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Old 03-12-2010, 09:40 PM
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Form 80 Processing

Hello,

I was told by my CO that my form 80 has been sent to an external agency for processing and that it will take 9 to 12 months to process. Does anyone know where this external processing agency is? And why does it take so long?

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Hello,

I was told by my CO that my form 80 has been sent to an external agency for processing and that it will take 9 to 12 months to process. Does anyone know where this external processing agency is? And why does it take so long?

Thanks for your help.
That I admit seems an awful long time Pandora and the only thing I can think of is whether there is a third country involved re birth or elsewhere you have lived for some time prior to Belgium.

If that is so and it's a country that is noted as having security issues etc., and if there are any problems re international relations, then you can have the Immi people using external agencies and then their workload and ability as well as timeframes for any localised activities can all come into it, the whole process snowballing unfortunately.
I'd imagine the CO has referred to a time from previous experience or otherwise is being very pessimistic.

Hopefully, it'll be quicker, and you may want to see if you can seek further information from the CO.

You may also want to get your partner to make some enquiries on your behalf with Immi via their Global Feedback Unit - http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/services/ for it's sure not a service time-frame I'd be happy with.





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That I admit seems an awful long time Pandora and the only thing I can think of is whether there is a third country involved re birth or elsewhere you have lived for some time prior to Belgium.

If that is so and it's a country that is noted as having security issues etc., and if there are any problems re international relations, then you can have the Immi people using external agencies and then their workload and ability as well as timeframes for any localised activities can all come into it, the whole process snowballing unfortunately.
I'd imagine the CO has referred to a time from previous experience or otherwise is being very pessimistic.

Hopefully, it'll be quicker, and you may want to see if you can seek further information from the CO.

You may also want to get your partner to make some enquiries on your behalf with Immi via their Global Feedback Unit - http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/services/ for it's sure not a service time-frame I'd be happy with.
Thanks for your feedback Wanderer. My life is indeed a complicated one. I have double nationality (Italian and Iranian). I grew up in the US and completed all my studies there and I'm living in Belgium for the past 19 years where I have also studied and worked. I have travelled to many countries and speak 6 languages. My husband and I would like to offer a better future for our children. I have also a couple of minor traffic convictions. I guess that could be a reason for taking 9-12 months to decide if a Visa should be granted to me or not.


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Thanks for your feedback Wanderer. My life is indeed a complicated one. I have double nationality (Italian and Iranian). I grew up in the US and completed all my studies there and I'm living in Belgium for the past 19 years where I have also studied and worked. I have travelled to many countries and speak 6 languages. My husband and I would like to offer a better future for our children. I have also a couple of minor traffic convictions. I guess that could be a reason for taking 9-12 months to decide if a Visa should be granted to me or not.
It'll be nought to do with the traffic infrigements Pandora and more Iranian nationality I suspect for anytime someone has any sort of a connection to countries that have a political question mark over them, as small as a connection as it may be, you'll have the security? alarms ringing as a matter of policy.

I'd still get your husband to get in touch with the GFU for our system I suspect does go needlessly into overdrive on these type of issues at times and it could be that if it is someone in Europe following detailed policy that is written, perhaps more senior people in the Immigration department could decide otherwise on knowing details.





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You can say that again. My husband said he will contact them in a couple of weeks since we were only assigned a CO last Thursday. I wonder if the fact that we have been married for 5 years and have two children together puts us high on the priority list already. If only this form processing would also be top on the their list, I can relax a little.


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