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Old 02-06-2018, 04:38 PM
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That's great news Ranger101! Congratulations! We're still waiting for ours. Hope it'll arrive soon.

By the way, to what email address of the Berlin office did you send your query to?

Thanks!
I just replied to the email where they asked for additional information. you will get an auto reply that they don't respond to emails. But they do read them i'm pretty sure.


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Old 02-07-2018, 01:33 AM
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309 after Nullity of marriage

Hi I am new to this forum,

1.I have applied for a visa for my first wife Nov 2011 and it got granted Jan 2012(while i was in Temp visa 485). however she refused to come to Australia. and nerve landed in Australia. I have my first marriage nullified in India (court order in 2016 provided to Immigration)
. after that I have married another girl in 2017.( 5 year wait time done)
Now, I am a Australian citizen and I have applied 309 for my partner. Application date 30 June 2017. i had a case officer requested police clearance (for sponsor)on late September and i have submitted both Indian and Australian police clearance on mid-October. there is no news after that from case officer. i understand that processing time is 11 -15 months. however does anyone have knowledge on visa approval after nullification of marriage.

2. now my Wife is in visit visa with me in Australia. Also, she had a refusal on visa 600 family sponsored visit visa saying her intention of travel mentioned as "to live with my husband " so they denied it. so she reapplied for visa 600 as tourist and got it. j

Just wondering if the refusal of visa 600 family sponsored has any impact on 309 visa?


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I just replied to the email where they asked for additional information. you will get an auto reply that they don't respond to emails. But they do read them i'm pretty sure.
Thanks Ranger101! I'll do that too.

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Red face Summary of evidence provided

Lodged oct 2
Request for further Oct 6
Meds pol checks provided Oct 24


Married 14 months
long term existing relationship 7 years

Evidence on length and nature of relationship :
Certified Australian Marriage Registry Extract
Copies of past correspondence with DIBP and 600 tourist visas
Relationship History Statements
Statements addressing the Nature of the household
Supporting (888) Witness Declarations from five Australian citizens

We also include a Relationship Matrix Timeline detailing when we met, how our relationship evolved and important milestones as well as a Record of Location totalling 138 weeks cohabitation under same roof

Evidence of Continued Contact when apart includes:
Screenshots of Line & Viber messages
Video chat and social media activity
Emails, SMS and phone logs
Hand written letters and Christmas cards

Evidence of the financial aspects of our relationship includes:
Bank statements, letters and transfer summaries
next of kin records, employment and ATO records
Joint Car Insurance, utility accounts and ambulance policy

Evidence of the Nature of our household includes:
Victorian Proof of Identity Card issued 2015
Australia Post Account issued 2015
International Drivers License
Household bills/expenses
Joint address correspondence

Evidence of the Social aspects of our relationship includes:
Joint travel, boarding passes and accommodation
Invitations to family weddings / baptims and birthdays
Tickets to concerts, football and other evenst
Joint gym golf club membership
Photographs with friends and family

This was supposed to decision ready but that is just a marketing term until proven otherwise by the only person who deems it to be.

I note others have had turn around in less than 2 weeks.
Have sent two recent emails to CO and the VFS who submitted police check but there is no record of this


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Just curious....are you seeing the sponsor as "submitted" under your application or does your sponsor have his/her own account?
I'm listed separately on same account, uploaded evidence in October but confusing a it states i have maximum 60 files in addition to applicants. I thought it 60 total or that it is a holding shell for 100 phase 2... be nice if they had someone to explain all this


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Lodged oct 2
Request for further Oct 6
Meds pol checks provided Oct 24


Married 14 months
long term existing relationship 7 years

Evidence on length and nature of relationship :
Certified Australian Marriage Registry Extract
Copies of past correspondence with DIBP and 600 tourist visas
Relationship History Statements
Statements addressing the Nature of the household
Supporting (888) Witness Declarations from five Australian citizens

We also include a Relationship Matrix Timeline detailing when we met, how our relationship evolved and important milestones as well as a Record of Location totalling 138 weeks cohabitation under same roof

Evidence of Continued Contact when apart includes:
Screenshots of Line & Viber messages
Video chat and social media activity
Emails, SMS and phone logs
Hand written letters and Christmas cards

Evidence of the financial aspects of our relationship includes:
Bank statements, letters and transfer summaries
next of kin records, employment and ATO records
Joint Car Insurance, utility accounts and ambulance policy

Evidence of the Nature of our household includes:
Victorian Proof of Identity Card issued 2015
Australia Post Account issued 2015
International Drivers License
Household bills/expenses
Joint address correspondence

Evidence of the Social aspects of our relationship includes:
Joint travel, boarding passes and accommodation
Invitations to family weddings / baptims and birthdays
Tickets to concerts, football and other evenst
Joint gym golf club membership
Photographs with friends and family

This was supposed to decision ready but that is just a marketing term until proven otherwise by the only person who deems it to be.

