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Old 07-11-2014, 04:43 AM
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You would be applying for the 309/100. The 801 is the permanent visa for onshore applicants. The 100 is the permanent visa for offshore applicants.

It's true that occasionally a PMV applicant submits adequate evidence which actually ends up demonstrating to the satisfaction of the CO they've been living together and sharing finances for over a year, which can get the CO to offer to switch them to a 309 instead. This doesn't happen very often.

In your case, you wouldn't have an option. If you marry before your PMV is granted, you HAVE to switch to a 309 application. Your PMV can't be granted if you've married. And along with having to switch to a 309, you'll also have to provide the evidence of shared finances, shared household, etc. that any other spouse visa applicant would have to provide. If you're not going to be able to provide at LEAST 3 months of evidence of sharing finances and living together when you marry, you may want to rethink your wedding date... Most people plan their wedding date around when their PMV is granted. It sucks to have to do that, I agree (I did it myself), but if you don't have enough evidence yet it's the safest way. Just my two cents.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Hi Everyone! Just thought I would let you know that my visa was GRANTED today! It took just under 6 months. My application was received Jan 24, I submitted medicals less than a month later, got my first contact from our case officer (requesting more info) on May 20th, submitted extra info that week, and got my grant letter today! I also booked my flight back to Aus earlier this spring for July 30th, and made it clear that I was planning on going back on an ETA to wait with my partner. For some reason I think this helped to speed the process along. I was expecting an interview, but neither my partner nor I ever got a phone call.

Good luck to you all!! And thank you for all the support. It helps so much to read through this thread!

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congrats on the grant. i think having the travel plans may have helped as we submitted ours on 30 december and we are still waiting on ours to be granted. i really hope we hear back soon


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Hi Everyone! Just thought I would let you know that my visa was GRANTED today! It took just under 6 months. My application was received Jan 24, I submitted medicals less than a month later, got my first contact from our case officer (requesting more info) on May 20th, submitted extra info that week, and got my grant letter today! I also booked my flight back to Aus earlier this spring for July 30th, and made it clear that I was planning on going back on an ETA to wait with my partner. For some reason I think this helped to speed the process along. I was expecting an interview, but neither my partner nor I ever got a phone call.

Good luck to you all!! And thank you for all the support. It helps so much to read through this thread!
Congrats! That is a very fast grant for DC. I agree your ETA probably helped - I got mine literally the business day before I was scheduled to leave the US on an ETA for Australia. The US typically doesn't do interviews, so no surprise there. Congrats again, and enjoy Australia!

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Original Nationality: US
Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Partner visa 309/100 application for my wife:

Date application submitted: 25/05/2014
Embassy: online
Country of origin: Pakistan
Documents submitted: statements, photos, communication evidence, financial evidence, identity documents, basically all of the required documents.

Request to provide biometrics was received straight after submission of application.

The link to organise health checks was made available the day after submission of application.

Biometrics and health checks were submitted about a week later

Haven't received any communication since then although the health check link has been removed and a message displays saying "no health checks are required for this applicant based on the information you have provided to the department"

Is it normal to not receive any communication form the department? Should I contact them?

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VERY normal not to receive any communication. If you've provided medicals and police checks and all the other evidence they need, you probably won't hear from the CO until the visa is granted or denied. Do keep in mind that the security checks DIBP performs for Pakistani nationals usually delay applications quite a bit. It's not uncommon for people from Pakistan to wait over a year, or even 18 months or longer. If this happens to you, the CO may conact you to ask you to redo the medicals/police checks. Hang in there.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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VERY normal not to receive any communication. If you've provided medicals and police checks and all the other evidence they need, you probably won't hear from the CO until the visa is granted or denied. Do keep in mind that the security checks DIBP performs for Pakistani nationals usually delay applications quite a bit. It's not uncommon for people from Pakistan to wait over a year, or even 18 months or longer. If this happens to you, the CO may conact you to ask you to redo the medicals/police checks. Hang in there.
Thanks CollegeGirl

Should I contact them? And I heard some where that there is a certain quota of people that they allow each year and they reject every one after that quota is reached, it there some validity behind this?

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Should I contact them? And I heard some where that there is a certain quota of people that they allow each year and they reject every one after that quota is reached, it there some validity behind this?
No, I would not contact them unless you have an urgent question only your CO can answer. Too much contact annoys them.

It is true that they have a yearly quota, but it's based on the FINANCIAL year, so, July to July. We've just started a new financial year. It's absolutely NOT true that they reject anyone because of it, like you said in the part I bolded above - when it gets close to the end of the financial year (like in June) and they start running out of allocated spaces, they simply hold on to the applications until the new financial year begins (Iike it just did) and start approving them then.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Ohh ok thanks

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I just did my timeline - my husband is the one applying for the visa, I'm the Aussie.

we received an acknowledgement via email - i think it was automated when he submitted his visa ONLINE ..... did our medical last week and requested FBI check in June, this week will be the 3rd week we are waiting on it to arrive so we can upload it.
our Kids are both aussie citizens by descent - did their paperwork months ago.
we've been married for 7 years, uploaded all our documents - evidence and all that jazz .....
haven't been assigned a CO yet but i really would love to get approval by december LOL so my daughter can start school over there at the end of january and not miss anything ... she'll be in kindergarten .... our son is 2 so no worries with him .....

when i moved to the USA - i waited 5 months for my visa to be approved so I'm hoping australia will be the same (heres hoping!!)

my mom is battling cancer and we did put that in the application, and we do need to get over there asap really to give her support etc .....

the wait is a killer and i don't like waiting haha ......

i love this forum, been trolling it for a while now and gathering information and such ....

oh and how do we know which office we applied at if its been done online?

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