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

  • TWLP 19th October 2021 at 1:35 pm on Partner Visa Processing Times September 2021Is there any data on how many visas were finalised of each type in the month, for example, how many 801s were finalised in September?
  • Samira 13th October 2021 at 10:40 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My mother in law and sister in law living in Pakistan so I want to invite tham here for wedding Can I apply for visitor visa and how much is the cost ?
  • Samira 13th October 2021 at 8:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin I am Australia citizen and I will married in January can I invite my mother in law to Australia for my wedding ?
  • dobsearch 12th October 2021 at 12:05 am on Change from 300 to 309My wife applied for PMV 300 visa in December 2019 because we were not married then covid came in 2020 and we were worried we would be stuck so we got married in May,2021, By June we decided to switch from pmv 300 to 309 and it the 309 was granted in July .. My question is , does she...
  • Easy 8th October 2021 at 8:12 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020– Does my husband need to attend English classes? I think so. My visa 100 was granted in August 2021. The following is written on the grant letter. Free English language tuition The Commonwealth Government provides free English language tuition to eligible visa holders through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You must register for the program within six months...
  • KRISHNAN 4th October 2021 at 9:59 pm on subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, The application has been allotted to High Commission in London and the case officer had requested for further documents on 24 September ( two filled up 888 forms and a colour copy of my passport) They were submitted on 29 September. According to you how many days does it usually takes for further assessment? Thanks and Regards Krishnan...
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 3:20 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Also in one thing admin, i need ur help.. where should I write that why I stayed less coz of covid with my husband .....Also I have to wait if they ask about why we were apart or I should write to them without their asking.. Also statuary form last column commitment which says , do my partner will write...
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 3:10 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020How long they will take to access 100visa.... as I have been given 28 days.....
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 11:40 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, I got email again from officer to submit document within 28 daz for 100 visa.. my eligibility to apply for 100 visa was from April 2021. They sent me earlier reminder. Now I have been told to do Australian PCc if not done during 309 visa.. also in statuary form, it tells to tell how long we stayed...
  • Rita 4th October 2021 at 6:40 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Looking back to when we sent that message, we definitely lost our minds and had a small panic attack and anxiety was through the roof….we have decided to take it easy on ourselves from now on and just be grateful for what we have so far, it was an achievement on its own to get to this point in our...

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

  • TWLP 19th October 2021 at 1:35 pm on Partner Visa Processing Times September 2021Is there any data on how many visas were finalised of each type in the month, for example, how many 801s were finalised in September?
  • 801 Travel Question 10th August 2021 at 1:07 pm on 801 Grant while OffshoreDoes a subclass 801 offshore grant get the 5 years travel facility to enter Australia again?
  • gianca 28th June 2021 at 11:24 am on subclass 801 Visa Processing TimesI'll never understand the logic and inconsistency of Australian visa processing times. Immigration asks an impossible amount of detail, and then sits on it arbitrarily with no feedback at all. A shockingly poor treatment. What policy outcome is such treatment aimed at achieving? The liberal conservative government needs to answer.
  • Mary 11th June 2021 at 10:46 pm on Partner Visa – Non-migrating members of the family unitSo the answer is no for "Does the applicant have any members of their family unit not traveling to Australia who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents?" if my partner is an australian citizen and i am the one applying from another country, and yes “Does the applicant have any parents, siblings or children including those that are...
  • John 20th May 2021 at 12:48 pm on Partner Visa Planning Levels 2020/21Hi Admin, I am assuming these levels/grants are for financial year (July to June). July 2020- June 21: 72,300 places. Has government announced any planning levels for July 2021 to June 2022?
  • 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...

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Last 10 viewers Comments or Questions on Subclass 300.

  • TWLP 19th October 2021 at 1:35 pm on Partner Visa Processing Times September 2021Is there any data on how many visas were finalised of each type in the month, for example, how many 801s were finalised in September?
