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Old 03-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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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.
Ok, Thanks for explaining that to me!

I do have another question about the medicals as you all have done them. I did mine on 21-02 with my kids, but how long is the processing time for that? I havent heard nothing yet. Will it be a few months before you hear anything about it?


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Ok, Thanks for explaining that to me!

I got another question about the medicals as you all have done them. I did mine on 21-02 with my kids, but how long is the processing time for that? I havent heard nothing yet. Will it be a few months before you hear anything about it?
The medicals are normally sent off to Australia to the MOC/HOC if I recall the name correctly. It took my loves 8 weeks I think for them to process these. There is a BIG back log but this was back in Dec so I am not sure now how it is.

If you want to know more you can always try to contact the MOC/HOC but they are not always great at responding in a timely manner. I found the only want to really get a good response was to call them...and they often have the phone going to voice mail but when you do get someone they are very nice and helpful...well to me anyway.

Don't ask for any information other than what date are they up to in processing for medicals and they will let you know. You can also ask them if they have received your medicals and they will look it up for you and give you a reference number.

The phone number for them is +61 2 8666 5777. I found the best time to get them to pick up the phone was in the afternoon.


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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
At the 7th month mark I wrote to my CO to ask if my visa would be granted soon as the confirmation letter I got from them quoted processing time to be between 7 and 9 months. She then wrote back to tell me that processing time had changed to between 9 and 12 months for high risk countries. At the 12 month mark she said she had no information regarding how long my visa grant would take because my application was still with security. Now even writing to her cannot help hasten the visa grant as she has no jurisdiction over ASIO and their snails pace although IGIS said that only DIAC can make ASIO process select applications faster.

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I lodged an application for a temporary partner visa in Berlin on Dec 20th 2012.
Was advised to get AFP check and do medicals by the end of january.Done that.
Still didnīt hear if I had been allocated a CO or not so a week after my medicals was done I sent an e-mail to Berlin and asked.No reply.
Yesterday I thought 5 weeks was enough to wait and basically sent the same e-mail again.
Received a reply today that yes,I had been allocated a CO and it is K.M. My e-mail had been sent to him but it was a "standard" e-mail,not from him.I will be very careful not to bother him and just try to be patient and work hard on remaining positive.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:25 PM
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Any visa's granted people?


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Hahah CO is still somewhere in the tropics on vacation

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Sent ours by courier today the wait begins...


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Guys I will no longer be updating this thread as we got our news today and it was a refusal.
I am in a daze and shattered that my future has just fallen apart.
I wish you all the very best and will be around here I'm sure but have some serious choices to make now about what options we have, if any.
Bless you all xxx


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Guys I will no longer be updating this thread as we got our news today and it was a refusal.
I am in a daze and shattered that my future has just fallen apart.
I wish you all the very best and will be around here I'm sure but have some serious choices to make now about what options we have, if any.
Bless you all xxx
So Sorry to hear this melandabdul, I hope there is an appeals option available to you, never stop fighting for love!

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omg,Mel..Iīm so,so sorry to hear that,but please donīt give up!
Ask Mark Grantham or someone else for advice.
Iīm sure there is something that can be done.
I know there is nothing we can say that can ease the pain you feel right now but love will find a way when two peple belong together.
Itīs not just a cliché,it is true.
Lots of hugs to you and your partner...Stay strong and donīt give up!

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