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Old 12-11-2012, 01:57 AM
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Having met some really amazing people in this forum who have now been waiting over 12 months for their partner visa grants, and also because I may be joining that group soon, I thought I should start this thread.

To have to wait in order to be with your partner, or so that you can both move elsewhere is bad enough, but having to wait more than 12 months without much transparency is just heart breaking.

We all wish that no one has to wait longer than necessary. However, because some of us may already be going through this, maybe sharing your experiences and courses of actions to take when the visa grant goes beyond 12 months could help those who will find themselves in the same boat.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:08 AM
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I'm very highly likely to be in this group too, as mine is 820 (onshore partner). I guess the wait doesn't seem quite so bad once you've found work. I've found things to occupy myself while having been in OZ for the past 5 months or so and to tell the truth I haven't even thought about my visa progress in the past 2 months. Once I've submitted all the documents I could have submitted, I've just been going on with life as if I was a real resident My days are spent with household chores, meal preparations, grocery shopping etc.

But yea, I'd say the best way to make the waiting period seem less painful, one can either look for volunteer work to pass the time or find some form of employment.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:13 AM
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Yes Miss Swan, I guess the wait is not as bad for those whose applications were lodged in Aus compared to those with offshore applications. Mine is an offshore PMV application lodged 10 months ago. Will you be looking for work soon? I am not too sure how easy that is right after getting your visa granted.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:30 AM
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Date of Application:Jan 06, 2012

Nationality: Ethiopian

Visa type:309 tempo,partner

Onshore/offshore: Offshore in Berlin

Medical submitted: yes!! with Application

Police checked: yes!! with Application

Date of Co assigned: Feb 08,2012

Interview: Oct 08/ 2012

Date visa granted: waiting! waiting! waiting! waiting!.........oh my medical expired and still no require to re-do, so frustrate and nerves!


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Old 12-11-2012, 10:53 AM
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Date of Application: Nov 1, 2011

Nationality: Kenya

Visa type:309/100 Partner Visa

Onshore/offshore: Offshore in Nairobi Kenya

Medical submitted: July 2012 and again October 2012 (the panel Dr messed up)

Police check: with application and again April 2012 and once again in Sept 2012 (they keep expiring from different countries)

Date of Co assigned: 15th Nov 2011

Interview: never really had one. Just a 5 minute phone call.

Date visa granted: Still waiting 13 months and 10 days later

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My man applied for his PMV 16mths ago and we're still waiting.

All the forms and checks were put in, he hasn't been asked to supply anything else (although he's going to email them this week to see if he has to do another TB xray). We have emailed our case officer and she said they didn't need any more info and everything was fine. *sigh* It's taking too long. He's still in Kenya and we haven't seen each other in just over two years. Talk about heart breaking. It's the hardest thing we've ever had to do. I wish they wouldn't take so long. What could possibily take 16mths?
On the upside, at least they haven't said no....yet.


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Old 12-12-2012, 12:43 AM
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16 months!!!!

16 months! About that, this make it the longest. We been waiting about 12 months we too apply through Kenya AHC ( dec 16 2011). The slowest processing center in the world. this should be recorded in guinness world record but seriouey is it fair ppl to wait this long just because being come from Africa????????


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I don't think it's fair. I think it's a little racist, actually, but I guess they have good reason to be careful about it. Still, it means that the honest people, like us, are left hanging for so long it hurts.
Our worst nightmare would be waiting this long only to get a rejection letter. I don't know if i could handle that.

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My man applied for his PMV 16mths ago and we're still waiting.

All the forms and checks were put in, he hasn't been asked to supply anything else (although he's going to email them this week to see if he has to do another TB xray). We have emailed our case officer and she said they didn't need any more info and everything was fine. *sigh* It's taking too long. He's still in Kenya and we haven't seen each other in just over two years. Talk about heart breaking. It's the hardest thing we've ever had to do. I wish they wouldn't take so long. What could possibily take 16mths?
On the upside, at least they haven't said no....yet.
I was very interested to read your post that you're waiting 16 months and your man is still in Kenya. Do you mind if I ask if your visa was filed in Australia or Nairobi High Commission?

We have filed in Nairobi and waited 13 Months 11 days so far.

I really hope you get your visa soon so it can give us some hope for all the rest of us Kenyans.

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I was very interested to read your post that you're waiting 16 months and your man is still in Kenya. Do you mind if I ask if your visa was filed in Australia or Nairobi High Commission?

We have filed in Nairobi and waited 13 Months 11 days so far.

I really hope you get your visa soon so it can give us some hope for all the rest of us Kenyans.
The visa was filed in Kenya. I hope my fiance gets his visa soon too. I'll let you know as soon as we hear, either way. Good luck with your visa.


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