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singh_26 30th July 2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky26 (Post 1267762)
Hi singh_26,

Yes, Case Officer is allocated to my file. Thank GOD!!! I was not expecting to hear anything for AHC for the coming couple of months or even more.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the CO's name at the bottom of the email where she was requesting me to get the Medicals done.

Just hope for the best buddy, and keep praying!!! Good things will happen soon.


Stay Positive!!! :fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:

Kind Regards,
Becky

Hi Becky,
Did you received call from CO or just she sent you a mail ???

nannu 30th July 2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky26 (Post 1267729)
Hi nannu,

I tried to update my details but I can only get to the View only link. Can you please update my details. Thanks so much!

Kind Regards,
Becky

The link is in my Signature below.
:)

mohit101 30th July 2013 08:03 AM

Hey nannu or anyone out there, can u pls advise what options I have to get my wife here in Australia as i applied on 9th Nov and final queued on 31st may...have waited for more than 9 months now...have almost loose hope!!! When will I get the Visa???

Becky26 30th July 2013 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by singh_26 (Post 1267770)
Hi Becky,
Did you received call from CO or just she sent you a mail ???

Hi singh_26,

The Case Officer sent me an email with the Acknowledgement Letter of Receiving my Visa Application and the Letter with HAP ID (the Tests that I needed to get done which were only 3) for me to take with me to the Medical Center where I was going to get my Health Check done.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Becky

Becky26 30th July 2013 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mohit101 (Post 1267781)
Hey nannu or anyone out there, can u pls advise what options I have to get my wife here in Australia as i applied on 9th Nov and final queued on 31st may...have waited for more than 9 months now...have almost loose hope!!! When will I get the Visa???


Hi mohit101,

Sorry to hear that you have been waiting for so long for your wife's visa. Its a very frustrating and depressing situation. One thing we all hope for is getting back together with our loved ones. Sometimes the wait is worth it compared to the rest of your life you/we all will get to enjoy with our better halves/soul mates :)

Stay Positive, It'll Come!!

I was going through the DIAC website last night and came across this page which I think is relevant to most maybe all of our cases just because we are from a "high-risk" country. Which involves more checks, more investigation therefore the processing times becomes twice as long.

Have a look at this web page, maybe that will help you keep your hopes up for a bit longer:-
Client Service Charter

Good Luck!!

Kind Regards,
Becky

singh_26 30th July 2013 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky26 (Post 1267783)
Hi singh_26,

The Case Officer sent me an email with the Acknowledgement Letter of Receiving my Visa Application and the Letter with HAP ID (the Tests that I needed to get done which were only 3) for me to take with me to the Medical Center where I was going to get my Health Check done.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Becky

Hi Becky,
I think the might be AHc changed their procedure of working from 1 july as they are sending hap id with the acknowledgment mail..previously this mail used to come from VFShelpline...and applicant's who are before 1 july for them they will follow the same old procedure..but then why not CO allocated to saras712 ??? Confusion.....and Tension

aashmi 30th July 2013 08:14 AM

hello
 
Hello everyone

Finally my first post on this wonderful forum. I really can't claim that am new to this forum 'coz I have been reading and learning from this forum since so many months now. I could relate completely to so many of you..the frustration..the disappointment..the hope..
I got married last august 26th.and my husband is a PR in Australia. He left within a month after our wedding.my file was lodged on feb 27th 2013 and its on final decision queue since may 17th..it seems like an endless wait and am already on the verge of depression..this forum was my only relief..I learned lot of things about how the visa is processed, visa time frame, follow up.

From few days I am in kind of a dilemma.hope u guys can advise or suggest me something.

As we were uncertain about the spouse visa, I applied for a visiting visa on 19th July 2013 and was granted on 26th July.during the call the visa officer told me that it is better for me to drop the visiting visa since my spouse visa may come in 2 months.again she didn't give me any 100% assurance. I got the visiting visa for 3 months and I have booked my tickets for august 17th coz our first wedding anniversary is on august 26th. But am worried that if I go and within few days if my spouse visa comes I will have to come back and it may delay the processing.

What should I do guyz? Looking forward to your valuable advise and thanks in advance.
Also, any information whether the ahc, Delhi has started processing the February 2013 visa applications?

vepesh 30th July 2013 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Becky26 (Post 1267681)
Hi vepesh,

Thank you for your help.
My case officer is Preeti Arora as well. Is she good with updating the applicants?

