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Old 12-14-2012, 12:47 AM
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Will you be looking for work soon? I am not too sure how easy that is right after getting your visa granted.
With full work rights granted on a bridging visa, I've actually managed to secure a job, after tons of applications sent out and the only company who asked for an interview hired me. So thank god!

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With full work rights granted on a bridging visa, I've actually managed to secure a job, after tons of applications sent out and the only company who asked for an interview hired me. So thank god!
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With full work rights granted on a bridging visa, I've actually managed to secure a job, after tons of applications sent out and the only company who asked for an interview hired me. So thank god!
How long do you wait for the job? Do you work on casual job before they hire you?


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Oh luv I'm so sorry - here I am whinging about more than 5 months... ok my wedding is 22 days away, but I feel your heartache. Every single day you miss them, it sucks. Big hugs - I hope you get positive news, fast. xx

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We haven't been given any info on what the delay is. Last time I contacted our CO she said that everything was going fine and she'd contact us when she had more information. I'm thinking of emailing her again though. *sigh*

It does seem that this is a common thing for Kenyan applicants, doesn't it?
MrsMwangi i have just sent you a private message, could you read it asap and contact me.

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MrsMwangi i have just sent you a private message, could you read it asap and contact me.
I didn't get any private message from you the other day Gerrywins when you said you had sent me one. Not sure if there is a problem or if you didn't get around to sending it. Thanks


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An update about no update. We hit the 18mth mark next month. The longer this takes, the more heartbreaking it becomes. We're both grateful to have each other, but we are both becoming quite sad about our situation. Still...there is always hope. Gotta have hope.


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Hang in there MrsMwangi! Applicants from high risk countries often wait past the 24 month mark... a very tiring wait but it's important to keep your hopes up


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An update about no update. We hit the 18mth mark next month. The longer this takes, the more heartbreaking it becomes. We're both grateful to have each other, but we are both becoming quite sad about our situation. Still...there is always hope. Gotta have hope.
Is there any chance for you to go for a visit to see your husband? I know it is a lot of money that you might not have...but it sounds like you need some time together to recharge and reconnect a little as well?

This process is so hard, and even without this process, a long distance relationship is hard work. I know that there are dark days and there are better ones. That is the time to come on here and let others that are not feeling quite as low help to impart some hope and courage into your heart and life....we all understand the wait and the hard parts of this journey.

Just the other day I ran into people I haven't seen in a while and they asked about my situation and it hit me how unexcited I sounded when talking to them about my relationship and situation. I felt I needed to explain myself and the reality is that I can't stay in a constant state of heighten gushing love and excitement and passion because I also need to find a way to manage the fact that we are apart...so I do that by subduing the emotions and being a bit more middle of the road...but to others it might sound like I am not very excited about my situation...that is so hard...but I have to be able to live with it...and it would be like a child trying to live with the anticipation that it is Christmas tomorrow for 9 or 10 months...how exhausting and ultimately damaging would that be?


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Is there any chance for you to go for a visit to see your husband? I know it is a lot of money that you might not have...but it sounds like you need some time together to recharge and reconnect a little as well?

This process is so hard, and even without this process, a long distance relationship is hard work. I know that there are dark days and there are better ones. That is the time to come on here and let others that are not feeling quite as low help to impart some hope and courage into your heart and life....we all understand the wait and the hard parts of this journey.

Just the other day I ran into people I haven't seen in a while and they asked about my situation and it hit me how unexcited I sounded when talking to them about my relationship and situation. I felt I needed to explain myself and the reality is that I can't stay in a constant state of heighten gushing love and excitement and passion because I also need to find a way to manage the fact that we are apart...so I do that by subduing the emotions and being a bit more middle of the road...but to others it might sound like I am not very excited about my situation...that is so hard...but I have to be able to live with it...and it would be like a child trying to live with the anticipation that it is Christmas tomorrow for 9 or 10 months...how exhausting and ultimately damaging would that be?
We're approaching 15 months for our 309/100 visa (also from Kenya). A couple of days ago we thought we might apply for a tourist visa too until we looked closely at what's involved (applying for another police clearance from kenya and FBI USA - they only accept originals - 2-3 months wait. Plus application wait time of another 2-3 months. Not to mention having to travel to Nairobi again for biometrics, then having to leave Australia to receive the spouse visa) We just decided it's not really worth it.

And the comment about people waiting over 24 months I think you will find only applies to onshore visa applications. I'm pretty sure Mrs Mwangi will be close to the current record holder for an offshore spouse visa waiting time. It's pretty appalling to come from Kenya. Especially seeing people from places like Iran only taking 6 months. How much higher risk is Kenya than Iran?

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