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Partner Visa Subclass 461 Visa Processing Time

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I am seeing about 4-8 weeks.  But it depends on the NZ Gov confirming the details (criminal and citizenship)  Plus there is a significant demand for the 461 since the recent changes.


 

 

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Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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Hi thanks. Iv been told they have only reached applications that were submitted end of February 16. I lodged mine mid july. They have also said it will take up to 6 months. Hence why wanted to gear from people who have actually lodged and when and if approved how much time it took? Thanks

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Hi, 

 

My application was accepted mid July as well, and just had an email today that it hasn't even reached a case officer yet. This is my second 461 visa and the first one was completed in a month back in 2011 so the wait is super frustrating! Anyone had issues with needing a medical exam? I didn't with my first...

 

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Hi, still nothing. It is 11 weeks now approx. I emailed in September and was told they are still processing applications received in March 2016.  at this rate I am assuming they must be processing April 16 at the moment, which means we will be another 3 months + before we hear anything. 

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Still waiting for mine in Auckland ! Three months already. No sign of a case officer.

yeah AHC auckland seemz to busy for subclass 461 almost taking 6-8 months to visa grant

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I applied for my 461 in Auckland at the beginning of May and have still not heard anything - more than 6 months on!! Would be especially keen to hear from people who applied in April and whether they've made any progress? Thanks.

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I've applied through the Sydney office and was originally told 6-9 months from the date of application (July 2016) but three weeks ago I got an email saying they had reviewed my documentation and required a police certificate from Canada (I had submitted one with my last 461 application and had spent more than 2 months there cumulatively in the last 5 years). I managed to get the sorted in three weeks and as of this morning they have the certificate so fingers crossed its not much longer!! 

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Thanks for the discussion, guys.

Just wanted to share with you about our application status as well: my wife (Chinese citizen with NZ PR) submitted hers on 16/06/2016, still waiting and we are very frustrating.

 

Contacted them today and got told they are working on application submitted back in April.

 

I have complained on immigration Australia website already as their website stated if you submitted outside Australia, it would take 3 months - their information make people put up expectation and inconsistent with people's actual experience.

 

 

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I agree! It says 3 months and i queried on it as well. They said that they endeavor to process 75pc application within that time frame (really?). Not consistent with the replies we have had. I don't understand why it's taking soo long. If that was the case then they should update their website and not give false hopes to people

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When did you submit yours?

 

You may want to submit your concern to your Australia Consulate office Visa contact email: immigration.auckland@dfat.gov.au

 

I have emailed them and express my frustration about the actual experience is inconsistent with what their official time frame is.

 

However the Australia NZ embassy website mentioned that the processing time is 3 months OR longer depending on number of application.

 

And we got a reply from immigration officer today saying that Auckland office processing time is up to 6 months. Then they should update their official website so people can adjust their expectation accordingly.

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waynee - that's great news! So pleased for you :-)

 

Sadly, it seems as though the rest of us who applied in Auckland are still waiting. TT Services have been telling me since the beginning of Oct that they are processing applications received in April. I lodged my application on 2nd May, so am really hoping I get assigned a case officer before Christmas...

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