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hi,
I am indian citizen and my wife australian. I applied my offshore visa from fiji but case opened in new delhi, india. my file opened on 25 may 2017 and we interviewed on the next day on phone.

1###
Requirement to provide personal identifiers (biometrics) for the purposes of section

40 of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) in regard to your Partner (Provisional) (class UF)

Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) visa application

@@@But i cant get any link from where i can get biometrics done.from Visa Application Centre or Biometrics Collection Centre

2###See the attached "Request Detail", which provides a detailed explanation relating to the

checklist item(s) listed below.

##Police clearance certificates

##Immigration Health Examinations (for example: chest x-ray, medical examinations

and/or blood tests as specified in the Health Examinations List)

##Evidence of your relationship with your spouse
Evidence of your relationship with your spouse

The decision maker must be satisfied that you and your spouse:

● are validly married under Australian law

● have a mutual commitment to a shared life as husband and wife to the exclusion of all

others

● have a relationship that is genuine and continuing

● live together; or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis.

Please upload photos of togetherness taken in Thailand and in India in presence of your

family and friends.


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Hi

I am AU Citizen.
My wife is Indian, we got married in Dec 2016, lodged 309 online for my wife in last week of December 2016.

In April 2017, I got two follow-ups for more details, asking for proof of togetherness - photos and all. Everything is provided.
The application was last modified in the first week of may'17.
Current status is "assessment in progress".

Meanwhile, my wife got tourist visa granted and she traveled on it.
As of now, we are living together in Australia, but she will need to travel back in 4 months.
I understand that average processing time for 309 is 8-10 months, but got a few questions if anyone can assist:

1. Do I need to provide more information to the department because wife traveled on a tourist visa while 309 is in progress? Tourist visa lodgement application had a reference of 309 application and a single medical was leveraged in both of the applications.

2. Do I need to upload more information as a pre-active approach so that next time someone looks at my application, it gets approved?

3. The contact details(address & mobile number) that we shared with the original application are no longer valid and she now has got a local Australian number. I have uploaded 929 for the change of address and there I mentioned the new mobile number as well. Is there anything that I should consider uploading to my application?

4. Is there anyone who got 309 in a much less timeframe? What was the difference in the application I wonder. Any tips/pointers?


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Dear All,

Happy to share the news, I got my Partner Visa grant today (Sub-class: 309).

DOL: 16-Mar-2017
Requested for Medical & PCC: 03-May-2017
Submitted: 23-May-2017.
Visa grant: 14-Jul-2017.

This forum has been immensely helpful and thanks to all the beautiful people here who contribute to help fellow applicants and info seekers.

Good luck to all who are waiting for their grant.

Best wishes and regards,
KK

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Hi All,

I am Australian PR and my wife applied for partner visa in January 2017 from India.

CO assigned in Aug 2017 and she asked for my PCC as well as my Partner's PCC.

However I submitted AFP few weeks ago, and I am wondering do they really ask my Indian PCC? because I nvere heard it before that they ask partner's Indian PCC.

Can someone advise on this?

Thanks in advance.


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Hi All,

I am Australian PR and my wife applied for partner visa in January 2017 from India.

CO assigned in Aug 2017 and she asked for my PCC as well as my Partner's PCC.

However I submitted AFP few weeks ago, and I am wondering do they really ask my Indian PCC? because I nvere heard it before that they ask partner's Indian PCC.

Can someone advise on this?

Thanks in advance.
In regards to Police Check, Immigration website clearly states that an applicant needs to provide it for every country they stayed in for 12+ months. For form 80, they even ask you for history and PCC for every country that an applicant stayed for more than 12+ months since they were 16 years old.

For the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, you might be asked to provide police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more, over the last 10 years (calculated immediately before the time the visa application is lodged), since turning 16 years of age.


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In regards to Police Check, Immigration website clearly states that an applicant needs to provide it for every country they stayed in for 12+ months. For form 80, they even ask you for history and PCC for every country that an applicant stayed for more than 12+ months since they were 16 years old.

For the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, you might be asked to provide police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more, over the last 10 years (calculated immediately before the time the visa application is lodged), since turning 16 years of age.
Thanks Tania TM. I read this info in the letter I recieved. Though back in 2013, when I applied for my PR, I went through the PCC process and since then I never lived outside Australia for 12 months. Do they count past PCC at all?


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application was by vfs or online ?





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Dear All,

Happy to share the news, I got my Partner Visa grant today (Sub-class: 309).

