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CollegeGirl 12-02-2014 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by falcorkle (Post 687418)
Thanks so much! Where is the timeline located?

It's the first post of this thread. :)

CollegeGirl 12-02-2014 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MamaBear (Post 687290)
We have done that AusUsa, but then last week I got super nervous with him arriving on a one way ticket and imagined them not letting him in and me having to purchase an international ticket just to get to the other side of customs to see him lol. I figured we wouldn't be approved anytime soon and he will have to leave the country in 3 months so I booked him a weekend to NZ, this was still much cheaper than an unnecessary return ticket to USA and I bought the return NZ flight for under $350. It's a shame my children and I couldn't go with him but we will just be returning from a family holiday to WA earlier that week :(

I had also emailed immigration notifying them of his coming back to Aus and received a generic email stating that a tourist visa is not meant for waiting out a PMV visa, hence the nervousness.

It's so frustrating to be in limbo with our lives, it's like we are all poised to start a race and the damn starting buzzer won't work.

And thanks CG for updating :)

Did you actually say to them "he's coming to Aus to wait while the PMV processes" or something along those lines? The magic words are "He's coming to Aus to holiday with me for the next few months."

Seriously, it's like walking a tightrope. You can do the exact same thing, but if you call it something different, suddenly it's not okay. If they want people to not use tourist visas to wait out processing, then processing needs to be less than a freaking year. I understand they have quotas they have to abide by, but when processing time is beyond ridiculous, they should be rewriting the rest of their policies to easily accommodate couples that want to visit each other. It's seriously heartless, the way things are now.

WendyB 12-02-2014 01:34 PM

Hi CG, can you add me to the timeline also?
Thanks!

(Spouse visa!)

bigapplekanga 12-02-2014 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 687034)
Okay, had to go all the way back to Page 67 (yeesh :)) but everything should be up-to-date! If your own information is incomplete or missing, just let me know, but I think I got everybody. :) Also, it's really interesting that ALL of the recent grants are at 6-7 months despite their newly quoted 12-15 month timeline (lucky you guys!). I'm guessing that must mostly apply to new applicants (but that's just a guess on my part). Also I feel awful for H. Protagonist and Mellie, who have been waiting longer than anyone. I've been there - hang in there, guys.

Thanks CG.

I'm hoping the holiday season doesn't slow the grants too much. HP and Mellie, hope you hear something soon! Heats, any luck on the police checks?

Heats 12-02-2014 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bigapplekanga (Post 687554)
Thanks CG.

I'm hoping the holiday season doesn't slow the grants too much. HP and Mellie, hope you hear something soon! Heats, any luck on the police checks?

Not yet. 4 weeks and 1 day so far waiting on the FBI for my wife's check (the sponsor) My docs are all done. CO said that she will be ready to make a decision as soon as the FBI gets me that paper.-- looks like early Feb at this point. I have fears of Obama and congress getting into it over some of these executive orders and the gov being shut down for a few weeks causing further delay. I cant do anything about it... the FBI wont take extra $$ to speed up our request so we just wait.

Hyperion 12-02-2014 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by WendyB (Post 687530)
Hi CG, can you add me to the timeline also?
Thanks!

(Spouse visa!)

Hi CG,

throw me/my Fiance into the mix too when you have time.

PMV - online - applied 29th November, 2014

thanks :)

cec2725 12-02-2014 10:06 PM

Thanks a lot College Girl! That's awesome and soooo good to see all of the visas recently granted in the 7 month timeline! Hope they keep doing their good job!

MamaBear 12-02-2014 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 687498)
Did you actually say to them "he's coming to Aus to wait while the PMV processes" or something along those lines? The magic words are "He's coming to Aus to holiday with me for the next few months."

Seriously, it's like walking a tightrope. You can do the exact same thing, but if you call it something different, suddenly it's not okay. If they want people to not use tourist visas to wait out processing, then processing needs to be less than a freaking year. I understand they have quotas they have to abide by, but when processing time is beyond ridiculous, they should be rewriting the rest of their policies to easily accommodate couples that want to visit each other. It's seriously heartless, the way things are now.

Hmmmm I'm thinking, I may have said visit during processing with the understanding that he can stay no longer than three months at a time. Maybe I'll send an email replying that reiterates that he is travelling during this time.

It is rather ridiculous, but in a couple of years it will all be a story of interest to tell (I hope lol).

CollegeGirl 12-02-2014 11:53 PM

WendyB and Hyperion, I added you! :)

CollegeGirl 12-02-2014 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bigapplekanga (Post 687554)
Thanks CG.

I'm hoping the holiday season doesn't slow the grants too much. HP and Mellie, hope you hear something soon! Heats, any luck on the police checks?

In my experience we may see a couple more grants than usual in early-mid December as COs try to get work off their desks before they leave for holidays. Once we get to the Christmas holidays, though, yeah, it does slow things a bit for a little while.


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