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Well I applied by paper 10 days after u with police check 30 December 14. The medical was Jan 15. Progressed in queue e mail in September15. Nothing after that. Wonder if I should send more evidence by paper or talk to them. But I guess talking will achieve nothing.
 

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It just seems really inconsistent when applications made post January 2015 are being processed and granted so much quicker. I understand its case by case basis but not entirely sure whether one processing centre is churning through the applications quicker than the others.
I would be interested to know how the allocation is done;
Are they done in date order?
Are processing centres allocated date ranges or month batches?

Not many December 2014 applications have been approved so far from the posts uploaded.

Our migration agent advised us against contacting DIBP directly as they will just provide a generic answer and if you are still within the 12-15 months bracket they will quote the average processing time sentence.
 

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Has anyone done their medicals and not had the results uploaded to your Immiaccount? I did mine a few weeks ago and they said it would all be uploaded within a few days... still nothing! :(
 

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Hii all

We applied for this visa during April 2015.
Around 28th of Jan 2016 it was requested form 80 and police check from my country. I've sent all plus new lease and photos of year 2015/2016 (trips, parties etc). I am not stressed about the visa... just hoping to wake up one morning and have the email :). saying .... granted :) .

I know we are not alone, but a friend of mine applied 6 years ago and was granted within 2 months, she cant believe that I have been waiting for so long. The first few months, the extended waiting time make me nervous, but then I read in this forum that this is how things are now.

All the best wishes to all of you, keep on loving and holding the hand of the one you love <3 everything is fine :) and things will turn on your favor.

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Hii all

We applied for this visa during April 2015.
Around 28th of Jan 2016 it was requested form 80 and police check from my country. I've sent all plus new lease and photos of year 2015/2016 (trips, parties etc). I am not stressed about the visa... just hoping to wake up one morning and have the email :). saying .... granted :) .

I know we are not alone, but a friend of mine applied 6 years ago and was granted within 2 months, she cant believe that I have been waiting for so long. The first few months, the extended waiting time make me nervous, but then I read in this forum that this is how things are now.

All the best wishes to all of you, keep on loving and holding the hand of the one you love <3 everything is fine :) and things will turn on your favor.

Love
Hi. i applied 12th of april and still waiting. what date you applied?
 

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Has anyone done their medicals and not had the results uploaded to your Immiaccount? I did mine a few weeks ago and they said it would all be uploaded within a few days... still nothing! :(
Hi. I did mine in november and on my account it still requesting. You think its because we havent been assigned CO?
 

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Hi. I did mine in november and on my account it still requesting. You think its because we havent been assigned CO?
I know the visa process can be frustrating, but there's no point stressing about the visa process and trying to put logic to DIBP's method of processing as each case is unique.

It won't harm your application if you send a polite enquiry to DIBP regarding your visa application. You are basically towards the end of the quoted processing time so it's ok to contact them. Also, adding new evidence sometimes seem to draw attention to your file.
All the best!
 

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Hi. i applied 12th of april and still waiting. what date you applied?
Sent the visa via mail end of March 2015, valid application 3rd of April.

Hello

People :), this morning I got the visa granted!! yay! So happy!!!. My partner is an angel, we are very happy. :) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D.
I hope all the ones that are waiting get it soon. Things haven't change so much, but I can travel with no need for applying to the bridging visa.

We presented Australian Police checks, medical check, all the forms, we register our relationship two months before applying, Photos, Lease on both names, shared bank accounts, 4 forms of people supporting our relationship. All copies certified by justice of the peace, one service on my name one on my partner, gift card on both names.

We were requested last 19th of Jan, for one police check and form 80. We decided to updated some information like the new lease + photos and other stuff we consider might help to show our continuous commitment.

Visa granted 3 days after we submit the information requested:):).

Love to all

Ps: We never had a CO, I sent emails asking things twice and always different people were responding. Please send me a message if you are curious about anything we submitted.

Money spent: nearly $6900 for the application
$680 medical check
$250 register relationship
$300 translation
$300 in lawyer, we have one consultation.
 

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Hi all,
I've been lurking here for a bit and figured I would add my details to the board.

From: USA
Applied: 17 Jan 2015
Visa sub: 820
Application: Online
Agent: No
Medical: 17 Jan 2015
Police checks: 17 Jan 2015
CO:
Visa grant:

I also received the automated "Your application has progressed in the queue" e-mail on 7 Jan 2016. I e-mailed the department last week, too, asking for a possible update but received an automatic response that essentially said don't bother asking questions until you reach the 15 month mark. Have had no other contact from the department. Also, if it helps, I live in Brisbane so I assume the QLD office is handling my application.
 

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Sent the visa via mail end of March 2015, valid application 3rd of April.

