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Have you not heard anything yet? I think you will in the next month since we just got contacted and we applied in July. I think the CO will approve us this or next month at the latest since we have everything they need except for more if we want the BC100 we need to come up with some more info for a period of 5 months in 2011 which is what we are gathering now
Nope haven't heard anything after the standard 3 month email. But am watching your case and DCHubby's very closely since you guys applied a month before me. Maybe I'll get my grant in time for my Valentine birthday. My state police check is dated March 10, so I'll likely send off for new ones in January so that doesn't hold up the process. I ordered FBI checks (paying by postal money order) for myself and non-migrating soon-to-be 16 year old the week before Christmas, in case the PMV isn't granted before her 16th birthday.


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Does anyone know what the difference is between a 309 and a BC100? Does it just mean if you get the 100 you go straight to being a permenant citizen? I don't really understand?
Permanent resident and citizen are two different things.

A 309 is a temporary (provisional) spouse visa. It allows you to live in Australia until it's time to reassess you for your Permanent Residency (PR) visa, the BC100. If you have been de facto long enough (which is what your CO is trying to work out), you skip the temporary 309 and go straight to Permanent Residency (the 100 visa).

Having PR allows you to live in Australia for as long as you want, even the rest of your life. After you've been PR for five years, however, the travel facility on your PR visa expires - meaning if you want to travel out of Australia and come back in again, you'll need something called a Return Resident Visa. These are very easy/inexpensive, and as long as you've lived in Australia for at least 2 out of the 5 years, you'll get one without issue that allows you to travel in and out of Australia for another 5 years. You can do this as many times as you want, OR...

After you've lived in Australia for four years, you'll be eligible for citizenship. It doesn't matter if you started on the 309 or the 100... four years later, you can apply and become a citizen. Citizenship means no more worrying about Return Resident Visas every time you want to leave the country. You can come and go as you please. You will also be required to vote in elections as an Aussie citizen. The US & Australia do allow dual citizenship - I know tons of dual US/Aus citizens.

The requirements for citizenship are that at least the last year of your 4 years in Aus was as a Permanent Resident (so like I said, whether you started on a 309 or the 100, you'd have at least one year of being PR either way), and that you can't have spent more than one year out of the four total outside Australia (like in visits to the US or wherever else). In the last year before you apply for citizenship, you can't have been out of Australia for more than three months.

I hope that rundown helps clarify things a little - let me know if you have more questions.

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Hi CollegeGirl,

We're on a 300, applied October 14th, don't yet have a CO and applied online.

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My partner and I applied for the FBI check at the end of July I think it took ours like 11 weeks.. I guess its taking roughly 12-16 weeks right now.
Crazy!! Hubby applied for his beginning June and they were waiting for him when he got home after we got married in July... took no longer then about 6 weeks.

That new system has wrecked havoc!

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An email!

A request from M.L. for one last document before they finalize the application... *_*

Good? Bad?

Dropped a reminder of my travel here in my response when asking if there was any other info I could provide, just to be sure. Subtle as a brick, but not taking any chances. My heart...!

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An email!

A request from M.L. for one last document before they finalize the application... *_*

Good? Bad?

Dropped a reminder of my travel here in my response when asking if there was any other info I could provide, just to be sure. Subtle as a brick, but not taking any chances. My heart...!
Whoo hoo!! Progress ...hopefully all goes smoothly and as you need it to.

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Progress, indeed, DChubbyAUwife!

Insta-email reply from Immi after I uploaded the doc.

Boom! GRANTED! \[-_-]/

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we have 90 days to give her what she needs ... so just in time for my husband's next new zealand trip LOL ..... his 3 months will be up on the ETA .... so they may be scheduling it in time for that ....
Hi Sharyny.. I'm curious! Lol. I wonder why they give applicants different timeframes to submit extra paperwork. ..we were offered 28 and need to get medical and court docs in that time.. will be cutting it fine (maybe that's what they want) anyway...how is everything going? Did you get the money order sorted? And all the paperwork in?
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progress, indeed, dchubbyauwife!

Insta-email reply from immi after i uploaded the doc.

Boom! Granted! \[-_-]/
yeay!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Progress, indeed, DChubbyAUwife! Insta-email reply from Immi after I uploaded the doc. Boom! GRANTED! \[-_-]/
Waahhhhh!
The giant koala prevails!!!!!!
You must be thrilled!
I'm simultaneously insanely jealous and over the moon happy for you!

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