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melandabdul 11-13-2012 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by octopus (Post 68906)
I just recieved an email today that I have been granted my 309 visa! I applied 23. of may. Sent my police clearence and medicals in June. So me and my partner are going in the start of March! :) I also got told 8-9 month, so i was very surprised today when i got my mail! Now i dont feel like i need any christmas gifts cause this is enough! Oh i changed my mind i want christmans gifts after all:cool: But this was a good one! :D

Oh that is so wonderful!!! Well done. You will love it here when you arrive...we are truely blessed in Australia and you will be blessed to be part of this great nation :D

Would you mind sharing how your process went, what the CO asked for and what happened in what order if you don't mind?

Thanks

sasasou 11-13-2012 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by octopus (Post 68924)
Ty all!
I have been so lucky that i have been living with my partner here in Norway for 2 years already so at least we have had the waiting time together. Atm im using google earth to try and learn how to get to and from importent loacations! I follow the roads and do my best, but i know things are different once ur there down on the ground level. We will have a car when we arrive and i intend to start driving straight away and get used to the left side. I hope you get som good news too soon. Would love to hear that ur getting ur visa soon too sasasou! What town will you be moving too?

And PS! I have a good feeling that yours will be soon ;)

Haha, yeah, the let/right thing is a bit tricky. I always say that if I am going to die, it will be in Australia by a car, cause I had a look in the wrong direction. But we will get used to it, am sure!!
I am heading to Airlie Beach first, that's where we met and where my partner still lives. Long-term it will probably be rather Brisbane. What about yourself?

nic4brit 11-15-2012 04:10 AM

I hope it could be useful:
Visa: 309 Partner (de facto) - Italian (low risk)
Lodged in Berlin 19 April 2012
Asked for mecical checks at the beginning of May, alongside other documents and copies
Did medical checks and sent final documents at the beginning of June
Visa granted 6 November 2012

My CO was Jana, always very professional, kind and helpful with all the emails I sent.
I don't know if anyone could be interested, but I was confirmed You can enter Australia in the meantime as a tourist and when, and if, your visa is ready to be finalised, you can go anywhere abroad (ie NZ, Fiji, ...) for 4 working days to have your visa ready for re-entry.

Very happy, actually already in Sydney today!

Good luck to everyone

melandabdul 11-15-2012 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by nic4brit (Post 69263)
I hope it could be useful:
Visa: 309 Partner (de facto) - Italian (low risk)
Lodged in Berlin 19 April 2012
Asked for mecical checks at the beginning of May, alongside other documents and copies
Did medical checks and sent final documents at the beginning of June
Visa granted 6 November 2012

My CO was Jana, always very professional, kind and helpful with all the emails I sent.
I don't know if anyone could be interested, but I was confirmed You can enter Australia in the meantime as a tourist and when, and if, your visa is ready to be finalised, you can go anywhere abroad (ie NZ, Fiji, ...) for 4 working days to have your visa ready for re-entry.

Very happy, actually already in Sydney today!

Good luck to everyone

Oh congrats to you...I am sure that you are over the moon and what a great time of year to arrive in Australia as the weather is warming up and we are heading towards Christmas.

Thank you so much for sharing your timeline and experience with us. I personally think that each and every bit of information that we are able to share and understand from others helps us to know more about how things might work for ourselves.

I would like to think that things will happen quicker than they are but we will have to wait and see I guess.

Thanks and congrats once again.

Mel
xxx:D

Gerrywins 11-16-2012 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by nic4brit (Post 69263)
I hope it could be useful:
Visa: 309 Partner (de facto) - Italian (low risk)
Lodged in Berlin 19 April 2012
Asked for mecical checks at the beginning of May, alongside other documents and copies
Did medical checks and sent final documents at the beginning of June
Visa granted 6 November 2012

My CO was Jana, always very professional, kind and helpful with all the emails I sent.
I don't know if anyone could be interested, but I was confirmed You can enter Australia in the meantime as a tourist and when, and if, your visa is ready to be finalised, you can go anywhere abroad (ie NZ, Fiji, ...) for 4 working days to have your visa ready for re-entry.

