were still waiting to ,we applied mid august,asked in April to send of police check documents
so your not alone
cant be much longer now,but having said that we are having the nightmare of selling our house at the mo almost 3 months and 2 viewings and so say it's not going to get better,so even if we get visa granted theres no guarantee with the house market the way it is we will get there before the year to use visa is up,my haidresser who emigrates in 3 weeks to Brisbane has had her house on the market since last christmas ended up renting it,but thats not even an option for us;
finding it so hard to get exciited about it at the mo:(
We have no case officer yet. All we have had is an acknowledgement 6th feb. We did medicals and pcc in jan08.
I am addicted to email checking now.
absolutely agree with the dempseys - stalk your agents
i heard the quota was full but this is not true as someone else said people on other sites are having 175,s issued - i was told by my agent that once you have a case officer it is anything from 2-8 weeks b4 getting visa issued
PHONE YOUR AGENTS - YOU ARE PAYING THEM GOOD MONEY
also if you go onto www.british-expats-australianvisatimeline this will give you an idea of how long people wait to have visas issued after being assigned a case officer
very best of luck and keep us posted
just wanted to add that it certainly seems online applications are dealt with quicker than paper ones
Hi there, no you are not alone, we logged back in Aug but were lucky to get our's back in May, but I'm running a thread on PIO at the moment for August people and there are still 21, but two people did get theirs yesterday....
I think you will hear next week come 1st July....
Fingers cross for you
August 2007 Applicants
Thanks for the encouragement !
Yes I do beleive there is SOME truth in this 1st July thing
Yes it is unfair that lots of Sept Oct and Nov applicants got visas before the august ones got a decision !
Yes also it is a shame for our agents who gave us all time scales which are now severely elongaged due to the mass of applicants in August.
Yes its is surely against human rights to treat people like this and DIAC should give us proper timescales themselves and a time limit, as it is not fair to treat peopl in this manner !!
Soo jealous Irish Gal, looking forward to your first proper tale of adelaide.
One of my main worries now after getting there, which flight etc is where DO we stay until we get a rental ???
Good day to you all abd fingers crossed for next week xxxx:)
Spoke to our agent that said some Case Officer's at DIAC have confirmed they will not be granting visa until 1st July
He also reckons our's may have been held up because we changed the kids passports, and that our meds would only have been finalised in May which is when they started slowing down on granting visa's. Just seems like one bl***y excuse after another.
When our's is granted it will have to be validated by 26th Feb as that was the date on the police checks and we were told not to do anything irrevocable like selling the house until we get the visa (although we do have it on the market) so when they finally grant it they are not giving us much time to sell and move, you would think they would have a better system
Ok rant over but be warned I may be back after the 1st July to rant some more
Try waiting 20 months, then you will feel p****d off!
I'm P****d off after 10, so think I would be suicidal after 20
Originally Posted by Mel & Graham
I agree 20 months and i would die !
we started last feb 07 and lodged 17th aug, now in our 11th month !!!!!!
Wish we could just find out next week and get on with our lives.
Anyway its sat night, nice glass wine, nice indian curry made by lovely hubby and fingers crossed for next week !!
Please DIAC us next