I note others have had turn around in less than 2 weeks.
Have sent two recent emails to CO and the VFS who submitted police check but there is no record of this
All applications should be decision ready, ( with the exception of medicals), to do otherwise just drags out the process, in fact the website states clearly that the processing times are based on "whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents"
Yes we have seen the odd case of someone being approved in 2 weeks , but usually it is much longer.
Current Global processing times are stating 75% of applications processed within 11 months and 90% within 15 months.
After saying that we have seen applications from Thailand approved around the 6 month mark, so hopefully you won't have too long to wait.
Also don't be surprised if you get no reply to your email, or if you do get a reply it only states you are within the standard processing times.
You are lucky, Thailand seems to be one of the better embassies to deal with.

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Thank you for that. Each piece of information we collect makes it easier.


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Hi everyone, I have been lurking in the background and not posted on here before but I wanted to let you all know about my journey and see if i can offer any help.

I applied for my offshore 309 partner visa 05/01/2018, I had been collecting evidence for quite some time before hand. My girlfriend moved to the UK with me on a 2 year working visa as my working holiday visa in Australia had expired and we had been travelling together and also shared a lot of finance.

I did a lot of research into what was needed for evidence and a lot of research of how to sort things and structure things in terms of what goes where and what evidence falls under each category. For me this was the main worry as i'm sure is the same with everyone for most of the time I was asking my self if I was doing it right?

I understand every case is different, within 3 weeks of submitting my application I had done all my police and health checks and after reading on here about how long people have waited, some short some long I thought here goes the wait.

I got a call 06/02/2018 from the London office to advise they were happy with my application and ready to grant and asked if i would like to get a new passport to have the visa applied to that passport as my current one did not have that long left on.

Im pretty shocked that in just 4 weeks and 2 days it was approved.
My case officer did advise that its very rare people upload absolutely everything needed straight away but If I have managed to do it I thought it may be nice to share any info or answer any questions people may have.



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Hi everyone, I have been lurking in the background and not posted on here before but I wanted to let you all know about my journey and see if i can offer any help.

I applied for my offshore 309 partner visa 05/01/2018, I had been collecting evidence for quite some time before hand. My girlfriend moved to the UK with me on a 2 year working visa as my working holiday visa in Australia had expired and we had been travelling together and also shared a lot of finance.

I did a lot of research into what was needed for evidence and a lot of research of how to sort things and structure things in terms of what goes where and what evidence falls under each category. For me this was the main worry as i'm sure is the same with everyone for most of the time I was asking my self if I was doing it right?

I understand every case is different, within 3 weeks of submitting my application I had done all my police and health checks and after reading on here about how long people have waited, some short some long I thought here goes the wait.

I got a call 06/02/2018 from the London office to advise they were happy with my application and ready to grant and asked if i would like to get a new passport to have the visa applied to that passport as my current one did not have that long left on.

Im pretty shocked that in just 4 weeks and 2 days it was approved.
My case officer did advise that its very rare people upload absolutely everything needed straight away but If I have managed to do it I thought it may be nice to share any info or answer any questions people may have.



Matt
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing. I have to say I'm a bit jealous. I did the same as you, but my medicals and police checks were done upon lodging my 309 application back on November 6th, 2017 (it's been 3 months now). This doesn't appear to be to the advantage of those that are applying from the Americas. There's quite a few from the U.S. that haven't had their applications looked at from 2017...several even as far back as February/March. I wish these Australian Embassies could share the load a bit around the world so some weren't so backlogged, or at least give better processing estimates based upon the country. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will be lucky to be in Australia by December of this year. If I'm not granted a visa before October, then I will be required to repeat those expensive health checks ($1000 USD - I have two kids immigrating with me that need them too). This is really tough when you are living apart...and really expensive with the trips we pay for every 3 months. I really wish I had been on this forum sooner to discover this, because I would have applied onshore instead. (We made our decision based upon what an Australian immigration attorney and an agent told us typical processing times were like in the US which appears to be wrong/outdated)

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