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Immigration Slow down in Foreign Post Quota..?


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Old 09-13-2010, 03:44 AM
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Unhappy Immigration Slow down in Foreign Post Quota..?

Hai all,

I am from Dubai, UAE. I was looking forward for an Australian Spouse Visa (subclass 309), and I made my Visa application Lodging on 6th Sep 2010. I got help from an agency in Australia for my application. I had submitted all documents including Medical and PCC, all in one go..

I am an Indian and my wife is also same. My application is offshore application as I am working in Dubai and is done in Visa application center in Dubai, UAE.

My question is like this...

My agent told me that I have to wait 8-10 months for the visa as a result of the reform of immigration law during election. They are saying that there is a new policy to slow down the Foreign Post application processing and limited the quota for Foreign Post...

I searched for this news in websites...i did't get any info like that...

Do any of you can give me any idea about this policy which make partners apart for nearly 1 year. ?

Any hint on this issue, will be highly appreciated.

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Varun Bose K


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Old 09-13-2010, 04:05 AM
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Hi Varun!

This is news to me.

I'm not sure what your agent means by "foreign post". Is your wife in Australia? Is she an Australian citizen?
I only know that for my husband, who applied in Delhi, the processing time is 5 months. Can't see why it would take so very much longer from Dubai as you are also Indian.


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Hi Varun!

I'm not sure what your agent means by "foreign post". Is your wife in Australia? Is she an Australian citizen?
I only know that for my husband, who applied in Delhi, the processing time is 5 months. Can't see why it would take so very much longer from Dubai as you are also Indian.
Thanks for reply,

Foreign post means Visa processing offices outside Australia...
My wife is working in Australia on PR since 2nd July 2010.

I am posting the mail from my agent...

"
There is an update to the latest processing arrangements for Partner applications.

We have just been advised that the Minister has given the overseas delegations / posts a quota for how many partner applications they can finalise each month.

The overseas offices have been given instruction that applications should not be finalised in less than 6 months due to quotas.

Each overseas post processes in accordance with the case load they receive. According to the latest processing arrangements through Dubai , Partner visa applications are now estimated to take 8-10 months.
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If that's true, then it really really sucks bad...... I can' t be apart from my hubby for that long. Why would the "Minister" have done that??


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In my case we are married on last dec (2009) and stayed only 6 months together. So its really not a good idea to be apart for 1 year at this stage. So may be I will call her back to join me in DUbai, and will wait for visa here.

How can they expect a migrant to stay 1 year without spouse..Is it a good immigration policy.

But I just want to make sure that this policy is true and that I can expect my visa after 8 months only....


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Old 09-13-2010, 07:06 AM
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Sometimes messages do get a bit garbled depending on from whom and how they are passed on.
I have posted about this on a number of threads previously, and in essence there are several factors
. All visa processing times can vary at all times
. There is an annual budget for visa numbers and that was reached last year prior to the end of the financial year and there are various reasons why that is not such a good outcome - the pacing of processing would I suspect be seen by the department as a means of evening out workloads both internally and with external agencies, just a management practice if you like that any organisation working to a set budget would apply.
As to the agent's comment re election, immigration policy was a topic but there has only just been appointment of a new minister who will not be too familiar with various immigration numbers details and any directions from a department are always worded as coming from a minister.
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Thanks Wanderer.....


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Hi Varun,

I am in the same boat, I had applied for the spouse visa in June through the VFS centre in Dubai. As per the VFS website, it is mention, the average processing period is 8 to 10 months but when I received an auto message from the consulate, it was mention (Spouse/Family Migration 9-12 months)

Has a case officer been assigned to you?


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Hai Roverto,

Glad to get a friend in same boat.

My application reached Dubai office on Sep 6th only. After that it was Eid holidays. so till now I didn't get any reply.

Where are you from and your sponser from ? Did you submitted Medical and PCC too.?
I hope you got a CO...


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Hi Varun,

I am an Indian while my wife is an Australian, I submitted the PCC but not the medicals.

The CO was assigned to me.


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