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Tilly & Dean,
When we first visited Oz Sept.2010, we came back and literally started the process from scratch...!!! We spoke to the children and told them what we were planning, but not to worry as it generally takes 15-18 months. While we were busing sorting the TRA, the IELTS Exam and obtaining State Sponsorship from South Australia, it was very quiet, no big fuss, but when we eventually lodged the actual VISA APPLICATION ON THE 14th of April 2011, the children knew that was the day to start the count-off for the waiting period of 15-18 months...!!!
Therefore, imagine our surprise, 28 DAYS LATER, on the 12th of May 2011, when our Visa 176 was granted! Although we were planning our lives around the 15-18 months timeframe, it was great when we got the news! We received so much favour and so many prayers were answered!
Good luck to all still waiting! I suppose every case is different, but never loose hope, as we just pushed forward all the way. Our patience was not even stretched to any limits when compared to some on this forum.
176 Lodged:14/04/11!CO:2/05/11!Meds:6/05/11,PCC's:11/05/11,VISA GRANTED:12/05/11-28 DAYS AFTER LODGEMENT!
Well done with your visa, just put house on the market. I'm just hoping that we don't sell the house get everything into storage and then a problem arises with something and we get declined!!!!!!!!!! I know I'm great fun at parties! I will just keep singing the Monty Python song:) Just a question what happens when you get assigned a case officer, do they make sure everything is in order?