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Unforutnately, I come from a low-risk country, with a fully complete application and am now at 14 months, which would have been exciting 14 months ago when the processing times were 15-17 months. I did my health exam in May this year so I am hoping I do not have to redo that now that the processing times are so long. You would think my application would be one that is processed quicker, but just goes to show, you NEVER know. :) Its stressful, not knowing your future, or able to purchase things, because you may have to move outta the country within 28 days :/
 

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Thanks Rose! We came from PMV as well, not sure if this makes any difference too.

So once we receive the 820 grant we wait another 2 years for them to re-assess us for 801?

Thanks!
It generally is faster. Once upon a time it could take days or weeks, now it seems like months but that's still faster than straight 820s for the most part. Sometimes I feel like WA has the faster processing times for 820 from PMV.

The 820 application was also an 801 application and eligibility for the 801 is two years from that 820/801 application date. Don't forget it in a couple years!
 

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Update:

22/11 upload hubby’s AFP
28/11 uploaded my Philippines police check

Clicked “Provided information” button.

Let’s see how it goes :D
 

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It generally is faster. Once upon a time it could take days or weeks, now it seems like months but that's still faster than straight 820s for the most part. Sometimes I feel like WA has the faster processing times for 820 from PMV.

The 820 application was also an 801 application and eligibility for the 801 is two years from that 820/801 application date. Don't forget it in a couple years!
I wish it was still those times! I remember reading it wouldn't take so long from PMV before we started out PMV application. We still haven't been assigned an case officer either. My partner is on her BVB now.
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Congrats! You're so lucky. Did you have the CO name and number or the office location?
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Did you apply overseas from Malaysia? I know that "You must be in Australia when you lodge your application and when a decision is made on the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)." but in other posts you state that your application is processed by the Australia High Commision in KL.... Just curious as my partner is from Malaysia
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Congrats! You're so lucky. Did you have the CO name and number or the office location?
Hi. I received 2 correspondence with 2 different names. I only received the generic email telling me what to get. No number but i know my processing office is in Malaysia ?
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Did you apply overseas from Malaysia? I know that "You must be in Australia when you lodge your application and when a decision is made on the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820)." but in other posts you state that your application is processed by the Australia High Commision in KL.... Just curious as my partner is from Malaysia
Yes. I applied onshore. When i first received an email, I noticed that the processing office is in KL. there are 2 other members from Malaysia confirmed it. We received the email around the same time.

I called the general line in kl and they said application by Malaysian will be processed im KL but decision will be by the Aus. (This is what he mentioned).

How long have u been waiting for?
 

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Yes. I applied onshore. When i first received an email, I noticed that the processing office is in KL. there are 2 other members from Malaysia confirmed it. We received the email around the same time.

I called the general line in kl and they said application by Malaysian will be processed im KL but decision will be by the Aus. (This is what he mentioned).

How long have u been waiting for?
Thanks and congratulations. We have been waiting for approximately 6.5 months so not that long yet. It's great to see that there are people who got their 820 grant within 6-7 months instead of the 20-25 months.
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Hello2017 that's well done and congratulations!

We're still waiting for one more piece of document for my sponsor police check from Singapore (heads up anyone who needs it - please do it in advance it takes ages!) but hopefully, that'll come in the next week or two.

I'm excited to hear this as I'm on the same boat as you having our application processed through Malaysia - we have a specific case officer working on it who has been so kind and very responsive in giving us extension until we receive our Singapore police clearance document via post.

Will keep updating here for sure!
 

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Less than 6 Months 820 APPROVED!

We didn't expect to get approved this fast. I am so lucky. I checked my mail and immi account every single day. Just like everyone here.

And today we received the Grant. We got 2 correspondence for police check and medical and that was it. Submitted final documents 2 weeks ago.

I wish everyone here all the best. As long as you are in a genuine relationship. You should be okay. Yeayyy

1. We only lived together for 6 months when we applied - but we registered our rship

2. We dont have joint utilities. ( Saved my receipt of buying car together just in case they ask for more info, but they didnt)

3. We didnt have our names in our will nor super

4. We did it ourselves!

In my opinion. Its how you present your evidence.. And thank you so much to everyone here!!

