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Old 02-07-2014, 01:13 AM
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I think they're even busier now, though, Ms. Ktty, which I guess makes sense now that DN is gone. I know someone else did the same thing you did - asked nicely if they could grant her while she was offshore to renew an ETA - and they still didn't even bother replying.

I agree, though - if it's been a month at least since you bugged them last, HJB, I think a note to them pointing out nicely that it's been ten months and asking if there's anything else they need is in order.

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so... i dont know how to add a second timeline. but i applied for 801/820 on 27th Jan via online application. very easy process I loved it! and got my 820 on 6 Feb. Apparently in two years I'll get contacted for the 801? not clear on how that works.

grats on your approval collegegirl!

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Thanks for the grats! And yes, two years (minus two months) after you applied for the 820 you'll be contacted again by Immi to let you know you need to provide the info they need to reassess you and make sure you're still together. MUCH less intense than the 820 application or the PMV... very simple and straightforward. They'll contact you two months before you're eligible, you'll return your documents, and at some point after your eligibility date they'll grant your PR. (Taking several months post-eligibility date right now... but who knows, may be shorter by the time it's your turn).

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I dont know the online application asked for a lot of info, but I didn't even get time to supply it all for the 820. I just basically put both our birth certs, our marriage license and my previous divorce paperwork. I never even got a chance to enter stat dec's that friends did for us. I dont know if they just let it through so easy because it was from a PMV, but it was pretty easy.

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Yes, they're usually pretty lenient/fast with PMV-to-820, but sheesh, that's crazy! LOL. (And great!)

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My husband was finally granted his partner migration (100) visa at the 10 month mark. Hooray! We applied for the 309/100 on 5 April 2013 at the Washington office.

At 9 1/2 months, after several attempts to contact the case officer either via the Americas Service Centre and directly via email , I contacted my federal member of parliament to lodge a complaint about the doubling of standard processing times, lack of customer service response, and lengthy wait for processing a simple partner migration case (we have been married 20 years and have 3 Australian citizen children and no other complicating factors).

Miraculously, it resulted in an immediate response from our case officer requesting some minor information, then an email from the case officer requesting that my husband leave the country, and a visa grant letter the day after he left the country.

Thank you to everyone on this forum for sharing their information. It was a great source of support during our wait. I hope that other people get their cases processed more quickly.

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Congratulations aususa! I'm sorry it had to take action from your representative in order for them to make a move on your application. And I'm glad you did speak to him/her because its definitely something they need to know about!

Do you mind if I ask, what other kind of information your CO needed? Specially given that you have a pretty straight forward situation!

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My husband was finally granted his partner migration (100) visa at the 10 month mark. Hooray! We applied for the 309/100 on 5 April 2013 at the Washington office.

At 9 1/2 months, after several attempts to contact the case officer either via the Americas Service Centre and directly via email , I contacted my federal member of parliament to lodge a complaint about the doubling of standard processing times, lack of customer service response, and lengthy wait for processing a simple partner migration case (we have been married 20 years and have 3 Australian citizen children and no other complicating factors).

Miraculously, it resulted in an immediate response from our case officer requesting some minor information, then an email from the case officer requesting that my husband leave the country, and a visa grant letter the day after he left the country.

Thank you to everyone on this forum for sharing their information. It was a great source of support during our wait. I hope that other people get their cases processed more quickly.

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Went all the way into town yesterday for our third NOIM, then get a message from the other half early this morning that tells me it wont be needed

Visa granted !! from a MW ( our caseworker was RM so looks like they've employed some one new )
just 4 days over 9 mths

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After my own case experience and reading about other cases, I have come to the conclusion that most of the time our files just sit in a dusty pile somewhere waiting to be looked at....

In our case, when the case officer first actually contacted us about 3 weeks before the grant of our visa, it was clear that she had no knowledge of what was in our file by the questions she asked ( I do understand that they are busy and under a lot of pressure ). Also the fact is that on rare occasions peoples applications have been processed in under a week. (IMHO, the actual time it takes for them to process an application would be a day or two).

The reality is, that there would seem to be nothing really stopping them from granting most of the visas in the pile, except for the numbers that they have to look at and a quota that they say doesn't exist for partner migration. Perhaps one of the questions for the immigration minister should relate to the obvious under-staffing of case officers to process these applications and to come clean about unofficial quotas. With what they are charging to look at these applications you would think they could afford to have more people to process them.

I feel really sorry for all those people having to wait 9-10 months or more to get their visas, especially those who went to the trouble of submitting a decision ready application.

5 months was more than long enough for us to wait on a decision! If it were any other industry they would go out of business if people had to wait the best part of a year before getting around to even really looking at their application. IMHO, if your application has hit the six month mark, then you have earned the right to (politely) hassle them about it!!!

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Woooohooooo!!! Congrats!!!! Keep them grants coming WA!


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Went all the way into town yesterday for our third NOIM, then get a message from the other half early this morning that tells me it wont be needed

Visa granted !! from a MW ( our caseworker was RM so looks like they've employed some one new )
just 4 days over 9 mths

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