Taffyowen

When to expect a Case Officer?

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    We submitted our 190 SA VISA application just over 4 weeks ago and have uploaded all documents apart from Police Checks and Medicals. When should we expect a CO? Do they look at whats been uploaded before making a decision to take on your case? We dont want to carry out Medicals and Police Checks yet as my wife is due to give birth in around 4 weeks and cant do X-Rays. This is what we need to tell our CO but until they get in touch I suppose theres not a lot we can do? Thanks - Taffyowen

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    We submitted our 190 SA VISA application just over 4 weeks ago and have uploaded all documents apart from Police Checks and Medicals. When should we expect a CO? Do they look at whats been uploaded before making a decision to take on your case? We dont want to carry out Medicals and Police Checks yet as my wife is due to give birth in around 4 weeks and cant do X-Rays. This is what we need to tell our CO but until they get in touch I suppose theres not a lot we can do? Thanks - Taffyowen

     

    Hi,

     

    Normally it's up to 7 weeks for a CO to be allocated. (Myself and several others are in the 6th week of waiting)

    When asked to do the medicals, inform the CO of the pregnancy.

    He/she will most likely suggest to keep your application on-hold until after the pregnancy.

    If you are lucky maybe he/she will allow to skip the X-ray, but I doubt it.

     

    Hope this helps

     

    Good luck

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    Thanks, yes thats reassuring. Based on that you have your PCC and Medicals completed, how quickly would you then expect a VISA once the CO has been in touch? Taffyowen

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    Thanks, yes thats reassuring. Based on that you have your PCC and Medicals completed, how quickly would you then expect a VISA once the CO has been in touch? Taffyowen

     

    Well, it depends on how much additional documentation is requested. From what I heard it can go very quickly if your application is pretty complete.

    I've read cases where the grant was provided the day after allocation, others needed a week or sometimes two to finalize.

     

    In my case, if they ask additional documents, I need to get those translated by an official translator, and that takes more time.

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    Thats good to know too. As we will have a new baby we are trying to visit in December on holiday whilst my wife in on maternity leave to look at areas to live which i understand will activate our VISAS. We were in Australia 16 months ago but I haven't been to Adelaide since 2000. Once we return to the UK we can start planning and look at making the move permanent...

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    Guest LadyBug

    I have received mail from my CO 2 months after lodging my application. During that time there were holidays though. He requested only for our medicals.

    Our medicals are on their way (our panel doctor is not using eMedical system) and they should be there this week. Will let you know when we get our visa.

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    Guest LadyBug

    Good luck to you, too. Especially with your new baby. :)

    Our initial plan was to move in November. To get two summers in a row. :wink:

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