Im so happy
Hello2017 that's well done and congratulations!

We're still waiting for one more piece of document for my sponsor police check from Singapore (heads up anyone who needs it - please do it in advance it takes ages!) but hopefully, that'll come in the next week or two.

I'm excited to hear this as I'm on the same boat as you having our application processed through Malaysia - we have a specific case officer working on it who has been so kind and very responsive in giving us extension until we receive our Singapore police clearance document via post.

Will keep updating here for sure!
I received 2 emails from two different names. I remember i send an email asking questions. They never replied me other than another standard email requesting police check.

But im not gonna complain lol. Got it. Now i will have to wait for another 2 years for the 801. Good luck to u too Nabda85. Not long now.
 

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BVA/BVB and arrival card question

Hi all,

My wife recently joined me (I'm a PR) in Australia on a tourist visa on Nov 11th (meaning it's valid until Feb 10th). We then applied for an onshore partner visa, and her BVA was granted overnight and will kick in at expiry of tourist visa. But she has to travel to Switzerland in January so we applied for a BVB, which was also granted overnight for 3 months. It does state "This bridging visa is not in effect because your E-visitor visa is currently in effect." My questions:

- I'm assuming her BVB will kick in when she leaves the country, superseding her ETA? Does that mean she does not have to wait for the previous kick-in date of her BVA to start working?

- when she comes back from her trip, on the Australia arrival card, which box does she tick? "Migrating to Australia" or "Visitor"? Again, she's got her BVB but I'm wondering what might come up at the immigration counter?

Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone, new here & waiting for our 820 visa.

I'm curious to know, for those of you who applied after July 2017 - How long did it take for DIBP to request your sponsors AFP check?

We applied on the 28th of August and got the request for my AFP check on the 10th of November. Seemed very quick to me, but I heard they process the sponsorship part first anyway so maybe thats just standard. Atleast I know things are happening!
 

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Hi everyone, new here & waiting for our 820 visa.

I'm curious to know, for those of you who applied after July 2017 - How long did it take for DIBP to request your sponsors AFP check?

We applied on the 28th of August and got the request for my AFP check on the 10th of November. Seemed very quick to me, but I heard they process the sponsorship part first anyway so maybe thats just standard. Atleast I know things are happening!
Yes. I received email asking for medical and afp 3 months after i lodged the application (june 2017). And 3 months later it was approved. Good luck to u
 
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Congrats on such a quick turn around!

was it the applicants or the sponsors police check they requested after 3 months? They still haven't requested our medical or applicants police check yet.
 

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Congrats on such a quick turn around!

was it the applicants or the sponsors police check they requested after 3 months? They still haven't requested our medical or applicants police check yet.
They requested my medical checkup and both me and my sponsor police check.
 
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DIBP increased their processing times to 25 months, what a joke. I encourage everyone out there to take the time and write an official complaint in the actual DIBP website and another complain to either the attorney general or the Commonwealth Ombudsman (I have written complaints and it worked out, my application was processed in less than a year and I applied in FEB 2017). Don't be afraid to complaint as this is becoming a joke for all applicants. They should hire more staff instead of increasing the processing times. It infuriates me how this is becoming a disrespectful process for partner visa applicants. Only this year they increased processing times 4 times! It started 12/13-15 then 15-17- then 16-20 and then 20-25 months!
 

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DIBP increased their processing times to 25 months, what a joke. I encourage everyone out there to take the time and write an official complaint in the actual DIBP website and another complain to either the attorney general or the Commonwealth Ombudsman (I have written complaints and it worked out, my application was processed in less than a year and I applied in FEB 2017). Don't be afraid to complaint as this is becoming a joke for all applicants. They should hire more staff instead of increasing the processing times. It infuriates me how this is becoming a disrespectful process for partner visa applicants. Only this year they increased processing times 4 times! It started 12/13-15 then 15-17- then 16-20 and then 20-25 months!
Thanks, I will definitely write some complaint letters!
 
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