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Hey sahil.g,

I'm sorry to hear about the complication with your case.
Yes, I was interviewed 8 months before my application was approved after uncountable number of phone calls and emails to the high commission from my husband and myself.

The interview consisted of my telling them the story of how my husband and I met and everything about our relationship. About his family and how my family dealt with the fact that he wasn't of Indian background which annoyed me so much. Also because of the so called "Indian culture" women get arranged married to their spouse; how my parents responded to me being with a white guy.

Another thing that pissed me off was her last question, what will you do if this application wasn't accepted. My response was, no matter what the outcome was, we will find a way back to each other. Apart from God, no one can keep us from spending our lives with each other while she was handing me tissues to wipe my tears off.
This was right at the end of the interview which lasted for 2 and a half hours when I lost my calm. I wasn't hostile at all or trying to be rude to them. It was just that question that made me so angry. We did have a back up plan in case she was going to reject our second application.
I wouldn't suggest being rude to them at all, Im just sharing what happened during my interview. Stay polite at all times which I was too.

Long story short the two females one of them was the case officer the other was the senior case officer interrogated me, it wasn't an interview. They were trying to convince me that our relationship wasn't genuine.

We had provided a massive file and provided them with additional documents every 3 months. We too had an onshore partner visa denied in December 2012 hence more scrutiny.

Do you mind sharing the complication with your case. Hope your interview is a lot better than mine.
Hope this helps. Good luck!

Kind Regards,
Becky
Hi Becky

Thanks for such a detailed reply and for all the hard work you put in to help others. Anyways, long story short, I had my student visa rejected and the refusal letter was sent to my old address despite updating with new one but the departed refused to acknowledge it and was already too late for me to take any action. While being on Bridging E, I married my girlfriend who had recently recieved her PR so she sponsored me. Didn't met the year condition so application refused. Had to go offshore.

Now, during our time together we bought a house together and a business as well. She is a doctor and of same background a me. Also, we have our first baby due in September this year. Our marriage was somewhat of arranged nature as our families knew each other. We, too, submitted tons of evidence and she has visited me twice since my departure from Australia. My only worry is now to be with my wife during her pragnancy.


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Hi Becky,

What in your opinion are my chances of having a refusal?


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Hey sahil.g

Thanks for sharing your case with us.
At this point of time, I cannot say what the decision will be.

From what I understand out of your post, the partner visa rejection was due to the fact that you hadn't been together long enough. With that being said, married couples don't have a minimum requirement of 12 months of co-habitation to meet. However it is best to be living together for 12 months just to be able to gather strong evidence for the application covering all 4 categories listed in the partner migration booklet.

As you mentioned that you were on a BVE, there might have been schedule 3 you would've had to satisfy which is to prove compelling circumstances. DIBP doesn't have a definition as to what they classify as compelling circumstances so it is quite difficult to meet that requirement and many applicants have experienced that issue in the past.
Have a read of your rejection letter from the partner visa application to get an in depth information of the reason for rejection.

Our reason for rejection was we didn't provide enough evidence to support our application which was our mistake and misinformation on DIBP's part as well. No point in going on about that.
In our second application we supplied all the evidence we had basically showing them that we are a genuine couple covering everything we didn't provide in the first application.

Result was we got approved by the grace of God, just took us 16 months of frustration, life and future in limbo and 12 months of living apart from my husband as he had to return back to Australia cause his tourist visa was for only 6 months and un-extendable.

You mentioned your partner is pregnant, I don't think pregnancy is considered as a compelling circumstances. You can always mention that in your statement you write but doubt it will fasten anything for you unfortunately.
Submit everything you think will support your application and will make your application strong. The more the merrier And patience is the key, you and your partner have to be prepared to wait. The wait for partner visa applications is getting ridiculously long. Worst is that the high commission doesn't communicate with applicants which makes the whole process more confusing and painful.

I'd say you should consult a MARA agent. There are few really good agents on this forum like Mark Northman. Post your inquiry in Ask Mark thread, he might be able to assist you better than I can.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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Becky

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Applied: AHC, New Delhi
Visa Grant:October 16, 2014
PR Eligibility: July 22, 2015
Subclass 100 Submission: August 08, 2015
PR Grant: December 08, 2015
Citizenship Eligibility: October 20, 2018
Citizenship Application: October 22, 2018
Location: Paper Application, DIBP Brisbane
Citizenship Interview and Exam: August 08, 2019
Citizenship Approval: August 24, 2019
Citizenship Ceremony: Awaiting

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Thanks Becky,
Your answer has helped me a lot to understand my situation.


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Thanks Becky,
Your answer has helped me a lot to understand my situation.
No worries sahil.g good luck and please do keep us updated how you go with your interview and the application.

