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Old 10-29-2015, 10:20 AM
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Thanks Rose and hash for the wishes
You all gave us hope during the difficult time

Hope to hear some more good news from the people who are waiting for the visa.. Sp0911 hope to hear a good news from you soon


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Congratulations Dhanu!!! Fantastic news!! After all that terrible waiting and stressing this year, October has certainly been a good month for us!! Hope you and your hubby have a great life in Australia!! Also congrats to the others who got their visas and fingers crossed to those still waiting!!

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Hi All,
Newbie to this forum. Hi to all.
I've been reading this forum for sometime and i think the information here is really useful.
OK guys. This is my story and I would like to get as many information as possible from everyone here.

Me and my partner spent more than one year together in Singapore to meet the requirement of living together for one year for partner visa. Then we applied for the partner visa while we were in Singapore through and migration agent. Then I (Sponsor) had to go back to Australia as that too was a requirement in the visa. The sponsor has to be in Australia for them to start the process. Didn't know this initially but anyway, I'm back in Australia. My partner stayed in Singapore to complete his studies and then as he had no plans of staying in Singapore he went back to Srilanka.
We uploaded all the documents, including the medicals and police checks. For visa applications lodged in Singapore apparently didn't require bio metrics. So beside that everything was uploaded to our file(Jun 2015). Case officer contacted us (Sept 2015)to present my partners Singapore IDs and to give course details which he studied while he was there. CO requested to give them within two weeks which we did and then he replied back straightaway. He transferred our file (End Sept 2015) to Srilanka as my partner is now residing in Srilanka. This we did not know. We thought, they will process the visa from the country/office which we applied. Anyway, this was a major setback.
Just this week (Oct 2015) we received a letter, apparently this is a computer generated letter to submit bio metrics. My partner who is now in Srilanka submitted this through VFS office in Colombo.
Now my biggest worry is, how long we have to wait till the high commission in Colombo to appoint a case officer. We already had a case officer allocated and now I don't know whether our case is considered something like, that we have just lodged the visa in Srilanka and that it has to go through the whole process again.

So guys, this is my "CASE"!. Anyone here has been through any similar situation?
Any kind of detail, information and advise you guys/gals can give me?

And any of you submitted your biometrics recently? When my partner went to VFS to submit the biometrics, they have told him that he will get a decision about his visa within two weeks. Does anyone know whether this is true?


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Old 10-29-2015, 04:58 PM
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Hi Redbull welcome to the forum. Even though I do not have any idea about the processing times for singapore applications I am quite sure they have mentioned the processing times in the emails they sent you. However I believe the advertised processing time for Sri lankan applicants are 12 months which is from the date you lodge the complete application. In your case i think it is reasonable to contact the immigration and clear your doubts.

I don't think the vfs employees have any idea about processing times, in my recent experience they were not 'know it all'
And I lodged my application online on 30th May and submitted character and medicals on 27th August. heard nothing since then. I am totally going insane here as I lived with my partner for last 4 years in Australia. I hope I can get back before next May at least

Hope you will hear a good news soon


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Hi Hash,
Thank you for your reply. It actually doesn't matter how long its gonna take to process the visa. We knew it will be between 8-12 months. But the problem is we lodged the visa early June 2015 and then just last month the Singapore case officer transferred the case to Sri Lanka. And if the Srilankan office gonna take 8-12 months, that means for us, it will take more than one year for them to grant the visa since the date we lodged.

Hash, did you lodge your visa from Srilanka or as an onshore here in Australia?


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Oh Hash, Also did you get a letter asking you to submit your biometrics?


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Oh Hash, Also did you get a letter asking you to submit your biometrics?
Hi redbull
I applied from Sri Lanka and did submit the bio metrics etc. I was on a bridging visa so they asked me to lodge an offshore application. basically I applied onshore and withdrew
according to the recent posts in the forum they are processing Jan applications already. so we can keep fingers crossed for early grant


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Hash, the problem is we don't even have a CO allocated in Sri Lanka. Don't know what stage our file was in when the Singapore case officer transferred the file to SriLanka. I simply hope, Singapore CO has processed most of it as he did not request any further documents before transferring the file to Sri Lanka. And I hope when they allocate a CO in Sri Lanka He/She has everything in our file to give a decision straightaway.

Will keep in touch with this forum regularly to get updates. Our migration agent told us that because of this transfer, our case is quite unique and might be complicated. He has already sent an email to high commission in Colombo to honor and to meet the service standards and to process the visa soon as possible.

If they are processing Jan applications now, I don't know whether to take it as a good sign or a bad sign.


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Hash, the problem is we don't even have a CO allocated in Sri Lanka. Don't know what stage our file was in when the Singapore case officer transferred the file to SriLanka. I simply hope, Singapore CO has processed most of it as he did not request any further documents before transferring the file to Sri Lanka. And I hope when they allocate a CO in Sri Lanka He/She has everything in our file to give a decision straightaway.

Will keep in touch with this forum regularly to get updates. Our migration agent told us that because of this transfer, our case is quite unique and might be complicated. He has already sent an email to high commission in Colombo to honor and to meet the service standards and to process the visa soon as possible.

If they are processing Jan applications now, I don't know whether to take it as a good sign or a bad sign.

Well according to my knowladge the applications are processed in 2 stages. First they will request all the documents and do the initial assessment. then it is get forwarded to a senior officer. I believe in your case they will honour the date of lodgement and processed accordingly. they will send you an email soon about the initial assessment if you haven't received one already. for me I am waiting till the initial assessment get completed.

when some people wait over 12 months for visa, it is definitely a good sign that they are processed in 8-10 months.so you will hear something soon. they requested police clearance and medicals from me, so if you have submitted all the necessary documents you can sit back and relax


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Congratulations Dhanu!!! Fantastic news!! After all that terrible waiting and stressing this year, October has certainly been a good month for us!! Hope you and your hubby have a great life in Australia!! Also congrats to the others who got their visas and fingers crossed to those still waiting!!

Thank you very much Simmy Yah THAT WAIT :P october was gooooD.


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