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Just got an alert saying that the webpage showing the current processing times for the London embassy has changed.

Check it out here:
http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/im...ing_times.html

This affects the permanent visa applications:

Permanent Visa Applications

Resident Return - within 7 working days
Partner Migration - 10 to 14 months (was 8 - 9 months)
Child Migration and adoption - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Orphan Relative - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Extended Eligibility Child (subclass 445) - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)


EDIT: these changes should NOT affect anyone that has already applied!

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Holy hell... thanks for sharing, rheia!

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Omg I hope it won't affect my application I lodged in march.. My fiance visa to work in England expires in april 2015, which 14 months of waiting for visa would mean my visa possibly won't be ready when his visa expires

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Just got an alert saying that the webpage showing the current processing times for the London embassy has changed.

Check it out here:
http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/im...ing_times.html

This affects the permanent visa applications:

Permanent Visa Applications

Resident Return - within 7 working days
Partner Migration - 10 to 14 months (was 8 - 9 months)
Child Migration and adoption - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Orphan Relative - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Extended Eligibility Child (subclass 445) - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)


EDIT: these changes should NOT affect anyone that has already applied!

Hiya!
Are you sure it doesn't affect anyone who's already applied? Does it say that on immi site?


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Just got an alert saying that the webpage showing the current processing times for the London embassy has changed.

Check it out here:
http://www.uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/im...ing_times.html

This affects the permanent visa applications:

Permanent Visa Applications

Resident Return - within 7 working days
Partner Migration - 10 to 14 months (was 8 - 9 months)
Child Migration and adoption - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Orphan Relative - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)
Extended Eligibility Child (subclass 445) - 8 to 12 months (was 9 months)


EDIT: these changes should NOT affect anyone that has already applied!
Oh my... That's awful!
How can they increase them so much! Especially the partners visa - 14 months?! So happy I applied last year... Hope 14 months is just the worst case scenario but they will still grant visas at 9/10 months...


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So basically we are not 100% sure if applications that were lodged while processing time was 8-9 months still are having the same waiting time? Why would they do that to us ;( isn't 9 months enough? does it mean that London embassy received lots of applications? So upsetting...

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So basically we are not 100% sure if applications that were lodged while processing time was 8-9 months still are having the same waiting time? Why would they do that to us ;( isn't 9 months enough? does it mean that London embassy received lots of applications? So upsetting...
I also applied in March 2014 and were about to get tickets and a tourist visa to go over in October. I'd be devastated if this includes earlier applications, I looked in the 'ask Mark' forum and he said they're unpredictable and it could possibly include the older applicants, so I guess it could depend on the case officer.
I'll be watching these posts! It wouldn't make sense to include previous applications!!!

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I also applied in March 2014 and were about to get tickets and a tourist visa to go over in October. I'd be devastated if this includes earlier applications, I looked in the 'ask Mark' forum and he said they're unpredictable and it could possibly include the older applicants, so I guess it could depend on the case officer.
I'll be watching these posts! It wouldn't make sense to include previous applications!!!
We applied for PMV in November 2013 from a high risk country when the official waiting time was 9 months and we got the same time estimation at the embassy on the day of application.
When we asked our CO 2 months ago about the progress of our application she replied with:

Please understand that normal processing time for a complete assessment and decision to be made is twelve months as per the Client Service Charter, which can be viewed at Family Visa Processing Times.

Makes me think the new rule is affecting earlier applications too.

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Who is your CO? I applied in London and I live in England, but I'm Polish and Poland is also a high risk country...

my CO in the email she sent me around 3 weeks ago said that processing time is 9 months and it's unlikely to change...imo my pmv application is very strong probably we attached evidences that would actually be good enough for de facto partner visa. Oh and in same email i received on 17th of July my CO said she will inform me if my visa will take longer than 9 months, so i really have no idea what to think ;(

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Hiya!
Are you sure it doesn't affect anyone who's already applied? Does it say that on immi site?
Hi there,

No 100% guarantee on this (is there ever with DIPB?), but this was pointed out to me by a user in a different forum (someone with vast experience/knowledge on partner visas).

To quote them:

"DIAC have to meet their published targets and the published targets for the previous financial year were 8-9 months so they will need meet these targets or when they are audited then they will have to answer as to why they haven't. Just as if you check past applications, the targets were still reached for previous applicants even though the published times had changed considerably. This isn't the first time that the target times have been changed and I doubt very much it will be the last time. Unless you have specifically had notification that your target timeline has changed, it is still within 8-9 months as per your original email notification. "

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