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Old 03-21-2017, 07:39 PM
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New member. Hi everybody.

Hi everyone.
New on here so thought I'd say hi.

Currently in the U.K. compiling all my paperwork for a PMV 300 visa which we hope to submit in a couple of months.
Finding the whole thing overwhelming at times but also found some good threads on here that have answered questions.
I'm sure I will have more as time goes by, and hoping you can all help a little with answers/guidance.

Cheers.

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Old 03-22-2017, 09:40 AM
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Welcome to the forum, been through that process, my advice work off the check list and work through it in stages. When we did it we used 'Application Ready' approach, which basically means it was all submitted at once i.e. medical / police clearance etc. Just work through the check list cross it off as you go, your already ahead of the race by finding the pmv 300 thread. Good luck.

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Old 03-22-2017, 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the advice.
That's pretty much what we are doing. Going through the checklist, filling the forms 47SP and 40SP by hand checking things off as we go. Storing all relevant documents and evidence on the computer.
We plan on getting all certified copies and signed statements signed up a month or so before submitting it all online.
I was going to wait a month or so after submitting the application and then get medical and police checks done. Then submitting them online.
Does this sound like a reasonable approach?

Does anybody know what the processing times are these days?
We think we are a straight forward case so hoping something like 6 months?

Cheers.

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Old 03-22-2017, 10:04 PM
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Hi GARD7480

We lodged our PMV with everything ready to go back in November 2016, so coming up to the 5 month mark.

The frustrating part is absolutely NO communication. The not knowing is the worst.

Good luck, keep in touch and let us know how things are going for you.

Cheers

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Old 03-23-2017, 02:00 AM
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Thanks for the advice.
That's pretty much what we are doing. Going through the checklist, filling the forms 47SP and 40SP by hand checking things off as we go. Storing all relevant documents and evidence on the computer.
We plan on getting all certified copies and signed statements signed up a month or so before submitting it all online.
I was going to wait a month or so after submitting the application and then get medical and police checks done. Then submitting them online.
Does this sound like a reasonable approach?

Does anybody know what the processing times are these days?
We think we are a straight forward case so hoping something like 6 months?

Cheers.
8-12 months seems a more common time frame, although some are done faster. Ours took 8 months.

We did medicals and police one month after PMV submission, and submitted NOIM 5 months after PMV submitted. We told immigration we would arrange it late, while in Australia on a Visitor Visa, during the PMV waiting period, explaining that I wanted my future wife to have a say in who the marriage celebrant was and actually meet them first.
The PMV decision was ready 3 months after submitting the NOIM.

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Old 03-23-2017, 08:38 AM
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Jande is correct,
Ours was about the 10 month mark before approval ( High Risk Country) and didn't hear boo from them, until it was approved. We personally submitted everything together (PMV300), as I was with my wife in the Philippines and thought things might progress smoother. Some do submit in sections due to time constraints / budgeting etc. This was submitted paper form, much more practical to do online. It can also varying in processing time depending on assigned C/O too.

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820 Visa
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Approved: 20.08.15
801 Visa
Eligibility 03.08.17

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Old 03-23-2017, 08:51 PM
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Thanks everyone for your reply. It's quite interesting reading your experiences of the process and how long it has taken different people and how each of you have approached the application process.
I am taking some piece of mind from it, and also hoping our application is straight forward and reasonably quick! Fingers crossed.
Got agree with you all too.....I'm not looking forward to the waiting and not hearing anything!!

I'll keep you up to date on how it goes.....

Thanks again guys.


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Old 11-06-2017, 06:45 PM
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Hey guys, been a while since being on here.... but thought id share the news!
PMV granted..... can only say thanks for the advise when i've asked questions.
Exactly 4 months from submitting the application, and that was including waiting for an american police check by my partner which took almost 18 weeks (applied before submitting, preempted them asking for it). 4 hours after submitting the police check the visa was granted.

Now the next bit.....moving/shipping/finances...... lol.

Thanks again guys.


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