Guest LauraF

Applied for a prospective marriage visa, how long will it take?

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    Guest LauraF

    Hi everyone,

     

    I've posted this on the Poms in Aus forum although nobody has replied yet and I'd like to get as much feedback as possible -

     

    Me and my fiancé have been together for 3 years, most of that time being physically together. So far we've been apart for 4 months and it feels like an eternity, so I was just wondering if anyone has any personal experience of how long my visa will take to process?

     

    The London office states that it takes between 5 and 6 months but I'm hoping it will be sooner because we're a 'straight forward' case or something (is there such a thing??)

     

    We've lived together before both in Australia and England and have sent proof of this with the application, also 3 people have declared our relationship and I sent photographs of us together. The application has been sent and my additional health and criminal background check have just come back to me fine - so from this stage when they receive the final documentation of the CRB check in the post, does anyone know how long it may take to approve?

     

    I really can't wait another 6 months, that's far too long!

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    Hi, I'm afraid 5 to 6 months really does mean 5 to 6 months. I applied for my spouse visa last November and we've been married nine years and have two children and it still took about 5 months for the visa to come through. I think it's to do with being on a waiting list rathr than the time taken ti actually process the visa, so the amount of time stated is the amount of time it takes.

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    Guest LauraF

    Oh dear :( I can't wait that long... that will be December or even next year. Since we met the longest we've ever been apart before is 3 months and right now it's been 4 so far.

     

    Someone over on Poms in Oz has further confused me by suggesting I should have applied for a partner/spousal visa which would be approved much more quickly although by your story NicF... that contradicts.

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    Oh dear :( I can't wait that long... that will be December or even next year. Since we met the longest we've ever been apart before is 3 months and right now it's been 4 so far.

     

    Someone over on Poms in Oz has further confused me by suggesting I should have applied for a partner/spousal visa which would be approved much more quickly although by your story NicF... that contradicts.

     

    It's 5-6 months for a prospective marriage visa or a partner/spouse visa.

     

    The downside to a PMV is that you will have to fill out another application for the partner/spouse visa, a subclass 820 (if you are still residing in Australia).

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