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Old 02-07-2014, 11:08 PM
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kttykat you have said what I think!!

So in trying to work out who the CO's are now I've figured they include: RM, ML, MW and ER. Does that seem right?

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After my own case experience and reading about other cases, I have come to the conclusion that most of the time our files just sit in a dusty pile somewhere waiting to be looked at....

In our case, when the case officer first actually contacted us about 3 weeks before the grant of our visa, it was clear that she had no knowledge of what was in our file by the questions she asked ( I do understand that they are busy and under a lot of pressure ). Also the fact is that on rare occasions peoples applications have been processed in under a week. (IMHO, the actual time it takes for them to process an application would be a day or two).

The reality is, that there would seem to be nothing really stopping them from granting most of the visas in the pile, except for the numbers that they have to look at and a quota that they say doesn't exist for partner migration. Perhaps one of the questions for the immigration minister should relate to the obvious under-staffing of case officers to process these applications and to come clean about unofficial quotas. With what they are charging to look at these applications you would think they could afford to have more people to process them.

I feel really sorry for all those people having to wait 9-10 months or more to get their visas, especially those who went to the trouble of submitting a decision ready application.

5 months was more than long enough for us to wait on a decision! If it were any other industry they would go out of business if people had to wait the best part of a year before getting around to even really looking at their application. IMHO, if your application has hit the six month mark, then you have earned the right to (politely) hassle them about it!!!

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I'm not sure about ER. I think the only thing to come from that person so far was an acknowledgment? It's not always COs that send acknowledgments. It was just ML and RM - guess it's MW now, too, if that person is sending out grants. Unless ER issued a grant I missed? It's possible! It'd be great (but surprising) if they not only replaced DN but added a fourth person, too.

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Talking

It was definitely a grant

"I am pleased to inform you that I have granted your application for migration to Australia "

He has to be here by June 7th

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It would be SO great if they now had four people working on applications... we might actually see processing times drop again back to what they were last year (5-6 months). That would be amazing for those still waiting!

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Congratulations aususa! I'm sorry it had to take action from your representative in order for them to make a move on your application. And I'm glad you did speak to him/her because its definitely something they need to know about!

Do you mind if I ask, what other kind of information your CO needed? Specially given that you have a pretty straight forward situation!
They asked for confirmation of my (the sponsor) status in the USA.

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Date Applied: April 09 2013
CO Assigned: April 14th 2013, DN
Wasihngton DC, Partner visa 309
Medicals and Police checks are submitted along with application.
Blessed with a new born when the application was in process(Sent Birth certificate and Passport to DC). Its been 10 mnths already and didn thear any from the CO. Still waiting.. Not sure if any one in the group had a new born when the application is in process and are waiting for the decision?

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My husband was finally granted his partner migration (100) visa at the 10 month mark. Hooray! We applied for the 309/100 on 5 April 2013 at the Washington office.

At 9 1/2 months, after several attempts to contact the case officer either via the Americas Service Centre and directly via email , I contacted my federal member of parliament to lodge a complaint about the doubling of standard processing times, lack of customer service response, and lengthy wait for processing a simple partner migration case (we have been married 20 years and have 3 Australian citizen children and no other complicating factors).

Miraculously, it resulted in an immediate response from our case officer requesting some minor information, then an email from the case officer requesting that my husband leave the country, and a visa grant letter the day after he left the country.

Thank you to everyone on this forum for sharing their information. It was a great source of support during our wait. I hope that other people get their cases processed more quickly.
Can I please ask you how you chose which federal member of parliament to contact? I think this might have to be my next step. I was looking on the NSW member page, but there are quite a few to choose from; the most relevant looked to be the minister of citizenship and communities.

Thank you so much for your help.


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Can I please ask you how you chose which federal member of parliament to contact? I think this might have to be my next step. I was looking on the NSW member page, but there are quite a few to choose from; the most relevant looked to be the minister of citizenship and communities.

Thank you so much for your help.
From my past experience it is more likely to be coincidence rather than intervention by an MP, as each overseas post is an independent entity and responses to MPs enquiries take for ever.
If you decide to go down the track of contacting an MP it would be best to contact your own federal MP

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I have a few questions. If we get a email of request for more information does that mean we have been assigned our co. and how long after this request til visa is generally granted. Its and offshore at Washington. We only submitted it online on the 30th December and have my husbands medical tomorrow


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