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Old 09-01-2013, 01:40 AM
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Yes, I am in Australia, I applied onshore in August 2012.

Thanks CollegeGirl, I really hope you are right :-( do you think it's a good idea to keep calling immigration once a month or not?

Sometimes I had the feeling like some of the operators on the telephone know less than we do,honestly...


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I agree Lale, some of them seem to know nothing...


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I agree Lale, some of them seem to know nothing...
he!he!he! yeah, they are like an ape with the telephone


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I've called twice, the first time they said if the application is not more than 13 months old they can't tell me anything, and the second time they told me that now the average time of processing is 18 months :-((
We are close to 17 months waiting now & was told 18 months is now the average by DIAC.
Won't hold my breathe though as i'm sure when we call again they will say ' Due to increased workload average times are now 20 months.' Always goes up by another 2 months when we call.....

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Well, geez, sanoptic, quit calling then if they up it 2 months every time you call! It must be your fault processing times keep going up!!!

LOL. I'm teasing, of course. Seriously, 18 months is insane!

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We are close to 17 months waiting now & was told 18 months is now the average by DIAC.
Won't hold my breathe though as i'm sure when we call again they will say ' Due to increased workload average times are now 20 months.' Always goes up by another 2 months when we call.....
Yes, I've noticed that too..
and now I am afraid I won't even be able to travel next year if they don't harry up! I was planning to go back to Italy for 6 weeks in between June and August, but if my Visa won't be ready by then, I am afraid they'll refuse me a Bridging Visa B for that period. And I really want to go back in that period!(This because I'm not keen to spend 3.000 A$ for a ticket to go back home when it's freezing cold...)


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I just got my visa grant letter (820) today. 18 months and 9 days from when I applied. At least now I'll only have less than 6 months to wait for my permanent (801) resident visa. Yay me!

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I just got my visa grant letter (820) today. 18 months and 9 days from when I applied. At least now I'll only have less than 6 months to wait for my permanent (801) resident visa. Yay me!
I am so happy for you.. congratulations for getting your visa after such a long waiting.
Were your Medicals still valid when you received the letter or did DIAC ask you to undertake them again at a certain stage? Mine are expiring today....


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I am so happy for you.. congratulations for getting your visa after such a long waiting.
Were your Medicals still valid when you received the letter or did DIAC ask you to undertake them again at a certain stage? Mine are expiring today....
No, they didn't ask me to retake medicals or do anything else, but I may have to when it comes to the permanent resident part in 6 months.


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No, they didn't ask me to retake medicals or do anything else, but I may have to when it comes to the permanent resident part in 6 months.
Ok, thanks!!


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