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Old 01-14-2019, 01:37 AM
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Hey everyone,

has everyone who has waited 14 months or over had a RFI?


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Old 01-14-2019, 11:00 AM
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Two different questions so I'm posting twice...

We are post RFI ("Further Assessment" stage) and I'm debating whether or not it would be helpful or harmful to our timeline to submit new, additional evidence we have (namely an Aussie joint bank account that we opened before Xmas - we already have a US one - and detail from our Xmas trip to Bali). Thoughts?
It's not going to hurt or help you. The requirements for the visa would have had to be met at time of application, so time after doesn't really matter for anything. So you can update if you want but it's a bit irrelevant. It won't hurt you though so feel free to do so. Just be sure to leave a few slots if you're close to using them up for any further requests for information, if it comes to that.


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Old 01-14-2019, 11:02 AM
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Two different questions so I'm posting twice...

Is there any benefit to trying to contact the person who reached out for more info for a status update? Is that even allowed? I have her name and she is in the consulate in Brazil (also, is that weird?). Thanks!
Not really. Just because that's the person that picked up your case that time, doesn't mean it's going to be the person who picks it up next time. It's not uncommon to have multiple people working a case and no it's not weird that you're not being processed in the U.S. When they rolled out global processing times, that means that applications could also be processed anywhere in the world. Just because they usually are processed near the country of residence doesn't mean every application is.

You won't get anywhere asking for a status update anyway. They'll just tell you you're still in queue and wait to hear from them.


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Old 01-14-2019, 11:34 PM
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I applied for 309 in March 2018 and haven’t heard anything yet. I uploaded all documents (including the Medical since i had it done already). Do any of them expire (Aussie Federal, Us State and/or FBI police checks)? I know the my Medical was due to expire two days after it was submitted. Any other documents with expiry times? TIA


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Two different questions so I'm posting twice...

Is there any benefit to trying to contact the person who reached out for more info for a status update? Is that even allowed? I have her name and she is in the consulate in Brazil (also, is that weird?). Thanks!
I have had 3 RFI's with the same CO's name all from the same embassy. I emailed the embassy directly and got an email back from that same CO. So it would seem that in some cases the same CO continues to review the same application. There are no steadfast rules regarding DHA. One forum members experience may vary greatly from another.


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I applied for 309 in March 2018 and havenít heard anything yet. I uploaded all documents (including the Medical since i had it done already). Do any of them expire (Aussie Federal, Us State and/or FBI police checks)? I know the my Medical was due to expire two days after it was submitted. Any other documents with expiry times? TIA
For immigration purposes, medical and police checks are valid for 12 months from date of issue. Some COs seem to show discretion based on others' posts on here but others have had to get them done again after passing 12 months.


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Old 01-15-2019, 02:29 AM
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I applied for 309 in March 2018 and havenít heard anything yet. I uploaded all documents (including the Medical since i had it done already). Do any of them expire (Aussie Federal, Us State and/or FBI police checks)? I know the my Medical was due to expire two days after it was submitted. Any other documents with expiry times? TIA
Yes, all police checks and medicals expire after 12 months. Though, if the medical or police checks were only a month out they may of extended it for that month.

But you will need to do that medical again.

that really sucks though because you applied in march 2018 and they havent even requested stuff they need from you. like they havent even looked yet, mines April 2018 and ive had nothing either, though the medical and police clearances were done 4 months after lodgement.


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Old 01-15-2019, 03:31 AM
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Yea, it’s super frustrating that I haven’t even had a CO look at it yet, was really hoping they would have requested a new medical by now. I really hope we don’t have to redo our police checks! Good luck with your app!

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I applied for 309 in March 2018 and haven’t heard anything yet. I uploaded all documents (including the Medical since i had it done already). Do any of them expire (Aussie Federal, Us State and/or FBI police checks)? I know the my Medical was due to expire two days after it was submitted. Any other documents with expiry times? TIA
Yes, all police checks and medicals expire after 12 months. Though, if the medical or police checks were only a month out they may of extended it for that month.

But you will need to do that medical again.

that really sucks though because you applied in march 2018 and they havent even requested stuff they need from you. like they havent even looked yet, mines April 2018 and ive had nothing either, though the medical and police clearances were done 4 months after lodgement.


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Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that I received the "Golden Email" yesterday - almost 12 months since I applied. My husband (an Australian) and I have been married for 19 years, and have lived in the USA for the last 16 years. I applied for the 309/100 on 1/21/18. We proactively did the State & FBI checks in Nov/Dec 2018. I did my medical on 1/4/19, which was uploaded on 1/11/19. I heard nothing via email until this morning when I received the 100 Granted email. My first entry arrive by date is 30Nov19 (which appears to be based off the State Criminal Report). Hopefully this information helps others who are in a similar situation.

Anyway, very exciting news, and now we can make arrangements to sell our house, get our dog ready for import, book our flights, ship our stuff, and move back to Australia. South Coast NSW, here we come!

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Anyway, very exciting news, and now we can make arrangements to sell our house, get our dog ready for import, book our flights, ship our stuff, and move back to Australia. South Coast NSW, here we come!
Congrats!

Where abouts will you move to on the south coast? My wife and I just moved to Wollongong (love it up here). Im originally from Victoria.


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