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Old 04-20-2011, 06:12 AM
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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


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Old 04-21-2011, 12:25 AM
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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


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Old 04-21-2011, 05:46 AM
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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


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Old 04-21-2011, 06:07 AM
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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


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Old 04-21-2011, 08:31 AM
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Great news all! I just got feedback that my 820 partner visa has been granted.
took 14 days from submission

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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.


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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


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Old 04-21-2011, 10:41 AM
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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!.


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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.


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Old 04-30-2011, 05:20 PM
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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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