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Effect of COVID-19 on visa grant

Manna891

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2018-12-06
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2019-03-01
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2019-05-07
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2019-06-28
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2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
Could anyone please confirm if they have received Visa grant recently? Has COVID-19 affected the overall process of visa grant? It‘s been more than 10 months and am still waiting for the visa grant. Any kind of feedback would be really appreciated.

Best Regards
Manna
 
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2018-12-06
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323211
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190
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75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
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2019-06-28
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2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

Sajith85

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2018-06-18
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511112
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190
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2019-11-20
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2020-01-14
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2019-12-20
App.
2020-03-04
PCC
2020-01-29
HC
2020-03-26
Could anyone please confirm if they have received Visa grant recently? Has COVID-19 affected the overall process of visa grant? It‘s been more than 10 months and am still waiting for the visa grant. Any kind of feedback would be really appreciated.

Best Regards
Manna
Im also waiting..Which state.
 
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2020-01-29
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2020-03-26

Sajith85

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2020-03-26
Hi Sajith. Mine is NSW. Wish you good luck.
Mine also NSW..
All the best to you as well. Btw I spoke to Home affairs today, they didn't give any reply but asked to wait, at least I got to know they are working.
 
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2018-06-18
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511112
SC
190
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75
EOI
2019-11-20
Nom.
2020-01-14
Inv.
2019-12-20
App.
2020-03-04
PCC
2020-01-29
HC
2020-03-26

Manna891

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MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
That‘s some positive news. Hopefully the grant should come sooner. I was wondering if I would be asked to re-do the PCC as it has passed one year already. Any idea about this?
 
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190
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2019-05-07
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2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

Itsavi76

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2019-09-16
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190 NSW
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75 and 80
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2019-11-08
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2019-10-24
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2019-12-24
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2019-11-20
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2020-01-15
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2020-11-25
Hi I am also waiting for 4 months from NSW . I have seen few grants . are you onshore or offshore ? Did you get any CO contact ?
That‘s some positive news. Hopefully the grant should come sooner. I was wondering if I would be asked to re-do the PCC as it has passed one year already. Any idea about this?
 
MSA
2019-09-16
Skill
261111
SC
190 NSW
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75 and 80
EOI
2019-09-20
Nom.
2019-11-08
Inv.
2019-10-24
App.
2019-12-24
PCC
2019-11-20
HC
2020-01-15
Grant
2020-11-25

Manna891

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2018-12-06
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190
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2019-03-01
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2019-05-07
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2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
Hi I am also waiting for 4 months from NSW . I have seen few grants . are you onshore or offshore ? Did you get any CO contact ?
Hi. I am offshore and currently working in India. Surprisingly no CO contact as per my agent. What about yourself?
 
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323211
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190
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2019-06-28
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2019-04-12
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2019-07-05

Itsavi76

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2019-09-16
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190 NSW
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2019-09-20
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2019-11-08
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2019-10-24
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2019-12-24
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2019-11-20
HC
2020-01-15
Grant
2020-11-25
Hi. I am offshore and currently working in India. Surprisingly no CO contact as per my agent. What about yourself?
I am in Australia staying and working in NSW. That’s too long a time with no CO contact. Did you try contacting DHA directly? Agent should ideally be following up for you . I guess the global processing time is 9 months now. But now with the virus you never know?
 
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2019-09-16
Skill
261111
SC
190 NSW
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75 and 80
EOI
2019-09-20
Nom.
2019-11-08
Inv.
2019-10-24
App.
2019-12-24
PCC
2019-11-20
HC
2020-01-15
Grant
2020-11-25
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Tanvi Thanawala

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I am in Australia staying and working in NSW. That’s too long a time with no CO contact. Did you try contacting DHA directly? Agent should ideally be following up for you . I guess the global processing time is 9 months now. But now with the virus you never know?
I got CO contact in Dec for newborn have updated the documents ..... State is NSW and civil engineer .....but no update . I am offshore so I think it will take time.
 

Manna891

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2018-12-06
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190
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EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
I am in Australia staying and working in NSW. That’s too long a time with no CO contact. Did you try contacting DHA directly? Agent should ideally be following up for you . I guess the global processing time is 9 months now. But now with the virus you never know?
Agreed too long for any kind of contact. I’m afraid I haven’t contacted DHA directly. Do you think it would help in any way?Moreover I’m not having any details regarding my application filed with DHA and my agent is having all the details. I’m sure with virus in place it is going to take a bit more time than usual trend.
 
MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

Manna891

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22
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MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
I got CO contact in Dec for newborn have updated the documents ..... State is NSW and civil engineer .....but no update . I am offshore so I think it will take time.
All the very best Tanvi. Wish you and newborn good luck.
 
