Immigration has stated that the low risk countries are those that are ETA eligible.Thanks JandE for the invaluable information provided.
Is the ''Recent PMV's highlighting high risk-v-low risk'' timeframe outlined in your response was sourced from the Dept's website? Wouldn't mind knowing its source so that I can check for future updates. Also what's the definition/classification of 'high risk' country category? ie is it based on faked cases?
Did you lodged the PMV application or via an immigration agent? Sometimes I wonder whether having an agent representative would improve the chance of a faster grant?
Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to understand the process and learn any tips as I would have to lodge for the 820 at a later stage.
Low risk applies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eligible passports.
High risk countries are those which are not ETA eligible.
I did my partners visas myself, (300,820,801) but I do have years of government form filling experience. Although that did not remove the stress of wondering if I had done enough.
Using a migration agent may not speed things up, but it should give peace of mind knowing that the agent should not lodge until they are sure you have provided all the required information.