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Old 12-13-2017, 12:21 PM
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Anywho, we should be fine as we are holding off submitting our police checks until the 20th December or so. That way my fiancé will head back to Germany on the 26th, and being so close to Xmas they hopefully won’t grant until after. We are not too concerned when the actual grant comes through because she can’t move for good to Australia until the end of July - to finish her studies.
I hope for you that the embassy won't grant your visa before the middle of February. Why? Did you notice that I've only been given a timeframe of 6 months? We expected it to be around 12... I don't mean to raise concerns... Sorry if I do!!

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Old 12-13-2017, 12:29 PM
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How can you make sure that your application will be assessed in Berlin? I am German myself and applied online via ImmiAccount.
So do they simply process all applications from Germans there as I have read that some people specifically applied at the Berlin office, but that was not on option on ImmiAccount

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When you fill out the application you are asked to select the nearest embassy. So when you're in Germany that's Berlin. I guess that's how they allocate the applications...
Good luck!
this is just a minor point but I don't think nearest embassy is how they assign the embassy that processes the visa. at least in my case my husband closest embassy was in spain but the visa was processed in Egypt. I think they choose embassy based on the counties experience and familiarity of the culture and beaurcracy as well as the human resources and anticipated demand...for example the dipb staff at the embassy are trained to spot fraudulent documents because they know what the legitimate ones look like. no one can be expected to be familiar with all documents and processes world wide. that's just speculating though I'm not actually sure.


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Anywho, we should be fine as we are holding off submitting our police checks until the 20th December or so. That way my fiancé will head back to Germany on the 26th, and being so close to Xmas they hopefully won’t grant until after. We are not too concerned when the actual grant comes through because she can’t move for good to Australia until the end of July - to finish her studies.
I hope for you that the embassy won't grant your visa before the middle of February. Why? Did you notice that I've only been given a timeframe of 6 months? We expected it to be around 12... I don't mean to raise concerns... Sorry if I do!!
Oh yikes. I thought when they grant the visa they give you an entry date tied to the expiry of Medicals and police checks.

When did you get medicals and police checks done? They might take into account our NOIM because we are on the PMV.

If worse comes to worse, if we are granted with a sooner required entry date - she will just have to fly in and activate the 300, we can get married sooner and she will have to head back and finish her exams. Unless a CO will take it into account? Probably not though, I am sure entry date is set in stone and not changeable


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Good luck to you and I hope you'll receive the grant email as soon as you've supplied the final documents (and Berlin embassy staff have returned from their Christmas holidays ).

Yes it's only been about 2 months. We expected the worst and we're surprised with this!

And I just read in a different thread that applicants that already have a child with their sponsor can be granted a permanent visa straight away. Rechecked my emails and ... Yep! I've been granted a 100 with the 309! Stoked! Didn't realize coz the 2 emails I got looked identical and I thought they accidentally resend it... Lol!
Thanks! And congrats again, that is amazing news about the 100!

Getting PR in 2 months is a pretty good Christmas present right?

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Oh yikes. I thought when they grant the visa they give you an entry date tied to the expiry of Medicals and police checks.

When did you get medicals and police checks done? They might take into account our NOIM because we are on the PMV.
I just checked and guess you're right: My German police check was issued on the 13/6/2017! The Australian one and my Partners Checks have later dates. So I guess the earliest date is the one they choose. Then you'll be fine.

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Wow, that is amazing. I have been waiting for any news since End of August. It is really frustrating since my husband is already in AU waiting for me. We have 2 kids and have been married for 10 years, I really dont understand what the problem is :-( I guess now that is going towards Xmas holidays nothing is gonna happen either.


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Wow, that is amazing. I have been waiting for any news since End of August. It is really frustrating since my husband is already in AU waiting for me. We have 2 kids and have been married for 10 years, I really dont understand what the problem is :-( I guess now that is going towards Xmas holidays nothing is gonna happen either.
Oh wow! That sounds like an easy approval to me! Maybe something is missing? Or maybe it's because your husband is not in Germany with you? Don't know, but surely keeping my fingers crossed for an approval soon!

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Oh wow! That sounds like an easy approval to me! Maybe something is missing? Or maybe it's because your husband is not in Germany with you? Don't know, but surely keeping my fingers crossed for an approval soon!
I am German but we have both lived in China together for the past 12 years. I start to fear that this is the problem. I hope I am not hanging in a processing line with 1 Million Chinese who are trying to move Down Under every year. I always thought that all applications are centrally qued. But it looks like this is not the case.
It would have been easier to bring my husband to Germany


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I am German but we have both lived in China together for the past 12 years. I start to fear that this is the problem. I hope I am not hanging in a processing line with 1 Million Chinese who are trying to move Down Under every year. I always thought that all applications are centrally qued. But it looks like this is not the case.
It would have been easier to bring my husband to Germany
I thought that too, before I noticed that they are allocated to different country embassies... Did you send the application from a German IP address or back in China? Did you get an email from a CO yet? That'll say where it's processed...

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Hi, no I did not get a CO or any other message except acknowledgement of receipt on Aug. 27th. This one does not contain info on where it is processed. I have contact the Australian consulate here yesterday, they have told me it is not processed in SHA but they dont give out info on where it acutally is. I have prepared a letter about our family situation.... Our children had to be without their father for over 4 months already as he had to move to MEL for work obligations but I cannot join him due to the wait for the visa. It is coming to a point where this is not workable any more without serious effect on the kids.
Consulat in SHA suggested to forward this letter to the processing office....but no hint on where this is.
Its a mess, I should have just enter on a tourist visa and then apply for onshore partner visa.
I have applied via a German IP address (VPN) but not sure if that matters as my country of residence has been China for over 10 years. Then again if China consulate says they dont have the case it might be worth a try to just contact the Berlin Consulate.


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