Page 1 of 1449 12311511015011001 ... LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 14481
    1. #1
      sr1992

      Smile SUMMARY: Spouse Visa Processing times OFFSHORE-UK. Please add your Stats.

      Hello, if you are like me and interested in how long it is taking the high commission in London to process applications for Spouse, Defacto and interdependency (Subclass 309 via the 47SP application), then please add your details to this thread.
      12weeks is their standard quoted time but it seems some are granted much faster, especially if front loaded (Medicals and police checks completed prior to submission).

      Please add your details if you submitted a 47sp Application for Subclass 309 Spouse visa, including the following information:

      Application Submitted:
      Case Officer (C/O) Email:
      Visa Granted:
      Please also include any additional information, like if you front loaded your application (ie, included your police checks and medicals), and also any additional information that may be useful (like if you were asked to complete an 80 form, if and what type of interview was required). If there is a better thread out there on this topic, Please paste a link to it..

      Here is a short history I have gathered so far: (Sorry If I missed yours! Please add, I will Edit the Post so the list below is always comprehesive.)

      APPLICATIONS IN PROCESS:

      30th April: Sent Application (Frontloaded with 80 form).
      6th May: We have had no news yet

      30th April - Visa application sent (spouse visa 309)
      5th May - Money taken from account
      11th May - Email from C/O asking for further information (Police Check & ID card) Sent UK police check and form 80 also.

      25/4 - App Sent Front Loaded
      27/4 - Payment Taken
      6/5 - Email from CO stating application and that processing times are currently 3 - 4 months

      24th April: Sent application
      24th April:Medical done 24th April, should be sent on 29th April, police checks almost ready, will send by first week of May 2009
      28th April: payment taken
      11th may: contacted by c/o, requested to send police certs and form 80, 11th may
      13th may sent police certs and form 80

      17th April sent 309: (front loaded with meds and police checks)
      20th April: Received and payment taken:
      23th April:CO contact requesting more evidence
      27th April: Further evidence sent
      29th April: CO requested further evidence
      9th May: Further evidence sent
      13th May: CO contact stating enough evidence and requesting phone interview:
      18th May: Phone interview arranged

      Submitted 15th April
      CO on the 17th with the standard letter, & requested further information which all in all we managed to provide by the 24th April.
      On the 24th we had an interview where our CO said he would be approving the application we just needed to get the police checks.
      On the 24th i also asked about the processing times and he said average was 4-12 weeks. The police checks were sent off and received on the 28th April and since then we have not heard anything further from the CO.



      Spouse visa application and police check sent 21.1.09...
      c/o contact 30.1.09...medical done 6.2.09.....and still waiting...

      COMPLETED SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS:
      (Post Creator - SR1992s timeline)
      3rd April 2009: Sent Application for Spouse Visa subclass 309, using forms 47SP and 40SP (Fully front Loaded wtih PCs and Meds)
      6th April 2009: C/O Replied & Payment taken
      7th May: Got impatient and Phoned CO to check if more info is required, no information given other than standard line "3-4months processing time due to backlog of applications".
      15 May: email from CO stating that the 309 was approved. No additional information or interview was requested.

      9th April - sent Spouse visa application via registered mail from Ireland (We frontloaded with meds & police checks (no form 80).)
      14th April - application received in London
      15th April - money taken out of account
      20th April - received photos back in the mail
      5th May - rang Aus House, as we've had no confirmation of receipt (supposed to confirm within 3 weeks of receipt of application). The lovely lady said our application was with a case officer and we should hear something soon!
      it was actually approved on 16th April - we just never received the email to say so



      Defacto App sent 2nd March 09,
      C/O contact 18th March 09,
      VISA GRANTED!! 20th March 09

      Sent the app on 26th Feb, 09
      Visa granted 19th March 09

      Date lodged: 9th November 2008
      Case Officer Allocated: 18th November 2008
      Sent Form 80, medicals & police certificate; 15th Dec 2008
      VISA GRANTED: 19th January 2009

      309 Visa sent 17/10/08,
      Email from CO 3/11,
      more info requested 13/11,
      sent back 28/11, phone ints 12/12 & 05/01,
      VISA GRANTED 09/01/09!

      Spouse Visa Application posted 8/11/08
      Meds done 8/12/08
      Visa granted 15/12/08

      Lodged application 12th September 2008,
      C/O replied 14th Sept 09,
      Telephone interview 16th September
      Visa granted 19th September 2009

      June 11th 2008 - Sent off visa application!
      June 18th 2008 - Request for further docs & form 80
      July 2nd 2008 - Granted Spouse Visa!


      Defacto visa submitted 21.05.08 frontloaded Police checks
      Payment taken 22.05.08 Meds done 23.05.08
      VISA GRANTED 17.06.08

      application sent 14/04/08,
      payment taken 16/04/08,
      CO assigned 21/04/08,
      police & meds requested 21/04/08,
      police cert sent 06/05/08,
      meds sent 15/05/08,
      VISA GRANTED 21/05/08

      Cheers!
      Last edited by sr1992; 22-05-2009 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Added details from all posts below to Master List up to May 22


    2. #2

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 2009
      Posts
      25
      Liked
      0 times
      Rep

      application timeline

      Quote Originally Posted by sr1992 View Post
      Hello, if you are like me and interested in how long it is taking the high commission in London to process applications for Spouse, Defacto and interdependency (Subclass 309 via the 47SP application), then please add your details to this thread.
      12weeks is their standard quoted time but it seems some are granted much faster, especially if front loaded (Medicals and police checks completed prior to submission).

