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Old 07-16-2010, 12:11 PM
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Spouse Visa - London Office

Hi All,

I know there is a general thread on this but really like to find out processing times for Spouse visas submitted at the London Office.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-17-2010, 06:01 AM
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Hi All,

I know there is a general thread on this but really like to find out processing times for Spouse visas submitted at the London Office.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.

It sure wasn't a Bobo the Clown act with
Date of application: 14/07/10 (we applied in person at the department) Booked the interview 2 weeks ago over the phone with immi dept)

Nationality: Irish (applicant) /Australian (sponsor)

Visa type: Defacto spouse

Offshore/onshore: Onshore (applicant on 417 working holiday visa)

Medicals submitted (yes/no): yes (did medical in May)

Police check submitted (yes/no): yes (sent away for police checks in May)

Date CO assigned: at the interview

Date visa granted: on the spot at the interview! 14/07/2010

Our visa was granted on the spot. We were lucky in having a great case officer as she put us at ease as we were so nervous! I would definately recommend submitting the application in person with your partner if you are applying onshore.

I think we were granted the visa as we were well prepared. We had all the required evidence - all certified, stat decs from friends + family, completed forms (+ form 80), medicals and police checks. We didn't get drilled on our relationship but rather had a casual chat about our evidence and when we met, what our family thought of the relationship etc.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:26 AM
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Through Australia House in London it seems to be around 3-4 months from date of application, before the visa is granted.

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Old 08-12-2010, 12:38 PM
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Hi Kelly,

The London Office received my application (including medical and police check) for the PMV on the 29th of May. They advised current processing times are between 3-4months. I contacted my case officer two days ago (10th of August) to let him know that I would be going to Australia on the 12th of September to go to a wedding (3 and a half months after my initial application) and he told me over the phone that my visa won't be granted until after the 4 month mark, i.e. sometime in October.

He said to email him in early October and they will contact me about granting the visa electronically and will tell me when to leave Australia so that I will offshore when the visa is granted. I don't understand why my application will take over 4 months to process because my case officer told me that I had submitted all the required documentation and that it wil definitely be granted in October?! Crazy beaurocracy!

Good luck with your application and I think you should assume that it will take the full four months based on my experience.

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