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Old 01-22-2014, 01:35 AM
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RM responded to my agent super-quickly... within a day. The first email I sent her myself she never responded to. The second email I sent her was not acknowledged but was followed by a grant a few days later.

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Thank you, I actually got my canned response today. My application is still in the early stages, so I didn't expect much more. We're only at four months, but the agent said to follow up, so he did.

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I think it's actually DN who left - haven't seen anyone assigned to him for months or seen him grant one for months. But yeah, I fully agree!

Hello everybody,
First post here but I've been reeding your posts for a while
My wife's official application lodgement date was 06.04.13 It was a fully completed application with all the required documents. Her CO was DN
To this day we haven't heard from him even once. Emails were unanswered, hand written letter as well. We've called 3 times over the last few months, each time talked to a different person...in Canada
During last conversation she said that my wife's case is being processed now (whatever it means since at that time it was almost 9mths)
So now we're @ 9mths2wks.......and waiting extremely frustrated


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Old 01-23-2014, 10:53 PM
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Sounds like it's on the way at least... either ML or RM will have her case now. 9 months 2 weeks... so frustrating, but at least you know you're not alone. Several folks at 9 (or even 10) months now on this forum.

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Yes - very quiet. We haven't received any information at all. Wondering why it is taking so long. At least I still have company
I wonder if it would be worthwhile to call/email (again) asking what is taking so long...especially since they updated the processing times on DC's website from the 5-12 (low/high risk countries) to just 8-9 months processing. Ours is now at nearly 10 months. I don't want to irritate them by contacting too often, but this is ridiculous.


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I guess the problem is they can always just fall back on the 12 months. Though that did say 'high' risk countries. It's just frustrating all around. We did a bunch of research before applying and it seemed like at that point processing times were around 5 months. So we planned for 7 months figuring our case was really easy and would be on the low end...WRONG! The processing times change all the time and the avg processing time doesn't even matter because some go in 2-3 months, some at 7'ish months and others still waiting at 10. I'm over 8 months now and I emailed my CO about a month ago saying I was traveling to Aus, had a new number, would fly out if ever my visa was to be processed etc and never got a response. Maybe since the website said 8-9 months on the site you're justified to call and ask again since you're at nearly 10 months......? Sigh

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Yeah, HJB, 10 months is atrocious. If it's been at least a month since you called them last, I would definitely call again.

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I guess the problem is they can always just fall back on the 12 months. Though that did say 'high' risk countries. It's just frustrating all around. We did a bunch of research before applying and it seemed like at that point processing times were around 5 months. So we planned for 7 months figuring our case was really easy and would be on the low end...WRONG! The processing times change all the time and the avg processing time doesn't even matter because some go in 2-3 months, some at 7'ish months and others still waiting at 10. I'm over 8 months now and I emailed my CO about a month ago saying I was traveling to Aus, had a new number, would fly out if ever my visa was to be processed etc and never got a response. Maybe since the website said 8-9 months on the site you're justified to call and ask again since you're at nearly 10 months......? Sigh
That's the most frustrating part: they say they process the applications in the order in which they are received....not at all. It seems like it is completely random. It's fine if it is in fact random, but don't promise something contradictory to what is actually the norm. They give people false sense of reassurance, which in turn is actually more anxiety-provoking. End rant.


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I agree with you. First of all, 10 months for a low risk friendly country like USA is too much. Secondly, the cases should be processed in sequence they are received. Even though I was a beneficiary of this randomness (my case was processed in 3 months), still I do not think it is right to process some faster without any discernible reason. If it is clear and fair process and you know the estimated processing time, you can at least plan things. Uncertainty about everything really kills!


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Months ago I would have argued that it's still first come first served... it's just that the thousands of variables that can happen with partner visas mean some get processed faster than others. Some people have custody issues with their kids, some have traveled to countries that may be slow to respond re: security checks, some may have their medicals referred, etc. etc. It's also probably much faster/easier to rubberstamp people who have been married for 10 years and have three kids together.

With some people getting processed in three months, though (like lincsus) I can no longer make heads or tails out of it. It's frustrating.

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