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So what you're saying is that the only time Immigration will wait until her intervention order (I.O) application is heard (which is both a nonsense and a stalling tactic) is if they have not already received and accepted her statutory declarations, if any, that she had provided regarding alleged domestic violence (which we know is the lowest form of evidence they can provide)?
OR will they make a decision whether to revoke her visa or not based on this "evidence" long before this I.O application is heard in court?
My ex made this I.O to try and bolster what she knows is a very weak case (she doesn't know just how much actual hard-copy evidence we've given Immigration about her affair) regarding "domestic violence", but I can't see how Immigration would be stupid enough to delay making an decision until the court hearing takes place because it could be months before that happens!!
We don't want to be forced into going to court and paying hundreds of dollars to contest this I.O, if Immigration has already allowed her to stay in Australia based on the evidence that she's given them!
Sorry for taking up so much of your time but I really appreciate the help that you are providing.
Thank you again for helping, I truly appreciate your time in replying.
Just one last question (you may need to ask the family law guy abt this) - have you got any idea how long will it take from the time the first application for an I.O is made (I'm still waiting for it to be served on me because I've moved house) before the court hearing to decide whether or not it should be granted is held?
It was made on the 6th of October but it has not been served on me yet (see above why)
It's important because I was planning to go overseas for 3 months from the middle of December to stay with friends & recuperate from all this (her months-long affair, verbal abuse and the row that finally ended our relationship upset me so badly I've already tried to kill myself once - that I desperately need to get away from everything)