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Old 03-06-2015, 10:50 PM
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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.
Shouldn't they have a case manager assigned, it's been 6 months?


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Shouldn't they have a case manager assigned, it's been 6 months?
I didn't hear from a case manager until the day I got my grant.

She called me, we talked for 5 minutes, I got the email 20 minutes later.


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I didn't hear from a case manager until the day I got my grant.

She called me, we talked for 5 minutes, I got the email 20 minutes later.
that's nerve wracking. I'm only 10 days in and already wishing I could hear something. I don't want to waste 5 months only to find out my application fell through the cracks.


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that's nerve wracking. I'm only 10 days in and already wishing I could hear something. I don't want to waste 5 months only to find out my application fell through the cracks.
It won't fall through the cracks. Just make sure it's complete, then there's really nothing you can do except wait. I won't tell you to be patient because I know how hard it is but your day will come and the relief will be amazing. They'll contact you if they need anything (they're not required to but the DC team seems pretty great and works with people).


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Warm fuzzy whinge feeling to all

Falc we are still waiting on our FBI and it was received 3rd week of November, when my partner called them in early Feb they told us March so I'm hoping it's coming through soon. Stupid waiting.

That said we just did the ETA which covers you for visits for the next 12 with a max of 3months at any given time. I sent an email to the washington office stating he would be visiting but when he arrived as we have no CO. Although immigration were able to see he had the PMV visa application as he passed through customs and asked a few questions to check he would be working.

When he flew out recently to NZ for the '3 month must leave the country', they asked if he was returning to USA and he said no that's the next trip in June and all was cool. He flies back tomorrow so hopefully all is smooth then too.

Thanks everyone for sharing, the thread was feeling so quiet after the flurry of approvals, every approval gives a boost that the line is progressing which is such a nice feeling.

Cheers to all and best of luck for the move to those of you underway in that regard.

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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.
The being apart is really hard isn't it? I last saw my fiancÚ in September when I went over to the U.S. And then trying to decide whether one should book a flight for a few months time, given that the application might be approved in the meantime is another issue.

If you think it's the FBI checks that might help your application move a little quicker (even though you've already sent the fingerprints through and are waiting.), you can now use a channeler and have the results back in 5-7 days.

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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.
Hi and welcome!

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Thank you Indymama, you are a wealth of knowledge. You stated that they called you? As we have just gotten rid of our phones , will this be a problem or will they just email us if they need to speak with us? Thanks for your help.


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Thank you Indymama, you are a wealth of knowledge. You stated that they called you? As we have just gotten rid of our phones , will this be a problem or will they just email us if they need to speak with us? Thanks for your help.
I just share what I learned through my own process :-) glad it can help others.

If you provided a phone number when you applied and have since gotten rid of it I would definitely inform DIBP of this and request that email be the primary form of communication. There is a change of circumstances form linked to in ImmiAccount for change in address and passport details. I haven't looked at the form, but you may be able to use it for phone numbers.

If not, I would call DIBP and ask them to make a note on your account.

Cheers!


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I would make sure they have your new contact info.

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