[轉貼] 澳洲移民局最新消息9月23日公佈-優先審核程序常見問答

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  1. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest

    Updated Priority Processing Effective from 23 September 2009
    Frequently Asked Questions


    The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has set new priority processing arrangements for certain Skilled Migration visas. These arrangements are designed to better address the needs of industry by targeting skills in critical need across a number of sectors. The current priority processing Direction commenced on 23 September 2009.
    The Direction applies to applications in the pipeline that have not been finalised, and to applications lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, on or after 23 September 2009.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1 What is priority processing?
    Section 51 of the Migration Act 1958 gives the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship powers to consider and finalise visa applications in an order of priority that the Minister considers appropriate. Departmental officers must follow this Ministerial direction, which applies to both new applications and those applications awaiting a decision.

    Q2 What are the changes to the Skilled Migration visa processing priorities?
    The Minister has set priority processing arrangements which apply to the following visas from 23 September 2009:
    • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)
    • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)
    • General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas except for:
    o Skilled–RecognisedGraduateSubclass476
    o Skilled–DesignatedArea–Sponsored(Residence)Subclass883
    o Skilled–RegionalSubclass887.
    Under the Ministerial Direction, the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) apply:
    1. applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS
    2. applications from people who are nominated by a State/Territory government and whose nominated occupation is listed on the Critical Skills List (CSL)
    3. applications from people who are sponsored by family and whose nominated occupation is listed on the CSL
    4. applications from people who are neither nominated nor sponsored but whose nominated occupation is listed on the CSL
    5. applications from people who are nominated by a State/Territory government whose nominated occupation is not listed on the CSL
    6. (i) applications from people whose occupations are listed on the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)
    and
    (ii) applications from people who are sponsored by family and whose nominated occupation is not listed on the CSL.
    7. all other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received.
    For the Subclass 485 (Skilled – Graduate) visa the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) apply:
    1. applications from people who have completed an Australian Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) at an Australian educational institution in Australia
    2. applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the CSL
    3. applications from people who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia
    4. applications from people who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree and Australian Honours degree (at least upper second class level) at an Australian educational institution in Australia
    5. applications from people who have completed an Australian Bachelor degree or Australian Masters degree at an Australian educational institution in Australia
    6. all other valid applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received.
    For Business Skills (Provisional) visas the following processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) apply:
    1. applications from people who are sponsored by the Commonwealth or a State/Territory government
    2. all other valid applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received.
    See: Critical Skills List

    Q3 Which GSM visas are affected by priority processing?
    The following GSM visas are affected by priority processing:
    • Skill Matching Subclass 134
    • Skilled – Independent Subclass 136
    • Skilled – State/Territory-nominated Independent Subclass 137
    • Skilled – Australian-sponsored Subclass 138
    • Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored Subclass 139
    • Skilled – Independent Subclass 175
    • Skilled – Independent Subclass 176
    • Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 475
    • Skilled – Graduate Subclass 485
    • Skilled – Regional Sponsored Subclass 487
    • Skilled – Independent Regional Subclass 495
    • Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored (Provisional) Subclass 496
    • Graduate – Skilled Subclass 497
    • Skilled– Onshore Independent New Zealand Citizen Subclass 861
    • Skilled– Onshore Australian-sponsored New Zealand Citizen Subclass 862
    • Skilled– Onshore Designated Area-sponsored New Zealand Citizen Subclass 863 – Independent Overseas Student Subclass 880
    • Skilled– Australian-sponsored Subclass 881
    • Skilled– Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student Subclass 882
    • Skilled– Independent Subclass 885 – Sponsored Subclass 886
    • Skilled– Onshore Independent New Zealand Citizen Subclass 861
    • Skilled– Onshore Australian-sponsored New Zealand Citizen Subclass 862
    • Skilled– Onshore Designated Area-sponsored New Zealand Citizen Subclass 863 – Independent Overseas Student Subclass 880 – Australian-sponsored Subclass 881 – Designated Area-sponsored Overseas Student Subclass 882
    • Skilled– Independent Subclass 885 – Sponsored Subclass 886

    Q4 Which GSM visa subclasses are exempt from priority processing?
    The following visa subclasses are exempt from priority processing:
    • • •
    Skilled – Recognised Graduate Subclass 476
    Skilled – Designated Area – Sponsored (Residence) Subclass 883
    Skilled – Regional Subclass 887.
    Applications for these visa subclasses will be processed in the order in which they are received.

