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    Processing time for 100 visa

    WOW! Was not expecting that. So sad to hear - like you say; great that you have got other options to fall back on. It sounds crazy as I would have thought a lot of people would remain cautious about jobs etc until everything was final. So sad that after all this time it has been such a crappy conclusion.
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    Processing time for 100 visa

    Hi @Nemesis im not sure which email you would have sent to - just wanted to give you another in case your contact is different. My partner received his email from: qld.pp.processing@border.gov.au and it says at the bottom to direct any further enquirers by return email so it seems like that one is monitored. Perhaps you already have this address, but I hadn't come across it in any other threads so just wanted to drop it in, in case. Still sending positive vibes your way
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    thankyou so much - I feel really terrible that you guys are having such a tough time with it. is there perhaps any use in attempting to contact immi? It almost seems as though it has fallen on the wrong desk or slipped through somehow, as by this stage, as we mentioned a few weeks back, they are simply confirming your previous application has continued rather than looking over a fresh application.
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    Hi @vickyplum, nice to hear from you! We are going well, partner arrived in Aus in June 2014, as soon as his visa was granted and we lived in Wollongong for 18 months (i think you also had a connection to wollongong?!) Just this past January we have moved to Melbourne as Wollongong was a little slow compared to the lifestyle we were enjoying in London before coming to Aus. All great so far! We are both in hospitality management so we have taken to Melbourne well with all its great cafes/bars/restaurants! How have you settled? Regarding the visa, we were pleasantly surprised when it came through this morning! After hearing others timelines, it seemed it was going to take a fair while longer - although it hasnt really affected my partner anyways as the 309 has much the same work rights in his circumstances. Just to note, we submitted ours by paper to the brisbane office, as we found it easier to be able to lay everything out in front of us to see what we had, make notes on different parts of evidence etc. I wouldn't think that it makes a difference how it is lodged, but just FYI for anyone interested. Hoping for you and everyone that is still waiting for theirs, that Ronnies coming through this morning is the first of a nice wave to come! xx
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    Hi guys, just updating to let you know that my partner received his PR today! So from lodgement in October it was roughly 6 months. Any news for you guys yet?
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    What a shame thats its become such a long wait time and that (atleast to my knowledge) immigration does not inform the applicant in an official channel, much like at the first stage application the confirmation email stated the current wait time. my partner has been very lucky that 'only' being on a 309 has not affected his job prospects and he has been in fulltime work since arrival, but seeing some of your other posts @Nemesis, i can see that this is not the case for everyone which is of course a terrible outcome. i understand that they have to look at every case carefully to ensure they are genuine, but given that the main part of evidence was approved a couple of years ago, you would hope that this stage was relatively quicker, to confirm the relationship is still intact.
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    I think it was Brisbane? But ours is 309/100 (the offshore version) so I think it's 2 different processing centres, not sure if time frames differ because of that?
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    Stage 2 Partner Visa (Defacto)

    im interested to hear people experiences/thoughts also, my partner sent his off in october
  9. Hi guys, just a quick question, my partner and I are about to start handing in the next lot of paperwork for him to move from his 309 to 100 visa. His current passport was due to expire in the next couple of months so he has renewed and received the new one this week. Does anybody know if he has to update immigration regarding the 309 with the new passport before proceeding? Or is it as simple as when filling in the passport information he enters the new details, then uses the old details when asked for any old passport numbers? Thanks in advance!
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    Proving Work Rights

    Oh great thanks so much for that!
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    Proving Work Rights

    Hey Guys, This may be a silly question, apologies if the answer is right in front of me and I'm missing it!! My partner has just recently been granted his 309 Visa, just wondering if anyone has any problems when looking for work in regards to proving that you have full rights to work? No where, that I can see, on the official paperwork does it say, so black and white "full work rights" etc. Does it just come down to showing the visa grant letter, passport, allowing access to VEVO and then the employer searching that, that particular visa allows work rights? Just seems a lot to do! I could also just print off the general information regarding 309 Visa but it only states "you are allowed to work" or something, perhaps some employers would want more detail and confirmation? He's not even here yet but I'm just getting ready! Thanks, Nikki
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    309/100 partner visa offshore - August applicants

    Thanks heaps guys!! It's come through officially today!! Have LOVED being able to come on here and get rid of some of my stress/fears by reading others' stories and asking questions! We're going to book Ronnie's flight for next week! YAY!
  13. It must be a good couple of days, my partners has come through today also! Congratulations to everyone else who has had recent grants! And lots of luck to everyone expecting any day! We are at around 9 1/2 months, BUT, as he is from a 'High Risk' country, he was originally quoted "at least 12 months" so we are pretty damn happy with this time frame! We're going to book Ronnie's flight for next week!
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    309/100 partner visa offshore - August applicants

    Ronnie and I emailed our case officer yesterday, as, if anyone recalls, a couple of weeks ago she informed us she was just waiting on his medicals being cleared. She replied almost immediately stating that she was happy to advise medicals are all good and she will be granting his visa within a couple of days!! We are at about 9 1/2 months, but were originally quoted "at least 12 months" so are absolutely over the moon! Of course, not official yet, but that sounds pretty good to me! :smile:
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    309/11 - Medicals - Tourist Visa

    That would be amazing, sounds too good to be true!
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