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Old 06-23-2018, 10:13 PM
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They're useless because it's a general timeframe for the world and not country specific. There's really no point in looking at them or worrying about them as the DC times are their own.

Doesn't matter how straight forward your case is, everyone out of DC seems to be waiting just as long. It's not like Canada or the UK where someone is waiting a year and a half and 3 others are getting grants in a month or two. DC generally seems to take them in order.


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Does anyone know if it's likely/possibly that these times will decrease over the next 6 months? I thought we were half way there but I guess not 😞
Nyctoaus and Redleg, we also have no crim history etc. It sucks but we’re at the stage where we don’t even really check immiaccount as much as we used to. I think the last person we saw a grant for through DC was Aussienyank back on or about April 26.

Ash22 - the wait times have been all over the place since we applied in April 2017. It’s gone from ~9-13 months to 13-18 months and back down and back up again. The wait times really don’t help much as they change every month. Wait times listed are actually useless. The only way they would be useful is if the times were set and DIPB had to stick to a certain timeframe which sadly isn’t the case.

Hopefully we all hear/get grants in July...<img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
We didn't apply until jan 5 2018 so I know we still have a long wait ahead. It was just a shock to see it could be another year! I guess we'll wait and see. I hope a bunch of y'all get approved very soon and we move up in the line. Crossing my fingers for everyone in the waiting room cause this is rough &#x1f61e;


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All- more my last post was more of a rant/warning for others considering their options.

Frankly- at this point the wait times aren't worth anything- they can be changed to suit the whatever the poor level of productivity the department is achieving..


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Hopefully we see some movement in the coming months.

And when did most people on the forum do the medical examination and how long is it valid for? Would hate to have to spend $500 more than once - is unfortunate that there is only one doctor in NY and also doesn't accept insurance.


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Hopefully we see some movement in the coming months.

And when did most people on the forum do the medical examination and how long is it valid for? Would hate to have to spend $500 more than once - is unfortunate that there is only one doctor in NY and also doesn't accept insurance.
Wazza100 - we waited about 5 months after applying for my spouse to do the medical. Medicals and police checks are valid for 12 months.


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okay that is good to know (and what I thought). on the immi website under our application it now shows health assessment required but we only applied a few weeks ago and the partner timeframe has since lengthened.

I suspect this is automated but given the timeframes they shouldn't request it so early as medical exams are definitely not cheap to redo if the process slips into the 12-18 month timeline.


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okay that is good to know (and what I thought). on the immi website under our application it now shows health assessment required but we only applied a few weeks ago and the partner timeframe has since lengthened.

I suspect this is automated but given the timeframes they shouldn't request it so early as medical exams are definitely not cheap to redo if the process slips into the 12-18 month timeline.
Yes, that's what it shows for everyone who applies. A true request comes from a CO via email. I would definitely wait awhile or wait until requested.


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Hopefully we see some movement in the coming months.

And when did most people on the forum do the medical examination and how long is it valid for? Would hate to have to spend $500 more than once - is unfortunate that there is only one doctor in NY and also doesn't accept insurance.
We also waited 5 months on the medical. Thought that would be an adequate buffer but perhaps not!


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I see some references to the DC office slowdown. Evidently there is no "DC Office". Attorney indicated that the US applications are processed in Canada. Not sure if the "DC Office" is comprised of one or more (consulate?) in Canada - anyone know?

Pickup in processing in July with the new fiscal year makes sense.


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I see some references to the DC office slowdown. Evidently there is no "DC Office". Attorney indicated that the US applications are processed in Canada. Not sure if the "DC Office" is comprised of one or more (consulate?) in Canada - anyone know?

Pickup in processing in July with the new fiscal year makes sense.
My 300 was processed in DC. Maybe things have changed since then. This was on my grant letter for processing location:

Australian Embassy, Washington
POSTAL:1601 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20036-2273


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