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Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 AM
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i know but fruit picking or farm working for 88 days is tough work and time constrstraits with my current job contract and around april time trying to get a farm job is near impossible looking at the complete end of season.... i dont know if its fesible. Im trying to asses all my options. Wether to apply offshore and wait the 3 weeks..


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A bit of good news.

I just spoke to Immi and they said it would be okay to lodge my application just short of the 12 months for 2 reasons

1) They do have a bit of flexibility and being as it is only 2 weeks this will be okay
2) By the time a case officer looks at the case we would be into the 12 months anyway

I also asked her to confirm that my still being legally married would not be a big problem and she said it no, as long as I can prove I am separated from him. So being as I am applying for divorce now she said I could send a copy of my divorce petition.

I must add she was very helpful. So Aoife I hope this helps you too and puts your mind at rest a little

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I might try ring them tmrw did you just Ring the 131 881 number and explain your situation? That's great news I thought they wouldn't be looking at the case till a few weeks anyway!

Thanks for passing the information on


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Old 11-28-2012, 04:46 AM
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Yes that's the number I rung and don't go through to the recorded messages, press 0 to speak to someone. I made a mistake the first time. They take ages too, just to warn you.

She was very helpful and didn't seem at all bothered that it would not be the full 12 months. But I'm still wary as she isn't the case officer. But I took her name and apparently all calls are recorded.
I am making a note of the date and time etc and will include it in the app to explain why I am applying 2 weeks prior to the 12 months.

Yours is only 3 weeks isn't it? I would be interested to hear the response you get too. See if they match up!!

Let me know how you go


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Yeah good idea keeping record. It's all a paper trail!
Yea will be ringing first thing in the morning and let you know what they say. Yea mine is 3 weeks to the date!


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So just rang immigration the answer I got was the 12month requirments is there for a reason and you need to meet it prior to lodging the application so on that basis the application could be refused.the guy I got was not very helpful said there is nothing stopping you applying but it could get refused as it does not met the 12month requirment...


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM
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Oh that doesn't sound good does it.
I think I will apply anyway and put it my application what i was told by Immi. It is only 2 weeks, so by the time someone even picks it up the 12 months would have passed. I guess it all depends on the case officer.

Did he say it would get refused or could get refused?


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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i said that to him about when the case officer looks at the case it would be past the 12 month requirment but the date that counts is when you lodge the application, that was his response.
he said it could get refused as its not meeting the 12 month requirment that is required at the time of lodgement.


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You need to have 12 months from the date it is lodged which is if the application is accepted is on the grant notice.

The people on the phones are not case officers as I tried calling one when I was in the US for help about addressing the original application, as nice as the woman was she was not very helpful with the information that I was trying to find out.


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this might sound stupid but is there any way of getting in touch with a CO just to clarify a few things?


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