I have a similar story to "Time to process Spouse Visa from Pakistan for Australia?". I am American and just applied for the off-shore de facto spouse visa to be with my Australian boyfriend. The advice that we were given was that the processing time was 5-6 months. Are you a low risk or high risk country? Just hoping that we don't have to wait 12 months, as I am a low risk application. Ours was just put in in June! Should I expect our visa to be granted much later than December? Looking forward to hearing from you.