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Old 08-03-2014, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Becky26 View Post
Hey Hassan,

I'm not sure about other AHCs , but a 100 percent positive about AHC New Delhi. Many applicants get contacted by AHC between 1-8 weeks of application, the Acknowledgement Letter will also have the name of the officer who works in AHC as a case officer but he/she ISN'T YOUR case officer, so don't get too excited.

Originally Posted by Hassali.abdi View Post
Happy weekend to you Becky,

You know, I celebrated very early than required. I read many posts on this forum, saying that CO was assigned minimum 25 weeks from the date of lodgment. I never knew that the person sending the acknowledgement letter is not the exact CO.

The person's address was like this
First name, last Name
Visa Processing Officer
Email: [email protected]
Position number: 123456789
Australia High Commission
Nairobi, Kenya.

My application was sent from Australia through post by My immi agent addressed to the Australia high Commission, Nairobi. They have received on 15th July 2014, then this VPO has sent on 16th July two letters to my agent , 1-acknowledgement letter, 2- Request for Bio-metric data letter

In the later, the person was saying "I" to refer herself(female) request you to provided bio metric data within 14 days at Australia Visa Application Center in Nairobi".

I Provided my Biometric data on 22nd July. I have heard since then from them.

A friend of mine who is currently in QLd, has applied at AHC, Nairobi, in 2011. within the first week, he was called, interviewed given the medical forms and was told during the interview that the lady was her case officer.

Because of all the above circumstances, I thought that the sender was my CO.That is my fault, What a poor applicant I am!

This clarification in fact was desperately needed by me and even others who will celebrate early for nothing.

Thanks Becky, I appreciate this
Lovely weekend to you.

I don't think you should stress yourself out just yet. Things could be different for the AHC where you applied.
My post was mainly addressing to applicants who have applied for the visa to the AHC New Delhi. Apologies if I freaked your out Wasn't my intention.

You can definitely contact your AHC to find out how the files are processed. I hope you won't have to wait for as long as I had to wait for a case officer.

Things have changed a lot in a matter of 3-4 years. Offshore partner visas of applicants from India used to get approved in roughly 4-6 months maximum 7. And the current time frame is average 8-9 months and the ones that have complications in their files should stopping thinking about their visa as it WILL be taking 12 months for sure or maybe even longer depending how proactive the case officer is or how busy the AHC is.

Hope this helps. Apologize again.
Good Luck!! Have a nice weekend!

Kind Regards,
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

Applied: Australian High Commission, New Delhi
Application Received by AHC: July 22, 2013
Visa Grant Date:October 16, 2014
Eligibility Date: July 22, 2015
Subclass 100 Submission: August 08, 2015
PR Grant Date: December 08, 2015
Citizenship Eligibility: October 20, 2018

Last edited by Becky26; 08-03-2014 at 12:43 PM.

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