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Old 02-20-2012, 02:57 PM
greekimmi greekimmi is offline
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Originally Posted by greekimmi View Post
Nationality: Greek citizen, Australian wife, living in Greece
Area migrating to: Melbourne
Visa type: Partner visa (spouse) 309/100
Offshore: Berlin office
Agent: No
Date of application: Confirmation received on 17.11.2011
Police check: Submitted with original application
Date CO assigned: 12.01.2012
Medicals & Form 886 requested: 12.01.2012
Form 886 submitted: 24.01.2012
Medicals submitted (via e-Health using HAP ID provided by Berlin office): 06.02.2012
Date visa granted: Pending

My case seems pretty simple: Six years of marriage with two kids (both already Australian citizens) should be a strong proof of a genuine marriage.
Thanks to a post in this forum, I sent yesterday an e-mail to the Berlin office, asking if I could skip over the provisional part of my 309 visa (marriage since 2006, two children). Reply came today, with a VISA GRANT NOTIFICATION of my 100 (permanent) visa. Waiting period was 3 months+3 days. Absolutely satisfied with Berlin office and my CO. Many thanks to everybody posting in here, my best wishes to all of you. Next step --> Melbourne