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Hi all,I noticed that very recently increased numbers of approved 820 applications on facebook groups.*We lodged our application in March 2019 and haven't received any request from immi, everything is front loaded (incl. medical check) and last month we got married (partner is now AU citizen).*

Is there any way we could try to speed up*the process by contacting/emailing immi, as it feels like no one have even touched our application after 13 months?

(only thing was auto generated email after 1 year was lapsed)
 

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Hi guys, hope you all are well and safe!

Just want to update my timeline, in case some of you might have similar situation.

Background: I studied Bachelor degree here in 2014 and I'm from Bangkok. My partner is Australian.

Apply for partner visa onshore: 5 September 2017
Request for more info for TR: 19 February 2018
TR granted: 2 May 2018
Request for more info for PR: 5 August 2019
Apply for PR: 5 September 2019
PR granted: 2 April 2020
Overall waiting time: 2 years 6 months

Good luck everyone! Hope you all get what you want soon.
 

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Hi.
I applied my 820/801 through agent on 6Dec2019 and it was decision ready file.
Anyone who applied same as mine got any update on their application yet?
if so then please share.
 

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Hi.
I applied my 820/801 through agent on 6Dec2019 and it was decision ready file.
Anyone who applied same as mine got any update on their application yet?
if so then please share.
If you have submitted a decision ready application, you may not hear from them until either the auto letter after 12 months, or the grant itself.

The average time for grants recently has been about 17 months.

Those that do get contacted earlier have often missed things on the application.
 

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Hi all

Received my 820 grant on Friday 3 April, Timeline below.

Applied 4 January 2019 through an agent,

Agent requested police checks and medical from myself and partner August 2019 - not requested from case officer.

Received grant 3 April 2020 no RFI or any contact from Immigration prior.

My partner is Australian citizen and i am British been together just under 4 years, can apply for 801 next January.

I heard they are pushing through a lot of onshore now that are decision:) ready.
 

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Hi all.
I got a question if someone knows or have been through this anything related so kindly do share.
My question is.
I have applied my 820 visa in December 2019 and currently holding student visa,i am wondering that am I eligible for any welfare amount? i am from Pakistan.
 

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Hi all.
I got a question if someone knows or have been through this anything related so kindly do share.
My question is.
I have applied my 820 visa in December 2019 and currently holding student visa,i am wondering that am I eligible for any welfare amount? i am from Pakistan.
If you were a holder of an 820 visa you may be eligible, as they have waived the waiting period.
Student visas are not eligible.
 

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Hi all.
I got a question if someone knows or have been through this anything related so kindly do share.
My question is.
I have applied my 820 visa in December 2019 and currently holding student visa,i am wondering that am I eligible for any welfare amount? i am from Pakistan.
You will only know if you apply, but I know Centrelink have stated that even some Australian citizens and Permanent Residents are not eligible.

The official statement was: "International students who are unable to support themselves financially for the next six months in Australia are encouraged to return to their home country and families."

The main problem is being considered a resident, which includes PR and 309/820 visa holders who live in Australia.

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/jobkeeper-payment/employees/eligible-employees/
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https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/topics/residence-descriptions/30391
 

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Hi all,I noticed that very recently increased numbers of approved 820 applications on facebook groups.*We lodged our application in March 2019 and haven't received any request from immi, everything is front loaded (incl. medical check) and last month we got married (partner is now AU citizen).*

Is there any way we could try to speed up*the process by contacting/emailing immi, as it feels like no one have even touched our application after 13 months?

(only thing was auto generated email after 1 year was lapsed)
it's normal, I applied in Aug 2018, they only requested for more info the first time in Feb 2020. now still waiting
 

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Just wanted to give the update of my application:

31 Dec 2018 --> Submitted 820/801
28 Nov 2019 --> Ask for the overseas police check for both and online sponsor form
17 March 2020 --> Ask for the AFP

I uploaded all the requested documents- still waiting for the outcome!
Me too, uploaded AFP certificate on 19 march2020, still nothing.
 

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Hi, Dear people, We are still waiting.

This is my timelines:
March 2016, Met my Australian same sex partner.
July 2017 Visited him in Australia.
March 2018, Started living together.
Aug 2018, Married.
22 Aug 2018, Lodged application online,including police certificate for my partner and no criminal record certificate from my own country. 2 form 888 from family and friend etc.
22 Aug 2018, Completed health check later on same day.
Kept uploading evidences of relationship, photos, holiday tickets,beneficiary of each other's super etc from time to time.
22 Aug 2019, Auto generated letter-application is being processed.
Kept uploading evidences of relationship, photos, holiday tickets,beneficiary of each other's superannuation etc from time to time.
18 Feb 2020, Request for more information(Sponsor's police check only and evidence of relationship)(from vistoria permanent partner processsing centre, not temperary partner processing centre)
19 Mar 2020, Uploaded sponsor's police check and 2 statements from family and friend and more photos and joint bank account paying rent history.
31 Mar 2020, Auto generated letter-application is being processed.

Application status: further assessment.
Sponsorship status: submitted.

Hope April is our month

Cheers

G
 

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I don't think there is one single case officer, each contact we had was from different person.

You say that you got a request for an AFP check for your partner.
Have you done, and submitted, an AFP check for yourself?
If you have submitted everything else required, then there would not be a need for any other RFI.

Not everyone gets an RFI, some go direct to grant with no contact.
HI, Really? you were contacted by different case officers with different position numbers?
 

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HI, Really? you were contacted by different case officers with different position numbers?
Yes. But it is possible that some people might get the same person.
 

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I am in the same boat. Applied on 12 November 2017 and they have asked for additional documents in Feb 2018. I am still waiting for the approval. It has been 29 months now which is what the website says. Is there anyone we could follow this up?
 

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Hi all, today I was granted my 820 visa!

I applied in December 2018.
I had a request for police/medical check in Feb 2020.
We didn't use a migration agent.

Now the wait for the 802 begins!
 

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Hello,we are on the same timeline almost.We also lodged the visa in december 2019,in february 2020 i went for the biometrics,and after that we have heard nothing.Our agent told me to have a fresh police clearance and to make an appointment for the medical checks but the immi office didn’t ask me to do the med check so i am confused where did she find that we need to make the appointmen.Anyway,i know that due to covid 19 they aren’t working.I am from Albania,my husban recently took the australian citizenship,and we don’t know what is going on with the borders,and when can we meet again.The only hope is for them to start working again on our cases.
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I am in the same boat. Applied on 12 November 2017 and they have asked for additional documents in Feb 2018. I am still waiting for the approval. It has been 29 months now which is what the website says. Is there anyone we could follow this up?
why don;t you wirte to the case officer and ask? it's been too long and you will be granted 801 straight away.
 

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Hi everyone :) we applied for 820 on 9 April. This forum has helped me so much with the process, thank you very much.

Does anyone know how you can inform the department of small changes such as the occupation of supporting witnesses? One of our witnesses got a job recently, but at the time of writing the form 888, he wrote unemployed as he didn't have a job then.

Kind regards,
Daisy
 
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