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Hi everyone

A fantastic day for us today - we received an email from our visa agent at 4pm today saying CONGRATULATIONS! Your visa has been granted after just 5 months!

Celebrating over a jeroboam of champagne! We wish everyone who is waiting for their visa the best of luck!

 

That's so great Jordan, congratulations!!

 

Out of interest are you on a 309 or a 100?

 

 

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Congratulations!!!

Hi everyone

A fantastic day for us today - we received an email from our visa agent at 4pm today saying CONGRATULATIONS! Your visa has been granted after just 5 months!

Celebrating over a jeroboam of champagne! We wish everyone who is waiting for their visa the best of luck!

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Hi Nikki

My visa was for a 309.

 


VISA 309/100 Applied for 27 May 2016. C.O Assigned 13th June 2016. Medicals uploaded 28th August 2016. Police checks uploaded 30th August 2016......Visa granted 31 October 2016....HOORAY !!!!! Leaving Christmas Day 2016 :xmas29:

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Thanks Jordan! We're going for the 309 too. It's good to know it's possible for a fast grant on that one, as most of the fast grants I've seen have been 100s.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Sorry this is not entirely relevant to this thread, but it's now time for me to start putting my 100 application together after being granted the 309 in Feb. Its been ages since I applied for 309, I need refreshing, is there a checklist for things I need to include for 100? Medicals/police checks etc? All done through immiaccount like before? If someone can point me in the right direction that'd be great.

 

I'm also really interested to hear of people's experiences with the 309 to 100 process! In particular the waiting times.....


Defacto 309/100 e-lodgement submitted 05/11/14 || visa 309 granted 25/08/2015 || visa 100 e-lodgement submitted 06/11/2016

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Hi, I just read about you losing you Ozzie citizenship. I was born in Australia but moved here when I was 5yrs old does that mean I no longer have my oz citizenship? I have a British passport, my Australian birth certificate and both my parents have duel citizenship. I am wanting to sponser my partner from in the uk and move back over to oz in 2018 but now panicking I'm not even a citizen. Did you just contact Australia house to check?

 

When did you get your British citizenship? If after 2002, you have no worries

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Oh @koalakate - when I saw your message pop up I was so hoping to hear good news! :frown: Have you tried chasing them up again?

 

Is there anyone else out there that is waiting for a CO or has recently been assigned one so we can get an idea of timescales please?

 

 

 

Any news from anyone? 12 weeks in no sign of a CO!

Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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Oh @koalakate - when I saw your message pop up I was so hoping to hear good news! :frown: Have you tried chasing them up again?

 

Is there anyone else out there that is waiting for a CO or has recently been assigned one so we can get an idea of timescales please?

 

Hi there! I've been watching this forum for a little while now and thought I should reply. My husband applied for his 309 visa on 21st August, and we are still waiting to hear anything. He did call after a couple of weeks and they said it was too soon to get a CO and we'd hear from them in time. Just over 11 weeks wait for us so far. We are hoping that it will be a pretty straight forward case, as I am Australian (moved to UK 12 years ago) and our children both have citizenship by decent and Australian passports already. We've been together for 11 years and married for 6. Fingers crossed for a CO soon. But, I think I agree with you @koalakate, Brexit may have had an impact...

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309/100 visa application submitted: 21.08.2016 | Police check and medical requested: 20.01.2017 | Police check received: 23.01.2017, Medical approval received: 27.01.2017 | Visa 309 & 100 granted: 30.01.2017

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Thanks for sharing as I was beginning to worry something was wrong with our application. I suppose we need to be patient and wait a little longer. I would love updates from them, however, especially with the amount it has cost us all! I will definitely let you know when we hear anything...

@carahunter I think I will chase it again in a couple of weeks (once we hit the three month mark) but I'm sure they won't tell me anything different! Keep in touch.

 

Hi there! I've been watching this forum for a little while now and thought I should reply. My husband applied for his 309 visa on 21st August, and we are still waiting to hear anything. He did call after a couple of weeks and they said it was too soon to get a CO and we'd hear from them in time. Just over 11 weeks wait for us so far. We are hoping that it will be a pretty straight forward case, as I am Australian (moved to UK 12 years ago) and our children both have citizenship by decent and Australian passports already. We've been together for 11 years and married for 6. Fingers crossed for a CO soon. But, I think I agree with you @koalakate, Brexit may have had an impact...

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Thanks for posting @ashabree, yours does definitely sound straight forward so I'm sure yours will get dealt with quickly once you have a CO. At least you know you're not alone now @koalakate - good luck to both of you, I hope you hear very soon. I was really hoping to hear back before Christmas but I think that's looking unlikely now as I'm only 7 weeks in. We're lucky we got in when we did though as I would imagine the waiting will get worse after the US election. Apparently both the Canadian and Australian migration sites crashed!!

