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Old 10-16-2017, 06:16 AM
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Hi, I am new to this forum but have been reading through the posts over the last few months. My husband applied for his partner visa offshore in Sri Lanka on the 14th of feb 2017.

Since then we have been asked for documents and were also told the application has been put in the que.

I would like to be added to the list, it is comforting to read all these posts of others waiting as well. It is such a difficult process, I have a daughter under 3 who is having a very difficult time away from her dad. I applied to have the case expedited but they did not work. I hope everyone gets their visas soon it is such a terrible position to be in.


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Old 10-16-2017, 06:21 AM
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Hi Aqrey
When did you apply ? Did you ask for additional information ? If yes, when asked and provided ?

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:33 AM
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Hi,

we applied on the 14th of Feb.

did our medicals the end of that month.

additional info was asked for around may and then we got a phone call saying the application has been processed in May

The again last week they asked for more info. not sure what is going on.


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Old 10-16-2017, 06:53 AM
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Hrmm... intersting!

I'm surprised that the immigration did not take your child's welfare in to concideration for this long!! (8 months).

It doesnt make any sense how and why they take so much time for applicants who have been in Australia than the applicants never been to Aus. I would think immigration Australia has a better understanding over people who has been to or lived in their country. But it is not the case!!

What frustrates more is, no one knows where their application is at in the process... How pathetic is that! There is absoulutely no way of finding it out either....

Our applicationis nearing 8 months and has no idea in which stage it is or what is going on with it.. awful


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we applied on the 14th of Feb.

did our medicals the end of that month.

additional info was asked for around may and then we got a phone call saying the application has been processed in May

The again last week they asked for more info. not sure what is going on.

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Hrmm... intersting!

I'm surprised that the immigration did not take your child's welfare in to concideration for this long!! (8 months).

It doesnt make any sense how and why they take so much time for applicants who have been in Australia than the applicants never been to Aus. I would think immigration Australia has a better understanding over people who has been to or lived in their country. But it is not the case!!

What frustrates more is, no one knows where their application is at in the process... How pathetic is that! There is absoulutely no way of finding it out either....

Our applicationis nearing 8 months and has no idea in which stage it is or what is going on with it.. awful

Yes! it has been absolutely dreadful, my husband lived in Aus for 8 years and we have been married for over 4 now, it is a shame that the process takes so long and that in reality children are in fact not really given much consideration. I was born in Aus and so was our daughter, my husband has lived here for so long I'd think he would have got his visa by now. but what can you do?


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Old 10-20-2017, 01:15 PM
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Hi,

just letting you guys know that we finally received our visa today. It took 5 months and 11 days to be exact. Hope you all will get yours soon as well. Good Luck


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Old 10-21-2017, 01:51 AM
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just letting you guys know that we finally received our visa today. It took 5 months and 11 days to be exact. Hope you all will get yours soon as well. Good Luck
Congratulations!!! that is excellent news for you.


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Old 10-21-2017, 03:57 AM
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Just a tip... may be helpful

Hi All,
Just thought of sharing this...
My wife received the spouse visa last week...it took us 6 months and few days. She got the visa one week after I contacted immigration asking for explanation for the delay in processing quoting some people received visa in less than four months. I also asked them to let me know if they need any additional information to process. I thought it was fair to ask although their website states not to contact them before the standard processing time.
Generally you receive an auto response from them when you contact via email which states
"....... We do not respond to enquiries about the status of visa applications that are within the advertised visa processing service standards timeframes. Please refrain from contacting this office for a progress update during this time, as this will not expedite the process and we will not respond to these queries. Please note, applications that do not contain all the required supporting documents at the time of application may experience delays in processing.

If you are writing to seek priority processing of your visa application, please be aware that in the interest of fairness, all visa applications are processed in order of their lodgement date. A decision to bring forward processing of your application may disadvantage others whose visa applications are as equally urgent as yours.

Generally the processing of an application will only be expedited if there are compelling or compassionate reasons such as a family emergency or serious illness. If you believe your situation warrants urgent processing of your visa, please send an email to [email protected] including evidence to support your request for priority"


As this clearly states the the visa applications are processed in the order of lodgement date, I cannot find any explanations that someone who applied much later than we did, are able to receive visa much earlier provided that we have submitted all the necessary supporting documents. That was my point.

Although I cannot be sure that the visa was granted because of the email I sent, it may be a reason. I didn't receive any personal response for my email.

From the responses from others in the last 2 or 3 weeks in this forum, I understand that many people have received visa in shorter period. It is a positive thing. I can understand the pain of those who are waiting for long time.

You may consider contacting immi to ask them to expedite the process and explain them the stress you are going through politely and put your argument in convincing way. I am not a professional adviser, but sharing my experience.

Good luck guys.

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Old 10-22-2017, 05:47 AM
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Congratulations Oz17 bro on your fast grant. Be successful in your next endeavour.
Another thing, what are the factors you think for fast grant ?

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Old 10-22-2017, 09:26 AM
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I am not quite sure about the reasoning for a fast visa but in our case I have travelled quite a few times to Australia which may have possibly played a key role in our fast visa grant. Additionally, we have been together for 8 years now so this might be another reason as well. Just make sure to follow the checklist and have everything ready including police check, travelling history etc so then you can submit them without any further delays on your visa when they ask you for those things.


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