Originally Posted by Lulujim
I sent off my aspc this morning too...that's a massive jump of 13 days..the most it's ever moved. Decided to phone the centre and see what they said about the speed of processing. The guy was really nice but at the end of the day was very non committal and told me it could be up to 4 weeks (although I'm only guessing he says) before they reach our application which was lodged on 29th November.
jeez..four weeks to move 4 days..utter torture. He advised me to use the following forms...
fill these up and then post to
This would then relinqish our agent from acting on our behalf and then it would be over to ourselves. He said he really couldn't tell me anything as my agent is the person nominated. They are utter torture I have to say and are just not bothering to even phone. My hubbie said he'd phone them today and ask them to phone ASPC..how hard is it. If they don't then I'm going to fill in these forms. Everything has been done now anyway...medicals, PC etc. The young guy seemed to think that as long as we adhere to what the case officer tells us and get things to them within 28 days (should they need anything else) then it's not that difficult a process from here on in and he would then tell me anything I need to know.
Still at the end of the day..it's a good thing that it's moving..yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Bye for now... Carol Ann
You understand this better than i do so if our date in question is Decenber 17th 07 then please somebody tell me (even just a guess) BUT when do you predict that we will get that all important phonecall about our 475 visa?
Originally Posted by Lulujim
In weeks could we be looking at more than 4,5,67 or 8 plus??????
I need to get my life into some sort of order all this waiting and stress is starting to get to me and i am once again questioning everything and feeling sooooo wobbly again as this has just taken over our whole life and we are in limbo and can not think about anything else but getting our visa and relocating to Adelaide and it really does grind you down until you become sooooo exhausted with it all that you do wonder "IS IT ALL WORTH IT?" a lot would tell you "YES" but there are others who would tell you "NO".
Anybody else honest enough to admit they feel the same and are in the same position questioning everthing as i am?
Maybe if everthing wasn't one hurdle after another and we weren't made to wait and wait and wait for the dam visa to be sorted i wouldn't feel so drained with it all!
It wouldn't be so bad if we weren't giving up a home that we love and a life here that is actually quite good really!
Plus i have just been told that due to my dad's heart op next week and ongoing treatment for the rest of his life with another op pending in the future he will no longer be accepted due to medical conditions now on any type of visa!Both him and my mum had their dreams set on following us out to Adelaide as soon as we were able to sponsor them so now this is no longer a possibilty and my parents are having trouble accepting this!
When your having a wobbly time anyway NOT what you want to hear!
At the end of the day the reasons we were "hoping" to do this move was for our 4 kids and their futures (but on saying this we will also be leaving our eldest son behind now with our newish unexpected grandchild).
Also doesn't help when your 7 year old is breaking down into tears constantly and does NOT want to go to Oz at all!He loves his life,his school,his friends,his grandparents,his big brother,his new neice and his beloved football team and can't understand "WHY WE HAVE TO GO" (his words)
He hates change of any sort and i keep finding him hiding under the bed in a terrible state as he is really finding it all too much to cope with!
Also got my 9 year old daughter giving me a hard time not sure what she wants now as she too is happy here like her 7 year old brother!Dreading tomorrow as i have found a new home for our beloved pet rabbits and they are supposed to be going to their new homes in the morning!Found myself in tears before cleaning them out and getting everything ready for them to go tomorrow!
For some of you this relocating will be easier than it is for us very emotional people!
I found i was talking to myself before saying if i'm this upset saying goodbye to the rabbits what the hell will i be like when it comes the time to say goodbys to family and close friends!
Do i need to get a grip OR am i normal?
Oh Gill I will not pretend to say I know how you feel its so different for each of us, two days ago we gave away the last of our pets our home no longer feels like our home and I am so unmotivated to keep tiding up, my daughters are also scared you should have seen their faces when I told them our visa has been approved this morning I could have cryed I thought I had talked them round and they were looking forward to it well one is the other two are still scared oldest and youngest. Saying the same thing as your, I just think in 10 years when you want your own home you will hopefully be able to get one unlike your cousins in the UK who probably won't have a chance.
Bless you!You are in an emotional mess also with this relocating to oz!!Family pets gone (as you say your home is not your home anymore)Kids breaking down telling you they don't want to go now or are scared(daren't tell them so is mum).
Originally Posted by julie-ruth
BUT yes you are so right what future is there here in the UK for our kids....Who knows...hence the reason we "think" and "hope" moving them to the other side of the world will give them a better chance!
Such a big move though and soooo far away from what we all know and feel "safe" with!!!
Good luck and i hope it all works out for you and your family!!!!
hello gill am so sorry about your problems at the moment dont know what to say except hang in there that visa's just around the corner hun.
i know its maybe not a good time to ask this but what about a girls night out in the next few weeks say, friday 22nd/saturday 23rd (mary text me y'day to have one soon)
am bloody pissed off myself gill but we wont go into that now, we wanted to have gone by october dont want the kids getting hyped up over christmas, and ave got a feeling if we aint gone by october we will have to stay for christmas so the kids will be with their family still.
am thinking of everyone waiting to get over there hope it happens soon