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Old 10-03-2010, 05:59 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm an aussie engaged to a moroccan guy waiting on this fricking PMV to be accepted!! CO was assigned 1 June 2010 at the Australian Embassy in Egypt. Medicals and Police checks were front-loaded but an AOS and local police check were requested (I think we gave a federal police check). The AOS was completed on the 8 June 2010 and the police check was received in Egypt on the 13 June 2010.

I decided to use a migration agent, not so much to help us with the basics, but to present the application in a professional way and to show that we are serious about each other (incredibly expensive as well so it better help!!)

I'm just getting SO FRUSTRATED!!

We lived together from oct 08-may 09 and from nov 09-feb10. I've been in Aus since feb without him and it is driving me INSANE
I'm a student working 2 jobs and I don't have the money to pick up and leave..

GRRR EVERY TIME I contact my migration agent it's the same story!! I know 4 months isn't much compared to some but i'm going insane only talking to him online! I couldnt stand the visa getting refused but after reading how spouse visa were refused i'm getting worried :S


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Hi everyone,

I'm an aussie engaged to a moroccan guy waiting on this fricking PMV to be accepted!! CO was assigned 1 June 2010 at the Australian Embassy in Egypt. Medicals and Police checks were front-loaded but an AOS and local police check were requested (I think we gave a federal police check). The AOS was completed on the 8 June 2010 and the police check was received in Egypt on the 13 June 2010.

I decided to use a migration agent, not so much to help us with the basics, but to present the application in a professional way and to show that we are serious about each other (incredibly expensive as well so it better help!!)

I'm just getting SO FRUSTRATED!!

We lived together from oct 08-may 09 and from nov 09-feb10. I've been in Aus since feb without him and it is driving me INSANE
I'm a student working 2 jobs and I don't have the money to pick up and leave..

GRRR EVERY TIME I contact my migration agent it's the same story!! I know 4 months isn't much compared to some but i'm going insane only talking to him online! I couldnt stand the visa getting refused but after reading how spouse visa were refused i'm getting worried :S
Hi foreverwaiting
Has your partner had his interview yet?
From what I was informed they only do 2 -3 interview sessions per year. They had one in May and in past years as in our case December is the next session. We also applied for fiancee visa. I resided in Morocco total of 18 plus months over a period of 3 years. Unfortunately even after interviews we had to wait 10 months to get reply - refusal. We submitted Aug 08. We are in the process of awaiting tribunal. I hope you get the result you want, but you will have to be patient. annie123


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Old 10-03-2010, 09:20 AM
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No.. He hasn't had an interview yet. Does this mean that the application has been put on hold until the interview?? or do they look at everything in the mean time?

Did you use a migration agent? I've supplied 6 stat decs and photos and skype calls etc etc.. hopefully that's enough


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No.. He hasn't had an interview yet. Does this mean that the application has been put on hold until the interview?? or do they look at everything in the mean time?

Did you use a migration agent? I've supplied 6 stat decs and photos and skype calls etc etc.. hopefully that's enough
Yes he has to have an interview first, cairo will notify your agent when the interview is scheduled. He will have to go to Casablanca for that interview. Yes we had an agent also.


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It is correct that the next round of interviews scheduled for applicants outside of Egypt is in December. As I could not wait that long (due to me and hubby's 1st year anniversary soon in November), I decided to schedule an interview at the embassy in Cairo which would hopefully expedite the application in order to get a final decision. I am now awaiting a final decision.


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Hi All,
I'd just like to say that I'm in the exact same boat as all you guys, hubby is from Lebanon, case is being handled in Lebanon, except I've been waiting almost 16 months!!! The assurance of support was accepted, we did the medial check, we did the interview, we handed everything in, but they say that they're still doing the security check!!!! I'm so frustrated, the only reason why we even applied is because we lost our jobs in 2009 due to the economic crisis! my hubby is so depressed because he isn't working, I just came back to Australia 1 month ago to start looking for work. I can't bear the thought being away from my husband when he will have to leave. I know that we need to be patient but it's just so damn hard
Hi,

Has your husband been granted his visa yet?

I am in the same situation as you at the moment and my husband has been waiting for 19 months now for his spousal visa. He has been granted a tourist visa for 3 months to be with me in Australia. I hope he gets his spousal visa approved within the 3 months he is here, otherwise off to Lebanon we both go again. Very frustrating


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Hi,

Has your husband been granted his visa yet?

I am in the same situation as you at the moment and my husband has been waiting for 19 months now for his spousal visa. He has been granted a tourist visa for 3 months to be with me in Australia. I hope he gets his spousal visa approved within the 3 months he is here, otherwise off to Lebanon we both go again. Very frustrating
Hi Sammy 123

My husband (moroccan) and I (aussie) are awaiting MRT hearing date after the spousal visa was refused in June 2010, we have also applied for a visitor visa - awaiting outcome. Can I please ask how long the visitor visa took to be issued and at what embassy did he get the visa stamp for his passport and was the visitor visa lodged in australia or offshore? and did you only apply for a 3month visa? Sorry for all the questons.
This whole process is very draining and frustrating.
Remain focused and positive.

Visitor visa has been refused found out today based on the fact they say, "I am not satisfied that you genuinely intend to visit Australia temporarily." - even though in the visitor visa application I signed a stat dec stating he was my legal husband and as our spousal visa refused and are awaiting the MRT hearing date and I explained that all accomodation, food etc will be provided while he is here and I gave evidence of my employment of 20 years at the same office, Notice of Assessment for tax, Rates notice, bank accounts and many other documents and yet still a no from Cairo. Why can they not understand we just want to spend time together as a couple, we are trying to do everything correctly and honestly.


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Old 11-11-2010, 10:44 PM
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YES!! 5 months after we lodged the application an interview time is confirmed!! One step closer.. It's a phone interview and in arabic
Does this mean the asio checks are done or will i get a seperate email regarding that?


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Unfortunately ASIO checks alone have in the past been reported as being of a six months duration and just in recent times a number of factors are just extending visa processing times:
. budgetted visa numbers last year reached before the end of the year
. this years budgetted number is reduced.
You might well ask why would that happen and the government is very conscious of employment levels and the general economic mood for two, the GFC not really over, perhaps hardly have started if you parallel it with the depression 1930s.
. there may have also been a reduction to cope with increasing level of asylum seeker arrivals and the system is gradually becoming more and more overwhelmed, ASIO only having so many people to apply to doing security checks.
So in general, there's just more applicants than available places and part of the situation means that the backlog with ASIO will grow.
You/he could get lucky but it is more likely you need to be resigned to a lengthy wait.
Client Service Charter based on historical data says 10 months but read the notes re variances and as I say there have been significant changes.





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all these stories of waiting & waiting really saddens me...

couples who genuinely love each other have to go through the pain of being apart from their loved one...

it is one of the most painful feelings anyone can experience


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