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Old 02-02-2018, 03:01 PM
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Out of curiosity, has anyone on this thread called the Ottawa service center number recently to enquire if they have a CO assigned to their pending application?


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Out of curiosity, has anyone on this thread called the Ottawa service center number recently to enquire if they have a CO assigned to their pending application?
Yes I've called a couple of times. Basically, you spend 40 minutes to an hour on hold to have them tell you there's nothing they can do or tell you, and that you have to wait for a CO to contact you.

They were helpful giving general advise on visas such as the 600, for instance. But don't expect them to be some sort of magic bullet to your 309 application.


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Out of curiosity, has anyone on this thread called the Ottawa service center number recently to enquire if they have a CO assigned to their pending application?
Yes I've called a couple of times. Basically, you spend 40 minutes to an hour on hold to have them tell you there's nothing they can do or tell you, and that you have to wait for a CO to contact you.

They were helpful giving general advise on visas such as the 600, for instance. But don't expect them to be some sort of magic bullet to your 309 application.
Yeah I just called. Luckily only waited 10 minutes. Lady put me on hold then came back a few mins later and said she couldnít tell me anything because Iím the sponsor (even though Iím listed as an authorized rep). Might get my wife to call later and see what response they give her as the applicant. She did give me the generic response and say applications are taking 16 months and a CO will contact us if any further info is needed.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone on this thread called the Ottawa service center number recently to enquire if they have a CO assigned to their pending application?
I spoke with an immigration lawyer in Canada (who happens to be Australian not an Australian based RMA) a ways back and he said Ottawa was relatively fast at processing s/c 309 as of late. He did his father in-laws application (Canadian wife) and it took 6 weeks to get a grant.

It's honestly luck of the draw it seems, but anything you can do to make your application stand out, in a good way, like having a decision ready application, it probably helps.

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I spoke with an immigration lawyer in Canada (who happens to be Australian not an Australian based RMA) a ways back and he said Ottawa was relatively fast at processing s/c 309 as of late. He did his father in-laws application (Canadian wife) and it took 6 weeks to get a grant.

It's honestly luck of the draw it seems, but anything you can do to make your application stand out, in a good way, like having a decision ready application, it probably helps.
I should also mention that I was speaking with a former CO (DIBP employee) as well and he said decision ready is great, but can be luck of the draw. So, take this all for what its worth.


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Just curious....of those of you applying from America, did you apply for a 309 or a 300?


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Just curious....of those of you applying from America, did you apply for a 309 or a 300?
309, but hoping to get 100 as weíve been married and living together over 5 years

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Visa: 309/100
Application Submitted: April 2017
309 Granted: March 2018
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Just got FBI clearance back for my sponsor and uploaded to immi account. Anyone sure of how long it takes after this for a decision? This was the last piece of evidence we needed to provide per our case officer. Also anyone know of how to notify the department that we've added new evidence? The button on the online application is already grey-ed out from pushing it earlier when we submitted docs.


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