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Old 08-12-2010, 01:42 AM
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So happy to find this forum to realise we are not alone. I haven't seen my other half for 3 months now and the case officer wrote an email the other day saying that although the original letter said 3/4 months its now up to 6 months for approval...

Oh dear what if we reach the 6 month mark and she decides to postpone it even further ...

We were totally optimistic, my other half got a good job in Oz. Thinking that the longest we would be separated would be 3 months ( but surely that is the worst case scenario we thought) he headed off in May.

Before he left, being the optimists that we were , we packed up all our belongings into boxes to ship, sold the car, I moved home so that I could spend quality time with my parents before the impending emigration...and then..3 months later we are still separated and have no real idea whether and when the visa will be granted and if we will see each other in the next 6 months....6 months !! Hasn't the woman ever been in love??


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Old 08-12-2010, 01:47 AM
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To Skydancer, you sound so so sad, I am sure once you are reunited with your husband everything else like jobs and stuff will fall into place.

To all the others especially Skydancer and FrankSS I feel for you so much and if I feel this hopeless, lonely and confused after 3 months I can only imagine how horrible it is for you, after such a long period of time. The one consolation is that the pain we are feeling now is a constant reminder that we are some of the lucky ones that have found our other halves in this life. Obviously it would be so much better if we were actually with them . Good luck to you all, hopefully it won't be too much longer


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Old 08-12-2010, 05:20 PM
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hi peggy lee - we are applying for the partner visa thru the london office for my irish partner and I feel your pain. We are so ready to leave but have just been told the processing times are now 5-6 months!
We applied in April so we thought we would be in oz be now.
Anyway we were told to call back in September so we are hoping its good news.
good luck with your visa app.


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hi peggy lee - we are applying for the partner visa thru the london office for my irish partner and I feel your pain. We are so ready to leave but have just been told the processing times are now 5-6 months!
We applied in April so we thought we would be in oz be now.
Anyway we were told to call back in September so we are hoping its good news.
good luck with your visa app.

Thanks dub2oz, will be interested to hear how you get on since you guys are a month ahead of us Good luck to you too!


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Still waiting, I wish we had been better prepared for how horrible a separation would be. . Don't know how people are coping with twice this long


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Still waiting, I wish we had been better prepared for how horrible a separation would be. . Don't know how people are coping with twice this long
Just don't lay it at the feet of the CO Peggy for they can only do what policy allows them to do and have no control over numbers applying at any particular time nor any reduction in staffing numbers that may have occurred.

I've not gone delving to see if the government has reviewed their budgetted numbers for this year but even without that, they probably have the message out to just process applications at the applicable monthly rate rather than get ahead and then find that a bottleneck occurs as it did towards the end of last year and so less applications were processed for a couple of months.





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Hi Peggy Lee

Thanks for your support. It's been three months and 12 days. Being apart is not getting easier as time goes on.... we are missing each other more and more. If only we knew with certainty that his visa will be approved, then the waiting could be more bearable! Wanderer pointed out that 160,000 visas get rejected every week!!. It's scary...


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Old 08-18-2010, 12:06 AM
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Of course I don't blame the CO, Wanderer, I was being glib. I'm sure no individual CO actually delays an applicant without good reason, that would be cruel.

Ultimate optimists that we are, we thought that this timeframe confirmed by our confirmation letter, was the worst case scenario and so was unprepared for it to stretch past this and into the unknown.

I am just sharing my stress via "visa stress" ...misery loves company . Who better to vent to and to support, other than people going through similar separations ( for whatever reasons) when waiting for the approval .

I appreciate your reply Wanderer and that you highlight that this is not personal. While I know it feels personal when going through it at the time, I think most people would realise that they are just file number : REF100,001 and that the CO's are just doing their job.

Saying that, I am still looking forward to when the separation is a distant memory that I recall once in a while when the other half is driving me mad .

Until then I remain in relationship purgatory, saved only by the morning and evening skype chats!


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Old 08-18-2010, 12:47 AM
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Hi Peggy Lee

Thanks for your support. It's been three months and 12 days. Being apart is not getting easier as time goes on.... we are missing each other more and more. If only we knew with certainty that his visa will be approved, then the waiting could be more bearable! Wanderer pointed out that 160,000 visas get rejected every week!!. It's scary...
Oh dear, I wasn't even factoring in a rejection.., I think we will cross that bridge, if and when we are faced with it. I am just a few days behind you in separation, but yes even if I knew that on "this date" I would be given an answer (an approval preferably) it would be more bearable.

It is a funny situation to find oneself in alright. Everyone tells me to keep busy, but besides work,my social life has dwindled to an ethernet connection to my other half. Checking to see if he is OK and not too lonely, reassuring him that I am OK and not too lonely.

I know I will definitely appreciate him a lot more when I see him next .

Keep your head up Skydancer, I know how you feel, but I am sure it will all work out. .


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Old 08-18-2010, 01:33 AM
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Hi Peggy Lee

Thanks for your support. It's been three months and 12 days. Being apart is not getting easier as time goes on.... we are missing each other more and more. If only we knew with certainty that his visa will be approved, then the waiting could be more bearable! Wanderer pointed out that 160,000 visas get rejected every week!!. It's scary...
That's just a tad misquoting there Skydancer or at least I hope it was 160,000 p.a. that I may have posted.
That in itself is a figure quoted from an older article on an Immi report re average for four years to 2007 I think it was and I've not bothered in more recent times to see what the figure is.
And there was no split up between types of visas.

But it did emphasise the importance of having a well presented complete and accurate application for any visa.





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