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Old 06-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by darrylbulger View Post
Hi ! what do you mean by verification of financial documents ? the medical checks went in with the application . your oppinion please .
Look, Internally, they divide the process for granting a visa in steps. Something like:

1. Complete Documentation?

2. Free to marry?

3. Genuine Relation?: Consider Interview

4. Check Sponsor's Financial Documents. In the past, they used to request an Assurance of Support (a bond) from low income sponsors. Although, they dont ask for that anymore, I reckon they still go through the ATO papers. Do not worry, low income are those who made less than 27k or so a year.

5. Medical Check Verification. Basically, they send the X-Rays and other medicals samples to a certified DIAC lab that verifies that everything is ok.

Well, I read sometime ago in this forum that Financial Docs and Medicals were the last steps. In particular, the medical is the main cause for the long processing time.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 AM
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Hello ,my lady got a free to marry doc, that went in two moths ago ,as far as me being the sponsor I had a letter from my employer stating my ongoing employment ( worked there 6 1/2 years now ), also a letter from the pay roll officer stating my income ,that is all our immigration lawyer said I needed ,he said it was more important I had a full time job and ongoing employment ,my projected income was $45,000 . I feel sure after 3 months they would no our documents are all there or else they would have contacted us by now for other documents as they did with the free to marry doc ,I hope everything is fine ,the interview is done now ,so we wait and see what happens , I dont owe the ATO any back taxes either , not a cent ! . bye . thanks for your replies !

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:24 AM
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Hi guys,
Just a quick one Darrryl to help relieve any stress or worry, I had contacted the Immigration office in Australia the other day to ask a question, however in the lovely message you have to listen to while waiting, they do mention that Australia actually receives thousands of applications... PER DAY! Knowing this it is easier to see why the length of time seems to us to be so long because typically we just figure it should not be that difficult for them to see our application is genuine.
Most likely they are plowing through multiple applications and that average of 6 months is probably just that... an average over the many years they have been processing these applications... ie it is likely that each year, months of the year and effects such as the GFC and of course the unique details and history of every individual application will determine if that actual time frame is shorter or longer.
I definately understand where you are coming from, and I imagine and I hope that once your visa is approved, you guys will most likely think your happy future was definately worth the wait... I know I will.

Looking forward to hearing news of your successful application Darryl.

Good Luck and hopefully not too much longer.


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