We had an e-mail from agent which just said:
Your application is in the queue for a Decision Maker. This means there is no further documents required in order to make a decision on the visa, we must just wait for the Decision Maker to get to your application and ‘decide’ it. I will be in touch once I hear further as no timeframes were indicated.
It's a glimmer of hope!
Have I missed something? I was led to believe that the case officer was basically the decision maker. We've also been advised to wait to be assigned a CO before we get our medicals and pcs done but if its possible that some of you 'by-pass' a CO then should I be looking at getting them done just in case we're one of the lucky ones? (yeah right, ha ha. I can live in hope). We lodged our 175 beginning of Nov. The waiting does drag a bit doesn't it!
hi nicky we lodged our own visa on-line 8 feb.
Originally Posted by Nicky
2 days later we got a e-mail to do our medicals/pc/forward documants which we NEARLY have.
If you do this,by time you get a case officer all the work is done if there is no hiccups hopefully.
This is what we have done anyway.
Aint gone with a agent done everything on-line
We did use an agent but basically because we were up against it timewise (we wanted to get our application in before the changes on 1st Sept) and my OH was self-employed and his work history was complicated. We managed to get it all together and sent off in just 6 weeks and I know we wouldn't have managed this without our agent. Saying that, our agent now seems to be stalling telling us not to get our meds and pcs done without a CO as they might get lost in the system whilst waiting to be assigned one. We've got our file reference so surely once completed they'd be attached to our application wouldn't they? Then they can all sit and wait together for a few more months!!
I'm sure it does happen but realistically I wonder just how often they do get lost? Has anyone had this happen to them?
on the175 visa everyone goes through a case officer but if you have already sent in your documents for police checks and medicals there is no need for them to contact you it is passed to a desition maker and who knows how long they will take! if you sent off on paper system before end of aug the case officer does make the desitson. they are being processed randomly at the mo and this has been raised with the dept some people in october have got visas whilst others in aug and sept wait on. so lets see what happen next!