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ENS / RSMS Processing Times and Decision Ready Applications

At a recent meeting with DIAC’s Permanent Employer Sponsored Entry (PESE) section in Parramatta, the MIA was provided with an update on processing times and Decision Ready applications for the NSW, QLD and ACT caseload, as at 4 March 2013.

  • Pre-1 July 2012 applications
    Parramatta Processing Centre
    ENS: All cases allocated
    RSMS: Applications recieved to 18 June 2012 have been allocated to a case officerMelbourne Processing Centre
    ENS: All cases allocated
    RSMS: Applications recieved to 1 April 2012 have been allocated to a case officerPerth Processing Centre
    ENS: Applications recieved to 29 June 2012 have been allocated to a case officer
    RSMS: Applications recieved to 7 May 2012 have been allocated to a case officer
  • Post-1 July 2012 electronically lodged applications
    Currently allocating applications received July / August 2012

Processing time service standards

Applications are still within processing time service standards as shown online.

Grouping of cases

In an attempt to better manage the caseload, applications are being grouped by occupation (to enable case officers to develop expertise and experience in those areas), by employers and also by agents (whose reliability in providing good applications is recognised).

In May / June 2012, there were more than 30,000 applications on hand, and the refusal rate was 15-20 percent (up from the usual five-10 percent).

WARNING: New visa pricing charges from 1 July 2013
Minister Bowen announced on 29 November 2011 that a new visa fee system would be introduced “to ensure taxpayers are no longer subsidising visa applications”, and “the significant changes include the introduction of a fee for dependants of visa applicants from July 2013”.

The details of the new fees for dependants are expected shortly, but Member Agents are advised to consider making any pre-1 July 2013 applications as soon as possible to avoid a repeat of the huge influx of applications experienced just before the 1 July 2012 changes.

Please contact us for more information.

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