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hodgi_76 10-08-2014 03:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmac01 (Post 622210)
Oh WOW, okay I did not know that... Although... did you call TT Services, or the embassy? As far as I know, all visa processing in NZ is contracted out to this company: https://www.ttsaustralia.com/
Are they the people you contacted?

I will be keen to hear how you get on as we are in the same situation (Aussie and Brit living in NZ, applied for a 309 not long before you and we also cannot upload any more documents, we have some important things that need to be uploaded).

I emailed TT Services after the Embassy website directed me to that website (haven't yet called as we did only apply the end of August, and my query wasn't urgent).. And they got back to me (pretty quickly which was nice) saying they don't have access to any online applications and cannot give any information regarding them. I did find this info on the TT Services website as well after having a look.

It's confused me a bit as everything on this forum says that all applications go through your nearest AHC.

Can't give any info on documents uploaded though sorry! :)

Jmac01 10-08-2014 03:39 AM

Ok so I've done a bit more research, and found this page: Visas and immigration - Australian High Commission

and it has this quote:
"If you have lodged an online visa application through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website, please note that the AVAC cannot provide any information regarding the status of your application, nor do they have access to DIBP systems."
(AVAC is the other name for TTServices, the company I mentioned in my last post) - I love how it says they can't give you information, but it doesn't say who CAN give you information.

So I guess they are right, you (and I!) need to contact DIBP directly. It doesn't help that their main number is for calls within Aus only. There is also the Aus consulate-general in Auckland who are on 09 921 8800 - I will call them tonight if i get a chance.

Jmac01 10-08-2014 03:47 AM

Aaaaaand sorry for the mass posting but I've just found this little gem on the immi website, e-visa FAQs:

"Where does my eVisa application go after I have submitted it?

Once you submit your eVisa application, we will process it in Australia at specialised processing centres. You can find the right one for you at Australian Processing Centres."

Then you click on the link to the Australian processing centres and it just gives you a list of the Aus Immi offices, but has no information at all about where your visa will be processed. I'm guessing "somewhere in Australia" is the general answer, but it doesn't say anything like "countries X, Y and Z will be processed in Perth" or "Countries in X continent will be processed in Melbourne"... that sure would be handy.

hodgi_76 10-08-2014 04:06 AM

Oh wow that is awesome information JMac!! Thanks for that! Yeah I had a quick look at immi website but didn't get far!! Thanks for the info! Might give them a call thru the week (I just want to let someone know my partner is coming to Aus for Christmas) so yeah it is a bit annoying hey! Thanks again!!! :-) guessing you haven't heard from a CO or anything yet?

CollegeGirl 10-08-2014 07:29 AM

Jmac... offshore applications in general (even online ones) are not processed in Australia, but at the nearest embassy/AHC. I'm not sure about NZ specifically if it's an outlier.

mushplush 10-09-2014 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by aussiesteve (Post 613170)
Hi Hassali If you read through other posters here from Kenya you can get a realistic idea of the true wait time, which can range anywhere up to 2 years for applicants from Africa. It is quite normal not to hear from a CO for a long time.

Hi bro

We applied august 2012 for a 309'

Married 14 years , 3 children .

Asio security checks now waiting 26 mo maths and counting .....

hodgi_76 10-10-2014 10:54 AM

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 :)

Jmac01 10-13-2014 08:03 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 :)


That's great news Hodgi! We applied in June so hopefully we will hear something later this month. Hooray, thanks for sharing!!
Edit: I just saw your previous message - nope we haven't heard anything from a CO or anyone else - I'll post on here when we do as it might help you figure out your expected timeline!

Charlie Brown 11-03-2014 06:53 AM

Hi Mushplush,
I would just like to know where you applied from?
Thank's.

Has anybody applying for the 309 Evisa (online visa)from New Zealand heard anything or heard of anybody getting a reply from a CO or Immigration?

HI Jmac01,
Have you heard anything yet seeing that you applied in June and they going through the June applications?

This waiting game is really tedious and i don't know what to do.

hodgi_76 11-03-2014 08:22 AM

Haven't heard a thing yet from NZ. Though we applied end of Aug so assuming you will first :) although my partner did apply for his evisitor on Thursday which got approved Friday :)
How's your wait going?


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