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Old 04-01-2015, 03:01 AM
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Maybe give them a call and ask? Very curious to know this. I wonder if they just said 10-14 months because they expected more applications, or is it due to government quotas? I really hope it's the former.
My partner is going to be emailing their case officer after Easter is done to let them know we have uploaded some other evidence to support our application and also ask when we should expect it to all be finalised.

With July applications being processed now and Easter happening we don't want to be questioning our case officer as it will be busy. Best to wait till next week or the week after once things have calmed down a bit. Plus April only just started. If you wait for a couple of weeks it will be half way through April and they will have a better understanding of what is happening for August applications in May/June.

From memory the Berlin Embassy also had new staff starting in April going off a facebook post they had earlier in the year asking for new staff to begin working in April.

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Old 04-06-2015, 01:35 PM
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Hi ThomasDK,

I don't think you'll be screwed. He just asked you for your missing documents which you provided. Immigration always seems to give a timeframe for handing in documents. I know one girl who applied for a student visa and they wanted to have more information. She was given two or three weeks to hand in what they needed.
Well, you applied in July 2014 and I'm positive that you'll have your visa granted sometime in April.
Hi Bee14
Thanks so much for your reply. I've provided the remaining documents and now its, once again, just the waiting game. It's been tough waiting, but hopefully we'll be there soon. Fingers crossed.
As a general thing and although I do understand that the immigration department need to make sure that one enters Australia on the correct terms and for the right reasons, I do not understand why they don't suggest(lacking a more fitting word) briding visas or automatically give the option of bridging visas. I got have been in the job market and giving back to Australia by working and paying tax, instead I've been stuck at home, not allowed to work in the country that I want to live in for the rest of my life.Seems silly, but I of course know it's not that easy just handing out bridging visas here there and everywhere.


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How are the July applications going thus far? Easter is done now. So hoping to hear some good news from all the July applications.

And obviously if anyone that has applied in August starts hearing news later this month keep us posted too!

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No news regarding anymore July applications? Maybe they have completed them all?

Here is hoping the August applications get processed at the end of April, and next month. Which would make the Berlin embassy 1 month ahead of the stated 10-14month processing times.

Are there any other July or August applications? Or just us?

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No news regarding anymore July applications? Maybe they have completed them all?

Here is hoping the August applications get processed at the end of April, and next month. Which would make the Berlin embassy 1 month ahead of the stated 10-14month processing times.

Are there any other July or August applications? Or just us?
Hello Aventador,

Have you applied in July 2014? Are you still waiting? Is it 309/100 visa?

My partner will be applying in 2 weeks time.

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Hello Aventador,

Have you applied in July 2014? Are you still waiting? Is it 309/100 visa?

My partner will be applying in 2 weeks time.

Thank you
Hello PinkLady,

My partner applied in August 2014 on a 309/100 VISA (offshore). The waiting times are meant to be around 10-14months. HOWEVER we have confirmation from a lot of people who applied at the London and Berlin embassy's in July 2014 that they have already got their VISA's granted.

So with July application being processed already, August applications are next in line. So either:
- August 2014 applications will be processed next month (May) (9 month wait)
- August 2014 applications will be processed in June. (10 month wait)

The question a lot of us have is that they are quoting 10-14month processing times for July 2014 applications onwards, yet the July applications appear to be done around the 9 month mark at the moment. It is going to be interesting to see when they process the August 2014 applications as it will set the tone of what to expect for the following months.

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Hello PinkLady,

My partner applied in August 2014 on a 309/100 VISA (offshore). The waiting times are meant to be around 10-14months. HOWEVER we have confirmation from a lot of people who applied at the London and Berlin embassy's in July 2014 that they have already got their VISA's granted.

So with July application being processed already, August applications are next in line. So either:
- August 2014 applications will be processed next month (May) (9 month wait)
- August 2014 applications will be processed in June. (10 month wait)

The question a lot of us have is that they are quoting 10-14month processing times for July 2014 applications onwards, yet the July applications appear to be done around the 9 month mark at the moment. It is going to be interesting to see when they process the August 2014 applications as it will set the tone of what to expect for the following months.
I understand. Thank you for explaining.
Do you know is it better to apply online or send all documents ti them? Does it make any difference?

You mentioned something about new staff in Berlin office, do you think that might speed up processing time?
Thank you


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We applied in Febraury 2015 for a 309 visa and have today recieved our first communication from the Berlin Embassy today for our Police and Medical checks. I thought these came near the end of the process?

It also says we have 70 days to respond to the request but then says on the separate document "Due to long processing times it is fine to obtain and provide the documents in December 2015 only."

So should my partner go for the Police and medical checks now or wait?

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We applied in Febraury 2015 for a 309 visa and have today recieved our first communication from the Berlin Embassy today for our Police and Medical checks. I thought these came near the end of the process?

It also says we have 70 days to respond to the request but then says on the separate document "Due to long processing times it is fine to obtain and provide the documents in December 2015 only."

So should my partner go for the Police and medical checks now or wait?

Thanks for any advice.
They have contacted you and requested to have the Police and Medical Checks done. I would go and get them organised ASAP as the doctors that are able to do these checks may have long waiting times where you live. Within 70 days your case officier will check your application again and let you know if they are happy with what you have provided or not.

My partner was requested 'Further Information' from our case officer last year because my sponsorship application was missing a passport photo. This was updated within the 70 days and just before the 70 days was up the case officer got in contact via email and said they were happy with what we have uploaded and to keep waiting for the grant to be issued.

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They have contacted you and requested to have the Police and Medical Checks done. I would go and get them organised ASAP as the doctors that are able to do these checks may have long waiting times where you live. Within 70 days your case officier will check your application again and let you know if they are happy with what you have provided or not.

My partner was requested 'Further Information' from our case officer last year because my sponsorship application was missing a passport photo. This was updated within the 70 days and just before the 70 days was up the case officer got in contact via email and said they were happy with what we have uploaded and to keep waiting for the grant to be issued.
Hi Aventador,
Good luck with your application. Have the July 2014 visas been granted yet?


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