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Old 06-19-2017, 04:01 AM
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17 March 2016 for mine but yea I haven't received anything and pretty worried about how the changes on July would be affected???
I started getting really worried, too... then the generic e-mail came, but now I've realized it doesn't even mean a CO has been assigned... I don't know what to think or feel anymore! I know the processing times have been extended as of last month up to 21 months for the longest, and average about 19 months.

Let's hope ours are processed soon. We are nearly at the 16 month mark of waiting. They were shorter processing times when I applied in March 2016.

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I started getting really worried, too... then the generic e-mail came, but now I've realized it doesn't even mean a CO has been assigned... I don't know what to think or feel anymore! I know the processing times have been extended as of last month up to 21 months for the longest, and average about 19 months.

Let's hope ours are processed soon. We are nearly at the 16 month mark of waiting. They were shorter processing times when I applied in March 2016.
When we applied wait times were 12 - 15 months. I think they should be sticking to the wait times as at time of application. If we haven't heard anything by the 15 month mark, we will be filing a complaint.

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When we applied wait times were 12 - 15 months. I think they should be sticking to the wait times as at time of application. If we haven't heard anything by the 15 month mark, we will be filing a complaint.
Anytime I call, I just get a generic response from them saying all wait times are different... and that they can't give me information in regard to the application. I've just sent an email to partner.temporary.[email protected] and the generic e-mail you get back says it will take up to 2 weeks for a response to the e-mail itself. Very frustrating. All documents recommended by DIAP in my immi account have been uploaded for over a year + now.


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When we applied wait times were 12 - 15 months. I think they should be sticking to the wait times as at time of application. If we haven't heard anything by the 15 month mark, we will be filing a complaint.
You could try this as a way to get the ball rolling, but I wouldn't get your hopes up. When I applied my letter said it would take 9-12 months. After 15 months I still hadn't heard anything... only after prompting them and informing them that it was complete and that I had to go overseas I finally got them to look at my application. I know someone who applied in the same week as I did (now > 17 months ago)... and she still hasn't heard anything (she didn't email... so email might help?).

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Anytime I call, I just get a generic response from them saying all wait times are different... and that they can't give me information in regard to the application. I've just sent an email to [email protected] and the generic e-mail you get back says it will take up to 2 weeks for a response to the e-mail itself. Very frustrating. All documents recommended by DIAP in my immi account have been uploaded for over a year + now.
Same, all of our docs have been sitting there for a year. We had them all done before the application. Renewed both AU and VN police checks a few months ago and supplied health check.

We're in QLD as well. Have emailed them, but have had no useful interactions.

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Hopefully the e-mail helps, who knows. I am going overseas in November, but obviously I would like to not have to pay for another visa just to return to Australia again. The QLD email is for everyone as the partner visas are processed in QLD so I've read. Meh, the waiting game continues... I know people that have fudged their apps and had a rushed half-arsed engagement and it sped it up for them, but that's not what my partner and I want to do. We've been together for 3 years now, but still don't want to just to a half-arsed engagement for the sake of a visa, idk.


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It's frustrating for us all, it's definitely not an ideal process. But to be honest, I think much of it is to prove how much you want to be here, and what you are willing to do to be here. To me, even though the process is frustrating...I am just glad I can be here with my partner in the meantime and willing to wait. I was aware that it's a long wait time and planned for even longer cause it's the government. I too received the automated email asking for information (if not supplied already) but to me that's progress because there must be a reason they sent it. Though I wish someone who has gotten that email before and had activity after could let us know what happened after they received that email. Some don't even get the email. So then I wonder...well why did I get it. I'd rather not have one, cause then it makes me stress more! HAHA

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It's frustrating for us all, it's definitely not an ideal process. But to be honest, I think much of it is to prove how much you want to be here, and what you are willing to do to be here. To me, even though the process is frustrating...I am just glad I can be here with my partner in the meantime and willing to wait. I was aware that it's a long wait time and planned for even longer cause it's the government. I too received the automated email asking for information (if not supplied already) but to me that's progress because there must be a reason they sent it. Though I wish someone who has gotten that email before and had activity after could let us know what happened after they received that email. Some don't even get the email. So then I wonder...well why did I get it. I'd rather not have one, cause then it makes me stress more! HAHA
I am very happy to be here, but I shouldn't have to prove wanting to be here more than the next person... and others who I know have fudged their documents and been approved well before I've even had any interaction... they have no extenuating circumstances either other than a forced fudged 'engagement' to show 'commitment.' I was aware how long it would be, too... I've been in Australia now for nearly 4 years. I'm not sure what the automated generic e-mail is about, like you said some have gotten it others haven't. My only frustration is that in trying to find a professional job whilst on a BVB in my field... most HR companies look at that and want nothing to do with you, so it's been quite difficult. I'm past the allocated time period of the processing suggested when I first applied back in March 2016. It would just be nice to have communication with someone rather than being in limbo.


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Yeah, as I've made pretty clear in the past, I'd be happy to just sit here and wait my turn like I thought I was supposed to if it weren't for the fact that there are people getting approved whose situation, risk and uploaded evidence don't differ in any way, shape or form from ours.

That's the kicker. I wouldn't be checking this thread obsessively every time someone posts. I wouldn't be logging into our immi account every day to see if something has changed even though we've received no email. I wouldn't be ringing my hands about having to make another BVB application in November when our current one runs out so my wife (the applicant) can keep her self available to travel for work. And I wouldn't be breaking into a cold sweat every time the government threatens to move the goal posts re. quotas, citizenship, police checks, etc. etc.

I figured I'd have to wait 10 to 12 months back when I applied. Now I know it's more like a 15 month wait for 75% of applicants, and possibly as long as 21 months for 90% of us. Just that blow out in processing times is enough to rankle. Add to that the sting of seeing people getting the 820 after 6 months, and it starts to really get to you

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Yeah, as I've made pretty clear in the past, I'd be happy to just sit here and wait my turn like I thought I was supposed to if it weren't for the fact that there are people getting approved whose situation, risk and uploaded evidence don't differ in any way, shape or form from ours.

That's the kicker. I wouldn't be checking this thread obsessively every time someone posts. I wouldn't be logging into our immi account every day to see if something has changed even though we've received no email. I wouldn't be ringing my hands about having to make another BVB application in November when our current one runs out so my wife (the applicant) can keep her self available to travel for work. And I wouldn't be breaking into a cold sweat every time the government threatens to move the goal posts re. quotas, citizenship, police checks, etc. etc.

I figured I'd have to wait 10 to 12 months back when I applied. Now I know it's more like a 15 month wait for 75% of applicants, and possibly as long as 21 months for 90% of us. Just that blow out in processing times is enough to rankle. Add to that the sting of seeing people getting the 820 after 6 months, and it starts to really get to you
100% agree with you... I'd be more than happy to wait if it were truly like that... and the site saying that applicants are assessed in the order in which they are received. That's complete BS, or people I know who have applied well after me being granted an 820 wouldn't be happening... and I know their circumstances are no different EXCEPT the fact I know they have been together for 2 less years than my partner and I and barely lived "de facto" for a year. It's just really irritating. I've waited the allocated processing time suggested from March 2016 applicants and still nothing... now blown out as you said to 21 months, it's ridiculous. I, too, have to always fork out more money for the BVB to travel... my partner and I are well into 10K + for this visa so far... and crickets. It's definitely gotten to me! I am happy I'm not the only one seeing others around me w/ no different circumstances getting approved.

My partner and I joke, my application must have been allocated to a lazy CO and just waiting there to be opened and 'ticked'.

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