Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Finally. I am a Canadian who is in a de facto relationship with an Australian.

Timeline:
February 10, 2009 Applied for partner visa (spouse)
March 2, 2009 completed Health checks
September 13, 2009 assigned a case officer
September 15, 2009 applied for Canadian and Australian criminal record checks
November 12, 2009 assigned a new case officer who wanted me to start all over again.
November 2009 granted a work visa
December 2, 2009 visited Sydney office to find out what was happening with my case officer as she wanted me to start the process all over again. Granted a new case officer
December 18, 2009 granted visa. Wahhhoooo.

This is just my temporary partner visa. I have to wait 2 years and then apply for my permanent partner visa.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,375 Posts
Congratulations :cheer2:

Wonder what happened that (3) COs were needed to finally get it done.

Hopefully the permanent spouse visa in 2 yrs goes much smoother.

Finally. I am a Canadian who is in a de facto relationship with an Australian.

Timeline:
February 10, 2009 Applied for partner visa (spouse)
March 2, 2009 completed Health checks
September 13, 2009 assigned a case officer
September 15, 2009 applied for Canadian and Australian criminal record checks
November 12, 2009 assigned a new case officer who wanted me to start all over again.
November 2009 granted a work visa
December 2, 2009 visited Sydney office to find out what was happening with my case officer as she wanted me to start the process all over again. Granted a new case officer
December 18, 2009 granted visa. Wahhhoooo.

This is just my temporary partner visa. I have to wait 2 years and then apply for my permanent partner visa.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thank you. Yes, it has been a long and stressful process. I have been told that I can expect the same in 2 years! Something to look forward to!

Congratulations :cheer2:

Wonder what happened that (3) COs were needed to finally get it done.

Hopefully the permanent spouse visa in 2 yrs goes much smoother.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,597 Posts
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Geez, that's a long timeline for a temporary partner visa isn't it????

Dolly
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks Dolly. Yes, I think it was a long timeline. I was beginning to think that they already had their quota of Canadians! lol!
Cheers,
Judy



CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Geez, that's a long timeline for a temporary partner visa isn't it????

Dolly
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,429 Posts
hey.. congratulations
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Your permanent visa

Finally. I am a Canadian who is in a de facto relationship with an Australian.

Timeline:
February 10, 2009 Applied for partner visa (spouse)
March 2, 2009 completed Health checks
September 13, 2009 assigned a case officer
September 15, 2009 applied for Canadian and Australian criminal record checks
November 12, 2009 assigned a new case officer who wanted me to start all over again.
November 2009 granted a work visa
December 2, 2009 visited Sydney office to find out what was happening with my case officer as she wanted me to start the process all over again. Granted a new case officer
December 18, 2009 granted visa. Wahhhoooo.

This is just my temporary partner visa. I have to wait 2 years and then apply for my permanent partner visa.
You are there. Half the battle. Now get your ducks in a row, a very neat tidy row, and all of them holding hands and looking after each other and you should have no problems.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top