Hi Jesinaus,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.
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.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?