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Old 08-18-2016, 06:05 AM
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It's been two and a half months since I lodged my 309, but my application still says "Received". I'm guessing that means that my application still hasn't been looked at by anyone.

Does the text change after someone has looked at your application?
How long did those of you that applied recently have to wait until your application status changed?
We applied 6th of April, ours still says received as well and we haven't heard a thing.


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Old 08-19-2016, 06:48 PM
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We applied 6th of April, ours still says received as well and we haven't heard a thing.
odd - we applied the same week and have already had our medicals requested (which have since been provided)

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Old 08-20-2016, 01:26 AM
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Hi all, I hope this is an ok question to post here!

My fiance is German and lives in Berlin, and we will be applying for a Prospective Marriage visa soon. We plan to apply online, and I'm wondering does it still go through the Berlin office? Or do online applications go somewhere else? I thought perhaps it's only if applying in person in Berlin with physical documents that it gets processed there.

I'm curious to know if the information in this thread is relevant to our application.

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Old 08-20-2016, 05:44 AM
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Yes, if your fiancée lives in Germany her online application will be processed by the Berlin office.

One advantage is that they don't require a translation of the German police certificate (Führungszeugnis) there and if you have questions before applying you can go into the embassy during their visa contact hours and ask them. Berlin has some specific guidelines, eg they don't require the 2x Form 888s for a PMV, although we provided them anyway.

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Yes, if your fiancée lives in Germany her online application will be processed by the Berlin office.

One advantage is that they don't require a translation of the German police certificate (Führungszeugnis) there and if you have questions before applying you can go into the embassy during their visa contact hours and ask them. Berlin has some specific guidelines, eg they don't require the 2x Form 888s for a PMV, although we provided them anyway.

Thank you !


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Old 08-30-2016, 12:20 PM
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Hey everyone, just wanted to update. I was just asked to submit my police and health checks, almost three months after lodging my application.


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just thought id push the thread , we are still waiting... written to case officer Jana, no repiles either. i filled out all our files so had to pack the health checks in the file of our daughter, which magically appeared. waiting since march 11. had a request for checks about 3 months later. Spannend!


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Old 09-09-2016, 06:31 AM
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Applied in Oct 15 and still waiting - its way past the 10 month mark and no word yet. Shows that i have been approved as a sponsor and my partner is still under assessment. I have emailed the case officer 4 times over the last few months asking if there is going to be a change in processing centres due to my partner moving from germany to another country whilst we are waiting for the application - but he doesn't respond at all.
The only email i got back from him was an automatic out of office response saying he is on holiday.
The sad part is even after paying close to $7000 we are getting nothing in terms of customer service.


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Old 09-09-2016, 01:06 PM
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Sorry double post


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Old 09-09-2016, 01:28 PM
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Wow most these don't seem so bad, we applied in may last year so we have been waiting to 16 months now, we sent our medicals and other stuff in april and my wife had to redo some paperwork that had expired in july which meant flying back to sweden to certify paperwork ( my wife is finnish). Now 2 months later nothing they can't even tell us if they have or haven't recieved our paperwork, by mail multiple emails and phone calls no response, completely useless all they tells us to do is wait this is an upsolute joke seriously considering restarting the process and changing to an on shore visa.


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