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Anyone applying for a partner visa from the pacific islands?


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Old 11-16-2012, 02:55 AM
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Anyone applying for a partner visa from the pacific islands?

Anyone know approximately how long it takes?

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Anyone know approximately how long it takes?
I don't know from where you are applying how long it takes, but for the rest of the world I have seen time lines from 2 weeks to 2 years, depending on a number of factors. The main things are how straightforward is your case and how well and complete is the application that you put in. I suggest you read this forum cover to cover a couple of times and make sure your application is as decision ready as you can, it can really speed up the process. That said the best thing is to plan for 6 months to a year in most cases.

The other factor is it appears that the fees are going up at the start of next year, something we didn't know when we applied, but it seems that there has been a recent flood of applications to beat the 1k fee rise.

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Awww thanks for the reply!!

Our case is straight forward.. im an aussie citizen & husband is a samoan citizenbeen together since 2009 & married for a year in Jan. Gave everything you could possibly think of including medical & police clearance.. 888's from family & friends, holiday receipts & tickets, photos, letter from current employers, church pastor, letter from my university co-ordinator (met him while i was doing an internship for university in Samoa), bills, joint account details, savings, text messages, facebook screenshots, emails
.. i seriously could go on.

Im obsessed with this forum as well as checking my emails..haha

Hopefully its sooner rather than later, but i guess thats what everyones wishing for... hope everything runs smoothly for yourself..


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I don't know from where you are applying how long it takes, but for the rest of the world I have seen time lines from 2 weeks to 2 years, depending on a number of factors. The main things are how straightforward is your case and how well and complete is the application that you put in. I suggest you read this forum cover to cover a couple of times and make sure your application is as decision ready as you can, it can really speed up the process. That said the best thing is to plan for 6 months to a year in most cases.

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Awww thanks for the reply!!

Our case is straight forward.. im an aussie citizen & husband is a samoan citizenbeen together since 2009 & married for a year in Jan. Gave everything you could possibly think of including medical & police clearance.. 888's from family & friends, holiday receipts & tickets, photos, letter from current employers, church pastor, letter from my university co-ordinator (met him while i was doing an internship for university in Samoa), bills, joint account details, savings, text messages, facebook screenshots, emails
.. i seriously could go on.

Im obsessed with this forum as well as checking my emails..haha

Hopefully its sooner rather than later, but i guess thats what everyones wishing for... hope everything runs smoothly for yourself..
Sounds like you have a solid application. I hope it goes well for you guys, perhaps you will get lucky and have it in a few days

I know how you feel, we submitted 7 pounds of doco, over 3kgs, my husband has to go back to Oz in January so we have fingers crossed that they can do it quicker than they are saying.

Since we are going for the same visa and have COs around the same time it will be interesting to see how it works out for both of us. Hopefully well for both
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Hahaha @ in a few days.. in my dreams LOL

I hear you.. about the 3kgs of docs felt like a whole tree

Nothing to do with the visa process but I see youre from the states.. i wrk for the US consulate in aus ..

Awww the worst part is leaving your partner behind.. hopefully you guys get some good news soon!! Yeahh For sure keep me posted with how you guys go.. and ill update when i hear a peep from our caseofficer


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Sounds like you have a solid application. I hope it goes well for you guys, perhaps you will get lucky and have it in a few days

I know how you feel, we submitted 7 pounds of doco, over 3kgs, my husband has to go back to Oz in January so we have fingers crossed that they can do it quicker than they are saying.

Since we are going for the same visa and have COs around the same time it will be interesting to see how it works out for both of us. Hopefully well for both
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