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My Fiancee and I have just submitted her PMV online - 21st June (and beat the price increase!). We have attached everything we think we will need (hopefully!!) except the Medicals and Police clearance - which we were advised by DC to do a few months after applying. It was certainly a bit of a maze negotiating everything you have to pull together by way of evidence and documents and this forum has been a good help.

So I guess it is now just a waiting game - hopefully wont be too long until we can be together here in Perth.
Hello there - do you know why DC told you to hold off on medicals and police when on that document checklist page it says otherwise? Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) document checklist[/url]

I am just trying to work out if we just submit what we have now or whether we really do have to get the medical etc done beforehand. What a mess!!!
 

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Hi! I am new to this site, but reading through some of your posts has already been really helpful.
I applied for my partner visa on March 27 this year from the US, so it's been three months now. My husband and I have been together for 6 years (married for 2 of those) and have both been living in the US for the whole relationship, so I am hoping that our application will be pretty straight-forward.
Last month we received an email saying that our application would be reviewed soon and the status changed to "Assessment in Progress". We are really hoping to get approved by September or we would have to wait until next year to move because of work complications, but I know it's just a waiting game now.
I had a couple of questions:
- I have gotten conflicting information from the embassy about whether or not to proceed with police/medical checks. I went ahead and started the FBI check, but wasn't sure how to begin with the medical check. From what I have read, it looks like I need to wait for them to send me information on some sort of online account. Is this correct?
- Also, I was under the impression that my husband and I would actually have to visit the embassy for an interview before being approved. Is this part of the partner visa process, or will we be approved without having to go there?

Thank you!
 

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USA & Australia.
Medicals: 17 June 2015
Police Check: 17 June 2015
Applied PMV: 25 June 2015

Currently my application says "Application Received" and my medicals went through within a few days from the doctors office. The medical lady told me all was good on those (I'm healthy - can't imagine australian gov would require me to do more tests)

Hoping this process doesn't take TOO long... our wedding is 20 March 2016!
 

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Hi there,
We were told to wait for medicals and police check, I guess because if they expire before your visa is approved you'd have to repeat them. But it probably doesn't hurt to have all that ready upfront - not sure it makes the process any quicker. We filed in Oct '14 and just did medical in May and police check in April. FBI reports, unless using a channeler, are taking 3+ months to process. Hoping we have everything ready for a decision in the next 4 weeks, and approval by September!! Best of luck to you all
 

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Hello there - do you know why DC told you to hold off on medicals and police when on that document checklist page it says otherwise? Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) and Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) document checklist[/url] I am just trying to work out if we just submit what we have now or whether we really do have to get the medical etc done beforehand. What a mess!!!
As Gemini mentioned it's because they have expiry dates. So if you do them now and the bias process takes more than 12 months there is a chance you will need to do them both again.

We submitted everything and wanted for a CO to tell us when to do the police checks and medicals. The process is not that long with regards to the FBI check now as you can use a channeler and have your record back within a week. If I was you I would just sit tight and wait for the request.
 

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Hi! I am new to this site, but reading through some of your posts has already been really helpful. I applied for my partner visa on March 27 this year from the US, so it's been three months now. My husband and I have been together for 6 years (married for 2 of those) and have both been living in the US for the whole relationship, so I am hoping that our application will be pretty straight-forward. Last month we received an email saying that our application would be reviewed soon and the status changed to "Assessment in Progress". We are really hoping to get approved by September or we would have to wait until next year to move because of work complications, but I know it's just a waiting game now. I had a couple of questions: - I have gotten conflicting information from the embassy about whether or not to proceed with police/medical checks. I went ahead and started the FBI check, but wasn't sure how to begin with the medical check. From what I have read, it looks like I need to wait for them to send me information on some sort of online account. Is this correct? - Also, I was under the impression that my husband and I would actually have to visit the embassy for an interview before being approved. Is this part of the partner visa process, or will we be approved without having to go there? Thank you!
I haven't heard of interviews lately in this thread unless perhaps if people are from high risks countries?
 

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USA & Australia. Medicals: 17 June 2015 Police Check: 17 June 2015 Applied PMV: 25 June 2015 Currently my application says "Application Received" and my medicals went through within a few days from the doctors office. The medical lady told me all was good on those (I'm healthy - can't imagine australian gov would require me to do more tests) Hoping this process doesn't take TOO long... our wedding is 20 March 2016!
Hi and welcome!

Applications in this thread seem to be taking anywhere from 5-7months to be approved. Unfortunately it's just a waiting game once you have submitted everything. I'm not even sure what the current estimated wait times are on the website right now,
 

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I just wanted to leave a little update for anyone else in the same boat as me:
Partner: USA
Myself: Australia
Applied: early April 2015
Medicals: submitted
Police: in progress and the office have been informed as such

We heard nothing at all since the start and as of the 25th of June 2015 (almost 3 months after submitting the application) we got an email from the office. It was a standard letter, but it did say that we should be gathering all evidence (which we have) we took that to mean that it is now our place in the line for our case to be looked at.
The only thing that bothers me is the standard print out said the subclass 300 visa's processing time is between 12~15 months whereas from what i can tell people's cases have been getting granted around the 5~6 months mark from the US.
Is anyone else in the same boat as me or can shed some light on this?
 

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We applied at the start of April and got an auto email back just this past week. It seems like they are getting to the cases filed around that time, keep an eye out for it, you might get it too.
just the standard stuff, telling us to get things sorted and submit what's needed but if you're on top of it then there's nothing to worry about. it's just good to hear SOMETHING back.
 

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The only thing that bothers me is the standard print out said the subclass 300 visa's processing time is between 12~15 months whereas from what i can tell people's cases have been getting granted around the 5~6 months mark from the US.
Is anyone else in the same boat as me or can shed some light on this?
The official processing time at the Washington Embassy went up to 12-15 months but judging by this thread and as you pointed out most applicants have been approved quicker than that. Hopefully it stays that way...
 

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We got our approval today!!!

It was awesome to wake up to the text from my finace that he got it and then reading the grant notification!

We are so excited!!! 😊
 

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Hi all~ I just got the email that our PMV was granted. It was just a little over 6 months. We are so excited! Now we just need to move to organizing the wedding~
Congratulations!
 
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