Thank you for all the valuable info and experience you've shared. It helped me tremendously in preparing and lodging 802/801 application for my elderly parents in June 2018. They have been happily married for over 40 years so it was actually nice to discover along the way some interesting stories while they were students and met for the first time at uni etc
They have limited English hence my help to prepare their application. My mum is the sponsor. Through reading this forum I managed to apply interim medicare for my dad straight away after lodgement. Considering his age it's good to have a medicare and we can cancel his tourist health insurance.
The waiting game starts, its good to know you are not alone.