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Old 11-15-2010, 09:18 PM
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hey, i applied for bridging visa b the other day (like 2 months ago) they gave me 1 month bridging visa b multiple travels and offered 3 months visa but i told her that i am fine with 1 month visa. my reason was that my mom was sick and i wanting to go home,and they didnt ask for any supporting documents or proof (thou i already have all the proofs with me just in case) she granted my visa in less than 5 minutes, no questions asked at all and i was asking about my de facto visa, if its going to effect my visa, and she said, they will contact me should they need me to submit anything or if they need to see me and if i am not mistaken i have 28 days to get back to them.so even if i was overseas when they were trying to contact me, i should be alright.

hope this information helps a little bit

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I feel for you as i applied at Sydney 6 months ago and until today there is no news from there apart from waiting. I am travelling end of the year and i thought it should be approved by then considering the speed of approval back then. Luckily i have a student visa that is still valid till 2012 so i am free to go in and out the country without worrying too much. Good luck to you hannabelle, update us on how it is going.


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Old 11-17-2010, 04:13 AM
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Hey Hannabelle,

I feel your pain! I had to give up the idea of going back to Italy for Christmas because of this visa thing. Sigh.

Today I called immigration for the first time since I applied for the visa in August, trying to find out if I had been assigned a CO... and I was told that they can't provide me that information on the phone. -_- Back in the limbo.

Anyhow, I really hope you'll manage to go home for Christmas! Good luck! :-)


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Hey Hannabelle,

I feel your pain! I had to give up the idea of going back to Italy for Christmas because of this visa thing. Sigh.

Today I called immigration for the first time since I applied for the visa in August, trying to find out if I had been assigned a CO... and I was told that they can't provide me that information on the phone. -_- Back in the limbo.

Anyhow, I really hope you'll manage to go home for Christmas! Good luck! :-)
Hey, they said the same thing to me when I called them a month ago. I wonder how do we find out whether or not we have given a case officer if we couldn't find out about it by phone. I kind of noticed that some people had their visa granted and they didn't seem to have a case officer. By the way tuatha, which office did ya send your application to?
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Hey foxy,

my guess is that if the CO doesn't need any further documentation from the applicant and he doesn't find any problems with the application, he won't get in contact at all...! But the whole CO matter is still somewhat unclear to me.

I find it really annoying that we are left without any notion of the status of our application: they didn't provide me with an alternative to find out if the CO had been assigned or not.

I applied in person in Sydney, at the Parramatta Office. How about you?

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:38 AM
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Hey foxy,

my guess is that if the CO doesn't need any further documentation from the applicant and he doesn't find any problems with the application, he won't get in contact at all...! But the whole CO matter is still somewhat unclear to me.

I find it really annoying that we are left without any notion of the status of our application: they didn't provide me with an alternative to find out if the CO had been assigned or not.

I applied in person in Sydney, at the Parramatta Office. How about you?

Cheers
yeah i am with you, its really not fair how some people got their visa within a month even a week. i do realize that we are all have different applications but it will be awesome if they can tell us what caused the delay. that way, we wouldnt think that they are being unfair or we wouldn't be calling them over and over again just to find out what happen and i also think it is fair for us to know whether or not we got given a co. at least then we know that someone working on our applications already and we will leave them alone. from what i heard from an immigration agent, they will call us once we got given a case officer but maybe the system changed now. but you probably right, if our co doesn't need any further documentation from the applicant and he doesn't find any problems with the application, he won't get in contact at all because when i called the immigration office, she never said that i dont have a case officer, she only said they cant tell me that information. but then if there is no problems with the applications, they should have issued our visa already.. arghhh its driving me crazy. especially, i have no working restriction written on my visa. i can't even leave the country and i cant even work...

and oh ya, i sent my application to immigration office in melbourne.

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According to Immi everyone is treated the same and have the same time frame, so if 20 people get there application in today then they all get assigned a CO at the same time. but thats clearly not the case. Why say one thing and do another. its clearly fustrating some people. But who would you complain too?


