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Old 08-08-2019, 08:25 AM
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Early July 2017
I've never received a reply when I've asked for an update

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I can't believe it!
Amazing news congratulations. Thanks for all the fellowship and support


See you in five years!!! 🙈
When did you apply again, i can't remember? Keep hounding immigration and they may reply, like they randomly did with me after i got shirty with them


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Old 08-08-2019, 08:26 AM
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Yes I did it myself too. It's simple enough if you're organised

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I chose to do everything myself. Has anyone else done this? How long did it take to get any further information outside of the email saying application received and bridging visa approved?


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Old 08-08-2019, 11:54 PM
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I am very organized... Just wondering how long am I going to have to wait to hear anything... I so far have only received the email that they got my application and that I got approved for a BVA... Also in the process of getting my no work rights removed...


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Old 08-09-2019, 12:53 AM
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That's all I ever got. 25 months...

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I am very organized... Just wondering how long am I going to have to wait to hear anything... I so far have only received the email that they got my application and that I got approved for a BVA... Also in the process of getting my no work rights removed...


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Old 08-09-2019, 03:07 AM
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Hang in there, it will happen - it will just take some time.
I've spent the last two years training myself to look at the wait as a positive thing. The longer they take to approve it, the further away the five years is up and i have to apply for another one. If it was approved the month i applied, i'd already have been on the visa for two years, this way, i still have 5+ years to wait.
Don't get me wrong, it SUCKS and i don't feel so positively about it every day, but i try my best to.
Hi!
Just wanted to congratulate you on getting your visa! And to say thank you for encouraging me to remain positive!
Still... I don't think I will ever see my visa ever approved... I am not planning to stay in Australia for more than 3 years, and at the rate it's going, by the time my case is opened, the processing time will probably be 36 months!! (I applied mid-2018) Ironically, now I kind of fear it will be processed just a few months before I leave, which means I'll have to get police checks, etc. done and take someone else's spot for nothing.


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Thought I'd share my story as I read a lot of mis-information out there.

I am from Ireland. My wife is from NZ.
I came to Aus on a WHV, aged 34.
Previously lived in NZ for 4 years and Ireland married for 1.
Landed June 12 2019.
Started a job a week later. Digital Marketing Manager with a start up. Salary 110k.

I applied via post for my 461 and received my receipt and bridging visa A 3 days later

My WHV work restrictions carried over. Presume this is all automated.
Filled out a 1445 and got a letter from employer, supporting my application. Outlined why I wanted to lift restrictions. Highlighted the 461 waiting times and supporting myself + contributing to aus economy.
1 week later. Work restrictions were lifted on WHV and BVA.

Now I just wait and I can apply for a BVB to travel.

All fairly painless.
Every "Expert" I've talked to made the process out to be some dark magic. Honestly, the easiest and quickest immigration process I've ever encountered.
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Thank you for sharing your experience! I was just wondering: does your wife earn a good salary? I am very frustrated by having a "no work" restriction on my BVA and being out of work for so long. Since my husband is on a decent salary, I thought I could not apply for the restriction to be lifted. Still, life in Sydney is quite expensive.
Does anyone have a similar experience? Is the immigration dept more flexible considering the long waiting times?


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Old 08-09-2019, 06:59 AM
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My wife earns around 100k. Combined we are on a healthy income but none of this was questioned btw.

My understanding is, the work restrictions can be lifted IF you have applied for a partner visa that would allow you to work if approved.

I don't know your situation but if there were some 6 month restriction on work then I think you'd be fine requesting the lift.

If there is a block on work then you have nothing to lose in applying for a lift on work restrictions.

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Thank you for sharing your experience! I was just wondering: does your wife earn a good salary? I am very frustrated by having a "no work" restriction on my BVA and being out of work for so long. Since my husband is on a decent salary, I thought I could not apply for the restriction to be lifted. Still, life in Sydney is quite expensive.
Does anyone have a similar experience? Is the immigration dept more flexible considering the long waiting times?


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My wife earns around 100k. Combined we are on a healthy income but none of this was questioned btw.

My understanding is, the work restrictions can be lifted IF you have applied for a partner visa that would allow you to work if approved.

I don't know your situation but if there were some 6 month restriction on work then I think you'd be fine requesting the lift.

If there is a block on work then you have nothing to lose in applying for a lift on work restrictions.
Thank you for your reply! Very interesting. I thought it could only be lifted in case of financial hardship. I will definitely talk to my migration agent about it then! (they have not been very helpful I must say...) I was not eligible for a work & holiday visa and arrived on a visitor visa, but it's still worth a try.


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Old 08-20-2019, 09:24 AM
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Application lodged on 13 March 2019 in London, granted 20 August 2019! All the best everyone!


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Old 08-29-2019, 11:04 AM
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I applied for my 461 in july this year..my husband is in australia.can i apply for tourist visa now to visit him for a month so..please advice..


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