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Old 02-04-2013, 10:33 PM
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After 11 months and 21 days, I got a 3rd C.O. who apparently took over KM's cases. He asked for a new police check from me and my husband so he may finally grant the visa. I asked for a time extension for the initial entry date, since my medicals expire in 10 days and it is impossible to manage a flight before that, so he gave me 6 more months In a couple of days I hope to receive the visa so we can see what we do next.
I come from a low risk country, married for 2 years with a 23 months son...and it took them 1 year to assess my file.. Talk about unfairness...

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After 11 months and 21 days, I got a 3rd C.O. who apparently took over KM's cases. He asked for a new police check from me and my husband so he may finally grant the visa. I asked for a time extension for the initial entry date, since my medicals expire in 10 days and it is impossible to manage a flight before that, so he gave me 6 more months In a couple of days I hope to receive the visa so we can see what we do next.
I come from a low risk country, married for 2 years with a 23 months son...and it took them 1 year to assess my file.. Talk about unfairness...
Congrats on your visa!!!
It sounds very much like a staff issue with an under performing person. While this happens in every work place it is impacting on people's lives in this environment.
Try and focus now on your love and future and put behind you the wait and the process.
All the best and congrats again.


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After 11 months and 21 days, I got a 3rd C.O. who apparently took over KM's cases. He asked for a new police check from me and my husband so he may finally grant the visa. I asked for a time extension for the initial entry date, since my medicals expire in 10 days and it is impossible to manage a flight before that, so he gave me 6 more months In a couple of days I hope to receive the visa so we can see what we do next.
I come from a low risk country, married for 2 years with a 23 months son...and it took them 1 year to assess my file.. Talk about unfairness...
Hi Dradeel,

It looks like I had the same Co (KM). I know Louiseb had him as well. We both got a new CO (SM) and soon after that hers and my visa got granted. So I hope it's the same in your case. Good luck!


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After 11 months and 21 days, I got a 3rd C.O. who apparently took over KM's cases. He asked for a new police check from me and my husband so he may finally grant the visa. I asked for a time extension for the initial entry date, since my medicals expire in 10 days and it is impossible to manage a flight before that, so he gave me 6 more months In a couple of days I hope to receive the visa so we can see what we do next.
I come from a low risk country, married for 2 years with a 23 months son...and it took them 1 year to assess my file.. Talk about unfairness...
Very happy to hear your news and hope that they grant your visa very soon. My medicals and police check are also expiring this week. I wrote to my CO last week and she said that she has forwarded my case to her supervisor. I doubt anything will come of it as there are probably so many people whose medicals and police checks have or are almost expiring

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Hi Dradeel,

It looks like I had the same Co (KM). I know Louiseb had him as well. We both got a new CO (SM) and soon after that hers and my visa got granted. So I hope it's the same in your case. Good luck!
Yeap, same old CO, same new CO, same process.


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After 11 months and 21 days, I got a 3rd C.O. who apparently took over KM's cases. He asked for a new police check from me and my husband so he may finally grant the visa. I asked for a time extension for the initial entry date, since my medicals expire in 10 days and it is impossible to manage a flight before that, so he gave me 6 more months In a couple of days I hope to receive the visa so we can see what we do next.
I come from a low risk country, married for 2 years with a 23 months son...and it took them 1 year to assess my file.. Talk about unfairness...
Was there any indication as to why it took so long...other than maybe the CO? Did they ask for more info that might have pointed out they were looking deeper into your case than you expected??? Or did they send a form 80 off to ASIO for your application?? Any idea?


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Another update about my granted visa.

I just got an email back from my new CO ( god, wish I had him all the time ) and he told me I meet the requirements for a 100 visa instead of 309.
So I got the 100 now straight away! No more papers, medicals, checks etc.....
I can even choose to become an Aussie now but I will be a real dutchie to the bone :-)


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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 PM
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Congratulations, Frutsel. I know you sent some kind of complaint and I think of doing the similar. Could you tell me what did you wrote and was it through Client feedback on immi.gov website?

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Congratulations, Frutsel. I know you sent some kind of complaint and I think of doing the similar. Could you tell me what did you wrote and was it through Client feedback on immi.gov website?
Hi Sunnysmile,

Yes. I think my complains helped indeed.
I wrote to immi.gov about my former CO that he never replied to my 2 !!! emails and the only email he send back was a very rude one. He mailed me that he wouldn't reply to my emails anymore with silly questions like that and that I will only hear from him when I get the grant.)
The 2 emails I wrote to him were about some questions of my visa ( I wanted to know if it was allowed to enter the country on a tourist visa while applying for the 309 and which timeline I should stick to, the one they said "7-9 months" or the one immi.gov said "5-6 months") and the second email was about the change of contact details. Nothing more, nothing less. Even with the change of contact details he didn't reply. That was when my trigger went of and wrote to immi.gov about it.
They gave me a real friendly reply that the contact details were changed and gave me answers to my questions. That's all I needed to know.
When you go to their website there is a section that says " contact us" and then "client feedback" indeed!
When I received the email with the grant and the info that this CO is my new CO I wrote back to him if I still need to proceed with the 309 to the 100 or get the 100 straight away. Also asked about the 4 days leaving the country. If this will include the departure day or not.
He replied within 12 hours!!! Never had that before :-)
He told me I meet the requirements for the 100 ( 13 yrs of marriage should do it...lol) and also told me the departure day is including the 4 days.

All the best of luck with your application!

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((((((((((((((((((((((((((CONGRADULATIONS FRUSTEL)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) OMG im soooo pleased for you girl.

Seems like KM CO has had a bit of a do lets say and his new take over CO is soooo fast and speedy at getting thrlough the files, he actually takes pity on us guys lol Now you dont find that very often do you..............hmmm seems KM wasnt all he was cracked up to be and not very liked....... wonder why.

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