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Just wondering if we can add a timeline we can all refer to?
Something like this:
Arrive Adelaide: 16/03/09 (Visa 475)
Application for 887 Submitted: Not yet.... next week...(if police checks come back)!
Visa Grant & PR!:
COMPUTER PROBLEMS? PM for cheap rates, no fix = no fee!
Arrived Adelaide - 16/3/09 (Temporary 475), Applied for PR - 16/3/11 (887), Visa Grant - 12/04/2011, Official Aussies March 2014
Zoe and family
Many congratulations! That's brilliant to hear!
I do hope we hear something soon, no change to our status and no contact been made from any CO, haven't a clue what's happening and thoroughly cheesed off but still keeping the faith!
Enjoy your celebrations
Here's our timeline:
Arrived in Adelaide: 15 December 2008 (Visa 475)
Application for 887 submitted: 16 December 2010
CO allocated: 3 February 2011
887 Visa granted: 7 March 2011
Thanks Odette, we're convinced that lots of applications were held up when the Brisbane office closed for those two weeks in January. I would keep phoning and explain you are worried that your application has been lost.
Chris is working a lot of extra hours this week so the earliest opportunity for him to phone DIAC is 9am tomorrow morning. Our status remains unchanged on the online system. He spoke to them two weeks ago at which point they thought it had been overlooked and told us they'd email the department on our behalf but that he should phone back in two weeks if we hadn't heard anything - so tomorrow will hopefully provide some answers.
Did your online status change or did they simply grant the visa without updating it?
Last edited by minkyme29; 08-03-2011 at 09:44 PM.
Hi Odette. Did Chris manage to phone today? Hopefully you have some answers now. I phoned on four occasions and each time was told something different. When you are allocated a CO, you should receive an email from them notifying you of their contact details but we never received anything which is why we think it got caught up or was left when the office shut down for those two weeks. If you are not happy with the service you've had, it may be worth putting in a complaint which you can do through the on-line system.
I'm keeping everything crossed for you.
After all this struggle you have had Odette I think there are many of us on this forum who will be celebrating with you when they finally get to granting your 887 visa. Please keep us posted.
Thanks Zoe and Zoot, it's lovely to have your best wishes and support.
Chris will be phoning tomorrow (I originally meant Thursday) so will hopefully be able to post an update then.
Our circumstances are unusual and that's why we've been somewhat worried. Chris met the work criteria by working two part time jobs spread out over a prelonged period due to the nature of the contracts (one permanent and ongoing/continual and the other casual/sessional teaching at Unisa). We had many conversations with DIAC about this and they assured us that it would all be ok but still this waiting game can only play on one's mind and create doubts.
Will keep you all posted.
Have a great evening :)