DOL: 16-Mar-2017
Requested for Medical & PCC: 03-May-2017
Submitted: 23-May-2017.
Visa grant: 14-Jul-2017.

This forum has been immensely helpful and thanks to all the beautiful people here who contribute to help fellow applicants and info seekers.

Good luck to all who are waiting for their grant.

Best wishes and regards,
KK


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Hi All,

I am Australian PR and my wife applied for partner visa in January 2017 from India.

CO assigned in Aug 2017 and she asked for my PCC as well as my Partner's PCC.

However I submitted AFP few weeks ago, and I am wondering do they really ask my Indian PCC? because I nvere heard it before that they ask partner's Indian PCC.

Can someone advise on this?

Thanks in advance.
Hi,
If you have ever lived in India for more than a year you will have to get your PC.

Best regards
Saw88


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Hi

I am AU Citizen.
My wife is Indian, we got married in Dec 2016, lodged 309 online for my wife in last week of December 2016.

In April 2017, I got two follow-ups for more details, asking for proof of togetherness - photos and all. Everything is provided.
The application was last modified in the first week of may'17.
Current status is "assessment in progress".

Meanwhile, my wife got tourist visa granted and she traveled on it.
As of now, we are living together in Australia, but she will need to travel back in 4 months.
I understand that average processing time for 309 is 8-10 months, but got a few questions if anyone can assist:

1. Do I need to provide more information to the department because wife traveled on a tourist visa while 309 is in progress? Tourist visa lodgement application had a reference of 309 application and a single medical was leveraged in both of the applications.

2. Do I need to upload more information as a pre-active approach so that next time someone looks at my application, it gets approved?

3. The contact details(address & mobile number) that we shared with the original application are no longer valid and she now has got a local Australian number. I have uploaded 929 for the change of address and there I mentioned the new mobile number as well. Is there anything that I should consider uploading to my application?

4. Is there anyone who got 309 in a much less timeframe? What was the difference in the application I wonder. Any tips/pointers?


Thanks, heaps!
Adam
Hi Adam,
I can help you with two questions. Firstly you will have to inform the immigration that your wife lives with you.Unless she returns back to India they will not grant her visa.I have heard some cases on an offshore application , when they know the applicant is not in the country of origin,they inform the applicant to return back to the country before the grant.. Secondly you can always keep uploading evidence until you recieve the grant. For instance , you can attach a copy of your wife's ticket to say she's with you, you can upload anything to prove your relationship . You can upload photos . You can keep attaching documents to prove your relationship until you get your grant.


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[QUOTE=Becky26;542058][SIZE="4"][COLOR="DarkRed"]Hey Everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well.

Thought its about time to start a thread for applicants of partner (309/100) visa from India. There have been quite a new members from India who have been looking for answers to the very frequently asked questions.

Following is application processing/procedure 101:-
1:- Once VFS delivers the applications to the AHC New Delhi, AHC takes a couple of days to put the applications in some sort of sequence. Then they start sending Acknowledgement Letters of the applications to the applicants.

2. When medicals are requested, book an appointment with your nearest Panel Doctor (usually they will be able to book you in 2 days from the day you call). Below is the link from DIBP website which has a list of Panel Doctors in India:-
India

The 'Medical Request' letter sent by AHC will have your HAP ID which is linked to your passport.
The applicant must log-on to the 'eMedical' portal to generate their "REFERRAL LETTER". The link to the eMedical portal:-
https://www.emedical.immi.gov.au/eMedUI/eMedicalClient
You need to fill out the details requested by the page and click on "LOGON"
The system will generate you the above mentioned referral letter. This is important as it facilitates in tracking the processing of the medical reports online.
Below are the documents you need to carry with you on the day of appointment (also check the document requirement from the medical center you will be visiting):-
1. Original valid passport (and a photo copy);
2. AHC's Medical Request Letter;
3. eMedical Referral Letter;
4. 4 latest passport size photos;
5. Form 26 and Form 160 is provided by the medical center. (you can fill it out in advance and carry it with you, if you prefer);
6. Medical Examination Fees (varies from center to center)

Cases with no complications get submitted to the DIBP within 5-10 working days, the applicant can logon to the eMedical portal and this time the system will generate a PDF titled "INFORMATION SHEET" which will have the date on which the applicant's reports were submitted to the DIBP. The PDF will read as follows:-
"Health Case Status
This health case was submitted to DIBP on DD MONTH YYYY."


3. The best time to apply for a visitor visa to Australia is right after you submit your partner visa application. As per the AHC New Delhi website, the current processing time frame for visitor visa is 15-20 working days and 1 month as per DIBP global service standard.

