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Old 12-11-2014, 12:02 PM
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Hey guys. I am new to this forum, we have read all your posts, and we have a lot in common, I am glad there is a forum that could discuss our concerns, we have lodged our Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) on October 2014 through a MARA agent, my fiancÚ is from Netherlands (Has a Netherland's travel document and residence ) and I am an Australian citizen, the embassy stated that it will take 10-14 months, which a very long wait, as a result we have lodged a short stay visitor visa so my fiancÚ can spend Christmas and my birthday with me, so what do you think our chances are regarding the visitor visa?.I am so anxious, I hope I hear from you guys soon!!
Welcome to the forum! Since your fiancÚ is from the Netherlands he can apply for an eVisitor visa (http://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/6...-get-this-visa)

Just make sure he has a return ticket or proof of money that he can leave within the time frame for the visa (3 months) since it's supposed to be a tourist visa! Also you should tell your CO or immigration that he'll be in Australia for whatever dates.

It's very easy to get an eVisitor since he'll just need to apply online and print it out and bring it to Australia. It's more or less instantly granted. Hope you enjoy the festive season together!

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my partner was granted a multiple entry tourist visa to come visit us in the interim. i think it is very likely to be granted

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Howdy, my German fiance and I just finished our online PMV application , we hope to get a nice Xmas pressie in December next year , fingers crossed. Now we join you all in waiting

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Hey everyone, I applied online on September 17. Did anyone else apply around that time? It would be great to share the process updates with some others who are in the same boat!

Hi European,

I applied exactly on the same date :-) and I'm also from Germany. After I had sent and paid for the application, I uploaded all the documents that were required/ recommended (birth certificate, police clearance + their translations etc. except the medical). I immediately had a link in my immiaccount with a letter and my HAP number saying that I would need a medical. The earliest appointment I could get due to my working hours was on 21st October 2014. My case officer contacted me around a week later for the first time saying that I would need a medical (which they had already received!) and that I should wait between four and five months to get the medical (which they told me after they had received the results!) because the waiting times were at least 10 to 14 months now. I was in SHOCK and furious about their service. But I'm not the only one as I was able to see from many other posts in this forum.

I called Berlin embassy in August 2014 to ask about their processing times and if it was really 6 to 9 months as written on their website at this point in time. They said it would take 8 to 9 months. Based on this information we set the wedding date for the end of October 2015 and we paid a deposit for a place. After this first email from my CO I thought: Great, now there is a possibility that my visa might not be granted by the time we want to marry.

On 4th December I got a second email from my CO stating that that he received all of the outstanding requested additional information/documentation and he didn't require any further additional information in order to continue with the processing of the visa application. Ok, another step in the processing of this visa.

How about you?

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Hi abdis101,

I applied for the PMV in September 2014 and I also couldn't believe how long they're taking to process it. So I also applied for an evisitor at the end of November 2014 and it was granted after two days. The worst two days of my life. To be honest, I was really worried too that I might not get an evisitor. The reason: a friend of mine from the Netherlands had spent two years in Oz like me. She left Australia in May and applied for the evisitor at the beginning of November. It wasn't granted because she had been to Oz recently before (meaning six months before) and they wanted to have prove of her ties to the Netherlands such as if there was a job she had to return to after her holiday in Australia. She only had short-term employment so no prove. Luckily, I wasn't asked any questions and they didn't want to have any documents. I guess what happened to my friend, can happen randomly.
But normally an evisitor should be really easy to get.

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Guys, I think they may have actually improved waiting times because as mentioned the CO said to get the medicals and police checks done within 70 days. Previously we were told that we wouldn't be asked to get them done until at least March next year.


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I don't believe this. Just got a reply from the CO saying that we should wait 4 months before getting the medical and police check, DESPITE her saying in the letter to get them done now within 70 days!!! So first she tells us to get the medical right away, but now she says to wait 4 months!!! We already got the medical last week because she told us to!!!

This is making me so angry. Now we will probably have to pay for another medical and police check because these morons are giving us false and misleading information. We should make them pay for another medical if the visa isn't approved within a year of this medical.

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That is just crap. I would send the case officer an email and advise them as per email dated xxx which said to complete the medical within 70 days you have already completed them.


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Old 12-15-2014, 11:23 AM
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I seriously can't take any more of this.

Could we go to court over it and ask for a refund as they provided us with false information? I mean we aren't allowed to provide false information so why should they be allowed to get away with it?!

I want to get a refund and just move there now and get the onshore visa. This is just getting beyond a joke now. First they extended the waiting times to 10-14 months, then they provide false information about getting the medical.


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That is just crap. I would send the case officer an email and advise them as per email dated xxx which said to complete the medical within 70 days you have already completed them.

Will do as what Mish said . that's indeed BS. This shows how incompetent they can be

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