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Patience Mate. Just keep hassling them, ( BOI )

With all Middle East migration going on in Oz. Boat people situation and JG`s messed up party. Kiwis and Pac Islanders coming and going out of the country as they please without any restriction would also not help the situation. I think this is reason why they cannot anymore make it easy for honest people trying to get in with correct paperwork. I have a kiwi mate living and working in Oz and he`s peed off coz he cannot get his filipina missus there eighter and he cannot figure out why not ? He`s not a Oz citizen not even a dual citizen in Oz ?

Go figure.

 

The Lucky Country No More.

 

Thats not exactly right mate.  But i was thinking the same until last week.  We made a partner visa application last tuesday and got it the very same day.  The thing is if you have everything in order, documents, dates etc, they can just tick it of as they go along.  And its done.  Other wise you just keep getting recycled/piled in a infinite loop.  

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If she had TB they may stop her ever going there. You should have pulled the application rather than tell them.

you have my deepest sympathy in trying to deal with these questionable imbessites. an english woman friend of mine trying to return to oz had nothing but vile expletives when i asked her about the em

If your mate was in Aus before 2001 on a Special Category Visa (what all Kiwis arrived on) then he's classed as a permanant resident in the eyes of immigration, and able to sponsor.   I sponsored my

I have a kiwi mate living and working in Oz and he`s peed off coz he cannot get his filipina missus there eighter and he cannot figure out why not ? He`s not a Oz citizen not even a dual citizen in Oz ? Go figure. The Lucky Country No More.

 

  Thats not exactly right mate.  But i was thinking the same until last week.  We made a partner visa application last tuesday and got it the very same day.  The thing is if you have everything in order, documents, dates etc, they can just tick it of as they go along.  And its done.  Other wise you just keep getting recycled/piled in a infinite loop.  

 

Well there you go.  You got her in anyway. Good for you.     My Kiwi mate got her missus a tree month Oz tourist visa also, maybe Julia is relaxing rules a bit being close to elections again ?

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 I have a kiwi mate living and working in Oz and he`s peed off coz he cannot get his filipina missus there eighter and he cannot figure out why not ? He`s not a Oz citizen not even a dual citizen in Oz ?

Go figure.

 

The Lucky Country No More.

 

If your mate was in Aus before 2001 on a Special Category Visa (what all Kiwis arrived on) then he's classed as a permanant resident in the eyes of immigration, and able to sponsor.

 

I sponsored my gf for a tourist visa over christmas, I've been in Aus since 1997 so classed as permanent resident.

 

I think the key in getting my gf's application thru easily was the fact she is at uni, she just attached her student ID and class schedule in addition to my financial statement and proof of having somewhere to stay.

 

I am not expecting as easy a time when it comes to doing a partner/fiance visa.

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has you not aware of it that stupid GILLARD did make so many changes or hes not funny grrrrrrrr,so i urge you too be polite be very nice too them  also remember hes holiday time in AUSSIE land be very very very patient but has your wife had health problem  even now all clear they probably put your file in the bottom of the list ,without that problem sure would have your clearance ,just email them no stop but in very polite way ,assuming they are busy  and soon you will have the okay,do not put your self in the wrong attitude cause you may wait another 6 months,AUSTRALIA hes a very beautiful country ,a understand you are full blood AUSSIE but if you where has me immigrant get ready for the trip of your life so much discrimination will apply you will probably explode???????? good Luke mate.

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My mate tried 3 times to take his G/F of 7 years on a visit n was denied each time even though he put up the guarantee 

 

Why don't western governments allow sponsors to pay something like $5000 or put it in on his credit card.....when she departs at the end of the 3 months he gets a refund...is she overstays, he loses

A bit like bail?

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Partner Visa, wow, wish the USA had something like that.
No thank you. We have way more than enough ways in as it is.
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My mate tried 3 times to take his G/F of 7 years on a visit n was denied each time even though he put up the guarantee 

 

 

Why don't western governments allow sponsors to pay something like $5000 or put it in on his credit card.....when she departs at the end of the 3 months he gets a refund...is she overstays, he loses

A bit like bail?

Very simple, because the guy then comes to the Phils or wherever and says, "Honey, for $10,000 I'll take you my country where you can go do whatever you want.

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Very simple, because the guy then comes to the Phils or wherever and says, "Honey, for $10,000 I'll take you my country where you can go do whatever you want.

 

Ofcourse he would need to suppy evidence that the relationship is legit as well

It would be a black mark against him if she overstayed and he would be banned for 5 years say

She would become an illegal overstayer

If 5000 bucks wasn't enough, make it 10K......

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Thanks to those that have contributed..

 

After hearing from other people that have been through the same process, it seems that 9 months is the magical figure ( irrespective of the circumstances )

 

Like I said, the fact that I missed my son’s first birthday ( on Boxing Day ) was the tipping point for me.

 

My partner completed her treatment and final x-ray on December 1st. In my mind, that should have been adequate time to at least grant a tourist visa that would have allowed us to be together for Christmas, our son’s 1st Birthday, New Year etc.

 

Funny thing is, I discovered that in certain circumstances, a visa can still be granted even if the applicant is still undergoing treatment. I questioned the case officer about this – she stated that this was only applicable if the applicant ‘failed’ the health criteria. I replied that if she hasn’t failed, then she must have passed, so why cant a visa be granted. Very cleverly, she stated that her health results were ‘deferred’, meaning, she had not passed or failed - It seems as though they will use any excuse to string the process along to the magic 9 month mark.

