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Old 03-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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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 have been approved! 11 months and 1 day! Thank you everyone for your advice and help through this wait. Good luck to all who are waiting!

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HJB that is fantastic news!! Im so happy for you!! Im sorry you had to wait so long but at least you have the visa now! Best wishes to you!

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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!
Hi NJ2OZ! Welcome to the club that you want to get out of asap! . This group is great support so dont hesitat to ask questions or vent! lol

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Oh, HJB, I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Your wait was ridiculously long... I'm so glad you finally got that approval! Enjoy your life in Oz and try to block out the extreme wait as much as you can, haha.

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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.
How did I miss this post?! BIG CONGRATS!!!!

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Updated the first post again to reflect newly-granted folks, new person on list and update times for those waiting.

If SonyafromAus is in reality still waiting and hasn't just forgotten to update us with her grant, she has the dubious distinction of being the first person from this forum applying through DC to take over a year for her application to be processed.

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My mom and I were standing in front of NASA this morning when my phone dinged. I thought it was my mom emailing the pics she just took, but it was my visa approval!!!! I'm so excited! Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences it's been so helpful to have a place to ask questions.

I know everyone is different, but a few weeks ago I emailed immigration to indicate when I would like to get married. I think it really helped move my visa along.

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My mom and I were standing in front of NASA this morning when my phone dinged. I thought it was my mom emailing the pics she just took, but it was my visa approval!!!! I'm so excited! Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences it's been so helpful to have a place to ask questions.

I know everyone is different, but a few weeks ago I emailed immigration to indicate when I would like to get married. I think it really helped move my visa along.

Good luck to all! I wish you the best.
Fantastic dplunkd!!! So extremely excited for you! You are a little bit ahead of mine( well my husbands) as we sent in our partner 309 app on October October 10 and recorded by them as lodged October 14.

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My husband got his 309/100 visa!! He received the email this afternoon which was from ML. Our CO was RM, but the email itself was from ML.

We sent in the app on October 10, received an email notifying us of CO and to do medicals and police background if haven't done already on Oct. 31 and they have our lodgement date as Oct. 14. Sent in medicals in early November. Granted March. 12 just shy of 5 months.

Also we sent in an email to the CO on March 11. We explained that when we sent in the app, we had timed it so that we would hopefully be granted in time for us to leave for my brothers wedding and that we didn't want to have to go back and forth from US to Australia because it would be costly and that if my husband wasn't granted by then, he would have to stay back to wait the grant while I went ahead to move and attend the wedding. We also stated that his app was decision ready.

Without the support of this forum community, I think I would be bald by now so thank you so much to everyone. Hang in there, the wait will be so worth it.

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My husband got his 309/100 visa!! He received the email this afternoon which was from ML. Our CO was RM, but the email itself was from ML.

We sent in the app on October 10, received an email notifying us of CO and to do medicals and police background if haven't done already on Oct. 31 and they have our lodgement date as Oct. 14. Sent in medicals in early November. Granted March. 12 just shy of 5 months.

Also we sent in an email to the CO on March 11. We explained that when we sent in the app, we had timed it so that we would hopefully be granted in time for us to leave for my brothers wedding and that we didn't want to have to go back and forth from US to Australia because it would be costly and that if my husband wasn't granted by then, he would have to stay back to wait the grant while I went ahead to move and attend the wedding. We also stated that his app was decision ready.

Without the support of this forum community, I think I would be bald by now so thank you so much to everyone. Hang in there, the wait will be so worth it.

Congratulations. What a huge relief for you. Our app was lodged only a couple of weeks after yours...so hopefully we are near the top of the queue....Good luck with your move.


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