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Old 08-06-2020, 05:25 AM
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Hi Mark.
Hope you are well during this time.
Looking for some advise regarding a dependant child 445 visa.
Looking to complete a 445 visa, however my wife's child is currently offshore. I believe we must apply via VFS in Jakarta however due to COVID the office is currently closed, would you know if we can forward an application to the Perth DHA office or would we be best to wait until VFS re-opens or is there another way we should be approaching this?
My wife was approved for her 820 partner visa Tuesday this week.
Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thanks Jason


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Old 08-08-2020, 02:44 PM
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Hi Mark

Holders of Prospective Marriage Visas are not being granted travel exemptions at this time and as such may not be able to abide by the enter by date visa condition. As there a reprieve from immigration to alter the enter by date or one would have to reapply for a new visa when that happens.


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Old 08-09-2020, 06:23 AM
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Hi Mark,

I am in need of some advice regarding PMV 300

My fiance and I are in the process of applying for the PMV 300.
We are stressing about whether now is a good time to apply for it, due to the lockdown but we also want to make the most of this time and rather use it to wait for the visa.

He is still in Aus and I had to come back to South Africa (SA) and we haven't seen each other in almost 5 months now.

I have a few questions and would really appreciate it if someone could help us get clarity on a few things.

Due to the lockdown in Aus and SA, he is not able to get the Stat Decs signed and I also have to do a health and police check.
How soon after submitting the application and paying the money do we need to add all the documents? We have all the photos, Whatsapp/call logs ready, but not the stat decs, police checks, or health checks.

I also read online that Aus might be planning to open for Jan 2021 - June 2021 (not sure if how true this is) but I am scared that if we apply now, and 12 months from now borders close again and then we get the grant - would we be able to apply for an exemption? (I read a few sad stories of couples getting their exemptions denied and their visa time running out and about to lose the money and visa)

Any advice would be highly appreciated as this is such a big step and with so much uncertainty, any clarity would be really great.

Thank you so much in advance.


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Old 08-09-2020, 07:20 AM
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for doing this thread again, I know it's helped a lot of people in the past!

I wanted to ask a couple of questions about my partner visa (on shore) application:
I applied in Feb 2020 and immediately (literally straight away) it flagged that I should get health checks. I ignored this as I figured it would take ages to get a case officer etc and I didn't want it to time out, with the departments website even saying you should wait until near the end of the average processing time, but now, 6months on, with it still stuck on 'received' with the action required flag, I wondered if I should get my health checks done? I haven't received any info from the department and my application's last update is 'payment received'. Really don't want to waste $500 on health checks if I'll need a new set next year.

Also when I generated my referral letter for a medical exam through immi it says my Visa is an 801 Spouse Permanent. Does this mean I would be heading for an immediate permanent visa rather than doing the 820 - 2 years - 801 route, or do all 820s just take an 801 medical exam? Don't want to get my hopes up but that would be marvelous!

Thanks for any help!


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