Partner and PMV Visa Grants COVID-19


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Partner and PMV Visa Grants in March to May, 2019 and 2020.

Many people have been asking about how the COVID-19 coronavirus has been affecting Australian visa grants, so I have compared the same time periods for 2019 and 2020, for the numbers of grants that I have seen notified for each month.

These are from the same forum sources for each year. Results may also vary depending on how many people report a grant.

subclass 309 Temporary Offshore Partner Visa.

March

  • 10 subclass 309 grants seen in March 2019
  • 22 subclass 309 grants seen in March 2020

April

  • 15 subclass 309 grants seen in April 2019
  • 6 subclass 309 grants seen in April 2020

May

  • 31 subclass 309 grants seen in May 2019
  • 1 subclass 309 grants seen in May 2020

June


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  • 13 subclass 309 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2019
  • 1 subclass 309 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2020

subclass 309 grants appear to show a massive drop in grants after the lockdowns began.

subclass 300 Temporary Offshore Prospective Marriage Visa.

March

  • 6 subclass 300 grants seen in March 2019
  • 2 subclass 300 grants seen in March 2020

April

  • 2 subclass 300 grants seen in April 2019
  • 0 subclass 300 grants seen in April 2020

May

  • 7 subclass 300 grants seen in May 2019
  • 1 subclass 300 grants seen in May 2020

June

  • 1 subclass 300 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2019
  • 0 subclass 300 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2020

subclass 309 grants have also shown a drop in grants after the lockdowns began, but they are fewer in normal times anyway. Official processing times were not available for the 300s in April, due to insufficient grants to be counted..

subclass 820 Temporary Onshore Partner Visa.

March

  • 9 subclass 820 grants seen in March 2019
  • 11 subclass 820 grants seen in March 2020

April

  • 6 subclass 820 grants seen in April 2019
  • 5 subclass 820 grants seen in April 2020

May

  • 13 subclass 820 grants seen in May 2019
  • 8 subclass 820 grants seen in May 2020

June

  • 3 subclass 820 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2019
  • 3 subclass 820 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2020

Not enough difference on the 820s to say if these have been affected.

subclass 100 Permanent Partner Visa, from 100.

March

  • 2 subclass 100 grants seen in March 2019
  • 4 subclass 100 grants seen in March 2020

April

  • 7 subclass 100 grants seen in April 2019
  • 7 subclass 100 grants seen in April 2020

May

  • 13 subclass 100 grants seen in May 2019
  • 5 subclass 100 grants seen in May 2020

June

  • 9 subclass 100 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2019
  • 2 subclass 100 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2020

There appears to be a drop in the permanent visa classes 100 and the 801 below, but not as much as the temporary visa classes.

subclass 801 Permanent Partner Visa, from 820.

March

  • 10 subclass 801 grants seen in March 2019
  • 19 subclass 801 grants seen in March 2020

April

  • 11 subclass 801 grants seen in April 2019
  • 17 subclass 801 grants seen in April 2020

May

  • 31 subclass 801 grants seen in May 2019
  • 12 subclass 801 grants seen in May 2020

June

  • 9 subclass 801 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2019
  • 4 subclass 801 grants seen in the first 15 days of June 2020
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  2. Processing times are updated monthly, and Home Affairs has just released this notice on the Visa Processing Times page:

    Visa application processing times

    Due to COVID-19, some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise. Processing times are not available for all visa subclasses.

    Last updated: 26 June 2020 (for month ending 1 May 2020)

    No processing times are currently shown on that page, even though it says updated today. (26 June 2020)

    However, I am puzzled by the month ending date of 1 May. Normally it shows the last day of the month, not the first.

    eg: The date shown before this update was: Last updated: 20 May 2020 (for month ending 30 April 2020)

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