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Old 11-18-2014, 12:18 PM
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Moin! We applied for a spouse visa on the 25th of April in person (wife is German). Our case officer is MB. Probably a very nice person. We wouldn't know. I don't know if it's official policy to ignore emails, particularly those with pertinent questions such as 'Do you need anything more from us?', but I'd argue it isn't a very good first experience with Australian bureaucracy (for migrants such as my partner).
Well my co answered me when I asked her if she could tell me a timeframe ......well she couldn't anyway
I think when they don't' answer they don't need anything more Oh and I would never say your CO isn't nice I meant it's just nice when u get to hear something back!

let's hope we get a huge christmas present

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Old 11-18-2014, 12:21 PM
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at least you guys even have a CO!

Now over 3 weeks since I applied and no CO assigned.

How long did it take to be assigned a CO?
It took 2.5 weeks for us. But I guess if they increased processing time everything will take a bit longer.
I'm sure you will get assigned a CO very soon.


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Old 11-18-2014, 11:25 PM
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Quick question on interviews.
If you are German and require an interview are they always done by telephone?
Assuming you are low risk.
Is there a chance that they would ask you to come into the Berlin office for an interview? Not that there is any reason for it. But just because they like doing things in the most difficult, costly and time consuming way.


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Well my co answered me when I asked her if she could tell me a timeframe ......well she couldn't anyway
I think when they don't' answer they don't need anything more Oh and I would never say your CO isn't nice I meant it's just nice when u get to hear something back!

let's hope we get a huge christmas present

Yes! A summer Xmas would be perfect


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Hi,

I will share our experience so far.
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Hi,

I will share our experience so far. We applied in online on the 1st of november, we uploaded police check and did medical 2 weeks ago. We received email few days ago informing us our CO and that they dont need anything from us anymore and that the timeframe is 10-14 months from the date of app. They also wrote if we would like to travel to Australia we can but we should let them know.
Thats about it.

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Wtf? Are you serious? We applied on the 26th of oct and still no CO assigned! Why did you already get one assigned when you applied later than us? What the hell is going on at this embassy? Shouldn't applications be processed based on the position in queue?


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Wtf? Are you serious? We applied on the 26th of oct and still no CO assigned! Why did you already get one assigned when you applied later than us? What the hell is going on at this embassy? Shouldn't applications be processed based on the position in queue?
Every application is different even if it's the same subclass. We're all waiting so all we can do is be patient

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Wtf? Are you serious? We applied on the 26th of oct and still no CO assigned! Why did you already get one assigned when you applied later than us? What the hell is going on at this embassy? Shouldn't applications be processed based on the position in queue?

You probably do have a CO but they don't need anything from you. Not all CO introduces themselves to applicants. I did not know I had a CO at about 3.5 months and the only way I discovered it was when i rang them. You can always ring out of curiosity

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You probably do have a CO but they don't need anything from you. Not all CO introduces themselves to applicants. I did not know I had a CO at about 3.5 months and the only way I discovered it was when i rang them. You can always ring out of curiosity
They do need somthing - the medical and police check!

Originally we were going to get them straight away but were then told to wait until requested because it would take so long. Now this person has theirs checked straight away?! This makes me angry.


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EVERYONE has theirs glanced over when it first arrives - they have to determine it's a valid application. Some COs are better at emailing, introducing themselves, and giving a time frame for processing than others. You probably have one that just isn't communicative. There's no preferential or different treatment going on here. You were RIGHT to not do yours in advance - the person who did may have to redo theirs.

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