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Old 01-04-2017, 11:56 AM
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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. 😊
Hi, yes we lodged the spouse visa by ourselves as a paper based application through vfs. Like you have said, it seems better to wait till we get to know that's in final stages before reapplying. Not sure how long that will take though. Have you already been asked to submit the medical?


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Wow....Congrats ramiz!!!!
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Congrats ramiz have a good life in aussie
Thanks bubu. Wish you best of luck for your grant..
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Hi, yes we lodged the spouse visa by ourselves as a paper based application through vfs. Like you have said, it seems better to wait till we get to know that's in final stages before reapplying. Not sure how long that will take though. Have you already been asked to submit the medical?
Yes I received the medical request around one week after lodging the online application. At the same time my husband got the request for submitting his police clearance certificates. My agent told me that once they receive all the docs (medical, hardcopies of pcc) then they will send the confirmation letter.

My friend also submitted her application two weeks after mine and she hasn't got her request yet. When did you submit your application ?

But from what I have read, regardless of when the request comes it still takes the same amount of time to process.


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Yes I received the medical request around one week after lodging the online application. At the same time my husband got the request for submitting his police clearance certificates. My agent told me that once they receive all the docs (medical, hardcopies of pcc) then they will send the confirmation letter.

My friend also submitted her application two weeks after mine and she hasn't got her request yet. When did you submit your application ?

But from what I have read, regardless of when the request comes it still takes the same amount of time to process.
We lodged towards the end of December and received notification that the application has been received by AHC on 21st Dec. So far that's all we have heard back. I suppose things are slow due to Xmas/New year period although visitor visas seems to get processed pretty quick.


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We lodged towards the end of December and received notification that the application has been received by AHC on 21st Dec. So far that's all we have heard back. I suppose things are slow due to Xmas/New year period although visitor visas seems to get processed pretty quick.
I lodged on the 1st of Dec and my friend on the 17th. I got the refusal email for my visitor visa on the 12th. I guess like you said they just reopened after the holidays and things must be slow.

Did you submit the sponsor's police clearance certificates as well with your application? Apparently it's a requirement for applications submitted after November 2016 which my agent failed to mention! If you haven't I think it's best to get it done. Luckily my husband was here on holiday so he was able to apply for the Sri Lankan PCC before he left. The Australian National Police Check didn't take long either. But the AHC require all the hard copies.


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I lodged on the 1st of Dec and my friend on the 17th. I got the refusal email for my visitor visa on the 12th. I guess like you said they just reopened after the holidays and things must be slow.

Did you submit the sponsor's police clearance certificates as well with your application? Apparently it's a requirement for applications submitted after November 2016 which my agent failed to mention! If you haven't I think it's best to get it done. Luckily my husband was here on holiday so he was able to apply for the Sri Lankan PCC before he left. The Australian National Police Check didn't take long either. But the AHC require all the hard copies.
Was the sponsor's police clearances for spouse visa or visitor visa?

That's quite strange and it's the first time I heard of it. Is your sponsor an Australian Citizen?

I have read from other posts in this forum that if the department thinks any other documents are necessary they would contract you and ask you to provide it. We did follow the checklist mentioned here(for spouse visa) but I guess you never know these days:
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Was the sponsor's police clearances for spouse visa or visitor visa?

That's quite strange and it's the first time I heard of it. Is your sponsor an Australian Citizen?

I have read from other posts in this forum that if the department thinks any other documents are necessary they would contract you and ask you to provide it. We did follow the checklist mentioned here(for spouse visa) but I guess you never know these days:
Visa checklists

It was for spouse visa. My husband has a PR. The day I got the email for medical he got an email as well for submitting the police clearances and a consent form and we were given 28 days to submit it. Later, I checked the latest form 40sp and it does say so on it that if the application was lodged after the 18th of November, the sponsor can be asked for police checks. I don't know if they do ask everyone for it. According to your checklist, it's not required and is only needed if there are children or if the applicant is pregnant. Which is strange as none of that applies to me! I wonder why they asked for it then.


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It was for spouse visa. My husband has a PR. The day I got the email for medical he got an email as well for submitting the police clearances and a consent form and we were given 28 days to submit it. Later, I checked the latest form 40sp and it does say so on it that if the application was lodged after the 18th of November, the sponsor can be asked for police checks. I don't know if they do ask everyone for it. According to your checklist, it's not required and is only needed if there are children or if the applicant is pregnant. Which is strange as none of that applies to me! I wonder why they asked for it then.
how many days did it take from your spouse visa lodgement to the day you got the request to do the medical?.. did you lodge your visitor visa after that? VFS and another agent mentioned to us it's better to wait atleast the spouse visa medical is called before going for visitor visa. I guess it's even better if one waits till the spouse visa is finalised, but personally I would try again as soon as we get called for medical.


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