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Old 04-19-2012, 03:11 AM
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Partner 820 visa approved in 4 days!

Hi everyone!

I got the notification a few days ago that my partner 820 visa was approved within 4 working days after I lodged my application (applied March 30, approved April 5)! Amazing! This forum was definitely a great help

Just in case anyone is interested, I applied in person, on-shore.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:15 AM
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Congrats!! And please give us details on how you managed to do that in 4 days????

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:45 AM
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Congrats!! And please give us details on how you managed to do that in 4 days????
Thank you!!

I think applying in person helped, although I can't say how much it helped or even if it really mattered a whole lot (although immigration said to apply in person if you can). I didn't do an interview. The case officer's name was written on my grant letter, and it was different from the guy who we met when we applied.

As for my application, I wrote a cover letter (name of me and my sponsor, address, reason for applying, table of contents regarding necessary official documents included for both applicant and sponsor).

For each section of the application I also wrote a cover letter, which had the section title (Financial Evidence, Social Context, etc.) in big letters to easily show what they were looking at, table of contents explaining what evidence is provided, and short explanations for anything I felt needed clarifying, or any additional information I wanted to tell them that evidence alone might not say.

As for presentation I put it all into a plastic folder (the kind that is open on the top and down one side), and paper clipped all the relevant information together in each section so that they could easily see what was meant to go with what (ex. all rent statements paper clipped together, bank statements paper clipped together, photos together, etc. ; I thought if all the evidence was just left loose leaf then it would be a bit of a pain to look at).

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask more if you like!

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I did just that, But while submitting the lady at VFS asked me to open everything and reorder them to their own order. Made no sense to me. Let's see. Congrats.


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I did just that, But while submitting the lady at VFS asked me to open everything and reorder them to their own order. Made no sense to me. Let's see. Congrats.
Thank you!

Yeah, I didn't see any specific mention of what order you should arrange it in but I suspected they might have a preferred order, otherwise I thought it would be kind of annoying to look at if everyone submitted it differently. So I just organized it based on the partner migration booklet (which lists: Financial Aspects, Nature of Household, Social Context, Nature of Commitment) just in case, and they didn't say anything. If you submitted it that way though and they still asked you, then I can only guess it depends on the case officer/processing centre


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health check?

congrats kimmington! I am preparing my documents for a partner visa myself and I am quite worried because there are so many things that I am unsure about, from little things such as filling the forms.

I'm just wondering, did you do a health check prior to handing in your application and send it in with the rest of your documents?. When my partner applied for his GSM, he just included a proof that he had booked for a health check appointment and only did the test when his case officer asked him to do so. He thinks that I should do that as well just in case the health check results expires before my application is picked up by a CO and then I'll have to do it again. My concern is that if I hand in everything and only have my health check component missing, my application may be placed in the queue with other incomplete applications (as someone mentioned on this forum) which will take much longer, as opposed to the possibility of being processed straight away by a CO in your case (provided the application is complete and all proofs deemed legitimate).

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.


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congrats kimmington! I am preparing my documents for a partner visa myself and I am quite worried because there are so many things that I am unsure about, from little things such as filling the forms.

I'm just wondering, did you do a health check prior to handing in your application and send it in with the rest of your documents?. When my partner applied for his GSM, he just included a proof that he had booked for a health check appointment and only did the test when his case officer asked him to do so. He thinks that I should do that as well just in case the health check results expires before my application is picked up by a CO and then I'll have to do it again. My concern is that if I hand in everything and only have my health check component missing, my application may be placed in the queue with other incomplete applications (as someone mentioned on this forum) which will take much longer, as opposed to the possibility of being processed straight away by a CO in your case (provided the application is complete and all proofs deemed legitimate).

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
Thank you!!

Yes, I did mine before I applied I was worried about the same thing too, and I think doing it ahead of time definitely sped things up as they didn't have to put anything on hold while they waited for my medical results. I did my health check in December 2011, which was a bit (well... really) early, but I wasn't sure how long it would take to get the results and I wanted to be absolutely certain I had it on time. It only ended up taking a few days to get it though.

But yes, the guy who took my application at immigration also warned me that I might be asked to re-do the check if it took a long time to process my application as the results would expire, so I was kind of worried about that, but I think if I had waited for my case officer to request for the health check it would have taken MUCH longer.

I would definitely recommend doing the health checks and everything BEFORE you hand it in, just so that they don't have to wait for anything.

If you have any questions about the application forms (I had so many!) try and give immigration a call, and they will help you I called there soooo many times and asked them everything and more, and they were very helpful.

And if you haven't already done so, I recommend reading the Unofficial De Facto Visa Tips thread on this forum to get ideas on how to present your application- it helped me a lot! I recommend organizing it in the order listed in the partner migration handbook (Financial Aspects, Nature of Household, Social Context, Nature of Commitment).

What I did that I think also helped was writing a cover letter for each "section" of the application (and of course I wrote a cover letter for the whole application which I put at the very front), which included the section title, a table of contents (what evidence I had included), and wrote short paragraphs clarifying any of the evidence or even just writing statements to explain anything that evidence alone didn't.


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Kimmington, congratulations!!!

I'm on my way to apply my visa with my partner as well, getting all the information in this amazing forum.

I wanted to ask you few things:

- Which office on shore you applied?
- How many pictures and statutory declaration you provided?
- I've been with my partner for 2.5 years and I have heaps of documents, did you select few information to provide or you provided month by month (I mean bank statements, mobile bills, etc?).

Thank you for your support!
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Kimmington, congratulations!!!

I'm on my way to apply my visa with my partner as well, getting all the information in this amazing forum.

I wanted to ask you few things:

- Which office on shore you applied?
- How many pictures and statutory declaration you provided?
- I've been with my partner for 2.5 years and I have heaps of documents, did you select few information to provide or you provided month by month (I mean bank statements, mobile bills, etc?).

Thank you for your support!
Milen
Thank you very much!!

To answer your questions:

- I applied at the Perth office, which is located in Northbridge

- I provided 3 statutory declarations (two from friends, one from my sponsor's sister), and about 12 photos that we had printed out on plain paper. Unfortunately they got printed in black and white and kind of cut off some details but they were clear so we submitted them anyway, and all was good!

- I provided rent statements and bills from various months, but not for every month. A lady I spoke to at immigration (who was quite brief and not very friendly) told me I had to submit rent statements and bills for EVERY month for the entire year, but multiple other people at immigration told me I didn't have to, so I just picked some statements from the beginning of our 1 year requirement, and then a couple along the way, and finished with the most recent statements I had upon applying. I did provide a full years worth of bank statements for both my sponsor and I, though (our individual accounts, credit card accounts, and our joint bank account). For the mobile bills, in my case we were apart for 3 months prior to my move to Australia and I was able to find phone bills for most of that time to show our commitment to each other (I would have included some Skype logs as well if I had access to them!). I didn't include any mobile bills for after I arrived in Australia.

I hope that helps!

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We lodge Application of Visa 820 May 30, 2012, they received it May 31, 2012 in perth, and got approved the same day May 31, 2012 its just 1 day approval, We didn't expected that this so fast but anyway its a blessing ... Now we are start counting for 2 years ...


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