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yeah thank god i didnt need a sponsor clearance .... since our kids are aussies ...

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HProtagonist thanks for sharing a bit of your story! I always wonder why some take longer & it's good to have a bit of an explanation.


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yeah thank god i didnt need a sponsor clearance .... since our kids are aussies ...
1 of mine is Aussie born, 1 is US born (but an Aussie) and the reason we end the sponsor is that we adopted our son here. We fostered and adopted him so no stranger to background checks but have never seen it back logged like this..

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and christmas is coming up ... i hope they try to get as many thru as possible even if its just checking the apps to make sure all the paperwork is in and people know they are being looked at ....

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HProtagonist thanks for sharing a bit of your story! I always wonder why some take longer & it's good to have a bit of an explanation.
There is also the nagging (though probably paranoid) possibility that my frequent visits here during the processing of the VISA are holding it up for some reason. We submitted back in April when I was still in the US after returning from being in Australia previously, then we had the wedding party in the US end of May, then late June I returned to Aus to scope out potential living areas and visit with family. I've been here ever since after being granted a 600 until mid 2015. Other people have returned to Aus for traveling and visiting aging family members before, so it's not unusual, but at this stage every little thing makes you nervous.

No doubt my beautifully detailed timeline of our relationship, replete with cricket, glamour shots of the Giant Koala, and native animal patting pictures will win them over eventually, though.

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There is also the nagging (though probably paranoid) possibility that my frequent visits here during the processing of the VISA are holding it up for some reason. We submitted back in April when I was still in the US after returning from being in Australia previously, then we had the wedding party in the US end of May, then late June I returned to Aus to scope out potential living areas and visit with family. I've been here ever since after being granted a 600 until mid 2015. Other people have returned to Aus for traveling and visiting aging family members before, so it's not unusual, but at this stage every little thing makes you nervous. No doubt my beautifully detailed timeline of our relationship, replete with cricket, glamour shots of the Giant Koala, and native animal patting pictures will win them over eventually, though.
Anything with a koala THAT big will win out eventually. Don't sweat it, just be happy you're there with your partner -- some of us are still stuck being APARTners :-)
I know the go-by is upload all the evidence you can, but my niggling fear is that we overwhelm them and they sit down with their cup of coffee first thing in the morning when they get to work, open up a case, roll their eyes at how much stuff they have to read through, then move on to something presumably easier like a holiday visa!
Note this is ONLY MY OWN PARANOIA here, I would never recommend anyone go light on the evidence if you've got it!

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Ahh, IndyMama, you crack me up!!

Yeay sharyny, the ball is rolling! :-D

As with all of our applications.... tick tick tick. Hang in there Heats and H.Protagonist! I always think things happen for a reason, the delay at this stage may mean something wonderful is being lined up for the future....

H. Protagonist, we will soon find out if complicated or non straight forward cases are given a lot more thought. Our application was submitted a day after AUSUSA8892, and in my opinion could be seen as a lot more 'questionable' so it'll be interesting (and maybe educational) to see how we both fair in the next month or so! Hopefully the CO is a sensible, open minded person who believes in the power of love! (Otherwise, I'd suggest they were in the wrong job).

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Just wondering if there could be any additional character reports required (on top of my Aus/USA/California checks) because my Aussie fiancÚ has a 17 year old daughter. Our case is complicated because I have a 3-year ban on entering as a tourist. Just hoping I haven't overlooked any requirements...

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H.Protaganist I think you will definitely be hearing something soon, maybe your application is complete and a Case Officer won't even contact you and you will just get an email one day to say you have been approved. I think if anyones application is going to take a long time it would be my partners and my application considering we aren't engaged or married yet. We just havn't wanted to rush into that for a visa, we want it to be the right time for both of us and I think he is back here we can finally settle down and know that we will be here for the next two years atleast no doubt about it. I honestly just hope we are approved by February that will have been 7 months I know that is a short time but for us it has been the longest wait of our lives! We just want to be together, and I would drop everything to go be with him right now but that isn't the smart thing to do. The smart thing is that we both keep working and save our money for our future together and that is what we are concentrating on right now. Whether the visa is approved or not he is coming to Australia in February because you can only handle being apart for so long and even the thought of being apart another 11 weeks is killer! I feel everyones pain on this board.. I am on blood pressure tablets to keep my blood pressure stable as it was through the roof and I am only 22 years old. I hope the Case Officer's understand how hard this is for us, I understand they have a job to do and it does take time but I hope they are working as quickly as they can so we can be reunited with our other halves. Anyway sorry for the rant but I am sure some of you can relate to how I am feeling, I really do hope that all of the applicants who applied before me get grants before February!

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MamaBear - Did you buy a round trip ticket or one way to NZ?
It's a return ticket to NZ Ikimball. I scored a lovely deal $368 return. We know our visa will not be through before he has to be out of the country for the 3 month limit, hence it was easy to time.

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