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Old 03-10-2015, 06:42 AM
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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.
Go to the first page of this thread and you'll see the times it's taken for approvals. My hubby's took 7 mths and I wouldn't say we were straight forward.
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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.
Oops, lol... I'm a bit behind the times aren't I?!

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Question...have anyAussies travelled to the US on ETA and stayed a few days longer than the allowable 90 days? I'm going over on the 8th April and coming back on July 8th (landing in Oz on the 10th). I've read conflicting info about over staying visas. In some instances it doesn't seem to have mattered, in others it's meant dire circumstances (i.e. locked up!). As I'll only be over by about 4 days or so, I'm wondering if applying for an extension while there will be necessary. If denied I'd have to leave straight away (I think..??). I don't want to ruin my chances of living in the US down the track if we want or need to.

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Question...have anyAussies travelled to the US on ETA and stayed a few days longer than the allowable 90 days? I'm going over on the 8th April and coming back on July 8th (landing in Oz on the 10th). I've read conflicting info about over staying visas. In some instances it doesn't seem to have mattered, in others it's meant dire circumstances (i.e. locked up!). As I'll only be over by about 4 days or so, I'm wondering if applying for an extension while there will be necessary. If denied I'd have to leave straight away (I think..??). I don't want to ruin my chances of living in the US down the track if we want or need to.
If you already have a return ticket they may notice on arrival that you will exceed 90 days so that may be a problem straight up ( not that i have ever been asked for a return ticket!)
You probably still have time to apply for a proper visa before you go.
The US immigration seems a bit hit and miss from my previous experience.

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Question...have anyAussies travelled to the US on ETA and stayed a few days longer than the allowable 90 days? I'm going over on the 8th April and coming back on July 8th (landing in Oz on the 10th). I've read conflicting info about over staying visas. In some instances it doesn't seem to have mattered, in others it's meant dire circumstances (i.e. locked up!). As I'll only be over by about 4 days or so, I'm wondering if applying for an extension while there will be necessary. If denied I'd have to leave straight away (I think..??). I don't want to ruin my chances of living in the US down the track if we want or need to.
When I was over in the US in September on my ETA I was asked how long I was staying and reminded about the 3 month limit.

I wouldn't want to risk it even just a few days as you don't really know how strict they are. With ETA's are you able to apply for another one now or do you have to wait till your current one expires? Perhaps you can apply now from the expiry date of your current ETA?

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Question...have anyAussies travelled to the US on ETA and stayed a few days longer than the allowable 90 days? I'm going over on the 8th April and coming back on July 8th (landing in Oz on the 10th). I've read conflicting info about over staying visas. In some instances it doesn't seem to have mattered, in others it's meant dire circumstances (i.e. locked up!). As I'll only be over by about 4 days or so, I'm wondering if applying for an extension while there will be necessary. If denied I'd have to leave straight away (I think..??). I don't want to ruin my chances of living in the US down the track if we want or need to.
Is it like Australia where you can bump out of the country for a few days then come back in and re-set your 90 days? We have the distinct advantage of sharing a land border - no airplanes required to leave the country ;-)
Maybe a road trip to Canada or Mexico is in order while you're here!
Otherwise, if that's not an option, I'd not risk it- especially if you're flying in to DC. Maybe it's just a preconception but seems like border patrol in the Capital would be on their game and not let much slip by them.
Hate to say it, you may have to go home a few days early (sucks I know).
Interesting coincidence - you're coming over here the very day I'm flying out to Australia!


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When I was over in the US in September on my ETA I was asked how long I was staying and reminded about the 3 month limit.

I wouldn't want to risk it even just a few days as you don't really know how strict they are. With ETA's are you able to apply for another one now or do you have to wait till your current one expires? Perhaps you can apply now from the expiry date of your current ETA?
My ETA is valid til Dec... plenty of time but you can't just skip across the boarder to renew the clock like we do over here. You can apply for an extension during the stay but the risk is if denied you can be asked to leave straight away. Having said that I think you can stay over the 90 days as long as you have filed an application for extension. It's all been confusing and lots of conflicting stories. I'll look into other visas, but it's less than 29 days till we go so may not be possible. :-\

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Is it like Australia where you can bump out of the country for a few days then come back in and re-set your 90 days? We have the distinct advantage of sharing a land border - no airplanes required to leave the country ;-)
Maybe a road trip to Canada or Mexico is in order while you're here!
Otherwise, if that's not an option, I'd not risk it- especially if you're flying in to DC. Maybe it's just a preconception but seems like border patrol in the Capital would be on their game and not let much slip by them.
Hate to say it, you may have to go home a few days early (sucks I know).
Interesting coincidence - you're coming over here the very day I'm flying out to Australia!
Going home early not an option, it'll be my first flight WITH my hubby and I'll also have my parents and my son with me. (Son will have same visa issue).
Flying into Dallas and out of LA... DC won't be a prob at all as I won't be going through customs there.
Wow - funny coincidence with our shared travel date! I'm dreading the flight already but I see Qantas have some good movies showing in April and my hunny bunny will be waiting for me at the other end so can't complain too much!! :-) :-)
I was hoping to go for Easter but it didn't work out. Plus was going to be coming back a few days earlier but in the end 8th July was cheapest option... but now I have visa issue...Will it ever end, lol!

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My ETA is valid til Dec... plenty of time but you can't just skip across the boarder to renew the clock like we do over here. You can apply for an extension during the stay but the risk is if denied you can be asked to leave straight away. Having said that I think you can stay over the 90 days as long as you have filed an application for extension. It's all been confusing and lots of conflicting stories. I'll look into other visas, but it's less than 29 days till we go so may not be possible. :-\
Oh yeah silly me, I just got all confused now that I read over my post! Lol

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Going home early not an option, it'll be my first flight WITH my hubby and I'll also have my parents and my son with me. (Son will have same visa issue). Flying into Dallas and out of LA... DC won't be a prob at all as I won't be going through customs there. Wow - funny coincidence with our shared travel date! I'm dreading the flight already but I see Qantas have some good movies showing in April and my hunny bunny will be waiting for me at the other end so can't complain too much!! :-) :-) I was hoping to go for Easter but it didn't work out. Plus was going to be coming back a few days earlier but in the end 8th July was cheapest option... but now I have visa issue...Will it ever end, lol!
Did you get a good flight? Do you mind if I ask who you booked through? I'm currently looking at heading back over in May.

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