Offshore Partner Visa 309/100 Waiting Room - Page 490

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 Tree933Likes

Offshore Partner Visa 309/100 Waiting Room - Page 490


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #4891 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2021, 01:46 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

1 likes given
Pre Assessment checklist notification from New Delhi Office

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krisri View Post
We are in the same situation. Do not have to support financially because both are working.
Already provided statements regarding relationship and mention all the parts of the criteria but individual things are there too donít know what we have to submit nature of the household...
Applying police checks both me and my partner again....
They mentioned donot re submit the same document which we have already submitted...
I am thinking to write a short statement regarding nature of household.
Please share your opinions.
Thanks
Hi Krisri,

Last week, I received a similar email from processing office in New Delhi for my Partner's application. We have front loaded all documents expect Police Clearance, which we will do in next 10 days. Similar situation again with financials where both are earning and there is no dependency. Did you end up writing a statement explaining the financial situation? My question is, does getting this pre assessment notification mean that the application is actively being processed by an officer and we can expect an outcome soon ? The status of my partner application shows Initial Assessment , does any one have any idea what stages are there after initial assessment ? will the application again be put on a long wait queue ?
Thanks in advance for your reply.

Regards,
Lalith


Reply With Quote
  #4892 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2021, 02:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

1 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbuggie View Post
Hi Kartheesh!

I have also received something similar from the New Delhi office today.

For context, we applied for a 309 in May 2019. I'm also a little confused as to whether we need to add anything else to the application!

The email we received has two attachments
1. s56- Request for more information
This document didn't mention what information they were wanting, it just outlined when and how to upload, warnings about fraudulent documents etc
2. Request details and checklist
This is the document that mentioned it was a pre-assessment checklist and not to upload documents if you already had done so already. Documents that were mentioned in this checklist included (Sponsor form, Form 80, character assessment for applicant and sponsor, evidence of relationship including financial, social, household, commitment)
They basically*mentioned everything except the health check (which has now expired).

We front-loaded everything and if we had only received the pre-assesment*checklist document I wouldn't be worried, but it clearly states in the s56 they need more information to assess our application, but the 2nd document contradicts this by saying it's a preassessment checklist.

They certainly make it confusing! I'm thinking of emailing the CO to tell them all of this information is already in the application. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?*
Hi Sbuggie,

I received a similar email from processing office in New Delhi for my Partner's application. We have front loaded all documents expect Police Clearance, which we will do in next 10 days. My question is, does getting this pre assessment notification mean that the application is actively being processed by an officer and we can expect an outcome soon ? The status of my partner application shows Initial Assessment , does any one have any idea what stages are there after initial assessment ? will the application again be put on a long wait queue ?

Regards,
Lalith


Reply With Quote
  #4893 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2021, 09:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 59
Please update your flag here .

14 likes received
7 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by lalith View Post
Hi Sbuggie,

I received a similar email from processing office in New Delhi for my Partner's application. We have front loaded all documents expect Police Clearance, which we will do in next 10 days. My question is, does getting this pre assessment notification mean that the application is actively being processed by an officer and we can expect an outcome soon ? The status of my partner application shows Initial Assessment , does any one have any idea what stages are there after initial assessment ? will the application again be put on a long wait queue ?

Regards,
Lalith
If you received a s56 letter and the app status is now Initial Assessment, then your case has definitely been assigned a CO. Once you uploaded the missing Police Check and clicked the "I confirm I have uploaded all the documents" button, the status will automatically change to Further Assessment. As some people say, their visa got granted within 2 months of RFI.

lalith likes this.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4894 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2021, 08:42 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 9
Users Flag! From australia

1 likes given
Hi guys,

My de facto partner have just submitted an offshore partner visa 309/100. We have evidence to be granted the direct PR visa without the 2 year wait due to our long-term relationship of 3+ years. She is currently working in Japan and is unable to practically visit Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The visa will be processed in Seoul, South Korea because there is no visa processing facility in Tokyo.

When she gets granted the PR visa, she will have to enter Australia by the initial entry date to "activate" the visa.

According to DHA, the first entry date is generally set at 12 months from the date of visa grant. However, I have seen images of grant letters where the first entry date is set at less than 12 months. I have also read conflicting information from other migration agent websites that the first entry date is set at 12 months from the earliest police/medical check result.

Please advise what would be likely be the case.

Thanks!
dezzahung


Reply With Quote
  #4895 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2021, 04:01 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 22
Please update your flag here .

2 likes received
4 likes given
309 Approved USA

My wife's 309 partner visa got approved this morning!!!

Applied: April 12, 2019 (offshore from USA)

Request for further information: 12 August, 2019 (Health Waiver PIC4007)

Responded to Request For More Information (100 pages) September 2019

Health Waiver granted January 2021

Request for further information (new FBI and local police checks because the ones submitted in 2019 had long expired)

Final approval of 309 visa Feb 8 2021

Must enter Australia bu February 2022

We are so glad that after all this waiting we finally have an outcome. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

dezzahung likes this.

Reply With Quote
  #4896 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2021, 11:44 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 15
Please update your flag here .

1 likes received
3 likes given
Hi everyone
We got this RFI yesterday
Sponsor - Character requirements - Australian Federal Police (AFP) clearance National Police Check
Please provide an Australian National Police Certificate for the sponsor with the following aliases:

1- X,x ( my husband exact name and DOB)
2- X,x( his name with different speling but same DOB)
3- X,x ( his name with same speling but different DOB)
4- X,x ( his name with different speling and different DOB) completely different person.
My husband has never changed his name and never used different DOB.
They asked us (AFP) and now we have to fill the forms by using these names and DOBs as the names and DOBs he has used them which is not true. We afraid of the consequences.
Because we do not know the other ones. (3-4)
Why they ask us to do this?what if the other person has criminal records?!!!


