Latest Immigration Comments

These are the latest comments from viewers regarding Immigration and Visas for Australia.

Last 10 viewers Comments or Questions on Subclass 309 and 100.

  • Randa Mushcab 16th May 2021 at 2:52 pm on Change from 300 to 309Dear Admin, My partner and I applied for the 300 visa almost one year ago. I will be applying for an outbound exemption to visit my partner in the coming months to have a religious ceremony (non registered marriage) in Lebanon. I am contemplating to register this marriage legally to switch our current visa 300 to a 309. Can you...
  • Manjot 11th May 2021 at 1:23 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin . I have partner visa 309 and want to book my ticket from delhi to Melbourne. Please tell me how can i book my ticket?
  • Surbhi 10th May 2021 at 8:16 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020No Ritu, I am still not booked for any flight.
  • Surbhi 10th May 2021 at 8:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I do not have any concern in any type of covid vaccine. I am sure all are pretty safe and one should take any as soon as possible. The doubt is, are Indian vaccines acceptable and considered valid in Australia? In future, I suspect travel will be possible for Australians who are vaccinated. In such times, there should...
  • Ritu 9th May 2021 at 5:28 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Sonia, did u get flight
  • Ritu 9th May 2021 at 5:27 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey surbhi, did u manage to get flights to Australia. I mean we both r in same boat, have 309 visa but no idea when to get flight
  • Surbhi 9th May 2021 at 3:23 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I wanted to get reader's and admin's opinion regarding vaccinations. Is it good to get vaccinated from India? Following are my concerns- The difference in covid vaccines in India (Covishield, Covaxin as of now) and Australia (Pfizer, AstraZeneca). Is there any issues regarding acceptance of vaccines in countries? Are all vaccines acceptable globally?What if we manage to take just one...
  • Ritu 8th May 2021 at 9:06 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin, according to the latest information ,the repatriation flight opened from 15 May.. Australian Citizens are being registered online for these flights.. I hold 309 visa, can v borad these flights or registrations are important. I mean temp visa holders can register or not??
  • Manjot 8th May 2021 at 9:39 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin i have partner visa and am from india. Can you please tell me jow can i book flight for Australia?
  • Audrey 3rd May 2021 at 1:49 pm on Subclass 309 Visas Granted in 2021Hi Admin, Thanks for keeping this post updated as it helps a lot in keeping some of us optimistic. May I ask, in regards to submission of RFI to grant timeframe, what are the factors contributing to the length of it? Especially when it comes to NPC and Medical Check. Thanks!

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Last 10 viewers Comments or Questions on Subclass 820 and 801.

  • J R 26th March 2021 at 6:15 pm on Australian Partner Visas in the PipeLineSorry, spotted a typo in my comment, the grant date should be 25/03/2021. DOL is 14/12/2020.
  • J R 26th March 2021 at 6:13 pm on Australian Partner Visas in the PipeLineHi Admin, We just got our 309/100 double grant on 25/12/2021. YAY! Total 101 days of waiting with 2 RFIs, not too bad from the Guangzhou office. As promised, I've already input my timeline in the statistics. Cheers!
  • J W 12th March 2021 at 2:02 pm on Australian Partner Visas in the PipeLineThese numbers are horrendous. Married in Australia, we're waiting for the 820 for 13 months now. I'm an (anglo-)Aussie, she's Chinese. Case Officer not even appointed to the onshore application. Done everything possible to show the genuine and continuing relationship. Other applications get granted in just a few months - why is this?
  • John 26th February 2021 at 12:11 am on Partner Visa Pipelines for Applications onhandThanks a lot for maintaining such useful info blog!
  • John 25th February 2021 at 12:57 pm on Partner Visa Pipelines for Applications onhandHi, are there are quotas or upper cap limits on how many visas immigration can grant in partner/family stream? I know skilled visas are usually capped. But are family visas similar? I am interested to know about subclass 300 and 309. Also is it possible to lodge an FOI for visas granted for each visa subclass for year 2020? thank...
  • Johno 28th January 2021 at 7:17 pm on subclass 801 Visa Processing Times in 2020So you asked about processing times in an extra document you submitted to your IMMI account instead of using the processing centre enquiry form? I literally add extra things every month since we applied with all the required documents back in November 2019 and never heard from them. I don't understand how they would open a new document submitted as...
