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Old 05-10-2019, 10:33 PM
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as i know in my case for example you get a C.O when they request a new documents you will receive an email from the C.O asking for further documents
We were requested to give extra documents, but it was 2 different people on 2 occasions. Example, person 1 from immi asked for extra info, but a different person replied and said they received documentation and would let us know if they need anything further. So it didn't seem like it was an "assigned" case officer.

I'm looking forward to a case officer being assigned, if anything, so we will easily know if they need any more info. At the moment, it still seems like you're dealing with different, unknown people in the background, not specifically assigned to the case. It just seems so secretive. That makes it difficult.


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It's not so much secretive , as the the devolving of processing. The days of having a dedicated case officer are long gone. Frequently applicants who have lodged a complete application have heard nothing from the department before the grant of the visa. If you have not provided all the required information at time of lodgement, you may be contacted a number of times by different people until you furnish all the required information.

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Old 05-10-2019, 11:34 PM
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So has anyone ever complained about the department of home affairs not following s87 of the migration act?


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Old 05-11-2019, 12:29 AM
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So has anyone ever complained about the department of home affairs not following s87 of the migration act?
That has nothing to do with the automated message does it.
It doesn't from what i read at:
MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 87

It might be worth a different thread for a different topic.

I never received the same auto message, but our visas were done in under 12 months.


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We were requested to give extra documents, but it was 2 different people on 2 occasions. Example, person 1 from immi asked for extra info, but a different person replied and said they received documentation and would let us know if they need anything further. So it didn't seem like it was an "assigned" case officer.

I'm looking forward to a case officer being assigned, if anything, so we will easily know if they need any more info. At the moment, it still seems like you're dealing with different, unknown people in the background, not specifically assigned to the case. It just seems so secretive. That makes it difficult.
You don't get an "assigned case officer". Your application will be looked at by multiple immigration staff. The fact you have already been asked twice for more information isn't a good thing. It just means they are asking for stuff that really should've been provided already. Its delaying your application..
For my wifes PMV300 and 820 i was a stickler for providing 2 fully front loaded applications. Everything provided at lodgement including police checks and medical provided within a week. We never heard a peep from CO's and both visas were approved in 2 months
I know this probably wont happen for everybody but i just don't understand paying $7+k for an application and then sitting back waiting for a CO to tell you what else you need to upload....specially considering the waiting times are already extremely long

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Old 05-11-2019, 12:17 PM
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i've been waiting for 14 months , in Germany ,
Got the email exactly 1year after application. Waiting 16 months plus, very frustrating.


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I received this same automated email on 24 feb 2019, Sunday, i.e. exactly after completing of one year.
Same for us, on the 1 year anniversary..and we thought we were special..


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The fact you have already been asked twice for more information isn't a good thing.
They asked us only once for extra info: Foreign police check for my wife, local police check for my wife, and local police check for me, because I front loaded mine so early, that it expired (the AFP check is only valid for a year).

So "fully front loading" may not be necessary, and in fact a waste of time (and money) in some instances. There's many cases here on this forum where experienced people have said just to wait until they ask for info - now I know why.

Maybe I should have said it better, but because there was a delay of a few weeks for my wife's police check, a different person made enquiry into how that was progressing, and they extended another 14 days. It came within that time, and then about 2 weeks later we got that email.

At that time, I was hopeful that the person would be the "assigned" case officer, but it appears that may not be the case. I'm actually looking forward to some human interface with the department.

If you got your application approved within 2 months, you are *extremely* lucky, and 99.9% of people won't be in that situation, "fully front loaded" or not.

Can I ask where you and your partner are from? And when it was approved? That must have had a bearing in such a quick approval. I'm sure many others here would be interested as well.

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They asked us only once for extra info: Foreign police check for my wife, local police check for my wife, and local police check for me, because I front loaded mine so early, that it expired (the AFP check is only valid for a year).

So "fully front loading" may not be necessary, and in fact a waste of time (and money) in some instances. There's many cases here on this forum where experienced people have said just to wait until they ask for info - now I know why.

Maybe I should have said it better, but because there was a delay of a few weeks for my wife's police check, a different person made enquiry into how that was progressing, and they extended another 14 days. It came within that time, and then about 2 weeks later we got that email.

At that time, I was hopeful that the person would be the "assigned" case officer, but it appears that may not be the case. I'm actually looking forward to some human interface with the department.

If you got your application approved within 2 months, you are *extremely* lucky, and 99.9% of people won't be in that situation, "fully front loaded" or not.

Can I ask where you and your partner are from? And when it was approved? That must have had a bearing in such a quick approval. I'm sure many others here would be interested as well.
We went with the "Risk versus Reward" philosophy. The risk that we may have had to do the medical and police checks again versus the reward that the visa applications will be granted quicker because everything was provided. Fortunately, we were rewarded. Each to their own.

My wife is from the Philippines and we were granted PMV300 in JAN 2018. Married in May 2018. 820 applied June 2018 and granted Aug 2018.

Personally i don't believe we were "extremely" lucky. We just provided 2 very thorough and fully front loaded applications

I will add though, that my wife and i had been in a relationship for close to 3 years before we applied for the PMV300. Im guessing that may have helped in a quicker decision


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We went with the "Risk versus Reward" philosophy. The risk that we may have had to do the medical and police checks again versus the reward that the visa applications will be granted quicker because everything was provided. Fortunately, we were rewarded. Each to their own.

My wife is from the Philippines and we were granted PMV300 in JAN 2018. Married in May 2018. 820 applied June 2018 and granted Aug 2018.

Personally i don't believe we were "extremely" lucky. We just provided 2 very thorough and fully front loaded applications

I will add though, that my wife and i had been in a relationship for close to 3 years before we applied for the PMV300. Im guessing that may have helped in a quicker decision
Congratulations... Although I still say a 2 month after application grant is extraordinary.
99.99% of people - who even front loaded all (including me, save my wife's foreign police check) could only dream about. The stars were certainly aligned in your favour.

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