    Q5 Why have the processing priorities changed?
    The priority processing Direction gives priority to people seeking to migrate to Australia who have skills or qualifications in one of the occupations on the current CSL. This directive responds to the needs of the Australian economy.

    Q6 When did the changes to priority processing come into effect?
    The changes take effect from 23 September 2009 and apply to applications lodged with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the Department) on or after this date. The changes also apply to applications that had been lodged previously with the Department and have not been finalised.

    Q7 Is there any difference in the processing priorities between onshore and offshore visa Subclasses? No, priority processing applies to onshore and offshore applications equally, however, processing times between the two can vary.

    Q8 What occupations or industries are affected?
    Occupations that are not included on the CSL will not be given priority processing unless applicants are formally sponsored by an employer under ENS or RSMS.

    Q9 What will happen to those applications which are in the final stages of processing and where the Department has requested applicants to provide health and character clearances? The new arrangements apply to all visa applications, including those in the final stages of processing. Applications in lower priority groups cannot be processed further until those in higher priority groups are finalised in accordance with the priority processing Direction.

    Q10 How long will it take for my application to be finalised if my nominated occupation is on the CSL? If you have applied for an onshore or offshore GSM visa and your nominated occupation is on the CSL, it is estimated that your application will be finalised within 12 months from your lodgement date.

    Q11 My application does not fall into one of the priority categories. When can I expect to have my application finalised? If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL and you have applied for an offshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an offshore GSM before the end of 2009, it is unlikely that your visa will be finalised before the end of 2012.
    If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL and you applied for an onshore GSM visa or intend to apply for an onshore GSM before the end of 2009, it is unlikely that your visa will be finalised before the end of 2011.
    Your ‘nominated occupation’ is the occupation you nominated at the time you lodged your application and cannot be changed.

    Q12 If my nominated occupation is not on the CSL can I still receive priority processing? No. If your nominated occupation is not on the CSL your application will not be prioritised.
    Please do not contact the Department to request your application be exempt from the priority processing Direction. Case officers must adhere to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship’s priority processing Direction.

    Q13 What are my options if my application is unlikely to be finalised by the end of 2011 and I have applied for an onshore visa? The options available are:
    • to continue to live and work in Australia (if your visa allows) whilst you await a decision on your visa application,
    • to consider your eligibility for an employer sponsored visa, or other substantive visa,
    • or to withdraw your application and return to your home country.
    Note: If you choose to withdraw your application you will not be entitled to a refund of your Visa Application Charge (VAC).

    Q14 What are my options if my application is unlikely to be finalised by 2012 and I applied for an offshore visa? The options available are:
    • to continue to await a decision on your visa application,
    • consider your eligibility for an employer sponsored visa,
    • or to withdraw your application.
    Note: if you choose to withdraw your application you will not be entitled to a refund of your Visa Application Charge (VAC).
    Should you be in Australia after having applied for an offshore GSM visa, you will not be eligible for a bridging visa to remain in Australia while this application is being processed. You must apply for another visa or you will need to depart Australia.

    Q15 I need to travel overseas but my visa application has not been finalised yet. What should I do? If you were granted a Bridging visa A when you applied for your GSM visa you should be able to lodge an application for a Bridging visa B to allow you to travel and return to Australia (within a specified period). A Bridging visa B is generally not issued for greater than three months.
    There is no need to contact the Department upon your return to apply for another Bridging visa unless you have further need to travel outside Australia.

