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Old 03-30-2015, 05:10 PM
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If immigration find themselves with nothing to do in May I don't mind if they spend time approving my application.

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Hey all, here's hoping the July application grants start this week. I applied in September which had the 10-14 month processing time (which started on August 1? Correct me if I'm wrong). Theoretically, because June applications were granted in March, July applications should be granted in April. Does this mean that visas just won't be processed at all in May? Because the 10-14 processing time starting after August means the earliest these applicants would get their visa is June. Sorry for the long-winded post, been waiting almost 7 months and am just wondering about immi's logic about skipping an entire month (or 5, if they decide to not grant til 14 months).
People in the Berlin Embassy who have the same processing times as London are also wondering the same thing. There are people who applied in July that have been told their applications are in finalisation now. So they should most definitely be approved come April.

But you are spot on... If there is a 10-14month processing time that gives them until June at the earliest or October at the latest to start processing August applications. That is a massive gap in time where they dont appear to be doing anything?

I am hoping they keep up the current pace and process the August applications in May as a nice surprise for all the people involved (including my partner)

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I'm with you on that one as I also applied in August, so fingers crossed for us all.

I tried a cheeky assumptive email last week to try and get a better understanding than 10-14 months (I really hope I'm closer to 10). The London team gave nothing away in terms of time frames and just said they'd let me know when I needed to leave Australia if I entered on an alternate visa beforehand. The 4 months gap makes planning really difficult.


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I'm with you on that one as I also applied in August, so fingers crossed for us all.

I tried a cheeky assumptive email last week to try and get a better understanding than 10-14 months (I really hope I'm closer to 10). The London team gave nothing away in terms of time frames and just said they'd let me know when I needed to leave Australia if I entered on an alternate visa beforehand. The 4 months gap makes planning really difficult.
We also sent an email to London wmbassy and they said to us that it's a guideline/target not set in stone they could be granted before ten months if possible

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We also sent an email to London wmbassy and they said to us that it's a guideline/target not set in stone they could be granted before ten months if possible
That'd great news! Not going to get my hopes up though....

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Hopefully May could be good for us all!

I struck gold last week and landed a job (with my current employer) in Sydney which includes 457 sponsorship until my spouse visa is granted and full relocation The 457 application only takes around 6-8 weeks, so we now have a lot to sort in a very short space of time. I can picture me getting both visas on the same day!


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SKFD, be careful that you don't since the second visa granted would over-write the first one. If you get your partner visa, you should IMMEDIATELY withdraw the 457 application.

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Maggie, thanks for the heads up. Wrongly I had assumed that the permanent visa would overwrite the 457. I will ensure I withdraw the 457 immediately if I my spouse visa arrives first.


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Maggie, thanks for the heads up. Wrongly I had assumed that the permanent visa would overwrite the 457. I will ensure I withdraw the 457 immediately if I my spouse visa arrives first.
Only if the 309/100 is granted after the 457. If the 457 was still processing and the 309/100 was granted you risk the 457 overriding the 309/100.


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So Easter is finished now and everyone should be back to work at the London and Berlin embassy's.

Any news in regards to July applicants getting approvals? And obviously if anyone that applied in August (like my partner) gets any news later this month let us know.

Berlin and London embassy seem to be tied together when it comes to processing times.

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