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sorry meds done March 08,
had my 3 girls running around while typing!!
I guess we were lucky with our doc, had blood tests back within 4 days.
Visa isn't for a whole year though, its until 22nd Feb 09! OMG so much to do.
Yes, we too applied in August... the 28th so we are totally at the bottom of the 45,000 applications submitted in August let alone the ones in July!!!
I think there should also have been a special support helpline set up for everyone submitting at this time! It is incredible the amount of thought/energy/time/effort/money that has gone in to this process and how frustrating it is - all you want to do is get there and get on with your life but end up waiting and waiting and waiting.... We've been out in Asia since we submitted the visa thinking that we'd be there by now! We can't stay out here any longer so we're off to Australia minus visa! We'll just have to get out quick on the visa grant day - whenever the visa gods decide this will happen!
Much empathy for all July/Aug Applicants!
ps... Meds done in Malaysia... everything done in half a day, bloods back in 2 hours! Amazing service and all for 29quid!!!
Hi Amelia and Fred,
We are July 20th applicants and are STILL waiting for our visa! We totally sympathise with you. We have sold our house, left our jobs and were wondering too whether to just go to Australia minus visa and wait for it out there, like yourselves. Don't know how this works though when you are out there.
Sarah and John
Think we must have been one of the lucky ones!! We lodged our application in Aug 2007, acknowledged early feb and was informed 1 week later we had a case officer. We were notified before the end of February that we had been granted permanent residency!!!! When i read the wait others have had I cant believe how quickly ours progressed.
Good luck to you all and hope you all hear something very very soon.
Hi, we sent our application off beginning of July 07, acknowledged 3rd week in July, Case Officer (Jill Oldfield) not terribly communicative or helpful - end of August. Meds done 5th October and visa granted 12th December. Cannot understand why you have had such a delay. I know that there had been a backlog during last summer/early autumn but I thought this had been cleared, especially when our visa arrived just 5 weeks exacly after they received our meds in Sydney. I would be inclined to be contacting your case officer and chivving him/her along. Good luck, hope you hear soon.
hi there, we applied on 21st july 07 and got our case officer early feb08 meds and everything done just the wait to see if we got it, i dont know how long that takes this bit is the worst!