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Old 06-10-2020, 10:04 PM
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I don't know about Pretoria, but my wife and I encountered Racism( sort of) at the Manila embassy in 1990.
The local Filipino staff resented the Filipinas who were processing their PMVs, and we're going to leave the country.
We even had a staff member insist that we produce a photo of us together, to prove we had met in person, despite the fact that the 2 of us were sitting in front of her!
As for time frames, they are not guarantees, but indications. They are also based on the assumption that a fully completed application has been submitted, did they have to request any extra information from you?
Even with the Coronavirus problems 2 years is a long time if you provided everything from the beginning.
Have you sent an email, if you have exceeded the timeframe they will respond.
Good luck, keep us updated.

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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!
17 months period is not the max time frame. That means 10% of applications have taken more than 17 months. And 75% of applications have been finalysed under 13 months. DHA does not give a maximum processing time.

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I agree, plus the department publishes generic processing times for each visa subclass (or most of them). Processing times are normally updated monthly (based on a tracker) and these are not locked in at time you lodge your visa so the information provided on the Department’s website is not a guarantee of the future processing times for your visa application. Some people are very lucky and receive a decision letter reasonably quick, but some others have to wait longer... sometimes beyond the processing times published.

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Probably the biggest problem is for visa applicants to think that all visa applications are the same. The RMAs will tell you each application is different, and treated uniquely.
So while asking someone when they applied and how long it took may give you an idea, unless your application is identical it is pointless.

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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 🤞🤞

I thoughy they are open since the lockdown in South Africa is slowly lifting

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Someone received 309/100 after 20months from Pretoria office. Hope they keep processing


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Someone received 309/100 after 20months from Pretoria office. Hope they keep processing
Great news!!!
After emailing Pretoria, we received a request for more information.
Hopefully we are close to having our visa granted also 🤞🤞


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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
Well I look at certain countries that are being granted in a matter of months and then Nigeria is rare to be granted within the stipulated timeframe...
We were requested information prior to lockdown and have been able to finalise everything that was requested. But it was things that had been submitted and had expired due to them taking so long! So infuriating


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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.
Yes hopefully especially after so long and so much stuffing around! We can only hope and pray 🙏


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I don't know about Pretoria, but my wife and I encountered Racism( sort of) at the Manila embassy in 1990.
The local Filipino staff resented the Filipinas who were processing their PMVs, and we're going to leave the country.
We even had a staff member insist that we produce a photo of us together, to prove we had met in person, despite the fact that the 2 of us were sitting in front of her!
As for time frames, they are not guarantees, but indications. They are also based on the assumption that a fully completed application has been submitted, did they have to request any extra information from you?
Even with the Coronavirus problems 2 years is a long time if you provided everything from the beginning.
Have you sent an email, if you have exceeded the timeframe they will respond.
Good luck, keep us updated.
Yeh it’s already a very difficult process then when you feel you’re being treated unfairly based on the country you come from, it is very upsetting. I know it will be worth it but just wish it was more fair with all processing countries!


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