820 Temporary Onshore - Waiting Room! - Page 2

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Like Tree3173Likes

820 Temporary Onshore - Waiting Room! - Page 2


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2013, 10:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 182
Users Flag! From usa

91 likes received
33 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niki76 View Post
Hi ya.
I have been looking for a pt job/casual job but no luck so far.
My only worry is whether i will find a suitable job soon...
I haven't been having much luck on the job front here, either. I think it's partially because our visas are up in the air, so there's the chance we might have to leave the country. :/ It's frustrating! Have you tried Gumtree? I've gotten a few interviews through Gumtree, but none through Seek. Smaller companies typically advertise through Gumtree and in my experience they've been much more open about employing people on Bridging Visas.


Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 12:09 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6
Users Flag! From australia

2 likes received
7 likes given
Hi All,
I'm in the same boat may be some where on the lower deck. I applied my 820/801 Visa November 27th 2012 - in Melbourne. since then I receive an additional email from immi asking if I have submitted all the documents - after double checking my copy of the file I called Immi if they needed any other documents. their reply " They have all the documents needed" but no CO no update on the file.


Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 01:12 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 21
Users Flag! From malaysia

13 likes received
5 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inkhearted View Post
I haven't been having much luck on the job front here, either. I think it's partially because our visas are up in the air, so there's the chance we might have to leave the country. :/ It's frustrating! Have you tried Gumtree? I've gotten a few interviews through Gumtree, but none through Seek. Smaller companies typically advertise through Gumtree and in my experience they've been much more open about employing people on Bridging Visas.
Hi Inkhearted,

Yes i applied for a few jobs on Gumtree, but no reply at all. I remember one of the jobs i applied for is a Part Time sales assistant job selling nuts in a shopping mall. Even for that job, i didn't get any reply at all
Hmmmm...since a week ago, i have stopped looking/applying for jobs because it saddens me each time no reply comes in. Don't know how much of this I can take, so i thought i'd just stop for a while and start looking again in 2014 (or when i am ready to take in more rejections)
Thanks for your suggestions yah!


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 03:51 AM
Nelly87's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 829
Users Flag! From netherlands

388 likes received
189 likes given
I agree with you guys that Bridging Visa A is far from ideal to be on a jobsearch on. This is why I stick with the job I got on my previous WHV and am not leaving anytime soon - I realize that my visa is a huge "risk factor" for employers, being possibly "kicked out" on any given day (in spite of the 29 days I believe you have to leave, it is still completely unpredictable). I'm just lucky I got employed before my Bridging Visa I guess. I never know what's better - send in a resume with no visa information and let them be impressed with me first and tell them later, or just tell it as it is right away.

I am reading a lot (well, it looks like a lot) of quick grant threads in cities other than Melbourne - which is slightly disheartening. At the same time I have read someone's story who applied somewhere else and was forwarded to Melbourne for "quicker processing" and got it quickly, which is frustrating if you've been in line at Melbourne for almost a year or over!

A co-worker of mine got granted the 820 within 3 months at Melbourne as well, which makes you wonder what they had over you... I mean he's a fantastic person in a great relationship and deserved it, but it does create some insecurities... what did we do wrong?
__________________
From: The Netherlands
Visa Sub: 820 Partner Temp Onshore (De Facto)
Applied: 23 January 2013 (front loaded)
Application: Paper
Agent: No

Case Officer Assigned: 23 December 2013
Request for More Information: 19 May 2014
Requested Information: Australian Federal Police Check
Supplied on: 26 May 2014
Visa Granted: 4 June 2014


Permanent Stage Application: 22 January 2015
PERMANENT PARTNER (801) GRANTED ON 18 MAY 2015 - WE DID IT!

Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 182
Users Flag! From usa

91 likes received
33 likes given
So, I just checked my e-mail for the first time today and lo and behold, an e-mail from immigration! It's the first correspondence I've had from them since receiving my BVA acknowledgement eight months ago. It's from the admin team rather than a case officer, and requests my US police certificate, Australian police certificate, and health check. That has to be a sign that things are getting underway, right? (I applied in Brisbane, if anyone wanted to compare.)

I wish I had my police checks in already! I've submitted requests to the FBI three times. The news from my latest one hasn't arrived yet, but I went on Australia post's website and it estimated that if the FBI sent out the paperwork on the 15th or 18th of this month (1 and 2 business days after the money left my account), it should be here tomorrow. Hopefully it's actually my police check rather than another "sorry, your fingerprints weren't good enough" letter. (They have something like 10 copies now, all done by an Australian police officer, so I should hope at least one set was good enough!)

Rambling, sorry. I got excited!


Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6
Users Flag! From australia

2 likes received
7 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inkhearted View Post
So, I just checked my e-mail for the first time today and lo and behold, an e-mail from immigration! It's the first correspondence I've had from them since receiving my BVA acknowledgement eight months ago. It's from the admin team rather than a case officer, and requests my US police certificate, Australian police certificate, and health check. That has to be a sign that things are getting underway, right? (I applied in Brisbane, if anyone wanted to compare.)

I wish I had my police checks in already! I've submitted requests to the FBI three times. The news from my latest one hasn't arrived yet, but I went on Australia post's website and it estimated that if the FBI sent out the paperwork on the 15th or 18th of this month (1 and 2 business days after the money left my account), it should be here tomorrow. Hopefully it's actually my police check rather than another "sorry, your fingerprints weren't good enough" letter. (They have something like 10 copies now, all done by an Australian police officer, so I should hope at least one set was good enough!)

Rambling, sorry. I got excited!
Hi, I got the same email from admin team some time around 2nd week of oct I lodge my police check on the same day, also did medical in the same week. IMMI confirmed that they got my police checks and all on 23rd of oct - (Month ago - )
still no news of CO or VISA. only they know what they are doing with file


Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2013, 09:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 182
Users Flag! From usa

91 likes received
33 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackie1012 View Post
Hi, I got the same email from admin team some time around 2nd week of oct I lodge my police check on the same day, also did medical in the same week. IMMI confirmed that they got my police checks and all on 23rd of oct - (Month ago - )
still no news of CO or VISA. only they know what they are doing with file
Well, that's disappointing. I'm still happy to have gotten anything from them at all! Hopefully you hear something soon. You're right, only they know what they're doing. :/

Sometimes I wish they had something like that "pizza tracker" that Domino's has when you order online. It could have things like "accepting payment" and "granting BVA" and "processing... this should take another six months." Then at least you'd know.

Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2013, 02:42 AM
Nelly87's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 829
Users Flag! From netherlands

388 likes received
189 likes given
I understand why they can't reveal the actual process too much but it would be nice if they could give some kind of loose indication. Like, if the case hasn't been picked up yet, note that somehow on VEVO - and if it's picked up say that this is not a waiting time indication but at least it's on someone's table. I've never understood why that's impossible. Or to at least, at the indicated average waiting time, alert someone if they've been picked up yet or not.

It's good to hear that some of your cases are moving, though! That's a sign of life, and that's positive for all of us

I'm starting to wish I hadn't frontloaded with police and medical checks. They're gonna expire before DIAC is done with me, and now they have even less reason to contact me because they already have the checks so I don't know if anyone's even looked at my file.

__________________
From: The Netherlands
Visa Sub: 820 Partner Temp Onshore (De Facto)
Applied: 23 January 2013 (front loaded)
Application: Paper
Agent: No

Case Officer Assigned: 23 December 2013
Request for More Information: 19 May 2014
Requested Information: Australian Federal Police Check
Supplied on: 26 May 2014
Visa Granted: 4 June 2014


Permanent Stage Application: 22 January 2015
PERMANENT PARTNER (801) GRANTED ON 18 MAY 2015 - WE DID IT!

Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2013, 10:22 AM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 11
Users Flag! From australia

1 likes received
3 likes given
Sounds like everyone's story is similar , Any advice to TR to PR average processing time I know BVA is worked into it aswell


Last edited by Daniel123; 12-02-2013 at 10:28 AM.

Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2013, 09:30 PM
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 31
Users Flag! From australia

19 likes received
5 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelly87 View Post
I'm starting to wish I hadn't frontloaded with police and medical checks. They're gonna expire before DIAC is done with me, and now they have even less reason to contact me because they already have the checks so I don't know if anyone's even looked at my file.
I feel the same way, and all I can do is tell myself that it might come through within the 12 months of their validity (or that, somehow, they'll waive the 12 month requirement at the time..?!). Maybe I'm being too hopeful!

It's been frustrating because we have friends who applied early this year who were granted their 820 in 3 weeks, and our relationships and living circumstances were incredibly similar. We followed the layout of their application almost exactly. So we had been hopeful (despite all the indications that theirs was not at all the norm!) that somehow ours would be processed quickly as well. Alas!

__________________
Applied for 820: 23 July 2013 (Onshore in Sydney, low risk country, decision-ready, with medicals and police checks)
820 granted: 11 September 2014

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 820 and 801) alikaup Visas and immigration 9 06-27-2014 02:55 AM
Upcoming trip planned whilst waiting for temporary 820 visa rcar Visas and immigration 2 05-27-2013 08:48 AM
Partner Visa: Onshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 820 and 801) louiseb Visas and immigration 3 04-16-2013 02:59 AM
Waiting for Combined Partner (Temporary) (Class UK Subclass 820) visa jemma9580 Visas and immigration 4 02-19-2012 02:11 AM
Onshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 820 and 801) Renegade Visas and immigration 3 07-05-2011 03:26 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:02 AM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com