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Old 05-01-2011, 01:17 AM
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There is nothing wrong with what you have done
Just remember immigration officers are human too and wont just deline you for anything unless its something serious. I believe in most cases they will ask you if they pick up something that you may have put wrong by mistake.


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Old 10-17-2011, 11:53 AM
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801/820

Well i am zimbabwean my self and thought i would just let you worries down .

My time line was :

December 07 2009 application submitted for 820

in this time i sent all required stuff ie bloods ,police checks

march 26 2010 visa granted


october 7 2011 received second stage partner visa(801)request

which asked for australian police check if i hadn't left australia ,also no medicals were asked for since i did not leave australia . It also asked for 2 declarations by us that w still live together .

Now waiting and waiting

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Well i am zimbabwean my self and thought i would just let you worries down .

My time line was :

December 07 2009 application submitted for 820

in this time i sent all required stuff ie bloods ,police checks

march 26 2010 visa granted


october 7 2011 received second stage partner visa(801)request

which asked for australian police check if i hadn't left australia ,also no medicals were asked for since i did not leave australia . It also asked for 2 declarations by us that we still live together .



Now waiting and waiting


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Old 10-18-2011, 05:12 AM
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Thanks for trying to cheer us all up djmixta. Processing times have changed somewhat since you applied in 2009.

Its been 6 months since my application and I know the official line is now 9-12 months processing. I have no idea if that timeline is longer for high risk countries like Zimbabwe considering they have that backlog at ASIO.

I am just patiently waiting like most people on this forum. I am grateful I get to stay in Australia for processing other people havent been so lucky.


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If you don't mind my asking, how do you know which countries are considered high risk? Is there a list somewhere? I'm from the US, so I don't think we're considered high risk, but it would be interesting to know how a country is determined to be high risk.


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If you don't mind my asking, how do you know which countries are considered high risk? Is there a list somewhere? I'm from the US, so I don't think we're considered high risk, but it would be interesting to know how a country is determined to be high risk.

Yes there is a list on the DIAC website. You are not high risk country.


The terms 'Low risk' and 'High risk' show whether passport holders are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Low risk applies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eligible passports. A list of these can be found on the department's website. High risk countries are those which are not ETA eligible.

This is the list of ETA eligible passports which are considered low risk.

Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Brunei
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong (SAR)
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Monaco
The Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Republic of San Marino
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom - British Citizen
United Kingdom - British National (Overseas)
United States of America
Vatican City.


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Thanks for trying to cheer us all up djmixta. Processing times have changed somewhat since you applied in 2009.

Its been 6 months since my application and I know the official line is now 9-12 months processing. I have no idea if that timeline is longer for high risk countries like Zimbabwe considering they have that backlog at ASIO.

I am just patiently waiting like most people on this forum. I am grateful I get to stay in Australia for processing other people havent been so lucky.
Hi voebe
well if you need any other help just yell and we shall help you out .,hey out of curiosity are you getting married very shortly yeh ?if so good luck and wish everything goes well ,you will stay here


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Old 01-04-2012, 05:36 AM
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To all those high risk groups out there, good luck!
I've been waiting for almost 8 months now. I've called up immigration and they told me that waiting time is 6-9 months. So... I'm crossing my fingers that 9th month will be my lucky day (though im getting the feeling that its not) . My 457 visa (which I have now) is about to expire in May, I hope I get my spouse visa then.

Date of application: Sent application to the Melbourne office on the 30th of May 2011
Nationality: I am a Filipino citizen while my husband has a PR visa.
Visa type: Spouse Visa (Subclass 801/802)
Offshore/onshore: Onshore
Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes submitted by doctor at the same date as our original application
Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes we submitted it with our original application
Date CO assigned: Waiting for almost 8 months now.


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Why does it take so long for a case officer to be assigned? I've been waiting for 5 months now. Got letter of acknowledgement they received the application in November but have heard absolutely nothing since. On bridging visa currently.

To think that the application is just sitting there at Immigration collecting dust is very sad.

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This is pretty much what most of us are experiencing. Some are never notified of a case officer until the visa is granted. But if the case officer needs more info they will contact you earlier. No news is probably good news. DIBP currently says average processing time is 12-15 months for high risk countries. Some here have had earlier grants... But really we all just have to be patient... and try to keep as calm as we can.

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