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Old 01-26-2019, 06:07 PM
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Has anyone lodged their application for Partner Visa from Pretoria? And still no news since application? I’m a Non SA citizen (from Mauritius). Been a few weeks since Ive applied but it seems like forever. The wait is stressful


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Old 01-27-2019, 05:57 AM
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@hope28 I’m sorry to tell you that you have quite a wait in front of you if you’ve only lodged a few weeks ago. I’ve been waiting over 17 months for my hubby’s 309 partner visa. I’m also aware of a few others that have been waiting between the 16-19 months mark. It’s definitely taking a long time through Pretoria unfortunately


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Old 01-27-2019, 03:50 PM
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@waiting4eva Have you tried to contact them? The processing times have recently changed as well. Btw have you already submitted PCC and medicals? I hope you get yours soon


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Old 01-27-2019, 05:44 PM
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Anyone got news from Pretoria recently?


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Old 01-28-2019, 05:16 AM
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@Hope28 Yes my husband did the medical in May 2018 and we updated both police clearances December 2018, so everything is up to date and decision ready. I’ve tried emailing my agent and Pretoria in the last couple of weeks with no reply so I’ll call my agent this week. I’m aware the maximum global processing time just went up to 18 months unfortunately and this has been happening to us the last 4 months. Very frustrating 😓


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Old 01-28-2019, 10:34 AM
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@Waiting4eva This is really annoying. But yours should come in at anytime as I’ve been reading the previous posts and saw that some people got theirs in Dec. Yes,, it is a good thing that you contacted your agent, to give you updates


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Old 01-28-2019, 10:39 AM
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Anyone knows if during the processing times, I can apply for a tourist visa to go to Australia to be reunited with my fiancÚ? If yes, what are the procedures to inform the embassy?


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Old 01-29-2019, 03:12 PM
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@Hope28 yes, you can apply for a 600 visitor visa however it seems to be tricky to get approval. You can do it through your immi account. Just make sure you provide LOTS of evidence that it’s JUST a holiday and the visitor needing to return to their country- job, family, kids etc etc. We applied for a visitor visa for my hubby in Sept 2017 and it took 3 months to process (was meant to be 6 weeks). We put in evidence of a booked wedding vow renewal celebration with Australian family, holiday accom bookings and itinerary of all plans during his stay.


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@waiting4eva Thanks!! I want to travel to Aussie to be able to celebrate my fiancÚ birthday. I have thought of sending letter from employee, bk statement, accomodation letter,... I believe these will be sufficient. I will use the service of a travel agency so will not go via immi. It shouldn’t be a prob, right?


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Old 01-29-2019, 06:25 PM
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@Hope28 I’m unsure if your country is classed as high risk but I would err on the side of caution and supply as many details as you can...itinerary of your weekly plans, any trips to see countryside, visiting family, birthday dinner and hotel stay etc whatever. Proof of ANY tickets or bookings, definitely letter from employer approving leave. Doesn’t need to be firm plans, and they can change later, but could add weight to application. You aren’t guaranteed a tourist visa if you can’t prove that your stay is temporary and there are strong factors ensuring your return. I’ve seen stories of quite a few refusals, I believe I was lucky with my hubby.

I wasn’t aware you could apply for Australian tourist/visitor visa through travel agents, but if that’s possible sure...just find one that’s done them before successfully perhaps.


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