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Old 02-01-2014, 09:20 AM
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CONGRATS M&R!!!! That is such great news. Finally!!!

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New to this...

Hi Everyone!

I just received a confirmation that my application has been received and is a "valid application." One of the emails was signed by a person with the initials KT- is she my case officer? It was nice to see a name on the email, but it did not officially say "this is your case officer."

Thanks for any help you can give me. I am SO happy to have found this forum.


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She will most likely be your case officer. Although I have not seen any case officer with initials KT.

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Yeah I hadn't seen any KT's either. Now I'm worried haha


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Congratulations M&R !!
That's truly great ( and encouraging )


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Hi all - so, we have some encouraging news today. We just got an email from RM indicating that M should leave Australia now so that his visa can be processed (he's here on a tourist visa at the moment). It's now been 9 months since we applied. So he'll head to NZ in about a week and, fingers crossed, will get his 309 at that point. We'll keep you posted.

Hopefully this will give others at the 9-10 month mark some hope...This has been such a frustrating and stressful experience and we really feel for everyone else in the same position.

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That's reassuring to hear It is officially 10 months as of today for our application...has anyone called to check on their progress? I want to, but I'm nervous to irritate them...


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I have a question...when they say "for M to leave now so that his visa can be processed" do they mean like as soon as you saw the email and stay there until the visa is granted? I was just curious if wed have any ideas to either get a round trip that time and plan for like a week? Or do you just stay there until visa is granted and then buy a new ticket back on the new visa? Just curious because this is the route im taking. Leaving in about 2 and half weeks to Oz. Thank you.

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I have a question...when they say "for M to leave now so that his visa can be processed" do they mean like as soon as you saw the email and stay there until the visa is granted? I was just curious if wed have any ideas to either get a round trip that time and plan for like a week? Or do you just stay there until visa is granted and then buy a new ticket back on the new visa? Just curious because this is the route im taking. Leaving in about 2 and half weeks to Oz. Thank you.
They gave me 28 days to inform CO of flight plans and asked to leave for minimum of 3 working days, baring in mind the initial entry date for returning. You may want to confirm timing you have to be offshore with someone who applied in the same office as you though, or better still your CO, it's a perfectly valid question to ask askthem.

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I have a question...when they say "for M to leave now so that his visa can be processed" do they mean like as soon as you saw the email and stay there until the visa is granted? I was just curious if wed have any ideas to either get a round trip that time and plan for like a week? Or do you just stay there until visa is granted and then buy a new ticket back on the new visa? Just curious because this is the route im taking. Leaving in about 2 and half weeks to Oz. Thank you.
When I went to NZ, I had booked to stay for 2 nights, that was originally to renew my ETA. I informed immigration and asked if they could consider granting the visa whilst I was out of the country ( a few weeks before I left for NZ ), that prompted the first contact from my case officer, ML. She asked a few questions, that showed she hadn't read the file yet! (Like had I done my FBI check! (which was submitted with the original application)) but fortunately she did agree to grant the 309 whilst I was in NZ. I told her the times and dates I would be in NZ (and translated them to times and dates in Washington) and sent her an email as soon as I touched down in NZ. She granted the visa and the rest is history....

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That's reassuring to hear It is officially 10 months as of today for our application...has anyone called to check on their progress? I want to, but I'm nervous to irritate them...
I am sure we only got our visa when we did by irritating them We called, asked and in the end suggested to them what to do, asking if they could grant my visa while I was in NZ to renew my ETA. We told them it would be really helpful if they could grant the visa now to prevent me having to travel to NZ again later and reminded them that they had a decision ready application in their hands. That prompted them to pick up our file and actually look at it!! and so they did grant the visa If you don't ask, you don't get and the squeaky wheel gets the oil......

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