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bjch 10-22-2013 10:47 AM

As I am sure anyone else would advise you, it is probably best not to email them unless you have a genuine question to ask (other than "What is up with my app?"). That said, if you can create a genuine question, go for it.

At the moment D.C. applications do seem to be taking 6-7 months, so you might be pushing it, but at the same time others have been approved in 1-3 months.

Sprite 10-22-2013 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 214089)
309 or 300, Sprite? :) Your acknowledgment didn't have a CO listed?

Our app is a 309 but we haven't received any acknowledgement letter yet or anything notifying us who our CO is. Will that come via email or snail mail?

CollegeGirl 10-22-2013 04:06 PM

Probably e-mail. :)

CollegeGirl 10-22-2013 04:09 PM

Added you, Sprite.

kttykat 10-29-2013 03:29 PM

309 ml
 
If you are interested in ML's earlier rate of processing, our 309 application took 5 months from application to grant with ML. Applied 10.26.12 granted 04.09.13

Kttykat




CollegeGirl 10-29-2013 03:31 PM

Thanks, ktty. It's really amazing (and not in a good way) how much longer things are taking these days. :(

kttykat 10-29-2013 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 224265)
Thanks, ktty. It's really amazing (and not in a good way) how much longer things are taking these days. :(

That seems to be the trend.... Pay more, get less and less...

Kttykat




CMcDerm 10-30-2013 11:10 PM

Still no news on our end. November 9, now just 10 days away, is the 7 month anniversary of our lodgment date. Our fingers are crossed that we will be approved sometime around the 7 month mark, as others have been.

Regardless, we are now thinking that because we are anxious to get our lives started in Australia and because things here with my work are a bit unsettled, we are considering flying to Australia on January 9 whether I have the visa at that point or not (though given that this is 9 months from lodgment we are hoping that we will indeed have it). Flying over on January 9 will allow us to keep (somewhat) to our originally planned schedule.

Our understanding is that we just need to notify our case officer, and that once approved I will need to exit and re-enter Australia.

CollegeGirl 10-31-2013 01:35 AM

Yep, CMcDerm. You'd need to let them know and ask them to let you know when they're ready to decide so you can get offshore again. I hope you don't have to wait that much longer though. :(

kttykat 10-31-2013 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CMcDerm (Post 226753)
Still no news on our end. November 9, now just 10 days away, is the 7 month anniversary of our lodgment date. Our fingers are crossed that we will be approved sometime around the 7 month mark, as others have been.

Regardless, we are now thinking that because we are anxious to get our lives started in Australia and because things here with my work are a bit unsettled, we are considering flying to Australia on January 9 whether I have the visa at that point or not (though given that this is 9 months from lodgment we are hoping that we will indeed have it). Flying over on January 9 will allow us to keep (somewhat) to our originally planned schedule.

Our understanding is that we just need to notify our case officer, and that once approved I will need to exit and re-enter Australia.

I suggest that as soon as you have booked your flights that you let your case officer know of your plans to travel to Australia and ask nicely if they could look at granting your visa before you go to save you from having to leave the country again just for the grant of your visa.

In essence that is what we did when I was in Australia on an ETA and the 3 months was coming up and I had to leave for a few days to renew my ETA for another 3 months to remain legal and they were kind enough to organize to grant my visa while I was in New Zealand.

When I contacted my CO at about the 5 month mark the initial questions that my case officer asked made it clear though that she hadn't even read our file a few weeks before she actually granted the visa, she asked if I had done my FBI checks and medicals!!! which I told her yes I had and she said fine and organized to grant the visa when I was in NZ!!!

Kttykat





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