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So I have to ask, how long is this process taking? I see they are now saying 20-26 months after submission which is a hell of a long time!
In February the processing times were quoted as 19 months and 24 months.

This meant that 15% of finalisastions took between 19 and 24 months. 10% took over 24 months, but the majority took under 19 months.

From those on this forum who had 801's granted in February/March 2019, the majority (75%) took between 8.6 and 12.2 months, but with the longest 10% being over 20 months.

This compares to February/March 2017 with the majority (75%) being between 9.5 and 12.1 months, but with the longest 10% being over 17.7 months.

So the more straightforward ones seem slightly faster than 2017, but the complex ones are taking longer.
The processing times are quite confusing, how do you know if it is as from the date you lodge your application or as from the date a Case Officer is assigned to your application?


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Well, I just sent an enquiry form. It's only been 7 months, but I'm hoping for a grant in the next month or so, as my oldest son is flying back to Australia 21 May. If we don't have a grant, he'll have to return to University in the USA. I've uploaded his FBI background check, as well as evidence showing I'm financially assisting him while he's over at Uni. Have updated evidences every 2-3 months showing continuing relationship. Not sure if I'll be in that group of grants within 12 months or be waiting much longer. I guess we'll see. The 820 visa grant took 7 months for us. But I think that when we did our medicals without being asked, that it prompted them to look at our application for the 820. Nothing to prompt them this go around except the enquiry form...but even that, it's doubtful they'll look. Still, had to give it a go. Would save me return flights and more financial support in the USA for my son.

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The processing times are quite confusing, how do you know if it is as from the date you lodge your application or as from the date a Case Officer is assigned to your application?
Neither. The wait times for Stage 2 are based on eligibility date. Has nothing to do with when you submit the required documents or when a CO looks at it.

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The processing times are quite confusing, how do you know if it is as from the date you lodge your application or as from the date a Case Officer is assigned to your application?
Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/.../global-visa-processing-times#

Our 801 was 9.3 months from eligibility, but only 6.5 months after we lodged. The first we knew of a case officer was the day it was granted..

I wonder if some people quote the wrong processing time, if they use one of the other ways you mentioned.


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We've now got our 801, however we were able to purchase a house when my husband was only on an 820. Home loan is with CBA, and we did need LMI. So might be worth investigating if you're wanting to buy (we used a mortgage broker too).

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I really wasn't going to do an enquiry only 3 months in...but as I was trying for a higher position at work, I had a valid reason for asking them. It didn't do a bit of good. I honestly think 3 months is too soon to send an enquiry. As I said, I'm waiting on my son's FBI check, and then I'll send an enquiry asking if they need any additional information, etc. We (like most others) are stuck until we get PR: waiting to buy a house, I can't advance in my career, my son is waiting on PR to come back to Australia for Uni, etc. I'm not overly concerned right now, but am really hoping I'll get the 801 in about the same amount of time it took for the 820 (7 months). I'd be completely thrilled with that outcome.


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Just replied to the American poster. We bought a house when my husband was only on an 820 (we got the 801 last month). Mortgage through CBA and required LMI.

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I understand how frustrating it all can be and really hope that you get the visa granted as soon as possible.
I haven't personally looked into buying a house yet, as I'm not PR, but to my understanding it's pretty much impossible to get a mortgage without PR, is this correct?


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We've now got our 801, however we were able to purchase a house when my husband was only on an 820. Home loan is with CBA, and we did need LMI. So might be worth investigating if you're wanting to buy (we used a mortgage broker too).
I know we theoretically could buy a house. However, we can't using First Time Home buyer, I'd have to pay foreign stamp duty fees and as I'm the main earner, our bank won't do a home loan without PR. For us, we need to wait until our PR is granted. Hence, the hold up for us in buying a house.

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Ahhh okok. That makes sense. We're in WA where there is no difference to stamp duty for 820/801 visa holders, and I'd already bought houses so we were ineligible for first home buyers subsidies. Good luck - hope your 801 comes through soon!

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I know we theoretically could buy a house. However, we can't using First Time Home buyer, I'd have to pay foreign stamp duty fees and as I'm the main earner, our bank won't do a home loan without PR. For us, we need to wait until our PR is granted. Hence, the hold up for us in buying a house.


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We're also in WA, but were told by our real estate agent that I would have to pay foreign stamp duty. Regardless, we are first time home buyers, so that isn't something we're willing to forgo. If we did, we'd have to save even more. Additionally, we don't want to pay higher interest rates. There's a lot that goes into it. At this stage, we're ok waiting a few more months; but, it'll become an issue if we still don't have PR when our current lease is up. Our lease is only done at 12 month increments. We don't have the option to go 6 months or month by month; which means we either move to a house with a shorter lease, or we get stuck for another year. I know we aren't the only ones facing these kinds of dilemmas, for sure. It's just throwing a wrench into all kinds of things for us while we don't have PR (son's Uni education, me not able to advance in my career, losing out on a higher position at work, the house purchasing, etc.).

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That's interesting that your estate agent gave you that advice. I presume your partner is a citizen? I wonder if that's got something to do with the first home owners stamp duty discount (is there still a cash bonus?). Although if memory serves we weren't required to pay the foreign investor excess as it was a primary residence in which one of the title holders is a citizen.

Absolutely understandable you don't want to throw the FHB stamp duty discount away. Unsure how much your budget it, but it starts to become fairly insubstantial above $550k, and phases out completely at 600 or 650k. You shouldn't have to pay a premium in terms of interest rates etc either, at least we didn't.

Bloody irritating just waiting. We travel frequently, but were too afraid to go overseas since the 820 grant. I could just imagine the nightmare scenario of the visa being declined whilst being overseas. Having said that, we've booked a little trip in a couple of weeks - take the new visa for a test run, haha.

You've made me curious about state government employment practices. Unless I've confused you with another poster, I recall you're a teacher who finds themselves stuck at a particular employment grade. I work for Health and not infrequently employ people. We require a visa type that enables work rights (of course), but I'm not actually sure if there are further restrictions based on the visa type. I'm not sure it'll come up often (staff I employ have usually got here under skilled points if they're from overseas) but I'd like to be prepared! I'll shoot my HR person an email tomorrow - curious!

Anyway, good luck and wishing you a short wait

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We're also in WA, but were told by our real estate agent that I would have to pay foreign stamp duty. Regardless, we are first time home buyers, so that isn't something we're willing to forgo. If we did, we'd have to save even more. Additionally, we don't want to pay higher interest rates. There's a lot that goes into it. At this stage, we're ok waiting a few more months; but, it'll become an issue if we still don't have PR when our current lease is up. Our lease is only done at 12 month increments. We don't have the option to go 6 months or month by month; which means we either move to a house with a shorter lease, or we get stuck for another year. I know we aren't the only ones facing these kinds of dilemmas, for sure. It's just throwing a wrench into all kinds of things for us while we don't have PR (son's Uni education, me not able to advance in my career, losing out on a higher position at work, the house purchasing, etc.).


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