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Just checked this morning processing times for 309 now changed to 12-16 months from last week 10-13 months :( here i was thinking i submitted a month ago so i was one month closer to getting a grant and now its been pushed waaaay back
 

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They change every month. Today they've all gone up but the last time or two they actually dropped. They fluctuate pretty frequently so don't get too down about it. Maybe they aren't planning on making any grant for the next two months while the new fiscal starts or something so they bumped up the time two months. I noticed the 300 90% went from 13 to 15 months as well.

Remember, they don't mean that's how long it will take to get your visa anyway so no point in stressing too much about GPTs. Just go about your life and try to forget about the waiting until you get communication from immigration.
 

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thats very depressing for those of us close to (hopefully) decisions. In the other thread we have some at 14 months. im at 13.
makes it impossible to plan anything.
 
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They change every month. Today they've all gone up but the last time or two they actually dropped. They fluctuate pretty frequently so don't get too down about it. Maybe they aren't planning on making any grant for the next two months while the new fiscal starts or something so they bumped up the time two months. I noticed the 300 90% went from 13 to 15 months as well.

Remember, they don't mean that's how long it will take to get your visa anyway so no point in stressing too much about GPTs. Just go about your life and try to forget about the waiting until you get communication from immigration.
Oddly the numbers went down for the 801 from 18-23 to 16-21. I wonder if they're planning on focusing on PR decisions during the next few months or something.
 

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thats very depressing for those of us close to (hopefully) decisions. In the other thread we have some at 14 months. im at 13.
makes it impossible to plan anything.
our application in 10 months and i was told by immi staff once the processing time is completed and if you contact immigration. your case will be escalated. hoping GPT drops down again.
 

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our application in 10 months and i was told by immi staff once the processing time is completed and if you contact immigration. your case will be escalated. hoping GPT drops down again.
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I think you may have been mislead, there is no such thing as " processing time completed"
All times indicated are indicative only.
If you go to : https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/abou...bal-visa-citizenship-processing-times#VisaApp
You will see the following:
"Global visa and citizenship processing times will be updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe for processing applications. Processing times are available for the majority of visa subclasses and citizenship products, but will exclude a few subclasses such as those closed to new entrants, capped and queued, or which have a low volume of applications. Two processing times are displayed in calendar days, indicating how long it is taking to finalise 75 and 90 per cent of applications submitted globally.
Processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications. Processing times include applications lodged online and by paper."
On the same site it states the current processing time for a 309 visa is 12 to 16 months, some may get a visa grant much quicker, others may take much longer.
At any time you may request an update, but most people get an automated reply stating they are within the stated time frame.
It does no harm to ask, but don't expect your application to be immediately expedited.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread, i also noticed my husbands global processing time got longer, it's super depressing to see that, hopefully its just because of ramadan that they've lengthened these times a bit
 

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Thanks for starting this thread, i also noticed my husbands global processing time got longer, it's super depressing to see that, hopefully its just because of ramadan that they've lengthened these times a bit
The processing times are global so they are not affected by Ramadan as majority of Australian embassy's do not observe Ramadan. Generally, the processing times have to do with the number of applications they have received.
 

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The processing times are global so they are not affected by Ramadan as majority of Australian embassy's do not observe Ramadan. Generally, the processing times have to do with the number of applications they have received.
My husbands case is handled by Amman Jordan, i'm sure my CO is working half time for the next month lol
 

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My husbands case is handled by Amman Jordan, i'm sure my CO is working half time for the next month lol
That is only one embassy - the processing times are world wide. So they take into account the processing times for the entire world and average them out. So the reason the processing times go up or down is because of the average world wide.

Jordan does not get a lot of applications from what I understand so there processing time should be less than other countries with a greater number of applications.
 

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That is only one embassy - the processing times are world wide. So they take into account the processing times for the entire world and average them out. So the reason the processing times go up or down is because of the average world wide.

Jordan does not get a lot of applications from what I understand so there processing time should be less than other countries with a greater number of applications.
Apparently jordan has 32,000 refugee cases they are looking into right now, all their FAQ's are for refugees. I haven't seen the embassy myself as i'm in Iraq. I've heard the jordanians are quite a handful to deal with from immigration agents.
 

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Apparently jordan has 32,000 refugee cases they are looking into right now, all their FAQ's are for refugees. I haven't seen the embassy myself as i'm in Iraq. I've heard the jordanians are quite a handful to deal with from immigration agents.
They usually have different people processing different types applications - or that is how it operated in Cairo, Egypt. I think because they need to fulfil different criteria so it is easier for them to have case officers specialise in one type of visa.
 
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