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Old 10-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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I thought I would share my recent experiences to help those in need:

31, male, UK citizen, good job, good health, no convictions, married to an Australian citizen

20.03.13
Applied for PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) (Class UF) PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) (Subclass 309) visa

10.10.13
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• Plan your application
• Take your time
• Budget
• Be patient

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All,

I thought I would share my recent experiences to help those in need:

31, male, UK citizen, good job, good health, no convictions, married to an Australian citizen

20.03.13
Applied for PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) (Class UF) PARTNER (PROVISIONAL) (Subclass 309) visa

10.10.13
Visa granted

Advice:

• Plan your application
• Take your time
• Budget
• Be patient

All the best
Chris_Smith - thanks do much for sharing! There is light at the end of the tunnel for us!

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I'm getting restless again waiting, so I thought I'd have a look on the Australian High Commission - London website.

There's a note on there saying that they get a higher number of visa & citizenship applications in the run up to the holiday season... Does this mean we'll have to wait longer from them to process other visas? Or do they have different departments that deal with different visa types?

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I'm not positive how it works in London, but in most embassies COs do "specialize" in a type of visa and handle primarily that visa type. Also, any applications that came in before SHOULD be processed before those that are just coming in now, so since you've already applied... theoretically it shouldn't slow things down. Hopefully!

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So...1st of November is looming. That will mark 6 months to the day since our application was recevied and acknowledged.

My husband was in Australia with me, but has had to return to the UK as we could no longer afford for him not to work. I have emailed our CO today to ask the million dollar question - Can you see about approving us earlier?

I don't like our chances but hey, if you don't ask you never know!

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Have u heard any more about your visa kmarees? Do u think it will get approved? My bf still panics and doesnt wanna get his hopes up over his crminal record

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Pressed submit too quick there lol. Even though he passes the character test,and.now he has me.not getting my.hopes up lol

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So...1st of November is looming. That will mark 6 months to the day since our application was recevied and acknowledged.

My husband was in Australia with me, but has had to return to the UK as we could no longer afford for him not to work. I have emailed our CO today to ask the million dollar question - Can you see about approving us earlier?

I don't like our chances but hey, if you don't ask you never know!
Good luck! I'm so sorry your husband had to go home. If it makes you feel any better, on the UK-specific forum I also frequent, there have been some folks getting their grants at about 6.5 months... not everyone, though! They're still telling people to work to the 8-9 month estimate. But... hope springs eternal. <3

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So...1st of November is looming. That will mark 6 months to the day since our application was recevied and acknowledged.

My husband was in Australia with me, but has had to return to the UK as we could no longer afford for him not to work. I have emailed our CO today to ask the million dollar question - Can you see about approving us earlier?

I don't like our chances but hey, if you don't ask you never know!
Good luck! Did you get a reply? I think you have the same CO as me and I'm just a couple of weeks behind so would be keen to know what you hear. Hope it goes well for you, there have been quite a few on pomsinoz that have had grants at 6.5 or 7 months which is good!

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Well...I sent the e-mail. And what do you know I got a response saying that we can book a flight to bring my husband back before Christmas.

I'm in shock. After the stress and the waiting...we are actually getting an approval. And early too.

This doesn't feel real!!!!! I can't believe we made it

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