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Thank you Rhirhi and CollegeGirl!! :):)
I can´t believe how exhausted I am from today,lol..And my jaws are stuck in a big smiling expression :D:D:D
Just booked the flight,leaving on sunday evening..whooohoo!!!!:p

PS What on earth do you buy for an aussie bloke who turns 50??
Maybe I´ll just wrap a red ribbon around myself...hahahaha
Needless to say,he´s superexcited I´m coming home!!
And I bet our precious dog will pee all over me out of excitement:p
 

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I think you are going to be the BEST gift he could have EVER gotten. :) :) :)
 
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Hello everybody!

I have been reading this forum from time to time and now decided to join:) I sent my Partner visa application on the 6th of May to Berlin, according to the tracking number the Embassy received my application on the 9th of May and the application fee was withdrawn from my bank account a few days later...After that I have not heard anything at all...no CO assigned...absolutely nothing. Is it a typical procedure or maybe I should have heard something from Berlin by now? I am totally aware of their long processing time but still I have seen other applicant's time lines where CO was assigned pretty quickly after lodging the application. So makes me wonder:)

Best of luck to everybody, to those who have already been granted their visa and those who are still waiting:)
 

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Hello everybody!

I have been reading this forum from time to time and now decided to join:) I sent my Partner visa application on the 6th of May to Berlin, according to the tracking number the Embassy received my application on the 9th of May and the application fee was withdrawn from my bank account a few days later...After that I have not heard anything at all...no CO assigned...absolutely nothing. Is it a typical procedure or maybe I should have heard something from Berlin by now? I am totally aware of their long processing time but still I have seen other applicant's time lines where CO was assigned pretty quickly after lodging the application. So makes me wonder:)

Best of luck to everybody, to those who have already been granted their visa and those who are still waiting:)
Hi Lilia, welcome to the Berlin thread. To be honest, it really varies. Some people are assigned a CO right away, while some are not told anything about their CO until they actually decide to call the embassy and ask. I for example was not assigned a CO for two weeks after cash was withdrawn from my account. It was only until I called them that they told me "ohh your CO is so and so and she/he should have contacted you about it". I suggest you wait a few more days, then call them and ask who your CO is. I hope you get JK, she is really nice :). Speedy grant to you :)
 

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I just recieved an email from MR, They need further information before finalising My son's medicals (reports from specialist and school principal) :( Which i'm already working on called his school and specialist (which he doesnt go to anymore for the past 1.5 yr) They agreed to write reports.

I'm so stressed at the moment and so scared that this will stand in the way of getting a visa. He is a normal 10 yr old boy with adhd and minor learning difficulties. :(
 

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Yesterday I wrote my post here and today a CO was assigned:)) Maybe they are reading this forum, who knows:)))

My CO is MB. Anyone had him?:)
MB is my CO. I have lodged a visa 309 on the 18th of april and got him assigned on the 7th of may, he asked medicals. He should have received it by now. No other contacts till now.
I can't tell you anything more, we are on the same boat!
ciao!
 

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I just recieved an email from MR, They need further information before finalising My son's medicals (reports from specialist and school principal) :( Which i'm already working on called his school and specialist (which he doesnt go to anymore for the past 1.5 yr) They agreed to write reports.

I'm so stressed at the moment and so scared that this will stand in the way of getting a visa. He is a normal 10 yr old boy with adhd and minor learning difficulties. :(
Don't worry. They probably need to ask you that. It means that they are working on your case. Everything will be fine and you'll soon receive your visas.
 

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Marjan,try not to stress yourself too much.
I´m sure it will be fine! Lots of children (and adults) are diagnosed with ADHD these days.It shouldn´t be considered a big deal.
I´m pretty sure it´s basically procedure to get written reports with any kind of diagnose.
I had to get a statement from the specialist who performed surgery on my lower back.I was born with spondylolistes.
I brought it with me to the medical exam.After that no questions asked what so ever.
So just relax and take it easy,I´m sure everything will be ok! xoxoxo
 

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:confused: Hi everyone, I need your help to understand this. Today I received back from berlin embassy a part of my evidence relationship (print out of mailbox, wedding invitations and cards, wedding expenses, lease, boarding pass of joint trips), our passport photos and my cover letter plus the index of various sections. They kept very few things, probably the essential ones.
But believe me, for a moment I thought they gave us back all that because they rejected my visa!! :eek:
 

