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Hello All,

I had submitted my 801 partner visa application back in Mar 2018. A week after the submission, I got a link for Health examination.

The waiting period for application processing shown at that time was 17-24 months. Today when I checked it shows 24-30 months.

I wanted to know if my case has been de-prioritized as I did not submit my health examination soon after they had requested?

What I also heard from other folks earlier was that if I get my health examination done sooner then it will expire in a year's time, I will have to get it done again and re-pay for the medical examination.

Please confirm if the 24-30 months wait now shown is because I did not get my medical examination done on time.

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I'm assuming you're talking about the 820/801 application?

There is an automatic action required on the health exam in immi account that happens shortly after applying for everyone. An actual request would come by immigration themselves usually via email and with a 28 day deadline.

The global processing times are updated every month on the immigration website. Sometimes they're delayed on updating in immi accounts. That has nothing to do with whether or not you've done your medical.
 

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Thanks for all the information.

Yes, it is a 801 application for a PR on Partner visa.

I never received an email regarding the medical exam. Also, I don't see anything in the Messages tab on immi online account. It was March when I had submitted my application.

Also, I would like to add that my sponsor documents are not yet uploaded. Even though we submitted the Sponsor application but the 40 SP form and other docs are yet to be uploaded. Do you think that is a concern?

When do the immigration folks assign a case officer? As it had been over 5 months since I had submitted my 801 application, I am a bit confused as I don't see any updates on the case. All I see is 24-30 months processing time.

Please clarify if it means that the 24 month period will be counted from the day I had applied or from today onwards? I think it should be from the day I filed for PR, correct?

I'm assuming you're talking about the 820/801 application?

There is an automatic action required on the health exam in immi account that happens shortly after applying for everyone. An actual request would come by immigration themselves usually via email and with a 28 day deadline.

The global processing times are updated every month on the immigration website. Sometimes they're delayed on updating in immi accounts. That has nothing to do with whether or not you've done your medical.
 

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1. That was an automatic health notification and appears as soon as you apply. It's just there because the visa you applied for requires a health examination. It's your choice to do it and submit it before being requested (a request comes from a CO and usually via email). They are only valid for 12 months.

2. They don't lock in whatever wait times you saw when you applied. That's what it was at that time, so the majority of applicants processed in the month you applied had waited about that long. So even though the processing times will change, that means that's how long people that got their grants that month generally waited. It could have said wait times were 3 months for 75% of applicants when you applied but that doesn't mean that your application is guaranteed to be processed in that time. Basically, the wait times are pointless to dwell over. Stressing out over what they said then, or say now, or will say in the future doesn't speed up your application.

3. You should refer to it as a combined 820/801 application and you're waiting for the 820 which is Stage 1. Very confusing to answer questions if you keep saying PR and 801 as the requirements at the Stage 2 eligibility stage for 801 PR are different than Stage 1 for the combined 820/801 app.

4. If I were you, I would be submitting all of my required documentation now. You should have had it all uploaded as soon as possible after you applied. Immigration can look at your app and if you're missing critical eligibility documents, they can choose to just deny your application without requesting for them.

5. The sponsor doesn't need to do a paper 40SP, that's why there's an online form for sponsors. You'll notice that a paper form 40SP is not mentioned on the checklist for the 820/801 page on immigration's website but they do mention the sponsor should do the online form (Which is the 40SP).

6. You won't see any updates on your case unless a CO needs to contact you and/or you get the decision notification. Visas would take even longer to process if they had to go around notifying people every month that the visa is still in queue. They'll get to it when they get to it and don't expect notification until they're ready to communicate with you.

7. Wait times are from the date the application was submitted.
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
Thanks a lot for your detailed response. Apologies I couldn't visit the site earlier and hence couldn't respond back.

Also, my bad - I should refer to it as 820 visa application instead of PR.

You made some very important points.

Although I am a bit confused now about Form 40 SP. Are you saying that my sponsor doesn't have to upload its scanned copy anymore as I have submitted an online application and the online sponsor application that my partner submitted replaces the Form 40 SP?

Are there any other documents that have to be uploaded by the sponsor? Like I said, we have been married for 10 years. In cases like these, shouldn't the process be straightforward and the chances of rejection should be nil?

Earlier I thought that the detailed essay that I wrote as an applicant will have to be written by my partner (sponsor) as well and uploaded separately under her application. Is that not the case?

1. That was an automatic health notification and appears as soon as you apply. It's just there because the visa you applied for requires a health examination. It's your choice to do it and submit it before being requested (a request comes from a CO and usually via email). They are only valid for 12 months.

2. They don't lock in whatever wait times you saw when you applied. That's what it was at that time, so the majority of applicants processed in the month you applied had waited about that long. So even though the processing times will change, that means that's how long people that got their grants that month generally waited. It could have said wait times were 3 months for 75% of applicants when you applied but that doesn't mean that your application is guaranteed to be processed in that time. Basically, the wait times are pointless to dwell over. Stressing out over what they said then, or say now, or will say in the future doesn't speed up your application.

3. You should refer to it as a combined 820/801 application and you're waiting for the 820 which is Stage 1. Very confusing to answer questions if you keep saying PR and 801 as the requirements at the Stage 2 eligibility stage for 801 PR are different than Stage 1 for the combined 820/801 app.

4. If I were you, I would be submitting all of my required documentation now. You should have had it all uploaded as soon as possible after you applied. Immigration can look at your app and if you're missing critical eligibility documents, they can choose to just deny your application without requesting for them.

5. The sponsor doesn't need to do a paper 40SP, that's why there's an online form for sponsors. You'll notice that a paper form 40SP is not mentioned on the checklist for the 820/801 page on immigration's website but they do mention the sponsor should do the online form (Which is the 40SP).

6. You won't see any updates on your case unless a CO needs to contact you and/or you get the decision notification. Visas would take even longer to process if they had to go around notifying people every month that the visa is still in queue. They'll get to it when they get to it and don't expect notification until they're ready to communicate with you.

7. Wait times are from the date the application was submitted.
 

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The sponsor doesn't do a paper form. They go to the application selection and choose the sponsorship for partner visa option then do the online form.

The sponsor only needs a handful of documents. See the visa website for the list.

There are many reasons a genuine couple could still have the visa refused.

The online forms for both of you include a narrative section of 5 questions. The answers to those are the statements. If you wrote a separate statement, make sure you covered each of those questions. Same goes for the sponsor.
 
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