with current points (65+5) in next 5-6 months time???


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:31 am

      States do not share any data about invites and hence it is difficult to estimate anything here.
      But, with 70 points, you do have good chance.


      • artham umakanth
        artham umakanth 25 Mar, 19 at 8:59 am

        Thanks for your quick response Anil. You mean to say 70 points including state sponsorship , I have good chances to get the invite..???


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 9:41 am

          States usually invite when they have good demand. If they have demand, you can get invite with 65 points too but chances are low.

          I suggest to increase your points to 70 without adding state’s 5 to improve your chances.


          • artham umakanth
            artham umakanth 25 Mar, 19 at 11:35 pm

            Thanks Anil. I see only option to increase points is to score full in PTE, so that total score becomes 75.


  112. Payal Patel
    Payal Patel 25 Mar, 19 at 4:22 am

    Hello, we have applied for 189 visa with all the required documents on 21 feb 2019. We have mentioned our current address in Brussels, Belgium. Now we will leave to india, if we change the current address after reaching to india, will it affect our Process time?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:31 am

      I don’t think processing time will be affected by change of address. Have not heard about it earlier.


  113. Amit Verma
    Amit Verma 25 Mar, 19 at 2:32 am

    Dear Anil,
    Have logged my 489 SA application on 27 October 2018.
    Got Co contact from Adelaide team on 1 feb 2019 for spouse Functional English test.
    And birth certificate for primary applicant.
    Have submitted both on 8 feb 2019.

    How much time do think Co will take to grant visa now.

    Thanks
    Amit


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:31 am

      Not sure if have read the article above. It clearly mentions the time it takes after CO contact.
      Please read it as it saves both your and my time.


  114. Sachin
    Sachin 25 Mar, 19 at 12:38 am

    Hi Anil,
    I applied EOI for ICT BA with 65 points on 1st March 2019. How long i should expect the invite to come through?

    Regards,
    Sachin Chiplunkar


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Mar, 19 at 8:21 am

      No chance of invite with 65 points for ICT BA at this time. I suggest to increase your points to at-least 75 for any realistic change of invite.


  115. Yas1990
    Yas1990 23 Mar, 19 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Anil
    I lodged my 189 visa on 24th September and Co contacted on 5th december for Spouse’s Functional English evidences. Her PTE score reported was uploaded o n 6th of December but still I havent got the grant or another Co contact. Can you please tell me What should I do? Im really frustrated of waiting.


    • rony
      rony 23 Mar, 19 at 10:00 pm

      HI YAS
      WHICH IS YOUR GSM TEAM ? ADELAIDE OR BRISBANE?


      • Hashma
        Hashma 23 Mar, 19 at 10:57 pm

        Hi Rony,
        Is there a difference between the two GSM teams?
        Thanks


        • rony
          rony 24 Mar, 19 at 5:53 am

          Adelaide processing is bit slow
          Check immitracker website its some data website can give estimates as when u can expect some action on your files


      • Yas1990
        Yas1990 24 Mar, 19 at 5:01 am

        Its Adelaide.


        • rony
          rony 24 Mar, 19 at 5:53 am

          They are taking time
          Its been 60 days i submitted the req document and have not heard anything from them
          People are getting grants now for CO contact dates dec and jan .
          I am in the same boat as well it is very frustating to wait
          I even sent email but no resp.
          Mine CO is Antoinette
          Who is yours ?


          • Yas1990
            Yas1990 24 Mar, 19 at 7:09 am

            but it has been 109 days since the case officer contacted me. I feel like it is bit unusual.


          • Yas1990
            Yas1990 24 Mar, 19 at 7:09 am

            my case officer was Ashly


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

      Don’t worry. Applications are taking time to get result.


    • rony
      rony 28 Mar, 19 at 9:26 pm

      Hi Yas
      Any Updates on your application ?
      I am also still waiting its been 64 days after CO contact…


    • rony
      rony 2 Apr, 19 at 3:52 am

      Hi Yas
      Any updates yet?
      I am still waiting…


  116. arun_kumar4478
    arun_kumar4478 23 Mar, 19 at 12:34 am

    Hi Anil,

    I received NSW pre-invite for 261312 (190 visa )on 18th January and submitted the document on 30th January. Till now I have not received NSW approval or final invite but many people who received invite on 18th January have got the approval. Even people who have received invite on 14th March are getting the NSW approval. Although their processing time which is 3 months is not yet crossed, is there any chance that they reject the application even if the claim points are valid ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 6:57 am

      How many points did you have without state’s 5 points?


      • arun_kumar4478
        arun_kumar4478 23 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

        70 points without state’s point with 20 PTE and 10 points of experience. I have already received pre-invite.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Mar, 19 at 9:23 am

          The chances are low for rejection by NSW if your documents and points claim are all correct.


          • arun_kumar4478
            arun_kumar4478 23 Mar, 19 at 11:49 am

            Thanks Sir for the information. Hope there are no surprises and they send the final invite as per their timelines..


          • arun_kumar4478
            arun_kumar4478 28 Mar, 19 at 8:11 pm

            Hi Sir, I received the query from NSW after close to 60 days of submission of nomination for submitting the recent payslips since ACS was done in 2017 (not yet expired).I submitted the payslips immediately. My query is will they again take these many days to review and provide the NSW approval.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 29 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

              They may take these many days again.
              You should have submitted the payslips in the first place itself.

              Not sure if you are using any agent or not. If yes, then agent should have told you.

              You would have known if you had asked on am22tech earlier.


  117. venu sawhney
    venu sawhney 22 Mar, 19 at 11:58 am

    What are the chances for invite with 70+5 points for 190 . Job I’d 263111(computer network & system professional). Eoi submitted: 11-feb-2019


  118. Ozama Ozama
    Ozama Ozama 22 Mar, 19 at 11:44 am

    Hi Anil,

    2 weeks back I received pre invitation from VIC for 190 visa. I filled the required form and submitted but today I received email that my application has not selected for the proper invitation. Is this normal for VIC 190 visa or I made some mistake in the form filling process. Please advise.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 11:58 am

      This is normal for VIC and they do reject lot of applications after sending pre-invite. You are fine.


  119. Ankur Jain
    Ankur Jain 22 Mar, 19 at 7:01 am

    Hi Anil,

    I submitted EOI for 189 & 190 under 261313 on 21-03-2019. I have claimed 70 pts for 189 and 75 pts for NSW and Victoria. What is my chances of getting invite in both the cases?


  120. Sreedevi
    Sreedevi 22 Mar, 19 at 12:07 am

    Hi Anil,

    I just submitted EOI for 189 under 261313 Software Engineer. I was not working since 2017 April I could only claim 10 points for exp and a total of 70 points. I have applied for NSW 190 as well. Realistically what are my chances for getting an ITA for both categories?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:28 am

      Your question about chance of invite for 261313 with 70 points is out of scope of this article. I have added it to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  121. rony
    rony 21 Mar, 19 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Thanks for your responses as it helps people like us to get correct information and reduce our stress.
    Just wanted to ask that CO contacted me for Marriage cert on 25 Jan 19 and i uploaded the same on 29 jan 19 and the immi account shows last updated 29 jan but after that i also uploaded few pics for support of relation on 9 feb 19 but still the acc shows last updated 29 jan and not 9 feb19.
    IT has been almost 60 days i have not heard anything from CO .Is this because of last update thing ?
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

      The normal processing time after you upload documents is 45-90 days. So, you are fine.


  122. Alina
    Alina 21 Mar, 19 at 9:45 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I have lodged my 190 application on 10 Dec 2018 with 70 points but have not heard anything yet from home office. I have provided all the relevant documents. When can I expect visa grant?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 7:44 am

      Please read the article above for estimated time to wait for PR grant.


  123. venu sawhney
    venu sawhney 21 Mar, 19 at 11:23 am

    After all the impacts , do you think I may get invite for 189 with job I’d 263111 with 70 points as I submitted EOI on 11 Feb 2019 and ACS is valid till Jan 2020.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:13 pm

      Chances are low to get an invite now till Dec 2019 with the new 189 quota being reduced by 42% starting July 2019.

      I strongly recommend to try and increase your points to at-least 75.


      • venu sawhney
        venu sawhney 21 Mar, 19 at 9:18 pm

        Hi Anil, thanks for the response.
        Could you please suggest the easiest option to gain extra 5 points.
        – As I am already taking 5 points through spouse .
        – My PTE points are 10, which I believe is a bit difficult now to gain 20 points through PTE.
        – Any other alternative way to gain extra 5 points..


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 9:31 pm

          PTE is the best and easiest option to get more points. I strongly recommend to give it a try.
          You can use my PTE 79+ notes.


  124. Amit Nehra
    Amit Nehra 21 Mar, 19 at 4:08 am

    hi anil co contacted me again for kids medical again i did submitted that when i applied for the 190 … as they were twins so the doctor who did the medicals cant recognised them. so the new co asked to do it again .. he didnt ask for anything .. is she goan take another 2.5 months for grant again or it can be earlier as well .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:18 pm

      The normal processing time after CO contact and your document submission is between 45 to 90 days.


  125. Swati
    Swati 21 Mar, 19 at 12:24 am

    Hi Anil,

    We have filed EOI in July 2018 for ICT Security Specialist with 65 Points. Any chances of getting the invite? If yes, when could we expect that?

    Thanks,
    Swati


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:18 pm

      Chances are low for an invite with 65 points for ICT Security Specialist.
      Try to increase your points to 70 to have any realistic chance of invitation.


  126. Swati
    Swati 21 Mar, 19 at 12:24 am

    Hi Anil,

    My husband has filed EOI in July 2018, for ICT security Specialist with 65 Points. Are there any chances of getting the invite? If yes, when can we expect that?


  127. Siddhant Malik
    Siddhant Malik 20 Mar, 19 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I applied EOI for ICT BA with 75 points on 14th March 2019. How long i should expect the invite to come through?

    Sid


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Mar, 19 at 7:13 pm

      There is a waiting time of about 5 months for people with 75 points in ICT BA today.

      You can expect a 189 invite for Business Analyst by around Nov 2019 now with the new 189 quota.


      • Siddhant Malik
        Siddhant Malik 21 Mar, 19 at 9:59 pm

        Thanks Anil!!!!


        • Siddhant Malik
          Siddhant Malik 21 Mar, 19 at 10:08 pm

          Just need a word of advise from you!
          I am on a Temporary Graduate VISA which expires in mid September. Is there any chance of increasing my stay till get the invite?
          Thanks,
          Sid


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

            I am not sure if i can suggest anything here. Sorry.


  128. jei
    jei 20 Mar, 19 at 10:53 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have applied for Software Engineering (261313) on 15th August 2018 with 70 points for 189 visa. Currently I saw that the Australian government have increased the minimum points for software engineer to 75. => https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds . Will this affect the past applications with 70 points or only the new applications ? Is there a possibility of me getting an invite ? If so, when can I expect it ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 5:35 pm

      You can expect invite for Software Engineering (261313) by July 2019 with 70 points.


  129. B Page
    B Page 20 Mar, 19 at 8:32 am

    Hello Anil

    My 190 Visa application was submitted and acknowledged on the 20th December.
    In early February I added my police check certification and completed medical information.

    It is three months exactly today with still no contact from a C/O or Direct Grant.

    I appreciate that many people are asking you similar questions which must become somewhat tedious for you, but do you think the information I provided in February will delay things for me significantly from the three months you regularly speak of?

    Thanks
    Ben


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

      Yes, you have yourself added at-least 60-90 days of delay by not adding the PCC and medical with your application in December itself.


  130. Karunakar Reddy
    Karunakar Reddy 20 Mar, 19 at 6:32 am

    Hello Anil.I need some guidance..I just came to Australia on TSS482 medium term visa(2years). My wife is in india and have work exp of 12 years..would it be good if she joins me here and search work .once after 12 months apply for PR or She stays back in india and apply PR. Which one has godd chances for Australia PR. Thanks for your valuable suggestions.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 7:53 am

      Your question about filing PR or coming to Australia as TSS 482 dependent is out of scope of this article. I have added it to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  131. Aashish
    Aashish 20 Mar, 19 at 2:01 am

    Hello Anil,
    This is regarding 189 application and I have 85 points. We submitted all the documents on November 15, 2018 and received an email from CO(Adelaide) on Feb 22, 2019 asking for PCC. We submitted required PCC on March 03, 2019 (medicals was also done) and would like to know how long does it take for PR grant after submitting all documents. Anzsco code 221111. Submitted Form80 on November 15, 2018. Can you share your thoughts on what’s the average time for case similar to mine


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 7:53 am

      It can take anywhere between 45 to 90 days to get the grant after you have submitted the CO requested documents.


