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Old 05-27-2020, 02:05 PM
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Change in PMV 300 Processing Time

Hi everyone:

When I checked the PMV 300 IMMI page yesterday, I saw the processing times had changed from 75% in 13 months to "Unavailable due to low volume of applications."

Does anyone know if this means that processing for PMV 300s might go a bit faster since they have less applications? I know PMVs still need to apply for additional clearance due to Corona but wanted to hear people's thoughts.

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Old 05-27-2020, 09:38 PM
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Hi everyone:

When I checked the PMV 300 IMMI page yesterday, I saw the processing times had changed from 75% in 13 months to "Unavailable due to low volume of applications."

Does anyone know if this means that processing for PMV 300s might go a bit faster since they have less applications? I know PMVs still need to apply for additional clearance due to Corona but wanted to hear people's thoughts.

Thank you!

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Actually, the opposite ... PMV holders are not currently allowed to enter Australia, so they are not prioritizing (doing any) processing of these visas at the moment.

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia

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Old 05-27-2020, 09:49 PM
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Oh. what a bummer.

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Hi everyone:

When I checked the PMV 300 IMMI page yesterday, I saw the processing times had changed from 75% in 13 months to "Unavailable due to low volume of applications."

Does anyone know if this means that processing for PMV 300s might go a bit faster since they have less applications? I know PMVs still need to apply for additional clearance due to Corona but wanted to hear people's thoughts.

Thank you!

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Applied: March 2020
Applied From: Washington, DC
The official site used the wrong words when they said "Unavailable due to low volume of applications."

I am sure they meant "Unavailable due to low volume of grants." Due to few, if any, being granted during the lockdown.

They still have many applications, and these will just be going into a longer queue.

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Old 05-28-2020, 11:42 AM
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Hi everyone:

When I checked the PMV 300 IMMI page yesterday, I saw the processing times had changed from 75% in 13 months to "Unavailable due to low volume of applications."

Does anyone know if this means that processing for PMV 300s might go a bit faster since they have less applications? I know PMVs still need to apply for additional clearance due to Corona but wanted to hear people's thoughts.

Thank you!

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Applied: March 2020
Applied From: Washington, DC
Actually, the opposite ... PMV holders are not currently allowed to enter Australia, so they are not prioritizing (doing any) processing of these visas at the moment.

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia
Really? Why would they word it like that? What they have written says they don’t have many applications 😔
Why don’t they put “current not processing due to covid-19” ??


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Really? Why would they word it like that? What they have written says they don’t have many applications 😔
Why don’t they put “current not processing due to covid-19” ??
They couldn't use that wording as 'one' application might have been processed. And of course they are still processing them, but only up to a point, then they wait.

I did see that one was reported as being granted in May. But they probably have issues now in being able to travel, as that is not normally allowed unless specific circumstances.

I feel they should have used wording more like: "Unavailable due to low volume of grants or finalisations."

The problem with these statistics, is that they can sometimes mean very little, for example:
Whilst immigration are not granting any, let us assume that they spend their time going through invalid applications, and decline all those that would normally be refused at some later stage. The result could have been "75% finalised in under 6 months". Looks great, if you don't realise they were all refusals...

Hence, best to give no figures, for very small numbers of finalisations.

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Just to update my earlier post.

In the three months April to June 2020, during COVID-19, 188 of the PMVs were finalised under the various processing times. However only 8 of those were grants. The other 180 were refusals or withdrawn.

In June 2020, when 112 were finalised, but only 5 of those were grants, the processing times were shown as 75% took up to 16 months, 15% took between 16 and 18 months, and 10% took over 18 Months.

Processing times, when grant numbers are so low, become relatively meaningless.

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Just to update my earlier post.

In the three months April to June 2020, during COVID-19, 188 of the PMVs were finalised under the various processing times. However only 8 of those were grants. The other 180 were refusals or withdrawn.

In June 2020, when 112 were finalised, but only 5 of those were grants, the processing times were shown as 75% took up to 16 months, 15% took between 16 and 18 months, and 10% took over 18 Months.

Processing times, when grant numbers are so low, become relatively meaningless.
180 refusals/withdrawals out of 188 seems like an incredibly large number. Makes me wonder if many people understand the eligibility criteria of this visa.


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180 refusals/withdrawals out of 188 seems like an incredibly large number. Makes me wonder if many people understand the eligibility criteria of this visa.
It is actually fewer than normal. During the same period in 2019 there were 270 refusals/withdrawals.

The numbers are looking weird due to COVID-19.

If we look at April to June 2019, there were
860 finalised
588 granted
272 refused (117) or withdrawn (155).


April to June 2020 though, with probably about the same number of applications, had:
188 finalised
8 granted
180 refused (104) or withdrawn (76).
It is feasible that there could be another 6 or 7 hundred that have reached finalisation, but not yet granted, and just waiting for the borders to reopen.

That number of 8 granted, might have been 608 if not for COVID.

I do wonder about the high number of withdrawals though. I am curious to know what causes that. Maybe switching to the 309? Or just the short relationship ends early?

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