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Old 03-05-2018, 08:26 PM
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Big congrats, thatís awesome!!
If you donít mind me asking, how long did it take from submitting the last police clearance to getting the grant?
We finished submitting the requested documents on Thursday, and I followed up by sending a friendly email to our case officer letting her know that we appreciate her taking the time to look into our case and hoped to hear something back soon .... then a few minutes after noon today, the grant notice came thru in my email!!
So, only 4 days after we finished submitting the requested docs!

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WE JUST RECEIVED OUR PMV 300 GRANT!!!!
Still in shock <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
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Congrats Nicole!! Awesome!!

Hope you hear back soon SwedeinNYC - been a while for you guys!

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How great, thatís quick! Iím waiting for the FBI clearance (sponsor) to arrive in the mail. That will be he last requested document we submit and Iím hoping the grant happens as quickly as yours once itís submitted.

All the best for you and your life in Australia!

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How great, thatís quick! Iím waiting for the FBI clearance (sponsor) to arrive in the mail. That will be he last requested document we submit and Iím hoping the grant happens as quickly as yours once itís submitted.

All the best for you and your life in Australia!
Am I right in seeing you're coming up on 18 months since application?

And second, what do you mean by 'sponsor approved'?


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Am I right in seeing you're coming up on 18 months since application?

And second, what do you mean by 'sponsor approved'?
Yeah almost, we’re in the 16th month now.

The “sponsor approved” status was something that changed in my ImmiAccount, as well as my husbands sponsor account, back in August. We took it as a good sign that my husband was approved as a sponsor and that we wouldn’t have to submit an FBI or further police checks, but a couple of months later they still asked for those. Since my husband is no US citizen or permanent resident, the long wait for the FBI check is mainly what brought us to 16 months. The other checks and documents only took a few weeks to sort out.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I've read thru a lot of the pages in this thread and I'm so relieved to have people to talk to about this visa process.

We used an immigration agent to apply for our 309, my wife (US citizen) got a 3 year exclusion back in May 2017 for a 49 day overstay on a tourist visa, which gutted us as we had been so cautious to not break any visa rules but we misread the date of expiry on her tourist visa after we applied for a 12 month extension and were only granted a 3 month extension.

Our application was submitted in early October 2017. I just got back from a visit to the USA on Tuesday and the week prior we were asked to provide a local police check for my wife. Does this mean we have been assigned a case officer?

Any help with this would be great. Thanks in advance.
Hi,

My husband and I are in a very similar situation (US spouse w/ 3 year ban). What migration agent did you use? I am anxious to find someone who has experience in partner visas with a ban.

Thanks!


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Yeah almost, weíre in the 16th month now.

The ďsponsor approvedĒ status was something that changed in my ImmiAccount, as well as my husbands sponsor account, back in August. We took it as a good sign that my husband was approved as a sponsor and that we wouldnít have to submit an FBI or further police checks, but a couple of months later they still asked for those. Since my husband is no US citizen or permanent resident, the long wait for the FBI check is mainly what brought us to 16 months. The other checks and documents only took a few weeks to sort out.


Hi all, firstly really finding this forum useful to hear other people's experiences of waiting for this 309 visa to come!

For our situation, we applied in April 2017 via a paper application to Washington DC and besides getting a medical request a month later, we have not heard anything since. Radio silence and no request for police clearance etc. So as of today, its been 11 months, and whilst the website says 11-15 months, we are just waiting atleast to hear from a CO to tell us to get a police clearance sorted in the US which takes 3 months for the FBI.

Anyway, very useful to hear other people's status too to know that we are not alone in this situation of painfully waiting for an update.

@SwedeInNYC - you have been waiting 16 months to date? When were you asked to get FBI /police clearance? Was that 3 months ago?


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Congrats Nicole!! Awesome!!

Hope you hear back soon SwedeinNYC - been a while for you guys!


How long has it been for you @Mattsfoot ? When did you apply and get meds / police clearance? or has it been radio silence on your end too? We haven't got assigned a CO as yet either. Literally only communications were asking for medical to be done in May 2017 after we applied in April 2017. Then no communications or requests at all since then. When we've called up, they've just said to wait 11-16 months and its still being processed.


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Hi all, firstly really finding this forum useful to hear other people's experiences of waiting for this 309 visa to come!

For our situation, we applied in April 2017 via a paper application to Washington DC and besides getting a medical request a month later, we have not heard anything since. Radio silence and no request for police clearance etc. So as of today, its been 11 months, and whilst the website says 11-15 months, we are just waiting atleast to hear from a CO to tell us to get a police clearance sorted in the US which takes 3 months for the FBI.

Anyway, very useful to hear other people's status too to know that we are not alone in this situation of painfully waiting for an update.

@SwedeInNYC - you have been waiting 16 months to date? When were you asked to get FBI /police clearance? Was that 3 months ago?
A US citizen or permanent resident can use an approved FBI channeler. I used Accurate Biometrics and had my FBI clearance within one week.

Don't forget that you'd also need a state check for any state lived in for 3 of the previous 12 months.

If the sponsor is living in the states, I would go ahead and get the FBI check now if you can't use a channeler. Sponsor living in the states would need a state check too.

Click here for channeler and police clearance info. Scroll to the bottom.


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My husband and I are in a very similar situation (US spouse w/ 3 year ban). What migration agent did you use? I am anxious to find someone who has experience in partner visas with a ban.

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Hi Findoutmore,

We are using 'Immigration Western Sydney'

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