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Old 08-14-2010, 10:01 AM
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How long does initial processing of application take?

I am Australian and my partner is Canadian.

We lodged our defacto visa application in Canada as my partners visita visa had ran out and was stamped with a no further stay due to her staying a full 12 months in one go. We lodged the application July 10th and still have not heard that we have a CO

Does anyone know how long it should take for the initial processing to be completed or what that intales? We have submitted all required Medical and police checks including fingerprints and reports from RCMP. Hoping to hear anything from them sooner rather than later. Its hard being appart.

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Old 08-14-2010, 10:39 AM
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It'll vary depending on their workload Audrey and there could have been something of a build-up of applications in last month or so of the financial year as there were reports of budgeted numbers being reached, Canada being a fairly busy country re partners heading for Oz.
Did you also put in an Australian police report btw?, seeing as she had been here for 12 months.





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thanks for your reply. No we did not have to put in a Aus Police report as she was not here for the full 12 months. We rang the Aus embasy and they said no it was not required as the 12 month period had not been reached.


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Hey, my partner (Australian) and I (Canadian) applied for our partner visa 309 on July 16th 2010 and still have not been assigned a case officer as well? We had sent everything except the medical exam, which we were told it would be best to hold off until it is requested. We were thinking of calling them this week now that its been over 6 weeks...but not sure if it is a good idea? Have you heard from a CO as of now?


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[Hi Tammy,

I rang the australian embassy here in Aus and was told that they won't look at it for about 3 months. Then we should have the visa through end of November / early December. I was told there is a back log so we just have to wait patiently. Yeah try telling them to wait patiently while their other half is living on teh other side of the world for 5 months.

I think my partner is going to ring the High Commision after the 10th which will be 2 months since we lodges it. At the moment we are living in hope they get toit sooner rather than later. We rang about 2 weeks ago and they said there was nothing entered into the system as the initial process has either NOT begun or has not been finished. When I asked what the "initial Process" involved.. the reply was they go through ALL of your paperwork and cross reference it and see if you match the criteria for a "legitimate" spousal visa. With the amount of paperwork we had to submit I think 5 months is an understatement. ugh...


QUOTE=Tammyq;19430]Hey, my partner (Australian) and I (Canadian) applied for our partner visa 309 on July 16th 2010 and still have not been assigned a case officer as well? We had sent everything except the medical exam, which we were told it would be best to hold off until it is requested. We were thinking of calling them this week now that its been over 6 weeks...but not sure if it is a good idea? Have you heard from a CO as of now?[/QUOTE]


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Hey, my partner (Australian) and I (Canadian) applied for our partner visa 309 on July 16th 2010 and still have not been assigned a case officer as well? We had sent everything except the medical exam, which we were told it would be best to hold off until it is requested. We were thinking of calling them this week now that its been over 6 weeks...but not sure if it is a good idea? Have you heard from a CO as of now?
Hi, i applied for partner visa 2 days ago and haven't heard from them about my case officer. hahahah yes, its still very early but yeah i can't stop worrying about it. i submitted everything but my medical check up result as i only going to do it on the 7th of sept. I heard it is going to takes 3 - 6 weeks for medical check up result to be ready. If by the time i got my medical check up result i haven't heard about my co yet, i think i am going to go to immigration and submit my result my self instead of sending them off thru australian post. that way i can actually ask them face to face about my visa process and i can have a good night sleep knowing that my medical check up result is on the right hand. i will keep you update if by any chance i heard from them about my co in the next few weeks.

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Old 09-01-2010, 07:42 AM
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Health Requirements for Visa Applicants might help!
Patience is required and just thinking that pestering Immi people will help is likely a waste of thinking time and the people you get to see face to face have little if anything to do with visa processing.





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My husband (Canadian) and I (Australian) sent his application at the very end of May this year.. after getting an email of receipt it took a full 3 months to hear back about anything else. Right on that 3 month date he got an email requesting his medical check up be done... so I'd be expecting to wait around 3 months before you hear anything from them.


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Hi, we applied in early June and are also still waiting to hear anything back.

Would I still be allowed to visit Australia with a valid ETA for a few weeks?


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You can apply for other visas whilst another application has already been submitted.





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