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Old 09-12-2018, 02:41 AM
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Hello, i have recently been contacted by a case officer who asked for new police clearance as last one will expire in October and I have been here on a tourist visa since december which will be expiring in october as well. We are hoping that they will be granting the visa soon now and I'll be going back to Mauritius next month to be offshore when they take the decision and my husband was hoping to join me late november and we would both come back early january after christmas and new year with family.

I'm just scared in case the CO gives me 4-5 weeks to re enter australia after I go back in October as it will be too short and i won't be able to celebrate the holidays back home. My medical will be expiring in March 2019.
Could someone tell me how much time they usually give before the Initial entry date on the visa grant notice? Thanks.


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Old 09-12-2018, 05:21 AM
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Hi Shobz, that’s a great news from Pretoria. Usually it depends on the date your PCC and your medical expired. Since you’ve been asked for new PCC and your medical was done in March I’m very sure they’ll asked you to enter Australia in March 2019, because PCC and medical Only valid for 12 months.


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Old 09-18-2018, 12:54 PM
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Hello, i have recently been contacted by a case officer who asked for new police clearance as last one will expire in October and I have been here on a tourist visa since december which will be expiring in october as well. We are hoping that they will be granting the visa soon now and I'll be going back to Mauritius next month to be offshore when they take the decision and my husband was hoping to join me late november and we would both come back early january after christmas and new year with family.

I'm just scared in case the CO gives me 4-5 weeks to re enter australia after I go back in October as it will be too short and i won't be able to celebrate the holidays back home. My medical will be expiring in March 2019.
Could someone tell me how much time they usually give before the Initial entry date on the visa grant notice? Thanks.
Hey Shobz, it's good to see some movement from Pretoria. I hope you will hear good news soon. When did you apply? Please update us when you hear back from them.


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Old 10-19-2018, 12:21 AM
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Hi everyone,
This thread has gone quiet lately and I was wondering if anyone has heard any news about their visa from Pretoria recently?

My partner is originally from Malawi but is currently living in South Africa on a student visa and I am a permanent resident currently living in Sydney.

We applied for PMV 309 on 18th May 2018 (5 months ago) and visa medicals were completed in July 2018. Since then we have heard nothing.
I would be grateful if anyone has heard anything recently to let us know to give us an idea of what timeframe to expect.

Also, people have commented on this thread that non South African nationals have a slower turnaround time on their visa than South African nationals. Is there any truth to this? If so, if my partner is currently living in South Africa on student visa would they still be considered a lower priority than South Africa citizens?

The waiting and not knowing is the obviously worst part and this forum has given us a lifeline in knowing the experiences of others and what to expect!

Very grateful for any insights you guys could give.


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Old 10-19-2018, 03:52 AM
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Hi everyone,
This thread has gone quiet lately and I was wondering if anyone has heard any news about their visa from Pretoria recently?

My partner is originally from Malawi but is currently living in South Africa on a student visa and I am a permanent resident currently living in Sydney.

We applied for PMV 309 on 18th May 2018 (5 months ago) and visa medicals were completed in July 2018. Since then we have heard nothing.
I would be grateful if anyone has heard anything recently to let us know to give us an idea of what timeframe to expect.

Also, people have commented on this thread that non South African nationals have a slower turnaround time on their visa than South African nationals. Is there any truth to this? If so, if my partner is currently living in South Africa on student visa would they still be considered a lower priority than South Africa citizens?

The waiting and not knowing is the obviously worst part and this forum has given us a lifeline in knowing the experiences of others and what to expect!

Very grateful for any insights you guys could give.
We applied for the 309/100 in December 2017 with medicals and police check front loaded, I am Australian citizen and my wife is from Nigeria. We have not heard anything since we applied apart from the auto generated emails. The status on our Immi account is showing further assessment, we contacted twice via email and response is that the application is within processing time frame. Not sure if there is any movement from Pretoria, the waiting is frustrating and killing. God help us.


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Old 10-19-2018, 05:59 AM
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Hi everyone,
This thread has gone quiet lately and I was wondering if anyone has heard any news about their visa from Pretoria recently?

My partner is originally from Malawi but is currently living in South Africa on a student visa and I am a permanent resident currently living in Sydney.

We applied for PMV 309 on 18th May 2018 (5 months ago) and visa medicals were completed in July 2018. Since then we have heard nothing.
I would be grateful if anyone has heard anything recently to let us know to give us an idea of what timeframe to expect.

Also, people have commented on this thread that non South African nationals have a slower turnaround time on their visa than South African nationals. Is there any truth to this? If so, if my partner is currently living in South Africa on student visa would they still be considered a lower priority than South Africa citizens?

The waiting and not knowing is the obviously worst part and this forum has given us a lifeline in knowing the experiences of others and what to expect!

Very grateful for any insights you guys could give.
You are not in this boat alone. My partner is from South Africa and I am from Australia. We are both currently living in South Africa together. We applied for his visa 309 on the 14th of May 2018. Our visa medicals were completed in June. We have since then, not heard a word either. The wait at this point is agonizingly painful.


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Old 10-20-2018, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for letting me know Michelle and Papag. It is a bit disheartening that they haven't even processed visas from December 2017. Hopefully yours wont be too long now though.


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Old 10-22-2018, 06:05 PM
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Hi there, we are currently waiting in Mauritius. I'm a dual Australian and Mauritian Citizen. We have sent through my husband's 309 since February 2018. Medicals and Police Clearance were front loaded. No news from Pretoria still.


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Old 10-31-2018, 08:09 AM
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Hi all, similar to Papag. My wife is Nigerian, applied Sept 2017 front loaded with medical and pcc. No update from Pretoria till date. The wait is sickening.


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Old 10-31-2018, 09:27 AM
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Hi all, similar to Papag. My wife is Nigerian, applied Sept 2017 front loaded with medical and pcc. No update from Pretoria till date. The wait is sickening.
Hi Ruby12

It is disheartening to hear that application submitted September 2017 has not been finalised. Have you had a CO assigned at all as you are passed the 13 months mark which is the time for 70% processing of application at the moment.


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