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Old 12-27-2012, 05:31 PM
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Anyone get a late Christmas present from Immigration?? Nothing yet for me Hopefully with the flood of applications they have just received before the Jan 1st price rise they will want to get all of ours out of their way

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Nothing yet Tararabee! I tried calling again on my lunch break today but they were pretty busy and I gave up after being on hold for 20 minutes.

Hopefully you or cinamongirl hear something soon because that will give the rest of us some indication if they are running on time with them.

At this point in time I think it looks like I'm going to have to change my flight. I'm going to wait it out a couple weeks and then look into changing it. I was hoping to be back for Australia Day, but chances of that happening are looking more and more slim.

We'll see what happens!

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:28 PM
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Out of curiously, where will you guys be moving to?

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We will be moving back to Brisbane when we get home, what about you?

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Awesome! I'm off to Perth. We lived there for the past three years. Feels like home now - Can't wait to be back!

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:48 PM
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So I called again today, after being on hold for 30min I get the rudest person I have spoken to yet. Which as usual told me my application is still being processed and will take 5 - 12 months. I am currently 3 days short of 5 months, I am starting to really stress out about these flights on Feb 1st. Why can't they just be more helpful!!!!

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Hey Tararabee! Sucks to hear! Honestly though, I think next week is your week to hear back - I've got a pretty strong feeling about it! I'm starting to contemplate going over on a tourist visa until it's granted then taking a short trip to Bali or Thailand when it's granted. I haven't looked too far into it, but I really want to go over and help my partner setup and such. The only thing that's holding me back is the idea of being without a job indefinitely. What if my case is that case that goes into 8 or 10 months in processing time?

So many things have been racing through my head lately - What happens if I've got a slack case officer? What if my case officer has resigned?

Anyway, regardless of what happens, I've got a pretty strong feeling you've got news coming through by next week, Tararabee. My bet is next Thursday the 11th of January!

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Sean, I wish immigration could be just as positive! lol We are taking a trip to Cuba this Friday until the 11th so if your prediction is right that would be an amazing email to get back to!!
I hear you with the racing thoughts... I had far to many after getting off the phone with immigration this afternoon... such as "geeze why is she telling me 5-12 months, does she know something I don't know, is it going to take longer then the usual 5 months" So stressful! I just really have no idea when we should hold out until with the changing of our Feb 1st flights..
I was considering doing the same thing as you with the visitors visa and hopping over to Bali or something but I feel I am so close that it would be cheaper to just pay the $100 per person to change our flights! Ahhhhh I hate this!!! I really really hope I can give you some good news soon, and that yours comes asap too! I will send you guys a message on the 11th when I get back about if I heard anything and what they said when I call provided I have no acceptance email waiting! Talk soon!!

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Hi guys,

Happy new year to everyone!

Tarabee, I'm just curious as to why they always tell you 5-12 months for standard processing? My main concern is the 12 months they say to you. I'm in a similar situation, where I've bought my flights to Australia for Feb. 26. My 5 month mark is Feb. 21st. But my mind is stressing about whether I will have to change my flights and what am I going to do if I don't get my visa by then cos I've already arranged to move out of our place by the end of the month & we are shipping some boxes over too, which is expected to arrive in Aus by end of Feb. & my husband has to be in Aus to sign for them. On top of that, we'll be travelling overseas in Asia right before we fly to Australia so ill have to check my emails often to make sure I can still fly into Aus on Feb. 26.

Which leads to why its worrying me that there is even the possibility of waiting 12 months! Why do all the conditions weigh on this one little visa approval? Why can't they see that so many ppls lives are being affected either way by their decision?

I hope you get your approval soon tarabee. It will just mean that we should be getting all of ours very soon as well! :-)


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I hear you Cdn, come Feb 1st my partner has to head back without me as well if I am not approved by then as we have arranged for housing etc. and things he will need to be there for to get organized. Sometimes when I call they have said it takes roughly 5 months, but most of the time they say the standard 5-12 months. I made mention of my flights and all she said was "we usually advise people not to make travel arrangements until we have contacted them"... how the heck do they expect people to completely put their lives on hold until they get around to sending the reply. We have jobs and lives to get back too, of course we have some sort of travel arrangements planned. They are so frustrating. I wish they could just say something positive.
I hate that now my 5 months is 2 days away they are still giving me the 5-12 month speech. That really stresses me out.
We have our flights for Feb 1st from LA to Brisbane. but we have to still book our flights from Toronto to LA on the 1st, and I have no idea when or IF I should even be doing that. I guess I will try and hold out until the 26th. I am praying it comes in for us all Cdn. I will be on here letting you guys know the second I find out!!

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