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How long do you get once a decision is made? Four months is so quick, I lodged online application bit last night, was only hoping I'd hear by end of year
Do you mean how long until you have to make your first entry to Australia?

Before the first of your Police checks or medical expires.
 

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Yes, sorry for lack of clarity.
You pass everything in, you get your police checks and health check and finally you get word you've been granted - how long do they generally give you to sort yourself to move/enter Australia with your partner visa?
 

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Yes, sorry for lack of clarity.
You pass everything in, you get your police checks and health check and finally you get word you've been granted - how long do they generally give you to sort yourself to move/enter Australia with your partner visa?
The first entry has to be before your first police check or medical expires. So depending on when you got you medical/PC, that'll be your last date of arrival (12 months from date on document). If you want to make sure you have more time, don't do submit your police check(s) and or medical at the beginning. Wait until they ask for it, and get it then.

In my case for example, I submitted the PCs about 3 months after I applied and waited for them to request the medical. First police check expires in mid-Nov 2017, therefore that would be my deadline to enter Australia. However, if you need more time to sort you move, you can just fly to Aus for a holiday to activate your visa and then go back to Canada to do whatever you need to do (finish work, organise the move etc)
 

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Hey, may i ask what your situation with your partner was to be granted the subclass 100 straight away? I have been with my Australian partner for five years but not married, lived together for plus three years. I have not had any mention of it being put straight to 100 at all...
 

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Hey, may i ask what your situation with your partner was to be granted the subclass 100 straight away? I have been with my Australian partner for five years but not married, lived together for plus three years. I have not had any mention of it being put straight to 100 at all...
Usually when the (committed aspect of the) relationship is over three years long it goes straight to 100, as stated on border.gov.au

Long term relationship

If you have been in a long term relationship with your partner, your permanent Partner visa (subclass 100) will be granted immediately after the temporary Partner visa (subclass 309).

Long term relationship

We consider you have been in a long term relationship if, at the time you lodged your application, you had been with your partner for either:

three years or more
two years or more and you and your partner have a dependent child of your relationship.

You will need to provide documents that show you have been in your relationship for this length of time and if applicable, that you have a dependent child.
 

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Granted Partner 100

Hey everyone! Just thought i would share some great news. I got granted my partner visa subclass 309 and then one minute later subclass 100 after just 2 months and 1 day!! I am over the moon and wish you all the best of luck with your applications! I hope they are as speedy as mine :)
 

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Wow, that's amazing! Congratulations :D - very happy for you! That is an superfast turnaround!
Hope ours is as fast as that (once we actually get to lodging it :rolleyes: )
 

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The Berlin Embassy has a visa grant summary table. I thought it might be interesting and helpful to do the same for the London thread.
Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!

2016 Grants

aussiejayuk: visa class unknown, 7 months
deshk: sc309 and sc100, 8.5 months
tjs10: sc309 and sc100, 8 months
Cooper the dog’s family: sc309 and sc100, 7 months
Kaffee: PMV 300, 5 months
Bonanza: sc309, 5 months
colby1980: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Kazazz: sc309 and sc100, 7.5 months
Space13: visa class unknown, 4 months
Castro: sc309, 3 months
Braussie: sc309 and sc100, 3.5 months
JaxsB: sc309 and sc100, 7.5 months
LMH: sc309, 8.5 months
Granty: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Approveduk: visa class unknown, 8 months
EJB: visa class unknown, 6 months
Komertj: sc309 and sc100, 5 months
Visa2016: PMV 300, 6 months
Suzanne87: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
sansush: visa class unknown, 5 months
Zorro: sc309, 5 months
Alban: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months
dmuk: s309 and sc100, 14 months
Cassjayde: PMV 300, 5.5 months
Reshma627s: sc309?, 5 months
BBB: sc309?, 5 months
Trapper: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months
SG: June sc309 and sc100, 5 months
SouthofNowhere: sc309, 4.5 months
Chlorose: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
 

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Hi all - it looks like there are some very quick 2017 approvals! I submitted some additional information requested by my CO at the beginning of the month (within the 3 days stipulated), and all other facets of my application are complete (medical, police checks). We were requested to provide a 10 year address history (both me and sponsor).
Does anyone else have experience of the 'additional information' piece (not necessarily for this type of evidence) and what happens after? Thanks!
 

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Sorry for the delay.

I had a request for an additional statement on countries that I have lived in (last 10 years, more than 12 months). I just supplied the the statement they asked for and never heard of it again. About 1.5 months later I receievd the "please leave AUS, we're ready to grant the visa"-letter.

It's normal that they request additional information if they feel they need more details. You should be glad it was only administrative info and not the request to provide more relationship evidence...

Having contact with your CO within a few weeks of lodgement is very quick (took about 3.5 months for us). Maybe you're in for a quick grant as well?
 

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Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!

2016 Grants

aussiejayuk: visa class unknown, 7 months
deshk: sc309 and sc100, 8.5 months
tjs10: sc309 and sc100, 8 months
Cooper the dog’s family: sc309 and sc100, 7 months
Kaffee: PMV 300, 5 months
Bonanza: sc309, 5 months
colby1980: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Kazazz: sc309 and sc100, 7.5 months
Space13: visa class unknown, 4 months
Castro: sc309, 3 months
Braussie: sc309 and sc100, 3.5 months
JaxsB: sc309 and sc100, 7.5 months
LMH: sc309, 8.5 months
Granty: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Approveduk: visa class unknown, 8 months
EJB: visa class unknown, 6 months
Komertj: sc309 and sc100, 5 months
Visa2016: PMV 300, 6 months
Suzanne87: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
sansush: visa class unknown, 5 months
Zorro: sc309, 5 months
Alban: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months
dmuk: s309 and sc100, 14 months
Cassjayde: PMV 300, 5.5 months
Reshma627s: sc309?, 5 months
BBB: sc309?, 5 months
Trapper: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months
SG: June sc309 and sc100, 5 months
SouthofNowhere: sc309, 4.5 months
Chlorose: sc309 and sc100, 5.5 months


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
mcon3206: sc309 and sc100, 5 weeks
 

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Hello All, some fantastic information on this thread!

I am currently applying for the 309 partner visa.

Progress so far:

APR 17: Submitted application
JUN 17: Request for sponsor police checks
JUN 17: Replied with 2 police checks and request to be exempt from 1 police check do to difficulty to obtain.

Please do continue to share your up to date progress applying from London!
 

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Seems like there aren't many people who applied through London on the boards at the moment... this thread has seen more active times....
Most likely more people go looking for somewhere to get support when the process runs 8-12 months. Those of us in USA are a little jealous of the UK timelines right now! :)
 
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