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According to Immi everyone is treated the same and have the same time frame, so if 20 people get there application in today then they all get assigned a CO at the same time. but thats clearly not the case. Why say one thing and do another. its clearly fustrating some people. But who would you complain too?

Rant over

I don't think there is any use of complaining, clearly it is their general policy to process each application at one specific or designated time but it looks like some people are getting ahead of the policy, through luck or whatever, who knows. Even the lady i spoke to over the phone told me my application is suficiently complete and they don't need anything further as it looks ok but there still no sign of getting a approval even when it is more than 6 months.

Frustration. thats what you called it. HAHA


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Another interesting question, i know some of the application approval time frame is getting extended longer and longer (especially sydney office), as some of us are going overseas during the application period, do anyone know how would that effect anything, as it states on their immi website that subclass 820 must be granted in Australia?


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It seems with the rant above and the addendums that people have no idea of what the process is like.
If you happen to open your mind a little Silent Sleeper, you might just envisage just how ridiculous a statement you have made with
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so if 20 people get there application in today then they all get assigned a CO at the same time. but thats clearly not the case. Why say one thing and do another
If you bothered to check just how many people p.a. are immigrating on family visas it is somewhere about 55,000 in round figures and has been up around 60,000 so 20/day on business days is about 10% or so.
You also need to think about just how effectively you would like taxpayer and visa applicant $$$$ spent for having a CO sitting there just waiting for a visa to drop on their desk and process it is not going to be too effective.
Government departments like it or not do have things like budgets to work to which will include staff wages and overheads and seeing as the various checks and steps in visa processing will take some time and there may be what I suppose you could dead time when a request is made of an applicant and they are given a nominal 28 days to respond so one way or another a planned process will see X ammount of time allocated and X numbers of employees applied to the task.
So say an allocated time is nominally six months you may care to calculate just how many visa applications might be in the system at any one time, not too hard is it!!!

The processing line thus gets a little more complex with about 250/day new applications coming in every business day of the year on average.
And throw into that scenario a workforce that can be constantly changing for all the same sorts of reasons any large organisation may have changes and then the changing tasks that can be placed on the workforce.
The freak occurrences of a very quick processing will just like feak waves be very random and infrequent, perhaps even caused by something like a new CO or one back from holidays and there's an application that does have everything met without doubt and so up the line for approval it goes.

I posted on the aspect of changing tasks earlier in the thread but it would not surprise me if ranters and whingers choose just to rant and whinge rather than read and think of other than their own gripe.

This type of thread is becoming like a festering sore and I'll leave it here for a short time before relocating it.
If anyone has an actual pertinent visa query I suggest they start their own thread.






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Wanderer - I fully appreciate all the advice you offer on this forum but calling this thread that I started a 'festering sore' isn't helpful.

I started this thread, and have continued to add to it as a means of those people applying for partner visas onshore, particularly in Sydney, to be able to share experiences and ask questions. If you think that is inappropriate then by all means remove it but just knowing people are in the same position as me has been helpful. I am fully aware of the high demand place upon staff at immigration, I wouldn't like to do the job myself. But please appreciate the frustration of waiting a set time, and being told you must wait longer when all you want to do is get on with your life! I am one of the lucky one's waiting I suppose as I am able to work and, in fact, have a permanent job and pay taxes just like everyone else.

Apologies if you are unhappy with any of the content of this thread, not my intention.

In response to Darrenc - I spoke to Immi yesterday regarding my visa while I am out of Australia. I was told that the Visa can only be granted when I am in Australia, so I had a note put on my file I will be overseas for certain dates and supplied an email address the case officer can contact me on during this period. In the case that my visa is ready to be granted and I am out of the country then the case officer concerned will contact me and ask me to return to Australia. What happens beyond that is on a case by case basis I suppose. Bridging Visa B application has been received, was told should take between 1-2weeks to process so will know if I can leave then.

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