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Hi guys, I'm back with update of my application.

Lodged online 6th Feb, and yesterday afternoon we received an email from CO requesting for additional docs which are hubby's AFP and my NBI (police check) from Philippines:D

We are in Perth but it is being processed in Australia Embassy Manila. We got excited and never expected to hear from them in 9 months.

Can anyone please help me with my NBI clearance, in the email it says that the NBI clearance must match the name in the passport but in Philippine Consul General website, it says that if I change my name I must provide a copy of marriage certificate. I am confused now if I have to use my maiden name or married name in my NBI clearance.. Thanks a lot.

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I would try to avoid confusion, although difficult after marriage, with the name change..

However, "NBI clearance must match the name in the passport", so use the name as in current passport. Some people may have the new 'married' name in passport, and they will need to show the marriage certificate.

We have kept all things in the maiden name, same as the Visa application, for the moment, to avoid confusion.

Women in 20% of marriages do not take the husbands name, but retain their own. It is not compulsory to change.

But it can be confusing..
 

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Hello guys once again,

I am on 820 onshore applicant and I launched my application at the end of 2016. therefore, I have been still waiting for the decision knowing the fact it will take from 19 to 21 months to get the first decision.

Here is my case, we have a baby together who was born 5 months ago and i have already informed the immigration of my new baby and received an acknowledgement letter from them.

Unfortunately we have recently broke up and she has gone back to her parents and staying there at the moment with baby. Also she has filed as single parents from Centerlink so that she can support herself and so forth. Even though we are still married by law and I am putting certain amount every fortnight into our joint account.

At this stage, I was wondering if anyone knows how this situation will impact on my visa decision or immigration status? or if anyone has got the similar story as mine. I would really appreciate your knowledge and experience if you could share.

Thank you.
 

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Hi All,

We applied online for our 820 partner visa on July 18th 2017.
Yesterday we got a request for the 40SP form to be completed.

It was my understanding the the 40SP form was actually the online application.

Has this happened to anyone?

Thanks,

Caragh
 

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Hi All,

We applied online for our 820 partner visa on July 18th 2017.
Yesterday we got a request for the 40SP form to be completed.

It was my understanding the the 40SP form was actually the online application.

Has this happened to anyone?

Thanks,

Caragh
Can you explain what you did after paying the fee? (in some detail).
 

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After paying I attached documents and evidence required from the checklist.

I've since realised that as the sponsor, I didn't fill in the 40SP form, I thought that was the online component but I was wrong.. although its long it seems very straight forward.
I have a few other questions so I might call our CO as well.
Since applying I've changed my name and need to update my passport and notify them our daughter was born.
 

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I've since realised that as the sponsor, I didn't fill in the 40SP form,

* As I suspected.

I have a few other questions so I might call our CO as well.

* Not advisable - They have been known to give fatal information before and they don't take responsibility for it even if in writing.

Since applying I've changed my name and need to update my passport and notify them our daughter was born.

* This will create other issues possibly maybe have a chat with a RMA.
Have you read the Partner Migration Booklet?
 

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Thank you very much JandE. I'm glad that you still following this thread. Will do it tomorrow and hope it wouldn't take long to send it back here. I just sent auth letter to my sister to pick up my drivers license and that express mail took 17 days for delivery. Assuming 17 days will take for mailing my NBI back here and that is total of 34 days. Then we have to write to immi before the given 28 days is up.:eek:

Cheers,

I would try to avoid confusion, although difficult after marriage, with the name change..

However, "NBI clearance must match the name in the passport", so use the name as in current passport. Some people may have the new 'married' name in passport, and they will need to show the marriage certificate.

We have kept all things in the maiden name, same as the Visa application, for the moment, to avoid confusion.

Women in 20% of marriages do not take the husbands name, but retain their own. It is not compulsory to change.

But it can be confusing..
 
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Hi guys, please note that the processing times has been extended to 22 months for the 820 onshore, which is insane, disrespectful and inconsiderate. We all paid 8000+ for this visa. I have written to the attorney general of Australia and my visa will be processed faster due to my complaint against the department of immigration, so guys make sure to complaint complaint complaint so there is a few voices out there so this waiting times can be changed, they are currently a joke. You can also contact your local MP so they can pass the message to parliament for you.
Oh, my dear! This is exactly how I feel! :mad: When we lodged our application, the waiting time was between 12 m - 15m. While I was waiting for a decision for our case, the waiting time has been extended. And of course, I am from "high danger level" country. :(
 
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Hi everyone!
I have received my 820 grant today!!

Its been 12month&2weeks waiting.. :)

I have been reading this thread and had my hopes up when i saw others getting theirs granted
You know.. comparing the time frames, countries, situations etc..
I am hoping i can do the same for those of you who are still patiently waiting..

Gotta tell you though.. if your relationship is genuine and have every evidence lodged.. you will get the grant!!!
all you can do is keep on waiting patiently and do what you gotta do :)

So here you go

Visa application date - 9th of October 2016
Visa grant - 28th of October 2017
Health check - may 2017

I did all my police checks, form 80, 888 when i lodged the visa.
In 2weeks from application date, everything was all uploaded apart from the health check.

I uploaded more photos from overseas trip to my family's wedding on July this year and that was my last update.

Havent heard from the case officer at all.
All i got was the grant letter this morning.
It truely mad my day and im sure it will do for you too!!

Dont get depressed( i was... when i hit 12month, major meltdown..)
I know ppl out there waited longer than me though.
But as long as you are in genuine relationship, you will get it im sure!

Any questions, im happy to answer :)
That was great! Congrats!

I'm doing the same, all my PC, form 80, 888 etc were uploaded within 3 weeks after application, including Health check, in a hope to get approval soon!
 

