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Old 07-04-2012, 05:35 AM
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Decision ready applications?

I have read that a decision ready application for a partner visa goes really fast, but if you apply without any documents, it is currently taking forever. Does anyone have any experience with this (applying in Melbourne by the way).


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Old 07-04-2012, 05:44 AM
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If you submit a decision ready application you may be processed in <6 months (some people even report days and weeks but 2-4 months is reported to be more realistic). You may wait 6-12 months if your application is not decision ready. Certainly there are rare cases where the applicant has waited nearly 2 years - in those circumstances if all is still valid the CO usually grants PR straight away.


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Old 07-04-2012, 05:52 AM
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We are actually applying applying for PR immediately, because we've been living together for 3 years. A little worried about that part because our documentation is not great for the first 6 months. Does the time it takes for them to process the application count towards the 3 years?


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No, only the evidence you present prior to application counts. I'll be surprised if you manage to get PR straight away, it is usually reseved for 5+ years relationships with kids, marriage etc - but then you can never rule it out, you may get a sympathetic CO. Provided you have all the necessary evidence and meet the requirements worse case is that you only get TR and have to wait the two years. Make sure you request the consideration for the PR straight away and the reasons why if that is the route you want to take.


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What exactly constitutes a reason for granting PR? We've been together for 3 years but don't have any children. Is there anything else we can tell them to make the argument more convincing? I want PR right away because so many big companies will only hire PRs.


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You can certainly request to be considered but you would have to have extremely strong evidence because with the amount of fraudulent applications it is a big risk for a CO to take.


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russellie is right, you cant get a PR right away no matter how hard you want it. Unless you fulfill the skilled migrant stream or are sponsored by a state. Yes, if your application has all documents attached it will be processed faster, but this doesn't mean it will be processed right away. It just means CO will not have to request documents for you and put your application back into queue while they wait for your response.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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The website does say you can get pr immediately if you have been in the relationship for more than 3 years. Is this not true?

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russellie is right, you cant get a PR right away no matter how hard you want it. Unless you fulfill the skilled migrant stream or are sponsored by a state. Yes, if your application has all documents attached it will be processed faster, but this doesn't mean it will be processed right away. It just means CO will not have to request documents for you and put your application back into queue while they wait for your response.


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The website does say you can get pr immediately if you have been in the relationship for more than 3 years. Is this not true?
It is true. But you have to prove that you ave more than the 3 year relationship. And i doubt that a few months into the 3 years will grant you permanente residence.

My partner for example is eligible for a subclass 100 and has been assessed so by the CO. I didn't request anything they automatically did it according to the information I provided them.
However I do have a 12 year relationship and with at least 7 years of substantial proof that makes him eligible.

Hope my case helps

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The website does say you can get pr immediately if you have been in the relationship for more than 3 years. Is this not true?
Technically yes. But it is hard to prove. You need to convey you are in a stable relationship which will last permanently , hence PR. Usually this involves having kids, house together, history of moving countries and keeping the relationship going and such... or being in relationship for a while longer than 3 years.

You can always try I guess.
In regard to your worry about companies not hiring anyone but PR. They will still hire Temporary Visa Holder, just make sure to outline it is a partner/ long term visa. As long as it is 3+ years they usually dont mind (Forget the state and federal entities, but you dont want to work for these anyway )


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