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Congratulations Arabella!! :)
 

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I GOT MY VISA!!!!!

Applied: 19 Jan 2016
AFP: 3 May 2016
UK & Spanish police check: September 2016
Medical: September 2016
Asked for form 80: about 3 March 2017
GRANTED: 3 May 2017

They never asked for a translation of my Spanish Police Check :D
Woohoo!!! See?!?! Told you to think positive!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! :D Now, we'll see how long they take on mine. LOL
 
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Hey everyone.

I submitted my onshore application this time last year and had provided my police checks at the time of application. My police check was dated April 2016 and a few weeks ago they asked me for an updated police check. About 10 days after I got this request i got an email:

"I can confirm that we are now able to proceed further with your application and you are requested to undertake any outstanding health and character requests within 28 days of this email"

The only thing I needed to re-supply was the UK Police certificate which came today. Anyone able to tell me how long the wait is after supplying the information in lieu of this email?

I presume they would have asked for any additionally required documents within this email so i'm hoping the next communication will be the visa!! The wait is killing me :D
 

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Yeah everything else was done, it was only because my UK police certificate expired 4/4/17 so I got an email asking for an updated certificate on the same day. Two weeks later they email telling me they're ready to progress my application and but need the updated police certificate... only 2 weeks out of date!!

I'm just concerned having to update my police certificate has now put me to the back of the queue. I'm 12 months since date of application next week :(
 

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Yeah everything else was done, it was only because my UK police certificate expired 4/4/17 so I got an email asking for an updated certificate on the same day. Two weeks later they email telling me they're ready to progress my application and but need the updated police certificate... only 2 weeks out of date!!

I'm just concerned having to update my police certificate has now put me to the back of the queue. I'm 12 months since date of application next week :(
I wouldn't be too stressed about that. Did they ask for form 80? If not, then once you supply the requested docs, you should get your grant fairly quickly. I've seen a lot of folks on here submit their police checks/medicals and get grants the same day. Others it took a few days. But generally, it usually happens pretty quick. I submitted the requested Form 80s almost 2 weeks ago, and the updated AFP checks on Monday, then clicked the submit button. Now, just waiting.

Think I'll try to call the CO tomorrow just to let her know I've submitted what she asked for. She did tell me to call her (gave me her direct line) if I have any questions.... ;)
 

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I wouldn't be too stressed about that. Did they ask for form 80? If not, then once you supply the requested docs, you should get your grant fairly quickly. I've seen a lot of folks on here submit their police checks/medicals and get grants the same day. Others it took a few days. But generally, it usually happens pretty quick. I submitted the requested Form 80s almost 2 weeks ago, and the updated AFP checks on Monday, then clicked the submit button. Now, just waiting.

Think I'll try to call the CO tomorrow just to let her know I've submitted what she asked for. She did tell me to call her (gave me her direct line) if I have any questions.... ;)
Thanks, my case officer is based in London and don't have a direct line, though I did email her. I'm just feeling really impatient now lol! :)

Think I need a holiday :D

She never asked me to complete form 80?? Is that something else i'll need to send? It would be better if they asked for everything at once!
 

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Thanks, my case officer is based in London and don't have a direct line, though I did email her. I'm just feeling really impatient now lol! :)

Think I need a holiday :D

She never asked me to complete form 80?? Is that something else i'll need to send? It would be better if they asked for everything at once!
Not everyone gets asked for Form 80. I was hoping they wouldn't ask, but they did. I'm from the US and wasn't expecting to have to do it, but had it prepared anyway. Others on here were never asked for it and got their grants. So, I guess it's up to the individual CO doing the processing. My CO said she had everything else she needed to finish processing our visa, except Form 80s for both myself and my oldest son (just turned 18 on Sunday) and she needed new AFP checks, because the ones we submitted didn't have box 33 checked. I've been told by everyone (MARA agents included) that once they ask for these things, it means they are ready to grant the visa.
 

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Sounds like we're just waiting now then! :D

Fingers crossed! As my case officer is based in London (which confuses me as mine was an onshore application) i'm hoping to wake up to sound good news one day! The case officer emails me at like 2-3am!

