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I did all the checks as well! And now, I am thinking, should I do medical again or should I wait until they request it... I already applied for new police check, as that one has expired, same as the medical...
how long you are been waiting then?..i really hope i will get by the end of the year
 

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how long you are been waiting then?..i really hope i will get by the end of the year
Same as you,12 months today. I hope to get mine by the end of the year too, but I haven't been allocated a CO yet...lots of people on this forum have been waiting for 13-15 months...
 

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Same as you,12 months today. I hope to get mine by the end of the year too, but I haven't been allocated a CO yet...lots of people on this forum have been waiting for 13-15 months...
i also didn`t got CO where you from ? apparently Serbians wait up to 12 months maybe i am wrong :D
i done my police check months ago and medical i think end of the December last year and i got Health clearance provided - no action required
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i also didn`t got CO where you from ? apparently Serbians wait up to 12 months maybe i am wrong :D
i done my police check months ago and medical i think end of the December last year and i got Health clearance provided - no action required
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I don't think that country of origin has anything to do with the processing times. I have seen on this forum, applications from low-risk countries that are taking longer to be processed, and the other way around.
But I hope Serbians get their applications processed quicker, as I am from the neighbourhood, Macedonia :)
 

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I don't think that country of origin has anything to do with the processing times. I have seen on this forum, applications from low-risk countries that are taking longer to be processed, and the other way around.
But I hope Serbians get their applications processed quicker, as I am from the neighbourhood, Macedonia :)
Yeap then we are going to wait about the same time cuz i think we are in same group of high \low risk countries....alll best
 

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Hi everyone,
Finally after 16.5 months my 820 visa was granted. YAY :)
Applied online onshore in NSW, middle of July 2015, got granted beginning of December 2016 from WA processing centre. Before my grant I was contacted by IMMI to provide a new AFP check as the previous one had expired after 12 months, however I was advised that my Medical is still valid, up to 18 months.

With my experience even not hearing from IMMI, keep the faith and hope that your visa will be granted soon, as they are busy.
See you in 801 waiting room.
 

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Hi everyone,
Finally after 16.5 months my 820 visa was granted. YAY :)
Applied online onshore in NSW, middle of July 2015, got granted beginning of December 2016 from WA processing centre. Before my grant I was contacted by IMMI to provide a new AFP check as the previous one had expired after 12 months, however I was advised that my Medical is still valid, up to 18 months.

With my experience even not hearing from IMMI, keep the faith and hope that your visa will be granted soon, as they are busy.
See you in 801 waiting room.
YEY well done
what is your country of origin?
 

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Hi everyone,
Finally after 16.5 months my 820 visa was granted. YAY :)
Applied online onshore in NSW, middle of July 2015, got granted beginning of December 2016 from WA processing centre. Before my grant I was contacted by IMMI to provide a new AFP check as the previous one had expired after 12 months, however I was advised that my Medical is still valid, up to 18 months.

With my experience even not hearing from IMMI, keep the faith and hope that your visa will be granted soon, as they are busy.
See you in 801 waiting room.
Congratulations Maco!

And thanks for sharing your advice about Medicals and police checks validation time.
Did they ask only for your police check or yours and your partners as well?
 

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Have you tried to make the file smaller by using something like smallpdf.com?
Hi there!
No we haven't trired that and will be looking into it right now! Thanks for the advise! They want all the email be to be under5MG but we have llik over 80MG worth of evidence.
 

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From other responses, I'd say contact technical support for the MyImmi website and tell them your issue. Others have said they had the same problem, and got it resolved by doing that. And from what I understand, they are pretty quick with responding, as well.
Hi there again!

So I emailed both Tech service and the office. Tech service have not responded us at all. The processing office responded advising we shold submit those evidence by email but each email must contain under 5MG in pdf files. Do you know if we can still compose it with zip files?

Oh my it will be so many emails and I really hate to do this. Why cant the tech support fix it!? :(
 

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Daisy2016 I recently had the same problem and worries as you.I emailed tech support and the processing office, and called the dibp helpline and all of them said to email the documents through (even though it specifically says not too) Attention the email to your case officer. From my first email to them, to my husband's visa being granted only took two days!
HI there thanks for sharing your experience!
We were just told by the processing office to send thru the evidence by email instead too. We have like in total over 80MG worth of document *unzipped, uncomposed though. They want each email under 5MG. This is making me go insane. Your case sounds like a lucky one, it didn't take much at all for the grant!!!!!!
 

