Some Australian partner visa applications may be experiencing longer processing times than normal at the moment, and will do so for some time into the future.
Offshore partner visa applicants may be facing “significantly longer” processing times for a while, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
New applications for the offshore partner visa, subclass 309, and the PMV subclass 300, will be the most affected partner visa classes.
Onshore visas, such as the subclasses 801 and 100, that do not require additional information from the applicants home country, should not be as badly affected.
Many of the delays will be due to lockdowns in different countries, which has resulted in the closure of many visa-related services.
Obtaining police clearances and getting appointments for health examinations are being delayed due to coronavirus restrictions.
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