Congratulations Stella so glad you got your 801 after a long wait! Nice way to start the weekend!Dear all,
I am so glad to share the good news here. My 801 was granted after over 24 months' waiting. I lodged my application online. My case was assigned to Victoria Office in Melbourne.
I applied for the visa after 14 months living together with my partner. We dated 1 year before that 14 months. Below is a brief version of the whole process.
Lodgement: April 2016
First request for more info: Dec 2017
Second request for more info: April 2018 (5 days before 2 years' anniversary)
Third request for more info: 23 April 2018
Today I emailed to request to waive the third request. The grant email came about 15 mins after.
Just in case any of you might want to know a bit more details. Please see below.
Lodgement: April 2016
3 X 888 Statutory Declaration Forms
Lease contract to prove we lived together for more than 1 year prior to applying.
Financial: joint bank account statements (I updated the statements every half year)
Social: photos of occasions we attended as a couple. This includes multiple times of catching up with friends, one trip to China and one wedding.
Household arrangement: this was done in a textual statement as part of the very long application form. I also attached water account statement and electricity bills.
Commitment to each other: emergency acceptance and surgery bill as I was injured prior to applying. We added notes to demonstrate we overcome tough times and built up strong commitment to each other.
Uploaded additional information: another trip to China and updated bank statements. There was 1.5 years we lived with his parents to save money for our first home. During this time, I paid extra attention to update our joint saving account statement to show that the savings grew consistently and more rapidly as we had no bills and lease agreement to prove we lived together.
Uploaded home loan settlement documents (joint liability), joint ownership certificate of
our dog, receipts of the purchases to set up our new home, and change of address forms.
Received first request from case team: Current evidence of relationship.
In respond, I uploaded updated bank statements, our dog's vaccination bills and surgery bills (spayed operation), one relationship statement signed by us, and another statement about our new home arrangement.
Uploaded our de facto relationship registration certificate. We decided to do that one day for no reason and the certificate came through one day then I uploaded to Immi account.
Second request for more information: updated AFP police check and medical check. Supplied both one week later.
23 April 2018
Third request for more information: updated AFP police check to include my former name (I changed my name 18 years ago, long before my first arrival at Australia).
Today 27 April 2018
I decided to email to request to waive the request with relevant documents attached. The grant email came through soon after that.
Hi Danny..Hey guys,
After 28 months waiting for my 820, last week I got straight 801!! Yes without 820 granted before that!!
This is my timeline:
DOL - 18 Dec 2015, Onshore, Paper application via Victoria Ofiice
BVA Granted - 21 Dec 2015
More info - 21 Dec 2015 (Health Check)
Then no news at all.
15 months - call them - got ignored "we are unable to give any update since your application is still within our timeline.
Sent them Australian police check without them asking just to make them realise how long I have been waiting.
18 months - still no news. I call tem again and still got ignored. In fact, they cut the line because I complained a lot! Haha
23 months - Received email asking for Personal particular for character assessment and more evidence of our relationship. We have provided everything before so this time we only sent them more photograph of our activities together, joint gym membership letter etc
25 months - Finally my application is outside their timeline (24 months). Call them but the girl on the line unable to give any update. She asked me to email processing centre. Emailed them for an update. I took them 2 weeks to reply. In their reply, they acknowledge that my application is outside their timeline but "please note that each application is pocesssed on a case by case basis and some case may require further processing than other"
26 months - Request for more info (Health check, police check from Malaysia and copy of my passport because I have changed my passport before). Sent them all the details within 28 days and after 3 weeks nothing happened.
27 months - Email them again asking for and update. After 2 weeks, no reply and last week I got an email of my 801.
Good luck everyone.
Hi PixieEve,Hi Danny..
I would like to ask you how did you get your MY police check??because i tried apply online and its not work
Hi Danny thanks for the reply...btw i already submit the application but since January this year but the status still don change...i dont know what i can do nowHi PixieEve,
You can use this link. https://ekonsular.kln.gov.my/ Just register and you can start applying for it. Once the status change to "ready for collection, you can go to the nearest Malaysian consulate to collect it. Btw you need to call the consulate 2-3 days before you come and collect as they need to print it from the system.
Let me know if you still have any issue by PM me.
It wont affect your application, they will contact you when the time comesHey everyone! I've been reading this post for a while.. thanks for all the help and information. The waiting game is the worst!! Feel so disheartened when I see people who also applied in dec 2016 have already been granted - just hoping it wont be much longer. I'm from the UK and have been here in aus for just over 3 years - with my partner for 4 years.
Applied for 820 : 22 Dec 2016
Front loaded all documents including both our police checks, and as much evidence as we could put together. I believe its a strong application.
Completed my medical in March 2018.
No contact from the department at all - its been 16months now. Really hope i hear something soon!
I applied for a BVB last june to go home and visit family. Do you think applying for another BVB to visit family this year will delay my application? or should I just wait and hope that my 820 is granted soon! Processing times are 16-22 months
good luck everyone!
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!
Has anyone had any success stories with a complaint?Long time reader, first time poster
My partner who is from the UK applied for the 820 onshore Sep 16th 2017.
We have not heard anything back yet which seems to be fairly normal, based on this thread.
However I requested on the website for them to tell me where I was in the queue. Whilst they didn't acknowledge this, they did tell me that our visa was in Jakarta for processing. I took this as good news as know a lot of the UK visas seem to have relatively quick turnarounds out of Jakarta. We have already frontloaded everything (incl police checks) except for the health check, we are tempted to lock this in though as have been reading a lot about Jakarta processed visas coming through within 6-11 months.
I would love to hear about the level of contact people have had with the Jakarta office and how long their visas took to be processed there.
Also my partners visa has said status 'received' ever since we lodged it. Where my sponsor application shows 'submitted' - is this normal?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed any light.
Just an update on our timeline:Hi everyone, I m new and I wanna share my timeline as well & wait with you guys 🙂
Application submitted: 27 July 2017 de facto
Further Info requested: 24 Feb 2018 from Bangkok office. Docus requested including AFP check, police check from home country, health assessment etc.
Docus submitted: 12-15 Mar 2018 (not sure exact date as our agent submit the docus for us)
No updates since then
We applied for BVB and going overseas for 10 days.. not sure will this affect processing time.
Btw congratulations laur800 🙂!!! Hopefully we will get some good news soon 🙂