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Old 12-24-2012, 12:20 AM
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So Berliners...it is Christmas Eve here is Australia and tomorrow we will celebrate Christmas Day...a very special and sacred time for many people in the world.

For most it is a time to be with family and loved ones and I am acutely aware that many of us are going through this special time without the ones we love close by us.

I want you to know that someone else in another part of the world knows how you are feeling...you are not alone in those feelings of sadness and disappointment of a Christmas about to pass without your dear one by your side.

But I want to also speak hope into your heart. Hope of a New Year only a week away and a new month when more visas will be allocated. Hope of a year of promises to be fulfilled and hope that a hearts desire will not be left unfulfilled while there is still that burning flame of desire.

Stay strong my friends and a very Merry Christmas to you and your kin xxx

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Hi everyone,

I have been following this forum topic for a while echking on how the visa application processes via Berlin are going, but now it's time to introduce myself.

Visa Type: Partner Temporary 309/100, Low Risk (Netherlands)
Date of lodgement: 25.7.2012
CO assigned: 31.7.2012 (MR)
Police Check: With application
Medical: 10.8.2012
Phone interview: not necessary
Further doc's requested: none
Married: 5.10.2012 (+change in circumstance form sent)
Date Visa granted: Still waiting...

I was reading the last posts and just wanted to remind everyone that this forum is public and that using full names of CO's means that if they google themselves (who never has?) means that they can read all the frustrating posts about themselves, and I can just imagine that would irritate even more when you're working under high pressure in an understaffed office. Just send a personal message to someone if you really need to vent about someone in specific in a negative way...

I want to wish everyone a good Christmas although it may not be together with your loved ones if you're still waiting for you visa... May the new year of 2013 bring many good things for everyone!

Specially I wanted to thank Melandabdul for his eternal optimism. You're helping us all through this!

Happy holidays!

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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So Berliners...it is Christmas Eve here is Australia and tomorrow we will celebrate Christmas Day...a very special and sacred time for many people in the world.

For most it is a time to be with family and loved ones and I am acutely aware that many of us are going through this special time without the ones we love close by us.

I want you to know that someone else in another part of the world knows how you are feeling...you are not alone in those feelings of sadness and disappointment of a Christmas about to pass without your dear one by your side.

But I want to also speak hope into your heart. Hope of a New Year only a week away and a new month when more visas will be allocated. Hope of a year of promises to be fulfilled and hope that a hearts desire will not be left unfulfilled while there is still that burning flame of desire.

Stay strong my friends and a very Merry Christmas to you and your kin xxx
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, too.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:18 AM
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thanks for the information and advice, its good to know some one going through the same thing is only an email away.
Thank you
Louise
Have a wonderful Christmas and new year
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I hope I haven't sounded too negative. I do think you have a tough CO and reason to complain and worry
No you havent come across as negative not at all lol you are giving me hope that this may not take as long as the 14 months i was under the impression of. ....
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but the bigger picture is what our focus needs to be so I wanted you to know the details of what it would mean for you IF he did get annoyed enough to reject/decline you because he was fed up. Now this should never happen but I know they are humans too.
Yes they are Humans and at the moment of processing and a long drawn out waiting process we as humans have this tremondous ability to vent lol.

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For me I find it to hard to bite my tongue and play the game but it is our lives in the line so I am trying to learn this skill FAST.
WOW someone after my own heart, to be honest i dont talk to Klaus at all i dont send emails ( its only through a forum guest that i recently received his email) i dont have a short tongue and like yourself i find it hard to bite my tongue lol. I have left this proceedur to my agent and i have to be patient and wait.....

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Can I ask you one question. You said you are living in Malta. Is that the country that issued your passport?
Yes i Live in Malta and it was the british high commision that reissued my UK passport. I dont have a Maltese passport i still remained with my british passport.

You are really a well educated person on these immigration issues, you should becaome an agent seriously. I would like to ask you a question if i may, maybe you have knowledge on this; what are the usuall reasons they decline a person,s application. Both Kevin and I have a huge house which is paid for in rockingham W/A, we have financial security, we own property here in Malta, we have no criminal records, all our documentation was clear and without complication, Kevin is a perm, residant for 42 years in Ausie. As i said previously the only problem and to be honest i dont see it as a problem is that i was previously married obviously for the CO they see this as a paperwork issue, although Germany has the highest rate of divorces in Europe, so i wouldnt have thought it was such a big issue more so they should understand that these things happen in this day and age.
once again thank you
Louise


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Old 12-24-2012, 10:23 AM
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Hi everyone,

I have been following this forum topic for a while echking on how the visa application processes via Berlin are going, but now it's time to introduce myself.

