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Old 01-30-2018, 01:47 AM
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I applied in March 2017 for my 309. Not a word yet.

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Old 01-30-2018, 12:14 PM
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I also applied in April 2017 from the U.S. and have not heard anything. I submitted police and medical checks soon after, so am hoping I don't have to redo them.

Visa: 309/100
Application Submitted: April 2017
309 Granted: March 2018
Additional evidence submitted: April 2019
100 Granted: June 2019

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Old 01-30-2018, 05:10 PM
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Hello Everyone, just joined the forum. I have also applied for the 309 partner visa, Wife is Australian and I am an American. Applied July 2017, did the police check in November, and medicals just done last week except they have not been uploaded yet on the immi website.

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Old 01-31-2018, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by nicole-PMV300 View Post
Who from USA has most recently heard back on their visa application?
We applied March 2017, so just trying to see if our turn will be coming up soon!
February 2017 here and not a peep Approaching the time to arrange new medical and police checks...sigh...

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Old 01-31-2018, 01:09 AM
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I don't want to make this political, but maybe the Washington office got swamped with applications following the 2016 election? Maybe a bunch of Aussies and their partners all decided en masse Australia was looking good and the Washington office didn't have the manpower to handle the influx? just my thoughts. It just seems like there's a huge discrepancy in the processing times for the US and the UK for instance, or even Germany, and i can't figure out why.

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Mattsfoot View Post
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...
We were advised by an Australian immigration attorney to get me and my kids to Australia on a tourist visa and apply for the 820/801 once we got there. Then a bridging visa would be granted after the 90 day tourist visa expired which would make it so I could work and my daughter could attend school. We were also told at the time that US 309 visa applications were taking 6-9 months to be granted by both the Australian immigration attorney and an Australian immigration agent which appears to be wrong. We felt we would get an answer more quickly with a 309 and went that route instead. It doesn't appear that we will hear anything any quicker after what I see here on this forum. We've even thought of canceling the 309 and moving to a 820....another $10,000. I think we are just going to try and be patient and ride this out. Lots of praying too.

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Old 02-01-2018, 03:52 AM
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Future filer.

Hello all.

I plan on filing for a PMV in about 2-3 months and joined this forum a while back to get some indication as to what I should be prepared for. I found this thread and have read through it in it's entirety since posts starting in Dec. 2014. (I plan to go back and read it from the beginning, about another years worth of posts!)

I have found a lot of useful and pertinent information some of which I would never have thought of considering. It was great reading the stories of the people who have been granted their visas and daunting reading the stressful and time consuming situations of others.

Given that over time the rules, laws and procedures change for filing and acceptance I plan to compile a list of information that I gleaned useful or worthy from this thread and will post it here to save others time. I still have questions myself which I will be asking here soon or finding elsewhere.

Good luck to everyone in their process!

FYI, I'm a US citizen (Arizona), fiance AU (Perth)

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Old 02-01-2018, 10:45 PM
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The discrepancy certainly is disheartening and frustrating. At least having a general idea and you all to share the wait with is helpful. I agree that there might be something to the possibility of a mass exodus; perhaps wouldn't have considered Australia as most peoples first option! Sure hope it speeds up soon...Anyone considered a tourist visa at this point? Is there still a 6 month and 1 year option?

Visa: PMV 300
Application uploaded immi: Aug 4, 2017
Uploaded with Police checks and all applicable forms
Medical Check: November 4, 2017
State/FBI Updates: Aug, 2018
Visa Grantedt: October 18, 2018

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Old 02-02-2018, 04:50 AM
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I also applied in April 2017 from the U.S. and have not heard anything. I submitted police and medical checks soon after, so am hoping I don't have to redo them.
Ive seen threads here about medical and police checks expiring. id go through old threads. I believe its something you can contact the immi office about, or put a complaint (?) through or something. its unreasonable to make someone do it twice.

VISA 309/100: Applied april 2017 through DC office
Police background (AFP and FBI): submitted

contacted by IMMI April 4: requested new AFP, medical

all items submitted by June 1, 2018

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Old 02-02-2018, 05:42 AM
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It's recommended to not doing police or medical upon submission because of the long wait periods.

Visa: PMV 300 through Washington D.C.
Application date: Dec 2016
Request info/CO assigned: Sept 2017
Switched to 309: Nov 2017
Granted: Dec 2017

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