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Apparently they are unable to give a link for the information in particular. Based on the cases handled an approximate timelines given.
Thanks. In that case it may not be based on an analysis of all data related to Colombo AHC similar to the stats published by DHA in 2018.

Based on 2018 stats, median of Colombo processing times for 309 is 230 days. Median is the 50th percentile point of the time distribution. That means 50% of applications have been processed in less than 230 days and 50% of applications have taken more than 230 days for that fiscal year.

See this:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2018/fa180900578-document-released.PDF
 

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Apparently they are unable to give a link for the information in particular. Based on the cases handled an approximate timelines given.
Thanks. In that case it may not be based on an analysis of all data related to Colombo AHC similar to the stats published by DHA in 2018.

Based on 2018 stats, median of Colombo processing times for 309 is 230 days. Median is the 50th percentile point of the time distribution. That means 50% of applications have been processed in less than 230 days and 50% of applications have taken more than 230 days for that fiscal year.

See this:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2018/fa180900578-document-released.PDF
Do we have stats for 2018/2019 FY?
 

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Do we have stats for 2018/2019 FY?
NO. Unfortunately, DHA has not published detailed processing-office based stats even after lodging a request under the freedom of information act. It is blatantly obvious that DHA is trying to hide valuable stats while misleading people with global-processing-times which are less valuable.

Australian DHA appears to be the most inefficient and least productive government institution in the entire developed world. Shame :eek:
 

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Do we have stats for 2018/2019 FY?
Not yet.
The DHA produced those stats for the 2017/18 year .

They take a bit of time to release the end of year data.
 

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NO. Unfortunately, DHA has not published detailed processing-office based stats even after lodging a request under the freedom of information act. It is blatantly obvious that DHA is trying to hide valuable stats while misleading people with global-processing-times which are less valuable.

Australian DHA appears to be the most inefficient and least productive government institution in the entire developed world. Shame :eek:
In 2018-19, the Department of Home Affairs received 17,725 FOI requests and decided 15,678 FOI requests. Of the requests decided, 734 were for non-personal information and 14,944 were for personal information: 56% of requests for non-personal information and 24% of requests for personal information were not decided within the required timeframe of 30 days

That's a lot of Foi requests to keep staff from doing other more important things.
 

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Guys does anyone know long i have to stay out of Australia before re-entering on a 1 year 3 month stay multiple entry tourist visa ?
 

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In 2018-19, the Department of Home Affairs received 17,725 FOI requests and decided 15,678 FOI requests. Of the requests decided, 734 were for non-personal information and 14,944 were for personal information: 56% of requests for non-personal information and 24% of requests for personal information were not decided within the required timeframe of 30 days

That's a lot of Foi requests to keep staff from doing other more important things.
Thanks very much JandE for the information.

Since the required data (i.e. processing time for each individual application) is already in a computer database, it is a trivial task to pull that data and automate an analysis of the time distribution to extract percentile points. Once automated, no significant staff-hours would be needed to publish data for every month (let alone an annual publication). Even Excel can be used to semi-automate this analysis. If Excel is used for a completely manual analysis (which is stupid), a mathematician should be able complete this analysis in less than a day unless DHA employs most inefficient mathematicians (which is highly unlikely).

It is more likely that this is a policy decision to hide actual data from the Australian public. And also may be a futile attempt to avoid an investigation by the Productivity Commission.

It is even could be a part of the alleged "Dutton's partner visa scandal". See this report. The report alleges that Dutton has created a scandalous two-year waiting period and exorbitant costs for partner visas while disregarding the migration act!

https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/duttons-partner-visa-scandal-set-to-continue,13390
 

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Guys does anyone know long i have to stay out of Australia before re-entering on a 1 year 3 month stay multiple entry tourist visa ?
I guess that technically it can be a short time period since that period is not specified in the visa. Could be even a day. However, there could be practical problems when you reenter if the period is too short. I also would like to know the answer to this question. If anyone has experience on this, please share.
 

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It is more likely that this is a policy decision to hide actual data from the Australian public. And also may be a futile attempt to avoid an investigation by the Productivity Commission.

It is even could be a part of the alleged "Dutton's partner visa scandal".
The 2017/18 data was released in December 2018.

Maybe the 2018/19 data will be available in the same time frame, December 2019.

Or it could be a conspiracy...
 

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Anyone one can share me the mail address of New Delhi office? Thanks in advance
https://india.highcommission.gov.au/ndli/contact-us.html

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24-hour consular emergency helpline
Tel: +61 2 6261 3305
SMS: +61 421 269 080

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Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India
1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 11 2687 2228

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SLBee, have you received request for police check and medical yet? 9 months now with no RFI right? Sigh 😞
 

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Anyone one can share me the mail address of New Delhi office? Thanks in advance
https://india.highcommission.gov.au/ndli/contact-us.html

Consular Services
24-hour consular emergency helpline
Tel: +61 2 6261 3305
SMS: +61 421 269 080

Contact Information
Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India
1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 11 2687 2228

Email: [email protected]
SLBee, have you received request for police check and medical yet? 9 months now with no RFI right? Sigh 😞
Wht do you mean by 9 months, is it from lodgement date?
 

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Anyone one can share me the mail address of New Delhi office? Thanks in advance
https://india.highcommission.gov.au/ndli/contact-us.html

Consular Services
24-hour consular emergency helpline
Tel: +61 2 6261 3305
SMS: +61 421 269 080

Contact Information
Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India
1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4139 9900
Fax: +91 11 2687 2228

Email: [email protected]
SLBee, have you received request for police check and medical yet? 9 months now with no RFI right? Sigh 😞
Wht do you mean by 9 months, is it from lodgement date?
Yes SLBee lodged in March '19
 

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Yes SLBee lodged in March '19
What did you lodge in March?
Hi everyone,

Recently applied for hubby's 309 visa from Sri Lanka.
DOL 07 June 2019
Status: Further Assessment
From that, it looks like you are at 6 months.

You might still have some time to wait, as 75% of the 309 grants last month took up to 17 months. However, some did take around 10-12 months.

Two from Sri Lanka, this year, took 13 and 21 months.
 

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SLBee, have you received request for police check and medical yet? 9 months now with no RFI right? Sigh 😞
No, not yet. No RFIs nothing. While all other AHCs around the globe are active, Colombo is in hibernation probably due to metabolic depression caused by processing all asylum-seeker applications :D.
 

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What did you lodge in March?

From that, it looks like you are at 6 months.

You might still have some time to wait, as 75% of the 309 grants last month took up to 17 months. However, some did take around 10-12 months.

Two from Sri Lanka, this year, took 13 and 21 months.
21 months one had some exceptional situation which caused delay, (if my memory is correct). Anyhow, that is not the norm. That is the tail of the distribution. :)
 

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Yes SLBee lodged in March '19
What did you lodge in March?
Hi everyone,

Recently applied for hubby's 309 visa from Sri Lanka.
DOL 07 June 2019
Status: Further Assessment
From that, it looks like you are at 6 months.

You might still have some time to wait, as 75% of the 309 grants last month took up to 17 months. However, some did take around 10-12 months.

Two from Sri Lanka, this year, took 13 and 21 months.
Not me, I was saying SLBee lodged 309 application in March '19
 

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Hi everyone.. i'm at 8 months and absolutely no sound from AHC.. in Melbourne atm so hoping they sort it out before my tourist visa is up! Lol
 
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