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Old 11-13-2013, 09:54 PM
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Yeah, but it's not just a few here and there anymore. *Absolutely everyone on these boards granted in the last month has been waiting three months or less - and only one of those was at three months. The rest were around two months.* I would agree with what you said above when we were seeing flukes here and there... but when you have this bizarrely wide gap in applications, where NONE of the new applicants are waiting over three months.... (notice there's no one waiting 3.5 months, 4 months, 5 months....) and ALL of the old-timers are just sitting around waiting... I have to believe there is something else going on.

And I say that as someone whose job it is, working for a government agency, to deal with statistics and performance measures and strategic planning like that. That's not what this looks like to me.

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And I would also agree it had to do with quotas if we were toward the end of the fiscal year, when they'd be holding back on some in order to not process too many. But we're not even halfway through the fiscal year yet... plenty of slots left at this point.

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Yeah, but it's not just a few here and there anymore. *Absolutely everyone on these boards granted in the last month has been waiting three months or less - and only one of those was at three months. The rest were around two months.* I would agree with what you said above when we were seeing flukes here and there... but when you have this bizarrely wide gap in applications, where NONE of the new applicants are waiting over three months.... (notice there's no one waiting 3.5 months, 4 months, 5 months....) and ALL of the old-timers are just sitting around waiting... I have to believe there is something else going on.

And I say that as someone whose job it is, working for a government agency, to deal with statistics and performance measures and strategic planning like that. That's not what this looks like to me.

My visa was granted last week and my wait was more than three months . About 2 weeks short of seven months.


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Old 11-13-2013, 10:12 PM
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Ah, you're the only one, though. I forgot about you because you weren't on the list. Seriously, though, look at the list on the first page of this thread, of all the grants and the people still waiting, and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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And I would also agree it had to do with quotas if we were toward the end of the fiscal year, when they'd be holding back on some in order to not process too many. But we're not even halfway through the fiscal year yet... plenty of slots left at this point.
Also, aren't the Partner visas uncapped? So this factor alone should not influence the staggering of processing by quantity.


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Partner (309 and 820) are uncapped. 300 is not, unfortunately.

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Yeah, but it's not just a few here and there anymore. *Absolutely everyone on these boards granted in the last month has been waiting three months or less - and only one of those was at three months. The rest were around two months.* I would agree with what you said above when we were seeing flukes here and there... but when you have this bizarrely wide gap in applications, where NONE of the new applicants are waiting over three months.... (notice there's no one waiting 3.5 months, 4 months, 5 months....) and ALL of the old-timers are just sitting around waiting... I have to believe there is something else going on.

And I say that as someone whose job it is, working for a government agency, to deal with statistics and performance measures and strategic planning like that. That's not what this looks like to me.
I am just guessing like the rest of us as to why it happens like it does.

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I just want to say that my visa was granted this week one day shy of three months. I was expecting to wait many more months but this was a nice surprise.

I feel bad that others are waiting so long with no explanation. I hope everyone that's been waiting longer than me gets approved soon. It'd be a great gift for the holidays.

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I just want to say that my visa was granted this week one day shy of three months. I was expecting to wait many more months but this was a nice surprise.

I feel bad that others are waiting so long with no explanation. I hope everyone that's been waiting longer than me gets approved soon. It'd be a great gift for the holidays.
Well congratulations, you must have done something right! You should look at it that you have cleared the way for someone else to be granted, you are not holding anybody else up now with your application in the pile, everyone in the pile is one application closer....

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Congrats, Bea.

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