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Old 03-27-2018, 04:27 PM
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Congrats to all of you! So exciting to see approvals coming in. And thank you for the extra info. It gives me a sense of hope at least.

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Old 03-27-2018, 09:03 PM
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I just realized this yesterday! SO frustrating but hopefully it doesn't hold things up too much.
I told you! No need to do an online version as well. One or the other. It won't delay your application at all.

If they didn't allow paper 40SPs, you wouldn't have been able to access one. Don't stress

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Old 03-29-2018, 02:14 AM
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Hello! Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks all who have shared insight into this (long) process. I have a question on the supporting documentation requirements: It looks like they are different than when we submitted our application in May 2017. Has anyone else amended their application to include the newest documents? Was this always required but not clear from the online from?

Here's a bit more detail about us:
We applied online from the US for a 309 visa in May 2017 (Australian wife, American husband, married 6.5 years, 1 kid who is Australian by descent). I (husband) completed health checks and police a few months after. Our goal was a complete application and a "quick" approval.

We have not received any correspondence other than "IMMI Acknowledgement of Application Received" so we assumed no other information was needed. Our "Application Status" is "Received".

When I log on now to our account, the "Attach Documents" section of our online application has different categories. When we applied, we included all required info, such as Supporting Witness contact information. But the current application lists "Form 888'" as recommended (not required?). Is it worth asking our references to complete this document now?

Phew - sorry for the long question. Thanks for all those who post up here - it's been great to know we're not alone in waiting and worrying about the visa process.


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Old 04-03-2018, 05:26 AM
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Hey All,

I've been watching this thread for a bit over a year now and happy to say I am now officially joining you guys in the wait. Applied today online. Waiting for payment to through and I'll begin uploading everything needed.

Hopefully the visa will be processed in 13 months so that my fiance and I can get married on our desired date!

Best of luck to everyone else currently waiting to be approved!

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@salmon1411 did not front load our app. Everything but police checks and medical was submitted. We got 3 communications total from the DIBP. One for receipt of payment, one requesting police and medical checks, and one for the visa grant. The wait was torture. Just try to keep yourself occupied with other things. This was hard for me.
The wait is hard but the harder part is being apart from my wife and seeing so many other applications being processed way ahead of ours and being told that it's all within standard service delivery time.... They've effectively taxed Australian partners 10k net extra and I can't see how it is acceptable In any way


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The wait is hard but the harder part is being apart from my wife and seeing so many other applications being processed way ahead of ours and being told that it's all within standard service delivery time.... They've effectively taxed Australian partners 10k net extra and I can't see how it is acceptable In any way
You could write to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and let him know.

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Congrats @SwedeinNYC! Do you mind if I ask what additional documents were requested in October? We have front loaded our application but if there are other things they are likely to request I'd like to get those uploaded early too. Thanks!
Thank you! Sorry for the late reply on your question.
We were asked for all possible police clearances for my husband/sponsor (FBI/AFP/NY State) as well as my FBI check and NY Police check. At the time I was still waiting for the result of my FBI check so I was expecting to submit that. The requests for the sponsor documents were a little bit unexpected because the ImmiAccount sponsor status for my husband changed to "approved" and was locked for submitting further documents a couple of months earlier. Back then, we took it as a sign that they had everything they needed for the sponsor and thought they weren't requesting anything further ... that was wrong to assume and lost us a lot of time. So it's better to assume they will want everything there is to submit for both applicant and sponsor when it comes to police clearances.

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Is there any particular reason why filers in the UK get approved so much faster than in Washington? I've seen so may 6 week approvals there and it just doesn't make much sense, 6 weeks to 12 months is a huge gap in waiting times. Are there more filers in America? or less employees? I just don't get it.... Are we being punished for being American? lol

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Is there any particular reason why filers in the UK get approved so much faster than in Washington? I've seen so may 6 week approvals there and it just doesn't make much sense, 6 weeks to 12 months is a huge gap in waiting times. Are there more filers in America? or less employees? I just don't get it.... Are we being punished for being American? lol
Wish I knew. Especially because even though I live in the US, I am Canadian, so it would be extra unfair if I am being punished for being American lololol.

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The wait is hard but the harder part is being apart from my wife and seeing so many other applications being processed way ahead of ours and being told that it's all within standard service delivery time.... They've effectively taxed Australian partners 10k net extra and I can't see how it is acceptable In any way
Agreed. It feels like they have chosen the visa category that they know people will pay almost anything to obtain, and made it as expensive as possible. Such is life. But the previous poster is correct - get involved in the process and engage your local government representative!

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