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Old 07-12-2019, 12:47 PM
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Hi everyone,

My husband (applicant of 309/100 OFFSHORE UK) should have had his medical on Wedensday 10th July but he had to cancel it due to unforseen work commitment.

He uploaded the confirmation email of that appointment to his immi account.

He doesn't want to book another appointment now because he wants a case officer to request it, just incase he goes ahead and re books it again and it expires before the visa is hopefully granted, plus the cost of paying for another one!

He is worried that cancelling the medical appointment will look suspicious to a case officer? If a case officer has looked at his application, he will see that the medical should have been done and would be waiting for the results. He or she may have want ed to escalate the process of the application.

Should he send a message on immi account to explain things or just leave alone?

I said maybe he could write a short statement and upload as a document?

We've had no contact from immi at all, but only applied on 23rd May 2019, so maybe a case officer hasn't even seen his application yet.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-12-2019, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Australiaherewecome! View Post
Hi everyone,

My husband (applicant of 309/100 OFFSHORE UK) should have had his medical on Wedensday 10th July but he had to cancel it due to unforseen work commitment.

He uploaded the confirmation email of that appointment to his immi account.

He doesn't want to book another appointment now because he wants a case officer to request it, just incase he goes ahead and re books it again and it expires before the visa is hopefully granted, plus the cost of paying for another one!

He is worried that cancelling the medical appointment will look suspicious to a case officer? If a case officer has looked at his application, he will see that the medical should have been done and would be waiting for the results. He or she may have want ed to escalate the process of the application.

Should he send a message on immi account to explain things or just leave alone?

I said maybe he could write a short statement and upload as a document?

We've had no contact from immi at all, but only applied on 23rd May 2019, so maybe a case officer hasn't even seen his application yet.

Thanks in advance.
With most UK 309's being granted in under 9 months, he may be delaying the grant by waiting for immigration to contact him and ask for the medical.

There may have been no contact, as they might be just waiting for the medical to come through, before they finalise the application.

Many people never get contact from a case officer, before the grant, if they do a decision ready application.(ie: Upload everything required at the beginning)


 
Old 07-12-2019, 02:20 PM
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With most UK 309's being granted in under 9 months, he may be delaying the grant by waiting for immigration to contact him and ask for the medical.

There may have been no contact, as they might be just waiting for the medical to come through, before they finalise the application.

Many people never get contact from a case officer, before the grant, if they do a decision ready application.(ie: Upload everything required at the beginning)
Hi, thanks for your reply.
We've not done a front loaded application, but we have got our police checks done and uploaded.

Without no acknowledgement from a case officer, it makes it difficult to know whether to go ahead with the medical without it being requested, we just dont want to risk getting the medical done and the visa isnt granted within 12 months (from the police check as it was done first).

Some people who didnt front load have been asked to do the medical so i cant see it makes a difference either way.

Im not assuming the grant would be before 9 months, the processing time varies greatly from country to country.


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Old 07-12-2019, 10:40 PM
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Hi, thanks for your reply.
We've not done a front loaded application, but we have got our police checks done and uploaded.

Without no acknowledgement from a case officer, it makes it difficult to know whether to go ahead with the medical without it being requested, we just dont want to risk getting the medical done and the visa isnt granted within 12 months (from the police check as it was done first).

Some people who didnt front load have been asked to do the medical so i cant see it makes a difference either way.

Im not assuming the grant would be before 9 months, the processing time varies greatly from country to country.
Not frontloading can only slow down the process, from what I have seen.

I agree that processing time varies greatly from country to country.
These are the processing times for the 309 grants from UK applicants that I have seen on the forum over the last 2 years:
2.9, 1.2, 1.5, 5.0, 8.5, 6.0, 9.0, 2.7, 4.6, 4.6, 4.2, 4.1, 6.6, 5.0, 4.0, 8.8 and 4.0 months.
The longest one took 9 months, and the fastest 1.2 months.
Compared to the ones from the USA, which showed between 10.7 and 18.6 months, the UK is pretty fast.

Deciding whether to front load can be a difficult decision, wondering if the medical might need to be redone if the processing time hits 12 months. Especially for some countries.

When we did our PMV, we didn't front load, and got a request after 4 months. I just compared ours to another PMV who did front load everything, they got the grant 4 months faster than ours. I wonder if that wait of 4 months to be asked for something delayed ours..


 
Old 07-13-2019, 08:26 AM
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Not frontloading can only slow down the process, from what I have seen.

I agree that processing time varies greatly from country to country.
These are the processing times for the 309 grants from UK applicants that I have seen on the forum over the last 2 years:
2.9, 1.2, 1.5, 5.0, 8.5, 6.0, 9.0, 2.7, 4.6, 4.6, 4.2, 4.1, 6.6, 5.0, 4.0, 8.8 and 4.0 months.
The longest one took 9 months, and the fastest 1.2 months.
Compared to the ones from the USA, which showed between 10.7 and 18.6 months, the UK is pretty fast.

Deciding whether to front load can be a difficult decision, wondering if the medical might need to be redone if the processing time hits 12 months. Especially for some countries.

When we did our PMV, we didn't front load, and got a request after 4 months. I just compared ours to another PMV who did front load everything, they got the grant 4 months faster than ours. I wonder if that wait of 4 months to be asked for something delayed ours..
I totally agree, it would help if a case officer would just acknowledge and inform the applicant that it is being dealt with, then people would know that to go ahead and do a medical would not be too much of a risk.

Visas for Australia are not cheap and the cost of additional things like the police checks and a medical just highlights how expensive things are.


 
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