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Old 22nd September 2016, 10:41 PM   #11
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can I have your email address please
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Old 22nd September 2016, 10:42 PM   #12
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I somehow stumbled upon an email for Partner(Permanent) Processing centre in AUstralia which is vic.ssp.processing@border.gov.au

Is that good enough?
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Old 30th September 2016, 01:02 AM   #13
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Hi Nick,

Were u able to find which email address should I send the withdrawal of sponsorship notice to??
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Old 30th September 2016, 01:27 PM   #14
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can I have your email address please
It's in my signature
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Old 16th December 2016, 08:30 PM   #15
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Hi,

I could really use some advice from someone experienced. I'm a foreigner and my Partner / sponsor is an Australian citizen. We have been in a relationship and lived together in Australia for four years. We have no children. I am currently awaiting a decision on my 801 (Partner Permanent) visa application after having provided all the additional information requested by the department (totaling the maximum of 60 uploads, many with multiple pages in PDF format) via my online immiaccount. My application status has shown "Assessment in Progress" since late June 2016.

I recently (in December 2016) received an email from a case worker (this must be the third or fourth case worker I've had...either the department has a high turnover rate or it is a norm for cases to get passed from one officer to another? How do they maintain continuity if so..?) saying the department has received adverse information that the relationship between my partner and I had ended. The department did not give me any specifics as to the source of this adverse information, what content exactly comprised the information supplied to the department, nor the manner in which this adverse information in question was conveyed to the department. I was only invited me to comment on this allegation that my relationship had ended. I was utterly shocked and dumbfounded.

Like many in our situation, we have experienced a considerable amount of stress relating to this whole application progress. Waiting for a decision in the hands of a government department which could dictate a huge turning point in your life can be nerve wracking and sure have an impact on your relationship, no matter how close or in love you are. Sometimes, even the smallest arguments or misunderstandings are amplified, and one's faults or weaknesses scrutinized as if under a microscope. Words are sometimes exchanged in the heat of the moment that are later regretted and retracted. However, neither I nor my partner have gone to the extent of ending our relationship; neither of us have ever moved out of our family dwelling or announced to our respective families that we are no longer together or are moving on with our lives separately. These are things that couples who Really split up do.

Thus, at first I suspected there may be a third party interference maliciously trying to ruin the relationship between my partner / sponsor and I due to jealousy or other such thing. When I brought this email to my partner / sponsor's attention however, he admitted that four months ago, in August 2016 , when he and I were going through hard times, he had telephoned DIBP during a heated moment, to inquire as to what what process he would have to follow in the event of a relationship breakdown. He was advised to submit any report of a relationship breakdown or withdrawal of sponsorship in writing to the department. My partner however, DID NOT write in to the department, because we DID NOT end up breaking up.

I replied to the department via email to the case offer who wrote me, refuting the allegations of a relationship breakdown, saying that the relationship between my partner and I had not ended. I attributed the allegations to a miscommunication that may have occurred when my partner / sponsor had telephoned the department to make a simple enquiry as to the process he needed to follow IF the relationship has broken down or has ended. I clarified that I did not wish to withdraw my application and my partner was not withdrawing his sponsorship as our relationship is ongoing, and concluded saying that I hoped the department will dismiss these allegations as they are unsubstantiated. I also said that should I relationship end, the department would be notified IN WRITING, as was the advice of the person to whom my partner spoke to when he called in to make his inquiry back in August.

The correspondence between the case officer and I has not shown up in my online immiaccount; the application status appears to be unaffected, still showing "Assessment in Progress" as it has from June-Dec 2016 (the present). I am so anxious and on the verge of depression awaiting how the department will respond to my refuting the allegations. Six months waiting, praying and hoping for a favourable decision and now this! If it took them four months to send me this "invitation to comment" from the time they supposedly received the "adverse information", I suspect I am in for a long wait (although it says on the DIBP website that they aim to respond to all email enquiries etc within 7 working days...).

I am still hoping for the best but am already looking into how to make an appeal with the MRT should my visa be refused under these false circumstances. The financial and emotional cost of that possible eventuality may be too much to bear for me. I am considering withdrawing my application altogether before it gets rejected as I fear I may have trouble getting approved for a visitor visa in future if I want to visit my sister, who has PR here, and her family, or other relatives, or simply if i desire to come back to Australia for holidays or to see my partner (how sad!).

What, if anything else, can I do..? Would the case of Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v Maman [2012] FCAFC 13 apply? The Full Federal Court found that the decision of the Migration Review Tribunal was affected by jurisdictional error because Mr Maman had not been afforded procedural fairness by being given the opportunity to consider and comment on a confidential letter that his former partner had provided to the Department about their relationship.Similarly, the source of adverse information was never disclosed to me by the department...
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Old 17th December 2016, 11:54 AM   #16
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I have responded to your email inquiry.

For the benefit of others:

The best way to tackle it if for both you and your partner to provide statutory declarations explaining what happened at the time.

Keep your statements brief and factual and provide additional evidence that your relationship was continuing during the period the "adverse information" refers to and has continued ever since.

If you can, try and get additional letters of support, statutory declarations from others to back you up.

If you cannot add more documents to your ImmiAccount, you have to email them to the relevant processing centre or send them by registered mail.

DIBP does not assign single case officers to individual applications anymore, so anybody in the processing centre can pick up your application when it is due for further processing. At times this can cause all sort miscommunication and duplication.

Any exchanges between yourself and the DIBP will not be posted to your ImmiAccount, so you should ensure that you keep copies of everything.
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Old 8th April 2017, 11:15 AM   #17
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Hi all.

To update, after submitting Stat Decs frm my parter and i affirming we have reconciled and our relationship is ongoing, two months later my 801Visa was granted.
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