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Gday! Oz/German family (almost) ready to migrate!

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Old 12-02-2017, 12:29 PM
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Gday! Oz/German family (almost) ready to migrate!

Hello everybody!

I just joined the forum to read about other people's experience in migrating to Australia.

We are a little German-Australian family currently living in Germany near Mainz. I'm German, my partner is Australian and our daughter (1) already has both citizenships and passports. (Thanks to a big pile of paperwork. )

We applied for my De Facto Partner Visa start of October, already have a CO and are now waiting for approval.

I'm really uncertain about what to do in the meantime. Will it only take a couple more months? Or should I go back to work and put my kid in daycare coz we'll be waiting for another year? What do you think?

Cheers and enjoy your weekends!

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Old 12-03-2017, 01:51 AM
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the "waiting game"

Dear Ramona 2504,

Yes it is the waiting game at the moment. This is the part where families feel it the most. I lodge partner visa's constantly (both off shore and on shore) as I am a Registered Migration Agent and the service standards advertised at the moment are longer than ever before. This is for 2 reasons;

1) There has been some large scale downsizing in all sections of the immigration department. Yes COST CUTTING. Ultimately the first people hit are the individuals who have lodged applications. The number of case officers are on their way out through natural attrition too.

2) Secondly, applicants who have not provided all the documents will cause significant delay also. It is most Vital to make sure applications are "document ready" when submitting your application. When a case officer is assessing your application and needs more information, you will receive an email for a "Request for Further Information.' The case officer will allow you 28 days from the date you were notified (never go outside these dates otherwise refusal is likely). These RFI's are what causes delay.

so to answer your question, currently 75% of applications are being process in 11 months and 90% of applications are processed with 16 months for subclass 309 off sure partner visa.

Hope Ive assisted you and all the best, it will happen! Its a great feeling!!!!


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