  • dobsearch 12th October 2021 at 12:05 am on Change from 300 to 309My wife applied for PMV 300 visa in December 2019 because we were not married then covid came in 2020 and we were worried we would be stuck so we got married in May,2021, By June we decided to switch from pmv 300 to 309 and it the 309 was granted in July .. My question is , does she...
  • peter 7th September 2021 at 1:28 pm on Australian Partner Visa Processing times for Philippine Citizenswhy does a 309 visa take so long if you meet all the requirements and the department has asked you to take a medical exam, bearing in mind this is the only visa you can travel with at present
  • Melanie 22nd August 2021 at 10:25 pm on Change from 300 to 309Thank you for your kind reply, we will try to contact immigration via phone call.
  • Melanie 21st August 2021 at 4:59 pm on Change from 300 to 309I understood that there has been changes that allow me to get an exemption, but there is no flight from my country to Australia until early December (which keeps changing, a couple weeks ago I could fly in October). Even Australians who lived in my country had to get chartered plane so they can return home. In fact, I can't...
  • Rose 21st August 2021 at 2:59 pm on Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders Exempt from Travel Ban, but not all.Thank you so much. This may finally end the two wasted years of misery!
  • Rose 21st August 2021 at 1:31 pm on Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders Exempt from Travel Ban, but not all.There isn't much information on what kind of exemption we need to apply for ... is it compassionate and compelling? Is it immediate family member?
  • Melanie 20th August 2021 at 6:41 pm on Change from 300 to 309Hi, previously I've discussed my situation with the travel ban and exemption requests in another post. This time I have questions related to this post. As me and my fiance couldn't meet for over 18 months and our travel exemption requests have been denied, we are considering to move to a third country and get married there. By doing so,...
  • Sai 18th August 2021 at 6:04 pm on Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) visa holders Exempt from Travel Ban, but not all.so in other words this is saying if you have your visa 300 granted and your application was lodged 12 months ago then you can apply for a travel exemptions to come to Aus, and this is starting from the 18/08/21? Example: i my lodge in my application in October 2019 and visa was granted this year in april 2021,...
  • Melanie 6th August 2021 at 4:00 pm on PMV Applicant and Travel Ban ExemptionExactly, that's why I'm quite in a difficult position. Restarting the application for partner visa (if we got married within 2021-2022) will take a year of our time together and we've been separated due to covid for a year and a half and frankly, being separated for more than two years is unhealthy for anyone. And based on the article...

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Last 100 viewers Comments or Questions on Immigration.

  • Rusty 22nd October 2021 at 11:58 am on From Student Visa to Partner VisaI really appreciate this Website, there are so many useful information. I applied partner visa 820 with my partner recently, and waiting for grand And my current visa is student visa ( until Feb 2022) Now I’m planning to go back to my country before Christmas. And now I need some advices If I go back to my country as...
  • Sara 18th October 2021 at 7:31 pm on Parents to become Immediate FamilyHi Admin, this is great news! Do you know if there is any information yet on how parents will apply? e.g. which visa should they should apply for and will they need to apply for an exemption
  • Samira 13th October 2021 at 10:40 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My mother in law and sister in law living in Pakistan so I want to invite tham here for wedding Can I apply for visitor visa and how much is the cost ?
  • Samira 13th October 2021 at 8:15 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin I am Australia citizen and I will married in January can I invite my mother in law to Australia for my wedding ?
  • Easy 8th October 2021 at 8:12 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020– Does my husband need to attend English classes? I think so. My visa 100 was granted in August 2021. The following is written on the grant letter. Free English language tuition The Commonwealth Government provides free English language tuition to eligible visa holders through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You must register for the program within six months...
  • KRISHNAN 4th October 2021 at 9:59 pm on subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, The application has been allotted to High Commission in London and the case officer had requested for further documents on 24 September ( two filled up 888 forms and a colour copy of my passport) They were submitted on 29 September. According to you how many days does it usually takes for further assessment? Thanks and Regards Krishnan...
