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Is there a formal complaint form for those waiting for visa 820?


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Old 12-05-2020, 01:49 AM
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Is there a formal complaint form for those waiting for visa 820?

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I'm sure that someone has already made attempts to contact DOHA about the lengthy visa 820 processing. Please share your experience as well as contacts and ways of how you did it.

I'm wondering, if I use the official visa 801 complaint form without having visa 820 (because I've been waiting for my 820 visa for 24 months already) - will this work, or will my complaint be ignored because I'm not a visa 820 holder?

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Hi All!

I'm sure that someone has already made attempts to contact DOHA about the lengthy visa 820 processing. Please share your experience as well as contacts and ways of how you did it.

I'm wondering, if I use the official visa 801 complaint form without having visa 820 (because I've been waiting for my 820 visa for 24 months already) - will this work, or will my complaint be ignored because I'm not a visa 820 holder?

Thanks
Your complaint will be ignored whatever visa you hold, particularly as 24 months is still within their processing time guidance. Your partner could address the broader issue with their federal MP.

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Old 12-06-2020, 12:28 AM
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Your complaint will be ignored whatever visa you hold, particularly as 24 months is still within their processing time guidance. Your partner could address the broader issue with their federal MP.
By the way, this is a good idea. Thank you!
Do you have any suggestions on what exactly my partner might ask?


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Protection visas excepted, there is no requirement for the minister to process visa applications in any particular timeframe.

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Hi All!

I'm sure that someone has already made attempts to contact DOHA about the lengthy visa 820 processing. Please share your experience as well as contacts and ways of how you did it.
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I haven't made any attempt to try and hurry our Partner Visa application. It's a matter of being patient, I guess! We are now in the 23rd month of waiting and I understand your frustration. I doubt that attempts to hurry things along by complaining would bring success, nor should it because all applications should be treated equally and not be subject to faster processing upon complaint.

DOHA website states:

75% of applications: 23 months
90% of applications: 28 months

We were hoping that as we had a "long" relationship (36 months) at time of application it may hasten the process, but no such luck.

We are grateful that at least my partner can work, can study and has Medicare. In normal non-COVID times she could also travel back to her home country easily if necessary.

It's hard to stay patient, but then again at least we are together and living the life that we want.


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Old 12-09-2020, 09:54 AM
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I haven't made any attempt to try and hurry our Partner Visa application. It's a matter of being patient, I guess! We are now in the 23rd month of waiting and I understand your frustration. I doubt that attempts to hurry things along by complaining would bring success, nor should it because all applications should be treated equally and not be subject to faster processing upon complaint.

DOHA website states:

75% of applications: 23 months
90% of applications: 28 months

We were hoping that as we had a "long" relationship (36 months) at time of application it may hasten the process, but no such luck.

We are grateful that at least my partner can work, can study and has Medicare. In normal non-COVID times she could also travel back to her home country easily if necessary.

It's hard to stay patient, but then again at least we are together and living the life that we want.
Yes, the system is very frustrating. some people are getting visas after 6 months. I've been married for 17 years, and we've waited 15 months so far.

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Yes, the system is very frustrating. some people are getting visas after 6 months. I've been married for 17 years, and we've waited 15 months so far.
I'm curious how some people get theirs so quickly and then like yours, so lengthy. Being married for 17 years must have made it a simple decision for Immi


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