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Old 06-29-2020, 11:41 PM
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I have applied for 309 Visa on 28 March 2019. I submitted the documents to migration agent in Sydney. I didn't receive any email until RFI on 2 March 2020. So I have a confusion that does the RFI means my application has been allocated a case officer or not?
It will be 4 months since RFI and 15 months past the lodgement. The agent says I have to wait more as I don't have any case officer.
So does someone has similar experience.
Hi,

The RFI you are talking about could be the generic one, in which they send a checklist to make sure you have uploaded all documents which you can upload best of your capacity, more proofs, finances, social aspect etc.

dont worry, many people are now on waiting list, its not like someone is not being granted a visa, its just more wait, hopefully things will slowly open and many of us might not be on forums by then and rather arranging our flights etc and plan to live in Aus by end of the year


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Old 06-30-2020, 01:01 AM
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hello guys,
wanted to ask a question, if u r onshore and the department asks u to leave the country for a decision to be made

How do u even prove to the airlines that u r able to fly back to Australia, as ur visitor visa expires and ur 309 will be finalised once i will be outside,
coz as far as I am aware, they dont let board if we dont have proof that we can return back as per the Return ticket booked

Hi,

My partner is onshore as well. She received an email asking her to leave Australia so that a decision is made on the Partner Visa. Under current circumstances, due to COVID-19, it's not possible to travel to any country and return back.

We notified the case officer, and he has put her application on hold.

Please let me know if anyone else has been asked to exit Australia for processing of 309?

What are your travel plans?

Did anyone request to waive off the 'applicant needs to be outside Australia' condition whilst 309 is granted?


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That SBS article says: The current timeline to finalize an offshore partner visa is 12 to 18 months.

From 91 subclass 309 visas granted in 2020, that I have seen, only 18% took between the 12 and 18 months that the SBS say they took. 5% took over 18 months, leaving 77% that were finalised in under 12 months.
  • 10% took 6 months or less.
  • 15% took between 6 and 8.4 months.
  • 50% took between 8.4 and 11.8 months
  • 15% took between 11.8 and 15.6 months.
  • 10% took over 15.6 months.
Recently some have been as fast as 2.8 months (Granted 26 June 2020). It often depends on how well an application is prepared, and how easy it is to confirm things.

Even the official processing times show that 75% of all 309s in May were finalised in 12 months or less, and 10% took over 18 months. Meaning that ONLY 15% of all the 309s took between 12 and 18 months.

Those figures are not far from the sample of 91 that I have.

Obviously the COVID-19 situation will be making things worse at the moment.

Comments in that article include:

'During this pandemic, I am worried as it will slow down the process of the visa grant.'

'A lot of facilities overseas are closed or partially working which has impacted the verification process of Partner visas. It may take longer than anticipated to get a visa'


'A Department of Home Affairs' spokesperson told SBS Urdu that currently the visa processes are impacted around the world due to the delay in the verification process.'

Something else to think about:

Current 309 visa times seem faster than a year ago..

In May 2020, 75% took up to 12 months. 10% took over 18 months.
A year ago, in May 2019, 75% took up to 14 months. 10% took over 19 months.

I am guessing that some countries, where the pandemic is affecting local processing, may be being delayed, although some get finalised faster.

The Australian High Commission in Islamabad is mentioned in the article, but that Embassy also states: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to provide some services may be limited. "


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Does anyone have received an email that case officer is allocated to 309 Visa application?


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Does anyone have received an email that case officer is allocated to 309 Visa application?
We never received a specific email to say that a case officer was assigned to our PMV300 application, but we did get emails from 3 different people at the embassy at different times.

When a case officer looks at an application, they will either grant the visa or request further information (RFI).

Presumably when you get that RFI, it confirms that a case officer has looked at it.

For us, the first case officer was the one who sent the RFI to us.

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So does it mean that multiple case officers can be assigned to the 309 visa application? Or can any case officer randomly pick any file and ask for RFI?


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Hey Everyone !
My partner is onshore on 600 , 13 months now from 309 application (july 1 2019), RFI in mar 2020 for sponsors Overseas PCC; submitted and no reply since then .

I Was wondering if there is an exemption for 309 onshore applicants to be granted visa while they are onshore keeping in mind COVID travel restrictions.

Views and similar experiences please ??


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Hey Everyone !
My partner is onshore on 600 , 13 months now from 309 application (july 1 2019), RFI in mar 2020 for sponsors Overseas PCC; submitted and no reply since then .

I Was wondering if there is an exemption for 309 onshore applicants to be granted visa while they are onshore keeping in mind COVID travel restrictions.

Views and similar experiences please ??
Hey Avin,

As 309 has this condition of being outside whilst they grant, there is nothing they can do about it as it is a system and law issue. They would instead tell you that they understand that you would not want to go out at this moment due to covid, so they will keep ur file ready to be grant whenever you go out.

There is no way for 309 to get such exemption as far as I know. I hope it helps.

It is not the processing officer's fault, it is really the condition of the visa. Thats why we see more 820 being granted nowadays.


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Hey Avin,

As 309 has this condition of being outside whilst they grant, there is nothing they can do about it as it is a system and law issue. They would instead tell you that they understand that you would not want to go out at this moment due to covid, so they will keep ur file ready to be grant whenever you go out.

There is no way for 309 to get such exemption as far as I know. I hope it helps.

It is not the processing officer's fault, it is really the condition of the visa. Thats why we see more 820 being granted nowadays.


I know mate ! , hope that can change somehow and like a miracle 309 grants are done for people on shore too.. lol ... just dreaming.


Hmmmm.. Just have to wait and keep extending 600 in my case . Also am worried about the medicals as they are going to expire soon .


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