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PR Grant: December 08, 2015
Citizenship Eligibility: October 20, 2018
Citizenship Application: October 22, 2018
Location: Paper Application, DIBP Brisbane
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Hello everyone, I m new to this forum. I have lodged my partner visa - 309 subclass. Date of lodgement- 14 jan 2015. Location:- india. Medical and pcc submitted along with all documents on 14 jan 2015. I got assigned case officer on 29 jan 2016 and got request to submit pcc. I submitted pcc on 11 February 2016. That was the only thing case officer requested in email. Now still waiting to hear back for case officer. Anyone can help to advice how long more it could give decision. I m in 14 month.


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Hello everyone, I m new to this forum. I have lodged my partner visa - 309 subclass. Date of lodgement- 14 jan 2015. Location:- india. Medical and pcc submitted along with all documents on 14 jan 2015. I got assigned case officer on 29 jan 2016 and got request to submit pcc. I submitted pcc on 11 February 2016. That was the only thing case officer requested in email. Now still waiting to hear back for case officer. Anyone can help to advice how long more it could give decision. I m in 14 month.
Hey Roop Rathore,

From the information you've shared in your post, I highly doubt a case officer was assigned to your application within a month of applying.
If you read my first post on this thread, case officer allocation was taking 8-10 months back then and seems to have been consistent time frame till now from what I've seen so far.

Once the case officer has been allocated they notify you requesting any additional document that they may need or give you or your partner a quick call for a short phone interview then send the application to the final queue.

Final assessment of the application is conducted by a senior case officer. And a decision is made.
Have you contacted the high commission recently to get an update from them. Are your medicals and police checks still valid since its been over 12 months you applied for the visa. Because medicals and police checks are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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Subclass 100 Submission: August 08, 2015
PR Grant: December 08, 2015
Citizenship Eligibility: October 20, 2018
Citizenship Application: October 22, 2018
Location: Paper Application, DIBP Brisbane
Citizenship Interview and Exam: August 08, 2019
Citizenship Approval: August 24, 2019
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Thank becky for your reply. I did my medical and pcc on August 2014. Before my parter visa lodged. I lodged my partner visa on 14 jan 2015. So it's more then 12 months. My pcc and medical is expired. Again now they requested pcc and medical. I submitted my pcc on 11 February 2016 and case officers also resquest medical and she provides me hap ID and she also mentioned no health Requirment needed. When I went to doctore to do medical he said , no health requirement needed. Today I called immigration office and operator told you medical is outstanding. You need to do medical. I can't understand what's going on with me ? its really frustrating me. Please help me becky. Again very Thankful for your reply.


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Thank becky for your reply. I did my medical and pcc on August 2014. Before my parter visa lodged. I lodged my partner visa on 14 jan 2015. So it's more then 12 months. My pcc and medical is expired. Again now they requested pcc and medical. I submitted my pcc on 11 February 2016 and case officers also resquest medical and she provides me hap ID and she also mentioned no health Requirment needed. When I went to doctore to do medical he said , no health requirement needed. Today I called immigration office and operator told you medical is outstanding. You need to do medical. I can't understand what's going on with me ? its really frustrating me. Please help me becky. Again very Thankful for your reply.
Hey Roop Rathore,

Happy I could help

Just to confirm, the case officer gave you a HAP ID after your first set of medicals expired? If yes, you need to get the medicals done again. Without them your application most probably won't be finalised. Both the police checks and medicals need to be valid when the visa decision is made unless decided otherwise by the case officer.

By the sound of it, you need to submit your medicals asap to make sure your application gets finalised soon. Once the medicals are cleared, you can expect to hear from the high commission shortly after that.
I'm however not too sure what "no health requirement" means. Cause it is a requirement to clear the medical tests and examination.

For me, my police checks and medicals had expired. My case officer requested me to only provide new police checks. Once I was able to provide them, I got my visa approved in less than a month.
Hope this helps. Hang in there, patience is the key and I hope you get the good news soon.

Kind Regards,
Becky

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Applied: AHC, New Delhi
Visa Grant:October 16, 2014
PR Eligibility: July 22, 2015
Subclass 100 Submission: August 08, 2015
PR Grant: December 08, 2015
Citizenship Eligibility: October 20, 2018
Citizenship Application: October 22, 2018
Location: Paper Application, DIBP Brisbane
Citizenship Interview and Exam: August 08, 2019
Citizenship Approval: August 24, 2019
Citizenship Ceremony: Awaiting

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Hey becky. Again thanks for your reply. Today I again contacted to delhi office and the lady said to me , she will create new hapid and sent to my agent email within 2 days. Now I m confused she will sent it or not? Because now I trird to called Delhi office again and again. My agent also did numbers of email. But he didn't get any response.


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