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Old 03-15-2013, 03:18 PM
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Gerrywins, Kangaro, Krissaid and all other people waiting a long time for visa's from Berlin...I have a question for you all.

At what point did they let you know that your visa would take such a long time? Were you like me sitting waiting in the 5 or 6 month mark thinking you would wake up the next day to possibly have a visa but it never came?

When did it finally come to your attention that you were being treated "differently"? Did they tell you why or how long or what you were waiting on or was it just a day by day disappointment after disappointment till you finally worked out that you were not being dealt with the same?

Hope these questions doesn't make you feel bad or stir up any terrible thoughts for you all...I'm just trying to understand in case we end up in this situation.

Thank you and bless you all. My love and I talk about you guys and think about your struggles often xxx


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Old 03-15-2013, 03:41 PM
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Hi Mel, first we were told 6-8 months by our agent, then 12 months by our first case manager. Then after the interview, we were told that security check is needed and that might come through in November 2012 or early 2013 (14 and 16 months). Now the second CO does not say anything in terms of time frame. I feel forgotten , tormented and abused emotionally to be honest. Our hopes were raised so many times, only to end up at the bottom of the roller coaster. I have no idea why we are treated in such a special way. I do not understand what we have done wrong. There is no transparency, no information. It is unbelievable. If I do not get a satisfactory answer at the end of the month from the CO after I meet her, I will start making a lot of noise wherever I can. I don't care about upsetting the system anymore after 18 and a half months. How worse can it be? I need to get my life going , I can not live in this insecurity and stress anymore, without affecting my health. I hope from the bottom of my heart that you will be spared of this. You are a compassionate and nice person, judged by your posts, and you deserve better then this. Keep strong.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:50 PM
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Does the processing time like "6-9 months" start from the day you have lodged the application or from the day you got assigned a CO??

Also, I have to make a hard decision. I got a job offer till August and an immigration lawyer said that I should not take the job because it could risk us our visa since we would not have seen each other then for 8 months.
But when I do not take the job and fly to Australia to visit my partner, I will have to leave after 3 months or so and just spend most of my money for just sitting there and for flights. Problem is: I am a teacher and when I would come back after 3 months, the school year has already started and I would not be able to apply for a teacher job for the next half a year. So, when it does take longer to get a decision on the visa than October, I will just sit here in Germany unemployed maybe till January then... when it takes so long to get a decision on the visa.
Help...!
Does the CO take into account whether you visit your partner while the visa is processed?? Would it be an issue if you do not visit the partner except maybe for just 6 weeks school holidays?

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Hi Lehine

The processing time starts from the day you lodge the application. As for visiting Australia to meet your partner it does not matter for how long you visit. Remember you have already submitted your application with all your evidence regarding genuine relationship. Visiting during school holidays should be absolutely fine. I haven't read anywhere that you have to be with your partners for a longer period.

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Also, I have to make a hard decision. I got a job offer till August and an immigration lawyer said that I should not take the job because it could risk us our visa since we would not have seen each other then for 8 months.

Does the CO take into account whether you visit your partner while the visa is processed?? Would it be an issue if you do not visit the partner except maybe for just 6 weeks school holidays?
If they didn't want us to be apart from our partners for 8-12 months, they would not make the process that long. They can't have it both ways - for many people it's just not possible to take several months out of their lives to go and live in another country while the mortgage payments go unpaid and careers, given up, stagnate. (There goes that financial stability that they ideally want to see from sponsors!)

Don't worry, case officers only look at the evidence you present at the time of application lodgement. In the rare cases that they choose to ask for more evidence that you're still together during the processing, it would be enough to send evidence of correspondence. But the basic requirement is to look at the evidence given in the application.


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If they didn't want us to be apart from our partners for 8-12 months, they would not make the process that long. They can't have it both ways - for many people it's just not possible to take several months out of their lives to go and live in another country while the mortgage payments go unpaid and careers, given up, stagnate. (There goes that financial stability that they ideally want to see from sponsors!)

Don't worry, case officers only look at the evidence you present at the time of application lodgement. In the rare cases that they choose to ask for more evidence that you're still together during the processing, it would be enough to send evidence of correspondence. But the basic requirement is to look at the evidence given in the application.
Adventuress....can you share your story of how you came to know you would be waiting so long?


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Hi Mel, first we were told 6-8 months by our agent, then 12 months by our first case manager. Then after the interview, we were told that security check is needed and that might come through in November 2012 or early 2013 (14 and 16 months). Now the second CO does not say anything in terms of time frame. I feel forgotten , tormented and abused emotionally to be honest. Our hopes were raised so many times, only to end up at the bottom of the roller coaster. I have no idea why we are treated in such a special way. I do not understand what we have done wrong. There is no transparency, no information. It is unbelievable. If I do not get a satisfactory answer at the end of the month from the CO after I meet her, I will start making a lot of noise wherever I can. I don't care about upsetting the system anymore after 18 and a half months. How worse can it be? I need to get my life going , I can not live in this insecurity and stress anymore, without affecting my health. I hope from the bottom of my heart that you will be spared of this. You are a compassionate and nice person, judged by your posts, and you deserve better then this. Keep strong.
Hi Krissaid..get hearing your story really makes it hit home how hard this process is for some people. I am glad that your first CO provided you with information. You new CO I fear will keep you in the dark as I have also tried to understand if we will have a security check from the same CO to which I get no answer.

I really hope that your trip to see the CO results in some news...some information!!!! Please keep us up to date and bless you xxx


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I wonder if the processing time depends on the CO aswell?

Ofcourse there are high risk countries and maybe other situations which may delay the processing time. But i cant help thinking that it might have alot to do with the CO.


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I wonder if the processing time depends on the CO aswell?

Ofcourse there are high risk countries and maybe other situations which may delay the processing time. But i cant help thinking that it might have alot to do with the CO.
Well it shouldn't Marjan as the DIAC information says that the applications are processed in order of when you applied. Can you imagine the up roar if you got a slow CO or a lazy CO and were 2 or 3 months behind a good and productive CO in being issued a visa?

In reality it does make some difference but not a lot...well not enough generally for us to notice...but when it is noticeable we have the right to complain.


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Adventuress....can you share your story of how you came to know you would be waiting so long?
Sure, we were told 12 months straight up in the acknowledgement email that we received a week after we lodged:

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How long will it take to finalise my application?

We will finalise your application as quickly as possible in accordance with Australian immigration law. Our published service standards for the visas applications are available on our website : Client Service Charter
· Partner Visa – 12 months
· Prospective Marriage Visa – 12 months
· Child Visa – 14 months
When applications are more complex or documents are not provided within provided timeframes applications may take longer to finalise.
The guy who accepted our application told us "9-12 months" - but that was at a third party counter service.

Since my husband is eligible to be considered for the permanent visa (subclass 100) straight away (married for more than three years), and the general/international Processing Standards (in the link above) indicate that the time for subclass 100 visas is 8 months, I recently emailed the embassy again when we reached the 8 months mark to ask if our application could be finalised. The reply was that applications at that post took an average of 12 months.

Since we knew that it was a long wait to begin with, we originally resigned ourselves to that fact, but have become quite displeased since hearing of people being granted in three months, even a couple who applied five months after us. And in each case we hear of, the couple has much less time (and therefore evidence) in their relationships than us. There's no rhyme or reason to their methods!

(Note to other readers - this is not about and does not apply to the Berlin post)

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