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Old 02-13-2018, 02:14 PM
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We uploaded everything for both us within a week of our initial application last August, including his clearances. I believe when our number is up, they'll look at the application all at once. From what Ive read, junior workers review stuff as it comes in and make requests over time for what might be missing. Other than that, its no communicado until that golden email. I haven't seen any movement or approvals for the folks on here form the US for quite a long time. Would love to know why and what are average appoval times are for just this country. So much to plan, so hard when you haven't a clue.

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We uploaded everything for both us within a week of our initial application last August, including his clearances. I believe when our number is up, they'll look at the application all at once. From what Ive read, junior workers review stuff as it comes in and make requests over time for what might be missing. Other than that, its no communicado until that golden email. I haven't seen any movement or approvals for the folks on here form the US for quite a long time. Would love to know why and what are average appoval times are for just this country. So much to plan, so hard when you haven't a clue.
I've struggled with the slow pace of the Washington embassy... the DIBP actually rolled into the new super Department of Home Affairs just last month, so this could also be a reason for the slow pace, as the departments merge. But it doesn't make sense why London can approve people in weeks and the US takes months to a year... I just don't get it.


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Old 02-13-2018, 05:49 PM
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We uploaded everything for both us within a week of our initial application last August, including his clearances. I believe when our number is up, they'll look at the application all at once. From what Ive read, junior workers review stuff as it comes in and make requests over time for what might be missing. Other than that, its no communicado until that golden email. I haven't seen any movement or approvals for the folks on here form the US for quite a long time. Would love to know why and what are average appoval times are for just this country. So much to plan, so hard when you haven't a clue.
I've struggled with the slow pace of the Washington embassy... the DIBP actually rolled into the new super Department of Home Affairs just last month, so this could also be a reason for the slow pace, as the departments merge. But it doesn't make sense why London can approve people in weeks and the US takes months to a year... I just don't get it.
Thus waiting sucks. So ready to get on with our lives. Itís tough to plan things like relocating dogs etc. when we have no idea about timelines. They should publish timelines for each embassy and not this global mambo-jambo. Looking back through this thread, it does seem like dec/jan are slower months, but I donít recall any approvals or even contact from the embassy since late November. Maybe there are people viewing this thread who arenít members in the forum, who have heard?? Anyone out there?? Haha. All in due course I guess

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It sucks. So ready to get on with our lives. Itís tough to plan things like relocating dogs etc. when we have no idea about timelines. They should publish timelines for each embassy and not this global mambo-jambo. Looking back through this thread, it does seem like dec/jan are slower months, but I donít recall any approvals or even contact from the embassy since late November. Maybe there are people viewing this thread who arenít members in the forum, who have heard?? Anyone out there?? Haha
I agree completely with "They should publish timelines for each embassy and not this global mambo-jambo". There's just too much guessing involved. I REALLY wish I had news to add to help fill people with some hope.


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I was looking through the Aus Embassy website. It looks like there are currently two open positions for visa processing officers which close on Feb 26. Maybe this could explain the slower visa movement as of late through DC..? At least we have the 11-15 months current wait time to go off of


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My husband's was approved in December. They may have reached the unofficial number of approvals for this financial year. When we applied in Dec 2016, absolutely no communication was coming from Washington D.C. for anyone until the new financial year, remembering the Australian financial year runs from July to end of June.

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My husband's was approved in December. They may have reached the unofficial number of approvals for this financial year. When we applied in Dec 2016, absolutely no communication was coming from Washington D.C. for anyone until the new financial year, remembering the Australian financial year runs from July to end of June.
Thanks for the info hisbooboo. I know there are limits on certain visas, however there isnít supposed to be a limit on 309/100 or 820/801 partner visas according to the website - I guess thatís why you used the word Ďunofficialí. There potentially can be though for prospective marriage visa 300. Whenever itís meant to be I guess.


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Hi everyone,
I havenít posted in a while because there was not much to report. Weíre still waiting for the partner visa 309 (submitted Nov 2016), and itís being processed through Washington DC. A few additional documents were requested in October, including a FBI check for the sponsor. Since my husband is not a US citizen nor a permanent resident this added a few months to our wait. Finally, it looks like weíll get the FBI check within the next 2 weeks. This will be the last requested document we have to submit.

Does anyone have any experience how long it takes to get the visa granted once all requested documents have been submitted?

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I haven’t posted in a while because there was not much to report. We’re still waiting for the partner visa 309 (submitted Nov 2016), and it’s being processed through Washington DC. A few additional documents were requested in October, including a FBI check for the sponsor. Since my husband is not a US citizen nor a permanent resident this added a few months to our wait. Finally, it looks like we’ll get the FBI check within the next 2 weeks. This will be the last requested document we have to submit.

Does anyone have any experience how long it takes to get the visa granted once all requested documents have been submitted?
Hey mate, I was wondering how you were getting on. I'm sorry you have had more delays, hopefully the end is near.

They contacted us within a week of uploading requested info to tell my husband to leave Australia for the grant, but this was also when Washington D.C. was being a little more active, it appears they have quietened down again.

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Thanks for your response hisbooboo. Iím hoping it will take a week once weíve submitted the FBI check but weíll see how it goes. Iíve told the case officer that Iím already outside of the country so that the visa can be granted as soon as possible. Iíll post an update as soon as I have one.

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