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Old 04-26-2016, 10:19 AM
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Congratulations on your visa - so, so quick! I'm a little jealous as we're almost at the 7 month mark, we've had no communication from them, the medical was passed in January and no further requests for information. It's frustrating as hell!
One contributing factor to the speed might be that, due to our particular circumstances, we hired a migration agent to help us compile the application. They guided us as to exactly what evidence we needed and so I assume that when the CO looked at the files, absolutely all the right bases were covered, but without lots of irrelevant info to wade through. The migration agents were really helpful and I think we would have made lots of mistakes in the documentation without them. Having said that, they were expensive!

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I am a member of another forum it a few people have just had their 309s accepted after 4/5 months too!

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Smile 309 or 100??

Hi all,

I know this is early days but reading all these success stories about visa's being granted reasonably quickly I thought I would see if anyone had any opinions on what visa I might expect to get.

I'm 45 and married to my ozzy wife. We live in the uk and have been together since Jan 2011, even though I have given proof that we were together longer. We have been married since Feb 2015. We applied for visa on 27th Feb and not had a CO appointed as yet. My section on immi account says it is received, but sponsor section just says submitted. I'm hoping that this isn't causing delays, for whatever reason. Anyway I wondered if anyone has any thoughts on whether a 100 or 309 will be issued? I see a real mix on here but don't know what their circumstances are and why they have been issued either visa.

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I am a member of another forum it a few people have just had their 309s accepted after 4/5 months too!
Yeah, see I spoke to London last Wednesday with this in mind. The only answer they'll give is, "I'm not aware of that". Of course, you have to be diplomatic in these calls, but it doesn't seem at all like a queue system as we have not been contacted for any further information, which is the only thing London can verify.

They may as well throw out the Application guidelines because none of it has been met with our experience.

And I know my partner and I aren't the only ones in this situation, but it is completely ridiculous as our whole life is hanging on when these people are going to make this decision (when to continue our dogs entry health requirements with the UK vets, when to pack up and ship the contents of our home from the UK, when do I start looking for our new family home here in Oz, when can my fiancÚ start looking for work here with an approximate start date, etc etc etc). It seems they need you to bend over backwards in proving that you're in a loving relationship (10+ years now), but the whole delayed process is just prolonging two people being apart..... We are both going out of our minds!



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I still haven't heard anything more Kazazz. I've had no request by email to go for my medical and obtain my police check and I'm just about at the 7 month mark. My case officer works part-time, 2 half days and one full day.....I'm hoping this isn't causing any sort of delay. I'm really pleased to read that other people have had their visa's granted in 5 months or 7-8 months.....just wish I was one of them!!!
Waiting....waiting....waiting!

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I still haven't heard anything more Kazazz. I've had no request by email to go for my medical and obtain my police check and I'm just about at the 7 month mark. My case officer works part-time, 2 half days and one full day.....I'm hoping this isn't causing any sort of delay. I'm really pleased to read that other people have had their visa's granted in 5 months or 7-8 months.....just wish I was one of them!!!
Waiting....waiting....waiting!
Totally, JaxsB! I wouldn't wish this on anyone - living life in limbo shouldn't happen to anyone! I sure hope you're not being held up by part timers as well! How can it be a fair queue system if you or someone else is unlucky enough to draw a CO who is part time? The whole system stinks, to be honest and I think everyone's experience here shows that...

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Hi All

I have been assigned a co today after lodging my application on the 17th Feb 16. On my log on screen next to my husbands name it says 'approved' - I don't know if this has always been there. Does anyone else know what this means?

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I have been assigned a co today after lodging my application on the 17th Feb 16. On my log on screen next to my husbands name it says 'approved' - I don't know if this has always been there. Does anyone else know what this means?

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it means DIBP has validated that your husband's sponsorship is ok. which is the first step on the road They will now proceed to look at your application details. Hopefully things will start moving now for you!

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Thanks bonanza that's good news it's not even been 3 months

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Thanks bonanza that's good news it's not even been 3 months
Whoa! It just means your sponsor is valid, don't get your hopes up too much, you could have a wait ahead

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