  132. Mudit Agarwal
    Mudit Agarwal 19 Mar, 19 at 10:01 pm

    .I have a situation where I believe you can guide me the best.My wife applied for 189 Visa with 80 points and she got invitation in March.She has claimed partner skills point .while submitting visa application on immi account one of the questions said “Are there any migrating family members included in this application?”

    She selected spouse from drop-down and opted yes.Just want to know ,do we have selected the correct option or we need to fill form 1023 to correct it and select no to this question.
    Any help would be highly appreciated .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Mar, 19 at 7:53 am

      Your question about adding migrating family member to immiaccount is out of scope of this article. I have added it to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  133. rani
    rani 19 Mar, 19 at 9:12 pm

    hello dear sir je, i submitted my 190 visa Vic application for cook on 14 of February 2019 and going to submitted my medicals next week . Is the same process for all occupation for example for cooks and others high priority occupation? As i read your earlier massages,will
    can i hear something within 2 or 3 months from Immigration,thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 9:31 pm

      The process is same for all job codes.


  134. Somi Khani
    Somi Khani 19 Mar, 19 at 10:29 am

    Hi Anil,
    I submitted a 75 points Eoi for Qld 190 Visa through skillselect on Friday 15 March, for 272499 (Social Professional). Although the website says QLD has closed recieving Eoi, I submitted anyway and on Monday 19th, I was contacted by an officer with an email of invitation to upload documents. That was strange to be contacted within 4 days. I will be uploading the docs in 2 days. Having said this, I was wondering how long will it take for me to recieve the main invitation from the Gov?
    Thanks for all the help.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 12:10 pm

      Australian government sends invite immediately if state approves your nomination.
      State can take their own time and varies between 1 day to couple of months.


      • Somi Khani
        Somi Khani 19 Mar, 19 at 12:22 pm

        Thanks Anil


  135. Shitiz Aggarwal
    Shitiz Aggarwal 19 Mar, 19 at 4:49 am

    I have submitted my 189 visa on 13 Dec, but uploaded one more document on 20 dec 2018. So do you think it has delayed the pick as I am still waiting for result but can see people with similar dates already received


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 8:12 am

      Adding additional documents at this stage of your application does not delay anything. Do not worry. Your application is in queue and you will get result soon.


  136. Hashma
    Hashma 18 Mar, 19 at 4:03 am

    Hi Anil,

    Fortunately, I’ve just uploaded a proof of functional English for my ,wife through my immiaccount, (Certificate from College – studied College (4 year course) in English language) for her Bachelor and Masters degrees as they were totally taught in English.
    Could you please let me know how long should I wait from now to get the visa granted?

    Thanks


  137. Hashma
    Hashma 17 Mar, 19 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I’ve just received the is email about my 189 visa application:

    Request Detail
    Evidence of functional English
    You are required to provide evidence of functional English or pay the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC).
    If you have decided to pay the second VAC, send an email to
    gsm.allocated@homeaffairs.gov.au and you will be provided with further information about
    when to make this payment.

    The email asks me to provide an evidence of of functional English for my wife or paying the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC). However, I did not claimed any points for my wife in my application and all the claimed points were collected by me (age, English, qualification,…). If I want to go with the second option of paying the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC), Could you please provide me with some information about this option?
    Another thing is when I log in to my immiaccount, there is no request to upload a document or any change to the status of my application.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 9:10 pm

      The spouse proof of English is required irrespective of whether you claim spouse points or not.

      The second installment fees is too high and i am sure you want your spouse to take the English Language test instead.


      • Hashma
        Hashma 17 Mar, 19 at 9:17 pm

        Hi Anil. Thanks for your reply.
        Do you know roughly how much is it?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 9:23 pm

          Please check the link I shared in my earlier answer. It has details about all fees including second installment.


          • Hashma
            Hashma 17 Mar, 19 at 9:27 pm

            Thanks Anil


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Mar, 19 at 10:39 am

              As many people reported that the “Information provided confirm button” is missing in immiaccount, i wrote about what to do for these case here:
              https://www.am22tech.com/au/information-provided-button-missing-in-immiaccount-after-co-contact/


              • Hashma
                Hashma 21 Mar, 19 at 11:17 pm

                Hi Anil,

                Thanks so much for your reply and valuable explanation.

                As I mentioned before, I lodged my 189 visa application on 16 December 2018 and C.O. contacted me on 18 March 2019 asking for Evidence of spouse functional English which I already uploaded it immediately through my immiaccount after CO contact. Do you think the CO will ask for more information to process my application in another email? Or does CO normally ask for all extra information in one contact? Please explain.

                Thanks


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:42 am

                  CO normally would ask for all missing documents in one contact itself. You should be fine.


                  • Hashma
                    Hashma 22 Mar, 19 at 8:58 am

                    Thanks Anil


          • Hashma
            Hashma 18 Mar, 19 at 3:40 am

            Hi Anil,

            fortunately, I’ve just uploaded a proof of functional English for my wife (Certificate from College – studied College (4 year course) in English language) for her Bachelor and Masters degrees as they were totally taught in English.
            Could you please let me know how long should I wait from now to get the visa granted?

            Thanks


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 8:07 am

              60-90 days.


              • Hashma
                Hashma 18 Mar, 19 at 10:25 am

                Hi Anil,
                Thanks for your reply. Just one more thing. Actually when I logged on to my immiaccount after I received the email, I could not found an option to upload the requested document (Spouse functional English) and I uploaded it under the attachment of additional documents under her name. Therefore, there was no button/option to confirm that I have uploaded the required documents. Does that affect the process of my application ? Please clarify and let me know.

                Your kind explanation is very appreciated.

                Thanks


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 10:35 am

                  There should be an option to re-submit your application.

                  Follow the instructions written in the CO email.

                  Many people have indeed reported that they are not able to find a button to submit. I am not sure if the button has been removed now or not.


  138. sowmya vemula
    sowmya vemula 16 Mar, 19 at 4:11 am

    Hi Anil,
    My partner have 75 points and 80 points with state nomination in SkillSelect. How quickly can we expect an invitation.Our EOI was updated on March 3rd 2019.

    Code 261111- ICT business analyst


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 4:59 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your Code 261111- ICT business analyst Chance of Invite question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  139. leanne riley
    leanne riley 14 Mar, 19 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Anil
    I wondered if you could help me? I have submitted EOI for NSW state sponsored 190 visa with 70 points as a registered nurse NEC 254499. Do you think I have enough points to be invited? If so are you aware of any time frames? Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 6:22 pm

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your NEC 254499 Chance of Invite question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  140. Raoul
    Raoul 14 Mar, 19 at 5:57 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted EOI for ANZSCO 263111 today with 75 points for 189, As per the last invitation round the the cut-off is 75 points with date of effect as 10th Feb 2019. Moreover, my occupation falls under pro-rata basis so i’m wondering will this change the waiting period. How many days would it take for me to get an invite according to your experience?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 8:08 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your ANZSCO 263111 Chance of Invite question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  141. Kiran Madhav
    Kiran Madhav 14 Mar, 19 at 5:34 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted my EOI application under subclass 190 for NSW last year, as of now I hv 80 points for the Recruitment Consultant role. I haven’t got any invite so far. What does your experience say? is 80 points not sufficient? or will it take more time?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 8:08 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article. I have added your Recruitment Consultant Chance of Invite question to our forum and answered there.

      You can ask follow up question on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  142. Naveen
    Naveen 13 Mar, 19 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Anil
    I got delayed in medical due to delay in doctor appointments here. Later, I found that there are lot of supporting documents need to be attached for employment proof.
    I lodged my 189 on 25th Jan.
    My medical was in last week of Feb and I submitted extra documents in first week of this month. Will my cycle start on date of last document submitted or will it take 25th Jan.

    Thanks
    Naveen


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 8:27 pm

      Your application does not MOVE forward until you have submitted all required documents.


      • Hashma
        Hashma 13 Mar, 19 at 8:40 pm

        Hi Anil, I submitted all the required documents already when I first lodged my application on 16 December 2018. But, recently I attached some additional documents regarding work employment which I thought it could be helpful/required and also to avoid the delay in case the CO ask for supporting documents. From your experience, does that will affect my processing time?

        Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:07 pm

          Extra documents does not affect the processing time. But the mandatory documents do.


          • Naveen
            Naveen 13 Mar, 19 at 9:56 pm

            Cool thanks Anil. I submitted all manadatory documents earlier. Does late medical delay the processing?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 8:07 am

              Late medical definitely delays your application.


              • Naveen
                Naveen 14 Mar, 19 at 10:17 am

                Thanks Anil


    • Hashma
      Hashma 13 Mar, 19 at 8:27 pm

      I also have similar situation, I lodged my 189 application on 16 December 2018, but I submitted extra documents last week for the employment proof as I thought they would be required. In this case, Will my cycle start on date of last document submitted or the date when I lodged my application?


  143. Vinita
    Vinita 12 Mar, 19 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Anil. We got the Additional query from CO today asking for PTE score from PTE site. We have sent the score however how can we acknowledge that the scores will be shared with them directly as there is no document to be attached there.

    If only that is being asked in the checklist it me and there will be no other query right?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:15 pm

      Yes, the scores should be shared directly by PTE to Australia immigration if you chose that option in your PTE account.


      • Vinita
        Vinita 12 Mar, 19 at 10:59 pm

        Ya we have done that today. Any approx time like how much time will it take more for PR grant as it was the only additional thing (PTE score from Pearson) required from the CO.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:12 am

          It can take anywhere between 60-90 days now after you have submitted your documents to get a PR grant.


          • Vinita
            Vinita 16 Mar, 19 at 2:10 am

            Hi Anil – I got a CO contact and in the request they asked us to submit PTE scores through Pearson website..I did that already however is there a need to acknowledge the CO post this activity if so then what is the way to do that..the automatic mailbox is not accepting any replies and there is no other e mail address mentioned..


          • Vinita
            Vinita 16 Mar, 19 at 2:36 am

            Hi Anil – I got a CO contact and in the request they asked us to submit PTE scores through Pearson website..I did that already however is there a need to acknowledge the CO post this activity if so then what is the way to do that..the automatic mailbox is not accepting any replies and there is no other e mail address mentioned..


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 16 Mar, 19 at 4:54 am

              You have to submit the application in immiaccount after uploading the new documents. Emails do not work for acknowledgment.


  144. soyester
    soyester 12 Mar, 19 at 6:04 am

    How do I know statistics of invitation for my nominated occupation? My occupation is biotechnologist and my points are exactly 65, though I can make it 70 max including partner credits. I want to understand the chances of getting invitation with this point if I give EOI for biotechnologist.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:15 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article and hence, we have added it to our forum.
      I have also answered it there.

      You can ask follow up questions on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  145. Geetika Kapoor
    Geetika Kapoor 11 Mar, 19 at 11:43 pm

    Hi we lodged our PR after getting the invite for 189 application. Its been a month. Medicals done. But no officer has been assigned. What should we expect next. My husband is at 80 points.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:50 pm

      You can only wait. The current times are mentioned above.


  146. Sachin Chawla
    Sachin Chawla 11 Mar, 19 at 10:34 pm

    Hi

    I lodges my PR file 189 application on December in 261312-developer programmer on 75 points.

    Its been more than 3 months while i have lodged my file. I haven’t got any response from immigration. Do you have any idea when we can expect for our visa grant.

    And also do you have any statistics how long this profession generally would take in 189 visa.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:24 pm

      It is currently taking 3.5 – 4 months to get CO contact or direct grant i about 5-6 months.


      • nidhi
        nidhi 18 Mar, 19 at 10:04 am

        Hi Anil, Is it same if you are onshore?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Mar, 19 at 10:26 am

          Yes, it should be same.


  147. Ratheesh Kochuparampil
    Ratheesh Kochuparampil 12 Mar, 19 at 12:57 am

    Hello Anil,

    Hope you are doing well.
    My EOI has been submitted on 22 October, 2018 for Electrical Engineer 233311 with 70(65+5) points for 190 visa. I applied for NSW and now 5 month finish. Could you tell me when can I expect my invitation based on your knowledge and experience?
    Wait for your kind reply
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:14 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article and hence, we have added it to our forum.
      I have also answered it there.