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 3:20 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Also in one thing admin, i need ur help.. where should I write that why I stayed less coz of covid with my husband .....Also I have to wait if they ask about why we were apart or I should write to them without their asking.. Also statuary form last column commitment which says , do my partner will write...
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 3:10 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020How long they will take to access 100visa.... as I have been given 28 days.....
  • Ritu 4th October 2021 at 11:40 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, I got email again from officer to submit document within 28 daz for 100 visa.. my eligibility to apply for 100 visa was from April 2021. They sent me earlier reminder. Now I have been told to do Australian PCc if not done during 309 visa.. also in statuary form, it tells to tell how long we stayed...
  • Rita 4th October 2021 at 6:40 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Looking back to when we sent that message, we definitely lost our minds and had a small panic attack and anxiety was through the roof….we have decided to take it easy on ourselves from now on and just be grateful for what we have so far, it was an achievement on its own to get to this point in our...
  • Rita 4th October 2021 at 6:35 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thank you Admin for your words of encouragement and clarity!! I am delighted it expedited your visa grant!! We have simply explained how it would benefit us being granted a permanent visa early for employment reasons and other things that would assist us in a quicker settlement in Australia. Then mentioned we were together for over three years and asked...
  • Rita 1st October 2021 at 12:20 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thank you Admin!! We have sent a request, my heart is pounding with anxiety, as my husband is worried that may be he did a wrong thing and this request would hinder our future progress…. this process made us a little stir crazy and emotionally drained, it is so hard to just focus on living and not this immigration process...
  • Sagar 30th September 2021 at 11:26 pm on From Student Visa to Partner Visaif a offshore 309 applicant currently having student visa 500, when the applicant will get 309 grant what will happen to 500 visa? is it same as 820 mentioned above ?
  • Rita 30th September 2021 at 7:06 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, Do you know on average what are the waiting times until a decision is made on 100 visa? It says 19 months on the immigration website - is it from the date of lodgement of 100??
  • Rita 29th September 2021 at 4:48 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thank you Admin for this tip!! ?
  • MHS 29th September 2021 at 3:27 pm on Subclass 500 subsequent entrant visa processing timesHi there, I was wandering about my independent student visa since May, 2020 until now Sept, 2021 that still haven't finalised, I had contact the immigration office, and they told me is waiting is a option. I totally don't know how to do or who I can discuss with after being long waiting to get this visa.
  • Rita 29th September 2021 at 9:19 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I have another question I don’t know if you can answer or not… Since our 309 was granted before the new partner visa changes came into effect (compulsory English test and classes) - Does it mean the new changes will not apply to us for our next stage in the process? - Does my husband need to attend...
  • Rita 29th September 2021 at 9:05 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin!! We have been granted 309!! Sadly, not 100 even though we were together for 4 years on the day of lodgement. - Does the Sponsor need to provide another AFP clearance for 100 application? - Can we request for 100 grant now, or do we just wait another two years?? - Is it two years from the grant...
  • niraj bhandari 24th September 2021 at 9:52 am on From Student Visa to Partner Visahi my wife has applied for 820 partner visa and have got bridging visa which is not active while she is on student visa which ends on may 2022.incase if she doesnt get her 820 visa by may 2022.does she have to extend student visa or the bridging visa will be activated?
  • krishnan 22nd September 2021 at 11:35 am on subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks Admin, we are actually desperate to get the Subclass 100 processed as we are buying our home and without PR not many Banks approve Home Loan requests. Would you recommend contacting Home affairs on this ground ? https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/partner-permanent-processing-centres-enquiry-form Thanks
  • KRISHNAN 18th September 2021 at 7:47 pm on subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I was wondering if I need to fillup the declaration below. Thanks https://www.abcdiamond.com.au/subclass-100-statutory-declaration-by-the-sponsor/
  • TEG 12th September 2021 at 10:42 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi. I obtained the PR while I was overseas in July 2015, the first landing was in April 2016 and I stayed for 8 weeks in Australia. Then permanently moved back to Australia in December 2017 and have been living in Australia since then. The only time I traveled from December 2017 to date is one month in 2018 and...
