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Congratulations! That's great news. It's a load off knowing you're home free for your trip. Looks like the Sydney office is the busiest.. Let the two years begin!
Thanks! Yeah now we can finally go on a honeymoon, uh, eh, uh, after we've saved some money - lots spent on the wedding even though it was smallish
Does the 2 years begin from the 820 grant date do you know? Still haven't received the grant letter from DIAC yet, just been checking it on VEVO lol.

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Generally, applicants become eligible two years after the date of the lodgement of the combined application. Shortly before that date, the department will write to you and invite to provide further information.

So much to do, so little money to spend. Weddings, honeymoons, trips back to
Indo, saving for a house, the kids (eep). Any thoughts on a honeymoon destination? We're thinking Thaliand, money's worth more but somewhere different than indo all the time.


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Generally, applicants become eligible two years after the date of the lodgement of the combined application. Shortly before that date, the department will write to you and invite to provide further information.
Cool, thanks for that - hadn't even thought that far yet.
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So much to do, so little money to spend. Weddings, honeymoons, trips back to
Indo, saving for a house, the kids (eep). Any thoughts on a honeymoon destination? We're thinking Thaliand, money's worth more but somewhere different than indo all the time.
I know the feeling! We were thinking exactly the same as you - Thailand, just not sure which part yet. Don't really want to go to Phuket though. Also since we are going to be up that way it would be good to come back through Indonesia to visit family and friends.

Would love to take 3 weeks off and travel/relax but after the wedding.... arrhh! no money!

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Hi Everyone,

Please to hear that applications are being approved. Congratulations to those that have finally received good news.

I have a question regarding what information a visa applicant has a right to know during the applications process.

Our case officer requested some further information from my fiancé relating to her previous marriage and children from that relationship.

My fiancé has one child from her previous marriage however when she married her ex he already had 3 kids from a previous marriage. (By the way, their marriage was not ‘legally’ recognised as it was a just Hindu ceremonial marriage in their village in Bali so there was no marriage certificate and no divorce certificate. My fiancé has already supplied immigration with a statement stamped and signed by her , her ex and the village leaders to confirm their marriage ended some time ago)

When my fiancé recently obtained a birth certificate for her only son, she and her ex had to apply for the BC and supply their old family card which of course listed all of his children so the BC for her son listed him as the 4th child of the parents. Our case officer saw that and asked why my fiancé had not listed all of her children on her application form.

My fiancé sent a detailed response back to the CO explaining that she had only one child with her ex and further explained why the BC would have listed him as the 4th child of that relationship. The response we sent back was very detailed and also made mention of the fact that although Bali is in Indonesia, the bureaucracy and government processes in Bali are very much different from other parts of Indonesia and the processes in Bali relating to marriage, divorce, birth certificates, etc. was very different. We also stated that we had been completely truthful with every aspect of the application and will provide any further information or documents the case officer might require.

After not receiving a response to our e-mail for about 5 days we sent another e-mail to the case officer asking if she had received the response and she replied yesterday with this………” I have received your statement and will process it accordingly. Thank you”

Of course as we all know this whole process is very stressful and not knowing exactly what is going on plays tricks on your mind, but her response has now left us wondering if she has accepted the response we gave to her questions. Is there a chance she may not believe what we have told her and instead of asking us for further evidence she could just determine that we are not being truthful and refuse the application? or are we just jumping at shadows and reading way too much into this?

With all of our plans we have for our future together for us to even think there is a chance the application could be refused is freaking us both out so………….

Does an applicant have the right to ask a case officer if the application is progressing towards approval?

Could we send her an e-mail asking if the application looks like it will be approved or not? Or are we just at the mercy of this person to decide?

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Hi Moose,

From an outsiders view, I don't find the CO's response negative. I find it more to lean on the positive side. Everyone knows what local marriages and children are like in Indonesia, so I don't think that would be a reason to decline your application. It sounds like you provided a detailed response, hence her not requiring further information.

You can definitely ask if your application is going to be approved, however, I can't see them telling you if it's leaning a particular way. I've personally have never come across it.


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I agree with Madura..best way to approach this is just prepare what they asked for..positive thing is at least they are really looking into it..
In my case I was suddenly asked for my childrens birth certificate when i clearly state that they will not be coming with me (for the time being), I was going to contact them and tell them that but thought that it would be quicker for me to get than to complaint to them about it. At the end, they grant my visa just 3 days after i submit those birth certificate.
So I think just do what you can to prepare all they need. And have faith.

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Well,

I am not sure if it was all of my moaning and complaining of late or just divine intervention but my Fiances PMV was approved today. I hope this means that approvals will start flowing thick and fast now that we are in the new Financial year. I want to thank everyone on this forum for their kind words and advice during this whole process that has certainly been an eye opener for me. Good luck to all of you who are still waiting and I will not be a stranger to this forum as I hope from time to time i can provide some advice to someone who is going through this very, very stressful process.

All my best to you all of you that have given me feedback (good and bad) on this wonderfully helpful forum.... Special mention to Mark Northam for his wise words of clarity, Collegegirl, BonezAU and any others I have forgotten to mention.

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Congrats Moose, great to hear it was finally approved! Good luck to you two for the future

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Yeayy!!! Way to go Moose..congratz to both of you..best of luck indeed. Anyone planning to stay in Melb? Im leaving on the 24th July and still in search of a job..staying positive though..
Congratz again Moose..well done!

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