Partner Visa

Old Jun 12th 2020, 1:32 pm
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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.

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Old Jun 13th 2020, 4:46 am
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Totally normal. Partner visas even in normal times take a year plus.
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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
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Thank you both for your replies, I'm very grateful and you've put my mind at ease.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.
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