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chaipyala 9th March 2015 07:29 PM

SMC-Needed advise.....
 
Apllied under SMC category in 2014 (Without Job offer) ...

- EOI selected on July 2014
- ITA received after 3 weeks and submitted with all documents including medical on Sep 2014

Then after 2 months, in Nov application transfered from Mumbai office to London branch and then received a new mail from London stating the time has been changed due to work load and it will take 6 months

But 6 months from which date? EOI selected date, ITA submitted date? or file Transfered date? nothing is mentioned ..Sent a mail and received a same mail format stating processing time has been changed.

Now it's a dead wait, nothing is happening...Its been more then 6 months and just waiting ..........Even don't know case officer has been assigned or not...

Can anyone suggest or have idea what's going on, please help.......

escapedtonz 9th March 2015 08:39 PM

Due to changes in Immigrations operations the file has been transferred to the London office for processing and due to their workload they have informed you the timeline has changed to 6 months.
When applying without a job offer it can and does take many months for an application to be assigned a case officer as the file is not a priority to them (as it has no job offer associated with it).
You have not yet been assigned a case officer and the timeline will be from when the file was received in London, but it is just a timeline and nothing concrete. It is a guide. You could have a CO assigned next week but on the flip side it could be 6 months or more.

There is nothing you can do other than wait patiently and maybe send Immigration Customer Services an email reminder every once in a while although it would be better if you contacted them by phone as always better speaking to someone directly.

chaipyala 10th March 2015 03:20 AM

Thanks for reply..... It means 2 months was wasted...so instead of clearing a backlog they just accepting & focussing on new applications.... this is not good way to work..... . and did they realy answer properly on phone? or just like email they will say same format? ...

escapedtonz 10th March 2015 03:41 AM

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Originally Posted by chaipyala (Post 6629906)
Thanks for reply..... It means 2 months was wasted...so instead of clearing a backlog they just accepting & focussing on new applications.... this is not good way to work..... . and did they realy answer properly on phone? or just like email they will say same format? ...

Yes looks that's way. 2 months wasted. Don't dwell on their operations or processes however much it frustrates as you have no influence on the outcome.

As far as I know they do answer the customer service phone line but then again it is a premium rate service for which they'll earn a hefty income no doubt so it's in their best interest to answer.

bennymangan 10th March 2015 06:35 AM

Dont worry, I lodged in Jan 2014 and still waiting for Case officer reply. So dont worry.

chaipyala 10th March 2015 07:48 AM

ohhhh seriously..... there working procedure is really not good/systematic........

chaipyala 10th March 2015 02:33 PM

@benny: so ur file is in which location?

sabey 10th March 2015 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by chaipyala (Post 6635338)
@benny: so ur file is in which location?

I waited 6 months to be allocated a case officer after submitting my ITA. but then things moved quite quickly and it took 1 month to have my final NZ Immigration interview-now waiting for the decision ! :fingerscrossed:

chaipyala 10th March 2015 04:55 PM

@Sabey: All the best! ur file processed in which location? u r lucky that ur CO assigned exactly after 6 months......

chaipyala 12th March 2015 07:44 PM

month and year
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sabey (Post 6636170)
I waited 6 months to be allocated a case officer after submitting my ITA. but then things moved quite quickly and it took 1 month to have my final NZ Immigration interview-now waiting for the decision ! :fingerscrossed:

So which month and year your EOI selected and then case officer assigned? I am still waiting no updates :confused:


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