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Old 11-08-2012, 10:15 PM
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Just hitting my 9 months of waiting. Planning to have the wedding three months from now and still no word. It really sucks to be from a third world country because when we first lodged our application my CO called me two weeks later and said that she was ready to grant it. However she called me two days later and said that since i am from a kenya my application has to go to an external agency for vetting. it saddens me that i have noticed that so many other people applied through the same embassy a few months after me and got their visas in just 4 or 5 months. really sucks to be from a third world country.

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Just hitting my 9 months of waiting. Planning to have the wedding three months from now and still no word. It really sucks to be from a third world country because when we first lodged our application my CO called me two weeks later and said that she was ready to grant it. However she called me two days later and said that since i am from a kenya my application has to go to an external agency for vetting. it saddens me that i have noticed that so many other people applied through the same embassy a few months after me and got their visas in just 4 or 5 months. really sucks to be from a third world country.

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You right even 10 times harder for African than other high risk country, this whole process is becoming ridiculous, especially with these increasingly long waiting time in the case of high risk countries is simply inhuman, and is certainly, absolutely not in any way fair or reasonable, hope a good news is coming before Santa!


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Gerrywins, I thought I'd let you know I'm Australian and my wife is Kenyan. We applied 1st Nov 2011 in Nairobi and we are still waiting for all the Asio security checks (whatever that means) so I recommend you don't plan any big wedding until it gets granted because these guys are slow for Kenyans. Really slow.

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Gerrywins, I thought I'd let you know I'm Australian and my wife is Kenyan. We applied 1st Nov 2011 in Nairobi and we are still waiting for all the Asio security checks (whatever that means) so I recommend you don't plan any big wedding until it gets granted because these guys are slow for Kenyans. Really slow.

I thought having lived in Germany for five years and lodging my application there would somehow help. Yes mine is with ASIO too. I wish you all the best . Has your wife been to visit since you lodged the application or are you in Kenya with her right now? Which city in Aus are you by the way? hope you dont mind my asking.

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I thought having lived in Germany for five years and lodging my application there would somehow help. Yes mine is with ASIO too. I wish you all the best . Has your wife been to visit since you lodged the application or are you in Kenya with her right now? Which city in Aus are you by the way? hope you dont mind my asking.
Because you are Kenyan the Asio checks would go through the same channels as us. We've both moved to Kenya (my wife was in USA) to wait for the visa. This was the best option for us to live together as I tried to move to USA but finding a sponsor for work was near impossible with the GFC at its height at the time. My wife has never been to Australia. We live in Mombasa for now. We plan to go to Adelaide which is home for me.

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Because you are Kenyan the Asio checks would go through the same channels as us. We've both moved to Kenya (my wife was in USA) to wait for the visa. This was the best option for us to live together as I tried to move to USA but finding a sponsor for work was near impossible with the GFC at its height at the time. My wife has never been to Australia. We live in Mombasa for now. We plan to go to Adelaide which is home for me.
It's great that you are together at least. Hopefully both our applications come through soon. I am Sydney visiting with my fiance but have to exit the country in a month. I wish you guys all the best, please keep in touch it is great to know there is another Kenyan undergoing the same thing as me.

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It's great that you are together at least. Hopefully both our applications come through soon. I am Sydney visiting with my fiance but have to exit the country in a month. I wish you guys all the best, please keep in touch it is great to know there is another Kenyan undergoing the same thing as me.
That will be heartbreaking if you have to leave (I had to leave the USA in tears so many times). Fingers crossed for you.

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Just hitting my 9 months of waiting. Planning to have the wedding three months from now and still no word. It really sucks to be from a third world country because when we first lodged our application my CO called me two weeks later and said that she was ready to grant it. However she called me two days later and said that since i am from a kenya my application has to go to an external agency for vetting. it saddens me that i have noticed that so many other people applied through the same embassy a few months after me and got their visas in just 4 or 5 months. really sucks to be from a third world country.

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It really suck!! Its in fact 20 times the trouble if you are from africa!...Our CO also sent an email to my fiancee a month saying that we had met all the requirements but only the meds that were nearly expiring so we i had to redo full exam again. Few weeks back my CO also sent me a message that she was still waiting for a reply from the HOC - that was after i wrote to ask how everything was going.

On the other hand if you look from their perspective you can see what they are trying to protect.
This WAITING game suck big time !!!


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It really suck!! Its in fact 20 times the trouble if you are from africa!...Our CO also sent an email to my fiancee a month saying that we had met all the requirements but only the meds that were nearly expiring so we i had to redo full exam again. Few weeks back my CO also sent me a message that she was still waiting for a reply from the HOC - that was after i wrote to ask how everything was going.

On the other hand if you look from their perspective you can see what they are trying to protect.
This WAITING game suck big time !!!
Glad to hear all is moving along swiftly with you. Just hit my 10th month now, I doubt my visa will be granted within 12 months. I go back to Germany in a month as my visa expires then, have started packing up for the winter. By the way what is HOC?

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Glad to hear all is moving along swiftly with you. Just hit my 10th month now, I doubt my visa will be granted within 12 months. I go back to Germany in a month as my visa expires then, have started packing up for the winter. By the way what is HOC?
HOC is the Health Operations Center that is where the medicals are processed .
Am abit worried though as we are going towards the holidays our COs might go on vacations before they even finalise our visas.

But lets keep hoping for the best


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