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I was just wondering how many others here are also in the waiting phase after applying for the 820 onshore - where are you from, where did you apply, did you go for a subclass 300 first?

How has your experience been so far, and what are the things you worry about? How long have you been waiting?

Just a thread for people in 'the same boat' (although we're all very different) - mods if this isn't an appropriate thread (because the information can mostly be found through Timeline Search) please feel free to adjust, close or delete! I'm just curious who else out there is (still) waiting, since both applicants I knew have been granted before me!
Wel. Although this post is from 2011 I will use it to let off steam. My wife and I were married in Thailand in 2015 and applied for a 820 Permanent Partner visa in 2016. It took 8 months to accumulate the data required to prepare the Partner visa application through a registered Migration Agent. We were advised by the agent that our application was one of the best-presented applications he had seen and based on that he saw no issues in the visa being Granted, After 18 months waiting for a response, I started putting pressure on the agent to see what progress was being made. We were constantly told "The application is being processed" but no timeframe was ever given for completion. Not long after the last request, there was a communication from the DOHA indicating that my wife had paid me a substantial amount of money to process the visa. Under the privacy act, I was unable to determine who had made the false unsubstantiated allegation as I wanted to take legal action and sue them.
After sworn affidavits were sent to Immigration it was another 3 months before we were advised that our application had been refused. We immediately applied to the AAT to contest the decision and took out a DVA and were told we would have to wait for 12 months to appear before the tribunal. The agent made no indication as to what were in for and as the 12-month waiting period was drawing close we changed agents to get some action. After paying another agent fee we were still getting no action and in fact, were given advice that would have jeopardised the AAT appearance. Despite holding a DVA we were notified by DOHA that as my wifes student visa was about to expire we were to take out another student visa or leave the country within 2 weeks. We questioned this with the agent and we were advised to take out another 2 years student visa even though we had a DVA. After jumping through hoops of fire we applied for another 2-year student visa. Unsatisfied with the new agent we changed agents yet again, another $4,000 fee, and were advised to cancel the student visa as this would be detrimental to the AAT appearance. The fee for the student visa was not refundable when cancelled and the further $4,000 paid to the college was only 75% refundable. Despite being married for close to five years we have been advised that will now have to provide even more documentation than the original application before the AAT appearance, almost like starting from scratch but double. Adde to that we are advised that the possibility of an AAT hearing would take another 2 years as there is a 44,000 plus case backlog. In the meantime, our son is still in Thailand and I have lost valuable time to nurture and guide him before age 7 NOT A HAPPY MAN
 

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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.
Hey barbara,
which office processed your application? My wife applied on 25 August 2018 so a couple of weeks after you. We also come from PMV so wondering if our grant is coming back soon! :( What state were you residing in Australia? NSW or somewhere else?

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My wife and I applied for her 820 visa (coming from PMV 300 too) on 25/08/2018 (two weeks before you) and it's still in progress (status: Received)...
What was your PMV timeline and where from ?
 

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Hi all,

I just realised that I may have submitted all the sponsor's information under my visa application (Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa), and that under his application (Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia) there are no documents. I thought I had put the relevant ID and police clearance under his, but there are 0 documents uploaded. Should I upload the same documents that are already in my application?
 

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Updated my signature :)

Applicant's Country: Russia
Applied for PMV/300: 15 February 2018
CO contact: 23 March 2018
PMV Granted: 27 March 2018
Wow, that was a very fast PMV.. 1.3 months.

I was happy when we got ours at under 9 months...
 

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Hi all,

I just realised that I may have submitted all the sponsor's information under my visa application (Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa), and that under his application (Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia) there are no documents. I thought I had put the relevant ID and police clearance under his, but there are 0 documents uploaded. Should I upload the same documents that are already in my application?
If your sponsor's documents has proper name which is easy to recognize, I think you don't need to upload again. But, If my file names of sponsor' documents are not straightforward, then I would upload these documents again under sponsor's section and name them properly. Hope this helps. Good luck.
 

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Guys, great news to share. Today my wife's visa was granted!

Applied 820: 25 August 2018
Granted: 9 April 2019

My signature contains my timeline. All the best for you all and hope your grants are around the corner!
 
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I have news guys, my 820 visa has been granted just a few minutes ago.

I come from PMV, so here's a short timeline.

