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Old 11-17-2015, 05:48 AM
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Hi all, I've been lurking for a little bit and this seems like a really useful forum that I'd like to use and contribute to. However, seeing that, for now, I don't have enough info to be too helpful answering questions, I'll start off with my own question:

Me - Aussie (Living in Australia atm)
Husband - American (Living in the U.S. atm)
July 8th, 2015 - Married in the U.S.
July 21st 2015 - Applied for 309 visa online from the U.S
November 16th - Request for additional information (Police and medical checks) sent by Irene

So everything seems like it's going well, however we have a slightly unusual situation that I want to ask about:

So, because we were quoted 12-15 months for a visa to be completed, we have organised to go to Japan for a year in the mean time (husband's job can send him, I can teach on a dependent visa) as we can be together there, in the meantime. The idea being to head to Australia after his year commitment is up (Ideally, he wouldn't break that commitment). However, we were expecting to have gone to Japan in September, but it is taking longer that we thought to organise a work visa for him. Now, it's looking like Jan 2016, but even that is not guaranteed.

Now, things are happening with the Australian visa, and I'm worried that if he gets the police and medical checks now, they'll be expired by the time we want to move to Australia (sometime in 2017). There's a chance that we'd ditch the Japan idea if we thought that the Oz visa would come through in the next few months - but ugh, if it doesn't, we're apart for even longer.

So:
1) Does anyone know if you can redo the the checks if they're going to expire before you can enter Australia?
2) Could he do a short hop to Australia to "activate" (I don't know what the right word is for this) his visa then go back to Japan to finish his commitment there? Is there a minimum time he'd have to stay in Australia immediately after entering?
3) Does anyone have any other solutions I haven't thought of?

At the moment, the plan is to apply for the checks as close to before him leaving for Japan as possible, or even from Japan after we get there, but even that seems to be cutting the timeline a bit short, seeing he'll have to return to the U.S. after Japan to tie up loose ends.

He's going to email the embassy and ask them, but I thought that I'd see if anyone on here has any knowledge about this issue. I'm super excited that this is happening now, but various factors are making this more stressful than it should be!

Sorry for the long question and TIA for any answers


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Old 11-17-2015, 08:11 AM
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Hi Cookiem!

Welcome!

I can't really answer your questions, sorry!

Although I did want to say that if your additional information was only the police checks and medicals then you are getting close to having your visa approved. Usually once you have submitted those the approval comes soon after.

If I was you I would hold off on Japan if the reason you are doing that is to be together sooner than the visa approval and get the additional information requested in ASAP.

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If I was you I would hold off on Japan if the reason you are doing that is to be together sooner than the visa approval and get the additional information requested in ASAP.
Thanks for your reply Canegirl. I've been mulling this all day and that's what I've been starting to think too.

If anyone else knows anything else, I'd still love to hear it


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Edited with updated information in case anyone else has similar questions:

We got a reply from the D.C. embassy and they confirmed that my husband can travel to Australia when his visa is granted to "activate" it, then return to Japan to complete his commitment there. There's no requirement to spend a certain amount of time in Australia after the visa is granted.


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Happy Melbourne Cup Day!!

He got 2 emails, one saying the "partner provisional" visa has been granted, and then another saying "partner visa subclass 100" has
Congratulations! That's great news and super fast!


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Great morning everyone!

So.... we woke up this morning to an email reading... PMV VISA GRANTED

YAY!
That's great news! Congrats! Wow so fast too, good for you guys!


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I haven't been on the forum much lately but got on to see if anyone else has had news from Washington? I have been looking back on the posts and seem to notice the the visas are often granted in the first few days of the month, has anyone else noticed this trend? Or I am just wishful thinking being that we are on the 2nd of the month today. Next week it will be 7 months for us and we've been hoping for an early Christmas gift!


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We got approved on the 1st of July, so there could possibly be some truth to that! Good luck, I hope you get a lovely present!!!!!!!!!!


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I haven't been on the forum much lately but got on to see if anyone else has had news from Washington? I have been looking back on the posts and seem to notice the the visas are often granted in the first few days of the month, has anyone else noticed this trend? Or I am just wishful thinking being that we are on the 2nd of the month today. Next week it will be 7 months for us and we've been hoping for an early Christmas gift!
hey MaineSkip we got ours on 2nd of the month. Here's hoping you hear soon. I'm flying to US on Tuesday and will return in February with my husband. The wait is finally over for us. Best wishes to you, and those still waiting.

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I got an email saying my application is on track for finalization in January 2016. What exactly does this mean?

Thanks! 😀


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