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Old 03-17-2014, 09:37 AM
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Hi all,

I am quite new to this. My Italian partner has applied for the Defacto Spouse Visa back in June last year. Previous to this he was here on a working holiday visa. (n.b. we have been living together for about 2.5 years as we were living together in Italy for about 13 months). When we applied we were told that processing time for him being low risk is 6-9 months. We booked tickets to go back to Italy for a holiday to visit his familiy - particularly as is grandmothers are 89ish years old and havent been well. I booked it for April this year thinking we had enough time. The holiday is only 2 weeks long.

to put a long story short about 3 weeks ago i rang the immigration department to find out any information on the application as we hadnt heard anything since applying and being approved for the BVA. They have told us that nothing has happened since the application has been accepted.

Needless to say we have now applied for a BVB but since it has been delivered to them (had it express registered) we have heard nothing. Is this normal? Has anyone recently applied for and be approved for it?

Also in the info on the immi website it doesnt say anything about having good reasons for travel?? Is this a serious thing i should be worried about? We depart 5 April 2014

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Hi all,

I am quite new to this. My Italian partner has applied for the Defacto Spouse Visa back in June last year. Previous to this he was here on a working holiday visa. (n.b. we have been living together for about 2.5 years as we were living together in Italy for about 13 months). When we applied we were told that processing time for him being low risk is 6-9 months. We booked tickets to go back to Italy for a holiday to visit his familiy - particularly as is grandmothers are 89ish years old and havent been well. I booked it for April this year thinking we had enough time. The holiday is only 2 weeks long.

to put a long story short about 3 weeks ago i rang the immigration department to find out any information on the application as we hadnt heard anything since applying and being approved for the BVA. They have told us that nothing has happened since the application has been accepted.

Needless to say we have now applied for a BVB but since it has been delivered to them (had it express registered) we have heard nothing. Is this normal? Has anyone recently applied for and be approved for it?

Also in the info on the immi website it doesnt say anything about having good reasons for travel?? Is this a serious thing i should be worried about? We depart 5 April 2014
Hey

I have the same situation and I fly April 11th, I submitted it via express post and havent heard yet.

Did anything happen in your case? Any more info you can share

Im anxious to get mine in time!


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there's another thread here somewhere about BVB...they prioritise them based on travel date and so don't expect to hear anything until about 2 weeks before you fly! Used to have to prove compelling circumstances to get the visa but with processing time quotes of 18+ months they seem to be granting BVB's without too many questions (going to visit family is enough of a reason) and valid for 6 months!!!! (which I am going to ask for so I don't have to pay the $140 again for my honeymoon in August)

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I think BVB is not multiple-entry. You only can use it once and have to apply for another one if you want to travel again. Am I right in this?


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This is the second BVB we've heard of recently with a six-month multiple entry condition. Interesting! I wonder if they're going to be giving these out more given the long processing times onshore now. Congrats!
from another thread with BVB questions

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Yep, we've seen some multiple entry ones lately.

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Thanks for the good news.


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Yep, we've seen some multiple entry ones lately.
Awesome

Do you know how long they take to approve? Do they really wait until 2 weeks before you travel to approve/deny them!? I'm so worried that for some reason I wont be able to go haha x


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It sounds like they don't really get granted much further out from what people have said, which is insane... Who wants till 2 weeks before to book flights? I've booked some for end of May so yeh, praying that visiting hubby's family is good enough... Although he does have a few things to sort while we're there so maybe I'll emphasise that! I'm a bit worried too....

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It sounds like they don't really get granted much further out from what people have said, which is insane... Who wants till 2 weeks before to book flights? I've booked some for end of May so yeh, praying that visiting hubby's family is good enough... Although he does have a few things to sort while we're there so maybe I'll emphasise that! I'm a bit worried too....
I've already booked mine! ahh


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