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Old May 9th 2002, 3:32 pm
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Hi to everyone,

Well I phoned AHC London this morning to enquire about our application, the phone was answered by a helpful voice I gave her the file number which she tapped into the computer, and before I could say anything else she said "Oh yes its granted" then there was a silence (while she checked the details) I expected her to say "Oh no..sorry thats a mistake" but she didnt she went on to say that we had until 16 April 2003 to activate the visa, and that was that, we then discussed passports, she told me there was a three week turnaround sending them by post so we decided to go down to London with our passports, at least we'll get to see Aus House which has lived in our imaginations since we applied in Jan 2001.

If it helps anyone whose waiting ours was approved back in the middle of April, the main applicant (Katie) is a registered nurse, so if you've been waiting over 12 months and havent phoned too many times, maybe a polite call might yield some clues for you.

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Congratulations Chris & Katie, great to hear your news

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Old May 9th 2002, 5:07 pm
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Oh FANTASTIC!!

Well done Chris and Katie. You must be Over The Blinkin' MOON!!

Keep us posted and let us know your moving plans!!

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Old May 9th 2002, 6:04 pm
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Chris, Katie,

Congratulations. If you time it right, you'll get two summers. Fantastic news.

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Old May 9th 2002, 6:34 pm
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Thanks to all, I'll keep this site updated as we go along.

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Old May 9th 2002, 7:20 pm
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Chris,

Great news. There isn't a more apt word so here goes 'Congratulations!'

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"Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi to everyone,
    >
    > Well I phoned AHC London this morning to enquire about our application, the phone
    > was answered by a helpful voice I gave her the file number which she tapped into
    > the computer, and before I could say anything else she said "Oh yes its granted"
    > then there was a silence (while she checked the details) I expected her to say "Oh
    > no..sorry thats a mistake" but she didnt she went on to say that we had until 16
    > April 2003 to activate the visa, and that was that, we then discussed passports,
    > she told me there was a three week turnaround sending them by post so we decided to
    > go down to London with our passports, at least we'll get to see Aus House which has
    > lived in our imaginations since we applied in Jan 2001.
    >
    > If it helps anyone whose waiting ours was approved back in the middle of April, the
    > main applicant (Katie) is a registered nurse, so if you've been waiting over 12
    > months and havent phoned too many times, maybe a polite call might yield some clues
    > for you.
    >
    > Chris.
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    >
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Many congrats Chris & Katie, great news at last!

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Old May 10th 2002, 4:20 am
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hey congrats guys! hope i can post the same message in a few months

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Congratulations, that's brilliant.

Good luck with the move.

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Old May 10th 2002, 6:14 pm
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What wonderful news Chris and Katie
May I ask you what phone number did you ring to ask for the information, all I get is the answer phone, giving long lists of things that really can't help us. We were abit dismayed to see three week turnaround for postal passports. We were requested to send my husbands passport back with the extra information they needed, this we did 3rd May, does this mean that he has been granted his visa and it will take three weeks for them to return the passport with the visa stamped in it?
He want's to hand in his notice but without knowing for sure we are in limbo.
Be grateful for a reply, I feel like l'm falling apart, talk about drama queen, once again well done, Oz here we come!!
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Congratulations, it's a fab feeling isn't it?

We went to Oz house to apply for my son's Australian Passport (for some bizarre reason they insist on the person applying coming in person to lodge it...didn't think it wise to send a 2 year old alone from Yorkshire to London, so we went along too!!). Anyway, it's a really nice building, very imposing but highly identifiable by the huge crest of kangaroo and emu up near the roof...cool. Also it is dead opposite the church of St Clements (which actually plays the tune 'oranges and lemons' just before it chimes!!!) and near the court that overturns wrongful stuff (I know I know, I should know it and the name is on the tip of my tongue...but I just can't remember what it's called!!)

You'll have a good day out anyway!!

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Thanks again to everyone for your replies, Lynn Ann, the phone number should be on top of the letter you received when you first applied or on any AHC letters you've got, if you cant find it let me know by e-mail and I'll dig it out for you.

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Thanks for your quick reply. How stupid am I ?? What immigrating does to your brain. Sure enough on top of the letter a telphone number. I will try on Monday. Wish me luck.
Thanks once again.
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Old May 10th 2002, 9:15 pm
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No worries Lynn Ann,

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