Berlin Embassy Processing Time - Page 154

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Like Tree1596Likes

Berlin Embassy Processing Time - Page 154


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1531 (permalink)  
Old 09-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 19
Users Flag! From finland

12 likes received
6 likes given
Regarding processing times, here is the information our CO gave us. I don't mean to depress people but.....
" The standard processing times are not set by individual case officers but rather set every year ( beginning in July) by the Australian Government which sets the overall migration program as part of the Budget process. The department has a responsibility to ensure that the number of visas granted overall and within each visa category are in accordance with the planning levels. The department currently receives more applications each year than there are places available in the family stream of the migration program. This means that there has been an increase in the time taken to finalise these visas.


Processing times for Berlin have been set for 10-14 months for all migration applications which includes spouses, prospective spouses and children


Reply With Quote
  #1532 (permalink)  
Old 09-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 33
Users Flag! From australia

21 likes received
11 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
Here is an advise... Do NOT send emails to your CO larger than 5 MB. We did (with important stuff). If we would have sent our CO a number of smaller emails, we would have got my visa much earlier. The whole thing ended yup with our CO was waiting for us to send stuff in (which we did...but it didn't get thru)...and we were waiting for our CO to get back to us telling us everything was just fine and grant our visa. But, nothing happened.

After 8 months and 3-ish weeks later...and some calls leading to voicemails, emails, etc...today we finally got in touch with our CO (he was really nice) and he told us all about the 5 MB-mali-limit and straight after that all we emailed him everything (again) but in smaller e-mails... About 15-20 min later we received the magic email.... GRANTED! SOOOO HAPPY!
Congratulations! That's fantastic news! So happy for you and you partner since you have been waiting for so long! Its the best time to be in Aus too as its all just warming up nicely getting ready for summer! Thank you for the good advice. I see we have the same CO. How did you finally get through to him on the phone? Congratulations again. Enjoy your life in Australia.

GiuliaM and Freddie like this.

Reply With Quote
  #1533 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 42
Users Flag! From sweden

43 likes received
41 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiquita View Post
I see we have the same CO. How did you finally get through to him on the phone? Congratulations again. Enjoy your life in Australia.
He called me.


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #1534 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2
Users Flag! From australia

Hi everyone, I have just been going through some of the posts in regards to Berlin processing time. I have recently married a German girl (in Germany) and we are just finalising our visa application. We have been together 4.5 yrs. Will being married speed up our application at all?
Cheers


Reply With Quote
  #1535 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 11:13 AM
GiuliaM's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 71
Users Flag! From italy

47 likes received
88 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finnish View Post
Processing times for Berlin have been set for 10-14 months for all migration applications which includes spouses, prospective spouses and children
That's cray, starting when though? Cause mine and others' visas that have been recently approved were shortly after 6 months.

chiquita likes this.
__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

Reply With Quote
  #1536 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 33
Users Flag! From australia

21 likes received
11 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
He called me.
awesome thanks for the response!


Reply With Quote
  #1537 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 33
Users Flag! From australia

21 likes received
11 likes given
my partner is waiting in Amsterdam for his visa and he just called the berlin embassy today and they told him standard wait time for that part of europe is 8-9 months. They also said that they have received all of the documents they need from us for now and don't need anything else at this point and that we are just in the queue waiting for them to make a decision which can be any day to a few months from today. (we didnt ask them how long) they just provided the info. we were just checking in. so patience is all we need. we asked about another tourist visa and they said it should be fine and if we get the spouse visa to just cancel the other visa application so they dont cancel each other out. sounds all very positive to me that we are on track and no issues. It definitely give me a bit of relief, and I am less worried, and ready to be more patient. More strength for the waiting.

GiuliaM likes this.

Reply With Quote
  #1538 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,235
Users Flag! From canada

1533 likes received
148 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
Hi everyone, I have just been going through some of the posts in regards to Berlin processing time. I have recently married a German girl (in Germany) and we are just finalising our visa application. We have been together 4.5 yrs. Will being married speed up our application at all?
Cheers
Being married won't speed up the processing, however it will add more evidence to prove the quality of your relationship which is always good.

__________________
186 visa - Temporary Residence Transition stream
Granted Dec 2013

Reply With Quote
  #1539 (permalink)  
Old 09-09-2014, 11:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 85
Users Flag! From sweden

46 likes received
13 likes given
I think that is so bad, they need to inform the applicants better if they can't receive e-mails larger than 5 MB, you would have hoped at least the e-mail would have bounced back letting you know it was to big. It's just so unprofessional. Anyways congrats on your visa

Freddie likes this.

Reply With Quote
  #1540 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 33
Users Flag! From australia

21 likes received
11 likes given
A new week of waiting! I am at six months and 11 days and its quiet. fingers crossed. anyone else have any news?


Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Offshore Spouse Visa Processing Times at the London Embassy xomox Visas and immigration 1542 08-25-2020 07:53 AM
Philippine Embassy Visa Processing Times UPDATE Princess Visas and immigration 5 08-25-2012 08:49 AM
PMV Processing Time MArk Harrison Visas and immigration 4 10-01-2011 12:29 AM
Visa time line - Family, spouse applications (Embassy Location) augenblick Visas and immigration 2 08-15-2011 03:25 AM
Processing time now Bindi Visas and immigration 4 03-17-2011 04:45 PM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:22 AM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com