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Hi all,

My partner and I are thinking to apply for a visitor visa but if we apply for tourist visa first and it takes awhile to process and gets rejected, then we will be too late for the sponsored visitor one (too late because we have something planned on a particular date).

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With respect, but this is a fairly pointless question. Generally the time frame is whatever it is at a given processing centre at a given time.

How would it help you, if I told that I had a tourist visa approved in Manila in 3 days and that one at Dubai took 5 weeks to get processed and only after I lodged a complaint. Last year Manila generally took 3 to 4 weeks, who knows what it will be next month?

If you have a partner visa in the system it may take a bit longer, because sometimes they want to have a look first if the partner visa has a reasonable chance of going through.

I do understand what you are getting at, but you can't really draw any conclusions from what happened to someone else and then try and apply that to your own situation.

The best thing to do is to go by the official processing times and allow at least an extra month.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/abou...ards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times
 

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You mention PMV so one can assume you are not married. In that case a tourist visa is her only option unless she has family in Australia.
 

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Thanks Nick. Yes I realise any comments will be subjective, I guess I was just hoping for several responses from multiple people, which may help give a rough idea
 

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If you have a look at the global processing times: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/abou...ards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times you will see that the family sponsored visitor visa takes a lot longer than the tourist visa so you will need to allow for that as well and take into account time to buy fights etc.

I will also mention there was someone this forum that applied for a standard tourist visa and it was rejected, they then applied for a family sponsored tourist visa and it was also rejected. They had a partner visa application in progress. Applying for a sponsored visa does not guarantee you the visa either. It is all about the evidence that you show that they will return to their home country.
 

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Your country will be a big factor, for some it is a waste of time and money others stand a better chance by using a good RMA and some its a walk in the park.
 
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