How long for Case Officer?
Can any of you guys tell me how long you waited for a Case Officer after lodging online please?
We lodged 01.10.08 and have already front loaded Police Checks, meds are booked for end of month and will be done by mid Novemember.
When can we realistically expect to get a Case Officer and when we do get one, what is the procedure?
Thanks all, am becoming impatient and I am only 3 weeks in, heaven help me in the coming weeks. I want to be in Adelaide by Feb/March and everything else is set to go.
Might need to contact Martin and Vals mum to help me out a bit here!!!!!!
Any miracle workers, crystal ball readers and psychics please pm me!!!!
Mandy What visa have you applied for?
I think it depends on the visa as to how long you get allocated a CO.
175 visa. I know I am clutching at straws but employer wants us there by March yikes!!!
You can see our timeline and ours was pretty straigtforward. We were allocated a CO in Jan 08, went for meds on Valentine's Day (very romantic having a HIV test on Valentine's Day!!!lol) and we didn't hear a thing until 27th Aug despite sending numerous emails to CO, then got confirmation from another person not our CO.
But don't be disheartened by our timescales as some others have been granted a 175 in a quicker time.
Thanks Caroline, hope ours is quicker, we just want to catch the plane!
I'm 7 weeks in and going mad. Counting the days since I lodged, its crazy!
Hope you get a case officer soon! Were the medicals daunting or nothing to be scared about?
We lodged our 475 visa in Feb 08 just got case officer 31/10/08
Love the pink car. Just a thought about your app. Does the immigration dept know you have a job offer with a firm start date - this can somtetimes help speed things up. Maybe up-load a job offer letter into your application. Also, is it not possible for your employer to sponsor you out on a 457 temporary visa, whilst your 175 is being processed in the background - that could be another way of getting you out here sooner with a visa that allows you to work. It can't hurt to ask.
Good luck, Karen
PS. How's Leigh these days? I'm from little old Horwich, but been in Adelaide since 1990.
We applied for our 175 online on the 11/04/08 and had meds and police checks done in September, and we are still waiting for a case officer!!! There have been people on poms in oz who applied after us and have their visas already. I think it is a bit of a lottery really!!!
That makes us feel better... beginning to think it would take forever. It might for us I suppose but as long as some are being processed they may get to us eventually!