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Old 09-27-2017, 04:38 PM
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Hi Everyone!!!

Firstly HUGE congrats to you Selwyn you are an absolute diamond, thank you for your support and I am so happy for you

Thought I'd give you guys an update with me, I've been around the community for a while and I love this msg baord as it's the storis that pull me through each day, nd it's been hard, very hard, as I write this I'm teary as I miss my husband terribly but i know if everyone on here can do it, so can I - and if you''re reading this and you're not sure if you can- I believe that everything will work out, just keep the faith.

Our partner visa has been processing since May 2016. my husband is Zambian and came out on a visitor visa to Aus which expired in May 2017 when he went back home. We are using an agent for the partner as this situation has been very stressful for us. In July we applied for another visitor visa because we just want to be together, had not heard anything from the partner visa yet. In Aug our agent emailed Pretoria saying BOTH visas are outside of the processing time, we heard from Pretoria saying there is insufficient docs for them to make a deicision for the 309 visa and we have progressed to interview stage in Harare! our agent is challenging this because we have submitted everything we have been asked for and hes been in Aus before. still no word on the visitor visa.
We last heard from Pretoria a week ago, saying there is insuffient info for them to make a decision and that we will be contacted by Harare. THATS IT!
our agent has emailed them to ask them to fill out:
Can you please provide a written Section 56 Request for More Information.

It scares me that our agent has to instruct pretoria on how to do their job! we dont have a date for the interview. and still no word on the visitor visa but i guess its better he's not here because he would need to go back to harare for the interview and we dont have enough $$.
It's painfully slow and I'm trying to keep the faith for us and for all of you guys, I just wanted to share this with you because no one is alone here. we all have each others backs
Ok now to take out my frustration at the gym! haha
have a great day everyone.

Hi Abeez , wow that must be very stressful. Here i am crying and it has only been 6 months since we launched the Partner Visa. The process is very frustrating and for a relationship it is not very good either .


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Hi all So firstly phoned immi this morning for the umpteenth time to ask if a CO has been appointed and was told still working on visas from last year September. Hanged up and the awful gut feeling you get that the wait stil ain't over settled in. So imagine my surprise when I got an email this afternoon at 17:40 this afternoon saying I have been granted the 309 and 100 as we have been together since 2007
Application: PMV 309
Applied: 26 Jan 2017
PPC: 4 Feb 2017
Medical: 4 Feb 2017
Grant: 18 Sept 2017
In by: 2 Feb 2018
Time line: 8 days short of 8 months

Hallelujah praise the Lord, God is great, good luck guys

Thats splendid news


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It looks like January applicants are being granted now hmmm


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We have just received our grant! Absolutely cannot believe it!!

I e-mailed the police clearance certificate they had previously requested at about 1:00pm along with a message explaining that I have applied for a tourist visa and hope to be in Australia on 24/10 but would obviously prefer to go on the partner visa and not the tourist visa to avoid having to leave the country when they were ready to make the decision. I didn't hear back from them but received the grant notification e-mail at 17:12pm!! I have never felt so relieved in my life.

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Hi guys ,

I have a question, received an email from The Department in October saying they were requesting more information. They requested for personal statements from us both addressing the relationship questions as well as my police clearance and his (which was about to expire). Can i assume that a case officer has been allocated since i havent received any formal notification.its been 8 months since we lodged the application.

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Old 12-04-2017, 01:06 PM
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Hey guys! I'm back for a short moment! lol Sorry been really busy at work for the handing over stuffs but all sorted now. Congrats to all those who got their grants ;-)

I'm leaving for Melbourne on 12 Dec and you won't believe if I tell you that it's now that I've started to feel excited (due to work pressure and urgent stuffs, wasn't really thinking about Oz at all)

P.S: @Aaron, hope you Doing good mate! And hope you still active in this group!

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Hello I'm new to this forum and happy to share my updates about my partner visa 309 application
I'm from Liberia🇱🇷 and my Partner is An Australian🇦🇺 Have previously lived in Aussie
I submitted my Patner visa on the 30th July 2017 through an agent in Australia. After the submission acknowledge letter was sent and a letter requesting for biometric which I have submitted the following day. Till now no updates from the department
My question: Since my application was submitted online in Australia by an agent is the application getting process in Australia or in South Africa because I'm from Liberia and I lived there...... Thank everyone in anticipation to get a clear understanding how the processing of the visa works.


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I'm from Liberia ���� and my partner is Australian. I previously lived in Australia
I applied for Patner visa 309 on the 30th July 2017 through the migration agent in Sydney Australia
Acknowledge letter was received and a letter requesting for biometric same day, which the biometric has been done following day, since then no information received from the immigration till now
My question: is my application being process in Australia because it was lodged online in Australia by an agent in Australia or in South Africa because I'm from Liberia and living there?...... Thank you very much everyone in anticipation in getting a clear picture how the processing works and how long they process Patner visa from Australian embassy South Africa.


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Hey Theman,

My partner is a Lebanese citizen who was born and lived his whole life in Liberia (doesn't have the right skin colour so he has never been able to get Liberian citizenship). We applied for a PMV in Oct 2016 and got it granted in May 2017. So welcome to the thread!
As for your question, it depends where your country of residence is not where your migration agent is or what country your passport is from. If your country of residence is in West Africa your application will be processed through the Pretoria office in South Africa.
I would delay getting the Police Clearance and the Medical Check for a few months as it is likely to take a while to get your visa grant. If you go for your medical check in Liberia, let me know as we had so many problems with the authorized clinic (Dr. Kpoto) and we had to lodge a complaint with the Department before the Xrays were done properly. I can give some advice on who to liaise with if you get that problem.
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So happy for you Selwyn! Best of luck with the move!

We just got married and are in the process of getting all our documents together to apply for the next visa. Im sure ill have to reach out to you during the process when I have questions.


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