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Old 03-11-2018, 04:39 AM
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Hi SwedeInNYC, we were in a similar situation to you. My sponsor's FBI check came in on 10 Feb and we uploaded it that day. There has been no communication since and that was the last bit of evidence they requested. I have heard from other users on here that once they upload the last requested evidence their visa grant comes through quite quickly afterwards. Does not look like that will be the case for us. Let me know what you hear and good luck!
It varies quite a bit. The lucky ones get grants shortly after supplying the requested info... within days or weeks. I've seen some people wait closer to the 12 month mark after submitting requested docs.

I'm sure it'll come soon for though. Things seem to be moving a lot lately.


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Old 03-11-2018, 04:42 AM
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One of the benefits of front loading an app with everything... if they have what they need, they'd give you a visa grant rather than request more info. Kind of a gamble though if they take a while to look at your app and the medical or police checks pass their validity dates. I was willing to redo them if necessary and took the chance.


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Old 03-11-2018, 04:46 AM
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It varies quite a bit. The lucky ones get grants shortly after supplying the requested info... within days or weeks. I've seen some people wait closer to the 12 month mark after submitting requested docs.

I'm sure it'll come soon for though. Things seem to be moving a lot lately.
We sure hope so. Thanks for the insight. We applied Jan 2017 so we are almost to the 14 month mark. They requested our police and health checks in November which we provided except for my sponsor's FBI check.


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Hi SwedeInNYC, we were in a similar situation to you. My sponsor's FBI check came in on 10 Feb and we uploaded it that day. There has been no communication since and that was the last bit of evidence they requested. I have heard from other users on here that once they upload the last requested evidence their visa grant comes through quite quickly afterwards. Does not look like that will be the case for us. Let me know what you hear and good luck!
Thank you for sharing this rnnomad, that's helpful to know especially as a reminder to stay prepared for anything even when the end seems so close. I'm curious, what status does it say in your ImmiAccount?

I hope you hear something very soon.

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Thank you for sharing this rnnomad, that's helpful to know especially as a reminder to stay prepared for anything even when the end seems so close. I'm curious, what status does it say in your ImmiAccount?

I hope you hear something very soon.

Thanks SwedeInNYC, same to you. When I log in it says "further assessment" and it says "approved" next to my sponsor's name. When my sponsor logs in it just says "submitted" for a status. How about for you?


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Thanks SwedeInNYC, same to you. When I log in it says "further assessment" and it says "approved" next to my sponsor's name. When my sponsor logs in it just says "submitted" for a status. How about for you?
Thank you. It still says “initial assessment” on mine and “approved” next to my husbands name who is the sponsor. I’ll update if I hear anything new - good luck.

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Hi all...so we finally have some movement I on our submission after nearly 13 months, and they are asking for further information to be attached, including the 40SP sponsor form and several other generic items they ask for originally such as relationship registration, birth certificates, character references etc etc etc...now of course this seems odd as the 40SP has been done and all the documents they state as examples were attached right from the start. So we’re confused as to why they wouldn’t have these attachments already. We of course will ring and talk to our case officer (it does finally have a name of a case officer), but can’t ring now until Tuesday due to time difference. In the meantime just wondering if anyone has had a similar issue with attachments?!?!?

We are still very glad to have some movement after so long!!!

Also - has anyone had their visa approved after 12 months from the medical and FBI checks and they haven’t asked you to redo these?

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Hi @AussieNYank, this exact same thing happened to us today after 12 months of no response too (we applied April 2017). They have asked for Form 40SP, 47SP, Evidence of continuing relationship etc. Which seems bizzare given this is exactly what we submitted to Washington a year ago? Did you have any luck contacting the CO? We too got a name. But when we call the number they gave us, we get call centre operators who are reading from a script and giving us information that is completely irrelevant. Could it be that they are asking for this information because they have lost our original applications? We applied via a paper application. Did you as well? Keen to hear if you had any contact with your CO as this would be the easiest way to address this.


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Hi All, has anyone else submitted a paper application to Washington last year and waiting to hear back? We applied through a paper application in April 2017. We would have preferred online but had no choice at the time but to do paper application. Now today, after 12 months of no response they have asked for Form 40SP, 47SP, Evidence of continuing relationship etc. Which seems bizzare given this is exactly what we submitted to Washington a year ago?

