The Australian Government has just announced the new new priority processing arrangements for certain skilled migration visas.
From 14 July 2010, processing priorities (with highest priority listed first) are:
1. Applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS (processing time: approximately 6 months)
2. Applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency with a nominated occupation that is specified on that state or territory's state migration plan.
(processing time: approximately 6-12months)
3. Applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL), which includes accounting.
(processing time: approximate 12-18 months)
4. All other applications are to be processed in the order in which they are received.
(will be processed after groups 1-3 are finalised)
For more details, please contact our ACIC migration agent officer, Mr Eric Wu.