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SP40 is an application, i think thats a problem as most of us expect it to be a form, like a PDF form that is filled out and not an application that appears on the applications tab of the immi site..its not a form at all.
interesting and I did not know that as it was different in 2014 when I did applicattion for ex wife . Thanks for info .
 

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Hey everyone, I just got granted my 309 visa, just wanted to share my timeline:
Applied Sept 4th, 2018 from Santiago, Chile, with immigration lawyers
Medicals done in October, no contact from immigration
Visa granted on the 6th of May 2019 (Eight months)
 

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Hey everyone, I just got granted my 309 visa, just wanted to share my timeline:
Applied Sept 4th, 2018 from Santiago, Chile, with immigration lawyers
Medicals done in October, no contact from immigration
Visa granted on the 6th of May 2019 (Eight months)
Congratulations ..👍
My DOL 16-2-18 by agent.. Home country india. Still waiting..
 

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Hello

We applied from outside ( Ottawa Canada)

DOL June 6th 2018
Request for more info 40SP Jan 4 2019
100 Granted on May 4th

Date of first entry no later than August 4th, but flying out next week to activate.

Good Luck to everyone still waiting and I hope for some speedy processing.
 

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hi guys..
any update>??? how many of u r waiting here from india, applied in 2018??
 

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interesting and I did not know that as it was different in 2014 when I did applicattion for ex wife . Thanks for info .
but can you kindly tell me if the questions on the form 40SP are the same as on the old form as of course we can not see them prior to my future wife opening an IMMI account when ready to do the visa process ?? I assume that , under the new spondor
approval PRIOR to submitting the visa application, the huge $7000 fee is not paid at that stage ! we will see in due course I guess .
 

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I’ve been following this post since we applied for our partner Visa back in August 2018 but have never written anything before. Just to give everybody some hope but I will tell you a little story and how our partner visa was approved against all odds.

My partner is 30 years younger than me.

Although I have been separated for over 5 years, I have never applied for a divorce so I was technically still married.

My partner had overstayed for over 3 years.

He went back home in January 2018.

I applied for a divorce in August 2018 which came through in October or November 2018.

We applied for our our partner Visa 309/100 in August 2018 using a migration lawyer.

In December 2018 my partner had to redo his medical which he passed in January 2019.

He’s police criminal clearance expired on 12 April 2019 so he applied for a new one.

On 26 April 2019 the migration lawyer called me at 7 am to tell me the Visa has been granted.

No interviews, no phone calls, just granted.

The 8 months and 10 days of waiting were probably the hardest time of my life. I was losing it with my partner, I was losing it with my kids, I was losing it with my work colleagues, and most of all I was losing it with my migration lawyer even though I knew that she could do nothing about it.

So how did we do it?

Because he had overstayed, he could not get a tourist Visa so I flew there 14 times in the 15 months that he was overseas.

I obtained affidavits from my kids, from my ex, from my work colleagues, from the priest, and even from my doctor who said that I had lost 12 kg in the time my partner was gone.

We had joint bank account in Australia and we opened another one overseas and I kept updating the department with transfers into the bank accounts and shopping receipts and evidence that I was supporting him and his family.

I bought him a car while he was overseas.

My daughter (who is older than my partner) went there for a holiday with her boyfriend but did not like the resort she was staying in so she gave it to his family to stay in while she stayed in another resort. We then sent evidence of that to the department so they could see family interaction.

Of course with our application we sent numerous photos (taken since 2016) with captions of what each photo was about.

Happy to answer any questions because I truly empathise with all who are still waiting.
 

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Happy to answer any questions because I truly empathise with all who are still waiting.
Thanks for your story, but there really is no trick to this or magic bullet approach, its dumb luck and where you are applying from mostly.

I've been waiting over 12 months now and have been married to my partner for 5 years, we have piles of evidence and a shared residence, 100's photos over the 12 years we have known each other.

A very straight forward application with no over stays or other complications...The waiting continues.

Good luck to all - we need it.
 

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Thanks for your story, but there really is no trick to this or magic bullet approach, its dumb luck and where you are applying from mostly.

