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Old 06-01-2020, 01:09 AM
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Hi Mark,

My wife and i have applied for subclass 489 visa on April 23rd 2019. We had one contact from CO back in October 2019 asking for my wife’s recent payslips.It has been excruciatingly painful waiting all these months to get some sort of reply.Although Australian immigration has informed everyone not to make any future decisions until there is an outcome but we are living in limbo.
I am aware COVID-19 hasn’t ended yet but does this lengthy process has got something to do with us applying from a high risk country.We are applying from Pakistan and your response will be highly appreciated Mark !


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Old 06-02-2020, 06:21 PM
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Hello Mark
I applied for partner visa 309 on 21 of March 2019.
My wife is from Morocco and our case is in Australian embassy in Cairo.
We submitted almost all the required documents, such as photos, mariage certificate, tickets airline, western union receipt, whats app chat...
We got two RFI one on October 2019 and other on February 2020.
They asked on the last one for police clearance, statutory declaration for my wife and some questions on form 80.
We asked for an expedite on March for the visa but we received an email from Australian embassy in Cairo and they said that the visas are suspended Due to the Covid-19.
Last week we sent an email to them and asked when the visas will be on process again and they said that a small number of cases will be on processed but they didn’t mention my case are included or not.
My question is : is it true that Cairo visas processing has been transferred to Onshore processing office due to the local lockdown? They reduced the processing time from 21 to 17 months, do we have the right to talk to them if they didn’t grant my wife visa after the 17 months?

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Hi All -

I'm very excited to be back on the Australia Forum after some time away - it's such a fantastic and friendly community here. I wanted to announce a new 2020 edition of my Ask Mark! thread which I've hosted previously here for some time - as before, happy to do my best to provide information to anyone about Australian migraiton. A few notes:

* I tend to focus on family/partner visas, skilled and employer sponsored visas, and complex cases such as Schedule 3, PIC 4020, health and character cases, and do cases at the AAT Tribunal and the Courts
* I don't work a lot in the areas of student and refugee visas, so may not be the best source of info for these
* I may not be able to give you specific advice for your case if it involves complex or private issues that it's not practical to go into on a public forum - will let you know in this case

In these challenging times, communicating and sharing information is more important than ever, especially with things changing so quickly as they are now with the COVID-19 situation. I'm happy to be here to help, and look forward to your questions.

Best,

Mark Northam


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Old 06-03-2020, 01:22 PM
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Citizenship by Descent

Hi Mark,

I hope you are well? and thank you for all of your help and advice.

In March 2020 from the UK, I applied for Citizenship by Descent (my father was born in Adelaide and has an Australian birth certificate). On my Immi Account it is showing as "Received" but nothing else, would you know roughly how long these types of visa's are taking to be processed?

Also, if I may ask when I become a Citizen would the process be quicker for a Child 101 visa? I think normally can take up to 14 months but if we were to make the move, whould it be better to apply for a tourist visa then apply onshore?

Many thanks & take care


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Old 06-04-2020, 01:56 PM
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Hi, I am a professional in Australia and like a pharmacist. As a sponsor, can I also be a notary witness for the applicant?


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Old 06-04-2020, 02:03 PM
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Hi Achmat -

Thanks for the note. Under the current legislation there is no specific income or asset test for partner visa sponsors, however you must be able to show that you "would be able" to financially support your partner for the first 2 years after they are granted a visa. Often payslips from previous work (if you are not employed currently) or current employment info, resume, etc can be helpful here.

Hope this helps -

Best,

Mark Northam
Hi Mark, you have been a great help in answering questions here and there. Further to the evidences provided, which documents like joint account, pay slips need to be sighted by JPs as true copies of the originals to be submitted to DHA?


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Old 06-04-2020, 02:11 PM
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Hi Mark,

Just a simple question, In overseas, who are the notary public that is recognised to signed or certified documents?

Thank you


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Old 06-05-2020, 12:04 AM
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462 visa

Hi Mark,

Appreciate you taking the time to answer questions.

Just wondering if you have any insight on 462 visa approvals at the moment. I am an Australian returning from the US due to a change in work and am looking at options to bring my American partner back also. We are getting married before the move but would like to have some experience living in Aus together before moving forward with a permanent resident visa.

Our other thought was the visitor 600 visa - how do they determine the length of stay? Is a 3 month 600 visa any different than an ETA? She currently has an active ETA which we could fall back on.

Thank you!


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Old 06-05-2020, 12:31 AM
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Arrow 38 months after my application

Hi Mark, thanks for all your help in this forum. What a wonderful initiative. I am Sorry to bother you with my case but I feel like a need a bit of help with my application.

Iím Colombian and my partner is Australian. We PAPER lodged our application more than 3 years ago and we havenít received any other email, letter or call about our process so I am still in Bridging A and No medical examinations have been requested or 820 have been granted yet. Here is my time line:

April 2016: relationship started with my Australian partner
Sept 2016: started living together
March 2017: our relationship was registered and Bridging Visa A granted
April 2017: we applied for our visa subclass 820/801
Jan 2019: Bridging Visa B granted for 3 months to go to Col
June 2019: Bridging Vida B approved for 1 year to go to Vietnam. It will expire next month

Could you please advise me in how to proceed. I have written several emails and responses from [email protected] are always an automatic response with no more than links and links that take me to the same spot, waiting longer or the online immi account. Whike trying to do it there it doesnít allowed me with an error that says Iím not entitled yet to do it and/or my paper lodged application canít be processed online.

Thank you for your time and any idea or suggestion is greatly appreciated.
Cheers


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Old 06-08-2020, 10:42 AM
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Hi Mark,
Found the answer so deleting this

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DOL: May 2019
RFI:
Grant date:

Last edited by apurvwalia; 06-26-2020 at 03:43 AM. Reason: Found the answer

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Old 06-15-2020, 03:38 AM
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Hi, Question removed as I found the answer & Marks time is important.


Last edited by John Clip; 06-18-2020 at 01:44 AM. Reason: Answer Found

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