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Hi All,

 

This is my first posting, though I have followed this thread for some months! My partner's visa was granted today. We applied on 18th June. We are packing up and heading out next week for an Australian Christmas!

 

Thank you to everyone here for the wonderful information and reassurance. It has got us through the last few months!

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Hi All,

 

This is my first posting, though I have followed this thread for some months! My partner's visa was granted today. We applied on 18th June. We are packing up and heading out next week for an Australian Christmas!

 

Thank you to everyone here for the wonderful information and reassurance. It has got us through the last few months!

 

Congrats on the grant KBone, who was your CO? if you don't mind me asking :)

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We had PS. Everything went smoothly with him. It appears not many other people on this thread have him as their CO. We were spot on 5 and a half months processing time.

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We were granted our visa this morning. subclass 100 :xmas24: took just over 5 months filed on 27 June. Not going anywhere just yet but hoping this helps with the job hunting


 


Kate (34), Lewis (37), Eve (11), Rhys (7), Phoebe (5)

DH granted Citizenship by descent 30/10/09 sub class 100 visa granted 4/12, Arrived 5th Sept 13.:biggrin:

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can someone please amend my stats it keeps putting my grant date as 12/4 and won't calculate the processing time. think it's cos i'm on a tablet. thanks


 


Kate (34), Lewis (37), Eve (11), Rhys (7), Phoebe (5)

DH granted Citizenship by descent 30/10/09 sub class 100 visa granted 4/12, Arrived 5th Sept 13.:biggrin:

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Hey guys, just a quick update, still no visa grant as of yet, i've sent the case officer yesterday and hope to get a reply at some point today, who knows the reply could be the notice of grant :) (yes please)

It's good to see all you guys are getting granted your visa, all the best and congratulations.


Application approved on 21.06.2012

Medicals taken on 06.07.2012

169 days of waiting............

Then spouse visa 100 was granted and now flights booked for the 22.01.2013!! So Australia here we come! What an emotional roller coaster :wink:

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Great news, we've emailed the CO and this morning we got a reply to say the visa will be granted within the next week :) yaheyyyyyy xXXx good luck to everyone else


Application approved on 21.06.2012

Medicals taken on 06.07.2012

169 days of waiting............

Then spouse visa 100 was granted and now flights booked for the 22.01.2013!! So Australia here we come! What an emotional roller coaster :wink:

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this wait is the worst! we are now at 5 months 2 weeks and 1 day from CO being assigned, and still nothing:cry:. When we emailed we were told 'as previously advised' granting will be closer to 6 months:unsure:. Last email we got said 5-6 months, and that email was in July. It's so frustrating to see so many here email and be given dates and 'next week' when we get 'closer to 6 months'. I feel like screaming:arghh:, every day is closer to 6 months, and still nothing coming! Grrr I hate waiting, and having my future in someone else's hands, who seems so ambivalent to our stresses and worries.

 

Ok rant over, thanks for listening.


OH spouse visa applied 14 June '12; CO (SV) appointed 20 June '12; Granted 11 Dec 2012 :xmas16:

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Have been told by case officer i can leave Aus and she'll grant visa, have booked flight to NZ for next Thurs.

 

Timescale then has been just over 5 months. Sent my application off on 13 June and had ackowledgement from Australia House on 18th June, so they've been a bit quicker than i thought!

 

Hey Jimmy,

 

Did you make it over to NZ and back? did it all go to plan?

 

Best.

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Bit concerned to see SV grants are taking longer than others :( I've got the 8-9 month wait.. really hoping it doesnt take 9 months :(


309 app received and CO assigned 14/11/12

8-9 month wait quoted. Medical sent 7/1/12

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Bit concerned to see SV grants are taking longer than others :( I've got the 8-9 month wait.. really hoping it doesnt take 9 months :(

 

I had SV 2 years ago and it took her to the longer timescale of the promised duration. I think it was 4-5 months when I applied but then moved out to 6-8 months or something during my application. Mine took about 5 months from memory. It was within the originally published timescale (at the pouint I applied), but it was towards the longer time rather than the shorter one.

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Hey Jimmy,

 

Did you make it over to NZ and back? did it all go to plan?

 

Best.

 

 

Hey yes i did , thanks. My visa was granted on 29 November, having applied on 14 June. I got back yesterday from a lovely week in NZ exploring the north island.

 

So all in all not bad 5.5 months from application to grant.

 

Now have returned to Melbourne, set up medicare, tax file no, bank account today. Got job interview tomorrow. Hopefully it will bear fruit!

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Fantastic, well done Sarah Rob!

 

Glad to hear it went smoothly & impressed with how much admin you have managed to sort out so far! - good luck with the job interview.

 

Best.

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Still nothing here and it's my husband's birthday. It would be the best present ever, but we'll just have to wait and see.

 

Congratulations to all the new grants!! We're having a last Christmas here in the UK. For once I hope it snows!