Worst yet, they are asking us to upload to ImmiAccount but we can’t “import” the application because it’s a paper based application and 309 visa paper applications specifically are not able to be imported (other paper based visas are). And so all we get is an error message coming up saying “this type of application is not available for import” .

We’ve had no choice but to try and reply to a CO that I think we’ve been assigned but not sure if we’ll get a response. The general call number they tell you to dial unfortunately leads you to a call center which isn’t helpful at all even though they do try their best I guess. Anyway - quite anxious and frustrated and if anyone else has gone through this or is also waiting on a paper application would love to know if you also got asked to resubmit forms 40SP, 47Sp and other supporting docs? I’m just hoping they haven’t lost the original paper application and as such are now asking us to submit all of it again online.


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Hi All, has anyone else submitted a paper application to Washington last year and waiting to hear back? We applied through a paper application in April 2017. We would have preferred online but had no choice at the time but to do paper application. Now today, after 12 months of no response they have asked for Form 40SP, 47SP, Evidence of continuing relationship etc. Which seems bizzare given this is exactly what we submitted to Washington a year ago?

Worst yet, they are asking us to upload to ImmiAccount but we can’t “import” the application because it’s a paper based application and 309 visa paper applications specifically are not able to be imported (other paper based visas are). And so all we get is an error message coming up saying “this type of application is not available for import” .

We’ve had no choice but to try and reply to a CO that I think we’ve been assigned but not sure if we’ll get a response. The general call number they tell you to dial unfortunately leads you to a call center which isn’t helpful at all even though they do try their best I guess. Anyway - quite anxious and frustrated and if anyone else has gone through this or is also waiting on a paper application would love to know if you also got asked to resubmit forms 40SP, 47Sp and other supporting docs? I’m just hoping they haven’t lost the original paper application and as such are now asking us to submit all of it again online.
That's unfortunate. I haven't heard of them asking for everything all over again. You certainly need to get in contact with someone though, even if it takes several hours of queuing on the phone before you get through.

Do you have proof of payment still that you paid for the application? I suppose if you get through the online app, there may be a section asking for it so you can get through the payment page and submit.

Did they give you a time limit like 28 days to comply, for example?


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Hi All, has anyone else submitted a paper application to Washington last year and waiting to hear back? We applied through a paper application in April 2017. We would have preferred online but had no choice at the time but to do paper application. Now today, after 12 months of no response they have asked for Form 40SP, 47SP, Evidence of continuing relationship etc. Which seems bizzare given this is exactly what we submitted to Washington a year ago?

Worst yet, they are asking us to upload to ImmiAccount but we can’t “import” the application because it’s a paper based application and 309 visa paper applications specifically are not able to be imported (other paper based visas are). And so all we get is an error message coming up saying “this type of application is not available for import” .

We’ve had no choice but to try and reply to a CO that I think we’ve been assigned but not sure if we’ll get a response. The general call number they tell you to dial unfortunately leads you to a call center which isn’t helpful at all even though they do try their best I guess. Anyway - quite anxious and frustrated and if anyone else has gone through this or is also waiting on a paper application would love to know if you also got asked to resubmit forms 40SP, 47Sp and other supporting docs? I’m just hoping they haven’t lost the original paper application and as such are now asking us to submit all of it again online.
That's unfortunate. I haven't heard of them asking for everything all over again. You certainly need to get in contact with someone though, even if it takes several hours of queuing on the phone before you get through.

Do you have proof of payment still that you paid for the application? I suppose if you get through the online app, there may be a section asking for it so you can get through the payment page and submit.

Did they give you a time limit like 28 days to comply, for example?


Hi @Skybluebrewer , yes they gave us 28 days to comply. Said respond by 28 days from today and upload docs to ImmiAccount (which we can’t do because of the error message I mentioned above saying this app is not able to be imported).

So we have replied to the generic email which we think came from a CO and will now just hope they respond to us. We’ve asked them directly whether we need to re-submit all docs again including stat decs, written statements, proof of relationship etc And also asked them if we can just email them everything again or mail it to them in Washington as we can’t upload to Immi.

Just hoping we don’t have to restart the entire process again and wait all over again.


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