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QuokkaMan Jun 12th 2020 1:32 pm

Partner Visa
 
Hi All,

I applied for a Partner Visa last September(we've been together 18 years) without using an agent. Since then nothing has changed on the Immigration Portal. My application still just says 'Received', there is nothing that suggests a case worker has been assigned and I haven't had any emails from them. There is an 'Action Required' to get my Health Checks, but I was waiting before I did this so I don't get caught by the 1 year expiry trap.

Is this normal? Do I just continue to wait until it says a case worker has been assigned. Do I need to do anything else in the meantime? I'm going to post a few more documents and evidence of our relationship since September by way of an update. Just worried I haven't done something I should have.

Thanks,
T

verystormy Jun 13th 2020 4:46 am

Re: Partner Visa
 
Totally normal. Partner visas even in normal times take a year plus.

Pollyana Jun 13th 2020 4:48 am

Re: Partner Visa
 

Originally Posted by QuokkaMan (Post 12865687)
Hi All,

I applied for a Partner Visa last September(we've been together 18 years) without using an agent. Since then nothing has changed on the Immigration Portal. My application still just says 'Received', there is nothing that suggests a case worker has been assigned and I haven't had any emails from them. There is an 'Action Required' to get my Health Checks, but I was waiting before I did this so I don't get caught by the 1 year expiry trap.

Is this normal? Do I just continue to wait until it says a case worker has been assigned. Do I need to do anything else in the meantime? I'm going to post a few more documents and evidence of our relationship since September by way of an update. Just worried I haven't done something I should have.

Thanks,
T

You won't even know when a case officer starts looking at it. They will just get in touch when they need the meds and police checks done.
And yes, you can keep uploading stuff in the meantime

QuokkaMan Jun 13th 2020 6:46 am

Re: Partner Visa
 
Thank you both for your replies, I'm very grateful and you've put my mind at ease.

Cheers
T

Domini Jun 29th 2020 9:07 am

Re: Partner Visa
 

Originally Posted by QuokkaMan (Post 12865687)
Hi All,

I applied for a Partner Visa last September(we've been together 18 years) without using an agent. Since then nothing has changed on the Immigration Portal. My application still just says 'Received', there is nothing that suggests a case worker has been assigned and I haven't had any emails from them. There is an 'Action Required' to get my Health Checks, but I was waiting before I did this so I don't get caught by the 1 year expiry trap.

Is this normal? Do I just continue to wait until it says a case worker has been assigned. Do I need to do anything else in the meantime? I'm going to post a few more documents and evidence of our relationship since September by way of an update. Just worried I haven't done something I should have.

Thanks,
T

Hello, I applied for 309 partner visa in Feb 2019, I didnt hear anything until I received an email in December asking for further information & heath check etc. I presume all waiting times will have been increased with the current situation.

Good luck

QuokkaMan Jun 29th 2020 6:13 pm

Re: Partner Visa
 

Originally Posted by Domini (Post 12873489)
Hello, I applied for 309 partner visa in Feb 2019, I didnt hear anything until I received an email in December asking for further information & heath check etc. I presume all waiting times will have been increased with the current situation.

Good luck

Thanks Domini, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. How has it gone since then? Were you able to get the medical done and a VISA sorted before the virus struck? I hope things went well for you.


Domini Jun 30th 2020 7:48 am

Re: Partner Visa
 

Originally Posted by QuokkaMan (Post 12873714)
Thanks Domini, I appreciate you taking the time to reply. How has it gone since then? Were you able to get the medical done and a VISA sorted before the virus struck? I hope things went well for you.

Yes thankfully the visa was granted in Feb this year so took 11 months start to finish.
Health checks are easy although quite laughable, pay £300+ to look in your ear, pee in a cup & have an xray, then you dont even get a copy of the results.
Once the visa is granted you have to enter Australia (a flying visit is fine) within 365 of being accepted. So we have to go before Feb next year, just awkward planning at the moment.
Hope you guys dont have to wait too long for yours. Good luck

QuokkaMan Jun 30th 2020 6:47 pm

Re: Partner Visa
 

Originally Posted by Domini (Post 12873982)
Yes thankfully the visa was granted in Feb this year so took 11 months start to finish.
Health checks are easy although quite laughable, pay £300+ to look in your ear, pee in a cup & have an xray, then you dont even get a copy of the results.
Once the visa is granted you have to enter Australia (a flying visit is fine) within 365 of being accepted. So we have to go before Feb next year, just awkward planning at the moment.
Hope you guys dont have to wait too long for yours. Good luck

Cheers, I'm pleased yours is sorted. It is a difficult time tho', I am quite glad we have a bit of time to assess the situation.

QuokkaMan Oct 28th 2020 7:07 pm

Re: Partner Visa
 
I thought I would come back and update my situation. I received an email today asking me to provide the Health and Police checks information. I'm hope that this means they think the rest of my application is acceptable. This has come 13 months after I initially applied and I have 1 month to get them the information.

We're really happy to see progress, even if the road ahead is complicated due to Covid/Flights/Quarantine etc.

mpjdodge Dec 7th 2020 10:28 pm

Re: Partner Visa
 
Sounds like good progress. Same happened to me in March. Visa came through shortly afterwards.
Which meant arranging to emigrate in the middle of this pandemic.
In case you're looking now. Be very careful with flights. Lots of airlines are selling seats that don't exist.
I've just landed in Sydney. Wife landed a few weeks ago and the dog in between. (Split up as the dog does less time in quarantine!)
We all flew with Qatar and they were excellent. No problems and everything went to schedule.


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