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Old 03-02-2012, 01:41 AM
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Date of application: November 17, 2011

Nationality: me - US, partner - Aussie

Visa type: partner 100

Offshore/onshore: Offshore - Sent to Washington DC Office

Medicals submitted (yes/no): No...sent in Mid-December

Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes - with application

Date CO assigned: November 29, 2011

Date visa granted: March 1, 2012 - 3-1/2 months
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A very happy day when I checked my email today!

This was much quicker then anticipated as we expected the 5-6 month time frame advertised.

Also I sent in a FBI Background check from a Channeler before I saw that they had changed the rules and they were no longer accepted. I did have an email from the consulate telling me a Channeler copy was ok in September even tho they changed the rules in July.

My CO sent me an email a week ago asking for a copy straight from the FBI which was highly disappointing as I know how long those take and didnt want things to get delayed but after forwarding the email to the CO and waiting a week they approved it as it was. Very surprising as I figured they wouldnt care what I had been told and would make me get the proper check.

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:52 AM
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Hi everyone, first time to post at the forum. I have to say this forum is superb! a lot of information and people share their experience here.

I submitted my Partner visa application yesterday. It is funny that everytime I talk to an immigration officer, I have different answers.
I am holding a Working Holiday Visa at the moment, I asked immigration officer whether I am required to do another medical check as I have done one last year for my WHV. I was told that I can skip it for now and case officer will let me know if they require me to have a medical check. however, I wouldn't assign a case officer in 12 months' time.
and the other thing is, for somehow the AFP name check I applied took a bit longer than expected, and I was told that I can submit the police check whenever I receive it.

however, for the next time I went to immigration office, I have totally different answers. Firstly, I have to take a medical check as WHV is only a temporary visa, whereas I am applying for a PR (TR for the moment, but I am not required to take further medical check 2 years later when my TR is about to expired, therefore, in other words I am applying for a PR, thus, I need to take a medical check which includes blood test)

And the most important information that I was provided is that if the application is "decision ready", the processing time could be as short as 2-3 months. in contrast, if you haven't provide police check, medical check, or any other required documents, processing time is talking about 12 months or more.

However, since I cannot apply for police name check from HK without a letter from Immigration office stating the purpose of the application, therefore strictly speaking, I can't provide a "decision ready" application. The immigration officer told me that I can put a note on the check list and hope it would help.

I doubt whether a decision ready application really accelerate the processing time to 2-3 months, but fingercross hope everything will go smoothly. and good luck to everyone who is applying for visa to stay in Australia.


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Old 03-03-2012, 09:31 AM
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Hi Everyone! We had a our visa granted on the 29/02/2012 after waiting only 22 days!!!
It is the partner visa 309/100. I am not sure what made it come through so quickly. We sent a really thorough application. (big thanks to all the information from everybody here!) presented it really neatly in order with the checklist. And we sent our medicals electronically as they say is preferred as soon as they were requested. We've only been together ;for about 20 months and dont have a joint bank account but had some other strong evidence which must have helped! We jut stated everything clearly and honestly and it seems t have paid off.

Date of application: Feb 7, 2012

Nationality: Aussie, Polish

Visa type: 2 stage partner 309/100

Offshore/onshore: Offshore - Berlin

Medicals submitted (yes/no): at an ehealth clinic mid Feb.

Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes - with application

Date CO assigned: Feb 29, 2012

Date visa granted: Feb 29, 2012 22days!!!

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Hi Everyone! We had a our visa granted on the 29/02/2012 after waiting only 22 days!!!
It is the partner visa 309/100. I am not sure what made it come through so quickly. We sent a really thorough application. (big thanks to all the information from everybody here!) presented it really neatly in order with the checklist. And we sent our medicals electronically as they say is preferred as soon as they were requested. We've only been together ;for about 20 months and dont have a joint bank account but had some other strong evidence which must have helped! We jut stated everything clearly and honestly and it seems t have paid off.

Date of application: Feb 7, 2012

Nationality: Aussie, Polish

Visa type: 2 stage partner 309/100

Offshore/onshore: Offshore - Berlin

Medicals submitted (yes/no): at an ehealth clinic mid Feb.

Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes - with application

Date CO assigned: Feb 29, 2012

Date visa granted: Feb 29, 2012 22days!!!

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:23 PM
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good for you mate so how many mos really is the processing here in the phil for the subclass309 said in the Australian site 12 mos woow i though is 6 mos to 8 mos is getting far to the truth. cause Phil is belong to the high risk country. any approval this week ???


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Old 03-05-2012, 08:06 AM
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Just had to share the great news I received this morning.

So on Feb 8th my applicationf or PMV and Tourist visa were received by berlin office. Half an hour ago my tourist visa CO called me to ask whether I still need the tourist visa to be granted since she spoke with my PMV CO who said that she is gonna grant my PMV Visa in 2 weeks. I couldnt belive it. Really waiting for that call from the PMV Case office requesting for my passport. happpy happy happy.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:42 AM
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Congratulations!!! That's super fast!!

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM
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I know..... especially for someone like me who is from a 'high risk country'

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM
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Briding visa B application submitted on 26/8/2011 with the reason of visiting my parents with my partner together. Got a call from immi office this arvo saying bvb was granted.
nearlly 12 months, heard nothing from immi, annoyed and worried. anyone in.the same situation?T_T


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Old 03-06-2012, 07:51 AM
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nearlly 12 months, heard nothing from immi, annoyed and worried. anyone in.the same situation?T_T
Yeah, nearly 14 months here. Lodged around the end of January 2011 in Brisbane... Oh joy.


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