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Cat5 Non-CSL 176 Visa Granted       started by andreandaz on 12 Jan 2010   (22453)
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From andreandaz

12 Jan 2010 7:44 AM
(107129)
After many months of waiting our 176 skilled independant visa was granted today. There were times when we actually thought this day would never arrive and at times we contemplated throwing the towel in, but we didn't and here we are with our visa. Can't quite believe it don't think it's sunk in yet. Good luck to all those Cat5 non-csl applicants still waiting. Andrea & Darren
From welshie4oz

To andreandaz

12 Jan 2010 11:33 AM
(107132)
Fantastic news. Congratulations xx
From Clairelc

To andreandaz

14 Jan 2010 6:41 AM
(107158)
Congratulations, that is great news really pleased for you. Lets just hope this means they might get around to processing some more!! We would love to get there this year so fingers crossed
From Clairelc

To andreandaz

14 Jan 2010 6:54 AM
(107159)
I know when I spoke to you before you said you applied in Oct 08 and added a sponsorship to it in March 09. When did you get your requests for medicals? We applied in Jan 09 and didn't add our state sponsorship until Beginning of Sept 09, 6 months after you. Just wondering how long it took for you?
From andreandaz

To Clairelc

14 Jan 2010 10:37 AM
(107167)
Hi, Thanks for your reply. We lodged our 175 October 2008, applied for state sponsorship in March 09, SS granted July 09, C/O allocated August 2009 meds/pc's requested at this point, we completed meds early Sept then 23/9 announcement. Our agent was advised our file would be looked at this week via email last Friday, visa was granted Monday. Andrea
From andreandaz

To welshie4oz

14 Jan 2010 10:39 AM
(107168)
thanks, the news hasn't quite sunk in yet but I'm sure it will do very soon Andrea
From Clairelc

To andreandaz

15 Jan 2010 5:58 AM
(107184)
I am really pleased for you I know what its like waiting around for so long. Its lovely to hear that they are finally moving some along. When do you expect you will be going?
From andreandaz

To Clairelc

15 Jan 2010 8:07 AM
(107185)
We have an initial entry date of 26/11, ideally we'd like to be there before September as our daughter is due to start uni here. I do think if she were to take up the place here then it's unlikely she would come with us, well not until after she'd graduated here. We do still have our house to sell, so it could be a while yet before we can move over. Did you have a co allocated prior to 23/9?