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Old 09-17-2015, 09:13 PM
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Hi all, just got my police checks back, I can't see where to upload them can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thanks very much
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It's under Next steps: Character, Evidence of-

Hope this helps,

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Anyone seen any November approvals lately? We are 10 months on the 1st December.


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Been a wee bit quiet here the last few weeks, anyone get their visa recently? Is it still looking like close to 10months?


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Hi Everyone, My PMV grant came through today 22nd September 2015. My visa was lodged on November 11th 2014. So 10.5 months approx.

I front loaded my police checks and medical . I had next to no contact from my C/O apart from a curt response not to contact her directly. I sent 3 emails in 10 months the final one a few weeks ago asking if I needed to get my checks done again as they were about to run out.

It's probably over simplistic to say but my own experience here seems to add weight to the fact that if you hear nothing from them then it does not mean anything is wrong.

I marry my beautiful Aussie girl on Dec 5th

Good luck everyone that's waiting for
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Great news Dave, all the best for you.


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Hi Everyone, My PMV grant came through today 22nd September 2015. My visa was lodged on November 11th 2014. So 10.5 months approx.

I front loaded my police checks and medical . I had next to no contact from my C/O apart from a curt response not to contact her directly. I sent 3 emails in 10 months the final one a few weeks ago asking if I needed to get my checks done again as they were about to run out.

It's probably over simplistic to say but my own experience here seems to add weight to the fact that if you hear nothing from them then it does not mean anything is wrong.

I marry my beautiful Aussie girl on Dec 5th

Good luck everyone that's waiting for
their grant letters

Regards,

Dave
Congratulations and thanks for letting us know. It's so lovely to see other people are getting their visas and makes me hopeful that we'll be soon! All the best!

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Thanks guys, I know how difficult the waiting is for everyone . I wish you all well with your applications . Stay positive and I'm sure all will be successful . From my own investigations very few applications get rejected .
Good luck and thanks again
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Hi everyone!

Playing the waiting game too, just reading through everyone's experiences to try and get an idea of timelines.

We applied for my husband's visa in Jan 2015 and were quickly told we satisfied everything but asked by our CO to wait until July 28th for health and police checks. They are all now submitted (Bermuda police check took 2 months!).

It seems most people getting there visas approved around now applied in Nov 2014, so I'm assuming we probably won't get a decision before Nov this year, as we are 2 months behind those being a approved now.

Does that seem about right for those who know a bit more about how these things work?

My only other question is how do people contact their London COs directly? The emails say to use an online form, but the response we get is not from our CO and doesn't actually answer our questions just gives a standardised response about waiting times. Is there a way to speak to them or email them directly?

All help and advice much appreciated!!


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Hi everyone!

Playing the waiting game too, just reading through everyone's experiences to try and get an idea of timelines.

We applied for my husband's visa in Jan 2015 and were quickly told we satisfied everything but asked by our CO to wait until July 28th for health and police checks. They are all now submitted (Bermuda police check took 2 months!).

It seems most people getting their visas approved around now applied in Nov 2014, so I'm assuming we probably won't get a decision before Nov this year, as we are 2 months behind those being a approved now.

Does that seem about right for those who know a bit more about how these things work?

My only other question is how do people contact their London COs directly? The emails say to use an online form, but the response we get is not from our CO and doesn't actually answer our questions just gives a standardised response about waiting times. Is there a way to speak to them or email them directly?

All help and advice much appreciated!!
In terms of processing, each case seems to be different. But if you have a fairly straight forward case, (as in no unexplained time apart, been together over 12 months etc) then I would say you're looking at Nov. 10 months seems to be the time.

We have been in a little bit of contact, just to let them know when we move around etc, and all of it has been with a third party, and not our CO. From what I can tell, the least amount of contact you have with your CO directly, the better. I think the reason they have you speak to a third person is so the CO can just do their thing and process visas.

I guess the idea is that should anything serious come up, the third person can notify the CO, but i gather most of the contact isn't serious so they get someone to just deal with emails.


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Thanks for your reply. We have no complications, been together 6 years, no gaps, married, lived together 5 years. Here's hoping it all goes through in Nov.

The only thing we really want conformation on is the medical. The clinic have sent the results and shows one medical as submitted but the results haven't appeared on immi yet and it's been a few weeks now. When I asked via the online form that was the one but they didn't reply to... Frustrating....

Well back to the waiting game. Fingers crossed!


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