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Old 08-25-2013, 03:29 AM
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As CG said, it's the process that is frustrating, nothing to do with you. As you read more on this forum, you'll hear stories of great personal frustration, cost, emotional trouble, and much more directly related to the (normally) long partner visa processing time that so many people have encountered. There really is but one question that your story brings to mind: Why? Why was your visa granted in a tiny fraction of the normal time? What was special about your case, if there was anything special, or was it just a random occurrence where some case officer decided to pluck your case out at random and provide super-expedited processing? From what you've said, your case was very normal/typical, and you did a great job of organising your evidence, but many people are in the same boat as you and have had to wait a year or more and, as CG said, had well-organised and complete applications.

Everybody pays the same visa application fee, and everybody has a right to fair, evenhanded treatment on a level playing field since we're dealing with government laws and regulations that apply equally to all. If DIAC is now going to start specially selecting applications for treatment other than what is provided to others in a similar situation, then it's only fair that they publish these new standards/criteria and everybody has a chance to qualify for them if they meet whatever the criteria is. That is the essence of fair and representative government - what's more, it directly relates to one of the most fundamental Australian values - "a fair go" - that is, everybody no matter who you are, is given a fair chance - no special deals, etc.

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This is not the only case that I have heard of recently! The wife of my friend (both Iranian) got her 309 visa lodged in January 2013 approved in 25 days! Also, some other couples have been granted 309 visa in less than 40 days all lodged in 2013! However, it has been 130 days that we have been waiting! Medical and police check have been completed and we are assigned a case officer! We organised everything in absolute order and even sent off several gigabytes of movies and photos along supporting documents! Still waiting!

This is not fair at all! I am really frustrated that some people are getting this visa so quickly for no special reason! If it was like a 885 visa with lots of variables, I could understand but how on earth most people must wait for months while others with the same normal situations score 25 days or less!?????? This is not fair!


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Old 08-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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Ur still counting days.? Most people here count in months some sadly in years. My own was approved in 9 months 5 days and I was very grateful as to me that was really quick processing. Sit back for the long ride diamond and just be patient

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:47 PM
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First of all, Purrfy, congratulations! That is beautiful news and I hope you and your partner can now finally start a more certain future together, knowing you are allowed to stay it is always good to see visas getting granted. Please don't shy away from sharing a success story. What I hope you understand is that this forum is driven by people who have not yet been granted - people generally come here for information because they are applying, have applied or want advice on either. So when you post a success story, it is only natural for others to want to understand - I wouldn't go as far as to say a button was hit accidentally (and I am sure CollegeGirl did NOT mean it the way it must have felt for you to read it) but I hope you also understand that with your victory comes a sadness for people who have been waiting longer. I understand this must feel like a personal attack of some sort but it is not, it is a general sadness about the system - at the end of the day no matter what anyone says you must know that you've already gotten what most of us are still praying for? If that hurts peoples' feelings, let them be entitled to that, as you know as well as all of us how painful it is for your future to be in the hands of a seemingly random and impersonal system. That is my two cents on previous discussion. I hope you know none of us wish you ill and we all think it is wonderful another visa was granted, and we do not know you so it cannot possibly be personal criticism. But for people like myself, still waiting after 7+ months (and some much, much more) you must realize we wonder why not us.

I've struggled with that emotion for a long time and it's part of the reason why I haven't been on here as much as before. As the months progress the possibility of a rejection, in my mind, becomes more real and anxiety goes up. I become less pleasant in my thought processes when I see others getting what we've been waiting for - not because I don't think THEY deserve it, but because I feel WE deserve it just as much. I stay away because I'm not proud of that and I don't wish to air it, but here I've gone. At the end of the day, rest assured that at least you already have your future much more secure than those who wonder why not them, however they may express that.