I think with the holidays in April it has made everything a little slower, hopefully will get some news soon :D
 

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Sounds like we're just waiting now then! :D

Fingers crossed! As my case officer is based in London (which confuses me as mine was an onshore application) i'm hoping to wake up to sound good news one day! The case officer emails me at like 2-3am!

I think with the holidays in April it has made everything a little slower, hopefully will get some news soon :D
Yep, that's the gist of it. Waiting some more. :) I'm not complaining, as they are processing mine fairly quickly. However, I'll be on edge until I get that grant! We had some other circumstances that we had to deal with. So, until we get that grant, we're going to be nervous. :eek:
 

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I GOT MY VISA!!!!!

Applied: 19 Jan 2016
AFP: 3 May 2016
UK & Spanish police check: September 2016
Medical: September 2016
Asked for form 80: about 3 March 2017
GRANTED: 3 May 2017

They never asked for a translation of my Spanish Police Check :D
Congratulations!! Such good news! Now go and celebrate!

I have had no response to my email from two weeks ago... the automated response says they aim to respond within two weeks. I'm flying to Europe tomorrow, not sure if I should remind them... I'm pretty sure they can grant the 801 even if I'm away, right?
 
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Congratulations!! Such good news! Now go and celebrate!

I have had no response to my email from two weeks ago... the automated response says they aim to respond within two weeks. I'm flying to Europe tomorrow, not sure if I should remind them... I'm pretty sure they can grant the 801 even if I'm away, right?
You should be fine. Here's the wording for the 801:

"For permanent Partner visa grants, [...] If you lodge your application while you are in Australia, you may be either in or outside Australia when the permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted."
 

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I called my CO today to let her know that I've uploaded the information she requested and asked if she needed anything else to finish processing my visa application. She checked that she'd received the information, verified that I'd sent the AFP checks and Form 80s. I told her that I'd uploaded them under my son's name as my upload limit was reached on mine and since they'd approved my sponsor, I couldn't upload anything on his name. She stated that was all she needed and that she'll finish processing it. Hoping I don't have to wait for external checks on the Form 80s. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get good news soon!! :D
 

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I GOT MY GRANT!!

Called the CO about an hour ago to let her know everything she requested was uploaded. Within 30 minutes, I received the Grant emails!!! OMG, we're so HAPPY!!! All of that stress is finally gone. Whew!!!
 

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I GOT MY GRANT!!

Called the CO about an hour ago to let her know everything she requested was uploaded. Within 30 minutes, I received the Grant emails!!! OMG, we're so HAPPY!!! All of that stress is finally gone. Whew!!!
Yay! So many grants today, congrats!! And so quick too :)
 
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Yay! So many grants today, congrats!! And so quick too :)
Thank you! Yes, it was fast. One day shy of 7 months. However, we had to meet Schedule 3 requirements, as I applied for the 820 while on a BVA. Hence, they were looking at ours a lot sooner. Still, they requested the S3 criteria in November and I supplied it the next day. Didn't hear a peep from them again, until I'd completed my Medicals. So, I think the medical results arriving prompted them to process it.

I hope you hear soon that you've gotten your 801! Then you won't have to worry about any of this anymore. They do usually take 2 weeks to respond to emails. But I'd call them, too. That seems to get a quicker response.
 

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Jesus that was quick! I ain't heard a peep from anyone since I emailed the Perth office. We applied a week after you. I'm guessing you're initial schedule thingymajig is the big difference here.

Either way, super congrats.
That could be, due to the S3 requirements. They look at those applications faster, as they are very quick at refusals. But, as I said, I supplied that in November and heard nothing until I did medicals in April. The day Immi received my medical results is the day the CO called me requesting Form 80 and new AFP checks. I fully believe it was the medicals that prompted them to process my application. This has been a loooong road to getting the visa. Regardless, I know how very lucky I am and I'm so thankful for it! I feel like a huge weight has been lifted. :D
 
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Congatulations LadyRogueRayne :) Happy days and celebration to the max!!!!
 
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