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Hi all,

I applied for my temp visa in Feb 2017 and still haven't heard a thing! I'm wondering whether it's worth doing my police checks/medical?!

I know they say wait until asked to provide these things but maybe if it's decision ready it would help?! I'm starting to see people that have applied later and had theirs granted and it's so frustrating!

Is anyone in a similar position? :confused:

Thank you
It's been almost a year, I would say you should definitely look into getting your police and medicals done. The wait for an appointment at Bupa can be quite long, and you don't want to be caught out if immigration asks you to get them done as usually the window to submit your documents is 28 days. Australian police checks take about 2 weeks to arrive, and of course, police clearance for any overseas country you lived in for 12 months+ will take longer to arrive.
 

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I have to admit - reading these posts officially depressed me. We applied onshore in January 2017. We submitted two years of de facto proof including leases, shared credit cards, shared travel, everything. We uploaded 50mb worth of Facebook posts spanning 2.5 years, 50mb of photos, and a zillion emails. Our relationship stories were novellas. We loaded three 888 as well as several additional stat decs. Medical check? Check. Police clearances? Check. (Although they did just send me an email LAST week asking for those - to which I asked if the ones on the website were not enough. Apparently, they had not seen them.)

And we still don't have a case officer.

So, yeah, it's pretty depressing to read about people who applied six month later and already have their visas.

Not to be a downer - but is anyone else in the same boat as us? I could use some shared-misery.

Thanks!
Most users on here get their applicants between 13 and 16 months. I'm not sure how accurate my info is but:

DIBP recently opened up a processing office for 820/801 visas in Malaysia. I'm not sure WHY this is, perhaps they receive a high volume of application from that country and surrounding area. However, if you look at all the applicants who note a 6 month wait time, they are from Malaysia or a surrounding country. While this is a good sign for the rest of us, if you're not from that area of the world...I would take those grants with a grain of salt.
 

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Good afternoon,

I applied for partner visa in March this year. Just received in email asking for medical etc etc.

Background: from U.K., been in Australia for about 10 years, in relationship for around 9 years, married for around two. Jointly own a house, etc, etc. I haven't provided much evidence ... as it is obviously a pretty simple case.

Question is: wife is now five months pregnant. I completely understand that this does not prioritise application in any way (and that's fine) but - should I be disclosing it in my application anyway? Does it add any strength at all to application? If it really makes no difference, then there's little point in spending time raising it in the application materials.

Comment appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Most users on here get their applicants between 13 and 16 months. I'm not sure how accurate my info is but:

DIBP recently opened up a processing office for 820/801 visas in Malaysia. I'm not sure WHY this is, perhaps they receive a high volume of application from that country and surrounding area. However, if you look at all the applicants who note a 6 month wait time, they are from Malaysia or a surrounding country. While this is a good sign for the rest of us, if you're not from that area of the world...I would take those grants with a grain of salt.
I agree. At first, I thought how the application jumped in the queue. But then I realized that it was forwarded in Malaysia immi. Same as mine. 9 months mark when we received correpondence for both of our police checks. Im in WA, it says WA processing but then it was forwarded in Manila immi. I would guess it is because most of our evidences our from Philippines and those need to be verified by Philippine immi. It's been 10 days now since we submitted the police checks. We sent email,too, to our co stating that we have uploaded the docs and we received an auto email saying if our enquiry is not in the FAQs, they will response within 2 weeks. If we don't hear next week, probably wait a couple months more for the grant:) That's alright. We have co and it's looking good. All the best!!!

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Good afternoon,

I applied for partner visa in March this year. Just received in email asking for medical etc etc.

Background: from U.K., been in Australia for about 10 years, in relationship for around 9 years, married for around two. Jointly own a house, etc, etc. I haven't provided much evidence ... as it is obviously a pretty simple case.

Question is: wife is now five months pregnant. I completely understand that this does not prioritise application in any way (and that's fine) but - should I be disclosing it in my application anyway? Does it add any strength at all to application? If it really makes no difference, then there's little point in spending time raising it in the application materials.

Comment appreciated. Thanks!
You got request for more evidence that's great. That means they believe your relationship is real and less risk. Even though the email may say it's not a formal request but you still have to act promptly. I can tell you I got a similar email and I immediately gave them response. Today I just got my 820 without assigning a CO. Good luck!
 

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Hello, I'm new here.

