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Old 02-25-2019, 11:13 PM
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Hello everyone. New to this forum.
I have been waiting for my husbandís visa 20 months now.
DOL: 27/06/17
Medicals Done
Interview via Skype:10/12/18
PCC done
More documents submitted: 16/12/18

Till now no news. Hubby from Nigeria. Been to visit him last year June 2018. We have been married now 2 years 5 months.
So worried as to why this delay especially when u hear nothing. Went through a migration agent here in Australia.

Any advise or sharing please.


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Old 02-26-2019, 04:18 PM
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Hello everyone. New to this forum.
I have been waiting for my husband’s visa 20 months now.
DOL: 27/06/17
Medicals Done
Interview via Skype:10/12/18
PCC done
More documents submitted: 16/12/18

Till now no news. Hubby from Nigeria. Been to visit him last year June 2018. We have been married now 2 years 5 months.
So worried as to why this delay especially when u hear nothing. Went through a migration agent here in Australia.

Any advise or sharing please.
Hi Shgizmo, you welcome on board. We’re in the same boat, I have been waiting 19 months now no correspondence from Pretoria. My lawyer has taken my complain to ombudsman last Monday, since I have exceeded the processing time and provided all the required documents, I see no reason why they still hold on to the Visa. Other Australian High Commission has been issuing visas to applicants which their waiting time is not even up to 12 months, while Pretoria is different, are they not bond with the same laws. Asked your lawyer to write them and “advised if any additional information is required to assist in the processing of the application and in line with the published processing” they’re obligated to respond to you, if not your lawyers know what to do by complaining to the ombudsman. As we speak we are 7 applicants that our processing time has exceeded the processing time and the complaints has been logged with ombudsman in Australia by our agents and some individual that applied by themselves. For your information some registers Migration agents in Australia that has been dealing with them in Pretoria has been bitterly complaining about how Pretoria handling of applications which is against the natural justice. Please I encouraged more people whom have exceeded the processing time to speak up and complain. They’re just toying with our emotions by focusing us to live apart from our partners, only if you have exceeded the published processing time. Thank you.


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Old 02-27-2019, 12:35 AM
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Hi Shgizmo, my case seems very similar to yours. Married to my Nigerian husband over 2 years, applied for 309 visa in August 2017. Have been waiting over 18 months with no news from Pretoria. It sounds like you’re over the processing time which is currently 19 months, so I would do as Obodo suggests and complain to the ombudsman.


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Hi Shgizmo, my case seems very similar to yours. Married to my Nigerian husband over 2 years, applied for 309 visa in August 2017. Have been waiting over 18 months with no news from Pretoria. It sounds like youíre over the processing time which is currently 19 months, so I would do as Obodo suggests and complain to the ombudsman.
It is a pity really, my partner is waiting 15 months already (from Nigeria too) and as expected no single update from Pretoria; I am beginning to think this is being selective for applications from Nigeria.

Please those that have lodged complains, do let us know how it goes; if it actually got them to pick up the files for processing so we know what action to take though ours is still within the processing window.


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Old 02-27-2019, 08:35 AM
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Hi Shgizmo, my case seems very similar to yours. Married to my Nigerian husband over 2 years, applied for 309 visa in August 2017. Have been waiting over 18 months with no news from Pretoria. It sounds like you’re over the processing time which is currently 19 months, so I would do as Obodo suggests and complain to the ombudsman.
It is a pity really, my partner is waiting 15 months already (from Nigeria too) and as expected no single update from Pretoria; I am beginning to think this is being selective for applications from Nigeria.

Please those that have lodged complains, do let us know how it goes; if it actually got them to pick up the files for processing so we know what action to take though ours is still within the processing window.
@Nicholas983. That’s just the truth, Pretoria is being selective in their processing against Nigeria, which is against the integrity and natural justice of the visa processing, it wasn’t like this before.


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Old 02-27-2019, 03:11 PM
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It honestly makes me so sad to hear that so many of you have such long waiting times. I thought my 9 months were ridiculous and never ending but on Monday my husband received his 309 grant. Words could not express the excitement and relief not only I feel but my entire family waiting for us feel.

I really hope that all of you waiting get your visa grants soon as well. I know the wait is painful, very stressful and very, very exhausting.


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It honestly makes me so sad to hear that so many of you have such long waiting times. I thought my 9 months were ridiculous and never ending but on Monday my husband received his 309 grant. Words could not express the excitement and relief not only I feel but my entire family waiting for us feel.

I really hope that all of you waiting get your visa grants soon as well. I know the wait is painful, very stressful and very, very exhausting.
Great news, Michelle! Good to hear something is happening in Pretoria. Thanks for letting us know.

All the best for your future together.


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It honestly makes me so sad to hear that so many of you have such long waiting times. I thought my 9 months were ridiculous and never ending but on Monday my husband received his 309 grant. Words could not express the excitement and relief not only I feel but my entire family waiting for us feel.

I really hope that all of you waiting get your visa grants soon as well. I know the wait is painful, very stressful and very, very exhausting.
Congratulations Michelle
Where is your husband from? We have been waiting 14 months for my wife visa and not a single word from Pretoria, she is from Nigeria.


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Old 02-27-2019, 04:09 PM
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@Nicholas983. Thatís just the truth, Pretoria is being selective in their processing against Nigeria, which is against the integrity and natural justice of the visa processing, it wasnít like this before.
It appears majority of those that have been waiting long and past the processing times are from Nigeria, this is not fair. I really hope and pray that the ombudsman does something about these complaints.


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Old 02-27-2019, 10:34 PM
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Thank you everyone for sharing. It gives me great relief that I m not alone. My husband is so stressed that he has been in and out of hospital and involved in 2 accidents that almost took his life. I took your advise and called my migration agent about making a complaint to the ombudsman and he said I am just going to ruin my husband Ďs application and the visa may get rejected.
I feel so helpless and worst still that my husband is depressed and all this that is happening.
My agent seems not to be concerned and he keeps saying I just have to wait and doesnít know why CO is delaying the grant. I donít know what to do. Kept saying to just upload continuous evidence.Nothing else can be done.
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