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  1. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @Honey, I know how you feel, it looks like they are opening new files parallel to old ones, but in the last few days they prioritise 2nd/3rd timers. Either way, we are moving along, and it's a good thing. The smaller the backlog, the quicker they will jump back on February files. I must say, the hardest waiting period is when you still have a virgin file, submitted but not once opened, like yours. And it is getting longer and longer before the first CO contact. I sincerely hope COs speed up soon!!!!!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations Daniel!!! Wonderful news, I can imagine how relieved you must feel! Enjoy!!!
  3. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Guys, apologies, it is taking a bit longer - it seems more complex than I thought. I am figuring out how the website works and will sort out our petition wording very soon, no drama. Just bear with me!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Oh no, what a stupid situation! The first time you sent a police certificate to immi they might have mislaid it and now they are asking for it again. I see one good point here though - they are looking at your file! I hope, it's really good news. Definitely post your hard copies to immi by recorded/tracked/secure mail, so you have a record of it. And you know - once you know for sure they have received your mail, just give them a chase-up call, see what happens. I think this call will be warranted, as you are now way over 12 months wait!
  5. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @Roja, I am from SA and made a note of this email address, will write an email this week. @juilleteap, we can use this information in our petition.
  6. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I think a child born to PR holders is eligible for citizenship. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/life/chil
  7. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, please! It would be great. You can just send it to me here, on the forum, via a personal message? Please! I will put something together. But if we get 2-3 more grants today, do we really need a petition? - [joke]
  8. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations Ata!!!!! Fantastic news once again! COs are on fire today!
  9. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yay!!! In the middle of all the angst and uncertainty we get this glowing news!!!! Congratulations!!!! Great news!!!
  10. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thanks for your trust in me guys, I will draft a text tonight and will post it here. If you are happy with it - we will launch a petition tomorrow.
  11. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    We can use this site: https://www.change.org/ I signed petitions on it before, it seems to be helping. Anyone feels confident to do a text for our petition? Happy to do it, if no-one else volunteers.
  12. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yeah! My grant falls directly on Christmas Day, if you believe 15 months deadline. But on a serious note, this was almost to be expected. The estimated processing times, that are being monthly updated, reflect slowing down of processing in the previous month. So, if they bring in more COs and speed up, we can see waiting time "shrinking" back again in the next estimation. I am not sure if writing an email to the new Minister of Immigration or to the local MP will change anything, but we can try that - collectively, we may just be heard.
  13. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thank you!!! there was another member, Russian lady, who had to wait 18 months despite pretty uncomplicated application... So my guess is - the COs are instructed to keep Russians at bay!!! Never mind.
  14. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thanks Vikky! Going away on a small road trip really really helped! I went to have a look at the Great Ocean Road and did some snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef and it was... GREAT! So as crazy as it may sound, my advice if the wait is getting to you, just hire a cabin in the sticks for a long weekend, better for a whole week. Make sure there is no Wi-Fi and mobile internet! That's the key! It really helps to re-set the brain and heals the wracked nerves. You will feel heaps better.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I have no idea matey, it took me ages to track down my ex and it was pure luck I found his address. After I submitted it - no news. CO may be trying to invite him for a cup of coffee and a gossip? No idea. I will call immi this week...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Honey! No, still quiet... Sorry guys, I was away, wasn't on the forum much. Congratulations to all who got grants!!! @Kaur, @Vikky, Toni So happy for you guys! I feel pain for all who have been waiting for an eternity... Feb applicants are in a painful suspense. Terrible. But we have to be strong, this situation will not last forever, it just can't.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congrats Kaur!!! Happy days!!! Wonderful news, another lonely gap in our spreadsheet is filled. Enjoy!
  18. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, you can.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Vien and welcome, You can let the immigration know and you can go overseas, it will not affect processing time for you, however, if CO picks up your file while you are overseas, they cannot grant the visa until you are back here. They will just assess your application and will email you to say the decision is made on it (in case of direct grant). When you are back on shore, inform COs that you are back and the actual grant will be issued to you after a while. Remember though you cannot travel on Bridging visa A, only on 489 and Bridging visa B. Good luck.
  20. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi mate, I am away on holidays (in Victoria), haven't tried anything yet... I am so annoyed for you, I hope you told immi that THEY have stuffed up and this is the reason why you are still waiting way past the deadline???? I will definitely call immi after the 16th October, when I am back from holiday. PS I was meant to spend this holiday with my sick mum in Russia, but cannot even leave the country... Will give COs a call for sure. @SK10, @ricky21232, @Taha, any news guys?
  21. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congratulations Marlowe!!! This is such great great news!!! Especially, for February applicants (Honey, get ready!!!) So happy for you mate!!!!
  22. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, I guess, we can do this. ? I am not clever enough to do it, hahaha!!!! Anyone is willing to have a go? ?? I will read up on it meanwhile.
  23. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    The spreadsheet was set up and owned by one of the old forum members (she is not on the forum any more). So she has all the editing rights and she is the one who can restrict or grant access. ? We cannot do it I am afraid. I can try emailing her. ?
  24. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Good luck! ? Please keep us posted... We all keeping fingers crossed for you! ?
  25. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Aaaaaa, I understand, sorry, I didn't read previous messages. ? ? In this case, I would assume, more important deadline is when your baby turns 6 months old. You wait till she is 6 months old and then do medical and submit. The line about 28 days in your letter just ignore in this situation, as it is just a standard text. Actually, best thing to do is to call immi and confirm - I am sure they will same the same: wait till the baby turns 6 months and do medical. ?
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