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Why a 9 month wait on form 80 clearance?


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Old 03-09-2012, 12:06 PM
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Why a 9 month wait on form 80 clearance?

My wife applied for a 309 partner visa on the 6th of June 2011 at the Egyptian Australian Embassy in Cairo and supplied everything that was required which included the police check, medical check, forms 40SP, 47SP, 80, marriage certificate, all types of relationship evidence, English translations, statutory declarations, relationship statements, assurance of support and absolutely everything that was required by the 21st of June 2011.

My wife didn't have her interview until the 15th of August 2011.

My wife was born in Sudan and moved to Libya when she was 4 years old and lived their ever since apart from studying in Egypt, Cairo for a few years before we met and got married in Cairo, Egypt January 2011.

My wife has remained in Egypt, Cairo since 2011 till current.

We both have been told that we have established a genuine relationship and that everything has been accepted and cleared on our application except FORM 80 which is still pending clearance.

My question is why does FORM 80 take 9 months or more to get clearance from Australia?

They were given form 80 on the 6th of June 2011 and until current they keep saying we are sorry but we are still waiting clearance on form 80 from Australia.

I can understand this taking 2 - 3 months max 4 months, but 9+ months is very slack.

Is there any reason why form 80 in my wife's 309 partner visa application is taking so long for clearance in which I'm not aware?

Thanks guys......looking forward to your comments.


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Old 03-09-2012, 11:46 PM
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The Australian Government uses the information you provide in Form 80 as a basis for conducting security and background checks. The purpose is to ensure that persons with terrorist and/or criminal or other questionable connections are not admitted to Australia.

These checks are undertaken by ASIO and other elements of the security and intelligence system in Australia. The extent and detail of checks depends on the origin and history of the applicant. Applicants from countries where terrorist activity is known to occur, or where the political situation is unstable, attract additional focus. Therefore applicants from middle eastern countries can expect much longer waiting times, anywhere from 6 to 12 months, or even longer.

It is possible that the government has discovered something of concern in the background of yourself or your wife. However, the government will never disclose this information to you, subjected to being compelled by a court, as such information is confidential and available only to the highest levels of government.

In conducting these checks, Australian government agencies must liaise with contacts and authorities in third party countries. Processes in these countries are often very slow due to poor infrastructure, incompetent and corrupt officials, security issues, and various other factors. In your case, the long waiting time is likely due to the factors in Egypt, Libya or elsewhere in that region. Australian government processes are very fast and efficient by comparison.

It should be noted that even if the applicant is not personally connected to terrorist or extremist activity, the application can still be refused on security grounds if any of your family or close associates are found to have such connections. The government always errs on side of caution in such cases.

Hope this info helps - and good luck!


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My wife applied for a 309 partner visa on the 6th of June 2011 at the Egyptian Australian Embassy in Cairo and supplied everything that was required which included the police check, medical check, forms 40SP, 47SP, 80, marriage certificate, all types of relationship evidence, English translations, statutory declarations, relationship statements, assurance of support and absolutely everything that was required by the 21st of June 2011.

My wife didn't have her interview until the 15th of August 2011.

My wife was born in Sudan and moved to Libya when she was 4 years old and lived their ever since apart from studying in Egypt, Cairo for a few years before we met and got married in Cairo, Egypt January 2011.

My wife has remained in Egypt, Cairo since 2011 till current.

We both have been told that we have established a genuine relationship and that everything has been accepted and cleared on our application except FORM 80 which is still pending clearance.

My question is why does FORM 80 take 9 months or more to get clearance from Australia?

They were given form 80 on the 6th of June 2011 and until current they keep saying we are sorry but we are still waiting clearance on form 80 from Australia.

I can understand this taking 2 - 3 months max 4 months, but 9+ months is very slack.

Is there any reason why form 80 in my wife's 309 partner visa application is taking so long for clearance in which I'm not aware?

Thanks guys......looking forward to your comments.
How is your application so far? any updates?


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