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Old 05-14-2017, 06:23 AM
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From reading through, most 801s are taking 12+ months?
I think its 15-20months now for new applications. https://www.border.gov.au/about/acce...ocessing-times

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Well, looks like I'm now in the 801 waiting group. Will still be a while before we apply for the 801, but feels good to move to this group. From reading through, most 801s are taking 12+ months? Is that even with DIBP trying to clear as many decision ready apps as they can? Or is that just for 820/309 visas? I'd think they'd be able to really fly through the 801s if everything is presented up front.

Congrats to those who have gotten their grants!
The 801's are their last chance to make sure the relationship is genuine so they are making sure everything is above board.

They are currently 75% within 15 months and 90% within 20 months, who knows what it will be like by the time you are eligible. One thing to mention is that they have taken away the processing times in the email they send out for the 801 eligibility and say just to refer to the global processing times, so essentially they are able to keep changing the times for anyone who does not have the processing times in the letter

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Well, I can't complain at all on the processing of my 820. They did it just one day under 7 months. So, I guess waiting much longer on the 801 will even it out. I do understand that they are being more critical of 801s, to ensure it's a legitimate application. However, I know a lot of you have given them loads of evidence to prove such. Oh well, just one of those things. We can't rush it. My only concern is Uni tuition now, as we'll have to pay international fees for my oldest who starts Uni next year. I almost think it would be better to apply for the 189 visa to go straight to PR instead of waiting out the 801. Yes, it'll cost another $5k, but would save money in Uni fees and get us to Citizenship faster. Sigh.

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Applied for 820: 5 Oct 16
Submitted FBI Checks: 27 Jan 17
Submitted Medicals: 12 Apr 17
CO contact: 18 Apr 2017 Request AFP checks & Form 80
Submitted Requested Docs: 1 May 17
820 Visa Grant: 4 May 17
Applied for 801: 8 Sept 18
CO contact: 26 Apr 19 (call & email/son's State PC)
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Well, I can't complain at all on the processing of my 820. They did it just one day under 7 months. So, I guess waiting much longer on the 801 will even it out. I do understand that they are being more critical of 801s, to ensure it's a legitimate application. However, I know a lot of you have given them loads of evidence to prove such. Oh well, just one of those things. We can't rush it. My only concern is Uni tuition now, as we'll have to pay international fees for my oldest who starts Uni next year. I almost think it would be better to apply for the 189 visa to go straight to PR instead of waiting out the 801. Yes, it'll cost another $5k, but would save money in Uni fees and get us to Citizenship faster. Sigh.
We gave them a truck load of evidence and even updated them every month too. If I hadn't lodged a complaint I think we would have been waiting another 6 months for the visa.

The 189 would be faster and if the proposed citizenship changes come into effect it would be an even better option. The $5k I am sure you would recoup easily in international fees saved.

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We gave them a truck load of evidence and even updated them every month too. If I hadn't lodged a complaint I think we would have been waiting another 6 months for the visa.

The 189 would be faster and if the proposed citizenship changes come into effect it would be an even better option. The $5k I am sure you would recoup easily in international fees saved.
See? There was no reason for yours to take that long. I'm convinced the only reason my 820 was done so quickly was due to meeting S3 and then my medical results prompted a look. Also, my CO had given me her direct number, so after a few days from uploading the remaining docs that were requested, I called to let her know they were there. The visa was granted about 20 minutes after the call.

Yes, I would recoup the fee for the 189 by saving on tuition. My fiance is nervous though, with all the horror stories of dealing with DIBP (and our own), he's worried that "something could go wrong" with the 189 application and then that cancels out the 820 visa. I already have everything for the 189, as it was the original plan before things went crazy last year and we ended up having to do the 820 instead. I'm leaning towards just doing it though, especially if they do change citizenship requirements. Makes more sense.

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Hi there

Just checking in on the processing times for Partner VISAs.

We submitted the initial paperwork and then waited our 2 years. Then did the final stuff over 6 months ago and no word from the immigration dept.

I thought we would be all done by now. Whats the latest wait time and whats taking them so long?


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Hi there

Just checking in on the processing times for Partner VISAs.

We submitted the initial paperwork and then waited our 2 years. Then did the final stuff over 6 months ago and no word from the immigration dept.

I thought we would be all done by now. Whats the latest wait time and whats taking them so long?
Wait time is 75% in 15 months and 90% within 20 months.


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First of all: congrats Mish!!
You deserve it so much, I hope you had an amazing celebration!

The new processing times are just crazy.
Waiting 14 months for my 820 I missed job opportunities because people didn't want to hire someone on a bridging visa And now they say 17-20 months??! What when it will be 2 years, will they just grant 801 to everyone directly?

I have finally lodged my 801 last week.
I was eligible in August, but we moved to Europe (mostly due to me not being able to find a job without a visa!). I am hoping to get news soon as we are waiting on that to decide whether to go back to Australia - and when (don't want to go again on temporary and being unemployed while I have a situationhere).
I had 6-8 months quoted in the initial email - so I am now at 9. Might wait until early summer to complain as I have waited so long to apply (but I knew there was no rush with the current processing times!)

As everyone here, I just want to be able to make plans for the future and move forward!

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So after 23 months of waiting I got an email today saying my PR has been granted. So for anyone that's loosing hope from all the waiting hang in there!

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So after 23 months of waiting I got an email today saying my PR has been granted. So for anyone that's loosing hope from all the waiting hang in there!
Congrats!! That is a whole lot of patience. Did you apply online or by paper?


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