Just wanted to write a quick shout out to all of you who've been in the same boat as me for years and years. Finally........my 801 has been granted exactly 5 years after applying for prospective marriage visa, 2 years and 2 weeks after applying for 820, 1 year and 3 months after bringing our son into this world.
I've lived in Australia for four years already on a valid visa. Onto the next one then.......Australian Citizenship. ......Aluta Continua.
I wish all the very best to everyone still waiting.
PMV to 820 Application - 15 April 2014
820 Visa Granted - 18 March 2015
801 Visa Granted - 28 April 2017