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:confused: Hi everyone, I need your help to understand this. Today I received back from berlin embassy a part of my evidence relationship (print out of mailbox, wedding invitations and cards, wedding expenses, lease, boarding pass of joint trips), our passport photos and my cover letter plus the index of various sections. They kept very few things, probably the essential ones.
But believe me, for a moment I thought they gave us back all that because they rejected my visa!! :eek:
I have heard from other people that its a standard procedure, they normally return stuff they don't need anymore. And I think it means that your CO has everything he needs to be able to grant your visa :)
 

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:confused: Hi everyone, I need your help to understand this. Today I received back from berlin embassy a part of my evidence relationship (print out of mailbox, wedding invitations and cards, wedding expenses, lease, boarding pass of joint trips), our passport photos and my cover letter plus the index of various sections. They kept very few things, probably the essential ones.
But believe me, for a moment I thought they gave us back all that because they rejected my visa!! :eek:
Sounds like they´re done assessing your case.
Hopefully next time you hear from them will be when your visa is ready to be finalized:)
 

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Hi Berlin folks! Img68 said in another thread that the Berlin office's website explicitly states that they don't want you to submit Form 888s to them until they ask for them. Just curious - was that what the rest of you experienced too? I'm curious, because this is the first I've heard of having to wait to submit a Form 888 in any country.
 

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Hi Berlin folks! Img68 said in another thread that the Berlin office's website explicitly states that they don't want you to submit Form 888s to them until they ask for them. Just curious - was that what the rest of you experienced too? I'm curious, because this is the first I've heard of having to wait to submit a Form 888 in any country.
Hi CG! Definitely sounds like a mix up to me. Must mean form 80,and that´s how I remember it.
I still sent in mine but I´ve been a tad bit worried about the fact that I didn´t remember the dates of when and where I worked after school etc.
They ask for year and month.I just played it by memory but if he had checked I´m sure more than 50% of it would´ve been inaccurate.
Still got my visa though so I don´t think people need to stress too much over things.Depending on what kind of jobs they had,high risk or low risk.
But going back to form 80 and 888,I´m sure they mean form 80 is not to be sent in until required from the CO.
Delaying the 888´s would mean delaying the assessment of applications and makes no sense to me :)
 

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Hi Berlin folks! Img68 said in another thread that the Berlin office's website explicitly states that they don't want you to submit Form 888s to them until they ask for them. Just curious - was that what the rest of you experienced too? I'm curious, because this is the first I've heard of having to wait to submit a Form 888 in any country.
It says on the Embassy's home page about Form 888: "Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application. "

We did not provide any and I was not asked for it so far, only for the Medicals which I am trying to arrange now...But again I lodged my application not so long ago, so maybe they will ask for it later...
 

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I have to say i didn't see that 'important notice' but Lilia is right.
It's not on the home page but on the "relationship evidence -De Facto partners" page.
it reads:

( ) Form 888 - Statutory Declarations
Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless
asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application.


http://www.germany.embassy.gov.au/beln/DeFacto_en.html

Shocked! it hardly seems like a complete application without any stat decs.... maybe this is one of the areas on the website that needs to be updated. Last time when i called to ask about "decision ready" applications she said not to and that it was something on the IMMI website that needs to be changed so maybe this is the same...

I think i'll be calling before we submit to be sure..
 

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I have to say i didn't see that 'important notice' but Lilia is right.
It's not on the home page but on the "relationship evidence -De Facto partners" page.
it reads:

( ) Form 888 - Statutory Declarations
Please do not provide Statutory Declarations to our office unless
asked to do so by your case officer after lodgement of your application.


Partner Checklist - Relationship De Facto - Australian Embassy

Shocked! it hardly seems like a complete application without any stat decs.... maybe this is one of the areas on the website that needs to be updated. Last time when i called to ask about "decision ready" applications she said not to and that it was something on the IMMI website that needs to be changed so maybe this is the same...

I think i'll be calling before we submit to be sure..
Actually it says the same on the "RELATIONSHIP EVIDENCE - MARRIED PARTNERS (Subclass 309/100)"....
 
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