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Old 01-17-2018, 04:43 PM
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great news keiller84, congrats!

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Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
mcon3206: sc309 and sc100, 5 weeks
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
NicMik: sc309, 4 months

2018 grants

Nataly_tiho: sc309, 6 weeks
JessL89: sc309, 4.5 months
GoldLondon: sc309 and sc100, 4.5 months
Paulsyd: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
Keiller84: sc309 and sc100, 2.5 months

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:04 PM
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Received the email today that my 309/100 visa has been approved!

Submitted the application on November 6th 2017 so that's just a little bit over 2 months processing time.

Applied in the UK so through the London embassy, and submitted my police check and medical ASAP after the application was sent in. My partner (the sponsor) also submitted her part of the application within 1-2 weeks after I submitted mine.

I met my Australian partner when we were both in Fiji back in February 2014, and she moved to Scotland a couple months later on an ancestry visa and has been here since so we've been together around 3.5 years so thankfully I have gone straight the permanent residency visa.

Happy to answer any questions anyone has about the application process, I have received so much help on this forum so thank you everyone.
Congrats! all the work paid off. Two months is a great turnaround.


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Old 01-19-2018, 02:38 AM
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Hooray - another grant on the 17th of Jan.
I have been follwoing this forum closely and was also getting a bit nervous - it was however still very helpful to see that ppl from august and beyond were getting grants.

My 309 offshore visa to Sydney was granted on the 17th of Jan through the London embassy went straight to 100 - we uploaded the application on the 14th of august and added Police checks and med checks around the 23rd of August.

My wife is Australian and we have been living together in London from Jan 2013 until we left London in October.
We have been married for 3 years at the time of application and have had mutual finances for 5 years. We also have a now 9 months old girl, who also has an Australian passport.

I am assuming that it took 5 months because of two main things:

- Migrating to Sydney

- I have two passports (german and polish) and names are spelt differently - we also married abroad and i
used my other passport to do so (as it was a lot cheaper and easier than getting
married in the uk)

Apart from the usual forms, we submitted 3 statutory declarations from Australian friends/family, two statements from the UK, heaps of photos of us travelling together and with our parents, our wedding photos, photos of us at another wedding, some correspondence and airline tickets to prove we have been travelling together. We also added a little bit of whatsapp correspondence.

Happy to answer any questions -just post them on here.

All the best to everyone still waiting.


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Old 01-19-2018, 09:29 AM
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Great news Powlie. Congrats!

Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
mcon3206: sc309 and sc100, 5 weeks
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
NicMik: sc309, 4 months

2018 grants

Nataly_tiho: sc309, 6 weeks
JessL89: sc309, 4.5 months
GoldLondon: sc309 and sc100, 4.5 months
Paulsyd: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
Keiller84: sc309 and sc100, 2.5 months
Powlie: sc309 and sc100, 5 months

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Old 01-19-2018, 10:46 AM
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Have been browsing the forum for a while, so thought I would share my experience as I received my 309 Partner visa on Wednesday.

Application Date: 11 September 2017 ( front loaded with my police cert; medical and sponsor's police check uploaded shortly afterwards).
Visa Granted: 17 January 2018.
Application through London.

My now husband and I met just under two and half years ago while on holiday in South America. Since then we have lived between the UK and Australia, and got married in the UK a week after submitting our application.

Although our application did take a lot of organizing we had no contact from immigration between application and grant. Overall it has been a relatively straightforward (and thankfully painless!) process.


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Old 01-19-2018, 07:11 PM
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London office has been busy!!
Congrats Ez23

Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
mcon3206: sc309 and sc100, 5 weeks
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
NicMik: sc309, 4 months

2018 grants

Nataly_tiho: sc309, 6 weeks
JessL89: sc309, 4.5 months
GoldLondon: sc309 and sc100, 4.5 months
Paulsyd: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
Keiller84: sc309 and sc100, 2.5 months
Powlie: sc309 and sc100, 5 months
Ez23: sc309, 4 months

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Old 01-19-2018, 09:06 PM
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The office has also been busy as my partner got his visa today. We applied on November 27th 2017 so are completely surprised that we have the approval already.

We uploaded everything at the time of application - the medical, police check. We also have been together for 2 years this Feb, only living together as of December 2016. This forum has been so helpful so thanks everyone for your help and advice.

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Old 01-22-2018, 11:12 AM
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My partner also got approval last week too, seems they are really moving through applications quite quickly this month!
Our waiting time was 7 months, 309 and 100 granted together, no contact between waiting time and grant. Medical and police checks uploaded after 5 months.
Such a relief, we are still not sure why our case took so long. We had so much evidence and married for 6 years with a child. Thought we would be a straight forward case, but it didnít work out like that for us. Itís a mystery how they prioritise/process cases!
This forum has been so helpful!


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Old 01-22-2018, 11:23 AM
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Definitely a mystery June2017, but considering the wait some other countries (not to mention onshore applications) experience, 7 months is actually pretty reasonable in comparison. A weight off your shoulders and you can start planning your move now

Congrats also to mjl4

Please feel free to add/correct visa types and processing times (I rounded to the nearest half-month)!


2017 Grants

hitchik: sc309 and sc100, 6.5 months
JanneKL: sc309 and sc100, 5 months (notice to leave Australia)
koalakate: sc309, 6 months,
SimplyRhi: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
Uhtred: sc309?, 5.5 months (notice to leave Australia)
Suzzyq: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
Jlhall91: sc309 and sc100, 2 months
mcon3206: sc309 and sc100, 5 weeks
CanadianChristina: sc309, 4 months
Kai_lk: sc309, 2 months
GrizzlyHarvey: sc309?, 5 months
tijanaoc: sc309 and sc100, 4 months
jesinaus: sc309 and sc100, 3 months
NicMik: sc309, 4 months

2018 grants

Nataly_tiho: sc309, 6 weeks
JessL89: sc309, 4.5 months
GoldLondon: sc309 and sc100, 4.5 months
Paulsyd: sc309 and sc100, 6 months
Keiller84: sc309 and sc100, 2.5 months
Powlie: sc309 and sc100, 5 months
Ez23: sc309, 4 months
mjl4: sc309, 2 months
June2017: sc309 and sc100, 7 months

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It's almost like London is playing Oprah Winfrey: You get a visa and you get a visa! Everyone gets a visa! Congrats to everyone!

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