      You can ask follow up questions on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


      • Ratheesh Kochuparampil
        Ratheesh Kochuparampil 12 Mar, 19 at 10:15 pm

        Sir;
        i cannot apply because the score only 60 point. my spouse occupation 251312 is only available in state list so i got 5 additional point in 190 .could you tell any possibility?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:12 am

          As I already said in my earlier response that please ask the question in our forum if it is not related to the above article.
          I can answer on the forum.


  148. Arjun
    Arjun 11 Mar, 19 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I hope you or someone can help with this:
    I applied for 189 visa in October 2018 but I had done my medicals way early in December 2017 in Sydney. Now, since medicals are valid only for 12 months, my CO contacted me for Health Examination on 21st January 2019. When I went to an eMedical clinic in India, the staff could not proceed with my medical exam and said I need to contact my CO to either re-enable my case on the system or issue me a new HAP ID. I emailed my case officer on 28th January 2019 but have not yet received any reply. Is this normal? How long do I have to wait for CO to reply in this case? I followed up too as it has been almost 2 months since I replied to that request, but have not received any response yet.

    Will appreciate any help you can provide in this case.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 10:10 pm

      I have not heard of such case before. Did you check if the new HAP ID were generated and sent to you in CO contact email?


      • Arjun
        Arjun 11 Mar, 19 at 10:18 pm

        CO issued me the same HAP ID that I used when undergoing medical exam in December 2017. So, it’s not a new HAP ID but the same as before. The letter CO sent me mentions that “You will not be asked to complete this examination again unless a repeat examination is required because your medical circumstances have changed or the examination has since expired.”

        I also called another clinic (just to be sure it wasn’t the problem with one clinic only) and they also said they cannot edit my case on the system.

        I am not sure if the staff at medical clinics here don’t know the technical process of working with such cases or is it like a genuine problem from the CO end?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 11:18 pm

          I have not heard of this issue before. So, can’t really say about what should be done.


          • Arjun
            Arjun 11 Mar, 19 at 11:24 pm

            That’s okay. Thanks for the prompt reply.


      • Arjun
        Arjun 11 Mar, 19 at 10:25 pm

        Another thing to note:
        When I first underwent medical exam in December 2017, I used the “My Health Declarations” to generate the HAP ID myself.
        This time, in January 2019, when CO contacted me for doing medical again, she issued the same HAP ID as before so I think I don’t have to use My Health Declarations anymore?
        Plus, I tried using My Health Declarations to see if I can generate a new HAP ID myself again, but there is a question “Have you already applied for 189 visa or not”. And if you answer “yes” to that question, the system asks you to contact the case officer for that. So I guess, since I now applied for the visa already, I cannot generate a new HAP ID myself and have to wait for my CO?


  149. Ranjith Krishnan
    Ranjith Krishnan 11 Mar, 19 at 11:23 am

    Hi,

    As i understand, in March 11th invitation they have called for people with 75 points of ICT-software engineer who applied on or before February 5th, is that correct? As i have applied on February 22nd, just wondering, if i can expect the invitation by April 11th round.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 12:50 pm

      You can expect invitation in April Draw.


      • Ranjith Krishnan
        Ranjith Krishnan 11 Mar, 19 at 1:07 pm

        Thanks Anil, also May invitation is also on 11th right.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Mar, 19 at 2:36 pm

          Yes.


          • Ranjith Krishnan
            Ranjith Krishnan 12 Mar, 19 at 9:18 am

            Hi Anil,

            Quick query! my agency said, even though, my application wasn’t selected in March invitation draw due to Date cut off, application could be well picked for 190 anytime this month for NSW or Victoria. Can you please let me know the probability of the same considering the recent examples. My points are mentioned in the initial query.

            Also, February data is out on the Australian immigration website, in there, very few applications picked up for 70 points, is that the case for March as well. Can you please let me know, if you have any insights into it?

            Thanks,
            Ranjith Gopalankutty


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 10:15 am

              Sounds like you are paying your agency but believe our forum more than your agency!
              Anyway, you can expect invite for 190 anytime with 75 points.


              • Ranjith Krishnan
                Ranjith Krishnan 12 Mar, 19 at 10:59 am

                Hi Anil,

                Sorry my 190 point is 80, not 75, and secondly, you are doing a great job in helping people with quick responses, this is really helpful, as most of us, would be in a anxiety situation until the l visa is stamped and obtained in hand. Again, your quick response is one reason to coming to you. As i am working in England, sometimes it is difficult to reach to the Agency due to time factors etc. But, if you have a patronized papal account or something, i will be more than happy to contribute for your great service you been doing to everyone, once PR is stamped :-). I have done it in the past as well for e2language.com ( a free you tube video series for scoring high on PTE) by utilizing their videos, and just by practicing for 2 weeks i got 90 in all modules; as a token of thanks, gave $50 AUD.

                Thanks for your quick replies.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 1:05 pm

                  Thanks a lot for your kind words. We appreciate it.
                  We do not have any donate option at this time. But, if you want to donate, we can set up something as and when you are ready to donate.

                  Let us know and we can connect directly. Thanks for your concern.


                  • Ranjith Krishnan
                    Ranjith Krishnan 13 Mar, 19 at 4:19 am

                    Hi Anil,

                    Do you the know the effective date of applications they considered for March draw?

                    We can do it anyway, once the application is through. I strongly recommend you to setup something in PayPal, so that people can donate as their wish, which i believe most of them are going to do as soon PR is through.

                    I envisage myself using this forum quite a lot until the PR is obtained :-). So, please bear with me.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 13 Mar, 19 at 9:42 am

                      No problem with questions.
                      If you have been around on our website and forums, you must have seen that I answer each and every question every day without expecting anything in return.

                      Anyways, its a good idea to set up a donate button option. We will look into it.

                      For March draw, the 2613 code invites went up-to Feb 21, 2019 with 75 points as per the most recent case shared on our forum itself.


                    • Ranjith Krishnan
                      Ranjith Krishnan 14 Mar, 19 at 2:34 pm

                      Hi Anil,

                      I received my EOI for 190 for NSW this morning, hopefully should be getting 189 in next draw. Thanks for your help so far, will keep in touch.

                      I will be in touch with you in the same thread.

                      Thanks,
                      Ranjith Gopalankutty


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 14 Mar, 19 at 6:41 pm

                      Congratulations. Enjoy.


                    • Ranjith Krishnan
                      Ranjith Krishnan 16 Mar, 19 at 7:39 am

                      Thanks Anil.


  150. NHK
    NHK 10 Mar, 19 at 3:09 am

    Hi,

    Last month, I have lodged Application for 189 visa for Production Engineer Occupation ID 2335 with 75 points, What can be expected time frame for Invitation to Apply.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 Mar, 19 at 10:18 pm

      Your question is out of scope of this article and hence, we have added it to our forum.
      I have also answered it there.

      You can ask follow up questions on forum itself. We answer within 1-24 hours.


  151. Hashma
    Hashma 9 Mar, 19 at 10:40 pm

    Hi, I was invited to apply for a 189 visa on 11 December, 2018. I lodged my application on 16 December 2018 and paid the fees. I also uploaded all the required documents before lodging/submitting my application. However, I have not been contacted or received any update on my application yet. The online status on my immi account still showing received. Could you please let me know when I expect to be contacted?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Mar, 19 at 10:47 pm

      It is currently taking 3.5 months to get a CO contact or a direct grant in about 5 months.

      You will get something ssoon. Don’t worry.


      • Hashma
        Hashma 9 Mar, 19 at 11:04 pm

        Thanks for your prompt reply Anil. As I am touching the base of three months now I was worried about my application because you mentioned in this article that the time frame starts from 3 months for the 189 visa subclass.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Mar, 19 at 11:04 pm

          Don’t worry. Not all applications receive the result that fast. But some do.

          You will get it sooner or later.


      • Vinita
        Vinita 12 Mar, 19 at 3:40 am

        Is there a time difference between direct grant or CO contact. Ideally in 3-3.5 months it all docs are ok…there should be direct grant right?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Mar, 19 at 11:45 am

          Generally, there is a direct grant within 3.5 months to 5.5 months if there is no CO contact.


  152. Naresh Kumar Vanarasi
    Naresh Kumar Vanarasi 7 Mar, 19 at 9:40 pm

    Hi i was contacted by a CO requesting more information, and i uploaded the documents.
    Based on the below thread , i need to click on ‘i submitted all documents’ … i didn’t find any.. i uploaded the documents to the ‘other documents list under my name.
    So where can i find that button.. any help?
    and how long does it take approximately from this point on wards?


    • Vinita
      Vinita 8 Mar, 19 at 12:18 am

      Hi Naresh..what all documents CO asked for? Please reply..


      • Naresh Kumar Vanarasi
        Naresh Kumar Vanarasi 8 Mar, 19 at 12:35 am

        asked for Further evidence of employment ( work contract / salary related documents)


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 Mar, 19 at 8:22 am

      When you go to your immiaccount, after you upload the additional documents, there must be an option to submit your application.

      If you do not submit, your application will be not be picked up by case officer for working again.

      It can take anywhere between 60-90 days after you have submitted the documents.


      • Naresh
        Naresh 8 Mar, 19 at 8:31 am

        I have submitted my application in December, and last week case officer contacted me asking for one more document, and when I go to immigration account I find the option to upload documents , and I can see the uploaded documents too. It’s just that I can’t find the option of submit… There are no buttons there . Not sure if the website has changed lately .


    • sanam shrestha
      sanam shrestha 9 Mar, 19 at 8:41 am

      Hi Naresh, even i was asked for additional document, submitted yesterday on 09/03/2019, and there was no submit or confirm button in my page as well


      • Naresh Kumar Vanarasi
        Naresh Kumar Vanarasi 9 Mar, 19 at 10:55 am

        Yes, I checked thoroughly… Didn’t find any button to resubmit. The newly uploaded documents have “received” status.


        • sanam shrestha
          sanam shrestha 9 Mar, 19 at 8:37 pm

          Yes, I even called Immi.gov and stated the situation. they said they received my additional document, and even they are not sure why there is no “i confirm” button. they said the auto notification will go to the CO.

          I suggest you to call them as well as i am worried with the comment of @spot_anil_gupta:disqus If you do not submit, your application will be not be picked up by case officer for working again.

          It can take anywhere between 60-90 days after you have submitted the documents.


          • Naresh Kumar Vanarasi
            Naresh Kumar Vanarasi 10 Mar, 19 at 9:38 pm

            ok, thank you, i will do that.


            • sanam shrestha
              sanam shrestha 11 Mar, 19 at 5:11 pm

              Please share what they says to you, as i am bit worried and concerned myself as well 🙁


              • Naresh Kumar Vanarasi
                Naresh Kumar Vanarasi 11 Mar, 19 at 11:24 pm

                hi, i haven’t contacted yet. i will inform if i contact them. but i guess if they an auto notification goes to them and the documents show “received” status, thats fine. so don’t worry 🙂


          • Vinita
            Vinita 16 Mar, 19 at 3:14 am

            Hi Sanam..I am facing the same issue..can you please let me know the phone number where I can contact them.i can’t see any button to submit…


            • sanam shrestha
              sanam shrestha 17 Mar, 19 at 9:17 am

              Hi Vinita,

              Telephone: 131 881

              Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


              • Vinita
                Vinita 17 Mar, 19 at 11:26 am

                Thanks Sanam.Any prefix on this number or direct dial 131881?


                • sanam shrestha
                  sanam shrestha 17 Mar, 19 at 4:42 pm

                  Direct dial from Australia.
                  Also i was given 28 days to upload the document. I think its same with you as well.

                  So, even if there is no submit or confirm button, hope they will review the file after 28 days


  153. Joy
    Joy 7 Mar, 19 at 6:16 am

    Hello Anil,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I had received +ACS and applied for the EOI as well. My query is :

    – In ACS , one of my employer name matches with my offer letter as XYZ consulting India Pvt ltd. I provide all the docs to ACS and they gave the positive assessment accordingly to my employer offer letter name. But in my other documents (i.e Salary slips, Declearation doc), name was XYZ India LLP ( XYZ is same, suffix changed due to some merger). XYZ is a multinational firm and comes in BiG 4.
    – I filled the same name in EOI as per given name in ACS.

    Please let me know , would that create any issue during VISA lodge as i am expecting invitation in next round. Someone told me that i can write only XYZ during visa application or XYZ consulting India Pvt ltd (XYZ). Kindly suggest.

    Regards,
    joy


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 9:26 am

      Your question is out of scope of this article and hence, we have added it to our forum.
      I have also answered it there.

      You can ask follow up questions on forum to get answer within 1-24 hours.


