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Alice123456

Giving up hope for partner 309 Visa

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Hello,

My partner is British.  We met whilst he was in Australia on a working holiday when we lived and worked together as outdoor guides.  We applied for a de facto partner visa on his second working visa.  We heard it would be quicker if he applied off shore and so we did.

We applied on 28 February 2018.  That was over 14 months ago.

He was asked for a Chinese Police check for the time that he worked in China 6 years ago but we could not provide this as he was on an M business class visa which makes in not legible for a Chinese police check. We had to pay $400.00 for a letter explaining that.  After some time the Australian visa office wrote to us and said they accept that under the law he was not legible for a Chinese Police check and instead asked him to provide proof of his 'temporary residence' from when he registered with a police station in China when he got there 6 years ago. 

He was only working there for a couple of years but we contacted the same agent and they said even if my partner had both his passports (as he lost one whilst over there), and turned up in china they simply would not issue him with this document from so long ago.

So I uploaded that document to immi account as proof.  Then we filled out the form 80 which was very difficult as Ben has pretty much spent the last ten years as a lot of young British men do, traveling around the world.  We almost had to write 3 pages especially with all the visa runs he had to do.

I have been to meeting with my local MP's constituent and he has been trying to help me but he can't say much other than the guy he spoke to said there were a lot of documents attached to the visa application.

I can't leave Australia as my dad has MS and I need to help my mum. 

However when my partner called the visa people they said it could be another 5 months and he wasn't sure he could take it anymore, not knowing when we would see each other, not being able to plan ahead. 

I am stuck in never never limbo land and its hurting the one thing we have been fighting for, and that is us.  We love each other so much but when you don't even have a vague idea of when the visa will come through or even if it will how to you go on?

Has anyone had a visa approved lately?  Or are they being suspended because of elections.

I don't know why i'm writing, mainly because i'm really so bloody sad and I hope someone can say something, that will send in the tiniest crack of light.

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Partner visas are taking a long time for everyone, so I wouldn't give up hope yet.


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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Alice123456.. I feel your pain and I'm in same shoes as you. Been waiting for 21 months and not a single word on my application. I have all together given up and only just tendered my resignation today and our home listed for sale with the intention of moving to be with my partner and just get on with our lives. 

We are at wits end and simply cannot take it any longer. 

I hope it works out okay for you and this somehow gives you a slight hope you're not alone but for me I'm simply done and time to move on from my dear country Australia and live my life. 

Stay strong and wish you the best. 

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On 16/05/2019 at 20:48, Alice123456 said:

Hello,

My partner is British.  We met whilst he was in Australia on a working holiday when we lived and worked together as outdoor guides.  We applied for a de facto partner visa on his second working visa.  We heard it would be quicker if he applied off shore and so we did.

We applied on 28 February 2018.  That was over 14 months ago.

He was asked for a Chinese Police check for the time that he worked in China 6 years ago but we could not provide this as he was on an M business class visa which makes in not legible for a Chinese police check. We had to pay $400.00 for a letter explaining that.  After some time the Australian visa office wrote to us and said they accept that under the law he was not legible for a Chinese Police check and instead asked him to provide proof of his 'temporary residence' from when he registered with a police station in China when he got there 6 years ago. 

He was only working there for a couple of years but we contacted the same agent and they said even if my partner had both his passports (as he lost one whilst over there), and turned up in china they simply would not issue him with this document from so long ago.

So I uploaded that document to immi account as proof.  Then we filled out the form 80 which was very difficult as Ben has pretty much spent the last ten years as a lot of young British men do, traveling around the world.  We almost had to write 3 pages especially with all the visa runs he had to do.

I have been to meeting with my local MP's constituent and he has been trying to help me but he can't say much other than the guy he spoke to said there were a lot of documents attached to the visa application.

I can't leave Australia as my dad has MS and I need to help my mum. 

However when my partner called the visa people they said it could be another 5 months and he wasn't sure he could take it anymore, not knowing when we would see each other, not being able to plan ahead. 

I am stuck in never never limbo land and its hurting the one thing we have been fighting for, and that is us.  We love each other so much but when you don't even have a vague idea of when the visa will come through or even if it will how to you go on?

Has anyone had a visa approved lately?  Or are they being suspended because of elections.

I don't know why i'm writing, mainly because i'm really so bloody sad and I hope someone can say something, that will send in the tiniest crack of light.

14 months isn't overly long when on their site, Immi say 75% of applications take 15 months and 90% take 20 months. Lots of people wait a long time to have their visas processed and partner visas are some of the most complex, esp yours by the sounds of it as there's not much supporting evidence for Ben. I wouldn't give up, especially if you've paid the fee and you're 14 months in. Depends if you really want it I guess.... 


309/100 lodged 03.02.2017 - Meds/UK Police requested 10.02.17 - AFP requested 04.03.2017 - Health Clearance 05.04.17 - AFP uploaded 26.04.17 - 100 Granted 02.05.2017 - arrived Melbourne 16.06.2017 and now living our dream!!

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