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Old 07-25-2017, 07:21 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has had any good news with their visa? We are still separated and waiting, it's been nearly 15 months since we applied and the pain is unbearable...we had a visitor visa but it expired in May so my husband had to leave to go back to Zambia whilst I'm in Melbourne. We have applied for another visitor visa as we can't bear to be a part, our agent can't tell us when the partner visa will be granted as it says 90% are decided within 15 months but looks like we are the unlucky 10%...just reaching out to see if anyone is in the same boat ie. did 15 months pass for anyone yet with no response from immigration? if so have you been in touch with the immigration minister?
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We applied in June 2016 and did the medicals and Police checks as requested the same month. We will reach 14 mths in August and they are looking at our papers since March and have requested information for us to respond and this will be the second time we have submitted the papers and waiting almost 5 weeks now. I think by end of august we should hear something from them regarding our information we supplied. I am not doing this with an agent and did all the papers myself as that way I can track everything and been through this before with my ex over 10 yrs ago and used an agent and ended up doing all the work myself and paying them for nothing hence why I decided to save the money as doing it through an agent doesn't make them process it any faster. I am in Melbourne also. Nice to have someone in the same state. My husband is Nigerian but lives in Malaysia for 8 yrs now.


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OMG I'm really sorry to hear this Abeez! So you have not heard anything from them at all since you applied in May 2016?? Not even a request for medicals and PCC? Can you send them an email and do follow ups every alternate days.

Me too I've not heard anything from a CO except a reply to my email (after sending 2-3 emails) stating that my application has not been assessed yet and that the PMV timeline is as per the website (now it's 14-19 months!)
Hey everyone
I'm going through an agent as I was and am too stressed to deal with this situation I was scared I would leave something out of the application.
Haven't been contacted by any CO, not been asked for medicals yet - nothing. Just having a very low day as it just feels like this is taking too long, it's easy to think something must be wrong - but I know we are just a number at the end of the day.
Our agent has emailed but it's just the automated email, they don't answer the phone and won't give us a straight answer...and yes the processing time has been pushed back again to 19 months so we are in limbo like you guys too, let's be strong for each other you guys aren't alone, let's pray for each other and keep each updated with our stories.
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Yes let's pray and hope we hear something soon. Pretoria has become so slow since last year and even worst for Non-SA Citizen!!

We need to keep each other updated as and when we hear something...

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Someone I know in SA who applied in early April 2017 for 309 visa through Pretoria just received a request this morning for the Sponsor - Character requirements - Australian Federal Police (AFP) clearance- National Police Check that has to be submitted within 28 days.

I hope they won't leave the Non-SA Citizens too much behind. It's been 10 months for me already for my PMV.

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Someone I know in SA who applied in early April 2017 for 309 visa through Pretoria just received a request this morning for the Sponsor - Character requirements - Australian Federal Police (AFP) clearance- National Police Check that has to be submitted within 28 days.

I hope they won't leave the Non-SA Citizens too much behind. It's been 10 months for me already for my PMV.
Hey Selwyn! thanks for sharing that, there is hope! Still haven't heard anything ourselves - crossing fingers we will be reunited soon and for everyone else in the same boat, it will happen for us just got to think of the big picture and we can use each other here for support.
Selwyn - was this person who applied in April a SA resident then?

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Hey Selwyn! thanks for sharing that, there is hope! Still haven't heard anything ourselves - crossing fingers we will be reunited soon and for everyone else in the same boat, it will happen for us just got to think of the big picture and we can use each other here for support.
Selwyn - was this person who applied in April a SA resident then?

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Yes you're right, there is hope (crossing fingers!).. Yes he is SA Citizen and SA Resident...

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Hi y'all we 9mnths today still waiting as well no contact whatsoever since we applied. Currently visiting my husband in capetown just praying and hoping will go back to Aussie together.


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Hi y'all we 9mnths today still waiting as well no contact whatsoever since we applied. Currently visiting my husband in capetown just praying and hoping will go back to Aussie together.
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Also still waiting- 9 months and 10 days and not a peep (except for lukewarm e-mail responses) after the initial request for medicals and biometrics.

Has anyone had any success in getting answers from the high commission regarding the status of their application? I am considering just phoning them everyday until someone gives me an answer but I'm not hopeful!

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Also still waiting- 9 months and 10 days and not a peep (except for lukewarm e-mail responses) after the initial request for medicals and biometrics.

Has anyone had any success in getting answers from the high commission regarding the status of their application? I am considering just phoning them everyday until someone gives me an answer but I'm not hopeful!
No success at all. Infact I emailed them 3-4 times between May-June and end of June they finally responded saying that my application has not been assessed and that the wait time for PMV was 12-17 months (now 14-19 months). End of Aug I shall send another email...

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