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Hi everyone,

My 820 visa was granted after 17 months and 22 days waiting at 7.33am yesterday. I submitted onshore on 28/06/2015 at Melbourne immigration office. Sent my updated police check on Friday 16/12/16 as requested. This may be one of the best xmas gifts ever!

Thank you everyone so much. Hope you guys will get you visa approvals soon.
Now its time for me to collect more documents for the second stage!!

Cheers.
Congrats Michelle_N. By the way, do u mind if I have some private question about visa 820/801?
If yes, can you please leave a message, i will contact you as soon as I can. Thanks
 

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Congratulations Michelle!

We applied 6 months ago today. Feels like forever, and looks like we still have forever to wait! *sigh*

I'm curious at what point everyone is choosing to submit medicals/police checks these days. I'm anxious to get moving as we have 3 or 4 police checks to arrange and they may take a while, but very conscious of the fact that the waiting times may grow ever longer throughout 2017.
 

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Congratulations Michelle!

We applied 6 months ago today. Feels like forever, and looks like we still have forever to wait! *sigh*

I'm curious at what point everyone is choosing to submit medicals/police checks these days. I'm anxious to get moving as we have 3 or 4 police checks to arrange and they may take a while, but very conscious of the fact that the waiting times may grow ever longer throughout 2017.
I applied at Immigration office so I had to wait for them to send me an HIP ID for health check, if you applied online, you can see that ID in your account and after one year you can book in for health check.
I submitted my first police check with my application but that one didnt have my preferred name on it so they asked me to submit the update one
 

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Mens medical exam

I hear a lot about women's experiences, but not about what men go through during their onshore visa medical exam. It seems like women have it easy, but do men experience the same exam or should I mentally prepare myself for anything invasive? I'm 30
 

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Honestly, I wouldn't know. However, I would follow what Ampk did and submit your messages like he did. You are entitled to your privacy and it's not so much the content of your messages than it is that you were in constant contact. If we had needed to do all of that, I would have done it the way Ampk did. Perfectly shows continuous contact without invading privacy. It's really up to you to send them all, or just send parts and offer the entire "available upon request" if that makes sense. Best of luck to you! Can't wait to hear those approvals roll in. :)
Hi! So just a little update.. I asked them if they had safely received all the emails with PDF files - they responded and confirmed of the safe receipt of all the emails! :)
They were submitted about a week and half before the Christmas break started, so I think its hopefully about time they will start looking at the addiional info I had sent through soon.

By the way, another question... When you are conctacted for additional information, I would assume their assessment has already begun, thus ADDITIONAL info, so would it be safe to assume everything else besides the new required additional evidence is all clear and competent for the visa approval for them?
 

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After 10 months of waiting I finally heard something from the DIBP. Wahoo! It was just the generic "your case will be allocated to a case officer soon", but still! haha

I feel like it might still be 6 more months until I hear anything else though, sigh.
 

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After 10 months of waiting I finally heard something from the DIBP. Wahoo! It was just the generic "your case will be allocated to a case officer soon", but still! haha

I feel like it might still be 6 more months until I hear anything else though, sigh.
Where did you apply from?

I applied one month before you, and few weeks back received a request for AFP check and form 80, which I submitted 2 weeks ago. Since then - silence, but am hoping that something is happening at the background...:D
 

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Where did you apply from?

I applied one month before you, and few weeks back received a request for AFP check and form 80, which I submitted 2 weeks ago. Since then - silence, but am hoping that something is happening at the background...:D
I applied online as well (but located in Brisbane). Hopefully the rest of our journey will be smooth sailing!
 

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I applied online as well (but located in Brisbane). Hopefully the rest of our journey will be smooth sailing!
I am also in Brisbane :eek:
 

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Hi all!
I got my grant letter for my 820 visa today after 9 months :)
Passport: Canada
Applied: Online, Onshore
Applied: 6 April 2016
Request for Medicals/Police Checks: 21 Dec 2016
Medicals: 5 Jan 2017
Uploaded Police Check: 6 Jan 2017
Approved: 9 Jan 2017

Very happy! I had applied for a BVB for a work assignment on 30 Nov 2016 which was approved on the 21st of December which probably led to them requesting the additional information.

Good luck everyone!
 

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Congrats josiemyt! That is amazing :D
 

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hi i just received an email from immigration for new police check and medicals coz he said its expired. thats all they asked me is their anyone here who got granted after getting asked additional requirements i Applied last Nov 2015.

And when i printed my medical referral it says 801 when it should be 820 first isnt it?
 

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hi i just received an email from immigration for new police check and medicals coz he said its expired. thats all they asked me is their anyone here who got granted after getting asked additional requirements i Applied last Nov 2016.

And when i printed my medical referral it says 801 when it should be 820 first isnt it?
I think everyone's medical referral says 801, if I remember correctly, mine did.
Did you mean you applied in Nov 2015?
 

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Applied on March 2016. I haven't heard anything from Immigration :( The waiting game is still on.
 

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Congrats josiemyt!

Xine where did you apply?
I haven't had any contact from immi at all! I applied early Dec 2015, online from Melbourne.
 
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