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Old 11-15-2018, 12:06 AM
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We thought that it might have something to do with the 462 application but since others have applied, approved and arrived on 462 without any contact I really have no idea. I did see that some had waited a day and others 3 months, but even 3 months is faster than we were expecting. We had no plans on lodging our health checks/police checks for another month or two.



Hopefully others begin hearing stuff soon! I know there is a bunch of 300 & 309s lodged in April.

OMGGGGGG that's makes me so excited i'm the 11th of April so im praying that they send me something soon!!!!! i'm so happy for you!!! looks like they are trying to keep the 2018 applications processing normally while still trying to deal with the 2016/2017 back log.


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Some more good news, our 462 was approved this morning.

So we are currently deciding if we want my fiance to come on the 462 in the next 3 weeks, do the health exam here and risk having to leave shortly after he arrives for 300 grant. Or not use the 462, do the health exam over there (which involves travelling to California or Washington State) and risk waiting for up to 3 months for the 300 grant.

Cannot complain too much, but it is an unexpected turn of events.

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Some more good news, our 462 was approved this morning.

So we are currently deciding if we want my fiance to come on the 462 in the next 3 weeks, do the health exam here and risk having to leave shortly after he arrives for 300 grant. Or not use the 462, do the health exam over there (which involves travelling to California or Washington State) and risk waiting for up to 3 months for the 300 grant.

Cannot complain too much, but it is an unexpected turn of events.
Hi Pyrite, if it was me I’d definitely come in on the 462. There is nothing to say the 300 will be approved in 3 months. Prior poster stated on took 3.5 months. Those that had it approved in three months were often up against the far limit of the guidelines on total processing time. It’s great you got the early reach out for additional info but that doesn’t mean they won’t take 10 months to turn the next step around. You would still be in the current processing times if they did that. It’s so unknown. If you have the 462 I’d take the bird in the hand.

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Some more good news, our 462 was approved this morning.

So we are currently deciding if we want my fiance to come on the 462 in the next 3 weeks, do the health exam here and risk having to leave shortly after he arrives for 300 grant. Or not use the 462, do the health exam over there (which involves travelling to California or Washington State) and risk waiting for up to 3 months for the 300 grant.

Cannot complain too much, but it is an unexpected turn of events.
Not sure health exam costs in Cali or WA, but I paid significantly more in Florida than I would have doing the medical in Oz. Also, like the previous poster said, who knows how long they'll take? Idk where you are but from Perth we can pick up a roundtrip flight to Bali for A$200-300. We used the time to go offshore as a mini celebration vacay for the grant.

Try uploading a flight itinerary (if you've already booked them) in immi. Maybe they'll see it and get the grant before he gets here.

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Old 11-15-2018, 10:42 PM
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Someone from another 309/100 thread just got approved. Processing time is 7months. They lodged April 2018 and got it this month.

It’s iust so frustrating how it seems that processing in other countries is way faster than those lodged from the US. Does anyone have an ideas why this is? Just can’t wrapped my head around the fact why our wait times are so long compared to others.

We are currently in our 13month and haven’t heard anything from immi yet aside from that auto email which I believe everyone gets so there’s no bearing at all.

Sorry guys for venting. It’s just so frustrating how we need to wait for more than a year but others get it in 7months.

Like seriously, what is wrong with DC office.

Can anyone remind me again who I can talk in the hopes that Immi department will do something about this? I mean im pretty sure they are aware of this uneven processing times. It’s so unfair.


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Hi Pyrite, if it was me Iíd definitely come in on the 462. There is nothing to say the 300 will be approved in 3 months. Prior poster stated on took 3.5 months. Those that had it approved in three months were often up against the far limit of the guidelines on total processing time. Itís great you got the early reach out for additional info but that doesnít mean they wonít take 10 months to turn the next step around. You would still be in the current processing times if they did that. Itís so unknown. If you have the 462 Iíd take the bird in the hand.
That is a very good point global6. I did not realise that those who had been approved in 3 months were near the guideline limit. We were heavily leaning towards having him come over as it was, but that point kind of sealed the deal. We plan on buying his ticket in the next few days. Thank you!