    Q16 I have been granted a provisional GSM visa and my spouse now wishes to join me, will they be able to do so? Yes. Applications for subsequent entrants for provisional GSM visas will be processed in date of lodgement order.

    Q17 I already have a State and Territory nomination, how am I affected?
    All GSM applications, other than a Subclass 476, 883 and 887 are subject to the priority processing arrangements under the Minister’s Direction. Applicants who are nominated by a State or Territory and have nominated an occupation on the CSL receive the second highest priority. Applicants who are nominated by a State/Territory and have not nominated an occupation on the CSL will receive lower priority.

    Q18 I am an Accountant with a score of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7 in all four components of the test, am I eligible for priority processing? Accountants who have scored a minimum of 7 (Proficient English) in all four components of an IELTS test are eligible for priority processing under the CSL.
    All Accountants, including those who hold a current British, American, Canadian, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland passport must present an IELTS test of at least 7 in each test component if they wish to receive priority processing.
    Note: The results must be from an IELTS test you sat no more than two (2) years before the day you made your application.
    You will only be eligible for priority processing under the CSL once you provide evidence of your ‘proficient English’ IELTS results to the Department.

    Q19 I am a Computing Professional with a specialisation on the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL), how am I affected? Only Computing Professionals who have a specialisation listed on the MODL are eligible for priority processing in the order outlined at Q2.

    Q20 Why are medical and police clearances still required for applicants applying for an onshore GSM visa who do not have an occupation on the CSL or State or Territory government nomination? Under the Migration Regulations, you must provide evidence that you have made arrangements to undergo a medical examination and applied for an Australian Federal Police check when you lodge an onshore GSM visa application.
    Visa applicants are required to undergo medical examinations in order to protect the Australian community from high health risks, costs, and overuse of scarce health resources. Similarly, to ensure that all visa applicants are of good character, an Australian Federal Police check is required.
    You should not initiate any further medical or police clearances to update any clearances that have expired until you are requested to do so by your case officer.

    Q21 My application is currently with the Migration Review Tribunal (MRT). If my application is remitted to the Department will I be subject to the priority processing requirements? No. Applications remitted by the MRT to the Department are exempt from the new priority processing Direction. This means your application will continue to be processed by the Department.

    Q22 I have applied for a Subclass 485 visa and have completed an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) III, IV or Diploma. How will I be affected by the priority processing Direction? Applicants who have completed an AQFIII, IV, or Diploma do not receive priority processing. The priority processing Direction for Subclass 485 gives priority to applicants with post- graduate qualifications and those whose nominated occupation is on the CSL. This includes applications that have been partially assessed and those in the final stages of processing.

    Q23 I do not wish to wait for my application to be processed. Can I withdraw my application and get a refund? If you wish to withdraw your application, you may do so. All requests for withdrawals must be made in writing and signed by each applicant aged 18 years and over.

    It is open to you to seek a refund, however legislation provides only limited circumstances in which refunds may be given. A Visa Application Charge (VAC) is usually only refunded when an application is deemed unnecessary or was made as a result of a mistake by either the applicant or the Department.
    A refund will not be given in circumstances where an applicant considers a ‘mistake’ was made because they:
    • changed their mind
    • do not satisfy a criterion for visa grant or
    • do not wish to proceed with their application because it will take longer to process than expected.

    Q24 Am I entitled to compensation if my visa application is taking longer to process than expected due to the new priority processing direction? Compensation is not available for delays in processing.

    資料來源:http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/faq-priority-processing.pdf
     
  2. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest

    這樣是不是等同
    移民局等於正式宣告要移民的人注意
    9/23就是這麼審核
    不要在問了????
     
  3. daw6700

    daw6700 Guest

    今天看了 這項政策後 我妹打電話去阿得雷得移民局問他PR甚麼時後會下來
    他是MODL accounting 結果移民局的人說 只要不再CSL 上得 在2011年底前他們都不能回答這個問題
    如果在CSL上他們保證一年內會下來 而且因為我妹去年就申請了 所以會被快速審理
    我妹馬上就打電話給UQ問他們Professional year還有沒有位置 他馬上報名 去上課....
     
