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Old 09-26-2013, 02:24 PM
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Whether quotas are practiced for the partner/defacto visas, it just seems like there have hardly been any approvals come out of Washington DC that amount to even 50 in the last year! So even if they had embassy quotas, I don't believe that Washington DC has even reached its quota? I think there are other factors that are holding up approvals.

I have reason to believe that a lot more people are taking advantage of the loop hole with the tourist/visitors visa by coming to Australia on that, then applying for the partner/de-facto visa afterwards. Thus increasing the workload for the immigration officers. Washington DC officers may be processing applications from not just the U.S.?


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Here is a post in another thread where they say their CO told them they had quotas. http://www.australiaforum.com/62247-post6.html

This was from a UK CO i believe but it would be a similar story elsewhere i would suspect after hearing what i did today.

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That was the London embassy. They process visas differently from every other embassy I know of. They're an entity all to themselves. Their processing timeframe is 8-9 months. They will actively hold onto applications that are complete and ready to be processed until they hit that 8 month mark. They actually even pretty frequently let people know their application has been assessed and is all ready to go and is just waiting for the 8 month mark to grant. No other embassy I'm aware of operates this way. In London, 99% of the applications that I see granted are done in that 8th month. Everywhere else, it's very staggered and hit-or-miss. In the US we see applications granted at four months or less (rarely), five months, six months, seven months, eight months, nine months... it's impossible to predict. And all they tell you when you ask for a timeframe is 5-12 months.

I actually would prefer it if other countries would adopt London's method. Then at least you could KNOW when you're very likely going to get your grant. It would make it so much easier to make plans and not be stressed out wondering when it's going to happen.

Like I said, I do NOT doubt that each embassy has its own quotas. I am just curious about how they set them as only London seems to have a predictable pattern that obviously results from set quotas.

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Of course, the downside to that kind of system is that if your application is ready to go earlier, you still have to wait... which would be frustrating, too. But again... at least you can make plans!

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Added another week onto everyone's time spent waiting...

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Edited timeline on first post for Mishy's visa grant.

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Weekly update of everyone's wait time. Next week the majority of our folks who have been waiting the normal processing time will be up to 7 or even 8 months... I wonder if this is going to be the "new" normal.

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Edited to reflect Cheesy's grant!!!!

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Add us please, DN, applied Mid Sept 2013.

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Is it okay if I just use Sept. 15 so I can approximate weeks?

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Strike that - if you click your timeline image you can see the details - I see you put Aug. 16, so I'll use that.

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