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Old 12-04-2014, 10:46 PM
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Our issue is with the FBI check at the moment. We're up to just over 13 weeks waiting for it and are due to go to Australia for the Christmas period next Wednesday, because my visa for the USA expires this month.

We applied for the FBI right before they changed their expected time, so we had thought we would be looking at a visa for my husband by now, but no luck. He's got a return trip to the USA booked for February, so we're just aiming to have the visa approved by then now. It's sad to have given up hope, but at least I get to spend Christmas with him.


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I am so sorry to hear that Mellie. It took my partner and I 14 weeks to get our police check back, its so annoying that you have to wait just one thing to be approved your visa especially when it takes so long! Have you heard anything from your Case Officer yet? When did you apply? That is good he has a return trip for February, and when you get approved before than (which you will) maybe you can change his flights to later on in the year for a holiday thats what my boyfriend and I were planning on doing but instead we are going to book a one way ticket for him to australia visa approved or not and than book a ticket to NZ or Bali when his visa is approved and than we will make a little short holiday out of it. From all the recent approvals it has got to be soon for the rest of us, so we can only cross our fingers and be positive

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Heard from our CO on 9th of January. They have recommended we apply for the BC100 if we have enough evidence. Hopefully see an approval this or next month!

Next time I will see my partner will be 11th of March.

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Mellie, you and I are in the same boat.. But we are only (lol only) 5 weeks waiting on the FBI so far... My CO said that is all we need is my wife's FBI check and we are good. I am just counting down the days to getting that paper and getting my visa. Our plan is to move in June but having the visa gives us the courage to make the big changes like selling cars and all our stuff. Lol. Let us know when you get that FBI check.. And your visa!

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Mellie, you and I are in the same boat.. But we are only (lol only) 5 weeks waiting on the FBI so far... My CO said that is all we need is my wife's FBI check and we are good. I am just counting down the days to getting that paper and getting my visa. Our plan is to move in June but having the visa gives us the courage to make the big changes like selling cars and all our stuff. Lol. Let us know when you get that FBI check.. And your visa!
How long have you and your partner been together? I wonder if they approve applicants quicker if they have been with their partner longer or are married. I have been with my partner for almost 4 years but we aren't engaged or married because we have been waiting until we are settled in one country which will be Australia for the next few years. I am wondering if we have enough evidence, we had 2 years of leases together and we had a joint bank account while he was here in Australia, we have a dozen photos uploaded, our statutory declarations are about 4 pages long each and signed by justice of the peace. We have 2 888 forms each plus an extra 3 declarations from other friends stating that we are in a geniune relationship. Also have uploaded all of the police checks, medical, beneficiary etc. I uploaded flights, holidays, receipts etc. Do you think that is enough for a Case Officer?

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Applied for Offshore 309 Visa- 19th of July.

Heard from our CO on 9th of January. They have recommended we apply for the BC100 if we have enough evidence. Hopefully see an approval this or next month!

Next time I will see my partner will be 11th of March.

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How long have you and your partner been together? I wonder if they approve applicants quicker if they have been with their partner longer or are married. I have been with my partner for almost 4 years but we aren't engaged or married because we have been waiting until we are settled in one country which will be Australia for the next few years. I am wondering if we have enough evidence, we had 2 years of leases together and we had a joint bank account while he was here in Australia, we have a dozen photos uploaded, our statutory declarations are about 4 pages long each and signed by justice of the peace. We have 2 888 forms each plus an extra 3 declarations from other friends stating that we are in a geniune relationship. Also have uploaded all of the police checks, medical, beneficiary etc. I uploaded flights, holidays, receipts etc. Do you think that is enough for a Case Officer?
We will celebrate 11years of marriage in January. We have 3 kids (2 bio and 1 adopted) the adopted kid can't get citizenship from my wife and the reason we need my wife (the Aussie) to get her FBI check. Apparently they fear my wife, his mother may be a threat to his Safety..

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I have a good feeling about the next week!!! I think we will be seeing some grants soon as I am sure the Case Officers want to get a pile of their work done before they take their holidays! Good luck to Hprotaganist and Mellie and also Heats and everyone else!

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Heard from our CO on 9th of January. They have recommended we apply for the BC100 if we have enough evidence. Hopefully see an approval this or next month!

Next time I will see my partner will be 11th of March.

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I sure hope so--especially for the rest of the April/May/June applicants. That would give me some hope too (I applied July 9th). My fiancÚ and I have to leave Thailand in a couple days before our visas expire & want so badly to spend the holidays together. He can't come to America & I can't get a tourist visa for Australia so...fingers crossed that we don't have to keep meeting in random Countries to be together.


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Hi - My name is Lisa and I applied for a 309 on August 17th, 2014 from the US. I have yet to hear anything aside from any replies I have gotten to questions I have asked. All I have heard is that it is a 12-15 month processing time in DC (yikes). I have already turned in my medical exam as well as my FBI check.

What are the thoughts on the current timing? Is 6 months more likely? We jumped the gun and bought flights for March, which is just over 6 months from when I applied. Any thoughts on if March is reasonable??

If March doesnt work out - does anyone know if I am able to go in on an ETA and then come back to the states when the visa is granted since Im from a low risk country? If so, does anyone know if this prolongs the processing time frame?


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Old 12-08-2014, 11:48 PM
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My fiancee and I are hoping to submit our PMV within the next two weeks! He just left Aus after a 12 day trip where we met with our celebrant and spent time with my family. Always so hard to say goodbye. We are going to do ours as an online application, I'm hoping we won't forget anything!! I'm so excited


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Concerned!

Hey all - I had another question. I noticed on a few of the posts that it was noted that their application said "in progress" but that their spouses says "submitted". Is there a separate application that my husband should have sumbitted?! I have attached his 40SP to my application but Im worried Im missing something here.

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