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Old 01-05-2014, 03:15 AM
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That's great news! Congrats!

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I hope this post isn't redundant, but I'm a little upset with our migration agent right now. He asked that I wait patiently and at three months we would follow-up with immigration. I waited then emailed the agent three weeks ago with no out of office or direct email reply. I realize its the holidays, but my fiance emailed the agent again yesterday with no reply. It's hard enough waiting for the visa, must less someone you paid to help not to respond to you. Anyway, I'm thinking about just sending my own follow-up email to immigration. Does anyone think I shouldn't for any reason?

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I hope this post isn't redundant, but I'm a little upset with our migration agent right now. He asked that I wait patiently and at three months we would follow-up with immigration. I waited then emailed the agent three weeks ago with no out of office or direct email reply. I realize its the holidays, but my fiance emailed the agent again yesterday with no reply. It's hard enough waiting for the visa, must less someone you paid to help not to respond to you. Anyway, I'm thinking about just sending my own follow-up email to immigration. Does anyone think I shouldn't for any reason?
3 months is way to early to be contacting DIBP. The processing time for the US is 8-9 months so a "when will it be processed" question should not be asked until about 8 months. If you email now you will either piss them off or get a standard response back or both.

Not having an out of office on is normal. Our case officer was away for a month and she had not out of office on, only knew when rang and asked if she got the email.


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Ok, thank you! The migration agent was the person without the out if office. He's also the person that said to follow up at three months, but I will wait. Thanks again!

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Wow interesting! I think 3 months is way too soon. I asked the embassy where my finance lodged about a decision at 9 months (timeframe is 9-12 months) and got the still processing standard response.

I am not surprised about the agent not having a out of office on. In Australia alot of places close for Christmas so we just know do not contact anyone until January 13 (6th if you are very lucky). I deal with accountants and they are all returning on Monday.


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Hello,

Please I need suggestions about shipping things (basically personal belongings like clothes, shoes, books, etc.) to Australia. Can anyone recommend reliable and AFFORDABLE shipping services? Thanks!


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Unfortunately there really isn't any such thing as "affordable" shipping to Australia. It's expensive any way you cut it. Essentially you can get it shipped slower, via sea, or you can get it faster via air (but that's more costly). Someone here recommended White Glove Express, who had handled their move and not broken a single thing, so I called around to multiple movers including them and they were right in line with everyone else, so I ended up taking a chance and using them. My things will be here in a couple of months. I can't speak to the quality yet personally since my stuff isn't here yet, but Ken at White Glove has been great to work with so far.

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Hi CollegeGirl and others who have posted in this thread - the information you have put together here is so helpful.

We applied to the DC embassy for a subclass 309 visa on April 29 and are still waiting (it has now been 8 months, 2 weeks). Our case officer is RM. Based on the timelines in your list we really hope we won't have to wait too much longer...


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Thanks for reminding me I hadn't updated the timelines in the first post for a month! Eek. I have been so busy with my own move it just hadn't occurred to me. I've updated them now. It's painful to see so many 9-month waiters, and even a 10-month. I'm hoping maybe some of them got grants and just haven't updated yet, but probably not.

I'll add you to the list!

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Unfortunately there really isn't any such thing as "affordable" shipping to Australia. It's expensive any way you cut it. Essentially you can get it shipped slower, via sea, or you can get it faster via air (but that's more costly). Someone here recommended White Glove Express, who had handled their move and not broken a single thing, so I called around to multiple movers including them and they were right in line with everyone else, so I ended up taking a chance and using them. My things will be here in a couple of months. I can't speak to the quality yet personally since my stuff isn't here yet, but Ken at White Glove has been great to work with so far.

Looks like checking-in as many extra luggage that will be allowed is the way to go. Thanks for your reply though.


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