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Old 08-21-2013, 04:36 AM
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PMV interview date given

I am Australian (female) and my fiancÚ is Cambodian (male); we lodged our PMV application in person at the Aus embassy in Phnom Penh on 8 August 2013.

Yesterday he was called and told that he can come and pick up our original documents (which I hope includes his passport which they kept) and that he will be issued the form to go and have his health check done.

He was also told that they have set our interview date for January next year. Is this normal? I haven't read any other posts where people have said that they were told about their interview that far in advance. Obviously now that we are playing the waiting game we are trying to guess the 'what does that mean' questions of each step we take so any thoughts from others with similar experiences would be much appreciated!

Thanks also to all of the people who have shared the details of their interview experiences, it is very valuable knowledge which is much appreciated.


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Old 08-21-2013, 04:41 AM
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Unfortunately interviews are so infrequently seen here I'm not sure how many replies you're going to get. Hopefully someone else has been through something similar and will post, but don't be discouraged if no one does. There's no way to tell what you should or shouldn't read into it, so it'd all just be speculation anyway.

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Believe me it will do your head in if you keep thinking what does this mean? I have been having the what does this mean recently when my fiancee interviewed at 4 months into the application and another applicant from the same embassy interviewed at 6 months. I was like "why was he interviewed at 4 months, what does this mean?".

I know people will say just relax but it is easier said than done!

Interviews for the applicant are pretty common for high risk country applicants. Don't get me started on how wrong that is!!!

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:30 AM
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Don't worry about that interview - you could have your grant the day after. In our case we didn't even have any interview at all and we still wait - 14 months now.

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:31 PM
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Interviews for the applicant are pretty common for high risk country applicants.
I haven't noticed them being discussed here all that often, even from high-risk folks. I wonder if for some reason it just doesn't come up a lot? Strange.

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:42 AM
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I haven't noticed them being discussed here all that often, even from high-risk folks. I wonder if for some reason it just doesn't come up a lot? Strange.
From the digging around I did they are pretty common for the African countries - some more than others. I did a bit of looking around and where my fiancee applied they interview every applicant ..... and sometimes even the sponsor!!

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Old 08-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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Wow, crazy. It makes sense for them to do more in-depth investigations of applicants from countries where there is more migration fraud, obviously. But still.

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I can confirm that the sponsor may also be interviewed if the case officer considers that there are unusual circumstances or not something they encounter every day. My husband's interview (in Jordan) was about 4 hours long, with a break after 2 and half or 3, and immediately after that the case officer called me as well and talked to me for another hour and a half. Well, actually I did most of the talking because I had a lot to say, so a tough and long day for that particular CO!

Another applicant from Jordan had a 2 hour interview, but the sponsor wasn't involved, and yet another applicant didn't have an interview at all because the couple originated from the same country/culture (=less suspicous??)

I remember reading somewhere, perhaps in a government document, that most offshore posts interview applicants as a rule, but I guess that where DIAC is concerned there are actually no rules! There's nothing we can take for granted - it all depends on the specific processing centre and even then, on the individual case officer.

So I agree that, despite worrying and waiting, playing the "what does it all mean?" game where DIAC is concerned is going to get you nowhere, fast!

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