  • Adam 11th September 2021 at 11:20 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi can you please advise how you got to book the repatriation flight? Thank you
  • Devops 10th September 2021 at 9:33 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, I have booked my repatriation flight from Pakistan to Darwin. I want to know that after completing my mandatory 14 days quarantine in Darwin, can I go Sydney to my actual location? Do I need to quarantine again in Sydney?
  • Farfalla30 9th September 2021 at 4:05 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi I was granted PR on 16August 2016. Made first landing on 17 February 2017 for 2 weeks then a second trip on 21 October 2017 for 5 days then moved to live in Australia on 23 June 2018 and have been there since. What is my lawful date? Am I eligible to apply?
  • Krishnan 2nd September 2021 at 10:54 am on subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello Admin, I am holding Indian Passport and Following are the Details regarding my application. 309 Application : 28 August 2019 309 Granted : 18 March 2020 Subclass 100 Eligibility notification:28 July 2021 Subclass 100Application : 23 August 2021. Can you please estimate the tentative processing time for my application Thanks and Regards Krishnan
  • kthapa 26th August 2021 at 7:38 pm on Subclass 500 subsequent entrant visa processing timesI have applied student dependent in October 2019 but till the date(26/08/20210). i have not receive any response from the immigration . what may be the reason . i have done the enquiry on the call center of the immigration and they let me know only about the status and they only told me that because of the covid-19 pandemic....
  • S M Inzamul ISLAM 19th August 2021 at 6:34 pm on From Student Visa to Partner VisaOkay got it. If I keep continuing my studies and in march when the student visa expires will the BVA gets activated automatically?
  • S M Inzamul ISLAM 19th August 2021 at 4:36 am on From Student Visa to Partner VisaHi. I have applied for 820 visa on June this year. I am on student visa but have got the BVA which isn't active yet until the student visa ceases. My student visa expires on March 2022. I am doing masters in engineering in a reputated university. But because of COVID-19 and my father's death my family is in a...
  • Daniel Llanos 11th August 2021 at 7:18 am on From Student Visa to Partner VisaI am onshore and for 6 months. However, we are living together
  • Daniel 10th August 2021 at 9:36 pm on From Student Visa to Partner VisaThanks for that information. My partner holds a subclass 866 and was granted its residency month and a half ago. Now we want to apply for a partner visa (I am the applicant) can we do that? I am trying to find information online but with no luck.
  • Ingrid 9th August 2021 at 8:24 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHey, just following up on my question; it would be most appreciated if you could shed some light on my case or advise on who to contact for help. Thanks a lot in advance!
  • Sherrie 8th August 2021 at 8:27 pm on Travel Ban Exemption ExpiryYes, we are very lucky to find flights! He came from Kenya
  • Sherrie 8th August 2021 at 6:57 am on Travel Ban Exemption ExpiryThank you ? We found flights pretty easy aswell. Booked a flight on Sunday 4/07/2021 for Monday morning 5/07/2021 and he arrived on Tuesday night and went straight to quarantine hotels.
  • Sherrie 7th August 2021 at 10:51 am on Travel Ban Exemption ExpiryI applied for my husband on 29/06/2021 and received exemption on 1/07/2021
  • Sherrie 7th August 2021 at 8:49 am on Travel Ban Exemption ExpiryHi admin, I would like to confirm that exemptions don’t have expiry dates
  • Ritu 6th August 2021 at 11:41 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I mean I'm struggling to get the tickets so I'm in india he is in australia..qatar tickets r v expensive so I'm waiting for some affordable tickets.. one more thing March I got automatic email from embassy after 23 months for stage 2 process. But now in this start of August I got email as title General advice that apply...
