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Old 03-22-2018, 03:53 PM
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I agree, the unknown and vague processing times that are a "global" average is painful. At least a country based processing time would be way more helpful...a progress report would be great but don't think that'll ever happen lol. Rant fondly acknowledged!
No I don't think would happen either. But a girl can dream!

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Small morning rant: wouldn't it be nice if, rather than "processing times" the department told us where we were in line? I mean if it's truly first-come-first served, then I would like to log in to my immiaccount and see "there are 547 people in front of you". That way I'd have some kind of ballpark idea of when the grant might possibly happen. Would lessen the frustration of limbo.

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In a prefect world... unfortunately I don't think apps get done as soon as they get picked up so it's not really a realistic thing to have a number queue. An app might get picked up and finished right then or may need to go somewhere else for background checks which if done by a 3rd party and there are delays could cause it to sit for awhile while others go through. Maybe they pass it along to someone else for interview or to go out and talk to neighbors (happens) or verify witness statements. Some apps aren't actually front loaded (though people claim they are... front loaded means you've supplied everything required so it wasn't front loaded or decision ready if they have to request something from you in my opinion) so the CO requests, puts it aside and comes back to it after 28 days (which who knows, may not be for months) and then what was supplied was wrong or something is still pending like a long wait time for s police check so they put the app aside and come back to it later.

I have no idea and that's all speculation. But I don't see a number queue ever working as it's not as simple as handling a case and finalizing it everytime they pick one up.

And imagine how long processing times would be then if they had to spend half their time updating applicants on the progress of the app!

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Old 03-23-2018, 02:15 PM
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The long term relationship to waive the two year waiting period from application to PR eligibility is an at time of application requirement that must be met. That's just how it is and is written in the migration regulations. Time spent waiting after applying just doesn't count.

Did you request to be considered as a long term relationship or is the CO offering you the opportunity on their own?
It's the case officer offering. However I explicitly stated this duration of the relationship, however mainly to prove it is a genuine relationship. We weren't both on the lease and unfortunately have minimal records only so certainly not holding out hope


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Old 03-23-2018, 02:28 PM
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It's the case officer offering. However I explicitly stated this duration of the relationship, however mainly to prove it is a genuine relationship. We weren't both on the lease and unfortunately have minimal records only so certainly not holding out hope
You never know. Someone just posted about only being in a relationship with the partner for a year and a half and somehow went straight to PR when they clearly didn't qualify or ask for it. Meanwhile a married couple that had been in a relationship for many years prior and married for 2 years at time of app didn't go straight to PR.

Truly is luck of the draw in this game.


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Couple of questions and any help would be greatly appreciated .

1) Written statement from two Australian citizens/permanent residents: I didn't see this as a requirement in the online application when going through the applicant form. However I remember this being required in the partner migration booklet. So is this a more good to have or a requirement still and is it beneficial to have a few more.

2) Statutory declaration in addition to the questions raised in the online form (similarly is this required once again). I don't know if some of these come up after payment that a few of these are requested.

3) Up to when is it possible to upload documents - seems to take a while so if it is worth submitting, then paying and then doing the sponsor part. and keep uploading documents as it seems no one reads anything for a few months at least till after it is submitted?


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Couple of questions and any help would be greatly appreciated .

1) Written statement from two Australian citizens/permanent residents: I didn't see this as a requirement in the online application when going through the applicant form. However I remember this being required in the partner migration booklet. So is this a more good to have or a requirement still and is it beneficial to have a few more.

2) Statutory declaration in addition to the questions raised in the online form (similarly is this required once again). I don't know if some of these come up after payment that a few of these are requested.

3) Up to when is it possible to upload documents - seems to take a while so if it is worth submitting, then paying and then doing the sponsor part. and keep uploading documents as it seems no one reads anything for a few months at least till after it is submitted?
1. The list of requirements are listed on the immigration website, not the application. A minmum of two Form 888s are required.

2. The narrative sections where you type in the boxes IS the personal statement. They need to be typed in the applicant's own words and in the sponsor's application they need to be answered in the sponsor's own words. Alternatively, you can type "See statement" and upload a statement separately (one for each of you in your own words) but it must answer the 5 questions asked in the online application's narrative section. Do either boxes or separate statements; you don't need to do both.

3. Not true that no one looks at it for a few months. Some people have had their apps looked at within days of submitting and paying, so it is in your best interest to have all your required documents and relationship evidence uploaded within a few days. The exception is police checks and medicals which you can choose to hold off on and wait until requested as they have only a 12 month validity period.

The sponso can complete the online sponsorship form in immi after the applicant's application has been paid for.

Edit: The partner migration booklet is very outdated. Do not rely on it too much. It's good to reference but the most current information is listed on the immigration website.


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I just received the golden email from DC - my visa is ready!!

Since I'm currently in Oz on a tourist visa I'll need to leave for a few days to get it finalised. The irony (and minor frustration) here is that I just returned yesterday from an overnight trip to Auckland to comply with the 3 month maximum stay on my tourist visa! What unbelievable timing!

That puts me at just over a year to get the visa. Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting.

Cheers,
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Got my visa grant today! 14.5 months. Cannot believe it. I keep having to look at it over and over to make sure it's real.

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@minesapint and @rnnomad, congrats!

Do you mind sharing a couple of more details? Was your application front loaded? Did you receive any communication or requests for further info before your golden email? Encounter any hiccups we can learn from?

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Congrats @rnnomad and @minesapint! Awesome!


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