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Hi

Is there anyone from South Africa waiting for Partner Visas.
 

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@selwyns where did you lodge yours. I'm Australian my husband is based in capetown
I've lodged online (I'm from Mauritius). I was told by Aus Embassy here in Mauritius (before I apply for PMV) that they do not process Family Visa and that I should lodge in Pretoria or online. Therefore I lodged online, which I assume has gone to Pretoria. In previous Aus Embassy Pretoria website (4-5 months back), they said SA Citizen PMV/Partner Visa shall be processed within 3-6 months while Non SA Citizen within 12-15 months. I still have a long time ahead :-/
 

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Yesterday was total 4 months for me..but I guess it will come soon..
I am a SA citizen so I will get in in maximum 6 months.
The wait is killing me because my husband went back to Australia in October..so we living apart till I get granted my visa ...
But I dont think it will be 15 months..from all the reviews it will be under 12 months
 

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Hi Charlz

Yes we submitted on the 3rd of November via post thru migration agent.
Hi..who is your agent
Im dealing with australian migration in jhb
Im from durban

How do you go about tracking your application.
 

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Hi
Yesterday was total 4 months for me..but I guess it will come soon..
I am a SA citizen so I will get in in maximum 6 months.
The wait is killing me because my husband went back to Australia in October..so we living apart till I get granted my visa ...
But I dont think it will be 15 months..from all the reviews it will be under 12 months
I'm hoping you get it ASAP too, so that there's little hope my application will soon be looked at next...Btw, you did your medicals and PC yourself without being ordered by CO right? In the affirmative, you haven't yet heard anything till now from the latter?
 

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We also lodged visitors visa fingers crossed it will be granted as we want to be together Christmas time. Hope we won't have to wait long before we got our partner visas
 

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Hi..who is your agent
Im dealing with australian migration in jhb
Im from durban

How do you go about tracking your application.
We using new world migration in capetown. Our agent is the correspondent so she's only passing info so far nothing from the partner or visitors visa which we lodged on 10 November 2016.
 

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I'm hoping you get it ASAP too, so that there's little hope my application will soon be looked at next...Btw, you did your medicals and PC yourself without being ordered by CO right? In the affirmative, you haven't yet heard anything till now from the latter?
It was requested by them for biometrics and medicals.
My police clearance I did a month before application so when I applied it came through a day before so I sent it through with the application.
I tried to track my visa with tls contact but im not understanding it
 

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It was requested by them for biometrics and medicals.
My police clearance I did a month before application so when I applied it came through a day before so I sent it through with the application.
I tried to track my visa with tls contact but im not understanding it
Oh they also requested biometrics! So I assume they will request same from me too and I don't even know whether we do that in Mauritius or where to do that.
 

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Yes probably in your area...
When are you going for biometrics ..few weeks after biometrics they ask for medicals
 

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Yes probably in your area...
When are you going for biometrics ..few weeks after biometrics they ask for medicals
I didn't see biometrics as part of documents, which is why I didn't provide and I don't even know where to do that in Mauritius. So for you they contacted you twice? 1 to request biometrics and 1 to request medical?
 

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Yes..twice
You must check if you have a tls in your area
 

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Tls contact its called..thats where I did my biometrics...
Youll do have one in mauritius I just searched it
 

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Tls contact its called..thats where I did my biometrics...
Youll do have one in mauritius I just searched it
The one you saw as per the search is TLScontact for UK visa. I just did a search on DIBP website and now recall exactly why I didn't do the biometrics. It's because Mauritius doesn't need to provide, however SA needs to. Now let's see what would be the scenario given that my application is being processed in SA.
 

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Ok..we learn new stuff everyday.
So they will only call you for medicals im assuming
 

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Ok..we learn new stuff everyday.
So they will only call you for medicals im assuming
For the time being, only medical is due for me. Hopefully they shall email me for that request within 3-4 months, else if they email me after 8-9 months then they shall request both medical and PCC given that my current PCC shall expire start of Sept 2017.
 
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