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6 minutes ago, Yan18 said:

@HannaChu: My husband called the Immigration lastweek,as usual they only gave him the general info,they told him to wait for another few months.?

I only called them once when my waiting time reached 12 months ( when I first applied was 9 months, on the website). They gave out answer with no clue when the case officer will touch my application.

I guess its because my waiting time still within the time frame so they don't want to help. Can you let us know if you heard anything from them? Thank Yan

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Yan not the case of you are re-applying for the 461.

Initial application then yes of course. In regards to your friend were they first applying for it.

 

And in regards to calling so long as you are within average processing times they cannot give you any information. If you are outside the average processing times then it is best to lodge a complaint.

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She re-applied for the 3rd time and they have  kids and yet the officer is not satisfied and still have asked her to submit more evidences .About my case I can’t do anything about it but to wait coz it says in the website,the global processing time for 461 is from 12-17 mos and only 90% are being processed  that means I have to give them another few mos to finalize my application.We can’t complain about it.Coz even if u will call them everyday and ask them about ur application,they would give u the same answer.

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Bit odd for them.

you are in Australia and:

  • you hold a subclass 461 visa, or you are not the holder of a substantive visa and the last substantive visa you held was a subclass 461 visa
  • you are no longer a member of the family unit of a person in relation to whom you were granted a subclass 461 visa
  • you have not become a member of the family unit of any other person

I'm said lodge a complaint not call everyday but only once you are outside the processing times. 

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/contact/provide-feedback/compliments-complaints-suggestions/visa-citizenship-service

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That is a little bit odd. Even when I called immigration previously about our break up they even told me they don't really care about it because my Visa isn't affected by it and I can even reapply for it for another 5 years without him due to the Visa rules.

you are in Australia and:

  • you hold a subclass 461 visa, or you are not the holder of a substantive visa and the last substantive visa you held was a subclass 461 visa
  • you are no longer a member of the family unit of a person in relation to whom you were granted a subclass 461 visa
  • you have not become a member of the family unit of any other person

I fit all the above criterias and not sure about the situation with your friend but it does sound weird especially if they are still together and she applied for it for a 3rd time. Maybe she was asked for proof because they are still together just to be precise and have everything on file.

I am really scared in general just because it takes so long for everyone and your life is on hold and you can't make any big decisions without knowing what will happen next.

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7 hours ago, Yan18 said:

Hi,guys! Any upadate on your 461 application? They just updated the processing time ,12-18mos.

I don’t know why they keep holding our applications and increase the processing times.. 

people who applied for subclass 309 they raised the point and signed the online petition so theirs processing time decreased to 11-16 months from 21-26.. 

seems like they don’t want to give visa to NZ citizen partners. 

 

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Hello,

Applied in August 2018 from the London office (not using an Agent). I'm the NZer and my partner is British. We are applying under a de facto relationship with the majority of evidence provided.

We've received receipt of application.

Will keep you updated on our journey.

 

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16 hours ago, SC461 said:

I don’t know why they keep holding our applications and increase the processing times.. 

people who applied for subclass 309 they raised the point and signed the online petition so theirs processing time decreased to 11-16 months from 21-26.. 

seems like they don’t want to give visa to NZ citizen partners. 

 

Should we raise an online petition for 461 processing time ? I already thought about a complaint letter to question their processing time. It is not fair for us who applied year ago when it's only 9 months and now is double the time without any explanation and reasons. We all deserve to understand where the process is up to, as for other services we applied in Australia, we should be able to know the update. They delay the processing time then we are entitle for a reasonable answer.

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Hi guys,

My passport is due to expire in a few months. As i have still not received my visa I am not sure what will happen. If i renew my passport, will this affect my visa application? It will be just my luck the change will put me to the back of the queue lol.

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On 8/25/2018 at 5:32 AM, HannahChu said:

Should we raise an online petition for 461 processing time ? I already thought about a complaint letter to question their processing time. It is not fair for us who applied year ago when it's only 9 months and now is double the time without any explanation and reasons. We all deserve to understand where the process is up to, as for other services we applied in Australia, we should be able to know the update. They delay the processing time then we are entitle for a reasonable answer.

Yes we can raise online petition because like subclass 309 we are also a partner of our loved ones. We have same feelings like them if immigration decrease their processing time then why can’t ours.. here we are waiting from last 15-16-17 and 18 months which is really a very long time..completely unfair..

how to start this petition any idea.. ?

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the petition wouldn't of done anything.

The months before July grants slow as they reach the planning levels for the year. So after July and there is a reset grants flow again and the wait time decreases.

There are a few reasons for the increase in wait time. An increase in applicants, a decrease in staff and they are trying to decrease the visa numbers.

Yes it is BS. Someone previously posted about wanting transparency forgive me for being pessimistic but I've never known any government department in any country of the world to be transparent.

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10-april-2017 applicant.. applied offshore new delhi.. mine case officer is sleeping from last 11 months..  asked for health insurance june 2017. Which is already expired now.  Received my interview call oct 2017. After that pin drop silence. No reply from case officer. No communication and no visa grant. 17 months is too long. 

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