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Old 03-14-2018, 05:09 AM
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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.
I seriously doubt you'd move back into the queue as they already have contacted you.

If you can't resolve the issue within the next week or two and you don't have an email address to send the stuff to, I would just go ahead and create a new application in immi and submit it. You'll then have access to the upload screen and can add eveything else there. I'm not sure but that sounds like what they requested you to do?

I certainly wouldn't allow that 28 days to pass without having given them something though as I wouldn't want to risk refusal over such a thing. Better to be safe than sorry.


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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.
I seriously doubt you'd move back into the queue as they already have contacted you.

If you can't resolve the issue within the next week or two, I would just go ahead and create a new application in immi and submit it. You'll then have access to the upload screen and can add eveything else there.

I certainly wouldn't allow that 28 days to pass without having given them something though as I wouldn't want to risk refusal over such a thing. Better to be safe than sorry.

I agree with you and thank you for your advice. Problem is to create a new online application on Immi these days you have to pay the fee - so I don’t want to have to pay the fee again. What I’ll look to do is both reply via email with the entire application in pdf and will also post to Washington again and address it to the CO with a cover letter. That way they can see I’ve made every effort in the 28 days allotted timeframe.

Hoping they reply in the next few days or in the next week to give some guidelines as to what to do.


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Old 03-14-2018, 05:37 AM
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I agree with you and thank you for your advice. Problem is to create a new online application on Immi these days you have to pay the fee - so I donít want to have to pay the fee again. What Iíll look to do is both reply via email with the entire application in pdf and will also post to Washington again and address it to the CO with a cover letter. That way they can see Iíve made every effort in the 28 days allotted timeframe.

Hoping they reply in the next few days or in the next week to give some guidelines as to what to do.
That's why I asked you if you have a payment receipt for the paper application. When I did the application, I thought I remembered it asking if we had a payment receipt, but I can't be sure. Either way, they've updated the immi account process so it's not the same as it was when I applied previously and I don't think it would be worth it to get through the entire app and not be able to enter receipt details. Maybe you can ask someone who has recently submitted or is about to if there was a question asking if the application had already been paid for?

Sounds like you should just call and if the person is not helpful, ask to speak to someone else.


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Hi everyone, I sent the last requested document (FBI check for sponsor) via email on Thursday last week and got a standard reply on Friday saying that this had been forwarded to our CO. Previously the CO has always replied with a confirmation that the communication or documents had been received but this time the CO has not responded at all. I sent a follow up email yesterday to kindly ask for a confirmation that the FBI check had been received, but still no response.

I wonder if our CO is away this week, maybe on leave or sick. If so, I wish they'd say that this was the case as an "out of office" notice I'm not sure if I should call the service centre in Ottawa at the end of the week, but at the same time I'm not sure of what use it would really be and what kind of information they have on what goes on at the Embassy in Washington DC. Has the service centre been useful to any of you?

This last stretch across the finish line is definitely the hardest so far

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Hi SwedeinNYC, it’s really tough waiting to hear from them. We at 11 months and have had no contact yet. I’m sure you will hear soon - They have had bad weather up that way too, not that that’s a factor but you never know. We have called Ottawa twice and got the generic response each time. You however may get a different response seeing as you have a CO? Is it an option to call the embassy or CO directly if you have a CO? Hope you guys hear soon!


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Hello all,

I submitted my 309 application at the beginning of January this year. I am Canadian/British and my husband is Australian. Both our kids are Australian citizens. We live in the US right now, so our application will be processed in Washington I think.

From what I am reading it seems like Washington is either at or longer than the posted processing time of 11-15 months, would you agree? I have already submitted all police checks and completed my medical.

I have other questions but will follow up later Thanks and I look forward to waiting with you!


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Hello all,

I submitted my 309 application at the beginning of January this year. I am Canadian/British and my husband is Australian. Both our kids are Australian citizens. We live in the US right now, so our application will be processed in Washington I think.

From what I am reading it seems like Washington is either at or longer than the posted processing time of 11-15 months, would you agree? I have already submitted all police checks and completed my medical.

I have other questions but will follow up later Thanks and I look forward to waiting with you!
I disagree. Generally from here it was looking at about 9-10 months processing time but I think there have been some much faster than that more recently.

Of course, there are always those unlucky ones that wait longer.


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Out of curiosity, did you submit FBI and state police checks for you and for your sponsor? Plus any other countries that apply.


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They were processing 309/100 in 9-10 months last year, but I haven’t seen one approved through DC on this forum since the end of 2017. I did see one person get a 300 approval in 11 months a couple weeks ago. There a bunch of us waiting from feb/mar/April 2017. And a couple from dec 2016 still.

I’m sure there Could be other people out there who aren’t on this forum that may have had theirs processed faster that we don’t hear of.

Oh and good luck @salmon1411 and everyone else waiting!

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Maybe that was who I was thinking of. DC seems to go through waves based on posts on the forum. It feels like they'll go through a bunch of grants and then disappear for a few months before doing another wave of grants again. Guess it's luck and good timing.

I'm guessing the next wave will be April-May just before the fiscal year ends. It'll be interesting to see if it happens.

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