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Old 05-05-2019, 12:21 PM
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There were some VERY big changes made at the Russia Australian embassy soon after our application, these were compounded by MH17 and a lot of people were placing a lot of pressure from all directions for the entire 10 months our application was submitted. I spent a lot of time and money getting that pressure applied. Some weeks after I spoke with John Laws and he requested more details, things suddenly changed soon after at that embassy - coincidence possibly.

FYI leaked information puts the allocated process time for Partner Visas by Case Officers at around 5 hours total (it was ether 4.5 or 5.5 hours I can not recall now). not bad for +$7,000 fee.
thanks . Am I right in thinking they are now processed in Serbia from April 2019 ?


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Ukraine visas were directed to the European processing centre in London. Not sure now.


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FYI leaked information puts the allocated process time for Partner Visas by Case Officers at around 5 hours total (it was ether 4.5 or 5.5 hours I can not recall now). not bad for +$7,000 fee.
So over $1400 per hour for 5 hours. Definitely an ulterior motive as the price hikes are not cost driven.

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From Country: Russia
PMV 300 Application Date: 11-01-2019
Police Checks Submitted: 11-01-2019
Medical Submitted: 25-01-2019
Case Officer Assigned: 04-04-2019
Biometric Data Submitted: 05-04-2019
PMV 300 Granted: 01-05-2019
Arrival Date: 21-05-2019
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There is no requirement to announce the partner arrival in Australia is there? Only information I see that requires Immi. notification is the change of address details. Is that correct, anyone?

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PMV 300 Granted: 01-05-2019
Arrival Date: 21-05-2019
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Another question to throw out there is regarding a Passport name change. Since a Visa holder is not a Permanent Resident yet, is it better to not change the Passport holder name to new married name? Better to wait until Permanent Resident then get an Australian Passport?

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PMV 300 Granted: 01-05-2019
Arrival Date: 21-05-2019
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There is no requirement to announce the partner arrival in Australia is there? Only information I see that requires Immi. notification is the change of address details. Is that correct, anyone?
Sorry to bother you but my future wife is from Russia and I understood it took a long tine to get an offshore partner visa as Russia is one of the few high risk countries and hence discriminated against . Did you really get the visa so quickly and is it given electronically ? Not sure why necessary to give IMMI a change of address as nothing comes through the post or my ex wife did not receive anything .


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Part of the large price rise was a hope number of applications would reduce (it was around the time resources were used on boat arrivals).

Nothing to report on arrival.

Will not get Australian Passport as PR, need citizenship.

There are very many high risk countries, Russia is one and can be tricky to get visas. Russia is unpredictable. The PMV is often faster to be processed than a Partner Visa - much less evidence is required for a PMV application.

All visas are electronic these days.

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Another question to throw out there is regarding a Passport name change. Since a Visa holder is not a Permanent Resident yet, is it better to not change the Passport holder name to new married name? Better to wait until Permanent Resident then get an Australian Passport?
We used the Married name on some things, bank accounts etc, as soon as we married.

Her overseas passport name was changed to the married name about 3 months before we got the PR grant, and we notified IMMI about 2 months before the grant, so that the PR was in the correct new name.

It will take another year after getting PR before an Australian Citizenship can be applied for, and the passport might be another year or more after that application. So maybe 1 to 5 years after PR grant for an Australian passport.

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Part of the large price rise was a hope number of applications would reduce (it was around the time resources were used on boat arrivals).

Nothing to report on arrival.

Will not get Australian Passport as PR, need citizenship.

There are very many high risk countries, Russia is one and can be tricky to get visas. Russia is unpredictable. The PMV is often faster to be processed than a Partner Visa - much less evidence is required for a PMV application.

All visas are electronic these days.

thanks a lot for information . I take your point on PMV being slightly quicker but it took 15 months in 2014 before my ex wife got her visa . I am
in a different situation this time as I am subject to the 5 year rule and a spouse ( partner) visa application might be a bit safer . I would be married for about 6 months with joint bank accounts etc ,.if it is possible which is the extra evidence you are referring to I think . But even with a PMV , one has to show some sharing of things , living together or a good reason why not and much more . thanks again and I will have re-think on a PMV . I am in UK and planning to return home to OZ about 6 months or so after visa process starts and then hopefully get a visitor visa for my wife to come to oz for about 2 or 3 months and then back to Europe to get her partner visa if ganted ,. What a hassle but such is life and hope I am still alive and kicking at end of process as an "oldie " !! ( smile )


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We used the Married name on some things, bank accounts etc, as soon as we married.

Her overseas passport name was changed to the married name about 3 months before we got the PR grant, and we notified IMMI about 2 months before the grant, so that the PR was in the correct new name.

It will take another year after getting PR before an Australian Citizenship can be applied for, and the passport might be another year or more after that application. So maybe 1 to 5 years after PR grant for an Australian passport.
I think it is better for a lady to keep her own name to avois big admin problems if and
when she returns to own country , eg Ukraine , for a holiday . I know this from an old friend in England who has a Russian wife.


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