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Gerrywins 11-21-2012 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by emj (Post 69820)
Hello everyone,

It seems like a few "vacancies" came up for them in Berlin just recently, because I finally got mine yesterday -- well, not the visa, but some vague copy and pasted words in an email indicating that I would get the visa on my next entry into Australia. I will write full details about how it all worked on this thread after I've got the actual visa.

So, it ended up being over 6 and a half months from the date of application to the visa being ready. Disappointing given that we were specifically told five months when we applied in May. They have had many come in since then though (they told us), so are saying 7 months for low-risk ones submitted more recently. If the high-risk ones remain 4-5 months longer to come through (as in the processing times), you might therefore be looking at a year for a high-risk sent now, but for yours sent in February, Gerrywins, it should come through faster than that (based on mine sent in May taking between the 5 months of then and 7 months of now).

Koets, your situation looks similar to ours and you are only a month behind, so you will hopefully get it soon. With luck, the coming Christmas break will speed it up!

Congratulations to everyone who has got theirs and good luck to everyone else!


Thank you for your message. It gives me hope. We need more transparency from immigration though, as much transparency as they give about other pressing issues like the refugee resettlement. I hope the petition for this goes through soon.

melandabdul 11-21-2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Gerrywins (Post 69825)
Thank you for your message. It gives me hope. We need more transparency from immigration though, as much transparency as they give about other pressing issues like the refugee resettlement. I hope the petition for this goes through soon.

Always stay positive Gerrywins and focus on what matters...you and your love and your relationship! The rest will fade and away and any energy spent on those things is energy you can't spend on what matters.

Let's cross our fingers, pray to God and hope beyond all hope that your process will soon be over. I know that high risk countries are often twice as long as low risk but let's beleive that anything is possible and with such good news coming out of Berlin, who knows what is around the corner for you xxx

Gerrywins 11-22-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by melandabdul (Post 69829)
Always stay positive Gerrywins and focus on what matters...you and your love and your relationship! The rest will fade and away and any energy spent on those things is energy you can't spend on what matters.

Let's cross our fingers, pray to God and hope beyond all hope that your process will soon be over. I know that high risk countries are often twice as long as low risk but let's beleive that anything is possible and with such good news coming out of Berlin, who knows what is around the corner for you xxx

Yes I do try to stay positive, it does not work all the time :).

melandabdul 11-22-2012 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Gerrywins (Post 69837)
Yes I do try to stay positive, it does not work all the time :).

Yes yes I know...I know how hard it is to stay positive...but I also know how easy it is to get caught up in negative thinking and I just wanted to encourage you to stay strong and focused on what really matters. I wish for you all of the best news possibile and until then I hope that you are able to find the inner strength to keep going.

Gerrywins 11-22-2012 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by melandabdul (Post 69840)
Yes yes I know...I know how hard it is to stay positive...but I also know how easy it is to get caught up in negative thinking and I just wanted to encourage you to stay strong and focused on what really matters. I wish for you all of the best news possibile and until then I hope that you are able to find the inner strength to keep going.

Thanks will keep that in mind. By the way, I started a thread for applications lodged in African or those involving people with African partners, I think it might be helpful.

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ed-africa.html

melandabdul 11-22-2012 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Gerrywins (Post 69841)
Thanks will keep that in mind. By the way, I started a thread for applications lodged in African or those involving people with African partners, I think it might be helpful.

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ed-africa.html

Thank is a wonderful idea!!!! Thanks so much I will go and have a look now!!!

sasasou 11-22-2012 12:20 PM

Finally the visa arrived today.

It has been exactly 5 month and 22 days.

Will post the whole timeline the next couple of days.

Good luck to you guys!!!

koets 11-22-2012 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sasasou
Finally the visa arrived today.

It has been exactly 5 month and 22 days.

Will post the whole timeline the next couple of days.

Good luck to you guys!!!

Woohoo congrats Sasasou!! Can't be long for me now
Where in Australia will you be going? Good luck with all the other stuff you need to organise

Carasa 11-22-2012 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sasasou (Post 69920)
Finally the visa arrived today.

It has been exactly 5 month and 22 days.

Will post the whole timeline the next couple of days.

Good luck to you guys!!!

Congratulations, great news! :)

koets 11-22-2012 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emj
Hello everyone,

It seems like a few "vacancies" came up for them in Berlin just recently, because I finally got mine yesterday -- well, not the visa, but some vague copy and pasted words in an email indicating that I would get the visa on my next entry into Australia. I will write full details about how it all worked on this thread after I've got the actual visa.

So, it ended up being over 6 and a half months from the date of application to the visa being ready. Disappointing given that we were specifically told five months when we applied in May. They have had many come in since then though (they told us), so are saying 7 months for low-risk ones submitted more recently. If the high-risk ones remain 4-5 months longer to come through (as in the processing times), you might therefore be looking at a year for a high-risk sent now, but for yours sent in February, Gerrywins, it should come through faster than that (based on mine sent in May taking between the 5 months of then and 7 months of now).

Koets, your situation looks similar to ours and you are only a month behind, so you will hopefully get it soon. With luck, the coming Christmas break will speed it up!

Congratulations to everyone who has got theirs and good luck to everyone else!

Congrats!! All the May "candidates" of this forum have their visa as far as we know, so June's next ;-)
I'll be checking my mail 50 times a day now haha


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