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Old 03-15-2013, 06:29 AM
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Partner Visa Granted!!!

Hello!! Just wanted to tell you guys that visa has been granted after 7 months!

After 3 years of research, a frantic month of marriage and putting together my paperwork and a good few grand spent, I finally got it!

What's even more surprising is, while I fully expected to be granted 820 (Temporary Resident), the kind CO gave me 801 (Permanent Resident)!

I'm happy to answer any question for those who're putting together their applications. Been there, done that! I've looked at several different migration forums, but this forum has been the best so far in terms of support and information!

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Congratulations, Miss Swan! Obviously all your hard work has paid off.

Enjoy your new permanent resident status


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Hello!! Just wanted to tell you guys that visa has been granted after 7 months!

After 3 years of research, a frantic month of marriage and putting together my paperwork and a good few grand spent, I finally got it!

What's even more surprising is, while I fully expected to be granted 820 (Temporary Resident), the kind CO gave me 801 (Permanent Resident)!

I'm happy to answer any question for those who're putting together their applications. Been there, done that! I've looked at several different migration forums, but this forum has been the best so far in terms of support and information!
How wonderful for you...esp to go straight to the 801!!! Well done and all the best for your new life xxx


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Amazing. Congrats on PR.

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Congradulations on your visa grant!!!!


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Hello!! Just wanted to tell you guys that visa has been granted after 7 months!

After 3 years of research, a frantic month of marriage and putting together my paperwork and a good few grand spent, I finally got it!

What's even more surprising is, while I fully expected to be granted 820 (Temporary Resident), the kind CO gave me 801 (Permanent Resident)!

I'm happy to answer any question for those who're putting together their applications. Been there, done that! I've looked at several different migration forums, but this forum has been the best so far in terms of support and information!

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:11 AM
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It was so unexpected..! I always see 801 being granted to long time married couples and totally did not expect to be granted one myself! But our dating period was 4.5 years though... not sure if the lovely CO took that into consideration.

I want to share the little bits of obstacles that stood in my way during and after my application:

- Hubby did not have a steady work history and practically had zilch savings. He was on the carer's pension for 3 years. He also started a new job at the time of application and I only managed to scrape together a few months of payslips. However my mother-in-law wrote in Form 888 that she would take care of accommodation and utilities, and I had a few grand's worth of savings to show so I think these took care of the financial support problem.

- Completely forgot to get the Form 888 writers' passport certified and I'd already lodged my application! yikes! Quickly got those documents ready and sent them off using registered mail. DIAC welcomes additional supporting documents so don't panic if you forgot something

- Didn't submit one police check because one of the states I worked in just didn't have the procedures and system to provide a foreigner's police cert. I communicated this to DIAC and my CO saw that I had at least tried, but failed. My entire application was actually complete except for 2 police checks, both from the same country. I managed to get one but not the other. Sent the police check out on Tuesday (by registered post), saw that DIAC received it on Thursday evening, and visa got approved on Friday! Yayyy!

That's all I can think of for now. Brain's all mush after work...I'll add more when I can remember!

Brisbane applicants, don't lose hope! I believe the applications are moving along faster than before

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Congratulations! How wonderful, and especially that you got PR right away! So awesome.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
Applied: End of April 2014.
Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
PR Granted: Early April 2017.

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Just to add on, my favourite way of sending supporting or pending documents is via AusPost's prepaid registered envelope. I'm not sure about other states, but Brisbane charges $5.10 for an A4 size envelope, can hold up to 500g and cannot be more than 2cm thick. It's a great deal for an economical way to track your postage. If you're really anxious about getting your document to DIAC the very next day, go for Express Delivery ($6.95) - guaranteed next day delivery.

From all the reading I've done in this forum, it seems that email's a good and economical way to contact DIAC for anything. In my case, it'd be my applications for travel (BVB) and work rights. Both email applications got to DIAC fine - I can't say for processing time because they seem to respond longer than some applications but I applied very early in advance so..oh well.

I just remembered something! I *could* have had my application approved back in early February if it wasn't for the 2 police checks that my CO wanted me to get.

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Congratulations....All the best for a wonderful future.

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Hello!! Just wanted to tell you guys that visa has been granted after 7 months!

After 3 years of research, a frantic month of marriage and putting together my paperwork and a good few grand spent, I finally got it!

What's even more surprising is, while I fully expected to be granted 820 (Temporary Resident), the kind CO gave me 801 (Permanent Resident)!

I'm happy to answer any question for those who're putting together their applications. Been there, done that! I've looked at several different migration forums, but this forum has been the best so far in terms of support and information!


Hello Miss Swan,
Congrats to you..All the best for the new life in OZ..
Can you help me for the partner visa, im on the process gathering paper workes for the next stage of the visa..by july this year we wil lodge our partner visa 820..i send you PM...Thanks and God Bless..

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