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Old 09-13-2018, 09:31 PM
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Me and my partner are in a similar situation, after uploading the health check 4 months ago, haven't heard anything.

MrsMorrow28, i've been holding off on buying flights hoping to of heard something, but i'm thinking now we may have to enter with my partner on a tourist visa.
Have you applied for the tourist visa? did you have to let them know? or are you waiting in case you hear news on the decision?
They'll know you're onshore simply because of your passport. But you should let them know in case they need to contact you, so just do the update us form in immi and update your phone number and address once you get to Oz. Also a good idea to upload your itinerary.


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Old 09-14-2018, 09:18 AM
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I already used my working holiday when I was 18. Unless you know if the rules or T & C's have changed after 12 years?


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Me and my partner are in a similar situation, after uploading the health check 4 months ago, haven't heard anything.

MrsMorrow28, i've been holding off on buying flights hoping to of heard something, but i'm thinking now we may have to enter with my partner on a tourist visa.
Have you applied for the tourist visa? did you have to let them know? or are you waiting in case you hear news on the decision?
I'm Australian and on the Working Holiday visa in UK and my visa expires early December hence us not really having much choice but to book the flights as I need to leave the UK anyway so we are booked and hoping it comes in before we fly if not, about to lodge the 6 months visitor visa so my husband can stay with me across Christmas, New Year, birthdays etc and it should be finalised by then! By the trends I see, its around 6-8 months for the London approvals and we are verging on 6 months in October so it could be anytime from now.... (hopefully!)

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Thanks for your reply.
I'm starting to think the 6 month visa may not even be long enough. The 600 tourist visa is usually 6 months but i think we can get a 12 month one.
Does the visa time period only start when you enter the country? i think that's right, not when you actually apply for it.
Really just sucks not knowing how long it will be, i wouldn't mind it they just definitively said 12 months.
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That's right, mine was approved on 4th Sept 2018 so I have to enter before 4th Sept 2019. The 6 months starts on the date I enter, even if that's 3rd Sept 2019 🙂

When you apply you can select 3, 6 or 12 months and whether you'd like multiple entry. I think the 6 month period restarts every time I enter the country as I have multiple entry. There's no guarantee they will give you the exact time period you ask for but there is no harm in trying!

Hope that helps!


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I had a soul destroying experience when taking my Russian fiancee to OZ in late 2014 and she secretly left me in September 2015 3 months after we married and still living there . I now wish to bring another lady to OZ either as a wife or fiancee but am concerned that OZ under the so called liberals are moving in same direction as the xenophobic UK Tory party and brexitters in England . Could anyone kindly tell me if my fears are unfounded please as would be much appreciated ? . I would hate to pay the now huge visa fee and find it was dead money, especially as an "oldie" with limited opportunities to make money ( smile )


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309 & 100 Granted yesterday from London

Timeline:
  1. Applied 13th April 2018
  2. Medical & Police Check 8th & 11th May 2018
  3. Requested AFP check for me (I lived in Oz 1986-1988) - 29th October 2018
  4. Returned AFP Clearance 23rd November
  5. Visas Granted 29th November 2018

Total 7.5 Months!


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Golden email!

Just wanted to share my timeline in case it might be useful to anyone:

13/02/18 - applied 309 (London)
27/02/18 - requested police clearances for both of us, medical for me and evidence of 12 months defacto
29/10/18 - requested more evidence of 12 months defacto
04/12/18 12:54 - 309 granted
04/12/18 12:55 - 100 granted!

We are in shock at the moment, as at the second request for further info we were sure that we were going to be refused. Our case is not straightforward as we have never been in a position to live together. He was already in Australia at the start of our relationship and so had no joint bills, mortgage or anything like that.

This forum has been an invaluable source of information and we are so grateful to all the contributors here. Good luck to all those still waiting!

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Old 12-11-2018, 11:30 AM
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Brilliant News! Congratulations!

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309 & 100 Granted yesterday from London

Timeline:
  1. Applied 13th April 2018
  2. Medical & Police Check 8th & 11th May 2018
  3. Requested AFP check for me (I lived in Oz 1986-1988) - 29th October 2018
  4. Returned AFP Clearance 23rd November
  5. Visas Granted 29th November 2018

Total 7.5 Months!


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Brilliant News also...I'm praying any day now


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Excellent to hear of a few visas being approved out of London. In November we were asked for more information (police clearances and birth certificate of applicant) they were submitted almost immediately as i had planned to not submit the police clearances too early and risk them expiring. and we are now at the further assessment stage.
My partner is now in Australia on a tourist visa and we have updated our contact details in the application. I assume we will be contacted in the next month or two given others experience.
Thanks all for your help and any advice on being onshore and having to leave Aus for a decision to be made is welcome.

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