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Exactly Same Here!!! CO from Bangkok Embassy contact us for PC in the early Apr 2018 and we lodged all docs within 5 days but no response since then. We even have to pay for a BVB for my business trip recently which is very disappointing.

Our case is significantly straight forward and should be decision ready when I providing the PC. I totally do not see the point why it takes so long after the PC has been provided.
If you don't mind me asking, when did you submit your application for 820?
 

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801 refusal. help needed urgently please

Hi guys I'm new here .
I have partner visa 801 in process and it's being looked at as we speak. We are very hopeful it's going to get granted. But just in case if doesn't what Visa would I go on then ? As I will be overseas at the time of decision?
What are my other options?
Currently on 820 since November 2017.
Thanks in advance.
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Our 820 Granted 10th August 2018

Feeling relieved with my Canadian husband. His 820 was finally granted.

Our timeline so far:
June 2016 - received PMV 300
March 2017 - Applied for the 820
May 2017 - Received 'Immi Letter' requesting sponsor get Australian police check and sign consent form. Uploaded a week later.
(....CRICKETS....)
2nd July 2018 - 'Partner Visa is in Progress' email
1st August 2018 - 'IMMI s56 Request for More Information' email requesting applicant get an Australian Police check.
10th August 2018 - Uploaded applicants police check, 820 was granted 2 hours later.

Good Luck to those waiting for their 820. Now to look into our next steps towards 801. Any help/advice appreciated.
 

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Hi guys!
My husband and I applied for our 820 visa last week.
I came to Australia on a PMV which was granted very quickly (5 months for a high risk country). Because I didn't except it to be granted this fast, I enrolled in a few courses and booked patients (I'm a dentist) which I still need to see and continue their treatments.

I applied for a Bridging visa B hours after lodging the 820 application, explained my reasons and it was approved (I didn't need to provide any evidence).

My plan is to return to my home country until the end of the year to finish the course and finalise my patients` cases.

However, today I heard from a friend that going overseas on BVB will postpone the date in which I am allowed to lodge evidence for the 801 visa and also my application will not be seen by a CO until I return to Australia, meaning it would also delay my 820 visa

I couldn't find any information on Immi`s website to confirm that. Everywhere I look it states that the 801 should be lodged 2 years after lodging the 820 application
And although I am aware a 820 can't be granted if I am overseas, I have seen several cases in which the CO has contacted the person informing they are ready to make a decision on their visa and should return to australia

Does anyone have any information on this?

Thanks!
 

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However, today I heard from a friend that going overseas on BVB will postpone the date in which I am allowed to lodge evidence for the 801 visa and also my application will not be seen by a CO until I return to Australia, meaning it would also delay my 820 visa

Thanks!
Not sure how people just create misinformation out of thin air. Everyone that applies for a combined partner visa (either 309/100 or 820/801) is eligible for the second stage 2 years after making that application (with the exception of long term relationships that qualify to waive that 2 year waiting period). So there's no way that a BVB could postpone the second stage eligibility.

Also not true that they won't look at your application until you return. They will process your application when they get around to processing it. If you're offshore when they're ready to finalize, they'll notify you that they're ready to finalize but their movement records show that you are not onshore.
 

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Update: My wife received her 820 and 801 within seconds of each other yesterday.

We waited until the last minute before applying for a BVB (hoping it would come through before her trip to see family in Canada), and she was issued the BVB for 7 weeks (usually 3 months wed heard).

After her return we wrote an email advising that she is back in the country, and the grant came through less than 2 hours later!
 
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Very desperate for your help, please help.

I'm overseas at the moment and my 801 has been refused saying my evidences aren't enough.
What do I do now? What visa am I on now?
Can I come back into Australia asap to apply an appeal (aat) ?
How long do I get to appeal ?
What are my options please help.
Thanks in advance.
Jennifer
 

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I am unsure where to upload things such as, travel tickets, accomodation bookings, joint activities? Can anybody offer advice as to what they did in this section?

Thanks in advance & Good Luck to everyone :)
I included that as part of social evidence, which includes photos, messages etc
 

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Hi. I am new here and like many others, My husband (Au citizen) and I submitted my paper application 820/801 (onshore). It was submitted 23/02/17. Just a day ago I received an email requesting a new AFP police check and health examination which I booked the earliest possible. If I don't receive an update from them after I sent them what they need, can I apply the second stage (801) on 23/02/2019? TIA
 

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Hi. I am new here and like many others, My husband (Au citizen) and I submitted my paper application 820/801 (onshore). It was submitted 23/02/17. Just a day ago I received an email requesting a new AFP police check and health examination which I booked the earliest possible. If I don't receive an update from them after I sent them what they need, can I apply the second stage (801) on 23/02/2019? TIA
You can't do Stage 2 unless you hold either the 820 or the 309. Best bet is to hope that they assess it as well on their own.
 

