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Case officer assigned for partner visa 801/820 after 18 months!!

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Old 09-10-2013, 12:19 AM
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Smile Case officer assigned for partner visa 801/820 after 18 months!!

Hi guys,

I thought I'd briefly share my story for all of you who feel like you have been waiting for a long time, completely in the dark about the progress of your application. I know how you feel! For the past 18 months, I hadn't heard a word from immigration; apart from when I called them every month for the past 6 months to ask what was going on. The answer was always the same: "no news yet, just keep waiting patiently". I'm usually ok at waiting for things but that has to be the most infuriating thing you can be told!!

Anyway, I applied in Sydney back in March 2012 with plenty of time left on my student visa, so I didn't have to worry about not being allowed to leave the country, the bridging visa etc. But last week I was contacted by a case officer in Melbourne looking for updated info to show that my partner and I are still together (fair enough, alot can happen in 18 months). I asked her how come I was being contacted from Melbourne and she said that my file had been sent there so that they can "meet their service standards"... HA! I won't say any more about the service standards that I'm sure alot of us waiters are feeling.

So yes, with renewed hope and less paranoia, I'm sending them a stack of evidence today and will keep my fingers crossed for a speedy process from here on out. To everyone else, keep the chins up, there's always those success stories of quick processing that I'm always so jealous of when I read them

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Old 09-10-2013, 04:04 AM
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Hi Holly Polly

It sounds like Melbourne office can speed up the process. Honestly I lodged my form in Melbourne office in late Sept last year and just told an CO will be assigned in coming months.....OMG !!

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Old 09-10-2013, 06:24 AM
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Oh, I'm about to apply next month and I'm so scared of those stories now
It's seems that it has no standard at all... It's all about being lucky or not!


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Old 09-10-2013, 07:59 AM
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Well, deb33, yes, I believe it all depends in luck . Lets fingercross

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:29 AM
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Lucky you, Hollypolly, that they even know about "service standards" in Melbourne. In Vienna office service standards are Sci-Fi.

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Visa: Subclass 100, Permanent Partner Visa
Visa Nationality: Croatia
Applied: Offshore, through Vienna office
Application Date: 19 June 2012
Police Checks: Submitted with Application
Medicals: Completed 03 July 2012.
VISA GRANTED: 20 January 2014 (19 months)
TO AUSTRALIA:04.04.2014.

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