It sure wasn't a Bobo the Clown act withHi All,
I know there is a general thread on this but really like to find out processing times for Spouse visas submitted at the London Office.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
For Bobo on the timeline thread - current last page.Date of application: 14/07/10 (we applied in person at the department) Booked the interview 2 weeks ago over the phone with immi dept)
Nationality: Irish (applicant) /Australian (sponsor)
Visa type: Defacto spouse
Offshore/onshore: Onshore (applicant on 417 working holiday visa)
Medicals submitted (yes/no): yes (did medical in May)
Police check submitted (yes/no): yes (sent away for police checks in May)
Date CO assigned: at the interview
Date visa granted: on the spot at the interview! 14/07/2010
Our visa was granted on the spot. We were lucky in having a great case officer as she put us at ease as we were so nervous! I would definately recommend submitting the application in person with your partner if you are applying onshore.
I think we were granted the visa as we were well prepared. We had all the required evidence - all certified, stat decs from friends + family, completed forms (+ form 80), medicals and police checks. We didn't get drilled on our relationship but rather had a casual chat about our evidence and when we met, what our family thought of the relationship etc.