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Old 04-22-2013, 10:25 PM
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Are you finding the visa application process stressful?

Did you/are you finding the visa application process stressful. If so what is the most stressful element of the process for you?


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Did you/are you finding the visa application process stressful. If so what is the most stressful element of the process for you?
YES!
I found all the paperwork stressful, making sure you do it all right without any mistakes. Much like an exam at school.
I find the most stressful thing is having no contact about your application. Just a friendly little email to say that your application has been received and where it stands in the queue of all the other ones would be delightful.
Stressful that your fate is in the hands of a stranger.
Stressful that you can not check the progress of your application in anyway yourself without contacting Immi. Because you get worried about contacting them, you don't want to annoy or piss them off in anyway in case that goes against the progress of your application.
So yep, for me and my fiancÚ, this has been stressful!

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:46 PM
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Hi Rina

I presume it has all worked out well in the end?


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Hi Rina

I presume it has all worked out well in the end?
Nope, still waiting.....

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Oh Rina, sorry to hear that.

Fingers crossed it all goes to plan and works out. Perhaps you could keep us posted about your progress as it would help a lot of others in a similar position.


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Yes I have updated what has been going on.
Thank you

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For me the most stressful was without a doubt having to get everything certified!

There's SO much paperwork and we had a hard time finding a judge willing to certify more than 20 pages at a time (we did in the end) or without having to pay a fortune for it.

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the MOST stressful thing I've ever gone through. Myself and my partner are lodging an 820 but we are an unusual case and therefore is going to be even harder to prove to a CO who doesn't know us that we tick all the boxes. I'm lucky that he is so unbelievable and understanding because I know my frequent meltdowns and stress about it is making me not the most fun person to be around

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Yes, we've found it very stressful at times. Mostly it's the waiting and not knowing that is the most stressful. My Aussie bride is amazing at paperwork, and has a real love for organizing and filling out forms, so that part was a breeze. It would be nice if there was some kind of online system where you could watch your application work it's way through the queue.

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The most stressful part of our visa application was when our CO (after he said in August that processing time was 7-9 months) said in January that processing time is not 7-9 months any more, that "it is minimum 1 year now and we will see after that". I would like to point out to " we will see after that time passes". "We will see"? So it could be more than a year, it could be any possible time in the world and we, applicants, can not do anything about it. I even sold my car when first processing time was near and even closed my business because we never thought, even in our silliest dreams, we will wait 1 year for visa. 5 years married, child of 4, never married before, we live together and never separated, my work is not dangerous for anybody (stonemason), when served army I was medic, I never lived in any other country and never even traveled to any country outside my country so I am not security risk to anybody and after all that mentioned I hope you could understand my frustration. You can not plan anything, you can not prepare yourself and you just live from today till tomorrow with one leg in your offshore country and one leg in Australia - you are in both countries but in fact you are nowhere and that is definition of the most frustrating thing in the processing visa application for my little family.

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