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Old 08-17-2012, 05:35 AM
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Hi , im Larissa. I applied for a defacto partner visa about a year ago and still have not heard anything from immi. I dont mind waiting , the only problem is i am on a bridging visa E , and we (me and boyfriend) have booked tickets to Korea(my hometown) for 27th November. We booked thinking that surely our visa would be processed within a year. Is there any way we can ask immi to speed up the process? any help in this matter would be greatly appreaciated

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:36 PM
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Did you receive a confirmation of receipt of application email from immi? This should have arrived within the first month. After that, you just have to wait till a CO is assigned. However, 12 months sounds long for a partner visa.


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Old 08-17-2012, 11:33 PM
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I applied over a year ago in person in Brisbane and am still waiting. I have had no contact from Immi-- not even from a CO. Sucks.

I recommend that you contact Immi, let them know that you are past the 12 month point and tell them that you will need to travel abroad in November. They will either speedup processing your application or they will change your bridging visa to one that allows you to leave the country.

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You should contact immi to ensure that your application didn't fall thru the cracks. Unfortunately, due to very high load on COs, this sometimes happen.

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Hi Larissa, 12 mths is a long time not to get an acknowledgment from the dept. You really need to contact them to establish whether you application was received & is being processed.

Make sure the contact details on your application has not changed as this would be their only avenue to communicate with you.

As for travel, if you're on a BVE, don't even think about leaving the country. If you want to travel, try to ask for BVB, its generally the only bridging visa that will let you re-enter Australia. But as far as I know, chances to change your BVE to a BVB, is highly unlikely to be granted.

Best to follow up on your partner application & wait till they grant that if you want to re-enter Australia without dramas.

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Thanks for all your responses.

I do have acknowledgement of application, as i applied in person at the melbourne office. Its just that one year seem too long a waiting period for a partner visa. I was positive i would hear something from immi by now.

@nighstar -- Did you try contacting immi?

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@nighstar -- Did you try contacting immi?
I applied in person as well (although in Brisbane). I'm thinking about calling Immi to try and give them a nudge, but I'm not holding out hope for anything.

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I applied in person as well (although in Brisbane). I'm thinking about calling Immi to try and give them a nudge, but I'm not holding out hope for anything.
Please do let me know what they say, in case you call them.. THANKS


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