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Hi - Just wondering if anyone else has applied for the 820 Partner Visa around May 2015 (we applied on the 5th!!), and whether they have had any correspondence at all? Or for anyone who applied previous to this date, how long it took before they received any kind of correspondence?!

I'm freaking out about getting all the right documents uploaded and I feel like it's a bit of a mess, or that I'm uploading things that are irrelevant. But I feel it's better to be over-prepared than under! Just got to book my medical assessment, which I'm a bit worried about, and upload a few more documents and then it should be fine for them to proceed. Does anyone know if they get in contact with you if you have insufficient details or evidence to accompany your application?

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Hi - Just wondering if anyone else has applied for the 820 Partner Visa around May 2015 (we applied on the 5th!!), and whether they have had any correspondence at all? Or for anyone who applied previous to this date, how long it took before they received any kind of correspondence?!

I'm freaking out about getting all the right documents uploaded and I feel like it's a bit of a mess, or that I'm uploading things that are irrelevant. But I feel it's better to be over-prepared than under! Just got to book my medical assessment, which I'm a bit worried about, and upload a few more documents and then it should be fine for them to proceed. Does anyone know if they get in contact with you if you have insufficient details or evidence to accompany your application?

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Hi there,

I applied May 14, 2015 and living in Adelaide as well :).

It's highly unlikely that you will receive any correspondence this early in the waiting game unless you or your sponsor were not eligible to lodge an application.

DIBP is under no obligation to request additional information except police checks and medical. It's best to upload all that's applicable to you within a few weeks of submitting your application. Also, some people get a visa decision without any contact at all.

I'm toying with the idea of waiting awhile to do medicals since I don't want to risk having to do them again (hate blood tests lol). Applications are taking 12-15 months these days so be prepared for the long wait.

Feel free to message me if you want to chat some time :).
 
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Hi,

I applied March 26th. Am also in the process of uploading evidence, a lot of it!

Yeah, I've heard similar in regards to contact. By the sounds of things, it's a waiting game from here.
 

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Hi all,
I applied on 23 March 2015 online. We uploaded the majority of evidence, including police checks, within the first two weeks, but added a couple of other things about four weeks after the original submission date. We plan to submit the medicals about 4-6 months after original submission. This may sound weird, but I am hoping we'll never hear from DIBP except to just one day receive the grant notice. I gave them so much information I am not really interested in doing more (but will if they ask, of course!). :D I'll let you folks know if I do hear something, though.
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Hi,

I applied March 26th. Am also in the process of uploading evidence, a lot of it!

Yeah, I've heard similar in regards to contact. By the sounds of things, it's a waiting game from here.
I'm also still uploading a lot of evidence.. I got a bit worried as it seemed that a lot of people uploaded pretty much straight away! I got my boyfriend to do his part of the application, submitted that, then uploaded the bits of evidence I had handy, and now it's a case of scanning in multiple documents/travel tickets/bills/receipts etc etc etc... I just don't know if I'm going a bit over the top! hahah x
 

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Hi all,
I applied on 23 March 2015 online. We uploaded the majority of evidence, including police checks, within the first two weeks, but added a couple of other things about four weeks after the original submission date. We plan to submit the medicals about 4-6 months after original submission. This may sound weird, but I am hoping we'll never hear from DIBP except to just one day receive the grant notice. I gave them so much information I am not really interested in doing more (but will if they ask, of course!). :D I'll let you folks know if I do hear something, though.
Cheers,
Misha
I'm a bit unsure when to do the medical. I kind of want it over and done with and out of the way so I don't have to worry about it any longer!! It is just the main applicant that needs the medical, is that correct? My partner is Australian, and wont need to have one done as far as I'm aware?

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Hi there,

I applied May 14, 2015 and living in Adelaide as well :).

It's highly unlikely that you will receive any correspondence this early in the waiting game unless you or your sponsor were not eligible to lodge an application.

DIBP is under no obligation to request additional information except police checks and medical. It's best to upload all that's applicable to you within a few weeks of submitting your application. Also, some people get a visa decision without any contact at all.

I'm toying with the idea of waiting awhile to do medicals since I don't want to risk having to do them again (hate blood tests lol). Applications are taking 12-15 months these days so be prepared for the long wait.

Feel free to message me if you want to chat some time :).
hello,I've heard from this year we have to wait the standard processing time n we can't get the visa sooner us that true??
 

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Hi,

I applied March 26th. Am also in the process of uploading evidence, a lot of it!

Yeah, I've heard similar in regards to contact. By the sounds of things, it's a waiting game from here.
March 26th too! I'm from UK and live in Perth now. Applied online.

I do have a question though, when I applied the current wait times were listed as 5-7 months, but now they have gone up, does that count me or only people who are applying since?
 

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hello,I've heard from this year we have to wait the standard processing time n we can't get the visa sooner us that true??
Well, the standard processing time is 12 to 15 months now, but nothing prevents visas from being processed earlier if a CO is so inclined. I think there were a few grants earlier in the year around the 10 month mark.

If you contact DIBP prior to the 12-15 months timeline, you are likely to receive a response that indicates that your visa will be process in line with the standard processing time.

It's an annoyingly long and frustrating wait...hang in there :).
 

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March 26th too! I'm from UK and live in Perth now. Applied online.

I do have a question though, when I applied the current wait times were listed as 5-7 months, but now they have gone up, does that count me or only people who are applying since?
I think it applies to all 820 applications. It's early days yet...sit tight :).
 

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March 26th too! I'm from UK and live in Perth now. Applied online. I do have a question though, when I applied the current wait times were listed as 5-7 months, but now they have gone up, does that count me or only people who are applying since?
In a logical world, this would only apply to those who lodged their applications after you but with the Department, they use the term backlog incorrectly as it's obvious what they're doing is frontlog!

I'm afraid the increase of waiting period applies to you as well.
 

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I'm a bit unsure when to do the medical. I kind of want it over and done with and out of the way so I don't have to worry about it any longer!! It is just the main applicant that needs the medical, is that correct? My partner is Australian, and wont need to have one done as far as I'm aware?

Liv
I just saw your question now. I waited until 5 months after lodging so that I don't have to do it again in the event it takes over 12 months to process (I hope not!). Only applicants need a health check.
 

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I applied January 2015, the 10th to be precise and I'm still waiting, nothing yet, I've settled in for a long wait!
I applied on 3 March 2015, CO contacted me after a month with dates for medical/character - Just had my medical today and already done my police checks. Are you at same stage?

Hoping after they get my results it wont be long.....
 

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I applied for the PMV in June 2015, so not much later :)

Sent in my police checks & medicals when I sent application originally. I did them before hand. All healthy and no record.

I haven't got a case officer yet or heard anything though unfortunately. I'm from the US!
 

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I applied on 3 March 2015, CO contacted me after a month with dates for medical/character - Just had my medical today and already done my police checks. Are you at same stage?

Hoping after they get my results it wont be long.....
I sent my medicals and police certificate with the application so they didn't have to ask me for them. Received nothing yet!
I'll be happy if I hear anything back this year, I was told around 14 months so that's not till March 2016! Good luck :)
 

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For those of us who applied for 820 in April/May 2015, we have awhile yet before we can realistically expect any response from DIBP. I went ahead and got medical and police check done and I'm planning to submit more evidence at the 8th month mark.

How's everyone else holding up?
 

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I applied on 11th of April by online with all documents that I uploaded on that day. I did upload again after Tax return.
Processing time frame is 12-15 months on website but the acknowledge letter said 9-12months so hope not 15months.
 
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