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Old 07-22-2018, 06:52 PM
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Add me to the list as well. Applied March 2018 and been together for 5 years.

Quick question - did everyone get a state police check done as well as the FBI check? My agent only told me to do the FBI one and we have lived in NYC for over 2 years?
Applied April 2018. I've only done my medical so far. Thinking I will do my security check in October. Since visas are taking well over 1 year I'll probably have to do my medical again.. Ugh... So I'm waiting to do my security so it will last a bit longer! From what I've read in this thread. They ask for both FBI and state. That's what I'll be doing.


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Old 07-22-2018, 11:10 PM
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Users Redleg33 (Applied March 2017), Mattsfoot (applied April 2017), Ronniedee (applied April 2017), A+K_OZ (applied May 2017), Aztec (applied June 2017) and me (Applied June 2017) all received the "application in progress" email on July 1st or 2nd.

Of those, everyone but me and Aztec has posted that their visa is granted. Aztec only has one post on these forums so who knows if they have any update or not.

So, it seems like the email is a good sign and maybe it means they are looking at your application? Who knows.
Hi, I rarely check this forum, but in regards to your list, I have not received the grant or any further correspondence. The global processing time on my immi-account has been changed to 21-26 months also.


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Old 07-22-2018, 11:29 PM
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Add me to the list as well. Applied March 2018 and been together for 5 years.

Quick question - did everyone get a state police check done as well as the FBI check? My agent only told me to do the FBI one and we have lived in NYC for over 2 years?
Not sure why you were told only FBI when state checks are also required for any state lived in for at least 3 months in the last 12 months at time of application.

Scroll down to "Police Checks" and click the USA link for the drop down info: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about...-locations/usa


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Old 07-23-2018, 01:14 AM
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After seeing the processing times blow out to 21 months for 309/100s, I've contacted my local member of Federal Parliament. Will update if this makes a difference.

this kind of delay is just completely unacceptable. There is an election coming up very soon. I would advise anyone not happy with their partner's visa processing time to call and email their local member RIGHT NOW and make their voice heard. It's our only mechanism to voice our displeasure. Get your relatives to do the same. This is literally tearing families apart, and families are supposedly always very important to this government...

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After seeing the processing times blow out to 21 months for 309/100s, I've contacted my local member of Federal Parliament. Will update if this makes a difference.

this kind of delay is just completely unacceptable. There is an election coming up very soon. I would advise anyone not happy with their partner's visa processing time to call and email their local member RIGHT NOW and make their voice heard. It's our only mechanism to voice our displeasure. Get your relatives to do the same. This is literally tearing families apart, and families are supposedly always very important to this government...
Just an update, my local member just called personally to discuss our situation. i only sent the email about an hour ago. I'm not holding my breath as to it making much difference, but at this point i feel like its better than not doing anything at all.


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Old 07-23-2018, 05:34 AM
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Just an update, my local member just called personally to discuss our situation. i only sent the email about an hour ago. I'm not holding my breath as to it making much difference, but at this point i feel like its better than not doing anything at all.
My partner and I met with our local who said they would enquire about it and call us back, but that was 2 weeks ago and we have heard nothing. Will follow up this week.

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Old 07-23-2018, 07:22 AM
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My partner and I met with our local who said they would enquire about it and call us back, but that was 2 weeks ago and we have heard nothing. Will follow up this week.
I also am incensed that this process is taking so long. I wonder how many relationships can survive a 2-year separation. I've been considering contacting my member too, although I'd hate for it to get me a black mark on our application.

I'm very interested in the outcome of your contact with your local member.


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Old 07-23-2018, 11:47 AM
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I just saw the new processing times. I know they can change and likely will but 18 to 23 months is devastating and ridiculous. $7000+ per application and they cannot process them any faster?

We had plans of getting a W&H visa in a few months and wait out the time together, but now we aren't so sure. There is a chance his W&H visa would expire before the PMV is processed despite applying in April!

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Old 07-23-2018, 01:43 PM
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Only an estimated 15% will take between 18-23 months. It's also a global processing time so not indicative of times out of the US, though they are taking longer and longer. US applicants are fortunate in having several easy options to visit Oz and be together. As for the W&HV, there's always the option for a second year.

Many applicants don't have the option to be together at all and processing times from their countries can be even longer.

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Old 07-23-2018, 04:06 PM
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Why not apply for a bridging visa?


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