I applied for my Partner/Spouse Visa on July 19th, 2013 with all the documents which were mentioned on the Document checklist provided by VFS Global.
I was contacted/allocated a case officer on July 24th, 2013. Did my medicals in Delhi on July 26th, 2013.

I have no idea whats going on now. I wasn't contacted by her after the medicals were done or if she received them.

Just in a state of confusion right now as to what the hell is happening?

Hoping for the Best!! :fingerscrossed:

When did your wife apply for her visa? What stage has her application reached?

Please Help!!
Thanks again for your reply.

Kind Regards,
Becky

Hi,
For last one year it use to take 8 weeks for a CO to be assigned. But as you said in your case the CO was assigned within a week. So probably the AHC has changed the way they are working. May b they are asking the applicants to undergo medicals once they receive the application to negate the medical clearance waiting time due to Global Medical blockage which is affecting the applicants.

Upto 2011 medicals were done before lodging the application and it use to take 3months then.

If I was you I would call AHC straight away and ask if my medical has been cleared, normally it takes from 2 weeks to 3 months. If your medicals are cleared online all is well if they are to be cleared by GHO then it will take upto 3 months. In any case you will get your Visa within 7 months.

Email Preety politely asking if she need any more docs and ask if she received your medical, do this every week. Until she sends you an email saying your initial assessment is done.

Hope this helps

nannu 30th July 2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by aashmi (Post 1267696)
Hello everyone

Finally my first post on this wonderful forum. I really can't claim that am new to this forum 'coz I have been reading and learning from this forum since so many months now. I could relate completely to so many of you..the frustration..the disappointment..the hope..
I got married last august 26th.and my husband is a PR in Australia. He left within a month after our wedding.my file was lodged on feb 27th 2013 and its on final decision queue since may 17th..it seems like an endless wait and am already on the verge of depression..this forum was my only relief..I learned lot of things about how the visa is processed, visa time frame, follow up.

From few days I am in kind of a dilemma.hope u guys can advise or suggest me something.

As we were uncertain about the spouse visa, I applied for a visiting visa on 19th July 2013 and was granted on 26th July.during the call the visa officer told me that it is better for me to drop the visiting visa since my spouse visa may come in 2 months.again she didn't give me any 100% assurance. I got the visiting visa for 3 months and I have booked my tickets for august 17th coz our first wedding anniversary is on august 26th. But am worried that if I go and within few days if my spouse visa comes I will have to come back and it may delay the processing.

What should I do guyz? Looking forward to your valuable advise and thanks in advance.
Also, any information whether the ahc, Delhi has started processing the February 2013 visa applications?

Hi Aashmi,

As per the data in the SS, users who’s files were queued for final decision in MAY, have started receiving visas.
You have already completed 74 days in queue and by 17-Aug-13 you will complete 90 days, and by then your visa should be just around the corner.

If I were at your place I would not cancel my tickets and wait till 17-Aug-13, If I get visa by that time, Fly :plane:happily and celebrate the anniversary with hubby :love::love:. If I don’t get visa by then, Still Fly :plane: happily and celebrate the anniversary with hubby :love::love:, stay there for three months, (visa will for sure come by then). Get off shore and take a short trip to some nearby country celebrate the anniversary with hubby, AGAIN :love: :love:, and reenter Australia to validate the Partner visa :focus:

You should decide based on your priorities.

Becky26 30th July 2013 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by singh_26 (Post 1267801)
Hi Becky,
I think the might be AHc changed their procedure of working from 1 july as they are sending hap id with the acknowledgment mail..previously this mail used to come from VFShelpline...and applicant's who are before 1 july for them they will follow the same old procedure..but then why not CO allocated to saras712 ??? Confusion.....and Tension


Hi singh_26,

One thing I've learned from my experience with DIAC/AHC is it is literally "IMPOSSIBLE" to predict what or how they do things. It makes me depressed when I try to think where my file must be now.

Just let it go, try and not think about the file. Easy said than done, but it might make you feel better and you might get closer to your goal quicker without the symptoms of depression LOL :p

Stay Positive!!

Kind Regards,
Becky


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