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Old 03-01-2018, 12:48 PM
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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?

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You should refer to your visa application as for a 309/100 as that is what was applied for in your case. The application has all the other subclasses on it only because that's the form for all three partner visas, but you don't apply for all three.

Statuses basically mean nothing as they vary from case to case. For example, my application always said "Received" until it was granted and went to "Finalised." Whether it changed to "Assessment in progress" the day I got the grant, I'm not sure, but I had been checking every day and never saw it change to that. Some people have it change to "Assessment in progress" and get grants soon after, others get that status and wait ages longer before a decision is made. So best not to try and interpret the statuses at all.

So to answer the last question of how long it takes to get the visa after that status change, the answer is no can tell you because of the above reasons.

You'll know you've gotten the visa because you'll get the visa grant via email and it will appear in the notifications in your immi account.

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Thank you for your quick response.

It's just so very frustrating. I have been checking everyday since we lodged. Our application status has changed a few times from, -received, information required (which was a medical and biometrics report) to now- Application Assessment in Progress. I guess this gave us hope that someone was looking into it.

I have read posts that state being assigned a CO. Is everyone assigned a CO? If so, how will we know we have been assigned one?

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Thank you for your quick response.

It's just so very frustrating. I have been checking everyday since we lodged. Our application status has changed a few times from, -received, information required (which was a medical and biometrics report) to now- Application Assessment in Progress. I guess this gave us hope that someone was looking into it.

I have read posts that state being assigned a CO. Is everyone assigned a CO? If so, how will we know we have been assigned one?

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A case officer is someone who looks at your case and makes the decision, so yes, every single application will get a CO at some point. It's not always just one person though as the file can be picked up by multiple COs. For example, CO "A" initially emailed me to ask me to leave the country but CO "B" processed my visa grant. Sometimes you'll get the same CO for the whole process.

You don't know if a CO has been assigned until either they request information from you or you get the visa grant. Ideally, one would hope to never hear from a CO unless it's a visa grant one day as that means they don't need any further information from you.

Other than those two reasons above, there's no way to know a CO has been assigned that I am aware of. And really, it's irrelevant. They can pick up your application, request info, and then you don't hear anything again for 12 months (which sometimes happens).


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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.

Here are the logs


https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about...n-foi/log/2017



And some background context..

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-2...-force/9494432


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Old 03-04-2018, 12:48 PM
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Hi fellows,

by the Grace of God.. partner visa 309 was approved and we received golden emails (grant letters for my wife and kid) last week.

Best part is, CO didn't ask to pay for adding our (newborn baby) in existing wife's application and was added successfully!! I only submitted change of circumstances forum after her birth and it worked. Thanks to CO

Here is timeline
Visa 309 lodge date : 1st of June 2017
First contact from CO: 12th Jan, 2018
Visa 309 grant : 1st Mar 2018

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Hi fellows,

by the Grace of God.. partner visa 309 was approved and we received golden emails (grant letters for my wife and kid) last week.

Best part is, CO didn't ask to pay for adding our (newborn baby) in existing wife's application and was added successfully!! I only submitted change of circumstances forum after her birth and it worked. Thanks to CO

Here is timeline
Visa 309 lodge date : 1st of June 2017
First contact from CO: 12th Jan, 2018
Visa 309 grant : 1st Mar 2018
congratulations on your approval

Where is your partner from?


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Just want to provide an update:

Visa Subclass: 309
Applied: 10 October 2017
Medical Check and Police Check requested by CO: 8 January 2018

Hopefully this is an indication that the CO is satisfied with the supports we provided (on a high level) and will not refuse our application (fingercrossed!)
Visa granted!

Visa Subclass: 309
Applied: 10 October 2017
Medical Check and Police Check requested by CO: 8 January 2018
Medical Check and Police Check provided: 2 March 2018
Granted: 9 March 2018

Thank you guys!!


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Hi guys I've been a lurker and this is my first time posting. Congrats to those who have been granted visa. I am at the end of my tether and tomorrow marks 10 months since date of application. I'm also giving birth in 5 Weeks and really hoping my partner would be here ?. He has a three year ban so he can't enter on tourist visa. I did Lodge a side tourist visa application last week hoping they would put-aside the ban. Hoping for the golden email soon, have a good day all.


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Ahh I got my visa grant yesterday morning !!!!!

Date applied: September 9, 2017
Medical and Police Requested: Dec 13, 2017
Medical Finished: December 21st
Police Submitted: January 11, January 12, January 26th (Extension Received for last one)
Granted: March 9th, 2018.
Exactly 6 months !!

Congrats to everyone else as well, and keep holdin' on for everyone else

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Hi, Gents,
will appreciate for any advises, for my offshore partner visa application 309 i have been told to provide AFP clearance which I understood.
The confusing part is "Consent to the department to disclose any criminal convictions you have had for any relevant offences to the visa applicant"

I could not get how to provide my consent.Can anyone advise which form to be filed or its just a statutory declaration?

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