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Old 08-24-2018, 11:51 AM
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Yup - I think their official line is to wait for guidance on health and criminal record checks but, like you, we're trying anything to speed along the process so just got it done

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:33 PM
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Hi all, I applied for visa 461 at the start of June 18 and received the notification of receipt in July. Since then I’ve heard nothing.

Just wondering if any of the other posters who had applied in 2018 (or late 2017) had received their visas yet? I’m concerned it could end up taking over a year which is really concerning given our plans to move in the next few months.

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Old 10-09-2018, 12:54 AM
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I'd imagine you'll be waiting a while, considering onshore applications are taking 19-20 months according to the immigration website. I'm currently sitting at 16 months


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Old 10-09-2018, 06:21 AM
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Thanks Laurenk (albeit that’s definitely not good news) - did you apply onshore?

I applied in London and I understand there to be different processing times across different centres.


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I'd imagine you'll be waiting a while, considering onshore applications are taking 19-20 months according to the immigration website. I'm currently sitting at 16 months
16 months and you're from UK!? Did you apply for a 309? What's your scope if you don't mind sharing?

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Sorry everyone, i applied for the 461 visa onshore, meaning i applied in Australia (Sydney). I'm from the UK though. It's such a horrible time for me, waiting for the visa.


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Old 10-10-2018, 08:24 AM
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Sorry everyone, i applied for the 461 visa onshore, meaning i applied in Australia (Sydney). I'm from the UK though. It's such a horrible time for me, waiting for the visa.
Oh! You nearly gave me a heart attack there haha

I hope your visa process speeds up soon!

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Old 10-17-2018, 10:34 AM
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Hi all, I applied for visa 461 at the start of June 18 and received the notification of receipt in July. Since then Iíve heard nothing.

Just wondering if any of the other posters who had applied in 2018 (or late 2017) had received their visas yet? Iím concerned it could end up taking over a year which is really concerning given our plans to move in the next few months.

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Hi London461

We applied end of May to London so roughly in the same boat as you.

Haven't heard anything apart from an acknowledgement receipt (which we had to chase!) Will keep you updated on here if anything changes.


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Old 10-20-2018, 09:15 AM
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VISA GRANTED!!!

The best news to hear after waiting 10months!
My husband was assigned a case officer in March in which he just had to send in a police check and a letter from a family member confirming our relationship but then nothing!!!

After writing into then two weeks ago he got got told they they can’t grant his visa while he is in Australia (he was here visiting me on a tourist one)

So once he left to NZ they granted his visa!🙌🏼

It has been a long wait and a few calls in..without much luck, but finally has come through.

So just some advice (as it’s jot on the website) you can visit Australia while waiting but they can grant or process it while you at there (that’s when applying from the UK)


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Old 10-22-2018, 10:12 AM
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Thanks NZRo.

I’ll endeabour to keep you informed of anything my end too, albeit it would seem you’re a few weeks ahead in the queue.

Hoping you hear back soon!


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