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Old 09-17-2013, 12:06 PM
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Tomorrow is exactly 14 months since we lodged . The application includes a father and two sons. All documents were finished in November 2012, interview in Australian embassy is done in December 2012, but till today we didn't get any answer or quality information.
We can not understand why is it taking so long to finish this processing.
We hope that we'll be finished in fifteenth month of processing our application.
We hope that you can give us some good advice about this problem.


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Hi, zgzg. Unfortunately you are not alone. The day after tomorrow it will be 15 months for me. I presume you lodged your application in Vienna office. There are two other members of this forum who lodged their application in Vienna office: nadam and me and we are both near or over the 15 months mark. Check this thread:
http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...than-year.html

Come there and share with us your problems and worries. What kind of visa did you lodge? Partner visa or...?

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Only thing I got for you is that if your visa requires character check (form80 and other included things) it will take quite a log time to finish.

I presume your application was in paper at embassy in Vienna and you should try to contact them if you do not have CO/visa team details.

For what subclass have you applied for?

Any personal details go for PM.


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Hi, zgzg. Unfortunately you are not alone. The day after tomorrow it will be 15 months for me. I presume you lodged your application in Vienna office. There are two other members of this forum who lodged their application in Vienna office: nadam and me and we are both near or over the 15 months mark. Check this thread:
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Hi sunnysmile,,, you can update your post with us... We applied 18.07.2012 and everything was done with personal interview in Zagreb at 11.december. 2012. From that time till today we have no any exact information about progressing for our visa process. We called a couple of times office in Vienna and all what they said to us is that they do not have any information from Canbera office.


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Old 09-17-2013, 06:18 PM
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Hi damirsaranovic,

my visa subclass is 309, spouse visa. My wife is Australian citizen last 20 year.

Can you explain me what is " CO/visa team"
I'm begginer with all this terms.

P.S. I can not send PM yet.


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Old 09-17-2013, 06:43 PM
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Hi sunnysmile,,, you can update your post with us... We applied 18.07.2012 and everything was done with personal interview in Zagreb at 11.december. 2012. From that time till today we have no any exact information about progressing for our visa process. We called a couple of times office in Vienna and all what they said to us is that they do not have any information from Canbera office.
Obviously you are waiting for "security check" to be done and it can last very, very long. Case Officers can not give you any update about it - you can see it from the email I received from them recently:

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Dear Mr xxxx
Thank you for email.

Current expected processing time for Partner Migration visas at the Australian Embassy in Vienna is at least 12 months for most applications. The service standards for processing times are indicative only. You will appreciate, however, that all non-citizens applying for visas to enter Australia are considered on an individual basis and against legal requirements set out in Australia’s migration legislation. This includes the requirement that all applicants meet health and character checks. The time taken to complete these checks varies, and as some checks require referral to outside agencies, the time taken to finalise them is outside the control of this office. In some cases the wait can be lengthy – in many cases 12 months or more and this office is not advised of the progress.
Some members on this forum are waiting 2 years and still no visa grant for them. Interesting that 3 of 6 people on this forum, who wait offshore more than a year, applied in Vienna office. They can not give you any info because "this office is not advised of the progress". So we just have to live in the limbo and wait for who knows when that news would come.

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I've applied for 189 skilled independent which has a fairly different process than your visa and I've applied online.

Case Officer (CO) and/or visa team (depending on office) are points of contact and I get fairly regular update via e-mail of the progress of the application.

Right now from my experience and from other colleagues that have gone or are going through the process main issue is with background security checks (form80, certificate of non conviction and related information) that they are taking so long. Info I got back from case officer is that my checks will take more than 12 months and other people from Bosnia have the same issue with their visa application.

It has something to do with nice arrangements in our system (I think you can feel the sarcasm here) when DIAC, AFP and ASIO try to check validity of documents and certificates.
Also Bosnia is "high risk" country so that does not help.

P.S. I'm keeping it in English here for other forum members.

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I've applied for 189 skilled independent which has a fairly different process than your visa and I've applied online.

Case Officer (CO) and/or visa team (depending on office) are points of contact and I get fairly regular update via e-mail of the progress of the application.

Right now from my experience and from other colleagues that have gone or are going through the process main issue is with background security checks (form80, certificate of non conviction and related information) that they are taking so long. Info I got back from case officer is that my checks will take more than 12 months and other people from Bosnia have the same issue with their visa application.

It has something to do with nice arrangements in our system (I think you can feel the sarcasm here) when DIAC, AFP and ASIO try to check validity of documents and certificates.
Also Bosnia is "high risk" country so that does not help.

P.S. I'm keeping it in English here for other forum members.
Damir, thanks for explanation.
We'll write in english here.
Regards


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I think after 5 posts you get all privileges on forum.

Also common knowledge is that DIAC is monitoring this (and other migration forums dealing with migration to Australia) so keep personal information and application information that you post to absolute minimum and never reveal vital information.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:22 PM
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It has something to do with nice arrangements in our system (I think you can feel the sarcasm here) when DIAC, AFP and ASIO try to check validity of documents and certificates.


You nailed it - bullseye, mate. Oh silly me, how on Earth I even dared to hope that we would have normal processing time.

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Application Date: 19 June 2012
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Medicals: Completed 03 July 2012.
VISA GRANTED: 20 January 2014 (19 months)
TO AUSTRALIA:04.04.2014.

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