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Old 07-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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Hey Darryl,
Seems the common theme is that the case officers really don't like being contacted! makes it very difficult for applicants. can't imagine what takes six months!
Hope you have sorted out whether to go back for a holiday or not. It's a really hard call to make I can imagine. either way, best of luck getting the approval sooner rather than later
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 AM
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G'Day Darryl,

Just wondering if you've had any luck with the visa or any feedback from the embassy ? fingers crossed you have and it's good news

Did you end up going back to Colombia for a holiday to see your fiance ?

all the best!

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Hello Chris ,Firstly no I did not go back as it is getting close to our 6 month processing period being finished and we thought the money would be better kept in the bank as it would have cost probably close to 6 grand to go back for two weeks ,the air fare at the the time was over 3 grand ,then I had to stay a night each way in Argentina it was just alot of money to spend this close to our hopefully apporoval . The actual 6 months is up in September so its not long now ,my fiance has heard nothing from the embassy since her interview back in June . We are hoping we here something in the next few weeks ,Imust admitt it is really hard not being together for this long period . I still support my fiance every week and every two weeks I email copies of the western union reciepts to our case officer just to show her my ongoing support which Ithink is important as the sponsor . I have totally supported her since last October so it would be difficult for the Embassy to say as the sponsor Iam unable to support her here . Let me know how you guys are going with everything have you had much contact from your case officer ? Cheers Darryl


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the response Bruce. they really keep you guessing it seems. I'm sure you will hear back very soon, no news is good news I reckon if there not asking you for anything more.

We haven't heard anything since they asked us for the Form 1221 when they received the application. So we've sent that and haven't heard anything.

We are going to send them an email this week checking that the doctors sent through the medical test results and also if they can give us a guide as to when they will reach a decision. Hope we get some sort of response rather that the standard '6-12 months'. We'll let you know how we go with a response and very interested to hear how you too mate.

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Thanks for the response Bruce. they really keep you guessing it seems. I'm sure you will hear back very soon, no news is good news I reckon if there not asking you for anything more.

We haven't heard anything since they asked us for the Form 1221 when they received the application. So we've sent that and haven't heard anything.

We are going to send them an email this week checking that the doctors sent through the medical test results and also if they can give us a guide as to when they will reach a decision. Hope we get some sort of response rather that the standard '6-12 months'. We'll let you know how we go with a response and very interested to hear how you too mate.

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Gday CFS,
Just wondering how you went when you emailed the Embassy to check if they received your Medicals? We're actually in the exact same position, ie application received, medicals sent in electronically, but no response as to wether the Embassy received them or not. I was considering askign them, but thought I'd see how you went first with that approach.

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Hi mate,


Took just over a week for a response, and they told us that the medicals don't get sent to the embassy, they get sent to Australia. We also asked how long it might be until the visa gets approved (or otherwise) and they just said standard processing times are 6-10 months.

So basically pretty hard to get any info. Entertaining the thought of calling them but pretty confident we wouldn't get much info their either....

Ah well


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Thanks mate,

I figure it is probably no use in asking then. I'm just hoping it isn't the standard 6-10 months until our visa is actually approved.

all the best.

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CFS, They contacted us and said they recieved the medicals ,the actual case officer did this .they seem to sit somewhere at the Embassy for a while Iam sure they will show up mate ,I was worried also as they cost so much . Good luck ! my fiance arrives on the 9th October ,we are so happy , Cheers Darryl

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Congrats Daryl, that is excellent news, you must all be stoked!!
We couldn't get any info from our case officer so we just called the medical centre and they said they sent the results that same day...
Just a couple of quick q's if you don't mind, did you guys receive any correspondence until your visa was confirmed ?
How long in total did the process take ?

Congrats mate and all the best for your future!!!


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Hi , we never really got anything after my fiance got her interview till our lawyer saying its been approved which was about 2 1/2 months later . my girl was suppose to be her on the 29th but ran into document problems in Bogota Airport ,they would not let her fly because the permission of her son document was only a copy ,it cost me $1000 to change all the tickets ete , now my girl has been stuck in Bogota for two weeeks and is very sick with the Flu ,Ive got my fingers crossed she makes her flight on the 7th October ,I cant changed the tickets again ! Iam stressing a little I can tell you . unfortunately most people in these countries think all westerners are rich ,well i can only speak for myself Iam not , the tickets have now turned into over $7000. Its a worry if she is that sich she cant fly . Please wish me luck , I,ll dam near neck tie myself if she does not get on the plane on the 7th . good luck mate


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