      • Joy
        Joy 7 Mar, 19 at 10:31 am

        Thanks a lot Anil. Really appreciate your comment. 🙂


  154. Wenwen Zhang
    Wenwen Zhang 6 Mar, 19 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have lodged my 189 application on 19th of August 2018, and was contact by a CO on the 6th of November and I submitted the required documents on the 27th of November. I am still waiting for the grant of visa. One thing I need to mention is that I forgot to press the button at the bottom of the documents page, which says I have provided all the documents, until Jan 2nd 2019. Will that be a reason that delays my case? How long do you think I have to wait for? Thank you very much!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 10:42 pm

      Off course your case was delayed due to not pressing the button.

      Your application is not re-submitted until you click the button.

      It can take about 60-90 days from the day you re-submitted your application to get final result.


      • Wenwen Zhang
        Wenwen Zhang 14 Mar, 19 at 8:52 pm

        Hi Anil,

        Thank you for your reply. Is there a way to check the status of my application if it has exceeded 7 months (or 3 months after I have resubmitted my application)? Thank you!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 15 Mar, 19 at 6:21 am

          No, there is no way to check application status as far as i know.


          • Wenwen Zhang
            Wenwen Zhang 17 Mar, 19 at 1:14 am

            Thank you Anil for your prompt reply. Does that mean that I just have to wait for them to contact me? I tried to call immigration, they said it is taking a bit longer but they didn’t give me a time frame saying when it will be finalized. I am wondering if it will take more than 90 days since I updated (and clicked the submission button). If so what can I do other than just keep waiting? It is so frustrating not knowing a result is coming. Is it possible that they just forgot about my case? Thank you.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 17 Mar, 19 at 3:16 am

              You can only wait at this time.


      • Wenwen Zhang
        Wenwen Zhang 14 Mar, 19 at 8:52 pm

        Since it will be 7 months exactly next Monday since I lodged my application.


  155. RICKY
    RICKY 7 Mar, 19 at 1:09 am

    what about 489 visa once contact by co how long will take to grant. mine one co contacted 18 feb 2019 and respond 26 feb . when I can expect visa grant .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 9:17 am

      You can expect 60-90 days of waiting time after you have submitted the required documents.


  156. kumar
    kumar 6 Mar, 19 at 9:40 pm

    Hi, I have lodged my EOI for 261313 on 25th Feb 19, 70 points -189 and 70+5 for 190, when can expect to get invite for 189 and 190 ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 10:42 pm

      You can expect invite in Oct 2019 draw for 261313 with 70 points.


  157. S2611
    S2611 5 Mar, 19 at 8:12 pm

    Hi, I lodged my VISA application for 221111 on 27 Dec 2018. How much longer do I have to wait for the grant? All documents already provided. No CO contact. Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Mar, 19 at 9:00 pm

      Did you read the information given in above article?


      • S2611
        S2611 5 Mar, 19 at 10:32 pm

        I did and since I am on 2.5 months and haven’t heard anything I thought of asking.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 8:56 am

          There is no guarantee that you will get a response within 2.5 months. I have shared the data based on what other applications are receiving.
          These are best case dates and it is possible that your application may take more time if document verification is going on.


          • S2611
            S2611 6 Mar, 19 at 9:16 am

            Thanks for your message. What do you mean by documents verification if I don’t even know whether I’ve been assigned a CO yet?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 9:57 am

              Yo do not need to know anything. Document verification is done in the background. That’s how Australia immigration system works.


              • S2611
                S2611 6 Mar, 19 at 11:59 pm

                Oh right. Will keep waiting then. thanks


                • S2611
                  S2611 7 Mar, 19 at 12:15 am

                  Just another question? Is it by VISA lodgement date that they prioritise or by occupation in issuing grants? Sorry for the trouble and thanks for always responding


                  • Anil Gupta
                    Anil Gupta 7 Mar, 19 at 9:17 am

                    This information is unknown. Australia immigration has not shared any information on how they prioritize.


                    • S2611
                      S2611 7 Mar, 19 at 7:17 pm

                      Alright, well some say it’s by lodgement date. That’s why I wanted to check. Thanks


  158. Ping Cheng
    Ping Cheng 5 Mar, 19 at 11:28 pm

    Hi, I lodged my 189 application on 26 Nov 18, but did not hear any update from the immi website, the status is still received. It is pretty much more than 3 month right now… 🙁 How long should I expect to hear a status update?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 Mar, 19 at 8:56 am

      There is no option but to keep waiting. The above timelines are best case scenarios where people are receiving either CO contact or a direct grant if their documents are complete.


  159. Amit Nehra
    Amit Nehra 5 Mar, 19 at 12:31 am

    hey mate want to ask u a question, i applied for 190 nsw how difficult to get the release letter .. as i want to stay in Melbourne only as i got kids go to school here and my wife do full time job …thanks,


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 5 Mar, 19 at 7:40 am

      I am not aware of the release letter requirement.


  160. Jigar Doshi
    Jigar Doshi 4 Mar, 19 at 4:59 pm

    I am primary applicant for AUS PR under ANZSCO code Developer Programmer. When I filled up my EOI I see
    that my score comes to 70 points under visa category 190. My wife is certified Medical Assistant and she
    is under 45 years of age. I would like to include her as well in my application to further add 5 points.
    The requirement is my wife should have skill assessment done. I checked NSW and Enrolled Nurse is one of
    required skills for the province. But while trying to get skill assessment for Enrolled Nurse in ANMAC, it says
    that Enrolled Nurse doesnot qualify under Full Skill Assessment. How can I proceed with this ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 5:37 pm

      You should call assessment agency and ask about how you can proceed.


  161. Garima Sehrawat
    Garima Sehrawat 4 Mar, 19 at 1:34 pm

    Hi,

    I have submitted my EOI on 29th November 2018, under 26111 -ICT Business Analyst Code with 75 points under 189 and 80 points with 190 category for NSW, VIC and QLD. When can i expect the invite? It looks like it is taking way more time than expected?


  162. Rajesh
    Rajesh 4 Mar, 19 at 11:14 am

    Hi Anil, I submitted my application in Nov 2018, CO contacted me in Feb 2019 for Health assessment. They have been submitted and health records show status as “clearance provided – no action required”. How much longer should it take from now assuming there is no other request for additional documents. Would my application go back to the beginning of the queue again and I have to wait another 3 months? Is the 5~7 months, which seems to be the timeline now measured from first application date (Nov) or from last update(Feb)? Appreciate if you can give your thoughts on this. There are other specifics I got to plan personally, so wanted to get a sense of the timeline. Thanks!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 1:25 pm

      Not sure why you waited for CO to ask for Health assessment. You added a delay to your application yourself.

      If you had submitted your Health assessment in Nov 2018, you would have got the PR grant by now.

      It will now take another 60-90 days for CO to review and approve your PR.


      • Rajesh
        Rajesh 4 Mar, 19 at 2:19 pm

        Thanks Anil for the response. I didn’t know that earlier. Came across this forum too just recently. I hope it doesn’t take long now.


  163. Sathish
    Sathish 3 Mar, 19 at 4:03 am

    Hello Anil,
    I lodged application on Oct 30 2018. CO contacted me on Jan 30 ’19 for proof for alternative spelling of name, PCC for alternative spelling of name, form 80 and pte score. Except for PCC for alternative name all docs were arranged, signed affidavit and provided evidence that additional PCC cannot be issued. The responses n docs were uploaded on Feb 12 ’19. I see comments n understand it could take 2-3 months for CO to review my case again. While all these happening, my passport is going to expire in mid of May ’19. Does this going to impact decision on my case? I couldn’t renew my passport as I thought it would impact my ongoing application.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Mar, 19 at 11:39 am

      Expiring passport should not affect your application.
      But, you should get your passport renewed as early as possible.


      • Sathish
        Sathish 5 Mar, 19 at 12:35 pm

        Thank you


    • Vinita
      Vinita 4 Mar, 19 at 1:54 am

      Hi Satish..you must have got PCC on your new/current spelling of your name.Did the CO asked for the PCC on the earlier/old spelling of your name? Pls help as mine is the similar case..my PCC is on my current spelling. Shall I get the another one ready?


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 9:03 am

        You should get the PCC on all your names and alias. You will most probably get a CO query to get the PCC for other name.


        • Vinita
          Vinita 4 Mar, 19 at 9:36 am

          I went to PSK today for PCC on my old spelling name. As per the PSK they can only issue PCC on current name or name on the passport. On my old name they cannot give PCC. I got the same written on their letter head. Will that work?


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 4 Mar, 19 at 9:45 am

            That should work. All the best.


            • Vinita
              Vinita 5 Mar, 19 at 8:50 pm

              Thanks Anil…just one more question: CO gets assigned/PR is granted based on the skill set or it’s the common pool for all applications and the waiting period is same ?Since we filed the application on 26th Nov,2018 and didn’t hear from the case officer till now.


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 5 Mar, 19 at 9:00 pm

                All applications are processed on first come first served basis.


      • Sathish
        Sathish 5 Mar, 19 at 12:35 pm

        Hi Vinita, I went to PSK and got same response. I sent an email to RPO and received that PCC cannot be issued on alternative name other than passport. I put that as an evidence. Further I provided declaration that both spellings belong to same person.


  164. Arun S
    Arun S 2 Mar, 19 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Employment after May 2016 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled and relevant to 261314 (Software Tester) of the ANZSCO Code.
    Currently have 60 (Age 30, English 10, Employment Outside 5, Education 15)
    Plus 5 for state nomination .

    1. Can i apply for EOI now itself dated 3rd Mar 2019 (points 60) or wait till May 2019(so that i get a whole 65)
    Please suggest which state would be appropriate for the score i have (NSW or VIC or any other)
    2. Should i be having an offer of employment in Aus ( if i receive an invitation for PR grant)
    3. If invitation is received or not, can i travel to Aus and apply for Bridge Visa which has Working permit on basis of the Application submitted)
    4. As i have heard , curious to know . currently i am bachelor residing in India , assuming for my score with State nomination it would take 5,6 months or more
    for the invitation itself, by that time if i get married, can i apply PR for both the individuals in single Application.
    5. Since have already accessed from ICT Skills, if i change my Job now do i need to get Skills assessed again with my new job and role of the new organisation.

    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:29 pm

      You can file EOI only if you have 65 points.

      There is no offer of employment required. This is skill based PR.

      You cannot go to Australia unless you have any other Australian visa to go there.

      You can add spouse as and when you get married.

      If you change job, you will need a new assessment.


      • Arun S
        Arun S 2 Mar, 19 at 1:16 pm

        Thanks a lot , one last
        This website lists Skilled occupation of 3 parts with Pro Rata Points
        But there is State defined for each Code , what does that denote (ex Solid Plasterer 333212 MLTSSL has Queens Land alone)
        https://www.am22tech.com/aus/australia-pr-skillselect-job-occupation-list/


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 1:39 pm

          State name means that that job code is available for 190 visa in those state’s job list.


    • Arun S
      Arun S 4 Mar, 19 at 11:37 pm

      Anil ,

      It might me silly , but i am confused on the statement which ACS has mentioned . Better to ask you .

      “Employment after May 2016 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled and relevant to 261314 (Software Tester) of the ANZSCO Code.”

      I am planning to claim 5 points of overseas exp and apply for state nomination , Please let know on May 1st 2019 can i apply EOI or on June 1st 2019 for 3 year exp


  165. Rinku Pragnesh Patel
    Rinku Pragnesh Patel 1 Mar, 19 at 11:23 pm

    Hi i got 190 Visa but in my Visa Copy name is first name : Patel , And Given name : Rinkuben

    but in my Passport is Given name : Rinkuben Sureshchandra (FAther name ) but in visa copy not have father name so is ok or need to change name in visa copy ?
    or what i have to do ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:09 am

      I think your are fine. Did you write the same name as your passport in all PR application forms?


  166. Alharith
    Alharith 1 Mar, 19 at 11:14 pm

    Hi Anil, I have submitted my 190 and 189 EOI in Skillselect on 3/12/2018. My occupation is Civil Engineer (Code:23321) and I have 65 points for visa 189 and 70 points for visa 190. When am I going to be invited? Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:09 am

      You might get an invite from state in 190 visa with 65 points for 233211 Civil Engineer.
      Chances for 189 invite are low as they are inviting with 70 points at this time.


      • Alharith
        Alharith 2 Mar, 19 at 12:19 am

        Thank you for the reply. Is there an average waiting time to get invited for people with 65 + 5 points for the 190 visa?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:34 am

          As i said, there is very low chance of invite with 65 points.
          You should try to increase your points to 70.


