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Old 01-09-2015, 09:44 AM
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We've spent a total of 6 weeks together our whole relationship! Every 3 months from July we have spent 2 weeks together ...we met 12 months ago tomorrow! In the beginning when trying to put app together it was stressful but it's just a process and we knew eventually we would have our turn. Not easy being separated, but like you, we have to think long term. As an 'older' couple with mortgages, children, children at Uni, debts, etc. with possibility of one income, we have to make sound financial decisions. If I were under 30 without a dependant, I would be there working on a working tourist visa... as a 'specialist' (spec ed teacher) in a growing field, I am eligible for the special work visa Aust-USA have agreement over, BUT the time it would take to get approved, get my qualification recognised by VA or DC ed dept and find work would probably be longer than waiting for the 309! We overwhelmed them with docs too and ended up having to send more important ones via email. Oops :-P

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How exciting, congrats on the 12 months tomorrow Lets keep each other posted I will be sure to let you know when I hear more from M (CO)

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Just popping in… sending lots of 'successful application processed' thoughts to everyone. Coming up to our 3 month mark and still haven't received the FBI check. Hoping that comes through soon. It's great to be together and it's so much easier on my kids and I to build a family bond when their step dad is in the same country lol. Like DChubbyAUwife said as an 'older' couple things are a little different to manage with mortgages, kids and associated expenses, whilst I am lucky to be financially stable at the moment, we are really looking forward to visa approval to start the job hunting for my partner!

Fingers crossed 2015 brings lots of approvals in record times!!

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Just home from two sunny wonderful weeks in Sydney. Chomping at the bit already for this last bit of waiting to be over, but know that it will fly by with lots to do before the international move. I'm going in April on my ETA if the PMV hasn't Ce through by then, and am planning to be married in July. Fingers crossed for the approval before then!

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Just home from two sunny wonderful weeks in Sydney. Chomping at the bit already for this last bit of waiting to be over, but know that it will fly by with lots to do before the international move. I'm going in April on my ETA if the PMV hasn't Ce through by then, and am planning to be married in July. Fingers crossed for the approval before then!
Have you not heard anything yet? I think you will in the next month since we just got contacted and we applied in July. I think the CO will approve us this or next month at the latest since we have everything they need except for more if we want the BC100 we need to come up with some more info for a period of 5 months in 2011 which is what we are gathering now

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Just popping inů sending lots of 'successful application processed' thoughts to everyone. Coming up to our 3 month mark and still haven't received the FBI check. Hoping that comes through soon. It's great to be together and it's so much easier on my kids and I to build a family bond when their step dad is in the same country lol. Like DChubbyAUwife said as an 'older' couple things are a little different to manage with mortgages, kids and associated expenses, whilst I am lucky to be financially stable at the moment, we are really looking forward to visa approval to start the job hunting for my partner!

Fingers crossed 2015 brings lots of approvals in record times!!

Hi MamaBear!!
Thanks so much and I hope the same for you aswell! I think its looking good like 6-9 months for visas at the moment! We are currently sitting at 6 months next week and hope to be approved this month. We are just sending some evidence back and than will get an answer on whether we have our BC100 or 309 visa which is what we originally applied for but the CO recommended we maybe apply for the BC100 if we get some more evidence. I know the feeling, with my partner and I we have struggled financially over these past few years. We are finally getting back on track and actually have some savings in the bank which is a first for us both! I can't wait until we are approved so he can start looking at jobs. I am going to get a place for us to rent at the end of feb or start of march as he comes on the 11th so its going to be hard for me paying rent by myself if he doesnt have an income coming in.

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Does anyone know what the difference is between a 309 and a BC100? Does it just mean if you get the 100 you go straight to being a permenant citizen? I don't really understand?

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Applied for Offshore 309 Visa- 19th of July.

Heard from our CO on 9th of January. They have recommended we apply for the BC100 if we have enough evidence. Hopefully see an approval this or next month!

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Does anyone know what the difference is between a 309 and a BC100? Does it just mean if you get the 100 you go straight to being a permenant citizen? I don't really understand?
It means you go straight to PR and don't need to apply for PR 2 years after lodging 309. It is a great thing because.....

Can study at university on domestic rates (paid up front) and will be easier to get a job. Not to forget the best thing ... you don't need to continue collecting evidence!!


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Just popping in… sending lots of 'successful application processed' thoughts to everyone. Coming up to our 3 month mark and still haven't received the FBI check. Hoping that comes through soon. It's great to be together and it's so much easier on my kids and I to build a family bond when their step dad is in the same country lol. Like DChubbyAUwife said as an 'older' couple things are a little different to manage with mortgages, kids and associated expenses, whilst I am lucky to be financially stable at the moment, we are really looking forward to visa approval to start the job hunting for my partner! Fingers crossed 2015 brings lots of approvals in record times!!
What date did the FBI get your fingerprints? Have they charged you credit card yet?

My wife's were received nov 3 . Credit card not charged... 10 weeks tomorrow am!!

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My partner and I applied for the FBI check at the end of July I think it took ours like 11 weeks.. I guess its taking roughly 12-16 weeks right now.

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