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Old 07-09-2010, 02:40 PM
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Onshore Spouse Visa Application

Hello All,

Just wanted to see if there are any others out there playing the same waiting game as me! Applied in Sydney, in person, for 801/820 visa on 22nd April 2010 and I have heard nothing so far.

I know I have to be patient and wait, but hearing nothing is so frustrating! I have found the advice on this forum so helpful over the past few months, it really is a fantastic source of info and comfort. Thanks!

Well...I guess I'll keep waiting!

Hannabelle
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:31 AM
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Hello All,

Just wanted to see if there are any others out there playing the same waiting game as me! Applied in Sydney, in person, for 801/820 visa on 22nd April 2010 and I have heard nothing so far.

I know I have to be patient and wait, but hearing nothing is so frustrating! I have found the advice on this forum so helpful over the past few months, it really is a fantastic source of info and comfort. Thanks!

Well...I guess I'll keep waiting!

Hannabelle
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Hey Hannabelle,

I applied on the 20th of May 2010, no news till today apart from one letter sent to me by DIAC for medicare purpose and the letter is sent if DIAC needed more information however in my letter it was left blank so I am assuming DIAC do not require any further information from me.

So far after July the 1st, no news on any 820 being approve as yet. Fingers crossed. Good Luck!


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Hey guys,
Just wondering if you have had any news?? My partner me and myself handed in his application to adelaide office in May and havent heard anything. He rang immi a month ago and they said it will be another 6 months. Arghh!
Saly


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Hey guys,
Just wondering if you have had any news?? My partner me and myself handed in his application to adelaide office in May and havent heard anything. He rang immi a month ago and they said it will be another 6 months. Arghh!
Saly
same thing with Sydney office. Called recently and they told me its in the process of getting a CO. so far no news ever since May.
Kinda frustrating.


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There's a few things happened in recent times that'll be affecting processing of visas.
1. Allocated or government budgetted number for last financial year was apparently actually being approached a couple of months prior to the end of the financial year from what it seemed with advice some applicants who have posted about it received.
Flow on from that was a hold being put on application processing then and thus something of a backlog to start the new year off.
2. At the same time, it is quite likely that to manage that situation, the word has gone out to pace the processing of applications so as the years budgetted number is spread evenly over the whole year and that'll mean effectively slowing processing.
There has been some indication of that with some information indicating longer times though at the same time there have been some processing times of what could be considered more normal and as always the odd very short processing time .
3. The other factor that could be affecting all visas across the department is that an influx of people arriving via people smugglers is continuing and that means a lot of resources get tied up in processing claims for asylum.
Some staff may have been assigned duties for that and less available for all the regular visas.
Immigration was also an issue discussed a bit during the election we have just had but that in itself has not changed budgetted numbers and processing times other than I would not be surprised if discussions have occurred at ministerial/department head levels re all applications to be more stringently examined.





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hey guys, i heard that usually it takes 4 months to hear about your case officer (eg. whose your case officer is etc etc) but in the receipt it is written that it is going to takes 6 - 8 for the process to be complete or longer if the case is more complicated. I know there are some people got their visa less than 3 months so i guess its different for everyone. As for me, i submitted mine 3 - 4 weeks ago and still hear nothing at all. yeah it wasn't long ago i know so i am trying not to think about it.I called immigration to ask about bridging visa yesterday and while they went to my record to give me the best answer about my bridging visa, they told me that my partner visa is still sitting in the queue.


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Hello,
Still no news for me either, I called today today to check what's going on and was told to continue to be patient as I would be assigned to a CO as soon as possible. The person I spoke to also said that the Dept was really backlogged at the moment so the wait was likely to be closer to 8 months rather than 6 which was what they were told to tell applicants a few months ago. Am hoping I will get some news before December as have tickets booked to go back to the UK for Christmas and don't want to have to pay to get a reentry permit!
Patience is a virtue I guess...
Will post on here if I hear anything.
Hannah


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If you are here waiting for your visa and your previous one has expired or expires before the partner visa is granted, you'll be on a Bridging Visa A and to go overseas you'll need to see about a Bridging Visa B.

Just on times, there was on news today a reference to Immi looking to re-inforce their staffing via using people from other departments and that being linked to resources needed for asylum seekers processing.
The use of less experienced people will likely slow things down as all applications have to be strictly processed in accordance with regulations and public servants [ people worrking for government departments ] are generally regarded as sticklers for following the rules.





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I was advised in the Sydney office yesterday that applications can now take any where between 6 and 12 months to be processed.


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Hi All,

I applied for my visa on 16th September by submitting it to the Sydney office in person. I received an e-mail yesterday (20th September) acknowledging my application and asking for an additional police check that I did not submit. However the e-mail also stated who my CO was. Did you guys receive a CO in your receipts as well?


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