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Old 09-21-2012, 04:27 AM
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Melbourne partner visa processing times

Hi all,

I just applied onshore for a partner visa in Melbourne. Can anyone give an indication about the current processing times right now?

We are requesting that permanent residency be granted straight away because we have been together for more than 3 years. Apparantly they have special COs for these applications so I am not sure if this effects the processing time.


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My application is Melbourne was granted in a week and so was the application of another forum member. This is, however, not the rule and your request for PR might have affected the precessing time. It also depends on the amount and quality of the evidence you presented.
It might be 3-4 months, however, the office timeline is much longer (6 months or longer).

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Hi there,

I am not sure about the processing time. I will be applying for onshore PR from Melbourne. I have been in a De-facto relationship with my partner for more than 3 years. Just want wanted to know how you prepared your file??

Do I need to mention in the covering letter that i am applying for the PR straightway,

Also, Do i need to go in person to submit my file??

Any help in this regard will be very helpful.


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My application is Melbourne was granted in a week and so was the application of another forum member. This is, however, not the rule and your request for PR might have affected the precessing time. It also depends on the amount and quality of the evidence you presented.
It might be 3-4 months, however, the office timeline is much longer (6 months or longer).
Were you granted PR straight away within a week??


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You do not need to submit in person. You can send it via registered mail to the processing center instead (which is the same building where you submit the application in person). If you want to submit in person, and you have more than 3 days before your visa expires, you must call the immigration hotline and make an appointment. Then you can pay buy credit card and hand the application over the counter (the lady there was super nice and helpful).

You should say in your covering letter that you want PR immediately. We wrote in our stat decs the history of our relationship going back to the beginning (which was well over 3 years ago) and included evidence going back as far as we could. Our evidence from back then was not as good as it is for the the last 2 years but hopefully it is enough.


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My fiancé applied for PMV in July, and we're still waiting... about to tick over to 10 weeks... I'm starting to get a little on edge, and have yet to send out wedding invites in case my groom is not here!!!!!

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Date of application: July 22, 2012
Fiancé Nationality: American
Visa type: PMV
Date CO assigned: July 2012
Date visa granted: December 29th 2012
Fiancé arrived: December 30th 2012
We got married: January 11, 2013!!!!!

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Date of application: July 1st, 2013
Approved: July 1st, 2013
Visa type: Partner (subclass 820)

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Were you granted PR straight away within a week??
No, it was TR.

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I sponsored my Canadian partner (Onshore) on 10th April 2012. Have not heard from a case officer at all as yet. The letter we were handed when we submitted it in person at Immigration stated that current processing time was 9 months. I phoned them last month (so 6 months after submitting) and was told that current processing times are now anything from 12-15 months. Needless to say, we are extremely frustrated. Trying to be patient, but it's hard! Not to mention the fact that he cannot work and there's only so much sitting on the couch playing computer games one can do before going slightly crazy! Also- we are engaged and wanting to save for a wedding, but tricky when only on my salary.
German Girl- you are extremely lucky to have gotten yours so quick!!


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oh, didn't mention that we did submit ours at the Melbourne Immigration Processing Centre.
Also- all medical/police checks etc were included in our visa submission.
If anyone else has an idea of current processing times that is more positive than I have been told, please let me know!
cheers.


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Hi Moatsta,

You can apply to get the working conditions removed from his visa. You just need to say that there is a financial hardship with him not working. I think the 13-15 months is a little extreme... they tell you that because they don't want you calling them. You could send an email to the minister Chris Bowen, but there are not guarantees that works.

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oh, didn't mention that we did submit ours at the Melbourne Immigration Processing Centre.
Also- all medical/police checks etc were included in our visa submission.
If anyone else has an idea of current processing times that is more positive than I have been told, please let me know!
cheers.


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