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Hi everyone, I haven't posted here in a couple of months, but just wanted to let everyone know that my partner received his grant last Friday! That is almost exactly 8 months processing time for us from the Nairobi office. He is required to enter by July this year.

We front loaded everything, and received no communication from the department during this time!

Advice - Be patient and it will just surprise you one day!
That's great news!! Good luck to the both of you!! It's certainly heart warming to hear about 309 visa grants.
 

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I would not worry too much about the sponsors status.

Mine for the 820 visa STILL shows "submitted", and that visa was granted in 2016...
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My wife's application status for stage 2 partner visa 100 shows "Submitted" since she applied almost 23 months ago and had no contacts fro Immi since then. I wonder why some application status shows "Submitted" while others show "Received" and is there a reason for each status?

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I just got my 309 visa yesterday. I want to share my timeline with you who has submitted the application.
I applied on March 2018,through Australian consulate in Guangzhou China.
My partner and I have been together for 8 years, and recently got married. We were really lucky got a case officer in April, 2018, did my medical check as well as AFP. And we didn't hear anything till September, that I have to do my Chinese non-criminal documents. And it is long wait again till January this year that they confirm the phone numbers with us, that we were thinking they are going to conduct a phone interview. And waited for another 2 month, on the 1st March, someone called me, asked me some of the personal questions, and 12 days later I got my visa.
Took me a year to get it, and the waiting is long, especially after you hand in all the documents, all you can do is wait. But while you are waiting keep uploading the documents supporting the relationship, this will makes the process a lot quicker in my opinion.
I hope everyone who has been waiting for a long time will get their visa soon!
 

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Hey everyone i got my visa grant, 309 and right after got our 100 Permanent Visa we are so happy it took exactly 11 months to the exact date. no contact from immi, all documents submitted within the first 2 months of lodging our application including police checks and medicals. we are beyond excited all flights are booked and we will be seeing each other in exactly 2 weeks. Thank you to this forum for all your support. Application was processed in the USA
 

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Hi,

First time post.

We submitted offshore partner visa on Jan 25th, 2019. On March 6th I got a request for my medical. I expected to hear that we had an officer first, so was surprised. I am not sure what this means about where the process is.

The medical says it's for a partner type 100 (permanent).

Info about us that's relevant:

Applied using an agent. He is Aussie born and raised. I am from the US. We spent 7 months putting everything together. Applied offshore since we live in Eurasia for work.

We have been married for 9 years and together for 11.
 

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On March 6th I got a request for my medical. I expected to hear that we had an officer first, so was surprised. I am not sure what this means about where the process is.
Many people never get a single case officer. Your application might be looked at by several people, before the grant is finalised.

We never heard from anyone, just lodged everything then got the grant, after an average time.
 

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Ah thanks. I thought that since I heard nothing except the medical request that perhaps they have looked at some things already to confirm that a medical is warranted. Do they just ask when they open it (seems wasteful, if they are going to potentially reject people)?
 

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Ah thanks. I thought that since I heard nothing except the medical request that perhaps they have looked at some things already to confirm that a medical is warranted. Do they just ask when they open it (seems wasteful, if they are going to potentially reject people)?
On our 300 visa, the medical option was given just after we applied. It was an automatic thing. Those who did it obviously didn't get asked later, but those who didn't do it quickly, did get a request for it later.
 

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On our 300 visa, the medical option was given just after we applied. It was an automatic thing. Those who did it obviously didn't get asked later, but those who didn't do it quickly, did get a request for it later.
Thanks. I was hoping for better, but still very helpful! I wish I knew if it was being processed thru the UK or Russia (no visa services in KZ embassy). We would like to find new jobs, but hubby is worried that this would cause problems with the visa.
 

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Hi, I am new to this forum. Wanted to know if the condition for sponsor to be a usual resident of Australia would affect my spouse offshore application. I am Australian PR. After receiving the grant in December 2017, I validated my PR with initial entry in March 2018 and came back immediately to get married in Dec 2018. I am still in India. Wanted to know if anyone with same situation has been given grant or rejected.
 

