donaa2's BLOG

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Not Sure I Can Do This!04 Jan 2012
Nearly nine months in.02 Oct 2011
Secured a rental21 Mar 2011
Second Job interview!!23 Feb 2011
Good and bad days.19 Jan 2011
We have arrived!!12 Jan 2011
We did it!05 Jan 2011
3 days to go !!02 Jan 2011
1 week to go!!29 Dec 2010
2 weeks to go!22 Dec 2010
Three weeks to go!15 Dec 2010
4 weeks to go.08 Dec 2010
Will we ever be ready??01 Dec 2010
To decl02 Nov 2010
Guess What?16 Oct 2010
Waiting patiently.18 Sep 2010
New Schools.28 Jul 2010
Another viewing13 May 2010
Why Why Why?15 Apr 2010
IELTS testing.16 Mar 2010
optimistic!17 Feb 2010
To rent or not to rent?08 Jan 2010
Seasons Greetings.09 Dec 2009
financial advice01 Nov 2009
First viewing!!!03 Oct 2009
Still here!!22 Aug 2009
Not sure what to do next.21 Jul 2009
What a day!!!01 Jul 2009
Just be patient!!23 Jun 2009
The next step.28 May 2009
sooo frustrating!!13 May 2009
Spring!.06 Apr 2009
Why this week??21 Mar 2009
Lack of communication !!26 Feb 2009
can anyone advice please !!!10 Feb 2009
To give you hope.06 Feb 2009
How are you informed?06 Feb 2009
critcal skills list19 Jan 2009
Oh for a crystal ball.........04 Jan 2009
Seasons Greetings.15 Dec 2008
I truly believe !!!!!13 Nov 2008
does any one know?25 Oct 2008
When does this stop ???24 Aug 2008
General query19 Aug 2008
Just be patient!!
23 Jun 2009
Our friend who gave us the advice below has now had her visa granted and our application was updated last Friday with all requirements now showing as met. Hopefully we will hear very soon. How exciting!!!!
12 Jun 2009
A friend in a similar situation to us just waiting for a 176 State sponsored visa with skills on the CSL has suggested that the visa allocation for 2008 for the 176 has been depleted. She seems to think that the 1st July will see loads mores visa's being issued. Here's hoping!!!
05 Jun 2009
I was on the phone till nearly 1am last night after deciding to contact the DIAC by telephone. The E mails that they send don't give you an awful lot of useful information on your individual applications and don't really tell you anything that you don't already know. I thought speaking to someone in person may prove to be more productive, just a time frame would be useful. After hanging on the line for a good 25 minutes I finally got through to a very pleasant operator who got our files up and said ' Yes you have a case officer and you just have to be patient. Your application will eventually be reviewed but the case officer probably has around 300-400 others to look at as well' I thanked her for her help, not that she had really given me any, and said goodbye. What I really wanted to do was to shout down the phone and say that my patience was running out quickly. I didn't though, it was hardly her fault. So I took myself to bed to sleep in preparation for the next however many weeks of waiting. I just hope our file is getting near to the top of the pile. I am beginning to think that every time you contact the Dept they think ' I'll teach them for being so impatient' and put you to the bottom of the pile again. You don't think they would do you? Andrea
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