I am being very inpatient. (But so fed up and just want to get there)
I am so fed up. We got an email from LCU stating medicals had been processed and we are now waiting for our visa to be granted. I know i am being silly as some people have had to wait a lot longer than us. I get so excited everytime the postman comes and then deflated that the visa has not come. I want to contact the case officer but my wife and mother in law think this would be a bad idea as they may put us to the back of the line. I know they are right, I just hate waiting.
Very inpatient Kris
Chill out and relax. It will happen when it happens. You don't want to go over just yet anyway. Do you really want to miss another glorious summer like the last one????
ha ha, My hay fever is terrible in july so I was hoping to escape before then.
Hi Liz and Kris,
We totally, totally sympathise with you. We have been badgering and badgering our Case Officer about when they think our visa will be decided as it seems to be taking AGES! Eventually got news that my medical is the last thing that needs to be processed (the rest of the family's ones have all been finalised) and they said that would be done by today. After that, they said, we would hear news of our visa 'very soon'. So hang on in there! I'm sure you will get yours soon!
Jan ’07 – Decided we wanted to go and live in Australia!
Feb ’07 – Teaching skills assessment sent off.
Apr ’07 – Teaching skills approved.
May 21st ’07 – Applied for South Australia sponsorship online.
July 12th ’07 – Received sponsorship from South Australia.
July 20th ’07 – Online visa application sent off.
Oct 30th ’07 – Case officer allocated.
Nov 20th ’07 – Medicals done and police checks sent.
Feb 18th ’08 – Medical done for our new baby.
Awaiting our visa ………………………………………………..
waiting for visa
Originally Posted by Liz and Kris UK
Kristian - you get excited - surely not!! Anyway, never forget mother-in-law is always right!
Seriously though it wont be long now and when it does Im sure we will hear the shouting from here! Time to get your own back on the neighbours!
If you sent your visa off in January this year and got a case officer within the month, have everything sorted and are just waiting for your visa then I think you should consider yourself to be in an extremely lucky position. There are so many people on this site including ourselves who have been waiting a hell of a lot longer causing considerable complications and stress.
If you applied in January 07 then change your signature! And I would empathise completely with your frustrating wait. Otherwise get a grip and realise how good your situation actually is!!
Don't be just another whinging pom!!
Hi Amelia and Fred,
As I said in my post I appreciate that people have had to wait much longer than us. However, we did start the process around Easter time last year which I havent put on my signature mainly because as a nurse I have had to have all my qualifications/ references/ certificates sent to oz and back and also register with SA nursing board.
As I am lucky enough to already have a job, the hospital also wish to know when my visa will be arriving so they can enrol me on induction/work rota and organise accommodation.
We dont deny for a second how lucky we are to have this opportunity and for it to have taken so little time for us to arrive at this stage, I think our type of visa and having employment has made a big difference.
We all have to take different routes to the visa - sometimes it takes longer, but we all want the same at the end of the day, it's natural to feel inpatient 'whinging pom' I thought was a bit harsh.
Its was nice to read this to see how excited you are. We received our visa in March, when I had the phone call I didn't react how I thought I would, after months of waiting we thought we would jump and cheer, but in fact me and my husband just looked at each other in fear and some excitement realising the dream was actually now real!! No going back,just onwards to a new life a long long way away, plus I have never even been out of the uk!!!
Good luck, maybe the postman will bring you good news on Monday, remember each day that goes past is one day nearer.
Imagine applying in August of last year and not even having a case officer yet, that's our situation and it is awful. I too went through a phase of waiting for every email and everytime my mobile rang I thought it was our agent with the good news. Now I have had to switch off to the situation and put it on the backburner (really hard to do when there is potentially so much to organise) but I now just get on with the day to day and try to forget about it out otherwise I get soooo annoyed and disappointed all the time.
We kept contacting our agent but in the end it seemed pointless as he of course will contact us as soon as he hears anything. He said that it is often the case that when he informs people that their visa has come through, if they have had a long wait, they are not particularly enthusiastic. I think some of the enthusiasm gets worn down by the long wait but I know that really I can't wait to go!
Good luck, I really do hope you don't have to wait as long as us! You are just like all of us, you have made up your mind, mentally you have moved already and you just want to get out there and start a fantastic new life in the sun. It will happen!