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Applying for Partner VIsa without Police Check

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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Applying for Partner VIsa without Police Check

Hi everyone,

Like a lot of people on here, my partner and I have been trying to get in her visa application before the prices go up at the end of the year.

We are confident that we can get most of the statements, financial documents, etc. together by the end of the year, but we're not going to be able to get health checks or police checks (she needs a FBI check which will take up to 4 months).

Is it safe to go ahead and submit the application without the police check, and then add it when it arrives? I've seen a couple of other posts recommending this, but none recently, so I thought I'd ask again and get some informed opinions. We'd rather do it this way to save the $$$ (obviously) but we don't want the application to come back rejected before we get the police check to them.


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Old 12-19-2014, 10:37 PM
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Hi Edblax
I'm pretty sure it would be ok to submit the application now and save yourself a bit of money. You can still have the police check going on in the background as with processing times the police check will most likely arrive before your application is processed.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong the only thing it may affect is delay your visa by a couple of months if by some chance they process your application sooner. I don't know but I think it's better to have that small delay if it comes to that than having to fork out the extra cash if you wait for the police check before you apply.


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Old 12-19-2014, 11:33 PM
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It's perfectly fine to do that - a lot of couples actually wait til they are asked by their CO to arrange medicals and police checks! With some processing times over 12 months now, and both medicals and PCC lasting only 12 months, if you attach with application there is a risk of them expiring before the visa is approved
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:10 AM
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I should mention that we are already living in Australia (she is on WHV) and we would be applying for the Onshore partner visa. Does this make any difference?


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Old 12-20-2014, 12:47 AM
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It is fine. I have seen people get a generic email around 6 to 9 months asking for medicals and police to be done if not already done.

I am sure DIBP understand that some police checks take a long time to get and you don't always have the luxury to wait for them prior to lodging the application.

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It doesn't matter that you're onshore. Many applicants wait until their CO asks them to get the police check and medical checks to avoid having them expire.

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Old 12-20-2014, 01:37 AM
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It is safer to provide both police checks and medicals after you submit the application or when the case officer requests for time. With the ever increasing processing time frames, there are chances that both might expire by the time a decision is made on your application. And the case officer won't grant the visa until you provide new ones which cost both time and money.

I had to provide new police check because I submitted mine with my application and application processing took over 16 months. But thank GOD the case officer only requested for police checks and not medicals because they too had expired

Nothing to worry about, the case officers know how long the processing is taking right now that's why they request for both if they are not with the submitted application.
Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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