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Old 02-15-2011, 10:09 PM
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hi Mcsyl

Thank you for your reply, it's really nice to send & receive supportive emails from comrades in the same situation!! :-)
I'm sure you agree that to be constantly advised by various sources just to 'be patient & do Nothing & just wait & see' is really not that helpful & just increases further one's frustration & exhaustion levels, but hey ho lots of us are in it together & them's the breaks I guess!!
My other big concern is that if we don't receive visa approval until say until April or even May how are we supposed to be able to even find availability on flights (?) as I'm am thinking that flights do need to be booked as far in advance as possible..again another unknown. Have you any thoughts on this yourselves?
I'm now having 2nd thoughts about contacting our case officer in March just in case it may have a detrimental effect on our application (although he was really friendly & understanding when I spoke to him before Xmas and in fact he said it would be completely fine to contact him again in Feb if we've not heard), however though the general concensus seems to be 'do not contact them' so I have been told!!!!
But hey!, keep smiling!, am sure you will hear very soon!, do let me know as soon as you get the approval! :-)
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I get somewhat bemused with your comment and in particular
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I'm sure you agree that to be constantly advised by various sources just to 'be patient & do Nothing & just wait & see' is really not that helpful & just increases further one's frustration & exhaustion levels
And I'll answer with a couple of points for you:
. Sure, some Immi officers may be happy to field enquiries, some maybe even liking the distraction from attending to the real work and no doubt there are many of a friendly enough nature.
But just as surely, put yourself in their position of processing multiple applications and would you be all the more efficient if every person with an application in was contacting you every few months?
That is why I put
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Think about what calling/emailing a CO might achieve1
Will it hasten the process? - not likely at all.
Will it slow the process? - very possibly for COs will have many applications on the go at any one time and if everyone is contacting them, that just means more time away from whatever task they may be addressing at the time, disrupting something to check another file, report on it and then get back to what they were doing.
Patience by all helps everyone.
As for that other forum, I have seen it in action and they used to have a moderator who it seemed liked nothing more than to get people excited, a visit to Australia House even arranged but that more about skilled visas, again the problem being more applications than available numbers slows the processing time for some, those usually applying towards the second half of a financial year.

Now if you think having patience may be frustrating for you, what do you think a whole heap of people venting their anxiety is going to do?
It just means they work off one another, the opposite of what a controlled group counselling session will achieve and that will become exhausting.
You have not got an Egyption situation where people power is going to achieve whatever is in store for them.

As for when you fly, that will be if you do get a visa and one thing that is clear enough is if people want to risk doing a medical and police checks up front, the risk is that it is either going to be money needlessly spent or they may end up with very little time in which to arrange travel for medicals and police checks have a 12 months validity, even less for some of the latter..
April/May however is a reasonably low travel time to come from the NH to Oz and with the GFC having quietened tourism, you should be able to get a flight, perhaps paying more for booking at shorter notice but then that was your choice.





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As for when you fly, that will be if you do get a visa and one thing that is clear enough is if people want to risk doing a medical and police checks up front, the risk is that it is either going to be money needlessly spent or they may end up with very little time in which to arrange travel for medicals and police checks have a 12 months validity, even less for some of the latter.
Hi Wanderer,
Thank you for your advises. I just want to comment about upfront lodged medicals and police checks. I have been advised to submit complete application alonge with police checks and if it's possible medicals. I have been told by High Commission that this will speed up the process. At this time the processing time was 3-4 months. Unfortunately waiting for the police checks to come back the processing time 2 months later was 6 months. So we just tried to meet their requirements and do what we have been told.


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Hi Wanderer,
Thank you for your advises. I just want to comment about upfront lodged medicals and police checks. I have been advised to submit complete application alonge with police checks and if it's possible medicals. I have been told by High Commission that this will speed up the process. At this time the processing time was 3-4 months. Unfortunately waiting for the police checks to come back the processing time 2 months later was 6 months. So we just tried to meet their requirements and do what we have been told.
It has always been the case and a common view that front loading with medicals and police checks may lead to a quicker processing and an Immi person in saying that is not being dishonest but things do change and they cannot predict that.
The very reason why Immi written advice via the site is to wait until requested is in part because things can change, eg.
. Numbers of applications up and processing times can quickly become longer.
. The Australian government could at any time dramatically reduce annual migration
And then no visa application is guaranteed a grant so if there is something amiss so a visa application is to be rejected, the costs of police/medical checks is wasted.
The advantage re a quicker time in having medicals/police checks in early may only be a month or so too, though for some countries, getting a police check can be several months and so in those cases, it may be a reasonable gamble to start the process for that a few months after a visa application is submitted.
And then there are the High Risk countries and if an ASIO check is required, that can add 6+ months to the processing time.





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