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Old 01-19-2018, 06:42 AM
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Yeah I saw that on the other thread. Someone got theirs in 2 months and 10 days or something like that. Crazy. My wife hit 9 months waiting yesterday, so hoping to hear something soon. Hope it speeds up for us DC filers.
Our partner visa was approved in 2 months and 9 days. While I am over the moon, at the same time I am still in utter shock, and cannot believe other countries like Canada are waiting about 5 times as long.


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Savage Flame, congrats! I wish DC was that fast good luck with your move to Aus!


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I'm confused. I'm American and my spouse in Australian. I applied online through the Australian DIBP website. You mean that my application has to go through DC to be approved or is this for paper applications? This living on different continents is driving me insane.


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I'm confused. I'm American and my spouse in Australian. I applied online through the Australian DIBP website. You mean that my application has to go through DC to be approved or is this for paper applications? This living on different continents is driving me insane.
I believe your application is processed in the country in which your passport is issued? I could be miles off on that, but I think I've read that.

For example - I'm Canadian, I'm applying offshore in Canada, therefore my application will be processed in Ottawa. If you are American and living in the U.S, your application could go through D.C.


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Now I'm thinking we have made the wrong decision in applying for a 309/100 versus a 820/801. We decided to apply offshore because we were concerned that we (me and my kids) may be rejected because I have a 20 year-old that is mildly intellectually disabled (he does get a social security death benefit that he will keep the rest of his life even in Australia that he got from my late husband). We felt it would be catastrophic if we were denied while living on Australian soil and was sent home. Right now I have a good job and can financially take care of me and my kids. I was really hoping to get to Australia by July so that my daughter could start school at the half year mark. This thread is making me give up hope of that happening.


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As far as I’m aware (stand to be corrected), if the applicant is a US citizen and living in the US, their application is through the DC office even though you they apply online through the main DIBP system... anyway, wherever you’re from, or whichever office or system the application goes through, the global wait times for the 309/100 is currently 11 to 15 months so chances are most people are in for a lengthy wait time


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We also thought about applying onshore vs offshore and after speaking with the Ottawa service center, you can’t “choose” if you want to apply for the 309/100 or the 801/820. You have to apply for the one that matches your current situation. Some of the more experienced members can probably provide clarification...


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Now I'm thinking we have made the wrong decision in applying for a 309/100 versus a 820/801. We decided to apply offshore because we were concerned that we (me and my kids) may be rejected because I have a 20 year-old that is mildly intellectually disabled (he does get a social security death benefit that he will keep the rest of his life even in Australia that he got from my late husband). We felt it would be catastrophic if we were denied while living on Australian soil and was sent home. Right now I have a good job and can financially take care of me and my kids. I was really hoping to get to Australia by July so that my daughter could start school at the half year mark. This thread is making me give up hope of that happening.
Don't give up. This process at the best of times is still very stressful and daunting. The important thing is to make sure you have all your basis covered.


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I believe your application is processed in the country in which your passport is issued? I could be miles off on that, but I think I've read that.
It's country of residence. So although I am Dutch my application would go through D.C. since I live in the USA.


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It's country of residence. So although I am Dutch my application would go through D.C. since I live in the USA.
Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the correction.


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