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Waiting Times have been increased...again!


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Old 02-20-2016, 11:33 PM
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Waiting Times have been increased...again!

I emailed partner.temporary.qld office this morning, asking how much longer Id have to wait for my temporary application to be finalised as its been 14 months now. I was expecting to be given some detailed information about my application, such as wether or not a CO has been assigned. Instead I got a generic email and this answer:

8. How long will it take to process my application?

The Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). You lodge one application form for both your temporary and permanent visas and pay one application charge. Your application is processed in two stages.

1. The average processing time for temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) applications is 12 to 15 months from the date your Partner visa application was lodged.

2. You will become eligible to have your permanent Partner (subclass 801) visa assessed two years after your Partner visa application was initially lodged. The current processing time for Permanent Partner (subclass 801) visas is 12 to 15 months from your eligibility date.


9. I would like an update on the progress of my application

We are unable to provide progress reports for the first stage of your partner application (temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)), if your partner visa application was lodged less than 15 months ago. If your partner visa application was lodged more than 15 months ago, we will endeavour to respond separately to your request within approximately 2 weeks of your email.



So not only has it now become 15 months before you are even allowed to ask what going on with your application (where as it used to be between 12-15months) but now they are saying that it will be ANOTHER 15 MONTHS!! for your 801 to be processed as well!


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The 801 increased about September last year I think. They are quoting people 12 to 15 months sometimes less and sometimes more.

They have a backlog at the moment so it is taking longer to process.

Be happy and grateful that you get to wait for your visa onshore. We had to wait apart while my husband's PMV was processes and it is not fun at all.


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You applied in May 2014 and it was granted in June 2014, meaning you had to wait 3 week? That must have been so horrible for you!

Sorry but there are limits to being 'happy and grateful'. 30 months wait for a Yes or No answer is beyond ridiculous.


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Maybe you should learn about visa's before you reply and attack people!!

It says "820 applied from a PMV". PMV to 820 is usually very fast because we applied for a PMV. We had to wait 9.5 months apart for the PMV to be processed. That is 9.5 months not seeing each other every day!!

Because we have had to wait for a visa offshore we are more appreciative of being able to live together in the same country.


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Well in that case I do apologise!


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Maybe you should learn about visa's before you reply and attack people!! It says "820 applied from a PMV". PMV to 820 is usually very fast because we applied for a PMV. We had to wait 9.5 months apart for the PMV to be processed. That is 9.5 months not seeing each other every day!! Because we have had to wait for a visa offshore we are more appreciative of being able to live together in the same country.
I agree, I'm waiting for my 820 approval, and it's been 13 months so far, but I don't mind waiting, I'm living with my partner, I have a great job, were about to buy a house together. I reckon I've got it pretty good. It'll be great when my visa has been approved but for now, I'll just enjoy seeing my partner every day and going to work to a job I love. Ringing and emailing every day to check the status won't do anything at all, just gotta be patient!

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Be patient !
People love saying this here like its nothing.
Having to be away from your husband while your pregnant is very hard & it's not so easy to "be patient" especially when it's been almost 17 months since application & still haven't been requested for police checks or medicals.
The severe lack of communication is terrible especially with the amount you pay for the application. You never know if they even receive any information from you.
The rate we are going it is going to be over the 2 year mark & still not have the temp visa, and this is when the perm visa should be approved.
Feeling extremely down & this is not good for my pregnancy ...
But, all you keep hearing is ..... "Be patient"

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Be patient ! People love saying this here like its nothing. Having to be away from your husband while your pregnant is very hard & it's not so easy to "be patient" especially when it's been almost 17 months since application & still haven't been requested for police checks or medicals. The severe lack of communication is terrible especially with the amount you pay for the application. You never know if they even receive any information from you. The rate we are going it is going to be over the 2 year mark & still not have the temp visa, and this is when the perm visa should be approved. Feeling extremely down & this is not good for my pregnancy ... But, all you keep hearing is ..... "Be patient"
That's because there is very little else you can do. No one is denying that it's a terrible situation to be in, and that it's not 'nothing' and anyone here who has been separated from their partner for a long time will know how you feel, but being patient is about all you can do. And if it is over two years when they finally get around to granting your visa you could just go straight to the 801, which would be fantastic.
Good luck and I hope you get good news very soon.


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Hi mandalm

It ia because all you can do is wait. When security checks are involved even DIBP don't know when they will come back.

It is odd though no police or medical have been requested.

On the plus side if it is still processing after 2 years then he will go straight to PR.

The security checks are mandatory and there is nothing that can be done to hurry them up.

Lately I have been thinking how lucky we are. I know someone in the UK and she can't get her partner to the UK because she doesn't earn enough money. Lucky for us we don't have that restriction

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