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Old 05-18-2020, 02:38 PM
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Hi! My husband is in Nigeria also - we applied for our partner visa Feb 7 2019 and also have had no contact from anybody ☹️

We welcomed our son September 2019 and they even rejected his tourist visa for him to be here for the birth!

Its just so sad, our son is now 7months old and my husband hasnt even been able to see him in person. We were planning to travel to Dubai to see each other, but obviously the covid19 situation put a stop to that.

The lengthy time they take to process these visas causes alot of stress for families, its so frustrating when you see other countries granted in under 12months .. we are heading to 16months with zero contact.
Seriously, why does it take so long?? Whay exactly are they doing?? 🤨
Hi Samantha,

I took the liberty of compassing you a letter that should help give the CO some perspective.

Please include your details so it’s easy for
The CO to find your file. Goodluck

Dear CO,

It’s heartbreaking that I write this letter asking for a my appeal to be seen on the basis of certain factors: emotional, socio-economic, family values.

Being apart from my husband has been the most difficult and heart wrenching experience. My husband applied for the tourist visa in hopes that he could come spend some time with our son. My son is 7 months old and he hasn’t seen his father. Biologically, this are crucial times and major development milestone for any child. Ours not different, the plight of this is crazy. I want my son to be able to form a bond with his father and my husband to play a huge role his life. I married the best man and the best father a son can ask for.

I’ve been by myself this whole time, having to cater for my son and my needs. The burden on me is tiring and I’m at the verge of a psychological trauma. The cost and increasing exponentially. The Covid crisis has made us realize the importance of having a partner to shoulder a bit of the burden. We are grateful for this opportunity to be parents but we would really appreciate if we could share the financial responsibilities. Give us that chance to reunite and let my husband be of help.

This government gave us a promise particularly around family ties and values. The institution of marriage is an important one to us. My dreams has been all of us in one household physically and not apart.

We ask you to kindly look into our case and afford us the chance to be a single family unit. We didn’t choose where would born but we have decided to make a life for ourselves. Nigeria might be seen as a high risk country but I tell you this. We are awesome people and we mean no one any harm.
Thankyou so much - we really appreciate that!

I drafted a letter to send to them also - but I like what you have written.
What email address should i use - does anybody know?

Ive sent 2 previous emails and have received an automatic response saying the office is closed and the mailbox is unmonitored 🙄🙄
You’re welcome. I’m glad I could help.
[email protected]

Yeah thays the email

.did they replied
..coz all i got.is that they are in lockdown at the moment..as an automated mail

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by VASSANTRAYVINITA on JULY 21, 2020

From: Madagascar, Applied: 03 May 2019, Applied From: Madagascar, Visa Sub: 309 Partner temporary Offshore, Application: Online, Agent: Yes, Medicals: 22 May 2019, Police Checks: 03 May 2019, Visa Granted: 07 Jul 2020, To: Australia, Arrival: 09 Jul 2020

This is what Vassantrayvinita's current Family and Spouse Application is looks like.

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Visa 309 granted today March 3, 2020

Applied September 12, 2018

Travelled to Australia 3 times on a visiting visa under the sponsored family stream during the wait

Automated 1 year email received in September 2019

RFI January 12, 2020

Request to exit the country on February 29, 2020

Exited Australia March 3, 2020
Arrived Fiji in the afternoon of same day
Visa granted by the evening of same day

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Processed in South Africa, Pretoria office
Used an agent in Australia

Thanks for all the encouragement
All the best to those waiting
Congratulations! Could you please recommend the agent you used in Australia? I really want to pick one that has had success with Nigerian applications in Praetoria specifically, as this consulate seems particularly difficult. They rejected my wife's tourist visa before we married and It would break her heart if we waited two years for PMV and then she were rejected again.

It was also great to read about your success with sponsored family stream visas while waiting on a PMV. Thanks for sharing. Did your partner's family have to put up a security bond for these visas?


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Hello did anyone notice the PMV 300 has no processing timeframes due to low numbers this month.


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Could you please recommend the agent you used in Australia? I really want to pick one that has had success with Nigerian applications in Praetoria specifically, as this consulate seems particularly difficult. They rejected my wife's tourist visa before we married and It would break her heart if we waited two years for PMV and then she were rejected again.
Can anyone else who's been successful recommend an agent?

Also, does anyone have any updates on the High Commission? Are they open and processing applications again yet?


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Could you please recommend the agent you used in Australia? I really want to pick one that has had success with Nigerian applications in Praetoria specifically, as this consulate seems particularly difficult. They rejected my wife's tourist visa before we married and It would break her heart if we waited two years for PMV and then she were rejected again.
Can anyone else who's been successful recommend an agent?

Also, does anyone have any updates on the High Commission? Are they open and processing applications again yet?
Yes it looks like they are back to work
However i dont know any agents who jave been successful with Nigerians

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by VASSANTRAYVINITA on JULY 21, 2020

From: Madagascar, Applied: 03 May 2019, Applied From: Madagascar, Visa Sub: 309 Partner temporary Offshore, Application: Online, Agent: Yes, Medicals: 22 May 2019, Police Checks: 03 May 2019, Visa Granted: 07 Jul 2020, To: Australia, Arrival: 09 Jul 2020

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Does anyone else feel that Australian embassy in Pretoria are racist? I mean we have waited 2years and 2 months for this visa and as soon as we feel we’re close to an outcome, they ask for more evidence...


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Does anyone else feel that Australian embassy in Pretoria are racist? I mean we have waited 2years and 2 months for this visa and as soon as we feel we’re close to an outcome, they ask for more evidence...

I dont knw about racism... but they are definitely back to business... did u get an RFi lately? Thats good news for u if u got

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by VASSANTRAYVINITA on JULY 21, 2020

From: Madagascar, Applied: 03 May 2019, Applied From: Madagascar, Visa Sub: 309 Partner temporary Offshore, Application: Online, Agent: Yes, Medicals: 22 May 2019, Police Checks: 03 May 2019, Visa Granted: 07 Jul 2020, To: Australia, Arrival: 09 Jul 2020

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Does anyone else feel that Australian embassy in Pretoria are racist? I mean we have waited 2years and 2 months for this visa and as soon as we feel we’re close to an outcome, they ask for more evidence...

I dont knw about racism... but they are definitely back to business... did u get an RFi lately? Thats good news for u if u got



I just received another email from them saying their office is still closed.

I requested our visa application be prioritized as we are literally weeks away from 17 months processing time which is the maximum timeframe given on the immi website.

She said she will review our case and contact me by end of the week with our next steps. Hopefully we are close to having our visa granted 🤞🤞


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Does anyone else feel that Australian embassy in Pretoria are racist? I mean we have waited 2years and 2 months for this visa and as soon as we feel we’re close to an outcome, they ask for more evidence...


2 years and 2 months 😟😳

That is too much, have you emailed them?
You are way past the 17months which is the maximum estimated timeframe. You are able to request a review/information of your case from them for that reason!


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Does anyone else feel that Australian embassy in Pretoria are racist? I mean we have waited 2years and 2 months for this visa and as soon as we feel we’re close to an outcome, they ask for more evidence...
It's coming oooh! Respond to the RFI and you might be very surprised how fast the golden email comes. Otherwise , send a formal email complaint.


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