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Old 12-11-2012, 03:21 AM
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you have to remember, Neala is from Finland, first world - low risk country, so probably not a good yardstick to measure timeframe for high risk countries like ours
Yes I understand what you are saying but I think I was more interested to see if the process was up to August in general as it appears to be that this was a one off and that other CO's were still working on June.

It is interesting how they say that applications are done on date submitted as it is the fairest but these things so seems to get a miss at times. I don't begrudge our friend getting their visa at all, just that the system is confusing and that what they say and what they do dont always match


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Yes, we indeed are happy for everyone who is receiving their grants. Let's hope we all have a great close to this year by our visas being granted.Does anyone know if anything happens between christmas and new years?

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Yes, we indeed are happy for everyone who is receiving their grants. Let's hope we all have a great close to this year by our visas being granted.Does anyone know if anything happens between christmas and new years?
Well I think it would be down to if the CO was on leave or not. My CO is on leave now for 1 week so I am hoping that she will only have a couple days off over the Christmas period.

I am also thinking about how it is winter time in Germany. For me it is summer time in Australia so A LOT of people take 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks off over Christmas to take advantage of the good weather and the school holidays when kids are off school.

I am thinking that being winter, maybe they will not have a long time off...but it is just my theory


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Well I think it would be down to if the CO was on leave or not. My CO is on leave now for 1 week so I am hoping that she will only have a couple days off over the Christmas period.

I am also thinking about how it is winter time in Germany. For me it is summer time in Australia so A LOT of people take 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks off over Christmas to take advantage of the good weather and the school holidays when kids are off school.

I am thinking that being winter, maybe they will not have a long time off...but it is just my theory
Good thinking about it being winter. Let's hope the weather works in our favor lol! At this point I place my hope on anything and everything.

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Well I think it would be down to if the CO was on leave or not. My CO is on leave now for 1 week so I am hoping that she will only have a couple days off over the Christmas period.

I am also thinking about how it is winter time in Germany. For me it is summer time in Australia so A LOT of people take 1, 2, 3, 4 weeks off over Christmas to take advantage of the good weather and the school holidays when kids are off school.

I am thinking that being winter, maybe they will not have a long time off...but it is just my theory
I can´t speak for what is common in Germany but Sweden is not that far away and usually people only take days off between Christmas and New Years. They usually don´t go on holidays for weeks. A lot of companies/institutions close between Christmas and New years.
If lucky they will be back to work the 2 or 7 of January.
But of course,that´s only my guessing.

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I canīt speak for what is common in Germany but Sweden is not that far away and usually people only take days off between Christmas and New Years. They usually donīt go on holidays for weeks. A lot of companies/institutions close between Christmas and New years.
If lucky they will be back to work the 2 or 7 of January.
But of course,thatīs only my guessing.
Great information, thanks for sharing 8-)

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:10 PM
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As promised, my time line:

Visa: 309/100 (I got visa sub 100 straight away, because I've been in a relationship for over 3 years)
CO: Corinna Karwoth
Low risk country; The Netherlands

4/6/12 309/100 de facto visa application received in Berlin
3/7/12 CO asks me for PC and extra information to prove that we've been in a defacto realtionship since April 2009.
16/7/12 send off PC and extra information to Berlin.
23/7/12 email that all documents came in in good order and no extra information was necessary
04/12/12 visa grand
18/9/12 phone call form CO that procedure time has gone up to 7-9 months

As I understand (reading posts here),they are busy finalising visa applications lodged end of May.
Sasasou, have you gotten any news yet?!

I really hope things will go smoothly and everyone will

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This is the right time line. Sorry guys for the messy message

Visa: 309/100 (I got visa sub 100 straight away, because I've been in a relationship for over 3 years)
CO: Corinna Karwoth
Low risk country; The Netherlands

4/6/12 309/100 de facto visa application received in Berlin
3/7/12 CO asks me for PC and extra information to prove that we've been in a defacto realtionship since April 2009.
16/7/12 send off PC and extra information to Berlin.
23/7/12 email that all documents came in in good order and no extra information was necessary
18/9/12 phone call form CO that procedure time has gone up to 7-9 months
04/12/12 visa 100 grand

Good luck to everyone who's waiting!!

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:58 PM
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I have found out dates that the embassy is closed in Berlin for anyone interested -
The Embassy will be closed on the following days: 24-26 Dec 2012, 31 Dec 2012 and 01 Jan 2013.

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:05 PM
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Anyone had or having problems with CO. Mine is not responding to my emails at all. I emailed him about a change of circumstance. ( I am now in Aus on a tourist visa and have an aus. number. ) I asked him if by the time my visa would be granted he can notify me 2 weeks prior to granting visa so I can leave the country etc etc.
I got no answer at all and wrote to immi.gov itself. They replied to me that the best thing I could do is sending another email to my CO. I did and again after 5 days still no response. If he is on a holiday you would get an email about it or not? ( I did get one in July when he was on holiday ) but nothing at all this time. Anyone got an idea???


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