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Old 12-24-2016, 02:59 AM
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I have seen people that have done a medical for a tourist visa having to get a new medical for the partner visa because the medicals are different so you MAY be asked to do another one.


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Partner Visa 309 - December submission

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. I submitted my partner visa 309/100 as an online application (via an agent) on the 1st of December. On the 13th and 14th I did my biometrics and my medical. My husband (sponsor) was contacted by the embassy on the 6th requesting his police certificates which we have applied for and hoping to submit by next week.

On the same day of lodging the spouse visa, I applied for a tourist visa for 6 months single entry and was really looking forward to join my husband in australia for the new year. But sadly my visa was refused as I am currently unemployed. But despite reading several threads and my agent saying that the spouse visa acts as an evidence, the embassy only focused on my unemployment.

Now we have decided to wait for the spouse visa to process and it's really difficult as we recently got married. 😔.. wondering if it's worth applying for another tourist visa for a 3 month period or just wait this out?

DOL - 1st December 2016 (PCC included)
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Hi all,

I am new to this forum. I submitted my partner visa 309/100 as an online application (via an agent) on the 1st of December. On the 13th and 14th I did my biometrics and my medical. My husband (sponsor) was contacted by the embassy on the 6th requesting his police certificates which we have applied for and hoping to submit by next week.

On the same day of lodging the spouse visa, I applied for a tourist visa for 6 months single entry and was really looking forward to join my husband in australia for the new year. But sadly my visa was refused as I am currently unemployed. But despite reading several threads and my agent saying that the spouse visa acts as an evidence, the embassy only focused on my unemployment.

Now we have decided to wait for the spouse visa to process and it's really difficult as we recently got married. 😔.. wondering if it's worth applying for another tourist visa for a 3 month period or just wait this out?

DOL - 1st December 2016 (PCC included)
Biometrics - 12th December 2016
Medical - 13th December 2016
Make sure you follow on PCC. Its hard to get the Sri lankan PCC within 2 weeks as they promise. Took me about 1 - 1 1/2 months. And with Christmas/new year efficiency is low i suppose.

For visitor visa you have to show that your are a genuine visitor. And will be returning back to Sri Lanka. So have to provide evidence for that. If you apply visitor visa and show that you will be waiting in Australia till you get spouse visa they consider the applicant is not required to be in Australia for the processing of the spouse visa.

You can apply again. I do recommend using an agent.

My first visitor visa was also rejected. But i got my 2nd and 3rd visitor visa and spouse visa afterwards (I applied by myself).

Wish you all the best !

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Make sure you follow on PCC. Its hard to get the Sri lankan PCC within 2 weeks as they promise. Took me about 1 - 1 1/2 months. And with Christmas/new year efficiency is low i suppose.

For visitor visa you have to show that your are a genuine visitor. And will be returning back to Sri Lanka. So have to provide evidence for that. If you apply visitor visa and show that you will be waiting in Australia till you get spouse visa they consider the applicant is not required to be in Australia for the processing of the spouse visa.

You can apply again. I do recommend using an agent.

My first visitor visa was also rejected. But i got my 2nd and 3rd visitor visa and spouse visa afterwards (I applied by myself).

Wish you all the best !
Hi John, thank you for replying. We called the police clearance department and we were told his PCC has been issued and will be mailed on Friday. I'm guessing we will get it next week with all the holidays in between.

My visitor visa I didn't even apply for 12 months. I did mention I will leave by June 21st and included my travel itinerary so I wasn't going to over stay. I wonder what made them think that. I asked the same agent I am applying my spouse visa and he didn't want to apply the tourist visa for me again. He said there are high chances that it may get refused again and I may look too desperate!

So do you reckon unemployment is not an issue and I can reapply for 3 months tourist with spouse as my proof of return? This is knowing that spouse would at least take 8 months. Is there any period I should wait before reapplying? Would it affect the spouse visa?


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Hi John, thank you for replying. We called the police clearance department and we were told his PCC has been issued and will be mailed on Friday. I'm guessing we will get it next week with all the holidays in between.

My visitor visa I didn't even apply for 12 months. I did mention I will leave by June 21st and included my travel itinerary so I wasn't going to over stay. I wonder what made them think that. I asked the same agent I am applying my spouse visa and he didn't want to apply the tourist visa for me again. He said there are high chances that it may get refused again and I may look too desperate!

So do you reckon unemployment is not an issue and I can reapply for 3 months tourist with spouse as my proof of return? This is knowing that spouse would at least take 8 months. Is there any period I should wait before reapplying? Would it affect the spouse visa?
Hi,
Unemployment is not an issue at all and I am not sure what documents you have submitted. Please check below documents are ticked in your application. Also I recommend that all partner visa documents are submitted from your end and initially the case officer has reviewed and forwarded your application for finalisation (at this stage you are now waiting 8-10 months until they finalise). After this is a good time to lodge for a tourist visa.

