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Old 06-16-2016, 09:45 AM
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Hi - I am in London and applied for my spouse visa on line. I submitted the application on 13/04/16 and received a standard response email today 16/6/16 asking for medical and police checks and giving me my case officer name. The response I received stated, "Please note that the current processing time for partner migration at the Australian High Commission, London is at least 10 - 14 months from the date you lodged your application."

Not what we wanted to hear, but mine is a very simple application (married 15 years with 2 children who are already Australian citizens) so we are keeping everything crossed given we leave the UK on Oct 1!!


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Just put my application in. I wasn't looking forward to the long wait, however, finding this thread has given me hope that everything could be completed in a much shorter time span than anticipated.

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There are still people who have been waiting a long time though, so you should still follow the recommended 10-14 months waiting.

We have decided to go travelling in the interim in the hope that it arrives before April 1st next year.

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Hello all.

I am an Australian and my partner is from the UK. We applied for his visa on the 4th of May 2016. Whilst we applied for the visa , we had mentioned that I would be moving back to Australia to find a job/setup everything before my partner comes over ( including copy of my tickets). We have now been asked again as to why I have moved and also to get my partner's medical done.

Any suggestions here? Has anyone had this query from Immigration?


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You should be pleased that your application is moving forward so quickly.

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Hello all.

I am an Australian and my partner is from the UK. We applied for his visa on the 4th of May 2016. Whilst we applied for the visa , we had mentioned that I would be moving back to Australia to find a job/setup everything before my partner comes over ( including copy of my tickets). We have now been asked again as to why I have moved and also to get my partner's medical done.

Any suggestions here? Has anyone had this query from Immigration?
Hi! My fiancÚ and I were in the same position. I moved back to Australia in September and his visa was granted last month (7.5 months from submission to approval). Just reiterate your decision and the rationale behind it. The fact that the medical has been requested means things are going forward, so good luck!

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Old 06-26-2016, 11:27 PM
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Hi! My fiancÚ and I were in the same position. I moved back to Australia in September and his visa was granted last month (7.5 months from submission to approval). Just reiterate your decision and the rationale behind it. The fact that the medical has been requested means things are going forward, so good luck!
Thanks for your response Kazazz.. Relieved to know that you were asked of the same question.
I am reiterating to them that , whilst the separation ( distance wise) is difficult, we took this decision so that one of us is settled down while my partner gets his visa. I am also attaching copies of my job offer, house tenancy agreement. Is there anything else that you covered off in your letter?


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You should be pleased that your application is moving forward so quickly.
Yes, we were quite surprised by their quick action. Hoping for a smooth application process


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Old 06-28-2016, 10:25 AM
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Hi - I am in London and applied for my spouse visa on line. I submitted the application on 13/04/16 and received a standard response email today 16/6/16 asking for medical and police checks and giving me my case officer name. The response I received stated, "Please note that the current processing time for partner migration at the Australian High Commission, London is at least 10 - 14 months from the date you lodged your application."

Not what we wanted to hear, but mine is a very simple application (married 15 years with 2 children who are already Australian citizens) so we are keeping everything crossed given we leave the UK on Oct 1!!
We applied for our partner visa, 10/05/2016, and we got a response 22/06/2016 requesting one more piece of information, and for me to complete my health examination and police check!

Also I have never had any correspondence from the DIBP mentioning processing times.

It all seems a little inconsistent to me.

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Our details are:
London
Sponsor: Australian Citizen; 309/100 Visa applicant, Portuguese
Married 13 years, all family in Australia - no children or dependents included in application.

14.4.2016 Application submitted with all information uploaded same day.
21.4.16 Medical undertaken
No date (May): Medical approved
No date: Sponsorship approved
May: NACRO Police Certificate submitted
16.6.16 Case Officer and request for further information
21.6.16 further documentation submitted
24.6.16 Further document submitted
Status auto changed to assessment in progress

Note: On Immiaccount dashboard I noticed "Medical" button appear a day or two after submission of application. When clicking, it automatically generated a referral for medical assessment to be carried out.


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