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how accurate are the decison times given?

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:54 PM
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Angry advice needed - getting v despondant ref waiting time for a partner visa


We applied for a Partner Visa in October and just before Christmas I gave them a call to ask when we would likely have a decision by, I was advised maybe March if I meet the criteria etc..
Of course right now we're still in February at the moment and we've not heard anything from them at all, not a peep, so as the old adage goes 'is no news good news?', If they were just going to reject me outright would they have done so by now or does that take just as long? - all this waiting makes you feel totally paranoid.
Also being that they told me it will likely be March before a decision is made, how likely is it that it will be actually be March or do they have a tendancy to move the goalposts further into the future eg April/May etc?
And if the decision date is put even further back how possible is it to even get availability for flights to Australia within such tight timescales?

We're becoming more & more stressed & anxious every month which passes & this has recently further increased by the awful news that my Husbands Father is about to go into hospital for a serious cancer operation & we really really do need to be there with & for them at this time. It is such an exhausting & frustrating situation to be in living life 'in suspense' for so long which am sure many others can identify with too..

I would really appreciate any thoughts/advice on this..


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Old 02-04-2011, 11:16 PM
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The waiting time is indeed unfortunate but there are many factors outside of Immi control such as numbers of applications being received and thus with a standard processing rate designed to manage annual intake allocated, when numbers go up, there can be delays, but also may other factors like people smuggling issues which places a greater demand on finite resourcing and you can read of others @ Client Service Charter

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