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Old 09-14-2013, 01:22 PM
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Just curious, jjs6791, did you get a personal email or was it the regular email informing you of your CO and telling you that if you haven't already, get medicals, police checks, etc?

Have to agree with CG here, btw, it is great for you, but **** for the rest of us who have been waiting for ML - CG and me included!
The e-mail was directly from the case officer ML. It said that my application has been "assessed" and that once I get my medical it is position to be "finalized".

To me that could be interpreted a few different ways and I don't have anything to compare it to. I emailed her back about when I'm getting my medical and she said she'll let me know when she receives it. Very polite.

Thanks for the well wishes and I hope everyone here gets their approval very soon!

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Hi everyone!
Its been a little while since I have been on... I see nothing has changed much out of DC
We are heading to Australia next week. My grandmother isn't well so its time to go and be with her.
My husband emailed his CO just over 2 weeks ago now and only received an email back from their general inquiries only 2 days go that send it was sent to DC! They have that many emails backed up??!!
So my husband is going on an ETA and we will leave when we are notified they are getting ready to grant.
Can anyone suggest I should call DIAC just to confirm they did receive our email about traveling to Australia? One would REALLY want a response to suggest to leave the country as they are getting ready to finalize his visa!!!!!
What do you all suggest?
Can't hurt to call, right?

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pmwoodward - Did you call?

I know everyone on this thread keeps saying this.. but I can't believe DC has been quiet for sooooo long. Two days until we hit five months (or six days... or a week and two days, depending on which date you go by). I'm hoping that the fact we haven't heard anything yet might be really good? Maybe we won't have to go through the waiver process? I keep holding out hope!

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Hello!

I just wanted to say that I mailed our Partner (Offshore) VISA Application to Washington DC on Sept. 6. They have received it and I received an email stating that I had not submitted the correct application amount due to the Sept. 1st increase.

I submitted the remainder immediately (I was given three days) and according to the USPS tracking, they received the check today (Sept. 16).

For the record, I submitted a bank check and the total amount (due to the conversion rate and fee increase) was $3,365. If I'd only been a week earlier . . . LOL.

My medicals are already completed; awaiting an E-Medical Filing number to send the doctor's office so they can upload them. My FBI checks were front-loaded with the app.

I will keep everyone updated our situation/timeline.

Staying very positive and spending A LOT of time with my family before I have to leave!

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As for the medicals. I did my medical in advance before I applied. That way when they receive the application, everything is already done. I just had to tell the receptionist at the desk that my medical needed to be physically mailed out to the embassy. If wanting to do this, I'd call up the panel doctor first, and find out if they also physically mail them off, or only do e file.
Hi! Thanks for the info I did do the medicals ahead of time and they only E-file. I will say to anyone who hasn't had their medicals completed yet, if you are on the East Coast - the North Carolina panel doctor and staff are super nice!

However, am waiting on Embassy to issue my E-File number. I've already submitted my application. Not the waiting begins!


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Hey, another Virginian! Welcome.

I'd check with the embassy before you go to lodge in person. Some embassies allow that, some don't, and I can't remember which category DC falls into. Also, like pmwoodward said, I'm not sure paying in cash would save you money. You'd be paying in USD, so they'd charge you the USD rate, and because they only adjust for currency differences a couple times a year, right now it's way off and you'll pay way more. You'd save much more by having your sponsor pay in AUD from Australia.

As to your defacto - even with registration, you've got a tough row to hoe with living apart. The longer you're living apart right before your visa grant the bigger a problem it can be. The registration technically waives the 12-month requirement, of course, but I've read that even those with registered relationships can find it difficult if they don't live together the few months before they apply. I'm not saying it's impossible - I'm just saying you might want to just talk to a reputable registered migration agent and just make sure it won't be a problem.
Hi College Girl!

So sorry I didn't reply to your last post - but we panicked and my partner visited an Immigration Lawyer in Sydney just to get a few questions answered . . .

Turns out, he said we were good to go and didn't need his services. Which was a relief . . . :

Only waiting for an E-File medical number at this time. Fingers crossed and positive thinking on supercharge!

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I am just getting sick over this wait. I don't understand it at all. I have also emailed and it took a week to get a general response that it still can 5-12 mths....I asked about communication and was told because needing to speed up the process I will be contacted ONLY if they need something else I swear this is not healthy for anyone to go through this. I hope someone gets an answer on what the hold up is.

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Well, we aren't *quite* at 5 months yet... so close we can taste it, though!

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Great news, Virginia Mountaineer. Congrats on applying.

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hi how's everyone doing? wedding is nearly here (2 nov) and then its on to the next stage in visaland for me! so i'll probably be back on here again more often hehe.

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