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Everyone gets this automatically just for applying, no one has to look at the app to approve a bridging visa. Seeing that they applied in October, it's safe to assume they have one.
Yes I have a bridging visa! We have supplied everything except the medical (didn't want to risk paying $350 for the medical and have it expire before our case was even looked at). The main reason I was asking was because in my past experience with a student visa they requested a medical and then I got the visa grant a few days after I completed the medical exams.

I was just wondering if (and hoping) I could expect the same situation this time. Didn't want to get too excited just for more waiting!
 

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Yes I have a bridging visa! We have supplied everything except the medical (didn't want to risk paying $350 for the medical and have it expire before our case was even looked at). The main reason I was asking was because in my past experience with a student visa they requested a medical and then I got the visa grant a few days after I completed the medical exams.

I was just wondering if (and hoping) I could expect the same situation this time. Didn't want to get too excited just for more waiting!
You need the medical. They wouldn't proceed with the application until I had it done. Sadly that was back in June of last year. I have yet to hear anything. I have my Bridging Visa (which of course is automatci), but I've given up on waiting and have stopped checking the site for updates on my application.

I know many people have received they approvals within months, so you may have the same experience and some have been waiting much longer than me. There is no definite answer. Just a waiting game.

I hope it goes quickly for you.
 

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The poster is aware. The question was how soon after doing a requested medical does the grant come.

The answer is we have seen it happen within a few days of completing the medicals, but some wait much longer. It varies.
 

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The poster is aware. The question was how soon after doing a requested medical does the grant come.

The answer is we have seen it happen within a few days of completing the medicals, but some wait much longer. It varies.
Thank you Skybluebrewer! I've booked in for Thursday so we will see what happens....
 

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The poster is aware. The question was how soon after doing a requested medical does the grant come.

The answer is we have seen it happen within a few days of completing the medicals, but some wait much longer. It varies.
my apologies. I thought I was helping with knowing it varies. I will stand back.
 

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Hi all,

We applied visa for my wife in March last year (2016) and have been waiting for the outcome for 14 months. We had even completed the medical before applying but I guess we would be asked to redo it. Rather disappointingly the application still reads as 'received' and placed in queue. I assume that means no case officer has yet been allocated to our profile.

I don't understand what might be causing this delay. I have read about inconstant timeline being discussed earlier in the post (to add my stories to it both my cousins 320(offshore - India) applications were approved within 12 months). But is their any pattern in the application that are getting delayed? For example, we have been adding documents/pictures of our travels etc right throughout the application process. Does uploading of new documents affect the timeline. Also my wife had to travel to India for a month last year on BVB. Do the application of BVB affect the timeline?

What has been your experience?

Also if I want to contact DIBP how would I do so? I couldn't find email address on their website, and we haven't been allocated a case officer.

Thanks
 

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Maybe cause you are from a high risk country? I am not sure, I think they try to get all the low risk first? Maybe call them or email and ask, might trigger them :)

Hi all,

We applied visa for my wife in March last year (2016) and have been waiting for the outcome for 14 months. We had even completed the medical before applying but I guess we would be asked to redo it. Rather disappointingly the application still reads as 'received' and placed in queue. I assume that means no case officer has yet been allocated to our profile.

I don't understand what might be causing this delay. I have read about inconstant timeline being discussed earlier in the post (to add my stories to it both my cousins 320(offshore - India) applications were approved within 12 months). But is their any pattern in the application that are getting delayed? For example, we have been adding documents/pictures of our travels etc right throughout the application process. Does uploading of new documents affect the timeline. Also my wife had to travel to India for a month last year on BVB. Do the application of BVB affect the timeline?

What has been your experience?

Also if I want to contact DIBP how would I do so? I couldn't find email address on their website, and we haven't been allocated a case officer.

Thanks
 
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Waiting 14 Months

Hi all,

We applied visa for my wife in March last year (2016) and have been waiting for the outcome for 14 months. We had even completed the medical before applying but I guess we would be asked to redo it. Rather disappointingly the application still reads as 'received' and placed in queue. I assume that means no case officer has yet been allocated to our profile.

I don't understand what might be causing this delay. I have read about inconstant timeline being discussed earlier in the post (to add my stories to it both my cousins 320(offshore - India) applications were approved within 12 months). But is their any pattern in the application that are getting delayed? For example, we have been adding documents/pictures of our travels etc right throughout the application process. Does uploading of new documents affect the timeline. Also my wife had to travel to India for a month last year on BVB. Do the application of BVB affect the timeline?