  • Ritu 6th August 2021 at 5:35 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey admin, can u guide how to fill statuary declaration form as I'm thinking by the time I'm india I should now apply for 100 visa as since March I'm eligible.. I mean to say I m in india. In statuary form, what to write in 3rd number column, it asks weather u live together or separate... I mean my...
  • Nazia 5th August 2021 at 11:36 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi I was granted PR when I was outside Australia on 11 April 2017. I made my maiden trip to Australia on a permanent resident visa which was about 4 weeks duration starting on 11 July 2017 where I opened bank accounts, got medicare, Tax file number etc. I permanently relocated to Australia on 3rd Jan 2019 and have stayed...
  • Samira 2nd August 2021 at 10:54 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin My fiancé lives in Australia and he has 785 visa but I am citizenship how can I apply for him to stay here
  • Ingrid 31st July 2021 at 9:33 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi there, Your website has been very helpful, thank you. I would like to seek your advice, however, since my case is slightly different. These are the facts: First arrival to AUS: March 2017 (stayed 3,5 weeks on eVisitor tourist visa) Second arrival: December 2017 (stayed 3,5 weeks on eVisitor tourist visa) Third arrival: June 2018 (stayed nearly 3 weeks...
  • Kelly 20th July 2021 at 11:23 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Wow! Is the Government reevaluating the situation at the end of august for September flights?
  • Kelly 20th July 2021 at 6:27 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Flights got cancelled this morning unfortunately! Surprised it was so far in advance to be honest. I spoke to an operator at Qatar airlines, they said they don't prioritise expensive tickets just tickets booked directly through the airline... not sure if I believe that! Have signed up to the repatriation flights.. fingers crossed!
  • Samantha 18th July 2021 at 11:28 am on From Student Visa to Partner VisaCheers!! Thanks a lot.
  • Samantha 16th July 2021 at 7:52 pm on From Student Visa to Partner VisaMy student visa doesn’t expire until year 2023. Would that mean that I just have to wait for my partner visa to be granted and not defer or cancel my student visa? Is that right? Thanks a lot.
  • Ritu 14th July 2021 at 12:38 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanx. Hope so
  • Samantha 13th July 2021 at 7:35 pm on From Student Visa to Partner VisaHi, Just a quick clarification. I am on STUDENT VISA atm and getting married soon. Do I just apply PARTNER VISA after marriage and wait until it is granted and not defer or cancel the STUDENT VISA because that should override the STUDENT VISA to PARTNER VISA? Is that right? Pls correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks a lot. ...
  • Ritu 12th July 2021 at 11:19 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Surbhi did u manage to get flight??
  • Ritu 11th July 2021 at 3:14 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanx , now as per my situation when should I apply 100 visa and how long it will take
  • Ritu 11th July 2021 at 3:36 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin, Is it true that 100 subclass is finalized if relationship is from 3 years. I mean in this coming October, it wil be 3rd year of My marriage..I got email in March 2021 for 100 subclass as I applied 309 in April 2019.. so if I straight away apply in Oct 2021, will get 100 visa or it...
  • Laila 8th July 2021 at 8:41 pm on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey there , does anyone know if prospective marriage visa is still processing , I’m waiting on my partner visa for past 8 months now we’ve applied twice travel exemption but it got refused. Thou there’s tourist application is under process to , we’ve provide each and every documents , prove and evidence too But still no luck ,
  • Ritu 8th July 2021 at 5:01 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Admin I eligible for 100 subclass visa since March 2021.. but I haven't applied so far as I m still struggling to get the tickets to Australia.. I saw one information that acc to New policy, people applying for 100 visa have to clear English test. It starting from July 1 this year . Is this applied to people like...
