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Old 03-26-2018, 08:50 PM
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I got mine today too!!! Just under 12 months for me.

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Congrats @ella! 😄


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@minesapint and @rnnomad, congrats!

Do you mind sharing a couple of more details? Was your application front loaded? Did you receive any communication or requests for further info before your golden email? Encounter any hiccups we can learn from?

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Wow, lots of visas being approved today!

My application was front loaded - I waited for a bit before getting police clearances and medicals but I didn't wait to be told to do it. I received no communication of any kind!

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@salmon1411 did not front load our app. Everything but police checks and medical was submitted. We got 3 communications total from the DIBP. One for receipt of payment, one requesting police and medical checks, and one for the visa grant. The wait was torture. Just try to keep yourself occupied with other things. This was hard for me.

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I just received the golden email from DC - my visa is ready!!

Since I'm currently in Oz on a tourist visa I'll need to leave for a few days to get it finalised. The irony (and minor frustration) here is that I just returned yesterday from an overnight trip to Auckland to comply with the 3 month maximum stay on my tourist visa! What unbelievable timing!

That puts me at just over a year to get the visa. Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting.

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Make sure when you upload the itinerary of when you'll leave for the grant, that you give them plenty of time to get around to seeing it. We already had flights to leave the following week when we sent our itinerary and when they didn't acknowledge receiving it, I called and the person said that the CO may not see it in time to grant the visa while we were out of the country.

Ended up not being an issue but give them a few weeks notice is my recommendation.


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Wow, lots of visas being approved today!

My application was front loaded - I waited for a bit before getting police clearances and medicals but I didn't wait to be told to do it. I received no communication of any kind!
This is what I meant by US grants coming in waves! A bunch will get them all at once and things will go silent for several months again.

And no communication is a good thing as it means you submitted a good application. Same for me for both visas, except the first I had communication asking me to go offshore for grant. Never requests for more info and I also did police and medical on my own.

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Make sure when you upload the itinerary of when you'll leave for the grant, that you give them plenty of time to get around to seeing it. We already had flights to leave the following week when we sent our itinerary and when they didn't acknowledge receiving it, I called and the person said that the CO may not see it in time to grant the visa while we were out of the country.

Ended up not being an issue but give them a few weeks notice is my recommendation.
Thank you! Currently planning for a trip in two weeks time.

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Congrats as well @rnnonad and @minesapint! Excited for you !!

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A bit more info from me if it's at all helpful:

-April 2017: Applied from the US for the 309/100 as engaged (online app). Fiance was born in NZ to Aus parents, was raised in Aus, and had been living in the US for the past 13 years. At time of application, we had been living together for 1 year and dating since 2012. Submitted my police checks (FBI and state) a week later in April.
-May 2017: Did health exam and doctor submitted results to the dept 8 days later
-Aug 2017: Got married and uploaded our marriage record and photos from the wedding
-Sept 2017: Realized that my sponsor probably should have filled out his sponsor app online instead of the PDF version of the 40SP that we attached to our app initially, so he did so in Sept 2017 (for what it's worth, his sponsor application still says "Submitted" whereas mine says "Finalised" in Immi)
-Jan 2018: Submitted sponsor's FBI/state police check, as well as AFP check
-March 2018: Uploaded an "update" document to Immi with updated evidence of our continued relationship since applying (joint bank statements, photos, travel documents, etc. from 2017-18)
-One day later: Contacted with request for more information -- they requested my medical exam. I responded by uploading a letter to Immi indicating that I already completed this in May 2017 (with confirmation letter from eHealth attached) but also indicated I would reschedule a second exam.
-One week later: Received my visa grant letter via email with the stipulation that I enter the country before my medical exam expires on May 11, 2018 (approx. 6 weeks from now). I will cancel the second health exam.

All in all, this took 51 weeks from date of application to visa grant. It took us about 6 weeks beforehand to gather all the requested documents and submit in a logical order on Immi.

Good luck to everyone else waiting for their grant or just beginning the process!

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-Sept 2017: Realized that my sponsor probably should have filled out his sponsor app online instead of the PDF version of the 40SP that we attached to our app initially, so he did so in Sept 2017 (for what it's worth, his sponsor application still says "Submitted" whereas mine says "Finalised" in Immi)
I just realized this yesterday! SO frustrating but hopefully it doesn't hold things up too much.

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