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Old 07-28-2019, 12:36 PM
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Hi Magnus, we could spare all these discussion, speculations and incertitudes if Immigration would process visas efficiently. You said that you were shocked about the processing time which I guess you read as 12 to 16 months. Does anyone know why we have this long processing time, other than immigration waiting that you split up or withdraw the request for some reason and then pocketing the hefty visa fees which would be quite illegal in other countries (asking and keeping money without having done any work). Magnus, what is the processing time and visa fee in your country if your Australian partner would wish to move to Sweden? It would be very interesting if we could learn in this forum the processing time for a partner/marriage visa of the countries you readers are coming from??. In Argentina the visa cost US$250 and processing time is about 3 months. Does anyone know any other country like Australia that the process goes through internet direct to Immigration and not through a Consulate? Regards mounteverest


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Old 07-28-2019, 12:45 PM
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Does anyone know why we have this long processing time,
One possibility is due to the numbers of applications exceeding the available grants.

Some are done very quickly, which indicates that applications that are 100% complete with perfect proofs etc, might get processed first.


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Does anyone know any other country like Australia that the process goes through internet direct to Immigration and not through a Consulate? Regards mounteverest
Ours, although submitted via the internet, was still processed at the local Embassy. Figures show most are processed by the local embassy, which also might affect processing times in some countries.


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Old 07-29-2019, 01:11 AM
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Hi all,
New to this forum and it’s been insightful - so thank you. Has anyone here applied via an agent offshore?
I feel most have directly applied via the immi website alone. Could this maybe be a contributing factor to some long delays?
My fiancÚ and I, applied in April 2019 via an immigration officer in Lebanon. He got a request for biometrics (almost instantly) which is apparently normal practice and then the immigration officer requested him to get his medical done in June.
Could it be the immigration requested for his medics to be done or our immigration officer himself has requested it? We haven’t had further documentation requested but I’m confident we’ve sent through more information than necessary for it to be assessed as ‘complete’.


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Old 07-29-2019, 11:32 AM
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Ours, although submitted via the internet, was still processed at the local Embassy. Figures show most are processed by the local embassy, which also might affect processing times in some countries.
You are actually right JandE that visas are still processed in so called processing centres that are not necessarily located in the Embassy of your country or your area but I think (anyone please correct me if they know otherwise) application can only be made by online (by internet) now and no longer be lodged at your Consulate (the consulate in charge of your country if there is no Austrlaian consulate where you live) regards mounteverest


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Old 07-29-2019, 11:33 AM
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Hi all,
New to this forum and it’s been insightful - so thank you. Has anyone here applied via an agent offshore?
I feel most have directly applied via the immi website alone. Could this maybe be a contributing factor to some long delays?
My fiancÚ and I, applied in April 2019 via an immigration officer in Lebanon.
Agent and immigration officer - same? or you mean different people?


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Old 07-29-2019, 11:48 AM
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One possibility is due to the numbers of applications exceeding the available grants.

Some are done very quickly, which indicates that applications that are 100% complete with perfect proofs etc, might get processed first.
Hi JandE, you surprise me that some are done very quickly when it said that processing time is 12-16 months. All our papers were in order and we heard from CO after 13 months for the first time and were advised that the police check was valid 12 months only and had therefore expired (no wonder it expired if they wait that long!!!) Can someone confirm to me that they got the visa much quicker than the processing time stated in the webpage.(I understand there is no priority processing like with AAT) but ministerial internvention might help although I doubt it!!!! regards mounteverest


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Old 07-29-2019, 09:52 PM
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Hi JandE, you surprise me that some are done very quickly when it said that processing time is 12-16 months. All our papers were in order and we heard from CO after 13 months for the first time and were advised that the police check was valid 12 months only and had therefore expired (no wonder it expired if they wait that long!!!) Can someone confirm to me that they got the visa much quicker than the processing time stated in the webpage.(I understand there is no priority processing like with AAT) but ministerial internvention might help although I doubt it!!!! regards mounteverest
When you say 12-16 months, I assume they were the times when you applied.

Immigration are not very clear when they quote those times, when they actually meant that 75% of the previous months grants took under 12 months and 10% took 16 months or more.

Current times are longer, with the June 309 grants being:
75% processed in 15 months ir less. (May was 14 months)
10% processed in over 20 months. (May was 19 months).
Some examples of actual June 2019 Subclass 309 Grants.

Granted after 4 months from UK
Granted after 5 months from UK
Granted after 5 months from Turkey
Granted after 6.6 months from UK
Granted after 8.2 months from Canada
Granted after 8.3 months from Lebanon
Granted after 8.4 months from Lebanon
Granted after 8.7 months from Lebanon
Granted after 8.8 months from UK
Refused after 9.4 months from Lebanon
Granted after 9.7 months from Canada
Granted after 11.4 months from Uganda
Granted after 14.8 months from USA
Granted after 14.9 months from Germany
These were all included in the 75% processed in under 15 months.

Some embassies do seem to work faster than others at times, with the processing.


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