  167. shish
    shish 2 Mar, 19 at 12:34 am

    I have lodged eoi with 65 points for 189 visa for 263111 on November 2018, when can I expect an invite?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 2 Mar, 19 at 12:34 am

      The chances are low for 189 invite with 65 points for 263111.
      You may get an invite for 190 but not guaranteed.


  168. Rinku Pragnesh Patel
    Rinku Pragnesh Patel 1 Mar, 19 at 11:23 pm

    Hi i got 190 Visa but in my Visa Copy name is first name : Patel , And Given name : Rinkuben

    but in my Passport is Given name : Rinkuben Sureshchandra (FAther name ) but in visa copy not have father name so is ok or need to change name in visa copy ?
    or what i have to do ?


  169. Amit Nehra
    Amit Nehra 28 Feb, 19 at 12:49 am

    hi my name is amit .. i applied for 190 nsw on 25th october 2018.. case officer contacted me on 15th jan .. upload all the documents which were asked for on 23rd of jan ,,still no response how long it gona take .. thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 9:47 am

      It takes about 2-3 months for case officer to respond after you have submitted the requested documents. Have patience. You will direct grant if all documents are good within 2-3 months.


      • Amit Nehra
        Amit Nehra 28 Feb, 19 at 4:41 pm

        thanks anil. one more thing ,, it gona take 2 3 months after the submission right ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 28 Feb, 19 at 4:41 pm

          I think I have clearly mentioned this in my answer.


  170. JOHNY XAVIER
    JOHNY XAVIER 27 Feb, 19 at 2:11 am

    I got invitation from Victoria yestarday, and I submitted skilled nomination application. What would be the next step?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

      Victoria will evaluate your application and you will get an email from SkillSelect for your 190 invite if Victoria nominates you.
      Then, you will need to ‘Accept’ your 190 invite and submit documents.


      • JOHNY XAVIER
        JOHNY XAVIER 27 Feb, 19 at 11:06 am

        Is there any chances of rejection. I am an electrical engineer.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 12:08 pm

          There are rejection chances for everything in life. There is no guarantee of approval even if they have invited you.

          They will now verify your documentary proofs and points claim and then nominate you.


          • JOHNY XAVIER
            JOHNY XAVIER 27 Feb, 19 at 11:21 pm

            Thankyou Anil Bhai..


  171. oj
    oj 26 Feb, 19 at 2:01 pm

    Where are the results of the latest DRAW for 189 visa displayed.? is there any link where one can go and check..?


  172. Vinita
    Vinita 26 Feb, 19 at 9:35 am

    Hi…..me and my husband have submitted the application on 26th Nov 2018 (i am the dependent one ) and havnt heard from the case officer till now..any idea how much it takes for 189 visa grant?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:36 am

      You can expect to hear from case officer within 3-3.5 months for 189 visa. You may also get a direct grant if all your paperwork is sufficient.


      • Vinita
        Vinita 26 Feb, 19 at 9:54 am

        Thanks Anil!! Can we upload few more documents now in the application to make sure nothing is missing!! I hope it will not change the submitted date and will take another 3 months?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:54 am

          You can upload more documents. It does not change your date of submission as per my information.


  173. Oliver
    Oliver 26 Feb, 19 at 5:16 am

    Hi Anil,
    I am going to submit visa 190, I have had documents (birth certificate, identity card, marriage certificate) translated and certified more than one year ago when I applied visa 485. Can I use these documents again for visa 190 or I have to certify and translate them again? Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:10 am

      You can use the same documents that were certified earlier for filing the new 190 visa application.


      • Oliver
        Oliver 26 Feb, 19 at 11:04 pm

        Thank you very much Anil.


  174. Sujay
    Sujay 26 Feb, 19 at 12:14 am

    Good day Anil,

    Can you please help me with the following query. My wife was working in India with company 1 and now currently with company 2 in Malaysia. Can I do ACS only for company 1? Because her job role for Company 1 will help me get spouse points as we are in the same SOL list. Due to change of role in company 2, we are not in the same list. So I am planning to do ACS only for Company 1 in India. Will that be okay? or Do I need to do ACS for both? Kindly help.

    Also, how do I get ACS done, if I am a contract employee? Will it count as valid work experience? Please help


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 9:10 am

      I think you have asked the exact same question earlier and I have already answered it. Please do not copy paste the same questions at multiple places. We will have to flag it as spam.


      • Sujay
        Sujay 26 Feb, 19 at 10:53 am

        Hi Anil. Sorry for the confusion. Since it wasn’t answered in the earlier post, i had deleted that query there and posted it here. Thanks.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 26 Feb, 19 at 11:30 am

          I think that I did answer it earlier. Anyways, I will answer it again since you have deleted it.

          ACS will evaluate your work experience on the basis of whatever documents you submit. If you skip Company 2 documents, it is your choice and off course ACS will evaluate only on Company 1’s work letter.

          You can get work letter from your employer about what all you worked on. Are you employed by some company and then placed at end client location or you are plain contracting directly with your work place?

          In any case, you have to get your work skills in writing.


          • Sujay
            Sujay 26 Feb, 19 at 7:43 pm

            Thanks Anil for the clarification. I am employed by a company as contract staff and then placed at end client location. Will get the work skills in writing, as suggested. Thanks again.


  175. Vijay
    Vijay 25 Feb, 19 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Anil,

    First of all thanks for your immediate responses in the below forum!! It’s really helpful.!!

    Q: Currently I am having 70 points for 189, my anzcode is 261313 (developer programmer). Planning to submit my Application by March first week, is it sure that I will get my invite for 189 in next 8-9 months? i.e will receive the invite by November?

    Q: Due to the increased applications inflow will the bar of 70 be raised to 75 anytime soon for code 261313?

    Thanks in advance!!!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 3:36 pm

      The chances are good that you will receive invite for 261313 (developer programmer) by Nov 2019 with 70 points.

      The bar will definitely go up to 75. But, it does come down as and when more invites are sent starting July due to new season and new quota is made eligible.


  176. Andrea
    Andrea 24 Feb, 19 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I’m a civil engineer and I just submitted my EOI for 190 visa NSW with 65point (inc state sponsorship), do you think I’ll have a chance to be invited?

    Many thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 10:45 pm

      What ANZSCO code have you chosen for you EOI?


  177. rh
    rh 25 Feb, 19 at 1:39 am

    Hi Anil,

    I am a Chartered Accountant and submitted by EOI for Accountant General category for 189 (75 points) and 190 NSW (80 points) 3 months back, not heard anything yet – Is there a probability to get an invitation – if yes, how long I need to wait ?

    Thanks

    PH


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:25 am

      Can you share the exact ANZSCO code that you have used in your EOI?


      • rh
        rh 25 Feb, 19 at 11:23 am

        Code is 221111


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 12:29 pm

          At this time, the 221111 is under pro-rata category and people are getting invite only with 80 points in 189.
          Try to increase your points to 80.


          • rh
            rh 25 Feb, 19 at 12:49 pm

            Thanks Anil, my point break down is as follow –
            Age – 30
            Superior eng – 20
            Work exp -10
            Education- 15

            Can you guide me any area where I can improve ? Or any other course of action you suggest

            Thanks


  178. Zohlu Puii
    Zohlu Puii 24 Feb, 19 at 4:37 pm

    Greetings Anil, I am still waiting an invite for 189 visa with EOI submitted on 3rd November 2018 with 75 points along with 190 visa with 80 points in NSW and my occupation code is ANZSCO 233916-Naval Architect.Since my current visa 485 expires on ’19th of April 2019′, what are the chances of getting my invite in the next round in March? Also if I’m only invited in the April round, do you think i have enough time to lodge my PR application before my current visa expires. Many thanks in advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 8:37 pm

      I think you can expect invite in March 2019 draw for ANZSCO 233916-Naval Architect.
      You get 60 days to submit your invitation once you are invited. If you are ready with all the PR documents, you can pretty much submit the application the same day you receive invitation.


  179. Sameer Thakur
    Sameer Thakur 24 Feb, 19 at 2:51 pm

    Hello sir , I have applied for my 190 visa as a cook in Victoria on 17th December with 80 points , I have submitted all my documents including AFP, Indian PCC, & medical as well , I’m still waiting for any CO to contact me regarding my file , can u please give me any idea when I’m going to get contacted by CO or get visa approved , thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 3:51 pm

      You can expect CO contact or direct grant within 3-3.5 months for your 190 PR visa.


    • Sameer Thakur
      Sameer Thakur 25 Feb, 19 at 12:06 am

      but sir , in home affairs website it says 8-10 months


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 25 Feb, 19 at 9:09 am

        I have shared the processing time details based on what people are reporting on various forums and groups.
        It is not official data and it is up-to you to believe it or not.

        People are getting approvals within 3.5 months based on Job ANZSCO codes.


  180. Ranjith Krishnan
    Ranjith Krishnan 23 Feb, 19 at 4:41 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Just saw this forum!, i had filed my EOI during October-2018, with 65 points on 189 and 70 points on 190. As chances were bleak, did my PTE and scored 90 in all modules and got additional 10 points for the same; now have got: 75 points for 189, and 80 points for 190. My question is, what my chances on getting invitation before May? as i am going to next age band of 33-39 and would lose another 5 points. As per the agent, even with that i should be getting my application picked for 189 with 70 points in 6 months time. But, just want to be clear on that. Can you please help with the query?, also saw that you are super quick with responses! Good job on that.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 5:12 pm

      Whats is your ANZSCO code?


      • Ranjith Krishnan
        Ranjith Krishnan 23 Feb, 19 at 5:27 pm

        Software Engineer


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:25 pm

          You can expect invite within 1-3 months with 75 points in 261313 software Engineer.


  181. Rajesh
    Rajesh 23 Feb, 19 at 7:46 am

    I have received request for additional documents (health records) in Feb 2019. I have submitted them recently. I read on the forums questions about IT returns. During my application process I have not been prompted anytime for IT returns, so just want to be sure, if something I am missing. Only want to be sure I am not contacted again for IT returns which might cause further delay. Assuming a case officer has looked into my case, since they requested health records, would they have looked at all documents. Do I need to submit any IT returns. Please advise.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 4:12 pm

      IT returns are optional but it is recommended to upload at-least last 3 years of IT returns as additional documents.


      • Ozama Ozama
        Ozama Ozama 23 Feb, 19 at 4:26 pm

        Anil,
        In Middle East we do not pay any IT. Should we explain this in letter and attach to the application or just don’t attach anything.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 4:27 pm

          No need to explain if the law in your country of residence does not have income tax. You are one lucky chap!


          • Ozama Ozama
            Ozama Ozama 23 Feb, 19 at 4:27 pm

            🙂


      • Rajesh
        Rajesh 23 Feb, 19 at 5:27 pm

        Thanks Anil.


  182. samuel
    samuel 23 Feb, 19 at 6:19 am

    Hi Anil, I’m a chemical engineer and my graduate visa expire in late April. However, I’m going to express my interest (in South Australia) next week with 75 points. Do you know how long does it take before I get invited to lodge my PR application?
    Thanks.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:29 am

      The invitation time depends on the Job ANZSCO code . Do you know what job code you are applying for?


      • Samuel Ng
        Samuel Ng 23 Feb, 19 at 6:43 am

        Chemical Engineer (233111)


        • Samuel Ng
          Samuel Ng 23 Feb, 19 at 6:43 am

          I’ll be applying for Visa 190


          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:43 am

            You can expect invite within 1-2 months if you lodge application with 75 points.


            • Samuel Ng
              Samuel Ng 23 Feb, 19 at 7:34 am

              Ok, do you know what can I do if during my wait for the invitation and my current Visa expire?


              • Anil Gupta
                Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 4:12 pm

                You have to have some kind of visa to stay in Australia until your PR is approved.


                • Samuel Ng
                  Samuel Ng 23 Feb, 19 at 7:10 pm

                  Thanks Anil.
                  Can you please share what type of visa am I looking at, in order for me to stay in Australia until my PR is approved?
                  Best regards.


                  • Anil Gupta
                    Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 12:09 am

                    You can get visitor visa or extend your current visa to stay in Australia.


                    • Samuel Ng
                      Samuel Ng 24 Feb, 19 at 12:59 am

                      Thanks Anil.
                      Does that mean if my current visa expire before I am invited to lodge for visa 190, I can apply a visitor visa and remain in Australia while waiting for the invitation?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 10:49 am

                      There is no special visa available to stay in Australia while your PR process is pending.
                      You have to have some kind of other visa that Australia offer if you want to keep stating in Australia.


