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Old 07-01-2019, 07:11 AM
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Have you done the Medical and Police checks yet?

You applied for the 309 almost 12 months ago?
  • Half of the recent 309 grants from the USA that I have seen, were done between 11.2 and 12.2 months



How long were you in a committed relationship before applying for the 309?

People with long term relationships, at time of application, often go direct to the 100 visa, saving that long wait between the 309 and 100.

However, their grant takes a bit longer than a 309, but a lot less than waiting for a normal 100.


  • The last two direct to 100 grants from the USA took about 14 and a half months.


Maybe itís because I did not submit the state background checks until recently as I didnít know about them until I was informed on this site. And I only just realized I needed a police check from Australia too. So I did request that yesterday. But from what I read, donít they usually request that stuff? They havenít said boo.


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Old 07-01-2019, 07:12 AM
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Have you done the Medical and Police checks yet?

You applied for the 309 almost 12 months ago?
  • Half of the recent 309 grants from the USA that I have seen, were done between 11.2 and 12.2 months



How long were you in a committed relationship before applying for the 309?

People with long term relationships, at time of application, often go direct to the 100 visa, saving that long wait between the 309 and 100.

However, their grant takes a bit longer than a 309, but a lot less than waiting for a normal 100.


  • The last two direct to 100 grants from the USA took about 14 and a half months.


And yes, he did medical and thatís the only thing they have asked for. We did the fbi early on our own accord.


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Old 07-01-2019, 07:14 AM
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Finally, Iíd hate to simply get some vicious denial for no good reason. I hope delaying getting those checks wouldnít cause that. Look, at the end of the day we have the right to be there and there we stand.


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Old 07-01-2019, 12:20 PM
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Finally, I’d hate to simply get some vicious denial for no good reason. I hope delaying getting those checks wouldn’t cause that. Look, at the end of the day we have the right to be there and there we stand.


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I'm also battling feelings of getting a denial. I got a request for more information including a check. Have a daughter turning 3 this July. Dual citizenship as well. I'm East African, so maybe that's different. I dunno. Hang in there.

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Old 07-01-2019, 03:55 PM
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Finally, I’d hate to simply get some vicious denial for no good reason. I hope delaying getting those checks wouldn’t cause that. Look, at the end of the day we have the right to be there and there we stand.


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As others have mentioned, US applications are taking a good amount of time to process. While you have the right to apply for a visa, grants aren’t guaranteed. Just make sure to put the best possible application forward and be patient. That’s really all we can do!

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But from what I read, donít they usually request that stuff? They havenít said boo.


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We did everything upfront as it was stated these were needed.

I subsequently read posts where some people don't do everything up front, and wait to be asked. However, immigration do not have to ask, and they do state that incomplete applications are likely to be delayed.

More recent statements have been that a decision can be made without requesting information, although I assume they will ask for medical and police checks eventually.

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But from what I read, don’t they usually request that stuff? They haven’t said boo.


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We did everything upfront as it was stated these were needed.

I subsequently read posts where some people don't do everything up front, and wait to be asked. However, immigration do not have to ask, and they do state that incomplete applications are likely to be delayed.

More recent statements have been that a decision can be made without requesting information, although I assume they will ask for medical and police checks eventually.
We also chose to give everything up front, in the hopes it may help to speed things up.

Going on 10 months now through DC, with no word - but as we were told by our lawyer, our application is complete, and at this stage no news is good news!

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We did everything upfront as it was stated these were needed.



I subsequently read posts where some people don't do everything up front, and wait to be asked. However, immigration do not have to ask, and they do state that incomplete applications are likely to be delayed.



More recent statements have been that a decision can be made without requesting information, although I assume they will ask for medical and police checks eventually.


Thanks to all for feedback. So on my end as sponsor, as of now I have submitted -

Drivers license
USA passport (Aussie one not ready yet)
Birth certificate
FBI check
State check in all names
Receipt for AFP clearance
Divorce decree

Hubby has submitted-

Medical
Divorce decrees
His military release papers
Drivers license
USA passport
State checks
FBI checks
80 form I think it is
Declaration from friends form x 2

Tons of pics , updated them on our baby girl who now has her citizenship, they asked for a report of my birth abroad to get my USA citizenship, (CRBA- consular report of birth abroad) and thy did get her citizenship handled FAST.


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Old 07-02-2019, 06:47 AM
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And yes, he did medical and thatís the only thing they have asked for. We did the fbi early on our own accord.


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We met on October 2015, married in May 2017, applied July 2018. Youíd think a daughter makes it clear we are not just a couple on paper lol.


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Old 07-02-2019, 08:09 AM
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We did everything upfront as it was stated these were needed.



I subsequently read posts where some people don't do everything up front, and wait to be asked. However, immigration do not have to ask, and they do state that incomplete applications are likely to be delayed.



More recent statements have been that a decision can be made without requesting information, although I assume they will ask for medical and police checks eventually.


It does say on the site ďwe will tell you if we need anything ď however, or words to that affect.

I find myself awake now late, obsessively going over everything. Also, if we update our circumstances to include our daughter, shouldnít she now appear on the application when we look at it or no? And I know for a fact we listed his son as a non immigrating family member but cannot see him on there so we did update our circumstances under where it says to. When in doubt, Iím sure it canít hurt to notify them a second time just in case.

Also, it has all the documents listed we uploaded for him. I know I would have uploaded my birth certificate, passport, drivers license etc and yet now I canít see them?

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