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Old 01-05-2017, 07:58 AM
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Applied for 309 June 2nd 2016, request for medicals and police checks 30th of August, submitted them on September 7th. Haven't heard anything since then.

Does anyone else have J as their CO?


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Applied for 309 June 2nd 2016, request for medicals and police checks 30th of August, submitted them on September 7th. Haven't heard anything since then.

Does anyone else have Jana as their CO?
I have someone else as my co (don't think you're supposed to say their names here), but am in a similar situation. Applied in the beginning of August and was asked for medicals end of Sep. Did them in October and haven't heard since. I know it had 'only' been just over 5 months but the wait is killing me! Would be ready to move in about a month but not sure whether I should go until the visa is final.

I hope you hear something soon! Do you feel like your case is convincing?


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We have just applied for 309 on 9 Jan 2017! Living in Estonia.


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We have just applied for 309 on 9 Jan 2017! Living in Estonia.

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I have someone else as my co (don't think you're supposed to say their names here), but am in a similar situation. Applied in the beginning of August and was asked for medicals end of Sep. Did them in October and haven't heard since. I know it had 'only' been just over 5 months but the wait is killing me! Would be ready to move in about a month but not sure whether I should go until the visa is final.

I hope you hear something soon! Do you feel like your case is convincing?
I think my case is pretty convincing. I've provided a lot of evidence, and my partner and I were together for 4 years when we applied. I've got two strong citizenships as well, so no reason for me to try to get into Australia for nefarious reasons.

The wait is pretty uncomfortable. We were hoping to move to Australia by April and have a response by now so we might be able to get decent prices on flights and shipping for our things. But the longer we wait the more expensive everything gets. We are so restless!


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Hi all
We applied in Oct 2015 and now it has been almost 16 months since we applied for our subclass 300 visa.
Our CO has asked for some extra details a few months ago and then nothing again - this wait is getting silly now considering it well over the advertised time and we dont get told why...Dont want to put in a complaint as we feel it might negatively affect our case - such a hard place to be...

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I think my case is pretty convincing. I've provided a lot of evidence, and my partner and I were together for 4 years when we applied. I've got two strong citizenships as well, so no reason for me to try to get into Australia for nefarious reasons.

The wait is pretty uncomfortable. We were hoping to move to Australia by April and have a response by now so we might be able to get decent prices on flights and shipping for our things. But the longer we wait the more expensive everything gets. We are so restless!
Sounds so familiar! I cannot wait to move. Have been living apart from my partner due to me finishing uni in holland and my partner having to stay in Australia due to work etc. I graduate in 2 weeks and really wanna move soon.. The wait and not knowing when the visa will come is killing me. Sounds like it could still be a while though.

Anyone have experience with moving before the visa is finalised?


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Anyone have experience with moving before the visa is finalised?
I'm currently in Australia on a eVisitor. I've not done the complete move (most of my belongings are still in storage in the UK), but I'm on the rental agreement over here and I've got a medicare card, so I guess you can say I moved here before the visa is granted.

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I'm currently in Australia on a eVisitor. I've not done the complete move (most of my belongings are still in storage in the UK), but I'm on the rental agreement over here and I've got a medicare card, so I guess you can say I moved here before the visa is granted.
Did you come on a one way ticket? Did they ask any questions as you entered the country?

Did you contact your CO/immigration in general to let them know you'd be waiting in Australia or ask permission or anything?

And I guess you're just planning on flying to Bali or NZ or something when your tourist visa expires or when you get your grant?


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Did you come on a one way ticket? Did they ask any questions as you entered the country?

Did you contact your CO/immigration in general to let them know you'd be waiting in Australia or ask permission or anything?

And I guess you're just planning on flying to Bali or NZ or something when your tourist visa expires or when you get your grant?

Hi Sofie,

no, I booked a return ticket because it was only slightly more than a one-way ticket. Also I knew I had to go back at some point to sort out shipping of my possessions. After a few months I also wanted to go back to see my family and have a break from Australian summer. The ticket I booked is flexible, so depending on visa grant date I would have been able to delay the flight (or take it earlier). I will now take the flight as initially booked, because IMMI contacted me yesterday that they are ready to grant the visa.

At the airport the immigration officer did not care if I had a return ticket or not. I had everything prepared: printed itinerary, bank stements to show that I have sufficient funds, the eVisitor grant letter and the 309 application submisstion receipt from IMMI. He didn't want to see a thing.
When previously entering Australia, I was asked if I'd been before, where I was going, how long I was going to stay, who'm I was staying with etc.
This time we just chatted about the weather in Canberra. He probably saw on his screen that I applied for a partner visa.

I did not have a CO when I flew to Australia. I did contact the High Commission in London to ask if there was anyone in particular I had to notify that I was going to be in Australia and he gave me a long blabla about the rules and condition about visas and how I have to be a genuine visitor to use the eVisitor. Basically everything thats on the website and should be know to everybody (no work, leave after 30 days etc.). The last sentence was something like "Just update your address details via your IMMI account." (Change of addresss form within your 309 application and in your personal details of the account settings). Also when you enter Australia, they will scan your passport. Therefore you should be registered as "in Australia" in their system anyway.

I would have gone to Bali or NZ if the visa had come through earlier, but since I got the notification yesterday, and my return flight to Europe is in 4 weeks anyway, I'll just use that flight to get out of the country and return a few weeks later.

You really shouldn't worry. MANY people go to Australia on a tourist visa while their application is being processed (eVisitor or 600). It really is no problem. You just have to be prepared to potentailly be bored if you are staying with your partner all the time and he works a regualr job. Not being able to work can be quite a pain. For me it's only been 6 weeks since I arrived plus another 4 weeks until I depart, but if you really end up waiting 12 or 14 months....you will get bored being home alone all the time (I guess also depends on where you are and if the heat stops you from doing outdoorsy stuff most of the day).

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