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Old 10-26-2018, 06:26 PM
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For those that submitted additional evidence after you heard back, out of curiosity, how come you guys did not upload the medical and federal/state background checks some months into the application instead of waiting to hear back? Wouldn't that delay you more (I.E - instead of hearing back for more evidence, it may have been a possible grant if the application was loaded).

Either way, hopefully not long to go!
We uploaded the medical checks several months after submitting so that was not a problem for us - although I will note that the home affairs website at the time (I have it copy/pasted) said "Do not organise your health examinations until you are asked to do so by your case officer". Bad advice.

For the police checks, we submitted the applicant's state and federal as needed and I also submitted my (sponsor) federal/FBI check. Despite obsessively reading all the guidelines we could find at the time - I did not realize that they also required me (sponsor) to submit a US state-level check. The sponsor documents police clearance section of the partner visa page just says to submit "a police certificate from any country, including their home country, that they spent a total of 12 or more months in the last 10 years" and does not mention state-level checks.

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Old 10-26-2018, 06:45 PM
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For those that submitted additional evidence after you heard back, out of curiosity, how come you guys did not upload the medical and federal/state background checks some months into the application instead of waiting to hear back? Wouldn't that delay you more (I.E - instead of hearing back for more evidence, it may have been a possible grant if the application was loaded).

Either way, hopefully not long to go!
Ya we didn’t realize they would ask for that either. It has only recently been discussed on this forum that that was being requested. I don’t remember that being stated as a possible request on the application. I might have missed something but I am definitely kicking myself for it.


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For those of you in the “further assessment” stage, I’m wondering if anyone is willing to share the name of their case manager. I’m interested to see if we can get an idea of how many people are actually processing these visas in DC and/or who processes them more quickly once additional info is requested. You can find the name in the cover letter attachment. Ours is “XX”. EDIT: I am unsure how to delete this post but I edited it to remove the CM as I became aware that it is not allowed to post that info.


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Old 10-26-2018, 08:48 PM
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I am still waiting for the visa to come through, but we did get a notice telling us that the visa has been received on the 12th October.


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I am still waiting for the visa to come through, but we did get a notice telling us that the visa has been received on the 12th October.
Hi kierangood, sorry i did not get you on “visa has been received on the 12th October”

We’ve received the application in progress auto email today.


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Old 10-26-2018, 09:19 PM
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Ya we didn’t realize they would ask for that either. It has only recently been discussed on this forum that that was being requested. I don’t remember that being stated as a possible request on the application. I might have missed something but I am definitely kicking myself for it.
It's not a new thing and has always been discussed in the forum. It's been on the immigration website since at least the first time I got on it 3.5 years ago. The visa website changed last year, and they do link you to it. You just have to keep clicking through the links provided.

On the visa website under "Follow these steps" you click "Applicant documents".
Under "Character documents" you select "Police certificates".
Under "Overseas police certificates" you click "More information is available about our character requirement".
Then scroll down and click "United States of America".

Yes it's buried, but everyone should be reading the entirety of the website including sublinks if doing the app themselves and not using a professional.


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Old 10-26-2018, 09:21 PM
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For those of you in the “further assessment” stage, I’m wondering if anyone is willing to share the name of their case manager. I’m interested to see if we can get an idea of how many people are actually processing these visas in DC and/or who processes them more quickly once additional info is requested. You can find the name in the cover letter attachment. Ours is “G.”
You're not allowed to post CO names on here but you are allowed to use initials. I suggest you edit your post before it gets flagged.


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You're not allowed to post CO names on here but you are allowed to use initials. I suggest you edit your post before it gets flagged.
Oh wow thanks for the heads up. I did not know of that rule.


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Oh wow thanks for the heads up. I did not know of that rule.
I believe you're still able to use initials if you still want to ask the question about who has who.


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Thanks for the responses! Always nice to see other stories and it makes sense why some of you submitted yours after. And for those waiting and reading this forum, now may be a good chance to get started if it's been some months since you lodged the applications!

Said it before, but, very thankful to have skybluebrewer around here. Really helped me fill in the gaps for the more tricky parts of the application!

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Date of Entry: 28 Jul 2019
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