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I 've been waiting since January 2018 its been 10 months now, My agent hasn't heard nothing from my case officer , Seems china takes longer takes more than 10 months, any update from anyone ?

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I 've been waiting since January 2018 its been 10 months now, My agent hasn't heard nothing from my case officer , Seems china takes longer takes more than 10 months, any update from anyone ?

frustrating

good day
Jay:)
Yes, I also applied in January. The case officer sent us a letter asking us when my wife will leave. We replied.

They then said they unsuccessfully tried to call her. We updated to her Australian number.

They finally called her 2 days ago and said that 4 days in Bali next week was too short and they require 2 weeks offshore to ensure she is "processed".

We told them of our upcoming, but not yet booked, trip to China on Boxing day. Her challenge is that her tourist visa expires 15th Jan and we're having a wedding ceremony in Feb. So they agreed to ensure she gets processed after Boxing day.

So the upshot is despite them not admitting it, she's been accepted and just needs to be assigned the visa in the system.

Maybe the issue is that our Bali trip next week (for resetting her tourist visa) is over a weekend, and they do not process over a weekend.

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Has anyone from China applied in 2018 got their visa? I applied around March, they got in touch with me around April for medical check, and around September they asked for AFP check. Upload both of the documents on time, but haven't heard from them since then. My case is in Guangzhou office I believe. Is there anyone who has the similar timeline?
well, the processing office is not limited in China no matter which nationality you are, I submitted my 309 application on 30 march and paid the application fee only, I did nothing until May when I had my medical check done (got little sick so i had to delay my medical), police clearance, and subumitted all documents around 30 May.
I then applied another 600 visitor visa on family category on the same day in May, then I was granted my 600 abt 2 weeks with no expiry date (this is amazing! but I guess it is automatically expired after my 309 granted).
during the whole process, I got no news from anyone until beginning of Oct, an email from CO asked me to upload my chinese police certificate (I go my previous one issued on April which was expired just one day before.....), so again applied and notaried a new chinese police clearance and uploaded.
no news again until got my 309 granted 3 weeks later in Nov.
 

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Hi I am new to the forum. So glad to find a thread specific for China application . I am in BJ, are married over 10 years and have a child. I lodged 309 last Sunday , uploaded most of documents and now filling sponsor application. I have a few questions.
1) is form 80 a must? A passport photo also needed?
2) where do u arrange the chinese police certificate ?
Thank you in advance!!
 

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Hi I am new to the forum. So glad to find a thread specific for China application . I am in BJ, are married over 10 years and have a child. I lodged 309 last Sunday , uploaded most of documents and now filling sponsor application. I have a few questions.
1) is form 80 a must? A passport photo also needed?
2) where do u arrange the chinese police certificate ?
Thank you in advance!!
1, yes form 80 is a must, as well as ur passport photo
2, just go and apply from police office, then notary it.
 

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well, the processing office is not limited in China no matter which nationality you are, I submitted my 309 application on 30 march and paid the application fee only, I did nothing until May when I had my medical check done (got little sick so i had to delay my medical), police clearance, and subumitted all documents around 30 May.
I then applied another 600 visitor visa on family category on the same day in May, then I was granted my 600 abt 2 weeks with no expiry date (this is amazing! but I guess it is automatically expired after my 309 granted).
during the whole process, I got no news from anyone until beginning of Oct, an email from CO asked me to upload my chinese police certificate (I go my previous one issued on April which was expired just one day before.....), so again applied and notaried a new chinese police clearance and uploaded.
no news again until got my 309 granted 3 weeks later in Nov.
You applied March of this year? how come your police check had expired by October?
 

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You applied March of this year? how come your police check had expired by October?
Yes, I also applied in January. The case officer sent us a letter asking us when my wife will leave. We replied.

They then said they unsuccessfully tried to call her. We updated to her Australian number.

They finally called her 2 days ago and said that 4 days in Bali next week was too short and they require 2 weeks offshore to ensure she is "processed".

We told them of our upcoming, but not yet booked, trip to China on Boxing day. Her challenge is that her tourist visa expires 15th Jan and we're having a wedding ceremony in Feb. So they agreed to ensure she gets processed after Boxing day.

So the upshot is despite them not admitting it, she's been accepted and just needs to be assigned the visa in the system.

Maybe the issue is that our Bali trip next week (for resetting her tourist visa) is over a weekend, and they do not process over a weekend.

Good luck.
That's a good news , congratulations, I think she will get her visa with in 4- 5 business days. I am in Australia with my daughter since April , My visa expires in 17th April 2019 I been told by my agent if i enter before 17 th April to Australia( EX- 07th April 2109 I will have another 3 months to stay in the country which expires on 06 th July 2019) , My partner visa applied in offshore so I cant apply for abridging visa,
 

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You applied March of this year? how come your police check had expired by October?
yup, applied this march.
the police check has only 6 months validity. I applied in april, so when it came to october, the police check is not valid for aus immi under their regulation as it's exact 6 months then.
it took me abt 5.5 months to get my 309 granted after I submitted all documents.
 