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Hi. I am new here and like many others, My husband (Au citizen) and I submitted my paper application 820/801 (onshore). It was submitted 23/02/17. Just a day ago I received an email requesting a new AFP police check and health examination which I booked the earliest possible. If I don't receive an update from them after I sent them what they need, can I apply the second stage (801) on 23/02/2019? TIA
You can't do Stage 2 unless you hold either the 820 or the 309. Best bet is to hope that they assess it as well on their own.
Oh ok. I thought I can do that but thanks for the feedback. Also, I read from above posted by Canafrican that his wife got her 820 and 801 within seconds from each other? What does it mean? TIA
 

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Oh ok. I thought I can do that but thanks for the feedback. Also, I read from above posted by Canafrican that his wife got her 820 and 801 within seconds from each other? What does it mean? TIA
That happens when either long term relationship criteria is met, or sometimes if someone's app took longer than 24 months, the CO decided to do the 801 as well since the person was eligible. I haven't seen it happen every time in that scenario but it's a possibility.
 

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I see people doing medical examination here without it being requested by CO! How is this possible? Don't they need a referral letter in order to do the examination?

I have been requested to do 3 medical assessments by my CO. General examination, x-rays, and HIV test, which is wired.
 

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I see people doing medical examination here without it being requested by CO! How is this possible? Don't they need a referral letter in order to do the examination?

I have been requested to do 3 medical assessments by my CO. General examination, x-rays, and HIV test, which is wired.
If you applied online, you just have to do the health questionnaire in the immi account to access the form required with the HAPID.

Those aren't three medicals, it's one. All of those are required to pass the medical and they all get done at the same time.
 

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I see people doing medical examination here without it being requested by CO! How is this possible? Don't they need a referral letter in order to do the examination?

I have been requested to do 3 medical assessments by my CO. General examination, x-rays, and HIV test, which is wired.
Because you can print your medical paperwork from your MyIMMI account and complete it. That's what I did. I'm glad I did, because the results actually triggered the CO to ask for some things that they needed and my 820 was approved once I got all of that in. It doesn't happen that way for everyone, but can save some time. I did my medicals 6 months after applying for the 820. Got the visa grant in 7 months. :)
 
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Thanks Skybluebrewer and LadyRogueRayne :)

My visa application was made through a migration agent, therefore I don't have access to my immiaccount.
 

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Evening everyone. We lodged our visa 820 application in April 2018. We have lived together as a couple since March 2013 in Australia (previously i was on a NZ family relation visa). I had a quick question. Is it recommended to continuously upload updated batches of evidence (say every 6months) after the lodgement date? Or is it best to leave it and save it for the 801 application (if approved). Or is it common for a CO to ask for more evidence that shows updates after the lodgement date? Thanks in advance. This forum is a fantastic read.
 

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Evening everyone. We lodged our visa 820 application in April 2018. We have lived together as a couple since March 2013 in Australia (previously i was on a NZ family relation visa). I had a quick question. Is it recommended to continuously upload updated batches of evidence (say every 6months) after the lodgement date? Or is it best to leave it and save it for the 801 application (if approved). Or is it common for a CO to ask for more evidence that shows updates after the lodgement date? Thanks in advance. This forum is a fantastic read.
There's no requirement to but some people choose to. Not much point saving evidence for the 801 since the evidence needed at that stage is only since the grant of the 820.
 

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Got my visa granted today!

Applied: 3/17
Email for more info: 12/17 & 1/18
Submit all requested documents: 4/18
Oversea travel: 12/17, 4/18, 5/18 & 8/18
Last update: Family photo 8/18
Visa granted: 8/18
Relationship: De Facto
Migration Agent: No
Nationality: Malaysian

I came to Australia on 457 in 2010. This is my 2nd application, I broke up with my first sponsor and my current bf is 7 years younger than me. I have applied bridging visa B twice to spend 6 weeks with my bf when he was having training in Italy, family trip to Taiwan, election in Malaysia and taking family photo for my brother’s PhD convo in Singapore.
 
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