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Old 09-11-2019, 04:59 PM
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Hi everyone

Just wondering if anyone has gotten any Visa grants for a 309 that is from Syria?
Would Love to hear your timeframe as there isn't many discussions about Syrian applicants.

I have been married for almost 1 year now and we are living together in Syria till my wife's Visa is granted. I put an agent to do all our paper's and we sent pretty much all documents the agent asked. We even did the medical for her even when they didn't request it. The agent asked me to send every document in one go. I even sent them proof of a rental application that we are living together in the same appartment and signed by the mayor of province Tartus

We applied start of Jan 2019 and been now waiting a bit over 8 months, and no contact, email, interview, nothing! Don't even know if their looking at our application yet

The Agent told me that the last Syrian female application he did took 9 months for a Visa grant. Could it be that because we are living together is why it's taking longer? Could it be because they wan't to focus on the people that are not living together yet so they don't end the relationship where the people living together takes longer because they see they are already together? I know also it's a High Risk Country, but so are so many other countries which have been getting their Visa within 9-12 month frame.
I don't really wan't to cross the 1 year mark only because so we don't have to do the medical exam again as it is a 4 hour drive to Damascus. But not only that, just more for safety concerns as there have been increased activity of Israel strikes around Damascus


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Old 09-11-2019, 07:42 PM
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Hello every one am new here.am from nigeria and we applied for spouse visa since 14feb 2019.immidiately i was ask to go for my biometric and a referral was generated for me to go for my medicals all did hv been done yet no response from immigration.dis application was lodged in by an agent from aus ever since then.hv been asking d agent whats up he just tell me the process takes tyms dats all.he is not giving hope by telling wot stage it is nw .i dont kw an just waiting with out hving a slight clue of wot is going on.pls any one here wit similar issue and hw did it end up.
HI Debby,

There is a forum for people (like myself) who have applied in Africa - Partner visa applications in Pretoria... South Africa (https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...africa-74.html). All visa applications in Africa are processed through Pretoria, South Africa. Unfortunately it can take a LONG time for the visa to be granted.

At the moment people from South Africa have received their visa recently after waiting 14 to 17 months. I just reached 11 months waiting. But the good news is, there have recently been a couple visa's granted to people from Southern and West African countries ... including one to a Nigerian.

Sorry to not have better news, but you have at least a 12 to 14 month wait - but probably closer to 17 to 24 months.


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Hello every one am new here.am from nigeria and we applied for spouse visa since 14feb 2019.immidiately i was ask to go for my biometric and a referral was generated for me to go for my medicals all did hv been done yet no response from immigration.dis application was lodged in by an agent from aus been asking d agent whats up he just tell me the process takes tyms dats all.he is not giving hope by telling wot stage it is nw .i dont kw an just waiting with out hving a slight clue of wot is going on.pls any one here wit similar issue and hw did it end up.
HI Debby,

There is a forum for people (like myself) who have applied in Africa - Partner visa applications in Pretoria... South Africa (https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...africa-74.html). All visa applications in Africa are processed through Pretoria, South Africa. Unfortunately it can take a LONG time for the visa to be granted.

At the moment people from South Africa have received their visa recently after waiting 14 to 17 months. I just reached 11 months waiting. But the good news is, there have recently been a couple visa's granted to people from Southern and West African countries ... including one to a Nigerian.

Sorry to not have better news, but you have at least a 12 to 14 month wait - but probably closer to 17 to 24 months.
thanks so much the wait is not easy.but i was thinking since my application was lodged in by an agent in australia,then it will be treated in australia instead of them bringing the application to south africa to be treated.


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Old 09-12-2019, 01:22 AM
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Had an agent( not registerrd though) who said applicant visited austrlia twice and some pic were attached which is enough to proof as a genuine relationship and he apparently not willing to attach anything.
Not sure what else we could do but 25 months waiting! We had our whole world stopped for this.Not sure about other ppl but its giving a sort of depression now a days.
Did you attach copies of flight tickets etc., as proof?
Pictures alone may not be considered enough proof.

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:46 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum. I am currently awaiting to sponsor my wife to whom is overseas in China. We're applying for the 309/100 soon for Aus and although reading the requirements throguh the department of immigration we still feel a little bit unsure on how to write/structure our individual relationship statements. We have know each other for quite some time so it may go over a few pages + we're unsure how to start with a greeting etc.
If anyone has any experience with their relationship statements being granted please let me know. It would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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Old 09-12-2019, 05:57 AM
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Hello every one am new here.am from nigeria and we applied for spouse visa since 14feb 2019.immidiately i was ask to go for my biometric and a referral was generated for me to go for my medicals all did hv been done yet no response from immigration.dis application was lodged in by an agent from aus ever since then.hv been asking d agent whats up he just tell me the process takes tyms dats all.he is not giving hope by telling wot stage it is nw .i dont kw an just waiting with out hving a slight clue of wot is going on.pls any one here wit similar issue and hw did it end up.
Hi Debby,
Welcome to the forum. The median processing time for Pretoria is 331 days in 17/18 fiscal year. Unfortunately this data is not still available for 18/19. More details about median processing times can be found at:
https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...ml#post1966687
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:05 AM
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thanks so much the wait is not easy.but i was thinking since my application was lodged in by an agent in australia,then it will be treated in australia instead of them bringing the application to south africa to be treated.
Having an agent in Australia does not make any difference to the place of lodgement. The agent can be anywhere in the world, however, the application is lodged by yourself and it is treated as such.

However, RMAs in Australia are more knowledgeable and ethical. Therefore, you may have an edge in comparison to others applied by themselves or through the agents in other countries.
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Old 09-12-2019, 06:17 AM
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Thanks, How would i find that root cause whereas they dont reply except "work in progress"? Can you share me any phone number? Applicant has no child but sponsor does have . All police check report provided ok. Anyone got any experience about the ombusement?
Only practical way for you to know the exact root cause for the delay is to politely ask the AHC. There is a possibility for you to view your file if you request it under the Freedom Of Information act. That may cause further delays and also not sure how appropriate that type of action would be.

Alternatively, if you list the details of your application and other related issues, more knowledgeable people on this forum might be able to guess the root cause for the delay.

Also, a good RMA from this forum might be able to work out the causes for the delay.

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Old 09-12-2019, 08:00 AM
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[QUOTE=SLBee;1966965][quote=Long_waiting;1966901

Another twist in our application.
Someone on behalf of immigration called to the marraige registry office to check Nikanama.
The office is located at remote and still not computerized. While on the phone they had miscommunication and eventually the old man said we cant find that file. Immigration suspecting a bogus document provided and asked for clarification .The dicument is Genuine for sure and they find the regisrty office also found that file.
Question - what should be our approach? How do i comvience them they can call the office back to verify the dcument is Genuine or not. Misery of life continue .


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Old 09-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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How much days required for visa grant after interview?


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