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Dear Expats,

I searched this forum and find some interesting information about external checks, but I would like to update those information and collect them in one thread...this thread.

I applied for Visa 189 on 10 Sep 2013, and I got CO on 8 Nov 2013.

CO told me that my application is undergoing with external checks with agencies outside DIAC, and that can last for 12 months or more. Also, CO pointed out that those agencies do not provide updates, so DIAC is not able to evaluate processing time.

I found that ASIO and AFP are in charge for those checks.

I would like to ask all of you who got visa 189 with external checks procedure to share your experience and to put your timeline for those checks. How long you have been waiting for them, what your CO told you about it during the process, is there any difference with external checks waiting time if you applied for visa 190, and how you managed to keep yourself patient:lalala::pop2:????

Also, I am intersted is there anyone from Bosnia and Herzegovina on this forum???I curious about their visa processing time.

Thank you in advance.
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