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Old 05-07-2013, 01:08 PM
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Welcome shiwmor. Us Kenyans have definitely waited plenty of time. 18 months for us. We've tried everything to speed things up but we just keep hitting the same brick wall. ASIO checks seem to just take forever for Kenyans and we just have to wait. Another Kenyan member of this forum applied in Berlin and has been waiting nearly as long as us so don't think that applying in a low risk country makes any difference. The delay is all because of security checks in Kenya.

I really hope you don't have to wait as long as us.

Yes unfortunately its your country of origin that matters but I must say that the external agency responsible for carrying out the checks must be really slow or its just hard to verify information. I hope I wont have to wait for long but being realistic is much better . Wishing you a grant soon as waiting for 18 months must be something.


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Old 05-19-2013, 04:05 PM
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Hi everyone,

Here is my story;

I have been waiting for 21 months and still not granted.

I applied on shore in Brisbane office at 30th August 2011. I did not hear anything until 5th November 2012. I was asked for Form 80 and AFP checks.

However, AFP had some delays on police checks and after I lately received, I realised that my name was spelt wrong, I had to request a correct version which took a while as well. After I received that one, my lawyer told that I supposed get a Complete Closure check therefore, I applied again.

My idea for the application in that stage was, applying for a special consideration in the grounds of PHD aim. I have had offers many times from a university in AU whereas could not receive international student scholarship therefore could not proceed the application.

Therefore, I asked my lawyer about it he thought it was a good idea first but after I paid him in full, he started to thing that it was not an acceptable reason for early grand of PR. I was so stubborn about it though and ta=old him to apply for the special consideration but I had to get a new offer letter as the previous ones are expired. It took me 3 months to get the letter because the person was on leave also there was Xmas break.

To cut long story short; I was asked for AFP and Form 8 at 25th October 2012 whereas could submit them at 25th February 2013 with the cover letter that asks for Special Consideration for skipping TR stage because of being in the relationship more than four years, excessive waiting period and Phd offer.

I have not heard anything since than and seriously, I am so frustrated atm.
Most likely, they are doing security checks.

Thereafter, I have two questions:
- I am from a high risk country. How long usually takes getting security checks from high risk countries?
- Is there anyone have similar situations, like special considerations rather than having kids.

I am looking forward to hearing from you guys, any help is much appreciated....


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Old 05-19-2013, 04:18 PM
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Hi everyone,

Here is my story;

I have been waiting for 21 months and still not granted.

I applied on shore in Brisbane office at 30th August 2011. I did not hear anything until 5th November 2012. I was asked for Form 80 and AFP checks.

However, AFP had some delays on police checks and after I lately received, I realised that my name was spelt wrong, I had to request a correct version which took a while as well. After I received that one, my lawyer told that I supposed get a Complete Closure check therefore, I applied again.

My idea for the application in that stage was, applying for a special consideration in the grounds of PHD aim. I have had offers many times from a university in AU whereas could not receive international student scholarship therefore could not proceed the application.

Therefore, I asked my lawyer about it he thought it was a good idea first but after I paid him in full, he started to thing that it was not an acceptable reason for early grand of PR. I was so stubborn about it though and ta=old him to apply for the special consideration but I had to get a new offer letter as the previous ones are expired. It took me 3 months to get the letter because the person was on leave also there was Xmas break.

To cut long story short; I was asked for AFP and Form 8 at 25th October 2012 whereas could submit them at 25th February 2013 with the cover letter that asks for Special Consideration for skipping TR stage because of being in the relationship more than four years, excessive waiting period and Phd offer.

I have not heard anything since than and seriously, I am so frustrated atm.
Most likely, they are doing security checks.

Thereafter, I have two questions:
- I am from a high risk country. How long usually takes getting security checks from high risk countries?
- Is there anyone have similar situations, like special considerations rather than having kids.

I am looking forward to hearing from you guys, any help is much appreciated....
Would be best to know which country as high risk countries range from very short to very long wait times.

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:20 PM
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Hi everyone,

Here is my story;

I have been waiting for 21 months and still not granted.

I applied on shore in Brisbane office at 30th August 2011. I did not hear anything until 5th November 2012. I was asked for Form 80 and AFP checks.

