Applicants who are about to lodge an application OR applicants who have already lodged an application should consider seeking a State or Territory government sponsorship which will move their application to the highest priority position.
The Immigration Department processing centres have indicated that processing of State or Territory government sponsored applications will commence within 10 working days once the department has received and approved a nomination from the State or Territory authority.
Applicants who have already lodged their application might want to look for an Australian employer who could sponsor them for a subclass 856 - Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or subclass 857 = Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).
Processing for ENS or RSMS applications is likely to occur faster than the processing for non-priority GSM applications, usually being finalised within 3 months.
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