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Has anyone noticed this year has started very slow? I have not seen many visas being granted. :(

I applied March/2018 and up until now only received a request for sponsor's police check in September, then nothing else.
I saw one migration agent had six 820's granted in January and ten in February.

Not everyone puts their grants on the forum.
 

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I understand that not everyone does but if you compare to last year, you will be able to tell the difference. I remember seeing so many posts last year and not many this year.. so I do believe it is a bit slower.
 

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Has anyone noticed this year has started very slow? I have not seen many visas being granted. :(

I applied March/2018 and up until now only received a request for sponsor's police check in September, then nothing else.
I don't have the answer for that. I am not sure if it makes a difference if the applications are offshore or onshore. Mine is onshore and we submitted an almost complete application except for AFP checks and we still have not been granted the 820. We applied in April 2017, 11 months before yourself.
Last Friday after emailing immigration we finally received an AFP check for the applicant. My best guess is that our application has been transferred to another processing centre to 'share the load' due to high numbers of applications to be processed and it has just been sitting there idle until I sent an email asking for an update.
 

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My partner's 820 visa got granted yesterday!

Timeline:
Applied: 27-Nov-2017
Request for more info, including health checks: 6-Aug-2018
Request for new police checks for partner: 7-Mar-2019
820 Granted: 23-Mar-2019

We applied by ourselves.
 

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immi requests more information about my son financial support , both police checks , form80, and medical . what do you think guys how long it will take more ?
 

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My partner's 820 visa got granted yesterday!

Timeline:
Applied: 27-Nov-2017
Request for more info, including health checks: 6-Aug-2018
Request for new police checks for partner: 7-Mar-2019
820 Granted: 23-Mar-2019

We applied by ourselves.
congratulations Nicoski :D.. was your visa Application onshore or offshore?
 

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congratulations Nicoski :D.. was your visa Application onshore or offshore?
Thank you Liiza!

Our application was onshore.

It was such a nice relief to have stage 1 done and we can now stop checking emails so often :) The email you get is so understated and boring. No words of congratulations. Nevertheless, we celebrated :D

Looking at your timeline and hoping yours gets granted soon. Must be close.
 

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Hi Guys!!

Just wanted to share that my 820 visa was granted yesterday!

Applied: 10 August 2018
Granted: 25 March 2019
 

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Hi Guys!!

Just wanted to share that my 820 visa was granted yesterday!

Applied: 10 August 2018
Granted: 25 March 2019
Congratulations! That's awesome. May I ask if you were coming from PMV?

I may be way off the bat, but it seems like people who first had PMV get processed faster?

I'm so desperate to get any action in my account!

Thank you
 

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Hi everyone,

You can see my timeline in my signiture. I am writing because quite frankly just need to vent. Background is that I have emailed and called Immigration 6 times in the last 3 months to check on an update of our application because we have heard absolutely nothing and we lodge in April 2017. It is a Partner visa and we registered our relationship because we were hoping to be granted the stage 1 801 visa a year ago. We have been holding off getting married until we got the PR because I assume if we got married things may change with the visa process and we didn't want to add on any further delay.

My question is now, has anyone got married after they have submitted the 820 and what happens? what do you have to do?
We applied online ourselves.

We have uploaded everything and keep adding evidence and still haven't been granted the 801. The consultant at Immigration said there's nothing that can be done unless it was 4 yrs after application submission which I feel is just ludicrous. I know the global wait time is 21 - 26 months for Partner Visa, but shorter for PMV.
What are your suggestions on where to go from here?

Thanks for allowing me to vent if you read this far. :D
Hey Mate,

I understand your frustration!! My wife and I are running an identical timeline as you. We submitted our onshore application 26 April 2017. And have heard next to nothing since.

We did get married in the meantime, we are yet to receive our marriage cert. But once we do we will submit it.

Regards,

Darra
 

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Congratulations! That's awesome. May I ask if you were coming from PMV?

