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Old 07-14-2013, 08:06 PM
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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!
Well I used to work for the Danish Immigration but the rules are in many ways the same thou my area was different, not Spouse visas, and btw in Denmark it also takes a long time to get such a visa. The only good thing is that it free of charge

I am also prepared to wait til the start of next year and its actually totally ok. I was recently offered a good job here in DK and I accepted it. At least it will keep me busy while I am waiting for my visa I decided not to enter AUS before my visa ia granted, it would only cause us unnecessary hassles and extra expenses as I would have to leave AUS for 4 working days to activate my visa, and since I don't want to travel alone, it would cost a lot of money for a family of 3 to even go to NZ for example, and besides I have already been there

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:57 PM
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Application date: 24.05.13
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@ jjferrandis : Good to know we are in the same boat. I applied for a 309/100. I guess I won't be granted a subclass 100 straight away since I was only able to prove two and a half years of relationship. I will keep u updated if anything happens. But I think we gonna have to be patient.

@img68: Thank you for the greetings. And yes I provided the statutory declarations (8 in total from family and friends). My application was pretty much front-loaded (except for medical check).

@kmarees1986: I agree with you. There is no point in harassing you CO. Especially because they receive dozen of queries and complaints every day. But being pushy can sometimes unlock a situation. We paid AUD2680 for our visa, and most of this money is spent on administration fees. It's not a free service, people working there are not volunteers. So we can require a minimum service.

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:51 AM
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@kmarees1986: I agree with you. There is no point in harassing you CO. Especially because they receive dozen of queries and complaints every day. But being pushy can sometimes unlock a situation. We paid AUD2680 for our visa, and most of this money is spent on administration fees. It's not a free service, people working there are not volunteers. So we can require a minimum service.
I once would have agreed with you but after being back in Australia and watching in the news the never ending boats rolling into to Aussie waters, i'm now convinced these fees are excessive to pay for the overflow of immigration issues - including the cost if detention and deportation - and not a service as it would appear. I mean we're talking about immigration. You're not buying a holiday from a travel agent - you're going to end up with permanent residency. Its not a purchase the way I see it, its just a process.

If you genuinly believe there is something that needs to be followed up, you're well within your right. You wouldnt sit tight if you urgently needed to speak to your CO but if you just want to know where your applucation is at or if they recieved your medicals ect..I wouldnt bother.

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I'm having to restrain myself from asking if my medicals were referred... I can't imagine they weren't.

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I'm having to restrain myself from asking if my medicals were referred... I can't imagine they weren't.
Thats probably a legitimate enquiry CG!

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I would at least like a standard e-mail, automatically generated, saying "we received your medical, everything ok, thank you. We will contact you as soon as we need further documents", so if there is a problem, I can solve it. Expecially if I send you a gentle short mail asking if after a month of my medicals everything is ok (and eventually discover that the clinic sent the forms very late).
You don't need a nobel prize for literature to push a button as soon as you file the medicals!

The other thing I find weird is that I will receive a temporary permit, even if I am married. My husband will get the italian passport after only 3 years of marriage, not even living in Italy!! And being european citizens we could live everywhere in Europe with that.
Well, I do hope to convince my husband to move back here, as soon as his daughter will be older. I hope by that time there will be still the European Union!!

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Hello everyone. i hope you guys having good time
am moving to New Zealand next month but one thing i do not know if it will effect my application at Berlin, i tried to ask my CO about it but she not around went for 3 weeks leave, did anyone have idea about this issue


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Old 07-16-2013, 11:38 AM
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Hello everyone. i hope you guys having good time
am moving to New Zealand next month but one thing i do not know if it will effect my application at Berlin, i tried to ask my CO about it but she not around went for 3 weeks leave, did anyone have idea about this issue
I am moving away to another country as well in two weeks. I wrote to my CO and she said there is no problem. You'll just need to fill the change of circumstance form you know new phone number, new address, you can find this form on immig website.

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:33 AM
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Hi guys,
Thanks for all your information on this thread. I wonder if anyone can give me some advice. I am currently in Australia and have had my police checks for UK and Aus done here. I am waiting on my UAE police check still. Me and my partner are travelling to Germany in a week where I will submit my application in Berlin. My problem is this.. I am applying offshore as we will be travelling for 6 months (or however long it takes for the visa to be granted) and I wanted to be flexible to visit a sick relative in Europe. On the form 47 it says to give current residential address. Really this is the home of my spouse in Australia where I have been living for the past 20 months but I am not sure I can put this as while I am applying I won't have any legal right to be in Australia.. Also all my police checks are done with this address. I am writing a covering letter to explain the police checks but I am unsure what to put on the form 47?
Also do interviews happen by phone or face to face as we will be travelling in south east asia from November onwards..
Any help would be much appreciated!
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