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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 PM
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At the end of the day generalization works in every direction - even if people from high risk countries were generalized as being more likely to outstay their welcome... just the same way not all applicants waiting for 1+/2+ years are from high risk countries.

High and low risk are I believe based on similarity with Australia in regards to institutions and bureaucracy. Netherlands is low risk and not because our economy is blossoming - but because of institutional similarities to Australia to the point where there is a reciprocal health care agreement because those systems are so in sync. What else the low risk could be based on I don't know, but for the record: yes, I do realize being from a low risk country is lucky for me... NO I don't think it makes up for my sponsor being unemployed - we all have an achilles heel... except maybe for that one couple I have never heard of, who left giant paper trails for years including envelopes, took dated pictures of every time they left the house, bought each other dozens of gifts and saved all receipts in perfect state with names printed on them, could immediately afford to buy a house together and is completely healthy, have 2.5 kids and have two hefty incomes on permanent high skill rated jobs. I'd love to meet those 100% chance people.

It's crazy frustrating, I know it is. I catch myself sometimes, rating how much more I think I need or deserve my visa more than others coming in for reasons other than love. Then I realize, well, that's a silly train of thought. We don't know everyone else and their struggles, and I'm a pretty bad person for even for a fraction of a second thinking I do - point being, I try not to give in or seek patterns where there might not be any. I just accept I must pay in money and temporarily in some sanity and peace for falling in love with an Australian... if that will be the biggest struggle I'll know in life I'll be a lucky bastard.

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From: The Netherlands
Visa Sub: 820 Partner Temp Onshore (De Facto)
Applied: 23 January 2013 (front loaded)
Application: Paper
Agent: No

Case Officer Assigned: 23 December 2013
Request for More Information: 19 May 2014
Requested Information: Australian Federal Police Check
Supplied on: 26 May 2014
Visa Granted: 4 June 2014

Permanent Stage Application: 22 January 2015

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:27 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts, Nelly. I agree with all you said.

Visa: Subclass 100, Permanent Partner Visa
Visa Nationality: Croatia
Applied: Offshore, through Vienna office
Application Date: 19 June 2012
Police Checks: Submitted with Application
Medicals: Completed 03 July 2012.
VISA GRANTED: 20 January 2014 (19 months)
TO AUSTRALIA:04.04.2014.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:52 PM
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To Everyone Frustrated and waiting.... we are all here for you and feeling the same, know your not alone!! Huggles!

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