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Old 06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
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So I know this can be posted into so many different threads but I just wanted to one say thank-you to all members of this site who aided in my preparing our application and two to give hope to those out there still waiting. Here is my story.

Applied for visa 309 Defacto Partner. Outside Australia in USA. Beginning of May 2013

Both of us live in USA, (I'm the Australian living in USA as a dual national)
My partner has never left USA and only close family is Mother.

We were together 6 months before I started compiling application. Joint bank accounts etc. We didn't really have a lot of evidence prior only statements from family and a few photo's.

Applied after 13 months together.

A week after application arrived at DC I received email saying they had it and would take 5 - 12 months. 2 days later received email saying application had been approved.

Medicals were waiting in DC before application had arrived... Police and FBI checks were sent with initial application and ordered in February.

Stat decs were gathered from about 10 people mostly family. 4 of which being Australian family members.

I followed the advice given in the Unofficial advice thread especially that by elkkitten. Paper clipped sections together. Sent maybe 15 relevent photo's printed about 3 per sheet with a cation.

Sent All bank Statements for the year prior. Started highlighting things but gave up half way through. Sent them all anyway.

Wrote a timeline of our year prior, Jan, Feb, Mar etc noting important dates and basically just a rundown of where we were which could be proven by our bank statements.

Well that's all I can think of right now, any questions I'll share but I do realise we are a bit of a straight forward case.
No children, no previous partners, applicant had not really any family and no travel prior. No criminal and both sides of family support us. Oh and had known each other through work for 4 years prior (proven by letter from employer)

Not real sure what helped us in particular but thought I'd add another story into the mix as everything here helped me with our application.

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:13 PM
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Wow that's fast! Not that many people get that lucky for the seems to be more common onshore.


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Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 PM
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Thank you rhirhi I know it was fast we were all prepared for the long wait.

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:52 PM
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You won the application lottery! Would you send some of that luck this way, please? Congrats!!!

Original Nationality: US
Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
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 07-01-2013, 11:13 AM
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Congratulations!! I just love reading these happy endings so thank you

He's Aussie, I'm French, love fell on us, time to get a visa to stay here with him!

Applied for 820 (de facto): 22 OCTOBER 2012
Granted: 3 MAY 2013
Time to prepare stage 2 !

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:16 AM
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Nicely done! congratulations!


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