  183. Chandra Shekar
    Chandra Shekar 22 Feb, 19 at 11:18 pm

    Hi, I am an experienced professional with 6.5 years as Network Administrator (ANZ Code 263112), already done with Skills Assesment (ACS), and having 70 points with State Nomination (489), what are my chances of getting an invitation ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 5:28 am

      You mean you have 60 points without state nomination of 489?


      • Chandra Shekar
        Chandra Shekar 23 Feb, 19 at 6:19 am

        Yes


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 23 Feb, 19 at 6:29 am

          You need at-least 65 points to even file the Australia expression of interest.


          • Chandra Shekar
            Chandra Shekar 23 Feb, 19 at 6:42 am

            Thanks Anil


          • Chandra Shekar
            Chandra Shekar 24 Feb, 19 at 8:30 am

            Thanks for the info, if I have 70 points + 10 for 489, which will be total of 80, then may I know what are the chances of getting the invitation?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 24 Feb, 19 at 11:15 am

              10 points are added only after you get invite from the state.
              You can expect to receive invite within 2-3 months with 70 points for Network Administrator (ANZ Code 263112)


              • Chandra Shekar
                Chandra Shekar 24 Feb, 19 at 11:44 am

                Thanks for the reply Anil


  184. Chitranshu Sharma
    Chitranshu Sharma 22 Feb, 19 at 1:53 am

    Hi,

    What is the chance of getting 190 visa with 65 points in accountants category?

    Also, is there a chance of getting invitation from victoria or NSW ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Feb, 19 at 4:13 pm

      Please share the exact ANZSCO code.


  185. Vasudev Kittur
    Vasudev Kittur 21 Feb, 19 at 8:00 pm

    Hi

    I had got my Invite for Subclass 190 of Victoria in Aug 2018 ,After submitting all my documents, I had got a query in Dec for a clarification on couple of documents, I had resubmitted the documents but till now haven’t got the Grant yet, Any idea on the turn around time?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 9:48 pm

      Victoria is notorious for extremely long processing time.
      Do you mean that you submitted all your documents on immiaccount or submitted documents for Victoria nomination?

      Who asked for clarification on the documents: Australia Immigration of Victoria Immigration department?


      • Vasudev Kittur
        Vasudev Kittur 21 Feb, 19 at 9:58 pm

        Australia Immigration asked for couple of more documents

        I have already received the PR Invite in Aug 2018


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 9:59 pm

          It can take up-to 9 months for the final grant in your case.


  186. Roy
    Roy 21 Feb, 19 at 4:34 am

    Hi Anil

    I have applied for Visa 189 on 08th Jan 2019 as an Electrical Engineer (233311) with 70 points. When can a expect a response?
    Do i need to add photos, emails etc as a proof of marriage for my wife, who will be dependent. I have already attached Marriage certificate and passport (with my name).

    Thanks and Regards
    Roy


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 1:21 pm

      You can expect 189 visa invite by April 2019 for electrical engineer code 233311 with 70 points.
      The documents that you would need to submit with your PR invite are available here.


  187. Varun Konduri
    Varun Konduri 21 Feb, 19 at 2:38 am

    Hi Anil,
    After getting an invite, I’ve submitted my application for 189 on 29 Nov 2018. The occupation is Management consultant (224711) and I was able to get 70 points.
    I haven’t heard from a CO yet nor received any communication. It’d be great if you can throw some light on time estimates.
    Thanks!


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Feb, 19 at 1:21 pm

      Many people are receiving CO contact or direct grant within 3-4 months for 189 visa. Do not worry. You can also expect a direct grant or a CO contact by march 2019 end.


  188. Mahesh
    Mahesh 20 Feb, 19 at 6:17 am

    Hi, I have Submitted EOI with 65points for 189 under 261313(Software Engineer) on MAY 15 2018. When can I expect the Invite? Also what’s the probability if I change it to 190 which would increse by 5 points, Even I am unable to get English score not more than the current score. I will wait 6 months also but should i get the VISA or not .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 20 Feb, 19 at 8:48 am

      To be frank, there is no chance of invite for 261313(Software Engineer) with 65 points. You should try to increase your points to at-least 70 to have any realistic chance of invite within 7-8 months.


  189. muhit04
    muhit04 19 Feb, 19 at 10:22 pm

    I have applied for Software Engineer (261313) for 189 in 06-Nov-2018 with 75pts, it’s been well over 3 months…107 days to be exact (including today 20th-Feb-2019), still haven’t heard from case officer/didn’t receive grant.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 10:29 pm

      Have you added 5 state nomination points also in 75?


      • muhit04
        muhit04 19 Feb, 19 at 10:29 pm

        Nope. Age(25-32)=30pts, Masters(coursework)=15pts, Australian 96 weeks study requirement=5pts, Work exp (1yr in Australia)=5pts, PTE=20pts: Total = 75.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 10:37 pm

          Are you talking about invitation for 189 PR or you have already submitted your application after invite. Sorry, i got confused with your language.


          • muhit04
            muhit04 19 Feb, 19 at 10:37 pm

            I have already lodged my application in 06-Nov-2018, not waiting on for invitation. I gave you the points breakdown to get the whole picture. Nonetheless, been over 3 months, no word from case officer yet.


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 10:51 pm

              Ok.. got you. You should hear from case case officer pretty soon. Most cases are getting result in 3-4 months for 189.


              • muhit04
                muhit04 19 Feb, 19 at 11:05 pm

                Let’s see and let’s hope for the best. Thank you Anil.


  190. Lora
    Lora 19 Feb, 19 at 7:29 pm

    Hello Anil, I had applied for 489 which recently got granted, however, I was able to get my PTE score and applied for 189 aswell. And I don’t want to go to the nominated state and wait for my 189 invitation which i applied with 75 points. In this scenario what would be the best option to do?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 7:29 pm

      I do not understand your question as to what is required from my side.
      You have chosen to wait for 189 invite. Isn’t it?


      • Lora
        Lora 19 Feb, 19 at 7:52 pm

        I got 489 visa granted for regional NSW recently but I haven’t relocated yet. I got my PTE score so applied for 189 with 75 points this week. Do I still need to relocate to regional NSW even if i get invitation for 189 visa?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 7:58 pm

          189 PR is open PR for working and staying anywhere in Australia. There is no restriction if you get 189 PR.


  191. Jatin
    Jatin 19 Feb, 19 at 11:51 am

    Hello sir, I have submitted my EOI in July 2018 at 65 points in 189 & 70 points in 190 under computer network and system engineer (263111) profile how many months do you think it will take more to get invitation for Australia Permanent residency?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 1:06 pm

      Sorry to say but I do not think there is any chance of invite with 65 points for an invite in computer network and system engineer (263111) profile.
      You should try to increase your points to at-least 70 to have any realistic chance of getting invitation.


      • Jatin
        Jatin 19 Feb, 19 at 9:31 pm

        Aren’t there any chance of getting invitation under 190 as i have 70 points there?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 9:53 pm

          As per my estimation, no chance of invite in 190 either.


  192. Ishan
    Ishan 19 Feb, 19 at 11:06 am

    Hi Anil
    I want to know if i have 80 points for 189 visa for Accountant occupation, how long it takes for getting an invitation if i submit EOI within a week? Does it makes sense to apply for 190 visa for nsw nomination to get 85 points? There is 1 more issue i will turn 33 on 26 august 2019, so 5 points will reduce after it. I want to the fastest way to get invitation. the best way is through 189 (80 points) or 190 (85 points)?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 1:05 pm

      What is the ANZSCO code you have chosen to apply for?
      Have you got the assessment done for your profile?


      • Ishan
        Ishan 19 Feb, 19 at 7:47 pm

        My code is Accountant (general) – 221111. I am waiting for my cpa assessment result, i should receive within this month.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 7:52 pm

          There is along waiting time of about 7+ months for ANZSCO code 221111 with 80 points at this time.


          • Ishan
            Ishan 19 Feb, 19 at 8:04 pm

            So i should go for 190 visa with 85 points. How long can it take for 190 visa NSW occupation invitation?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:26 pm

              I think NSW might invite you within a month if your job code is in demand in their state. NSW is pretty quick in inviting people with highest points in their job category.


  193. Ams
    Ams 19 Feb, 19 at 4:06 am

    I have submitted EOI on 16th October ,2018 with 70 for 189 and 75 for 190 for 261313 ( Software Engineer ), what are the chances of me getting an EOI? How early can i expect an EOI.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:38 am

      You can expect invite for 261313 ( Software Engineer ) with 70 points in June or July 2019 draw.


  194. Sowmya Sudan
    Sowmya Sudan 19 Feb, 19 at 1:29 am

    Hi All,

    I have submitted EOI on Jan30th 2019 with 70 / 75 for 189 / 190 respectively for 26111 ( ICT business analyst ), what are the chances of me getting an EOI? How early or late can i expect an EOI.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 19 Feb, 19 at 8:32 am

      To be frank, there is no realistic chance of getting invite for 26111 ( ICT business analyst) with 70 points in 189. You should try to increase your points to 75.


      • Sowmya Sudan
        Sowmya Sudan 27 Feb, 19 at 1:41 am

        Please suggest ways to score additional points


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 27 Feb, 19 at 9:33 am

          Use this PR points calculator and see the ‘suggestions’ tab for tips to increase points.


  195. arvind mandalika
    arvind mandalika 18 Feb, 19 at 12:42 am

    Hello Anil,
    I have submitted my EOI’s for different states under 190 visa (70+5 points) for Systems Administrator (262113), what are the chances of me getting an invite? How long do I have to wait? Do you suggest I should increase my score or continue to wait? I have logged all my EOI’s on 2nd Feb 2019. Looking forward to hear back. Thanks in Advance


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 9:51 am

      You can expect an invite in 2-3 months.
      Increasing the score always helps to improve your chances as states generally invite the top scorers first.


      • arvind mandalika
        arvind mandalika 18 Feb, 19 at 7:34 pm

        Thanks Anil. I am working to improve my score. I’ve not only applied for EOI’s on skillselect & also on ACT & SA state sites. Is it right to apply on the state sites? If yes, any other states that need an application on their sites in addition to Skillselect ? Secondly, what is the current trend of “Sys Admins” being invited? Any idea of the last date of effect ? I am just checking out my probabilities. Appreciate your response. TIA.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 8:13 pm

          There is no need to apply on state website for 190 visa. Skillselect has the option for both 189 and 190 applications.

          You can check the invite trend and last date of effect for your ANZSCO code here.


          • arvind mandalika
            arvind mandalika 27 Mar, 19 at 1:24 am

            Hello Anil,

            As per the latest invite trend, I see that for Systems Administrator (262113), DOE was “08 Mar 2019 5:50 AM”, however i have logged EOI’s in Feb 2019 itself. Am I missing out on something here, Since I did not get any invite yet.? TIA


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 9:55 am

              That date is for people who had filed EOI with 75 points.


              • arvind mandalika
                arvind mandalika 27 Mar, 19 at 7:40 pm

                Hello Anil, I did file my EOI with 75 points (70+5). Should I consider my points as 70 & not add the state points.?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 7:50 pm

                  Do not add state’s 5 points until state invites you. Count your points as 70.


                  • arvind mandalika
                    arvind mandalika 27 Mar, 19 at 8:00 pm

                    Thanks Anil, I get that. One last question though, I am constantly working to improve my score, but after 2 months of filing the EOI, when do you think, i should be getting an invite, for 70 points? Has the equation changed ?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 27 Mar, 19 at 8:00 pm

                      As per March 2019 draw data, the invitation were sent to people with 75 points only.
                      So, chances are you may see 70 points invite in next 2-3 months but not guaranteed based of how many people file EOI with 75 points.


  196. jei
    jei 17 Feb, 19 at 11:08 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have submitted my EOI on 15th August 2018 with 70 points (189 visa ) and 75 points (190 NSW English – Superior level) for Software Engineer(261313). Do you know when can I expect an invitation ?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Feb, 19 at 12:02 pm

      You i.e. Software Engineer (261313) may get an invite by May 2019 but not guaranteed. At this time, the software engineer ANZSCO code is getting invite with 1 Apr 2017 date of effect as per Dec 11, 2018 Australia PR Draw.


      • jei
        jei 17 Feb, 19 at 7:57 pm

        Hi @spot_anil_gupta:disqus ,

        Thanks for the reply. But i didn’t understand the last sentence. What do you mean by “At this time, the software engineer ANZSCO code is getting invite with 1 Apr 2017 date of effect as per Dec 11, 2018 Australia PR Draw.”. ?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 9:12 am

          The draw results from Dec 11, 2018 show that software engineer applications filed with 70 points have received invite when they were filed on or before 1 Apr 2017.