  • Johno 28th January 2021 at 11:44 am on subclass 801 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thank you. I applied for the 820 in Nov 2017, had an interview by phone in Mar 2019 and it was then approved 5 mins after the call ended. What do you mean by updating something else? I just keep adding big events photos, travel plans & photos, joint bills, big appliances joint account payments, etc.
  • Johno 28th January 2021 at 8:58 am on subclass 801 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi there, I have been waiting for 14 months since submitted the 801 and I'm from Canada. Already got interviewed for the 820, submitted everything required when applying and kept providing additional updated evidence every few months since. Should I submit an enquiry or wait? Sounds like you're saying the average wait time for a 801 is 14.4 months so...
  • J R 26th January 2021 at 8:32 pm on Australian Partner Visas in the PipeLineI sincerely hope that’s not the current situation even though such prioritisation is in place because I’m living in the non designated regional area and applying from offshore, lol~  What I've recently seen is that quite a number of offshore applications being granted within as short as 39 days to as long as 18 months after lodgement. I also personally experienced being...
  • J R 26th January 2021 at 3:26 pm on Australian Partner Visas in the PipeLineWell, that should explain why I've been hearing people/lawyers saying they've been experiencing much shorter turnaround time for some cases as the department does seem to be dedicating most resources to partner visas since late 2020 in order to catch up with what was held back by COVID. But they will really need to decuple their workload if they wanted...

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Last 10 viewers Comments or Questions on Subclass 300.

  • Tahir 16th May 2021 at 6:03 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks admin for your advice. I really appreciate that. Honestly this is a great forum and you are doing a great job. I will wait for couple of days before contacting immigration as the exemption letter clearly says that relevant visa office has been notified. Fingers crossed !!!! It should not take too long hopefully
  • Randa Mushcab 16th May 2021 at 2:52 pm on Change from 300 to 309Dear Admin, My partner and I applied for the 300 visa almost one year ago. I will be applying for an outbound exemption to visit my partner in the coming months to have a religious ceremony (non registered marriage) in Lebanon. I am contemplating to register this marriage legally to switch our current visa 300 to a 309. Can you...
  • Tahir 14th May 2021 at 8:28 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, After getting married we requested department to move application to S309 from S300. We got acknowledgement. In parallel I applied visit visa for my partner along with travel exemption to travel to Australia. Exemption is approved. Any idea how long the visit visa will take to process? thank you
  • Gillian Morris 12th May 2021 at 8:26 pm on Subclass 300 Visas Granted in 2021We did application Sept 2019...used agent, everything provided. Biometrics done Oct 2019 and still we wait. I am Australian born my partner Sri Lankan...we met 2017 and I have visited him 8 times. Visitor visa denied to him 2019. I have written to local member 7 months ago but she got COVID and “is within current wait period” excuse from...
  • Luiz 5th May 2021 at 12:20 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Admin, just checking in to say that we also applied in Late Feb 2020 in Brazil and just got the RFI 2 weeks ago, asking for police checks and medicals after 14 months waiting . I’m currently in-shore with a bridging Visitor Visa, cannot wait to be able to re-start my life🙏🏼 I come back here to update the...
  • Greg 29th April 2021 at 6:30 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Cheers Thandie 🙂 some interesting info. I think remaining positive and patient is the way to go. If the relationship is genuine there shouldn't be much in the way of approval. Will keep you posted 😉
  • Thandie 27th April 2021 at 6:21 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Greg, that's really exciting news! I hope it all goes well for you guys and that they process everything soon. We had compiled a lot of information about the relationship incl pictures and the timeline right at the beginning but I think they just want to make sure that we are still continuing the relationship. With respect to the...
  • Greg 26th April 2021 at 2:07 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Thandie, we just received our initial assessment also! Such a relief (it's been about 14 months since submission). They requested our updated police checks and I needed to fill out the sponsorship form. We uploaded a bunch of documents and created a "relationship timeline" document with photos etc. early on in the submission. Hope all goes smoothly with you...
  • Greg 26th April 2021 at 2:00 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey guys, just like a lot of you here, I have been following the updates and comments. My fiance is in Brazil and we applied for the PMV in late Feb 2020. As of a few days ago we have just received an update to "initial assessment" and they have requested new police checks (old ones have expired). Her document...
