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Old 08-14-2014, 03:52 AM
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I guess because of the high risk you get to wait longer... Where are you from if you don't mind me asking?
I am Jamaican, currently working in USA.


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I am Jamaican, currently working in USA.
It's hardly any better for US citizens it's taking 12 months or so for them.
Just thank your lucky stars you are not from the middle east or Africa it takes 2 years for them to get a visa!

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EDIT: Deleted post as I hadn't seen your last post before I typed this, syd.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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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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Old 08-14-2014, 05:11 AM
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As Aussiesteve said, it's typical for people from high risk countries to take much longer to get through the process. Hang in there.

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Original Nationality: US
Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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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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So weird I sent the Australian Embassy for America's an enquiry about how long it will take for an offshore visa in America and they told me 8-9 months a month ago, I than emailed them again recently asking them about how long a CO will take and the waiting times and they have changed it to 12-15 which is quite scary cause I was really hoping for it to be around 6-9 months! If my partner and I don't have a CO by january I might have to pack everything up to go live in America with him until it is approved. This means losing my full time job as a manager aswell which I really don't want to happen as I won't have an income in America. I can understand that some cases take longer than others but I think they should really start thinking about hiring more workers so they can approve visa's quicker and loved ones don't have to be away from one another. Its torture!

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Holy crap... if they've made 12-15 months official for everyone going through DC that's even worse. The London embassy just upped their processing times as well, from 8-9 months to 10-14 months. They've explicitly told previous applicants that it ONLY applies to NEW applicants, though, not to those already in the queue. We can only hope DC is the same way, but who knows. They tend to be less communicative.

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Now that is just ridiculous .... if we have to wait 9 or more months for an approval? (nearly 2 months waiting as it is) .... i really hope not.
Im glad we're still going go use the ETA to get to australia and just do what we have to do from there since we are so desperately needed there by my mom ....

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Wow that is insane. It is like they are trying to get people to apply onshore!

The question then is .... have the times increased because there are alot more people applying through the US and UK and they can only give out so many visas a year (yet they claim they don't capp!)

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the Washington web page was updated to 12-15 months as well... Just as we were getting excited about possibly having it sooner... this is a Bummer... I hope as we have been in the Queue for 3 months now that we are still going to see it come over at the 6-9 months we were quoted when we applied.. and the 12-15 is for the flood of people that must have applied after me.

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Just finished my medicals and my application already says there is no need for further information/medicals based on what was submitted, so... yay?

I wish they would send an email or say something definitive like, "You're good to go!" "Everything checks out, now you wait!"

Looking at my online application I can't even tell if anything changed besides that. I submitted the application back in April, and have all the requested documentation in now, but no case officer or word or... I don't even know if my waiting period starts when I submitted the app or when all the pieces are in.

I'm also in a tough spot now as my 12 month multiple entry expires Oct 16, I have a plane ticket for Sept 16, and I'm not sure about the validity (or possibility) of getting a new travel VISA so that I can reschedule my return flight and stay longer. I called immigration and the man I spoke to said it was cool to go for the 600 VISA for an 'extension' of sorts, but then checking later, in the fine print for that VISA it apparently specifically says, "This VISA is for tourism purposes only and may NOT be used to wait out a decision on a partner VISA."

Why must it all be so vague and confusing...? -_-

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