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Old 10-24-2011, 02:05 AM
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Submitting "in person" to Melbourne Processing Centre

Hi guys,

It's "D-day" tomorrow and we'll be submitting the 820/801 application.

Would prefer to submit the application tomorrow morning in person; has anyone recently done this?

When I called IMMI last week they said to post or courier, however some documentation says it's all good to submit in person.

What do you guys and girls think?

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:27 AM
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I applied in person in Melbourne,(August this year) you just join the que see the person at the desk, they take basic details of your query and issue you with a ticket, you then just sit and wait till your number is called and you see the next person who looks briefly through your application to make sure the essential bits are present, takes your money and issues bridging visa if required then thats it! I sat for about 40 mins before being called but suppose how many in on the day


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Old 10-24-2011, 02:28 AM
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Thanks Wimo,

We'll try submitting in person tomorrow, and can always post if that fails.

Has your application been assigned to a CO yet?


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Old 10-24-2011, 02:37 AM
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Nope not a whisper! but they did say up to 12 months for reply!! I know some are going through quicker so will just have to wait....and wait... I just hope it goes through before my medicals and police checks become out of date.


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Old 10-24-2011, 11:06 AM
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One final question.

As the sponsor, am I able to hand deliver the application tomorrow in person without the applicant (she is working outside of cbd). Our payment is via her debit card so guessing maybe we cant?

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Hi llawjim,

Yes, the sponsor can lodge the visa application and pay by debit card in person (you free to use her debit card if you have her pin).

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:54 AM
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Smile Our Experience - Submitting "in person" to Melbourne Processing Centre

OK, it turned out we both submitted the 820/801 visa application in person in Melbourne this morning.

We queued to take a ticket for 10mins at the Immigration processing centre. Once we had a ticket, we sat for about 10 minutes before being called to see a processing agent.

She was lovely and we sat with her for just over an hour. She went through out SP47 and SP40 forms in detail, making sure we had everything covered and couldn't find a fault. She made mention a couple of times how well our application was presented.

We paid via a different CC we wrote in the form which wasn't a problem - money is money!

The applicant and sponsors details were entered into the system and after payment we were presented with our receipt of payment. After the payment we were given the Acknowledgement of Partner Visa Application letter. This letter contains all the relevant numbers etc.

The applicant was then granted the Bridging Visa A (8547 working rights) which kicks in as soon as the current visa expires.

We requested a formal bridging visa grant notice for our benefit to show potential employers the status of the applicant - wasn't a problem.

We also asked about Bridging Visa B (BVB). It turns out that when you apply and are granted a BVB, you are on the same working rights as BVA, and you can leave the country for your trip. Upon returning, you will remain in BVB and still be able to work without a problem. You do not need to reapply for BVA. If you need to travel again, you apply for the BVB again with the dates you need to leave.

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:49 AM
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Congratulations llawjm!!!!
Wow, that's interesting. When we applied the man was nice but didn't look in detail at our forms and we were only there for 15 minutes.

Now sit back, relax, and let the Melbourne office do their stuff !

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