  197. Darren Mascarenhas
    Darren Mascarenhas 17 Feb, 19 at 2:29 am

    Hi Anil,

    I lodge an EOI for a Systems Analyst for visa 189.

    I have attained 70 points with maximum points in age and English.

    How long will i have to wait before i receive an invitation ? am I guaranteed a invitation ?

    Regards


  198. Dhara Patel
    Dhara Patel 16 Feb, 19 at 1:02 pm

    Hi sit,
    I am planning to apply in subclass 189 and 190 with skillselect “Software Engineer”
    My point for 189 is 65
    And for 190 it’s 70

    What are the chances to get PR? What time it can take?

    Thank you in advance!


  199. Anni Mekhail
    Anni Mekhail 16 Feb, 19 at 9:58 am

    Hi @spot_anil_gupta:disqus
    I submitted my EOI on 8th Feb 2019 with 65 points for 224711: Management Consultant.
    Do you know when I can expect an invitation?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Feb, 19 at 9:58 am

      Chances of invite with 65 points are low for Management consultant (224712).
      Try to increase points and reach at-least 70.


      • Anni Mekhail
        Anni Mekhail 16 Feb, 19 at 10:54 am

        Thanks @spot_anil_gupta:disqus! do you have an estimate if i can get my score to 75 points?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 16 Feb, 19 at 12:17 pm

          You can see and estimate your Australia PR points yourself using the PR points calculator.


  200. Ozama Ozama
    Ozama Ozama 14 Feb, 19 at 1:10 am

    Hi Anil,

    My EOI has been submitted on 10th Feb, 2019 for Electrical Engineer 233311 with 70 points for 189 visa. I also applied for NSW, Victoria and Queensland with 75 points. Could you tell me when can I expect my invitation based on your knowledge and experience?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 6:42 am

      You can expect invite for electrical engineer in two to three months now.


  201. rony
    rony 13 Feb, 19 at 11:03 pm

    Hi Anil
    Me and my wife applied for 189 visa and me being dependent on her.
    We recently got married in Australia but our relation was from 2008 and we provided our relation proof from past ten years in photos chats email social gathering and joint bank accounts and so on… Since we got married on 3rd October 2018 in Australia and i gave her my 5 points for spouse as i am business analyst and she is network engineer and claimed five points for spouse and got invite . Recently CO required marriage certificate ( we provided ceremonial marriage certificate which did not suffice) and contacted us on 25 Jan 2019.We provided the CO the official marriage certificate next working day.
    How much time does it take for CO to get back to file again ?
    Since she only asked for Marriage Certificate can I assume the rest of the supporting evidence of relation that we provided and other documents are enough as we also kept updating our pics every month till now.?
    Does CO asks for all pending information all at once only after she has assessed the whole application or she asks for further documents as she goes along with assessing the application?
    Thanks
    Rony


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 6:33 am

      Generally, CO would ask for all documents in one contact itself. So, you can safely assume that you only needed to submit marriage certificate.

      You can expect the Case officer response between 45 to 60 days after submission of your document.
      If your document is accepted, you will get visa Grant directly now within 45 to 60 days.


      • rony
        rony 14 Feb, 19 at 7:03 am

        Thanks for the swift response.
        Cheers


  202. Catherine
    Catherine 13 Feb, 19 at 5:35 am

    Hi Anil,

    I just got my skill assessment result from ACS for Software Engineer (261313). However, my work experience considered was only 4.5 years which gives me 10 points for that category. In total, I have 70 points.

    Given that in 6 months time, I can get 15 points for work experience, giving me 75 points in total, is it advisable to
    1. wait until I have 75 points to submit an EOI? or
    2. should I submit an EOI now with 70 points (and maybe do another assessment and update the EOI)?

    I’m a bit hesitant with the second option because I’ve read that you cannot update the points anymore after getting an invitation. And I’m not sure if the processing time in order to get a visa approval for 70 or 75 is about the same.

    Does the number of points matter only when waiting for the invite? or does it have an impact as well in the processing time of the visa application?

    Appreciate your response! 🙂

    Thanks,
    Catherine


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 13 Feb, 19 at 10:25 am

      You should submit the EOI now with 70 points and keep the current employment’s END date blank.
      Your EOI will automatically update to give you extra points as and when your relevant work experience crosses 5 year mark.

      There is no need to update EOI after you get invitation. Once you get invite, you are good to move ahead.

      There is no need to get new ACS report if you keep working for your current employer. If you change employer, then you would need a new ACS report.


      • Catherine
        Catherine 14 Feb, 19 at 12:20 am

        Hi Anil,

        Thanks for your quick response!

        One more question:

        I have worked since June 2012. However, ACS only considered my work experience from June 2014. I have worked for one company from Jul 2013 to Oct 2014. Does this mean that:
        1. I should input this company twice in the employment history and just put different start and end dates (one starts from Jun 2014) and mark the first one as irrelevant? or
        2. I should not include my employment before June 2014? This means that instead of Jul 2013, I’ll just put Jun 2014 as start date.

        Thanks and regards,
        Catherine


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 7:03 am

          You should put start date as June 2014 to match ACS report.

          Do not write about the work experience before June 2014 at all in EOI.


          • Catherine
            Catherine 18 Feb, 19 at 11:21 am

            Hi Anil,

            Thank you! I’ve just submitted my EOI. 😀
            I will cross the 5 year mark by August 2019. Do you have any idea/estimate on when I can possibly get an invitation after getting +5 points for work experience, given that I’ve submitted my EOI this Feb 2019?

            Thanks and regards,
            Catherine


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 11:22 am

              The EOI date of effect with change as and when your points increase from 70 to 75. The new date will take effect.

              With 75 points in August 2019, you can expect invitation in September 2019 draw.


  203. Michael Buyers
    Michael Buyers 12 Feb, 19 at 6:22 pm

    Hi, I’ve submitted all final paperwork in October 2018, then in January got asked to re-send my PTE results (direct from portal) so been around 3.5 months since we lodged final paperwork. I am a mechanical fitter with 70 points and my gf is a nurse. Any idea how much longer we will wait to get our final PR results ? Thanks !!


  204. Bhooma V
    Bhooma V 12 Feb, 19 at 12:27 pm

    HI Anil ,
    My score is 70 and I am trying for NSW nomination as 261312 (Developer Programmer) so it will be 70+5 . What will be the processing time if I have 70 as my score for 189 and is it possible to get NSW nomination if so what will be the processing time for 75 . I just applied and would like to know wait time. Kindly let me know and Thanks for your reply .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

      It is difficult to get NSW nomination with 70 points. You should get highest score in English Language to reach 75 and then NSW will send invite as per my experience.

      With 70 points, you can expect invite after 6-7 months of waiting. If you just applied, you can get invite in Oct 2019 Draw for 189 visa.


      • Bhooma V
        Bhooma V 14 Feb, 19 at 12:49 am

        Hi Anil,
        Thanks for your reply . I will get additional 5 points for my partner skill so it will be 75 points now . I will try to get full points in IELTS but with 75 points for 189 and 80 for NSW is there a chance to get the invite anytime soon.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Feb, 19 at 7:03 am

          I suggest to try PTE as you can score easily.

          You will get invite within 2 months with 75 points.


          • Bhooma V
            Bhooma V 22 Mar, 19 at 1:07 am

            Hi Anil,
            I have got additional 5 points for Partner skills and updated EOI today 3/22. Now for 261312 (Developer Programmer) I have 75 points for 189 and 80 points for 190 NSW . Please let me know is it possible to get the invite by April draw or May for 189. Also for NSW will they now consider me for 80 points, The reason I am asking is because my IELTS band is only 7 .

            I am little worried because it seems from July the quota will be reduced by 42% .

            Thanks


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 22 Mar, 19 at 8:58 am

              You can expect 189 invite in either April or May 2019 draw with 75 points.


              • Bhooma V
                Bhooma V 23 Mar, 19 at 2:59 am

                Thanks Anil for your quick response.


    • smn
      smn 17 Feb, 19 at 10:41 pm

      I submitted EOI with 70+5 points for NSW on 1st Nov, got invite to nomination on 18th Jan and Invite to Apply for visa on 24th Jan. I had 20points for English and currently on 457 as well. I don’t know if these two helped with the times.


      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 18 Feb, 19 at 9:36 am

        I think the NSW nomination criteria is top English score.


  205. Vishnu Swaroop
    Vishnu Swaroop 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    Hi Anil,

    My EOI has been submitted on 8th Feb, 2019 for System Analyst 261112 with 75 points for 189 visa. Could you tell me when can I expect my invitation based on your knowledge and experience?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:10 am

      You can expect invite in May 11, 2019 draw.


      • Vishnu Swaroop
        Vishnu Swaroop 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

        Thanks Anil. Appreciate your quick response! This is the reason I posted my query here and I wasn’t disappointed.
        Please keep up the good work!


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

          You’re welcome. To share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.


  206. Laura Machan
    Laura Machan 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    Hi Anil,

    I submitted my EOI for the 189 Visa for Medical Practitioner nec 253999 on April 19th 2018 with 60 points (when that was the minimum points required) and I updated it on Feb 5th 2019 to 65 points (gained 5 points for year worked). Just wondering when you think I will receive my invitation? I am debating if it would be worth taking the PTE to try and get extra points. I originally did the IELTS and got 7.5 on the writing section but 8 and 9 on the other sections so was unable to get full points

    Thanks,
    Laura


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

      To be frank, there is no realistic chance of invite with 65 points. I suggest to give PTE and increase points to reach either 70 or 75 to get an invite.


      • Laura Machan
        Laura Machan 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

        Thank you for your honest response. I need to travel overseas in June for a wedding. Should I wait until I am back to do the test and update my EOI or should I update it as soon as possible as the wait will still be a bit? Thanks


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 3:53 pm

          The sooner you add points, the better it is.


          • Laura Machan
            Laura Machan 12 Feb, 19 at 4:38 pm

            What happens if I am offered my visa while I am overseas or before I go overseas as I thought you weren’t aloud to travel for a period of time while it is being processed? Also for my documentation like police checks they will be a year old in April. Will I need to redo them?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:05 pm

              Not sure why you are concerned about Travel unless you are in Australia at this time.

              Police certificates are considered valid for 12 months from the date of issue and will be considered valid if you submit your invite before their expiry.


              • Laura Machan
                Laura Machan 12 Feb, 19 at 6:11 pm

                I am currently living and working in Australia on a 457 visa and was told by a friend that once you get offered the 189 there is a period of time you cannot travel overseas while they are processing the paperwork. Is that true? If it is I am not sure how to proceed. Also prob unlikely I will get an offer before their expiry at this stage so will probably have to redo them


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 6:11 pm

                  I am not sure if there is any restriction on travel as such. The processing time after you submit invite is about 3 to 11 months. I will try to find out more information and share with you.


                  • Laura Machan
                    Laura Machan 12 Feb, 19 at 9:15 pm

                    Thank you. Please let me know what you find out. Much appreciated.


                    • Laura Machan
                      Laura Machan 17 Feb, 19 at 4:38 am

                      Any update on the travel restriction? Thanks.


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 17 Feb, 19 at 12:10 pm

                      Sorry, have not got the chance to look into it yet. Will share an update soon.
                      Do you have any specific time limit?


  207. Raspreet Kaur
    Raspreet Kaur 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

    Dear Anil,

    I score 75(70+5) points under 190 visa for Australia
    as a Graphic Designer(Code: 232411). Is there any chance of getting
    state nomination and what will is the approx. waiting time for that?
    Kindly guide me.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

      State nomination is difficult with 70 points. As per my information, you would need 80 points.


  208. Pradeep Babu.R
    Pradeep Babu.R 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Team, I have submitted my 190 EOI on August 2018 for Software tester role 261314 with 70 points and till now I haven’t received any invite.

    Could you please let me know If I get any invite, because I have crossed 6 months already. Victoria is the state

    I am also trying to reappear to PTE to get additional points but hopeless. Is that better to start Canada instead. Because if we go to ACS again for Software engineer role its llike a fresh application and it may take another 1 year and chances of rejection of visa since there are multiple ACS.

    Please let me know the way to get invite or throw some light on this.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

      Sorry to say, but i don’t think there is any realistic chance of invite with 65+5.

      You should increase your points.

      You will face the same problem of points in Canada also. They need top English score too in most of the cases.

      Infact, Canada would be difficult too as they accept IELTS, which is even more difficult to score than PTE.


