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Old 02-06-2013, 05:52 PM
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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?
Hi Melandabdul,
Maybe you should ask for our new CO at berlin things may move a little faster for you hun, I believe that the CO is the reason behind this one, if the same one is involved then im sure some of us may agree that as far as speed goes well any slower and CO is in reverse.

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Hi Melandabdul,
Maybe you should ask for our new CO at berlin things may move a little faster for you hun, I believe that the CO is the reason behind this one, if the same one is involved then im sure some of us may agree that as far as speed goes well any slower and CO is in reverse.
I sent everything else they asked, back in May 2012. After that, no contact or communication from then until July 2012, to inform me of a CO change. This is when km took over my case and he didn't talk to me at all, even after I sent him a change of circumstances form. I don't understand what rocket science i could hide behind a married couple with a child, in order to be so sceptic and delaying our visa. From July to February (7 months) they vanished, just to reappear last week and ask me for an updated police check to finalize our case. Not to mention that during that long year, my husband had to build a life and then ruin everything, sell the car, leave the house and his job in Aus to come back to me and our baby. Now we are left broke and unable to go to Aus. Our dreams and hopes ruined, for the sake of some slow and indifferent clerk.


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Hi Melandabdul,
Maybe you should ask for our new CO at berlin things may move a little faster for you hun, I believe that the CO is the reason behind this one, if the same one is involved then im sure some of us may agree that as far as speed goes well any slower and CO is in reverse.
That sounds like a great idea.....BUT (there is always a but) I am scared to rock the boat just yet. I know there is a lot more bravery when it is not your own situation so it was easy for me to advise you Lou to write letters and tell them it was not acceptable 8-) but on the other side it is a bit more concerning to think who you might piss off and how it could affect your application when it is your own application/case.

That being said I do have a thick spin lol and I am not one to shy away from saying my bit if I think things are not being done when or how they should be....but right now I don't think I have a case to plead as I am an October applicant and they are just working on August right now.

My plan is to wait until they hit October applicants (which I hope and suspect with be in April) and see what happens with our application. If we are not seeing our application come up for approval then I would think this is the time for me to start asking questions of my CO and see how she responds...and if it is not in a helpful and possitive way then I will see what I do then.

My only concern is that the supervisor warned me from sending too many emails and effectively wasting the CO's time a couple months back. I was shocked by this to say the least as I was not sending a lot of email (had sent maybe 5 or 6 at this time) and I was just asking reasonable questions like, could you please let us know if our form 80 has been sent to ASIO for processing? Something I wanted to understand so I could manage my expecatations in terms of wait time for processing.

I know many other people on here know this fact about their application (security checks being with ASIO) so why should it be something that I can't ask? Anyway I decided to play the game and stop emailing. Needless to say she never replied to that email and I have since emailed to ask if she needs to know about the change of address of children or parents and to let me know if she did.

Technically no reply was required unless she needed that info...but seriously...arent they humans??? and arent we humans??? Isn't mutal respect the least we can ask for and offer??? I didn't think a 2 lined email saying thanks for your email, no we don't need to know this information but thank you for your time, was this too much for her little fingers?

Geee it makes my blood boil some days.

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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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I wonder if KM is still working there. I feel even better now I know future applicants don't get him anymore ( I hope )
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I sent everything else they asked, back in May 2012. After that, no contact or communication from then until July 2012, to inform me of a CO change. This is when km took over my case and he didn't talk to me at all, even after I sent him a change of circumstances form. I don't understand what rocket science i could hide behind a married couple with a child, in order to be so sceptic and delaying our visa. From July to February (7 months) they vanished, just to reappear last week and ask me for an updated police check to finalize our case. Not to mention that during that long year, my husband had to build a life and then ruin everything, sell the car, leave the house and his job in Aus to come back to me and our baby. Now we are left broke and unable to go to Aus. Our dreams and hopes ruined, for the sake of some slow and indifferent clerk.
Hi There Dradeel,

I can see that the pain and trauma and unfair nature of this situation has really affected you and your situation quite significantly. What I would like to say to you is that you are right to feel angry and let down by the people and the process...let down in a big way. Your life has been impacted and it is not the way it should be....but there is also another side to the same coin.

AS well as acknowledging that you feel angry and hurt and this is ok, it is important that you don't get stuck in this either. It is time for you and your family to take hold of the opportunity that has been given to you and to chose to live with a forward looking attitude. One that is possitive and life giving. Please don't let them rob you of any more than they already have. Thave have affected your past but your future is up to you.

Stay strong xxx

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Any other august applicant people from Berlin embassy still waiting on their visa?


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Any other august applicant people from Berlin embassy still waiting on their visa?
Moi....I'm still waiting.....and I have a feeling that it wont happen for me this month.

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Moi....I'm still waiting.....and I have a feeling that it wont happen for me this month.
I will still remain hopefully for you but I know how easy it is too lose hope. Just remember that there are still well over 3 weeks of the month left to go also.

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Moi....I'm still waiting.....and I have a feeling that it wont happen for me this month.
All I can do is wait! and wait! and wait and wait.

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According to the panel doctor that examined me yesterday even they can´t reach Berlin over the phone.
They are stuck with contacting them through e-mail.
That seems strange and *cough* unprofessional....
The doc said he suspects Berlin tells them as little as possible so that they won´t let any information slip through to applicants.

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