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Old 01-08-2013, 09:32 PM
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I received an email today from my CO (MR) that my visa (309 subclass) has been granted!!! I already booked a ticket because we figured I could just go on a tourist visa but now I can go in the official way in two months!
Hope this will bring hope to all of you waiting for news

(applied 25 July to Berlin office, 8 January visa granted)
Congratulations, always nice to see when someone gets their visa, well done

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:48 PM
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Congratulations, always nice to see when someone gets their visa, well done

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That's for melandabdul I wouldn't be so thrilled that we are on july cause -CO (CK) is so very slow comparing as I see on the forum to other CO's.

Last time I had contact with her was end of november hoping that I will fly for christmas time and unfortunately my hopes end it there .She replied to me saying I will make a decision between Jan and March.
Reason was I'm assuming everyone knows on the forum waiting time change .Applied 13 June. I know its coming but still bit time to kill.


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Old 01-09-2013, 01:27 AM
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That's for melandabdul I wouldn't be so thrilled that we are on july cause -CO (CK) is so very slow comparing as I see on the forum to other CO's.

Last time I had contact with her was end of november hoping that I will fly for christmas time and unfortunately my hopes end it there .She replied to me saying I will make a decision between Jan and March.
Reason was I'm assuming everyone knows on the forum waiting time change .Applied 13 June. I know its coming but still bit time to kill.
Oh pity please try not to feel to worried. This is how I see it works. They tell us time and time again that applications for visa are handled in date of order they were submitted. This to me means that Berlin as a whole are managing the visas in this order.

We all know that for administration purposes they assign workloads out to CO's but as I see it, no one CO can get too far ahead or behind as the embassy as a whole has to deliver to the objective as stated of handling applications in the order received OR a huge number of complaints would be coming their way...something I am sure they are very cautious of.

So unless you are a complex application or from a high risk country then I predict your visa should be coming to you ever so soon...I would think this month.


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Were told on the 4th that my partners visa was ready to be granted and he should leave Australia so it can be finalised! Almost 6 months to the day.



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Type of Visa: Partner defacto 309
Date Applied : End of April, believe it was April 30th
Stage Application at (e.g. CO Assigned, PC submitted): Visa Granted on 2012-07-16
Low or High Risk Country: Low Risk, Sweden

I recived my CO on may 15th, he asked for some additional information. Some photocopies of the passport stamps in my partners passport.
After this I heard nothing. But I did not contact the embassy either since they say on their website there is a (was??) 6 months waiting time.
So I was very surprised when I recived that email from my CO saying he was "pleased to advise that you have been granted a Temporary Partner" after only 2.5 months.
I do believe I showed a strong case, I made it very easy for my CO to understand my proof and if there was anything that seemed just a little bit unclear or needed further explaining. I made sure that he could easy find an explanation to everything.
This was advice I got from someone on this forum, and I can only say good thing about this forum.
It helped me alot, putting on a very strong application.

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Sorry, koets, I didn't want to ruin your day, but we've spent a lot of time living with the false hope that our visa grant was imminent and that's not much fun either. We believed this date of application thing and have been suffering since mid-July when the Berlin office granted a partner visa to someone who lodged in the same week as me (search "Kri-stinaa").

Of course, we've contacted the Berlin office several times since and been given all sorts of explanations that don't fit with this application date order promise and the evidence on this and other forums. At least we were told that everything was fine months ago, so it shouldn't be too far away.

I'll let you know when it comes through, but it's a poorly-managed process. Fortunately, other Australian government departments are much more honest and efficient than this!
Have you heard anything yet?
I can only say I was very surprised that I recived my visa after only a few months.
It must be very frustrating to say the least loging at the same time, this time same time as me, and not hear anything.
When did u get your CO & have they asked for any other information?


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Were told on the 4th that my partners visa was ready to be granted and he should leave Australia so it can be finalised! Almost 6 months to the day.

That is great news Gersie. Thanks for letting us know. Congratulation.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:52 AM
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Oh wow things are moving again, so pleased that visa,s are being granted. I applied in May and I'm still waiting i have heard nothing at all. Oh my i wonder if they have forgotten me lol.

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:01 AM
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That's for melandabdul I wouldn't be so thrilled that we are on july cause -CO (CK) is so very slow comparing as I see on the forum to other CO's.
lol you say that CK is slow well i think KM is even slower lol

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Last time I had contact with her was end of november hoping that I will fly for christmas time and unfortunately my hopes end it there .She replied to me saying I will make a decision between Jan and March.
Reason was I'm assuming everyone knows on the forum waiting time change .Applied 13 June. I know its coming but still bit time to kill.
Its hard when they leave us with a bitter sweet taste in our mouths, hoping, praying ect. Do you know the official waiting times.
Thanks so much Louise

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