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Good job Bradster!! I saw in another thread that Washington D.C. is slow. So it's nice to see how long "slow" is..

Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)
paper - Without Agent
Health Check Completed: January 15, 2013
Mailed Out Visa Application with FBI check: January 22, 2013
Delivery confirmation of Australian Embassy receiving application: January 24, 2012

Still waiting on CO! (I'm learning on how to be more patient!)

Tiffiny
(I'm a Missourian)
 

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made a few Changes to Show some statistics that might be interesting LOL, I was bored again

Also cleaned up some dates that where entered in the wrong format somehow when I copied n pasted them
 

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made a few Changes to Show some statistics that might be interesting LOL, I was bored again

Also cleaned up some dates that where entered in the wrong format somehow when I copied n pasted them
Date format :confused: another of those annoying little differences....

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Heres my details,

Lodged 4/10/12 Acknowledge 4/13/12 Front loaded with all police checks medical checks were down sometime in May, and as of now Its just past 10 months.

There hasn't been any contact from the CO at all.
 

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haha, sorry. Silly me must of misread it in the middle of the night.

I pretty concerned about the fact that State/FBI checks are gonna run out and theres no way to get new ones as shes not a resident of the US anymore.
 

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Might just have to get new ones from where you are now... They usually want current ones from whereever your living

This is NOT Immigration advise, just personal comments
 

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Hi Everyone

I have finally lodged the Partner Temporary Offshore Visa (Subclass 309 & 100) for my wife. I am the sponsor (AU resident) currently residing in US. We lodged the application on 7th February 2013 but still haven't received the acknowledgement email from the Washington embassy, however the credit card has already been charged. Its been almost been 1 month since the lodgement date but we still haven't received the acknowledgement email, is this normal?

I would like to hear from others who have applied from US for the same visa class or similar during this timeframe, who are still waiting on the acknowledgement email or have received already received the email.

Cheers.
 

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I got mine within a week of sending the documents, but I'm on a PMV 300 visa which may or may not be handled by different case officers. In any case, good luck!
 

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I recieved my confirmation within a week as well , ide call the americas service line and confirm they have your proper contact information
 

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I called up twice, the first time when I called up they said I was within the timeline and I should receive it in a day or two. The second time when I called up was after the 1-2 day time period, they said it takes 1-2 weeks after the the application is registered, now even the 2 week period has passed but still no email. However they did give me the registration number. But they also mentioned that you had called up couple of days ago inquiring for the same thing, hence I am sceptical about calling again and again, don't want to piss them off. I checked the copy of forms that I had sent and email address is correct. Now I am thinking of calling them up after the 1 month mark (mid March). Its so frustrating. Is it true that the processing at Washington has slowed down?
 

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Is it true that the processing at Washington has slowed down?
I think without a doubt this is true. From what I can tell, the last visa granted out of that office for 300/309s was January 10th. Almost two months ago. And if you go back through this thread, visas were granted at a much more steady and regular pace in 2012.

You'll find in dealing with the call center what most of us already know: They aren't helpful. In fact, they can often be unhelpful and give contradictory advice sometimes. They can be rude (depending on who you talk to), they will be short with you, they will be even more vague than the DIAC, and yes, they will make you feel like you're pestering them.

I've stopped calling them altogether because I'm always left feeling more confused than I was before. I would try the automated email inquiry thing on the DIAC website. That's usually more helpful, but even then sometimes they just flat out ignore you.

Good luck and welcome to our world ;).
 
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