Visa Type: Partner Temporary 309/100, Low Risk (Netherlands)
Date of lodgement: 25.7.2012
CO assigned: 31.7.2012 (MR)
Police Check: With application
Medical: 10.8.2012
Phone interview: not necessary
Further doc's requested: none
Married: 5.10.2012 (+change in circumstance form sent)
Date Visa granted: Still waiting...

I was reading the last posts and just wanted to remind everyone that this forum is public and that using full names of CO's means that if they google themselves (who never has?) means that they can read all the frustrating posts about themselves, and I can just imagine that would irritate even more when you're working under high pressure in an understaffed office. Just send a personal message to someone if you really need to vent about someone in specific in a negative way...

I want to wish everyone a good Christmas although it may not be together with your loved ones if you're still waiting for you visa... May the new year of 2013 bring many good things for everyone!

Specially I wanted to thank Melandabdul for his eternal optimism. You're helping us all through this!

Happy holidays!
Welcome to our little family Viola!! Yes you are so right about posting names and frustration about them. I suggest using initials to avoid problems but everyone has to find their own way.

Thanks for your kind words....it's nice to know that what I share can help out and I wish you a happy holiday also.


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Old 12-24-2012, 10:35 AM
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So Berliners...it is Christmas Eve here is Australia and tomorrow we will celebrate Christmas Day...a very special and sacred time for many people in the world.
Yes it is a sacred time and god bless you, Malta is a very catholic country and i will remember everyone in my prayers today.

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For most it is a time to be with family and loved ones and I am acutely aware that many of us are going through this special time without the ones we love close by us.
You really have opened my eyes on this statement, i am fortunate to have my dear Kevin with me at xmas and i truly feel sorry for those who are struggling with without there loved ones.

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I want you to know that someone else in another part of the world knows how you are feeling...you are not alone in those feelings of sadness and disappointment of a Christmas about to pass without your dear one by your side.
Oh my i feel so blessed with kevin by myside, but i hold tears of sadness for those alone, i feel selfish because i never thought of the hundreds of people alone at this sacred time, oh how bad i feel now.

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But I want to also speak hope into your heart. Hope of a New Year only a week away and a new month when more visas will be allocated. Hope of a year of promises to be fulfilled and hope that a hearts desire will not be left unfulfilled while there is still that burning flame of desire.
God bless you all
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Stay strong my friends and a very Merry Christmas to you and your kin xxx
Merry Christmas hon and i hope new year brings good news to all of you.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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"Yes i Live in Malta and it was the british high commision that reissued my UK passport. I dont have a Maltese passport i still remained with my british passport. "

Ok well I would think this is a really good thing for you to be on a British passport as Australia and Britain have close ties and share information with each other easily.

"You are really a well educated person on these immigration issues, you should becaome an agent seriously. "

Thank you for your kind words. I guess it comes more from a place of wanting to know as much as possible about the situation that I am getting into myself. I think I have a mind the quests for knowledge and this can be a good thing and a bad thing like all things in life...there needs to be a balance 8-)

"I would like to ask you a question if i may, maybe you have knowledge on this; what are the usuall reasons they decline a person,s application. Both Kevin and I have a huge house which is paid for in rockingham W/A, we have financial security, we own property here in Malta, we have no criminal records, all our documentation was clear and without complication, Kevin is a perm, residant for 42 years in Ausie. As i said previously the only problem and to be honest i dont see it as a problem is that i was previously married obviously for the CO they see this as a paperwork issue, although Germany has the highest rate of divorces in Europe, so i wouldnt have thought it was such a big issue more so they should understand that these things happen in this day and age.
once again thank you
Louise[/QUOTE]"

You know off what you have written above you sound like the idea person that immigration would be looking for in my books. This is what I know. Firstly they want to make sure that your relationship is genuine. They want to know that it is not a sham. Something that has come together for the benefit of one of both people gaining advantage other than the stated reason e.g. financial gain for marrying someone to get them into the country etc.

