I am from India, I applied for a Student VISA at INZ Bombay branch on 29th july 2015, it got processed there for 2 months then was ent to IBP New zealand for processing where i was asked to various other details including INZ 1200 form on on Oct 19 . they also asked me to provide solid proof of my funding. meanwhile I left my job as a researcher at ISRO. I am still waiting for my VISA application status ans there is no reply from them its been 4 months already. I was supposed to visit Antarctica for mt research field trip on January and now i think it will get cancelled for an year. I am seen lot of people here facing the same issue. Please let me know what is teh time frame when i can expect the procesing to be done, cause it is really turning into a frustrating issue because i have suffer a huge set back for my VISA in my research work.
Congrats for ur Phd offer .
Regarding your VISA application, It will get approved but may take another 2-3 months,so be ready to extend ur start date further. I'm waiting since june-04-2015. Actually in past, if you have any touch with DRDO, BARC or ISRO then ur process would be dragged long, in particular if u r a permanent employee of these organisation (heard from many of my friends and currently experiencing my self ). BTW, which ISRO center u were working as a researcher?