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Old 12-06-2016, 06:31 PM
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Hi, I am new to this forum and just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences as they have been very helpful to us. We have been married 10 plus years and have two children whom we also applied for Australian citizenship by descent for.
Application for 309/100 arrived in washington D.C. As of November 21 according to UPS. We applied with a paper application as our computer bit the dust and we did not want to invest in a new one since we are moving. Is it normal with paper applications for the embassy in America to take a while to charge your card? Our card has not been charged and we have not received any email from embassy that the application was received. Just wondering if I should call. Thank you
My experience with visa applications so far is that they are terrible of informing you of anything...my husband did a paper application to come live in the US and he heard nothing from them except to say approved/not approved even though he filled out a form providing his email address. It is unfortunate your computer died, the way of paper is even slower and more frustrating. My guess is that you application arrived and it is just taking a billion years to get processed....if there is a number you can call I would try that just to see if there was anything to find out.

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So I'm just looking over the first pages of the application again and it asks if I have a National Identity Card, then when you click the ? it just says something about how Chinese citizens MUST put theirs down. The US has various nationally identifying documents....do they want any and all (social security, birth cert) or just some official (Chinese?) one? On the next page there is a question that says do you have any other national identifying documents and then it wants social and stuff. So I guess these are separate items and that there isn't a singular national identity card of the USA so the first question I would just say no...
I guess I answered my own question.
This stuff can be pretty confusing =|
I put down my German passport, German social insurance number, Canadian drivers licence and German birth certificate number

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I put down my German passport, German social insurance number, Canadian drivers licence and German birth certificate number
Yes I did that further on when it asked for documents, for just where it says National Identity Card I said no....since it seemed to be a separate question all together. They have added questions since I last looked over this application! There are questions on page 5 now about previously having entered Australia. It wants to know what the grant number is for the visa I last traveled on...I went to Australia on a work and holiday visa and I do not even know if they have grant numbers! Lol time for some googling.


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Yes I did that further on when it asked for documents, for just where it says National Identity Card I said no....since it seemed to be a separate question all together. They have added questions since I last looked over this application! There are questions on page 5 now about previously having entered Australia. It wants to know what the grant number is for the visa I last traveled on...I went to Australia on a work and holiday visa and I do not even know if they have grant numbers! Lol time for some googling.
I had a working holiday visa in 2011 but actually never went because I moved to Canada instead lol I didn't have the grant number either

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I had a working holiday visa in 2011 but actually never went because I moved to Canada instead lol I didn't have the grant number either
Good to know!! I cannot figure out whether they are given grant numbers via google. All I found was that it can be left blank if you don't know it.


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Does anyone know if there are multiple offices around the USA to do the medical and interview? Or do I have to go to DC? I'm in Oregon at the moment so it would suck to have to fly to DC for those things.


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https://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Help/Location/usa

Here are the panel doctors in the States

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My experience with visa applications so far is that they are terrible of informing you of anything...my husband did a paper application to come live in the US and he heard nothing from them except to say approved/not approved even though he filled out a form providing his email address. It is unfortunate your computer died, the way of paper is even slower and more frustrating. My guess is that you application arrived and it is just taking a billion years to get processed....if there is a number you can call I would try that just to see if there was anything to find out.
Thank you. We debated using the iPad to apply, but didn't want to risk documents uploading incorrectly. We went through a paper application with my husband's US fiancÚ visa and remember the frustration. We even had to cancel our wedding venue because we could not guarantee the visa processing in time. My children's citizenship by descent application, funds were charged at 2 and a half weeks after application arrived,but that is a much shorter processing time than the 309/100. Fingers crossed that application will go through quickly as we hope to be in Australia October 2017.


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Hello.
If applying online via the Immi Portal, do documents need to be certified as true copies or just scan the original copy?
Perhaps certification is just for paper applications?
And if certification is required, does that apply to all documents submitted?
The embassy in USA stated when called that color copies, not certified, are fine even for paper applications. I think every country has different requirements though.


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Are immigration officers and case officers the same? Because I was just contacted by an immigration officer to provide evidence that we will get married within the next 9 months. Our wedding plans are for November 2017 but I immediately asked our celebrant to provide a letter that we can have the legal wedding within the next 9 months (and renewal of vows in November 2017)

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