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Subclass 600 Tourist Stream Processing time Washignton DC

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Old 11-15-2014, 03:44 PM
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Subclass 600 Tourist Stream Processing time Washignton DC

Hello I am a Indian Citizen currently working in the US. I am currently single and am planning to apply for a tourist visa for a hoiday in australia for 2 weeks.. Since I am from India, I would have to lodge a paper application to the the embassy in Washington DC. Would anyone know the current processing time to get the visa. I already have prematurely booked my non refundable tickets for december 6th 2014. Reading on other forums and here, I have realized that it is a nightmare to get the subclass 600 tourist visa within 4-6 week and my flight is in 3 weeks. Has anyone recently applied for this class of visa via the paper application and received the visa within 2 weeks. Is it even worth applying now for the visa. I cannot change my travel dates but if it there is no shot of getting a visa within 2 weeks then i can just change my holiday plan to some other destination. This way i just incur the change fee penalty for my tickets and wont have to pay for the visa application fee. thanks

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Old 11-15-2014, 04:38 PM
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My first visa application submitted in May 2014 was granted in 3 weeks. It has been exactly 3 weeks since my current visa application and still no word.

It is unrealistic to expect visa grant within 2 weeks as this is peak season for applications since many people are trying to visit friends and family.

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There is pretty much no chance you will get a visa by then. This is a busy time of year for DIBP because of the increased number of tourist visa's for the holiday season.

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Old 11-17-2014, 08:26 PM
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I'm so happy. I got visa grant notice...I year with multiple entries without NFS. Over the moon . 3wks 2 days since I applied.

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