What has been your experience?

Also if I want to contact DIBP how would I do so? I couldn't find email address on their website, and we haven't been allocated a case officer.

Thanks
Oh I know how you feel! I am the same. Applied last year early March and still waiting. Soon I need to go back to my country due to my father's health issues. Hoping I would get my TR sometime soon.

Do you know any email address to ask them about any update?
 
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Hi all,

We applied visa for my wife in March last year (2016) and have been waiting for the outcome for 14 months. We had even completed the medical before applying but I guess we would be asked to redo it. Rather disappointingly the application still reads as 'received' and placed in queue. I assume that means no case officer has yet been allocated to our profile.

I don't understand what might be causing this delay. I have read about inconstant timeline being discussed earlier in the post (to add my stories to it both my cousins 320(offshore - India) applications were approved within 12 months). But is their any pattern in the application that are getting delayed? For example, we have been adding documents/pictures of our travels etc right throughout the application process. Does uploading of new documents affect the timeline. Also my wife had to travel to India for a month last year on BVB. Do the application of BVB affect the timeline?

What has been your experience?

Also if I want to contact DIBP how would I do so? I couldn't find email address on their website, and we haven't been allocated a case officer.

Thanks
There are people from low risk countries waiting 15 months plus.

The issue with the 820's is that in the acknowledgement letter that DIBP do not put processing times and just say to refer to the global processing times. The global processing times are currently: 75% within 17 months and 90% within 20 months.

When dealing with visa's you need patience, he wait for the 801 is long too.
 

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Do you know any email address to ask them about any update?
If the 820 auto responder is anything like the 801 then they won't provide a status of update. I emailed them for the 801 for an update on my husband's and the auto-responder said they do not respond to requests for status updates. I would be very surprised if the 820 didn't say that now too.
 

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Yeah I couldn't find one for 820 anyways. When I search for it on the DIBP website it only gives me link to 801 contact form. Might have to call them. Do anyone know better contact number than the general 131881?
 

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Yeah I couldn't find one for 820 anyways. When I search for it on the DIBP website it only gives me link to 801 contact form. Might have to call them. Do anyone know better contact number than the general 131881?
:( No, not really.
 

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Hi everyone,
I am joining in on here. I have a long way to wait as we only lodged on 25th April... Hoping it won't drag out to much. We have supplied everything except for the medical and AFP Police checks. Everything else has been submitted.
 

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Here's to hoping they look at my application in their push to get decision ready ones out! Did my medical last week and its on my account now. Kinda hoping to hear from them but if not I'll continue waiting like I was :D
 

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Any more grants lately?? Seems fairly quiet this week.
 

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Hi All:

Wanted to add myself to the temporary waiting room. Applied today. Want to say thanks to everyone on this website for all the information provided and for the help of Mark Northam. I submitted 45 documents today, and have done everything that is required except the health exam, which I will try to do in the next three weeks.

This website has been so helpful. I probably would have been in a puddle of tears when I saw the attach documents page if it hadn't been for help here that let me know what to expect and how to respond to that crazy mess of a page.

One question: BVA is already in my folder. Once my travel visa expires, I will begin to look for work. Assuming I get a job, I imagine it will be a while before I have enough vacation time to travel to visit relatives and wrap up affairs home. Is it ok to go ahead and apply for the BVB immediately? If I can make it work, I might travel home for two weeks while I start to look for work in AUS so I can visit family / clean up affairs at home.

Didn't know if they might deny it since I just got the BVA, but wasn't sure people's experience...

Thanks!
 

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Hi All:

One question: BVA is already in my folder. Once my travel visa expires, I will begin to look for work. Assuming I get a job, I imagine it will be a while before I have enough vacation time to travel to visit relatives and wrap up affairs home. Is it ok to go ahead and apply for the BVB immediately? If I can make it work, I might travel home for two weeks while I start to look for work in AUS so I can visit family / clean up affairs at home.

Didn't know if they might deny it since I just got the BVA, but wasn't sure people's experience...

Thanks!
A BVB is usually granted a week or so prior to expected travel and is usually for a limited period. It's usually granted without any hassle, but you might want to wait until your BVA kicks in before applying.
 
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