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Old 05-07-2009, 01:35 PM
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Decission on de-facto visa

Hey There All

I just wanted to ask you out there, how did the people let you know about the decission on your visa?
Forwarded the last documents yesterday that they asked for and now eagerly waiting..
Can I email them and ask what they think? Or call? Did anyone of you guys actually call your officer at any time? It makes me so nervous the thought of calling but
I'm just not a very relaxed person I guess, haha, I just want everything to be sorted out asap, our future at the moment is so up in the air as we are unable to stay in the country we are in, have to leave in June.. I just want to hear the good (better be) news now

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:54 AM
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One of our recent posters [name escapes me for moment] gleefully posted a couple of days after her Bf had an interview to say the visa had been approved - so possibly an email, don't know that COs want to get too personal in making phone calls.

So standby and if all is well, you ought to hear something soon enough.





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Old 05-09-2009, 06:37 PM
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I've been wondering the same thing!
I've heard that if you've given them your email address then you will get an email first and then your letters/passports in the mail (they emailed me to let me know that they received my application and had a case officer).

Beatrice, when and where did you apply?

I would advise against calling/emailing them. Every time you contact them it takes time away from them actually working on your case. Also, I don't think they can tell you how things are going? (I could be wrong about that?)
I had to contact my case officer last week to ask him if I should send the last of my documents (my passport!) with "attn: _____" on it but that's the only contact I've made.

We're in a very similar situation - my spouse's visa for here (Canada) runs out in July so I'd love to have a decision on my visa before he has to fly back home.


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Old 05-11-2009, 09:17 AM
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We have applied in London (live in Ireland) we got assigned a case officer in mid April. She did return all our evidence of relationship and said it was sufficient evidence. She then asked me for Australian Police Clearance that has now reached her.

I have emailed her to ask if she has received them but have not heard back - now when I see that Scootergirls one went on maternity leave I get a bit worried. I don't want to stalk the poor girl but as she hasn't got back I am now worried she is not in the office.. perhaps I can call the embassy and just ask if she is there or on leave? As I said don't want to call her and make her uncomfortable I can understand they do not want to get personal with their cases )

I reckon if they asked for your passport surely that must mean they are about to stamp your new de-facto visa in it )


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While I was out doing my medical, I phoned my Case Officer to ask my question assuming I could get him at his desk and (of course) he wasn't there. I left a message and he didn't get back to me. Because the information that he needed was required by a certain date - and the date was coming up, I emailed him (I explained that I wasn't trying to be impatient but because of the time restriction I was needing an answer). Anyway, it took him a full week to reply to me by email. So even if you do email your case officer, don't expect a speedy reply!

Did you get a tracking number on the package you sent your case officer? (might ease your worries?)

Where in Australia are you planning on moving to?

Best of luck! You're the only person I've found online so far that has applied around the same time I did. It's good to know that someone else is in a similar situation!


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That's a constant battle )
My partner wants to live in Melbourne and I want to live in Brisbane - but then again I am open to Melbourne so I reckon we will end up there one day.. I just love Brisbane and the weather so much!

We plan to move to Sydney for the first few years though just cause of this annoying recession and there will be the most jobs there for us we reckon. And my partners brother live there so we can stay with him until we get our own place etc.
What about you?

And the visa? Have you had any good news? I'd love it if you kept me updated and I promise to do the same )
You can send me a private message if you want I just figured out how to use them myself


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I only went to Brisbane a couple of times many years ago. I like the tropical climate, but I think Melbourne has a lot more going on. Property prices are still a little more reasonable in Brisbane than Melbourne though. All the best for your move.


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That's a constant battle )
My partner wants to live in Melbourne and I want to live in Brisbane - but then again I am open to Melbourne so I reckon we will end up there one day.. I just love Brisbane and the weather so much!

We plan to move to Sydney for the first few years though just cause of this annoying recession and there will be the most jobs there for us we reckon. And my partners brother live there so we can stay with him until we get our own place etc.
What about you?

And the visa? Have you had any good news? I'd love it if you kept me updated and I promise to do the same )
You can send me a private message if you want I just figured out how to use them myself

My spouse's family is from Melbourne so that's where we'll be going. They're a pretty close family and it will be best for us to stick close.
I would love to live somewhere a little more tropical than Melbourne but in reality I don't think I could deal with the humidity!

No news yet -- Immi got my passport on Tuesday so now it's a waiting game unless they contact me needing more info again (let's hope not!). I sent my passport with a return envelope and I'm kicking myself for not writing down the tracking number so that I could get email updates for when they send it back!

I'll definitely keep you updated


P.S. You should go add your timeline in the spouse migration thread


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