Very happy, actually already in Sydney today!

Good luck to everyone


Congratulations very happy for you. I also applied in Berlin and Jana is my CO she really is a nice person and always replies to emails. I have been waiting for 10 months now but atleast I am in Australia on a tourist visa which expires next month. I really hope my visa is granted before i have to go back to Germany so i can just pop to Fiji for a week and receive it. Where did you go to get yours granted? were you in or outside australia?

Congrats again

nic4brit 11-17-2012 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Gerrywins (Post 69337)
I really hope my visa is granted before i have to go back to Germany so i can just pop to Fiji for a week and receive it. Where did you go to get yours granted? were you in or outside australia?

I was ready to enter as a tourist, but I received it when I was still outside Australia...so it saved me a trip to NZ!

Good luck with your 309!

koets 11-17-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by sasasou

That is fabulous news! Congratulations!!!

Have to admit, am also very excited for my own sake, as I applied 30th of May. One and a half week ago my CO asked for the last document (birth certificate) and to send it to her as soon as possible. I posted it on saturday as I had a bit trouble with the translator (asked for one from polish to english and received one from polish to german). Well, I do not want to put too much hope into it as I do not want to be disappointed, but could this be a sign.......?

Whatever, the best to you, enjoy the freedom of planning now!!!:))))

I'm also pretty excited that they're already at the 23 of May and would love to hear it when you get yours Sasasou, 'caus Mine was lodged on the 4th of June!
I also ready hope that it comes soon.
Good luck to you all!

koets 11-17-2012 10:16 PM

Here goes:

4/6/12 309/100 de facto visa application received in Berlin
3/7/12 CO asks me for PC and extra information to prove that we've been in a defacto realtionship since April 2009.
16/7/12 send off PC and extra information to Berlin.
23/7/12 email that all documents came in in good order and no extra information was necessary
18/9/12 phone call form CO that procedure time has gone up to 7-9 months

As I understand (reading posts here),they are busy finalising visa applications lodged end of May.
Sasasou, have you gotten any news yet?!

I really hope things will go smoothly and everyone will get their visa soon!

Good luck with the waiting game (I suck at that game ;-p)

melandabdul 11-17-2012 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by koets (Post 69495)
Here goes:

4/6/12 309/100 de facto visa application received in Berlin
3/7/12 CO asks me for PC and extra information to prove that we've been in a defacto realtionship since April 2009.
16/7/12 send off PC and extra information to Berlin.
23/7/12 email that all documents came in in good order and no extra information was necessary
18/9/12 phone call form CO that procedure time has gone up to 7-9 months

As I understand (reading posts here),they are busy finalising visa applications lodged end of May.
Sasasou, have you gotten any news yet?!

I really hope things will go smoothly and everyone will get their visa soon!

Good luck with the waiting game (I suck at that game ;-p)

Hang in there koets. The waiting game is not fun and none of us are good at it but the longer we are in it the easier it becomes. Thanks for sharing your process and where you are at. I'm sure that you are not too far away.

sasasou 11-18-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by koets (Post 69495)
Here goes:

4/6/12 309/100 de facto visa application received in Berlin
3/7/12 CO asks me for PC and extra information to prove that we've been in a defacto realtionship since April 2009.
16/7/12 send off PC and extra information to Berlin.
23/7/12 email that all documents came in in good order and no extra information was necessary
18/9/12 phone call form CO that procedure time has gone up to 7-9 months

As I understand (reading posts here),they are busy finalising visa applications lodged end of May.
Sasasou, have you gotten any news yet?!

I really hope things will go smoothly and everyone will get their visa soon!

Good luck with the waiting game (I suck at that game ;-p)

Hi koets,

nah, nothing heard yet. Am hoping for the next two weeks.

Plz let us know, when u get some news....

Good next week to all (with hopefully some good visa news)

sasa


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