I've been waiting over 12 months now and have been married to my partner for 5 years, we have piles of evidence and a shared residence, 100's photos over the 12 years we have known each other.

A very straight forward application with no over stays or other complications...The waiting continues.

Good luck to all - we need it.
My partner has been with me for nearly 2 years. We've been waiting since june last year and the stress on the relationship is there. Only because the waiting is just completely unfair. I've supplied hundreds of pages of evidence and photos. Financial support every week, and still no answer. Others which seem to just get it straight away.

We've followed every letter of the law, no violations or overstays, and still no progression.
 

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sorry but maybe supplying too much info is the problem ., eg. so many photos.I saw somewhere that only one or two are needed . I followed that format in 2014 but it took 11 months for ex wife to get the PMV anyway . Who knows what is best when dealing
with government departments !
 

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My partner has been with me for nearly 2 years. We've been waiting since june last year and the stress on the relationship is there. Only because the waiting is just completely unfair. I've supplied hundreds of pages of evidence and photos. Financial support every week, and still no answer. Others which seem to just get it straight away.

We've followed every letter of the law, no violations or overstays, and still no progression.
Although no legal cap on numbers , decisions on applications are pushed into next fiscal year if number for year exceeds the number they can process . But they do not tell applicants that this is reason for delay and keep them guessing and stressed out ! Disgraceful to treat people that way and it has just become a money making exercise I guess.
 

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Granted!

Happy to say that my 309 visa was granted on May 3! We applied in March 2018 from the US (application processed in Chile of all places) when the processing time was 10-15 months, so we came in on the upper end of that. We did frontload police and health checks, but were requested to submit updated ones back in February. Out SP40 form was submitted in PDF on my application. See you all in OZ!
 

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Happy to say that my 309 visa was granted on May 3! We applied in March 2018 from the US (application processed in Chile of all places) when the processing time was 10-15 months, so we came in on the upper end of that. We did frontload police and health checks, but were requested to submit updated ones back in February. Out SP40 form was submitted in PDF on my application. See you all in OZ!
I thought that in practice they did not insist on new police and health certificates and what a pain you had to do that at additional cost . In 2014 when ex wife did her application it was well over 12 months and she was told they rarely ask for new ones . anyway , congrats and now your stress level might drop ( smile ) .
 

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I thought that in practice they did not insist on new police and health certificates and what a pain you had to do that at additional cost . In 2014 when ex wife did her application it was well over 12 months and she was told they rarely ask for new ones . anyway , congrats and now your stress level might drop ( smile ) .
Thanks! Yep, stress levels have decreased exponentially. I think it was a bit complicated with me because I had lived in so many different countries, and by the time they had even gotten to review mine, most of my police checks and health records were already a year old.
 

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I thought that in practice they did not insist on new police and health certificates and what a pain you had to do that at additional cost . In 2014 when ex wife did her application it was well over 12 months and she was told they rarely ask for new ones . anyway , congrats and now your stress level might drop ( smile ) .
Not true. Sometimes if it's only within a few weeks of expiry, they'll let it pass (I know of this happening to a personal friend), but more often than not from what I read on here, they request new ones.

Immigration do warn everyone that police checks and medicals are only valid for 12 months for immigration purposes and that it's best to wait until contacted, so I assume people that do them without being requested know the risk and are willing to take it in hopes of a speedier approval by having a decision ready application. This is what I did and I was prepared to pay the cost to get them done again if necessary.
 

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Not true. Sometimes if it's only within a few weeks of expiry, they'll let it pass (I know of this happening to a personal friend), but more often than not from what I read on here, they request new ones.

Immigration do warn everyone that police checks and medicals are only valid for 12 months for immigration purposes and that it's best to wait until contacted, so I assume people that do them without being requested know the risk and are willing to take it in hopes of a speedier approval by having a decision ready application. This is what I did and I was prepared to pay the cost to get them done again if necessary.
actually it was true in our case as well over the 12 months . Your strategy was not bad but surely the health check is expensive nowadays ? Actually , not a bad idea if elderly or even if not to get a health check BEFORE paying the now HUGE visa fee ! ( smile )
 
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