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Old 03-06-2015, 09:19 AM
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Been waiting 8 months now, as of Saturday, which is also the 1 year anniversary of our engagement & we are spending it in different countries (whinge whinge whinge). Good news is that we finally have a case officer, RM, as of this week. Hopefully the interminably long wait will be over soon (& also hope that wedding dress shopping this weekend is successful). My fiance's mom keeps looking for me every time he walks through the door at her place--so sad!

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Been waiting 8 months now, as of Saturday, which is also the 1 year anniversary of our engagement & we are spending it in different countries (whinge whinge whinge). Good news is that we finally have a case officer, RM, as of this week. Hopefully the interminably long wait will be over soon (& also hope that wedding dress shopping this weekend is successful). My fiance's mom keeps looking for me every time he walks through the door at her place--so sad!
Happy anniversary and here's hoping that you aren't waiting much longer

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Been waiting 8 months now, as of Saturday, which is also the 1 year anniversary of our engagement & we are spending it in different countries (whinge whinge whinge). Good news is that we finally have a case officer, RM, as of this week. Hopefully the interminably long wait will be over soon (& also hope that wedding dress shopping this weekend is successful). My fiance's mom keeps looking for me every time he walks through the door at her place--so sad!
Congratulations on the CO and happy anniversary too!

Here's hoping that there's a pattern here and they'll start cascading more applications down to CO's over the next few weeks so that more of us will have our applications allocated (more whinging).

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Hi all!

So I know this has been posted on here before time and again but instead of going through each page on this thread I thought I would ask (so I am sorry if this question is super old to some of you). Well here goes:

My partner and I applied for our PMV almost 5 months ago. While he has visited me in the US twice during this wait for two short weeks each visit, I feel like it is time for me to do the visiting. I wanted to ask-
a) since we don't have a CO yet, do I need to inform anyone about my travel plans (only going to visit for 2-3 weeks hopefully in May)
b) is the wait time to get the visitor visa approved about 1 month still? has anyone heard anything?

I apologize in advance if these questions are repetitive to some of you - and thanks so much for all of ya'lls help!

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Hi all!

So I know this has been posted on here before time and again but instead of going through each page on this thread I thought I would ask (so I am sorry if this question is super old to some of you). Well here goes:

My partner and I applied for our PMV almost 5 months ago. While he has visited me in the US twice during this wait for two short weeks each visit, I feel like it is time for me to do the visiting. I wanted to ask-
a) since we don't have a CO yet, do I need to inform anyone about my travel plans (only going to visit for 2-3 weeks hopefully in May)
b) is the wait time to get the visitor visa approved about 1 month still? has anyone heard anything?

I apologize in advance if these questions are repetitive to some of you - and thanks so much for all of ya'lls help!
I would definitely inform them of your travel plans. If you travel on an ETA you can get that almost instantaneously. It's $20 (I think) and you can do it online.

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Hi all! So I know this has been posted on here before time and again but instead of going through each page on this thread I thought I would ask (so I am sorry if this question is super old to some of you). Well here goes: My partner and I applied for our PMV almost 5 months ago. While he has visited me in the US twice during this wait for two short weeks each visit, I feel like it is time for me to do the visiting. I wanted to ask- a) since we don't have a CO yet, do I need to inform anyone about my travel plans (only going to visit for 2-3 weeks hopefully in May) b) is the wait time to get the visitor visa approved about 1 month still? has anyone heard anything? I apologize in advance if these questions are repetitive to some of you - and thanks so much for all of ya'lls help!
I'd be surprised if your PMV didn't come through by May unless you have a very complex case.
But, yes, you do need to tell them about your travel plans so they know when you will be offshore to grant your visa.
I elected to call them and tell them of my plans, and uploaded a 'cover letter' to my immiaccount under the travel documents category.
As mama bear said the ETA is $20 AUD and is granted instantaneously (in my experience at least).


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Thought we would join the waiting group. My wife is Australian and I from the U.S.A. We filed online for 309 offshore in D.C. on September 27, 2014.
So far we have only recieved the general " your case will soon be allocated for assessment" email back in late November.
Anyone know if D.C. filers are taking up to the 15 months or is this rare? We can handle the nine months but 15 seems a little crazy coming from a low risk country.
It has been a huge help hearing everyone's stories and timelines. Thank you all.


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Thanks for your help! We are a pretty straight forward case- met in Australia when I was on a working-holiday visa and started dating. We decided we want to be together forever while I was there, but realized that the PMV was the best option for me to come back since we did not meet all of the criteria for de-facto. We traveled through India for 4.5 months after that and he has come to the US to visit twice since I got back from India in August 2014.

We are hoping to be approved by then (so as not to spend all of that money on a plane ticket TWICE ) but as everyone here knows- long distance is so hard. I am not sure I can wait much longer to see him again.

We are waiting for my FBI check still which was received by them late December. May 14th will be our '7 month anniversary' of submitting our application. Fingers crossed.

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I just spent 12 days with my husband and celebrated our first wedding anniversary. The waiting is a chore but will pass. Visiting is great, it's the day of departure that really crushes.

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Thought we would join the waiting group. My wife is Australian and I from the U.S.A. We filed online for 309 offshore in D.C. on September 27, 2014. So far we have only recieved the general " your case will soon be allocated for assessment" email back in late November. Anyone know if D.C. filers are taking up to the 15 months or is this rare? We can handle the nine months but 15 seems a little crazy coming from a low risk country. It has been a huge help hearing everyone's stories and timelines. Thank you all.
Check the first page of this thread for timelines. Only one case went for 15 months, and that one was before the long time frame was published. In reality, they're coming in at 5-7 months, even for applications after August 1, 2014. Longer cases are more like 9 months.


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