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Old 07-07-2014, 10:34 AM
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I'm based in Berlin too. We went in to hand our application in personally, though I doubt that would have made a difference. We were assigned our case officer within a month, however without being notified; so it may be worth heading down to pay them a visit. The people behind the protective glass down there have always been more helpful than the hotline, at least in my case.

My CO has been equally unresponsive, which is a little disappointing and certainly unprofessional, especially when it comes to important administrative matters, the answers to which are not published elsewhere. However judging by others' replies on this forum the best policy is to be patient.

Freddie is spot on with regards to the health check. I would book in sooner rather than later. We got ours done over in Charlottenburg, but had to wait a month for an appointment. The medical centre emails the results to the department.

Congrats to everyone whose application has been approved! We're at a little over two months now. Everything handed in and waiting.

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Old 07-08-2014, 09:34 PM
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After tonights game (Brazil - Germany) they will probably be so happy they will grant a few visas tomorrow. #startingtobeabitfrustrated


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Old 07-08-2014, 10:28 PM
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Cheers to that Freddie! Go Germany and go visa grants!! We are waiting patiently still!!! Nearly 8 months Its not easy but hopefully we will hear something soon!!!!!!

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:26 PM
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Sorry guys but I have to get this out of my system...

I don't know about you guys but I am starting to find this really frustrating. I am gonna spare you the details but our application should be REALLY straight forward and I am from a low risk country. On monday we are at 7,5 months. Have emailed our CO four or five times with a few simple questions since mid Jan (last time was two weeks ago), the CO hasn't replied once. As far as I can tell, last time our COs approved a visa to someone here was mid May (I know only a handfull of all applicants joins this forum).
They say processing time is at least 6-9 months but according to others on this forum it has been closer to 6 rather than 9. One couple lodged their application just one day before us and they got their visa 1,5 week ago. Feeling like a small kid waiting to open up the x-mas presents but the parents says 'NO! You have to wait another few days.' Ha!

So, how are you guys going? Where are you timeline-wise? Is there anyone here that can report any life sign from any CO at all? Or have they all gone into world cup final-mode or are the all on holiday?! I mean, someone must have heard something?

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Old 07-10-2014, 04:36 PM
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Hey Freddie, we completely understand your frustration! We applied for my husbands visa on 14th November and we will be 8 months on Monday!
Nearly everyone on this forum have been approved within 6 months and so we also thought we would be too... Instead we are still waiting like yourself wondering when we will get that magical email!

This whole visa process has been such a stress, waiting and checking our email every 5 mins...we have missed important family events in Australia because of this long wait but hopefully we will hear some good news soon!

Hang in there you are not the only one, hopefully all this waiting and stress will pay off soon and we can live happily ever after with our partners!

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Hi Freddie!

I can imagine your frustration, and it really sucks you didn't get any sign of life from your CO. My 6th month wait will be at the end of August, and it's for a temporary visa only (PMV), what scares me the most is the chance of refusal, who knows. It's stressful now and it will also be stressful to settle (again) in Australia, finding a job etc.

I can only say, be positive! It will all end up well.

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Hi All,

Although I've been quiet on this forum, I wanted to share the good news that my husband has just had his visa approved (permanent). I completely share the frustration and anxiety and stress that everyone on here goes through. Take heart, it does happen- it happened for us this afternoon, which means the queue lurches forward for everyone else! We applied in mid-December and like everyone else were feeling quite anxious as we're desperate to get our lives going back home in Australia, and it did feel like it was taking a long time. It almost feels a little bit unreal to be honest- we sincerely wish everyone the best of luck and hope to check back and see everyone getting their good news soon.

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That's great Hudo congratulations!!!!! Wow so glad someone has had some good news this week! Who was your CO??

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Hi All,

Although I've been quiet on this forum, I wanted to share the good news that my husband has just had his visa approved (permanent).
Congrats!

Good to hear something is happening. Who was/is your CO?


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Thanks for the congrats!

KM was our CO.

To be honest, we need a little time for it to sink in as it all feels a bit unreal after so many months of waiting...


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