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Old 01-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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Welcome Africatwin

Unfortunately those from Kenya are required to undergo security checks. From what I have seen on this forum processing time of applications of those from Kenya is around 18 months. Sometimes it is less and sometimes more.

When security checks are involved the case officer doesn't know when the checks will come back until they do.

I am sorry I don't have any better news for you.

This thread is from those who applied in London. The thread for African applicants will be helpful for you. Here is the link: http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ed-africa.html


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Thanks for that Mish. I really hope it doesn't take that long as my wife's statutory maternity pay will run out and we will have to put our little one in day care while she goes back to work. I applied from London where I have been living for the last 13 years.


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Hopefully it doesn't take that long for you.

I haven't looked in the African thread lately but I know we have at least 2 waiting that are from Kenya. One is a 309 and the other is a 300. There may be another one I can't remember but I definitely remember we have 2 people waiting from Kenya.

There are a few countries that take ages for security checks and Kenya is one of them.

I have heard it is the place of citizenship that also affects the processing times for the security check. I do not know alot about how much they are affected when the applicant is a citizen of a country like Kenya but lived outside more than 10 years. If you post in Ask Mark he may be able to shead some light on security checks in those circumstances.


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Will do Mish! Thanks for your help, much appreciated.


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Hi All,

My first post but I though I will contribute. My wife and I are also waiting for the visa. Applied in June. I am quite impatient so to make waiting better I analysed previous “visa grants”. I took max time taken and average time taken. It is of course not exact (as you can see from results) but maybe it will interest someone. (This is only for fun)

History data:

User name__Applied__Completed__Days
ajcooper_____27/01/14__08/10/14___254
duszek______18/03/14__15/12/14___272
acealeary____15/04/14__18/12/14___247
Schutz22____16/04/14__12/01/15___271
Roryj________20/04/14__20/01/15___275
Sarahpom___03/05/14__27/01/15___269

Average: 265 days

Estimates:

User name__Applied___Expected - Average___Expected - Max
soniaS______02/05/14_______21/01/15__________01/02/15
elzawelza___10/05/14_______29/01/15__________09/02/15
jkc_________12/06/14_______03/03/15__________14/03/15
DaL _______16/06/14_______07/03/15__________ 18/03/15
sarah187 ___24/06/14_______15/03/15__________ 20/03/15

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Great post! I'm a way off yet but this is really interesting analysis.

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Any more May grants yet?


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Hey Guys,

Just wanted some advice if anyone can offer some?

My partner (British) and myself (Aussie) applied for our de-facto visa on the 31st December 2014. We received an email from our CO (LG) on the 20th Jan 2014 acknowledging our application. We have been uploading evidence from the date of lodgement.

We received an email from our CO earlier in the week saying "I note your recent attachments to your IMMI account for your partner application. Please be advised that you do not need to upload anything further regarding your relationship. Only health and character were requested from you."

We are not sure how to take this email, if it is a good or bad thing? We still have further evidence we can upload. Have other people had emails like this?

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Nope...still waiting. 8 months 26 days today o.O

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Hey Guys,

Just wanted some advice if anyone can offer some?

My partner (British) and myself (Aussie) applied for our de-facto visa on the 31st December 2014. We received an email from our CO (LG) on the 20th Jan 2014 acknowledging our application. We have been uploading evidence from the date of lodgement.

We received an email from our CO earlier in the week saying "I note your recent attachments to your IMMI account for your partner application. Please be advised that you do not need to upload anything further regarding your relationship. Only health and character were requested from you."

We are not sure how to take this email, if it is a good or bad thing? We still have further evidence we can upload. Have other people had emails like this?

Thanks
This is a good thing! It means your CO is completely satisfied with the genuineness of your relationship. The only things you still have to do are medical exam and police checks. And you should have received a timeline for those from them when you first applied. London always sends an acknowledgement email that includes something like "Get your medicals done around X date" so that applicants don't do them too early. I wouldn't upload any further relationship evidence since they've told you not to.

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This is a good thing! It means your CO is completely satisfied with the genuineness of your relationship. The only things you still have to do are medical exam and police checks. And you should have received a timeline for those from them when you first applied. London always sends an acknowledgement email that includes something like "Get your medicals done around X date" so that applicants don't do them too early. I wouldn't upload any further relationship evidence since they've told you not to.
Thank you so much for getting back to me CollegeGirl That is a massive relief, my heart is actually pounding! Although I don't want to get my hopes up too early on. Yep we got the dates for the medical and police exam, they are to be done about 31st June. Such a long wait but it will be worth it in the end

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