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Hey everyone,
I know this has been discussed before, but my targeted searched arent working, probably my fault. apologies.

I received a message from a CO about providing new documents. The letter said I need to "respond in writing within 28 days to the contact details provided below".
The only contact details are a footer in the letter. it lists the website to make enquiries or complaints. and when I follow the prompts there is no place to submit anything related to my visa. Can I reply to the email from CO directly from gmail? It seems to be a generic email address, not specific to a person, just the department.
Ive uploaded the requested documents, medical appointment letter, AFP and state check. but it says in need to respond in writing.

any help would be awesome!! thanks
 

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What's in the subject line of the email you were sent? Does it have a number and some letters? Like BCC2018/1234567 or something?

I would just email the generic email address with that number in the subject line as I believe it refers to your case specifically.

That's what I did after uploading my itinerary to my immi account. I just responded to the generic email given for the US embassy in DC (as that's what was in my email) and used that number in the subject line. "RE: BCC2018/1234567" type thing.
 

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What's in the subject line of the email you were sent? Does it have a number and some letters? Like BCC2018/1234567 or something?

I would just email the generic email address with that number in the subject line as I believe it refers to your case specifically.

That's what I did after uploading my itinerary to my immi account. I just responded to the generic email given for the US embassy in DC (as that's what was in my email) and used that number in the subject line. "RE: BCC2018/1234567" type thing.
thanks!
yes it does have the number in it!
 

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Hey everyone,
I know this has been discussed before, but my targeted searched arent working, probably my fault. apologies.

I received a message from a CO about providing new documents. The letter said I need to "respond in writing within 28 days to the contact details provided below".
The only contact details are a footer in the letter. it lists the website to make enquiries or complaints. and when I follow the prompts there is no place to submit anything related to my visa. Can I reply to the email from CO directly from gmail? It seems to be a generic email address, not specific to a person, just the department.
Ive uploaded the requested documents, medical appointment letter, AFP and state check. but it says in need to respond in writing.

any help would be awesome!! thanks
Hi,

We have recently been asked for further documents and having a a belt & braces attitude to dealing with bureaucracy (I guess belt & suspenders if you're from the USA, but that sounds weird!), I emailed the address provided in the email with attachments, and also uploaded the requested documents to our ImmiAccount.

I received an auto reply, which among other things, cautioned us not to provide attachments in emails to the department, but instead to upload them to the ImmiAccount.

I have continued to provide updates and an expected timeline by email, as 2 of the documents requested are police checks from overseas and were expected to take longer than 28 days to obtain.

Not sure how it works if you lodged a paper application or whether paper applications get treated differently after lodgement.

Hope that helps
 

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Hi,

We have recently been asked for further documents and having a a belt & braces attitude to dealing with bureaucracy (I guess belt & suspenders if you're from the USA, but that sounds weird!), I emailed the address provided in the email with attachments, and also uploaded the requested documents to our ImmiAccount.

I received an auto reply, which among other things, cautioned us not to provide attachments in emails to the department, but instead to upload them to the ImmiAccount.

I have continued to provide updates and an expected timeline by email, as 2 of the documents requested are police checks from overseas and were expected to take longer than 28 days to obtain.

Not sure how it works if you lodged a paper application or whether paper applications get treated differently after lodgement.

Hope that helps
Thanks,
We lodged our application online, but the email is vague about contact. I really didnt want to call about it.
The letter attachment to the email said putting the requested documents in the email would increase (?!?) the wait time for whatever reason.

Hopefully quick turnaround. Little depressing seeing all these applications from other countries being processed in 1/4 of the time it takes out of the DC office.
 

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Not that long ago, the DC office used to be one of the faster ones. My partner visa took around 3 months to process. Interestingly enough, things really started slowing down around 2017...
 
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