However, AFP had some delays on police checks and after I lately received, I realised that my name was spelt wrong, I had to request a correct version which took a while as well. After I received that one, my lawyer told that I supposed get a Complete Closure check therefore, I applied again.

My idea for the application in that stage was, applying for a special consideration in the grounds of PHD aim. I have had offers many times from a university in AU whereas could not receive international student scholarship therefore could not proceed the application.

Therefore, I asked my lawyer about it he thought it was a good idea first but after I paid him in full, he started to thing that it was not an acceptable reason for early grand of PR. I was so stubborn about it though and ta=old him to apply for the special consideration but I had to get a new offer letter as the previous ones are expired. It took me 3 months to get the letter because the person was on leave also there was Xmas break.

To cut long story short; I was asked for AFP and Form 8 at 25th October 2012 whereas could submit them at 25th February 2013 with the cover letter that asks for Special Consideration for skipping TR stage because of being in the relationship more than four years, excessive waiting period and Phd offer.

I have not heard anything since than and seriously, I am so frustrated atm.
Most likely, they are doing security checks.

Thereafter, I have two questions:
- I am from a high risk country. How long usually takes getting security checks from high risk countries?
- Is there anyone have similar situations, like special considerations rather than having kids.

I am looking forward to hearing from you guys, any help is much appreciated....
Ok I saw your earlier posts. I'm not sure about Turkey in terms of wait times but others may know.

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:39 PM
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Well we got a reply from our second complaint to IGIS (ASIO) after 18 Months wait and it was exactly the same as the first one at 12 Months but it says to complain again in November if we haven't had our visa granted before then. That will be exactly 2 years since we filed for the Visa and I'm sure if we complained again in November, we'd receive exactly the same response. The letter is below:

Visa security assessment.

I refer to your inquiry concerning any security assessment that may be required for this visa application and advise that there is no unexplained delay, illegality or impropriety by ASIO affecting this case. The application appears to be progressing through expected channels and there are no grounds for any further action by this office at this stage.

I understand that this visa application was lodged in November 2011 and more than 12 months has now elapsed without finalisation. However, many other applicants are also experiencing similar delays. Please note that the length of time taken to process the visa is not necessarily indicative of the outcome of the application.

I encourage you to contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for updates regarding the status of this visa application. If you have not received an outcome for the visa application by November 2013 then you may contact this office again for another inquiry.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:07 PM
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Ok I saw your earlier posts. I'm not sure about Turkey in terms of wait times but others may know.
Thnk u very much. I have emailed the immigration office two weeeks ago. I had an auto reply stating that I will b replied within 13 days, regarding to my enquiry, still nothing :/ i m unemployed atm. I dont have a visa so struggling w finding work. We just want to settle in n start our new life w ma new opportunuties :/


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Old 05-24-2013, 03:06 AM
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I got my PR granted today I cannot believe that What a relief

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:25 AM
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I got my PR granted today I cannot believe that What a relief
Congratulations! Sounds like you can now go about living again. I can't wait to hear the same for my wife.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:30 PM
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Well we got a reply from our second complaint to IGIS (ASIO) after 18 Months wait and it was exactly the same as the first one at 12 Months but it says to complain again in November if we haven't had our visa granted before then. That will be exactly 2 years since we filed for the Visa and I'm sure if we complained again in November, we'd receive exactly the same response. The letter is below:

Visa security assessment.

I refer to your inquiry concerning any security assessment that may be required for this visa application and advise that there is no unexplained delay, illegality or impropriety by ASIO affecting this case. The application appears to be progressing through expected channels and there are no grounds for any further action by this office at this stage.

I understand that this visa application was lodged in November 2011 and more than 12 months has now elapsed without finalisation. However, many other applicants are also experiencing similar delays. Please note that the length of time taken to process the visa is not necessarily indicative of the outcome of the application.

I encourage you to contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for updates regarding the status of this visa application. If you have not received an outcome for the visa application by November 2013 then you may contact this office again for another inquiry.
Ugh, that is so disheartening.

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:04 AM
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I got my PR granted today I cannot believe that What a relief
Congratulations. In here, one person's good news is always everyone's good news. Very happy for you.

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