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Old 04-29-2013, 07:33 AM
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I know it's controversial, but I think there's some prioritising - even within low risk countries - as to who is getting approved the quickest.

Whatever goes through their minds at immi is anyone's guess, but myself and also my partners sister's partner both got approved sub 2 weeks. Another friend of mine who I helped apply for her visa was approved in one week last month. We are all British.
I would have to agree with the idea that somewhere there is obviously prioritizing taking place - I just can't seem to find a logic or pattern. Maybe there's a good reason for it that actually HELPS them with time efficiency but it would be nice to know what it is.

Overall I've noticed many of the fast grants are British, at the same time I've also read about British applicants waiting the average waiting time or longer. I don't know why that is - but I do have a feeling that generally, British applications have a better chance at going fast than other ones.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 AM
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Ok...after reading these recent posts, I have a few questions and theories and actual facts. First I am applying for a purposed marriage visa 300 offshore. Does that have any changing factors from the onshore or 820's? DIAC and research I did along with my fiance' states it takes 5 to 12 months. My fiance' actually called DIAC in Oz and I have called here and we have asked similar but varied questions. It doesn't matter your situation, your proof, your low risk or high risk, taking a whole family or by yourself, it is merely where you are in the stack. And considering I have had a small glitch in mine which will probably put a few months more on a "usual" processing time, I have not only moved from the "US's" pile but to the International pile. Hearing of someone Else's quicker responses is bittersweet. Wishing it were you but happy for them at the same time because you know what they have been going through....but there are no guarantees so you cannot base your experience on anyone Else's. Do your research, ask questions and don't predict nor expect anything. I just hope that I hear about mine before I take off June 5th...if not I will take these things as they come. I hope to support and gain support from this forum not try and get assumptions from someone Else's situation.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:27 AM
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Simply you just can't count on DIAC granting your visa at any time. We were lucky that they took our circumstances into account but most visas are minimum 4 months and maximum 2 years from what I have seen, the visas that are granted in weeks are the exception not the rule. I know our application was complete and thorough and we were married but it still took over 5 months before they really even looked at it. After that it was a few days to actually grant it!

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I'm at >14 months (on-shore, Sydney) and still no news.

Playing the waiting game.


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When I applied January this year my application acceptance letter said 13 months is the current average processing time for 820/801 visa and I've heard many stories of them taking even longer. Taking this long to process a visa almost negates the point of granting 2 year temporary status because that time is nearly up any way by the time it comes through.

It really makes me wonder where the bottle neck is in the Asutralian immigration system. I feel like it would take me maximum two 8 hour work days to process my own application. I've got a straight forward case with lots of supporting evidence, a long history, and no complications like red flags on medicals or police checks. So what are they doing with my application for 13 months? Which section of a clear cut application takes the most time to process and verify? What sections are deemed most important? How many different people will look at and judge the information we provided? Surely there's a way to streamline this process that will have a positive affect on migration! I hope the four grand I gave them is a reflection on how much work they're putting into approving my application. I'd hate to think it's being spent on renovating immigration offices or funding staff beer pong tournaments or something...

How long do you think it would take YOU to process YOUR application (if you were not yourself but an impartial immigration officer, of course)?

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:25 AM
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I'm at >14 months (on-shore, Sydney) and still no news.

Playing the waiting game.
Keep us posted, please. We've been waiting for >12 months in Sydney.
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Australia is a very attractive country for immigration....

The reality is that there are many, many thousands of applications from all over the world.

All those applications have to be accepted, checked, verified and rechecked if something is missing.
All the thousands of people who take short cuts and do not give enough evidence are slowing the system down
Lots of time, lots of paper, lots of organisation....think about it.

If DIAC had a small army of people to process these then the delays would reduce.

There is just not enough money in the budget to allow that....unless they increase fees again.

So - make sure you submit a complete and through application, rechecked in every detail.

The CO at DIAC knows nothing about you
Only what you present in your application......
You have to prove beyond doubt every requirement on the check list.

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I imagine that this has already been answered somewhere in the bowels of Aus Forum, but I couldn't find it in a quick search and must be off to work in a few.

What exactly constitutes a "decision ready" application? Does that just mean that everything on the normal checklist has been supplied?

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:35 PM
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When I applied January this year my application acceptance letter said 13 months is the current average processing time for 820/801 visa and I've heard many stories of them taking even longer. Taking this long to process a visa almost negates the point of granting 2 year temporary status because that time is nearly up any way by the time it comes through.

It really makes me wonder where the bottle neck is in the Asutralian immigration system. I feel like it would take me maximum two 8 hour work days to process my own application. I've got a straight forward case with lots of supporting evidence, a long history, and no complications like red flags on medicals or police checks. So what are they doing with my application for 13 months? Which section of a clear cut application takes the most time to process and verify? What sections are deemed most important? How many different people will look at and judge the information we provided? Surely there's a way to streamline this process that will have a positive affect on migration! I hope the four grand I gave them is a reflection on how much work they're putting into approving my application. I'd hate to think it's being spent on renovating immigration offices or funding staff beer pong tournaments or something...

How long do you think it would take YOU to process YOUR application (if you were not yourself but an impartial immigration officer, of course)?
Well, let me cheekily break it down: [disclaimer... While I have every confidence that this is not how it actually goes, I also know we all have these thoughts on bad days]
  • 1 hour for coffee machine chatting
  • 2 hours to meander through email inbox
  • 1 hour for next coffee break
  • lunch time
  • 1 hour for inbox
  • 30 min to take call from home. Need to pick up milk on the way home
  • 2 hours- I just realized I haven't even opened FAcebook today!
  • oh, shoot, happy hour starts in 20 minutes. Gotta go... Application? What application?

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:08 PM
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Well, let me cheekily break it down: [disclaimer... While I have every confidence that this is not how it actually goes, I also know we all have these thoughts on bad days]
  • 1 hour for coffee machine chatting
  • 2 hours to meander through email inbox
  • 1 hour for next coffee break
  • lunch time
  • 1 hour for inbox
  • 30 min to take call from home. Need to pick up milk on the way home
  • 2 hours- I just realized I haven't even opened FAcebook today!
  • oh, shoot, happy hour starts in 20 minutes. Gotta go... Application? What application?
Very good, that puts it in a nut shell, but you forgot the 30 seconds to press the auto reply's to all the emails, because don't have time to answer to reply.

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