Hello

People :), this morning I got the visa granted!! yay! So happy!!!. My partner is an angel, we are very happy. :) :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D.
I hope all the ones that are waiting get it soon. Things haven't change so much, but I can travel with no need for applying to the bridging visa.

We presented Australian Police checks, medical check, all the forms, we register our relationship two months before applying, Photos, Lease on both names, shared bank accounts, 4 forms of people supporting our relationship. All copies certified by justice of the peace, one service on my name one on my partner, gift card on both names.

We were requested last 19th of Jan, for one police check and form 80. We decided to updated some information like the new lease + photos and other stuff we consider might help to show our continuous commitment.

Visa granted 3 days after we submit the information requested:):).

Love to all

Ps: We never had a CO, I sent emails asking things twice and always different people were responding. Please send me a message if you are curious about anything we submitted.

Money spent: nearly $6900 for the application
$680 medical check
$250 register relationship
$300 translation
$300 in lawyer, we have one consultation.
Congrats. Happy for you! did you have 12 months relationship before applying?
 

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Congrats. Happy for you! did you have 12 months relationship before applying?
Thank you :)

Yes, we did. We dated for a year and living together for a year.we thought that if we register our relationship would accelerate the process, but we wait 11 months.....any-ways, really happy :D:D:D
 

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Thank you :)

Yes, we did. We dated for a year and living together for a year.we thought that if we register our relationship would accelerate the process, but we wait 11 months.....any-ways, really happy :D:D:D
Hi did you get temporary Visa? Did you fill up the form 1221? and did you make stat dec of evidence of household and commitment to each other?

sorry for all the questions just wondering this are the only thing that I didnt attached so far on my online application. TY in advance :)
 

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It just seems really inconsistent when applications made post January 2015 are being processed and granted so much quicker. I understand its case by case basis but not entirely sure whether one processing centre is churning through the applications quicker than the others.
I would be interested to know how the allocation is done;
Are they done in date order?
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Wondering about the same thing..Applied on 18/12/14, was transferred to the WA office in Oct'15. Submitted ALL the required documents. Nothing yet.
 

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Hi did you get temporary Visa? Did you fill up the form 1221? and did you make stat dec of evidence of household and commitment to each other?

sorry for all the questions just wondering this are the only thing that I didnt attached so far on my online application. TY in advance :)
Hello

I was granted with the partner visa ( we will have a review two years after the submission).

We submitted a s stat dec with a lease attached, in order to show we live together, joint bank account, services on both names etc. We had 4 Australian residents who fill stat. declarations supporting our relationship.

I think I didn't fill the 1221 form. The forms filled were 40, 47 and 80.

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Visa granted

Hi guys , i got email from immi on Thursday 11 feb ,say that my visa granted it take nearly 13 months.so i wanna update and share my case.

Applied onshore: 24 Jan 15
Got email say that my case in queue on 7 Jan 16
Then last Thursday on 11 Feb , i tried to call them to check update but have to wait so long on the phone so didnt talk to anyone. After that 3 hours got email GRANTED my visa.
I didnt get any contact or phone call or anything from immi ,Now Im so happy and relieved.

Good luck all u guys..
 

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Hi guys , i got email from immi on Thursday 11 feb ,say that my visa granted it take nearly 13 months.so i wanna update and share my case.

Applied onshore: 24 Jan 15
Got email say that my case in queue on 7 Jan 16
Then last Thursday on 11 Feb , i tried to call them to check update but have to wait so long on the phone so didnt talk to anyone. After that 3 hours got email GRANTED my visa.
I didnt get any contact or phone call or anything from immi ,Now Im so happy and relieved.

Good luck all u guys..
Congratulations, Lita22! Your dates are pretty similar to mine so hopefully I'm in the pipeline. May I ask which city you applied in or if you were informed that your application was sent to a specific office? Thanks.
 

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Congratulations, Lita22! Your dates are pretty similar to mine so hopefully I'm in the pipeline. May I ask which city you applied in or if you were informed that your application was sent to a specific office? Thanks.
Thank you :) I applied onshore from Perth and my case sent to Perth office.
 

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Hi everyone, need some help here...

I finally received an email from a case officer requiring my police check on 13 Jan after 14 months waiting. The email stated that I have 28 days to submit this police check (it is ready on my hand now).

The issue is that I have to be in Australia when decision is ready. But I am currently in overseas now and will be back to Australia on 13 Feb. (My partner and I had holiday in our home country. She went back to Australia on 11 Jan since she only got five weeks' leave. ) So I just wondering what is the best way to response this email?

Should I reply this email with the police check right away and inform the case officer my arriving date (option 1) or just wait until near 28 days then email back (option 2), so by that time, I will be back to Australia soon.

Thanks for you advise first and please let me know if there is any other options.
Hi guys, I got my visa granted this morning. Thank you soooo much for all your help.
 
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