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Old 01-20-2013, 08:45 PM
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Please dont get me wrong i am happy for all who get their Visas. Though it is so frustrating that i see so many from other offices being issued visas having applied after us. Yet still nothing out of Washington .I am beginning to think they are all asleep or just dont give a toss and wont not cant but wont do what they are being paid to do.Now steps down off his soap box .

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Date of application: 6 Aug 2012

Nationality:Australian/U.S

Visa type:309 Partner

Offshore/onshore: Offshore

Medicals submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012

Police check submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012 (Cal state police check 18 March 2013)

Date CO assigned: 21 Aug 2012

Date visa granted: 19 March 2013

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:04 PM
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How long ago did you send in your app,and which app did you send?


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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 PM
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Please dont get me wrong i am happy for all who get their Visas. Though it is so frustrating that i see so many from other offices being issued visas having applied after us. Yet still nothing out of Washington .I am beginning to think they are all asleep or just dont give a toss and wont not cant but wont do what they are being paid to do.Now steps down off his soap box .

I understand you and feel frustrated as you. I lodged my application on 19.06.2012 and still no visa. Seeing how people get their visa in few months and I must wait maybe a year makes me feel I am not even welcome there.

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Visa: Subclass 100, Permanent Partner Visa
Visa Nationality: Croatia
Applied: Offshore, through Vienna office
Application Date: 19 June 2012
Police Checks: Submitted with Application
Medicals: Completed 03 July 2012.
VISA GRANTED: 20 January 2014 (19 months)
TO AUSTRALIA:04.04.2014.

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 AM
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The most frustrating incident happens to me last week which the panel doctor screw up certain issue.
My wife done her medical on 29/11/2012, giving past medical history on 2/12/2012.
We checked and being confirmed they have uploading the e-health and so we waited till last week. Received phone call from panel saying that they only uploading certain info pending on grading and holding our submission. Now they're saying system failure uploading the medical. We waited 1 month + and nothing have been done so far.
Really dissapointed on panel doctor


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Old 01-21-2013, 07:43 AM
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Please dont get me wrong i am happy for all who get their Visas. Though it is so frustrating that i see so many from other offices being issued visas having applied after us. Yet still nothing out of Washington .I am beginning to think they are all asleep or just dont give a toss and wont not cant but wont do what they are being paid to do.Now steps down off his soap box .
Hi Harbinger....I understand what you are saying and it is far from fair and even I know. The problem is that each outpost or embassy has its own amount of workload depending on demand from that country and staffing levels and they are not consistent. What seems to result is what you are seeing here and we have no choice but to submit to the embassy we fall under.

I guess there is really no way for us to get through but to try and just focus on our process and our relationship. As long as you are not being left behind in relation to other people from the same embassy then I think sometimes it is best not to look too much at post from other parts of the world if they will upset of frustrate you too much....because in the end it is a machine that non of us can influence 8-/

Stay strong!

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:11 AM
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How long ago did you send in your app,and which app did you send?
We sent our app in on 6 Aug it was recieved with front loaded medicals and police checks .and we have been told for last few months that no further paperwork is required and it is processing..WTF if they read it and know nothing else is needed then why not just do the last step on it? Oh and it was the partner 309 visa app.

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Date of application: 6 Aug 2012

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Visa type:309 Partner

Offshore/onshore: Offshore

Medicals submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012

Police check submitted (yes/no):Yes 6 Aug 2012 (Cal state police check 18 March 2013)

Date CO assigned: 21 Aug 2012

Date visa granted: 19 March 2013

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:49 AM
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We sent our app in on 6 Aug it was recieved with front loaded medicals and police checks .and we have been told for last few months that no further paperwork is required and it is processing..WTF if they read it and know nothing else is needed then why not just do the last step on it? Oh and it was the partner 309 visa app.
They can't just approve it until the other people that lodged before you have been given their visa. There is a limited number of visa's allocated to each stream each year based on what the government feel that the country can sustain and this number is then divided across each month of the year and this is the number of visa's that are allocated each month.

So say for example they have 100 to give out each month and you came in Aug and are now 1000 in line, it will take you 10 months before you get a visa, regardless of how complete the application is. This happens across all embassy's.


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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Hi

How do you explain persons applying the same day as you did to the SAME embassy and being granted their visa before you and persons who applied after being granted too.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 AM
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How do you explain persons applying the same day as you did to the SAME embassy and being granted their visa before you and persons who applied after being granted too.
I can't explain everything as this process is SUPPOSE to be fair and it doesn't always seem that way BUT there are many things that can cause this to happen. Like it you are from a high risk country and they are from a low risk country, this will mean they are often approved before you. In reality they say high risk countries can be twice as long as low risk countries.

Also if there is something in your file that requires further investigation it extends the time such as medicals being referred to Australia or form 80 being sent to ASIO....sometimes you will not know this has happened even...some CO's do tell clients but others don't.

There are also situations where the CO has done the wrong thing and a file is left sitting when it should be actioned...but mostly this is not the case.

If you want to share a bit of your circumstances in details maybe I can help you more.


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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High risk/low risk is complete crap. It's so discriminatory and I feel damn sorry for those from Africa. I read their stories and it makes me so sad. They should all be granted their visas in a shorter period I mean c'mon

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