Congrats!Just received my partner's visa grant this morning!
We applied in the USA. We did not use a migration agent or lawyer.
Application submitted: December 16, 2019
Medical submitted: January 4, 2020
100 visa granted: November 6, 2020
There was no request for further info. We opted to front-load the application and include police checks as well as the medical before they were requested.
And we are so relieved we won't have to pay for the medical again! Surprisingly, also, most of our police reports were issued last Sept/Oct, so we are now just over the 12 months recommended. Also greatly relieved that they opted to approve the application without requesting that we redo and resubmit those.
They approved the visa straight to 100 (permanent) rather than the 309 (temporary), which is really exciting. We have been together 8 years and de facto in the US for 5.5 years now (married 1.5 years), so I am sure the length of our relationship factored into that decision.
Now we just have to try to get flights and pay for quarantine...!
Good luck to you all.
What timeline did they give you for entry into Aus?
My husband and I applied on February 17, 2020, in the US, and we just received an RFI for a state background check. We also front-loaded our application with health check and police checks in August 2020. We're hoping that once our visa is approved, we're given flexibility on our entry date. From what I've read, your entry date is dependent on your police and health checks being valid for 12 months. Was that the case for you?
Does anyone else here have insight on timeline to enter the country after visa approval?