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417 visa processing time - taking forever!

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Hi all,

 

I have recently been granted my 417 visa and im waiting for my bf to get his, however, its taken over a week so far. They asked him to provide a colour copy of his passport and attach it to the application, which we did, but still no word on the visa? It has been over a week since he applied and we are getting worried. Has anyone else had this sort of issue? I saw on the immi website that processing time is 6 days. Can anyone put our minds at rest?

Thanks guys & girls. X

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Hey, I'm new here but signed up to say that I didn't hear back from them for well over a month. I called up their office in Canada and they said it was because they were going to need a chest X-ray for TB since I was in Taiwan for 4 months. They were super friendly over the phone and didn't seem to mind me bugging them.

 

That said, I'm currently on a layover in SFO on my way to Aus :) Best wishes on the visa! :)

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There's evidently some reason why they need to do some additional checking on your application. Perhaps you have the same name as someone who has already had a WHV or W&HV or perhaps an answer to one of the questions is a complication of some kind. Don't worry; if you haven't done the wrong thing and your application is above board, you'll get your visa after they've checked it out.

 

There's a special enquiry form for WHVs if you want to chase it up:

http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/email/eform-processing-centres-working-holiday.htm

Edited by Ozmaniac

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Hi,

 

my application took over a week because I have two passports, I dos get worried as my friends took less than 2 days and some arrived same day.

 

I thought of not mentioning my second passport but I thought if they found out I'll get rejected. Every information matters to them.

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I applied nearly a week ago and still haven't received mine. I don't have any convictions, additional passports etc.

 

Does anyone know if it takes longer if you have another visa pending? I fly in 2 weeks!


Offshore partner visa (309/100) Submitted online 27/12/14

CO assigned 16/1/15

UK police check 1/5/15 - Medical 5/5/15 - USA FBI check 13/10/15

309 granted 3/2/16!

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