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Old 11-13-2013, 05:49 PM
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Congratulations!!

I know I haven't actually posted here before but I am CMcDerm's wife and have been monitoring these forums like a mad woman.
So nice to see visa grants coming through but I must admit all these 2 month grants are making me kiiinnnddaaa crazy!

Not having good feelings towards my country right now.

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Congrats, Princess!

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Congratulations!!

I know I haven't actually posted here before but I am CMcDerm's wife and have been monitoring these forums like a mad woman.
So nice to see visa grants coming through but I must admit all these 2 month grants are making me kiiinnnddaaa crazy!

Not having good feelings towards my country right now.
Boy, do I EVER know what you mean! What I wouldn't give to have the magic answer to why ML is granting all these short-timers and leaving the rest of us to wait indefinitely.

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I'm still going to be stuck to this forum everyday hoping that you guys get good news soon.

I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for everyone!

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Thanks, Princess. Please don't think we're trying to detract from your joy - I really am truly happy for you! I'm just wishing whatever is going on in DC would shake itself out.

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GUYS OUR VISA WAS JUST GRANTED!!!

20 minutes after she confirmed that we are allowed to marry she emailed us and said we have been approved!!!!

I don't even know what to say! I'm so excited!
Fantastic, very similar thing happened with us. DN needed a final bit of paperwork, and granted the 309 the same day he got it.

Have a great wedding, and a bright future in Aus.

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Don't worry I know you guys aren't

I can imagine it would feel bittersweet especially if we had been waiting as long as you guys have.

Just wanted to make sure you all knew that I was still keeping you all in my thoughts and hoping that everyone will get that magic email soon!

I can't imagine doing any of it without the help of this forum and especially you guys, fiance probably thinks I'm crazy for checking this forum so often but it really is comforting to be part of a community all going through the same thing so I'm really glad you guys are here

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I'm still going to be stuck to this forum everyday hoping that you guys get good news soon.

I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for everyone!
Same here princess, same here. I keep coming back, hoping to read good news about grants (college girl, I pray for you). Congrats princess. Wow! That's amazing!!! The stress these COs put us through..imagine having to wait an additional 20 minutes ...lol

College girl, is your CO ML or RM?


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Thanks, Superexcited. Though there are others here waiting even longer than I have.... don't want to seem like too much of a whiner, heh.

When I received my acknowledgment, my CO was listed as ML. Both times in the last couple of months that my migration agent has emailed something about my case, it has been RM who responded. So I believe my case has been transferred to RM.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Boy, do I EVER know what you mean! What I wouldn't give to have the magic answer to why ML is granting all these short-timers and leaving the rest of us to wait indefinitely.
I had a theory as to why it works that way....

Reproduced from another thread, my comment:

If you read the immigration reports you see how they do it to meet this years targets (That is what they care about)
They have only so many places and they need to process applications within a set standard AVERAGE time. Therefore as I see it they fast track a few lucky applicants so they can meet their AVERAGE processing time and leave many more applications in limbo to meet their target approvals. Make the process too long and hard and maybe they will withdraw, go elsewhere, die of old age.... something.


http://www.immi.gov.au/about/reports...erformance.pdf

" Deliverable: Deliver the Migration Program within government targets whilst
maintaining program integrity.
Result: In 201213, 190 000 permanent visas were granted against a total planning level of 190 000 places, the closest to target on record, demonstrating strong program management, program delivery and integrity.
Deliverable: Process visa applications within service standards and according to applicable priority processing directions.
Result: For permanent visa applications processed in 201213, 74.7 per cent were finalised within service standards. Of these, 78.6 per cent of skilled migration visa applications and 72.7 per cent of family migration visa applications were finalised within service standards. For temporary entrants, 88.6 per cent of visa applications were finalised within service standards."



The great thing for the department is with statistics it only takes a few rapid approvals to keep within the statistical "goals" for service standards and they can still keep to their goal "approval numbers."

(I often wondered why some applications could be processed in a week or less, for no apparently good reason) I suspect it is for stats.

Call me cynical if you like.....

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