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Old Oct 15th 2008, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by carolinephillips
When do you fly???
DH flies out on 18 Nov, arrives 20 Nov. The kids and I will fly out 23 Nov arrive 25 Nov. We're excited!!
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by tiger222

WHAT?!?! You MISSED MY ANNOUNCEMENT!!!????


It couldn't have been any louder if it was the VISA ITSELF!!!

YES!!!! DH's MEDS cleared after 21 days at HOC - just like ours!!


So we're good to go!! VISA, Please!!

i read this thread first and then saw your post!...

hey ho - next week visa
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WOW!!!!. Can't believe you are flying in November!!!! Fab!!

Sorry if I missed this but where is it you are heading to???

How long do you reckon it takes them to approve visa once meds are cleared?? Going by the timescales that others on this site have used - Scarily my meds will clear on Halloween!!!!!

Good luck with your plans Tiger you deserve it - hope you are taking your laptop with you!!!! tee hee.
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 8:30 pm
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OMG!!!

We have a CASE OFFICER!!!!!


I checked our status before going to bed. No Change.
Two hours later, I woke to find an email from our case officer
requesting further information (ACS Approval letter)

He asked me to send the ACS Approval letter by return email ASAP.

I immediately went to my "Australia" folder on my computer desktop, attached the PDF file of the scanned document (I swear I had attached it 6 months ago) and emailed it to our CASE OFFICER.

Then logged in to check our status. File states
APPLICANT BEING PROCESSED FURTHER!!!!

I checked the 2nd page and only my information is marked MET

Checked email again...

CO replied that I might be receiving some good news shortly.......

Woke DH to tell him WE HAVE A CASE OFFICER!!!

Went back to bed but could NOT SLEEP!!!!

JUST CHECKED EMAIL NOW........


and

there's ANOTHER EMAIL from my CASE OFFICER!!!

In this email, he states I should check "The Browser"

Logged in to check status

APPLICANT APPROVED!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!
WE HAVE OUR VISA!!!!!


We must enter country by 23 September, 2009 -

NO WORRIES!!!!

Flights Booked - CHECK! (Fly out 18 November, 2008)

Holiday Rental - CHECK! (Reservations Confirmed!)

Our House Rented - CHECK! (Received Deposit Yesterday!)


THANK GOD!!! It's all happening!!!


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Old Oct 15th 2008, 8:35 pm
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wooohoo tiger

all systems go.
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by tiger222
OMG!!!

We have a CASE OFFICER!!!!!


I checked our status before going to bed. No Change.
Two hours later, I woke to find an email from our case officer
requesting further information (ACS Approval letter)

He asked me to send the ACS Approval letter by return email ASAP.

I immediately went to my "Australia" folder on my computer desktop, attached the PDF file of the scanned document (I swear I had attached it 6 months ago) and emailed it to our CASE OFFICER.

Then logged in to check our status. File states
APPLICANT BEING PROCESSED FURTHER!!!!

I checked the 2nd page and only my information is marked MET

Checked email again...

CO replied that I might be receiving some good news shortly.......

Woke DH to tell him WE HAVE A CASE OFFICER!!!

Went back to bed but could NOT SLEEP!!!!

JUST CHECKED EMAIL NOW........


and

there's ANOTHER EMAIL from my CASE OFFICER!!!

In this email, he states I should check "The Browser"

Logged in to check status

APPLICANT APPROVED!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!
WE HAVE OUR VISA!!!!!


We must enter country by 23 September, 2009 -

NO WORRIES!!!!

Flights Booked - CHECK! (Fly out 18 November, 2008)

Holiday Rental - CHECK! (Reservations Confirmed!)

Our House Rented - CHECK! (Received Deposit Yesterday!)


THANK GOD!!! It's all happening!!!



[COLOR="Magenta"]fantastic news congratulations
good luck with your new lives
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 8:49 pm
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Default Re: Sept 07 - March 08 applicants check in thread

Originally Posted by tiger222
OMG!!!

We have a CASE OFFICER!!!!!


I checked our status before going to bed. No Change.
Two hours later, I woke to find an email from our case officer
requesting further information (ACS Approval letter)

He asked me to send the ACS Approval letter by return email ASAP.

I immediately went to my "Australia" folder on my computer desktop, attached the PDF file of the scanned document (I swear I had attached it 6 months ago) and emailed it to our CASE OFFICER.

Then logged in to check our status. File states
APPLICANT BEING PROCESSED FURTHER!!!!

I checked the 2nd page and only my information is marked MET

Checked email again...

CO replied that I might be receiving some good news shortly.......

Woke DH to tell him WE HAVE A CASE OFFICER!!!

Went back to bed but could NOT SLEEP!!!!

JUST CHECKED EMAIL NOW........


and

there's ANOTHER EMAIL from my CASE OFFICER!!!

In this email, he states I should check "The Browser"

Logged in to check status

APPLICANT APPROVED!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!
WE HAVE OUR VISA!!!!!


