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How long have you been waiting for RRV?

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Hi,  my brother applied my RRV in December 2018, hus PR was due to expire in March 2019. Still waiting,  no response yet. 

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No I’m afraid we are a couple of weeks shy of a whole year waiting!! I’m starting to wonder if they just hope the applications go away all by themselves!! It is a bit ridiculous when it’s only valid a year when they give it you (if they give it). 

Sorry you’re also in this position but good to know I’m not alone. 

I did send a couple of emails to the RRV one and then I also sent an attachment photo just to see if it would prompt anyone but sadly No....

i will post if I hear good or bad

good luck

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Also still waiting for my RRV decision.  
 

Applied in Nov-18 and submitted the additional detail for request for more information in Feb-19.

I grew up in Australia and my parents are citizens living there. I have spent the past 10+ years in London and have been able to renew without any issues during this time.
 

My plans are to return to Australia but it’s really hard to plan that move back and close down life here whilst the visa request is in limbo. Can anyone please advise on the risk of being granted only 3 months? 

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Hi Jason,

nice to know I’m not alone in this waiting game, keep us posted. 

Im still waiting...... limbo land. 

Sharry 

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Good luck Sharry - let us know if you hear anything. Hope it’s good news. 

I’m now a few weeks short of the 1 year mark for when I submitted the original application.
 

8 months when I replied back to the request for more information - which I suspect took me to the back of the queue again.

I keep checking most days but still under Further Assessment. 

 

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I am in a whole mess around this.

Have a family holiday booked from 10th Dec to 8th Jan in Brisbane.  My agent advised when we were about to book that due to the length of time an RRV would take I would be better just going back on an e651 tourist visa.  Now sounds like going back may completely remove my permanent residency status?  He thinks it wont and says its quite common when perm residents who have travel period expired need to go back on very short notice.

However now I am sitting with an e651 stuck at 'In Progress' despite giving them everything  they came back and asked for.  It looks like its not going to change anytime soon and my holiday will be ruined.

Why cant visa processing places in Oz not operate outside office hours? Why cant you ever not be able to actually speak to someone who can help?

 

The whole thing is putting me off going back .. not that I did (permanently) anyway but my partner is desperate to go and live there.  The volume of work must be immense so why cant they provide a more humane system rather than sitting staring at your email 24 hours a day.

Whats the longest anyone has ever waited on an e651?  maybe thats a question for another thread

 

Cheers

BB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Brissybear said:

I am in a whole mess around this.

Have a family holiday booked from 10th Dec to 8th Jan in Brisbane.  My agent advised when we were about to book that due to the length of time an RRV would take I would be better just going back on an e651 tourist visa.  Now sounds like going back may completely remove my permanent residency status?  ...

The whole thing is putting me off going back .. not that I did (permanently) anyway but my partner is desperate to go and live there.  The volume of work must be immense so why cant they provide a more humane system rather than sitting staring at your email 24 hours a day.

Getting a tourist visa won't affect your permanent residency.   

You're right, the volume of work is immense and that's why it takes so long - they're not sitting on their hands.  There have been newspaper articles about the dreadful morale in the Immigration department and how they're snowed under.   The current Australian Immigration Minister is anti-immigration so it doesn't surprise me that there's a go-slow on everything but skilled migration.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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25 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

Getting a tourist visa won't affect your permanent residency.   

You're right, the volume of work is immense and that's why it takes so long - they're not sitting on their hands.  There have been newspaper articles about the dreadful morale in the Immigration department and how they're snowed under.   The current Australian Immigration Minister is anti-immigration so it doesn't surprise me that there's a go-slow on everything but skilled migration.

I can imagine the pressure they are under. I first submitted on the 21st Nov. Then uploaded extra info on 25th. I stupidly uploaded a pleading cover note today but cant help feel that I've pushed an extra layer if beauracrasy onto my application.

 

Would it be really unusual to have to wait from the 21st to past the 10th december for a visa of this kind?

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31 minutes ago, Brissybear said:

I can imagine the pressure they are under. I first submitted on the 21st Nov. Then uploaded extra info on 25th. I stupidly uploaded a pleading cover note today but cant help feel that I've pushed an extra layer if beauracrasy onto my application.

 

Would it be really unusual to have to wait from the 21st to past the 10th december for a visa of this kind?

Yes it is pretty unusual, most are auto-granted and 90%+ are processed within 48 hours. If you have an agent they should be helping you with this?


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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15 minutes ago, paulhand said:

Yes it is pretty unusual, most are auto-granted and 90%+ are processed within 48 hours. If you have an agent they should be helping you with this?

Just arrived !! To say I'm relieved is an understatement 

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3 minutes ago, Brissybear said:

Just arrived !! To say I'm relieved is an understatement 

Good to know. 


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Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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1 hour ago, paulhand said:

Good to know. 

 

1 hour ago, paulhand said:

Good to know. 

 

8 hours ago, Brissybear said:

I am in a whole mess around this.

Have a family holiday booked from 10th Dec to 8th Jan in Brisbane.  My agent advised when we were about to book that due to the length of time an RRV would take I would be better just going back on an e651 tourist visa.  Now sounds like going back may completely remove my permanent residency status?  He thinks it wont and says its quite common when perm residents who have travel period expired need to go back on very short notice.

However now I am sitting with an e651 stuck at 'In Progress' despite giving them everything  they came back and asked for.  It looks like its not going to change anytime soon and my holiday will be ruined.

Why cant visa processing places in Oz not operate outside office hours? Why cant you ever not be able to actually speak to someone who can help?

 

The whole thing is putting me off going back .. not that I did (permanently) anyway but my partner is desperate to go and live there.  The volume of work must be immense so why cant they provide a more humane system rather than sitting staring at your email 24 hours a day.

Whats the longest anyone has ever waited on an e651?  maybe thats a question for another thread

 

Cheers

BB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glad you’re all sorted, you’ll have a lovely trip I’m sure. 

 

I on on the other hand are now 14 months and still waiting!!

I’ve pretty much ignored it now, what a waste of time, effort and money is what I am currently feeling. 

 

Hey ho.... limbo 

Sharry 

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