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Old 01-27-2019, 05:58 PM
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Hey guys,

Been a while! I got hit with another RFI on Jan 23rd with a 2 week turnaround. Makes me hopeful my 300 will be approved soon but lowkey bummed that if I had what they requested beforehand, I would have had an early grant. Ah well. It's hard not to become optimistic about a February grant now

I planned my permanent move to Australia back in 2017 and can't believe it's slowly happening! Hoping for a move in the Spring. I wonder what life will be like a few years from now and how much I will miss my life here. Life has been good in the US.

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Medical: 05 Dec 2018
State Police: 27 Dec 2018
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Contact from CO: 04 Dec 2018
Contact from CO 2: 23 Jan 2019
300 Granted: 20 Mar 2019
Date of Entry: 28 Jul 2019
820 Submission: 25 Nov 2019

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Old 01-27-2019, 07:51 PM
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Sorry for the double post, but, quick quetion. I will be traveling to Australia for a short trip next month on ETA. Do I have to report or do anything regarding my 300 application? Thanks!

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Old 02-02-2019, 04:48 AM
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Hi All
A bit of an update and good to see some movement from our March 2018 application from the USA. Our application now shows Initial Assessment and my husband (US applicant) received an email requesting his medical (he already has an appointment for 15 Feb) and our divorce papers. We had supplied them in our initial uploads but not under the Divorce headings, so they might have got a little lost in all the other submissions. Today I resubmitted using the Divorce heading under each of our names.
Interestingly, we very recently submitted our FBI and US State checks and also my AFP check - although we weren't asked for these. We just took the gamble that ten months into the application it might be worth adding these. It might just be a coincidence that we submitted these and almost immediately received an email from the CO. Who knows?
In early January 2019, I also did an update on our lives since the initial application - travel, finances, major events etc. They may completely ignore this, but I doubt it would hurt (if what I've read from others counts).
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Applied for 309/100: 13 March 2018
Submitted both FBI Checks: late Jan 2019
Submitted sponsor's Aust NPC: late Jan 2019
CO contact: 1 Feb 2019 - request for medical and divorce documents
Submitted Divorce Docs: 2 Feb 2019
Submitted Medical: (soon - appointment Feb 15 2019)
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:53 PM
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Hi All,

Nice to see so much action happening! We also have an update.

We got an RFI asking 1) sponsors birth certificate 2) Police certificates for state and FBI (already submitted)

I'm confused as to why they might be asking for the police certs when it has already been provided? How can we prove that my partner (American) has NOT lived in any other country for more than 12 months?

Anyone have some insight?

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Old 02-02-2019, 06:34 PM
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We applied in March so we’re hoping to hear something soon too!

Did you supply the FBI checks and the State checks for both of you?


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Nice to see so much action happening! We also have an update.

We got an RFI asking 1) sponsors birth certificate 2) Police certificates for state and FBI (already submitted)

I'm confused as to why they might be asking for the police certs when it has already been provided? How can we prove that my partner (American) has NOT lived in any other country for more than 12 months?

Anyone have some insight?


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Old 02-02-2019, 07:23 PM
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We applied in March so weíre hoping to hear something soon too!

Did you supply the FBI checks and the State checks for both of you?
Hopefully you hear something soon too!

To answer your question, no, not for both. I'm an Australian citizen so just provided the AFP check for me. For my boyfriend, we did a "front-loaded" application meaning we provided the FBI and California state police checks at the time we put in our visa application.

I'm really confused why they're asking for the police checks they already have.....

I'm thinking might be asking for this because either it's just a mistake, or they think he has lived in other countries and other states in the U.S, which he hasn't.

So not sure how to tell them that. Should we call and tell them? Write a letter stating the polices checks have been provided and our supporting documents are evidence he has not lived in any other country or state..... HELP

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I’m the Australian sponsor too and also living in California : ) We we did State and FBI checks for me too as well as the AFP one. I’m wondering if they are asking for your State and FBI checks as the sponsor?


