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Old 03-03-2018, 01:25 PM
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My application status has changed to 'Further assessment' but nothing else has been requested. Anyone else?


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mine too lol. i think a few peoples apps r the same..... almost there!!


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They're just messing with our heads!


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Mines changed to further assessment too! Thought it meant I was just about to get an answer but seems everyone has this after they submit there further information.

I submitted my requests for information and police checks etc on 25th Feb so just over a week ago! Hoping Iím not in the waiting boat for long! Heard some wait 10 mins and some are still waiting months in! I get nervous every time my phone gets an email. Do people usually wait a very long time when being assessed from the London office?


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Hi all,we have applied for my husbands 309 visa on 18th December 2017. We have been married 3 years this April, and have a 2 year old and a 5 week old. Both children are in the process of getting citizenship by descent via myself. I have seen lots of people getting quick visa grants, congrats all. Our application status is still just 'received' with an estimated 11-15 month wait and says our application has been placed in a queue from lodgement date. But I've seen people who lodged theirs only this year and already had grants. It seems ours hasn't even been looked at yet. We uploaded everything necessary apart from police checks and health check. Anyone else as frustrated as I am?! (I know it's only been three months)


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It appears to be very hit and miss I'm afraid, there doesn't seem to any rhyme or reason to it!


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Hi all,we have applied for my husbands 309 visa on 18th December 2017. We have been married 3 years this April, and have a 2 year old and a 5 week old. Both children are in the process of getting citizenship by descent via myself. I have seen lots of people getting quick visa grants, congrats all. Our application status is still just 'received' with an estimated 11-15 month wait and says our application has been placed in a queue from lodgement date. But I've seen people who lodged theirs only this year and already had grants. It seems ours hasn't even been looked at yet. We uploaded everything necessary apart from police checks and health check. Anyone else as frustrated as I am?! (I know it's only been three months)
Longer history unfortunately means the decision maker has to spend longer reviewing the evidence supplied, which makes it more complex and thus takes longer... same situation for us - we'd have been better off applying through the 300 PMV stream some years ago even with less evidence.

In this case forgiveness is not easier than permission. A comparison image from 2016 provides some contrast to 2018.
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Hi all

Just wanted to let you know I got my visa grant today. 309 and 100 granted at the same time.

Applied offshore in London October 2017 (using an agent), heard nothing until January asking for police checks and medicals. These were submitted a week later. Heard nothing back after that.

I have been staying with my partner in Australia. This morning I left Aus for NZ for a holiday, and had the email with visa grant this evening.

Total time = 4.5 months.

Best of luck to everyone still waiting.

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Hi all

Just wanted to let you know I got my visa grant today. 309 and 100 granted at the same time.

Applied offshore in London October 2017 (using an agent), heard nothing until January asking for police checks and medicals. These were submitted a week later. Heard nothing back after that.

I have been staying with my partner in Australia. This morning I left Aus for NZ for a holiday, and had the email with visa grant this evening.

Total time = 4.5 months.

Best of luck to everyone still waiting.

Shosh
Congratulations!
It would be great if you were able to obtain some feedback on why this was processed so quickly and if there's anything we can learn from it.

And in particular the grant of 100 at the same time as many folks are being denied thus even after 10+ years of marriage


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My daughters citizenship by descent application was finalised today! After 1.5 months even though they predicted a 4-6 month wait. It's a completely different department I know, but could this mean hope for our visa?


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