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Omg that is great news! Congratulations! Must be such a relief xx

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Omg! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!! CONGRATS kmarees!!!!!

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Great news! Congrats!

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So very very happy for you!!!! My fiancÚ applied in London on 10 May and after this mornings very down chat with him I think this news may brighten him up a bit. Not much but a bit.

Once again congratulations, well done and have a very happy Christmas.

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Well...I sent the e-mail. And what do you know I got a response saying that we can book a flight to bring my husband back before Christmas.

I'm in shock. After the stress and the waiting...we are actually getting an approval. And early too.

This doesn't feel real!!!!! I can't believe we made it
Woo hoo congratulations!! That is the best Christmas present ever

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Awesome news kmarees! Congratulations...

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Congratulations, awesome news for all those who have received their approval!!! :-)

I wish it was like this for us. Husband is Australian and we lodged our application last May in London, while still living there. However he got a job offer that he couldn't refuse and so we moved to OZ in July with our little son, also being close to his family again. My background clearance etc arrived on time and all I had to do was to submit the health assessment including a chest x-ray. Case officer in London asked us to do this only in August.
In August however (now already in Australia, me on a tourist visa for 12 months), we found out that we are expecting our 2nd child!

Unfortunately the case officer in London doesn't accept the result of the chest x-ray that I had to undergo for the 12 months tourist visa which was done only in June. Although speaking to the DIAC here in Australia, they told us that this decision is at the discretion of the case officer offshore only and that they (DIAC in Australia) would also accept the result of the chest x-ray I already have in their computer system. Asking a migration agent she said there is nothing we can do, as it is indeed at the discretion of the offshore case officer.

So it was quite frustrating to be at someone else's will (it seems, although I'm trying to tell myself that case officer in London is just doing her/his job), as we only got a rather neutral and repetitive email reply from the case officer in London citing the rule on the DIAC website that pregnancy is not a reason to receive the spouse visa.
We hadn't asked to receive it right away, we had asked if she/he would accept the chest x-ray which had just been done and is still valid for 12 months.

So now that means we have to wait until next March after the birth of our second baby before submitting the health assessment the way the case officer in London wants it.

Does anyone have experience with a similar case or/and how long did it take you between submitting your health assessment and the grant of your spouse visa?

Thanks guys! Good luck to all who are still waiting too!
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Thanks so much for all your kind words!! For some reason I no longer get notifications for this...STUPID EMAIL.

Its been a long tough road and I didn't actually expect to be able to get an early approval considering the criminal record factor, but this is just fantastic news for us. We can finally start the life we have been dreaming of for the last 4 years.

I am sending wishes of hope out for each and every one of you, so you can feel the relief I am feeling myself. Thank-you xxxxx

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Thanks so much for all your kind words!! For some reason I no longer get notifications for this...STUPID EMAIL.

Its been a long tough road and I didn't actually expect to be able to get an early approval considering the criminal record factor, but this is just fantastic news for us. We can finally start the life we have been dreaming of for the last 4 years.

I am sending wishes of hope out for each and every one of you, so you can feel the relief I am feeling myself. Thank-you xxxxx
Congratulations! That must be such a relief. Thanks for sharing, it's giving me a bit of hope LG will grant ours before we go in Jan too, fingers crossed!

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Great news Kmarees, finally. must be such a relief. Thank you for your replies to my queries. I'm only in my 3rd month of waiting so praying mine may come in the 6/7 month time frame.. Must be great to be able to plan your life now..Can't wait for mine to start..

Gives us happy positive thoughts..


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