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Old 04-18-2017, 02:21 PM
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Hi guys,

Just an update to let you know my partner's visa was accepted last Thursday, 13 April 2017!!

We applied on 14 March 2016, then requested to do his medical by the case officer and submit new Zambian police clearance on 16 March 2017. All information requested was submitted to immigration on 11 April 2017 and we had a grant letter by 13 April (2 days later!)

He is Zambian so we applied online however the application was assessed through Pretoria.

Goodluck to everyone else waiting - it feels like it will never come! and then it simply does.. hang in there.


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Hi guys,

Just an update to let you know my partner's visa was accepted last Thursday, 13 April 2017!!

We applied on 14 March 2016, then requested to do his medical by the case officer and submit new Zambian police clearance on 16 March 2017. All information requested was submitted to immigration on 11 April 2017 and we had a grant letter by 13 April (2 days later!)

He is Zambian so we applied online however the application was assessed through Pretoria.

Goodluck to everyone else waiting - it feels like it will never come! and then it simply does.. hang in there.
Hi |Loulaa! Congrats dear. Really happy for you and your partner. Wish you both all the best in your "new" adventure in Aus together. It looks like Pretoria office is now following the strict standard processing time. Hopefully mine shall be granted by this Sept 2017. Take care and thank you for updating us...

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Hi |Loulaa! Congrats dear. Really happy for you and your partner. Wish you both all the best in your "new" adventure in Aus together. It looks like Pretoria office is now following the strict standard processing time. Hopefully mine shall be granted by this Sept 2017. Take care and thank you for updating us...
Thanks Selwyn, you will definitely hear soon I'm sure!
One thing I had never mentioned before was that my partner and I have been going through this immigration stuff since June 2015 when we found out his visa had expired and unfortunately he had overstayed his visa. We applied onshore and they refused the application so then we went about applying offshore. Between an onshore application fee, lawyers fees, offshore application fee and more lawyers fees (minimal) plus my flights backwards and forwards to Zambia and also spending money in 2016 we worked out this thing has cost us about $30,000 AUD!

It has truly been a long road, but I hope thats some inspiration for everyone else still waiting!

Selwyn make sure you keep us updated on your own progress!


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Thanks Selwyn, you will definitely hear soon I'm sure!
One thing I had never mentioned before was that my partner and I have been going through this immigration stuff since June 2015 when we found out his visa had expired and unfortunately he had overstayed his visa. We applied onshore and they refused the application so then we went about applying offshore. Between an onshore application fee, lawyers fees, offshore application fee and more lawyers fees (minimal) plus my flights backwards and forwards to Zambia and also spending money in 2016 we worked out this thing has cost us about $30,000 AUD!

It has truly been a long road, but I hope thats some inspiration for everyone else still waiting!

Selwyn make sure you keep us updated on your own progress!
I feel for you and honestly can't imagine all the strengths + courage + patience you must have gathered along with the money. Now you guys are going for a better future for sure and your relationship is definitely more solid than ever before. And yea, your case gives hope to a lot of people, so thank you for sharing.

Yes I shall keep you all updated on my progress.

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Hi guys,

Just an update to let you know my partner's visa was accepted last Thursday, 13 April 2017!!

We applied on 14 March 2016, then requested to do his medical by the case officer and submit new Zambian police clearance on 16 March 2017. All information requested was submitted to immigration on 11 April 2017 and we had a grant letter by 13 April (2 days later!)

He is Zambian so we applied online however the application was assessed through Pretoria.

Goodluck to everyone else waiting - it feels like it will never come! and then it simply does.. hang in there.
Congratulations guys.
Hope to hear good news soon. The wait is a killer. Just a quick question
So my husband was offered a job here in Aus through my boss's friend company. The company offering him the job sent him an email confirming that they will hire him once he move permanently to Aussie. Do you think we should forward the email to immigration or it's going to sound too desperate to relocate and send the wrong message about our application.


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Congratulations guys.
Hope to hear good news soon. The wait is a killer. Just a quick question
So my husband was offered a job here in Aus through my boss's friend company. The company offering him the job sent him an email confirming that they will hire him once he move permanently to Aussie. Do you think we should forward the email to immigration or it's going to sound too desperate to relocate and send the wrong message about our application.
Hi there! First of all congrats to your husband for already getting a job in the pocket, only a few are lucky like him. Well in your shoes I would have provided that letter given that it's an additional supporting showing that you are helping him already before his arrival. Moreover, I don't think this will sound too desperate or sending the wrong message to the dept.

Last but not the least, you have already engaged an agent, so the latter would definitely give you a better advise on this.

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There is no migration regulation that I am aware that does not allow non Australia's to look for work while outside Australia.

But it is not allowed while in Australia on say a Visitor Visa - this job may affect a Visitor Visa application but not your Partner Visa application.


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Thank you guys. Our migration agent not really meeting our expectations. We met in Bali last month with my husband and we sent our itinerary's and pictures after our trip but we had a feeling the migration agent didn't forward the documents to immigration and sure enough she had not forwarded and she apologised after we told her we want you to forward as per our request coz she was saying evidence submitted after application has been sent won't count which ain't true. So asking her about the letter I feel like it's a waste of time. I will just tell her to forward the job offer email then. Hope to hear something soon.

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Hi guys do y'all know your caseworkers if so can we please share initials of them even those who got their grants please share your caseworkers initials.


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Hi guys do y'all know your caseworkers if so can we please share initials of them even those who got their grants please share your caseworkers initials.
Hi! No I've never been contacted by anybody. Did you? In the affirmative, when and what info did they request? Btw I sent an email to the general email ID and someone with initial PN replied to me, without really helping me on my query. Give me the initials of yours for my future ref

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