Reply With Quote
  #4897 (permalink)  
Old 02-13-2021, 10:21 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 26
Please update your flag here .

2 likes received
hello friend i booked a flight in 18 feb to sydney what should i have to do plz suggest me.


Reply With Quote
  #4898 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2021, 03:55 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 6
Please update your flag here .

Exclamation 309 Applicants in Australia

Hi guys,

I am new to this thread. I am an Australian citizen and my husband's 309 application was submitted in September 2019 in Hong Kong. The status at this stage is still only 'received' although we did receive an email saying that they began processing it sometime last year.

We have never received any RFI, although we did give as much information as we can at the time of submission.

Our case officer refused to communicate with us in terms of where we are at, just continually told us to keep waiting. The issue is I saw on this thread that a few applicants from Hong Kong who applied for the visa at around the same time as us got RFI a few months later and had their visas granted sometime in mid 2020. Does this sound like a concern to anyone?

On top of that, my husband and I travelled to Sydney in March 2020 (before the lockdown) and he has been on visitor visas since then. The department never issued him a visitor visa for more than 3 months although we have sufficient funds in Australia. We have been paying substantive visa charges for applying for a substantive visa while being onshore. His visitor visa is going to expire in early March 2021.

Are there any visa309 applicants currently onshore? What visa are you on? has anyone successfully applied for a bridging visa? The Migration Regulation seems to be suggesting that you cannot apply for a bridging visa unless the substantive visa was applied onshore.

The Department hasn't been helpful / responsive and we are not sure who to write to with regard to this situation which requires the Department to exercise its discretion.

If we try and apply for a bridging visa and it gets refused, does this leave a 'bad mark' on his application?

We are writing to MPs at this stage, hoping for the best. Will be grateful if anyone can shed some light on this.


Reply With Quote
  #4899 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2021, 04:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,990
Users Flag! From australia

1188 likes received
345 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by shine4eva View Post
Hi guys,

I am new to this thread. I am an Australian citizen and my husband's 309 application was submitted in September 2019 in Hong Kong. The status at this stage is still only 'received' although we did receive an email saying that they began processing it sometime last year.

We have never received any RFI, although we did give as much information as we can at the time of submission.

Our case officer refused to communicate with us in terms of where we are at, just continually told us to keep waiting. The issue is I saw on this thread that a few applicants from Hong Kong who applied for the visa at around the same time as us got RFI a few months later and had their visas granted sometime in mid 2020. Does this sound like a concern to anyone?

On top of that, my husband and I travelled to Sydney in March 2020 (before the lockdown) and he has been on visitor visas since then. The department never issued him a visitor visa for more than 3 months although we have sufficient funds in Australia. We have been paying substantive visa charges for applying for a substantive visa while being onshore. His visitor visa is going to expire in early March 2021.

Are there any visa309 applicants currently onshore? What visa are you on? has anyone successfully applied for a bridging visa? The Migration Regulation seems to be suggesting that you cannot apply for a bridging visa unless the substantive visa was applied onshore.

The Department hasn't been helpful / responsive and we are not sure who to write to with regard to this situation which requires the Department to exercise its discretion.

If we try and apply for a bridging visa and it gets refused, does this leave a 'bad mark' on his application?

We are writing to MPs at this stage, hoping for the best. Will be grateful if anyone can shed some light on this.
A 309 grant at the moment would mean having to leave Australia for the decision to be given. Not really an ideal situation.

With the recent change, from 27th February, the grant can be given while onshore in Australia.

I would guess that immigration have been holding most grants, for those onshore, until late February.

This change was mentioned back in November, so decisions from that date, or earlier, might have taken this impending change into account.

__________________
Visa Route: 600/300/600/820/801
PMV to PR 44 months.
Our Timeline
Update to Citizenship dates...

Citizenship
Citizenship Eligibility: 20/2/2020 Citizenship Applied: 7/3/2020
Email received 5/2/21 confirming Test date 24 March 2021 at Toowoomba, QLD
Ceremony Location: tba
Ceremony Date: tba

Reply With Quote
  #4900 (permalink)  
Old 02-15-2021, 05:29 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 6
Please update your flag here .

Quote:
Originally Posted by JandE View Post
A 309 grant at the moment would mean having to leave Australia for the decision to be given. Not really an ideal situation.

With the recent change, from 27th February, the grant can be given while onshore in Australia.

I would guess that immigration have been holding most grants, for those onshore, until late February.

This change was mentioned back in November, so decisions from that date, or earlier, might have taken this impending change into account.
Hi JandE,

Thanks for this. I understand all of these, but he hasn't even been asked to do a police check or anything so I am pretty doubtful that anything will happen in the end of Feb.

My understanding of the new change is only that IF by any chance his visa is granted, he doesn't need to travel offshore in order for the visa to be 'activated' / granted.

However, this doesn't mean exactly 'solve' the step before hand, being offshore partner applicants not being given the same treatment as other onshore partner applicants who would be able to automatically hop on a bridging visa pending outcome of their visas, and that offshore partner visas who are somehow in Australia will need to keep paying money to keep a valid visa.

I wonder how many of us are in this situation at the moment.


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 03:45 AM
Subclass 309 / 100 offshore partner visa laurah1302 Visas and immigration 4 04-05-2014 09:35 PM
Offshore Partner visa 309/100 Vshah Visas and immigration 2 09-30-2013 10:27 AM
Offshore Partner Visa Final Checks 309 / 100 yourfriendkyle Visas and immigration 2 08-09-2012 11:14 AM
Medical Assessment Offshore 309/100 'Partner' visa Rygen Visas and immigration 4 11-23-2011 07:12 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 02:13 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com