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Processing time for 189 New Zealand stream

Hi there,

My husband has applied for permanent residency via the SC189 New Zealand stream.

Does anyone know how long the NZ stream processing times are? Times are unavailable in the govt. website due to a low volume of applicants.

We applied on 27/10, had a CO ask for supporting docs (medicals) on 09/01 abd submitted our medicals on 24/01.

I've read it's getting a CO that takes the longest. Keen to get a steer on how long from submitting final docs to visa grant for this stream.

Thanks!
 

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Shouldn't take long I guess due to the low demand, unless this application gets queued along with the Points Tested Stream.
 
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Shouldn't take long I guess due to the low demand, unless this application gets queued along with the Points Tested Stream.
I applied under NZ stream as a family in mid August and medicals submitted in September soon after submitting documents. My wife and son are SCV as well. CO asked for an additional record in mid August and submitted. Still waiting for final decision in mid March. Agent says nothing outstanding.
 

thepurist

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It all comes down to the waiting game.
 
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I applied under NZ stream as a family in mid August and medicals submitted in September soon after submitting documents. My wife and son are SCV as well. CO asked for an additional record in mid August and submitted. Still waiting for final decision in mid March. Agent says nothing outstanding.
Hi there,

My husband has applied for permanent residency via the SC189 New Zealand stream.

Does anyone know how long the NZ stream processing times are? Times are unavailable in the govt. website due to a low volume of applicants.

We applied on 27/10, had a CO ask for supporting docs (medicals) on 09/01 abd submitted our medicals on 24/01.

I've read it's getting a CO that takes the longest. Keen to get a steer on how long from submitting final docs to visa grant for this stream.

Thanks!
7 months
 
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thepurist

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Looks like it takes just as long as points-tested stream.
 
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thepurist

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It should be indeed but as per Barbara's post it looks like they take just as long.
 
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2018-02-21
My boyfriend and I applied for the 189 stream NZ, sept 5th 2017, CO ask for supporting docs dec 5th 2017,everything sent on dec20th 2017...
now the waiting game.
Does anyone know how long it take to get granted?


Hi guys just to let everyone know
My 189visa New Zealand stream just got grantednow I’m an Australia Permanent resident ...8 months waiting
Good luck everyone:)
 

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My 189visa New Zealand stream just got grantednow I’m an Australia Permanent resident ...8 months waiting
That's nice to hear. But the waiting time was a bit too long with the number of applications noted as "Low" by DIBP.
 
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Hi - anyone know if the PR processing time counts towards the 12mths necessary prior to being able to apply for citizenship? Cheers
Not in the usual scenario. You might apply for ministerial discretion if your processing took an extended amount of time and affected you significantly, but that would be a task to prove.
 
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