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Old 08-16-2010, 06:05 AM
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Subclass 309 - Visa processing time - AHC Delhi

Hi,

I am making an enquiry regarding the subclass 309 processing times in Delhi. I am an Australian citizen and I married an Indian citizen in India in June.

The timelines are as follows:

1) Married in June, 2010 - 1st Week
2) Lodged application on 15th June, 2010 - All documents except PCC sent.
3) CO assigned - 10th July
4) Original PCC sent on 11th July
4) CO requests for
a) Form 1121
b) More photos of marriage
c) Notice of Assessment from Australian Taxation office for FY 2006-07. The Notice of assessments for 2008 and 2009 were sent with original application.
d) Original Passport
5) Sent all the requested documents on 20th July
6) CO confirms on 31st July that the documentation has been received on 23rd July
7) Now the wait..............?

Can you please provide indications on how long it may take? Though the website mentions that it takes 4 months, it also mentions that it may get processed faster.

Thanks!

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Hi Visaseeker :-)

We got married in April in India. You may be interested in our timeline:

Nationality: Husband Indian

Visa type: Spouse Visa (309)

Offshore/onshore: Offshore Delhi

Date of application: 6 May 2010. Same day I returned to Australia, because my tourist visa expired.

Medicals submitted: Yes

Police check submitted: Yes (24/06/2010)

Date CO assigned: 25/05/2010 (CO requested photographs and Form 80)

Date of interview: 24/06/2010 - Husband attended in person in Delhi. They kept his passport and our original marriage certificate.

Date visa granted: Told the decision will take three to four months from date of application. I'm going to email them tomorrow for an update.

I just noticed, that you had to fill in a Form 1121, which means your husband is on the skilled occupations list. That is great, as it means you must be getting priority processing, ( I think so )


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Hi Skydancer,

I have had cases where people applied in June 2nd week and already got their 309s processed.

Our CO did ask for more information but not yet for an interview. When does the CO ask for an interview?

Also i have been reading some posts regd external ASIO security checks which are predominantly for countries such as Lebanon, Iran, etc. Do you know if applications from India fall under these? Just asking because these checks normally take 6 months alone and the AHC - New Delhi mentions that it processes applications in 4 months.

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Hi Visaseeker :-)

We got married in April in India. You may be interested in our timeline:

Nationality: Husband Indian

Visa type: Spouse Visa (309)

Offshore/onshore: Offshore Delhi

Date of application: 6 May 2010. Same day I returned to Australia, because my tourist visa expired.

Medicals submitted: Yes

Police check submitted: Yes (24/06/2010)

Date CO assigned: 25/05/2010 (CO requested photographs and Form 80)

Date of interview: 24/06/2010 - Husband attended in person in Delhi. They kept his passport and our original marriage certificate.

Date visa granted: Told the decision will take three to four months from date of application. I'm going to email them tomorrow for an update.

I just noticed, that you had to fill in a Form 1121, which means your husband is on the skilled occupations list. That is great, as it means you must be getting priority processing, ( I think so )
Hi Skydancer,

Does filling Form 1121 mean that it gets processed under priority processing?

My wife is the applicant and her husband me is sitting alone here

Have they asked for the original passport from your husband yet?

Thanks!

visaseeker


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Visaseeker, I'd like to know who are these people that got their visas so quickly? There are two people here on this forum that did, but we don't know their personal circumstances. Maybe they have been married for years, maybe they are doctors or wealthy business people, or who knows what .... One of these two did not even need to attend an interview. The other just had a phone interview.

When my husband got his email confirming the assignment of the CO, that is when he was given an appointment for his interview and in that email they also requested the photographs and Form 80, and original of our Marriage Cert, and his Passport.

I have a feeling you won't need an interview at all, or it would already have been mentioned. And if you didn't get asked to do the Form 80, it seems you won't need the external ASIO checks either. Wish you all the best, it's looking good for you


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OOh k! It's your wife that is the Indian!! Well, no need to worry, she will be here soon They won't be doing any external ASIO checking on a female...


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Hi Skydancer,

We sent the Form 80 with the application and then sent the Original Police Clearance Certificate after 3 weeks.

I hope that they don't ask for ASIO checks. Also I doubt if any of the Indian applicants go for ASIO checks since the processing time for the ASIO checks is any ways longer than the total processing time for subclass 309 in New Delhi

Let me know how you go with the reply tomorrow.

Thanks!

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Yes, I was wondering about whether four months would be long enough for external checks. Good that you think they won't be doing that!

I'll send an email to the Delhi AHC asking for an update on our case tomorrow, but it will take them a while to answer. I'll let you know. Meanwhile wishing you all the best. I know what it's like being apart from our beloved ones ...


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Yes, I was wondering about whether four months would be long enough for external checks. Good that you think they won't be doing that!

I'll send an email to the Delhi AHC asking for an update on our case tomorrow, but it will take them a while to answer. I'll let you know. Meanwhile wishing you all the best. I know what it's like being apart from our beloved ones ...
I wish you the very best for the same! Hope you get to reunite with your husband soon.

Awaiting your reply!


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Hi Visaseeker!

Well, I sent an email to our CO more than one week ago, and surprise surprise - no answer! On Monday we reached the 4 months since lodgement date. As you know, they told us it would take between 3 to 4 months, so why is there still no news! Do you think it is unreasonable to get at least one update since the interview, which was in June? We haven't heard anything at all.

This waiting is most nerve wrecking.

Looks like we need to telephone, as our CO clearly shows no interest in answering emails. I do hope that the Indian staff in Delhi work according to Australian (high) standards.....rather than the infamous Indian bureacracy.


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