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Old 11-06-2009, 04:28 AM
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Question regarding form 80!!!

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I've recently applied for my de facto visa in Melbourne (onshore application). I have filled out all the mandatory forms but i didn't submit any form 80 which I beleive isn't manadatory. Now my question is from all of your experinces, did you guys had to submit form 80 after lodging the application, I mean was it requested later on if you didnt submit it with the original application? The reason I am asking this is cuz its just gonna waste time as i have a decision ready application.

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I didn't have to... I just had a look on the immi website too and I couldn't understand when it is used (eg who would be most likely to get one)? If anyone can answer that i'd be interested to know....

Maybe it depends whether you are from a high or low risk country? hmmmmmmmmm....

Anyhoo, I didn't do one or get one requested. =)


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Old 11-07-2009, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for replying elkitten. Yeah you are right it isn't really clear anywhere why and when they might need form 80. If they want applicants from certain countries to submit it, they should have a list of those countries so ppl can just submit it with the application but anyways they have their own way of doing things. Congratulations on your visa, if i am not mistaken i think you are sweet to come to Australia now? Hope you'll enjoy summer christmas lol....


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Still waiting on one last thing but i should me on my way soon *fingers crossed*

It really does sound though like a form 80 is asking lots and lots about citizenship which to me sounds like aspects of a high risk country character evaluation... maybe if someone has had criminal convictions? dual or several citizenship? Haven't heard of too many people needing it i dont think.... its just a form you need to fill out though right? Well, if it doesnt need to be certified or checked by an outside source or whatever, then i wouldnt worry about it much at all--its something you could do and mail out in the same day if needed.

let us know if you find out any more info about the form! good luck with your application!


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Thanks el, I will keep the forum updated!!!! Good luck with your application too!!!


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Hi Rav_85,

I believe the instructions say to NOT lodge the Form 80 (same with the medical) with the initial application rather wait till it's requested. However, ours was requested 3 months after the initial application and with hindsight we should have lodged it with the original application as it may have streamlined the process a bit as we are still waiting for it's clearance.


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That sucks really bad that it is taking so long to process your visa!

I just wanted to confirm with you though--are you and your partner in a High Risk country situation? I'm just asking because, maybe if we can get as many people as possible to post who needed a Form 80, we can figure out common elements and then maybe help people to better prepare for doing the form if they are in a similar situation.

Did immi tell you exactly why they requested a form 80 from you?

A quick note about doing medicals--they do tell you not to send them with your application incase you wont have to do them, but, as far as i can tell, everyone has to (since defacto, spouse, and fiancee visas are a pathway to permanent residency). My advice (to anyone reading this about to lodge an application) is make your appointment for your medical around the same time you lodge your visa. In the states, I called in August and couldnt get in until 21st of September! Some of the immi doctor places are booked solid, and remember an immi doctor may be far away from where you live. Also, they dont alll charge the same price--shop around a bit if you can (near me prices ranged from $110 to $420!!!). If you at least have your medical booked at the time you lodge your application it will speed stuff up a bit.


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Old 11-08-2009, 02:37 AM
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Hi Lenore

Thanks for your reply. I understand exactly what you are saying about them requesting it later and not asking at the time of application. My main concern is the same as it will delay the process if they ask for it later. They should be more clear about this whole form 80 thing but anyways can I ask you if you lodged your visa here in Aus or overseas? There are so many applicants who applied offshore on this forum but i am not really getting much info on ppl applied here in Australia.

There are two different partner visa processing departments who deal with onshore and offshore applications which may very well have different processing times mayb not publicly known or depends who receives more applications. After hearing your case lenore, I'm a bit worried as it may take 3 months or longer cuz I wanna study part time and I can't do that until my residence visa is approved. I will have to pay the full fee as a fulltime student if this visa doesn't get approved in time. Are you from a high risk country Lenore? Well I am.....


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Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you all know my fiance was asked for this form pretty much right away by our migration agent. He is from a HR country but he is living in a different country to his passport. Maybe thats why they need it so they can cross check people who are outside their home country as he has a civil Id for the country he is currently living in that is matched against his passport. Hope this helps. Goodluck to all of us still waiting...........


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Hi elkitten and rav_85,

I can only relate our own experience, at the interview my fiance was told that the Form 80 can take up to 6 months to process however the CO said there is no set time limit (it takes as long as it takes) but generally up to 6 months.

Our application is from a HR country offshore and there are some differences in processing onshore, offshore, HR and LR country and the various types of visa applications it appears. We have been so affected by the length of time it has taken to process our application mainly because I was told when I called IMMI initially that the particular embassy was processing within 21 weeks.

I personally feel that is is better to front load the application and by that I mean send the Form 80 and the Medical (do not open these results) with the initial application. We did it as per the written instructions and waited for the CO to request them. Some applications may not need the Form 80 nor the Medical but if it is needed and they have not been already lodged it will take longer..........


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