  209. Moin
    Moin 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Hi Anil Gupta .
    Hope you are doing well. Thanks for your time to answer everyone’s queries.
    I would like to know how much time will it take to get the invitation as i have submitted my eoi in oct 2018 and my total points for subclass 190 is 75 and for subclass 189 it is 70 under anzesco code 2613-13(Software Engineer).
    thanks .


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      You can expect invite in April Draw.


  210. Abhishek
    Abhishek 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Hi, I have Submitted EOI with 65points for 189 under 261313(Software Engineer) on Oct 15 2018. When can I expect the Invite? Also what’s the probability if I change it to 190 which would increy by 5points. Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 2:09 pm

      To be frank, there is no chance of invite with 65 points in 261313 at this time.
      You should try to increase your points to at-least 70 to have any realistic chance of invite.

      We have seen that 190 invites are only sent to people with highest points in their job code. For 261313, you will get 190 nomination only if you have 75 points and top score in English.


      • Abhishek
        Abhishek 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

        Thanks alot for the response. Appreciate your time.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:04 am

          You are welcome. Do share the website with your friends if you think it is useful.


          • Abhishek
            Abhishek 11 Feb, 19 at 8:10 am

            Sure, one more thing, lets say if I manage to increase my score to 75 by increasing my PTE score, and I update the score by end of this month, does the timeline count? I mean for March draw does the system still counts my EOI application 5months old?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:28 pm

              The system records the new ‘date of effect’ on the day you update your EOI with higher points.
              In the next draw, your new points are considered.


              • Abhishek
                Abhishek 12 Feb, 19 at 3:49 pm

                Ok, what I meant to ask was, does it consider the application still as 5months old or 1 day old assuming I update my score on 10th or march. The question is because the normal timeline of 6months for the application to go through with that score,right?


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:25 pm

                  That’s why i mentioned ‘date of effect’.
                  The day you increase your points is the new date.

                  Does not matter if you filed your EOI 5 months ago or not.


                  • Abhishek
                    Abhishek 12 Feb, 19 at 4:25 pm

                    Oh ok. So potentially I would still have to wait for another 6months to expect an invite you mean.sorry about asking multiple times 🙂


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 4:25 pm

                      No. That’s not correct understanding.

                      If you have 75 points, you will get invite immediately in next draw at this time.

                      The higher point application receives the invite first.


                    • Abhishek
                      Abhishek 12 Feb, 19 at 4:25 pm

                      Great. Thanks alot once again.


  211. Arjun Singh
    Arjun Singh 9 Feb, 19 at 10:27 am

    Hi Anil Gupta,
    If I want to prove functional English for spouse for the 189 visa and she has got 6.5 in IELTS Academic, dated 3 months back will this suffice or she has to undertake IELTS general . ( I am not claiming Spouse points). Thanking you and Obliged


  212. Anupal Sharma
    Anupal Sharma 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi @SoanT:disqus
    What is the waiting time for Developer Programmer (261312) with 70 Points. I just submitted on 30th Jan, 2019 ?
    Thanks in advance.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      Waiting time 6+ months for developer programmer with 70 points.


  213. JF
    JF 5 Feb, 19 at 2:36 pm

    Hi,

    I submit my EOI for visa 190 with 70 points (including the additional 5points). Im Electrical Engineer.

    Can somebody advisenthe estimated timeline when will I receive the invitation. Thank you


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:01 am

      What’s the ANZSCO code that you have used?

      Nobody can help if you don’t provide enough information to understand your situation.


  214. Amitabh Ranjan
    Amitabh Ranjan 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,
    For the US PCC, do we have to provide both FBI and state police clearance certificate, or just FBI clearance certificate is fine? Also, do we have to get the certificate apostilled before submitting to AU immigration authority?


  215. Amitabh Ranjan
    Amitabh Ranjan 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,
    I have got 75 points and have filed the EOI yesterday under 261312 (Developer Programmer Job). When do you think I can get the 189 invite. Regards


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      My estimate says that you will get 189 visa invite in next draw i.e. Feb 11, 2019.

      You can get ready with the documents that you would need to submit for your invite and save time:
      https://www.am22tech.com/australia-skillselect-pr-invitation/


      • Amitabh Ranjan
        Amitabh Ranjan 9 Feb, 19 at 10:43 am

        Thanks, Anil. Really appreciate your quick response. I have one more question – do I have to give IT return proof for all the years i have worked? I am employed since June 2003, but do not have IT return proof for the first 3 years. Is it ok if I submit it from the year 2006 until the current financial year (FY2918)?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 10 Feb, 19 at 12:25 pm

          IT returns are optional and I have seen people only submitting last 3 years ITR or form 16.


  216. info zahed
    info zahed 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Do you have any idea about IMMI Commencement email? I, for example, received one. What is that about?
    Thanks


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:02 am

      I cannot guess what it’s about unless you share the contents of email.


      • info zahed
        info zahed 9 Feb, 19 at 10:12 am

        I applied for 189,
        “Notification that your application for a Skilled – Independent (Points-Tested) (subclass
        189) visa has been allocated for processing
        This letter confirms that your application is progressing and has been allocated for further
        processing. You will be contacted about any additional information if required.”
        And this is email i got with the subject “IMMI Commencement email”


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

          This is just a confirmation email that you have submitted your application.


  217. elly
    elly 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Anil,
    My boyfriend and I applied 189 visa, we received the invitation in August 2018 and then we received the first “more information request” letter in Nov 2018, we handed in within three days. Today we received the second”more information request”letter. However, this time, only his name appears on the checklist. But check back the application, both of our name under that. Is that normal??? And how long do you think we have to wait?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:05 am

      The name on checklist would show for the person who’s documents are required. This is normal.

      In your case, it will probably take her maximum time like 11 minths due to “more information” asked twice now.
      It usually takes about 60 days after you have submitted the documents requested by case officer.


      • elly
        elly 9 Feb, 19 at 10:12 am

        Hi Anil,
        Thank you so much for the reply! So it is normal that my name is not on the checklist right? Because the first letter, both of our name appeared but no information request, same thing happened today, but my name is not on the checklist.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:42 am

          What do you mean by “no information request”?


          • ely
            ely 10 Feb, 19 at 12:26 pm

            I mean like there is no more information request on me, but only more information request on him. same thing happened twice. First time, both of our name appeared on the checklist. But this time, only his name appeared


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:12 am

              I do not think there is anything to worry about here. Just respond to information request and you should be good.

              Can you share what information was requested in first attempt and now in second request?


  218. Raghunath
    Raghunath 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    Hi Anil,

    I received 189 invite yesterday and my agent has asked me to send documents related to further evidence of employment. Any one among the following documents is ok or should I provide all the documents:
    bank statements showing salary deposited, pay slips, ITRs

    Thanks in advance,
    Raghunath


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      Congratulations for getting the invite.
      This is the complete list of documents that you need to submit your 189 visa:
      https://www.am22tech.com/australia-skillselect-pr-invitation/


      • Raghunath
        Raghunath 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

        Thanks Anil. If I take FBI identity history summary, should I also take State clearance if I stayed for more than 3 months? I lived in Wisconsin for over a year before moving to California in Nov 2016?


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:09 am

          You have to take state clearance from s state where you have lived in last 12 months for more than 3 months time.
          If you have continuously lived in California in last 12 months, then only California state police check is required in addition to FBI check.


          • Raghunath
            Raghunath 9 Feb, 19 at 10:12 am

            Thanks a ton for your swift response Anil. Could you please let me know the process to get state police check (I am following your guidelines for FBI and its ongoing – so FBI query is cleared)?


            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 9 Feb, 19 at 10:43 am

              Each state has its own process and it is difficult to write an article for all 50 states. You should check your state’s police or DPS(department of public safety website) for process and fees.
              I will try to cover the state police check soon but i only know for Texas at this point of time as I searched it for one another user.


              • Raghunath
                Raghunath 10 Feb, 19 at 12:27 pm

                Thanks Anil. I will research and if I find the right process for California state I will post here so it is useful for future references.


                • Anil Gupta
                  Anil Gupta 11 Feb, 19 at 8:13 am

                  Sure. I would appreciate if you can share the process.


                  • Raghunath
                    Raghunath 11 Feb, 19 at 1:51 pm

                    Hi Anil – I received an invitation from NSW yesterday for 190. I have 80points with state nomination. Now that I have two invites for 189 and 190, do you recommend 189 or 190 from the visa approval perspective only. All though I know for restrictions with 190, but from approval point of view – is there a difference at all? As state has nominated giving additional 5 points, will there be better chances of final approval or no difference at all?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:30 pm

                      Approval chances are same as both applications go to same Australia immigration center. NSW only adds their 5 points to the whole process.

                      The only difference is that 190 visa’s processing time is a little faster than 189 due to less number of applications.

                      I suggest to go for 189 as it is unrestricted visa.
                      If you decide to go with 190, you will have to pay NSW’s $300 fees too on top of Australia immigration fees.


                    • Raghunath
                      Raghunath 12 Feb, 19 at 3:58 pm

                      Thank you so much for your prompt response and inputs/suggestion. I will go with 189 then.


                    • Raghunath
                      Raghunath 12 Feb, 19 at 6:47 pm

                      Hi Anil,

                      I found the process to get CA State clearance:

                      Book an appointment with nearest police station for Live Scan or walk-in to any UPS store, and they will electronically send directly to DOJ CA.

                      Live Scan form for Visa/Immigration to be submitted at Live Scan center: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/fingerprints/forms/bcia-8016-visa.pdf

                      To check the status: best way is to send an email to visa-immigration@doj.ca.gov and the response is great if not immediately.

                      Hope this information helps.


                  • Raghunath
                    Raghunath 11 Feb, 19 at 1:51 pm

                    Hi Anil,

                    To get CA state clearance, book an appointment with nearest police station for Live Scan, and they will electronically send directly to DOJ CA. This is the form to be taken https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/fingerprints/forms/bcia-8016-visa.pdf

                    Hope this process helps to get CA state clearance.


                    • Amitabh Ranjan
                      Amitabh Ranjan 11 Feb, 19 at 1:55 pm

                      Hi Raghunath, Would you know the process of getting the state clearance for someone who is no longer in the US? I lived in California for about 4 years.

                      For FBI clearance, I have filled the request on-line and made the payment of $ 18 (using paypal). I will courier my finger prints to the given address next week. Once it is received in the US they will give the report in 48 hours.

                      I scanned the California website, but the process does not seem to be same as the FBI. They are asking to make the payment via a check, but I cannot do it as I am not in California. Do you any other way to get it?


                    • Anil Gupta
                      Anil Gupta 12 Feb, 19 at 12:30 pm

                      Thanks for sharing. I appreciate it.
                      I am collecting the state police check details separately here:
                      https://www.am22tech.com/australia-pr-usa-state-police-check-with-fbi-clearance/

                      Will add CA with your name there.


    • Amitabh Ranjan
      Amitabh Ranjan 28 Jan, 19 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Raghunath, how long did it take to get the invite after you had submitted the invite? Thanks.


  219. Jiya Verma
    Jiya Verma 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

    Hi Anil,
    We have contacted by CO on 27 Nov 2018 and submitted document (PTE reports and birth certificate and 10th & 12th marksheets) on 29 Nov 2018 could you please help me when can we expect to get grant?


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

      It takes about 2-3 months after you have submitted documents requested by case officer.


  220. Sanjay Singh
    Sanjay Singh 3 Dec, 18 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Is the processing time min 6 months as mentioned in DHS website. I’m trying to understand if you have heard of any scenarios where direct grant is given in 2-3 months if you have submitted all required docs including police clearance certificate and medicals during payment of visa fees.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Dec, 18 at 3:52 pm

      The minimum time is based on direct grant that people have received. Our back-end service scans various forums and then updates the result here.
      The official Australia immigration website says the minimum time is about 8 months but we found direct grant is being given faster than that.


      • Kuber Gaur
        Kuber Gaur 14 Jan, 19 at 9:47 am

        Hi Anil

        Can you please throw some more light on what you mean by “Direct” grant ? Is there any eligibility criteria for this ?

        I applied for grant of 7th December 18, however, the PCC for my spouse was uploaded on 1st of Jan 19.
        The medical results were uploaded on last week.


        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 14 Jan, 19 at 10:04 am

          If you upload all required documents and the case officer is satisfied, they grant PR without any questions. This is called ‘ direct grant’ .

          If there is any missing document or Case office needs more documents from you, they send an email and hold your application. That takes more time.

          Ok..so you just uploaded all required documents last week itself. So, wait and see.


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