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Old 11-16-2014, 06:07 PM
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Hi everyone. I've been watching this forum for the past few months, but this is my first post. I know that several of you are waiting on your FBI background check. For what it's worth, depending upon when you submitted your request, the 12 week estimated response time may be optimistic. I called the FBI center today and was told that they're processing requests received the week of August 12th. My request was received on August 26th and they expect it to take another couple of weeks to complete. This timeline is pushing 15 weeks.

Based upon some quick research, it sounds like the FBI wasn't processing any requests for about a six week period starting in early September.
That's depressing, we were hoping to have the FBI check before we head to Australia for Christmas. Our plan was to have an estimated approval date before we book the return flight to USA (and back to Aus) for my hubby... since I'm going to stay in australia and find work etc.


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Hi everyone - I'm new to the forum but finding it so helpful to get an idea of timelines. I lodged my application on September 5th and have completed my medical and local police background checks. Still waiting for the FBI one to come back, but they charged my credit card a few weeks ago, so hopefully not too much longer. We had only seen the very misleading information on immi's page that said it would take 5-7 months when we first applied and were very disappointed to find out the real time they are quoting from DC is 12-15!

Luckily my Australian husband and I are both together in the US now, but had been hoping to move early next year - that's looking unrealistic at this point, but here's to hoping it's closer to 7-8 months that other people have been seeing recently! Good luck to all.


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Old 11-17-2014, 10:13 AM
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Hi everyone - I'm new to the forum but finding it so helpful to get an idea of timelines. I lodged my application on September 5th and have completed my medical and local police background checks. Still waiting for the FBI one to come back, but they charged my credit card a few weeks ago, so hopefully not too much longer. We had only seen the very misleading information on immi's page that said it would take 5-7 months when we first applied and were very disappointed to find out the real time they are quoting from DC is 12-15!

Luckily my Australian husband and I are both together in the US now, but had been hoping to move early next year - that's looking unrealistic at this point, but here's to hoping it's closer to 7-8 months that other people have been seeing recently! Good luck to all.
And all the best to you NYC2SYD! Hope you get your FBI check soon and it's not a long wait like some are predicting.

I was in NYC this Jan (during the vortex cold snap and snow!) and loved it! Hoping to go back next year when I visit with my husband in DC for a few months.

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Hey everyone!! Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to give an update that my FBI check is back, it took around 13 weeks from when we sent it off so be prepared for a wait because supposedly they are behind after having the system down for 6 weeks. Still havnt heard from a Case Officer yet but we are hoping we hear from one within the next month since we applied July 19th. Everyone on our application is complete so now it is just the waiting game. I am in USA right now visiting my partner. I leave back for Australia the day after thanksgiving which is going to suck cause than I wont see my partner again until our visa is approved which we are hoping for february otherwise we might need to come up with a Plan B. But by the looks of things it looks like most applicants are getting approved around the 7 month mark so I am going to continue to be positive and hope for the same.

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Hi everyone - I'm new to the forum but finding it so helpful to get an idea of timelines. I lodged my application on September 5th and have completed my medical and local police background checks. Still waiting for the FBI one to come back, but they charged my credit card a few weeks ago, so hopefully not too much longer. We had only seen the very misleading information on immi's page that said it would take 5-7 months when we first applied and were very disappointed to find out the real time they are quoting from DC is 12-15! Luckily my Australian husband and I are both together in the US now, but had been hoping to move early next year - that's looking unrealistic at this point, but here's to hoping it's closer to 7-8 months that other people have been seeing recently! Good luck to all.
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Welcome! Hoping you don't have a long wait for the FBI check. I am also in NYC with the hubby. We are hoping to move to Adelaide early next year, though we are not holding our breath. We applied end of June, no word from a CO as yet.

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It's so nice to see the frustrations of international relationships shared around Hopefully FBI have some plan to catch up on that backlog although govt bureaucracy being what it is I'm not that hopeful lol. That said, 13 weeks is better than 16.

We have been following up my partners medical check, I couldn't ascertain if it had been submitted online and the doctors office haven't responded to his phone messages. Here's hoping there aren't any issues! I've been trying to check the immi account but it won't take me past the emedical basic info screen… grrrrr. I read the immi website instructions but still nada. Can you guys access your medicals completed page?

21 more days and I'll headed to the airport to pick him up… YAY!! So nervous there will be issues coming in without a return ticket and a lot of luggage.

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Mama bear you have to open the application to the place where you upload documents. At the bottom of the evidence you will see next steps- there will be something about the medicals there & it will tell you if its been finalized.


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Old 11-19-2014, 01:11 AM
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Mama bear you have to open the application to the place where you upload documents. At the bottom of the evidence you will see next steps- there will be something about the medicals there & it will tell you if its been finalized.
Thanks IndyMama, that's where I've been looking but it's just not showing up. It would be much easier if the Arizona doctors office would just have a receptionist rather than an answering machine to field calls. And they said it would be uploaded by now. As he only has three more weeks over there before he visits here it would be a royal pain in the bum if something needed redoing and he was here.

Also still waiting to hear back from immi regarding notifying them about him travelling here. I guess that's government bureaucracy for you :roll eyes:

I know I'm nowhere near processing but I just want it all in there so when it's time someone can look, assess and give us the 'done deal' signal.

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Been reading this forum for awhile...

I applied offshore (online-Washington) for a PMV on 9 July 2014.

Health check completed in July.

FBI & Aus police checks completed in July.

State police check completed in October.

No word on my case, except for an auto-generated email on 8 October 2014:

"Dear Applicant

I refer to your Prospective Partner visa application which was lodged in
Washington DC.

Your application will soon be allocated for assessment. To assist with this
process please review the checklist below and ensure that you have provided
all relevant documentation with your application.

If you have provided all the required documents please disregard this
email."

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:15 AM
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Hi usaaus,

My husband and I are on a very similar timeframe to you. Will be interesting to see the timing we all get processed. We also submitted everything upfront and received the generated email around the same time. As we had used up our 60 doc limit, we supplied a few documents via email after we got that auto email.

Welcome aboard, hope you don't have to wait much longer (by my calculations from previous 309s documented on here, they seem to be approving around the 9/10 month mark) :-D

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