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Old 06-28-2013, 07:26 AM
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I'd be willing to bet we see a HUGE influx of approvals in July! I can't wait! So excited for those of you who might be part of it...
Hope your right....we are approaching our 15 month wait in July ,my partner is itching to go back to Malaysia for a holiday to see her mum & her siblings.

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Can the whole world look at your Pinterest Boards??

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:07 PM
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Yep, iduno, they can, though you also have the option to create private boards as well.

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:07 PM
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I have a client who works as case officer in diac Brisbane. Previously she worked at diac Berlin in family visa as co. she tells me a lot of inside info such as:-


Case officers hate

Long emails
Frequent contact (every 3 months or so is okay)
Rude complaining emails
Emotional requests for speeding up process because of children or wedding dates coming up or ill health or depression. She said u do not want to attract ur case officers attention by doing any of these things. She implied that would piss the case officer off, and could be detrimental to your application. and I guess delay it longer or refusal if possible. She said that they handle so many cases and every ones story is the same and the case officers grow very cold and distant after years of hearing all our emotional pleas for fast visas.

I have another client who also works in diac Brisbane but he flies up to Christmas Island to do the boat people but that's a whole other story.


I work in law, clients were buying property. U can imagine what special attention I gave their files. Best service ever lol.

Before I lodge my application my husband and I prepared our self for the wating game. My husband says we only email and inquire about the progress of my application after 4 months as we don't want to give them any unpleasant things. Three months later I applied TV it was refused reason is not clear....there is no exact and acceptable reason. There are many explaining with different reasons. Untill my husband has to go through MP just to find out what is going on. By then we found out that my medical is need further information. This issue has been recieve by the embassy 10-15 days after my medical...they did not inform me or my doctor.
When they plan to inform us? Are they looking at the apllication?

We did our homework well studied the processing time gave everything they ask upfront.

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Further to my comments about the lack of feedback and information regarding applications, I just found this on the immigration website under the heading.....

Family Stream Processing

http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/fami...ns-answers.htm

How long will it take to process my application?

Once an application is lodged the case officer dealing with the application will be able to give an estimated processing time taking into account the application's complexity and the processing times for comparable applications.

I read that as the CO can give individual applicants an estimate on the processing time for their application.

I wonder if any CO has ever given an applicant an estimated processing time for their application beside the run of the mill reply quoting average processing times?

I very much doubt it.

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At almost 15 months waiting we still have NO CO assigned so they told us on their help line.
Absolutely unbelievable a 1st stage temp 820 lodged at Sydney can talk so long !!!!

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Further to my comments about the lack of feedback and information regarding applications, I just found this on the immigration website under the heading.....

Family Stream Processing

Family Migration - Questions and Answers on Processing Times

How long will it take to process my application?

Once an application is lodged the case officer dealing with the application will be able to give an estimated processing time taking into account the application's complexity and the processing times for comparable applications.

I read that as the CO can give individual applicants an estimate on the processing time for their application.

I wonder if any CO has ever given an applicant an estimated processing time for their application beside the run of the mill reply quoting average processing times?

I very much doubt it.
There's no way they could accurately predict just by glancing through an application how long it's going to take. They have no control over how long Global Health is going to take with medicals, how long ASIO is going to take to complete security checks, how many applications they'll be deluged with right before the fiscal year changes, etc. There are soooo many variables that it would be pretty impossible to give anything more than an AVERAGE processing time, which is what they give. It sucks, I know.

If they were going to truly have accurate processing time information given to applicants, it would have to say something like:

1) This is how long it takes to process if everything else is okay but Global Health is backlogged by three months on your medicals and you frontload your medical exam.
2) This is how long it takes to process if everything else is okay but GH is backlogged by three months PLUS your medicals get referred and you frontload your medical exam.
3) This is how long it takes to process if everything else is okay but GH is backlogged by three months PLUS your medicals get referred and you DO NOT frontload your medical exam...etc etc etc.

Do you see what I mean? The various scenarious affecting application time just go on and on and on, and that's JUST looking at time affected by medicals. When you bring in custody of children, police checks, security checks in your home country, etc. etc. you're looking at hundreds (maybe even thousands) of variations of processing times.

What they could do, though, is just say "MOST people will see a processing time of around 5 months for this visa. However, your processing time could be affected by medicals being referred, external security checks, application-eating gremlinss..." and so on.

HOWEVER, if they say 5-12 months "average," most people will assume they'll fall solidly in the middle. But if they say "5 months for most people," suddenly they get this huge deluge of calls they can't handle from people at five months and one day processing time, they have to possibly pull our COs off processing our cases to help answer them, and suddenly processing time has just tripled.

Do you see what I mean? I don't like it any more than you do, but DIAC *can't* know until the very end of most people's applications exactly how long it's going to take, because they don't know what variations are going to pop up that affect you specifically.

Which would upset you more - being told your visa may take 5-12 months to process, and having it take 8? OR being told it will likely take 5 months and then having it take 8. Be honest now... most people would be far more upset at the second situation.

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Which would upset you more - being told your visa may take 5-12 months to process, and having it take 8? OR being told it will likely take 5 months and then having it take 8. Be honest now... most people would be far more upset at the second situation.
We were told originally because we submitted a decision ready application it would take about 6 months .Later on it would be standard 9-12 months .
Called them at 12 months & they said will be 13 months.
Called again & now they say 15 months & the person we spoke to said 'don't call again' unless it's urgent.
Yes you could say we are a little upset.......

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College Girl,

I understand and do agree with the points you have made however they do state....."will be able to give an estimated processing time taking into account the application's complexity and the processing times for comparable applications"

So why state that will occur if it is not possible? What about those applications that have supplied all documents (approval ready) and medicals have been completed by Global health?

Surely they get to a point during the assessment process where they could give applicants some feedback on the prospect of approval and times?

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