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Old 10-26-2014, 11:18 AM
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Hi MamaBear... Welcome... You will both find support and info here along the way... Cheers

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Cheers Dinkum

You know I was just wondering as I reviewed our acknowledgement email. All communication appears to be from the department in ACT, and asks us to direct enquiries to their email not the washington office. Is it possible that online applications from offshore are processed both here in the ACT or in Washington or is the ACT point of contact just standard across all applications across the world??

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Old 10-28-2014, 08:52 AM
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Any news guys?

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Applied for Offshore 309 Visa- 19th of July.

Heard from our CO on 9th of January. They have recommended we apply for the BC100 if we have enough evidence. Hopefully see an approval this or next month!

Next time I will see my partner will be 11th of March.

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It's just a guess, but I would think that the online application visa system is technically run from the ACT. I expect that case officers in Washington DC and other places around the world would now be accessing the central system from their desktops.

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You know I was just wondering as I reviewed our acknowledgement email. All communication appears to be from the department in ACT, and asks us to direct enquiries to their email not the washington office. Is it possible that online applications from offshore are processed both here in the ACT or in Washington or is the ACT point of contact just standard across all applications across the world??

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Any news guys?
Only to have the 12-15 month timeframe reiterated, and that a co has not been assigned.
No response to my email inquiry about best visitor visa for me to apply for given my proposed visits over the coming months.
TBH I've been having a terrible time with the unknown timeframe and the awful heartache of being away. I kinda wish that since they say it's going to take so long, that it would actually take that long, rather than seeing approvals come in at 7-9 months. It gives a sense of hope that is probably false.
Been thinking about you AUSUSA, and the fact that you get to be with your partner for a visit soon, if not already. My sweetie was here for two weeks, but left in Mid-October. Goodbyes have never been easy but this one was one of the hardest for us.
Anyway - all we can do is hang in there :-)
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Today I got a note asking for some more info... I was asked for FBI, AFP and state background checks for my wife (sponsor). Our adopted son is on my application and I think that is why she is asking... but the frustrating thing is I thought of this back in July when I got my backgrounds done and called the embassy and was told that as he was Adopted to us both and is 100% our son and no one else that we don't need to get back ground checks for her... back then FBI was 21 days not 12 weeks!!! I just sent a note back to make sure but kind of getting tired of being told 1 thing to have it not be true. I will let yall know... by the way ML is my CO. I tried to call but they would not let me speak with her... they lady on the phone said the info I was given back in July should be correct and then told me to Email the CO to be sure..

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IndyMama what visa are you looking at. My partner 'to be' was over here in July till beginning of September on an ETA visa which gives him a year where he can come in and out of the country for 90 days at a time. As we are planning on him hanging out until the visa is processed we are wondering if we should look at changing up his visa as well. Especially with the timeframe given for applications at the moment.

Heat that sounds like a slap in the face. I'm wondering if the recent issues over here with overseas adoptions and overlooked criminal histories has brought a crackdown leading to maximum investigations of all parties. Does your son live with you or your wife?

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He is with both of us here in the US. Our son was adopted 2 years ago, and before that we fostered him. Being a foster parent requires way more than just a background check. We sent in all the docs but as the adoption was not in Aus they want to be sure.. I get that, just wish they told us when I asked back at the start of July.

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He is with both of us here in the US. Our son was adopted 2 years ago, and before that we fostered him. Being a foster parent requires way more than just a background check. We sent in all the docs but as the adoption was not in Aus they want to be sure.. I get that, just wish they told us when I asked back at the start of July.
I hear your frustration, I agree the whole process could do with a dose of streamlined clarity. I sure do hope that your original advice stands and you don't have to go through all the extra paperwork. On the positive though, it does mean that they are definitely paying attention to your case file and this potentially may be the final step in granting the visa.

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That is how I look at it. And for the record ML has been quick to reply and very kind. She understands our frustration but also has a job to do.

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