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Old 06-01-2019, 11:19 AM
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Lengthy wait on PMV visa

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It's been 7 months since the PMV subclass 300 application was lodged and still haven't heard from the Department. All support documentations have been provided including the health assessment, police checks etc.

I'm awared that the global processing time for this visa is between 14-21 months as indicated on the Dept's website. Just wondering if anyone could provide advice/tips for a speedy and successful outcome?

We're considering of converting it to the Offshore visa category ie 309 but concerns that it would be treated as a new application and hence would wait from scratch rather than from the 7 months already served on the existing PMV application.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-01-2019, 01:11 PM
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I'm awared that the global processing time for this visa is between 14-21 months as indicated on the Dept's website. Just wondering if anyone could provide advice/tips for a speedy and successful outcome?
Actually the processing times are :

300 – Prospective Marriage (subclass 300).
75% processed in under 14 months.
10% processed in over 21 months.

You don't know how close you might be. People who include everything required initially, rarely get any contact until they get the grant.


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Hi JandE

Many thanks for your response.

According to the Dept's website as shown below, there's no indication that 75% would be processed in "under" 14 months. I guess we just have to pray hard and hope for the best

Processing times
75% of applications: 14 months
90% of applications: 21 months

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Hi JandE

Many thanks for your response.

According to the Dept's website as shown below, there's no indication that 75% would be processed in "under" 14 months. I guess we just have to pray hard and hope for the best

Processing times
75% of applications: 14 months
90% of applications: 21 months

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The immigration site does not explain it very well, but real processing times help better.

Actual processing times in months, for PMV's in 2019 on this forum
2.2, 2.5, 3.6, 5.6, 6.2, 6.3, 7.9, 9.4, 10.1, 10.3, 10.7, 10.9, 12.2 and 22.5 months.
That actually works out at nearer 75% in under 11 months, and 10% over 22 months.

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Hi all

It's been 7 months since the PMV subclass 300 application was lodged and still haven't heard from the Department. All support documentations have been provided including the health assessment, police checks etc.

I'm awared that the global processing time for this visa is between 14-21 months as indicated on the Dept's website. Just wondering if anyone could provide advice/tips for a speedy and successful outcome?

We're considering of converting it to the Offshore visa category ie 309 but concerns that it would be treated as a new application and hence would wait from scratch rather than from the 7 months already served on the existing PMV application.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Regards
NB
You wouldn’t go back in the queue as such. What you should be concerned about is if you can meet the much stricter requirements for a 309 visa.

My most recent PMV from a high risk country took 5 months, while another one from a low risk country took almost 12 months.

It depends on both the processing centre dealing with the application plus individual factors.

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Much appreciated CCMS for your response.

It could be my lack of understanding of the definition between the 'high risk' vs 'low risk' country, but would have thought the approval process for the 'high risk' ones would be longer than those from the ' low risk' category? Nevertheless that's an amazing turn around time.

Is having an immigration agent representative lodging the application would result in a faster outcome than those individually lodged?

I take your point re the individual factors... thought ours was relatively simple as we've known each other over 8 years, and I've (Aus citizen) flew back to Vietnam on numerous occasions to visit my partner. Hence believed we've met all the PMV criterias. Really makes me wonder how some people managed to get their approval so quickly but not us...

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Thanks JandE for the clarification.

Would you know how other applicants had such an astounding grant timeframe/outcome ie between 2-6 months?

I realise individual circumstances could have an impact on the processing time... but I believed we've met all the criterias of the PMV visa as we've known each other over 8 years and have met in persons on various occassions... not sure why our application is taking so long than others...

I'll keep my fingerscross that it would fits in the 75% queue

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thought ours was relatively simple as we've known each other over 8 years, and I've (Aus citizen) flew back to Vietnam on numerous occasions to visit my partner. Hence believed we've met all the PMV criterias. Really makes me wonder how some people managed to get their approval so quickly but not us...
The processing times are not easily understood, if at all.

I lived with my partner, in her country (Philippines), for 10 months before we applied for the 300. Not long enough to go for the 309.

We had joint bank accounts, landlord statements confirming joint tenant on my rental in her country. Proof of her trip with me to Australia before the 300 application.

It still took us 8.7 months for the PMV grant.

Recent PMV's highlighting high risk-v-low risk:
2.5 months from Philippines
6.2 months from UK
9.2 months from Vietnam
10.9 months from USA

UK and USA would normally be classed as low risk...

I feel that a very well presented application, made very easy for the immigration officer to understand, and with all documents attached, stands the best chance of an earlier grant.


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Much appreciated CCMS for your response.

It could be my lack of understanding of the definition between the 'high risk' vs 'low risk' country, but would have thought the approval process for the 'high risk' ones would be longer than those from the ' low risk' category? Nevertheless that's an amazing turn around time.

Is having an immigration agent representative lodging the application would result in a faster outcome than those individually lodged?

I take your point re the individual factors... thought ours was relatively simple as we've known each other over 8 years, and I've (Aus citizen) flew back to Vietnam on numerous occasions to visit my partner. Hence believed we've met all the PMV criterias. Really makes me wonder how some people managed to get their approval so quickly but not us...

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Hi Newbie2019
I saw you asking a lot of questions regarding the waiting times, no one is really aware why the processing times are taking so long as each case is different. I was surprised that some cases took 2 months!! During the processing times, you just have to think of ways to spend time together, maybe a little getaway/trip and to stop worried (since it wont change anything). Hope we all get the good news soon


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Hi all

It's been 7 months since the PMV subclass 300 application was lodged and still haven't heard from the Department. All support documentations have been provided including the health assessment, police checks etc.
I'm awared that the global processing time for this visa is between 14-21 months as indicated on the Dept's website. Just wondering if anyone could provide advice/tips for a speedy and successful outcome?

We're considering of converting it to the Offshore visa category ie 309 but concerns that it would be treated as a new application and hence would wait from scratch rather than from the 7 months already served on the existing PMV application.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Regards
NB



My fiancé lodged PMV in Vietnam August 2018. He was interviewed 5 weeks ago but still waiting. We are so frustrating.


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