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augenblick 07-29-2011 11:50 AM

Temporary & Permanent Partner Visa - which office processes it ?
 
Hi guys :)

Currently my Ukrainian fiance and I are waiting for her Prospective Marriage Visa to be granted. Once it is granted she will come to Adelaide to live with me and we will get married here. My question is - once we are married, which office in Australia will process her temporary/permanent visa ? Melbourne ? Perth? And will we need to travel there in person from Adelaide ? And does it take long for the temporary visa to be granted ?

I still can't believe how long it takes for a PMV visa to be granted!! There shouldn't be any visa caps or quotas when people clearly love each other!! Thanks a lot gillard :mad:

Any answers are greatly appreciated ;)

SarahM 07-29-2011 01:44 PM

Hi,

Usually the city where you apply for the visa (your city of residence), is where the partner visa will be processed. However, if they want to process it somewhere else (eg: Melbourne, Sydney...) they will forward the application there themselves. You will never be made to travel to a different city to put in your application - just go to your nearest office ;)

I'm not sure about the PMV, but the partner visas are not capped, thankfully. They just get so many applications that for each new once to even be looking at it takes a long time :( I feel your pain :o All the best.

augenblick 07-29-2011 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SarahM (Post 38543)
Hi,

Usually the city where you apply for the visa (your city of residence), is where the partner visa will be processed. However, if they want to process it somewhere else (eg: Melbourne, Sydney...) they will forward the application there themselves. You will never be made to travel to a different city to put in your application - just go to your nearest office ;)

I'm not sure about the PMV, but the partner visas are not capped, thankfully. They just get so many applications that for each new once to even be looking at it takes a long time :( I feel your pain :o All the best.

Salut SarahM :)
Thanks for the reply and information ;) i'm thinking you know that Booklet 1 inside out :D

Just another quick question: in your opinion do you think that it is a good thing that my fiance got assigned a case officer on the day of receiving her application AND that they haven't requested any further documents since she applied (2 months ago) ? She also was given a phone interview within 5-6 weeks of applying too.

Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my behalf :D but i hope it is granted quickly. Maybe the Australian embassy in Moscow is less busy than other embassies , who knows. But it looks like every second person here has either a thai or filipina bride so i can understand those embassies would be overwhelmed with applications hence the 4 month wait for a CO.

Our application is fairly simple - we are both in our mid 20's, both never been married, both never had children, noone else is migrating on her application, both haven't been to other countries before (only me who went to her country so therefore we don't need police checks from other countries), both healthy, both haven't been in trouble with the law, she is proficient in english, she is a psychologist (im sure that would help the case too), im working full time in a good job, and most of all both clearly love each other and have the proof.

I've been looking through old threads on this forum and from other sites, and i've seen some people got granted partner and PMV visas on the same day of applying or just after 1,2,3 weeks :eek: It makes me jealous!! :D I just don't understand how 2 weeks visa approval can turn into 12 months...

Anyways, I guess i've written a bit too much :o

Hope you have a great weekend and best of luck for your application too ;)

nitka 07-29-2011 08:47 PM

Sarah...

I am a bit confused. You wrote that partner visas are not capped. My CO wrote to me last week that: "Due to the limited numbers of visas that can be granted we can not guarantee ... bla bla bla". According to what she said, it seems that partner visas are capped....... and so it seems when one reads the threads on the forum... just a bit confused. :( Not that important though. Nothing left to do but wait....

iain 07-30-2011 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by nitka (Post 38554)
Sarah...

I am a bit confused. You wrote that partner visas are not capped. My CO wrote to me last week that: "Due to the limited numbers of visas that can be granted we can not guarantee ... bla bla bla". According to what she said, it seems that partner visas are capped....... and so it seems when one reads the threads on the forum... just a bit confused. :( Not that important though. Nothing left to do but wait....

I used to be confused too. The partner visas are not capped and they will happily tell you this on their website. At the same time, they have 'planning levels' which they happily tell you too.

When they reach their planning levels they will...... not cap numbers, of *course* not. Heh. The law may not allow them to cap but nor does it require them to, e.g. assign an adequate number of case officers to process them this year rather than next. But don't go calling it a cap!

SarahM 07-30-2011 01:36 AM

Hi all,

Iain is right, they aren't capped:
Capping and Queuing

But of course if they got 5,000 applications in one year I doubt they would have enough resources to get through them all, which means that the more application there are the longer everyone has to wait :(

Augenblick, it sounds like you have a good case, I think that it's better to apply offshore because, you're right, I bet they have less applications there are processing times are quicker. We applied in Melbourne, where I imagine there is a far higher number of applications. I hope you get your visa soon, be sure to let the forum know when you do - we love hearing success stories :) My partner and I are like you, young, no dependants, no criminal record....let's hope we both give good impressions ;)


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