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Old 07-08-2016, 09:28 AM
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I thought I would let you know I have been granted my visa now. Times are below.

25/02/16 - submitted paperwork (without medical or police checks)
05/05/16 - case officer emailed and asked for medical and police checks
04/06/16 - medical completed
06/07/16 - Had email sent stating I have PR Visa subclass 100 granted

Just over 4 months from start to finish.

My situation is, living with my aussie g/f for 5 years, but married for 1 of those years.

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hi Granty

it possible for you to give us a few advice regarding to the application?

Which evidences we must provide for a offshore partner visa for sponsor and applicant, we live both live Outside of Australia

Thank you so much


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hi Granty

it possible for you to give us a few advice regarding to the application?

Which evidences we must provide for a offshore partner visa for sponsor and applicant, we live both live Outside of Australia

Thank you so much
Hi Alaf,

To keep this as simple as possible, you need to prove as best as possible that you and your partner rely on each other financially and emotionally. Put together any proof you have that shows that. There is plenty of advice on here and other websites that will tell you the same thing. I did everything the border.gov.au website told me to do. I put it together in specific pdf's which had multiple pics or documents. This made it easier for the case officer to read and understand.

For all I know I did more than I needed, but its best to cover all angles they ask for to give you the best chance of success.

Hope this helps

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Hi All,
Like many others, I may not have input much here but I have followed this forum for a long time. It has given me so much information, reassurance and support. Just knowing they're others like you going through the same process really helped at times.

So often I have been happy (and envious) for the users who post to say that they have their visa.. and today I can't believe it's my turn!

I applied for an offshore partner 309 visa on 1st November 2015, online through the London office. I emailed my case officer last week to advise that I will be flying to Australia next month to visit my partner who has been back there since Jan. and I added that if at all possible I would be so so grateful to have my visa before then My case officer called me this morning, which was very unexpected as I just thought she would email. She was very lovely and just wanted to check one of my police checks as she couldn't find it. I advised the date I uploaded it, she found it and said she was going to click the button right then and grant me the visa. I got the official email a few minutes later

I hope it gives you some idea of timelines at the moment, although I've read of people getting them earlier and later, but for me it would be 8 months 11 days today. Hopefully others waiting around the same time will see their visas soon.

Best of luck to everyone !!

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hi LMH

it possible for you to give us a few advice regarding to the application?

Which evidences we must provide for a offshore partner visa for sponsor and applicant, we live both Outside of Australia

Thank you so much


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it possible for you to give us a few advice regarding to the application?

Which evidences we must provide for a offshore partner visa for sponsor and applicant, we live both Outside of Australia

Thank you so much
I doubt anyone will give you different advice than that you had from the last post. There is no 'easy' or 'quick' fix I am afraid. We all wish there was but we have all been through proving and providing evidence for our genuine relationships and then waited and waited for a decision.

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Hi Afaf,
My personal advice would be similar to Kaffee's.
It's a long stressful process that truly involves alot of work and evidence gathering. If you have been together/lived together for the required time you should have no problem providing enough evidence to show your relationship is genuine. The immigration website gives a good thorough list of suggested evidence that they expect you to be able to provide. That helped me alot also.
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I thought I would let you know I have been granted my visa now. Times are below.

25/02/16 - submitted paperwork (without medical or police checks)
05/05/16 - case officer emailed and asked for medical and police checks
04/06/16 - medical completed
06/07/16 - Had email sent stating I have PR Visa subclass 100 granted

Just over 4 months from start to finish.

My situation is, living with my aussie g/f for 5 years, but married for 1 of those years.
Congratulations,

I am at the 3 month mark, CO asked for additional info and medical and police checks. Both medical (automatically updated in immi) and police check complete. Now just waiting for the result, fingers crossed

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Old 07-20-2016, 08:19 AM
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Certifying supporting documents query

Hi,

I'm applying for a partner migration visa for my husband. We submitted the application to London 09/06/16 and were assigned a case officer on 15/07/16 who has requested medical exam, police check and some further information because we actually hadn't uploaded much evidence yet (wanted to get our application in the queue and thought we'd have a bit more time to get our supporting documents together).

My question is whether we need to get supporting evidence such as mortgage statements, utility bills, etc copied and certified before scanning to upload? I understand the passport had to be certified, but I'm finding the guidelines around certifying other documents confusing.

Also, I've got birth/marriage certificates which are by their nature certified extracts of official records. Do these need to be certified again by notary public before uploading? Or just scanned and uploaded?

Any advice welcome!

Thanks,
Jo


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Just got the email off my agent to book a medical and start the police checks. The emails to her also states that the processing time for the London office is at least 10-14 months from the date of lodgement and my agent has somewhat dampened things by adding, "Please note that the DIBP appears to have recently changed the way they process offshore applications. They now appear to be requesting health and character checks at an earlier point in the processing of the application rather than at the end as they did previously."
We'll just have to see how it goes, but I'm thinking it should go quickly now. Fingers crossed.

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