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Old 05-22-2014, 07:39 PM
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Hi
My wife has applied for 309 partner visa from Dubai as well. Details are
Submitted on 12/11/2013
Acknowledgement 27/11/2013
After that have not heard anything.
Please keep in touch with any update.
Thanks
Sunny
Hi Sunny,

Nice to know of another person who applied from Dubai. Did your wife submit all your documents at the time of application? E.g. health checks, police checks etc?

Please keep me updated too. Thanks

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Old 05-23-2014, 09:36 AM
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Hi, Did your husband receive the visa at the end?
Hey,

I am moroccan too, and just applied earlier this month,

Would u please give me more details about the reason why ur husband's application got denied?

Also did u both stayed too long with each other , ?

Thank u in advance

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Old 05-28-2014, 09:23 AM
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Hey there guys, this is my timeline...still incomplete but fingers crossed will get to tick at least another box. If any other fellow Romanians are about always welcomed to support each other with this heinous process of waiting

Application: 2 of May 2014
Offshore London
Visa applied for Migration to Australia by a Partner (300,309/100,820/801) -online
Case officer: hoping in the next few days since on the phone they said in max 4 weeks since the application submission
Police checks: Applied for my English CRB check 2 weeks ago, waiting to receive it today or tomorrow and upload it straight away
Medical : Had my medical exam in London on the 13th of May, and the doctors uploaded it 3 days after receving my clear and all that
Visa granted: fingers crossed soon

This is a piece of advice I Have learnt from another friend that went through the process : no news from them can be good news That means that if they don't hassle us for anything, we did our apps alright and we should be fine

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Old 05-28-2014, 09:49 AM
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Sonia - I'm afraid you're probably in for a much longer wait than you're expecting. Immigration officers are notorious for sometimes giving out incorrect advice over the phone. Unless something significant in the London office has changed once they started accepting online applications (and I haven't heard that it has), offshore partner visas take 8-9 months there, pretty much without fail. I would love to be wrong about this and to find out that online applications have brought that down to a month, but I really, really, really doubt that. I'm on a UK specific Aus immigration forum as well, and there surely would have been news of this if there had been such a significant change.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:52 AM
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Do let us know how you go, though - I'd LOVE to be proven wrong, see you get your visa that fast, and to see Aus partner visa processing times suddenly be better than they have been in any country in years! I just don't want you to be surprised or think something is wrong with your application if it doesn't come that quickly.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:33 PM
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HI everyone! Here is an incomplete timeline of my partners application so far!
We applied through London with an Agent but she hasn't been very good keeping us updated with progression of the application which is SUPER frustrating! She originally told us it would be five months but recently said it has changed to 8-9 months through London.


Date of application: March 20th 2014.

Nationality: My partner is Scottish, I'm Australian

Visa type: Partner visa 309/100

Offshore/onshore: Offshore through London

Medicals submitted: April 7th medical completed, takes about a week to be received

Police check submitted: Submitted with application, March 20th 2014

Date CO assigned: Apparently May 5th 2014 (but we weren't told until May 30th!). She told us this normally takes 3-8 weeks from application date.

Date visa granted: Waiting!


Some notes on using an agent- She did have a good structure with the application and even though we had two years of relationship evidence in files, we were very overwhelmed with putting the application together. She was also efficient in not lodging the application until we had everything except the medical ready to put in. We work full time so it was a big help having someone put it all together. From the beginning we said we wanted the application done and sent by the end of February (we started putting it together mid January) and thought 6 weeks was a good time to expect it to take, but it ended up taking 9 weeks due to a mistake she made in a document that we then had to get witnessed again. We had and still have trouble getting through to her and it was very difficult to meet up with her as she was always busy. Since the application was lodged she has not kept in contact and takes over a week at a time to respond to emails or calls.

I would recommend an agent to help put the application together but it's always good if you know someone else who can recommend one. It was good peace of mind for us to know it was being well structured and we felt very lost with all the paperwork we needed. The waiting part is always the hardest though!

Good luck to everyone! I hope my timeline helps a bit


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Old 06-04-2014, 10:20 PM
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For what it's worth there's probably not any updates for her to give you. Once Immigration gets your application, it's generally sit and wait and hear nothing for months on end. London is a LITTLE different in that they generally let you know once you've been assigned a CO several weeks in, and they'll notify you about halfway through the process to do your medicals. But other than these two things, there's not going to be any updates your agent is likely able to give you.

It is a little disheartening that she originally told you five months, though - London has been sitting on 8-9 months as a rigid processing time for at least a year now.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Old 06-13-2014, 12:55 AM
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Hi all

Visa application for Prospective Spouse Visa submitted on 15-Nov-2013
Marriage: 28 March 2014
Request for conversion to Spouse visa sent & acknowledged on 8 April 2014

We are still waiting for case officer to be assigned. Most of the people who have submitted their visa application in November 2013 have got their visa granted this month. Does anyone have an experience of conversion from prospective to spouse visa? Does it take more time?

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:45 AM
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Pkat - yes, it often adds additional processing time, as well as suddenly requiring you to provide more documents (evidence of combined finances, shared address, etc.) that are not required for the Prospective Marriage Visa. That's why we usually on this board try to dissuade people from marrying before their PMV is granted and converting to a spouse visa. If you have any additional evidence, especially financial or household, you may want to provide that to your CO. Your other option is to wait and see if she asks for it.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Pkat - yes, it often adds additional processing time, as well as suddenly requiring you to provide more documents (evidence of combined finances, shared address, etc.) that are not required for the Prospective Marriage Visa. That's why we usually on this board try to dissuade people from marrying before their PMV is granted and converting to a spouse visa. If you have any additional evidence, especially financial or household, you may want to provide that to your CO. Your other option is to wait and see if she asks for it.

Thank you for the quick response. I guess have no other choice but to wait for the case officer to be assigned.

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