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Old 09-13-2010, 12:36 AM
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Thank you dear Chrissie! Wish you all the best and quickly :-)

Dear Trissher, hang in there. Your chances of getting your hubby's visa approved are extremely high! People that are "faking" their marriage, wouldn't bother going to a second hearing and your emotional reaction when you were interviewed would give even more support to your truthfulness. Hope you will get your positive answer real soon :-)


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Thank you dear Chrissie! Wish you all the best and quickly :-)

Dear Trissher, hang in there. Your chances of getting your hubby's visa approved are extremely high! People that are "faking" their marriage, wouldn't bother going to a second hearing and your emotional reaction when you were interviewed would give even more support to your truthfulness. Hope you will get your positive answer real soon :-)
thankyou for your encouraging words skydancer you made me smile


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Old 09-23-2010, 12:25 PM
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Congratulations FrankSS !

Great to hear that your wife's visa has been granted...... now you can relax and de-stress

I'm sooo happy for both of you Cheers and here's to your new life together

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One of the things that worked for me through the most stressful times or when I could not talk to my wife (due to work etc) was to write it down in a diary. Get my feelings out. It feels much better when you do this. Or write a letter to your spouse telling them how you feel, email or send it to them.

Every case is different, that is the one thing I do know in all this, and the other thing is that yes, times overall have been extended this year. We were told by our CO and in writing that ours would be "an average of 20 weeks" then this was changed to "could be up to 6 months".

All of us who chosen an international relationship have to deal with immigration issues, no doubt. Refusing to let it get us down is up to us. When we worry about "will it be rejected, how long will it take" etc this process only drains us emotionally and does not actually change the situation. Every relationship is different too, so find a way to develop your relationship that works for you, and like I said, a diary can help alot. Bottled up feelings always lead to trouble in a relationship, so getting them out helps.


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Old 10-10-2010, 12:57 PM
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May I ask if an application is awaiting a final decision, does that mean that there isn't long to go now (i.e within a week or few)? Just curious because I have received this meesage from my CO last week. I am curious about the context of this message. I have my application currently lodged thru the embassy in Cairo.

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Old 10-10-2010, 01:53 PM
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May I ask if an application is awaiting a final decision, does that mean that there isn't long to go now (i.e within a week or few)? Just curious because I have received this meesage from my CO last week. I am curious about the context of this message. I have my application currently lodged thru the embassy in Cairo.

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If they mean all the required information is to hand for the final decision to be made, I'd take that as a positive sign at least Rio and a poster recently had similar advice re a partner visa being applied for in Asia and the granting came through within a few weeks.
So keep the fingers crossed and perhaps it's sitting in a pile waiting for review by someone senior and a final stamp of approval.





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Old 10-11-2010, 06:09 AM
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If they mean all the required information is to hand for the final decision to be made, I'd take that as a positive sign at least Rio and a poster recently had similar advice re a partner visa being applied for in Asia and the granting came through within a few weeks.
So keep the fingers crossed and perhaps it's sitting in a pile waiting for review by someone senior and a final stamp of approval.
Thanks Wanderer. I guess I'm a little impatient that's all. I tend to analyse all the info sent to me and try and make sense of it. I'm just hoping for that stamp of approval.

Really apppreciate it.

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I hope you don’t mind but I saw this thread and felt like finally there are people who understand what we are going through.

My partner and I have had our application in for over 3 months now through the high commission in Canada. I had to return home to Australia after taking a month off to be with her prior to lodging the application. Since that time for three months we have kept in contact with each other every morning and night via SKYPE. This has bought some comfort as the first thing I want to see every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to bed is her smiling face as well as share my day and laugh with her.

It seems however the longer this process continues the harder it is to cope. I have my days where I think I am handling the separation well. I find when I am busy at work I don’t have much of a chance to think about how much I am missing her. It’s not till I walk through the door at our house in Australia that the emptiness of both the house and my soul hit home.

I try to be social with friends however when I am with them my mind is wishing that she is here to share the experiences rather than hearing about them over the computer. There are times when it all gets too much and I find myself withdrawn even to the point if I stop being busy I find myself spontaneously ending up in tears.

I find the hardest part (apart from not having my partner with me) is not knowing if or when this process will be over. It has now been 3 months and 1 week since we lodged our application. All we have heard since that process is that they received our application and average processing times are 5 months. In addition the letter basically stated don’t bother contacting us we will contact you if they need anything else.

We submitted all the medicals, fingerprints and police checks (including those from the RCMP) and a very detailed amount of paperwork supporting each criteria. It is even Anally organised with indexes etc to make their life easier when going through the paperwork. My question is... “What if they don’t need anything from us? Do we not hear from anyone till they decide to grant or decline the visa?” I feel that we are in a situation of fear of power. I feel we are constantly thinking let’s not do anything to make them upset or delay our application further.

Not knowing is hard. The not knowing if someone has even looked at it, started to process it or even is there anything we missed is taking its toll. Stress is not good for anyone and usually I am not one to stress however the longer this situation continues the more I find myself getting ill.

I apologise for the long ramble but I just needed to vent to someone who understands and does not give the condescending statement... suck it up. Just keep yourself buy and you will be fine.

I am pleased to see that some people are now finishing the long process and congratulations for making it through. I just hope that we hear something sooner rather than later.

Audrey


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