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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by Sarah77, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Sarah77

    Sarah77 New Member

    Hi guys,

    Not sure if anyone has already started one of these, I couldn't see a thread but great if people can add their timelines or point me in the right direction of a thread that already exists..

    9th June 2010: Sent off our application yesterday for Defacto Partner Visa subclass 309, using forms 47SP and 40SP (front loaded with Form 80, PCs and Meds - which had done last week).

    Now the wait begins!


  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Sarah,

    Partner visa's used to be very quick, but recently they seem to be taking a longer. I think the DIAC quote 3 to 6 months, but I think if you front loaded with meds and police checks, it will not be to long before you hear, hope fully about 3 months or less, but you never know with visa applications, some fly through others seem to take longer.
  3. Sarah77

    Sarah77 New Member

    Thanks Colin, am hoping it will go through quickly as we want to leave in September!!! We'll see... fingers and toes crossed!!
  4. Hi Sarah,

    Just wanted to know if you Visa has come through yet?

    :) Natalie
  5. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Nat & Karl,

    Welcome to BIB,

    I hope sarah lets us know if her visa has been granted yet, its good to hear how members progress in these things.

    Are you appling for a spouse/partner/defacto visa ?


    My husband sent off his partner visa off 3 months ago with meds and enlgish poice check. Now I think we're just waiting for his australian police certificate to come so we can send it to the office ( he spent over twelth months there in the last 10 years).
    We have recenty sent more proof of our relationship so he gets a permanent visa rather then tempary visa. For that we needed documents with both our names on for every 4 months. This we found difficult as we dont have joint bank accounts and we havent kept on to old papers over the last three years.
  7. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Garrisons welcome to BIB,

    Gathering evidence is the most time consuming part of getting this visa, Even if you did not have joint accounts, were your Husbands bank statements and your bank statements sent to the same the home address for both of you over the last few years. That would show you were sharing an address. other suggestion would be have you both been on same car insurance as spouse? Is there any private pension scheme that shows other as benificiary. Just a couple of ideas, it took me nearly 6 months to gather enough evidence for my spouse visa, and many headaches. :wink:
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  8. Sarah77

    Sarah77 New Member

    HI Natalie,

    Sorry it's taken a while for me to get back to you, I've not logged on for a little while.

    No visa through yet.. we still waiting!

    We were asked to submit Aussie Police Checks that we did (didn't realise I needed them, but had also spent longer than 12 months in oz over the last 10 years) - it took a good few weeks turnaround - we got it back all clear and good about 3 or 4 weeks ago. We now have our telephone interviews scheduled for this Monday. All of our information and evidence seemed to be enough so far which is good.

    The case officer told us that there is currently a 3-4 month processing time from date application received by them (which was mid June), so we could be waiting until mid October before we hear. However am hoping it will be sooner, we're hoping to be back in OZ before the end of this year.

    How are you getting on with yours?

  9. Sarah77

    Sarah77 New Member

    We're here!

    Hi guys,

    Sorry not been on here again for ages, but just wanted to update the below and let people know it took a total of 4 months exactly from the date of our visa application: Defacto Partner 360, before I was granted a permanent visa!

    We hadn't expected it to take so long, but I think the visa office was particularly busy during those months and our case officer - who actually was really lovely, was away for a whole month during that period and he granted it pretty much as soon as he was back in the office.

    We're now in Brisbane and have both just started looking for work. My partner is a software developer and I'm a photo agent/shoot producer looking for work potentially in advertising as an art buyer. Fresh exciting starts!

    Good luck to everyone still waiting for their visa applications and gdaaaaaaay to everyone here already.


  10. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Thanks for the update, its good to hear everything has been sorted now. Your 4 month processing time is now running at an estimated 6 months. When i applied 18 months ago i waited 10 days. ( how things have changed).

    Good luck with your job search and I hope you find what you are looking for.:smile:
  11. Sarah77

    Sarah77 New Member

    Thanks Colin.

    I can count our lucky stars then that we only had to wait 4 months. Those waiting months aren't easy, but all worth the wait in the end!

    Next big step is jobs, car, house.. it's all GO!


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