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Old 03-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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I am from South Africa and have applied for a De Facto Visa. My love is an Australian resident and when we decided to live in Australia rather than stay in SA, due to unemployment and crime here, we thought it best she go over first to get a job. She has been in Australia for 11months now and found work easily. We have been waiting 7months now for a decision to be made. I'm stuck in SA and this has turned into an emotional nightmare for us being apart. As this is a tempory visa I really can't understand why it is taking so long. This was meant to be our new start and by now we had hoped to be planing our wedding and such. Instead we are apart; stressed, emotional, depressed and waiting for an answer.

In the end there doesn't appear like theres anything one can do to help get answers quicker. I don't know why any government would want to put people through this...


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Annie, have you contacted your local MP in Australia? That has helped in some cases. I still think that if all of you put in a group complaint to the right authority, the system will be overhauled. There needs to be parity with other DIOC's around the world.
I wrote to my local MP, the head of DIAC and the Prime Minister - all came to absolutely nothing. It seems that when it comes down to it, none of them care, their focus on the illegal boat people that just keep coming. While I feel sorry for them, they are fed, clothed and mostly they stay in Australia - let's face it they are here illegally. Our husbands are legally applying but no they are considered frauds. What a crazy screwed up system we have.

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I wrote to my local MP, the head of DIAC and the Prime Minister - all came to absolutely nothing. It seems that when it comes down to it, none of them care, their focus on the illegal boat people that just keep coming. While I feel sorry for them, they are fed, clothed and mostly they stay in Australia - let's face it they are here illegally. Our husbands are legally applying but no they are considered frauds. What a crazy screwed up system we have.
That's exactly how I feel to Safy888. Not to mention burning down detention centres, destroying personal ID documents, or bringing diseases such as TB or worse into the country AND still being granted a visa (all of which would be more than sufficient to refuse a visa when applying the legal way). My fiance earns only $1000 a year as a psychologist and managed to pay the $1675 PMV visa fee and all other necessary costs associated such as medicals, police checks etc. While these other people pay up to $10,000 to people smugglers to come illegally, and yet, they get their visas granted quicker than the legal way! The after this they refuse to learn English and still after 5 years of being in the country are still receiving centrelink benefits. As far as I can see if you can afford to pay people such money then you arent a "refugee" or "asylum seeker". And what makes it worse is when I see all these people on the forums with a partner who has a medical condition getting refused a visa because they will be a financial strain on Australia - what a absolute joke. Just think, every illegal person that comes into this country takes away 1 of our partner's visas, and the processing time gets longer and longer ..... My partner and I clearly Iove each other and have applied the correct way and ticked every box needed for a visa, why should we have to wait 12 months to be together ? Just doesn't make sense to me.

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Yes agreed, they aren't refugees, only the 'wealthier' can afford to jump a boat. As I said I'm not saying that they choose an easy road, but it is illegal, when all is said and done. I guess DIAC don't care cause while our men are all applying the legal way, DIAC is raking in the cash and just saying no.
My husband's visa was refused in May, he is Egyptian. We got all the same crappy reasons for the refusal - age difference, religion (which was wrong as we are both Muslim), cultural differences, not a traditional Egyptian wedding (minor detail that as a foreigner, the only way to marry is in the Ministry!!) I was livid to say the least and wrote to anyone that I could think of at the time. I refused to go to the MRT as I don't think a 28 month wait is right or just, so we decided to reapply - paperwork is going to be submitted at the end of this month. One small win is that the visa manager, that awful woman's boss has promised me that he will personally review the application this time. God help him if he refuses us again - my emails to him won't be anywhere near as pleasant as they were last time!!


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I too agree with you both, we applied for MRT in June 2010 after the visa was refused. We still don't know when the MRT hearing will take place. No one seems to worry about the crisis that we as australians are being put through, what about our emotional turmoil, the hardship, and we have paid and done everything legal. We just want a fair go. The only thing we did was to find someone that loves and respect us and that we want to spend our future with.

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That's exactly how I feel to Safy888. Not to mention burning down detention centres, destroying personal ID documents, or bringing diseases such as TB or worse into the country AND still being granted a visa (all of which would be more than sufficient to refuse a visa when applying the legal way). My fiance earns only $1000 a year as a psychologist and managed to pay the $1675 PMV visa fee and all other necessary costs associated such as medicals, police checks etc. While these other people pay up to $10,000 to people smugglers to come illegally, and yet, they get their visas granted quicker than the legal way! The after this they refuse to learn English and still after 5 years of being in the country are still receiving centrelink benefits. As far as I can see if you can afford to pay people such money then you arent a "refugee" or "asylum seeker". And what makes it worse is when I see all these people on the forums with a partner who has a medical condition getting refused a visa because they will be a financial strain on Australia - what a absolute joke. Just think, every illegal person that comes into this country takes away 1 of our partner's visas, and the processing time gets longer and longer ..... My partner and I clearly Iove each other and have applied the correct way and ticked every box needed for a visa, why should we have to wait 12 months to be together ? Just doesn't make sense to me.


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I am also waiting for a spouse visa and while the wait is frustrating, I am not going to begrudge asylum seekers for it. The majority of asylum seekers arrive by plane, not boat, and it is NOT illegal to seek asylum in any country. The average wait for an asylum seeker from Afghanistan is a year, during which time they are usually detained in some pretty horrific facilities. At least we have our freedom and all the rest of it.

If you are so frustrated about the wait and you have applied offshore, why not look into applying for a tourist visa and coming to Australia to join your spouse while you wait for your visa.

Fingers crossed our visas all come through soon!

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:37 AM
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My partner is from a high risk country, so I do understand very well what applicants go through. However, inferring that the process is an easy walk in the park for low risk country applicants is not fair and its not true. We all have to put in a lot of work, regardless of country.


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My thoughts

I don't begrudge the true refugee or asylum seeker. But I'm angry when they can pay $16,000 or more to come and claim asylum or use their children as the key to come to australia.

I wonder how you would feel 2.5 years down the track, 1 spousal visa, 1 visitor visa , waiting for MRT 14 months so far and alot $$$$$$ later. Try not being with your husband for 18 months. Now married for 2 years in November and he still has never been to Australia.

Some of us are angry and with every right to be, we feel, well, I feel my government is letting me down. Its an awful thing when one person has decided the fate or future of your family without asking you anything and there is very little you can do, but I for one don't have to like it and I'm certainly no going to stop having an opinion. I think you need to be more compassionate and have empathy for others.

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Cairo aust embassy has serious problems ! Lets kick their arse together ! Add me please


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Cairo aust embassy has serious problems ! Lets kick their arse together ! Add me please

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