Here is a voice that wants to be heard from the group 886 (family sponsored skilled migration).
we came to Australia as an international students for the better and developed education system. After we arrived in here, we fell in love with it, we wanted to migrate here and start our new life.
We tried our best to graduate from the school, passed the IELTS test and with the sponsor of our reletives, we finally met the criteria of the 886 application. From that moment, we started our endless waiting. one year, two years, three years, there was still not ours turn, I was so disappointed for the ignorance of the immigration. Because, we have met the criteria of the application and been accepted, but our cases just could not get any chance to be processed. when will the painful waiting nighmare be finished?
We wanted to give our contribution to this country, therefore, we all work and pay the tax to increase the financial requirement for this country, although there is only few of us.
majority of us have been waiting for more than three years already for the immigration to just look into our case, so that some of us can attend the funeral of family members in overseas, or we can dare say that' Dear, let's get married to the one that has been waiting for us on the other side of world for three years, we can find our sense of belonging in this country. Do you know that some of the applicants would not dare to get married or have a child because we are not sure about our future. Why could not you respect us and concern our needs? Its just not fair for 886 applicants, because we met the criteria and we have been waiting for so long, your responding is letting us feel that we are ignored, given up, looked down and abandoned.
when is our turn, immigration, a voice from this minority group needs you to hear.