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Partner Visa's that have taken over 12 months to process


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Old 08-15-2012, 12:38 AM
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Partner Visa's that have taken over 12 months to process

Hi All,

Thought i'd start a new thread after a few people have posting in the family visa time line

The idea is to get an understanding how many visa's are over 12months and what action you have taken and what results you have gotten.

My wife's visa application was lodged 08/08/2011
Type : 820/801
Nationality : Mexican , Sponser : Eligable NZ citizen
Lodged : onshore , Sydney
Preloaded : Medicals Yes / Police Checks yes
any application issues : Missed form 80 , submitted a week later

actions taken : after 5 months called immigration every few months to update details (travelling ect. / change of address) and asked for update on application. 9 month mark phoned immigration once a month asking for update.

What are my next steps : Calling Immigration once a week, if not having any results by the end of august then a letter of complaint

** Update : after spending an hour on hold waiting for IMMI to awnser the phone, I was told that we now have an action flag (added today 15/08/2012) , according to the lady on the (who was really quite nice and trying to be helpful) phone : said generally (but not always) that the flag can mean it is ready to be allocated to a CO. So heres hoping thats what the flag is for

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:07 PM
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My wife partner visa 309 take over1 year & 1 month and they keep saying that is in prosses, by the way my wife is from afghanistan and im from australia.


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Old 09-03-2012, 01:18 AM
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Great idea for a thread. I was thinking about starting the same as well.

Date of application:
02/09/2011 - In person (Perth)

Nationality: Polish

Sponsor: Eligible NZ Citizen

Visa type: Partner Visa 820

Offshore/onshore: onshore

Medicals submitted (yes/no): yes

Police check submitted (yes/no): yes with application

Date CO assigned: Not yet

Date visa granted: Not yet


I called Immi today (full year + 1 day of waiting) and because I lodged application in Perth I was given email address to contact Perth procesing centre directly. Wrote email asking wtf? and stating I believe my application is decision ready... Waiting for response...

UPDATE:
Received generic response:

The current average processing time for s/c 820 partner visa applications is 13 months.


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Old 09-10-2012, 12:34 AM
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Further update :

Phoned again today only to be told, because i called on the 27/08/2012 there is no change to what I was quoted then, I ask for clarification on the Action flag and was told : "it was on a pile on a shelf and now it is in the queue for processing" I was so annoyed at the response It made step up and submitted a complaint about the whole process today (10/9/2012). lets see if it makes any difference.


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Old 09-10-2012, 12:58 AM
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Hi guys ,

For the defacto visa onshore do u have to certified bank statement , bills , invoices and e mail from Internet ? pretty much everything right ?

Thanks to all


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Further update :

Phoned again today only to be told, because i called on the 27/08/2012 there is no change to what I was quoted then, I ask for clarification on the Action flag and was told : "it was on a pile on a shelf and now it is in the queue for processing" I was so annoyed at the response It made step up and submitted a complaint about the whole process today (10/9/2012). lets see if it makes any difference.
Unbelievable, what an answer from the immigration after more than a year of waiting for a visa.
All the best!


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Old 09-10-2012, 03:43 AM
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BEST. THREAD IDEA. EVER.

Date of application: July 27th, 2011
Nationality: American
Visa type: Partner Visa Subclass 820/801 (De facto)
Offshore/onshore: Onshore (Brisbane, in person)
Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes, with application 07/27/11.
Police check submitted (yes/no):
Australian National PCC: Yes, with application 07/27/11.
American FBI Background Check: Submitted Oct. 2011.
Japanese PCC: Submitted Aug. 2011.
Date CO assigned:
Date visa granted:

Action taken since:

08/18/2011 - Submitted Form 1005 (Request to change work rights on bridging visa)
08/23/2011 - Form 1005 was approved, full working rights granted.
Jan 2012 - Called DIAC about change of address.
Aug 2012 - Called asking for an update, got the generic response including the "I've put a note on your file" thing.
09/10/2012 - Emailed the Brisbane processing center (see below).

Today I sent an email directly to the Brisbane processing center with an attached Form 1022 (Change of circumstances) to inform them about a change in my partner/sponsor's employment. I took the opportunity to point out that I have been waiting for nearly 14 months without any contact from DIAC and that I felt my application to be decision-ready. I'm really hoping that Form 1022 makes them unearth my application and actually look at it and do something.....

Best of luck to us all.

UPDATE:

Date CO assigned: 09/10/2012 ?
Date visa granted: 09/14/2012! (see this post for details)

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I know my visa's been granted and it didn't take more than 12 months, I did apply around the same time as you guys. so I thought I would share what might help. I did have a bit of luck contacting the immi and got the CO to process the application. I think you do need to 'push' them a little within reason of course asking qusetions that immi will pay attention to instead of asking how the application went. Otherwise I think I would be waiting for the visa to come through as well because I didn't have my HK police check submitted in the first place (I needed the CO to issue a request letter to apply the pc).

Good luck everyone!

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Further update :

Phoned again today only to be told, because i called on the 27/08/2012 there is no change to what I was quoted then, I ask for clarification on the Action flag and was told : "it was on a pile on a shelf and now it is in the queue for processing" I was so annoyed at the response It made step up and submitted a complaint about the whole process today (10/9/2012). lets see if it makes any difference.
Further Update :

today my wife was contacted by IMMI , who idenfied themselves as the person in charge of allocations.

According to them there was a hold up on our application as they were awaiting a US police check for my wife as the belived she spent a year living in the US, ( She did not, weather this was an error in filling out the form is not clear )

However every time we have contacted IMMI they have told us that they had all the required documents.

She was asked to email all her entry and exit dates from the US again and told we'd be allocated a case officer to review our application urgently once this information is recieved.

Finially a step forward if it was an error in filling out the form the Key learning is double / tripple check all your dates in your form 80 and in your application

Will keep you all updated as we get news.

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Thank you for your update and all the best!


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