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Old 12-01-2016, 05:55 AM
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The fact that South African citizens get preferential treatment with visa's made me angry!

Absolutely no reason for it!!

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The fact that South African citizens get preferential treatment with visa's made me angry!

Absolutely no reason for it!!
Hey yea..LOL... They could have treated all of us the same instead of such a huge gap in processing time between SA Citizen and Non SA Citizen :-/

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I've got the Second Secretaries mobile number if you want to complain! A bloke from my area had the job and gave it to me, years later I tried to call him but now a her has the job - she was helpful and explained the process well to me about visitor visas (I had issues with another embassy at the time).

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I've got the Second Secretaries mobile number if you want to complain! A bloke from my area had the job and gave it to me, years later I tried to call him but now a her has the job - she was helpful and explained the process well to me about visitor visas (I had issues with another embassy at the time).
Oh yea, you mentioned this to me earlier.. You may PM me her number and I'll use that to complain if I see that Pretoria is taking too long.. Thx bro!

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Im assuming they will call you in a few months time for your medicals ..
Then after everything is done its a long wait
My biometrics and medicals was done within the first 1 and half months.

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Im assuming they will call you in a few months time for your medicals ..
Then after everything is done its a long wait
My biometrics and medicals was done within the first 1 and half months.
Crossing fingers they will ;-) XX

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We also have a non-SA application processing in Pretoria. Currently just passed 12 months and haven't heard anything past the acknowledgement email. For non-SA it's mostly high risk. I've read a few old cases where it's been 18 months processing. Perhaps it's slow because we didn't use a migration agent to guide us. While we were organising paperwork there were 2 price rises from around $AU1500 to around $AU7000. At least we're hoping that decreased the number of applications around the same time as ours. Hopefully ours is next on the pile now

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We also have a non-SA application processing in Pretoria. Currently just passed 12 months and haven't heard anything past the acknowledgement email. For non-SA it's mostly high risk. I've read a few old cases where it's been 18 months processing. Perhaps it's slow because we didn't use a migration agent to guide us. While we were organising paperwork there were 2 price rises from around $AU1500 to around $AU7000. At least we're hoping that decreased the number of applications around the same time as ours. Hopefully ours is next on the pile now
Yea I read not so long ago the visa cost was really low! That's bad for us Coz anyway the processing times are getting longer instead of reverse 😔 I hope you'll get yours soon. Mine too being processed in Pretoria but got a long way to go as its been a lil bit over 2 months since I applied... Keep us posted...

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PMV fee history:-

Nov 2004 - $1,245 - Kids free - no record of processing time
Jul 2005 - $1,305
Jul 2006 - $1,340 - Processing times 2.14 - 4.1 months
Jul 2007 - $1,420
Jul 2009 - $1,705
Jul 2010 - $1,735
Jul 2011 - $1,995 Average processing time 7 months
Jul 2012 - $2,060
Jan 2013 - $2,680
Jul 2013 - $2,680 - Kids $670
Sep 2013 - $3,085 - Kids $770 - processing time 5-12 months expected.
Jan 2015 - $6,865 - Kids $1,720

Family Stream Visas issued from 2003-04 up to 2014-15
42,229 - 41,736 - 45,291 - 50,079 - 49,870 - 56,366 - 60,254 - 54,543 - 58,604 - 60,885 (2010 is only 631 less than 2015)


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PMV fee history:-

Nov 2004 - $1,245 - Kids free - no record of processing time
Jul 2005 - $1,305
Jul 2006 - $1,340 - Processing times 2.14 - 4.1 months
Jul 2007 - $1,420
Jul 2009 - $1,705
Jul 2010 - $1,735
Jul 2011 - $1,995 Average processing time 7 months
Jul 2012 - $2,060
Jan 2013 - $2,680
Jul 2013 - $2,680 - Kids $670
Sep 2013 - $3,085 - Kids $770 - processing time 5-12 months expected.
Jan 2015 - $6,865 - Kids $1,720

Family Stream Visas issued from 2003-04 up to 2014-15
42,229 - 41,736 - 45,291 - 50,079 - 49,870 - 56,366 - 60,254 - 54,543 - 58,604 - 60,885 (2010 is only 631 less than 2015)
OMG bro!! And I got into the relationship in 2012-2013!!!

I regret having prepared myself for nearly a year in 2014-2015 for the 189 Skilled Visa (prepared a full excel sheet on all the steps, costs, who to contact and timeline of all steps) to then realised CA/CPA might not give ACCA members the 15 points (I also got lazy applying for membership after 2 years and therefore my 8 years experience wouldn't have counted too, thus no further points for experience)... I wouldn't have mind the huge cost of PMV had the processing time been reduced to 6 months!

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