Congrats Firefly...You know what...the moment they gave your husband a client ID...it means your sponsorship for him is approved....Just wait for the official confirmation.
Thank you. I really hope you're right. What information are you basing this thought on?
I have been particularly concerned over this stage of the process because my husband was unexpectedly laid off his job 2 days after his sponsorship application was received by immigration. I realize there is no financial requirement for the sponsor, but it can't look good to them when they go to verify his employment only to discover he's not working there. :S
I have been excitedly following YOUR progress on the spreadsheet and checked back through all the New Delhi applicants since June 2011. I have a quiet bet with myself that you will have Principle Applicant approval on the 15th of March. What is your guess?
We were told we would receive a decision about sponsorship in the next 2 weeks. I believe the next stage, for me, the principle applicant will take about 2 or 3 months. I am basing this off of the spreadsheets I've read for June11-January12 for Sydney applicants. The shortest time I've seen from sponsorship approval to principle applicant approval (passport returned) was 31 days for the Sydney office, while the Immigration website projects 7 months. So I think as long as there are no snags, the actual processing time for the Principle Applicant is much faster than Immigration projects. You are most fortunate as New Delhi appears to be one of the fastest processing offices around. I wouldn't be surprised if after sponsorship approval, you received Principle Applicant approval within 30 to 60 days, assuming there are no snags in your application.
Thank you alf+jlh
They did not tell us the sponsor was approved, only that we would receive a decision regarding sponsorship within 2 weeks. We were told the sponsor Client ID and that everything looked "normal"... I assume that means there were no notations stating a request of additional documents.
When we have called in the past we've stated that we did not know the exact date the package was sent or received (a bit of a white lie) but would they please check to see if our application has been opened. Some agents are more agreeable than others to be sure. If they won't look up your sponsors name, don't try to reason with them, just call back and talk to a different agent. This has worked for us.