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Hi Nelly, my husband's friend applied at the end of August and got his 820 at the end of October, so it was just two months waiting for him. He lodged his application in Sydney. He got every document ready except Form 80, which I guess he later added. He did not go through 300 but he has been living in Australia for 3-4 years on other visas. And he's from China.

As for me, I'm from Malaysia and I applied for 820 in Sydney in early October. Mine is a decision-ready application as well. I did not go through 300. So far I have only received an email from the department acknowledging that my application is valid, together with the grant of Bridging Visa A, etc.

I'm not worried about anything, really. Soon after my BVA kicked in, I applied for a Tax File Number, and enrolled into Medicare. Currently I'm looking for a job. In terms of visa, there is nothing I can do now except waiting patiently for my 820 because you really don't know how long it will take. When things are beyond my control, I will just let it be.

Here's wishing all of us a smooth journey to 820/801. :)
 

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Hi everyone,

I just thought I would share the processing time of my application.

Lodged 820 onshore on the 30th May 2021
RFI received 26th June 2021
Medical completed on the 11th July 2021
Visa granted 13th July 2021.

Super quick! Front loaded and used an agent to lodge.
Hey Frances,
Congrats! That is indeed super quick. I am in the process of gathering all our documents to get ready to lodge in a few months time.

May I ask in your application, if you had to include all message transcripts (if any) or just screenshots of specific messages? Also how many photos did you provide?

Appreciate any assistance on the type of evidence documents you lodged with your application too :)

Thanks!
 

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Hi All,

I am new to this forum. Just wanting some quick advise.
Recently we have been contacted by DHA with s56 requesting some more documents (for partner visa second stage) , one of which was a penal certificate for any country other than Australia where the applicant has resided for 12 months or more (cumulatively) since the grant of the temporary partner visa.
Now, this does not apply in our case at all, hence we have attached a general letter to CO saying it does not apply in our case.

does anyone else have been requested this?
 

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Hi All,

I am new to this forum. Just wanting some quick advise.
Recently we have been contacted by DHA with s56 requesting some more documents (for partner visa second stage) , one of which was a penal certificate for any country other than Australia where the applicant has resided for 12 months or more (cumulatively) since the grant of the temporary partner visa.
Now, this does not apply in our case at all, hence we have attached a general letter to CO saying it does not apply in our case.

does anyone else have been requested this?
Hi AUs3, we too rec'd an s56 two days back requesting for a police clearance for spouse and sponsor. Which we luckily had already just done, but only for Australia (not origin country). In my opinion I would apply for the AFP national police check for both you and your sponsor, and first upload the payment receipts and then when the check actually comes - upload that.
 

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Hi AUs3, we too rec'd an s56 two days back requesting for a police clearance for spouse and sponsor. Which we luckily had already just done, but only for Australia (not origin country). In my opinion I would apply for the AFP national police check for both you and your sponsor, and first upload the payment receipts and then when the check actually comes - upload that.
Thanks, yeh its a bit generic (that email), my partner or I haven't left Australia for over a month since the temporary visa grant , so not sure why would they ask for such a document.
Anyway, I have applied for a AFP check and expecting the doc tomorrow. Will hit the upload button after that and go back to keep refreshing my mailbox to see that long awaiting response from DHA.
37 month running since stage 1 application was filed.
 

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Hi all,

So I applied for 820 in Jan 2019 and still waiting to hear anything from DHA. I rang them 2-3 weeks ago and got generic response “you are one of the 10% that takes longer than standard time, wait for us to contact you.”
I am thinking of submitting a query/complaint in writing which seems to be the most effective way.

So should I submit a query form or go with complaint path?
In saying that There seems to be no form for Partner (Temp) visa enquiry and I hope complaint doesn’t worsen my case.

Does anyone know which method is more effective and can I just use Partner (permanent) visa query form for 820 query?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks
Harry
 

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can I just use Partner (permanent) visa query form for 820 query?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks
Harry
You would need to lie when telling them which of the two visas you currently hold, 820 or 309.

Then, when they see you don't, they may just ignore your request.

Phoning does seem to be a waste of time. In writing is best, asking if they are still waiting for anything from you.
 

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Just a question to sort of get of a feeling/idea from people who've been through it. After submitting medical (requested by the department) what sort of wait time did people go through?
We're a bit over 3 months now since medical was put in and just feeling a bit forgotten about.

Naturally agent and dept are saying the 21-26 months byline when we ask (initial application was put in April 1st 2020 and we've had 80-90 documents put in supporting). I know we need to wait of course, just thought I'd ask for my own sanity :)
 

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Hi everyone this is the first time I have received a email for s56 after 40 months of 820 visa application. My immi account is full got only 2 spaces left on partners . I already emailed it the email address given but now am worried if they received it or is there any way I can upload it to immi account.
 

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Hi everyone
Please to help me .
I applied for visa 820 on April/2018
Until now August /2021. It's over 40 months
But I didn't hear anything from IMMI
So what should I do now ? Still waiting or get contact with them ? Or can do something?
I really worry about that . Please to help me .
Thank you so much !
 

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Hi everyone
Please to help me .
I applied for visa 820 on April/2018
Until now August /2021. It's over 40 months
But I didn't hear anything from IMMI
So what should I do now ? Still waiting or get contact with them ? Or can do something?
I really worry about that . Please to help me .
Thank you so much !
Have you been updating with new relationship proof every few months?

Has the sponsor application also been done?

What does your IMMI account status say?
 

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Have you been updating with new relationship proof every few months?

Has the sponsor application also been done?

What does your IMMI account status say?

I had update new documents every 4 month . But now still keep quiet .
Iam not sure about IMMI stt , because I applied by lawyer so I don't know about that .
Now I just waiting or call or email to them ? I really worries bc it so long . 🥺🥺🥺🥺
 

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I had update new documents every 4 month . But now still keep quiet .
Iam not sure about IMMI stt , because I applied by lawyer so I don't know about that .
Now I just waiting or call or email to them ? I really worries bc it so long . 🥺🥺🥺🥺
 

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I had update new documents every 4 month . But now still keep quiet .
Iam not sure about IMMI stt , because I applied by lawyer so I don't know about that .
Now I just waiting or call or email to them ? I really worries bc it so long . 🥺🥺🥺🥺
If you used a migration agent, they should be able to give you a better idea.
 
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