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Old 12-15-2014, 09:27 PM
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Hey everyone, long time reader and this is my first post. Just to introduce myself. I am Australian and my partner is Danish. We applied for our partner visa on August 13th.... So we just missed out by the quicker processing times by a couple of weeks. Talk about terrible luck?

We have our case officer assigned and they informed us of the 10-14month processing times after we applied. This took us by surprise but what can you do?

Our story was that we met each other while my Danish partner was travelling in Australia on their working holiday VISA. We had been living together for just over a year when we applied for the partner visa, so we meet the requirements. Their VISA ran out and I ended up quitting my job, selling my car and going to Denmark on a 1 year working holiday VISA (hahaha so clearly we are commited!!!) We were hoping for the Partner VISA to be approved before my working holiday VISA expires in Denmark in April 2015..... But it's now looking like my VISA is going to run out in Denmark before the VISA is approved. So it now looks like we will need to be apart for 2-6 months. I'm just terrified that the VISA will be declined which will cause a whole world of pain.

QUESTION:
- it appears going off comments on this forum and a couple of others that people who applied in April 2014 are getting their VISAs processed now.
People who applied trom August onwards have 10-14 month processing times.
So my question is that the People who applied in May, June and July are told their applications will be processed no later then January for May applications, February for June applications and March for July applications.

So what on earth is the Berlin embassy doing between March and May that will cause them to not processed the August VISA's around April? Etc etc etc?

There is a 3 month gap where the embassy simply won't be doing any applications? It just doesnt make any sense.

Any explanations?


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Old 12-17-2014, 03:11 PM
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The Berlin Embassy just posted something interesting on Facebook today.

They are asking for interns between April and August 2015, which just also happens to be the processing gap I was questioning in my post above that is pushing waiting times up to 10-14months for August 2014 applications onwards.

Surely they wouldnt stop processing Partner VISA's for those months just because they are getting interns in?


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The Berlin Embassy just posted something interesting on Facebook today.

They are asking for interns between April and August 2015, which just also happens to be the processing gap I was questioning in my post above that is pushing waiting times up to 10-14months for August 2014 applications onwards.

Surely they wouldnt stop processing Partner VISA's for those months just because they are getting interns in?
Of course they will. Didn't you know? Whenever there is a price increase they increase the waiting times as well, because that's just logical. They already increased the waiting times to 10-14 months after the last price increase, so using their same logic I expect they will increase waiting times again from 10-14 months to 16-20 months due to the 50% price increase in January. That's the way they roll.

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I think you got it wrong Aventador.

Those are recommended time lines. Some visa will take more, and others less. And be prepared to wait the new time line, as it is usually not from a specific day, they just update the time line wait on a day.

Some people who have applied onshore when the time line was close to 9 months are now told not to ask about their visa until the 15 months mark; as this is the new time line unfortunately. I hope your visa will be processed quickly but don't make plans on it.

Also, the visas are still processed. It is just that there are quotas - so once they have reached the monthly quota they can't grant anything anymore until next month. They can still work on the visa and approve them, but the grant will happen later

There will still be visa grant between April and August, and they will still be working on visas.

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Old 12-20-2014, 07:53 AM
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Hey everyone, long time reader and this is my first post. Just to introduce myself. I am Australian and my partner is Danish. We applied for our partner visa on August 13th.... So we just missed out by the quicker processing times by a couple of weeks. Talk about terrible luck?

We have our case officer assigned and they informed us of the 10-14month processing times after we applied. This took us by surprise but what can you do?

Our story was that we met each other while my Danish partner was travelling in Australia on their working holiday VISA. We had been living together for just over a year when we applied for the partner visa, so we meet the requirements. Their VISA ran out and I ended up quitting my job, selling my car and going to Denmark on a 1 year working holiday VISA (hahaha so clearly we are commited!!!) We were hoping for the Partner VISA to be approved before my working holiday VISA expires in Denmark in April 2015..... But it's now looking like my VISA is going to run out in Denmark before the VISA is approved. So it now looks like we will need to be apart for 2-6 months. I'm just terrified that the VISA will be declined which will cause a whole world of pain.

QUESTION:
- it appears going off comments on this forum and a couple of others that people who applied in April 2014 are getting their VISAs processed now.
People who applied trom August onwards have 10-14 month processing times.
So my question is that the People who applied in May, June and July are told their applications will be processed no later then January for May applications, February for June applications and March for July applications.

So what on earth is the Berlin embassy doing between March and May that will cause them to not processed the August VISA's around April? Etc etc etc?

There is a 3 month gap where the embassy simply won't be doing any applications? It just doesnt make any sense.

Any explanations?
Hi Aventador,

If you are able to provide all the information needed for your application, I don't see a reason why they should decline it. It just a matter of waiting unfortunately.

As Helene stated before, I think the waiting periods have to do with the quota. They can only grant a certain number of visas at a time.


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Old 12-30-2014, 04:17 PM
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We got an email from our case officer (JK) earlier today (below).

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please note that I will be moving to another section as of 31 December 2014. Therefore I will not be in a position to continue processing your case.

Your new case officer will be an experienced colleague, who will contact you should there be anything further we need in support of your application.

Rest assured that the change of case officers does not have an impact on the processing of your application and that the processing times as previously communicated will apply.

You should provide documents and information as per request if you have not already done so (see the Email “Request for More information” for details).

Documents you have already provided will be assessed by the new Case officer who will be allocated in due course.

There is no need for you to contact us as we will be in touch with you should we require additional information or if we have an update on the next processing steps.

It has been a pleasure looking after your application and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your partner/family all the best for your future.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year.
She was really nice, very responsive and communicative clearly so it'll be interesting who our next CO will be! It's a copy paste email though, since we asked for a general time frame for when it'll be granted and that was ignored (since the new CO has to go through all our documents as well).

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We got an email from our case officer (JK) earlier today (below).



She was really nice, very responsive and communicative clearly so it'll be interesting who our next CO will be! It's a copy paste email though, since we asked for a general time frame for when it'll be granted and that was ignored (since the new CO has to go through all our documents as well).
At least you were advised of a new change of CO. I did not for a single bit. Anyway good luck and hope it won't be too long .

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I am going crazy.. I am German (went to the immigration office in berlin). My husband (Australian) is working long hours everyday while I am sitting at home not to be able to do anything ... we are in Australia, but applied in germany, I am just on a Tourist visa at the moment. We are married, too...

Is there an other visa option or way to be able to at least work a few hours while waiting for the visa approval - which we donīt know about?


We put our application in in september last year.


Thank you guys a lot for your infos...
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Not on a tourist visa, no. You can't work. Have you already used your Working Holiday Visa for Australia? If not, and you are 30 or younger and don't have kids, you'd be eligible for that. It would allow you to work, just for not more than six months with the same employer. I'm not sure if you can apply for it onshore or not so that's something to look into as you might have to fly offshore (to NZ or Bali) to apply for it if you can't, but like I said - that's something I'm not sure about.

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Are u allowed to make things and sell on eBay or does that count as working? Or sell under hubbies name

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