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Old 03-19-2018, 01:04 PM
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I have been asked for further information for a second time. It was a very simple request and I’ve uploaded it within 10 mins of then asking but there isn’t a “information provided button” like there was before ?! Shall I reply to the email? Call them? or does anyone know since they updated the system if it’s required anymore or somewhere different ?

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Sorry to hijack slightly - does anyone know if my wife will need an AFP check when she has lived outside of Australia for more than 10 years?


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Sorry to hijack slightly - does anyone know if my wife will need an AFP check when she has lived outside of Australia for more than 10 years?
My husband (sponsor) called the Ottawa embassy asking the same as he has not lived in Australia since child. He was told he would require to have a police check with fingerprints from the RCMP here in Canada. That's what we submitted.

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My husband (sponsor) called the Ottawa embassy asking the same as he has not lived in Australia since child. He was told he would require to have a police check with fingerprints from the RCMP here in Canada. That's what we submitted.

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Thanks! Hopefully this is not required then. Anyone have the same experience with a sponsor who lived in Australia as an adult but not for more than 10 years?


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Thanks! Hopefully this is not required then. Anyone have the same experience with a sponsor who lived in Australia as an adult but not for more than 10 years?
It's required if been in Australia 12 months in the last 10 years (cumulative, not consecutive).

I'm sure that's what you meant but clarifying as the way you put it sounds like has to live in Australia for 10 years.


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It's required if been in Australia 12 months in the last 10 years (cumulative, not consecutive).

I'm sure that's what you meant but clarifying as the way you put it sounds like has to live in Australia for 10 years.
Thanks - yes that is what I meant. She has only been in Australia on holidays in the past 10 years, maybe 8 weeks in total. Should be fine with just a UK one then. I don't want to wait for weeks and find out I need to apply for something which takes weeks longer to come.


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Thanks - yes that is what I meant. She has only been in Australia on holidays in the past 10 years, maybe 8 weeks in total. Should be fine with just a UK one then. I don't want to wait for weeks and find out I need to apply for something which takes weeks longer to come.
While that's what may be listed, a CO can still request if they choose so if that's how you feel, probably best to just get it done.

I have seen an AFP requested of even applicants who had spent less than 12 months in Australia in total. I'm sure they could have argued it's not required but is it worth the effort?


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Hello, am a British citizen and I applied for my Partner Visa in France where I had been living the last 7 years. My partner is Australian. We applied as de facto and had been living together for more just over 3 years. I made an online offshore application on Nov 20th 2017. It was almost Visa grant ready with only Biometrics undone. Got contacted by CO for more info on 19 February 2018. (To do Biometrics). I did this last week and today I was given the Partner Visa!!! Well am currently in Australia and have to leave for New Zealand to go and get it. I got both the temp and permanent visas!

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Sorry to hijack slightly - does anyone know if my wife will need an AFP check when she has lived outside of Australia for more than 10 years?
Hi, I've lived in London for 11 years, with my husband for 6 years. We have 2 children. We applied in Nov 2017 and are still waiting for visa approval. In Jan 2018 we were asked for both UK police checks and they also requested an AFP check for me. No idea why. A friend who also got same visa granter last year wasn't asked for AFP check so I guess they have their own reasons for requesting it. Hope that helps.


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