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Old 11-25-2013, 09:31 AM
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I submitted my visa almost 4 weeks ago to the London embassy and still haven't heard anything. I've seen posts on here where people have said that you should receive an email 2 weeks after they receive your application.
I also saw a post saying that Australia House have emailed all applicants informing them that processing times are going to go through the roof, however I also haven't received this.
The money was taken from my bank account two days after sending so I know they've received it.
Has anyone applied recently and know whether I should have heard something by now, or know how long the wait may be? Should I call the embassy to ask for an update?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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I heard from them exactly two weeks after the payment was taken. It can't hurt to call and ask them if they have it all as you didn't get any acknowledgement. I'm sure you have, but check your junk mail, I almost deleted my confirmation email as I thought it was junk lol

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Hey, I applied in May and received a case officer the following week. I also follow a thread on London processing times on the poms in oz forum and recent applicants have been waiting as long as six weeks so I wouldn't worry about it. This still counts towards your processing time. Where did you hear times are going through the roof? Don't like the sound of that!


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Hi all

I submitted my visa almost 4 weeks ago to the London embassy and still haven't heard anything. I've seen posts on here where people have said that you should receive an email 2 weeks after they receive your application.
I also saw a post saying that Australia House have emailed all applicants informing them that processing times are going to go through the roof, however I also haven't received this.
The money was taken from my bank account two days after sending so I know they've received it.
Has anyone applied recently and know whether I should have heard something by now, or know how long the wait may be? Should I call the embassy to ask for an update?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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We applied on 10 May 2013 through the London embassy, received a CO about 2 weeks later and are still waiting. Times going through the roof? Well they've already gone through the roof! Mind it's only 7 months so hopefully soon.


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We received acknowlegement letter about 5 weeks after sending application. They took money out 2 days after they received it

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Thank you for your quick replies! I feel slightly better now I'm not the only one waiting more than two weeks. Every time I get an email my heart skips a beat!

I read a post about processing times going through the roof here: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...australia.html

Thanks again!


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5 weeks today since my application was received & the money taken out.

I'm expecting a wait of about 6 weeks, so not worried yet (on the edge, yes, but not worried...).

My email app "pings" every time I get an e-mail & every time I hope it's from Immi.... :P

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Ok, after whining about not having a CO, I just got one assigned!

5 weeks + 1 day after my application was received, I just got an email from my CO, outlining the process that lies ahead.

I was asked to provide the medical & police checks only after 4 months.

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Thank you for your quick replies! I feel slightly better now I'm not the only one waiting more than two weeks. Every time I get an email my heart skips a beat!

I read a post about processing times going through the roof here: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...australia.html

Thanks again!
I also applied in June and didn't get that notification. Hopefully it's only for new applications. We are hoping for a visa in Feb/March, so would be disappointing to find we have to wait further. I don't want to go to have to go over on a holiday style visa.

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Congrats! What processing time did they give you? I was estimated 8-9 like most people in May...interested to know if that has increased if the wait is supposedly going through the roof! I think they previously advised people to wait three months before doing medical.

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Ok, after whining about not having a CO, I just got one assigned!

5 weeks + 1 day after my application was received, I just got an email from my CO, outlining the process that lies ahead.

I was asked to provide the medical & police checks only after 4 months.

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