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Old 07-26-2017, 09:17 PM
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Curious why you got your medicals done shortly after your lodgement, but waited 10 months before getting police checks. I thought both expired after 12 months...
if I remember correctly, 1) the processing times of visas were less than now, and 2) i believe i had to get the health assessment done within a certain amount of time; displayed in the immigration portal

it may have been us being proactive given the processing times we knew of at the time, were shorter. so one less thing on the list


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Old 07-26-2017, 11:22 PM
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My daughter just finished kindergarten here and will start first grade here and I guess go back to prep (US kindergarten) when she gets there. Our kids are not happy about it, but they will adjust. Good luck as well!
I'm in WA and the kindy kids here can start at 3.5 years old getting the same education as a kid in VPK or kindergarten in the US at 4-5 years old. So it sounds like they are repeating a grade but in my experience, my son's school and kids are actually ahead because they start so young. So US Kindergarten and Pre-Primary are the same age group, and US 1st grade is the same age group as Year 1 here, but it's almost like they're a year apart in education.

Then again I'm from Florida so that doesn't say much about American education as an example 😂


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The school year's obviously go by the calendar year and not like the Aug-June of the US, and the birthday requirements are different as well if you haven't already, check to see if she really will even drop back half a year when you move over.

My kid would have started Kindergarten in the states at the end of last year, but he was finishing PP here and was half way through Year 1 when he would have been finishing Kindergarten. So depending on her birthday she might skip ahead half a year.


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I'm in WA and the kindy kids here can start at 3.5 years old getting the same education as a kid in VPK or kindergarten in the US at 4-5 years old. So it sounds like they are repeating a grade but in my experience, my son's school and kids are actually ahead because they start so young. So US Kindergarten and Pre-Primary are the same age group, and US 1st grade is the same age group as Year 1 here, but it's almost like they're a year apart in education.

Then again I'm from Florida so that doesn't say much about American education as an example 😂
Yeah, I taught middle school in Florida for 5 years before we moved to ny. Standards seem much higher here in NY. My daughters birthday places her in prep when she gets there, but the school they are going to go to said they will test them and see where they are.


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Hey guys, just letting everyone know that my US girlfriend's prospective marriage visa was granted on July 31st, almost one year to the day since applying back in August 1st, 2016. It probably could've been granted even earlier back in May when we were requested to obtain a local police clearance (something I forgot about) which took almost 2 months to get due to my girlfriend being out of the US at the time. Anyone who applied around when we did who is still waiting shouldn't have to wait much longer hopefully.


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Hey guys, just letting everyone know that my US girlfriend's prospective marriage visa was granted on July 31st, almost one year to the day since applying back in August 1st, 2016.
Congratulations!!! Have you picked a date to move yet? I leave in two days

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Congratulations!!! Have you picked a date to move yet? I leave in two days
Thanks, and yeah in just under two weeks, very relieved. Good luck with your move too .


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Hey guys, just letting everyone know that my US girlfriend's prospective marriage visa was granted on July 31st, almost one year to the day since applying back in August 1st, 2016. It probably could've been granted even earlier back in May when we were requested to obtain a local police clearance (something I forgot about) which took almost 2 months to get due to my girlfriend being out of the US at the time. Anyone who applied around when we did who is still waiting shouldn't have to wait much longer hopefully.
Did you get requested/submit form 80? Just wondering if ppl are still getting asked for them.


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Our Story So Far

Hey everyone, my wife (American) and I (Australian) applied for the 309/100 visa back in early December 2016 and haven't heard ANYTHING yet. The Family - Stage 1 application has been "received" and the Family - Sponsorship sits sadly as merely "submitted". I check for updates to those statuses more than I care to admit (I'm probably not alone in that!)

I may have been imagining it but when we applied I feel like you could see the embassy specific wait times and it said 5-7 months. Almost 8 months later the global processing times are up to 13 months for 75% of applications - what a drag...

I'm mostly joining for a bit of moral support in this journey together. It seems like this thread is pretty active so will be checking in regularly to see how everyone is going!


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Did you get requested/submit form 80? Just wondering if ppl are still getting asked for them.
I am also curious about this too. We didn't do them because it was not listed in paper application.


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