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Curious if I will be requested to get a health check and police check for the 801, or if those are only required for the 820
There is only the one health check, it is done as the 801 check when you apply for the combined 820/801.

New Police check will be needed again for the 2nd stage 801.
 

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820 Visa Processing times (stats from previous month, 2022-April)

25% of applications: 6 months
50% of applications: 9 months
75% of applications: 21 months
90% of applications: 33 months

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/partner-onshore/permanent-801

801 Visa Processing times (stats from previous month, 2022-April)

25% of applications: 3 months
50% of applications: 5 months
75% of applications: 12 months
90% of applications: 21 months
 

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Some recently released historical data that may help people compare processing times:

Subclass 300, 309 and 820 visa processing times by processing office and applicant citizenship country (2021 June, July, August):
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2022/fa-210900385-or1-document-released-part-1.PDF
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2022/fa-210900385-or1-document-released-part-2.PDF
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2022/fa-210900385-or1-document-released-part-3.PDF

Subclass 300, 309 and 820 visa applications finalised by processing office and applicant citizenship country (2021 October, November, December):
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2022/fa-220100781-document-released.PDF

Interesting data points:
The 25th, 50th, 75th and 95th percentile of processing times, in days, by processing office
820 Partner - October 2021
Brisbane - 5 Months / 10 Months / 22 Months / 34 Months
Melbourne - 7 Months / 14 Months / 24 Months / 37 Months
Perth - 5 Months / 6 Months / 13 Months / 28 Months
Sydney - 4 Months / 7 Months / 21 Months / 27 Months

820 Partner - November 2021

Brisbane - 4 Months / 6 Months / 18 Months / 28 Months
Melbourne - 5 Months / 7 Months / 16 Months / 29 Months
Perth - 5 Months / 6 Months / 13 Months / 30 Months
Sydney - 5 Months / 6 Months / 11 Months / 25 Months

820 Partner - December 2021

Brisbane - 5 Months / 7 Months / 20 Months / 29 Months
Melbourne - 6 Months / 10 Months / 28 Months / 39 Months
Perth - 4 Months / 7 Months / 15 Months / 35 Months
Sydney - 5 Months / 6 Months / 9 Months / 23 Months
Sydney was consistently faster than Melbourne.

The 25th, 50th, 75th and 95th percentile of processing times, in days, by citizenship country - October 2021
820 Partner
- Brazil - 4 Months / 8 Months / 16 Months / 21 Months
820 Partner - India - 10 Months / 18 Months / 29 Months / 35 Months

The 25th, 50th, 75th and 95th percentile of processing times, in days, by citizenship country - November 2021
820 Partner
- Colombia - 4 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months / 22 Months
820 Partner - India - 7 Months / 15 Months / 28 Months / 32 Months

The 25th, 50th, 75th and 95th percentile of processing times, in days, by citizenship country - December 2021
820 Partner
- Colombia - 4 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months / 22 Months
820 Partner - India - 9 Months / 21 Months / 29 Months / 33 Months
India consistently took the longest.
 

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Just received 820/801 Double Grant this week! Yay!

Thought I’d just post our timeline!

Feb 2019 - Started Relationship
Mar 2019 - Started living together
Apr 2019 - Register Relationship
Oct 2019 - Applied Partner Visa 820/801

Oct 2020 - Received “Application in Progress”
Apr 2021 - Received “Application in Progress”
Oct 2021 - Received “Application in Progress”
Apr 2022 - Received “Application in Progress”

Uploaded every 6 months,
-Photo Timelines
-Relationship Statements
-Joint Bank Account statements
-Joint Credit Card statements
-Lease Agreements (Moved apartment x 4)

June 2022 received S56 to get Medical

June 2022 DOUBLE GRANT Visa 820/801

We didn’t need to apply for 801 as we hadn’t received our 820 lol

We did the entire application ourselves no help from any agent!

Total waiting time from application 32 months!

Gosh the waiting time is a killer! But we are both so happy we made it through the process! Just struggled a bit with not hearing anything for almost 3 years. And seeing so many people get the 820 within months! But we made it and now can relax!

Take it easy and if everything is honest with your relationship and application there will be no problems!

We been chatting so much about this process and how much we appreciate the journey in the end. Ups and Downs but all worth it in the end!
Take it easy! Time to enjoy and relax now! Hehe
 

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Hey,

I got 801 visa last year November 2021 but we started to have problems and thinking a separation, my question is if we get divorce does it affect my pr (801 visa) status or when i apply for citizenship.
Please help!!

Thanks.
 

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Hey,

I got 801 visa last year November 2021 but we started to have problems and thinking a separation, my question is if we get divorce does it affect my pr (801 visa) status or when i apply for citizenship.
Please help!!

Thanks.
No. It doesn't. Once you are PR, you are a permanent resident in yourself. Only a fraudulent PR application might be able to be looked at.
 

