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Old 02-27-2018, 12:45 AM
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Hey thats a good news. No emails for us, nothing at all. Previous history as well, complex applied in 2016. However no response
Sorry u have no reply untill now . But, Just wondering is that means you are waiting over 14 month at least. and did you contacted DIAC what replay did they gave. how long was suggested for grand?


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Old 02-27-2018, 09:49 AM
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309 Application from USA

Hi Everyone,

My wife and I had been living in the US for the past few years. She is American, I am Australian. Last year we decided to move back to Australia and applied for a 309 visa for her. That was early March 2017. In May 2017 my wife was asked for her Police checks and Health Assessment. We completed both. Since then,.. nothing. Our Immi account page shows my wife application as received.

We are now at 11 months, and in just 2 weeks will be at 12 months. It has been a long time, and incredibly frustrating- mainly because there has been no contact for over 6 months, yet 75% of applicants are supposedly approved in this time.

Does anyone have any experiences with applying from within the US?

Fingers crossed the good news is coming.


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Hi Everyone,

My wife and I had been living in the US for the past few years. She is American, I am Australian. Last year we decided to move back to Australia and applied for a 309 visa for her. That was early March 2017. In May 2017 my wife was asked for her Police checks and Health Assessment. We completed both. Since then,.. nothing. Our Immi account page shows my wife application as received.

We are now at 11 months, and in just 2 weeks will be at 12 months. It has been a long time, and incredibly frustrating- mainly because there has been no contact for over 6 months, yet 75% of applicants are supposedly approved in this time.

Does anyone have any experiences with applying from within the US?

Fingers crossed the good news is coming.


March is a big month for visas... start of university and students are the biggest income for australia, change of work visa laws that affects 1000s of brits, so they're fast tracking UK applications in lieu of 457s, and major IT updates planned...

I'm writing March off completely.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:43 AM
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Hi guys,

UK Applicant here, my Fiancee is an Australian citizen and we've now applied for a 309/100 partner visa. We submitted, paid for and uploaded all of our proof on the 14th February and applied for our police certificates on the same day. Hoping everything goes through smoothly, we see that a lot of UK applications have been going through fairly quickly recently, but are trying to keep the 11-15 month time frame in mind so not to get our hopes up! The forum and its users have been incredibly helpful with any questions we've had and I'm not sure we'd even have been ready to apply by now if it wasn't here!


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Hi Everyone,

My wife and I had been living in the US for the past few years. She is American, I am Australian. Last year we decided to move back to Australia and applied for a 309 visa for her. That was early March 2017. In May 2017 my wife was asked for her Police checks and Health Assessment. We completed both. Since then,.. nothing. Our Immi account page shows my wife application as received.

We are now at 11 months, and in just 2 weeks will be at 12 months. It has been a long time, and incredibly frustrating- mainly because there has been no contact for over 6 months, yet 75% of applicants are supposedly approved in this time.

Does anyone have any experiences with applying from within the US?

Fingers crossed the good news is coming.


There are FOI reports on the DIMA website that focus on US partner visa numbers and process times.

I only read these last night but some interesting stats.


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Hi Everyone,

My wife and I had been living in the US for the past few years. She is American, I am Australian. Last year we decided to move back to Australia and applied for a 309 visa for her. That was early March 2017. In May 2017 my wife was asked for her Police checks and Health Assessment. We completed both. Since then,.. nothing. Our Immi account page shows my wife application as received.

We are now at 11 months, and in just 2 weeks will be at 12 months. It has been a long time, and incredibly frustrating- mainly because there has been no contact for over 6 months, yet 75% of applicants are supposedly approved in this time.

Does anyone have any experiences with applying from within the US?

Fingers crossed the good news is coming.
The US time stats in img below
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A waiting time of even 6 Months is unnecessary and ludicrous for Australian tax payers especially on the back of doubling the fee.

No it isn't the processing centres fault or the decision makers, but the long waits are a result of funding reallocated to Sovereign Borders and prioritising nations where there is a better return on investment.
Rubbish!

The same number or very slightly more Partner Visa applications have been approved each year since the fee was doubled, yet the processing times have continued to grow.

There is a planning level each year for Partner Visas that will be issued by the government, this is around 120,000 per year.

Very simply put processing times have and are increasing because more than 120,000 applications for Partner Visas have been received each year. The fee increase was also hoped to reduce the number of applications but that seems not to have worked.

I'm just calling it how it is. Partner visas have until now not been a profit making process.

All the other streams extract funds to generate income either for business or the individual

The partner visa price hike marks a shift in the taxation approach to the partner stream

It says to every Australian citizen that if you choose to marry a foreign national then you will pay an extra $7k minimum tax ...and you'll have to wait a year before finalisation


That's what's rubbish

We've become another voluntary Levi to boost the budget and cover costs before outsourcing the electronic process












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The US time stats in img below
do you have a link to the original data? Or a larger image- I can't make out the data at all.

Or a brief summary? I had a friend apply and be approved in just 6 months just before we applied- gave us a level of confidence that we would have the visa approved much earlier.

When June rolls around my wife's tourist visa (she's here on a 600) expires, I'll be giving serious thought to doing an onshore application with the bridging visa. It is all easy with hindsight but this is what we should have done.

Also, does anyone know if the wait times are the published times at application, or is it a shifting goal post that allows bugger all accountability.


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do you have a link to the original data? Or a larger image- I can't make out the data at all.

Or a brief summary? I had a friend apply and be approved in just 6 months just before we applied- gave us a level of confidence that we would have the visa approved much earlier.

When June rolls around my wife's tourist visa (she's here on a 600) expires, I'll be giving serious thought to doing an onshore application with the bridging visa. It is all easy with hindsight but this is what we should have done.

Also, does anyone know if the wait times are the published times at application, or is it a shifting goal post that allows bugger all accountability.
There's really no telling how long people will wait. Honestly, even looking at average wait times of people applying around the same time as you is pretty useless. Take, for example, Canada. We have seen people granted visas in less than 2-3 months while there are people who have applied for the same visa still waiting over 12 months. Those long waits? Already in the pipeline waiting patiently and the 2-3 month grants applied long after they did.

When I applied, my visa was ready for grant at 3.5 months. People that applied a few months later waited about 7-9 months.

To answer the last question, it is a shifting goal post.

I would say for you though, I would be surprised not to see a grant before the fiscal year ends. But hey, who knows? You could wake up tomorrow and she has a grant in her email, or June can come and go and still nothing.

Edit: Are you really willing to pay another $7000 application fee just to apply onshore even though you've already applied offshore?


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Hi everyone,

I am new to this and already I have had a warning for rule 10- advertising. My fault really for not reading the rules.

My husband and I have applied for a Offshore Partner Visa (300,309/100,820/801). We submitted this online 11 Jan 2018. The status of the application is "Application Assessment in Progress" and has been on this status for about 2 and half weeks. He is currently residing in Tonga and the nearest embassy is Fiji. I'm an Australian born citizen and so are our children and we have been married for almost 18 years.

Does anyone know how we will be notified of any status change or temporary visa granted? Do we just continue to login everyday checking? Does anyone know or can share their waiting time from when the status is "Application Assessment in Progress" to being granted a temporary visa?

Thank you.


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