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Well, looking at the Australian Embassy website in DC, it looks like everything goes through the Department of Homeland Affairs. With things being such a mess right now in DC, I can see why it would be taking a ridiculous amount of time.
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Australian catch-all that oversees immigration, not to be confused with the Department of Homeland Security, which is similar, but a US cabinet department.

All employees of the Australian Consulate in DC work for Australia, and are not US Government employees.


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As Australia and the US herald their close relationship and “mateship”, this seems utterly ridiculous.
There has been a very steep rise in applications since 2016
Right, but if they are continuing to process applications at other consulates (like the grants we’ve seen from Santiago) - that should lessen the burden on DC, no?
Not necessarily, they wouldn't be allocating much extra resources so maybe just one or two extra people. Globally there is an increase in applications but not extra levels for grant allocations so there is always going to be backlogs


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All employees of the Australian Consulate in DC work for Australia, and are not US Government employees.
Yes, I fully understand that. What I believe is that regardless, there would still be effects of all the upheaval in DC on the process. That could explain some of the ridiculous waiting times. Obviously, extenuating circumstances could also be having an effect (security checks taking a long time, etc). Just my thoughts on it.

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As Australia and the US herald their close relationship and “mateship”, this seems utterly ridiculous.
There has been a very steep rise in applications since 2016
Right, but if they are continuing to process applications at other consulates (like the grants we’ve seen from Santiago) - that should lessen the burden on DC, no?
Not necessarily, they wouldn't be allocating much extra resources so maybe just one or two extra people. Globally there is an increase in applications but not extra levels for grant allocations so there is always going to be backlogs
This is a pretty recent news article that I’ve found quite interesting. It mentions that “(Parliament) has twice made it clear it expects visa applications for spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents to be processed on a demand-driven basis”:

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...-scandal,12649


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This is a pretty recent news article that I’ve found quite interesting. It mentions that “(Parliament) has twice made it clear it expects visa applications for spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents to be processed on a demand-driven basis”:

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...-scandal,12649
The problem is that with a cap on migration, and both skilled and family visas done a demand driven basis, who do they prioritise, skilled or family?

https://www.news.com.au/national/fed...9b34742029ed7c

The immigration cap is aimed at easing congestion in Sydney and Melbourne. The final number of 160,0000 was reached after the ERC had argued for a much lower number,


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This is a pretty recent news article that I’ve found quite interesting. It mentions that “(Parliament) has twice made it clear it expects visa applications for spouses of Australian citizens and permanent residents to be processed on a demand-driven basis”:

https://independentaustralia.net/pol...-scandal,12649
The problem is that with a cap on migration, and both skilled and family visas done a demand driven basis, who do they prioritise, skilled or family?

https://www.news.com.au/national/fed...9b34742029ed7c

The immigration cap is aimed at easing congestion in Sydney and Melbourne. The final number of 160,0000 was reached after the ERC had argued for a much lower number,
Really good question! You’d think that they’d separate the two, but it seems like that’s just not the case. Under a LNP government, it seems like they are prioritizing skilled migration.

It will be interesting to see what the updated wait times are, both now after the election and come the new tax year.


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A bit of positive news: processing times have updated and decreased to 13-19 months for the 309.

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checked my account today (as i do 100x/day lol), and processing time changed to 14-21 months for PMV. sigh.


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checked my account today (as i do 100x/day lol), and processing time changed to 14-21 months for PMV. sigh.

I realise that, too. So disappointed. When we decided to apply for visa 300, we thought it will be quicker than visa 309. But we are wrong...i’m sick of the waiting time
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Does anyone have an up to date list of the one that we had going with the date we all applied and then when they were approved?


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