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This process is so emotionally and mentally exhausting


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Old 02-29-2012, 03:38 PM
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This process is so emotionally and mentally exhausting

Heya forum!

I'm almost 4 months into waiting for the DIAC to process my application for temporary/permanent (offshore) application. I've read that this process can be mentally and emotionally stressful - I think this is an understatement.

So, if you're going through the waiting game as I am, just know that there are people out there that share in your frustration, fatigue, impatience, and anxiety.

This process is none like I've ever encountered.

What does everyone do to tackle the monotony of waiting for the DIAC?

-Moah

P.S. I seriously have no idea why the process is so long.

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:27 AM
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Heya forum!

I'm almost 4 months into waiting for the DIAC to process my application for temporary/permanent (offshore) application. I've read that this process can be mentally and emotionally stressful - I think this is an understatement.

So, if you're going through the waiting game as I am, just know that there are people out there that share in your frustration, fatigue, impatience, and anxiety.

This process is none like I've ever encountered.

What does everyone do to tackle the monotony of waiting for the DIAC?

-Moah

P.S. I seriously have no idea why the process is so long.
I know how you feel....I got a call from my CO nearly two weeks ago and thought that maybe, JUST MAYBE, this phone call was immigration verbally telling me I got my visa. Not quite...He requested an Australian Federal Police check and I immediately got onto it, but now I'm back to STRESSING OUT because everything was sent by post (I have no way of tracking the mail), I couldn't send it by express mail as it was going to a "locked bag", which I assume is like a PO box. I called the AFP and asked how long it takes for processing and the lady said normal processing was 15 days but results can come back in as little as 3 days if the applicant doesn't have a common name. Then there's post back to Canada.....I'm losing sleep and even though I know the results haven't been mailed back yet (it's obviously too soon) I still feel the need to check the mail box EVERYDAY!! Can't wait till it's all over...

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:10 AM
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For us, nearly 7 months waiting...I think it could have been finalized last month but I too was told to get a police clearance. it's been 2 weeks since and there was a misunderstanding with my last name, so had to extend the 28 days immi gave us..still waiting..

am hoping it gets approved some time march.

It is really stressful yea, but all things come to an end and more likely than not, a good ending.

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You can say that again! Three weeks agoI lodged two visas at once. The PMV and a tourist visa. Still waiting to hear from case officers for both visas. Especially the tourist one because I already bought a flight ticket for the 25th of March.

Yeah, losing sleep, eating too much hence clothes not really fitting anymore, got some other permanent psychosomatic symptoms.

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seriously, the waiting times are not good. Quite the opposite as we all would like a quick outcome and be free to reunite with our loved one. Sadly not the case for our government.


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I understand how you feel... We've been through this before several years ago when I was immigrating to America. The process is almost exactly the same; the stress, loss of sleep, financial cost, etc. is very, very draining. It took almost 11 months for the USA to issue my visa, then a further 9 months for them to issue my conditional Green Card (couldn't legally work during all that time until I got the card). I can't believe we have to do this again... but we don't have much of a choice. *sigh*


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I know the stress all too well. I'm a couple of months in and I don't know how I'll stay sane through the 5-12 month processing time. It is absolutely all-consuming and I can't find anything to do to take my mind off of it.

As for the Australian Police Check, did those that were asked to get one stay in Australia for more than 12 months or less? I was there for 8 months and I'm debating getting a check done.

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I know the stress all too well. I'm a couple of months in and I don't know how I'll stay sane through the 5-12 month processing time. It is absolutely all-consuming and I can't find anything to do to take my mind off of it.

As for the Australian Police Check, did those that were asked to get one stay in Australia for more than 12 months or less? I was there for 8 months and I'm debating getting a check done.
Do it do it do it do it!!! Better safe than sorry, I didn't think I needed it but just before my 5 month mark I got a phone call asking for one. I could probably be leaving this month to see my partner (Whom I haven't seen since END OF JUNE), but instead, I'm waiting for a piece of snail mail and going insane.

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:24 PM
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dont worry stay strong just finished 10 months and 2 days........but just got an email from the immigration dept requesting clarification of my educational qualification and clarification of my job description.i thought the email was a request of my passport to attach the visa but that was not the case.just be prepared for anything


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Old 03-19-2012, 03:01 AM
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I'm still getting over the shock of getting my visa approved in only ONE MONTH when I was seriously expecting 3 months! But I can imagine how frustrating the wait can get. It was hard to be away from him when we just want to be together, even if it was just for a month.

Hang in there!



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