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Old 09-16-2010, 08:32 AM
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How about with your apliaction?


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How about with your apliaction?
I have spoken to the Australian immigration in Australia regarding my partner coming for a visit. They said it is not a problem but you just need to let her case worker know... that is hard considering we still do not have one.

I rang the High Commission in Canada and asked how long till we know we have a case worker. The girl said you should hear by 6-8 weeks after submitting your application. When I told her it has been 9 weeks she said she would make a note and send it off and get someone to contact us the next day.

With baited breath we waited for the email from our case worker and all we got was an email stating.. Please see previous email... basically.. don't ring us well ring you.

So I guess the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. I am just frustrated that every time you talk to someone you get conflicting stories. No one can give you a straight or definite answer about timelines, process or even applying for a visitor visa. especially if you need to let your case worker know that you are wanting to come out. My partner missed a wedding because we can't contact a case worker.

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It's easy to fall foul of the system Audrey for people you speak to on the phone probably have minimal experience and may or may not be on a learning curve whilst assigned phone answering duties.
Essentially, yes you can apply for an ETA/tourist visa whilst a partner visa is being processed.
If you are getting communicated with via email, that communication will be received by you wherever you go.
But out of courtesy and just insurance, you could send in a Form1022 and you do not even need to go all the way back to Canada for the visa granting if you do not need to for personal reasons.
If you are in Australia when the visa is processed and ready for granting, you could take a trip to New Zealand or somewhere else in asia/pacific, the visa can be granted once you are outside of Australia and then you re-enter.





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We were told that she is not able to come to Australia because they will require her passport to put the visa in. So if she is here we can't post he passport to Canada and wait for it to come back and hope that it is done within the timeframe bacuse I don't think it a good idea to be here without her passport....

Its a bit of a muddle what we get told from one person to another. So for the time being... its been nearly 3 months appart and another 2 two go if all is well.

cross fingers and anything else flexible...

audrey

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It's easy to fall foul of the system Audrey for people you speak to on the phone probably have minimal experience and may or may not be on a learning curve whilst assigned phone answering duties.
Essentially, yes you can apply for an ETA/tourist visa whilst a partner visa is being processed.
If you are getting communicated with via email, that communication will be received by you wherever you go.
But out of courtesy and just insurance, you could send in a Form1022 and you do not even need to go all the way back to Canada for the visa granting if you do not need to for personal reasons.
If you are in Australia when the visa is processed and ready for granting, you could take a trip to New Zealand or somewhere else in asia/pacific, the visa can be granted once you are outside of Australia and then you re-enter.


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Old 09-17-2010, 06:30 AM
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Once a visa is granted the Immi computerised records get updated, including the operative side that entry Immi people use and so a sticker is not essential and you can in fact have a sticker put in by an Immi officer at an Australian Embassy/Consulate in another country.
Other people do it all the time.





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