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Old 11-13-2015, 11:28 AM
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Hi all,

Congratulations to everyone who's recently had their Visa come through!!!

Myself and my Irish girlfriend are currently waiting for our approval having submitted her application on the 2nd of March (Legodarthmaul we are in the same boat after hearing Kateb33's great news). She is currently here on a tourist visa with me in Sydney and we are wondering if as a result of submitting my side of the application on a later date (22nd of March) it could potentially have had an affect on our processing time.

We have also been given Karol as a case officer and having followed the forum for a while now I can't recall having seen her name pop up in previous posts.

Either way we are both eagerly waiting for the visa to hopefully come through in the next week or two, we had been doing two years straight of long distance up until July and cannot wait to have her here properly and able to work rather than going in and out on a tourist visa.

Good luck to everyone applying and if we receive any news I will be sure to post to give others a sense of how long they have to wait
Hi there, I wouldn't worry about the delay. I sent my side through a couple weeks after we submitted my partners and it was all fine. We had A case officer that we also didn't see mentioned in forums so I wouldn't be too worried about that either. We applied at the end of January and it came through mid October, hopefully yours comes through soon! Good luck!


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Old 11-18-2015, 07:51 AM
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Hello, I was just wondering if anyone applied for the partner visa in London in August/ September/ October. If so, how long was it before you were assigned a case officer?We are waiting to be assigned one and we applied on the 1st of October. Thanks!


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We applied on the 30th Aug and don't have a CO yet either.

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Hello, I was just wondering if anyone applied for the partner visa in London in August/ September/ October. If so, how long was it before you were assigned a case officer?We are waiting to be assigned one and we applied on the 1st of October. Thanks!


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Best. Day. Ever.

Yesterday (17th) I got my 309!!!!! - 8.5 months. Seems like London is getting up to speed with these. Fairly simple application in my opinion; (at application) together 18 months, lived together 12 months, no convictions or health problems, sent about 30 pieces of evidence (bills, photos). Emailed them a couple of times just to ask if anything more was required and to inform them of my flight for Christmas.

Flight booked for 14 Dec, but probably will return and go in March for good.

Really enjoyed this forum, fingers crossed for all you waiting. 10 - 14 months!! Pah!!!

Applied: 3 March 2015
CO assigned: 13 April 2015
CO: WP
Police cert:17 August 2015
Medical: 3 September 2015
Grant: 17 November 2015
Enter Aus date: 17 August 2016

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We applied on the 30th Aug and don't have a CO yet either.
Thanks for replying! I see that previous applications seem to have been assigned a CO between 1 - 6 weeks, so fingers crossed. Cheers!


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Best. Day. Ever.

Yesterday (17th) I got my 309!!!!! - 8.5 months. Seems like London is getting up to speed with these. Fairly simple application in my opinion; (at application) together 18 months, lived together 12 months, no convictions or health problems, sent about 30 pieces of evidence (bills, photos). Emailed them a couple of times just to ask if anything more was required and to inform them of my flight for Christmas.

Flight booked for 14 Dec, but probably will return and go in March for good.

Really enjoyed this forum, fingers crossed for all you waiting. 10 - 14 months!! Pah!!!

Applied: 3 March 2015
CO assigned: 13 April 2015
CO: WP
Police cert:17 August 2015
Medical: 3 September 2015
Grant: 17 November 2015
Enter Aus date: 17 August 2016
Congratulations Legodarthmaul! You must be stoked

You've got us sitting on the edge of our seats now as we applied within days of you. Congratulations again!

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Hi there, don't be disheartened if you haven't received notification of who your case officer is. We only knew who it was because I had to email with a question about uploading to the immi account and it was the case officer that responded. She also said not to get the medicals and police checks until July (which we had already done upon applying in January). I know it is really stressful and it can be so irritating to hear of others getting their visa's granted before you (I was on another forum before I found this one and people from Brazil and Indonesia were getting their visas in 6 months or less) but it really is true that no news is good news. We applied on the 29th of January, we sent an updated relationship letter including updates on work, family, holidays and photos through the immi account in August and another in mid-October again updating on holidays, family and our engagement and the visa was granted the next day! Whether that was coincidence or not I don't know. Good luck!!
Hi Kiera, Congratulations on your visa grant! Great news! I was under the impression that the visa application wasn't being considered until you had notification that you have a case officer assigned. Is that not correct? Were you not officially notified of being assigned a case officer on the immi account? Cheers!


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Hi Kiera, Congratulations on your visa grant! Great news! I was under the impression that the visa application wasn't being considered until you had notification that you have a case officer assigned. Is that not correct? Were you not officially notified of being assigned a case officer on the immi account? Cheers!
Hi there,
The only reason we knew who our case officer was is because she was the one who wrote back after I had some questions about uploading documents to the immi account. On the actual immi account where it says "correspondence" (or whatever it says) it only had confirmation of payment right up until the visa was granted. When did you apply? Have you done medicals and police checks yet?


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The only reason we knew who our case officer was is because she was the one who wrote back after I had some questions about uploading documents to the immi account. On the actual immi account where it says "correspondence" (or whatever it says) it only had confirmation of payment right up until the visa was granted. When did you apply? Have you done medicals and police checks yet?
Thanks for your response! We applied on 1st October 2015. We haven't done police checks or medicals as I was under the impression that you had to wait for the CO to tell you to do them as they only last for a certain amount of time. Did you do them without getting asked to do so? Cheers!


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Thanks for your response! We applied on 1st October 2015. We haven't done police checks or medicals as I was under the impression that you had to wait for the CO to tell you to do them as they only last for a certain amount of time. Did you do them without getting asked to do so? Cheers!
We did them as soon as we applied but when our CO emailed us she said not to do it until July which was about 6 months after we applied so definitely wait until you hear from your CO. I'm guessing we didn't get any other correspondence from her because she told us everything we needed eg wait for the medicals in that initial email she responded to. You've still got a bit of a way to go, but it seems like they are getting done ahead of the predicted times so be positive! Good luck!

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