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Old 03-18-2015, 02:27 PM
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Lodged and Paid last week, now just updating our proof of relationship documents. Really hoping the processing times aren't 10-14 months that just feels like so far away. We're hoping to be back in Aus by October.....will be crossing my fingers and keeping an eye on how everyone else goes with their processing times......good luck everyone.
hate to rain on your parade, but I applied feb 1st, we got assigned a case officer on the 23rd feb. he rang me and told me to book my medical but not until august 24th. They have certain quotas to fill each month and its all planned well in advance. I was hoping we might jump the queue so to speak as we had already applied and been rejected a year previous, but no such luck. we have just resigned ourselves to the fact we are in ireland until november at least. i wouldnt advise booking any tickets in the hope you'll get an october grant. best of luck with it


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Hi, me and my partner applied on the 22nd December. I'm in Dublin and he's recently gone home from here back to Melbourne to work. We're only now realising how long the waiting time is.

I completed my medicals straight away (I thought I was supposed to based on something I read, but I guess that was a mistake).

I haven't had any communication from a CO so I'm surprised to see Niall above has had contact within 3 weeks from a February application.

Do most people going through London get human contact after a few weeks? We've heard nothing in 3 months, besides the initial confirmation of our application.

Thanks, good luck to you all


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I applied back in November in Dublin and got contacted within three days that my CO was assigned and to do my medicals for May. Perhaps you were not contacted because you already supplied your medicals and police check. If I were you two, I would expect to have to do them again or if not you are going to have a really small period of time within to leave Ireland and activate your visa in.

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Yeah, I guessed that, how nice (I mean, who doesn't want to be paying the Mater Private Hospital a fortune for 30 mins of work?) ... but I'm more concerned about my misunderstanding the timeframe! I really was aiming and planning for roughly 5 months.

As stupid as it is, it is nice to see other Irish people (and UK people for that matter) going through all this bureaucratic rubbish too ... ! Nothing like a wee bit of company in the depths of it. I hope the rest of you guys are at least living in the same place as your partners ... I think I should start making holiday plans ... !


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it was funny cos they emailed my old immigration agent by mistake as they were the point of contact from my last application. we did this ones ourselves. i emailed the case officer and he rang me apologising for the error. i gave my police certs from the outset and he said that it was fine and to arrange a medical for august.
if i were you id contact the london office, they usually respond after a week . if not, id book the medicals. if youre confident of your application then it shouldnt be a worry. our co said he reviewed all our docs and was happy. previously we were lacking as we had not lived together for 12 months


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My partner and I are in different countries. If you dont mind me asking, how much did your medicals cost?

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Yeah, I guessed that, how nice (I mean, who doesn't want to be paying the Mater Private Hospital a fortune for 30 mins of work?) ... but I'm more concerned about my misunderstanding the timeframe! I really was aiming and planning for roughly 5 months.

As stupid as it is, it is nice to see other Irish people (and UK people for that matter) going through all this bureaucratic rubbish too ... ! Nothing like a wee bit of company in the depths of it. I hope the rest of you guys are at least living in the same place as your partners ... I think I should start making holiday plans ... !
just re read your post. yeah, you may have to pay the mater again i reckon, although if youre good to go when you get it granted, there shouldnt be a problem. your meds and police clearance need to be valid upon entering aus.

yeah missus is here with me, we met when i was on a whv in perth 2012. its been a long road with one wasted application and about $10k i'll never see again. i moved back to perth in jan 2014 on a tourist visa so we could be together, gave up me job in the ifsc. then we arrived into ireland in june ,missus got a whv for here. it expires in june this year and she can no longer work but she's gonna stay here until we get the visa granted, bearing in mind we have to leave and re-enter to activate her tourist visa but we'll use it as an excuse for summer holiers

sorry to hear youre seperated, we had to do the long distance thing from april 2013 to jan 2014, although she did come to ireland twice for a month both times during the year. its a tough long road this viza jazz to be sure but worth it in the end no doubt


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My partner and I are in different countries. If you dont mind me asking, how much did your medicals cost?
im booked into the mater for 24 august , think its 250 yo-yos


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€275. Only a few places in the country offer the service as of recently, and if you're anywhere near Dublin, you've to go to the Mater Private.

They send the info directly to the Immigration Dept, which is handy and fast (within a week), at least. It was really straightforward and they were sound.

They also told me that less than 0.05 of applications get refused on medical grounds, so there's unlikely to be any concerns there too.


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Hi

I did my medicals in Birmingham at Spire Little Aston on March 2nd and they happily relieved me of £320. It took 7 working days for my status to be updated on line. They don't contact you again unless there is something wrong.

I believe TB is the only thing that automatically precludes you. Other illnesses are judged on a cost to treat, risk to to the public etc as I understand it.

The Dr and nurses were great. I just asked if they thought Australia would have me etc and the general response was I need to report on it properly but I can't see anything of concern.


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