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Hi Lois - Wonderful news. We have seen a couple of quicker decisions lately so maybe things are speeding up a bit in DIBP partner processing. Enjoy your life together in Oz. Very best wishes to you both... :)

Hi everyone! My visa was approved today! It only took 5 months even though they warned me of 13 month waiting times!

I applied onshore on December 11th 2013, I am from the UK and my partner is Australian.

SO happy :)
 

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Hi Lois - Wonderful news. We have seen a couple of quicker decisions lately so maybe things are speeding up a bit in DIBP partner processing. Enjoy your life together in Oz. Very best wishes to you both... :)
Thankyou! Really happy :) i have seen a couple that were applied for in December approved in May. It seems a bit unfair for people who applied beforehand, I was thinking I was in it for the long haul 13 months! Hopefully it just means they are granting them more quickly.
 

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Hello, havent posted in a while but just submitted my 820/801 online and recieved my bridging visa. I believe its a bridging visa A but it does not specify on the email i recieved. If anyone could let me know, ive been in australia three months and need to start looking for work to help support my fiance and our family.
 

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Hello, havent posted in a while but just submitted my 820/801 online and recieved my bridging visa. I believe its a bridging visa A but it does not specify on the email i recieved. If anyone could let me know, ive been in australia three months and need to start looking for work to help support my fiance and our family.
It actually IS on the attachment you received. Open the email about your bridging visa, then open the attachment: IMMI Bridging Visa Grant Notification.pdf. When you open it, scroll down - Page 3 should contain your "Bridging Visa Grant Notice," and in that table, it lists "Bridging Visa Class." Did you maybe just not notice there was a 3rd and 4th page?

If you were already on a substantive visa, applying for the 820, there's no reason it shouldn't be an A.
 
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My partners was approved today. We applied onshore in sydney in December
Congratulations!!

Was it a paper application or online?
What country and what is the situation prior? Work visa, student visa, tourist visa? Children?

Sorry I'm just curious.
 

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My partner and I applied on 4 March 2014. I am originally from Malaysia and he is Australian. Acknowledgement letter had been received on 6 March 2014. Currently, on waiting list.
 

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Hi all, Its been awhile since I posted, but still read regularly.

Still waiting...is now almost 14 months since we applied and still have heard nothing from immi...zilch...nada...zero!

I am thinking it may be a good idea to email them, has anyone else done this?

Hope everyone is well :)
 

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Hi Amor - we're still waiting too - 10 months. They will probably just ignore your email until at least 15 months have passed. I think it's better to take the 'no news is good news' approach. Best wishes for a decision soon. I'll be watching your posts. Cheers... :)

Hi all, Its been awhile since I posted, but still read regularly.

Still waiting...is now almost 14 months since we applied and still have heard nothing from immi...zilch...nada...zero!

I am thinking it may be a good idea to email them, has anyone else done this?

Hope everyone is well :)
 

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Hi,

Can you share your application details, date of lodgement/place etc?

We have been waiting since last June and I have mailed and called them a couple of times. But they wont say anything until you have waited for 13 months. Since you have waited more than 13 months, maybe you can call them? They have a system where you can leave your number and they call you back in about 1 hour. So no waiting line.

Goodluck!

-ramyasharma

Hi all, Its been awhile since I posted, but still read regularly.

Still waiting...is now almost 14 months since we applied and still have heard nothing from immi...zilch...nada...zero!

I am thinking it may be a good idea to email them, has anyone else done this?

Hope everyone is well :)
 

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Hi,

Can you share your application details, date of lodgement/place etc?

We have been waiting since last June and I have mailed and called them a couple of times. But they wont say anything until you have waited for 13 months. Since you have waited more than 13 months, maybe you can call them? They have a system where you can leave your number and they call you back in about 1 hour. So no waiting line.

Goodluck!

-ramyasharma
Hi- thanks, good luck to you too!

We applied at Perth office, March 2013. Hubby is Brazilian

I did call them today and was told that no one has looked at our file as yet :O but she was pulling the file out herself and giving it to the manager of that team....so thats something I guess. She did say that waiting times are now 18 months on average - the times are just getting longer and longer. Theres almost no point in having a 2 stage visa!
 
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Hi amor e,

Thanks! Thanks great news I guess about your file :) .. but 18 months! That's crazy.. I hope your file gets looked at soon so that we get our turns :)

Good luck!

Hi- thanks, good luck to you too!

We applied at Perth office, March 2013. Hubby is Brazilian

I did call them today and was told that no one has looked at our file as yet :O but she was pulling the file out herself and giving it to the manager of that team....so thats something I guess. She did say that waiting times are now 18 months on average - the times are just getting longer and longer. Theres almost no point in having a 2 stage visa!
 

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My wifes work colleague got her 820 approved on Monday
She lodged her's at the Melbourne Office in August 2013 and is from Hungary
 
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Hello everyone!I was a PMV holder and had applied for partner visa 820 online on April 30,2014 and it's granted today May 22,2014.I am so happy and I wish everyone else application would be granted soon!Thank you to Collegegirl,Mark Northam,Mish and Starhunter for not being tired answering our queries.
 

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Hello everyone!I was a PMV holder and had applied for partner visa 820 online on April 30,2014 and it's granted today May 22,2014.I am so happy and I wish everyone else application would be granted soon!Thank you to Collegegirl,Mark Northam,Mish and Starhunter for not being tired answering our queries.
Congrats!! Happy to help. Which office did you apply through and did it come from?

We have just applied through Brisbane but BVA grant has come from Melbourne...

We are still waiting on our marriage certificate, we lodged while waiting because saw it takes a couple of months and we could get a head start on the waiting times ;)
 

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Congrats!! Happy to help. Which office did you apply through and did it come from?

We have just applied through Brisbane but BVA grant has come from Melbourne...

We are still waiting on our marriage certificate, we lodged while waiting because saw it takes a couple of months and we could get a head start on the waiting times ;)
Hello Mish!I applied online and BVA was granted electronically from ACT.And the grant was from Brisbane.

I had lodged my 820 without marriage certificate too,then later on uploaded it.It took us a month to receive our marriage certificate,so terrible.Im pretty sure you will be granted next once you received your certificate.
 

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Hello Mish!I applied online and BVA was granted electronically from ACT.And the grant was from Brisbane.

I had lodged my 820 without marriage certificate too,then later on uploaded it.It took us a month to receive our marriage certificate,so terrible.Im pretty sure you will be granted next once you received your certificate.
Wow that is great to know. I spoke to bdm the other day and they have had system problems in brisbane so is taking them ages. They said another week or 2. We only had a few things left to attach but without a marriage certificate it doesn't worry me. I attached our unofficial one incase anyone looks at it.

How long did it take to grant after you attached it?
 

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Wow that is great to know. I spoke to bdm the other day and they have had system problems in brisbane so is taking them ages. They said another week or 2. We only had a few things left to attach but without a marriage certificate it doesn't worry me. I attached our unofficial one incase anyone looks at it.

How long did it take to grant after you attached it?
I did the same attached the unofficial marriage certificate,then uploaded the registered one,and didn't hear anything from them,or any case officer assigned but after a week since the upload,i received the grant.
 
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