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Old 05-03-2018, 07:16 AM
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I applied for 309 and was asked to submit 40SP and Form 80, I did that, and its been more than 10 days since our 28 days expired.

I submitted by Aus PCC and old Indian PCC (from 2016), I have not lived in India for more than 90 days since past 5 years.

1-) Do I need to submit latest Indian PCC, or old one will do?

2-) How long do they take to respond back once 28 days have gone?


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Old 05-03-2018, 07:23 AM
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I applied for 309 and was asked to submit 40SP and Form 80, I did that, and its been more than 10 days since our 28 days expired.

I submitted by Aus PCC and old Indian PCC (from 2016), I have not lived in India for more than 90 days since past 5 years.

1-) Do I need to submit latest Indian PCC, or old one will do?

2-) How long do they take to respond back once 28 days have gone?
I think you need to provide police clearance if you have lived in another country over 1year. ( if one year yes you need to provide )


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Old 05-07-2018, 06:51 PM
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Just hit the 10 month mark on our application from the USA. Still have not been assigned a CO. We were originally (optimistically) planning the move for 12 months after we submitted but looks like we'll be pushing that back. We've submitted the medical but still working on the background check.

They say everything is processed in the order it's received, but it seems that's not the case as some folks have such a quick turn around.

My mum says I should call immi and pester them about it but I'm worried that will just annoy them.

Ah well, we'll just keep milling about the waiting room I guess.


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Old 05-07-2018, 06:56 PM
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Just hit the 10 month mark on our application from the USA. Still have not been assigned a CO. We were originally (optimistically) planning the move for 12 months after we submitted but looks like we'll be pushing that back. We've submitted the medical but still working on the background check.

They say everything is processed in the order it's received, but it seems that's not the case as some folks have such a quick turn around.

My mum says I should call immi and pester them about it but I'm worried that will just annoy them.

Ah well, we'll just keep milling about the waiting room I guess.
Have you considered getting your partner a 600 visa in the meantime?


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Old 05-07-2018, 07:22 PM
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Just hit the 10 month mark on our application from the USA. Still have not been assigned a CO. We were originally (optimistically) planning the move for 12 months after we submitted but looks like we'll be pushing that back. We've submitted the medical but still working on the background check.

They say everything is processed in the order it's received, but it seems that's not the case as some folks have such a quick turn around.

My mum says I should call immi and pester them about it but I'm worried that will just annoy them.

Ah well, we'll just keep milling about the waiting room I guess.
US applicants seem to be the most often processed in order received actually. Of course it won't always be one after the other. Some applications take longer to look at or security checks take longer on some than others. But generally speaking, we typically see the US offshore visas go pretty much in order.

You can wait on hold for hours and it won't move your application along. I doubt the actual COs processing even answer phones and they sure won't transfer you to one.

Unfortunately it all comes down to timing. Just a couple years ago, US apps took 3 months... 5 months was a long wait. Quite a coincidence in events associated with the sudden slow down in processing time from DC.

Patience.

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Old 05-07-2018, 07:24 PM
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Have you considered getting your partner a 600 visa in the meantime?
Nah we're not in a rush for any practical purpose, it just would be nice to have heard something by now. Although if it goes on much longer we might give it more thought.

We got a visitor e-visa when we visited Aus for xmas (after application was lodged) but I didn't know if/how to update the application accordingly so was just gonna let the CO know once we get to that point.

Here's hoping we hear something soon!


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Old 05-07-2018, 08:03 PM
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Just hit the 10 month mark on our application from the USA. Still have not been assigned a CO. We were originally (optimistically) planning the move for 12 months after we submitted but looks like we'll be pushing that back. We've submitted the medical but still working on the background check.

They say everything is processed in the order it's received, but it seems that's not the case as some folks have such a quick turn around.

My mum says I should call immi and pester them about it but I'm worried that will just annoy them.

Ah well, we'll just keep milling about the waiting room I guess.
Just looking for a bit of clarification, you say you have submitted your medical, but you are "still working on your background check", does that mean you are still to submit your police/FBI clearance?
These days no one is "assigned" a case officer, numerous people may work on your application over a period of time, and if you have not submitted a fully completed application, any one of them may, at the best put your application to the side, or at the worst make a decision based on the information you have provided, which without a police clearance would mean a refusal.
They are under no obligation to contact you for more information, though they usually do.
I know many people delay submitting any checks that will expire, however it could prove false economy if it delays a prompt decision.

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Old 05-07-2018, 08:13 PM
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Just looking for a bit of clarification, you say you have submitted your medical, but you are "still working on your background check", does that mean you are still to submit your police/FBI clearance?
These days no one is "assigned" a case officer, numerous people may work on your application over a period of time, and if you have not submitted a fully completed application, any one of them may, at the best put your application to the side, or at the worst make a decision based on the information you have provided, which without a police clearance would mean a refusal.
They are under no obligation to contact you for more information, though they usually do.
I know many people delay submitting any checks that will expire, however it could prove false economy if it delays a prompt decision.
Oh jeeze, really? I thought I'd read somewhere that decision-ready applications weren't prioritized anymore, but maybe that's out of date info. As for the police checks, yeah we had been waiting because I was under the impression that it's best to hold off on those and the medicals until a CO requests them. We did the medicals the other month because we figured at this point there was no chance they'd expire before our application is processed. Since my partner has to take another day off work to get fingerprinted we'd been holding off as his department is slammed with work now. Crud, I must have been going off old info?


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Just looking for a bit of clarification, you say you have submitted your medical, but you are "still working on your background check", does that mean you are still to submit your police/FBI clearance?
These days no one is "assigned" a case officer, numerous people may work on your application over a period of time, and if you have not submitted a fully completed application, any one of them may, at the best put your application to the side, or at the worst make a decision based on the information you have provided, which without a police clearance would mean a refusal.
They are under no obligation to contact you for more information, though they usually do.
I know many people delay submitting any checks that will expire, however it could prove false economy if it delays a prompt decision.
Not sure why they'd refuse on the grounds of not supplying a medical or police clearance when immigration itself suggests not completing those until requested. The 309/100 website states clearly: "You can provide the following police certificates with your application, but you do not have to. If you do not provide them, will ask for them."

Health checks: "You can have health checks before you apply for the visa or you can wait until we tell you to have them. Health checks are only valid for one year. If your visa takes longer than a year to process you will need to have, and pay for, the checks again. We recommend that you wait for us to contact you about health checks."


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Oh jeeze, really? I thought I'd read somewhere that decision-ready applications weren't prioritized anymore, but maybe that's out of date info. As for the police checks, yeah we had been waiting because I was under the impression that it's best to hold off on those and the medicals until a CO requests them. We did the medicals the other month because we figured at this point there was no chance they'd expire before our application is processed. Since my partner has to take another day off work to get fingerprinted we'd been holding off as his department is slammed with work now. Crud, I must have been going off old info?
They will request medical or police checks. Immigration itself tells you they are only valid for 12 months and recommends waiting until requested because of that and long processing times.

But if you already did the medical because you don't think they'll go over 12 months more with your app, then there's no reason not to do the police checks as well. Don't forget you need state and FBI...


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