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Hello,

I have applied a tourist visa for myself with my sister being my sponsor (she is an Australian citizen). I am also vaccinated with the first 2 doses of an approved vaccine.

Still waiting for my application to be approved.
Looking to see how is the experience of others and if anyone has started getting approvals post Australia opened its borders on 21st Feb.

Online visa application date : 4th March 2022
Health clearance provided : 13th March 2022
Application Status : RECEIVED
 

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Hello,

I have applied a tourist visa for myself with my sister being my sponsor (she is an Australian citizen). I am also vaccinated with the first 2 doses of an approved vaccine.

Still waiting for my application to be approved.
Looking to see how is the experience of others and if anyone has started getting approvals post Australia opened its borders on 21st Feb.

Online visa application date : 4th March 2022
Health clearance provided : 13th March 2022
Application Status : RECEIVED
Two recent subclass 600 tourist stream.

Date granted: 2 Apr 2022, after 133 days.
Date applied: 21 Nov 2021

Date granted: 7 Mar 2022 after 39 days.
Date applied : 28 Jan 2022


Is yours Tourist stream or Family Sponsored.
 

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It is family sponsored
Median average processing time for Subclass 600 Sponsored Family visas, that were finalised in February 2022, was 78 days.
  • 25% took under 37 days
Compared to:

Median average processing time for Subclass 600 Tourist visas, that were finalised in February 2022, was 40 days.
  • 25% took under 15 days
 

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Yes, I have attached the engagement invite to the application. Infact, I had an approved tourist visa before the pandemic but could not visit Australia so had to reapply again. I thought this would make approvals faster but it hasn't
 

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Yes, I have attached the engagement invite to the application. Infact, I had an approved tourist visa before the pandemic but could not visit Australia so had to reapply again. I thought this would make approvals faster but it hasn't
Immigration are saying "Due to increased demand everyone is strongly encouraged to lodge their applications well in advance."

There appears to have been a massive increase in all visa applications, coupled with the backlog of previous applications. This will create delays for the available staff.

An example for the visitor visa subclass 651.

In early January 2022, a spokesman for the Australian Immigration Service said that they had processed more than 100,000 eVisitor visa applications since 1 November. In the same period in 2020, there were less than 5,000 applications.

No doubt there will be a substantial increase in subclasses 600 also. With many people now able and wanting to visit.
 

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Hello,

I have applied a tourist visa for myself with my sister being my sponsor (she is an Australian citizen). I am also vaccinated with the first 2 doses of an approved vaccine.

Still waiting for my application to be approved.
Looking to see how is the experience of others and if anyone has started getting approvals post Australia opened its borders on 21st Feb.

Online visa application date : 4th March 2022
Health clearance provided : 13th March 2022
Application Status : RECEIVED
Hi
I also applied on same time for my mother, did you receive your visa?
 

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Hi all,

Just wanted to share I just received my visa! :).
I applied on March 23rd but I’m already on a 300 PMV so didn’t have to provide medical examination again. My passport is Colombian and I applied for the US.
I know how stressful and how much anxiety waiting for a response brings and I wish you all luck!! My total time was 32 business days.
 

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600 Sponsored family
Date Applied: 28 Feb 2022
Date Medical check completed: 22 Mar 2022
Status : Received

It's been 72 days from date applied and no information despite published processing times of 50 days for 90% of applications. I must be an outlier !
 

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Applied for 600 (sponsored family) for my parents
Date Applied: 9th March 2022
Medical Cleared: 14th March 2022
Status: Recieved

Called 131881 4 to 5 times, yet no help. same answer every time. "We cannot advise. You just have to wait"
 

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Median average processing time for Subclass 600 Sponsored Family visas, that were finalised in March 2022, was 36 days.
  • 25% took under 28 days
  • 10% took over 50 days
Median average processing time for Subclass 600 Sponsored Family visas, that were finalised in February 2022, was 78 days.
  • 25% took under 37 days
  • 10% took over 10 months.

Note: There were 15,518 Subclass 600 family sponsored applications waiting at 31 December 2021.
This was a massive rise from the 7,056 waiting at 31 December 2020.

One question is: "Are they clearing these older applications before the new ones?"
 

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600 Sponsored family
Date Applied: 28 Feb 2022
Date Medical check completed: 22 Mar 2022
Status : Received

It's been 72 days from date applied and no information despite published processing times of 50 days for 90% of applications. I must be an outlier !
You are not an outlier since I am in the same boat.
Applied on 4th March but nothing received it
 

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Can some one help me with the below questions reg. sponsored visitor visa. Thanks in advance.

1. Does the applicant know the dates of entry for each occasion after first entry to Australia?

Give reason -
what can the reason for this ?

2. I selected length of stay in Australia as 12 months. In that case, is it ok to have the planned arrival and departure dates with a 6 month duration ?

3. Do we need to use "Appointment or withdrawal of an authorised recipient Form 956A" if we are filling the application for parents and can we use our e-mail ID for communication (even if we didnt submit form 956A) ?
 

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Hello,

I have applied a tourist visa for myself with my sister being my sponsor (she is an Australian citizen). I am also vaccinated with the first 2 doses of an approved vaccine.

Still waiting for my application to be approved.
Looking to see how is the experience of others and if anyone has started getting approvals post Australia opened its borders on 21st Feb.

Online visa application date : 4th March 2022
Health clearance provided : 13th March 2022
Application Status : RECEIVED
I have the same situation. I applied for my grandmother's visa 73 days ago. I am sponsoring her trip to Australia.

Application Date submitted: 9th March 2022
Health clearance provided: 4th April 2022
Application Status: RECEIVED

Has anyone who posted here received a reposnse for their Family Sponsored Visas?
 

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I have the same situation. I applied for my grandmother's visa 73 days ago. I am sponsoring her trip to Australia.

Application Date submitted: 9th March 2022
Health clearance provided: 4th April 2022
Application Status: RECEIVED

Has anyone who posted here received a reposnse for their Family Sponsored Visas?
Still waiting for it.

Also looks like the processing time has reduced so hoping for the best
 
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