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Old 09-10-2014, 07:28 PM
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This is my wife's account, but she is currently traveling and cannot access so I am writing on both of our behalves. While we haven't been very active on this message board, we have found it very useful. So we wanted to post and give everyone waiting a little hope.

We submitted an application for our partner visa on 3/16/14. Supplied ample information, everything but my medical check. Got a form email in June saying that we should submit medical soon. Submitted a week or two later.

Got word on 9/10 that my visa was granted. No interview. No request for further information. Never knew who our case manager was.

Submitted 3/16/14. Granted 9/10/14. Just under 6 months.

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This is my wife's account, but she is currently traveling and cannot access so I am writing on both of our behalves. While we haven't been very active on this message board, we have found it very useful. So we wanted to post and give everyone waiting a little hope.

We submitted an application for our partner visa on 3/16/14. Supplied ample information, everything but my medical check. Got a form email in June saying that we should submit medical soon. Submitted a week or two later.

Got word on 9/10 that my visa was granted. No interview. No request for further information. Never knew who our case manager was.

Submitted 3/16/14. Granted 9/10/14. Just under 6 months.
Was this offshore or onshore? What is her nationality?


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Old 09-10-2014, 07:42 PM
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Thank you so much CollegeGirl and AusUSA, you have both been amazing help!
I'm from Melbourne, Australia and my partner is from Minnesota. We met last year when he was in Aus on a work and travel visa. Followed him back to America this year but my visa expires end of February..so that's when we'll have to start being apart Spent last night in tears about that, but we keep saying to each other that if we miss each other too much we will sort something out- be that moving to NZ till it's granted or him coming on 3 month tourist visa after a few months while I support him with a trip to NZ if it's granted in that time, or trying to get sponsorship to work in the US again over next Summer...
If only love was enough! Are you currently in Aus and your partner in America? Where are you two from?
Are you thinking about getting married? If you do get married you can easily stay in the US ... I'm a US immigration lawyer so I can help you if you have any questions about that.


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Was this offshore or onshore? What is her nationality?
Offshore. She is Australian. I am American.


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Offshore. She is Australian. I am American.
Very lucky it took only 6 months. I'm American and would file now if it meant I'd get it in six months...

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This is my wife's account, but she is currently traveling and cannot access so I am writing on both of our behalves. While we haven't been very active on this message board, we have found it very useful. So we wanted to post and give everyone waiting a little hope.

We submitted an application for our partner visa on 3/16/14. Supplied ample information, everything but my medical check. Got a form email in June saying that we should submit medical soon. Submitted a week or two later.

Got word on 9/10 that my visa was granted. No interview. No request for further information. Never knew who our case manager was.

Submitted 3/16/14. Granted 9/10/14. Just under 6 months.
YAY Congratulations!!!!
SO immensely happy for you it brings tears to my eyes!


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Are you thinking about getting married? If you do get married you can easily stay in the US ... I'm a US immigration lawyer so I can help you if you have any questions about that.
Jnix I'd love to ask you about US immigration & what my partner will need to do when it's time for us to be back in the US. We intend to live in Australia, but envision at some point, as my parents age, that we'll need to come back here for at least a few years.

We've been so focused on getting my Australian visa that we've barely even peeked at US immigration.


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Jnix I'd love to ask you about US immigration & what my partner will need to do when it's time for us to be back in the US. We intend to live in Australia, but envision at some point, as my parents age, that we'll need to come back here for at least a few years.

We've been so focused on getting my Australian visa that we've barely even peeked at US immigration.
Sure thing. Feel free to PM me and I'll give you my email.


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Offshore. She is Australian. I am American.
Oh, this does give me hope! I applied in 04/20/2014, so it would be dreamy to be granted as quickly. Thanks for the update and congrats!

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Hey Ani89! Aw what a cute love story similiar to mine I met my partner over here 4 years ago this upcoming february. We fell in love pretty much instantly, and began a long distance relationship within knowing each other for only 2 months. My partner is from Denver Colorado and I am from the Gold Coast Australia. I went to USA in May 2011 for 3 months to see my partner again after not seeing him for two months and than he came back to Australia in October and commenced his studies in January 2012 at Bond University as that gave us a lot more time together without the worries of visas. Obviously in that year and a half he went back to USA twice to see family, once his student visa ended he applied for a tourist visa and left Australia September 2013. I followed in October 2013 and stayed in U.S for 6 months as I have a B2 visa. Unfortunately I had to leave in April 2014 and that is when my partner and I decided that the best thing for us to do is apply for an Australian De Facto visa as the only way we can stay in America is if we get married and we don't want to rush anything just for a visa we want it to be the perfect timing for us. My partner flew out in July for 10 days and now I won't see him again until October 31st. I will be going to America for one month to catch up with my boyfriend I also have a surprise trip planned for us which he has no idea about! We originally thought we would be approved by January/February but now since the processing times have lengthened it looks like it might be longer than that so we have had to come up with a Plan B. We are going to call immigration in november and see how our visa status is and than hopefully make a decision on what to do from there. We are thinking that I might go back to America in February for a few months and hope that by the end of that few months our visa will be close to being approved or approved. It is very stressful I am a full time manager and am working hard to save as much money as possible so if I do have to go back to America and not have an income I will have savings. Jnix I would like to talk to you too about american immigration as my partner and I too hope to one day live in America once we are married etc. Also do you know much about the B2 visa and whether immigration are tough on lettting people in especially if they have a partner in America. Obviously I dont want to live in America and I dont intend to stay there for a long period of time, its only temporarily given our circumstances.

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