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Old 02-16-2012, 06:03 PM
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the waiting game sucks...let's play hungry hungry hippos!

Date of application: Received 31 October 2011

Nationality: Canadian

Visa type:300- PMV

Offshore/onshore: offshore (Ottawa)

Medicals submitted (yes/no): yes- in August

Police check submitted (yes/no):yes following application in Nov/11

Date CO assigned: none that I'm aware of?

Date visa granted: 108 days and counting... not to mention all the months we spent trying to finish the bloody thing!

lodged an inquiry on Jan 5 2012 and received a reply on Jan 17 2012 (!!!!) that the "application is currently in process and no further info is required at this time." Thanks.


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Old 02-16-2012, 06:13 PM
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This is an update I have been waiting to make for 4.5 months. Our Visa was GRANTED TODAY (February 15, 2012)! We had no official contact from our Case Officer until today with an email indicating our visa has been accepted. A huge sigh of relief and we're off to Australia on March 20, 2012. This forum has been incredible. Hang in there everyone. It's coming!
That is so exciting!! For you and all us Canadians who had applied around that time for our visas. For everyone, i know 5 months feels like an eternity (especially without communication) but this is reassuring and let's us know that there's movement in Ottawa haha!!

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:01 PM
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Congrats! That's so good to hear. Couple of questions for you, if you don't mind


1. Was the email, from the CO, from a generic address or a personal one?
2. Did you contact the DIAC at all during your wait?
3. Did you submit it through the Ottawa office?

I submitted my application for temporary/permanent residency on November 16/2011 so this gives me hope that, assuming all the evidence is good, I could be approved (theoretically) within the next 30-45 days. Our 5 month arrives on April 16.

So excited!

Thank you so much.

1. The email was personal directly from who I assume was our case officer. I know this because I responded via email sending our thanks to the individual and they responded back to me with a quick message to enjoy Australia.

2. I did contact the Ottawa DIAC. I submitted a few extra documents and I called to confirm they had recived them. When I called I spoke to the call centre reps (who indicated the application was still in processing and gave the standard 5-12 month line.) I also called once, more as a reminder that I was still waiting in early January (indicating on the phone that I wanted to just check in on the status of the application.

3. Yes...we submitted the application to the Ottawa office. We were living in Alberta at the time, so we sent the application and all additional documents via Purolator.

I hope this has been helpful! Good luck!


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Old 02-16-2012, 08:11 PM
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Thank you so much.

1. The email was personal directly from who I assume was our case officer. I know this because I responded via email sending our thanks to the individual and they responded back to me with a quick message to enjoy Australia.

2. I did contact the Ottawa DIAC. I submitted a few extra documents and I called to confirm they had recived them. When I called I spoke to the call centre reps (who indicated the application was still in processing and gave the standard 5-12 month line.) I also called once, more as a reminder that I was still waiting in early January (indicating on the phone that I wanted to just check in on the status of the application.

3. Yes...we submitted the application to the Ottawa office. We were living in Alberta at the time, so we sent the application and all additional documents via Purolator.

I hope this has been helpful! Good luck!

AWESOME!

I too called around the 2 month mark, spoke to a call center agent, and received the following information:

1. "Your application is moving along very well"
2. "It will take approximatley 5-12 months to process"
3. "At this point in time we have no questions or concerns about any of the evidence you've provided.

I'm such an impatient person. I find myself checking my email every day, multiple times during the day in the hopes of seeing an email.


Wouldn't it be great for all the Canadians to meet up once we get to Australia to share experiences. That is, assuming we'd be all in the same location.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:37 PM
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Congrats! That's so good to hear. Couple of questions for you, if you don't mind


1. Was the email, from the CO, from a generic address or a personal one?
2. Did you contact the DIAC at all during your wait?
3. Did you submit it through the Ottawa office?

I submitted my application for temporary/permanent residency on November 16/2011 so this gives me hope that, assuming all the evidence is good, I could be approved (theThoretically) within the next 30-45 days. Our 5 month arrives on April 16.

So excited!
I anticipated getting the grant by Feb 28 which was our 5 month mark, so it was a pleasant surprise to check my email (for the third time yesterday) and see that we had it early!


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Old 02-17-2012, 12:39 AM
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Date of application: 25 October 2011
Nationality: Chinese
Visa type: Partner Visa 309/100
Offshore/onshore: Offshore, London
Medicals submitted (yes/no): No
Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes, with the initial application
Date CO assigned:
Date visa granted:

I am an Australian PR and reside in Melbourne, my husband is the applicant who currently in London and holds a UK student visa. He submitted the application via post to the London office on 25 Oct 2011, payment was taken on 14 Nov 2011. However, he has not received any confirmation letter/reference number since then. He phoned and managed to speak with the staff in the London office twice, they all gave him the standard answer of 5-6 months process time and cannot disclose any further information.

Should we be worried? is there anyone else have the same situation with the London office?

Really appreciate your advices! thanks.


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Old 02-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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Date of application:13/02/2012

Nationality:British

Visa type:Partner Subclass 309

Offshore/onshore: Offshore (London Office)

Medicals submitted (yes/no):No, requested on the 15/02/2012

Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes, 13/02/2012

Date CO assigned: 15/02/2012

Date visa granted:

Visa application sent via post. We were informed that the processing time would be 5-6 months, but not to quit jobs or sell house as there was a heavy work load....

I'm getting secretly excited!

Today (17/02/2012) received all our documents back in the post. No email to explain, but i'm sure thats a good thing.


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Today (17/02/2012) received all our documents back in the post. No email to explain, but i'm sure thats a good thing.

Good Luck Jennifer, Im in the same boat- waiting to hear back from London HC- Fingers Crossed =)


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In the post is an excellent signal. means they were happy with all the paperwork!

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Date of application: 18 April 2011

Nationality: British

Visa type: Combined Partner (Temporary) (Class UK Sublass 820) and Partner (Residence) (Class BS Subclass 801)

Offshore/onshore: ONSHORE (at Brisbane processing centre)

Medicals submitted (yes/no): YES - submitted on 21 Feb 2012

Police check submitted (yes/no): YES (along with stat decs, evidence, all other paperwork)

Date CO assigned: Don't know, was never told

Date visa granted: 20 March 2012


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