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Hi everyone,

We received our invitation to apply for our visa's, we are wondering now what sort of timeframe are we looking at to getting a case officer issued?

Just seem to be so close but still so far, lol.

Thanks for an awesome forum, lekker to see how everyone works together.

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Heya,

Ours took 10'weeks. Good luck we lodged 12 Novb2014, got our CO 22 Jan 2015.

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Hi there,

Ours took 7 weeks. Lodged at beginning of December, heard from the case officer for the first time on the 21st of January and found out we had the visa on the 23rd January.

Good luck!

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We still waiting for an unabridged BC applied for in May 2014 (only doc out standing) otherwise I'm pretty sure we would have our visa as well. All prayers for the BC welcome

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Hi Beachball,



Here is how it went for us...


  • 29 August 2014- Received our invite today! Hell yeah!!!
  • 10 September 2014- Visa Lodged
  • 3 November 2014- Case Officer assigned!
  • 17 November 2014- VISA GRANTED!!!

Good luck, not long now!

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Thanks for the responses everyone.

Bigvan where you looking at settling?

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Lodged 13 Jan, only been 2 weeks now .... :closedeyes: .... tik tok - LOL

so yes, it does feel sooooooo close, but yet so very very far!

Cant wait :blush-anim-cl:

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Hi BeachBall,

We heading to Bunbury in WA.

My brother in-law has been there for 3 years now and loving it. Will use that as ground zero and take it from there. And yourself?

Vanschoorfamily,

Hang in there. Soon. Hehe the wait is worth it.

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Ya,

And I will have to take Bigvan around and show him some of the fishing spots. The die hard has stomped some of my old haunts in Kosi Bay....retribution is in order!!!

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Hi All,

Submitted to Engineers Australia for the Skills Assessment 10 November 2014

Received Skills Assessment Outcome 23 December 2014

Submitted EOI 12 Jan 2015

Received Invitation 12 Jan 2015

Completed document uploads, medicals on the 15th of Jan 2015

Awaiting unabridged birth certificates (submitted 16 Jan 2015) and police clearance (received by SAPS on 25 Jan 2015)

Not using a migration agent and awaiting my 189 visa.

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We still waiting for an unabridged BC applied for in May 2014 (only doc out standing) otherwise I'm pretty sure we would have our visa as well. All prayers for the BC welcome

Hi Kimmykins, we waited a year as well for a BC. We would still be waiting if we did not go back to Home affairs, escalated the issue three times with two weeks waiting each time. At the end someone on the forum gave us a phone number of an Afrikaans Lady in Home Affairs Pretoria. She stirred things from the top and we had the certificate the next day at Home affairs in Stellenbosch. Now if someone just could give you that lady's number again ...

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Hi Kimmykins, we waited a year as well for a BC. We would still be waiting if we did not go back to Home affairs, escalated the issue three times with two weeks waiting each time. At the end someone on the forum gave us a phone number of an Afrikaans Lady in Home Affairs Pretoria. She stirred things from the top and we had the certificate the next day at Home affairs in Stellenbosch. Now if someone just could give you that lady's number again ...

MMMMM ... could you?

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That would be awesome since I've escalated the matter each week since Oct 2014 with case number and all through the call center at Home Affairs to no avail...its the only outstanding doc!

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That would be awesome since I've escalated the matter each week since Oct 2014 with case number and all through the call center at Home Affairs to no avail...its the only outstanding doc!

Me too. How frustrating! Its my fault that the person did not create my Daughters birth records :angry:

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Kimmykins - Go onto the DHA website. Find the man that is head of certificates and his cell phone number is listed there. Start hounding him. He was rude to my husband telling him he was wasting his time to which hubby replied well you have wasted 8 months of my time! We had the certificate the next day.

We had also contacted the Western cape Provincial Manager of DHA and had been hounding him (nice man). Yu have to start phoning them via their cell phones and be a nuisance. Only way to get it.

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Kimmykins - Go onto the DHA website. Find the man that is head of certificates and his cell phone number is listed there. Start hounding him. He was rude to my husband telling him he was wasting his time to which hubby replied well you have wasted 8 months of my time! We had the certificate the next day.

We had also contacted the Western cape Provincial Manager of DHA and had been hounding him (nice man). Yu have to start phoning them via their cell phones and be a nuisance. Only way to get it.

Kimmykins and I have been chatting on our frustration on our UBC's. So I stole your advise, contacted the guy, who was very nice actually. Said we should sms our details to him. He immediately replied to us with another guys name and nr and said phone him. We did and left a voice mail and sent him an sms. 30 Min later my husband got a call from another guy who said our certificate is ready and we can collect it. This was Tuesday. Yesterday we collected the certificate with no issues and last night at 19:10 the secretary of the Head contacted us to find out if everything went well?

I am still gobsmacked as to how quickly this went after spending months on the phone with the call center ...

Thank you VERY VERY much...now only PCC's outstanding :ilikeit::ilikeit:

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Phew! The relief you feel when you finally have that certificate in your hand!

Glad you caught the man on a good day! Perhaps he was rapped on the knuckles for rudeness....

Either way....yay for you! :D

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Lodged 20 Dec 2014 - Got CO today, only PCC's outstanding , will collect tomorrow and upload over the weekend.

Waiting period for 190's seem to be around 7 weeks :ilikeit: :ilikeit:

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Yes thank you SOOOOO MUCH for your advice. I called Wednesday and picked up my UBC today.....months of frustration settled within 2 days. Sent my last PCC in today as well, so hopefully soon we will hold that dear letter in our hands.

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