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  1. carolannbavage
    03-28-2014 08:46 PM - permalink
    Hi Erin,

    The average time is 8-9 months, your visa should be just around the corner unless there has been any problems with the medicals or police clearance. Remember the more countries that you have to get police clearance from the longer the process!

    Im currently 6 months pregnant and as soon as we found out we advised the case officer of my due date and last possible travel date just so she was aware. But that didnt affect the decision time i dont think. Our case was very simple (married for 7 years with a 3 year old child) no medical or criminal history of any sort, huge amounts of documentation. If the Case officer said April I would suggest giving it a week and then emailing- perhaps explain that you need to go to Oz in May for your mother and will the visa be ready - if not are tourist visas acceptable? This may prompt the CO to just grant the visa if it isnt already granted.

    Good Luck!
  2. erindave
    03-28-2014 07:55 AM - permalink
    Hi Carolann

    Congratulations on getting the visa approved!

    My partner and I applied on the 2nd of July from the London office and are still waiting for any sign of a date. We completed the medicals and police clearances in October.

    Our case officer isn't very open with us, in her last email she politely told us that there was no point contacting her again until after April as she won't know anything before then.

    Were you given much notice of when your visa was going to be approved? I've read in different forums that people get given some indication that they are in some final queue.

    I can't wait to hear something, I want to be back in Sydney for my mum's birthday in May but I have no idea if that is going to be possible..

    Enjoy your time in Oz when you get there!


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