  • Thandie 25th April 2021 at 8:42 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi I've been following this forum since last year and have appreciated seeing everyone's updates. Here is my update. Initial assessment has now been done in Pretoria - 8 months after the application submission which is great. Based on the lawyer's advice we did medicals 7 months after applying so that we could have a ready application and we were...

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Last 100 viewers Comments or Questions on Immigration.

  • Tahir 16th May 2021 at 6:03 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks admin for your advice. I really appreciate that. Honestly this is a great forum and you are doing a great job. I will wait for couple of days before contacting immigration as the exemption letter clearly says that relevant visa office has been notified. Fingers crossed !!!! It should not take too long hopefully
  • Tahir 14th May 2021 at 8:28 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, After getting married we requested department to move application to S309 from S300. We got acknowledgement. In parallel I applied visit visa for my partner along with travel exemption to travel to Australia. Exemption is approved. Any idea how long the visit visa will take to process? thank you
  • Kat 12th May 2021 at 8:56 am on The Stages of a Visa ApplicationAre there legislative timeframes that need to be followed once requested information has been provided when at "Initial Assessment" phase? How long for them to process from "Final Assessment" phase to Finalised?
  • Rajdeep singh 11th May 2021 at 4:34 pm on Australian Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)hi i applied my wife n son’s 485 sabsequent entrent visa in 12 nov 2020 i got request for medical on 25th march i provide 31st march to immigratiom now my immi account shows further assesment any idea how long it will take to finialise
  • Manjot 11th May 2021 at 1:23 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin . I have partner visa 309 and want to book my ticket from delhi to Melbourne. Please tell me how can i book my ticket?
  • Surbhi 10th May 2021 at 8:16 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020No Ritu, I am still not booked for any flight.
  • Surbhi 10th May 2021 at 8:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I do not have any concern in any type of covid vaccine. I am sure all are pretty safe and one should take any as soon as possible. The doubt is, are Indian vaccines acceptable and considered valid in Australia? In future, I suspect travel will be possible for Australians who are vaccinated. In such times, there should...
  • Ritu 9th May 2021 at 5:28 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Sonia, did u get flight
  • Ritu 9th May 2021 at 5:27 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey surbhi, did u manage to get flights to Australia. I mean we both r in same boat, have 309 visa but no idea when to get flight
  • Surbhi 9th May 2021 at 3:23 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I wanted to get reader's and admin's opinion regarding vaccinations. Is it good to get vaccinated from India? Following are my concerns- The difference in covid vaccines in India (Covishield, Covaxin as of now) and Australia (Pfizer, AstraZeneca). Is there any issues regarding acceptance of vaccines in countries? Are all vaccines acceptable globally?What if we manage to take just one...
  • Ritu 8th May 2021 at 9:06 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin, according to the latest information ,the repatriation flight opened from 15 May.. Australian Citizens are being registered online for these flights.. I hold 309 visa, can v borad these flights or registrations are important. I mean temp visa holders can register or not??
  • Manjot 8th May 2021 at 9:39 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin i have partner visa and am from india. Can you please tell me jow can i book flight for Australia?
  • SiBorg 5th May 2021 at 4:04 pm on The Stages of a Visa ApplicationSo what does "In Progress" mean? I've had an e-mail from the DHA (on the 18 month anniversary of lodging my 820/801 application). My immigration consultant tells me this constitutes progress and usually precedes the finalisation of an application. Is this true, in your experience?
  • Luiz 5th May 2021 at 12:20 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Admin, just checking in to say that we also applied in Late Feb 2020 in Brazil and just got the RFI 2 weeks ago, asking for police checks and medicals after 14 months waiting . I’m currently in-shore with a bridging Visitor Visa, cannot wait to be able to re-start my life🙏🏼 I come back here to update the...
  • Ritu 1st May 2021 at 9:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Admin, I already have been granted 309 in Dec 2020. In March 2021, I got automatic mail after 23 months time of 309 Lodgement. My question is due to flight bans ftom india, I can't get tickets, I'm in india so now I'm still away from my husband so can I file new application of 100 visa til I'm not...