4. If you plan to stay offshore, better get a hobby or find something to do that will keep you occupied for at least 9 months since date of application or you will lose your mind waiting for the visa.
As per current update, AHC New Delhi is taking 35-36 weeks since date of application to allocate case officers to the applications. Below is the link with the processing time frames:-
CURRENT AVERAGE PROCESSING TIMES - Australian High Commission
AHC has started allocating case officers to January 2014 applications.

As online partner applications were opened to the offshore applicants on December 9, 2013 the whole process is a ginormous MYSTERY
*** Offshore online applicants please share your experiences with us. Thanks!

- The case officer allocation time frame when I applied in July 2013 was 10-12 weeks since application. I got my case officer at 27 weeks since application. RIDICULOUS!! increase in processing time frames.

5. You should be hearing from AHC either you are nearing the 35-36 weeks since date of application (250 days at least) period or have completed it.
Now a days the case officers call almost all the applicants to either introduce themselves to the applicants, for a brief phone interview and/or request additional documents so GLUE YOUR PHONES TO YOU BUTTS!!
They can also contact the applicants via email, depends on the case officer, what they prefer. Sometimes

8. Another major hurdle that many applicants face is that of adding the name of their spouse in their passport(s).
Many PSK don't require the applicants to go for the passport re-issue but some do. In that case the applicant must get their passport re-issued before they apply for a PCC. The PSK won't issue you the PCC unless you get your passport updated.

*** I'm in the middle of the passport re-issue process (adding spouse's name and changing residential address)
Different PSKs follow slightly different rules so you must contact your PSK to get the updated information.

9. Once all the additional documents are submitted to the AHC, your case officer will assess/study them and if everything looks genuine enough and is satisfied, he/she will forward the application for final decision aka final queue aka final assessment.
You case officer will inform via email which goes along the lines of "initial assessment is completed in your application and your application has now been forwarded for final decision".
As per AHC's current trend, they are taking between 35-55 days to approve the visa since the date the file was sent to the final queue (subject to change depending on the volume of applications in hand).
FOR VISITOR VISA HOLDERS:- If you are still onshore, now is the latest you can get offshore to avoid any delays. If you wait for AHC's notification email to notify you to get offshore, you're in for an additional 2-3 months of agonizing wait.

The above happens when the application in the final queue gets to the top of the queue and the applicant is onshore, AHC will notify the applicant and put the file at the bottom of the final queue.
This is for AHC New Delhi:- the applicant is not granted the visa as soon as they get offshore, they will have to wait for the whole 35-55 days (sometimes even longer) for their file to get to the front of the queue AGAIN!

10. If the applicant is offshore, the SCO will finish he final assessment on your file, if everything goes well, he/she will straightaway approve your visa END OF THIS MISERABLE PROCESS!!! You can now go and have a well deserved good night's sleep after 7-8 months of torture, PHEWWW!!!!

AHC New Delhi's indicative processing time frame is 8-10 months and majority of cases (with no complications) are approved within the above time frame; which I think is much better compared to other high risk countries..

Another very common questions is:- Can we request AHC to change the initial entry date?
Answer:- No!! Once the visa is granted, it is impossible to get the initial entry date changed.
The initial entry date is expiry date of either the PCC or the medicals whichever expire first.
Both PCC and medicals are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

I think I've covered almost everything there is to know about this process for applications lodged in India.
Please feel free to mention anything that I might've missed. Thanks!!

I've been a member of this thread for over a year now and have learnt so much. Thanks to our kind seniors, CollegeGirl, Mark Northam, louiseb, Mish are some of the people whose names I can remember and have ALWAYS! provided invaluable advice and suggestions. A Big Thanks to you and many others whose names I've forgotten

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Hope this helps! Good Luck to everyone waiting.
Have a relaxing weekend.

Kind Regards,
Becky

Hi,
My name Is Prathmesh and I'm from Mumbai. I'm looking forward to apply for Prospective marriage visa ( offshore ) next month. My partner is from Perth,WA.
Before applying i have a concern about documentation for partner visa. as i told you we gonna apply for Prospective marriage visa ( offshore ) next month, but we are planning to get engage in January 2018 in india. my question is, Is it compulsory or mandatory to provide your engagement proof like pictures, videos ,Ring picture, receipt and every other thing at the time of applying or we can upload this document later when we got engage. ? and is it mandatory to do IELTS test for Partner visa.?
Really confused about this documents and don't know what to do. ?
Really looking forward for your words on this.

Thank you


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