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Old 04-05-2014, 06:17 AM
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Hey guys, submitted the visa application 15/03, early days for us and still in the process of gathering the paperwork, almost done but havent heard anything about a CO as yet....how long does it take to obtain an update? why is it taking months if its a straight forward case???is there any way to fast-track the application? My partner is coming from Italy
Hi arthurkiss,

For us they took the money pretty much straight away and then it took about 3-4 weeks before we heard anything.

From what I have heard (don't know if it is true) there is only one CO working in Berlin so I guess he is really busy. That is probably one of a few reasons why it taking so long.

Don't think there is a way to fast-track it...but if there is, please tell me.


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Hey guys, submitted the visa application 15/03, early days for us and still in the process of gathering the paperwork, almost done but havent heard anything about a CO as yet....how long does it take to obtain an update? why is it taking months if its a straight forward case???is there any way to fast-track the application? My partner is coming from Italy
Hi!

Having submitted everything all at once, I have never heard from my CO. I just know who he is cos once I contacted the support centre thingy and they told me if I needed to modify something to do so by contacting my CO; since I didn't know I had one already, they gave me his email address and name

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Hey guys, submitted the visa application 15/03, early days for us and still in the process of gathering the paperwork, almost done but havent heard anything about a CO as yet....how long does it take to obtain an update? why is it taking months if its a straight forward case???is there any way to fast-track the application? My partner is coming from Italy

We have only heard from our C.O once, asking for medicals & police clearances.
We emailed her asking if she had received them, and we received an automated reply, as she (and by the information of others) some of the other C.O were on vacation.

We are counting down the weeks (based on other peoples experiences of 6 months and a few weeks), and hopefully within 5 weeks we will get some nice news.

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We are APPROVED!!

We received an email yesterday (7th April) from JV our CO who said it has been approved.

That makes it:

Application lodged (with police checks): 18/10/13
Medicals lodged: 12/12/13
Approved: 7/4/14

That's 5 months and 17 days or 168 days total.
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Great news Mitch, congrats!!

I have been waiting to see some being granted from this group - lots of us very close in terms of submission dates etc.

Now I am getting excited... or anxious... our official submission date is just 8 days after yours (26/10/13).

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Thanks! Yes I've been checking the forum every day lately to see who else got approvals, but I didn't expect me to be one of the quicker ones. I'm so relieved and happy right now.

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Congratulations Mitch33!

We too received notification Monday 7th that we are now ready to have our visa approved. In our circumstances my husband will be departing Australia as he is currently here visiting but will return in just a few short days with his spouse visa all signed, sealed and delivered.

I hope this bodes will for those that applied shortly after us too!

6 months and 2 weeks. What a journey it has been, yet in so many ways it is only just beginning.

Good luck to you all!

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More great news omamaamansikka!! Congrats!

...and good news for us too, as it means KM has 1 less application in front of ours in his in-tray... :-)

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Congrats Mitch33 & Omamaamansikka

Hopefully those of us with submission dates close to your will also hear something very soon.
And of course, those who have submitted in general.


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Aaaaaa so happy for you guys!!!!

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