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We applied in March so we’re hoping to hear something soon too!

Did you supply the FBI checks and the State checks for both of you?
Hopefully you hear something soon too!

To answer your question, no, not for both. I'm an Australian citizen so just provided the AFP check for me. For my boyfriend, we did a "front-loaded" application meaning we provided the FBI and California state police checks at the time we put in our visa application.

I'm really confused why they're asking for the police checks they already have.....

I'm thinking might be asking for this because either it's just a mistake, or they think he has lived in other countries and other states in the U.S, which he hasn't.

So not sure how to tell them that. Should we call and tell them? Write a letter stating the polices checks have been provided and our supporting documents are evidence he has not lived in any other country or state..... <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> HELP


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Old 02-02-2019, 08:56 PM
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Iím the Australian sponsor too and also living in California : ) We we did State and FBI checks for me too as well as the AFP one. Iím wondering if they are asking for your State and FBI checks as the sponsor?
That's really interesting! I didn't even consider doing the FBI and State check for me as the sponsor because I didn't read it was required anywhere. Whereas it is clearly stated as requirement for the applicant. The thing is, the RFI reads:

Request Detail
Other Requirements

Copy of your sponsorís birth certificate.
****So here, it's specifically highlighting it's for the sponsor, AKA me. So this makes sense****

Character requirements Ė Police Certificates

In order to be granted a visa for entry to Australia you must meet the character requirement. You must provide a police certificate from each country where you have lived for a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years (these 12 months are calculated cumulatively and need not have been consecutive)....
****If they wanted this for the sponsor, would't they say, sponsors police certificates? Also, being an Aussie citizen, I don't need a visa for entry into Aus as it mentions in the first sentence. The language here, to me, is referring the the applicant****

So it still leaves me wondering, what on earth are they looking for with the police certs, because they already have it!

Wasn't sure if someone else was in the exact same boat as me here in terms of the RFI docs. Reading other posts here, I know mistakes CAN happen, so hoping it's just that. But will try calling them on Monday to see if they can clarify over the phone.

But just in case, I will also look into doing the FBI and State check for me. So, thanks for sharing!

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I’m the Australian sponsor too and also living in California : ) We we did State and FBI checks for me too as well as the AFP one. I’m wondering if they are asking for your State and FBI checks as the sponsor?
That's really interesting! I didn't even consider doing the FBI and State check for me as the sponsor because I didn't read it was required anywhere. Whereas it is clearly stated as requirement for the applicant. The thing is, the RFI reads:

Request Detail
Other Requirements

Copy of your sponsor’s birth certificate.
****So here, it's specifically highlighting it's for the sponsor, AKA me. So this makes sense****

Character requirements – Police Certificates

In order to be granted a visa for entry to Australia you must meet the character requirement. You must provide a police certificate from each country where you have lived for a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years (these 12 months are calculated cumulatively and need not have been consecutive)....
****If they wanted this for the sponsor, would't they say, sponsors police certificates? Also, being an Aussie citizen, I don't need a visa for entry into Aus as it mentions in the first sentence. The language here, to me, is referring the the applicant****

So it still leaves me wondering, what on earth are they looking for with the police certs, because they already have it!

Wasn't sure if someone else was in the exact same boat as me here in terms of the RFI docs. Reading other posts here, I know mistakes CAN happen, so hoping it's just that. But will try calling them on Monday to see if they can clarify over the phone.

But just in case, I will also look into doing the FBI and State check for me. So, thanks for sharing!
Get the police and FBI checks - my Australian husband sponsor is living here in NY, and as per our lawyer, it’s needed to show he’s of good character.

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Get the police and FBI checks - my Australian husband sponsor is living here in NY, and as per our lawyer, itís needed to show heís of good character.
Thanks @nyctombe and @JaneoOz! Sigh...looks like I will have to bite the bullet and get the checks done.

Is there a step-by-step guide/checklist on how to get FBI and CA State police checks done?

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