  • Ritu 29th April 2021 at 7:58 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Yeah , saw on the news. Let's hope the moment flights are up ,I book ticket .. Admin can u help me with one more thing. Like now I'm eligible for 100 sub, as it's been more than 2 years after 309 was logged. Can I apply 100 subclass new application with In india coz til travel ban I can't...
  • Greg 29th April 2021 at 6:30 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Cheers Thandie 🙂 some interesting info. I think remaining positive and patient is the way to go. If the relationship is genuine there shouldn't be much in the way of approval. Will keep you posted 😉
  • Sifat 29th April 2021 at 4:07 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipThank you so much for your reply. I will wait until march 2022 and will apply after that without any complications. Thank you once again for your support.
  • Admin 28th April 2021 at 4:47 pm on Biometrics for 309 VisaWe didn't need to do biometrics, so I have no personal experience of this. VFS South Africa quote the following at https://www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/southafrica/biometric-data-collection.html "Applicants who have applied for their visas will be sent a letter informing them that they need to attend the Australian Biometric Collection Centre in person to provide their biometrics." and "One of the requirements for biometric collection...
  • Manjot 28th April 2021 at 4:09 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin please can you tell how can i contact with processing office at new Delhi to equire about my visa?
  • Karlien Breukelman 28th April 2021 at 3:57 pm on Biometrics for 309 VisaHi admin Yes, I read about that and saw that the 309 and South Africa is included in the Biometrics program but they also say you might have to submit the biometrics. I was just wondering since its not even mentioned in the step by step guide on how to apply on the immi website, is it still needed. I...
  • Admin 28th April 2021 at 6:45 am on Biometrics for 309 VisaNot everyone has to do biometrics. It depends on which visa and the nationality of the applicant. More information at https://www.abcdiamond.com.au/who-needs-to-supply-biometrics/
  • Sifat 27th April 2021 at 1:49 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipSo I cannot apply in August 2021 as my 1095 days has been completed to be in Australia. Please see my timeline: 3 march 2012 came to Australia and stayed till October 2016 as having 485 visa. I left Australia 24th October 2016 as my 485 visa was about to expire. Came back in Australia with 489 visa on 24th...
  • Thandie 27th April 2021 at 6:21 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Greg, that's really exciting news! I hope it all goes well for you guys and that they process everything soon. We had compiled a lot of information about the relationship incl pictures and the timeline right at the beginning but I think they just want to make sure that we are still continuing the relationship. With respect to the...
  • Manjot 27th April 2021 at 1:26 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin please can you tell how much embassy's will take to grant partner visa 309 after solving all RFI'S regarding pcc and medical these days?
  • Sifat 27th April 2021 at 12:49 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipI came in march 2012 as student visa and stayed till October 2016 before my 485 visa was expiring I left Australia on 24th October 2016. I applied for 489 visa and was granted. I returned in Australia again on 489 visa on 24th march 2018 and got my PR on 11th august 2020. Now my question is am I...
  • Garima Pabla 27th April 2021 at 12:04 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi, with the current surge in COVID cases in India, do you think the visa processing times are getting impacted? Because I hoping to hear from my case officer after 2 weeks but I neither got a call nor any email.
  • Admin 26th April 2021 at 5:45 pm on Where can I get a Medical done in Thailand?According to the relevant page on the Immigration website, these are the Panel physicians that you can use in Thailand, for a medical for an Australian visa. Bangkok General Hospital Medical and Radiology examinations​​ 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road Huai Khwang/Bang Kapi District Bangkok 10310 Phone: +66 2 310 3000​ Chiangmai Ram Hospital Medical and Radiology examinations​​ 8...
  • Greg 26th April 2021 at 2:07 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Thandie, we just received our initial assessment also! Such a relief (it's been about 14 months since submission). They requested our updated police checks and I needed to fill out the sponsorship form. We uploaded a bunch of documents and created a "relationship timeline" document with photos etc. early on in the submission. Hope all goes smoothly with you...
  • Greg 26th April 2021 at 2:00 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey guys, just like a lot of you here, I have been following the updates and comments. My fiance is in Brazil and we applied for the PMV in late Feb 2020. As of a few days ago we have just received an update to "initial assessment" and they have requested new police checks (old ones have expired). Her document...
  • Thandie 25th April 2021 at 8:42 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi I've been following this forum since last year and have appreciated seeing everyone's updates. Here is my update. Initial assessment has now been done in Pretoria - 8 months after the application submission which is great. Based on the lawyer's advice we did medicals 7 months after applying so that we could have a ready application and we were...