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It sure is a stressful waiting game, I guess I have to accept that it's not going to come thorugh any time soon....My migration agent has advised me to stay put, or to find another sponsor to transfer my 457. He says the work rights application is no guarantee so I think it will be a case of 'Better the devil you know' for me. Sorry to hear there is talk of redundancy at your work, just an extra bit of stress for you! Lets hope neither of us is left waiting for 22 months! Wishing you the best for your application :)
Same here but.

My 457 was granted on 18 August 2017 valid for 2 years
I applied for 820 on 23 October 2017

do you think its a problem that I applied for 820 so soon? didn't want to wait 457 get close tot he end before applying, as it counts from application to be able to request PR after.

thanks!
 

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Hi All,

We applied online for our 820 partner visa on July 18th 2017.
Yesterday we got a request for the 40SP form to be completed.

It was my understanding the the 40SP form was actually the online application.

Has this happened to anyone?

Thanks,

Caragh
Hi,

Our application is more recent than yours, but I was also concerned and wanted to make sure we got everything right first time, so I did a lot of digging. A lot of the information posted here and elsewhere is a bit confusing or has gaps, as people seem to be talking about the same thing, but often are referring to different aspects of the process.

As a Sponsor for my wife's 801/820 Onshore, ONLINE Application, I was also confused, until I created and started to edit my own (Sponsor's) ImmiAccount online application. To assist everyone in the same boat:

1. If the sponsor will complete a PAPER version of the Sponsor's Application (Form 40SP) and UPLOAD a SCANNED copy, then you can submit that via the applicant's ImmiAccount
- log into the Applicant's ImmiAccount
- Click on the completed application, & click where it says "View Details"
- Click the "Attach Documents" link beneath the Sponsor's Name (this is only available after the Applicant has Submitted and Paid and the Application has been "received" by DIBP).
- Attach/Upload required document(s)

2. If the Sponsor will complete an ONLINE Sponsor's Application, then the Sponsor needs to create their own ImmiAccount. The Sponsor will need to input the Applicant's Transaction Reference Number when requested in the Online Form to link the Sponsor's Application to the Applicant's.

Note:-

a) The above only refers to the Sponsor's Application Form (40SP). It's been made very clear that either through the Sponsor's own ImmiAccount, or on the Sponsor's section of the Applicant's ImmiAccount, the applicant and sponsor can attach documents to the application that relate to the sponsorship, IN ADDITION to the maximum allowed to the Applicant.

b) The questions are substantially the same on the Sponsor's ONLINE application as the Applicant's ONLINE application. (Just as they are for the paper versions).
 
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Hi all,

Thanks for all your comments and information and it really helped us alot.

I have applied my wife's application online on 27th of Feb this year.
Submitted everything except my wife's and my(sponsor) police check and health examination as I saw on this thread people recommending to do those when it's been asked.

Did check online status on my wife's immi account every now and then but wasn't really paying much attention as there were many comments that the waiting period time has been extended. I was more checking on updates on this site and thread:D ..

Not too sure what this would be(could be auto generated email) but just received and email yesterday from immigration for requesting all of those checks.

So we've done the police check yesterday both mine and her's and done her medical exam today..
Feel sorry for those who've waited much much longer than us but hopefully this means grant is on the way.
Or maybe it could be just a false alarm:( , even so at least we know that they are doing something.

Will update what's happening if I get any updates.

Wish everyone waiting for any update gets a good news.
 

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Hi guys, please note that the processing times has been extended to 22 months for the 820 onshore, which is insane, disrespectful and inconsiderate. We all paid 8000+ for this visa. I have written to the attorney general of Australia and my visa will be processed faster due to my complaint against the department of immigration, so guys make sure to complaint complaint complaint so there is a few voices out there so this waiting times can be changed, they are currently a joke. You can also contact your local MP so they can pass the message to parliament for you.
Have they confirmed that your VISA will be processed faster?
 

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hi everyone, i submitted the 820 application online in April 2017 (me as the applicant) and just got a email last night requesting the health check, is this a good sign?
when i logged in to my immi account today it says my sponsor is approved, i am keeping my fingers crossed that it might mean that things are speeding up a bit for us 820 onshore applicants :)
 

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that's a really good sign! As the health check only lasts 12 months, so they will never ask for it unless they believe they will complete your application in less than that time frame. However, majority of people get their entire application approved very shortly after you provide it. Well done!

I applied 820 onshore via paper in December 2016. Still waiting to hear back.
 

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thanks xemmafellowsx, i was thinking that too, although i felt my application was lacking/weak on a few aspects of evidence but if they wanted more info for the actual application they would prob request this now / or after the health check?
i know mark's the man to ask on this but looks like he's away til monday... :(

best of luck on your application anyway, hope it gets picked up soon for you!
 

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thanks xemmafellowsx, i was thinking that too, although i felt my application was lacking/weak on a few aspects of evidence but if they wanted more info for the actual application they would prob request this now / or after the health check?
i know mark's the man to ask on this but looks like he's away til monday... :(

best of luck on your application anyway, hope it gets picked up soon for you!
I think they would have definitely asked for more information before the health assessement, if it were necessary. Looks like you're application was good enough! Excellent news. I wonder whether because I applied via paper whether it takes longer? I front loaded my entire application.
 

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I think they would have definitely asked for more information before the health assessement, if it were necessary. Looks like you're application was good enough! Excellent news. I wonder whether because I applied via paper whether it takes longer? I front loaded my entire application.
I front loaded my entire application too and I have not heard anything yet either :(
 

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when you say 'front loaded the application' do you mean you had all the docs ready to go before submitting? i guess i didnt really... i had most things ready when i submitted in April, but since then ive been just adding evidence week by week
 
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