I've been a long time lurker of the this awesome forum, and whilst I've never posted, you have helped me so much in getting my application ready, and answering so many of my questions with all the great info and resources provided. Thank you!
I'm from the UK, applied for my de facto spouse visa on (London) October 2017. I have been with my Australian citizen partner for over 15 years, living together all this time; no children. We have used a migration agent because I found the whole process incredibly overwhelming and I didn't want to get it wrong.
We hadn't heard anything from DIBP since submitting application in October, then 2 weeks ago I had an email from my migration agent stating I've been allocated a case officer and they were asking for medical and police checks from my partner and me. These have all now been completed and submitted.
As I am using a migration agent, I can't access my Immi account, it's all done through him.
I am wondering what happens now? I appreciate that this is very much one of those questions where definitive answers can't be given, but I would really love to know how long on average applicants have waited for a visa grant after submitting medicals and police checks.
I am currently in Aus as my partner has already moved back (due to work) and I have joined him on a visitor's visa, but will of course have leave once that hits the 3 months mark.
I am sorry about my long post, and I suspect the questions I've asked have already been asked before, but I couldn't find answers.
I would be grateful for any advice and shared experiences.
Good luck to all on their visa journeys.