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Old 12-16-2009, 01:30 AM
 
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Spouse Visa 801/820 onshore waiting game

Hi All,

I'm new to the forum and hope you can help

We applied onshore to Brisbane Immi dept at the end of Sep and received a letter a few days later to confirm receipt of application and payment. But the letter advised processing time is currently 6 months!!

Does anyone know if it's likely to be processed more quickly than that? I'm currently on a 457 visa so am ok to stay in Aus but finding the waiting really stressful!
I sent police checks, medical docs and form 80 with the application so I was hoping for a faster turnaround


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Hi,

I will apply for the same visa as you did. I live on the gold coast but can only apply in April. The process time they are given is just a maximum it could be processed. But I dont think it takes that long because people offshore who apply for the same visa have it on 2 months time, so being in Australia, I guess it will be faster. The only problem is not able to work during that time because I guess you are on a bridging visa now?
Anyway, I wanted to ask you, how many days exactly did you receive a letter to confirm the process of your application and payment?
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Partner visas are processed pretty quickly. I even heard that in Sydney you can make an appointment with DIAC, show up with your partner, get your application together and all paperwork, including medicals and police clearances from both countries (if you've been in Au over 12 months) and they can give you the temp spouse visa on the spot. I am not sure whether other DIAC offices do this as well. I have tried to do something similar for a client with Berlin and send them there for an appointment but Berlin refused to make one. So, it had to go through a normal process - decision within 2.5 months but then sitting on the decision and then passport for 1.5 months. Also, if you ring and ask it might be pushed through quicker.
Good luck.
Dorota


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I got told a minimum of 4 months processing in the U.S but it actually just took 2.5 months and a lot of the waiting was due to a missing police clearance i was awaiting to get from overseas.


It all just depends, you might get pleasantly surprised =)

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:43 PM
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Processing times do vary quite a bit from what you may be advised Mary and yes in some cases they can be quite quick.

Just depends on how switched on staff are at different offices, staffing levels and workload etc. but should be well inside the six months I'd expect.
Main thing is to just have all the information and have it well presented.





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Old 04-16-2010, 12:38 PM
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Hi, I am currently on a working holiday visa and want to apply for the defactor visa we have been together for about three years now and I am wondering if I need to wait a certain time until I can apply for the visa because we just arrived about 3 month ago ?

As well I am wondering since we have been together for over three years if I will get a permanent visa ? (However, you may be granted a permanent visa without having to wait if you can demonstrate one of the following:
at the time you apply for the visa, you have been in a married or de facto relationship with your partner for three years or more)

Has anyone done this ? Are there any other forms I need to fill out ? I am not able to find any other information on this !

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Hi, I am currently on a working holiday visa and want to apply for the defactor visa we have been together for about three years now and I am wondering if I need to wait a certain time until I can apply for the visa because we just arrived about 3 month ago ?

As well I am wondering since we have been together for over three years if I will get a permanent visa ? (However, you may be granted a permanent visa without having to wait if you can demonstrate one of the following:
at the time you apply for the visa, you have been in a married or de facto relationship with your partner for three years or more)

Has anyone done this ? Are there any other forms I need to fill out ? I am not able to find any other information on this !

Thank you !
Whilst you were reading your bracketed bit, seems you overlooked
Quote:
You apply for both a temporary visa and a permanent visa by completing and lodging one application.

•If you meet all the legal criteria for the grant of the visa, you may be granted a temporary Partner visa (Subclass 820). This visa remains valid until a decision is made on your permanent visa, which is usually two years after you initially applied for your visa.
The three years btw has just recently been reduced from five.

Whether or not one would get a PR visa straight away will depend on the strength of evidence you have in the application you put forward.
The eligibility section of the visa info and Booklet #1 are well worth reading to assess what you should have in an application.

There are also some examples given in CAQ under the 12 months relationship link.
I know this is an older thread but it is still best to open a new thread, especially where your query is somewhat different , so please do that for further queries.





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