What a journey - What a story!
We finally got our visa! Hurray!
Here just the final days:
I went to the ASPC in Adelaide on Monday and managed to speak to my CO.
He reminded me of Little Britain as in a "Computer says no" manner.
He said that there still documents missing, but the truth is that we have send them ages ago and again and again.
After a long discussion he agreed to look into it on Wednesday - today.
So I checked up on him and his first words were: "You have to leave the country!"
My initial thought was: What have I done wrong? Did they catch me by not paying one train fare three days ago. I had no change! :-)
Anyway, it turned out that we have the visa now and I have to leave Australia in order to activate it. So one more bungee jump in NZ and back. Thank you CO!
Good luck to all of you who are still waiting for their visa.
(now in Hahndorf, reflecting on the long ride and paying homage to my ancestors with a few pints of Bitburger and a delicious Rinderroulade)