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Old 11-25-2016, 03:48 PM
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Got mine in 3 months from UAE, too, but direct to 100. Looks like it's the UAE efficiency in action yet again. We are lucky!

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Just wanted to share our experience.

Country of origin: Thailand
Application lodged: UAE
Applied: 28/6/16
Medical checks: 12/10/16
Granted: 18/10/16
Visa: 309

Couldn't believe how fast the application took. Good luck to everyone who's waiting.

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Visa type: 309/100, offshore, online application from Abu Dhabi, no agent
Date applied: 6 August 2016
Date medicals and PC were requested: 9 October 2016
Date all medicals and PC were submitted: 1 November 2016
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Visa grant: 17 November 2016 - BOTH 309 AND 100
Processing time: 3 months (after factoring out 2 week delay in submitting my medicals)

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Old 11-26-2016, 12:04 AM
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Got mine in 3 months from UAE, too, but direct to 100. Looks like it's the UAE efficiency in action yet again. We are lucky!
Wow that's awesome. Just wondering in what circumstances would allow you to skip the 309 visa and go straight to 100?


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Old 11-26-2016, 12:16 AM
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309 skip is due length of relationship. But that was fast! congrats.


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Old 11-26-2016, 12:27 AM
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Congrats..that was fast .
Does anyone know how I can track my visa..
Thats besides my agent ..and immiaccount always gives me an error when I add my application id..

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Old 11-26-2016, 12:34 AM
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No way to track it.


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309 skip is due length of relationship. But that was fast! congrats.
How log was the relationship may I ask (if I haven't asked you already)


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Old 11-26-2016, 05:28 AM
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This is what the immi site says:

A permanent Partner visa can be granted earlier if either:
  • your spouse or de facto partner dies, the relationship would have continued if they had not died, and you have developed close business, cultural or personal ties in Australia
  • the relationship breaks down and there is a child of the relationship for whom you share responsibility
  • the relationship breaks down due to family violence.

This is what the partner migration booklet says:

In most cases, permanent residence cannot be granted less than 2 years from when you lodge your application. You may, however, be granted a permanent visa without having to fulfil the usual two-year waiting period if:
  • at the time you apply, you have been in a partner relationship with your partner for 3 years or more, or 2 years or more if you and your partner have a dependent child of your relationship; or
  • your partner holds or held a permanent humanitarian visa and you were in the relationship before the visa was granted and this relationship was declared to the department at the time (applies to subclass 100 visas only).

I don't think we qualify based on the criteria listed above, so I'm totally confused why we were given 100 directly.

I met my husband 9 years ago. But since that time, we have always been physically apart, living in different countries. We would just travel together every year (except for 1 skipped year) and it would just be for 2 - 3 weeks per year. We became an official couple 6 years ago. We were engaged less than 2 years ago. We had our civil wedding last June 2016, and will have our church wedding in Dec 2016.

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Wow that's awesome. Just wondering in what circumstances would allow you to skip the 309 visa and go straight to 100?

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Visa type: 309/100, offshore, online application from Abu Dhabi, no agent
Date applied: 6 August 2016
Date medicals and PC were requested: 9 October 2016
Date all medicals and PC were submitted: 1 November 2016
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Visa grant: 17 November 2016 - BOTH 309 AND 100
Processing time: 3 months (after factoring out 2 week delay in submitting my medicals)

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Old 11-26-2016, 05:37 AM
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"We became an official couple 6 years ago."

This is why 100 was granted, it is far more than 3 years (de facto and/or married).


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Old 11-26-2016, 05:55 AM
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"We became an official couple 6 years ago."

This is why 100 was granted, it is far more than 3 years (de facto and/or married).
Absolutely! Great for you !!


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Old 11-26-2016, 05:59 AM
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By "official couple", I meant being officially boyfriend/girlfriend. Does that really qualify for the "3 year partner relationship" stated in the rules? I was thinking it didn't qualify us, since we applied based on being married, and we have never ever lived together.

This has got me thinking - if a couple has been boyfriend/girlfriend for more than 3 years, but they are not married or they have not have been living together, then they can't even apply for 309, let alone be granted 100 directly.

This is why I am doubting that this was the reason we got 100 directly.

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"We became an official couple 6 years ago."

This is why 100 was granted, it is far more than 3 years (de facto and/or married).

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Visa type: 309/100, offshore, online application from Abu Dhabi, no agent
Date applied: 6 August 2016
Date medicals and PC were requested: 9 October 2016
Date all medicals and PC were submitted: 1 November 2016
- No other information required -
Visa grant: 17 November 2016 - BOTH 309 AND 100
Processing time: 3 months (after factoring out 2 week delay in submitting my medicals)

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