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Old 05-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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Hi,

I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseum but I'm new here, so please forgive my repeating what everyone else has said.

My fiance is in Wales UK and has lodged a 300 fiance visa at the beginning of May 2013. I'm an Australian through and through. On about 21 May he received an email from the High Commission saying that there would be a 8-9 month waiting list for the visa. Can someone tell me is that right? How long will the visa take to be approved in all?

Plus, we are an internet couple, meeting nearly 4 years ago and getting to know each other over the internet. We met earlier this year, got engaged and three months later my fiance applied for the visa. Will this in any way affect our chances? It's not as if we're kids, I'm 50 he's 42, there's no children, neither of us have ever been married before and it is a genuine relationship.

I'm the one who's been fairly relaxed about all this but after speaking to my fiance last night when he was all jittery about us being apart for so long, I think it's rubbed off on me lol.

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The wait quoted is, unfortunately, true and you should prepare yourselves for having to wait for at least 9 months. Of course, there are couples that get approved much faster, but there doesn't seem to be any logic to it and I think it's best to just prepare for a long wait... (the fact that some get approved faster also means that for some it takes even longer...)

As for the application for the PMV itself, I'm no expert, but if you have a date for the wedding and everything, and have sent in proof of your relationship, meeting each other, the engagement etc. that should be enough. Maybe someone else can comment a bit more on that topic!

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It sounds like you think it's 8-9 months on a waiting list and then the visa is processed. That's not the case. It's just 8-9 months total for the visa to be processed. So hopefully that's good news. PMV is the easiest of the partner visas to get, so as long as you provided ample evidence that you'd met in person and that your relationship is a legitimate one (pictures, Skype logs, e-mails, etc. to show you've stayed in touch, your Notice of Intended Marriage, etc.) you shouldn't have to worry. And especially don't worry about being separated -- many people who apply for the PMV have been separated for most of their relationship. If they'd lived together the entire time, they'd be applying for the defacto visa instead.

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Should be 3month in waiting list. If you are lucky will approve within 3month later. Good luck


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Giggy, as far as I know that's not at all correct. Where are you getting your information from?

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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I read update from many people. I understand nobody know...


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First of all, there's no such thing as a waiting list for visas. For some countries, the number of PMV 300 visas can be capped if they approve their full quota, making those who applied have to wait to be approved until the end of the fiscal year... but the only country I've heard of capping so far for this year is the Philippines. Their PMV 300 applications will be capped until the end of the fiscal year (end of June) and then they will begin approving cases again. (Even that is not three months away...)

Second of all, average visa processing time varies by country. Average processing time for some countries can be as little as 4-5 months, but for London right now what we've seen here (and what I've seen on other message boards) is that it is curently taking 8-9 months.

By all means, if you have a reliable source somewhere that says certain embassies are instituting a new three-month waiting period before granting visas and can link us to that source, we'd love to read about it. Likewise, if you have similar evidence that the London processing time has suddenly dropped five months, we'd love to be linked to that too, and we'll gladly start providing folks with that new information.

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Thanks for the feedback. We knew there would be a fairly good wait but once the reality of the wait hit we both sort of went 'blaaaaaaaaaaah' lol. Adding to all this is I can't get over there before at the very earliest November due to work/university commitments, so I guess we're going to be separated for quite a while. We are hoping against hope that the fact that it's a very simple matter, we've sent huge amounts of email/skye/msn logs and letters from family and photos that it may be approved earlier. So wish us luck and good luck to everyone else trying to come here.

Best wishes .... F

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First of all, there's no such thing as a waiting list for visas. For some countries, the number of PMV 300 visas can be capped if they approve their full quota, making those who applied have to wait to be approved until the end of the fiscal year... but the only country I've heard of capping so far for this year is the Philippines. Their PMV 300 applications will be capped until the end of the fiscal year (end of June) and then they will begin approving cases again. (Even that is not three months away...)

Second of all, average visa processing time varies by country. Average processing time for some countries can be as little as 4-5 months, but for London right now what we've seen here (and what I've seen on other message boards) is that it is curently taking 8-9 months.

By all means, if you have a reliable source somewhere that says certain embassies are instituting a new three-month waiting period before granting visas and can link us to that source, we'd love to read about it. Likewise, if you have etc....

I am an Australian citizen who applied for the 300 visa with my Welsh fiance of 4years, our was lodged officially and case officer on April 15 2013. We were emailed about the waiting time of 8-9 months, but were alzo told we could not submit police checks or medicals until after July 15th. Do you think this is due to UK capped, or some sort of 3 month waiting list as mentioned earlier?


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Old 06-01-2013, 06:51 PM
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No, I don't. Many countries have to wait to provide police and medical checks until they are asked for them. The police and medical checks are only valid for a year, so they're being cautious and ensuring you don't have to do them again if your processing time takes longer than average for some reason.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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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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