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I just got my 309 visa yesterday. I want to share my timeline with you who has submitted the application.
I applied on March 2018,through Australian consulate in Guangzhou China.
My partner and I have been together for 8 years, and recently got married. We were really lucky got a case officer in April, 2018, did my medical check as well as AFP. And we didn't hear anything till September, that I have to do my Chinese non-criminal documents. And it is long wait again till January this year that they confirm the phone numbers with us, that we were thinking they are going to conduct a phone interview. And waited for another 2 month, on the 1st March, someone called me, asked me some of the personal questions, and 12 days later I got my visa.
Took me a year to get it, and the waiting is long, especially after you hand in all the documents, all you can do is wait. But while you are waiting keep uploading the documents supporting the relationship, this will makes the process a lot quicker in my opinion.
I hope everyone who has been waiting for a long time will get their visa soon!
Congratulations. I am still waiting for my husband's visa (subclass 309) for the past 18 months. Did the phone interview with Colombo in 20th December 2018 and waiting.
 

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Hey everyone i got my visa grant, 309 and right after got our 100 Permanent Visa we are so happy it took exactly 11 months to the exact date. no contact from immi, all documents submitted within the first 2 months of lodging our application including police checks and medicals. we are beyond excited all flights are booked and we will be seeing each other in exactly 2 weeks. Thank you to this forum for all your support. Application was processed in the USA
Hey! Holy shit. Great news! Congrats.
 

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Hey guys, I know this question is probably extremely broad compared to most but I was just wondering, how did you guys decide if you should or shouldn't use a migration agent? We're applying for a 309 (from the UK) soon as a de facto same sex relationship and I need to make a decision about either finding an agent or doing it all myself but I'm finding it hard to choose.
 

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Hey guys, I know this question is probably extremely broad compared to most but I was just wondering, how did you guys decide if you should or shouldn't use a migration agent? We're applying for a 309 (from the UK) soon as a de facto same sex relationship and I need to make a decision about either finding an agent or doing it all myself but I'm finding it hard to choose.
Hi!
We didn't think we had any complications and once I figured out the format I was going to use (mainly PowerPoint), I felt comfortable doing it without an agent. I asked a few questions on this forum and made sure I covered every aspect in depth. It was A LOT of work!
Good luck :)
 

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Hey guys, I know this question is probably extremely broad compared to most but I was just wondering, how did you guys decide if you should or shouldn't use a migration agent? We're applying for a 309 (from the UK) soon as a de facto same sex relationship and I need to make a decision about either finding an agent or doing it all myself but I'm finding it hard to choose.
It really depends on your case. If you or your partner had any past relationships and if the department needs to be aware of it, then I would suggest to hire an agent as the department will see this as a complicated processing and can take up to 2 years for the grant. Otherwise you can apply by yourselves. From my experience, a straight-forward application takes up to 12 months for processing with up fronted documents.
 

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Online Immi Account

Hi everyone,

I am very new to this forum and I have seen everybody here helps each other a lot. Can anyone tell me if I would be able to register online and create an Immi Account to track my husband's Partner Visa 309 processing time? We used an agent for his application and he won't give the login details to me.

If any of you had experience similar to this, please let me know.
 

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Hi everyone,

I am very new to this forum and I have seen everybody here helps each other a lot. Can anyone tell me if I would be able to register online and create an Immi Account to track my husband's Partner Visa 309 processing time? We used an agent for his application and he won't give the login details to me.

If any of you had experience similar to this, please let me know.
Hello

I have same problem.. I call AHC delhi regarding my status but no reply. And agent do not like to talk about immi. So pls reply anyone who know how to know my immi status..
 

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i've been waiting since July 2018 for partner visa, applied for tourist visa on September but got rejected then again applied for another tourist visa and I got the grant as a visitor which has a month validity not even 3 months,
feels like the immigration is playing with us really. such a waste of money!!
Though I'm going to Australia next week just to meet and
have a month holiday with my partner:)
 

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I have same problem.. I call AHC delhi regarding my status but no reply. And agent do not like to talk about immi. So pls reply anyone who know how to know my immi status..
Tell your agent you need to apply a visitor visa by yourself by logging into your account.. he should then give you the credentials. My agent has given us access to our account.
 
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