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Old 12-18-2013, 08:05 AM
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Congratulations to everyone who has received their visa. That must be a great feeling to get it sorted before the holidays! I hope it means that ours will be soon but it is hard not to get frustrated since we are at 8 1/2 months.

My husband just returned to Australia on an ETA. We called the Americas immigration service centre to try and get an update. The lady on the phone just said it was "being processed". She wasn't helpful and refused to provide contact details for the case officer. We did get that email elsewhere but the case officer did not reply to our email updating her on our travel plans and other changes in circumstances (such as me, the sponsor, getting a job in Australia). Now I am wondering if it is worth getting a migration agent. Wondering if anyone has any experience with that being useful at this stage in the process, or whether you have used one you would recommend?? I don't know why it is taking so long since we've been married forever and have 3 Australian citizen children.

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Honestly, I really doubt a migration agent would add anything at this point. My migration agent is highly well-respected and hasn't been able to get more than boilerplate language from DC in regards to the processing of my application, either.

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Old 12-18-2013, 09:45 AM
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We got the standard you're in the queue wait 5-12 months response from RM yesterday
She hasn't even started assessing our file yet and we applied may 3 so we're coming up for 8 months
she did answer within 3 days and she did say she would let us know to get out of the country if he did come here on ETA though so I guess that's something , but it seems risky to me


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Old 12-18-2013, 06:49 PM
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Kit, it's really not risky. There have only been two instances of *anyone* not getting notified by their COs to get offshore in time for their PMV grant in the last 14 months I've been frequenting these boards. Both of them occurred in the last month - they were both people applying through the Phillipines embassy, and both had the same CO. As soon as they called the embassy about the mistake, the people at the embassy were horrified and immediately rectified the CO's mistake and allowed both women to leave the country, re-granted their PMVs right away, and then they both went back onshore again as PMV holders.

I really feel as long as you ensure you've let the embassy know (and do it in writing, just to be on the safe side on the off chance anything goes awry) it's really not a risk.

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Old 12-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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That is really disappointing that your case hasn't even been looked at, though... my official application date was a little over a week before yours.

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I'm pretty sure they put all the applicants names on a board and throw darts to select who to process next. And I also figure ML spins RM in her seat with all the apps laid out in front of her and then she grabs one and if it happens to be one of ML's that is how we get transferred to a new CO. Might be tequila involved somehow too, I don't know. Best sense I can make out of it. 7 months waiting a couple of days ago. Happy Holidaze :-)

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:51 AM
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Hahahahahaha. Okay, I'm usually one to stand up for our COs (I know they really are working really hard, overtime, every day to try to get us all processed since there are only two of them now), but I have to admit that mental image made me giggle!

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:54 AM
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Does anyone know if the Service Line will be able to tell me if my meds are finalized and we're only just waiting on them to get to our case? Knowing that would be the best Christmas gift ever.

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Does anyone know if the Service Line will be able to tell me if my meds are finalized and we're only just waiting on them to get to our case? Knowing that would be the best Christmas gift ever.
They should be able to. I rang the number for our embassy they were able to tell me the my fiance's were fine. Clearly they have no problem giving information to me!!


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I think I'm going to give it a try. It would be a big relief if we knew they had been referred and come back okay.

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