ACS skill assessment processing time 2021, documents required, cost, validity of skills assessment

One can now expect a faster processing time for ACS skill assessment in 2021 for Australia PR. For IT professionals applying for Australia PR under subclass 189, 190 or 491, it is important to firstly check the ANZSCO consolidated skilled occupation list to first find the right occupation as per your work and educational qualification. For Australia PR you need to score points for your application which is 60 currently. Once you have been able to track the right occupation as per your ACS skill assessment the processing time can be reduced by keeping in mind the following pointers we will be discussing in the next session. A larger ACS skill assessment processing time in 2021 can be expected in case your case officer is not able to justify the information you have provided and requires additional documents.

ACS skill assessment is known as Australian Computer Society which would be assessing your skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of IT provided you are a professional in the same. It is must for skilled migration and Australia PR applicants to select the right skill assessing body to expect a faster processing time.

Make sure you provide the following documents in order to expect a faster processing time in 2021 for ACS skill assessment.

Personal Documents- Ensure you provide colored scanned copies of your passport to ACS along with identity pages specifying name, address and other documents. If you have changed your name then proper documentations suggesting the same should be provided.

Curriculum Vitae Is another essential document required by ACS for skill assessment in 2021. Ensure you provide complete information of your academic and work experience along with correct timelines and roles and responsibilities against the designations you were holding. This ensures your skill assessment can be done as per Australia skill benchmarks. In case there is any snag in the information one might have to expect a longer processing time as the assessment body would require additional documents to clarify any snags.

Qualification Documents- For your professional qualification post completing 12th in India such as diploma, bachelor, master and any other ensure you provide scanned copies of the transcripts, mark sheet and any other certification. You would be required to provide information for- degree/title you completed, university/college from which the degree was complete, due dates for completion, marks and grades for each subject/unit you covered.

Work Experience Is another important criteria for accepting a faster processing time. Ensure you cover all the work experience areas as per the ACS requirement you have gained experience in. Proper timelines, documents such as salary slips, appointment letters, offer letter along with your roles and responsibilities need be specified. Further provide information on your average working hours, location of work and contact information.

Third Party Statutory Declaration In case you took services of one, then their working arrangement with you information needs to be specified.

Validity of ACS Skills assessment

The ACS skill assessment is valid for a minimum 24 months period from the date of issue and generally the processing time is 5-8 weeks. However, in case the assessing body requires additional information from the candidate or is unsure of the information you have provided one would have to await a longer processing time for a decision to be taken for your application. It is wise to consult a registered MARA agent in Chandigarh, West Highlander for complete information and assistance on Australia immigration requirement and procedure.

Cost of ACS skill assessment

The cost is AUD 500 for general application. For RPL the charges are AUD 550 and for reviewing or appealing the application status the charges are AUD 395.

West Highlander- Your Australia skilled migration consultant

Australia General skilled migration involves many steps like skills assessment from relevant assessing authority, calculating points to be eligible, filling expression of interest, applying for state nomination, completing documentation required once invitation to apply is received. For all these steps you need services of an expert, experienced and qualified skilled migration consultant. West Highlander immigration based in Chandigarh has years of experience in successfully filing skilled migration cases for Australia. Ms Parwinder Kaur, Operations director at West Highlander Immigration is qualified MARA Agent registered with office of MARA, Australia.