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Old 07-22-2014, 12:34 PM
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Ohh ok, so is that a good sign that they're contacted my mum?

And thanks for the reply

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Hard to say. Only person I know of where a parent was contacted had their application rejected but was later successful at mrt. But this was a few years ago. Nobody knows if good or bad. We just don't see enough form 888 people called to know.


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Hard to say. Only person I know of where a parent was contacted had their application rejected but was later successful at mrt. But this was a few years ago. Nobody knows if good or bad. We just don't see enough form 888 people called to know.
They called her because she did a statement regarding the relationship between my wife and I and they asked questions relating to it.


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They called her because she did a statement regarding the relationship between my wife and I and they asked questions relating to it.
Probably just checking she wrote it all as some people write them and get the person to sign it. They are just covering their bases. I would take it as a good sign though. On the plus side it means they are looking at the application.


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Probably just checking she wrote it all as some people write them and get the person to sign it. They are just covering their bases. I would take it as a good sign though. On the plus side it means they are looking at the application.
Yah that's what I was initially thinking, the funny thing is that I emailed them last week to ask if a case officer has been assigned as it has been 2 months and I've received no notifications of anything, not even that they've received the medicals and biometrics.

They replied and told me that a case officer hasn't been assigned and that apparently we haven't completed the medicals or the biometrics. I replied back and told them that we had and sent the document that stated that we had completed them...still waiting for a reply form them at the moment

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My husband and i are waiting on our 309/100 visa - and my mom lives in australia but she's currently taken a turn for the worse and needing help and support - is there any immediate visa we can get to get us over there? .. my husband is the one needing the visa, my kids and i are the aussies..... they haven't even looked at our application yet, and we're still waiting on our FBI check to come back .....

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Sharyny that is horrible news I am sure there is something they could do, or maybe atleast he could come over on a tourist visa until they decide to approve it and maybe he could just go to NZ and back.. I would definitely ring up immigration and tell them of your situation. Maybe get some paperwork to prove your mum is sick and needs immediate help and they might make the process quicker. When did you apply for the visa?

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July 1st this year ... i know it hasnt been so long but it sucks that now its become like a check every day situation for any updates etc ....

she's doing ok now, i spoke to her on the phone but its not a great situation to be in.

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Sharyny - from the US you can apply for an ETA online on immi.gov.au and have it in five minutes for a cost of $20 (no exaggeration, it's that quick/cheap/easy). It would only allow your hubby to stay for 3 months at a time - he'd have to fly offshore (Bali or NZ work just fine) for a few days and then come back again for another three month period if you needed longer.

Make sure you email the Washington embassy and let them know you're doing this so they can notify you before they're ready to grant his 309. He'll need to fly offshore again before they can grant it.

If you don't want to fiddle with the three month stay, you'll need to apply for a tourist visa 600 - not sure how long that takes or how much it costs, though. The ETA is immediate.

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Hey guys

The department called my wife without any notification and asked her many many many questions...the call took about 45 minutes.

Just to recap, they called my mum yesterday (she did a statement for the visa) and asked her questions without notification.

Is this a good sigh?

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Quite honestly, all we would be doing is speculating. The fact is that DC does not normally conduct interviews. The only times I've heard of them doing so were where they were concerned the relationship is not genuine, and wanted to verify it. I wouldn't worry - if your relationship is genuine, the interviews will only strengthen your case as they give you an opportunity to clarify any confusion they have, answer their questions, and demonstrate that they get the same story from multiple sources. As long as everyone is open and honest with them, you're only building a stronger case.

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