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Old 07-04-2013, 05:32 AM
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Subclass 820 - the verdict....

Hiya,

Well, after the drawn out drama that saw my husband's PMV approval coming just 12 days before our January wedding, we were anticipating a more realistic 9-16 months, possibly longer, for the next stage, the subclass 820, which then leads to permanent residency.

Immigration received the application on Monday, 1st of July.
They granted it immediately.

Yes, I'm as gobsmacked as you!
No bridging visa, no long, uncertain wait.

He can stay "indefinitely"!!!!

So, here's why I think this happened so quickly, and I want to share this with anyone up to this stage, or about to lodge....

We presented everything neatly, no staples, all paper clips only.
On the very top was a printed, annotated list of documents in the application.
Each of those documents was then in the order of the list, paper clipped for each section.

Please note that my husband's medicals and police checks from the US were still valid, and we were unsure if he'd need to do them again; however, it seems that is not the case.

I shall put the list below, in case you are unsure of what things to include.

ANNOTATED LIST OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS APPLICATION:
- APPLICATION FOR MIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA BY A PARTNER: FORM 47SP
- SPONSORSHIP FOR A PARTNER TO MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA :FORM 40SP
- ENVELOPE CONTAINING PASSPORT SIZED PHOTOGRAPHS OF APPLICANT AND SPONSOR

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF RELATIONSHIP:
- STATUTORY DECLARATION: APPLICANT
- STATUTORY DECLARATION: SPONSOR

STATUTORY DECLARATIONS BY A SUPPORTING WITNESS – FORM 888
- Witness Name 1
- Witness Name 2
- Witness Name 3
- Witness Name 4
- Witness Name 5
- Witness Name 6

CERTIFIED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS:
- PASSPORT: APPLICANT
- PASSPORT: SPONSOR
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE: APPLICANT
- BIRTH CERTIFICATE: SPONSOR
- CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE: EX + SPONSOR
- DIVORCE ORDER AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATE: EX + SPONSOR
- CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE: APPLICANT + SPONSOR

EVIDENCE OF GENUINE AND CONTINUING RELATIONSHIP:
- LETTER FROM REAL ESTATE AGENT – PROOF OF SHARED RESIDENCE
- COPY OF JOINT BANK ACCOUNT STATEMENT
- COPY OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS BILLS – SHARED HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS
- COPY OF CAR INSURANCE POLICY LISTING SPONSOR & APPLICANT AS POLICY HOLDERS
- AMBULANCE MEMBERSHIP
- TRAVEL ITINERARY FOR UPCOMING VISIT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN AMERICA
- COPY OF OUR WEDDING INVITATION
- COPIES OF ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING CARD CONGRATULATIONS
- INVITATION TO FRIEND'S WEDDING
- ENGAGEMENT GIFT THANK YOU CARD
- LETTER FROM GRANDMOTHER TO US
- MOTHER’S DAY CARD AND GIFT CARD FROM APPLICANT TO SPONSOR
- LETTER FROM SPONSOR'S DAUGHTER TO APPLICANT, WELCOMING HIM TO FAMILY
- PHOTOGRAPHS OF US WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FOR SPONSOR – FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF APPLICANT:
- OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
- PAYSLIPS -

EVIDENCE OF APPLICANT'S EMPLOYMENT IN AUSTRALIA:
- LETTER FROM HR CONFIRMING EMPLOYMENT


Anyhoooooo... that's what we did. I hope it helps!
I think, perhaps, by making it a simple, clear, easy-to-follow administration task, the case officer's job was simple. She didn't have to hunt for any of the information.

Cheers!
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Date of application: July 22, 2012
Fiancé Nationality: American
Visa type: PMV
Date CO assigned: July 2012
Date visa granted: December 29th 2012
Fiancé arrived: December 30th 2012
We got married: January 11, 2013!!!!!

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Date of application: July 1st, 2013
Approved: July 1st, 2013
Visa type: Partner (subclass 820)

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Not to take any of the well-deserved glory away from the straightforward, organized, beautiful way you did your application, but it's actually quite common for PMV folks going to 820s to see really, really fast (within a couple of weeks) approvals. DIAC knows you've already gone through the test of legitimacy if you've been approved for your PMV, so they just need to make sure everything's still in order and they rubber-stamp you usually very quickly. But thank you for sharing the way you organized your application - that should be really helpful for folks in the future!

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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).
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I do wonder, though - if they're just going to basically rubberstamp PMV to 820 folks, why not just require evidence of the wedding (marriage certificate, photos, stat decs from people who were there or something) and that's it instead of making folks put all the evidence together again... oh well.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
Applied: April 2013.
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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Thank CollegeGirl - I'm honestly not sure - I just don't get how it works, how they can "rubberstamp" it so quickly, as you say.

The reason I shared the info was that on a thread months and months ago, someone had shared how they did it, also receiving a fast response. On their post, they had talked about the simplicity, neatness, and organisation of their application. I kept that in mind while we put ours together, as it was really useful.

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Date of application: July 22, 2012
Fiancé Nationality: American
Visa type: PMV
Date CO assigned: July 2012
Date visa granted: December 29th 2012
Fiancé arrived: December 30th 2012
We got married: January 11, 2013!!!!!

Part 2:
Date of application: July 1st, 2013
Approved: July 1st, 2013
Visa type: Partner (subclass 820)

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Congratulations! And which office did you apply to?

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The office in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Date of application: July 22, 2012
Fiancé Nationality: American
Visa type: PMV
Date CO assigned: July 2012
Date visa granted: December 29th 2012
Fiancé arrived: December 30th 2012
We got married: January 11, 2013!!!!!

Part 2:
Date of application: July 1st, 2013
Approved: July 1st, 2013
Visa type: Partner (subclass 820)

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The office in Melbourne, Victoria.
Same here, same day approval with Melbourne office. Congrats thefuturemrsj!

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Thank you!
To say we are relieved is an understatement.

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Date of application: July 22, 2012
Fiancé Nationality: American
Visa type: PMV
Date CO assigned: July 2012
Date visa granted: December 29th 2012
Fiancé arrived: December 30th 2012
We got married: January 11, 2013!!!!!

Part 2:
Date of application: July 1st, 2013
Approved: July 1st, 2013
Visa type: Partner (subclass 820)

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great info! thanks Mrs J

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Really helpful list, its all so overwhelming, great to see lógical list, something for us to work towards gathering

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