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Old 02-24-2014, 04:11 AM
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Happy to say we have finally been granted our visa, almost 11 months later. We received the email from RM on February 20 saying we had been issued the visa and put straight through to the 100 (phew!).

This time has been pretty gruelling for us, which explains my absence from this forum. After he arrived here on the ETA in October, we were swiftly rejected from a few apartments because of the visa issue. Suffice to say, our frustration hit the roof and my partner eventually ended up doing some travelling in Asia - (it sounds crazy, but financially this actually ended up making more sense, due to our particular circumstances) - and then heading back to America to wait it out. Ironically, after he had booked his flight and was on his way back to the US, we were approved for an apartment

Anyway, I'm glad that part of the journey is over. It should only get better from here.

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I just don't understand how it is ethical to keep people who love each other apart for as long as they do. When they're relying on another country for security checks and that country takes months longer because it's unstable, doesn't have electronic records, etc. that's one thing - but 11 months for an applicant from a low-risk country, when Aus easily communicates with that country all the time? It makes no sense to me.

I am SO GLAD to hear you finally got your visa, bjch! Congrats. I'm sorry it got so tough first.

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Thanks! I have to say, I was surprised it took so long. We've been together 10+ years and up until this time apart, we were living together permanently for 7 years, so it did take us a little by surprise to suddenly be apart for so long!

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Excited to report that I got an email on Feb. 21st saying that my 100 visa will be granted once I leave Australia Heading to Thailand in 2 weeks! Thanks so much for the info and support. 9.5 months is way longer than I ever expected to wait, but at least the whole awful process is almost over!!

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CONGRATS!!!! Sounds like things are on a roll in DC. Report back here once you get your grant so I can change your status on the first page of this thread.

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CONGRATS!!!! Sounds like things are on a roll in DC. Report back here once you get your grant so I can change your status on the first page of this thread.
Thanks, will do!! Btw, the one I've been corresponding with lately is ML, so I'm not sure what's going on there....

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So glad to see some grants. Was quite the last couple days on our thread :-/ BIG congrats to you both!

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Congratulations bjch and DC2AU! So happy for you both!

CG - I totally agree. It's highly unethical! I don't think they weigh the emotional toll it puts on families and couples when in a situation such as this. It infuriates me that its taking this long for low risk countries to be approved and I'm seeing low risk countries be approved in 5 or 6 months.

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Congrats bjch and DC2AU!!

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Congratulations errrrbody!! Such wonderful news!! Best wishes on your new life in Australia!

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