Oopps sorry I missed responding to that. Yes I applied online on 30 Sept 2016 (easy date to remember huh ) If they process in date order, then I hope yours get processed in next 1 hour Anyway, praying for us all here...I heard from my agent that they work in date order..does not matter if you aplied online or with an agent...I just pray it all comes soon for us..when did you apply Selwyn..im hoping I get in in this month.
So you waiting till next month to see if you shall apply for Tourist Visa? What I heard from our friends here is that, applying for a Tourist Visa might help in processing your Partner Visa quicker (that's of course not for all the case!). You might get some advise from your agent..