We must enter country by 23 September, 2009 -

NO WORRIES!!!!

Flights Booked - CHECK! (Fly out 18 November, 2008)

Holiday Rental - CHECK! (Reservations Confirmed!)

Our House Rented - CHECK! (Received Deposit Yesterday!)


THANK GOD!!! It's all happening!!!



fantastic news congratulations
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Default Re: Sept 07 - March 08 applicants check in thread

Originally Posted by tiger222
OMG!!!

We have a CASE OFFICER!!!!!


I checked our status before going to bed. No Change.
Two hours later, I woke to find an email from our case officer
requesting further information (ACS Approval letter)

He asked me to send the ACS Approval letter by return email ASAP.

I immediately went to my "Australia" folder on my computer desktop, attached the PDF file of the scanned document (I swear I had attached it 6 months ago) and emailed it to our CASE OFFICER.

Then logged in to check our status. File states
APPLICANT BEING PROCESSED FURTHER!!!!

I checked the 2nd page and only my information is marked MET

Checked email again...

CO replied that I might be receiving some good news shortly.......

Woke DH to tell him WE HAVE A CASE OFFICER!!!

Went back to bed but could NOT SLEEP!!!!

JUST CHECKED EMAIL NOW........


and

there's ANOTHER EMAIL from my CASE OFFICER!!!

In this email, he states I should check "The Browser"

Logged in to check status

APPLICANT APPROVED!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!
WE HAVE OUR VISA!!!!!


We must enter country by 23 September, 2009 -

NO WORRIES!!!!

Flights Booked - CHECK! (Fly out 18 November, 2008)

Holiday Rental - CHECK! (Reservations Confirmed!)

Our House Rented - CHECK! (Received Deposit Yesterday!)

THANK GOD!!! It's all happening!!!

WTF! - Excellent news! (guess you didn't need to wait until next week!!!!
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Tiger, have congratulated you on the Feb Thread but I will do it here too.........Congratulations
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 11:00 pm
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I can't believe it!!!!!

Fantastic news Tiger!!!


I said you would have a CO today and visa tomorrow - sorry I was wrong about the visa!!
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I can't believe it!!!!!

Fantastic news Tiger!!!


I said you would have a CO today and visa tomorrow - sorry I was wrong about the visa!!
F/A -

I had to tell my husband that I was sorry for getting the VISA date wrong too.

I had told HIM Friday as well!!

And No, I can't just wait and tell him tomorrow. He already saw the grant letter.
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Hey Tiger - BIG Congratulations - what a night!
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Congratulations Tiger. All systems Go,
to tell the truth we go in 7 weeks and im bored! not got much to do, so I might pack my suitcase and just sit and wait!
I have brought some xmas pressy for some friends and sorted daughters 21st party in nov, removals we just have to call and give them a date, take the car to the container and im just going to phone my pension up to see what I have to do,
Good luck sorting out Tiger!
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Originally Posted by jane BK
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This morning - it was a typical BE situation. Husband never normally looks at emails, did this am, bound upstairs, all lights on telling me. Had to run downstairs to see for myself, print off letter (evidence if they change their minds!) and then spend rest of day just .. being. Really odd - the first huge hurdle is over.

Already have couple of animal quotes - but will pm you to check them out if that is ok.

Did you type up your list of to do's - if so I'll have that too. Buying myself a new black and red book to put it all in. At the moment it is a sheet of paper on the table onto which everyone writes their ideas. Luckily handing over my penultimate job so things outside of home should slow down as life inside gets interesting.

First priority = sell house! Will drop price on Friday and keep fingers crossed.

We're going with Golden Arrow, not the cheapest, but up to now they've been excellent. PM me if you need more info.



Originally Posted by carolinephillips
Grats on the visa!!
There are good lists of what to do in the Australia Magazine -can't remember the exact title, but they do a countdown and you tick the boxes off as you do them. You can get it in Tescos or newsagents, it's thick and glossy and has useful articles in it.
I made lots of lists- a what I have to do today list, what I am packing in hand luggage, what goes in the cases, what goes to the charity shop, what goes to family, how much the things you take are worth for packing and insurance etc... I had about 10 different ones, and put the today list on post it notes stuck where I could see them and kept the rest in a file. I also had a separate file of vital stuff like passports, medical notes, insurance, no claims evidence, bank statements, new Oz bank details, where we were staying, flights and tickets, references, p45s etc that were vital for a smooth transition. This went in the hand luggage so it was guaranteed to get there with us.
Hope that helps.
You sound like me

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Sure hope so, Nige. We have our flights booked!
No stopping you now!


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[SIZE="6"]OMG!!!

THANK GOD!!! It's all happening!!!

FAN BLOODY TASTIC!!!!! WHAT A SURPRISE, MADE UP FOR YOU TIGER - AND I THOUGHT I WAS ORGANISED
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Shippers left about an hour ago - it's all gone - just me and my OH in an empty house (kids are both on their last UK sleepover), no going back now
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