  • Ritu 23rd April 2021 at 4:45 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Sonia any update, is qatar flying, I mean australia has cut of 30% flights from india.
  • Ritu 23rd April 2021 at 4:43 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin , everyone is putting ban on india flights. Scott Morrison prime Minister said to cut off 30% flights from india to Sydney. Really worried if might totally ban flights? Any update still we can go if we have 309 visa??
  • Tahir 21st April 2021 at 6:28 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin We don't have access to Immi account. S300 application was lodged by migration lawyer. When I asked to transfer application to S309 based on our circumstances I was told to pay again for legal fee as I was told it was a new application which I didn't think was a case. I was told to pay visa fee...
  • edward 21st April 2021 at 11:45 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHello there, I have gone through the comments as well. Here is my situation and I would be very thankful if you clarify me with my lawful residence date. 2017 Mar 22nd, Granted PR while I am outside 2017 Oct 13 - 2017 Oct 22 - Come to Perth and applied Medicare card etc. 2018 Oct 29 - now -...
  • Devops 20th April 2021 at 8:20 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thank you for your help.
  • Manjot 20th April 2021 at 8:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My processing office is delhi
  • Manjot 20th April 2021 at 6:18 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi i have uploaded everything including applicants and sponsor's pcc and medical as per RFI'S i received from embassy. Yesterday embassy update the immi account that medical is clear and no action required after 15 days. How much more i have to wait to get visa? I received 1st RFI In January ,2nd in February for pcc and these were...
  • Ritu 20th April 2021 at 4:45 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey navdeep, can u tell me, how u booked through maldives
  • Devops 20th April 2021 at 4:36 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin, I had received second RFI in February 2021 for applicant’s PCC and medical that submitted on 3rd March. Now I received another RFI for updated form-80. Do you think it is good sign for granting a visa?
  • Ritu 20th April 2021 at 4:08 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanx , 72 hrs test is mandatory.. how to get that. And which flights for Sydney from delhi
  • Callum 20th April 2021 at 12:48 pm on Flight Costs New Delhi to MelbourneHi Admin Can I please ask where did you get these prices? can you please share the links. Thanks in advance.
  • Sonia Sharma 19th April 2021 at 10:22 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Have you arranged any flights?
  • Nisha 19th April 2021 at 9:55 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020No plan yaar as such. Really fed up with this covid
  • Ritu 19th April 2021 at 9:52 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin, if I have 309 visa, do i have to take any special permission to Australia or I can book flight
  • Garima Pabla 19th April 2021 at 9:29 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi, I just checked that the processing times for 309 have been increased to 22-24 months now. In your experience, if the file has been opened by the case officer and there have been a communication 2-3 times, like in my case, can they still delay the visa for say an year or so?
  • Manjot 18th April 2021 at 5:30 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi i have recieved first RFI for sponsor's pcc in January end and 2nd RFi for applicant's pcc in February end. Both RFI's had solved on 17th march and on 18th march i received 3rd RFI for applicant's medical which i have done on 3 april . Can you tell me how long it will take to grant visa?
  • Tina 17th April 2021 at 2:07 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHello, could you please help with my case? 27 Dec 2012: First arrived in Australia on a working visa 18 Dec 2013: PR granted while in Australia 18 Dec 2018: PR expired but at the time I didn't know about RRV (!) 13 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019: Travelled outside Australia, was stopped at the airport on the way...
  • Surbhi 17th April 2021 at 3:25 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Only option I am aware of is travel agents who are giving long transit routes like 30-60 hours. I guess only those are taking such flights who's condition is much critical like job loss, rent getting payed in AU, medical reasons, visa expiry etc. I haven't made any arrangement yet. I just hope Australia gets open or provide more travel...
  • Garima Pabla 16th April 2021 at 2:02 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Yes I did mention that to my case officer on the phone call. She said that she will check the same with her seniors and call me back. When she called me back she told me to make some more efforts in procure it and in case I’m not able to procure it, I should document all the communication and...
  • Garima Pabla 16th April 2021 at 1:09 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020The thing is, when my husband applied for his PR, he also got in touch with Panama authorities and they told him the same thing that the police clearance is not possible. He uploaded the email communication on his immi account and the PR was granted to him. He was kind of given an exemption from this requirement. Now we...
