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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM
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Any good trying to contact DIAC for partner visa progress?

Hi everyone. Hope you all are happy and healthy.

It's been a good 6 months or so since we sent off the last of our documents for our onshore partner visa application. We haven't been assigned a CO, the only reply we have received is the receipt and acknowledgement letter of our application.

I'd love to ring or email but I don't know who to contact. I assume our application is at the Melbourne office.

The reason I'm getting anxious is because my partner (the applicant) is finding it incredibly difficult to hold down a steady, full time job because of his visa status. He's sinking into a depression and I really don't know what to do

Is it any use trying to contact someone or should we just play the waiting game? I ask because a friend of ours who applied for the same visa a while ago made a phone call and then was approved within a fortnight.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Libby x


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Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 AM
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Hi everyone. Hope you all are happy and healthy.

It's been a good 6 months or so since we sent off the last of our documents for our onshore partner visa application. We haven't been assigned a CO, the only reply we have received is the receipt and acknowledgement letter of our application.

I'd love to ring or email but I don't know who to contact. I assume our application is at the Melbourne office.

The reason I'm getting anxious is because my partner (the applicant) is finding it incredibly difficult to hold down a steady, full time job because of his visa status. He's sinking into a depression and I really don't know what to do

Is it any use trying to contact someone or should we just play the waiting game? I ask because a friend of ours who applied for the same visa a while ago made a phone call and then was approved within a fortnight.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Libby x
No

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Old 02-07-2013, 07:43 AM
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Sorry for the terse answer, contacting immigration is akin to pulling teeth. It doesn't hurt to give them a call but I wouldn't hold your breath for any satisfaction from calling them.

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Hi everyone. Hope you all are happy and healthy.

It's been a good 6 months or so since we sent off the last of our documents for our onshore partner visa application. We haven't been assigned a CO, the only reply we have received is the receipt and acknowledgement letter of our application.

I'd love to ring or email but I don't know who to contact. I assume our application is at the Melbourne office.

The reason I'm getting anxious is because my partner (the applicant) is finding it incredibly difficult to hold down a steady, full time job because of his visa status. He's sinking into a depression and I really don't know what to do

Is it any use trying to contact someone or should we just play the waiting game? I ask because a friend of ours who applied for the same visa a while ago made a phone call and then was approved within a fortnight.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Libby x
IF you had a case officer assigned, they are pretty good at answering questions in a generic form....(Cut and Paste Form Replies)

I Have found the Americas Helpline Somewhat helpful depending on who you talk to.

As far as the generic inquiry by email to the DIAC, well they never even answered my email, so I would assume that form is useless.

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IF you had a case officer assigned, they are pretty good at answering questions in a generic form....(Cut and Paste Form Replies)

I Have found the Americas Helpline Somewhat helpful depending on who you talk to.

As far as the generic inquiry by email to the DIAC, well they never even answered my email, so I would assume that form is useless.
Hey bradster, did you create that table for DC applications? I assume you did, well done it is really interesting!!!

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Oh ktty so to the point.

But yeah I second that: no.

It may feel like a good idea at the time but the truth is it might only frustrate you more and yet do nothing for your case.

Once you have a CO it's kinda different in my opinion, but before that you're basically on a stack and what happens if you call about that is you'll still be on that stack except they will have probably confused you about it because they're pretty good at that.

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Hey bradster, did you create that table for DC applications? I assume you did, well done it is really interesting!!!

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Yeah I was bored, searching through the timeline search function, and found out it doesn't do a good job and misses some of the timelines if u enter the info in an incorrect way!

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Yeah I was bored, searching through the timeline search function, and found out it doesn't do a good job and misses some of the timelines if u enter the info in an incorrect way!
You should post it as a thread, I know of many of us who would love to look at a DC specific timeline. good job!

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Hi everyone. Hope you all are happy and healthy.

It's been a good 6 months or so since we sent off the last of our documents for our onshore partner visa application. We haven't been assigned a CO, the only reply we have received is the receipt and acknowledgement letter of our application.

I'd love to ring or email but I don't know who to contact. I assume our application is at the Melbourne office.

The reason I'm getting anxious is because my partner (the applicant) is finding it incredibly difficult to hold down a steady, full time job because of his visa status. He's sinking into a depression and I really don't know what to do

Is it any use trying to contact someone or should we just play the waiting game? I ask because a friend of ours who applied for the same visa a while ago made a phone call and then was approved within a fortnight.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Libby x

hi libby,
you can call DIAC for an update of your application everybody is doing it anyway, i cannot give you a phone/cell number because you applied onshore you can go to the departments website, you search from the internet...














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Hi bokie

I lodged it and receive confirmation from DIAC last april 2013. What visa did you apply? when? have you done the interview? yeah it's nice to know . wanna hear more about your application. just to ease my anxiousness even just a bit. lol
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Because she is still on a temporary partner visa, her visa (and that of her dependent son) will end if your relationship breaks down. She will have to either apply for another visa on her own merits or leave Australia. And you are required by law to inform the DIAC within 28 days in that unfortunate occasion. It's a terrible situation to be in and I wish you the best of luck in resolving your issues and repairing the relationship.

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Old 07-27-2013, 01:25 AM
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Try contacting them on this link, but as our dear KK has bluntly said NO would be my answer through experience they dont like it and especially when you call them as to when the visa will be granted, just sit tight and wait, thats my advice. As for calling for an update i wouldnt even bother because you will get the same answer as every one else which is usually in the same lines as we will contact you if there are any further information required and we cannot give a specific time as to when your application will be decided upon due to the extreme amount of applications submitted. And this is a polite version of there response.

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