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Not sure health exam costs in Cali or WA, but I paid significantly more in Florida than I would have doing the medical in Oz. Also, like the previous poster said, who knows how long they'll take? Idk where you are but from Perth we can pick up a roundtrip flight to Bali for A$200-300. We used the time to go offshore as a mini celebration vacay for the grant.
We did a bit of ringing around and the cost is definitely more in the USA than here. Add in cost of travel + accommodation and it is quite a bit more, especially when we can do it here in my city.

Our plan is to have him travel to NZ since we are near Brissy. Unfortunately I'll unlikely be able to join him.

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Someone from another 309/100 thread just got approved. Processing time is 7months. They lodged April 2018 and got it this month.

It’s iust so frustrating how it seems that processing in other countries is way faster than those lodged from the US. Does anyone have an ideas why this is? Just can’t wrapped my head around the fact why our wait times are so long compared to others.

We are currently in our 13month and haven’t heard anything from immi yet aside from that auto email which I believe everyone gets so there’s no bearing at all.

Sorry guys for venting. It’s just so frustrating how we need to wait for more than a year but others get it in 7months.

Like seriously, what is wrong with DC office.

Can anyone remind me again who I can talk in the hopes that Immi department will do something about this? I mean im pretty sure they are aware of this uneven processing times. It’s so unfair.
Having been reading the forums since mid-2015, I can tell you that grants from the U.S. used to be around 3-5 months consistently until a certain person became commander-in-chief. Could be coincidence. Could be a higher volume of applicants around the same time. Who knows?

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Someone from another 309/100 thread just got approved. Processing time is 7months. They lodged April 2018 and got it this month.

Itís iust so frustrating how it seems that processing in other countries is way faster than those lodged from the US. Does anyone have an ideas why this is? Just canít wrapped my head around the fact why our wait times are so long compared to others.

We are currently in our 13month and havenít heard anything from immi yet aside from that auto email which I believe everyone gets so thereís no bearing at all.

Sorry guys for venting. Itís just so frustrating how we need to wait for more than a year but others get it in 7months.

Like seriously, what is wrong with DC office.

Can anyone remind me again who I can talk in the hopes that Immi department will do something about this? I mean im pretty sure they are aware of this uneven processing times. Itís so unfair.
I often feel in the same boat as you. It is so easy to get so frustrated with the process, especially when you have literally no control over the situation. This visa approval has literally taken over my brain, I think about it the moment I wake up and in every idle part of my day. However, I recently realized that I need to have more acceptance with the fact that it will come when it comes. Unfortunately, there is no discernible logic or significant pattern to the approvals. And when you try to make logical decisions about an illogical process, you will constantly be disappointed (which I have done time and time again). So I guess I donít really have the right to tell you how to feel about this visa, but it has helped me to take a step back and have confidence that it will come when it comes. However, reaching out to ask questions also canít hurt. But Iím not sure who to direct you to. Havenít had any luck finding someone who knows what they are talking about.


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Having been reading the forums since mid-2015, I can tell you that grants from the U.S. used to be around 3-5 months consistently until a certain person became commander-in-chief. Couple be coincidence. Could be a higher volume of applicants around the same time. Who knows?
Yea, they used to move quite quickly. I remember looking into it when my husband and I first started discussing visas.

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Someone from another 309/100 thread just got approved. Processing time is 7months. They lodged April 2018 and got it this month.

Itís iust so frustrating how it seems that processing in other countries is way faster than those lodged from the US. Does anyone have an ideas why this is? Just canít wrapped my head around the fact why our wait times are so long compared to others.

We are currently in our 13month and havenít heard anything from immi yet aside from that auto email which I believe everyone gets so thereís no bearing at all.

Sorry guys for venting. Itís just so frustrating how we need to wait for more than a year but others get it in 7months.

Like seriously, what is wrong with DC office.

Can anyone remind me again who I can talk in the hopes that Immi department will do something about this? I mean im pretty sure they are aware of this uneven processing times. Itís so unfair.
I know exactly how you feel. I've even caught myself feeling slightly resentful lately when I see people from what seems like every other country being approved in 6, 7, 8 months. I just have to keep reminding myself that our time will come and we're closer to a grant every day.

I try to find different things to look forward to every month to break up the wait. My husband will be here for 3 weeks over the holidays so for now I'm trying to just focus on that and not the visa.... although that doesn't stop me from obsessively checking this forum on a daily basis lol.

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