I may be way off the bat, but it seems like people who first had PMV get processed faster?

I'm so desperate to get any action in my account!

Thank you
I think she was, as quoted on her signature :)
 

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Congratulations! That's awesome. May I ask if you were coming from PMV?

I may be way off the bat, but it seems like people who first had PMV get processed faster?

I'm so desperate to get any action in my account!

Thank you
The 820 processing for the PMV applicants is faster than direct 820 applicants, but the total time is about the same, when you add the PMV and 820 processing together.

The processing time for barbara was: 5.7 months on PMV, plus 7.5 months on 820 = 13.2 months.

The last four direct 820 grants have averaged 13 months each.

Ours from PMV application, to 820 grant, totalled near enough 12 months.

An interesting timeframe is the time from first partner visa application (300 or 820) to final 801 grant, at an average of 37.5 months in 2019 so far, up from the 36.5 months in 2017. (figures taken from 82 grants reported on this forum)
 

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Thank you Liiza!

Our application was onshore.

It was such a nice relief to have stage 1 done and we can now stop checking emails so often :) The email you get is so understated and boring. No words of congratulations. Nevertheless, we celebrated :D

Looking at your timeline and hoping yours gets granted soon. Must be close.
I hope it is granted soon because we applied 7 month before you, I think applications are shared across the load and ours is hiding on someone's system :D lol.
 

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I don't have the answer for that. I am not sure if it makes a difference if the applications are offshore or onshore. Mine is onshore and we submitted an almost complete application except for AFP checks and we still have not been granted the 820. We applied in April 2017, 11 months before yourself.
Last Friday after emailing immigration we finally received an AFP check for the applicant. My best guess is that our application has been transferred to another processing centre to 'share the load' due to high numbers of applications to be processed and it has just been sitting there idle until I sent an email asking for an update.
Hi Liiza,

Could you share the email address you used to follow up with immigration?
 

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Yes, I did come from a PMV :)

I don't know how accurate this is, but I am pretty sure I read on a facebook post made by a migration agent that applicants who come from a PMV get processed a bit faster for the 820 because we have already been "pre-assessed" for the PMV, so basically the CO would only need to check that the applicant got married and that the now marriage remains legit after the PMV was granted.
 

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Wow!! Great data!! haha
However, I must add that I was overseas for the majority of the time as I still work back in Brazil (I have patients I still needed to see) and I did receive an email saying they were ready to make a decision on my case last year - so I don't know if that means that my visa would've been granted sooner if I was in Australia at the time.
 

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Hi Liiza,

Could you share the email address you used to follow up with immigration?
Hi Monev,
If your PMV is Onshore, you can email here. Quote your client number, name and DOB in the email. Email to the STATE in which you live in and applied.

Liiza :)
 

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Hi everyone, I finally got an email from immigration requesting that I do my police clearances.

Does anyone in WA know the best possible place to get fingerprints done for Singapore CoC? Apparently police stations don't do them anymore and I had gone to the Malaysian Embassy, only to be told that they are not authorised to do it. :(
 

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Hi everyone, I finally got an email from immigration requesting that I do my police clearances.

Does anyone in WA know the best possible place to get fingerprints done for Singapore CoC? Apparently police stations don't do them anymore and I had gone to the Malaysian Embassy, only to be told that they are not authorised to do it. :(
When I needed to do my fingerprints for my FBI background check, I went to a fingerprinting place in Perth. I can't remember the name, but it was near the CBD. You can do a Google search and find several to use. The cost was $99. You need to take two forms of id with you.
 

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When I needed to do my fingerprints for my FBI background check, I went to a fingerprinting place in Perth. I can't remember the name, but it was near the CBD. You can do a Google search and find several to use. The cost was $99. You need to take two forms of id with you.
Thank you for that. Thankfully I found one closer to me that does it for $90.

So frustrating that the police stations don't do it fingerprinting :eek:
 
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