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Old Oct 16th 2008, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by mary1967
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
are you planning on leaving the kids here?
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Old Oct 16th 2008, 5:50 am
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Originally Posted by tiger222
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.
Oh well never mind, you can celebrate together tonight!

Originally Posted by mary1967
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
OMG! So very real!!! Where will you sleep tonight?? This is your last night on BE!!!!

Originally Posted by AshyB
are you planning on leaving the kids here?
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Old Oct 16th 2008, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by mary1967
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
All the best- check in when you can!
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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!!!

Effing Hell. Thats fantastic news. And gold star for the over the top post lol. rReally happy for you. Remember your promise of calling down to see me.
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Old Oct 16th 2008, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by knockoff nige
Effing Hell. Thats fantastic news. And gold star for the over the top post lol. rReally happy for you. Remember your promise of calling down to see me.
Nige

Confess - you did do what we asked. You took a short trip down to Adelaide and got us sorted. Suppose that means we all owe you a beer! Did you go in disguise?
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Originally Posted by jane BK
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Confess - you did do what we asked. You took a short trip down to Adelaide and got us sorted. Suppose that means we all owe you a beer! Did you go in disguise?
Oh yeah that was me. I couldnt leave you guys stranded. If you get stopped at customs, just do the strip search.... it was part of the deal lol. Not to worry though, I'm doing them all personally. Your hubbies can just check out the duty free.
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Originally Posted by knockoff nige
Oh yeah that was me. I couldnt leave you guys stranded. If you get stopped at customs, just do the strip search.... it was part of the deal lol. Not to worry though, I'm doing them all personally. Your hubbies can just check out the duty free.
Hiya Nige, lucky, lucky customs is all I can say!!!

Where's Mary - it's her last day at home before she goes to her holiday place - thought she'd be on here as it's her last chance.

I think Tiger wins the most OTT 'Ive got it' post award for the year! Ash won the most subdued.
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Originally Posted by knockoff nige
Oh yeah that was me. I couldnt leave you guys stranded. If you get stopped at customs, just do the strip search.... it was part of the deal lol. Not to worry though, I'm doing them all personally. Your hubbies can just check out the duty free.
So what do I tell him to get? Any preference - may not be able to deliver it personally but assume if we ask the duty free ladies they could bring them round!
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Hi everyone...got my visa today, now I have to leave the country to get the sticker in my passport, but have waited so long I have to renew the passport first. Anyone know how long that will take? I'd like to spend Christmas somewhere exotic and come back with that lovely pink sticker.
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p.s. WWWT you can't be that far behind as you got a CO shortly after me.
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Originally Posted by mary1967
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
OMG Mary I will be you in 11 days time - it really is hitting home now. Mary if you are not on again before you go hun, have a good trip and pm your new number so that I can call you when we land
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Confess - you did do what we asked. You took a short trip down to Adelaide and got us sorted. Suppose that means we all owe you a beer! Did you go in disguise?
Jane, noticed you are in Farnborough - we are using Airpets at Heathrow to fly our cat, so far very efficient and nice and I have a couple of friends in Oz who have used them too My cat goes there next Saturday and flies on the sunday

Originally Posted by carolinephillips
Hi everyone...got my visa today, now I have to leave the country to get the sticker in my passport, but have waited so long I have to renew the passport first. Anyone know how long that will take? I'd like to spend Christmas somewhere exotic and come back with that lovely pink sticker.
Caroline
p.s. WWWT you can't be that far behind as you got a CO shortly after me.
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Originally Posted by funshine
Hey Tiger - BIG Congratulations - what a night!
It was a wild and exciting night!

I think I managed to catch him while he was working on our VISAS and that's why things went so quickly. As I said, only my information had been changed to met, so he was probably surprised to receive my email. Generally, he probably doesn't receive replys so quickly with most applicants being asleep, I'd guess.
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Originally Posted by carolinephillips
Hi everyone...got my visa today, now I have to leave the country to get the sticker in my passport, but have waited so long I have to renew the passport first. Anyone know how long that will take? I'd like to spend Christmas somewhere exotic and come back with that lovely pink sticker.
Caroline
p.s. WWWT you can't be that far behind as you got a CO shortly after me.


CONGRATULATIONS CAROLINE!!!

YOU HAVE YOUR VISA!!!!
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Old Oct 16th 2008, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by knockoff nige
Effing Hell. Thats fantastic news. And gold star for the over the top post lol. rReally happy for you. Remember your promise of calling down to see me.
Thanks for congratulations Nige! And thanks for the GOLD STAR.

I thought it was an original "got my visa" post. But then again - most people get their CO one day and there VISA another OR no CO just VISA. I had a CO who contacted me. I just happened to answer him while he was working on my file. The timing was truly amazing!
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Originally Posted by Fly Away
Hiya Nige, lucky, lucky customs is all I can say!!!

Where's Mary - it's her last day at home before she goes to her holiday place - thought she'd be on here as it's her last chance.

I think Tiger wins the most OTT 'Ive got it' post award for the year! Ash won the most subdued.
WOW, Mary's last day on BE!?!?! Her departure coming up fast.

Hey, I had VERY UNUSUAL circumstances. Going straight to VISA and having a CO contact you are normal. It's UNUSUAL to have CO contact you and YOU RESPOND WHILE HE'S WORKING ON YOUR FILE!!!
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Originally Posted by carolinephillips
Hi everyone...got my visa today
Congratulations Caroline!

Hope the wait was worth it! Am I right in thinking that you are a December 2007 applicant?
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