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Any new news anyone? I am back in Australia and my partner is still back in the U.S. It is so hard to be without him and we just wish we could know a rough time when we will get approved not just the 12-15 month wait that they suggest. Anyone that applied earlier in the year hear anything from their case officer? I hope some of us get some good news soon!
We passed the five month mark last week and no contact from anyone yet except the standard form letter a while ago. Waiting waiting waiting ...

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I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with getting married while waiting for a decision on their PMV & converting their application to a partner visa. My fiancÚ and I have been wondering if doing so would delay the process even more (we applied for the PMV on 9 July and have heard nothing other than the auto-generated email on 8 Oct). Any thoughts on this?


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Ah its so frustrating! I feel everyones pain.. It is so hard! I think my partner and I are planning on booking a one way for him to Australia as its so cheap only 600 dollars and that way if the visa hasn't been approved yet he can come over on a tourist visa and than leave for New Zealand or Bali once we have been approved. That way we aren't wasting money on a return to USA when he doesn't necessarily need to go back there within 3 months. What does everyone think about this idea? As long as he can show that he has sufficients funds in his bank to show that he can afford to pay for a flight to leave the country while on the tourist visa it should be fine right? I was just on an australian immigration website which said that a return ticket isn't needed as long as you can prove that you will be leaving the country before the visa expires which he will be able to.

I hope some of the applicants that applied towards the beginning of this year get grants soon so the rest of us can follow

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I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with getting married while waiting for a decision on their PMV & converting their application to a partner visa. My fiancÚ and I have been wondering if doing so would delay the process even more (we applied for the PMV on 9 July and have heard nothing other than the auto-generated email on 8 Oct). Any thoughts on this?
It probably won't delay you, but keep in mind the requirements for the 309 are greater than for the 300. You'll need to provide evidence of joint finances and a shared household. If you can do that without issue, I'd say go for it. But if you're living separately and apart, aren't sharing finances yet, etc., I'd just wait it out.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Ah its so frustrating! I feel everyones pain.. It is so hard! I think my partner and I are planning on booking a one way for him to Australia as its so cheap only 600 dollars and that way if the visa hasn't been approved yet he can come over on a tourist visa and than leave for New Zealand or Bali once we have been approved. That way we aren't wasting money on a return to USA when he doesn't necessarily need to go back there within 3 months. What does everyone think about this idea? As long as he can show that he has sufficients funds in his bank to show that he can afford to pay for a flight to leave the country while on the tourist visa it should be fine right? I was just on an australian immigration website which said that a return ticket isn't needed as long as you can prove that you will be leaving the country before the visa expires which he will be able to.

I hope some of the applicants that applied towards the beginning of this year get grants soon so the rest of us can follow
They typically don't hassle Americans too much about return tickets. I think he'd probably be fine, especially since he's already applied for a partner visa and clearly isn't going to jeopardize that by staying onshore.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Okay guys, I've updated (going backwards) from the current page through page 90 of this thread, and I'll keep going until I get to the last place I updated.

Hubby has an after-work-hours in-person meeting with his coworkers tonight which is going to make him late getting him home - which gave me an extra couple hours to do whatever I like with, so.. thread updating it is. Thanks for your patience.

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Okay, had to go all the way back to Page 67 (yeesh ) but everything should be up-to-date! If your own information is incomplete or missing, just let me know, but I think I got everybody.

Also, it's really interesting that ALL of the recent grants are at 6-7 months despite their newly quoted 12-15 month timeline (lucky you guys!). I'm guessing that must mostly apply to new applicants (but that's just a guess on my part). Also I feel awful for H. Protagonist and Mellie, who have been waiting longer than anyone. I've been there - hang in there, guys.

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Ah its so frustrating! I feel everyones pain.. It is so hard! I think my partner and I are planning on booking a one way for him to Australia as its so cheap only 600 dollars and that way if the visa hasn't been approved yet he can come over on a tourist visa and than leave for New Zealand or Bali once we have been approved. That way we aren't wasting money on a return to USA when he doesn't necessarily need to go back there within 3 months. What does everyone think about this idea? As long as he can show that he has sufficients funds in his bank to show that he can afford to pay for a flight to leave the country while on the tourist visa it should be fine right? I was just on an australian immigration website which said that a return ticket isn't needed as long as you can prove that you will be leaving the country before the visa expires which he will be able to.

I hope some of the applicants that applied towards the beginning of this year get grants soon so the rest of us can follow
We have done that AusUsa, but then last week I got super nervous with him arriving on a one way ticket and imagined them not letting him in and me having to purchase an international ticket just to get to the other side of customs to see him lol. I figured we wouldn't be approved anytime soon and he will have to leave the country in 3 months so I booked him a weekend to NZ, this was still much cheaper than an unnecessary return ticket to USA and I bought the return NZ flight for under $350. It's a shame my children and I couldn't go with him but we will just be returning from a family holiday to WA earlier that week

I had also emailed immigration notifying them of his coming back to Aus and received a generic email stating that a tourist visa is not meant for waiting out a PMV visa, hence the nervousness.

It's so frustrating to be in limbo with our lives, it's like we are all poised to start a race and the damn starting buzzer won't work.

And thanks CG for updating

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Okay, had to go all the way back to Page 67 (yeesh ) but everything should be up-to-date! If your own information is incomplete or missing, just let me know, but I think I got everybody.

Also, it's really interesting that ALL of the recent grants are at 6-7 months despite their newly quoted 12-15 month timeline (lucky you guys!). I'm guessing that must mostly apply to new applicants (but that's just a guess on my part). Also I feel awful for H. Protagonist and Mellie, who have been waiting longer than anyone. I've been there - hang in there, guys.
Thanks so much! Where is the timeline located?


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