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Partner Visa - Pretoria South Africa


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Old 10-04-2010, 09:51 AM
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Partner Visa - Pretoria South Africa

Hi all,

My wife and I lodged her partner 309 visa application in Pretoria, South Africa on the 21/09/10 and have only since received an email acknowledging receipt of the application.

Should we be worried that a case officer has not yet been assigned or that we have not yet heard anything.

Is there a way to check if someone has actually started looking at it?

Sorry for all the questions....just a bit anxious.


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It can be a month or so, perhaps several before a CO actually addresses a new application and that is just a factor of their local processing and number of applications etc.
Total processing time can be somewhere around 4-6 months for a complete and accurate application so just sit back and wait for contact.
If you want to move earlier, she could always get a tourist visa and then take a trip over to NZ/Asia depending on where in Oz you plan on being to be offshore to allow the visa to be granted.





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Old 10-04-2010, 10:19 PM
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Hi wanderer.

Thanks for your reply. We looked at the tourist visa option but it is more than likely
That she will have the "no further stay?" or
Something to that effect condition attached to that visa. So I'm
Not sure if there is any other way to speed
It up.


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The No Further Stay condition is irrelevant to having already submitted an application offshore and is nothing to do with speeding up the processing but it will just allow an earlier move if you want to, being married it should be reaonably certain a visa will be granted.
You could make an enquiry re perhaps considering getting a visitor visa and they may give you some indication of how long you can expect to wait for the partner visa.





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Old 10-04-2010, 11:26 PM
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Hi wanderer.
Thanks again for the reply. Ok this sounds like a good option. I will contact them to find out .


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Old 10-05-2010, 03:57 AM
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Hi Dinelg,

My partner and I are a few days off from submitting our partner visa in Pretoria...still waiting on SA police check!! So would love to know how you get along once you get some sort of response from the embassy. Maybe something you could help me with aswell is the SA birth certificate? What type did you attach with your application. Thanks and best of luck!


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Old 10-05-2010, 04:42 AM
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Hi sambo,

The police certificate too a while for us too. As far as the birth certificate we submitted both the full and summary one just In case.

Were getting medicals done on Wednesday and hopefully that arrives when they start our application.

Just bad when you don't know what's happening with your app and if someone has started reading it.

Good luck. Let me know if I can help any further.


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Old 10-05-2010, 04:46 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, yeah we're still waiting on police and birth certificate. Been two months already for both....but I guess we're on African time now! In regards to medicals, my partner has already done hers as she travels a lot for her work so needed to get in there before she was off again. She did hers in Cape Town took her less then half a day and they were in Pretoria within 5 days. So not a whole lot of waiting there.
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African time for sure. So you're in Australia I take it or are you in Sa together?


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No i'm in Aus at the moment, partner is in Cape Town, been apart for 2 months already so starting to get abit edgy! Have to hold my self back from taking a trip over to SA. Please also let me know how you get on with the tourist visa if you decide to go ahead with it.


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