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Hello you guys,

This place has been amazing the last few months in helping me with my partner visa application which I filed from the UK in August.

I have an issue and feel utterly alone with it and could really do with some advice.

I applied this Monday 27th November for an eVisitor 651 visa as I'm due to fly out this Monday 4th December for 4 weeks to stay with my Australian girlfriend's family over Xmas. I left it until this week in case my partner visa grant came through early, and the last time I applied for an eVisitor visa, it was granted within ten minutes.

I haven't heard back about the eVisitor application. I presume the eVisitor application has been flagged to a case officer to review due to also having a partner visa application in process. I had however been assured by the European Service Centre having two visa applications in process wouldn't be an issue.

It may also have been flagged because, on the passport section of my eVisitor visa application, I wrote GBR as the 'Place of issue / issuing authority', instead of IPS due to referring to the wrong code on the passport. I have filled in the 'Change of Passport Details' and 'Notification of incorrect answers' sections on the eVisitor application with the correct details, as well as uploading a scan of my passport and a copy of a flight confirmation email confirming the trip dates.

I was advised by the European Service Centre yesterday to apply for an ETA visa, they said it was better to also give myself this option and I can just withdraw whichever application comes through second.

I applied yesterday for an ETA through thetravelvisa company and am so worried the ETA is just going to come back with the same issue.

Would it be completely unadvisable if this happens to withdraw my eVisitor application and try for another? If the issue was the mistake I made, perhaps my application just wasn't recognised as being a valid passport and if I enter all the details correctly on a new application, it will be automatically generated? Perhaps that's naive.

Any advice from anyone would be so appreciated, I'm so anxious about this. Thank you.
 

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Hello you guys,

This place has been amazing the last few months in helping me with my partner visa application which I filed from the UK in August.

I have an issue and feel utterly alone with it and could really do with some advice.

I applied this Monday 27th November for an eVisitor 651 visa as I'm due to fly out this Monday 4th December for 4 weeks to stay with my Australian girlfriend's family over Xmas. I left it until this week in case my partner visa grant came through early, and the last time I applied for an eVisitor visa, it was granted within ten minutes.

I haven't heard back about the eVisitor application. I presume the eVisitor application has been flagged to a case officer to review due to also having a partner visa application in process. I had however been assured by the European Service Centre having two visa applications in process wouldn't be an issue.

It may also have been flagged because, on the passport section of my eVisitor visa application, I wrote GBR as the 'Place of issue / issuing authority', instead of IPS due to referring to the wrong code on the passport. I have filled in the 'Change of Passport Details' and 'Notification of incorrect answers' sections on the eVisitor application with the correct details, as well as uploading a scan of my passport and a copy of a flight confirmation email confirming the trip dates.

I was advised by the European Service Centre yesterday to apply for an ETA visa, they said it was better to also give myself this option and I can just withdraw whichever application comes through second.

I applied yesterday for an ETA through thetravelvisa company and am so worried the ETA is just going to come back with the same issue.

Would it be completely unadvisable if this happens to withdraw my eVisitor application and try for another? If the issue was the mistake I made, perhaps my application just wasn't recognised as being a valid passport and if I enter all the details correctly on a new application, it will be automatically generated? Perhaps that's naive.

Any advice from anyone would be so appreciated, I'm so anxious about this. Thank you.
Hey GoldLondon,

Had a similar experience recently, where my partner applied for eVisitor visa which had more information requested by the case officer. It was his first trip to Australia, so think this is why he was flagged for processing.

Although he submitted the extra information, we were flying to Australia within two weeks, so he decided to apply for an ETA through VisaBureau. The ETA grant came back pretty much straight away, and he withdrew the eVisitor by attaching Form 1446 to the application.

There's no harm leaving the eVisitor application in place until you have the ETA.
 

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out of curiosity why are you using these company's to do your application?

You are aware that it is a very basic application right? Entertainingly you probably filled in all the required information on the company's website and paid more for the privalige.

Cancelling the application and then immediately reapplying is going to have someone ask questions. If you've been flagged for something the flag won't just disappear.

You are aware they are having technical issues at the moment right?

Waiting until the last minute to apply for visas is counter productive and can potentially cause younissues and stress, as it has done. I would be inclined to give them a call again tomorrow/today/during working hours...
 
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