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I’ve been granted my 820 yesterday early morning.

Timeline as follows:
Applied: 21 May 18
Request for Sponsor PR evidence: 17 Aug 18
Evidence provided: 20 Aug 18
820 granted: 27 Aug 18

FYI I come from PMV which was applied in Sept 16 and granted in Aug 17
 

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Was granted 820 onshore this morning!

Thank you to everyone who posts questions and answers in this forum. I spent last winter (July-sept 2017) using this forum as my main guide as partner and I put together our application.

Here's the timeline:

Applicant country of origin: USA
DeFacto 820/801 Applied Onshore: 27 Sept 2017
Medicals: 5 Oct 2017
Police Checks (Sponsor & Applicant) : 23 Feb 2018
Information Requested (40SP) : 6 Aug 2018
Submitted 40SP Request: 24 August 2018
820 Onshore Granted: 28 August 2018

Thanks again
 

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Good evening guys, I've been a silent follower of this forum, been scrolling through all kind of posts on here.
Congratulations to those that have recently received their grant!! 😁
I Hope to find some people that have applied last year to see how the progress is going?
We've applied 05/04/2017 onshore through an Agent and now we're just waiting for my overseas Police clearance to arrive. I'm from a low risk country. Went for my Medical mid August after I've been requested to do so. There was no other correspondence except for my Partners police clearance in Dec/17.
I'd be very happy to read some updates on here! ☺
 

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Hi friends, we received a letter form IMMI and asked us to provide the following eveidence,

"Please provide relationship photographs evidence (previous and ongoing relationship). Request details: Evidence of your relationship with your spouse
The decision maker must be satisfied that you and your spouse:
● are validly married under Australian law
● have a mutual commitment to a shared life as a married couple to the exclusion of all
others
● have a relationship that is genuine and continuing
● live together; or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis.
To assist in deciding your application the decision maker must have regard to all of the
circumstances of your relationship with your spouse including: the financial aspects of the
relationship, the nature of the household, the social aspects of the relationship and the
nature of your commitment to each other."

What does it mean? It seems that the case officer is requesting photo evidences only, not writing documents, is it correct? We uploaded our wedding photos, honeymoon photos and some others photos with families and friends last year. Not sure what else do we need to provide.

Could anyone please give us some ideas? What proper evidences we need to provide? Much appreciated!! 🙂
 

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We uploaded lots of documents as per request mentioned in the 820 checklist. The letter we received yesterday asked us to provide Medical Check, AFP and relationship photographs evidence (previous and ongoing relationship). For relationship photographs evidence, does it mean the CO is requesting photos only, not writen documents, correct? Thanks
 

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We uploaded lots of documents as per request mentioned in the 820 checklist. The letter we received yesterday asked us to provide Medical Check, AFP and relationship photographs evidence (previous and ongoing relationship). For relationship photographs evidence, does it mean the CO is requesting photos only, not writen documents, correct? Thanks
I'm not a professional, but if you want my opinion, it sounds to me like they want more photos. Maybe they missed the ones you uploaded or they weren't able to see them, or maybe they want more of your relationship since.

I wouldn't question it. Just provide photos covering what they listed beneath the request, and try to get some of other people with you. So not just the two of you getting married but a shot of people watching it, and so on. Try putting the photos in a word doc then saving as a pdf and uploading that way and make sure to label the file clear so they know it's a new upload, like "COrequested_Photographs" or something similar.
 

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Hey everyone!

As I have been a regular visitor of this forum for a few years, I would like to thank everyone for all the helpful posts and information found here. It was my main source of information (besides the immigration website) for my application.
Today, we received the 820 grant notification and I would like to give you our course of events. :D

Arrived in Australia: Sept. 2012
Applied 820/801: Aug. 2017
Generic email saying that my application will be processed soon: Feb. 2018
Medicals done: Feb. 2018
Request for priority processing sent: 19 Aug. 2018
Request for AFP checks for both: 20 Aug. 2018
Uploaded AFP checks: 29 Aug. 2018
Granted: 30 Aug. 2018

A few things to add: My partner and I have been together since I arrived in Australia without interruption (not sure why 801 hasn't been granted straightaway). In November, our daughter was born and we are getting married next month too. I lodged a change of circumstances for everything and uploaded new evidence regularly.

