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5400 posts :eek: this threads sooooo gonna get a fresh one soon...

On another note - exactly as JandE said - Harry get your medical underway to save any further delays, although there is a possibility it can expire, it probably won't and you will probably have grant sooner rather then later.

Either that or just send them a befuddlement draught.
I am also planning to do it.
How do i get medical and from where? is there suppose to be a letter issued by immi office?
If i do get medical done, should i just post out to immi office? since i lodged everything by paper.

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Hello everyone, applied for my wife's 820/801 Combined application based on marriage in May 2016{i am Aus citizen already since 2013} so it has been 26 months now and we haven't heard from immigration as of yet. We did lodge an inquiry few months ago to which we received the generic Please-wait-for-the-global-processing-times email. We already did her medicals at the start when we applied but didn't do AFP. We haven even traveled since applying the visa just in case the file progresses and we are not here to provide updated documents in time.Please can someone provide guidance and shed some light as to what would be the next step to take? I called yesterday and was speaking with lovely lady who advised Patience is a virtue so keep waiting which is fine but question is how long should i keep waiting before i take action.The silver lining is atleast my wife and i together in this beautiful Melbourne while we wait. I feel someone should create a new page for those waiting over 24 months. I joined this today so might figure out in a day or two. Please send positive vibes i could really use them at the moment.
 

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Hello guys! Today i received an email from CO asking for afp and form 80. I'm a bit excited but I am from high risk country so it might be the first part of their initial assessment. I hope this is a good sign.
 

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Great news! Received my 820 grant this morning! I applied for an additional Bridging B Visa last week and the grant for that was issued yesterday after which they issued me my 820 visa rendering my Bridging B obsolete. And now the long wait for 801 begins!

Submitted AFP and FBI checks: 26 March 2018.
Health, AFP, UK and Indian Clearance Requested: 2 April 2018
Indian Police Clearance Submitted: November 2017
BUPA Health Exam: 18 April 2018
All documents submitted: 21 April 2018
820 Partner Visa granted: 18 July 2018
 

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Great news! Received my 820 grant this morning! I applied for an additional Bridging B Visa last week and the grant for that was issued yesterday after which they issued me my 820 visa rendering my Bridging B obsolete. And now the long wait for 801 begins!

Submitted AFP and FBI checks: 26 March 2018.
Health, AFP, UK and Indian Clearance Requested: 2 April 2018
Indian Police Clearance Submitted: November 2017
BUPA Health Exam: 18 April 2018
All documents submitted: 21 April 2018
820 Partner Visa granted: 18 July 2018
Hi! Congrats :)

Quick question on the timeline, did you submit your application on Nov 2017 or Mar 2018? What were the 'all documents submitted' April 21, 2018?

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Hi! Congrats :)

Quick question on the timeline, did you submit your application on Nov 2017 or Mar 2018? What were the 'all documents submitted' April 21, 2018?

Thank you
I submitted my 820/801 Partner Visa application on January 26, 2017. My Indian Police Clearance came through in November 2017, my AFP in April 2018. My partner's FBI clearance came through in March 2018 and all these documents along with my BUPA Health Clearance were submitted together by my lawyers to the CO on 21 April 2018.
 

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Hey guys,
We applied in March 2017. Our application was ready to go with all of the paperwork except medical and police check, but we took the risk and uploaded a couple of months later.
I noticed in April 2018 it said my partner was approved to be a sponsor. We didn't hear anything off anyone once and no further requests for information and we were granted the visa on 2nd July 2018.
Just wanted to let you all know to hang in there. We were so nervous and worried all this time, but it worked out fine. I now know I can live (hopefully when 801 is granted) happily ever after with my partner 🙂
Hi! I just want to ask how did you know your partner is approved as sponsor? did they notify you? message you? or did you see it in the portal? thanks
 

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Hello,
I've been granted bridging visa A, which will start at the end of my visitor visa on the 18th of Aug.
However I need to leave the country on the 15th of Aug, Do i still need to apply for BVB even I leave during my visitor visa?

Can I apply for BVB right now evn I haven't finish uploading all my documents, and haven't done my required medical examination?
Thanks all


P.s. My current visa is visitor visa eta multiple entry, 3 month stay. I entered the country on 18 of May with it.
 

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Hello,
I've been granted bridging visa A, which will start at the end of my visitor visa on the 18th of Aug.
However I need to leave the country on the 15th of Aug, Do i still need to apply for BVB even I leave during my visitor visa?

Can I apply for BVB right now evn I haven't finish uploading all my documents, and haven't done my required medical examination?
Thanks all

P.s. My current visa is visitor visa eta multiple entry, 3 month stay. I entered the country on 18 of May with it.
The BVA will only go into effect on 18 Aug if you remain onshore. If you leave before the current stay period ends, then you'll need to reenter Australia and wait out another 3 month stay period without leaving. Obly after the stay period runs out and you're still onshore (meaning you didn't leave Australia anytime in those 3 months) will the BVA go into effect.

You may want to check your tourist visa conditions to make sure you'll be able to reenter on it.
 

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Visa Conditions:

Your visa is valid to the date stated in the section titled "AUTHORITY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA VALID TO" above (or to the expiry date of your passport);
This is a 12 month multiple entry visa. The maximum time you are allowed to stay each time you enter Australia on this visa in 3 months;
The 3 month visit limit does not start until the date you arrive in Australia, so any changes to your intended travel date are acceptable, as long as it is within the visa validity date stated above;
You must be free from tuberculosis at time of travel to Australia;
You must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to Australia;
You have the right to study for a maximum of 3 months while holding this visa;
You are generally not permitted to work in Australia as the holder of this visa. However, some limited business activities are acceptable (such as attending conferences or meetings).

