Originally Posted by Bluesea
Hi all, the other day (3 Feb) I received a very pleasant surprise when checking my email - a letter saying that my 801 visa had been granted! This was an extra special day as later that day I gave birth to our daughter!!!
Given the processing time DIBP are quoting and lots of peoples experience that I have read on here, we hadn't anticipated hearing anything for at least another 6 months so it was such a shock!
All the best to everyone still waiting and thank you for your support through this forum (even if I was just lurking in the background most of the time - it has been good to know there is a group of people going through the same process).
I have noticed a few people that applied late have gotten their visas pretty fast