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The frustrating thing is that 3-week approvals for non-expedited cases show just how wildly inconsistent and unfair DIAC can be when processing onshore partner applications - when people who lodged their applications many months before you are forced to wait up to a year or more, you have to wonder what's really going on down at DIAC and how chaotic and out of control things may be. I say this not to reflect negatively on you in any way, Perrfy! But if you think about it, what am I as a migration agent supposed to tell clients who have been waiting 6 or 9 months - some without even a case officer assigned yet - when they read online that DIAC puts some applications through in 3 weeks and one from a higher-risk country at that! The natural question people ask me is, "How come that guy on the forum jumped ahead of us in line by 9 months?"
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I want every real relationship to get their visa granted. I don't personally know anyone who's applied after us and already been granted. I have no idea who I'm talking about. But I do know that it makes me nervous. It's not that I worry that it's random... because I don't think it is. But that's a theory probably driven by emotion. My concern is that it reflects how they weigh evidence. That my partner and I have been together for 3 years and living together for over 2 years, but my partner does not have an income due to an injury, so we're just less interesting because of this. It's all paranoid theory that boils down to my future still being in the hands of someone who will not actually talk to me. Who I don't know what they value or who they are, or how seriously they take us. At the end of the day my 'problem' is with the concept of the situation, not the individuals (whether they are other applicants or case officers).

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Did you know the US has an immigration lottery, beachgirl? We generally do use that term jokingly/lightheartedly, but to be fair it isn't as out of the realm of possibility as it sounds!
Hi Collegegirl,

No, I did not know that the US has an immigration lottery.


Perrfy,

Congratulations on your visa grant! I think Nelly87's response to you was very compassionate and supporting, and I hope that you are able to continue to celebrate your great news.

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In the future, would you consider creating a new thread to address any issues that may detract from the original poster's celebratory/joyous feelings? I understand that your responses were not intended to diminish the excitement that Perrfy must be feeling at the visa grant, however, it does appear that is what happened. I understand that you feel passionately about the issue at hand, but please lets keep in mind that the people behind the usernames have feelings.

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Thanks, Nelly, for your comments.

Perrfy, let me just be clear (if I wasn't) that what I said about random button-pushing was in NO way intended to insinuate that you didn't deserve a visa! As Nelly said, every genuine couple deserves one! And I think anyone who goes to all the trouble you obviously went to carefully put together a detailed, organized application (and it's clear you must have!) should have the kind of processing that you saw - that should be the standard for those kinds of applications rather than the exception. After what Nelly said it made me wonder if it had come across as though I thought you weren't deserving - that's definitely not what I meant!

But perhaps a little perspective: You have a visa. You get to be with your partner. You got it really quickly. That's something to be really, really happy about.

Those of us frustrated with the system and/or still waiting on our visas, wondering when (or in some cases, like mine, IF) their visas will be granted piled onto your thread to talk about it, and I'm sorry if it detracted from your joy, but don't let it. We're stressed, we're scared, we're missing our partners, and that makes it more likely that we'll get distracted by our own problems. That's the nature of message boards - threads veer off topic. That's just what happens. You should have all the joy in the world knowing that you get to be with your partner! Enjoy it and celebrate. Who cares about some grumpy, stressed out people on a message board (like me)?

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Congrats!! We had our 820 approved in June after 5.5weeks too.

Its such a relief after so much hard work and effort to be given the green light to a bit of a normal life. I feel for those who have been waiting months or even years as 5.5 weeks wait was hellish enough.

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Hi guys we were approved 300 2 weeks ago and already planning for 820 in march. Pls tell me if we should get a new police clearance for the 820 before we leave Ghana. Did u have to provide?

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Ur still counting days.? Most people here count in months some sadly in years. My own was approved in 9 months 5 days and I was very grateful as to me that was really quick processing. Sit back for the long ride diamond and just be patient
My wife was granted the 309 visa today. Application lodged 0n April 18th, 2013! I just hope everyone else who is still waiting to hear the good news very soon

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