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Hello,

I am UK citizen married to an Australian. In February 2018 we submitted a complete offshore spouse visa application (including health and police checks). We were assigned a case officer a month later who has only contacted us once to clarify the status of an identity document.

I am a specialist doctor and the hospitals in Australia only recruit at certain times of the year. If I miss the next round I could be unemployed for 6 months or more as I'd like to come to Australia as shortly after my visa is granted to be with my spouse.

Can I inform the case officer about this work situation and what is the best way to do it?
I am worried that we will appear to presumptuous or appear to be rushing the case officer.

Thanks for your help.
 

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I'm in the same boat for a job that needs people in that field and have missed multiple opportunities. Unfortunately it's not enough to speed up a partner visa process.

Feel free to try if you like though. Just don't expect priority processing.
 

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You can try to inform them, but employment is not a considered factor in Partner Visa processing.

Did you look at skilled migration before the expensive slow Partner migration way?
 

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Thank you both for your response.

Unfortunately no.

It seems like the only thing we can do now is wait.
It won't hurt to bring this to the attention of the processing centre, if you could get a supporting letter from the potential employer, emphasising that it will benefit Australia.. It is not likely to have much effect, but you never know, you might get lucky.
 

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Hey, we’re pretty much on the same boat, tried to email the partner processing centre at that time, and just received an automatically generated response and one of the point stated that

“The nature of Partner migration is such that all applications have an emotional or compassionate element. As many applicants are affected by international student fees, loan criteria or employer preferences, requests for priority processing on this basis alone will generally not be considered and no further response will be provided. If your request is approved, you will be notified within 2 weeks of your email.

Any requests for prioritisation should include all information and supporting documentation you consider relevant.

Please note: We are unable to consider priority processing requests for Partner visas lodged less than 2 years ago.”

Either way, won’t hurt to try to contact them. Good luck!
 
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