Congratulations on your invitation!
You are now required to make a formal residence application, and have four months to gather and submit the documentation supporting the points you have claimed in your EOI. Our website has a helpful section that will assist you in this process.
Once we have received your application, your immigration officer will continue to process it, and will contact you directly if they require further information.
The processing times will vary depending on your particular case and the branch where your residence is being processed. It is estimated to take 4-6 months, but for more specific information, please refer to the Branch Pages of your processing branch. Any decisions will be communicated to you in writing.
I won't be able to submit my application within 4 months. What do I do?
Unfortunately, no extensions can be made to the 4 month deadline given to apply for residence (your 'Invitation to Apply').
Please endeavour to submit your completed residence visa application within the timeframe given.
This answer was last updated on 17 December, 2013.
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