  • Garima Pabla 16th April 2021 at 2:12 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello, I’m an Indian resident and waiting for my subclasses 309 visa. I applied it in July 2020 after 4 months of marriage and over 10 years of relationship. In Jan 2021 end I got an email from dept of home affairs saying s56, request for more information. We checked all the info and submitted the application for further and...
  • Kabi 15th April 2021 at 2:53 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Even I have booked tickets for Australia in Qatar Airways from Chennai on May 6th . Worried if increase in cases in India will affect the international travel again. Is there a possibility for that admin?
  • Rex 15th April 2021 at 3:23 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Admin - Are Australia’s borders closed due to covid 19 ? If yes then whether or not a couple is married has nothing to do with that. Laws decided by a good or bad day, what a structured country we live in. I realise you may wish to avoid any scrutiny in here,should someone from the govt look in. I...
  • Surbhi 15th April 2021 at 3:02 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020One of my friend's friend was traveling from Qatar to Australia. He was asked to change his economy class ticket to business class. If not done, Qatar airlines said they would cancel his ticket due to limited seat availability in their flight. This happened on the day he was suppose to board his flight. He had to upgrade as his...
  • Rex 14th April 2021 at 3:48 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020This post from a forum is on point (Won’t put her name) it’s just (expletive ). If we are willing to pay for quarantine, flights and get all the COVID tests, what’s actually the problem? Shouldn’t matter how long people are together or what proof we have. Australia just want to hold the image to the rest of the world...
  • Rex 14th April 2021 at 2:57 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020So the travel exemption required for entering Australia. That’s to prevent covid spread ? Otherwise our borders would not be closed ? So what do things like joint finances and relationship social aspects etc etc have to do with that ? Which have already been covered in a 300 visa. Obviously they have nothing to do with preventing any virus...
  • Natalia 13th April 2021 at 4:25 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Honestly, he's saying he doesn't know and it is impossible to find out. I am following a few forums and read what other couples say, agents too. They all know, because as you say, it is shown. Can't fight with this agency, we only want this to be over and certainly switch then. I am Ukrainian, but I was in...
  • Natalia 13th April 2021 at 3:46 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi, Admin. Thank you for your ongoing support and timeous replies! Our agent has missed the deadline uploading files that were requested as additional. The document was my Single status declaration. I had sent it long time ago, but he had somehow missed it and noticed this mistake only after they informed us we didn't upload the document and missed...
  • Admin 12th April 2021 at 8:09 pm on Police Checks in Maiden and Married NameI would play safe and request it in both names. If you just use one, there is a chance that immigration will request one for the other name later.
  • Tahir 11th April 2021 at 3:40 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, thanks for your reply and guidance. We were in S300 queue for more than a year with no movement on application. Will the department still consider one year wait time once we move to S309 or they will put us back in the queue from start? We are yet to hear from the department confirming transfer of application...
  • Sonia Sharma 11th April 2021 at 12:39 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My husband mademy booking in the month feb , he paid AUD 2300 that time
  • Sonia Sharma 11th April 2021 at 5:30 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin I have a flight from delhi to melbourne in coming days through qatar , is qatar operating from india ??? As of now my ticket is confirmed
  • Rex 10th April 2021 at 9:05 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Braces are top and bottom Molar bands Splints Molar separator Tmj splint Elastic Power chain All have been included in the 60,000 pesos
  • Rex 10th April 2021 at 8:59 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Admin Braces were 60000 pesos about $1600aud But she’s also had splints and molar bands Adjustments every month. All included in the original price. Her dentist has been most accomodating
  • Tahir 10th April 2021 at 5:05 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I sent a note to department to transfer our application from S300 to S309 as we are married now. I am yet to get any acknowledgement from the department. Just wanted to ask if this is a right process or I need to fill in S309 application from scratch. Any help or guidance is appreciated.
  • Rex 10th April 2021 at 2:46 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello Natalia Thank you and I wish you good fortune with your application The Philippines where ours was processed, has been one of the slowest countries. Although once it was actually looked at, it didn’t take that long. Thanks admin Probably going to try for a flight in July or August. As fiancé has braces and just needs couple of...
