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Old 07-03-2013, 12:52 PM
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Hi E7mma,
In my case it took 6 weeks for CO to be assigned and I was also given 28 days to complete the medicals.

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That is helpful to know to Lilia. I think that the last practical date to courier my application is 18 December 2013 as the embassy in Berlin does not work on 25/26/27 Dec or 31 Dec. I am guessing that the earliest date to receive a CO would be 10 Jan and the probable date range would be 17-31 Jan. So I would need to plan medicals and police checks to be complete in mid February, which would allow us to travel in Jan 2015 to validate the visa. Phew! Its REALLY complicated.

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I wish they would give us a bit longer before the medical report needs to be re done...I mean they say it takes 8-9 months to process the visa and we have to enter the country before the medical expires which gives us 3-4 months to get everything ready....that really isn't a lot of time.... -.-


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I completely agree. If it weren't for reading this forum, I would have had no idea that it was so crucial to plan your application timing like this.

And it seems to me that you should have 12 months to enter the country from date of visa grant OR they should make the medicals/police checks valid for 24 months.

I think the current system of expiry dates was set up when visas were turned around quickly and has not been reviewed in the light of the incredibly long timescales even for 'low risk' applications.

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Yeah I completely agree....it would be a different matter even if they could at least process it in six months... Then we would have six months to organize things where we are now and things when we get to Australia. Three months is really pushing it.

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I also agree that they give people too little time to orginize everything before departing for Australia Well, there are always some applicants who are sitting and waiting for their visa on the suitcases but there are also many who need to take care of many things before they can leave, such as selling/renting out their house, terminating their employment etc., those things take time..So it would have been very handy if the visa was valid for 12 months to enter Australia

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I just realised that my italian police checks are valid only for 6 months (so you have to pay to get new ones, very smart, eh!) and that they will expire at the end of august. I hope my CO is not aware of that (it's not written anywhere on the certificate)!

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Haha img68 maybe she won't notice.....they look at them all the time so maybe they will just throw it to the side. haha.

Lilia not only that....we have to arrange everything to be shipped to Australia. I think in Switzerland you are supposed to leave your apartment in either March or october and if not in that time YOU have to find someone to rent it out.....god...it's going to be an absolute nightmare i can see it now haha. I guess this is just one of life's curve balls...

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I just realised that my italian police checks are valid only for 6 months (so you have to pay to get new ones, very smart, eh!) and that they will expire at the end of august. I hope my CO is not aware of that (it's not written anywhere on the certificate)!
I don't think the CO is even going to notice it if its not mentioned any place

It does not cost anything at all to get a police check in Denmark, you can get as many as you want and honestly I have no idea for how long the police check is valid, maybe also for 6 months But I was stupid to submit the police check along with my application I should have waited til they asked for it together with the medicals. It would give me more time to enter AUS when my visa is granted.

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Its kind of annoying that if you apply via London, you are now given 3 months to submit medicals and police checks in view of the long timescales for visa processing but Berlin stick to 28 days.

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