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Old 01-19-2018, 04:43 PM
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We also thought about applying onshore vs offshore and after speaking with the Ottawa service center, you can’t “choose” if you want to apply for the 309/100 or the 801/820. You have to apply for the one that matches your current situation. Some of the more experienced members can probably provide clarification...
I would have moved there with my kids on tourist visas and then applied for a 820/801. We actually got advice from an immigration attorney and an immigration agent before we applied to see if, in their professional opinions, we had a good chance of being approved. They both thought we had a good chance of approval. I guess we both felt it was safer to go the 309/100 route and we were being told that US 309 visa applications go through in 6-9 months. I sure wish I had found this forum sooner because that doesn't appear to be the case.


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Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the correction.
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It's country of residence. So although I am Dutch my application would go through D.C. since I live in the USA.
Hmmm, does that mean a US government worker handles my application?


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Would that be a problem if they did?


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Would that be a problem if they did?
Not if our government can stay open....threatening a shutdown again. I'm just not confident that anything happens fast with the US government.


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Hmmm, does that mean a US government worker handles my application?
I think it's the Australian Embassy in Washington DC that processes them, but I could be wrong.


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Not if our government can stay open....threatening a shutdown again. I'm just not confident that anything happens fast with the US government.
The processing time for the s/c 309/100 is currently at 11-15 months. Though we've seen some pretty quick grants lately, it's always best to assume you're going to be waiting for a while.

As #62Aussie said, it's likely done through the Australian Embassy in D.C.


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The processing time for the s/c 309/100 is currently at 11-15 months. Though we've seen some pretty quick grants lately, it's always best to assume you're going to be waiting for a while.

As #62Aussie said, it's likely done through the Australian Embassy in D.C.
Yes, I saw the update on processing times on my immi account. I don't see a lot of US citizens immigrating to Australia, so it's hard to tell how long we will have to wait....although, it looks like I shouldn't be surprised by a year long wait. Thanks so much for your input.


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Yes, I saw the update on processing times on my immi account. I don't see a lot of US citizens immigrating to Australia, so it's hard to tell how long we will have to wait....although, it looks like I shouldn't be surprised by a year long wait. Thanks so much for your input.
Have you already lodged your application?


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Have you already lodged your application?
Yes, on November 6, 2017. My medical and police checks were submitted at that time too.


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Yes, on November 6, 2017. My medical and police checks were submitted at that time too.
Medical checks for your children as well?

If you've lodged already, then it's just a matter of waiting.


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