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Hi guys,
I have already applied for my parent's visa application through my Immi account.
The visa subclass is visitor visa ( 600)
Their travel exemption output came out and it was positive.
All the documents are submitted, now the status is " Further Assessment (8 months-16 months)".
Does anybody know how long will it take in the current situation provided that Australia has opened borders ?
I am an Australian Citizen.
 

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upload the positive exemption out through your immi account, I guess your parents will receive their visas in less than two weeks.
 

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upload the positive exemption out through your immi account, I guess your parents will receive their visas in less than two weeks.
Yes. i have already uploaded their positive exemption outcome in the Immi account. Finger Cross
 

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upload the positive exemption out through your immi account, I guess your parents will receive their visas in less than two weeks.
I already got my mother's visa yesterday but I have not received my father's visa although I applied their application together. very weird.
My father has a different passport this time than when he had when he was here a few years ago. We did not notice that the DOB in his current passport is different than what he had in his previous passport. We were shocked. I applied with his current passport and new DOB and have explained everything on the document to Visa Office. Do you think, this could put my father at a disadvantaged stage?
 

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I already got my mother's visa yesterday but I have not received my father's visa although I applied their application together. very weird.
My father has a different passport this time than when he had when he was here a few years ago. We did not notice that the DOB in his current passport is different than what he had in his previous passport. We were shocked. I applied with his current passport and new DOB and have explained everything on the document to Visa Office. Do you think, this could put my father at a disadvantaged stage?
If the date was wrong due to a typo and has been corrected since, then it should not be an issue
But if the date of birth has been changed since the last passport, then it does raise question marks
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If the date was wrong due to a typo and has been corrected since, then it should not be an issue
But if the date of birth has been changed since the last passport, then it does raise question marks
It's too late to call it a typo. It's already been 4/5 years since he has possession of this new passport with a new Date of Birth. My father definitely did a blunder mistake by not checking or overlooking it. He has already traveled few countries with this new passport such as China, Thailand, etc. Never had a problem, probably why he never had to notice this. His old DOB was 1963 July 28 and his new DOB in his new passport is 1963 Nov 09. He did not have any issue with Biometric and medical examination because of this new DOB while doing this application. Besides this, I did not want to lie on the application ( although Passport no. and DOB is different this time than when he came 7/8 years ago). I have made the necessary documents from District Administration Office by stating that both the DOB refers to the same person.
I know my father could have corrected it a long time ago, but what happened, happened. Hence, I wrote a letter to Visa Office that any documents, evidence they need, we are ready to provide.
Very bizarre case. Finger cross.
 

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It's too late to call it a typo. It's already been 4/5 years since he has possession of this new passport with a new Date of Birth. My father definitely did a blunder mistake by not checking or overlooking it. He has already traveled few countries with this new passport such as China, Thailand, etc. Never had a problem, probably why he never had to notice this. His old DOB was 1963 July 28 and his new DOB in his new passport is 1963 Nov 09. He did not have any issue with Biometric and medical examination because of this new DOB while doing this application. Besides this, I did not want to lie on the application ( although Passport no. and DOB is different this time than when he came 7/8 years ago). I have made the necessary documents from District Administration Office by stating that both the DOB refers to the same person.
I know my father could have corrected it a long time ago, but what happened, happened. Hence, I wrote a letter to Visa Office that any documents, evidence they need, we are ready to provide.
Very bizarre case. Finger cross.
How can a person have 2 dates of birth is beyond me
More bizarre is the fact that a government agency is certifying that both the dates of birth are of the same person
Anyways, do let us know how the application moves ahead
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Anyways, do let us know how the application moves ahead
The application status is saying: "Action required : Arrange Biometric collection". He has already done this.
Do you think they have not received his Biometric ? I believe this status should have gone, if they had received his Biometric status,right?
 

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The application status is saying: "Action required : Arrange Biometric collection". He has already done this.
Do you think they have not received his Biometric ? I believe this status should have gone, if they had received his Biometric status,right?
When was the biometrics provided? May take a while to reflect in Immiaccount.
 

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When was the biometrics provided? Maye take a while to reflect in Immiaccount.
It was done on 09/12/2021. My mom and dad did it on the same day. To be on the safe side, I have attached the VFS Biometric Receipt/document on both of theirs applications.
"May take a while to reflect in Immiaccount" : Does this mean they may not have received his Biometric yet? Is it possible that they would have received my mom's and not my dad's although they were done on the same day?
 

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It was done on 09/12/2021. My mom and dad did it on the same day. To be on the safe side, I have attached the VFS Biometric Receipt/document on both of theirs applications.
"May take a while to reflect in Immiaccount" : Does this mean they may not have received his Biometric yet? Is it possible that they would have received my mom's and not my dad's although they were done on the same day?
Don't overthink and give it a few days.
Moreover, holiday season is kicking in here and workforce is pretty thin wherever you look, so delays are a given.
 

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Don't overthink and give it a few days.
Moreover, holiday season is kicking in here and workforce is pretty thin wherever you look, so delays are a given.
Been a while, still no outcomes. I also contacted to Australian Immigration and got response from Client Service New Delhi AHC. Following is their response.

Dear Client,

Thankyou for contacting the Department of Home Affairs.

Please be informed that, the application mentioned by you are still under process at the Australian High Commission. Visa application are assessed in the order they are received by Australian High Commission.

To know the current average processing time, please refer the given link:
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/abou...ards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-timesYour application is under active consideration and the authorised recipient will be notified when the application has been finalised.

I hope this information will assist.

Has anyone got a quicker response since they have said such statement ?
 

