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Old 07-21-2016, 11:16 AM
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Hi all

I applied through London on 23rd June 2016. Been with my partner for 3 years.

I have a small question about the category - Evidence of Relationship, Defacto Partner.
I have unloaded all off my evidence for my visa, but I'm struggling with this category simply because I feel like I would just be re-uploading what's already been uploaded. for example, joint statements, stat dec's, letter from landlord and letters addressed to same address etc.

is it a waste to re-upload the same documents?

does anybody have any suggestions of other evidence they uploaded? i've been racking my brain for days!

Thanks heaps in advance!


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Don't upload the same documents, it will be a waste of time.
When I did mine, when I was completing this part, I just referred to the joint bank statement or utility bill etc and this wasn't questioned and my visa was granted at the end of May.
Good luck!

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Old 07-27-2016, 07:14 AM
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dim,
Don't upload the same documents, it will be a waste of time.
When I did mine, when I was completing this part, I just referred to the joint bank statement or utility bill etc and this wasn't questioned and my visa was granted at the end of May.
Good luck!
Thanks I'll do the same.

I'm at the 1 month mark now, I've had an email from my case officer asking for medicals and police checks, hope it's smooth sailing from here now.


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Old 07-27-2016, 07:21 PM
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Does anyone on here have any experience of applying for a tourist visa whiles partner visa is in progress?
I called immigration and explained my situation, (we wish to visit family in Aus before visa is granted) they advise me to apply for a Visitor Visa 600 rather than the normal tourist visa.
Which I have now done.
The website says processing times from low risk country (UK) is one working day, (we all know not to trust processing times on the website!)
However I've not her back and wondered if anyone has had a similar experience?
Perhaps I'm not classed as 'low risk' as I already have a visa in progress?

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Hiya

We have applied for my partner's visa back in May and he is now here visiting me on a e-visitor 651 visa. We got the visa in a 2 business days.

You can definitely visit whilst your visa is being processed, how long your visa is approved for, I suppose that depends on the Immigration department , though its usually valid for a year with a max 3 month stay per visit.


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Old 07-28-2016, 10:05 AM
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Thanks it seems really common for people to travel across on a tourist visa while the partner visa is in progress, so that's makes me feel a bit better.

I applied for the visitor visa 600 rather than 651 so I could get 6months straight up, Hope I hear back soon.....!


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Hi there,

I just have a question regarding the visas mentioned here,
could someone please tell me what is the difference btw. 600 & 651 visas ?


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eVisitor (subclass 651)

Visitor visa (subclass 600)

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Visa granted: 21st April 2016 (5 months and 3 days)

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Further information requested: 06 January 2017
Further information submitted: 15 January 2017 (Sponsor Police check and 40SP)
Visa Granted: 5 April 2017 (4 months 5 days)

Eligible for 801: 30 November 2018
Form submitted: 30 November 2018
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:13 PM
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It's gone so quiet on here. Has anybody heard of any visas being processed via London recently?


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Hi Trapper,

I'm not using an agent, and have also had police and medical checks requested to be done within 28 days, but nothing about processing time. I wonder if that is good or bad news?

Zorro

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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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