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American Onshore Partner/Spouse Visa 820/801 Grant Time Frame?


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Old 12-20-2012, 03:58 AM
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American Onshore Partner/Spouse Visa 820/801 Grant Time Frame?

Hello,

New to these forums but wow, did they save me from a huge headache. While the IMMI gov site is pretty informative they are missing out on a lot of detailed things that anyone could not read/forgot, etc.

Anyways, I'm pretty straight forward. I'm an american, married to an aussie, we both live together have a lease together, a dog, been married since april 2012, living together since jan 2012, known each other for almost 3 years, NO Kids, Bringing on family over etc. I've been in the country on a working holiday visa 462 since jan 6, 2012. Sent in my application for Perm Residency a few days ago, lots of relationship proof, etc. everything should be good, front loaded (medical, criminal check, etc.) and "decision ready" as they say.

I was wondering how long it would take on average since I'm On Shore to get the Temp Res (820) granted. The lady on the phone told me 13 months... That's a bit much to be stuck on a bridging visa A and not able to take a holiday.

So I was wondering with my straight forward credentials how long on average for on shore americans. I feel like there aren't a lot of us out there, but I know of 5 that have done it this way (working holiday visa, into de facto or marriage) personally. I can't seem to find any on this forum though (even did a search!).

Let me know!

-Daren


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Hello,

New to these forums but wow, did they save me from a huge headache. While the IMMI gov site is pretty informative they are missing out on a lot of detailed things that anyone could not read/forgot, etc.

Anyways, I'm pretty straight forward. I'm an american, married to an aussie, we both live together have a lease together, a dog, been married since april 2012, living together since jan 2012, known each other for almost 3 years, NO Kids, Bringing on family over etc. I've been in the country on a working holiday visa 462 since jan 6, 2012. Sent in my application for Perm Residency a few days ago, lots of relationship proof, etc. everything should be good, front loaded (medical, criminal check, etc.) and "decision ready" as they say.

I was wondering how long it would take on average since I'm On Shore to get the Temp Res (820) granted. The lady on the phone told me 13 months... That's a bit much to be stuck on a bridging visa A and not able to take a holiday.

So I was wondering with my straight forward credentials how long on average for on shore americans. I feel like there aren't a lot of us out there, but I know of 5 that have done it this way (working holiday visa, into de facto or marriage) personally. I can't seem to find any on this forum though (even did a search!).

Let me know!

-Daren
Onshore, they feel they can take their time! In some cases I have read of, less than a month but with others onshore 18 months plus so you can never really say. It would be nice if there was some transparency to the process and having a decision ready application certainly improves your chances of having an application approved in less than a month. It really depends on your case officer and on the down side, you have just applied when they are having a rush of applications due to the price rise for partner visas. Hope you have a quick resolution though.

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Hello,

New to these forums but wow, did they save me from a huge headache. While the IMMI gov site is pretty informative they are missing out on a lot of detailed things that anyone could not read/forgot, etc.

Anyways, I'm pretty straight forward. I'm an american, married to an aussie, we both live together have a lease together, a dog, been married since april 2012, living together since jan 2012, known each other for almost 3 years, NO Kids, Bringing on family over etc. I've been in the country on a working holiday visa 462 since jan 6, 2012. Sent in my application for Perm Residency a few days ago, lots of relationship proof, etc. everything should be good, front loaded (medical, criminal check, etc.) and "decision ready" as they say.

I was wondering how long it would take on average since I'm On Shore to get the Temp Res (820) granted. The lady on the phone told me 13 months... That's a bit much to be stuck on a bridging visa A and not able to take a holiday.

So I was wondering with my straight forward credentials how long on average for on shore americans. I feel like there aren't a lot of us out there, but I know of 5 that have done it this way (working holiday visa, into de facto or marriage) personally. I can't seem to find any on this forum though (even did a search!).

Let me know!

-Daren
I'm American and I applied in August 2012 and haven't heard a thing. I was originally told 9 months and then a couple months ago they told me 13. Apparently they're getting more Partner visa apps than they can handle re: the help guy in the Sydney office.

I got my work restrictions removed this week which was really timely considering how busy they are & the holidays coming up. It's a shame they can't use that same speed with our visa application.

You can travel if you want you just have to apply for Bridging Visa B and pay the fee (it's around $125 if I remember correctly).

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Hello Patriot,

So you can get the Bridging Visa B for regular holidays? I was reading that I needed family emergency proof, etc.

And with the work restrictions was that with your previous visa? Which one did you have?


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So you can get the Bridging Visa B for regular holidays? I was reading that I needed family emergency proof, etc.

And with the work restrictions was that with your previous visa? Which one did you have?
Yes as far as I know. When I talked to the guy on the phone he didn't describe any requirements but you might want to call and check for sure.

I was on a WHV so I could only work for each employer for 6 months a piece. When did you apply for your partner visa? After 24 November all Bridging Visas granted for a Partner Visa were granted with no work restrictions. It was very easy to get them removed if you applied prior though.

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Thanks so much for this information. I will be getting on the phone with them ASAP (well you know with the 1 hour wait time, It's not that as soon as possible, haha).

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