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Old 07-24-2014, 07:51 AM
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Reason for slow processing

Just been advised by Marcia, at the Immigration Department in Australia.

The reason for slow and delayed processing times is the "paper applications" (back log of for last 6 months).

I don't believe that is the reason but please don't let them use that as an excuse - please recommend online if available to all if possible, or advise it is an excuse given by the Gods now.


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Interesting. Maybe they should bring in where online and paper applications have different processing times.

The ATO do this and from memory is 12 business days for online and 50 business days for paper.

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Old 07-24-2014, 08:16 AM
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It is as received by date if they state it correctly. Yep happy if it is 10 times the wait for a paper, if online available. There is auto process on certain parts of online - making a pretty and logical (to normal people) application is not the direction they want.

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It would be a big step towards logical if there was ANYWHERE in the applicant's part of the system where it said "Okay, good job - now go do the sponsor's application." I think the average person probably won't even figure out they should be doing it.

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I would suggest they don't want the average person submitting the application, yes it is available - but not what they want. This is a Public Service organisation, they only want things the way they want - if it works or not. After all these years an application for a PMV or a Partner visa should require 1 form to be submitted only (lets say 2 if from high risk). That is logic - how many duplications of info in all the forms are there?

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Just spoke to 3 people in EPC in London, a more realistic reason as said by Adrian a manager was - The Government policy is only "x" amount of Partner visas that will be issued each year, the rest roll into the next year.

But each year for some time there are more applications than places.

The shifting of stacks is being worked on but not perfect.

Technically it is not a "capped visa" as they still accept all applications (and the $).

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It would be a big step towards logical if there was ANYWHERE in the applicant's part of the system where it said "Okay, good job - now go do the sponsor's application." I think the average person probably won't even figure out they should be doing it.
They have on the immi website about the 2 online forms. They think that people would read their website before jumping straight into doing the online application.


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Just spoke to 3 people in EPC in London, a more realistic reason as said by Adrian a manager was - The Government policy is only "x" amount of Partner visas that will be issued each year, the rest roll into the next year.

But each year for some time there are more applications than places.

The shifting of stacks is being worked on but not perfect.

Technically it is not a "capped visa" as they still accept all applications (and the $).

The interesting thing is that the "x" is very different for each country...

I would also ask them why do they process some applications much faster then the others since we have seen on this forum for almost each embassy there is an "average" processing time and there are always a few lucky applicants who squeezed in and waited just a half (and sometimes even less than a quoter!) of the average time.

If it's a lottery they at least should tell us about it.

Thanks to the forum we can see that the statement "cases are processed in order in accordance with the date that they have been lodged" is just not right.

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https://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/fam...nd-queuing.htm

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Talking Family Visas Here.

"X" for 2013-14 was 60,885 and is the same for 2014-15 (how/why??) interestingly it was 60,245 in 2009-10 then reduced to 54,543 in 2010-11. Due to the shirking of the world and Australian population increase, any dumb fool knows the demand for families visas can only increase.
With very few exceptions from the Departments publications, all of these 60,885 visa's are processed in order of receipt - "to be fair they say".

What a load of BS!

If that were true only 1 process time would be given. So it is possible it is broken down to a number of visas an Embassy can issue, on expected applications (this would be against published procedure). It is possible then broken down further for Embassies that have multiple countries to process.

Also the lottery cases, in a very short time also clearly show the published procedure is not followed by the Department.

The published document in the above link - Queuing of applications is fine! but does not appear to used. Anyone got a queue date? A quick calculation would say that around 55,000 applicants should have a queue date as of today - if they meet the "initial criteria".

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