Yesterday, G. received word from the Migration Information and Services in Canberra that a Case Officer has been assigned to him. A CO is basically someone who assesses the documents and gives you a go or no-go signal. He has the power to make our dreams come true or break our hearts.
This is how the migration process has unfolded thus far (all G-third's papers) :
Mar 2012 IELTS Exam, Overall Score 8.0
Sep 2012 Submitted documents to VETASSES for Skills Assessment
Oct 2012 Expression of Interest (EOI) Lodged with the Department of Immigration and
Nov 2012 VETASSESS Skills Assessment Outcome : POSITIVE, Eligible for Migration Purposes
Feb 2013 Lodged Application for Nomination for State Sponsorship with Canberra
Apr 2013 Case Officer Assigned (30 days after lodging)
Now, it could be a matter of days or weeks before we hear from the CO again.
If all goes well, I could be writing this blog from the Land Down Under this time next year.