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Hey guys,

Anyone else applied in August on this thread? Only been approx. 2,5 months since we applied, so not exactly expecting to hear anything yet.

Our case should be pretty straight forward I think. We've been in a de facto relationship for over 8 years and have a 2-year-old son together, who already has his Aussie citizenship. Also shared assets etc.
Factors that may cause delay with our application is that my partner, who is the sponsor, was born outside Australia and was granted citizenship by decent (already at 6 months old though). He also has a dual citizenship and has done the military service abroad (cumpulsory here in Finland). Hopefully it won't slow things down too much.
 

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Hey guys,

Anyone else applied in August on this thread? Only been approx. 2,5 months since we applied, so not exactly expecting to hear anything yet.

Our case should be pretty straight forward I think. We've been in a de facto relationship for over 8 years and have a 2-year-old son together, who already has his Aussie citizenship. Also shared assets etc.
Factors that may cause delay with our application is that my partner, who is the sponsor, was born outside Australia and was granted citizenship by decent (already at 6 months old though). He also has a dual citizenship and has done the military service abroad (cumpulsory here in Finland). Hopefully it won't slow things down too much.
Hi Jesinaus,

I applied in August as well, not heard anything either (as expected). We have been in a de facto relationship since May 2016, dating since November 2015... and a relatively straight forward case too. We haven't been together as long as you and your partner, so it will be interesting to see if that has any implications on processing times.
 

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Hi Jesinaus and JessL89,

I too applied in August. Im British, married this year to my partner of 7 years. My wife is Australian born and we have two young sons, both have Aussie citizenship, one by descent (born London), other was born in Aus last year. Shared assets and all the usual shared financial obligations / lifestyle stuff you'd expect in this set up. So id like to think we're straight forward too.

Ive submitted my PCC and medical checks ( (in the hope of a swiftish processing) with the rest of the online app back in Aug. No agent.

No contact at all as yet either but as you say, 2.5months is still early days i guess.

Fingers crossed for us all.
 

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Hi @KoalaB, just submitted my 309/100 visa online (from Scotland so through London embassy). Should have Police Check back in next few days and appointment arranged for Health Check at clinic in Edinburgh next week so essentially submitting a 'decision ready' application like you.
 

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Partner visa sos

Hi there,

If anyone was like me and feels very overwhelmed with the whole visa application then please know you are not the only one. I actually got through the process and my partner visa 309 was issued in just 6weeks from offshore (UK). I then created a blog to help others going through the same process as I felt this was lacking and I desperately needed reassurance.
Please check it out, google partnervisasos

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me on there.
I promise there is an end to it and have a bottle of champagne waiting for your approval!

Cheers,
Cayli
 

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Nice to see so many other people in the same boat on this thread. Keeping fingers crossed for all of us and let's hope someone will get some news from London sometime soon.
 

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Visa granted!

Hi all!
I just received an e-mail this morning saying my visa has been granted in just about 3 months!!!

I'm very excited, but a bit nervous now, since all of it will now become a reality. Now it's time to start the process of resigning from work, selling our apartment etc etc..

Good luck to the rest of you!!
 

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Congrats jesinaus thats a great turnaround time! I will be in the same boat whenever I get my approval in terms of resigning from work and needing to sell my flat - daunting!

Can I ask what are the basics of your situation in terms of length of time you have been with your partner etc? Also - did you submit medical and police check soon after the application was submitted?

Last question - but did your partner take long to submit their application once had the required reference number from yours?
 

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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
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309, 3 months
 

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Timeline

Thank you guys!
My partner and I have been in a de facto relationship for about 8 years and we have a 2-year-old son. Shared assets for several years, many travels, together with each others families as well.

I did submit police checks and medicals in advance, so I'm sure that helped move things along. Although I really didn't expect it to go this fast.

I was also granted a permanent visa sc 100 straight away. Corrected the timeline below accordingly.

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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
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
 

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Flying to Aus during waiting game

Hi everyone,

Ive a question hopefully you might assist with:

Im 3 months into the waiting game for my 309/100 Visa (London). My Australian wife has just been successful in a new job starting in Victoria (Aus), mid January 2018. Whilst im hopelessly optimistic that my visa may be awarded by then, im not sure where id stand in terms of going out there with her and our two sons (Aussie citizens). Essentially, provided i got a return flight so i could actually enter the country, and the usual 3 month tourist visa, plus update my immi account to inform them, what else should i do? Will doing this jeopardise / delay my visa app in any way? Obviously if my visa still isnt sorted at the end of the 3month tourist visa id return. If it is sorted whilst im in Aus, what do i do in terms of finalising the 309/100 if im already in Aus?

Ive already submitted my medical and P/check.

Hope this all makes senses and someone can shed light? Thanks.
 

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Essentially, provided i got a return flight so i could actually enter the country, and the usual 3 month tourist visa, plus update my immi account to inform them, what else should i do? Will doing this jeopardise / delay my visa app in any way? Obviously if my visa still isnt sorted at the end of the 3month tourist visa id return. If it is sorted whilst im in Aus, what do i do in terms of finalising the 309/100 if im already in Aus?
If you're in Aus when they are ready to grant you the visa they will be able to see you're onshore and will email you asking you to go offshore so they can finalise your visa. You don't necessarily have to go back to the UK, you can do short hop to NZ or Bali for a week or 10 days. Let the case officer know before you depart when you are planning to depart and for how long you'll be away. Some people find that by the time they've got off the plane at the other end, they have a grant notification email in their inbox. Other people's take a few days.
 

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Hi tijanaoc,

That all makes good sense to me and is very helpful. Especially the point about not needing to go back to the UK, just off shore for a bit. Thanks so much.

Does anybody know if its best to book a one way flight on a tourist visa in my situation, or should i book a return to UK on a tourist visa and just cancel that flight (NZ or Bali instead) if im awarded the 309/100 whilst there?

.... I just hope i at least have CO assigned come January!
 

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309/100 application end June

Hi, we applied for my partner's 309/100 at the end of June, just before the fees went up; have heard nothing since the acknowledgement. He did the medical and police report up front along with four 888 declarations and a lot of other evidence. I had expected that there would have been a rush of applications before the end of June but are other people experiencing this kind of slow progress? It would seem that some applications are being processed quite quickly, thanks.
 
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