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I just checked my police check notary certificate I submitted and it has no 6 month date. Is this the same for every province or its valid for 6 months if it states 6 months otherwise valid for 12?
 

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I just checked my police check notary certificate I submitted and it has no 6 month date. Is this the same for every province or its valid for 6 months if it states 6 months otherwise valid for 12?
nah, it's not written in the police certificate, just the requirement of the au immi. they require the police issued in 6 months.
maybe am wrong with that, but in my case, my co required me to provide a new police certificate exactly after 6 months of my first one (my first police certificate issued in april, and co required me to provide a new one in Oct.).
 

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Success! My wife was granted her temporary residency on 31st Dec. So they do work on new years Eve!

Since we have been travelling a bit in China I only saw the email on the 2nd Jan. She must enter BY 15th Jan as that is when her police check expires, despite our application date being 31st Jan 2018.

So at least my experience gives a guide on the timeline. We didn't use an agent and just applied ourselves.

We noticed that when friends applied for tourist visa from China to Australia directly on the website vs friends using an agent, the direct application was a lot faster.

I'm not deriding agents or their value, but if your English level is very good there is no reason you cannot apply yourself. An agent is not necessary.

Good luck to everyone and happy new year! Xin nian kuai Le!
 

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yup, applied this march.
the police check has only 6 months validity. I applied in april, so when it came to october, the police check is not valid for aus immi under their regulation as it's exact 6 months then.
it took me abt 5.5 months to get my 309 granted after I submitted all documents.
Quenna I got an email request today asking for a notarized police certificate. the request said the police certificate from China I provided is not an acceptable document so I need to provide a certificate issued by a local public notary office.

Thing is I did provide a notarized police certificate from Shenzhen with English translation. I am wondering if they are requesting a new one cause the other one expired as you said after 6 months, or because I didn't get the right one before but I'm not sure which other one to get as I went to the local police office to get the certificate and then took the certificate to the government notary office and got that certified.

when you got your request did it say something similar? or did it actually mention your police check had expired?
 

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yup, applied this march.
the police check has only 6 months validity. I applied in april, so when it came to october, the police check is not valid for aus immi under their regulation as it's exact 6 months then.
it took me abt 5.5 months to get my 309 granted after I submitted all documents.
Quenna I got an email request today asking for a notarized police certificate. the request said the police certificate from China I provided is not an acceptable document so I need to provide a certificate issued by a local public notary office.

Thing is I did provide a notarized police certificate from Shenzhen with English translation. I am wondering if they are requesting a new one cause the other one expired as you said after 6 months, or because I didn't get the right one before but I'm not sure which other one to get as I went to the local police office to get the certificate and then took the certificate to the government notary office and got that certified.

when you got your request did it say something similar? or did it actually mention your police check had expired?
You took the right steps. You can always write back to them and ask.

In our case we had both of our China police checks certified and then translated into English (incl translation of the notarisation). We were processed through the Guangzhou consulate and they allow 1 year validity on police checks.

My wife's chinese police check expires tomorrow which is why she had to enter the country today.
 

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You took the right steps. You can always write back to them and ask.

In our case we had both of our China police checks certified and then translated into English (incl translation of the notarisation). We were processed through the Guangzhou consulate and they allow 1 year validity on police checks.

My wife's chinese police check expires tomorrow which is why she had to enter the country today.
Thanks I did contact them saying I had already submitted a police check in June and to clarify whether they needed a new one cause it was expired, or because the one I submitted was the wrong type of police check. I got a response today from my CO saying they had doubled check the one I sent before and they can still use it. So no need to get a new one at this point.
 

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Thanks I did contact them saying I had already submitted a police check in June and to clarify whether they needed a new one cause it was expired, or because the one I submitted was the wrong type of police check. I got a response today from my CO saying they had doubled check the one I sent before and they can still use it. So no need to get a new one at this point.
Hi I am new here. How did you contact them ? I missed their calls twice and want to return their calls to clarify. But I cannot find their phone number. Thank you!
 

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Hi I am new here. How did you contact them ? I missed their calls twice and want to return their calls to clarify. But I cannot find their phone number. Thank you!
If you don't mind me asking, when did you apply and when did you get the calls? I haven't received any phone calls and I was wondering if they do call interviews for China applicants
 

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If you don't mind me asking, when did you apply and when did you get the calls? I haven't received any phone calls and I was wondering if they do call interviews for China applicants
I received calls last Friday and this Monday. I think they want to clarify something. Because they sent me another email to ask for more info.

I lodged the application end Nov, and completed uploading documents mid Dec before Xmas. They asked for Police cert and medical checkup in mid Dec.

I applied from Beijing. We were married over 10+ with a child.
 
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