  • Ritu 6th July 2021 at 11:30 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Ok thanks, means Ultimately it wil rise the price of ticket as well
  • Ritu 6th July 2021 at 7:44 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin, i just read thr discussion between yoy and Kelly Can u pls clear this , I mean what is it . Iz australia closing flights..pls guide... on the top I m not getting any ticket.. this qatar airways sucks
  • Kelly 6th July 2021 at 2:59 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks! I really don’t get that labour Premier comment, they can’t keep the boarders closed forever! Vaccine or no vaccine the virus will be around for a long time. They are prolonging the inevitable. Just madness! Do you know how far in advance the airlines are told how many people they can take? Can’t even imagine how complicated it must...
  • Kelly 5th July 2021 at 8:49 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Admin, Hope you're good. Not the best news over the weekend about Australia cutting international arrivals in half from July 14th!! I know there won't be much info at the moment but if you are able to provide any insight over the next few weeks that would be great. I tried ringing Qatar airlines but they were useless, wouldn't...
  • Anne-Sophie 3rd July 2021 at 4:33 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi, similar as other people - im struggling to find out if I'm meeting the 4 years requirements. 24/01/2014 - Arrival in Australia on Temporary Student Visa 24/07/2014 - Granted a 417 Working Holiday Visa 03/02/2016 - Granted a second 417 WH visa 22/11/2016 - Granted 457 Temporary Work 21/12/2017 - Left Australia before visa expired on 22/12/2017 23/01/2018 -...
  • Kat 2nd July 2021 at 5:45 pm on Reduction in Numbers Allowed to Enter Australia – July 2021How many arrivals per State from July and how long until they go back up? When is the SA home quarantine for vaccinated arrivals starting?
  • A Masterman 30th June 2021 at 9:03 pm on Form 40SP and 47SPHi Hello I'm in the same situation as Mark, i have been told that my 40SP form is outdated and need to resubmit the correct form, but i have searched high and low to find nothing related to an "updated" 40SP. Do i need to submit from my own account or from my wife's account. any information would be greatly...
  • Kee Sang 28th June 2021 at 7:01 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipMy daughter is 18 yrs old and looking to apply for Australian Citizenship. Our family (the daughter included) were granted Permanent Resident Visas in 01/07/2009 (while living outside Australia). Initial Entry 24/12/2009. Absent from 30/12/2009 ~ 26/09/2010. Lived in Australia till 08/12/2012 (except for trip to Korea 27/11/2011 ~ 23/12/2011). We had to live in Korea for several years to...
  • Sai 28th June 2021 at 2:46 pm on Petition – Lift the Australian travel ban on unmarried and same-sex couplesi hope this will get pass soon as my partner visa 300 was approve in april but can not travel to Aus due to there rules (finger cross).. BTW Admin Will the update result of this outcome will be post here too? Thank you
  • Sulekha 25th June 2021 at 10:33 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks a lot for answering
  • Sulekha 25th June 2021 at 10:32 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks for your concern and advice.I will contact with immi.
  • Ned 25th June 2021 at 10:02 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Sulekha. 100% as admin said you should be escalating this with immigration ASAP. this is long overdue. It’s nearly worth contacting your local MP. You could spend a fraction of that money consulting a MARA professional and get some answers.
  • Kelly 24th June 2021 at 9:45 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks for the feedback! We picked the cheapest ticket price before they went up.. around £650. They are now £2000... I think it will be our tickets that get cancelled!!
  • Sulekha 23rd June 2021 at 9:31 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, my husband is in Australia on tourist visa. We applied partner visa 309 in Sept. 2017. Didn't get any result. It shows under process. I am Australian citizen. Could you please give me advice because I am going to apply onshore partner visa which cost me another $8000. Is it right which I am doing. Because we waited...
  • Ritu 23rd June 2021 at 1:57 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanx for the reply Aman.
  • Kelly Knutton 23rd June 2021 at 1:28 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Aman, is this the case with flights from India or all countries?
