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Old 09-11-2016, 10:42 AM
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That sounds horrible Neveratworkklaus.

Applied end of February, haven't had any communication apart from a request for medicals.

You can't help but feel ripped off after forking out so much and receiving no indication of how the whole process is going.


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Old 09-12-2016, 10:52 AM
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That does sound horrible - if i were you i would definitely try getting in touch with the main immigration office as 16 months is way past not only the Berlin embassy but also the global DIPB standard.
And mrperson - you're absolutely right - after having paid so much - there is nothing even close to what you would call customer service - if we paid this to a pvt company they would be bending over backwards.
Just sad how the whole process works - i am considering just getting married to my fiance and changing it to a 309 visa as we have postponed the wedding twice now...

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Old 09-12-2016, 10:54 AM
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WE GOT OUR VISA TODAY!!! Over the moon, entry by 18 September, booked my flight, we are both so excited. It's been a 9 months wait in total - Prospective Marriage Visa.

Thank you for all the advice, this forum has given me so much support.

Good luck to everybody who is waiting.
Congratulations!! that is good news
Just out of curiosity - were you asked for any additional paperwork besides the application?

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Wow most these don't seem so bad, we applied in may last year so we have been waiting to 16 months now, we sent our medicals and other stuff in april and my wife had to redo some paperwork that had expired in july which meant flying back to sweden to certify paperwork ( my wife is finnish). Now 2 months later nothing they can't even tell us if they have or haven't recieved our paperwork, by mail multiple emails and phone calls no response, completely useless all they tells us to do is wait this is an upsolute joke seriously considering restarting the process and changing to an on shore visa.
I would be emailing/calling/writing a letter to the Minister for Immigration about this one. The minister is responsible for all his delegates (i.e the berlin embassy staff) and would be able to chase this up for you, given that you've heard nothing.

Email is [email protected]

Or the phone number for his office is (02) 6277 7860

Let us know how you go

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Old 09-20-2016, 09:49 PM
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Applied through Berlin. Was granted a 100 visa this week.

7 months in total.

Applied - Mid February
CO assigned - Mid July
Granted - Mid September


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Applied through Berlin. Was granted a 100 visa this week.

7 months in total.

Applied - Mid February
CO assigned - Mid July
Granted - Mid September
Lucky you! Who was your CO? And what country were you applying for/from?

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Joy. Applied from Germany.


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Old 09-27-2016, 12:34 PM
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New to the forums just thought I would post our progress so far.

My wife (Swiss) and I (Australian) are currently living in Switzerland and applying for a 309 Visa to live in Australia.

04 Aug 2016 - Application Submitted
27 Sep 2016 - Information requested

They requested my wife have a medical examination, chest x-ray and HIV test and also we needed to provide some photos of us together.

Our case officer is J.

We initially thought the processing times would be about 4-5 months as that is what is stated on the Australian embassy website when applying from overseas however we have since found that Berlin's processing times are 10-14 months.

We have flights to land in Australia on 29 Nov 2016 so we are looking at applying for a 600 Visa which we will hopefully get for 12 months. Does anybody have experience with applying for a visitor visa while waiting for the partner visa to be approved?


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New to the forums just thought I would post our progress so far.

My wife (Swiss) and I (Australian) are currently living in Switzerland and applying for a 309 Visa to live in Australia.

04 Aug 2016 - Application Submitted
27 Sep 2016 - Information requested

They requested my wife have a medical examination, chest x-ray and HIV test and also we needed to provide some photos of us together.

Our case officer is J

We initially thought the processing times would be about 4-5 months as that is what is stated on the Australian embassy website when applying from overseas however we have since found that Berlin's processing times are 10-14 months.

We have flights to land in Australia on 29 Nov 2016 so we are looking at applying for a 600 Visa which we will hopefully get for 12 months. Does anybody have experience with applying for a visitor visa while waiting for the partner visa to be approved?
Hi Glaba,

I applied at the end of February for a PMV and afterwards for a Tourist Visa. It is no problem to be in Australia while waiting for the partner visa. I even did my medicals in Australia. However, once your visa is ready to be granted, the applicant has to leave the country and has to reenter Australia on the new visa. This means your wife would have to e.g. fly to NZ for a few days so the visa can be finalised. But this is no problem and your case officer will inform you as soon as this is the case.


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Old 09-27-2016, 02:42 PM
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Applied through Berlin. Was granted a 100 visa this week.

7 months in total.

Applied - Mid February
CO assigned - Mid July
Granted - Mid September
Congratulations! Good to hear. I applied at the end of February, so I hope to get my visa soon. However, I applied for a PMV so waiting times might be different?!


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