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Old 02-25-2014, 07:51 AM
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Congrats and best wishes, errrrbody.

I really don't know that you did do anything different. I think it's truly probably timing/luck of the draw.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Hola visa folks. My partner 309 visa was GRANTED! Whew after 9 and 1/2 months it finally came through. So after all this time they never contacted me on anything though I did send ML an email after figuring out her address on this forum. She responded, months ago, that I was switched to RM. I emailed RM a couple of months ago saying I was coming back to Australia as a tourist and she never responded. So it was time for me to leave Australia again and I decided this time I wouldn't be so nice and would be a bit more direct. This time I wrote that it's been a long time and it said 5 months for low risk countries. I also explained that i'd be leaving again and asked if they could have a look at my application so I don't have to fly out again. I said it's costly and I'm trying to start my life in Australia with my wife but this was holding us back. I was pretty frustrated after reading another person on here getting theirs so quickly. I sent this email to RM.
Soooo that same day, I got a response from ML. She said "I took a look at your application and it's ready for finalisation." Uhmm okay, that seemed really easy. It sounded like my application was collecting dust and then they just looked at it said oh yea ok sure it's all good. So I flew to NZ and was granted the visa.

I hate to say it but it seems like the squeaky wheel gets the oil or whatever that saying is. My previous emails were super duper nice like "if there is anything you need from me and I'll happily depart Aus whenever necessary" and then this one was "can you please look at my application, it's been too long." The nice emails got no response, the direct pushy email got my application looked at & processed. who knows.

Anyways I hope any of those folks waiting a long time get some action here soon!

My timeline was application on May17th, approval on March 4.

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I forgot to mention this the other day when I gave the news our visa had been approved.

My partner had originally come to visit me in Aus, but ended up leaving and going back to the US because our visa was taking too long. When he first came over, he of course told our CO (ML, then RM) that he was coming here so that she would let us know when the visa was going to be granted. BUT he didn't let her know when he went back to the U.S. When the visa was granted, it was just granted.. she didn't enquire as to his whereabouts. I hope/assume this was because she was able to see where he was based on passport info and could see he was no longer in Australia.. but it is worth noting just in case. Just a head's up, I guess.

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I forgot to mention this the other day when I gave the news our visa had been approved.

My partner had originally come to visit me in Aus, but ended up leaving and going back to the US because our visa was taking too long. When he first came over, he of course told our CO (ML, then RM) that he was coming here so that she would let us know when the visa was going to be granted. BUT he didn't let her know when he went back to the U.S. When the visa was granted, it was just granted.. she didn't enquire as to his whereabouts. I hope/assume this was because she was able to see where he was based on passport info and could see he was no longer in Australia.. but it is worth noting just in case. Just a head's up, I guess.

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Good to point out, bjch. But for what it's worth, the only two people I've seen accidentally granted while in Australia were from the Philippines, and when they called the embassy the embassy immediately apologized, said it was their mistake, and rectified the problem. I really don't think it's an issue, fortunately, but of course it's always good to be aware.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Hi All,

Just very Happy to SHOUT OUT to the World that our application for PMV has been GRANTED on 05 March 2014 after 9mos & 5days... by the very helpful, considerate and professional CO RM. She has been very helpful all the way, to the extent of giving my Fiance a call and giving her instructions on what to do.

This forum has helped us a great deal. I wish to thank the members I have interacted with, this is the result of your very good advises and guidance, and the many members contributing valuable information aiding in the success of many applications.

To the other applicants still waiting... don't lose hope... it will come, I can assure that me my Fiance's situation is out of the ordinary but we manage to pull through.
Have faith and Good Luck to Us All.

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:17 PM
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CONGRATS Fysh!

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So excited for these new grants! Congratulations fysh and hypersloth! Best wishes to you both!

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Hi All, I've been lurking on this forum for a while, specifically stalking this thread, and decided it was time to join.

We received our acknowledgement from DC on 29th Oct 2013. Co is RM.
My husband and I have been together 17 years, married 9 of these. We have 4 kids who hold dual US/Aussie citizenship. I thought we would be a straight forward easy case, but after reading the threads, it seems like the trend is a long wait for couples who have been together for a while.....

Anyway, great to see a few grants recently. Congrats to those who have already waited so long!

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