Offshore Partner Visa 309/100 Waiting Room - Page 139

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Like Tree855Likes

Offshore Partner Visa 309/100 Waiting Room - Page 139


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1381 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 08:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,534
Users Flag! From usa

1467 likes received
434 likes given
The delay comes in that if everything is there when they look at your app, they can just make a decision then and there. If they need to request police checks, for example, they'll do so and set your app aside while waiting.

Those documents can then take awhile to get. My FBI check came within a week through a channeler (though I've heard the FBI is just as fast now) but my state check took nearly a month as they had issues with the first app I sent in and I had to do it again.

Then, even if you submit requested docs within the 28 day limit of being requested, there's no guarantee they'll get back to your app straight away. Some people get grants within a day or so of submitting requested docs while others have waited months. For the latter group, if their app was ready when first looked at, they may have had a grant several months earlier.

So yes in a way, waiting can delay sometimes.


Reply With Quote
  #1382 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 08:44 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 2,069
Users Flag! From australia

654 likes received
198 likes given
Recently we have seen approvals from some Embassies, in as quick as a few months, when people have submitted a complete application, If I had been applying now I certainly wouldn't be concerned about the extra expense of obtaining new certificates, if not supplying them could delay a decision.
After all cost is minimal in the overall scheme of things, and as my wife and I were forced apart for more than 12 months, I would have gladly paid the extra to be together a month earlier.

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

Reply With Quote
  #1383 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 08:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,534
Users Flag! From usa

1467 likes received
434 likes given
I agree. I submitted my application then provided police and medical within a month or so of applying. But it's not just about that... they also affect the first entry by date and not everyone could just pick up and go within a few weeks if the app is processed that near to the validity period of them. And the CO doesn't always give the option to submit new ones and extend.

If wait times are consistent like they are with the US (unlike the UK or Canada that can have a grant within a month or two), then logically I would wait a while after applying but submit before requested. So if wait times have been around 11 months, then submit around 6-8 months in.

Space_Dog likes this.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #1384 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 08:54 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 46
Users Flag! From usa

9 likes received
26 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skybluebrewer View Post
So yes in a way, waiting can delay sometimes.
Got it, thanks for the clarification! We'll get the police/background check asap. It'll be FBI + CA, not sure how bad CA is but hopefully it won't set us back too far.


Reply With Quote
  #1385 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 10:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 155
Users Flag! From mexico

19 likes received
3 likes given
Mmmm just wondering about the US police checks now...I lived in Florida from 2007-2011 for uni though I'm a Mexican citizen and resident in China now. I figured getting the FBI one was enough? do i need to get a Florida police check too? or the state checks are just for US citizens?


Reply With Quote
  #1386 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 155
Users Flag! From mexico

19 likes received
3 likes given
Okay I just looked it up so its only the FBI check as i was a temporary resident

US citizens and permanent residents: 'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI or an approved channeler and a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months for the last 12 months.

US temporary residents and visitors: 'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI and if you resided in the US for at least three months in the past year, a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months during the last 12 months.


Reply With Quote
  #1387 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 11:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,534
Users Flag! From usa

1467 likes received
434 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by arod59 View Post
Okay I just looked it up so its only the FBI check as i was a temporary resident

US citizens and permanent residents: 'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI or an approved channeler and a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months for the last 12 months.

US temporary residents and visitors: 'FBI Identity History Summary' issued by the FBI and if you resided in the US for at least three months in the past year, a State Police Clearance for each State in which you have lived for at least 3 months during the last 12 months.
You got it.

Separate note, where'd you go to uni? (Gator here).


Reply With Quote
  #1388 (permalink)  
Old 05-07-2018, 11:58 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 155
Users Flag! From mexico

19 likes received
3 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skybluebrewer View Post
You got it.

Separate note, where'd you go to uni? (Gator here).
Ringling College of Art in Sarasota Majored in Illustration, now teaching Art in China

Skybluebrewer likes this.

Reply With Quote
  #1389 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2018, 10:20 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 35
Please update your flag here .

1 likes received
Hey guys just wondering .. with 309/100 visa 888 form that a friend has to fill out does he supposed to take it to a JP ? Or can I take it along with other documents I need sighning off ? Thanks 😊


Reply With Quote
  #1390 (permalink)  
Old 05-20-2018, 01:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,534
Users Flag! From usa

1467 likes received
434 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave12345 View Post
Hey guys just wondering .. with 309/100 visa 888 form that a friend has to fill out does he supposed to take it to a JP ? Or can I take it along with other documents I need sighning off ? Thanks 😊
Doesn't have to be a JP, can be anyone listed on the form. You can't take it for him as the whole point is that he needs to show his ID and sign in front of them as the person who wrote the statement. So yes, the two form 888s need to be done by the people including getting signature witnessed.

Online apps don't need certified copies if you upload color scans of originals (unless specifically stated by a CO requesting it of something).


Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
309/100 offshore partner visa KomalAujla Visas and immigration 50 12-07-2016 02:45 AM
Subclass 309 / 100 offshore partner visa laurah1302 Visas and immigration 4 04-05-2014 08:35 PM
Offshore Partner visa 309/100 Vshah Visas and immigration 2 09-30-2013 09:27 AM
Offshore Partner Visa Final Checks 309 / 100 yourfriendkyle Visas and immigration 2 08-09-2012 10:14 AM
Medical Assessment Offshore 309/100 'Partner' visa Rygen Visas and immigration 4 11-23-2011 06:12 PM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:46 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com