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Old 07-27-2012, 02:08 PM
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I also applied at the Washington office in May ... and like you, realized they ran the payment when I looked at my credit card statement about a week later. I also received an email from them, acknowledging receipt / payment and stating it was now officially 'in process' ....this came about 2.5 weeks after I lodged it.
I would assume you'll be getting a similar confirmation email...probably any time now.
But - be prepared...after that - it's pretty much silent on their end. And the waiting game feels never ending!

Phew! I'm glad someone here is being processed through the Washington office! Yeah... the hardest part is the silence and the endless waiting. When we were going through the process of getting me getting a fiance visa to the USA, it was just endless waiting and waiting that was killing us. It's frustrating... no matter which country you move to! lol

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I know...I can't seem to find many people on here who have applied from Washington! I was curious to hear what average processing times were for this location...but haven't really been able to work that out still. Many of the other locations seem to be averaging at least 5 months.
It is a maddening process, no doubt!!!!



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Phew! I'm glad someone here is being processed through the Washington office! Yeah... the hardest part is the silence and the endless waiting. When we were going through the process of getting me getting a fiance visa to the USA, it was just endless waiting and waiting that was killing us. It's frustrating... no matter which country you move to! lol


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I'm glad that I'm not the only one here with an application at the Washington office then!

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One thing I forgot to ask you... What kind of information does the email contain?

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It was pretty standard stuff....acknowledging it was a valid application, payment processed...considered in process and has been assigned to a case officer for further evaluation....gave my file reference # that I need to use when contacting them or sending additional info....they state not to be concerned if I don't hear from them for awhile while it is being processed (biggest lol of whole email!).
Then they just give the standard processing times of 5-12 months, depending on complexity and how complete application is when submitted, etc, etc.

That's about it. I am going to have to contact them in mid-August probably....to inquire about traveling down on a tourist visa while partner visa is in process. My partner has a significant birthday on Oct 6th and we will both be crushed if I can't be with him to celebrate. I'm not too hopeful they will get my partner one approved in time.

Anyway....yes, definitely nice to have another DC applicant on board here....Keep me posted!






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One thing I forgot to ask you... What kind of information does the email contain?

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Interesting stuff; pretty much contains what I was hoping it would contain. The Aussie immigration website has a section where you can put a reference number in and check on the progress of a visa application. I'm not sure if it would work with a PMV... But it would be worth a try.

I didn't know that the non-Aussie partner had to get a Tourist Visa during the process to visit Australia. My hubby (the US citizen) sent the application off the day before he flew down here for a two week holiday with me. He included copies of that itinerary in with the application as part of the evidence. Hope they don't mind! :O

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Let me correct that....I don't know for sure I have to get a tourist visa to travel down there...I did have to get one (just a quick ETA issued one) every other time I went to visit my partner over the last few years...so I just assume that hasn't changed....?
Thanks for the tip about the DIAC website...definitely worth a try to plug in my file reference # and see if anything turns up!

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Hi Gollydolly! When we submitted the application we didn't include a medical. From what I understand, they will contact you sometime during the processing to request them. I know a lot of people will have them done anyway, but I didn't want to take the risk of getting incorrect or outdated paperwork. Easier to just wait for them, IMHO.

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Hi!

I wanted to chime in that I have also lodged a PMV application at the Washington DC office. I submitted the FBI checks about 2 months after lodging it. Waiting for instructions for the medical review. I recently called them to try to find out the process of the application. They told me the standard 5-12 months. Boo....

I asked if an CO was assigned, hoping I could get the contact information. They said "yes, but he will contact you sometime soon."

The silence is kind of unnerving. I've done the USA Immigration and it's nice to be able to "track" the status -- but with the Australian, it doesn't seem the case.

I applied for PMV. We are getting married here in California in December. I really hope the visa gets approved before, so that I can fly out before the wedding to "activate" the visa. Otherwise would have to write to transit the PMV to Spouse. We had planned to have me with the new hubby after our honeymoon/holidays.

I'm having trouble finding anyone/information on anyone experiencing this.... do you know?

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It was pretty standard stuff....acknowledging it was a valid application, payment processed...considered in process and has been assigned to a case officer for further evaluation....gave my file reference # that I need to use when contacting them or sending additional info....they state not to be concerned if I don't hear from them for awhile while it is being processed (biggest lol of whole email!).
Then they just give the standard processing times of 5-12 months, depending on complexity and how complete application is when submitted, etc, etc.

That's about it. I am going to have to contact them in mid-August probably....to inquire about traveling down on a tourist visa while partner visa is in process. My partner has a significant birthday on Oct 6th and we will both be crushed if I can't be with him to celebrate. I'm not too hopeful they will get my partner one approved in time.

Anyway....yes, definitely nice to have another DC applicant on board here....Keep me posted!
I also got that email, but I'm not sure if they actually did assign a CO -- because they didn't provide a name or contact to that CO. Is that the actual "CO assigned"? Just asking because I noticed the signature/check marks on yours....

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