sometimes gets depressing looking through the timeline watching every one with their visas and how their timeline is somtimes shorter than yours ! (respect to those who have waited ages) i guess patience is not my best virtue .. only been two months since the meds finalised and three months since we got a co requesting them and police checks and nothing since (we are on a 176 vic sponsored which only took 7 days to be given) ????? i have been in touch to make sure alls ok but its the same response " under active concideration" "co will be in touch etc" every thing was flying along and i took the gamble to sell my business end july because i was offered what i wanted thought a month off packing would help ?? well done that bored again will have to seek work if i wait much longer ( just did not want to get my spanners dirty (mechanic) took weeks to clean them for aqis). shame they cant just say sorry not looking at your file for 3 months so chill !! anyway fustration vented i feel better .... this forum has been of great advise i have only just joined but the wife has been here for a while .