  • Aman 22nd June 2021 at 10:24 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Yes, he is on 309. Listen e. g. Qatar airways issue 60 seats. But they actually boarding 50 . So, they give to them who pay more. The other ten people cancelled. Next time they apply same thing. Its their business. Otherwise they can't afford because only 50-60 can be fly
  • Ritu 22nd June 2021 at 4:13 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks, I wil read this article. Let me c if I get upgrade my ticket to business class
  • Ritu 22nd June 2021 at 4:11 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020I booked through agent only.. It was economy class around 4100 and... I think qatar prefer business class
  • kb22 22nd June 2021 at 2:17 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi, its better to book the tickets through travel agent.. and I got booked my tickets in the last minute , like my travel agent booked it for me just two days prior to the departure of flight in qatar airways. It was a business class ticket cost around 6500 aud. In the flight there were very few passengers and...
  • Ritu 22nd June 2021 at 12:48 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Ohh that really v high cost.. which visa ur Friend has, I mean r they seriously prioritizing business class or they are not accepting exempted categories.. And which visa u have???
  • Ritu 22nd June 2021 at 12:46 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Yes u r right admin, I spoke to qatar , they are saying flight got canceled.. I waited 1 hour on the qatar airways customer care number to get connected.. my ticket cost was almost 4100 dollars , I dnt know why it happened to me.. in the coming October, it wil be 3 years of my marriage, on the...
  • Aman 21st June 2021 at 10:26 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020My friend came on business seat cost $10000. They give the priority to those who pay more.
  • Ritu 21st June 2021 at 8:01 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin, my bad luck, unfortunately qatar is only booking for Australian citizen.. they canceled my booking
  • Hridoy 21st June 2021 at 1:40 pm on Subclass 500 subsequent entrant visa processing timesHi, Im an international student, my visa will expire march 2022 but I have to apply for extention till November 2022. I'm currently offshore, but on 14th April 2021 I applied for subsequent visa 500 from onshore. Medical is done, but did biometric on 30th May (late because of lockdown) provide requested documents on 1st june. Now it shows "Further...
  • Ritu 20th June 2021 at 8:29 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks for the response.. anyways , wil update you soon once I travel in july end. let's see .hope for the best.. thanx once again. This site is really helpful
  • Ritu 20th June 2021 at 7:50 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020hi admin, this is what I saw on home affairs website....can you please please tell what it is about... As I wrote earlier I have booked ticket in july end.. so just worried.. is this something with the 309 subclass ftom india... Exemption requests for travel from India Based on current health advice, individuals seeking an exemption to travel from India...
  • Ritu 20th June 2021 at 7:19 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello admin, I have booked ticket near the end of July month to Sydney. As I told earlier I have 309 visa. So as per ur advice I have taken even a print copy of my 309 subclass visa. Today I was going through home affairs website. There are limited travel exemption from india. Finally I have booked ticket and...
  • Umair 19th June 2021 at 12:22 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipFirst landing on PR date 1 june 2016 (stayef for 2 weeks then left) Permanent move on 1 may 2018 Am i eleigible to apply ? Lawful residence date is 1 june 2016 date of first landing or 2018 ? If 1st then my 2 weeks trip counted as a year as im eligibleto applyy
  • Kelly Knutton 15th June 2021 at 2:20 am on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi Sonia, Admin Just jumping in here... Do you know if Qatar airways are selling tickets for all the seats but then only letting a small amount of people on then cancelling the rest? I've heard this rumour but can't see anything online! I have a flight booked from Manchester to Melbourne in September with Qatar airways and just on...
  • Chris 14th June 2021 at 11:03 am on From Student Visa to Partner VisaThank you for such an informative post. Just to clarify. If my partner applies for a Subclass 820 while he is on his student visa, the processing time will determine when that 820 visa is determined -- they won't delay the processing because he is already on a student visa and make him wait longer? So am I correct in...
