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Old 03-19-2020, 01:00 AM
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Angry Massively delayed Visitor 600 VISA (Family Sponsored)

I applied for a 309 for my wife September 2019.

I then applied for the first visitor visa 600 (Family sponsored) which got granted in less than a week (3 month grant) in November 2019, and she returned in early February.

We waited another month and applied for another 600 on the 12th of March 2020. But holy CRAP the times are insane: 62 days to 75 days. Is this a joke?

Considering nobody is even travelling why is it taking so long? Is this on purpose to prevent inbound passengers for COVID19 or is there a higher influx of applicants? At this rate I have a higher chance of getting the 309 before the visitor...frustrating as my wife is all alone and I want her to be with me during this crisis Is there anything I can do to expedite this process?


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Is there anything I can do to expedite this process?
No............

The last time I heard of an applicant phoning her case officer and demanding an immediate decision, she got one.

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Im expecting in a day or 2 that Australia will be shutting up shop in regards to anyone bar citizens and PRs entering the country. No point granting offshore visas if they cant get in.

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Its not delayed. It's the expected processing time. Plan ahead.

Honestly theres a good chance for your visa to be rejected, COVID and the fact you returned from Australia a month ago she will likely not satisfy GTE requirements.


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I then applied for the first visitor visa 600 (Family sponsored) which got granted in less than a week (3 month grant) in November 2019, and she returned in early February.

We waited another month and applied for another 600 on the 12th of March 2020. But holy CRAP the times are insane: 62 days to 75 days. Is this a joke?
It isn't a joke. The fact is that 75% of that stream are taking up to 62 days, and 10% are taking over 75 days due to various factors. These can be poorly completed application by some people, missing information, various checks taking longer than normal, etc.
Your first one would also be considered to be in the 75% under 62 days, as 7 days is less than 62 days.

That 62-75 does not specify how many actually take just one week, but there may be some, after all, your first one was.

Being a second application, expect the waiting to be longer though. We did the normal stream, and the second 600 took twice as long as the first.


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Im expecting in a day or 2 that Australia will be shutting up shop in regards to anyone bar citizens and PRs entering the country. No point granting offshore visas if they cant get in.

Didn't even take that long to act!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-1...ralia/12071640

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Im expecting in a day or 2 that Australia will be shutting up shop in regards to anyone bar citizens and PRs entering the country. No point granting offshore visas if they cant get in.
Agreed, but they certainly loved taking my $125 donation anyway


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I must admit i did pat myself on the back after hearing the news about an hour after posting


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Agreed, but they certainly loved taking my $125 donation anyway
It doesn't mean they will refuse all the visa applications. They will more than likely just delay granting them.

Or....they will grant them knowing no one can come in and then the visas will lapse so everyone has to apply again.....


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No need for the partner visa applicants and sponsors to worry too much.

Total travel ban does not apply to immediate family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne tweets:

https://twitter.com/MarisePayne/stat...106141696?s=20

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