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Old 05-16-2013, 01:40 AM
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Anyway to answer the OP's question, I submitted my application via mail to the WA office on 13 Dec 2012. My Singapore police check was submitted sometime early-Feb (due to my physically being in Adelaide and then having to go through the f***around of sending the forms over and them sending the clearance back). I've yet to have a CO assigned yet. Waiting periods all vary unfortunately, takes a maximum of 13 months they say but some people have waited longer than that, while there are others where it only took a couple of months.


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My partner's application was received by mail last Thursday (16th May) at the Perth office according to the Auspost tracking details.

How long would it normally take, based on others experience - for them to process the visa application fee and send the letter out? I've been keeping an eye on our bank account but nothing yet. Just curious I guess!


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My partner's application was received by mail last Thursday (16th May) at the Perth office according to the Auspost tracking details.

How long would it normally take, based on others experience - for them to process the visa application fee and send the letter out? I've been keeping an eye on our bank account but nothing yet. Just curious I guess!
Did you guys use Express Post? Im extremely nervous to submit mine. Im thinking of submitting mine on this Friday and submit my Police Clearance after since I still have not received it yet.


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We used a standard 3kg parcel satchel with signature on delivery. Only reason being that the documents wouldn't fit into anything smaller.

Unfortunately due to Australia Post being Australia Post, it took 2 full business days for it to be delivered. We live about 2.5km away (next suburb over) from the Immigration office but we couldn't make it there to hand deliver it, so posting was going to be easier.

I'm sure Express Post would be okay, but we just wanted to use registered to make sure it was a bit more reliable.

From what I have read, you would be far better to wait until you have received your police clearance and submit everything together. As soon as they receive your application, apparently they assess it on the spot as to if it looks decision ready or not. If something is missing like your police clearance, it can go to the bottom of the pile and take longer.

I'm no expert but that's just what I remember reading somewhere, a comment from a migration agent perhaps.


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I would agree with Bonez. Submitting it as 'decision ready' COULD greatly decrease the processing time, having said that last I heard DIAC do not guarantee that decision ready apps will be processed first anymore.

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Yes, I was actually hoping that my police check will arrive soon. I have received an email from AFP saying that it has been mailed so, fingers crossed. However, to get a police check from Malaysia, I need a letter from a DIAC officer requesting the police check. So, in a way, I still have to wait.

The reason I want to submit my application sooner is because my ETA is expiring soon. Specifically 04 June 2013. Lol. So, thats why Im nervous. My fault, tho. I have been procrastinating.


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The reason I want to submit my application sooner is because my ETA is expiring soon. Specifically 04 June 2013. Lol. So, thats why Im nervous. My fault, tho. I have been procrastinating.
If your ETA expires in 14 days, I would be nervous too and would probably send in the application with what you have right now rather than waiting for your AFP clearance.
As soon as you receive the confirmation letter back from DIAC with your transaction record/application number, send the AFP clearance and email them ASAP asking for a letter to supply to the Malaysian authorities.

Completely up to you though... if you have time to physically take the application into the office in West Perth then you could easily hold off a bit longer in the off chance that your AFP clearance arrives soon.

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If your ETA expires in 14 days, I would be nervous too and would probably send in the application with what you have right now rather than waiting for your AFP clearance.
As soon as you receive the confirmation letter back from DIAC with your transaction record/application number, send the AFP clearance and email them ASAP asking for a letter to supply to the Malaysian authorities.

Completely up to you though... if you have time to physically take the application into the office in West Perth then you could easily hold off a bit longer in the off chance that your AFP clearance arrives soon.

Semoga berjaya
Terima kasih. I've just posted my application without AFP clearance. I went to my partners parents house(billing address) in the evening to find out that I had just received it today in the mail. How devastating. Lol. But I will forward it soon.

P/s: I used the express post hopefully it will be alright.


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I used Express Post as well. Express Post works the same way as Registered Post except it sends your parcel out the next business day. I sent my application from SA to WA on 12 Dec 2012, and they deducted the funds from my account the next day. Received a letter of acknowledgement a couple of days later. I don't think that means anything with regards to speed of processing though, these are all standard procedures.


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