  • Debora 13th June 2021 at 12:26 pm on From Student Visa to Partner VisaHi, Just wanted to clarify that once I’ve been granted the 820 partner visa, my student visa will automatically cancel? Thanks
  • Mary 11th June 2021 at 10:46 pm on Partner Visa – Non-migrating members of the family unitSo the answer is no for "Does the applicant have any members of their family unit not traveling to Australia who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents?" if my partner is an australian citizen and i am the one applying from another country, and yes “Does the applicant have any parents, siblings or children including those that are...
  • Lizzie 10th June 2021 at 11:24 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi,will share more details. So i am kenyan living and working in Qatar. My visa was being processed in Amman,however towards end of February other offices picked up visas being processed from Amman to help clear the backlog. When my grant came through there was no processing office neither did I get requested any extra information. I took time to...
  • Lizzie 10th June 2021 at 12:18 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020PMV300 applied 25May2020 Exemption applied and granted in October immediate family member. Subclass 300 granted 15 April 2021 (10 months waiting time). Travelled on 31May and am now doing my quarantine.
  • Chris 9th June 2021 at 7:08 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipThank you for the responses. 15/3/2016 Graduate VISA grant - multiple entry 1/10/2016 is the first entry ... 3/3/2018 is final entry again with graduate visa 6/6/2018 graduate visa expired and I’m on bridging visa until my PR 18/4/2019- PR grant
  • Ruchi 9th June 2021 at 4:33 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipOk thanks so much so just wanted to reconfirm that am I eligible to apply? Thanks again.
  • Chris 9th June 2021 at 4:32 pm on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHi there, I hope you can help me in this. 1/10/2016 - Graduate Visa entry 10/10/2016 - left Australia 1/1/2018 - back to Australia 8/1/2018 - left Australia 3/3/2018 - stayed in Australia until now 18/4/2019 - PR grant Some people are considering my lawful residency at 3/3/2018. I have been applying for jobs with proof since 2016 but failed...
  • Dileshi Fernando 9th June 2021 at 1:30 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hi admin, anyone from Sri Lanka who got offshore partner visa 309 recently?
  • Ruchi 9th June 2021 at 11:44 am on Lawful Residence Date for Australian CitizenshipHello there, this information is very helpful. Thanks so much. My situation is slightly different. I got my PR in Jan 2012 and came to Australia and couple of times to visit in Apr 2012 and Apr 2016 (duration of stay in each trip was 2 weeks). I moved permanently to Australia in Jan 2018 and have stayed continuously since...
  • Keiran 9th June 2021 at 7:11 am on subclass 300 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hello thandie did you get your travel exemption to travel Australia? We are thinking about putting Ours in soon or maybe waiting a few extra weeks hoping covid situation improves
  • Ritu 7th June 2021 at 5:30 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Hey Sonia, did ur husband took any kind of permission for you or just ur visa 309 did work...
  • Ritu 6th June 2021 at 5:47 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Sure admin
  • Ritu 6th June 2021 at 5:46 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Thanks dear. I will..
  • Sonia Sharma 5th June 2021 at 11:51 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Why are u behaving so dumb, u r exempted and can enter Australia and there are so many examples on this page including myself I mean i find so wierd about lack of knowledge in people Pull ur socks up and try to enter as soon as possible otherwise 2 years already gone like this u will remain stuck here...
  • Ritu 5th June 2021 at 8:33 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020There is nothing on my passport. I just have 309 grant in my immiaccount.. .. as u said I can take hard copy of the grant of my visa, is that what u mean?? What i understood is that 309 itself is a proof? Right... One more thing, it says if u have temporary visa u need proof?? Is 309...
  • Ritu 5th June 2021 at 6:35 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Afmin I'm worried.. I am planning to book flight in july or August .. is 309 exempted
  • Ritu 5th June 2021 at 6:18 pm on subclass 309 Visa Processing Times in 2020Admin, I'm still confused. At the moment, r you sure 309 visa is exempted to travel to Australia.. I checked on home affairs website.. there r two different statements. Can u please recheck and explain me... https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions This above link is updated as on 17 may 2021... I copied from there , please have a look to clear my doubt...

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