PMV application : Jan 2018 in Dubai
PMV grant : Aug 2018
820 application onshore (Aus) : Dec 25 2018
820 grant date : Apr 10 2019 (no contact or further documents requested)

For 820 application - I didn't upload any police checks and health check wasn't requested.Im assuming it's because my PMV documents are still within the validity period of the documents? Also, my application status was "received" just before it was granted.

Hopefully more grants will be processed quickly!
 

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Hi I have a similar time line.

I applied in March 2018 and my partner (sponsor) was asked for police checks in July 2018. I haven't heard anything else from them since
I applied on 18th March 2018, Case officer called my husband and requested for Australia Police Clearance on Oct 2018, same no news. ever since.
 

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Hey everyone, just submitted my 820 coming from a prospective marriage and i’m a hit confused now.
I know i should start uploading the documents. Do i have to upload everything all over? Even if i already uploaded them in my prospective marriage visa, or should i only upload new evidence? Another question, should my husband( sponsor) fill another application now?
 

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Hey everyone, just submitted my 820 coming from a prospective marriage and i'm a hit confused now.
I know i should start uploading the documents. Do i have to upload everything all over? Even if i already uploaded them in my prospective marriage visa, or should i only upload new evidence? Another question, should my husband( sponsor) fill another application now?
We uploaded all the same identity documents and police checks that we used for the 300.

You'll need to upload evidence of your relationship since the grant of the 300, your marriage certificate, and new form 888s.

Yes, the sponsor does the online sponsorship form again. Tip: Have your 300 forms available and just copy the information over, updating whatever needs updating.
 

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Hey Guys,

I can see that heaps of you have already moved their partner to Australia and waiting for the visa. so I was wondering if there is a way to bring my partner on a different type of visa such as visitor visa and then apply for the partner visa onshore so my partner can have a bridging visa until the main partner visa is issued. Any help and ideas?

Thanks guys
 

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Hey Guys,

I can see that heaps of you have already moved their partner to Australia and waiting for the visa. so I was wondering if there is a way to bring my partner on a different type of visa such as visitor visa and then apply for the partner visa onshore so my partner can have a bridging visa until the main partner visa is issued. Any help and ideas?

Thanks guys
The only way to get a bridging visa with a partner visa application is to apply for the onshore 820/801 partner visa. If your partner applied offshore, then there is no bridging visa, even if they come over on another visa.

Has your partner already applied? If so, which subclass? If not, then you want to look at the 820/801. What country passport will your partner be applying for a visa on?
 

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Thanks @Skybluebrewer, she haven't applied yet, I just checked the 820/801 visa but I am not sure if she can come on a visitor visa (or any other type) and then apply for the 820/801 visa, can she do that?

If yes, are there any requirements needed to be organized before applying for this visa?
 

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Thanks @Skybluebrewer, she haven't applied yet, I just checked the 820/801 visa but I am not sure if she can come on a visitor visa (or any other type) and then apply for the 820/801 visa, can she do that?

If yes, are there any requirements needed to be organized before applying for this visa?
She can apply from any substantive visa that does not have the no further stay condition. So she can try to get a visitor visa but depending on her travel history and even what country she comes from, the condition may or may not be attached. It would be easier if she came from a country that offered an ETA for example, as that doesn't have the NFS condition. The majority of people I read about on this forum typically apply for the 820/801 from a visitor/tourist visa, working holiday, work and holiday, or student visa. Depending on her skills, there are other non-partner visa options that can be cheaper and faster to PR.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker but first time poster.
I applied for my 820 in March 2018 and sent everything with it; police checks and medical. However, it has now been over 12 months of waiting and those things will have 'expired' according to the rules. Has anyone else experienced this? Did you go ahead and just redo everything you could or did you wait?
I also have another question. When I applied originally, I didn't do an Australian police check as I hadn't been living her for long enough, but now I have. Should I get one done?

Thank you for any help you can give, this forum is very comforting!!
 

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Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker but first time poster.
I applied for my 820 in March 2018 and sent everything with it; police checks and medical. However, it has now been over 12 months of waiting and those things will have 'expired' according to the rules. Has anyone else experienced this? Did you go ahead and just redo everything you could or did you wait?
I also have another question. When I applied originally, I didn't do an Australian police check as I hadn't been living her for long enough, but now I have. Should I get one done?

Thank you for any help you can give, this forum is very comforting!!
I would do the AFP check for sure, because they will ask for it. As for everything else, hold off. Sometimes they ask you to redo things, but most of the time they don't.
 
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