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sharyny 11-25-2014 09:22 AM

hubby leaves on the 1st december for new zealand and will be out of country for 5 days .... will miss him ......still no word from IMMI .... just that it would soon be allocated and i think that was like a month ago now ... or more .... we moved out of my mother's apartment and into a house, both our names on the contract, and prob will upload that to IMMI too as evidence that we are together for realsies ......

hodgi_76 11-25-2014 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmac01 (Post 678873)
It sure would be! We still have to do police and medical checks though, so even if we got an email from IMMI tomorrow, we probably wouldn't get the visa by Christmas. I'm just hoping it comes through before our wedding next year, that would be brilliant!!

Oh yeah fair enough. My partner did his UK police check application about 3 weeks after we lodged (wishful thinking) and paid the extra to get it like super quick, and got it back like within 2 weeks of posting it away. He did need to send it to his parents in the UK first because they are really fussy with who can sign it.
I hope you do too! When next year is your wedding?

Jmac01 11-26-2014 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by hodgi_76 (Post 679153)
Oh yeah fair enough. My partner did his UK police check application about 3 weeks after we lodged (wishful thinking) and paid the extra to get it like super quick, and got it back like within 2 weeks of posting it away. He did need to send it to his parents in the UK first because they are really fussy with who can sign it.
I hope you do too! When next year is your wedding?

We will probably do the uk police check soon just to get it out of the way. It's annoying how specific they are about who can sign it right??! There is only one person in the uk who can do it for us, because of the limited list of professions that can sign, plus he's been out of the uk for so long he's lost touch with a lot of people who might have been able to do it. We have to get a new one for his new NZ visa, so we are just going to get 2 copies so we have the spare for aus.
Our wedding is in May, which would mean 11 months from application.... Fingers crossed! I just hate the waiting!

sharyny 12-09-2014 11:49 PM

ok so we got a officer assigned to our application today - her name is M - she needed just two more pieces of paperwork from us being my US green card which we gave her inmediately and my husband has to send to new mexico where we use to live, a form to get a police check (i should have known, new mexico says the turn around time is 7 days) ... and notarised - new mexico to send the form to the us embassy attention to our officer to avoid the back and forth of paperwork overseas ..., we are going to see a lawyer today to get it notarised and a money order written up for new mexico ..... we applied july 1st so 5 months to get someone to look at our paperwork .... she says when she's ready to approve he will need to be out of country for 5 days so she can activate the visa ....

Mijita 12-10-2014 05:23 PM

Hi there! Just wondering if someone can assist. We submitted our 309/100 application back in August and received the request for medicals and police checks last week. Police check is back and translated and medicals are being done next week. We have a trip planned to Australia in January. I had kind of hoped we still had the medicals etc pending as now we run the risk of having the visa granted when my partner is onshore. I want to advise the CO we will be in Australia so to please let us know if the visa is being granted but we received the email from a generic DIBP correspondence email. Should I just reply to that address advising them? I'm worried they will never see it!

GadoGadoGal 12-10-2014 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Mijita (Post 695209)
Hi there! Just wondering if someone can assist. We submitted our 309/100 application back in August and received the request for medicals and police checks last week. Police check is back and translated and medicals are being done next week. We have a trip planned to Australia in January. I had kind of hoped we still had the medicals etc pending as now we run the risk of having the visa granted when my partner is onshore. I want to advise the CO we will be in Australia so to please let us know if the visa is being granted but we received the email from a generic DIBP correspondence email. Should I just reply to that address advising them? I'm worried they will never see it!

Mijita, I've read that others in the forum have simply replied to the CO by email indicating the dates and purpose of travel, and for quick reference the TRN and names of applicant and sponsor. If you are worried you could send an email, as well as upload a note to your application advising of the joint upcoming travel.

Mijita 12-10-2014 05:45 PM

Thanks! I think I will do both things you suggest just to cover all bases :)

Jmac01 12-11-2014 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Mijita (Post 695209)
Hi there! Just wondering if someone can assist. We submitted our 309/100 application back in August and received the request for medicals and police checks last week. Police check is back and translated and medicals are being done next week. We have a trip planned to Australia in January. I had kind of hoped we still had the medicals etc pending as now we run the risk of having the visa granted when my partner is onshore. I want to advise the CO we will be in Australia so to please let us know if the visa is being granted but we received the email from a generic DIBP correspondence email. Should I just reply to that address advising them? I'm worried they will never see it!

Hi Mijita, what country did you apply from?

Jmac01 12-11-2014 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by hodgi_76 (Post 624562)
Hey JMac (and anyone else applying offshore from NZ).. So I had an email response regarding current time frames, they are currently working their way through June applications, just thought I would share this :)

Hi Hodgi, I'm going to email them I think.... we applied in June and still haven't heard anything. I'm getting tetchy now lol.

What email address did you use to contact immi in aus? I can't find one on their website.

hodgi_76 12-11-2014 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmac01 (Post 695513)
Hi Hodgi, I'm going to email them I think.... we applied in June and still haven't heard anything. I'm getting tetchy now lol.

What email address did you use to contact immi in aus? I can't find one on their website.

Hey JMac! Fair enough! Every time I see you've posted something all I can hope is it is a message saying you've gotten your visa!
I actually couldn't find an email on the immi website either, I emailed the Aus consulate in Auckland and they must have forwarded on my email :P I'll PM you the address as it's not a generic email address
In saying that, I've not heard from them since, so frustrating! It seems impossible to contact anyone regarding online visas in NZ!


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