  • Natalia 10th April 2021 at 1:32 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi, Rex! Congratulations to you and your fiancé! I've been looking at your messages recently, since related to subclass 300 visa. Happy for you! Around the same time as you, we've gotten our request for updated documents. We've finished all and now waiting again. Why I am texting now, it's because my application was probably stuck in Asia too. It...
  • Rex 8th April 2021 at 10:24 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Forgot to add Self lodged Just the two of us did it all
  • Rex 8th April 2021 at 10:21 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello Admin Our pmv300 visa has been granted 29.5 months Lodged late October 2018 Applicant Philippines Sponsor Australia We did frequent updates adding stuff Initial assessment eariy March 2021 Asked us for updates Just stuff that had expired Checks health noim etc I added police check Tuesday Granted today We got one year validity Now onto travel exemption Probably wait...
  • Manjot 8th April 2021 at 10:52 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin i have applied partner visa 309 . I got first RFI in January end which consist document checklist and then 2nd RFI in February end for sponsor and applicant's pcc . It was solved in march mid . Next day i Received 3rd RFI for my medical. I have done with my medical last Saturday reports are pending...
  • Surbhi 6th April 2021 at 3:54 am on Travel Exemption Statistics during CovidHi Admin, If an individual working in Australia since 3+ years on work visa, gets a PR sponsored by same company, can his/her partner be allowed to get a travel exemption? What kind of reasons mostly get travel exemptions ? Thanks
  • Tahir 5th April 2021 at 8:03 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks Admin for your guidance. I really appreciate that. If you have any recommendation for Migration agent please let me know I am still confused that partners are in exempt category and potential spouse PMV still not. When it comes to exemption I have read some potential spouses are getting exemption too. Shouldn't it be easy to get exemption once...
  • Tahir 5th April 2021 at 3:30 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I am now eligible for S309 visa sub class. Should I ask department to transfer my S300 application to S309 subclass by providing further evidence of marriage. I assume my visa fee will get transferred as well and I will request to cancel my S300 application once acknowledgement is received for S309. Once S309 application is in the...
  • Singh 1st April 2021 at 5:03 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi there is some confusing about my eligibility of citizenship I came to Australia 27 march 2017 on a one year visitor visa and left Australia 2 jan 2018 and came back on 4 feb 2018 and again went back on 19 April 2018 because my visa was expire and I had a 3 months stay then i got my...
  • Rex 31st March 2021 at 2:58 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Just have police check to go. Got an email saying they posted it last week. Three weeks after ordering, but a month seems to be the going time rate. As two other people have been waiting a month for theirs. I did upload some stuff to my immi account after I filled in sponsorship. Just repeats of what I uploaded...
  • Rex 30th March 2021 at 12:16 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020So I did another sponsorship form on my immi. Not sure if there was anything new. It mentions 2016 but the previous one I did was two years after that. Again many questions are directed at couples living together. How are they not aware of the thousands of couples living in different countries? Again asking for info that I have...
  • Emanuel 29th March 2021 at 10:01 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Mean did you think they can wait 25 months to reject the application . From your experience point of view tell me please why it took so much time apart covid excuses. ...thank you in advance
  • Emanuel 29th March 2021 at 8:49 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin. ..my application goes now 25 months. .I received 1 email about ds 57 natural justice letter. ..I responded them with in 28 day's. ..after that I received 3 times automated message says application in progress. ..since then i heard nothing from them. ..did you think they can reject my case or I have some hope. ...because I wonder...
  • Rex 29th March 2021 at 4:57 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello Admin For the sponsorship form Originally we just started the 300 visa on my fiancé’s account I uploaded all of my stuff on her account. A while after that we became aware of the sponsorship form required by sponsor So I created an immi account and filled out the sponsorship there, March last year Fiancé has emailed them saying...
  • Navdeep singh 26th March 2021 at 6:42 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Yes after 23 months of lodging 309 in april 2019, the email says i need to login immi account and start new file with visa 309 TRN number to process further.
  • Sonia Sharma 26th March 2021 at 5:33 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hiii admin , is qatar oberbooking tickets as many people have complained about getting bumped last moment
  • Navdeep singh 25th March 2021 at 11:09 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, i got my 309 granted in jan this year in India and i landed in sydney yesterday currently in quarntine at hotel. I got email from immigration to fill my permanant partner visa asssessment (visa100). Like are they gonna grant me 100 or what. How long do they take to grant 100 after asking for it?