Then, on the 19th of August, I sent a request for priority processing as my dad is very ill and we are all moving to Germany for a few years (I got a 2 year contract there). I couldn't actually provide any evidence for that besides my dads medical records but the next day I received the request for the AFP checks. For some reason the AFP checks had to be resubmitted. I already included them in the initial documents upload. I uploaded the AFP checks yesterday on the 29th and sent an email that I did so. This morning a different case officer wrote that they didn't receive my partners AFP clearance and I just wrote back that I uploaded it and asked if I can just email it to them (I was running around with my daughter so couldn't actually do anything more than that). By lunch time the grant notification was sent out.

Now I'm heading straight to centrelink to make sure they adjust all the parenting payments for baby and sort my parental leave pay. If anyone needs any help with parental leave and parenting support while waiting for the 820, let me know. We found not all centrelink staff knows what to do in that case.

So thanks again and I hope those people still waiting will get some good news soon.
Hang in there :)
 

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Hey everyone!

As I have been a regular visitor of this forum for a few years, I would like to thank everyone for all the helpful posts and information found here. It was my main source of information (besides the immigration website) for my application.
Today, we received the 820 grant notification and I would like to give you our course of events.


Arrived in Australia: Sept. 2012
Applied 820/801: Aug. 2017
Generic email saying that my application will be processed soon: Feb. 2018
Medicals done: Feb. 2018
Request for priority processing sent: 19 Aug. 2018
Request for AFP checks for both: 20 Aug. 2018
Uploaded AFP checks: 29 Aug. 2018
Granted: 30 Aug. 2018

A few things to add: My partner and I have been together since I arrived in Australia without interruption (not sure why 801 hasn't been granted straightaway). In November, our daughter was born and we are getting married next month too. I lodged a change of circumstances for everything and uploaded new evidence regularly.

Then, on the 19th of August, I sent a request for priority processing as my dad is very ill and we are all moving to Germany for a few years (I got a 2 year contract there). I couldn't actually provide any evidence for that besides my dads medical records but the next day I received the request for the AFP checks. For some reason the AFP checks had to be resubmitted. I already included them in the initial documents upload. I uploaded the AFP checks yesterday on the 29th and sent an email that I did so. This morning a different case officer wrote that they didn't receive my partners AFP clearance and I just wrote back that I uploaded it and asked if I can just email it to them (I was running around with my daughter so couldn't actually do anything more than that). By lunch time the grant notification was sent out.

Now I'm heading straight to centrelink to make sure they adjust all the parenting payments for baby and sort my parental leave pay. If anyone needs any help with parental leave and parenting support while waiting for the 820, let me know. We found not all centrelink staff knows what to do in that case.

So thanks again and I hope those people still waiting will get some good news soon.
Hang in there
Hello Kafolein!Congratulations to your 820 grant!! Btw im still waiting for nearly 8 months now and still hear nothing from immi 😞 plus i have a problem with the centrelink since Feb 2018 after my child was born applied parenting payment & family tax benefit since that and we still don get any claim from them..only my husband work at the moment we quiet frust with the financial problem we face now huh 😞
 

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Hello Kafolein!Congratulations to your 820 grant!! Btw im still waiting for nearly 8 months now and still hear nothing from immi 😞 plus i have a problem with the centrelink since Feb 2018 after my child was born applied parenting payment & family tax benefit since that and we still don get any claim from them..only my husband work at the moment we quiet frust with the financial problem we face now huh 😞
Well centrelink did take it's time for us too. We had to go there and correct mistakes and confirm our daughters birth probably 5 times. But it was worth the hassle, as we managed to claim and receive Dad & Partner Pay, Parenting Pay and Family Tax Benefit A&B for my partner.

What applies in our case (and yours likely too) is this one:
"2.2.5.50 Discretion to Treat a Person as Not Being a Member of a Couple for a Special Reason" under Section 24.
That makes your partner a single parent for parenting and tax benefit payments as long as you don't work.

The awesome lady at our centrelink branch that helped us correct all the mistakes in the system made us aware of this and sorted everything out. So it's a good idea to ask for someone that either assesses or reviews family claims (not all branches process them). Then they will have access to your complete file and can correct things, make notes etc.

She now reviews our case with the temporary visa granted. I might be able to claim parental leave now and all the other payments have to be adjusted to the couple rates. But she wasn't 100% sure. It might all stay the same ad I won't receive anything.

I hope that helps with your next centrelink visit. If you are not happy with the outcome or notice you receive always go in and let them check it. 9 out of 10 times they made a mistake (in our experience).
 