- In addition to application etc etc
- Invite letter from your sponsor to visit him, and mention why he require applicant to visit the sponsor and assurance from sponsor that he will ensure return of spouse prior to visa expiry date.
- Documents to show you have enough funds for your holiday (your sponsor can sponsor you for your holiday, support documents needs to be submitted in this case) - latest bank statements, accommodation information (address) etc.

I submitted above documents for a tourist visa for my wife while waiting for partner visa...visa was granted in 48 hrs.


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Hi all
Wish u all happy new year. Hope we will hear good news ths month. Is any one heard abt grants. Even ur frnds u know
Thx


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Hi guys,
I got my grant on 30th December.
7 months and 3 days is what it took
I thank everyone in this forum. Following this forum helped me a lot to keep myself sane during the painful wait.. Thanks a lot guys
I will share bit of my story below for the reference for people following this forum in the future.
- We applied online by our selves.
- We provided Form 888 statements from 3 Aussies and 1 written statement from one of our friends in Sri Lanka and statements from our parents.
- We did not submit written statements apart from filling 2000 character descriptions for each section such as nature of household, financial commitments ect
- We have never lived together before, we applied for spouse visa soon after our marriage registration ceremony. We included selected sections from our chats, video calls over the years, pictures together and with families and pictures from our registration ceremony.
- We had our wedding in November and updated the application with pictures after the wedding
- Further, I applied for a family sponsored visitor visa to visit my husband in Australia, which was granted with in 2 weeks.
I got my spouse visa hours before my departure on my visitor visa, when i was just about to send AHC an email to inform them i will not be in the country for few weeks.

- No calls or anything, just the grant email.

I hope i mentioned everything that could be useful..

Best of luck to everyone waiting.

Best regards,
ramiz


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Wow....Congrats ramiz!!!!


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Hi,
Unemployment is not an issue at all and I am not sure what documents you have submitted. Please check below documents are ticked in your application. Also I recommend that all partner visa documents are submitted from your end and initially the case officer has reviewed and forwarded your application for finalisation (at this stage you are now waiting 8-10 months until they finalise). After this is a good time to lodge for a tourist visa.

- In addition to application etc etc
- Invite letter from your sponsor to visit him, and mention why he require applicant to visit the sponsor and assurance from sponsor that he will ensure return of spouse prior to visa expiry date.
- Documents to show you have enough funds for your holiday (your sponsor can sponsor you for your holiday, support documents needs to be submitted in this case) - latest bank statements, accommodation information (address) etc.

I submitted above documents for a tourist visa for my wife while waiting for partner visa...visa was granted in 48 hrs.

Unfortunately, we got the same result. We provided all the documents including reference to the partner visa we have lodged.

We lodged under the tourist stream requesting 12 months with multiple travel (3 months max each travel).

It was refused saying that they don't consider "the evidence of your income and savings to be substantial".

We put all my wifes payslips for the last year, a bank balance draft, asset evaluation of a property she owns, my citizenship details, my income and a letter guaranteeing that I am providing her accommodation and covering for her during the trip. Apparently it's not enough

I can understand the disappointment some people here are going through. I wonder what to do next. Maybe consult with an experienced agent and lodge for 6 months or 3 months?

I did lodge visitor visa almost straight after I lodged the partner visa so the fact that partner visa has not yet been finalized on their end may also have been considered.


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Unfortunately, we got the same result. We provided all the documents including reference to the partner visa we have lodged.

We lodged under the tourist stream requesting 12 months with multiple travel (3 months max each travel).

It was refused saying that they don't consider "the evidence of your income and savings to be substantial".

We put all my wifes payslips for the last year, a bank balance draft, asset evaluation of a property she owns, my citizenship details, my income and a letter guaranteeing that I am providing her accommodation and covering for her during the trip. Apparently it's not enough

I can understand the disappointment some people here are going through. I wonder what to do next. Maybe consult with an experienced agent and lodge for 6 months or 3 months?

I did lodge visitor visa almost straight after I lodged the partner visa so the fact that partner visa has not yet been finalized on their end may also have been considered.
Hi samv,

I completely understand the dissapointment and reading all the forums I wonder why we were so unlucky! Did you lodge your spouse visa by yourself? Then you can approach an agent and get some advise regarding this? I lodged my spouse via an agent and the main guy there didn't want to take the responsibility of reapplying for me. He was so sure of the fact that I would get refused again as I won't have anything different to show them again.

However, I have seen many have told me that you can try again. I'm thinking the same thing, that maybe we were too soon to apply. I lodged mine on the same day as the spouse. So the application wasn't really in its final stages.

I'm thinking of reapplying on my own for just single entry 3 months. But I won't do it until I get the email stating that the application is in its final stage.

Also, congratulations ramiz!! Im so happy to hear about your grant and all the best for your life in aussie. 😊


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