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Old 07-17-2014, 04:08 AM
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Funnily enough, when I applied last year, my CO was listed on my acknowledgment letter! Seems they're changing the process, though.

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i thought i had read something on someone elses thread, and im not sure if this is specific to there country. but they mentioned about CO being kinda like a pool now, so all of them would handle all the cases

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Could be specific to that country, but who knows. It'd be interesting if that's widespread at all embassies. Let's hope it speeds things up!

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Hi JerseytoOz,

One who send you a acknowledgement e-mail can be your CO.
I tried to tell her she was my CO, but she disagreed - my application acknowledgement came from an e-mail address of an Administrative Assistant in Canberra, as it turns out. My actual CO is still anonymous. How have people found their's? e.g. ML, etc?

And, have people noticed a correlation between the timing of medicals cleared and CO assignment to the actual Visa approval? I guess that's what I most want to know.

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I tried to tell her she was my CO, but she disagreed - my application acknowledgement came from an e-mail address of an Administrative Assistant in Canberra, as it turns out. My actual CO is still anonymous. How have people found their's? e.g. ML, etc?

And, have people noticed a correlation between the timing of medicals cleared and CO assignment to the actual Visa approval? I guess that's what I most want to know.

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I used the "Americas" contact form and got an answer back within 2 days from Canada. Looks like they are responsible for replying back. I was hoping an actual CO would reply but that's not the case. I even recall speaking to the lady who replied back.

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I used the "Americas" contact form and got an answer back within 2 days from Canada. Looks like they are responsible for replying back. I was hoping an actual CO would reply but that's not the case. I even recall speaking to the lady who replied back.
I think that's fine as long as we are getting accurate timely advice and information. As others have pointed out, the less we bother our COs, the more time they can spend getting our applications approved. Silence is less than golden, but I guess in many respects, for this process, "No news is good news"!! Unless you've been waiting months for your good news ...

hmmmmm..... No news is no news ... isn't it? Patience ... patience ...

Any clue as to the time between CO assignment and approval? I see times as short as 4 weeks in some people's timelines ... is that typical, or am I hopelessly naive?

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Like I said, for me, I got assigned a CO immediately after applying. It actually said on my acknowledgement letter "Your case officer is Ms. L____." (Well, it had the full last name, but I'm not replicating that here.)

I applied in April, my medicals were done in June, referred in July, cleared in August. My visa was not granted until the following January.

Unfortunately with DC there's no discernible pattern yet. I'm hoping they are now changing the way they do things so applicants can more reliably count on receiving their visas in a timely way and make plans around it, as well as actually communicating with someone if they have questions, like in the London embassy.

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Hey guys just a quick question, is it normal for the department to call without any notification of when they will call? My mum just got a call from them and they asked a few questions.

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Hey guys just a quick question, is it normal for the department to call without any notification of when they will call? My mum just got a call from them and they asked a few questions.

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Yep is normal. Usually the applicant is notified about interview but anyone else they make a surprise call to.


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Yep is normal. Usually the applicant is notified about interview but anyone else they make a surprise call to.
Ohh ok, so is that a good sign that they're contacted my mum?

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