 

I finally received a reply from the embassy after enquiring about the status of the application ( a week and a half later – better late than never I guess ). They advised that the final medical results were sent to Global Health in Australia on December 18th for assessment by a medical officer of the Commonwealth.

 

Anyway, we will hit that 9 month mark in the first week of Feb, so fingers crossed..

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Thanks to those that have contributed..

 

After hearing from other people that have been through the same process, it seems that 9 months is the magical figure ( irrespective of the circumstances )

 

Like I said, the fact that I missed my son’s first birthday ( on Boxing Day ) was the tipping point for me.

 

My partner completed her treatment and final x-ray on December 1st. In my mind, that should have been adequate time to at least grant a tourist visa that would have allowed us to be together for Christmas, our son’s 1st Birthday, New Year etc.

 

Funny thing is, I discovered that in certain circumstances, a visa can still be granted even if the applicant is still undergoing treatment. I questioned the case officer about this – she stated that this was only applicable if the applicant ‘failed’ the health criteria. I replied that if she hasn’t failed, then she must have passed, so why cant a visa be granted. Very cleverly, she stated that her health results were ‘deferred’, meaning, she had not passed or failed - It seems as though they will use any excuse to string the process along to the magic 9 month mark.

 

I finally received a reply from the embassy after enquiring about the status of the application ( a week and a half later – better late than never I guess ). They advised that the final medical results were sent to Global Health in Australia on December 18th for assessment by a medical officer of the Commonwealth.

 

Anyway, we will hit that 9 month mark in the first week of Feb, so fingers crossed..

 

Im sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that most likely not the end of it.  

 

I hope im wrong but, when my wife was all clear of the TB they wanted us to wait for her to do the follow up on a sputum test.  That is once she is cleared they take x-rays of when she is cleared and then do a sputum test, where she has to spit into a little bowl and they wait 8 weeks to see the results of the cultures.

 

At then end of the 8 weeks they did another xray and compared it to the others to see if their was any changes.  Once this was clear, we waited another 8 weeks until we got the visa.

 

I hope its different from you.  If you have dotted all your i's and crossed all your t's they have to allow you in.  Its not a personal opinion from anyone.  Its simply checking all the right box's 100% correct.  I didnt even have a good income at the time because I had only worked a couples months and had been living in the philippines the past 2 years so i could only show $5000 in earnings.  But i had every piece of paper they requested.  not one less.  So they have no option but to grant the visa.

 

So if you have done everything to the letter of the law, you have nothing to worry about, but time...

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The main issue here is TB that they are totally adamant on, next absolute proof of an ongoing relationship and the biggest headache is the wifes docs that throw the whole process into a nitemare...

 

Other countries go thru their own version of hassles esp if from africa or middle east then ASIO is then involved n some wait 2 years to get a visa...

 

and americans have their own issues namely they file in Washington but Ottawa is where the decision is made n from i hear that office is slow n heartless...

 

So you just got to do exactly as above poster n follow the rules no matter what you think about them...

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Thanks mate,

 

You are not the bearer of bad news. We received an email late yesterday arvo from the case officer requesting further information ( which was quite hard to understand – see below )

 

“ I refer to your application for a visa for Australia.

 

Your health examination has been assessed by a Medical Officer of the

Commonwealth at Global Health who has advised that they require further

information before deciding on medical eligibility for an Australian

visa. The request for further information relates to YOU and is:

 

Chest specialist's reports including 3rd Nov. 2012 received with thanks.

Await final report with

repeat chest x-ray and form 160 upon completion of TB treatment.”

 

The way I understand it, they have requested a final x-ray, follow up report and completed form 160. THIS IS WHAT SHE DID ON DECEMBER 1ST 2012 !!!!!!!!!

 

My partner will visit Nationwide Health today and ask for evidence to prove that they did actually send this to the Embassy. We have also asked the case officer to confirm that these were the results that were sent to Global Health in Australia.

 

Of course, there is the obligatory message at the end of the email –

 

“These further examinations will need to be referred to Australia and

will mean that your application will take longer to process than

previously advised.”

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My partner completed her treatment and final x-ray on December 1st. In my mind, that should have been adequate time to at least grant a tourist visa that would have allowed us to be together for Christmas, our son’s 1st Birthday, New Year etc.

You keep mentioning these dates as if they are somehow important to your government.  I can tell you they aren't important to any gov't.  Certainly they are important to you but don't get the idea that will somehow get them to hurry up anything.  Good luck mate!

Chest specialist's reports including 3rd Nov. 2012 received with thanks. Await final report with repeat chest x-ray and form 160 upon completion of TB treatment.” The way I understand it, they have requested a final x-ray, follow up report and completed form 160. THIS IS WHAT SHE DID ON DECEMBER 1ST 2012 !!!!!!!!!

Sounds to my like you've got the case of left hand not knowing what the right is doing, which reminds me, I have to call my own gov't now.

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My mate tried 3 times to take his G/F of 7 years on a visit n was denied each time even though he put up the guarantee 

 

 

Why don't western governments allow sponsors to pay something like $5000 or put it in on his credit card.....when she departs at the end of the 3 months he gets a refund...is she overstays, he loses

A bit like bail?

well in AUSTRALIA for tourist visa has your wife philippina too visit you hes a $ 7000 bond if shes return home you have your money back?

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