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Old 02-04-2011, 02:57 AM
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waiting for news on partner visa application


I sent my application off in December, and I got a letter a few days before Christmas saying they've got my application, but I've heard nothing more - I don't know if I've got a case officer, or if anything is happening at all. I know there was a load of public holidays over CHristmas and New Year, and then there was the flooding in Brisbane, and I'm trying so hard to be patient, but I'm struggling.

I did hear there was a 6 month backlog on skilled visa applications at the department, I'm just wondering if anyone else had heard that, and if that could be delaying my partner visa application?

Any comments / advice greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-04-2011, 06:37 AM
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Sending out an application acknowledgement advice is standard practice and does not mean any more than that, a CO looking at an application possibly months away depending on numbers of applications going in and some people have posted recently re being advised that processing time could be in order of 9 months or more.
A few key reasons possibly being:
. numbers up, one reason possible mentioned by some being that a lot of people on student visas could be looking at partner visas seeing as skilled PR route is evaporating.
. numbers up generally trend is indicative of annual allocation being exceeded
. Immi resources being transferred to people snuggling issues.
So you've got plenty of time to get some crossword books and train that absent patience streak.

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Thanks - good to know there are lots of reasons for it, and that I'm not alone! Will try to be patient.

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