Visa Subclass 309

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > General topics > New member introductions

New member introductions Please introduce yourself to other Australia Forum members here. Use this section to tell us a little about yourself and your connection to Australia. Are you new to the Country? Are you currently undertaking the Australian immigration process? Please let us know...

Visa Subclass 309


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-05-2014, 04:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From uk

Smile Visa Subclass 309

Hi There!

Im Welsh and my girlfriend is Australian and we are applying for an australian defacto visa. Our immigration agent has just told us that our application has been submitted to the AHC in London for processing.

We'd just like to know exactly what happens in the process from here and what to look out for?!

Thank You


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 49
Users Flag! From uk

21 likes received
2 likes given
Hi,

My Australian partner & I applied directly to Australia House. From our experience they took payment the day they received the application (so we knew when they'd received it when the money got taken out of our account).

It'll take a few weeks for you to get assigned a case officer, who hopefully eventually emails, they'll ask you to get your police check (if you didn't provide it with your application) and your medicals completed.

The website below shows a list of where you can get your medicals done in the UK.

United Kingdom

Other than that, there's not much to look out for, it's now just a (long) waiting game!

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From uk

Thank you for the reply!

How many days from submitting the application it to when the payment was taken?

Thanks!


Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 49
Users Flag! From uk

21 likes received
2 likes given
We sent it recorded delivery on a Thursday and they'd taken the money either on the Friday or the Monday. No messing about!

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From uk

Sweet! My immigration submitted our application on monday so i should be expecting the money to be taken either later today or tommorow?

Did you encounter any problems with your application? or was the main thing just waiting around...

also when do you get the preliminary decision or do you have to wait until its granted to find out if its been accepted?


Thanks for all your help pal!


  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 49
Users Flag! From uk

21 likes received
2 likes given
Yeah I mean because you've applied through an agent it may be different (did you provide Debit/Credit card details with your application, and then have you paid the migration agent a fee for organising the application??)

No problems with the application so far although it hasn't been approved yet. I emailed our case officer before Christmas to make sure they had everything they needed and she replied and said they didn't need any other information.

Main thing is the waiting. We're approaching nine months since we were assigned a case officer, we've found that just trying to not think about the application helps! Although when it's throwing it down and it's miserable outside and our friends in Australia are posting photos of them chilling at the beach in 34+ degree heat the wait does get annoying.

Re. the decision I think they literally email you to say whether it's been accepted or not, and you have 12 months from the date you got your medicals completed to enter Australia!

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 4
Users Flag! From uk

Oh okay cool!

Yeah i put my card details on the application and all the fees have been paid and we got told it was submitted on monday...

So I'm guessing it should be taken out soon!

Is it hard to keep in contact with the case officer or are they ok and not like robots?!


  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 49
Users Flag! From uk

21 likes received
2 likes given
Yeah like I said, we've literally only ever had contact from the case officer twice; one email to say "I'm your case officer, here's your HAP number (a registration number you use when you get your medical done etc etc" and the second email that I mentioned above.

If your application is fine, there shouldn't be any need for the case officer to contact you and vice versa. And as far as I'm aware they're normal people who are just doing their jobs!

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

Closed Thread

Tags
defacto visa, spouse visa (de vacto visa ), subclass 309; defacto visa; timeline

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partner visa subclass 309 Sanja Visas and immigration 4 03-11-2014 07:21 PM
Help- subclass 309 visa abbyawu Visas and immigration 5 08-31-2013 11:41 PM
Subclass 309 partner visa laurah1302 Visas and immigration 5 08-15-2013 03:05 PM
309 subclass visa hiraj2709 Visas and immigration 1 09-20-2011 11:04 AM
Changing subclass 300 to subclass 309 during the process mcsyl Visas and immigration 2 02-11-2011 08:25 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:38 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com