enitan2002 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:17 am
I don't understand why some are just so fixated on queue number. It means no sh(/&t in anyway. Don't be surprised someone who just submitted application two months ago and on 5400 queue number will receive faster decision than you who had applied over a year ago and on 1500 queue number.
I suppose it is a combination of things. On its own, the change in your queue number at least gives one the reassurance that your application has not been lost in the system. That is to say, if one didn't have the ability to check queue numbers, one would be far more anxious.
In comparison to other queue numbers, there does appear to be a trend in the data wherein queue numbers in the 2700s range correspond to applications currently being looked by a human. People are asking for queue numbers because they have noticed this. I've also noticed that if your application queue number is below this range, it is likely your case is "more complicated" and has been escalated to a more senior officer, additional interview etc. while others, who presumably have more cut and dry cases, have received a decision.
I would say that the queue number is not meaningless, but it is only one indicator of the processing time of the application. Unfortunately, it is the only definite indicator that we have access to so it is the one we talk about most (alongside the now redacted "country list", which appears to be an even larger indicator). If we could have access to the flags which indicate whether the case is more complicated, or to which employee level/group the application is assigned to, we would discuss those points as well.
I understand this is frustrating for those whose application processing time is not largely dependent on the queue number, but I don't see this changing until Migri becomes more transparent about their process.