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melandabdul 10-06-2012 01:42 PM

Berlin Embassy Processing Time
 
:eek: Hi All, Thought I'd start a thread to gather info from anyone currently processing through the Berlin Office. If you would like to add the following info to this thread that would be really helpful 8-)

Type of Visa
Date Applied
Stage Application at (e.g. CO Assigned, PC submitted)
Low or High Risk Country

Thanks

Tobias83 10-06-2012 04:55 PM

Application date: 26.09.12
CO assigned: 04.10.12
From Germany, low risk.
Visa: partner
Status: getting my medical check done, no further documents requested.

kangaro 10-06-2012 07:39 PM

Date of Application:Jan 06, 2012

Nationality: Ethiopian

Visa type:309 tempo,partner

Onshore/offshore: Offshore in Berlin

Medical submitted: yes!! with Application

Police checked: yes!! with Application

Date of Co assigned: Feb 08,2012

Date visa granted: waiting! waiting! waiting! waiting!.........oh I have interview on Monday, it was Friday my Co feel sick and she put me on Monday, finger cross!!

octopus 10-07-2012 05:25 AM

Date of application: 29 May 12
Nationality: Norwegian
Visa type: 309
Offshore/Onshore: Offshore in Berlin
Medicals submitted: Start of June
Police check submitted: Start of July
Date Co assigned: 05 June12

Still waiting. Called the embassy when i didnt get a respons on an email i sent. My Co told me that the processing times are now 7-9 months, and not 3-5 as adiviced on immis website. Its about to be updated to 7-9 months. He said I just have to patient and probably my application will be finalized in January.

melandabdul 10-07-2012 06:26 AM

Thanks all. I to have just been told it is now 7-9 months. Kangaro, as you are high risk country you are probably best match to my process as my fiance is from Ghana. Have you had any requests for information between CO being assigned and the request for interview? Was there any issues with your application that might have causes it to take this long? Any insight?

sasasou 10-07-2012 12:36 PM

Great idea!
Here is my timeline:

Visa Type: Partner Temporary, Low Risk
Date of lodgement: 30.5.2012
CO assigned: Not sure, because did not received the mail in the first case, but only after doing an online inquiry. Got the eMail resend in beginning of July.
Police Check: With application
Medical: 9.7.2012
Phone interview: 27.7.2012
Further doc's requested: 27.7.2012
Further doc's submitted: 18.8.2012
Date Visa granted: Still waiting...

BTW: I have also been told by my CO, that current processing time is at least 7-9 months

kangaro 10-07-2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by melandabdul
Thanks all. I to have just been told it is now 7-9 months. Kangaro, as you are high risk country you are probably best match to my process as my fiance is from Ghana. Have you had any requests for information between CO being assigned and the request for interview? Was there any issues with your application that might have causes it to take this long? Any insight?

Hi melandandul, my Co request police check from My current resident on June and clarify some information and interview last week, there is no issues to delay, my co told me from July this year the high risk country case takes to 12 month, when I was in Aussi immigration told me takes 5-8 month,but I'm on 10th month, I just waiting penitently, God will help us to be with our half part. Finger cross! For 2morrow, and good luck with you application!

kangaro 10-07-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sasasou
Great idea!
Here is my timeline:

Visa Type: Partner Temporary, Low Risk
Date of lodgement: 30.5.2012
CO assigned: Not sure, because did not received the mail in the first case, but only after doing an online inquiry. Got the eMail resend in beginning of July.
Police Check: With application
Medical: 9.7.2012
Phone interview: 27.7.2012
Further doc's requested: 27.7.2012
Further doc's submitted: 18.8.2012
Date Visa granted: Still waiting...

BTW: I have also been told by my CO, that current processing time is at least 7-9 months

Hi! Could you wright some details about the interview plz? I have interview 2morrow by phone in Berlin office,

skipperydoo 10-11-2012 11:04 AM

Hey everybody! First of all I would like to say that I think it is a great idea to share the experience regarding the processing time in Berlin in one spot! Thank you for that, melandabdul!

Here is my timeline so far:

Visa Type: Partner Visa, low risk

Date of application: visa application was received by the embassy on 16 August 2012

Police check: with application

CO assigned: 28 August 2012, we have been asked to send another additional statement and I was also asked to do the Medical check. We send the statement on 29 August and the Medicals were done on 30 August. Also the CO returned heaps of documents we send with the application (total weight of application when sending it was 1.3 kg, all documents) back to us, as she checked them all and she does not need to keep all for the file. She kept all forms that we had to fill out and all statements.

Interview: not required so far

Visa granted: not yet, still waiting, we haven't heard anything since the CO asked for the additional statement and the medicals.

I must say I am quite shocked reading above about the processing time which might be currently between 7-9 months! I was hoping we can move to Australia latest by the end of April. Can anybody say that they heard of /or experienced a shorter processing time? I hope for all of us that it won't take that long... Good luck to everybody!

melandabdul 10-11-2012 12:12 PM

Hi Skipperydoo....yes of course there are always exceptions but they are just that...exceptions. Please, for your sake, don't set your heart on that though as it is a hard thing waiting and the time goes so much faster I think if we just accept that it will take that long.

I hope that makes sense and didn't rain on your parade too much 8-)


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