Visa issues for Australia

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Old May 13, 19, 10:29 pm
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We have decided to cancel the trip and rebook elsewhere.

“Once referred to the VACCU, even if not the most appropriate action to be taken is irreversible”

this is what she was told by home affairs during a follow up email. They quoted around 6 months before anyone would even lay eyes on the request and there was no way to request expedited service.

Should she withdraw the visa application or would it be better to let it ride. I feel like she will be approved and we would like to visit Australia at some point.
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Old May 13, 19, 10:37 pm
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I would still do nothing until a few weeks before the flight (depending on the cancellation t&c's - refunds)

It is the same situation for Aussies with a criminal history trying for a USA ESTA/visa. Just wait in the long line.
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Old May 15, 19, 3:17 pm
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Is it even possible to withdraw the application?
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Old May 15, 19, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by CPMaverick View Post
Is it even possible to withdraw the application?
Yes it is. They mentioned that you can send an email to Home affairs to withdraw your application. Maybe they feel some people would rather withdraw then be outright denied and have to check the Denied visa box if asked.
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Old May 15, 19, 6:54 pm
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Yes it is. They mentioned that you can send an email to Home affairs to withdraw your application. Maybe they feel some people would rather withdraw then be outright denied and have to check the Denied visa box if asked.
Maybe, like government workers everywhere, they welcome the opportunity to not have to do something.....



(j/k...but seriously, getting something off their queue is reasonable)
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