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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 PM
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Hey everyone,

I'm new to the forum, and I joined because I'm a bit nervous as well! I'm sure my application is 100% perfect, but the wait is killing me! My partner and I lodged a 309 visa in Ottawa on 24 Aug 2012. I'm Canadian so I guess I'm considered 'low risk'. We have yet to hear anything about the status of the application. My 5 month mark is going to be the 24 Jan 2013, so fingers crossed.

Also, I know I'm being a bit optimistic with my estimates, but I've booked my flight back to Australia for the 21 Jan 2013. I made sure the ticket was fully flexible before I bought it though, so changing it won't be an issue if I have to.

Anyway, can't wait to hear when yours gets granted tararabee because then that means mine won't be too far behind!


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Old 11-30-2012, 10:47 PM
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Hi,
I have recently applied to the Ottawa office about two weeks ago. I have got the original copies of the police checks and photos I sent and cards back already with an invoice of the visa payment. Is this usual? I thought they would keep everything until they made a final decision. Thoughts?


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jen_d_23 they took my payment out straight away as well! I applied August 7th, still haven't heard anything!
Sean7 I am in the same boat, my 5 months is January 7th and we have our flights booked back for Feb 1st! Fingers crossed it comes in on time!!

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:25 AM
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Hi everyone,

I, too, applied to the Ottawa office. I applied back in Sept. Been waiitng almost 3 months now and no news from the office. Also is it normal to not have a CO assigned for this long?

I contacted the office once and they only replied that I was still in the early stages of the processing and that they will contact me if they require more information.

My husband and I want to be back by February 2013 (as that is our 5 month mark). But I'm hesitant to purchase our flights just in case it does take longer. But this waiting is killing me!

I hope everyone gets theirs sooner than later! fingers crossed!


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Hi everyone,

I, too, applied to the Ottawa office. I applied back in Sept. Been waiitng almost 3 months now and no news from the office. Also is it normal to not have a CO assigned for this long?

I contacted the office once and they only replied that I was still in the early stages of the processing and that they will contact me if they require more information.

My husband and I want to be back by February 2013 (as that is our 5 month mark). But I'm hesitant to purchase our flights just in case it does take longer. But this waiting is killing me!

I hope everyone gets theirs sooner than later! fingers crossed!
Hey Cdn,

I have read of many cases where the first contact with the case officer was when the visa was granted. I have also read of cases where they got back to people within a couple of days to let them know that there application would likely be rejected, so it seems no news is often good news.

Coming from Canada you could apply for a visa waiver, that is what I have done. If my visa is granted before I am due to leave well that would be awesome however if it takes as long as they say it will, then when they grant it I will fly to New Zealand to activate it then return. I was worried about going to Australia without the 309 granted, until that is what immigration suggested that I do.

We had also waited without even an acknowledgement of our application, other than the money had been taken from our account, I called the help line and they contacted Washington on our behalf. We got an acknowledgement a few days later and the name of our case officer, still don't have direct contact details for her, so I had to send an email outlining our travel plans using the general email with our file number and Attn Ms Case Officer on it. Still waiting for a reply, that was last week.

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Hi Kittykat,

Thanks for ur info. Yeah I read other threads where ppl said that no news is good news. It's just so hard not knowing anything! Argh! *sigh* guess will have to patiently wait.

That's interesting to know that immigration told u that about going to NZ first.. That's an option we may have to explore if we come to it.

I hope u get a reply soon for ur email.


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Hey Cdn!

I know exactly how it feels! I saw one of your posts on another thread and it looks like we're waiting on the exact same visa that's being processed in the same office. My application was lodged on the 24th of August, so if I hear anything, I'll let you know right away because yours will only be a couple days behind. I'm not sure if that's how it works, but I assume they grant them sequentially from when they are received.

Tararabee had hers lodged a couple weeks before me, so hopefully we can get some sort of indiction off of her as well!

Chin up everyone! I'm feeling confident we'll get some news in the next couple of weeks!

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hey all,

I submitted my application for the 309 visa on the 15th of June and still haven't received anymore info than most of you. I am Canadian, so low risk, and Im officially over the 5 and a half month mark and wouldn't be surprised if I went over the 6 and a half mark without hearing anything... but thats life. I stopped calling about a month ago and I think everyone under 6 months to do the same since we know what the answer will be and were just slowing down the process for everyone else. I will update all the ottawa threads as soon as I hear anything.

But it seems that the consensus here is : No news is good news!

Best of Luck all


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Thanks Tarabee.
Did they send back your documents/police checks so quickly as well? I thought they would keep these documents at least until they made a decision.


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jen_d_23 they have not yet sent me anything, no contact either. I assume you are right in saying they will probably hold on to them until a decision is made! I am just a few days short of 4 months now!! hopefully only one more month to go! I will keep everyone posted!!!

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