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voebe 04-20-2011 06:12 AM

Spouse Visa high risk processing times
 
Hi All

Im new to this forum and have read the many posts from everyone and they really helped when I was preparing my partner visa (820/801) application.

I find the visa timeline thread to be encouraging but I feel some of the timelines would be better split up into high risk and low risk threads. When I read how quickly some of the low risk applications were processed ( 1 week was the quickest I saw) I start to get really discouraged.

If you have recently applied or have been approved for a spouse/partner visa and you are from a high risk country please feel free to share your timeline, experiences or just general words of encouragement.

Heres mine:
Date of application: 1 April 2011
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Visa type: 820/801
Offshore/onshore: Onshore, Sydney
Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes 6 April 2011
Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes 6 April 2011
Date CO assigned: Not yet
Date Visa granted: Not yet

DylanW 04-21-2011 12:25 AM

I have been in Australia, Sydney since 01/04/2010 on a 457 sponsorship visa. have just applied for my 820/801 visa... details below:

Date of application: 7 April 2011
Nationality: South African
Visa type: 820/801
Offshore/onshore: Onshore, Sydney
Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes 7 April 2011
Police check submitted - South African (yes/no): Yes 7 April 2011
Police check submitted - Australian (yes/no): Yes 7 April 2011
Date CO assigned: Not yet
Date Visa granted: Not yet

Malcolm 46 04-21-2011 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voebe (Post 31979)
Hi All

Im new to this forum and have read the many posts from everyone and they really helped when I was preparing my partner visa (820/801) application.

I find the visa timeline thread to be encouraging but I feel some of the timelines would be better split up into high risk and low risk threads. When I read how quickly some of the low risk applications were processed ( 1 week was the quickest I saw) I start to get really discouraged. One person I had been following applied on the same date I did and got their CO and their visa within 1 week. If the department really is processing applications in the order they come surely I too should have a case officer assigned by now???:(

If you have recently applied or have been approved for a spouse/partner visa and you are from a high risk country please feel free to share your timeline, experiences or just general words of encouragement.

Heres mine:
Date of application: 1 April 2011
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Visa type: 820/801
Offshore/onshore: Onshore, Sydney
Medicals submitted (yes/no): Yes 6 April 2011
Police check submitted (yes/no): Yes 6 April 2011
Date CO assigned: Not yet
Date Visa granted: Not yet

I think you are a bit unreal expecting anything this quckly. My wife is Chinese (a high risk country) and we applied off shore and it took us over 5 months

DylanW 04-21-2011 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malcolm 46 (Post 32048)
I think you are a bit unreal expecting anything this quckly. My wife is Chinese (a high risk country) and we applied off shore and it took us over 5 months

I agree. I'm expecting around a 6 month wait. I hope to get it before October (6 months) as I have a trip to NZ planned for the Rugby world cup

DylanW 04-21-2011 08:31 AM

Great news all! I just got feedback that my 820 partner visa has been granted.
took 14 days from submission :)

voebe 04-21-2011 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winikd (Post 32057)
Great news all! I just got feedback that my 820 partner visa has been granted.
took 14 days from submission :)

Congratulations Winikd!!!! Im happy for you. I hope I'm as lucky as you.

voebe 04-21-2011 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Malcolm 46 (Post 32048)
I think you are a bit unreal expecting anything this quckly. My wife is Chinese (a high risk country) and we applied off shore and it took us over 5 months

Im not expecting any miracles. I know there are some people who have waited nearly a year to hear back.

I just wish that somehow by some crazy luck mine gets approved quickly. Winikd 's recent visa approval gives me hope :)

DylanW 04-21-2011 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voebe (Post 32064)
Im not expecting any miracles. I know there are some people who have waited nearly a year to hear back.

I just wish that somehow but some crazy luck mine gets approved quickly. Winikd 's recent visa approval gives me hope :)

Its Dylan and thank you very much! I am most excited and wish you all the luck in the world. please let me know once yours comes through!

its my bday on the 26th! i couldn't have asked for a biggest present!.

Turboadam 04-22-2011 03:15 AM

Voebe, why are you worried? You are already in Australia and have a relationship of 4 years.
Others of us have relationships of much shorter timeframes and the partner is not even in the country whilst we wait.
You are 1 of the lucky ones, and who cares how long your approval takes, your here already.
Don't mean the above to sound nasty. :)

voebe 04-30-2011 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turboadam (Post 32088)
Voebe, why are you worried? You are already in Australia and have a relationship of 4 years.
Others of us have relationships of much shorter timeframes and the partner is not even in the country whilst we wait.
You are 1 of the lucky ones, and who cares how long your approval takes, your here already.
Don't mean the above to sound nasty. :)

Im not wanting to make anyone feel bad since some people's situations are much worse than mine.
I've just been antsy since I sent the application. Its hard not to obsess about it every single day when you have no idea whats going on. I begin to worry that there was something wrong with my application.

All I wanted to do in the mean time was to get encouragement from people in the same situation.


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