My husband lodged his 309/100 application online 26 September 2017, and Guangzhou office requested his health assessment and further documents in Mid-December 2017. Early July 2018, he received a phone interview from Guangzhou office. After that, further information requested (my passport copy and Form 40SP, because I renewed my passport). Still waiting.My husband lodged his 309/100 application online 27 December 2017, and Guangzhou office requested his health assessment and further documents in early March 2018.
We have not heard anything since, and the application status still says "Received" even thought we were contacted by the department through their generic email address.
It is so disappointing to see the processing time went from 13 -19 months (which is bad enough already) to 21- 26 months. Hopefully this will change with the new financial year kicking in.