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That's the way it goes. It's nothing personal against you, it's just the path you happened to take. I don't know about 457s but interesting that you get to keep the visa and stay on until it expires while not working for the employer that sponsored you.
When it's all happening not as the way we planned for our lives. It can be taken as quite personal. Especially when it's effecting our quality of life.

I am not sure if interesting is the way that I'll put it. I do think it's very odd. So that's why I am considering contacting an experienced migration lawyer because I don't think the RMA has covered all angels or maybe because they didn't handle a more complex case like ours.

Trust me, I don't want to keep this 457 visa. It's useless to me at the moment and also put me in a strange and difficult situation. I really want to bring the expiry date forward asap so that my BVA can be activated.
Hi, im first time user on this web.

I have experiences about transfer my husband's visa 457 to Partner visa. So I can understand how frustrated you are. Lets me share our stories.

Its not easy to find another employer within 90 days. Lucky if u do.

My husband (Finnish) could not find a job (Pastry Cook visa 457) after his previous job termination. So our family decided to buy a Bakery in Sydney so we can sponsor him (as an employee).

We were rushing to looking for a business within the first 30 days.
Then we have the last 60 days to prepare all purchasing business documents and preparing for Business Sponsorship (stage 1 of Visa 457 to make a Business becomes eligble to sponsor an oversea staff).

My agent lodged a Sponsorship Application within the last 10 days of 90 days.
Then my agent also lodged Nomination. Visa 457 Application doesnt need to apply bcoz his visa 457 is still valid.

He worked for our family business company for a while. Before his visa 457 expires, I sponsored him through Partner visa. His case is different to you as his visa 457 valids shorter than you, so he doesnt have to wait long as u.

He got Bridging visa now and waiting for TR partner visa since Nov 2017. No response yet.

I am also sponsored my ex husband before. My current husband is 2nd husband. So idk how much chance of approval we have. I supported alot of documents and still waiting.

What occupation r u doing?

Ask ur family or someone to open the business and sponsor urself if possible.

Im living in Sydney and using agent from Canberra for Visa 457 & partner visa. We always communicate via email, no need face to face. U can get advice from her if u are interested.
https://focus-migration.com.au

All the best
 

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God is good i just got granted my 820/801 i never thought i would be writing this on here so soon. I had to provide schedule 3 waiver due to my over stay for so long but here is my timeline all the best to those who are still waiting:
Submitted: 20 october 2017
Request for more evidence of relationship: 14 dec 2017
Medicals and police clearance request: 9 may 2018
Visa granted 28 august 2018 801 and 802
 

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Hi Everyone,
I have a doubt regarding Partner visa. Please help!!

Am getting engaged with my Fiance (Australian PR) this month and Marriage is on Feb 2019. Is it possible to apply 820/801 onshore partner visa after i reach Australia with tourist visa??
I want to travel with him once we are married. So please advise us on how to proceed as we are confused.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello guys, I was just exchanging a few emails with my Agent today around 11.30am as my police clearance has been uploaded to our application and I've asked what happens next so they said we'll have to get it translated and that it may take a week or a couple of months until we hear anything from Immigration. At exactly 12.15pm I've received a phone call from my Agent and she told me that my Visa had just been granted!! We're over the moon and the last 2 hours seem so unreal to me. Unfortunately we're both at work but tonight we'll definitely celebrate!
We wish everyone best of luck on their Journey!
Applied 820/801 Onshore: 05/04/2017
Sponsor police clearance requested: 12/2017
My medical and police clearance for Australia and home country: 08/08/2018
Visa grant: 04/09/2018
 

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I've been granted my 820 yesterday early morning.

Timeline as follows:
Applied: 21 May 18
Request for Sponsor PR evidence: 17 Aug 18
Evidence provided: 20 Aug 18
820 granted: 27 Aug 18

FYI I come from PMV which was applied in Sept 16 and granted in Aug 17
Hi Selwyn,

Are you sure you have your dates correct? That seems insanely fast, barely 3 months.
 

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Hi Selwyn,

Are you sure you have your dates correct? That seems insanely fast, barely 3 months.
820s from PMV 300s can be. I took that route and got it in 20 days. The idea is you've already waited wait times for the 300 then applied for the 820/801. Not everyone from a 300 is so lucky though.
 

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Wife (from Germany) and I applied for her 820 from PMV today.

PMV 300 applied: 29 November 2017

PMV 300 granted: 9 January 2018

Activated PMV 300: 5 August 2018

Applied for 820: 6 September 2018

Got her Medicare sorted out this afternoon straight after applying.
 
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