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Old 03-28-2013, 08:10 PM
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We are facing the same issues as you kttykat. No response to my emails and I've been reluctant to call in case I lose my cool. So fustrating as I just want my CO to know that we need to leave the US by the end of next month. My husband has resigned from his job now and with that our US visas are going to be withdraw at the end of April. We really cant wait it out here. I thought 6mths would have been sufficient time to grant the visa but looks like its not. Month 7 of waiting here I come. Looks like I'll be researching flights to NZ too now.

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Woolfchans, I see you are from the UK. You should call DIAC and remind them that the queen is still on their money...

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Stayed up late again to call the so called immigration help line. Still the same unhelpful responses. No they can't tell us anything about our case, do we realize it has only been 5 months since we applied and can't expect any feedback so soon, no we can't have our case officers email, no we can't get any idea as to if and when our visa might be granted.

I called to let them know I will be going to New Zealand soon to renew my ETA for another 90 days, another $750 dollars down the sink hole for a 2 night stay in NZ to stay legal. I have told them exactly when I will be out of the country and translated the dates into Washington DC time so if they wanted to grant the visa whilst I am out of the country they could, if they so desired. I am not holding my breathe over it though..... I also sent the information to the general email and the email that the acknowledgement letter came from.

Still not a single email response from immigration after our initial acknowledgement email that we got in November last year. It is really frustrating that we haven't got any contact details for our case officer. My husband got angry with them the last time he called, when they gave him the "it could take between 5 months to a year" he told them that wasn't good enough, that he understood it could take that long but couldn't understand as to why they couldn't give him an idea if it was going to be more like 6 months or more like a year. He probably got us shoved back to the bottom of the pile....

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It's definitely frustrating playing this whole waiting game. I don't know anywhere else that a 5-12 month time frame is considered acceptable. On the many occasions that I called while planning my visa, and after I applied, I was told I would definitely hear something from my CO between 3-4 months, and they would make a decision 5-6 months.. It's been over 7 months and still no contact. I wish I had known how this all was actually going to work before I applied, maybe would have been better prepared for this. Hopefully we start hearing things soon and can start moving on!

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So any good news yet for anyone??


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It's definitely frustrating playing this whole waiting game. I don't know anywhere else that a 5-12 month time frame is considered acceptable. On the many occasions that I called while planning my visa, and after I applied, I was told I would definitely hear something from my CO between 3-4 months, and they would make a decision 5-6 months.. It's been over 7 months and still no contact. I wish I had known how this all was actually going to work before I applied, maybe would have been better prepared for this. Hopefully we start hearing things soon and can start moving on!
That is the main thing we're feeling, we wish we had known. We might have tried to do onshore processing, if we could have. Now we're stuck in separate countries, waiting it out!


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