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Old 12-09-2015, 10:05 PM
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I got my PMV300 grant letter today through my agent in Oz. 5 months and 15 days.
I am new here and could not figure out how to send you a private message. 5 1/2 months is amazing! I would like to find an agent. Who did you use? Or how do I know that an agent I find will be good? Thank you.


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I am new here and could not figure out how to send you a private message. 5 1/2 months is amazing! I would like to find an agent. Who did you use? Or how do I know that an agent I find will be good? Thank you.
I used an agent in Adelaide and they were helpful but I'm sure there are others that are good as well. Several post here on this forum and the widely accepted rule is to make sure they are registered agents.


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Me - Aussie (Living in Australia atm)
Husband - American (Living in the U.S. atm)
July 8th, 2015 - Married in the U.S.
July 21st 2015 - Applied for 309 visa online from the U.S
**{heard nothing for nearly four months}**
November 16th - Request for additional information (Police and medical checks) sent by Irene
December 9th - All extra information submitted
December 10th - Visa granted!

To those wondering about movement at the DC embassy, we got a (wonderful) shock today (Thursday US time), when my husband got his grant notification. This was only one day after we submitted the balance of his medical and police checks!

So after being quoted 12-15 months originally, it was done in less than five! That included the three weeks that it took him to get his medical and police checks together because he'd been holding off until they asked for them.

I had already planned to see him Hawaii over Christmas/NY, so with a bit of luck, he'll be able to clear up his business Stateside and join me out here in late January or early Feb!

Good luck to everyone still waiting. I hope you all get such awesome early Christmas presents!

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Totally new to the forum yet gives me great hope as we prepare to submit our application - I'm Aussie, He's American and we'll most submit by end of January 2016 in the hope he'll be here by June 2016 - fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing your good news and tips etc - gives me hope in the process & system.


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Totally new to the forum yet gives me great hope as we prepare to submit our application - I'm Aussie, He's American and we'll most submit by end of January 2016 in the hope he'll be here by June 2016 - fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing your good news and tips etc - gives me hope in the process & system.
There's rumors that the fees for visa applications will increase again on January 1. If you can get the application in with at least the minimum requirements before then, you might save some money. I got mine in just before the July 1 increase and saved about $2300 AUD.


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Eeek! Hope not.....

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There's rumors that the fees for visa applications will increase again on January 1. If you can get the application in with at least the minimum requirements before then, you might save some money. I got mine in just before the July 1 increase and saved about $2300 AUD.
Usually they don't raise fees here in oz until July 1 as per normal financial year increase. Thanks for the possible heads up though - guess it won't matter how much if we really want them here - it's currently $6865 up from the $4K price


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Old 12-12-2015, 03:21 PM
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Visa payment

Hello all!
I'm applying for the PMV online in 2 days through Washington DC and I'm just wondering if anyone knows what the payment will show up as in your account? I'v been trying to organize with my bank to be sure there are no problems. Anyone know what to expect? Thanks!

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15 Dec 2015- PMV Lodged Online
15 Dec 2015- Medical and FBI/State police checks uploaded with application
8 Jan 2016- Applied for 12 month Visa
4 Mar 2016- Flew to Australia
9 Apr 2016- Asked to leave Australia for PMV finalization
18 Apr 2016- Flew to Auckland for 4 day trip
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Usually they don't raise fees here in oz until July 1 as per normal financial year increase. Thanks for the possible heads up though - guess it won't matter how much if we really want them here - it's currently $6865 up from the $4K price
I knew I saw it somewhere. This was on the Aussie U.S. Embassy website:

Changes to Visa Application Charges from 1 January 2016

Effective from 1 January 2016 a number of Visa Application Charges (VACs) will increase.


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Bugger, this was what I was afraid off, more fee increases grrrh...


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I applied before July 1, 2015 as well to save money. They keep raising it like 50% of the current amounts. Pretty ridiculous... I'm glad I applied before it got any higher.


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