My partner is on a Bridging Visa A for partner visa application and hasn't been able to find work here as we moved to Canberra for my new job, and most of the jobs ask either Citizenship or many (Australian) certifications.

With only my single income to support us, at this stage we have no chance to secure a place of our own and to raise a family here.

I was wondering, how long does a Bridging Visa B allow you to leave the country for? Is it possible to live offshore long-term until the 820 is granted? Financially, Australia is an expensive place to live, even as a Citizen on median salary.

Thanks.
 

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My first post to this thread! Anxiously awaiting a response from DIBP as to partner visa.

Applied 30/06/2017. Dating since June 2016, commited relationship since September 2016 when we decided to move in together and started sharing finances (though the move didn’t happen to March this year for a variety of reasons).

Relationship registered in Australia. Have been lurking this forum for a while and have submitted every piece of information I can think of.

Still a nervous wait!
 

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Hi everyone, we just received our 820 grant today 6 days after submitted our last document requested by DIBP and just within 6 months of our application.

Like a few other applicants you have seen here I'm from Malaysia and my application is processed through KL office.

We are really surprised with the speed the application is progresses and we hope DIBP apply the same approach to all other applicants as well to make the processing more efficient. Our details below:

Relationship History
6 September 2014 - Started connecting online
20 December 2014 - Met in person for the first time
19 May 2015 - De facto relationship started (indicated by starting joint account)
10 June 2016 - Moved in together in Perth with joint lease

Application History
20 June 2017 - Lodged Online Application with preloaded Police Checks Malaysia/Australia
7 August 2017 - Bridging Visa B granted for travel through November 2017
26 September 2017 - Bridging Visa B granted for travel through February 2018
12 October 2017 - DIBP requested more information through Australia High Commission in KL
17 October 2017 - Medical check done
1 November - Submitted signed and scanned paper Form 40SP and AFP Police Check for sponsor and requested extension for sponsor overseas police checks
9 November 2017 - Extension granted until 29 Nov
27 November 2017 - Submitted India police check for sponsor and requested extension for sponsor Singapore police check. Received reply the same day with extension granted until 11 Dec
6 December 2017 - Submitted Singapore police check for sponsor
12 December 2017 - Visa grant!

Small note: Our second bridging visa B ended up not being utilised due to grant. It's a money lost and we jokingly thought we should complain for the unexpected fast turnaround, even though we know we shouldn't!
 

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Hi!

Have been following this thread for a while - we applied for my temporary 820 on the 7th of November! We have been together for 7 years (since I was 16) and lived together for two.

I'm currently on a working holiday visa, and have already been granted my bridging visa A for when the WHV expires. On my WHV i can only be employed by someone for 6 months, but I will have full rights on the BVA, does anyone know if this means I can start a new job 5/6 months before my BVA comes into affect, and then I can let it roll over and continue the employment? (if this makes sense).

Only other thing i'm curious about is this I saw on the AU GOV website;


''Long term relationship

If, at the time you apply, you have been in a long term relationship with your partner, your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) visa may be granted immediately after the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) visa.''

So, if I get granted my 801, will I automatically get my 820, due to the length of our relationship? Do I have to state this or will they figure it out themselves?

Thanks so much

Megan
 

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Hi!

Have been following this thread for a while - we applied for my temporary 820 on the 7th of November! We have been together for 7 years (since I was 16) and lived together for two.

I'm currently on a working holiday visa, and have already been granted my bridging visa A for when the WHV expires. On my WHV i can only be employed by someone for 6 months, but I will have full rights on the BVA, does anyone know if this means I can start a new job 5/6 months before my BVA comes into affect, and then I can let it roll over and continue the employment? (if this makes sense).

Only other thing i'm curious about is this I saw on the AU GOV website;

''Long term relationship

If, at the time you apply, you have been in a long term relationship with your partner, your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) visa may be granted immediately after the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) visa.''

So, if I get granted my 801, will I automatically get my 820, due to the length of our relationship? Do I have to state this or will they figure it out themselves?

Thanks so much

Megan
If you provided de facto evidence for the three years prior to applying, the CO may decide to grant you the 801 immediately after the 820 allowing you to skip the two year waiting period for the 801. You still wait the normal 820 wait time though. You can mention it in your application that you'd like to be considered for it but there's never a guarantee as it's up to the discretion of the case officer.
 

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Hi All,

Just got my 820 visa granted this morning. Have been following this page for tips and advice so thank you all for your postings.

