Immi have Client Service Charter but the info is general in nature and you could scroll through time line threads on various forums similar to this one that you can come up with by searching and you'll likely find a significant variation in times for the reasons mentioned in the Client Service Charter.Does anyone know if there is a link/site to see average current processing times for the Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)? The agent at the AUS Embassy in Ottawa told me it is between 4-8 months.
Some people get their medicals and police checks done to put them in with an application, having it decision ready as some call it but if you have your application and all other information ready beforehand you couls still consider putting the application in as not too much may happen for a few weeks anyway.Thanks Wanderer,
We are starting the application process for PM visa, and hope to have the completed app. sent in in about 2 weeks. Going through it and obtaining all the required info now. Really have our fingers croseed to have it approved before Xmas, but we'll see. A lot of info but all pretty straight forward.
Always looking for tips/suggestions along the way, your comments and feedback here are appreciated.
Some people get their medicals and police checks done to put them in with an application, having it decision ready as some call it but if you have your application and all other information ready beforehand you couls still consider putting the application in as not too much may happen for a few weeks anyway.
And if you're near Ottawa, consider seeing if you can make an appointment to take the application in and especially if you do have the medicals and police checks on hand, you could get a quick result, especially if you have all your supporting info well presented in an orderly manner much as the Checklist indicates.
I'd reckon it'd be a good idea to get a current police check and no guarantee that taking the application in in person will speed up the process but there are people who have posted about arranging an application submission/interview and getting an immediate result.You are right onto my first question; re: the health/medical/character checks.
-I do have a police check from Oct.'09, is this likely not current enough?
-I could definitely make an appt. to drop off the app. in person in Ottawa if this would help, if it at all could speed up the process this is a definite.
-I need to look into what is required for the health and character checks more and will get on this first thing next week.
That's also mentioned in various specific visa info places but all I'm saying is if you are looking to expedite and have them achieved or booked by the time you have your application ready and ring re seeing if they'll do an interview on taking the application in or even if they say post it, having them available at time of lodgement or shortly after may certainly enhance an earlier result for if you wait, you then have to get an appointment for a medical etc.Wow, this is great Wanderer, thanks for the info and tips. I live fairly close to Ottawa fortunately so I wil absolutely do this. We are not rushing putting together the application but have a goal to have it all assembled inside of 2 weeks.
From what I read over in the Partner Migration booklet yesetrday they will request when I need police, character and medical checks. (?)
If you deviate from what's asked for you're giving yourself every opportunity to have an application rejected.Wanderer,
In filling in the PMV application form, for the blanks that do not apply (ie; excess forms and pages for Brothers and Sisters, ticked No box: Give Details to a question that does not apply to me, etc.) I'd like to ask again about filling in N/A, this is a good idea - it makes the form look like extreme overkill? I'm gonna have more N/A's than answers in a lot of sections.
When the AHC took payment off the credit card, they converted the Australian fee to Canadian dollars ... probably cost less if you pay in AUD here and send off the receipt with your application, but I just filled in the Australian amount on the app and they did the restthanks for that!
im not paying in cash just credit card..... ill pay in wotever currency i have to but on the payment section it only saus amount (Aud) so im a little confused if i pay the amount the jakarta website suggest or fromt he regular australian fees section....