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HI there thanks for sharing your experience!
We were just told by the processing office to send thru the evidence by email instead too. We have like in total over 80MG worth of document *unzipped, uncomposed though. They want each email under 5MG. This is making me go insane. Your case sounds like a lucky one, it didn't take much at all for the grant!!!!!!
I'd suggest first trying to compress your pdf files, as they do not accept zip files, if I'm not mistaken. You can just do a google search for "pdf compressor" and there are several that are free, online compressors. That is what I used to compress my pdf files that were over 5MB. You may need to send a few separate emails, to meet the 5MB limit on each email. Or do you mean 5MB per file? Regardless, give the compressor a try and see how small you can get your files down to. Good luck! :)
 

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I believe tomorrow i will get Visa i hope i am right LOL ahhahaha
 

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Hi there again!

So I emailed both Tech service and the office. Tech service have not responded us at all. The processing office responded advising we shold submit those evidence by email but each email must contain under 5MG in pdf files. Do you know if we can still compose it with zip files?

Oh my it will be so many emails and I really hate to do this. Why cant the tech support fix it!? :(
Hi Daisy,

I am not sure if you have lots of scanned documents and photos, but if you do, before converting them into a pdf file, try to resize them and then create pdf.
You can also do this in MSword by going to File -> Reduce full size -> Picture Quality -> Best for sending an email. And then just save that file as a pdf.
I don't know if this helps but I hope you will find a way to send all the required documents. Best of luck
 

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Quick question folks:

When you email your CO or the team that is processing your 820 visa, do you get any type of response back that they have received your email? Asking because I was asked for some information from the Vic Partner Visa team and I emailed them, as requested. But I haven't received anything back and it has been about 2 weeks. I want to ensure they received the email.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Just having a panic...

With my 820 visa which I applied for last January we submitted two 888s, one from my father-in-law and one from my brother-in-law. We also submitted two statements from non-Australians, one from my dad and one from my best friend.

I'm just panicking now that this isn't enough. Most of our close friends aren't Australian citizens or don't live in Australia and anyone else we would ask would be more members of my husband's family. Getting the ones we have was like pulling teeth and my husband's really not good at asking for them.

The requirement is two. With all our other evidence (which there is tons of) will this be enough?

I don't have the list in front of me, but as a rough guide we have submitted:

Statements from two joint bank accounts
Letter showing me as an cardholder on his credit card
Joint bills
All bills going out of joint account (including personal phones)
All expenses going out of our joint account (I don't have another one in Australia)
Correspondence with our wedding venue and registrar
Letters we wrote to each other
Post my family has sent us
Birthday cards and Christmas cards from each other and family and friends
Wedding cards
Engagement cards
New house cards
Evidence of joint travel (tickets & hotels) including trips around Australia, Europe and our honeymoon
Marriage certificate
Photos of travel, family occasions, us in different locations (Mont Blanc, Uluru, Sydney etc), our wedding
Super beneficiary
Emergency contact

I'm probably missing some stuff but you get the idea.
 

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Quick question folks:

When you email your CO or the team that is processing your 820 visa, do you get any type of response back that they have received your email? Asking because I was asked for some information from the Vic Partner Visa team and I emailed them, as requested. But I haven't received anything back and it has been about 2 weeks. I want to ensure they received the email.

Thanks in advance!
DIBP are not known for their communication skills.
 

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Just having a panic...

With my 820 visa which I applied for last January we submitted two 888s, one from my father-in-law and one from my brother-in-law. We also submitted two statements from non-Australians, one from my dad and one from my best friend.

I'm just panicking now that this isn't enough. Most of our close friends aren't Australian citizens or don't live in Australia and anyone else we would ask would be more members of my husband's family. Getting the ones we have was like pulling teeth and my husband's really not good at asking for them.

The requirement is two. With all our other evidence (which there is tons of) will this be enough?

I don't have the list in front of me, but as a rough guide we have submitted:

Statements from two joint bank accounts
Letter showing me as an cardholder on his credit card
Joint bills
All bills going out of joint account (including personal phones)
All expenses going out of our joint account (I don't have another one in Australia)
Correspondence with our wedding venue and registrar
Letters we wrote to each other
Post my family has sent us
Birthday cards and Christmas cards from each other and family and friends
Wedding cards
Engagement cards
New house cards
Evidence of joint travel (tickets & hotels) including trips around Australia, Europe and our honeymoon
Marriage certificate
Photos of travel, family occasions, us in different locations (Mont Blanc, Uluru, Sydney etc), our wedding
Super beneficiary
Emergency contact

I'm probably missing some stuff but you get the idea.
If you have good evidence I would not worry too much at this late stage, it is a requirement that they be Australians but don't have to live here.
 

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DIBP are not known for their communication skills.
That, I am well aware of. Just having a bit of a stress over it. Don't need to give any excuse to DIBP not to accept everything and approve our visa evidences, etc.
 

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That, I am well aware of. Just having a bit of a stress over it. Don't need to give any excuse to DIBP not to accept everything and approve our visa evidences, etc.
Maybe resend the email and ask for confirmation of receipt? If you send it with outlook you can ask for a "receipt" when the email has been read. You might be able to do that with Hotmail and gmail as well?
 
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