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Old 12-16-2017, 06:02 PM
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Sounds promising @thealex, hopefully you will get an update soon once all your docs are in and the health check completed!

I submitted on the 28th of August, have submitted everything and haven't received any communication yet, fingers crossed they are slowly worked towards my application!
I have booked flights for early Feb so would be amazing to have approval before hand!..


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Old 12-18-2017, 09:03 AM
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Hi, my partner applied for 309 visa mid June and still hasnít heard anything. We have been married for 6 years and have a child whoís Australian, thought we would be a straight forward case, but it seems people applying after us are hearing back! We recently decided to upload the police checks and health check (by month 5 of waiting) in hope that it would be processed quickly, but still havenít had any news? Iím wondering if others have applied around June and heard anything?


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Old 12-18-2017, 11:17 AM
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Hello,
My husband and I applied for a visa on the 25/07/17 at the London office. We have been together 3.5 years, married almost 2 years and have a 10 month old son. We were contacted end of November for further information and have recently got our medicals and police checks done. We have quite a complex case so am not expecting to have this through quickly. We are still attaching documents, they gave us 70 days which i heard was unusual. Hope this isn't a bad sign :/


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Hi, from looking at this and similar threads, it looks like some people might be left with little time to get to Australia once their visa has been approved. We front loaded our application with police checks and medicals done in May/June before we submitted my partner’s application on 29 June. Given that we are unlikely to get approval this side of Christmas, we may well get approved in January or February (going by the average time it seems to be taking) with an arrival by date of late May. It does not give much time to arrange things like giving in notice in work, renting out the house, selling cars etc., all things that we can’t really do until the visa is granted. This leads to my question; does anyone know if you can get the medical and police check done again after approval in order to give ourselves more time to get over? I’m guessing we would have to submit a request to our CO once we get one but if anyone has more information I’d appreciate them sharing. It’s either going to be a rush or else a case of spending €3k to visit Oz for the visa to kick-in and then come back which we are not keen on. Front loading seemed like a good idea at the time in the hope of a quicker turnaround but in hindsight we shouldn’t have bothered. Thanks.


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Old 12-18-2017, 10:24 PM
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309 visa processing time varies significantly depending on the visa processing and application volume of the responsible consulate in each region of each country. and 309 is normally approved way earlier than onshore 820. I am not sure about London, but my friends who applied 309 at US, China, Singapre, normally had their 309 approved within 6 months.

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Old 12-20-2017, 01:19 PM
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So today I have recieved the long awaited email from my CO asking for the police checks and medical assessment!!
I applied on 19th August 2017 so this took 4 months and 1 day.
Hopefully, once I've submitted these documents it won't be too long until approval?

One strange thing I have noticed is that on the footer of the document from the case officer asking for the additional documents, it has contact details for the Berlin Embassy... but I am applying from the UK? Unless this is normal, but maybe Berlin are picking up some of the UK applications from the London embassy?
Either way very excited and relieved.


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Thatís great news! Iíd say youíre well on your way to getting approval soon.
Weíre still waiting from applying over 6 months ago in London without any contact. It doesnít seem that itís first come first served basis...we were wondering if the state you plan to move to has any effect on the processing time? We are moving to Victoria, would you be happy to mention which state you plan to settle in?


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Thanks! Yes maybe that plays a part, we will be moving to Queensland.


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I think we are all in the same boat so to speak. i submitted front loaded most evidences. 23rd sept to 23rd Dec will be 3 months. im hopeful!!


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We are moving to Victoria.

However visa not approved yet, just that we have had a request for more info.


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