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Old 02-23-2018, 03:26 PM
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Guilty too. I received background checks in June and applied in August.
Donít mind getting them reissued if need be. Glad I waited for the medical a bit though.
Yeah, I'm glad I waited for the medical as well. I don't mind spending $30 on redoing a police check.

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Applied 309: 12/02/2018, in Canada.
Visa Granted: 20/03/2018.
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RFI: 02/07/2020.
RFI Uploaded: 06/07/2020.
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Great work CBR2011, we're still waiting with no updates (and not expecting any!).

I have a question that I couldn't find an easy answer to, but it's rather consequential for when we get approved.

Once you get approval on your 309/100 application, how much time do you have to arrive in Australia? For example, my Canadian work permit gave me up to a year to enter Canada after being approved.

I saw a previous post that once approved, the applicant had to enter Australia a month or so later on their 309/100 visa - that would require some serious pre-planning. We're both happy to remain in Ottawa as long as it takes, but as a result we're extending work contracts and all that jazz. If we all of a sudden got approved and had to get to Australia in a month, it'd be a serious headache.

Does anyone have definitive information on the time allowed between approval and physical arrival in Australia?

Thanks guys, and keep your spirits up!
Like mentioned, the first entry is based on police check or medical, the date of the first to expire.

I was granted my visa in May and had to make first entry by November, exactly 12 months from the date of my police check. My medical was done 3 months after the police check.

That being said, I'm sure it can be arranged on a case by case basis. I know for a fact someone that applied for an offshore visa who was in Oz at the time it was ready to be granted left at the beginning of this month and given until the 26th to reenter, yet I know her police check hit 12 months in January and her medical was done at the beginning of Feb. She did not have to redo either. So maybe the CO made an exception.

I know I've read of someone given 2 or 3 weeks to make first entry, talked to the CO and was given a 3 month extension on that without having to provide updated checks or medical (FYI I've only seen them ask for updated police checks in these scenarios). I've also read of someone given a short time to enter that was given the option to extend only if they provided updated police checks.

So if it were me and the police checks only take a few days to a couple weeks to acquire, I would hold off and see what the CO says. You may get lucky and they may be more accommodating than you think! Or not. Truly is luck of the draw in this game, haha.


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BIG NEWS

Guys, we got a call from our case officer this afternoon (23/2/18). We are 'approved in principle' pending a re-upload of our marriage certificate. We had a long chat with our CO, she told my wife (applicant) she can enter Australia before her RCMP check expires, which is December this year. She's coming in April for a family holiday, so her 309 visa will start then.

So - that was just shy of 2 months since we submitted our application- what the hell is going on?!

We're more shocked than happy, considering how much we were bracing ourselves for a long wait, and the fact there are people here much further in the cue than us. We have no idea why we were processed so quickly, but we are speaking to the CO again on Monday and will ask on behalf of the board.

Finally, the CO has informed us that we aren't eligible for the 100 visa from day one - despite being together for over 3 years and married for two. According to the CO, you have to be legally married for 3 years to qualify. This is in contradiction to the language on the home affairs website, which clearly states you need to be in a 'long term relationship' for three years, not married or otherwise. We framed our application around this language in the hopes of being 100 visa eligible from day one.

We will be raising this issue on Monday, as we feel the language on the website is unclear (or straight up wrong) and we're hoping our CO has made a mistake.

I'll keep everyone posted with how we go next week, apparently after we re-upload our one document we're good to go.

I'm available for any application questions to further support you this group. Quick recap - we pre-loaded everything and did our medicals within 2 weeks of submitting our initial app on IMMI.

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Congrats! We do occasionally see grants within 2-3 months, more so recently. Married for 3 years would qualify you but so does being de facto for part of that time. Did you supply sufficient evidence for that entire 3 year period and for the length of your relationship? If your evidence was lacking for that year before you married, that could be a reason.

Have a look through the forum. Someone provided sufficient evidence and only got the 309, so they made a case of it and got the 100 grant as well. Not sure who they contacted though.


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Yep, we framed our application around strong evidence of a de facto relationship over the last five+ years, we'll be petitioning our CO on Monday by citing the exact language on the home affairs website. We'd also be happy to arrange stat decs/more evidence but we provided way too much as it is.

Great to hear they can be open to a change of status based on conversations with the CO.

Thanks!


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Oh em gee!!!
I am in shock for yaís!
Cannot believe the turn around for you but SO happy that we are seeing some Ottawa movement here. Hopefully we will start to see more approvals as we approach spring.
Exciting times... whatís your game plan to get your move on?

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BIG NEWS

Guys, we got a call from our case officer this afternoon (23/2/18). We are 'approved in principle' pending a re-upload of our marriage certificate. We had a long chat with our CO, she told my wife (applicant) she can enter Australia before her RCMP check expires, which is December this year. She's coming in April for a family holiday, so her 309 visa will start then.

