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Old 06-01-2015, 03:05 AM
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Hi lovely people my name is Zac and I'm an Australian born Palestinian. I got married last year in Gaza and finally applied for my wife's Partner visa 309/100 visa through an agent on the 27th March this year. The wait is already driving us crazy and I was hoping to find out about people who have gotten visas from this region and their experience. So far I haven't found any Palestinians let alone Gazans. Has anyone out there applied from Gaza?


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Welcome to the forum.

I have never seen anyone who is from Gaza. We have has a couple of people apply that were from Palestine but they were not partner visa's.

I am unsure how high risk Gaza is and if external security checks are required or not. If they are required unfortunately you could be waiting awhile.

Were you asked for a form 80 or did you submit that with the application?


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Hi Mish, thank you I see your quite good to talk to on this forum.

I thought so as I've scoured the net trying to find info but other than my own family members who have applied the exact same as myself 10+ years ago, I can't find anything else. My agent told me Gaza is very high risk and I'll be expecting to wait up to 12 months (I hope I don't though).

What are the external security checks? Is a while longer than 12 months?

I think I've lodged one of the most comprehensive applications as everything was submitted (including Form 80) that they could possibly ask for even the medical check was done prematurely so we can show our eagerness to get this done ASAP.

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Old 06-01-2015, 03:43 AM
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If it is very high risk you could be waiting longer than 12 months, maybe even longer than 18 months.

It all depends on how long the security checks take to come back. KitKaat her partner is originally from Syria and they are waiting on external security checks and they have almost hit 20 months of waiting .

The thing is no 2 cases are the same. One may take 9 months and another 18 months.

External security checks are conducted by ASIO where they check to make sure they are not a risk to Australia ie. terrorism.

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Wow wish I didn't hear that I know every case is very different but it's just annoying for me that the agent really doesn't do much after it's been lodged. It's like you just have to play the waiting game from now and they will contact you once they hear something.

However Mish on the 23rd of April my agent sent me an email saying she received received correspondence from the Embassy in Tel Aviv requesting the marriage certificate and civil marriage certificate from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior.

We don't know who it was and know it wasn't a CO but we were surprised that we heard something back so soon. Do you think that it could be getting processed by a CO by now?


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It isn't really any different if you lodge yourself you are still waiting around for correspondence.

Some embassies send requests via a generic email and don't have case officers which makes it easier when they go on leave.

Hopefully it is a faster process for you .

I will say this ... we had 2 from Kenya apply recently one got theirs after 9 months and the other is still waiting which I think has been around 12 months.


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No worries mish thank you, I just hope I can keep my wife relaxed during the process. She's already finding it hard to cope.....


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The girls always find it harder than the guys. My husband was very relaxed and was like ... it will happen when it will happen kinda person.

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No worries mish thank you, I just hope I can keep my wife relaxed during the process. She's already finding it hard to cope.....
Oh Yeah .. tell me bout it lol


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Oh Yeah .. tell me bout it lol

I don't know what more else to tell her but to wait and unfortunately for her waiting for things to happen in Gaza is like well I might as well give up already. It would be great if I could go back and see her for a bit but the borders are closed Have you been back KitKaat?

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