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Current status of Philippines applications (PMV)


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Old 07-10-2010, 03:06 AM
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Current status of Philippines applications (PMV)

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone else is currently awaiting a decision on a fiance/spouse visa application from the embassy in Manila, or if you've had one recently approved?

Does anyone know the current approximate timeline based on their workload? I know they generally give a timeline of 4-6 months, but I have seen cases late last year that were approved within 2 months, but I've heard that they're really behind at the moment.

My fiancee and I have been waiting for 3 months now but have heard nothing from our CO - and we have gone through an immigration agent and submitted everything at the time of the application, so we know that nothing further is needed.

We've been apart for 6 months which is pure torture and I'm just wondering whether it's worth waiting or going and seeing her again (which is very hard to do because of my work but if it has to be done then it has to be done!)

I would love to hear from anyone with any recent experience with the Manila embassy. Thanks.


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Old 07-16-2010, 09:46 PM
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mine took 5months it really varies case to case basis and depends if u got a good case officer too.


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Old 03-25-2011, 05:47 AM
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Hey!

Do you have the visa already?

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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone else is currently awaiting a decision on a fiance/spouse visa application from the embassy in Manila, or if you've had one recently approved?

Does anyone know the current approximate timeline based on their workload? I know they generally give a timeline of 4-6 months, but I have seen cases late last year that were approved within 2 months, but I've heard that they're really behind at the moment.

My fiancee and I have been waiting for 3 months now but have heard nothing from our CO - and we have gone through an immigration agent and submitted everything at the time of the application, so we know that nothing further is needed.

We've been apart for 6 months which is pure torture and I'm just wondering whether it's worth waiting or going and seeing her again (which is very hard to do because of my work but if it has to be done then it has to be done!)

I would love to hear from anyone with any recent experience with the Manila embassy. Thanks.


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Old 03-25-2011, 05:51 AM
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Sure did!

Forgot about this website until I just got the notification email then.

We got the fiancee visa in early September so 4.5 months. It felt like forever but it was worth the wait.

We married in Sydney in December and have already applied for a spouse visa. We are actually going back next week to the Philippines for our church wedding and our official Honeymoon in Thailand so exciting times.

What is your situation twinky?


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Old 03-25-2011, 06:02 AM
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Hahaha! welcome back to the website!!

well, we submitted our application first week of january.. and guess what?! we're still waiting!!! hahaha! how good is that?

it's just funny because it's been 2mos and 2weeks already and we haven't heard from a CO.. like, none yet. hahaha. i just think the waiting part is insane. hahaha!

so, how are you doing now in AUS? have you adjusted?


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Sure did!

Forgot about this website until I just got the notification email then.

We got the fiancee visa in early September so 4.5 months. It felt like forever but it was worth the wait.

We married in Sydney in December and have already applied for a spouse visa. We are actually going back next week to the Philippines for our church wedding and our official Honeymoon in Thailand so exciting times.

What is your situation twinky?


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Old 03-25-2011, 06:12 AM
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Actually it's my fiancee who came here, I'm the husband in Oz.

But she's doing really well, absolutely loving AUS. She already has a great job that she loves and she's made her own friends as well as fitting in with my friends here and my family.

You'll get there twinky. It's a long road ahead and there will be many frustrating nights but it will all be worth it in the end.

Good luck!


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Old 03-25-2011, 06:23 AM
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Oh, I thought it was the other way. Hopefully, we get to hear from them soon.

Can I ask you 2 more questions? Did you ever hear from a CO or she just received an email and wanted her passport for the visa?

Thanks

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Actually it's my fiancee who came here, I'm the husband in Oz.

But she's doing really well, absolutely loving AUS. She already has a great job that she loves and she's made her own friends as well as fitting in with my friends here and my family.

You'll get there twinky. It's a long road ahead and there will be many frustrating nights but it will all be worth it in the end.

Good luck!


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Old 03-25-2011, 08:58 AM
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hi there twinky i applied for spouse visa last feb 22 and still no calls/emails from the embassy, you can send them some enquiries using this email add [email protected] dont forget to put your file number. Hope will help.

Good luck to all filipina God Bless.


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Old 03-25-2011, 05:17 PM
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Depending on numbers of applications in any country and globally, it could be several months and even longer sometimes before people should expect to hear from a CO.
Sending emails in is going to be a waste of everybody's time.
Be patient is the name of the game.




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Old 03-28-2011, 01:43 AM
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I got really impatient and sent them an email third week of march.. honestly, i'm done trying so hard and i promised myself to just sit back and relax... i dont want to think about it too much. haha.

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hi there twinky i applied for spouse visa last feb 22 and still no calls/emails from the embassy, you can send them some enquiries using this email add [email protected] dont forget to put your file number. Hope will help.

Good luck to all filipina God Bless.


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