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Old 09-12-2019, 11:27 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.
mehn they are checking many things about Nigeria but it take 11 to 17 months,


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Hi Agbalusia,

I applied offshore, but not Nigeria. We lodged in late January 2019 and I completed my biometrics upon request in May (about a month after the medical was done). At the same time, I gave some additional info related to background checks.

I am also still waiting to hear and have heard nothing so far. I know it's not much, but you aren't alone in your frustration!


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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.
mehn they are checking many things about Nigeria but it take 11 to 17 months,
. What!!! Oh! My God 11-17 month hmmm but d tym frame is much.what are they checking for a whole 17 month.some tyms i just feel its a deliberate act on their part to make ppl wait for long.


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Hi Agbalusia,

I applied offshore, but not Nigeria. We lodged in late January 2019 and I completed my biometrics upon request in May (about a month after the medical was done). At the same time, I gave some additional info related to background checks.
I am also still waiting to hear and have heard nothing so far. I know it's not much, but you aren't alone in your frustration!
. So gud to know am not alone thanks so much.


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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 .
That is a real problem. It may not be easy to convince the AHC to phone again since AHC may rightfully presume that the small remote registry office can be bribed to say the certificate is genuine.

I can think of few options.

1. You and your partner can make statutory declarations to the affect that the certificate is genuine and forward to the AHC, explaining the situation.
2. Engage a 3rd party (e.g. a reputable law firm in Colombo) to independently verify the genuineness of the certificate and forward an affidavit to that affect to the AHC.
3. Try to get a letter from the central registry office in Colombo verifying the genuineness of the certificate and forward to the AHC with an explanation.

I think you really need professional advise.

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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.
Hello, Kenya has an Australian Consulate and processes for some west african eg Ghana and also for the East African community. Sadly Pretoria, in the time I've been here processes super slowly compared to the Nairobi Consulate especially for Naija peeps. Also, the Pretoria consulate does interviews where they go to different countries and ask people to come to them for interviews. Nairobi just sends email with grants or Further information requests.
It might be a long wait or it might not be, but prep yourself for a year's or more worth of wait.
It used to take on average 8 months but now it's going on a year almost for me and other people processing through the Nairobi consulate. With the processing time on the rise, the waiting time goes up as well.
Having an agent is good coz you'll probably need to push for communication, at least that's the look of things from the Pretoria thread.
The comments above are all made with observation from reading the Nairobi and Pretoria thread.

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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.
mehn they are checking many things about Nigeria but it take 11 to 17 months,
. What!!! Oh! My God 11-17 month hmmm but d tym frame is much.what are they checking for a whole 17 month.some tyms i just feel its a deliberate act on their part to make ppl wait for long.
Yes, it does seem deliberate. If I had a choice I wouldn't want to uproot my life from community and family and career here to go start anew. But it is what it is. If anything I am always hoping my husband will one day retire and we can move back home to Africa. 😭

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How much days required for visa grant after interview?
This depends. Some people get the grant very quickly after the interviews. Some may wait for a long time. This depends on the complexity of the case and your processing AHC. What is your AHC?
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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 .
Apparently, Nikah Nama is not recognised in Australia. Check this:
https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...p-my-wife.html

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Hi Agbalusia,

I applied offshore, but not Nigeria. We lodged in late January 2019 and I completed my biometrics upon request in May (about a month after the medical was done). At the same time, I gave some additional info related to background checks.

I am also still waiting to hear and have heard nothing so far. I know it's not much, but you aren't alone in your frustration!
is not easy, I see many lodge in applications so that why even to assign co nothing ,but after all your visa will be granted ,the police check you submitted is your recent location, just chill it will soon be be look at,but has your sponsor been approve on your immi account?


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