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Old 07-14-2013, 04:23 AM
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Hi! How can it be freezing for you, swedish girl!!! Is everything allright? Did you settle in your new life? ciao!
Hehe...itīs the humidity that makes it freezing to me...lol
On a serious point I feel it in my joints coz my sciaticca (ischias) is back..
I got rid of that as a bonus from my back surgery,but it came back when I first came to Oz and experienced the humidity.
But Iīll live...I just snuggle up with my man and our lovechild ~ our pug x jack russell girl and I love the heatblanket...
Would be freaking cold without it up here in the mountains in a house thatīs over 100 years old..haha..
Things are good here
Got job offers coming in from the local garage as a housecleaner.
I had my own housecleaning business in Sweden so I thought why not,since itīs pretty hard to get a job in our area.
Iīll be getting my own money and spoil myself with TimTams..haha
You canīt be too far away from a grant now,hey? Getting excited?? xxx

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Not where we live...a perfect 23 - 26 degrees everyday. Loving QLD winter
You lucky bastard!! hehe...

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Bonjour everyone,

I'm new on this thread but have been hanging around this forum for a while now.
I'm happy to join the Berlin Team and share every update or information I get regarding my application.

Here is my timeline:
Nationality of applicant: French
Applied : 11 June 2013, (initially in Madrid)
Visa Sub: 309 Partner temporary Offshore
Police Checks: 4 Apr 2013
Medicals and Biometrics: Supplied on the 26 june 2013
Application tranferred to Berlin due to "operational reasons": 27 June 2013
New CO Assigned: 27 June 2013
Now the long wait can start....

So far, I haven't heard much of my CO (his name is SM), but from what I know of him, he always replies to my emails pretty quickly and seems quite understanding.
He also wrote in his first email "Thank you for providing a well-organised application. I shall not be requiring any further documentation" which I hope is a good sign, but I don't want to get my hopes up.
I don't expect anything to be granted till early 2014. Hopefully January or February! Fingers and toes crossed.

Another milestone of my timeline was when I received on the 29th of june a big envelope (with the stamp of immi and a note "thank you, but no longer needed for your application) containinig half of the documents I had initially sent over. I guess they only keep the strict minimum, but I swear my heart skipped a beat when I saw the stamp of the Berlin Embassy, because I thought my application had been rejected.

Thank you all for sharing your experiences (even if it is dishearting sometimes)

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You canīt be too far away from a grant now,hey? Getting excited?? xxx
Great to hear your adventures in Ozland. I'll be living in QLD, so I won't get the hard winter, but I'll miss the nice mild southern european summer climate and the relaxing swims in the blue mediterrenan sea (no sharks), along with a long list of european-italian things.

I probably fly to Australia in mid november, regardless of the approval of the visa.

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Bonjour everyone,

I'm new on this thread but have been hanging around this forum for a while now.
I'm happy to join the Berlin Team and share every update or information I get regarding my application.

Here is my timeline:
Nationality of applicant: French
Applied : 11 June 2013, (initially in Madrid)
Visa Sub: 309 Partner temporary Offshore
Police Checks: 4 Apr 2013
Medicals and Biometrics: Supplied on the 26 june 2013
Application tranferred to Berlin due to "operational reasons": 27 June 2013
New CO Assigned: 27 June 2013
Now the long wait can start....

So far, I haven't heard much of my CO (his name is SM), but from what I know of him, he always replies to my emails pretty quickly and seems quite understanding.
He also wrote in his first email "Thank you for providing a well-organised application. I shall not be requiring any further documentation" which I hope is a good sign, but I don't want to get my hopes up.
I don't expect anything to be granted till early 2014. Hopefully January or February! Fingers and toes crossed.

Another milestone of my timeline was when I received on the 29th of june a big envelope (with the stamp of immi and a note "thank you, but no longer needed for your application) containinig half of the documents I had initially sent over. I guess they only keep the strict minimum, but I swear my heart skipped a beat when I saw the stamp of the Berlin Embassy, because I thought my application had been rejected.

Thank you all for sharing your experiences (even if it is dishearting sometimes)
Hi Jujack,

We are in the same situation, I also applied in Madrid and my application was transfered to Berlin. I also have the same CO as you.

Are you applying for the subclass 100 (permanent visa) or just the 309?

Good luck. I will let you know if there is any progress.

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So far, I haven't heard much of my CO (his name is SM), but from what I know of him, he always replies to my emails pretty quickly and seems quite understanding.
He also wrote in his first email "Thank you for providing a well-organised application. I shall not be requiring any further documentation" which I hope is a good sign, but I don't want to get my hopes up.
Welcome on board!

Did you send also the statutory declarations 888?

At least your CO is polite enough to answer to emails and provide a note with the brown envelope. I am starting to get a bit annoyed of total silence and no answers of my CO ...

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Welcome on board!
At least your CO is polite enough to answer to emails and provide a note with the brown envelope. I am starting to get a bit annoyed of total silence and no answers of my CO ...
Btw I have not heard anything from my CO either (we have the same CO), I don't even know whether he received my medicals or not, without mentioning that I have not even received any "brown envelope" with my personal papers back.

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CO's are busy processing applications. If they responded to all your emails nobody would get visas!! Try only to contact your CO if its imparitive, your applications will not go through quicker if you constantly follow up on them.

If you are lucky enough to have had a friendly response from your CO don't take that as an invitation to email them constantly for updates.

We would all love more transperancy and to understand whats happenning with our application, but we all need to accept regular contact with the CO is not possible.

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I used to work for the Immigration myself and I know exactly how annoying it is to get emails constantly with the same question - when when when..

But now I am on the other side of the table and now I know how annoying it is not to hear anything from the Immigration Btw I have not yet contacted my CO at all but was kinda hoping he would contact me with some updates thou I never did it myself when I worked as CO

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Wow Lilia so you have some amazing insight there then!

I think we can all agree the lack of communication is frustrating but there are too many people putting energy into contacting CO's requesting updates. I have tried to take a more zen approach lol. I am at one with the process haha it makes my life easier if I dont have that expectation. Heck, im not expecting to hear anything now till Jan 2014 at the earliest so I leave it at that!

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