  4. liiiz

    liiiz Guest

    可是會計不是要雅思四個7才能算CSL嗎
    讀professional year只是加分啊
     
  5. daw6700

    daw6700 Guest



    CSL list上有說 ielts 7 or/ and professional year
     
  6. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest



    會計是CSL上面的項目
    如果有四個七,上面是寫保證12月內有答案,因為是優先審核。

    語言上CSL上寫著:

    Quote:
    Accountant -- where the applicant has achieved a score of at least IELTS 7 in each of the four competencies, and/or has completed The Professional Year – Skilled Migration Internship Program Accounting (SMIPA)
    來源:http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf

     
  7. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest

    不知道是移民局有些規定改了都沒有說還是我這一州的移民局官員在挑申請者麻煩,我不得而知。
    事情如下:
    我一位很好的朋友,她是讀會計的,雅思分數也有到,今年年底會如期準時畢業。因為之前有看到移民文件可除了沒有雅思成績外不能送,若是其它文件有了都可以先送在後補。於是我就跟我的朋友說先送件,因為她只了沒有畢業證書之外,其它文件都有了。
    她到移民局之後,就被退件,移民局的人告訴她必須全部文件都有才能送審,而且所讀的會計專業也必須送去專業機構評估才行。
    所以目前我的朋友在等畢業,拿了畢業證書並送去什會計協會去評核等等的,證明是移民規定所必須修的十二門科目(原本九門改十二科),然後才能送件去辦移民。
     
  8. daw6700

    daw6700 Guest



    不是喔 之前我申請的時候 移民局就有說 一定要有course completion letter才能送件
    在你課程結束之前是不能送件的 因為course completion letter是compulsory
    會計的評估 有過九門就過了 所以一般大家都會在最後一個學期送去評估 然後等畢業後
    在送移民局
    所以我反而覺得你的朋友滿怪得 居然這兩樣都沒有就去送件了 ....:em26:
    我雖然不是念會計的 可是我身邊念會計的人 都是先拿到CPA認證 然後課程一結束就
    申請course completion letter才送件 就算認證還沒下來 可是如果有提供編號也是可以...
     
  9. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest



    對呀,就是要您說的這樣
    必須要有認證才行

    她會這麼做,其實是因為我看到了如果雅思成績有了,文件可以先送,之後其它文件才後補。結果沒有想到不行,如果是讀會計要用會計專業移民,畢業證書和CAP的評估文件都有才行,就如同您說的。

    現在她所有文件都有了就差畢業證書和CPA認證,而且CPA認證也沒有那麼快就會有結果,十二月份畢業,加上這個月又是放假季節,看來她是趕不上年底送件了。

    對了,會計九門必修改成十二門了。如果妳的朋友當中有人要讀會計要跟他們說必修改成十二門科目。
     
  10. daw6700

    daw6700 Guest



    他被退件那移民局有收他的錢嗎?

    說回來 我要感謝大大你 我今天中午回家吃飯的時候 看到你po的文章 才趕快叫我妹去打電話 然後火速去uq讀professional year
    有沒有趕上年底其實沒有很多啦 因為年底還有聖誕節阿 移民局是放假的 年初在送也不錯
     
  11. studyinaust

    studyinaust Guest


    她沒有被收取費用。移民局的人告訴我朋友,文件必須全有才受理,缺一不可。所以不能送件,要等到畢業才行。

    趕在年底送同時也是怕移民局又改規定。其實這次並沒有改,還是一樣要12個有答案,不過,在這“12個月”的字眼下,移民局新公告是說有工作或是CSL清單IETLS全七的人才適用,其它的就要等。

    如此一來,等同公告,要移民的話請先有工作,否則2011年或是2012年是不會排到審核。
    而且輪到審核,也沒有那麼快。

    因為就是看到澳洲移民局的規定或政策一改在改,與其會有變數產生,若是能儘速送件還是快快送,免得下個月又蹦出一條規定出來。
     

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