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Old 03-22-2018, 08:09 PM
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Hi all, it's looking like our visa will be granted by April. However we are in Australia for a holiday for a family wedding from the 5th-18th. If my husbands visa is granted while we are there, will he have to immediately leave the country, or will we be able too live out the rest of our holiday?
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When were police checks dated for and when was the medical done? If those have plenty of time left of the 12 month validity, then you should be fine. But if they're going to pass that validity soon, that's usually when you get the deadlines as the holder needs to enter Australia by a certain date to activate the visa, almost always based on the expiry of police checks or Medicals from what I've seen.

For example, my police check was dated in November and my medical was done the following January. I was in Australia in March when they first asked me to leave the country for finalization and I wasn't given a deadline. Only told to leave before the end of May for the visa grant or it won't be processed until the new fiscal year in July (pretty sure that embassy stopped visa processing in May until July). So I left in the beginning May and on my grant letter it said my must make first entry date was 12 months from my police check date, so November that year.


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Hi all, it's looking like our visa will be granted by April. However we are in Australia for a holiday for a family wedding from the 5th-18th. If my husbands visa is granted while we are there, will he have to immediately leave the country, or will we be able too live out the rest of our holiday?
Thanks in advance!
When were police checks dated for and when was the medical done? If those have plenty of time left of the 12 month validity, then you should be fine. But if they're going to pass that validity soon, that's usually when you get the deadlines as the holder needs to enter Australia by a certain date to activate the visa, almost always based on the expiry of police checks or Medicals from what I've seen.

For example, my police check was dated in November and my medical was done the following January. I was in Australia in March when they first asked me to leave the country for finalization and I wasn't given a deadline. Only told to leave before the end of May for the visa grant or it won't be processed until the new fiscal year in July (pretty sure that embassy stopped visa processing in May until July). So I left in the beginning May and on my grant letter it said my must make first entry date was November that year, which was exactly 12 months from my police check date.


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Hi all, my partner and I were told during our consultation with a migration agent that since applications are done online, where we lodge our application from doesn't make a difference to processing times. Is this accurate? We were under the impression that applications from the UK tend to be faster than the global average.


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On this forum, yes we tend to see fast applications from the UK but that doesn't mean everyone from there gets that. It also depends on other factors like each application.


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that is how averages work, some are quick and some long.


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Hi all, my partner and I were told during our consultation with a migration agent that since applications are done online, where we lodge our application from doesn't make a difference to processing times. Is this accurate? We were under the impression that applications from the UK tend to be faster than the global average.
He said it makes no difference where you apply or where your partner is from? .... it makes a lot in both cases.


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Does anyone know, once you are granted the visa, how long you are given to actually enter Australia?

You have to enter while your police checks and medical checks are still valid, they last for a year!


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I got my Australian police check today but haven't managed to get my second daughters birth certificate and passport certified yet as no notary publics have been available. If it gets to our time limit and we haven't had it certified can I put a note in the additional information saying that she has been born and we are in the process of certifying her ID, would that be ok? Equally we are going to Australia for a holiday in 3 days so could we use a JP service while we are there to verify the UK passport and birth cert and then upload it while we are there before the time limit is up for our additional info?


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I’m so happy that I can finally write this post !
On Wednesday 4th of April I got granted the first part of the partnership visa !

My timeline was...

Applied: 6th December 2017
Request for police checks/further information 3rd February
Request for further information: March 20th
Request for further information: March 31st

(at this point I was like why not request everything you want to know/need at once) 😂

Visa granted April 4th!

so a nice 4 months for me!

I honestly think my visa would of been granted in February if I had just organised my uploads a little better ! Also my 1 tip would probably be that less can be more ! Sometimes I think people get in there head about uploading everything they can just to prove but there’s so many evidences you can use that tackle more than one criteria !

Eg: we only used our joint account for proof of financial commitment, social commitment (highlighting events and socials) and proof of the same address.
We didn’t upload anything else that would of met these criteria’s otherwise (apart from plane tickets)

Wishing everyone in the London waiting list boat the best of luck and hoping my time frame brings hope to you all when you get told 11-15 months !


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What's the longest people have waited for a visa grant after uploading medical/police checks? They requested this from us on March 10th and we had everything done and uploaded by 1st April. I know it's only been a few weeks but I'm checking immi every and we are just raring to go to Australia to be honest! Just want it to hurry up lol


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