So - that was just shy of 2 months since we submitted our application- what the hell is going on?!

We're more shocked than happy, considering how much we were bracing ourselves for a long wait, and the fact there are people here much further in the cue than us. We have no idea why we were processed so quickly, but we are speaking to the CO again on Monday and will ask on behalf of the board.

Finally, the CO has informed us that we aren't eligible for the 100 visa from day one - despite being together for over 3 years and married for two. According to the CO, you have to be legally married for 3 years to qualify. This is in contradiction to the language on the home affairs website, which clearly states you need to be in a 'long term relationship' for three years, not married or otherwise. We framed our application around this language in the hopes of being 100 visa eligible from day one.

We will be raising this issue on Monday, as we feel the language on the website is unclear (or straight up wrong) and we're hoping our CO has made a mistake.

I'll keep everyone posted with how we go next week, apparently after we re-upload our one document we're good to go.

I'm available for any application questions to further support you this group. Quick recap - we pre-loaded everything and did our medicals within 2 weeks of submitting our initial app on IMMI.
Did you have a PMV application then or 309? Sorry I missed understanding this piece for your situation. I am still trying to fully learn the different pathways for applying. We were strictly 309/100 elg as we have been together for ages.
Was curious about what you supplied for evidence of relationship and what you noted for breakdown of household duties. I struggled with this because we literally share most everything except for one or two that are specific. I also had this element of feeling a bit silly trying to defend our relationship because until I had actually needed to submit it on paper, I had never really thought of who does what. It just gets done! lol

Over the moon for you guys as I mentioned. Wonít hide it... I squealed when I saw your post! lol

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We applied for 309/100 as a default pathway - they then assess you for 100 based on your circumstances. We're going to call our CO Monday and outline the language on the website as well as our situation (been living together for over 4 years, married for nearly 2) and hope for a bump to 100 on day one.

As for evidence of relationship, we included in our attachments:

- all text messages between us from 2013- now
- all emails between us from 2013-now
- seperate albums of photos together over the years, including wedding, holiday, daily life/taken by others.
- wedding cards/mail addressed to both of us
-joint bank account that shows the same home address
-we used an app for expenses/money management so were able to export spreadsheets of shared costs over the last few years

Sharing household duties:

-two seperate statements on our everyday life together.

We're pretty happy, just still in shock it was so quick! Will let you all know how it goes after our chat next week.


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[QUOTE=ottawasydneycouple;1820066]BIG NEWS



Finally, the CO has informed us that we aren't eligible for the 100 visa from day one - despite being together for over 3 years and married for two. According to the CO, you have to be legally married for 3 years to qualify. This is in contradiction to the language on the home affairs website, which clearly states you need to be in a 'long term relationship' for three years, not married or otherwise. We framed our application around this language in the hopes of being 100 visa eligible from day one.

We will be raising this issue on Monday, as we feel the language on the website is unclear (or straight up wrong) and we're hoping our CO has made a mistake.


please do advise on this as this is clearly a major contradiction and my sense is immiaccount isn't set up to allow back dating application date to match agreed relationship start date, so the line is probably more a throw away than solid... id' be querying the legal standing and for this to be shown in the Act... see attached
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BIG NEWS

Guys, we got a call from our case officer this afternoon (23/2/18). We are 'approved in principle' pending a re-upload of our marriage certificate. We had a long chat with our CO, she told my wife (applicant) she can enter Australia before her RCMP check expires, which is December this year. She's coming in April for a family holiday, so her 309 visa will start then.

So - that was just shy of 2 months since we submitted our application- what the hell is going on?!

We're more shocked than happy, considering how much we were bracing ourselves for a long wait, and the fact there are people here much further in the cue than us. We have no idea why we were processed so quickly, but we are speaking to the CO again on Monday and will ask on behalf of the board.

Finally, the CO has informed us that we aren't eligible for the 100 visa from day one - despite being together for over 3 years and married for two. According to the CO, you have to be legally married for 3 years to qualify. This is in contradiction to the language on the home affairs website, which clearly states you need to be in a 'long term relationship' for three years, not married or otherwise. We framed our application around this language in the hopes of being 100 visa eligible from day one.

We will be raising this issue on Monday, as we feel the language on the website is unclear (or straight up wrong) and we're hoping our CO has made a mistake.

I'll keep everyone posted with how we go next week, apparently after we re-upload our one document we're good to go.

I'm available for any application questions to further support you this group. Quick recap - we pre-loaded everything and did our medicals within 2 weeks of submitting our initial app on IMMI.
Hey mate, that's absolutely fantastic news!!!! Delighted for you both!!!!


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