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Old 05-24-2020, 01:16 AM
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I just checked visa 101 Child visa. It is a permanent visa and they can travel to Australia without exemption. They also don’t have indicative timeline.
If fewer partner visas are being granted, then it seems feasible that fewer child visas are being finalised also. Presumably not enough to calculate average processing times for the 101.

If only immigration produced 'numbers' of visas finalised each month too, with those percentages.


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It is only the 300 in the Partner visa group that hasn't got any processing times for April.

It says: 300 – Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) – Unavailable due to low volume... (very low number of grants, if any)

The 309, 820, 100 and 801 all show the normal processing range.
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309 – Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) . 13-17
– 75% were finalised in 13 months or less, and 10% took over 17 months.

One of the embassies has quoted this:
Processing of visa and citizenship applications has been suspended until further notice.
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Onshore partner visas look like they are still being processed, if things like overseas Police checks have been finalised, or can still be done in the relevant countries.
Hi JandE,

Which embassy said they were suspending applications?

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CAIRO EMBASSY IN EGYPT. We received a response saying they suspended the processing of all visas till further notice as JandE quoted. After afew days, the embassy responded to another email saying all partner visa applications have been transferred to Australia for onshore processing.



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It is only the 300 in the Partner visa group that hasn't got any processing times for April.

It says: 300 – Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) – Unavailable due to low volume... (very low number of grants, if any)

The 309, 820, 100 and 801 all show the normal processing range.
eg:
309 – Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) . 13-17
– 75% were finalised in 13 months or less, and 10% took over 17 months.

One of the embassies has quoted this:
Processing of visa and citizenship applications has been suspended until further notice.
z


Onshore partner visas look like they are still being processed, if things like overseas Police checks have been finalised, or can still be done in the relevant countries.
Hi JandE,

Which embassy said they were suspending applications?

Thanks!


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[QUOTE=mohyou4;1993339]CAIRO EMBASSY IN EGYPT. We received a response saying they suspended the processing of all visas till further notice as JandE quoted. After afew days, the embassy responded to another email saying all partner visa applications have been transferred to Australia for onshore processing.


I wish Pretoria, South Africa would transfer their applications to Australia for onshore processing, seems they are slow at the best of times - so can only imagine how much longer we will be waiting due to Covid-19 🙄🤨


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CAIRO EMBASSY IN EGYPT. We received a response saying they suspended the processing of all visas till further notice as JandE quoted. After afew days, the embassy responded to another email saying all partner visa applications have been transferred to Australia for onshore processing.


I wish Pretoria, South Africa would transfer their applications to Australia for onshore processing, seems they are slow at the best of times - so can only imagine how much longer we will be waiting due to Covid-19 🙄🤨

Me too I prefer onshore processing. No surprises if other embassies start to cut their staff due to lower influx of applications. To me this decision is about cost saving and bring to Australia jobs exercise.


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Let's hope for the best


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That's good! So I still have hope, since my flight is in about 3 weeks! Maybe they give priority to closer intended travel dates!

Fingers crossed!
When we applied for the exemption we put the intended travel date a couple weeks in advance, but once we received the exemption my fiancee had the opportunity to fly sooner so we took it.



Hi MH87, may I ask what you put under the "why you need to travel to australia" section?
I've applied twice now and both have been rejected 😞


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Hi MH87, may I ask what you put under the "why you need to travel to australia" section?
I've applied twice now and both have been rejected 😞


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To me this decision is about cost saving and bring to Australia jobs exercise.
Not sure it will cut costs, if they pay an Australian $75,000 a year to do the job of someone in a local embassy, at local rates. In some cases under $15,000 a year.

This has been brought on mainly due to the Covid-19 situation.

If this is actually happening, it might be to help get some of the offshore visas actually granted, rather than being held back, due to local embassy conditions.
Possibly resulting in even higher costs.


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To me this decision is about cost saving and bring to Australia jobs exercise.
Not sure it will cut costs, if they pay an Australian $75,000 a year to do the job of someone in a local embassy, at local rates. In some cases under $15,000 a year.

This has been brought on mainly due to the Covid-19 situation.

If this is actually happening, it might be to help get some of the offshore visas actually granted, rather than being held back, due to local embassy conditions.
Possibly resulting in even higher costs.
What if you have someone in Australia getting $75k and now due to travel ban doing less and you also have someone overseas earning 15k doing almost nothing. You won’t compare their cost, you load onshore one to its max before making overseas one redundant. Or maybe I am completely wrong.


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