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Old 11-12-2018, 02:53 PM
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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 canít 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 itís jot on the website) you can visit Australia while waiting but they can grant or process it while you at there (thatís when applying from the UK)
That's amazing news congratulations!

I think I'd take ten months at this rate (it's nearly been six already). Do you mind me asking why they asked for further proof of your relationship? I've submitted mortgage documents and joint bank accounts, along with some other ancillary bits (not including a letter though) - hoping that will suffice!

Also, how did you know you were granted a case officer? Was that just because they asked for further documentation or did they send you separate correspondence?


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Old 11-24-2018, 04:25 PM
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Hi Guys,

Myself (british) and my partner (kiwi) sent our 461 application off in early June 2018 to the London office, we haven't heard anything and have not received a notification of receipt. I'm really worried.. is this normal. How do you chase up a notification of receipt? Any help would be greatly appreciated as there is not much information online. The package was tracked to the visa office.

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Annie


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Old 11-28-2018, 09:14 AM
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Hi Guys,

Myself (british) and my partner (kiwi) sent our 461 application off in early June 2018 to the London office, we haven't heard anything and have not received a notification of receipt. I'm really worried.. is this normal. How do you chase up a notification of receipt? Any help would be greatly appreciated as there is not much information online. The package was tracked to the visa office.

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Annie
Have they taken the money from your account? I would say that is an effective way of determining whether they've received.

Failing that, call the global visa number - +61 2 6196 0196 (I think!).


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Old 12-01-2018, 12:30 PM
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Hi Guys,

Myself (british) and my partner (kiwi) sent our 461 application off in early June 2018 to the London office, we haven't heard anything and have not received a notification of receipt. I'm really worried.. is this normal. How do you chase up a notification of receipt? Any help would be greatly appreciated as there is not much information online. The package was tracked to the visa office.

Thanks
Annie
Have they taken the money from your account? I would say that is an effective way of determining whether they've received.

Failing that, call the global visa number - +61 2 6196 0196 (I think!).
Thanks for replying, we paid through the pre pay immi account service so it was already paid when I sent off the application. I wish I had done it the way everyone else had so I knew it had been looked at. I am worried I have not received a notification of receipt like everyone else. I will try to call the global visa number to see if I can chase that up. Cheers 🙂


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Old 12-09-2018, 04:38 PM
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Hi there, I received an acknowledgement of receipt from my 461 application on 26th July 2018.

I am just wondering what happens next really and how long the current processing time is. I have sent in all required documentation such as marriage certificate, police check etc.

Am I required to do a medical examination, biometrics and then visa can be granted?
It is so stressful not being able to track the whole process online. My husbands UK visa expires March 2019. I am hoping to follow soon after if all goes well. Any advise and info would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 12-24-2018, 08:25 AM
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Hi there, I’m am currently waiting on my 461 visa to be granted in the UK. Is there anything you did to speed up the process? I received an email acknowledgment for lodging on July 26th 2018. I would also like to know if you had to undergo a medical check. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-04-2019, 10:54 AM
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Hi there, Iím am currently waiting on my 461 visa to be granted in the UK. Is there anything you did to speed up the process? I received an email acknowledgment for lodging on July 26th 2018. I would also like to know if you had to undergo a medical check. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Kimberley
I think it's simply a waiting game unfortunately. I've still heard nothing at the 8 month mark. Has anybody else had any progress?


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Old 02-04-2019, 12:23 PM
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Nothing yet, applied beginning of June.. processing time is 17 months at the moment, so frustrating.


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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
Hi NZRo, any joy? We're not sure whether just to get the health exam and police check before sending ours off but not sure whether that's a waste of money given the current processing times!


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Old 02-05-2019, 08:39 PM
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Hi NZRo, any joy? We're not sure whether just to get the health exam and police check before sending ours off but not sure whether that's a waste of money given the current processing times!
I applied in Sydney and you have to include your police check(s) with your application.
Your case officer will contact you to have the chest x-rays/health checks when they require it, so don't waste your money getting this done prior to applying.


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