I'm an American that applied for a prospective marriage visa 300 back in January, have filed all the paperwork and completed the health inspection. I recently called the Australian Embassy in Ottawa to check on my Visa since I haven't heard back from anyone regarding my Visa and asked for an update. Pretty much got the same answer as checking online, that my Visa has been submitted and is just waiting to be processed. Then I was told that processing for my Visa would be between 12-16 months from the time I lodged it(January 2017). Are these processing times usually correct, or could I expect mine to go through sooner than that?
Thank you in advance for any advice given.