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No. It doesn't. Once you are PR, you are a permanent resident in yourself. Only a fraudulent PR application might be able to be looked at.
Thanks for quick reply,
I am gonna apply for citizenship this November but my original passport is expiring in march 2023, do i need to renew my passport for citizenship process or dont need to coz i have applied for Australian citizenship. (Basically Australian passport)
 

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Thanks for quick reply,
I am gonna apply for citizenship this November but my original passport is expiring in march 2023, do i need to renew my passport for citizenship process or dont need to coz i have applied for Australian citizenship. (Basically Australian passport)
I did my own citizenship some years ago using my expired passport. I even used the fact that I had no passport as a reason to get an Australian passport issued faster, at extra cost.
 

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Hey. I am about to travel to Canada in an 820 visa. I believe my 801 may be processed while I am away. I have read that this isn't a problem but am looking to confirm how this process goes if I am not onshore when the 801 is granted
 

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Hey. I am about to travel to Canada in an 820 visa. I believe my 801 may be processed while I am away. I have read that this isn't a problem but am looking to confirm how this process goes if I am not onshore when the 801 is granted
I am pretty sure you will just get an email to say the 801 is now granted.
 

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Hello,

have been checking "global processing times" daily, they have not refreshed it since 5th May, even though Immi account says published monthly.
Anyone would have any newer info?

Thank you!
 

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Hello,

have been checking "global processing times" daily, they have not refreshed it since 5th May, even though Immi account says published monthly.
Anyone would have any newer info?

Thank you!
I can only think that staff are being redirected to processing rather than updating information, to cover those off work due to COVID.

It should be automated though.
 

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Has anyone had their 801 (the 2nd partner visa) approved recently?
My wife got an invitation on March, and then applied on April. Haven't heard anything back since then...
As @pumpkinspice mentioned above, the latest update of "global processing times" was on 5th May. No idea what's going on.
 

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Has anyone had their 801 (the 2nd partner visa) approved recently?
My wife got an invitation on March, and then applied on April. Haven't heard anything back since then...
As @pumpkinspice mentioned above, the latest update of "global processing times" was on 5th May. No idea what's going on.
The global processing times don't change by large differences so for something like the 801 it would still give a close enough indication
 

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Has anyone had their 801 (the 2nd partner visa) approved recently?
My wife got an invitation on March, and then applied on April. Haven't heard anything back since then...
As @pumpkinspice mentioned above, the latest update of "global processing times" was on 5th May. No idea what's going on.
The last 801 grant, that I saw, took 12 months. That was late July. Individual times can vary for many reasons.
 

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Hi eveyone! First time poster long time lurker. Finally have good news to post!

Double grant 820/801 (onshore)

Sponsor: eligible NZ citizen 🇳🇿
Applicant: Tongan 🇹🇴

Our timeline:

June 2015 - met via mutual church friends
July 2015 - started dating
Oct 2015 - he moved in with me (was all very quick but when you know you know lol)
July 2016 - married
2016, 2017, 2019 - had 3 kids together (I also have an older daughter who now shares his surname)
Oct 2019 - Applied 820/801. Received BVC with no work rights. Applied for and granted BVC with work rights 2 days later.

Radio silence, just usual "Application in progress" emails twice a year.
Just kept uploading documents regularly - joint bank statements, super statement, kids birth cetificates, rental lease, social media screenshots, photos etc.

June 2022: s56 asking for AFP, Health checks and passport as they had expired. Uploaded AFP, passport details.

July 25 2022: Health checks done

Aug 5 2022: Double grant 820/801!

Processing office: Ottawa, Canada

Total time: 33.5 months!


So thankful for this forum for keeping me sane and giving me the information I needed! I should add that my husband had overstayed his previous visa. We anticipated Schedule 3, putting money aside when the time would come to get legal help for the waiver but after 2 years of silence our one and only RFI/s56 was for the AFP, health checks and passport details. I've read elsewhere that sometimes immi may progress your application without asking more info on it but we were very lucky. I did continuously add documents every few months though.

Good luck to all still waiting, may you have good news soon too!
 

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Curious how everyone else's applications are progressing?
When the processing times aren't being updated and all the visa news and focus is related to skilled visas it can feel like your application is on pause. Have many people had their application approved recently or has the change in government caused some delays?
My current timeframe is:

5 July 2019 - applied 820
22 Dec 2020 - s56 asking for AFP police check
27 January 2021 - 820 granted (18 month processing time)
6 June 2021 - applied for 801 (1 month before eligibility)
August 2022 - Still waiting - 37 months and counting....
 

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Curious how everyone else's applications are progressing?
When the processing times aren't being updated and all the visa news and focus is related to skilled visas it can feel like your application is on pause. Have many people had their application approved recently or has the change in government caused some delays?
My current timeframe is:

5 July 2019 - applied 820
22 Dec 2020 - s56 asking for AFP police check
27 January 2021 - 820 granted (18 month processing time)
6 June 2021 - applied for 801 (1 month before eligibility)
August 2022 - Still waiting - 37 months and counting....
You are currently at 13 months for the 801. (5 July 2021 to 7 August 2022.)

The last figures, between January and March, showed that 25% of applications took over 12 months to be finalised. I am guessing that it may be longer now with the staff shortages.
 
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