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Old 06-29-2019, 03:52 AM
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So I applied in the USA to sponsor my American husband in July last year. We have heard nothing. Is that a good thing, meaning will they tell us if they need something? I heard and read about the 40sp form but it just says recommended not required. We have a daughter and she just received her citizenship certificate. We have no issues I can think of. Seems to be very straight forward. So basically Iím asking, do they tell you if they need anything?


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So I applied in the USA to sponsor my American husband in July last year. We have heard nothing. Is that a good thing, meaning will they tell us if they need something? I heard and read about the 40sp form but it just says recommended not required. We have a daughter and she just received her citizenship certificate. We have no issues I can think of. Seems to be very straight forward. So basically Iím asking, do they tell you if they need anything?


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Other than request police and medical, they are not required to ask you for anything - but some Case Officers have asked for more. Other Case Officers have refused due not being supplied documentation or enough of it.


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You need to lodge the online sponsor form. Paper form 40SP is obsolete. You would normally receive requests for visa medicals and police certificates at some stage.

You may receive requests for further relationship evidence, but there is no requirement for the case officer to do this and they can make a decision based on the information/ documentation provided.

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According to the DC thread, waiting a year and not having a decision yet is not abnormal.

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You need to lodge the online sponsor form. Paper form 40SP is obsolete. You would normally receive requests for visa medicals and police certificates at some stage.

You may receive requests for further relationship evidence, but there is no requirement for the case officer to do this and they can make a decision based on the information/ documentation provided.
Would the CO just refuse the visa without even sending requests for the visa medicals and police certificates?


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Would the CO just refuse the visa without even sending requests for the visa medicals and police certificates?
NO not for the police or medical.


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We applied from the USA in June last year (similar situation as you; I'm the Aussie sponsor to my American husband, and both our kids have dual citizenship). We applied June 2019 and heard nothing until June 18 of this year when our CO requested our police checks. I wouldn't stress, you will likely be hearing something soon.


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Unfortunately visa processing is a bit of a black hole at times and you can do little more than sit and wait as patiently as possible until you hear something. Hopefully a decision will be made soon.

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So I applied in the USA to sponsor my American husband in July last year. We have heard nothing. Is that a good thing, meaning will they tell us if they need something? I heard and read about the 40sp form but it just says recommended not required. We have a daughter and she just received her citizenship certificate. We have no issues I can think of. Seems to be very straight forward. So basically Iím asking, do they tell you if they need anything?


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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.

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Unfortunately visa processing is a bit of a black hole at times and you can do little more than sit and wait as patiently as possible until you hear something. Hopefully a decision will be made soon.
This. As hard as it is, that's all one can do sometimes.

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