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Old 03-29-2019, 01:34 PM
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Hello,
I applied from Nigeria for a PMV 300 April 2018.
Submitted PCC and Medicals October 2018.
Not heard anything atall from Pretoria


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Hi Chrissty, youíre on point. The waiting time is really causing damages to relationship and Pretoria is not helping issues. Iím aware of some immigration lawyers in Australia that experience horrible service from Pretoria and make a feedback to the Government. I donít know how we can organize ourselves and let our pain and voices to be heard
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Is there any petition we can all sign to bring this delay to their attention?


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Old 03-29-2019, 01:58 PM
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My partner lives in South Africa but he is 🇿🇼 Zimbabwean we just lodged 10 March. Praying it will be fast.


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Old 03-30-2019, 08:23 PM
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Hi Guys it is very unfortunate that processing times are subject to change, however l think the processing times should not affect those already in the que.We should try and find ways to complain.We pay $7000 to unite with our partners, we pay the same amount with anyone else.Why does SA pretoria take so long let us speak up on how we pay $7000 to the immigration and after that no communication nothing sometimes that helps.When we are just quite the minister does not know that this is affecting families .let us try to speak up and unonymously talk to programs like current affairs / media e.t.c about the inconsistency of the immigration ,lets talk about the anxiety and stresses the waiting for the unknown is causing to us, surely distance relationships are not easy. Rather than changing timeframes and delaying application why can the immigration not employ more people.They should consider how these long waits are mentally affecting people.l am one of them l am mentally drained.
I agree on the mentally, emotional draining part. Those of us with kids growing with Skype parents it's heart breaking. My daughter is always waving at planes overhead saying "bye daaaad, we'll come visit" all planes lead to her father. I'm afraid of her turning 3 then 4 as we wait. 😕

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I also applied from Zimbabwe March 2018 and still nothing. When did you lodge your application
lodged the application on the 18th of April 2018


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Any updates from anyone yet?


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Hi All,

On Friday, I received the following request for more information (from Pretoria):

Request Detail

Evidence of single status
Please provide evidence that both parties are single and legally able to marry in Australia. This may be in the form of a divorce certificate (if aplicable).

Relationship history statements
Provide statements from you and your partner about
- how, when and where you first met
- how your relationship developed
- when you decided to commit to a mutually exclusive relationship to the exclusion of all others
- your domestic arrangements (how you support each other financially, physically and emotionally and when this level of commitment began)
- any periods of separation - when and why the separation occurred, for how long and how you maintained your relationship during the period of separation and
- your future plans.

I acknowledge you have made statements on your application form. The statements written by you and your partner can be on ordinary writing paper or a statutory declaration form may be used. Each statement or statutory declaration must be signed and dated by the author.

We already front loaded both of our divorce documents:
Applicant - Final Decree of Divorce (South Africa)
Sponsor - Divorce Order/Certificate that the divorce order has taken effect (Australia)

Could these have been missed? Should I just resubmit them with a letter of explanation?

For myself, I have also received a letter from Home Affairs in South Africa to confirm my status as "Divorced". I will upload that too.

I have seen that in the ACT, a person can apply for a Single Status certificate which may be needed if marrying internationally. As we will be marrying in Australia, we don't require this. I also don't really want to get it because it will add additional costs and take about 3 weeks. Is this necessary or required from an Australian sponsor? Surely Immigration/Home Affairs is linked to the births/deaths/marriages/divorces registries and can easily verify her status internally!?

Regarding the Relationship History Statements, we read on these forums that the 5 small blocks on each of the application forms was all that was now required. The idea given was that if immigration wanted lengthy statements, they would allow more characters. Unfortunately, we had to keep condensing what we had to fit into each of those blocks, and subsequently somehow lost the document that contained our original full statements.

We now have to rewrite complete statements. This also has us concerned that maybe immigration is questioning the genuineness of our relationship!? Hopefully after reading our full statements it will be more clear to them just how much we love each other and have integrated our daily lives together over the last 3 years.

So a word of advice is that maybe full statements are still required (especially in South Africa?) and may be best to provide these upfront to save delays and stress later.

Thanks for all the advice given on these forums though, we do appreciate it. I guess every situation is unique and every case officer/processing centre has different requirements or areas of focus.

I aim to submit these documents within this week and crossing fingers that our grant is just around the corner.


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Old 04-13-2019, 06:13 AM
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Any news or update from Pretoria
Gone very quiet lately.


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Any news or update from Pretoria
Gone very quiet lately.
Don't think there will be any progress until after the election. Perhaps the guy coming in may have a completely different agenda all together.


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