We in the relationships feel that it is a given that our relationship will show as being genuine because we love each other, but it can be harder to prove then you might think (my interview felt like it was all conducted with this undertone in every question). Once this is proven...I think the other thing is health clearance and then making sure that you are a person of good character.

So I have been privy to info on a rejected couple and they were rejected because of age difference and because of religious background differences. I guess the CO felt that these things went to proving that they were not genuine. On paper it seems like a HUGE step to say that an age gap means you are not real or a difference in religion but they must have somehow tested this and felt it held up to scrutiny.

They also rejected because she was a city girl from Australia and he was a country boy from a country far away and they met online. I think the premise was what could they possibly have in common and they also had only meet once for a short while.

Have a look through this site, use the search function and you will find info on why people have had visa's rejected.....BUT to be honest if you are like me, this will just get you into a tizz and get you more stressed out because we can all see a bit of ourselves in each of these peoples cases that were rejected and this is so unhelpful to loose hope right now.

I do want to say also that the couple that I mention above that were rejected on all of these points are now living happily in Australia together so they fought the decision and won!!!

In the end if you know in your heart that you are true and honest and right, have no health issues that will affect your application (this is not a subjective measurement....either you do or you dont) and your character is good - no police issues etc then no matter what they say you will come out on top in the end...even if it means having to appeal!


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Old 12-25-2012, 09:00 PM
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melandabdul I want to post an update that i received today, my application was actually admitted in MAY 2012 and not January as i had previously stated, I was rather shocked and surprised at this finding but there you go its a long story and trust me no one really wants to know the details, not my fault i must admit lol


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melandabdul I want to post an update that i received today, my application was actually admitted in MAY 2012 and not January as i had previously stated, I was rather shocked and surprised at this finding but there you go its a long story and trust me no one really wants to know the details, not my fault i must admit lol
Wow that is a shock to you I'm sure but in some ways to me that is a good thing...I will explain.

I was contemplating your situation that you are on a British passport and waiting now 11 months and that made me think there must be some serious concern with you application for immigration to take that long...ESP being from a low risk country.

But now that you tell me you submitted in May I would say to you that you are well and truely in line with normal processing time for the Berlin office, regardless of who your CO might be.

Not to get your hopes up, as I know your CO has lead you in the direction of saying that you will be waiting longer that 12 months, but people who submitted in May were being approved in Dec through Berlib.

I think you did say you were being asked to provide additional info like medicals for a child so it sounds like your apps might not be at the stage of approval but when it is there is good indication that you wouldn't be waiting longer for a visa to become available (not sure if you realize that due to limited numbers of visas available they only give out so many each month)

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:02 AM
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Wow that is a shock to you I'm sure but in some ways to me that is a good thing...I will explain.
oh yes it was a shock believe me apparently when i had submitted the papers in January my original agent left the company along with his Secretary, and my file was lets say misplaced.

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I was contemplating your situation that you are on a British passport and waiting now 11 months and that made me think there must be some serious concern with you application for immigration to take that long...ESP being from a low risk country.
At least i can sigh a sigh of relief because even i was having great concerns

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But now that you tell me you submitted in May I would say to you that you are well and truely in line with normal processing time for the Berlin office, regardless of who your CO might be.
yes i do feel guilty and sorry for cursing my CO bless him...

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Not to get your hopes up, as I know your CO has lead you in the direction of saying that you will be waiting longer that 12 months, but people who submitted in May were being approved in Dec through Berlib.

I think you did say you were being asked to provide additional info like medicals for a child so it sounds like your apps might not be at the stage of approval but when it is there is good indication that you wouldn't be waiting longer for a visa to become available (not sure if you realize that due to limited numbers of visas available they only give out so many each month)
The medicals for my son were done in August, the last papers they requested was a few weeks ago which was a declaration from the Notary explaining that all photo copied and stamped pages of my passport were genuine, these were sent via DHL courier 4 weeks ago, this is the last i have heard from them. Hopefully im in line and in turn for a answer, fingers crossed. But after hearing of people who are not with there loved ones, i would rather my answer was given to those that really need it, im lucky i have my loved one with me, some people dont and i feel so sorry for them.

Thanks again for your help
Louise


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