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Old 11-14-2012, 10:14 PM
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Hey punkazz

Thanks for that! Wow 7 months wait for the CO, when did you aply?? was it through the Akl office too?

At least they granted it pretty much straight after is was assigned! what sorts of bits and pieces were you requested..?

And may I ask, when did u do your medical? My agent has told me to wait until my CO requests it, so hopefully not too much longer...!

Yeah you are defo right, best to aim for the maximum waiting time so Im not disappointed! Easier said then done though!!

As much as I try not to I find myself checking emails and following blogs/ forum threads on an almost daily basis! Sure this isnt healthy but the wait is starting to get to me!!

We have decided we would really love to be in oz for march so contemplating entering on a tourist visa, if my 309 has not been granted by then!!

Do you know much about this? can it be done even if I have a visa application pending??

Thanks again for your thoughts / advice
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Yeah 7 months logged at Auck office in Jan '12. Very very busy, big backlogs. No different than anywhere else really!
I frontloaded our app - which means everything was included. Full medicals etc. The only thing I didnt supply was an Aussie police check (which according to official visa advice, it wasnt required if ud spent <12 months in Aus. I'd only been there 10, so didnt supply it). The still asked for it anyway. That took a month to be processed, big backlogs at the AFP also.

Medicals cost a lot, so its understandable to wait until requested. However, if you have any qualms about longer waiting times, I would do them now. Its done, its out the way and if they want them, they are there instantly. Where are you based right now? Some doctors keep your medical results electronically, therefore you will not have to faff around sending them in the post running the risk of them going missing. The surgery takes care of all of that.

Dont put any dates on when you think it will come thru, I did, and was just continually disappointed. It will come, honestly. Enjoy your experience in NZ and make the most of it. Im sad that I seemed to lived a bit of a half-life over there, checking the timeline forums/postbox everyday and getting depressed about how we were in 'life-limbo'. It controlled me too much and made me so resentful towards the Australian Government!

Yes you can go over on a tourist visa, but only under the conditions that you are ACTUALLY travelling. If they think for a second that you are there to live as a resident (but not work, of course) then they will decline your app. My friend did it, 6 months she didnt work and absolutely hated it and it was the worst move ever. Think carefully. Ur better being in NZ, earning money that will eventually build your lovely new life in Aus!

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Hey Punkazz,

Sorry for the late reply.. been mega busy!! But thanks for all the advice, it is defo worth thinking about.

I still havent made up my mind whether or not I will go to Oz on a tourist visa in Feb, I spoke to my Agent who assured me I can do this but there may not been much point as I am likely to be granted by the middle of march at the latest! In two minds though, as my WHV expires the 3rd of March and dont really fancy staying here without being able to work....so would much rather be a tourist in Oz than NZ!!

But on the plus side we have had an update, our CO has been assigned, gone through our evidence and is just asking that we get my medical done, so have booked it in for tomorrow! YAY! According to our agent this is usually the final stage of the process so fingers crossed we get a speedy 2 week turnaround like you guys did!!

Crazy that its only been 4 and a half months to get where we are now, hope we really are nearing the end of this horrid waiting game!

We have taken your advice though and are just enjoying being here, and trying our hardest to not put a date on when we hope it to be granted, and have also tried to avoided checking emails and forums every day!!

Hope all is well with you down under..? Living the dream!??


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Old 12-02-2012, 06:45 AM
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Woo good news people.... I have the visa!

Got the great news last week and am still celebrating! So happy! The total waiting time for our application is just under 5months!

Was a lot sooner than we were expecting so especially happy!! Now to get over there and get job hunting a new home.... Exciting times!!!


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Old 12-07-2012, 03:52 AM
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Woo good news people.... I have the visa!

Got the great news last week and am still celebrating! So happy! The total waiting time for our application is just under 5months!

Was a lot sooner than we were expecting so especially happy!! Now to get over there and get job hunting a new home.... Exciting times!!!
We also applied at Auckland 2 weeks after you aussiebrit, and a CO was assigned yesterday. We had frontloaded absolutely everything so her email just said it was ready to be granted.

Because we live in Oz my partner has to fly to NZ for the visa to be granted and the email from the CO had no information about how long he should be there for (plus the 3 hour time difference means communication is difficult).

Being just before Christmas and the busiest time of year for tradies, my partner cannot afford to take a week off work so we gambled that the CO would grant the visa straight away and booked flights just for the one day (Monday) and then we wrote a sweet email to the CO outlining out situation.

And she wrote back this morning saying that was fine, she would have it done Monday and she is happy for him to catch the first flight out of Auckland Tuesday!

We are very impressed! It is good to know there is still one super efficient person working for the government!

So by Monday the whole thing will have taken 2 days shy of 5 months - one month faster then we expected!


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Processing times can also vary between offices. When we accept your application, we will either give you a decision, or tell you within 14 days, how long the processing time is predicted to be...


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These were agreed orally although there was some flexibility and the only written risk limits were at a “very high level” within the bank, the court was told...


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I thought I would bring this thread back to the top because I am intereasted to see if anyone has applied recently for a PMV at the Auckland office.

Thanks

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I have just applied for a 309 Visa and was wondering if anyone else here has done the same recently and have any ideas as to the current processing time at the Auckland office? Thank you.


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Old 10-03-2013, 07:39 AM
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Hey guys,
I submitted my 309 in 2nd July 2013 - Case Officer hasnt been assigned yet. Any ideas how long it will take?


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