 

If either of you chase up again perhaps ask roughly how long it is taking to get allocated a case officer to manage your expectations? They might tell you.

 

Lets all stay in touch :hug:


Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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It's quite normal to not be assigned a CO for a few months or hear anything. It's also possible to not hear from your CO at all till visa grant time. This has happened to some people.

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Thanks for the advice. Surely we will need to hear from a CO before visa grant time if we haven't done the medicals & police check though?

 

I'm not too worried about the waiting times at the moment because we don't want to put our house on the market until spring time anyway. However, it's just the peace of mind to know I will be granted the visa! I would say I'm somewhere in between straight forward and complicated!

 

 

It's quite normal to not be assigned a CO for a few months or hear anything. It's also possible to not hear from your CO at all till visa grant time. This has happened to some people.

Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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Thanks for the advice. Surely we will need to hear from a CO before visa grant time if we haven't done the medicals & police check though?

 

I'm not too worried about the waiting times at the moment because we don't want to put our house on the market until spring time anyway. However, it's just the peace of mind to know I will be granted the visa! I would say I'm somewhere in between straight forward and complicated!

 

You will be asked to undertake those but it may be just a general email and your CO may not introduce themselves or anything, just ask for medical and police check.

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Thanks for the advice. Surely we will need to hear from a CO before visa grant time if we haven't done the medicals & police check though?

 

I'm not too worried about the waiting times at the moment because we don't want to put our house on the market until spring time anyway. However, it's just the peace of mind to know I will be granted the visa! I would say I'm somewhere in between straight forward and complicated!

 

I had my medical and police check done pretty much as soon as I applied, as I don't really do hospitals and didn't want the constant worry of the medical on my mind!

 

As with all the other comments re CO, it's just a waiting game, my CO phoned me once, before approving my application!

 

Good luck......


Application for 309/100 lodged on 9th Feb 2016, Medical 17th Feb 2016, UK Police Check 26th Feb 2016, CO (OH) Assigned 27th April. Visa Approved 20 July

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Thanks for the advice snifter it's much appreciated. That's fine by me because at least we would know the case is being worked on and I'm assuming if it gets to that point and they don't ask for anything else then they are happy with the rest of the paperwork.

 

If they start working on our case though, wouldn't it show up on our online Immi account? - I log on and check it every now and again to see if our paperwork has been accessed and the dates changed.

 

 

You will be asked to undertake those but it may be just a general email and your CO may not introduce themselves or anything, just ask for medical and police check.

Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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Thanks for your reply Mark,

 

So you front loaded your medical and police check then? I did think about doing that but I thought that wasn't advisable? I don't want to mess anything up. Also, if I wait for the CO to ask for them at least it gives me an idea of where my application is at!

 

I had my medical and police check done pretty much as soon as I applied, as I don't really do hospitals and didn't want the constant worry of the medical on my mind!

 

As with all the other comments re CO, it's just a waiting game, my CO phoned me once, before approving my application!

 

Good luck......


Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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Got our visa granted today!! Just under 5 months.. 4 months and 25 days to be exact! So happy to be getting the ball rolling now! :D


309/100 visa submitted: 23 Jun 2016, CO assigned: 21 Jul 2016, Police and medicals submitted: 17 Sept 2016, Visa granted: 17 Nov 2016!

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That's fantastic news! How exciting, I'm really pleased for you :smile:

 

 

Got our visa granted today!! Just under 5 months.. 4 months and 25 days to be exact! So happy to be getting the ball rolling now! :D

Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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Got our visa granted today!! Just under 5 months.. 4 months and 25 days to be exact! So happy to be getting the ball rolling now! :D

 

Congratulations, that's fantastic news! Could I ask out of interest if it's a 309 or a 100 visa?

 

 

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@Alycat would you mind telling us what your circumstances are eg married, kids, how long you've been together etc

 

 

Thanks

 

Got our visa granted today!! Just under 5 months.. 4 months and 25 days to be exact! So happy to be getting the ball rolling now! :D

Spouse visa 309 applied for 23rd September, medicals and police check requested 31st Jan 17, medical 8th Feb, visa approved 10th Feb!!! yippee :smile:

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We went straight too 100. Married 5 years with 2 kids. :)


309/100 visa submitted: 23 Jun 2016, CO assigned: 21 Jul 2016, Police and medicals submitted: 17 Sept 2016, Visa granted: 17 Nov 2016!

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