I was onshore, I'm English partner is Australian, no visa agent.

Timeline:
Application: 22 Dec 2016
Request for partners PCC: 27 Apr 2017
Request for my medical: 09 Dec 2017
Medical Completed: 11 Dec 2017.
820 Visa Granted: 13 Dec 2017

Absolutely zero contact apart from the two request emails.

Feeling lucky to have got this through in under a year,

Thanks again,

Jim
 

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Hi All,

Just got my 820 visa granted this morning. Have been following this page for tips and advice so thank you all for your postings.

I was onshore, I'm English partner is Australian, no visa agent.

Timeline:
Application: 22 Dec 2016
Request for partners PCC: 27 Apr 2017
Request for my medical: 09 Dec 2017
Medical Completed: 11 Dec 2017.
820 Visa Granted: 13 Dec 2017

Absolutely zero contact apart from the two request emails.

Feeling lucky to have got this through in under a year,

Thanks again,

Jim
Hi Jim, did you apply by online/paper?
 

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Hi everyone,

I applied for my Bridging Visa B. I noted when I recieved it, the correspondence I noted on the bottom of the email states a position number.

Every time I have heard from Immigration, the position number has changed.

Does anyone know whether this relates to the position you are in the queue? Or is it a reference number for the representative contacting you?
 

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Hi everyone,

I applied for my Bridging Visa B. I noted when I recieved it, the correspondence I noted on the bottom of the email states a position number.

Every time I have heard from Immigration, the position number has changed.

Does anyone know whether this relates to the position you are in the queue? Or is it a reference number for the representative contacting you?
Each DIBP employee has a position number.
 

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Hi everyone,

I applied for my Bridging Visa B. I noted when I recieved it, the correspondence I noted on the bottom of the email states a position number.

Every time I have heard from Immigration, the position number has changed.

Does anyone know whether this relates to the position you are in the queue? Or is it a reference number for the representative contacting you?
Hi I notice in your timeline you haven't done your medical yet. It will be a good idea to get it done now. :D Good luck.
 

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Hello all,

New to the forum, but with some questions - our agent is hopeless at giving responses :/
We applied Jan 2017 for the 820. My partner is Brazilian. Since the application we had a request for me to provide sponsor police check in October, and nothing more. My questions are:
1) Is there any meaning to the request - i.e. do we have a CO, or being assessed?
2) Is it possible to add documents to the application after? We are planning our wedding so have heaps of new evidence :)
3) We also just bought our house, but were advised to put it solely in my name as he's not a citizen. However, he's still contributing equally to the cost of it. Is anyone else in this boat? I'm a bit concerned as to how this could be interpreted by DIBP, but we can't be the only ones. We had a dual lease agreement prior to this.
4) Is it possible to get an extension to the BVB? His expires April 25 and our honeymoon has us overseas until May 1...

Thanks!
 

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Hello all,

New to the forum, but with some questions - our agent is hopeless at giving responses :/
We applied Jan 2017 for the 820. My partner is Brazilian. Since the application we had a request for me to provide sponsor police check in October, and nothing more. My questions are:
1) Is there any meaning to the request - i.e. do we have a CO, or being assessed?
2) Is it possible to add documents to the application after? We are planning our wedding so have heaps of new evidence :)
3) We also just bought our house, but were advised to put it solely in my name as he's not a citizen. However, he's still contributing equally to the cost of it. Is anyone else in this boat? I'm a bit concerned as to how this could be interpreted by DIBP, but we can't be the only ones. We had a dual lease agreement prior to this.
4) Is it possible to get an extension to the BVB? His expires April 25 and our honeymoon has us overseas until May 1...

Thanks!
Sorry, I can only really help you with the first two questions

1) If immigration didn't give you a timeline to upload your police check (ie within 28 days) then the request may have been a generic e-mail sent out to all 820 applicants who applied around the time you did. However, I would recommend that your partner get his police check done as soon as he can. If it's an Aussie police check, he'll only have to wait 2 weeks for the results. However, if an overseas police check is required he may have to wait for a month+. You don't want to be caught out if immigration decides to process your visa without the police check OR formally requests the police check be uploaded within a short time period.
2) Yes, many people upload new evidence as their application is being processed.
 

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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 :)
Hi, May i know what proof you attached on your visa 820?.We are gathering evidence now to prove our relationship is genuine because we will lodge our soon as well. I hope everything goes will. Thanks xx
 
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