DV 2019 Oceania Selectees

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
I'd prefer a solution that allows me to change the interview date, rather than lying to my employer. Keeping in mind I've already requested the date change...
Not what you want to hear, but many of us had to take appointments at dates that were inconvenient and we just made it work, after all it's a life-changing day. You'll still probably be OK with changing the appointment though unless Sydney has totally changed its way of doing things, which I'd think unlikely.
 
Not what you want to hear, but many of us had to take appointments at dates that were inconvenient and we just made it work, after all it's a life-changing day.
There's "inconvenient", and then there's "I'll be in a third-world country with a role that doesn't allow me to just take days off".

You'll still probably be OK with changing the appointment though unless Sydney has totally changed its way of doing things, which I'd think unlikely.
That's my thoughts, but I'm having difficulty understanding why I have had no reply in over 2 weeks, even after following up with a call.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Some of us lived in "third world countries" all our lives before we moved to the US and still made it work, but if your job doesn't allow you days off that's ... a different thing I guess. Again, i presume you'll be ok. If you do end up missing it you can probably beg them to reschedule. After all, it's a first world country with a handful of DV winners, not someplace like Ghana that would be impossible.
 
So I emailed the consulate too early? I have to email them again "4 weeks prior" to when I want to be interviewed.

Generally we cannot schedule visa interviews more than 4 weeks in advance of an interview date. Please email our office 4 weeks prior to when you wish to be interviewed. Please be aware, we cannot guarantee when an appointment will become available, nor can we advise the date or time of when it may be. We can advise that visa interviews occur on Tuesday mornings only.
 

Bob22

Active Member
So I emailed the consulate too early? I have to email them again "4 weeks prior" to when I want to be interviewed.

Generally we cannot schedule visa interviews more than 4 weeks in advance of an interview date. Please email our office 4 weeks prior to when you wish to be interviewed. Please be aware, we cannot guarantee when an appointment will become available, nor can we advise the date or time of when it may be. We can advise that visa interviews occur on Tuesday mornings only.
Yes that what it reads like. Sounds like they can probably accommodate you though.
 

Mijoro

Well-Known Member
I'd prefer a solution that allows me to change the interview date, rather than lying to my employer. Keeping in mind I've already requested the date change...
I meant that technically it is a family emergency in so much as if you can’t make the interview it’s going to be an issue. It’s not like you would be lying to them to go down to be partying etc. Its actually a legitimate reason and I know I’d do everything I could to get there.

It’s great that you have had a response and now can book around when you will be down next. Hopefully they can accommodate for the dates you will be down here. Good luck!
 
Hi,

We are Australian citizens (born here) and on the DV checklist for the Sydney consulate I note that it says an Australian Citizenship certificate is required? Would that be just for people not born here? I note that they are quite expensive and we would need 5 of them!
 
CEAC Site issues:

So my wife and I had our interviews in Sydney on 7th May. That went fine and we got the 'You're approved' Now the CEAC status check has finally updated - but it looks like this:

2019OC8xx 01 SYD ISSUED (that's me)
2019OC8xx 02 SYD READY (that's my wife)

So mine says issued and my wife's has gone back to the pre-interview status of 'ready'?

Hmm - Any ideas? Is this how its supposed to be?

Jim...
 

Britsimon

Super Moderator
CEAC Site issues:

So my wife and I had our interviews in Sydney on 7th May. That went fine and we got the 'You're approved' Now the CEAC status check has finally updated - but it looks like this:

2019OC8xx 01 SYD ISSUED (that's me)
2019OC8xx 02 SYD READY (that's my wife)

So mine says issued and my wife's has gone back to the pre-interview status of 'ready'?

Hmm - Any ideas? Is this how its supposed to be?

Jim...
It's fine. Be patient, in a day or two it will read Issued.
 
Finally caught up with all the posts! Congratulations to everyone who has already been approved and good luck to those with interviews around the corner! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences at each stage of the process - it has been so helpful and interesting to read!!

I have just received my 2NL for July interview in Sydney (10xx). So excited! :)
 
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CEAC Site issues:

So my wife and I had our interviews in Sydney on 7th May. That went fine and we got the 'You're approved' Now the CEAC status check has finally updated - but it looks like this:

2019OC8xx 01 SYD ISSUED (that's me)
2019OC8xx 02 SYD READY (that's my wife)

So mine says issued and my wife's has gone back to the pre-interview status of 'ready'?

Hmm - Any ideas? Is this how its supposed to be?

Jim...
Hi Jim- has it changed now?
 
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