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Spouse 309? How long after sending Passport?


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Spouse 309? How long after sending Passport?

My wife and I are (hopefully) in the final stages of our visa application under the spouse defacto class 309. She is Canadian and I am Australian. We are both currently living in Canada and is where we have applied from.

Our initial application seems to have gone through OK. We received our documents back along with a letter requesting the medical and passport (police check was sent with original application).

We found out from the panel doctor that the medical has been mailed in last week and we sent the passport the same day.

I'm wondering if anyone knows how long this last stage might take? I've read another person received their passport back within 2 weeks. Does that sound about right? I guess I'm partly curious as to what the process is on their end in terms on the final approval, sticking a label on the passport etc... Does the passport get sent to Australia for this? Obviously very nerve wracking being so close to getting it.


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Hi Groady and welcome to the forum and I was going to say 1-2 weeks would seem reasonable, and having a look at the time line thread you'll see Megera, another Canadian had just 8 days between passport going in and getting approval - http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...lications.html

Do add your wife's own application experience if you like.

EDIT also re sticker, - Megera got her passport back with sticker in it within the week after notification.





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Hey there,

My passport was asked for at the same time as my medicals but I didn't get a chance to send it in right away. Once they did get it however it was quick - too quick for my passport to go to Australia and back to get the sticker.

I think if you sent your passport in before you got your medicals were finalised then that step has to happen before you get the sticker. By the looks of my timeline, all that stuff was ready & waiting by the time my passport arrived.


Good luck! (I remember being a bundle of nerves by that point!!)


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Megera, we have been comparing our time line to yours all along since you seem to have gone through the exact process we needed to go through (309 visa applying in Canada). In fact, from the time we submitted our application until we got the letter requesting the medical it was almost exactly the same amount of time it took you. It's good to compare time lines, thanks for sharing!

As I said we are now at the stage where they had requested the medical be sent as well as the passport. These have now both been sent in as of last week. Going by your time line we are *hoping* it will be approved and in the mail next week.

We know the passport was delivered safely by looking at the tracking number but we can only assume the medical information was received (panel doctor told us she had sent it over a week ago). Is it normal for the AHC to not contact you on receipt of this?

Despite the letter requesting the medical we have had zero contact with our case officer. Wondering whether I should email him to confirm that he has received it?


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I'd reckon Groady that when you've got a married couple from a low risk rated country applying for a visa for one it'll be a fairly straightforward formallity of seeing if all the right boxes can be ticked off.
If all the right information has been provided and the medical is clear and passport are sent, the CO would not really have a need to query anything or a need to ask for additional info.





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You're right! I just checked the tracking number on the self-addressed envelope we sent with the passport and it's back in the mail! At this stage we should have it by the end of the week! (Assuming the envelope does contain good news of course).


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We got it! Was a little over a week after sending the passport. I've added our timeline to the official thread.


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Congrats!!!

I forgot to write down the tracking number for the return of my passport so it was a complete surprise when it got back to us!


Even though you have everything - it is completely normal to not hear a word from your case officer until they need info from you. I emailed mine to ask if my medicals had been received and I also asked if I should be sending my passport addressed to him (yes).

When are you planning on making the move? I've got a little over 2 weeks before I start my journey!


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