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Old 02-11-2016, 09:01 AM
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Definitely highest. He's Guinean we live in Gambia. It's also my second partner visa. I was married to someone else for six years. We have been divorced for over two. He still lives in my house as I have to care for him but I needed a long break from that role as I'm pretty sick myself. I'm hoping all this is not stacking up against us!
Still can't work out where the doctor has sent the medicals. I'm trying to get a straight answer. They are so so so hopeless. I even asked when we were there which country they would send it to, does it go straight to Australia or to Pretoria as I think the 600 gets processed in Australia. He showed me a piece of paper (this is the doctor himself) with the Pretoria address and said we are under instructions to send everything to this address. However he is the panel doctor for Canada and new Zealand as well, so I'm guessing they have sent my husband's medicals to one of those embassies. Its so typical. I'm very tired of it is taken eight months top get the papers together for the application then took weeks to get them lodged now this. Grrr.


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But yours was not sponsored they may have different requirements for a sponsored visa. Especially if a bond is payable.
Ahh yes. That Sponsored Visitor Visa seems to be so much harder then the normal Visitor Visa. And has a higher rejection rate.

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Why does it have a higher rejection rate when to overstay means losing your chance to be together and over $10,000 in application fees. And there's the option of paying a bond. Really it shpuld be easier!


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Old 02-11-2016, 09:21 AM
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Why does it have a higher rejection rate when to overstay means losing your chance to be together and over $10,000 in application fees. And there's the option of paying a bond. Really it shpuld be easier!
No idea why. But not every Sponsored Tourist Visa is also applying for a Partner Visa.

I agree, in theory being sponsored does sound more logical for being granted easier. It confuses me. I have done 4 visitor visas over the last 10 years, 3 normal and all visas granted, and 1 sponsored family which was rejected !!

It does depend on the country, for example:
South Africa

97.9% Tourist Visitor Visa Grant Rate
87.1% Sponsored Tourist Visa Grant Rate

Thailand

90.2% Tourist Visitor Visa Grant Rate
55.7% Sponsored Tourist Visa Grant Rate
Grant rates shown for April 2015 to June 2015

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that's no good. Yet agent told me today they have someone from Thailand with a multiple entry visa been coming and going the months at a time for just under a year! So you never can tell.


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Old 02-11-2016, 09:42 AM
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So you never can tell.
That's right, we never can tell.

I was told that a visitor from high country with no bank account, no money, no job at home, and no reason to return home would not get a visa. But she did.

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Since you care for your ex still make sure you have lots of evidence to demonstrate a genuine relationship for you and your husband. I am sure you already know this but thought I would mention it just incase.

DIBP will look at it more closely being a second partner visa application and that he still lives in your house.

I never realised you could track the medicals. My husband just went to the panel doctor and got them done and that was it.


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Well that's a bit of the problem. We don't actually know where they are but I got the DHL tracking number from the doctor agree hassling them a bit as it had been over two weeks. Upon tracking you can only see what country the parcel has been sent to but no address. So all I know is they are in London after a brief stop in Belgium! Apart from that no idea. I have spoken again to clinic today twice. No further info yet. I will keep on their back. Getting them back hopefully won't be to hard. As who ever has them should do the right thing and forward to Australian Embassy. But it could take a while, they may get lost in the to and Fri, and who will pay for it and how? I think my first problem is find out exactly where they are. DHL cannot provide an address at this stage for some reason. But I'm going to wrote to them on Web site instead.


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Theres a mistake above. I meant to say documents were NOT submitted immediately with the visitor visa application. After a few days of no documents I started panicking because I saw you are meant to have docs attached at time of lodgement and application can be assessed based on how application was at time of lodgement. Agent was annoyed and asked me to stop she said it didn't matter. Then after a couple of weeks she attached the rest. We did health examination immediately however just found out that no, they are not in London, that was the wrong tracking number they gave us, they are still at the doctors, since 25 th of Jan, waiting to be signed by the only radiologist in the country who is away. I'm asking for a letter from doctor to say so and scan of receipt as I don't have copy where I am, so I can ask agent to at least attach them to say it's coming. Otherwise it just looks like we haven't bothered to go. Do we have to do another medical for the PV? I know my husband's two children do, but does he? At close to $400 each it gets expensive! The health referral has a different HAP number so I'm assuming so but also do we wait until at least assigned a case officer for the PV or do it as the IMMI account is telling us to?
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