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Old 08-04-2017, 05:26 PM
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Congratulations! Glad to hear such good news about a Washington DC application It must mean that they are finally assessing the end of year applications for 2016.

I'm curious, in case you applied online, did your status on the ImmiAccount ever change while you were waiting?
Well, once I submitted the initial questionnaire, IIRC my status was just "submitted" or "in queue" or something like that. The IMMI site always said that it had been received and would be processed in due course. And I think it even says something somewhere that is, essentially, "Don't contact us to ask when we will review your application." After that, I submitted my medical and background checks, and attached all the other supporting documents I have, but the "status" never changed.

I looked at the IMMI page occasionally over the last few months, and nothing changed. I didn't check it after I was finally contacted by DIBP last week, maybe it said something different then, but I didn't get an email saying the status had changed.


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My 309 and 100 visas have both just been approved! My "must enter before" date is June 14, 2018, which is better than I expected. I had heard that it is usually one year from when your medical and background checks were done, which was January 2017 for me.

Application submitted: October 28, 2016
First contact by DIBP: July 26, 2017
309 and 100 visas both approved: August 3, 2017
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. It gives me hope. Did you do form 80?


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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. It gives me hope. Did you do form 80?
No, I didn't use that form. I took a quick look at it just now; most, if not all, of that information was supplied directly into the IMMI web site forms. The other things I attached were mainly photos, character references from Australian citizens, marriage license, kids' birth certificates, etc. I didn't go out of my way to put together a massive amount of evidence, just supplied everything which they suggested and which I had immediately available, plus the two character references. My wife and I have been together for 10 years, married for seven, and have two kids. Our relationship is about as genuine as they get

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No, I didn't use that form. I took a quick look at it just now; most, if not all, of that information was supplied directly into the IMMI web site forms. The other things I attached were mainly photos, character references from Australian citizens, marriage license, kids' birth certificates, etc. I didn't go out of my way to put together a massive amount of evidence, just supplied everything which they suggested and which I had immediately available, plus the two character references. My wife and I have been together for 10 years, married for seven, and have two kids. Our relationship is about as genuine as they get
we didn't do it either as we have been married 12 years and have 2 kids as well. We probably sent too much stuff. We applied nov. 21st so we are hoping we will hear something soon. Seems like many families are going back. Thank you


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As a matter of fact, I got my first contact from a case officer last week, asking for clarification about the status of our children (they will be getting Australian citizenship, we just haven't finished the paperwork for it yet). That was the only question they had after reviewing my application, so I'm hopeful I will get a positive decision soon. I had resigned myself to not hearing for another couple of months.
Our kids citizenship by descent took about 10 weeks to process, but yours might go faster since you already have the partner visa.


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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. It gives me hope. Did you do form 80?
Different visa but I've gotten the 300 and 820 without ever being asked to do the F80. But other people from the states HAVE been asked for it. Not sure why some have to do it and others don't...


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Thumbs up Offshore Partner Visa 309/100 likely timescale query

Hi Everyone,

Im a new member to Australia Forum, seeking advice as i continue saving the $7000aud towards one day submitting my 309 offshore partner visa. I hope this will be in the first half of 2018.

Just a general query if anyone could comment or has had similar application feautures to my own, about expected timescale to approve the 309? My application case summary is:

Im married to an Australian citizen who has dual UK citizenship (so holds both a Aus and UK passport) and we have lived together in London since 2012. We have two children, one born in London but has Australian citizenship. Our youngest was born in Australia, also Australian citizen. We met in London in 2010 when my wife moved over to the UK but we want to move to Aus for a new life etc.
So of the 4 of us im the only non Aus citizen. Im a UK citizen having been born and lived here all my life. No criminal past or health issues. I'll evidence all of the above with the usual certificates/statements etc, plus financial shared responsibilities etc etc.

Id like to assume our case will be pretty clear cut, but even with this I anticipate a long time to process. What are your thoughts on this please? Any comments/tips greatly appreciated.


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Reached 7 Months now,, still waiting. I would accept to wait 12 or 13 months but, more will be harmful Lol


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Does anyone know if you have to meet the 12 month living together requirement when applying for a partner visa if you are married (or planning to get married before your application is reviewed)? Or does being married supercede that requirement? We got married a few months after submitting the application. Technically we do meet the 12 month living together requirement however our evidence was not very strong to show the exact dates, so just wondering if this will be a problem for us.

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It's 12 months defacto, not 12 months living together. This will be waived if you are married at the time of the application, however you still need enough evidence to show your relationship is genuine and you didn't just get married to get a visa.

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so just wondering if this will be a problem for us.
I don't think having married after lodging your application will be a problem in itself, but likewise I doubt it will waive anything and will help much in getting the visa. It may count as additional evidence in the commitment section, but if you can't satisfy the 12 months defacto relationship criteria at time of lodgement, the marriage won't help much.
Would have been smarter to have gone for a PMV if you are not sure that you have enough evidence to prove you've been in a relationship long enough (as you said).

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