August 18th, 2018
Here are Iscah’s latest estimates of how long we think you will have to wait for a 189 invitation from TODAY – 16th August 2018. Depending on when you lodged your EOI, what the effect date is and the occupation.
These may not turn out to be DoHA settings, we are just trying to give a rough estimate in this age of uncertainty. If their policies change .. WE WILL CHANGE OUR ESTIMATES ACCORDINGLY
Our main assumptions are that there will be an average of 1300 per round for the rest of the year (some months higher some months lower. But we have taken an average of 1300 as DoHA have said there will be the same number – 15,600 – as last program year)
And we also assume that 60% of invites will go to Pro Rata occupations as advised by DoHA.. on average through 2018/19.
We have also added the text of “EOI to expire before invite” to some EOIs. This is because any that were lodged 12 months ago that we are predicting will not get an invite before July 2019 will mean that the 2 year period of the EOI will expire. So they cannot get an invite on current estimates.
These estimates are heavily influenced by the number of invitations that DoHA issue each round, the limitations against some of the pro rata occupations, and a number of other factors listed here –
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