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Old 01-13-2015, 05:16 AM
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I'm loving all this great news! BIG CONGRATS, H. Protagonist!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I'll update your timeline.
Finally! I'd predicted this week as the restart for grants, but hadn't really expected to hear so immediately. Very relieved. Have to just figure out the flight thing. I'll confirm with M.L., but is there a time limit as to when you arrange to bump out for a few days? And does it have to be 5 days or closer to 3-5 days...? I already have a ticket back to the US for April, but I may just join my husband on his business trip to Japan in mid-Feb if Immi was kosher with waiting a month to issue the grant. <-- Is this not a good idea?


Anyway, it hasn't really been so terrible since I've been here with my husband for the end bits, but man, that stress just sits in the back of your mind like a heavy weight. I'll stick around for a bit and see if I can't help anyone else now that I know that my streamlined application was OK in the end. Hoping to hear more grants for people this week!

I also wanted to say thanks for all the help and support you, everyone, and this forum have provided. Would have been 10x more of a nail-biter without all the tips, info, and chats. Cheers for that!

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Wait, hang on - they granted the 309 while you were still in Aus? That's a problem. They're supposed to let you know to get offshore, wait until you're offshore, and THEN grant it. Am I misunderstanding you?

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If I'm understanding you correctly, you're going to need to get back in touch with ML and let her know you are still onshore. She'll need to basically un-grant your visa, let you get offshore, and then grant it again. Granting a visa that can only be granted offshore while you're onshore nullifies the visa, but it's something they can rectify.

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If I'm understanding you correctly, you're going to need to get back in touch with ML and let her know you are still onshore. She'll need to basically un-grant your visa, let you get offshore, and then grant it again. Granting a visa that can only be granted offshore while you're onshore nullifies the visa, but it's something they can rectify.
No, no, don't worry. I dropped the 'heads up I'm still in Aus' in my reply to her when she asked for the last document before finalizing the VISA, and she said to arrange travel so that they can grant it. It's basically just waiting for me to leave the country. That's why I want to know how long/if I can leave next month or if it has to be done immediately.

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Oh god! You gave me a heart attack when you said you got a grant email! LOL. I was sooooo worried I just rained on your parade!

They typically prefer you do it immediately, or at least as soon as possible - they have (unpublished) monthly quotas, and if they grant you they prefer to get you off their desks ASAP. I think asking to wait a couple of weeks would be okay (to get flights) but a month might be a bit much. Just my two cents.

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I'm so happy for you H. Protagonist.

So I applied for a tourist visa subclass 600, as we are moving to Australia at the beginning of February. The visitor visa got granted in just 2 days.

For my partner visa, I haven't been assigned a CO yet (or I don't know it). How can I let them know that I'm going to Australia on a tourist visa soon?

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Just send an email to the general embassy address.

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Oh, just to forewarn you cec2725 - if you're shipping all your stuff over before you go over on the 600, ship it in your sponsor's name. Household belongings can only be shipped to people who have an appropriate (non-tourist) visa. We almost found this out the hard way - I got lucky and the embassy approved my PMV the day before I was due to leave on my 600. It wasn't until my belongings arrived that my shipper said "Okay, we need evidence you have a visa type that lets you receive these." They should have told me this in advance, but didn't. If I hadn't had the right kind of visa, my stuff would have had to have been refused and sent back to the US, which would have been an absolute nightmare.

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Progress, indeed, DChubbyAUwife! Insta-email reply from Immi after I uploaded the doc. Boom! GRANTED! \[-_-]/
Awesome! Congrats!

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Oh, just to forewarn you cec2725 - if you're shipping all your stuff over before you go over on the 600, ship it in your sponsor's name. Household belongings can only be shipped to people who have an appropriate (non-tourist) visa. We almost found this out the hard way - I got lucky and the embassy approved my PMV the day before I was due to leave on my 600. It wasn't until my belongings arrived that my shipper said "Okay, we need evidence you have a visa type that lets you receive these." They should have told me this in advance, but didn't. If I hadn't had the right kind of visa, my stuff would have had to have been refused and sent back to the US, which would have been an absolute nightmare.
Thanks CollegeGirl. You had told me already yes, we are putting all of the paperwork under my husband's name. Got many quotes and we are still deciding which company to use...

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