Husband's 309/100 application sent 29/6. CO assigned 6/7. No further info needed. Granted 6/12/2012!! Flights booked for Jan 20th

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So a little birdie may have sent an email telling them it was H's 40th and what a nice present it would be, and I'm sure entirely by coincidence it was granted this afternoon!! :xmas24::xmas16:

 

Best birthday present ever!!


Husband's 309/100 application sent 29/6. CO assigned 6/7. No further info needed. Granted 6/12/2012!! Flights booked for Jan 20th

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So a little birdie may have sent an email telling them it was H's 40th and what a nice present it would be, and I'm sure entirely by coincidence it was granted this afternoon!! :xmas24::xmas16:

 

Best birthday present ever!!

 

Fantastic news, well done. Tis nice how it worked out.

 

I wonder how many more June applicants are out there waiting? anyone else got any good news pending?

 

Best.

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Hey guys congratulations and what a great present yor right :) our visa has been granted too, great, we wanted it before other half handed his notice in at work, we got the grant yesterday and he is handing his notice in today :) couldn't have timed this better ! What an awesome way to start Christmas too, i was starting to believe it wasn't going to be granted until after Christmas. Just for the record, we applied on the 19th as stated on the notice of grant to the 6th of December. Good luck to everyone else, we fly in January :) at last the wait for the grant is over, now just the wait for the flights which is fine and will come in no time i'm sure. All the best to everyone xXXx


Application approved on 21.06.2012

Medicals taken on 06.07.2012

169 days of waiting............

Then spouse visa 100 was granted and now flights booked for the 22.01.2013!! So Australia here we come! What an emotional roller coaster :wink:

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Hey guys congratulations and what a great present yor right :) our visa has been granted too, great, we wanted it before other half handed his notice in at work, we got the grant yesterday and he is handing his notice in today :) couldn't have timed this better ! What an awesome way to start Christmas too, i was starting to believe it wasn't going to be granted until after Christmas. Just for the record, we applied on the 19th as stated on the notice of grant to the 6th of December. Good luck to everyone else, we fly in January :) at last the wait for the grant is over, now just the wait for the flights which is fine and will come in no time i'm sure. All the best to everyone xXXx

 

Congratulations!! We found the flights got way cheaper from the 20th onwards which is why we are flying then. Can't wait to get a bit of summer!!


Husband's 309/100 application sent 29/6. CO assigned 6/7. No further info needed. Granted 6/12/2012!! Flights booked for Jan 20th

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Fantastic news, well done. Tis nice how it worked out.

 

I wonder how many more June applicants are out there waiting? anyone else got any good news pending?

 

Best.

 

We're still waiting. according to the ss there are 5 before us still waiting, 2 have AB, but aren't active users so I'm assuming they have been granted, just not updated, 2 others aren't active users either. 6 after us have been granted, and I am beginning to go a little nuts :wacko:. Today puts us at 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days. All we have been told in 'closer to 6 months'. This is the most frustrating wait I have ever endured.


OH spouse visa applied 14 June '12; CO (SV) appointed 20 June '12; Granted 11 Dec 2012 :xmas16:

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Yes, luck of the draw with the CO's?

 

Looks like SV has at least 4 June applicants to grant, to catch up with AB's standards.

 

Also AH shuts in 2 weeks time, as a back marker - could happen anytime in the next 14 days?

 

Best.

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We're still waiting. according to the ss there are 5 before us still waiting, 2 have AB, but aren't active users so I'm assuming they have been granted, just not updated, 2 others aren't active users either. 6 after us have been granted, and I am beginning to go a little nuts :wacko:. Today puts us at 5 months, 2 weeks and 4 days. All we have been told in 'closer to 6 months'. This is the most frustrating wait I have ever endured.

 

It was driving me nuts too so I contacted my case officer VF to ask if she would grant my visa before AH closes on 21st and she said "yes contact me again the week starting 17th." So by the time i get my visa it will have taken the full 6 months.


18/06/12 Partner Visa 309 Submitted 21/06/12 VF request for further info but email not received 15/08/12 VF resent email 09/09/12 Medicals Submitted 02/10/12 No further info 21/12/12 VISA GRANTED!!

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It was driving me nuts too so I contacted my case officer VF to ask if she would grant my visa before AH closes on 21st and she said "yes contact me again the week starting 17th." So by the time i get my visa it will have taken the full 6 months.

 

We emailed our CO last week, and were told " as advised before your visa will be granted around 6 months after lodgement date", which is bugging me to no end as it seems that all the other CO's are saying 'next week' or on a set date. to make it worse 6months is the day before they close for christmas, so if she doesn't grant then, it will be closer to 7 months by the time she grants. It's really frustrating.


OH spouse visa applied 14 June '12; CO (SV) appointed 20 June '12; Granted 11 Dec 2012 :xmas16:

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Sending you a hug Mum of 5. I hope you're not waiting too much longer x

 

In the end it wasn't our CO who sent the grant email, it was a different one. Not sure why.


Husband's 309/100 application sent 29/6. CO assigned 6/7. No further info needed. Granted 6/12/2012!! Flights booked for Jan 20th

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