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We've just been asked for more information, medicals and FBI checks!

Woohoo! Let's hope things are moving along.
Hey Canegirl,
It's great to hear things are on the move for you!
I was just wondering when you were assigned a CO. I know I can't expect to get a CO for a while but it doesn't stop me from checking my email & immi account at least twice a day! Haha
They did charge my card for the application fee, I have never been so happy to part with so much cash.
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Hi Maineskip,
There will be a bit of a wait before you hear from a CO. Each case is probably different, but in our case, we lodged in October 2014 and had first contact from CO end of March - so it was 5 months. You might hear before that long. Waiting can be excruciating, but following others progress on the forum gives encouragement. All the best and keep posting.

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Hey Canegirl, It's great to hear things are on the move for you! I was just wondering when you were assigned a CO. I know I can't expect to get a CO for a while but it doesn't stop me from checking my email & immi account at least twice a day! Haha They did charge my card for the application fee, I have never been so happy to part with so much cash. Cheers MaineSkip
Hi Maineskip!

I can see Gemini has answered your question above and our timing was actually the same. We heard from a case officer within 5 months.

The first email looked like a generic email just attaching the checklist to ensure we have uploaded all the documents we needed. Then a few days later another email requesting police checks and medicals and this email was signed off with a CO's name. I don't think you actually get 'allocated' a CO anymore as such but they will be in touch when they need more information. Some people get granted without having had any contact from a CO if all their documents and evidence are sufficient enough for a grant.

Hang in there! It's nice to see some movement though as it gives all of us some hope and something to look forward to

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Nationality: Australian/U.S.
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Application Date: 31 December 2014
Police Checks: Completed 5/6/15
Medicals: Completed 27/5/15
VISA GRANTED: 1/7/15!!! Yay!!
PMV to 820:
Application date: 28/3/16
Visa Granted: 11/4/16

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Oh and we kept checking emails regularly too! Lol!

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Application Date: 31 December 2014
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Hey guys,

We finally have a CO and she basically has said everything looks good as long as the medicals and FBI check comes back clear (which should only be a few weeks!!!!) We are on track and the plan is for a July 4th move! WOOHOO!
when did you apply?

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when did you apply?
We applied the 17th of January, so we heard from our CO after 3 and a half months. It's definitely different for everyone, you just gotta hang in there!

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Whoops, sorry! Thought MaineSkip asked that question!

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Hi Maineskip,
There will be a bit of a wait before you hear from a CO. Each case is probably different, but in our case, we lodged in October 2014 and had first contact from CO end of March - so it was 5 months. You might hear before that long. Waiting can be excruciating, but following others progress on the forum gives encouragement. All the best and keep posting.
Hey Gemini64!
Nice to meet you! Good to hear. We'd like to be back before Christmas so there is a chance of it. That's exciting. I love watching for other peoples progress. It's so encouraging.
This forum is fantastic. I wish I had found it before I applied. I realized after I had gone overboard on some of the stuff. Like my partner and I both wrote Stat Decs regarding our history/household etc and filled in the text boxes online. I hear a lot of people just did the text boxes. I also copied everything, got it notarized as a copy (57 documents), scanned it back in and uploaded it...again likely unnecessary.
I think we have a pretty solid app. We've been together for 4 years and have had joint bank accounts and mail delivery at our home here for over 3 years. I have seen a few people post that they have gone right to 100....another thing I didn't realize could happen while you were still offshore.
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Whoops, sorry! Thought MaineSkip asked that question!
Haha...no...but only because I didn't get the chance! That's great! Super fast. It's also good to hear they are looking at some of the 2015 apps. I was concerned they may have a big backlog because of the Dec 31st price hike. I hear it's going to $6,800 July 1st.


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Old 05-14-2015, 11:29 AM
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Hi Maineskip!

I can see Gemini has answered your question above and our timing was actually the same. We heard from a case officer within 5 months.

The first email looked like a generic email just attaching the checklist to ensure we have uploaded all the documents we needed. Then a few days later another email requesting police checks and medicals and this email was signed off with a CO's name. I don't think you actually get 'allocated' a CO anymore as such but they will be in touch when they need more information. Some people get granted without having had any contact from a CO if all their documents and evidence are sufficient enough for a grant.

Hang in there! It's nice to see some movement though as it gives all of us some hope and something to look forward to

Thanks Canegirl,

That's amazing how close your app and Gemini's are! And that you have seen progress. I am so happy for both of you!

We are planning on it taking the year so we don't get discouraged if it takes a while, but it's been really exciting and encouraging to see a lot of people move through quicker than that.

Time to check email...again...haha


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