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Old 05-17-2020, 09:53 PM
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Please I have been asking much,do any Nigerian submitted since January 2019 and still waiting or have visa grant already?
And if you are deported from another country for not having visa ,no sentence will you still get your visa??
And do anybody have clue how to contact immigration, to check on your visa process??
Are immigration working from home now or on lockdown aswell??
Kind answer plz thanks


My husband is from Nigeria - we submitted our partner visa Feb 7th 2019 and still waiting .. have not heard a single word 🙄
but has your husband done his medical? Or have you gotten case officer??
We did medicals/biometrics march 2019, which I assumed is just a standard request to everyone after they apply. No case officer.
We applied for a tourist visa April 2019, was not granted.
Have sent an email to Pretoria April 2020, but received an automatic response saying that the office was closed until further notice and that the maiobox was not monitored 🤨🙄

Its just frustrating. Coming up 16months and no communication from them at all.


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And if you are deported from another country for not having visa ,no sentence will you still get your visa??
It will cause issues, and possibly delays, at the very least.

Breaking immigration rules is not a good start when applying and agreeing to follow immigration rules.

But, people do get grants, after such events. Just accept that your application might take longer than most.

The exact nature of your situation would determine if yours is refused or not.

Bear in mind that there are more applications than there are available visas. Quite a number do get picked for refusal each year.


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Before the COVID-19 situation, the 309 processing times were:
Dec 2019: 16-21 = 75% took up to 16 months. 10% took over 21 months.

With much fewer visas being issued, I feel that processing times will be much worse over the next few months.

With some processing offices being closed, this will be even more relevant for some nationalities.

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Offshore partner visa applicants to face "significantly longer" waiting period
Applicants may face up to two years or more in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak

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Before the COVID-19 situation, the 309 processing times were:
Dec 2019: 16-21 = 75% took up to 16 months. 10% took over 21 months.

With much fewer visas being issued, I feel that processing times will be much worse over the next few months.

With some processing offices being closed, this will be even more relevant for some nationalities.

One article has quoted:

Offshore partner visa applicants to face "significantly longer" waiting period
Applicants may face up to two years or more in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...15-p54td4.html Check the news guys😛

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That story says:
A Labor MP has called on the government to issue tens of thousands more spouse and partner visas as a way of kickstarting permanent migration and economic growth after the pandemic..

Another story says:

A Labor Senator, Kristine Keneally, has called for a reduction in the migration intake after the covid-19 situation is over and Australian International borders open again. Her ideas call for an overhaul of the migration system to give Australians a “first go at jobs” following the coronavirus pandemic.

But even if they did agree with each other, Labor have little say in what happens.

Liberals, the current government, may prefer to target skilled workers for migration, where needed, to kickstart economic growth, rather than unskilled partners.

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A Labor MP has called on the government to issue tens of thousands more spouse and partner visas as a way of kickstarting permanent migration and economic growth after the pandemic..


Liberals, the current government, may prefer to target skilled workers for migration, where needed, to kickstart economic growth, rather than unskilled partners.
I would like to say not all partners are unskilled if its the case they could have offer special visa for skilled partners but its not case ...


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Sometimes people overlook the obvious. If your skills were recognised, and you meet the required English levels, and you profession is on the skills list, it would be far cheaper and quicker to apply as a skilled migrant visa than apply for a partner visa.

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I’m a skilled partner and confident I could find work within the first few weeks of landing as I am qualified in 2 construction trades.


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I’m a skilled partner and confident I could find work within the first few weeks of landing as I am qualified in 2 construction trades.
Did you consider the cheaper and faster skilled visa route?


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I’m a skilled partner and confident I could find work within the first few weeks of landing as I am qualified in 2 construction trades.
Did you consider the cheaper and faster skilled visa route?
Yes, but we had planned to move in September 2020 giving us a time of 14 months for the visa to come through. I thought this would be plenty of time from what processing times we saw from London.

We felt that at the time of applying the partner visa was a pretty straightforward route to PR and citizenship.


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