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Hey Samaya,

What is the timeline/details of your parent's visa application? i.e.
Country of passport
Date of submission
Length of stay requested and if required medicals- if yes when was medical completed
Visa grant date for your mother ( I know you are still waiting for your father's visa)

I applied for my mother's visa online on 28/11/21 and she completed medicals on 9/12 which has been cleared, however since then there has been no update and the application is still showing as "received". I had applied for the travel exemption after applying for the visa which was approved and uploaded on immi website the following day of applying for the visa but doesn't seem like it has made any difference in processing of the application.

Anyone else who can jump in to provide the timeline of their parents (Indian passports) visa application who recently applied and had the visa granted.

Thanks guys!
 

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Hey Samaya,

What is the timeline/details of your parent's visa application? i.e.
Country of passport
Date of submission
Length of stay requested and if required medicals- if yes when was medical completed
Visa grant date for your mother ( I know you are still waiting for your father's visa)

I applied for my mother's visa online on 28/11/21 and she completed medicals on 9/12 which has been cleared, however since then there has been no update and the application is still showing as "received". I had applied for the travel exemption after applying for the visa which was approved and uploaded on immi website the following day of applying for the visa but doesn't seem like it has made any difference in processing of the application.

Anyone else who can jump in to provide the timeline of their parents (Indian passports) visa application who recently applied and had the visa granted.

Thanks guys!
Hi Ravioli:
Sorry to hear about your status also. It's very stressful to wait for the decision.
Country: Nepal, Submission date: 05th Dec 2021, Stay requested; 1 year
Medical requested and completed around 1st week of December. Nothing wrong with the Medical and Biometric ( I think so far).
My mom and dad went to the Biometrics and Medical appointments together. My mother received within 4 days of application submissions and all these appointments.
My father's case looks like has become complicated because of his DOB issue but I thought they would request something to prove the issue.
No any response. You already saw the message I received from them that was around last week of December last year.
Hoping for the result. Mine's status is Further Assessment.
 

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Hi Ravioli:
Sorry to hear about your status also. It's very stressful to wait for the decision.
Country: Nepal, Submission date: 05th Dec 2021, Stay requested; 1 year
Medical requested and completed around 1st week of December. Nothing wrong with the Medical and Biometric ( I think so far).
My mom and dad went to the Biometrics and Medical appointments together. My mother received within 4 days of application submissions and all these appointments.
My father's case looks like has become complicated because of his DOB issue but I thought they would request something to prove the issue.
No any response. You already saw the message I received from them that was around last week of December last year.
Hoping for the result. Mine's status is Further Assessment.
Thanks for your prompt reply! I have now submitted an online enquiry myself as I had submitted the application a week prior to your parents and it doesn't seem like there has been any movement. She is due to fly on the 23/1 so hoping they issue the visa before that as she would need to undergo COVID test 72hrs prior to boarding the plane. Least to say this pandemic and separation from family has been stressful enough and waiting for the decision on visa now has only added to the stress but I guess we can only do what we can and wait. Good luck with your dad's visa application and let us know how it goes. All the best :)
 

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Hi Ravioli:
Sorry to hear about your status also. It's very stressful to wait for the decision.
Country: Nepal, Submission date: 05th Dec 2021, Stay requested; 1 year
Medical requested and completed around 1st week of December. Nothing wrong with the Medical and Biometric ( I think so far).
My mom and dad went to the Biometrics and Medical appointments together. My mother received within 4 days of application submissions and all these appointments.
My father's case looks like has become complicated because of his DOB issue but I thought they would request something to prove the issue.
No any response. You already saw the message I received from them that was around last week of December last year.
Hoping for the result. Mine's status is Further Assessment.
Sorry Samaya I forgot to ask! Did you submit proof of COVID vaccine certificate along with the visa application?
 

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Sorry Samaya I forgot to ask! Did you submit proof of COVID vaccine certificate along with the visa application?
Hi Ravioli,
Yes, I have submitted everything, including the COVID vaccine certificate.
One thing I don't understand is why is it showing :
Actions required
  • Arrange biometrics collection
The biometric has already been done and submitted.
Let me know what reply they do when you query them.
 

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Hi Ravioli,
Yes, I have submitted everything, including the COVID vaccine certificate.
One thing I don't understand is why is it showing :
Actions required
  • Arrange biometrics collection
The biometric has already been done and submitted.
Let me know what reply they do when you query them.
There is heavy delay from the agency side in uploading medicals and biometric reports
So till DHA actually receives the biometrics, it will continue to show that
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There is heavy delay from the agency side in uploading medicals and biometric reports
So till DHA actually receives the biometrics, it will continue to show that
Cheers
Hi NB, that is understandable but when two persons do the medical test and Biometric test at the same time ( same day and same place, one after another one), the chances of uploading their documents at separate times should be very minimal, isn't that right?Especially when a goup ID is created and under the same family member. However, I see this message right after Login is successful on my immi account:
Rectangle Font Violet Magenta Slope

Not sure what does this mean.
Only one thing is not submitted under Recommendation Section :
Rectangle Font Parallel Electric blue Brand


I am going to make one normal word document and write something about it. Never had to upload document for this section before, though.
Any comments are highly appreciated :).
 

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Hello Guys,

I want to apply visitor visa for my wife. We both are currently in India and want to travel together to Australia. I am a permanant residence of Australia.

Can anyone please advise on following,

Which category of visitor visa should I apply for my partner, tourist stream or family sponsored stream.?
What are the current processing times.?
She wants to spend some time with me and travel around as we recently got married, will that be a good reason to show.?
Is there any harm on applying partner visa while on visitor in Australia.?

Any help on above will be much appreciated.

Thanks
 
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