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Old 11-22-2017, 08:47 AM
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There has been a thread active on it for several days. Changes from 18 Nov 2017.
Thanks for the tip, apologies I only visit this site sporadically.

So, this means we can update our appliactions with new info more than once...but immigration will only request new info only once?


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Old 11-23-2017, 12:08 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm so overwhelmed and frustrated. I need to speak with the Department of Immigration about a couple of things related to my husbands application but every time I call, I am up to 100+ caller in line. Right now I am the 125th person on hold. I've just started a new job and sitting here with my headphones on so that I can wait on hold, but I can't wait here if I have to go into a meeting or the office phone rings.

How on earth, when we work and have a baby and things that we have to attend to, how can we wait on hold for up to 100 people to speak to immigration?! It can't be legal, if not morally right, for them to put people through such a waiting time.

I tried searching for an email address and emailing the department, but I simply received the templated response and then no followup from them, so absolutely no help.

Last month, I waited on hold and they had an automated call back option, which i selected. When the guy called back (two hours later!), he said that I had come through to the wrong department and that he had to put me on hold to speak to the correct department and it could take up to another 1 - 2 hours. I just burst into tears on the phone. I know he felt bad, but there wasn't anything he could do, due to the wait times.

I'm so overwhelmed by this. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can speak with an immigration person from the department without waiting on hold for up to an hour?

Thank you kindly for any suggestions.

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Hi guys,

I'm so overwhelmed and frustrated. I need to speak with the Department of Immigration about a couple of things related to my husbands application but every time I call, I am up to 100+ caller in line. Right now I am the 125th person on hold. I've just started a new job and sitting here with my headphones on so that I can wait on hold, but I can't wait here if I have to go into a meeting or the office phone rings.

How on earth, when we work and have a baby and things that we have to attend to, how can we wait on hold for up to 100 people to speak to immigration?! It can't be legal, if not morally right, for them to put people through such a waiting time.

I tried searching for an email address and emailing the department, but I simply received the templated response and then no followup from them, so absolutely no help.

Last month, I waited on hold and they had an automated call back option, which i selected. When the guy called back (two hours later!), he said that I had come through to the wrong department and that he had to put me on hold to speak to the correct department and it could take up to another 1 - 2 hours. I just burst into tears on the phone. I know he felt bad, but there wasn't anything he could do, due to the wait times.

I'm so overwhelmed by this. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can speak with an immigration person from the department without waiting on hold for up to an hour?

Thank you kindly for any suggestions.
Calling is never really an optimal option as the response from immigration tends to vary depending on who you talk to and you also don't have anything in writing as proof.

The method of contacting them about an application kind of depends on what it is you need to talk to them about. Can you tell us what your issue is?

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Hi Skybluebrewer, Yes, I agree and understand but when they don't respond on email either, it's really frustrating. I specifically wanted to ask about studying on an 820 visa. I thought my husband was able to pay local fees, rather than international fees. Each institution is saying something different and both TAFE and 2 Universities have stated that I need to get guidance from the DOI in order to know the answer. There are a few other things, but this is a major one atm.

I'm also confused again when he will be eligible to pass for the 801 and how much longer we (generally) need to wait.

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Hi Skybluebrewer, Yes, I agree and understand but when they don't respond on email either, it's really frustrating. I specifically wanted to ask about studying on an 820 visa. I thought my husband was able to pay local fees, rather than international fees. Each institution is saying something different and both TAFE and 2 Universities have stated that I need to get guidance from the DOI in order to know the answer. There are a few other things, but this is a major one atm.

I'm also confused again when he will be eligible to pass for the 801 and how much longer we (generally) need to wait.
The DIBP website states "What you can do on the partner visa (subclass 820)" as "study in Australia (no government support)." It has always been my understanding that 820 holders pay international fees until permanent residency is granted, which then allows for local fees. TAFE I thought was the exception allowing 820 holders to pay local fees but that depends on the courses. See edit.

Link: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-...o-on-temp.aspx

He is eligible for the 801 two years from his 820/801 application date. At that time, he should upload all required documents and evidence. DIBP does not send notifications out anymore to remind people of upcoming eligibility; it is up to the responsibility of the applicant.

After eligible for the 801, current GPT are 75% processed in 16 months and 90% processed in 22 months. I think the average wait time we're seeing on the forum is about 14-16 months. Obviously some can get it quicker and some may take longer.

Edit: This is the visa list for TAFE International WA and the only pdf on visa subclasses that shows local fees is the vocational course one. The others show international fees. The state or territory you live in may be different. https://www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/visa

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The schools absolutely should be able to tell you their fee schedule for certain visas. Immigration likely won't tell you anything in regards to this other than your partner can study on an 820 visa. Maybe try speaking to someone different at the school. I don't see how they don't know what they charge students.

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My husband's immiaccount had that message for all of the assessment. It still had that message that day before it was approved. I would not take any notice of the immiaccount status, it is pretty useless actually.

What you are experiencing is very normal. Based on what I have seen people are waiting around 14 to 16 months from eligibility date for their grant. Some do get it before and some after but 14 to 16 months seems to be roughly what we are seeing.

There is a spreadsheet link on the first page on this thread, if you have a look at that it will give you an idea of what the timeframe is for grants.

ok tks for ur input mish

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Hi Skybluebrewer, Yes, I agree and understand but when they don't respond on email either, it's really frustrating. I specifically wanted to ask about studying on an 820 visa. I thought my husband was able to pay local fees, rather than international fees. Each institution is saying something different and both TAFE and 2 Universities have stated that I need to get guidance from the DOI in order to know the answer. There are a few other things, but this is a major one atm.

I'm also confused again when he will be eligible to pass for the 801 and how much longer we (generally) need to wait.
what course u guys wanted to study so much that require so much money?


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what course u guys wanted to study so much that require so much money?
He was looking at his masters or a generic university degree in his area of study.

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Hi Everyone, I just want to update the information. My Permanent Visa 801 has been granted.

Applied 820/801 on 29/06/2015
820 granted 26/05/2016
2nd document 801 posted on 30/04/2017
801 granted 20/11/2017

I was check my visa last night but it says my grant number visa is not valid, and I tried check again this morning and it's the same. So I rang the immigration coz I'm woried might be something happen, they just said that my grant number is not valid anymore and she gave me new grant number visa and when I asked what type of visa I'm holding now? she said PERMANENT RESIDENCE. After that, I checked straight away than finally here it is my visa description said RESIDENCE with visa sub class 801.

I still don't believe it,but thank god after 2,5years in total, my visa has been granted.

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