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Old 02-05-2015, 06:53 PM
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Wow! DC Embassy is rocking it!
(But seriously, where the heck do they even get their data to say 'average' processing time is 12-15 months?????)

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My 309 was granted today!!!!!!! I never spoke with a case officer. I was planning on moving in March, and now I can without a return ticket!! Applied September 1st 2014!!!
Fantastic news! Best wishes for the move

Nice to hear you never spoke with a CO, we passed the 12 week mark and never got that check in email to prompt us to check documents submitted and say a CO would be assigned shortly, it makes you start to get a little antsy that your application has disappeared into the online black hole.

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Thanks everyone! I was literally going through my old car insurance documents to add extra info of when I put him on my insurance. Then the email popped up! I'm completely shocked and super happy.


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Wow! DC Embassy is rocking it!
(But seriously, where the heck do they even get their data to say 'average' processing time is 12-15 months?????)
I think you'll find it's so you can't complain until then. If you start bugging them they can tell you to leave them alone until it's been 12 months because that's their quoted time.


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I think you'll find it's so you can't complain until then. If you start bugging them they can tell you to leave them alone until it's been 12 months because that's their quoted time.
Yeah, I know. It just bugs me because I'm an engineer and 'average' has a real meaning - I'd be much happier if they just called it 'expected' processing time.

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we heard back from our CO after she approved our application and we asked if we were being given the 309 or the 100 visa and she replied back saying that yes we meet the requirements of the 309 already (seeing as we've been married for 7 years) and are being given the 100 straight up!! .... yay!!! she's waiting on his travel itinerary now .... woo hoo!!!! .......................

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Congrats numm3r! I am seriously jealous of all you people getting yours so quickly, haha. I can't imagine how people who waited longer than I did would feel! Maybe they've all stopped logging into the forum so they don't feel inclined to throw things, LOL.

Even worse are those still waiting, watching others get their grants faster... SO been there and done that. It makes you want to tear your hair out. It's why we finally gave up at 8 months and decided it was time for me to go over on an ETA. We just couldn't deal with being apart anymore. Of course, for us, it had been like 14+ months at that point since we'd gotten engaged (Hubby's PR application was supposed to take six weeks... it took six months, and we had to wait until he got it so we could submit my PMV app) and we'd only seen each other for a two-week holiday in all that time. We were losing our damn minds.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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I heard from my case officer for the first time yesterday! 1 day after uploading FBI check, so that must be the trigger they wait for. They asked for one more simple document, and also asked me to confirm that the FBI report was not from a channeler - considering it came straight from them, I didn't think it was, but was told it looked different and that maybe FBI outsourced it.

I called the FBI (for 3rd time!) today and they said they changed their process and look of the report a couple weeks ago, and that maybe I'm the first one that the embassy is seeing that looks like this. Sent a note back to CO to confirm, so hopefully it's all moving along.

Yesterday was 5 months to the day of lodging our application in September. Congrats to all who are hearing good news!

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we heard back from our CO after she approved our application and we asked if we were being given the 309 or the 100 visa and she replied back saying that yes we meet the requirements of the 309 already (seeing as we've been married for 7 years) and are being given the 100 straight up!! .... yay!!! she's waiting on his travel itinerary now .... woo hoo!!!! .......................
That's fantastic! :-) :-) :-) Happy days!

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My 309 was granted today!!!!!!! I never spoke with a case officer. I was planning on moving in March, and now I can without a return ticket!! Applied September 1st 2014!!!
Congrats!! The que is moving along...

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