      Please add your details if you submitted a 47sp Application for Subclass 309 Spouse visa, including the following information:

      Application Submitted:
      Case Officer (C/O) Email:
      Visa Granted:
      Please also include any additional information, like if you front loaded your application (ie, included your police checks and medicals), and also any additional information that may be useful (like if you were asked to complete an 80 form, if and what type of interview was required). If there is a better thread out there on this topic, Please paste a link to it..

      Here is a short history I have gathered so far: (Sorry If I missed yours! Please add)

      COMPLETED SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS:

      Defacto App sent 2nd March 09,
      C/O contact 18th March 09,
      VISA GRANTED!! 20th March 09

      Sent the app on 26th Feb, 09
      Visa granted 19th March 09

      Date lodged: 9th November 2008
      Case Officer Allocated: 18th November 2008
      Sent Form 80, medicals & police certificate; 15th Dec 2008
      VISA GRANTED: 19th January 2009

      309 Visa sent 17/10/08,
      Email from CO 3/11,
      more info requested 13/11,
      sent back 28/11, phone ints 12/12 & 05/01,
      VISA GRANTED 09/01/09!

      Spouse Visa Application posted 8/11/08
      Meds done 8/12/08
      Visa granted 15/12/08

      Lodged application 12th September 2008,
      C/O replied 14th Sept 09,
      Telephone interview 16th September
      Visa granted 19th September 2009

      June 11th 2008 - Sent off visa application!
      June 18th 2008 - Request for further docs & form 80
      July 2nd 2008 - Granted Spouse Visa!


      Defacto visa submitted 21.05.08 frontloaded Police checks
      Payment taken 22.05.08 Meds done 23.05.08
      VISA GRANTED 17.06.08

      application sent 14/04/08,
      payment taken 16/04/08,
      CO assigned 21/04/08,
      police & meds requested 21/04/08,
      police cert sent 06/05/08,
      meds sent 15/05/08,
      VISA GRANTED 21/05/08

      APPLICATIONS IN PROCESS:

      Sent Application 3rd April 2009 (Fully front Loaded wtih PCs and Meds)
      C/O Replied & Payment taken 6th April 2009
      Patiently waiting...

      Spouse visa application and police check sent 21.1.09...
      c/o contact 30.1.09...medical done 6.2.09.....and still waiting...

      Cheers!
      Sent application 24th April
      done medical on the 24th April, should be sent on 29th April, police checks almost ready, will send by first week of May 2009
      payment taken on the 28th April
      now I am waiting for C/O to respond for further progress

    3. #3

      Title
      PIO Chatter Box
      Join Date
      Sep 2008
      Location
      Gladstone, Queensland since Jan 2010
      Posts
      1,487
      Liked
      302 times
      Rep
      Posted the forms 8/11/08
      Meds done 8/12/08
      PR granted 15/12/08

      We didn't front load the meds as we had no idea how long it would all take and weren't in any hurry anyway.
      Last edited by BuddysMum; 28-04-2009 at 04:27 PM.
      XXX
      Annette, Steve, Ben and Buddy the dog.
      <><

    4. #4

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 2009
      Posts
      20
      Liked
      0 times
      Rep
      We applied on 30th April with the health checks, forms including 80, and the UK police check, we will send the Brazilian police check when we receive it.
      We have had no news yet (6th May)
      We are married with a 7 month daughter
      Last edited by becandtarso; 06-05-2009 at 02:24 PM. Reason: more info

    5. #5

      Title
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 2009
      Posts
      104
      Liked
      5 times
      Rep
      Our (very short) timeline is below:

      25/4 - App Sent Front Loaded
      27/4 - Payment Taken
      6/5 - Email from CO stating application and that processing times are currently 3 - 4 months.

      We are married with a 16 month old son!

    6. #6

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2009
      Location
      North Cork, Ireland
      Posts
      11
      Liked
      1 times
      Rep
      Our timeline so far:

      9th April - sent Spouse visa application via registered mail from Ireland
      14th April - application received in London
      15th April - money taken out of account
      20th April - received photos back in the mail
      5th May - rang Aus House, as we've had no confirmation of receipt (supposed to confirm within 3 weeks of receipt of application). The lovely lady said our application was with a case officer and we should hear something soon!

      We frontloaded with meds & police checks (no form 80). We're hoping that because we haven't heard anything so far, we have submitted enough info for them to make a decision (hope I'm not jinxing anything here.....)

      Good luck to all.
      Spouse visa app. sent to London 9th April 09 - just waiting to hear now.......

    7. #7

      Title
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Sep 2008
      Location
      Grafton, NSW
      Posts
      147
      Liked
      11 times
      Rep
      This is a great idea, thanks for all the info it will come in handy for us and loads of others in the future I'm sure :0)
      Now living in Sunny North NSW

    8. #8

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Posts
      29
      Liked
      8 times
      Rep
      20/4 - sent off application (frontloaded).
      21/4 - money taken
      27/4 - email from C/O confirming receipt of application
      29/4 - received all the evidence we'd sent back in the post
      05/5 - phoned C/O who infromed they didn't require anything else but there was a backlog of apps and it could take 3 months to hear.

    9. #9
      sr1992
      Hi, when you say "received all the evidence we'd sent back in the post", what exatly did they send you back?? Also, where did you lodge your application? UK I assume.

    10. #10

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2008
      Posts
      29
      Liked
      8 times
      Rep
      Yes we've lodged our app in the UK.

      By 'evidence' i mean all the banks statements, bills, letters, cards etc. we sent as evidence of our relationship

     

  •  

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 4
      Last Post: 15-01-2016, 05:24 PM
    Copyright © 2005 - 2016 PomsInOz.com
    All times are GMT. The time now is 12:29 AM.