So this is mi visa conditions, so if I leave the country let s say on the 15th, I ll have 2 days left on the visa which means i don t need a bvb?
And the bva will start 2 days after I come back?
So confusing...
 

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Visa Conditions:

Your visa is valid to the date stated in the section titled "AUTHORITY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA VALID TO" above (or to the expiry date of your passport);
This is a 12 month multiple entry visa. The maximum time you are allowed to stay each time you enter Australia on this visa in 3 months;
The 3 month visit limit does not start until the date you arrive in Australia, so any changes to your intended travel date are acceptable, as long as it is within the visa validity date stated above;
You must be free from tuberculosis at time of travel to Australia;
You must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to Australia;
You have the right to study for a maximum of 3 months while holding this visa;
You are generally not permitted to work in Australia as the holder of this visa. However, some limited business activities are acceptable (such as attending conferences or meetings).

So this is mi visa conditions, so if I leave the country let s say on the 15th, I ll have 2 days left on the visa which means i don t need a bvb?
And the bva will start 2 days after I come back?
So confusing...
With that visa, you must stay the entire 3 month stay period for the BVA to go into effect. So no, you wouldn't need a BVB as the BVA won't go into effect on the 18th because you're leaving on the 15th (you have to be onshore). So whenever you return to Australia, the 3 month stay period resets and you'll have to wait that entire 3 months while remaining onshore, and then after that time while still onshore, the BVA can go into effect. And until, you're bound by the conditions of the visitor visa (meaning no work rights).

So whatever day you plan to reenter Australia, add 3 months to that.

Personally, I wouldn't have left until the BVA was in effect and you had a BVB. I'm not sure if you'll have issues entering Australia again on that visitor visa if you already have a permanent visa application in and they decide that you're not a genuine visitor since you plan to stay permanently. I've never been in that position so that's just a personal thought on it. Might be worth seeking professional advice to see what they say as you don't want to get caught out not being able to reenter the country. Don't mean to stress you out but it's worth double checking.
 

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Attention onshore partner visa applicants.
The global processing time for 820 has gone up to 24 months for 75% ans 30 months for 90% on immi website yesterday. It has blown up 3 times doulbe since i have lodged my application (January 2017) which is ridiculous. I hope it has end somewhere or they shouldn’t implement this to all the past applications but anyways they do it and nobody can challenge them it is so annoying.
Please leave your views everyone?
 

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Visa Conditions:

Your visa is valid to the date stated in the section titled "AUTHORITY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA VALID TO" above (or to the expiry date of your passport);
This is a 12 month multiple entry visa. The maximum time you are allowed to stay each time you enter Australia on this visa in 3 months;
The 3 month visit limit does not start until the date you arrive in Australia, so any changes to your intended travel date are acceptable, as long as it is within the visa validity date stated above;
You must be free from tuberculosis at time of travel to Australia;
You must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to Australia;
You have the right to study for a maximum of 3 months while holding this visa;
You are generally not permitted to work in Australia as the holder of this visa. However, some limited business activities are acceptable (such as attending conferences or meetings).

So this is mi visa conditions, so if I leave the country let s say on the 15th, I ll have 2 days left on the visa which means i don t need a bvb?
And the bva will start 2 days after I come back?
So confusing...
With that visa, you must stay the entire 3 month stay period for the BVA to go into effect. So no, you wouldn't need a BVB as the BVA won't go into effect on the 18th because you're leaving on the 15th (you have to be onshore). So whenever you return to Australia, the 3 month stay period resets and you'll have to wait that entire 3 months while remaining onshore, and then after that time while still onshore, the BVA can go into effect. And until, you're bound by the conditions of the visitor visa (meaning no work rights).

So whatever day you plan to reenter Australia, add 3 months to that.

Personally, I wouldn't have left until the BVA was in effect and you had a BVB. I'm not sure if you'll have issues entering Australia again on that visitor visa if you already have a permanent visa application in and they decide that you're not a genuine visitor since you plan to stay permanently. I've never been in that position so that's just a personal thought on it. Might be worth seeking professional advice to see what they say as you don't want to get caught out not being able to reenter the country. Don't mean to stress you out but it's worth double checking.
Allright, thank you for clearing that up, might be easier for me then to maybe change my flights for the 18th and ask for bvb, just for 2 days it s ridiculous....but I have no choice I guess
 

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Maybe you'd have no problem reentering on the visitor visa. I don't know. Maybe create your own thread and ask the question. Others may have done it or an RMA may comment.
 

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Visa Conditions:

Your visa is valid to the date stated in the section titled "AUTHORITY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA VALID TO" above (or to the expiry date of your passport);
This is a 12 month multiple entry visa. The maximum time you are allowed to stay each time you enter Australia on this visa in 3 months;
The 3 month visit limit does not start until the date you arrive in Australia, so any changes to your intended travel date are acceptable, as long as it is within the visa validity date stated above;
You must be free from tuberculosis at time of travel to Australia;
You must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (whether served or not) are for a total period of 12 months duration or more, at the time of travel to Australia;
You have the right to study for a maximum of 3 months while holding this visa;
You are generally not permitted to work in Australia as the holder of this visa. However, some limited business activities are acceptable (such as attending conferences or meetings).

So this is mi visa conditions, so if I leave the country let s say on the 15th, I ll have 2 days left on the visa which means i don t need a bvb?
And the bva will start 2 days after I come back?
So confusing...
I have 3 friends started from tourist visa and they didnt leave australia even after 3months. BVA is a visa that allow you to stay coz you have an on process visa. My friend was holding BVA for 2yrs and granted her TR exactly after 2yrs of stay here in AU.
 
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