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Old 02-02-2015, 03:48 PM
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You also still have people who have been waiting longer than you in front of you... if you look back at the grants, most of the recent ones have come at 6-7-8 months, with some even longer. You wouldn't get any useful information if you emailed - just "we're still working on it." Your application definitely wasn't "skipped over" - IndyMama got hers a little early because (IMO) the CO wanted to avoid her having to get a police check for her soon-to-be 16-year-old. 7 months simply isn't out of the realm of normal for DC. Hang in there. I know it's hard! I watched tons of people who applied before us get their visas first, too. Heck, there was a spate of people who applied way after us who got grants in 1, 2, or 3 months, while we waited 8. Now THAT was maddening to watch! Imagine how Champ felt, who waited 16 months! I can't even imagine.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Awwww, I'm sorry if my early grant makes people worry! I agree with CG that part of the reason was so I wouldn't have to get an FBI check for kiddo (or a new one for myself, since it expires March 10). Don't lose hope, usaaus, they ARE paying attention and working through things.
I did upload a few docs on Monday on last week (passport photos of the kids and partner because I got paranoid thinking they might be needed). Then I got my grant on Wednesday. I have NO IDEA if there's any correlation between the two events, but maybe the CO got a notice that new docs had been uploaded and that prompted her to look at my case.
Don't lose hope! It will happen!

Just to correct myself so as not to contradict a post I made later -- its actually my local police check that expires March 10, and the FBI about a month later.

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Thanks IndyMama--I am happy for you that your good news finally arrived--I know you were fretting before the grant notification just like me. I've updated my application every 6 weeks to inform immi of my international travel (with my fiancÚ), since the original application asks for a 10-year history of international movements & I don't want it to be incomplete! 5-6 weeks ago I uploaded a form authorising immi to speak to my fiancÚ & last week when he called they were unaware that I provided the form, so I had to get on the phone to authorize the conversation. As we spoke, the agent found the form. So I'm guessing it was the first time my papers have even been looked at... Anyhow I will add an update of our travel to Greece plus a couple pics of me with my fiancÚ and his family here in Greece and hope it helps...

Thanks IndyMama & CollegeGirl for the reassurance. It's hard to stay hopeful some days! My fiancÚ and I joke that after all this stress and 7 months of international travel, mostly in 3rd world Countries, marriage will be a piece of cake.

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The 8+ month wait was the hardest part for us... moving to Australia and getting married to the love of my life have been nothing but bliss! I'm sure it will be the same for you.

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I think we just got assigned a CO! Yay!
We received an email today asking for a few more documents:
-FBI check (we're at 10 weeks wait time currently)
-sponsors birth certifiicate
-sponsors history of relationship statement (which is weird because I thought I answered that in to 40/47 documents we did online)

And it was signed off from 'M'. Does that mean she is our CO?!
My heart is racing!!!

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Can someone please sum up the average processing time if I file now offshore w/ DC?

I've been so furious about the fee changes that I tossed this idea aside for awhile. I waited months for the AUD to keep dropping so I could do this, then they jumped the fees anyways. So maddening and insulting.


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Can someone please sum up the average processing time if I file now offshore w/ DC? I've been so furious about the fee changes that I tossed this idea aside for awhile. I waited months for the AUD to keep dropping so I could do this, then they jumped the fees anyways. So maddening and insulting.
Seems to be between 5-10 months. I am waiting for the FBI (currently 4 months processing for that) . I am told when I have that I will be approved.. If i had I when asked visa would have been finalized at about 5-6 month mark.

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Seems to be between 5-10 months. I am waiting for the FBI (currently 4 months processing for that) . I am told when I have that I will be approved.. If i had I when asked visa would have been finalized at about 5-6 month mark.
Wow surprised you've waited 4 months for FBI... got mine in 6 weeks


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Hi guys

Sorry if this is a common question... once a visa gets approved, how long do we have for the recipient to enter Australia before it expires?

thanks!

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i believe it expires when you got your medical or police check done?(their year is up) im sure i'll be corrected if im wrong ....

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