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323211
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190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
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Adilshasyed

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Agreed too long for any kind of contact. I’m afraid I haven’t contacted DHA directly. Do you think it would help in any way?Moreover I’m not having any details regarding my application filed with DHA and my agent is having all the details. I’m sure with virus in place it is going to take a bit more time than usual trend.
What’s yours total points for NSW. Nsw is only considering people who have lived and worked in NSW for last six months. If you have points chances are there.
 

Manna891

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2018-12-06
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190
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75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
Hi, My points are 75 for NSW; Job Code 323211. I have already filed my visa application after receiving ITA from NSW in April 2019 under my job code. I’m not sure of the point you mentioned is applicable to me or not as I am an offshore applicant.
 
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2018-12-06
Skill
323211
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190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

kyanar

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189 NZ
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2020-04-22
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2020-04-24
HC
2020-05-14
Hi, My points are 75 for NSW; Job Code 323211. I have already filed my visa application after receiving ITA from NSW in April 2019 under my job code. I’m not sure of the point you mentioned is applicable to me or not as I am an offshore applicant.

It's not applicable to you. If your job code on the NSW SOL has "Additional Criteria: Yes" then they won't invite offshore or onshore but outside NSW applicants to apply. Yours is no, so only offshore and NSW applicants are invited.
 

Manna891

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190
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2019-03-01
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2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
It's not applicable to you. If your job code on the NSW SOL has "Additional Criteria: Yes" then they won't invite offshore or onshore but outside NSW applicants to apply. Yours is no, so only offshore and NSW applicants are invited.
Hi, thanks for clearing that out for me and everyone else following. Good luck.
 
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323211
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190
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75
EOI
2019-03-01
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2019-06-28
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2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

Itsavi76

Commoner
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MSA
2019-09-16
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261111
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190 NSW
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75 and 80
EOI
2019-09-20
Nom.
2019-11-08
Inv.
2019-10-24
App.
2019-12-24
PCC
2019-11-20
HC
2020-01-15
Grant
2020-11-25
Not sure I understood. Don’t you have the acknowledgment copy of your filed application? You can demand to check and verify that from your MARA agent !
without that how do you know it has been filed or not ?
If you have the acknowledgement copy I would still suggest to have a follow up with DHA with the case that your case has already exceeded the global standard times .

all the best

given the current situation not much hope but would recommend trying

Agreed too long for any kind of contact. I’m afraid I haven’t contacted DHA directly. Do you think it would help in any way?Moreover I’m not having any details regarding my application filed with DHA and my agent is having all the details. I’m sure with virus in place it is going to take a bit more time than usual trend.
 
MSA
2019-09-16
Skill
261111
SC
190 NSW
Point
75 and 80
EOI
2019-09-20
Nom.
2019-11-08
Inv.
2019-10-24
App.
2019-12-24
PCC
2019-11-20
HC
2020-01-15
Grant
2020-11-25

tharun

Regular
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104
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Could anyone please confirm if they have received Visa grant recently? Has COVID-19 affected the overall process of visa grant? It‘s been more than 10 months and am still waiting for the visa grant. Any kind of feedback would be really appreciated.

Best Regards
Manna

Hi, no visa grants processing is going as usual. legally, DHA can't stop processing visa applications in any category unless the minister uses formal powers in the migration act to suspend processing.
 

Manna891

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Messages
22
Points
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MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
Not sure I understood. Don’t you have the acknowledgment copy of your filed application? You can demand to check and verify that from your MARA agent !
without that how do you know it has been filed or not ?
If you have the acknowledgement copy I would still suggest to have a follow up with DHA with the case that your case has already exceeded the global standard times .

all the best

given the current situation not much hope but would recommend trying
I am not really having an acknowledgment copy but when the application was filed my credit card was charged accordingly. I am counting that as an acknowledgment for my file.
My agent has confirmed that the standard times are taking longer than usual because of this pandemic.
Hoping for the best.
 
MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05

Manna891

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Messages
22
Points
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MSA
2018-12-06
Skill
323211
SC
190
Point
75
EOI
2019-03-01
Inv.
2019-05-07
App.
2019-06-28
PCC
2019-04-12
HC
2019-07-05
Hi, no visa grants processing is going as usual. legally, DHA can't stop processing visa applications in any category unless the minister uses formal powers in the migration act to suspend processing.
Agreed Tharun. I am following the timelines on migrationdesk as well. Can‘t really see any grants post mid-march. Hoping it gets streamlined at the earliest.
 
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