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Old 01-24-2014, 09:41 PM
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Partner visa application

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation on if it's better to submit my partner visa (820) application visa online or a paper app in person? I'm very organized and won't have a problem putting it together in an east to read fashion. Also, how long does it generally take to be approved?

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Can't answer the paper vs online question but applicants are being advised that the wait for the visa is now up to 13 months

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From what I know, many offices no longer accept in person applications and only accept applications sent by post.

We chose the online route and haven't regretted it! Apparently there were some bugs early on, but we haven't encountered any. It cuts down on the amount of work required since you don't need to type contents pages or statements for each section (as some people are inclined to do with the paper applications).

It's all very neat and organised with attachment links for each piece of information or evidence (evidence sections are further broken down with drop down menus describing the type of evidence) plus you can put in a brief description of the evidence when you upload the file, so you don't have to worry about your CO not understanding what you are showing them. The different attachment links have a further information icon which really helps to clear up exactly what they are asking for. There are no questions about how to present the application because it can only be presented in the way they have pre-determined due to the checklist of attachments.

We got my husband's BVA within an hour of submission and access to the checklist by the next day. We are able to continuously upload more evidence easily (we don't have to email or send in) and every piece of evidence has an electronic "trail" so it can't go missing in the post etc.

If you scan and upload colour copies, you don't need to certify anything, which is a real bonus.

I don't have experience with the paper version, but I'm really happy with the online version and we found it very user friendly once we figured out that the checklist only appears after the initial application and payment is submitted - we panicked at first because we had no idea how we were going to submit our evidence.

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:52 PM
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Thank you for your feedback. How long did it take for your visa application to be approved (or are you still waiting?)?

I've read on other posts that people have had their visas approved within days...

Thanks again!


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Thank you for your feedback. How long did it take for your visa application to be approved (or are you still waiting?)?

I've read on other posts that people have had their visas approved within days...

Thanks again!
The people that you have read that have had their 820's approved in days are generally those that have come from a 300 (pmv visa). All the checks have already been done and they have already been determined to be genuine so all DIBP are doing for the 820 is to check that they married as required under the 300.


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ahh i see. thanks for the response. i hope it won't take too long!!!


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:15 AM
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ahh i see. thanks for the response. i hope it won't take too long!!!
Onshore is quoted at 13-18 months


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seriously? i thought it took between 4-6 months for approval...is there any way to expedite the process?


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seriously? i thought it took between 4-6 months for approval...is there any way to expedite the process?
No way to expedite (save for compassionate and compelling circumstances, I believe?) but it might not necessarily take that long. Mine was approved in just over 9 months. It's all going to depend on where you apply and the citizenship of the applicant. If you apply in a city that has a high volume of applicants, it's probably going to take longer for them to get through all of the applications. If the applicant is from a high-risk country, they will likely need to take more time with the application. (I applied in Brisbane and I'm from a low-risk country, for reference.)


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No way to expedite (save for compassionate and compelling circumstances, I believe?) but it might not necessarily take that long. Mine was approved in just over 9 months. It's all going to depend on where you apply and the citizenship of the applicant. If you apply in a city that has a high volume of applicants, it's probably going to take longer for them to get through all of the applications. If the applicant is from a high-risk country, they will likely need to take more time with the application. (I applied in Brisbane and I'm from a low-risk country, for reference.)
Brisbane is faster from what I have see . Good news for us Brisbaneites

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