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Old 02-04-2012, 05:43 AM
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Congratulations most importantly! But Swizzy I really wanted to know where you posted your application to, Melbourne, Sydney...?
Hey Taff

Thanks!

I applied by mail in Perth with a decision-ready application (police checks and medicals submitted).

Good luck to you!!


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Old 02-05-2012, 02:19 AM
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hi Moah!

Agree that its best to be precautious, however they (immi) did tell me that I can go and travel there, I just need to advise them. Should the visa be ready to go while i'm there they will email me letting me its ready to be issued and when i leave and come back it will be granted. However, my greatest concern is, what happens if it ISN't issued while i'm there...

I'm considering maybe going only for a vacation, just so we can see each other, some of these stories I read of being apart for so long is just heart breaking, I can't handle it!

Should I have any successful or insightful conversations with immi i'll be sure to let you know. Good luck with your case, I hope we both get them soon!

Curious - do you have a case officer? I got notified they've had my file since Nov 1,2011, i have a file # but no case officer. Sounds like I may never hear from too...unbelievable how unpredictable this process is!!

Wishing you the best of luck

Hi Everyone,

Glad to know my partner and I aren't the only ones waiting on Ottawa! Im Australian and my partner is Canadian and our application was received on October 3 2011. We have also been given a case number but no notification of being given a CO.

Every time a call has been made to them we have been given a different answer each time. First we were told about 5 months, then 5-9 months and the other week we were told it could be a year! Very frustrating as the time apart is horrible!! And you cant really plan anything just in case the visa will be approved shortly!

Just wondering if anyone else who has applied at the Ottawa office late last year has heard anything recently?

Would appreciate any feedback! Good luck to everyone!!


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Old 02-05-2012, 03:29 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Glad to know my partner and I aren't the only ones waiting on Ottawa! Im Australian and my partner is Canadian and our application was received on October 3 2011. We have also been given a case number but no notification of being given a CO.

Every time a call has been made to them we have been given a different answer each time. First we were told about 5 months, then 5-9 months and the other week we were told it could be a year! Very frustrating as the time apart is horrible!! And you cant really plan anything just in case the visa will be approved shortly!

Just wondering if anyone else who has applied at the Ottawa office late last year has heard anything recently?

Would appreciate any feedback! Good luck to everyone!!
Leesh - I feel your pain! I feel the exact same way, everytime I call the answer is slightly different, and never insightful to my case. called recently and they said "oh, its only been 3 months its still early, you may not hear anything for a few more months". Not being able to plan your life is so hard, and time apart is awful too...take solice in that you are not the only one Any of you in Edmonton by chance? We can start a club, ha.


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Old 02-05-2012, 05:25 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Glad to know my partner and I aren't the only ones waiting on Ottawa! Im Australian and my partner is Canadian and our application was received on October 3 2011. We have also been given a case number but no notification of being given a CO.

Every time a call has been made to them we have been given a different answer each time. First we were told about 5 months, then 5-9 months and the other week we were told it could be a year! Very frustrating as the time apart is horrible!! And you cant really plan anything just in case the visa will be approved shortly!

Just wondering if anyone else who has applied at the Ottawa office late last year has heard anything recently?

Would appreciate any feedback! Good luck to everyone!!
Mine was received October 3rd as well!! Hopefully any news you get, I get too! & vice versa!! Just to let people know, there is a thread for anyone who has to deal with Ottawa, share stories/advice and anything else: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...t-6months.html

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My Fiancés timeline.

Application lodged: 16-5-11

Nationality: He is Dutch, I'm Aussie.

Visa type: Prospective Marriage Visa - 300

Offshore/onshore: Offshore (in Berlin)

Date CO assigned: 10-10-11 (such a LONG wait)

Medicals received: 13-1-12 (was told not to submit with application and to wait until requested)

Police check received: 9-11-11 (was told not to submit with application and to wait until requested)


Date visa granted: FEB 3RD 2012!!!

Visa processing time: 8 months, 18 days (263 days all up)

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My fiance's Visa has FINALLY been approved!!! The medicals held things up for a couple of months. Doctors not sending paperwork, doctors losing paperwork, doctors going on vacation, doctors closed over Christmas. Really shouldn't have taken as long as it did but i am just so happy its all done now!
I cant believe he will be here soon! Happiest day of my life
Don't give up hope, i know its the longest and most painful wait but it will all be worth it in the end!!


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My FiancÚs timeline.

Application lodged: 16-5-11

Nationality: He is Dutch, I'm Aussie.

Visa type: Prospective Marriage Visa - 300

Offshore/onshore: Offshore (in Berlin)

Date CO assigned: 10-10-11 (such a LONG wait)

Medicals received: 13-1-12 (was told not to submit with application and to wait until requested)

Police check received: 9-11-11 (was told not to submit with application and to wait until requested)


Date visa granted: FEB 3RD 2012!!!

Visa processing time: 8 months, 18 days (263 days all up)

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My fiance's Visa has FINALLY been approved!!! The medicals held things up for a couple of months. Doctors not sending paperwork, doctors losing paperwork, doctors going on vacation, doctors closed over Christmas. Really shouldn't have taken as long as it did but i am just so happy its all done now!
I cant believe he will be here soon! Happiest day of my life
Don't give up hope, i know its the longest and most painful wait but it will all be worth it in the end!!

Congratulations!!! Really happy for you guys.

What type of supporting docs did you provide them with? I'm in the process of building up the file so would love to know what made it happen this fast for you!!!

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Congratulations waiting4mydutchie. i have also just logged my application in berlin. Just wondering, does your fiance live in germany or in the netherlands

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:09 AM
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My timeline.

Application lodged: 01-02-2012

Nationality: I am Kenyan, he is Aussie

Visa type: Prospective Marriage Visa - 300

Offshore/onshore: Offshore (in Berlin)

Date CO assigned: Waiting

Medicals received: Sent with application

Police check received: Sent with application


Date visa granted: Waiting

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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Congratulations!!! Really happy for you guys.

What type of supporting docs did you provide them with? I'm in the process of building up the file so would love to know what made it happen this fast for you!!!
Oh it wasnt fast, it was loooong lol. We provided everything that they asked for along with stat decs/statements from family and friends, about10 photos of us at different places, plane tickets from when we had travelled together and some other things. Pretty much anything that proved we were a couple. Oh and 12 months of phone records from both phone accounts, i sat there for hours highlighting each time i had called his number in that 12 months, there was alot! lol. Immigration never contacted me at all, they did email my fiance and ask for a bank statement from me but that was it. All contact was done by email. I guess after the medicals and police check were taken care of it all went pretty smoothly. Just need to be patient Good luck with your application!

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Old 02-05-2012, 11:14 AM
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Congratulations waiting4mydutchie. i have also just logged my application in berlin. Just wondering, does your fiance live in germany or in the netherlands
Thank you He is from The Netherlands. Expect it to take at least 5 months, Berlin are really far behind with applications, it took us 5 months just for a CO!
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