  • Rex 25th March 2021 at 10:16 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin Thanks for previous replies So now we were asked for me to submit a sponsor for a partner to migrate to Australia Thing is I did that March 2020. My immi acvount has it as successfully submitted to the department March 2020. Has my fiancé’s correct details and her trn number and all my details. Click on form...
  • Rex 25th March 2021 at 4:55 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin So we got 28 days to send updated info for pmv300. We’ve uploaded all except my police check. So far it’s been 15 business days since I ordered check . I’ve already sent email of receipt and fiancé has emailed them saying we are still waiting. March 30 is when 28 days up. Now fiancé who has four...
  • Surbhi 25th March 2021 at 3:32 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, What are your suggestions for the ones who have got their visa but still not being able to travel due to limited flights? Travel agents are providing flights with very long transits and there is a risk that these might even get cancelled. Do we expect International borders opening in June'21 so at least we get better and...
  • Micky 24th March 2021 at 7:18 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, Hope you are doing well. I have applied for 309/100 and currently I am in Sydney. I have provided everything they asked for like AFP, Indian police clearance and medical. Any idea how long it takes after providing medical? Thanks
  • Sonia Sharma 24th March 2021 at 11:10 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hii admin , is victoria open for international arrivals???
  • Ben 24th March 2021 at 9:59 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi my partner is Canadian and currently living in Toronto.We applied for a 309 visa for her to come to Australia in DEC 2020. She has not heard anything at all regarding application. Question what are the processing times of 309 visas out of Ottawa in Canada now? And would it be an quicker for her to apply for an...
  • Dileshi 24th March 2021 at 1:29 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, I applied for my partner visa in august 2019 from Sri lanka. I just got an email saying to resend form 80, redo the medical and redo the police checks as they have all expired. Its so frustrating and so unfair. I havent seen my partner for almost 1 1/2 years. So sick of this whole process. Any...
  • Dileshi 24th March 2021 at 1:25 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi. I applied for my partner visa in august 2019 from Sri lanka. I just got an email saying to resend form 80, redo the medical and redo the police checks as they have all expired. Its so frustrating and so unfair. So sick of this whole process. Any good news on your side?
  • Manjot 23rd March 2021 at 7:27 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin i just want to know in how many days hospital upload the medical report of the applicant? I have my appointments for mediacl in apollo hospital ludhiana punjab.
  • Kaylor 23rd March 2021 at 5:04 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My partner applied for a 309 offshore Australian visa in May 2019, everything was going well. He then got his medical in January 2020 like asked and since then we have had only 2 emails in the past 14/15 months saying its still in hand. Other than that nothing, its so frustrating as we had originally planned to move to...
  • Adam 23rd March 2021 at 5:10 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi there is there anyone who got PMV 300 in Netherlands.
  • Surbhi 21st March 2021 at 4:05 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I did not read much about it earlier so was in impression that we need to add docs in same application. But now I know. Thanks. Due to COVID, couple like us are separated since 15 months or more, so it becomes difficult to collect joint proofs. I hope I reach Australia soon.
  • Sonia Sharma 20th March 2021 at 6:26 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I hope i take off
  • Surbhi 20th March 2021 at 2:49 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, May I ask what did you mean by visa 100 will be in June2021 ? I think visa 100 gets finalized after one year of 309
  • Zoura 19th March 2021 at 8:15 pm on 461 Visa Relationship RequirementsHi there, I was wondering what the new updates are and how offices are managing with processing the 461 applications. I have seen the processing times increased now from 36 - 38 months , however hope this is not accurate .
  • Komal Waragade 19th March 2021 at 6:28 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, Thankyou for all the updates you always provided promptly. My 309 visa is finally granted onshore. After almost 21 months the visa is granted.The concession period was applied for my visa and they have not ask to leave country or anything.Thakkyou once again..Thought of sharing this news 🙂
  • Surbhi 18th March 2021 at 3:03 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020This is very frustrating that air India flights under VBM is not getting booked at all. Limit on no. of flight is understood, but have never heard anyone on Tweeter who got seat booked for the same. And if these are not running then airindia should clarify and update the schedule list.

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