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Old 11-25-2014, 10:05 PM
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Finally a bit of movement on my PMV! Just the auto-email saying my application will be referred for assessment soon, with the checklist to review. The checklist appears to be updated from the one I last saw on immi.gov.au and does NOT include Form 80 or health insurance.
And of course, the email includes the reminder that average processing times are 12-15 months for DC.
Nothing exciting, just wanted to let you guys know. I was a bit bummed last night reading about other people getting this standard email at 3 months, but not having received mine. Made me wonder if something was wrong, but apparently its just winding it's way through the queue.

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We also got our automatically generated email with checklist today! We applied in early September. I know it's just auto, but feels good to get SOME kind of response!


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Good stuff, acknowledgements (even if there are just auto generated ones) ensures you can feel secure in that your application hasn't been forgotten.

IndyMama when did you submit you application?

I wonder how long they close down over Christmas. I know public service here goes on skeleton staff and things slow down a lot between the lead up to Christmas and the first couple of weeks of January with the combination of summer, end of year school holidays and christmas.

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Just past the 7 month mark now with no further word since that request for the health and police checks back in June. I'm sure one of my several police checks is right on the edge of expiring now too. REALLY hoping to hear something in the next week or so.

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Just past the 7 month mark now with no further word since that request for the health and police checks back in June. I'm sure one of my several police checks is right on the edge of expiring now too. REALLY hoping to hear something in the next week or so.
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Good stuff, acknowledgements (even if there are just auto generated ones) ensures you can feel secure in that your application hasn't been forgotten. IndyMama when did you submit you application? I wonder how long they close down over Christmas. I know public service here goes on skeleton staff and things slow down a lot between the lead up to Christmas and the first couple of weeks of January with the combination of summer, end of year school holidays and christmas.
Mama bear I applied online August 17, 2014.
I bet the DC folks don't take nearly as much time off as those in Australia.


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Hubby looked at their calendar a while back when we were wondering the same thing and they get Xmas Eve, Xmas, Boxing Day and NYE off... but individuals may take holidays as they wish/are entitled?

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Hubby looked at their calendar a while back when we were wondering the same thing and they get Xmas Eve, Xmas, Boxing Day and NYE off... but individuals may take holidays as they wish/are entitled?
Yes, I'm sure some people will take more time off. Where I work (non-government) people usually take the week between Christmas and New Years off.


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Hubby looked at their calendar a while back when we were wondering the same thing and they get Xmas Eve, Xmas, Boxing Day and NYE off... but individuals may take holidays as they wish/are entitled?
In Australia public servants also get a public service public holiday which is usually December 27 (next working day if on the weekend). I know Centrelink they do half do 27th and half do 29th so they remain open. The ATO on the otherhand closes the entire time.


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It's surprising to hear how long everyone's applications are taking compared to the 5 months quoted on the immi website--but reassuring that at least we are all in the same boat. My fiancÚ and I have been lucky enough to be able to travel the world together for the past few months (since he can't come to the US and I can't go to Oz)--but knowing we might have another 4 or 5 months to wait, we both have to go back to work in our own countries. Hope to hear good news from other applicants soon!


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