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22-month wait for US/Aus Partner visa - asked to re-submit entire application!


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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM
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22-month wait for US/Aus Partner visa - asked to re-submit entire application!

Good Morning All

My partner and I submitted our partner application (US/Aus) in June 2011, we had every 'I' dotted and every 'T' crossed...We also have a 2 year old daughter with dual citizenship, the only issue is that he has a criminal record from 13 years ago (8 months in prison for marijuana possession - first person to get caught on his college campus after they cracked down - the most severe sentence you can get)....our lawyer thought we would be ok though.

Anyway, we just got a letter asking us to re-submit everything within 28 days. Relationship proof, police checks for both countries, medical etc - apparently they lost our stuff and the stuff they still had expired after a year. We live in QLD and we now have to source the US documents from here...

So, I guess my question is, what is the best way to go about sourcing US FBI Check as quickly as possible? Has anyone had any experience with that?

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WOW! That is AWFUL!!! I can't believe they lost your stuff! I would have been wondering what the hell happened though - 22 months is kind of unheard of for Americans (unless they lived in for a year or are originally from a high-risk country). Your lawyer was right though - generally they only care about sentences of a year or more in the last ten years.

I REALLY feel for you!

Unfortunately there's no way to speed up the FBI check. There are FBI "channelers," some of whom will promise to get a check for you faster, but you can't go through any of them - you have to go through the FBI directly. What I would do is start that process NOW, right away, and let your case officer know immediately that you've done this (maybe when you send in your prints, send them in some way that enables tracking it so you can provide this as proof you've applied for the check? You don't have to do this, but it wouldn't hurt). They know how long FBI checks take, so it won't be surprising for them. Let them know you understand it could very well take longer than 28 days to get those, and that you'll submit those immediately upon receiving them. It shouldn't be an issue.

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Thank you!

We still don't have a CO! It's been very frustrating. The only thing I can think of, is that his sentence was 16 months - he served 8 and hasn't even had a parking ticket since. He got permission to work very quickly after July (I think Dec 2011), so I really can't complain - it's just the uncertainty.

We will get there. We're off to the police station for fingerprints today, and I'll expedite to the FBI, and then start rounding up relationship stuff again. What a shambles!

Thanks again.

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I don't even know you and I want to hug you! I can't imagine the frustration you must be feeling! You're amazing for being as calm about it as you are. I hope they grant you quickly once they get everything! They sure as hell ought to!

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Old 06-03-2013, 01:19 AM
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Whoa! 22mo?? This is onshore right? Even then, that is a crazy amount of time for a US citizen (or anyone) to wait in my opinion. And 28 days to get US police checks? Like Collegegirl said, apply for the FBI one immediately. Mine only took 3 weeks but some can take 6-7 weeks and if he has a record it could be that long. I'm just shocked they only give you 28 days to resubmit EVERYTHING. How is that even possible?! I wish you the best of luck. I should think they would be a bit lenient since they lost it. How can they lose a whole file?!

To answer your question directly, maybe you could call the FBI and see what they might be able to do, if anything. They may be able to rush it if you explain what happened.

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