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Partner Visa 300 and 309 in South Africa


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Old 05-20-2020, 05:26 AM
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Hello Guys, I have been in contact with consular of Pretoria and they advised that no visas are being processed at the moment due to the lockdown, however they said that the services can resume once the lockdown is eased and they dont know when it will be.


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Hello Guys, I have been in contact with consular of Pretoria and they advised that no visas are being processed at the moment due to the lockdown, however they said that the services can resume once the lockdown is eased and they dont know when it will be.
Australia is talking about ending the international travel ban maybe in 2021.


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309 holders are exempt from the travel ban and hence there is nothing to suggest 309 applicants will be waiting toll travel ban is over.


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309 holders are exempt from the travel ban and hence there is nothing to suggest 309 applicants will be waiting toll travel ban is over.
The 300s however are not.

Immigration may also choose to reduce the numbers of 309 grants until the travel ban is over.

We don't know exactly what will happen in that respect, but I feel that fewer 309s have been granted recently. That is definitely the case with 300s.


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309 holders are exempt from the travel ban and hence there is nothing to suggest 309 applicants will be waiting toll travel ban is over.
The 300s however are not.

Immigration may also choose to reduce the numbers of 309 grants until the travel ban is over.

Hi JandE,

The gentleman applied for a 309 and that can be seen in his posts history that's why i only highlighted the fact that the 309 is excempt from travel ban.

Regarding immigration may also choose to reduce the number of 309 grants, that may happen but it may not happen too and no one knows and we can't speculate that this will be the case till it's official. Fewer 309 have been granted recently simply because most of overseas posts are either shut or working with reduced staff to provide essential services for Australian citizens due to the pandemic's impact and hence we cannot expect an Australian embassy to grant someone a visa while they're shut. I think gradually the overseas posts will start to reopen and reinstate the visa processing service and gradually we will see the grant rates increasing unless DHA decides otherwise. Let's hope for the best and be positive.


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Hi JandE,

The gentleman applied for a 309 and that can be seen in his posts history that's why i only highlighted the fact that the 309 is excempt from travel ban.

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The post was titled "Partner Visa 300 and 309 in South Africa"

So I covered the 300.

The final numbers of grants will be interesting, especially seeing that they can't even give updated processing times for the 300, due to insufficient numbers of grants.


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They won't be granting 300 at the moment as 300 holders are not allowed in. If DHA grants PMV 300, they will be contradicting themselves ad they announced early that the 300 holders aren't considered as immediate family members.

Look! No one really knows what will be happening tomorrow, however, i think Australia will start giving entry excemptions to some visa categories down the way such as PMV 300. If they let the international students back in july as per discussion, i don't think it will be impossible to allow other family visa categories gradually. The travel ban itself might not be lifted for a few years but i guess it will be a matter of making a bubble and adding countries to it till vast majority of world is covered and that will depened on the pandemic's status in each country. This is my view but i could be totally wrong. End of the day no one knows what is coming next.



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Hi JandE,

The gentleman applied for a 309 and that can be seen in his posts history that's why i only highlighted the fact that the 309 is excempt from travel ban.

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The post was titled "Partner Visa 300 and 309 in South Africa"

So I covered the 300.

The final numbers of grants will be interesting, especially seeing that they can't even give updated processing times for the 300, due to insufficient numbers of grants.


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The 309 processing time has been reduced to 13months to 17months, We that are being processed in Pretoria what’s our faith? They are slow on a normal day, not to talk of now the have enough excuse (lockdown) I hope the do something thing too..


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The 309 processing time has been reduced to 13months to 17months, We that are being processed in Pretoria what’s our faith? They are slow on a normal day, not to talk of now the have enough excuse (lockdown) I hope the do something thing too..
Am tired of these people biko. Infact i dont kw what to think any more.


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Hello guys, They said they are waiting for the lockdown to be eased for South Africa to start giving visas. Apart from that, few days ago, the Labor MP in Australia gave an idea to the government to let Partner visas come in to boost the economy, The article is here : https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...15-p54td4.html

I hope it gets approved or passed as his arguments are very wise.

For 300 i have seen very less grants, but 309 from Washington are being granted recently.

The lockdown in South Africa will go to level 3 from 1st june, which hopefully allows embassy to open and lets them process visas.
However, the South African authority havent released a proper plan for level 3 yet.


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