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My 820 was granted this afternoon without any contact from CO!! I'm so relieved!!! 12 months & 10 days was my wait time. I rang DIBP last week regarding visa update and was told that no CO had been assigned but I should receive a decision soon.

This forum has been amazing and I thank all the moderators, senior members & MARA who posts here regularly as I have learned so much from this forum!

Good luck to everyone else waiting!
Congrats!! Don't forget to keep collecting evidence for the 801.
 

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Congrats!! Don't forget to keep collecting evidence for the 801.
Thanks Mish! Hubby and I discussed this earlier as he thought the days of collecting evidence were over lol
 
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hey congrats on getting your visa, we had to supply the original ( Singapore police check ) I had submitted a copy but everything else was all up to scratch, even submitted extra photos with other couples ( as suggested by our immi lawyer). All emails come with this message : Please note: email enquiries asking for progress reports on visa
application processing within standard processing times will not be
responded to. Processing timeframes are provided on the information
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Additionally, if it assessed that your enquiry is answered by the
information provided in this reply no further information can be
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We have been waiting for over 17 months now and I am so tensed. Applied on xmas 2014 and I just hope that the wait will soon be over. Anybody else who has been waiting that long?

Applied online onshore from Sydney and were asked for an additional police check which we provided 4 weeks ago.
 

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We have been waiting for over 17 months now and I am so tensed. Applied on xmas 2014 and I just hope that the wait will soon be over. Anybody else who has been waiting that long?

Applied online onshore from Sydney and were asked for an additional police check which we provided 4 weeks ago.
Considering that it's been 17 months for you, you could actually contact immi and see what the progress is like? The current timeline they've given is about 15 months so since it's 2 months over they might give you something better than a generic response?

Bear in mind that there has been a few people who have waited 18 months before receiving a grant letter. My friend (who isn't on the forum) waited 18 months and is from the UK (low risk) so maybe you've got a few weeks left to wait?
 

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We have been waiting for over 17 months now and I am so tensed. Applied on xmas 2014 and I just hope that the wait will soon be over. Anybody else who has been waiting that long?

Applied online onshore from Sydney and were asked for an additional police check which we provided 4 weeks ago.
Hi Butterfly,

Sorry to hear you have been waiting so long :( I would for sure give immi a call and ask. They do state on correspondence, if you have been waiting more than 15 months to contact them.

Are you sure you have uploaded everything needed? Form 80, Medical, AFP and Police check for where you are from if necessary.

Please call them and send them an email.

Let us know how you go.

Thanks!
 

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Hey guys, glad to see some of you have had your visas granted - huge congrats!

Here's the latest on mine - first applied on 14th July 2015, received generic email on 1st April (I think) saying to upload all info if I had not already done so, added Form 80 then. Got an email on the 6th May stating my application was being handled in the London office of the Department - requested I add new police checks for Australia and Ireland as the one's I originally uploaded must have been out of date, and a Birth Cert for my partner. I uploaded those on the 18th May, and now just waiting. On my email it said applications being handled from the London office were taking between 10 - 14 months to be dealt with.

I'm was hoping that as they just requested police checks and birth certs that they had enough evidence and I would get word on the visa soon, but I fear I may still have a good while to wait! Here's hoping it's not too long :)
 

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Hey guys, glad to see some of you have had your visas granted - huge congrats!

Here's the latest on mine - first applied on 14th July 2015, received generic email on 1st April (I think) saying to upload all info if I had not already done so, added Form 80 then. Got an email on the 6th May stating my application was being handled in the London office of the Department - requested I add new police checks for Australia and Ireland as the one's I originally uploaded must have been out of date, and a Birth Cert for my partner. I uploaded those on the 18th May, and now just waiting. On my email it said applications being handled from the London office were taking between 10 - 14 months to be dealt with.

I'm was hoping that as they just requested police checks and birth certs that they had enough evidence and I would get word on the visa soon, but I fear I may still have a good while to wait! Here's hoping it's not too long :)
Oh wow your DOL is one day earlier than mine! I haven't heard anything from them yet since the generic email on the 1st of April asking for more information. I submitted AFP police checks and medicals as well as an update on relationship before end of April. Didn't need a Malaysian police check as I haven't lived in any other country other than australia for more than 12 months in the past 10 years.

At least you know they're looking at your application if they asked for extra documents? Let me know if you hear anything more/progress through. It's kinda good to see someone with a very similar lodgement date. Here's hoping we make it through in their quota before the end of this financial year!
 

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We have been waiting for over 17 months now and I am so tensed. Applied on xmas 2014 and I just hope that the wait will soon be over. Anybody else who has been waiting that long?

Applied online onshore from Sydney and were asked for an additional police check which we provided 4 weeks ago.
That is a really long time! You should call them and while you may have to wait 3hrs to talk to someone, it's worth a try. Just politely, let them know that you have been waiting much longer than average time frame and you are just seeking an update.

Have you uploaded additional evidence since your application? I kept adding evidence up to a week before my visa grant.
 

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We applied in mid September 2015 and haven't heard anything. It's worse than waiting for Christmas!!
Has anyone from around that time heard anything yet? I know it's early but I'm just a little impatient! ;)
 

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We applied in mid September 2015 and haven't heard anything. It's worse than waiting for Christmas!!
Has anyone from around that time heard anything yet? I know it's early but I'm just a little impatient! ;)
I know the feeling! We applied March 2015 and found out 2 weeks ago, our wait time was 14 months and 15 days. I wouldn't expect anything until August / September. Make sure you have everything uploaded, we had everything done and then updated the application monthly with more evidence.

Who knows though you could be pleasantly surprised! I wish you the best of luck :)
 

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I know the feeling! We applied March 2015 and found out 2 weeks ago, our wait time was 14 months and 15 days. I wouldn't expect anything until August / September. Make sure you have everything uploaded, we had everything done and then updated the application monthly with more evidence.

Who knows though you could be pleasantly surprised! I wish you the best of luck :)
Oh great thanks sammy.lee! That's a great suggestions to keep updating the evidence, I'll get onto it straight away! We uploaded everything including police check and medical.
I'm really hoping we don't have to wait the whole 15 months. I went through the last few pages on this thread and think some people got theirs after 11 months. So here's hoping ;)
 

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Interested to find out how long the processing time is lately of 820 application but from a PMV 300... My husband and I applied on the 17th of this month. Have no idea how long it could take. We live in Perth and he is from Bali Indonesia.
 

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Interested to find out how long the processing time is lately of 820 application but from a PMV 300... My husband and I applied on the 17th of this month. Have no idea how long it could take. We live in Perth and he is from Bali Indonesia.
We lodged ours on the 14th.
Nothing yet, other than the immediate bridging visa that states it is not in effect until the PMV expires.

One, mkarina, on the PMV to 820 thread, also from Indonesia took 4 months, as shown here:
PMV Granted : 20/05/15
820 Application : 17/01/16
Request more info : 17/05/16
820 Granted : 27/05/16
 

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Normally a week or two, but a few have been taking longer. That my have to do with quotas - they reset end of next month 1/7/2016.
I really hope I manage to sneak in before the EOFY or if not then i'll be one of the first in line once they reset :p
 

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Hi...
DOL 15th July 2015
Email sent out on 1st April 2016 saying get all paper work in if not already as I've moved up the que and my application will be processed shortly...

Applied onshore and on line...

Anyone similar to me please 😊
 
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