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WA_Wannabe 01-16-2020 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by IAtoWA (Post 1979649)
Has anyone looked back at trends in previous years and seen whether there are 'busy times' and 'slow times' for processing applications?

Interesting question...just glancing back on the updates in this forum, it seems last year Feb/March and August/Sept were active months..so fingers crossed now that the holidays are over that things get moving again in Feb. Also, I follow a facebook group for partner visas in Australia and have seen only one offshore grant from someone who said they "applied from the US" in the last 2-3 months...not sure if the US embassy actually granted the visa.

SLBee 01-17-2020 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by WA_Wannabe (Post 1980029)
Interesting question...just glancing back on the updates in this forum, it seems last year Feb/March and August/Sept were active months..so fingers crossed now that the holidays are over that things get moving again in Feb. Also, I follow a facebook group for partner visas in Australia and have seen only one offshore grant from someone who said they "applied from the US" in the last 2-3 months...not sure if the US embassy actually granted the visa.

I have also seen a similar pattern. Towards the end of the fiscal year (30th of June), it is likely they are using the quota to issue visas for the finalised applications. Once a new fiscal year begins in July, they would clear the backlog by issuing visas towards end of the calendar year.

Maria37 01-17-2020 03:53 PM

Visa arrived
 
I've been lurking on this thread for info, so wanted to report my visa arrived this morning :-)

We applied Jan 2019, received an RFI in August, sent requested docs in Sept, and haven't heard a word til today.

Also, I was wondering about this, so I'll mention: my immi account status remained "initial assessment" - it completely skipped the final assessment stage.

Big sigh of relief and WAHOOOOO!!!!

Rock747 01-17-2020 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Maria37 (Post 1980199)
I've been lurking on this thread for info, so wanted to report my visa arrived this morning 🙂

We applied Jan 2019, received an RFI in August, sent requested docs in Sept, and haven't heard a word til today.

Also, I was wondering about this, so I'll mention: my immi account status remained "initial assessment" - it completely skipped the final assessment stage.

Big sigh of relief and WAHOOOOO!!!!

Congratulations..

WA_Wannabe 01-17-2020 08:57 PM

Time for updates!
 
Please let me know if anything is incorrect.

March 2018
JaneoOz (309/100) granted 31 May 2019
Katemdf (309/100): granted 12 March 2019
Watever16 (309): granted June 2019
Paigey0110 (309): granted 8 March 2019
Tony121 (309): granted 14 March 2019, via Santiago consulate
Alf2018: granted 12 March 2019

April 2018*(309 processing time was 10 / 13 months)
YankeeAussie (300): granted 20 March 2019
Pyrite (300): granted 5 February 2019
BeeBee2 (309/100): granted 13 March 2019
esiyah (309): granted 21 March 2019
KTE711 (309): grant 21 March 2019

May 2018*(309 processing time was 12 / 16 months)
Carcrashearts (309/100) granted 30 May 2019
May88 (300): granted 25 March 2019
wembacr (300) – granted 03 April 2019

June 2018*(309 processing time was 13 / 18 months)
Wazza100 (309): granted 8 August 2019
aussieinamurka (309/100): granted 8 August 2019

August 2018
Luvv72 (300) - granted 11 July 2019

September 2018
Nyctombe (309) - granted 20 August 2019
Benddd – (309) – granted 12 August 2019

November 2018
LWaiting (309/100) – granted September 30, 2019

January 2019
Mreu- (309) granted 17 August 2019
Maria37 – granted 17 January 2020
M&A -

February 2019
Togekip (300) - granted 31 July 2019

March 2019
WA_Wannabe (300) - 27 January 2020
e_a (300) – granted 30AUG2019

April 2019
lv85 (300) - RFI 16 August 2019
Roseca21 – RFI August 2019
Randaj38 – RFI August/September 2019

May 2019
alpinpapillion (309/100) - RFI 26 August 2019

June 2019
coolio1 (309) - Granted 30 Sept 2019

July 2019
OptimusSpice – RFI September 2019

August 2019
alexthewhovian (309/100) - RFI 19 Sept 2019
IAtoWA - RFI - 27 Sept 2019

WA_Wannabe 01-17-2020 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maria37 (Post 1980199)
I've been lurking on this thread for info, so wanted to report my visa arrived this morning :-)

We applied Jan 2019, received an RFI in August, sent requested docs in Sept, and haven't heard a word til today.

Also, I was wondering about this, so I'll mention: my immi account status remained "initial assessment" - it completely skipped the final assessment stage.

Big sigh of relief and WAHOOOOO!!!!

That's awesome! Congrats and thanks for the update!!

WA_Wannabe 01-28-2020 01:23 AM

Thrilled to share that I finally got my 300 PMV grant after 327 days!!
Applied 06 March 2019
No agent
Medicals and Police for applicant front loaded, sponsor not
RFI for sponsor police check on 06 August 2019 with 48 day deadline for sponsor FBI check
Given 9 months to enter country
Had been a couple for 19 months before applying. Were physically together in US for 6 months (didn’t have a lease together), then did looooong distance for 2 years, visiting every 3-4 months. Did updates to IMMI after each visit to show genuine and continuing relationship. No kids, no criminal or medical history, or visa refusals. Had a 12-month Visitors Visa used to travel to Aus twice during visa process.

Should be in Perth in time for our tickets to the Tim Minchin concert!! Pretty thrilled about that too! What a way to start a life down under. :)

YankeeAussie 01-28-2020 03:36 AM

Congrats! Getting the 300 was an exciting time for me. Get ready for the longest unknown wait for the 820 :)

kate145689 02-03-2020 07:46 PM

Hi guys, I just received my husband's 309 after waiting a little over three months!
Applied Oct 19, 2019 -- totally frontloaded the app (though it took us over a month to do that);
Granted: Feb 03, 2020 (309).

No RFIs or further communication. We've been living together in a relationship since August 2017, married in October 2019, and are due to have a baby in 3 weeks.

JandE 02-04-2020 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by kate145689 (Post 1982235)
Hi guys, I just received my husband's 309 after waiting a little over three months!
Applied Oct 19, 2019 -- totally frontloaded the app (though it took us over a month to do that);
Granted: Feb 03, 2020 (309).

No RFIs or further communication. We've been living together in a relationship since August 2017, married in October 2019, and are due to have a baby in 3 weeks.

You made the right decision in the end. I recall you saying you didn't mind a 12 month a wait..

3 months ended up a great result..


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