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Old 04-18-2016, 09:37 AM
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No, we did not certify copies of any of the financial documents.

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Another question for you guys, did any of you certify all your copies of villa, bank statements etc (obviously we should certify stay decs and photocopies of ID etc but was wondering about the other stuff)

I did this for the application at the start not knowing what I should do. But now that I'm updating documents, was wondering if it was worth hassling the police again. Haha

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Just a quick question, in regards of the record of daily expenses etc, how did you show this? me and my partner have a joint account where we put money into it monthly (for him as he gets paid monthly) and weekly (for me) to cover rent, bills, insurance, car registration etc etc. but we generally use our own accounts for day to day spending. We don't exactly keep a full track of who should pay who back etc as it's become rather seamless now where i buy groceries and maybe he'd pay for dinner on a night out etc. Not sure how i could show all of this without sending in half a million copies of bank statements.
In my opinion, as long as you have an active joint account that is used regularly and contributed by both of you, that is already a very good evidence. Just collate front page of select joint bank account statements spanning entire relationship to show that you had the account under both names for long time and to show you regularly use it. I highlighted important infos on those statements. Don't upload everything, keep it simple. Even if you only upload 1-2 page per 3 months, that's 8-16 pages of statement over 2 year already.

We kept record of daily expenses using android app called splitwise only because my partner likes to pay everything first using credit card to get points etc and our joint bank account was not used very often. It was useful/necessary for me to show that I was indeed contributing to day-to-day expenses and to show that what were doing what typical couples do on daily basis together. It had info like "grocery" "aldi" "travel". In your case I think you can just state your situation (e.g. you buy groceries, he pays for dinner, whatever) that and pick and choose some bank statement pages showing example transactions over the last few years, highlight and annotate examples. As long as it is not one sided, I think you should be fine.


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Finally got the news that we've been waiting for on Monday. 6:30pm we got the e-mail through saying that the 820 visa has been approved. On my birthday as well and it was the best birthday present I could have asked for.
It would be 16 months this week.
We applied on the 24th December 2014. Onshore and paper application that was handed into the office here in Sydney. Medicals were completed within the next 7 days and police check was provided in the first week of Jan.
For anybody wondering, we didn't need to re-do the medical and I was informed that the only reason they sometimes ask people to do it again is if they've visited a high risk country in the period since their last medical. Police checks were fine as well.
It's been a stressful wait and there is a lot of relief now. The biggest mistake that we made was not doing the application online. The reason for that was I had read a lot of comments about difficulty uploading a large number of evidence so I thought it would be best if we just handed everything in on a paper application.
A colleague of mine who did his application online received his approval after 11 months. The reason for this is that if you do an online application then they can share with other offices across the country whereas paper based applications obviously need to stay in the location that they've been handed to. Looking back on it now it seems pretty obvious but I don't think I anticipated that timeframe being quite this long as at the time on the website it said 9-12 months and secondly we had to move quickly to get the application in before the fees went up in Jan 2015.
I also contacted them via e-mail last week to double check the situation with bridging visa as my current 457 runs out in May and asked if a case officer had been assigned. They responded very quickly about the query and also said no case officer had been assigned yet but would be soon. Therefore it only took 2 business days to review and approve.
Anyway, at last it's done and now we just need to wait for December and go for the 801. Hopefully that process won't be as painful!

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Old 04-20-2016, 12:31 AM
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Finally got the news that we've been waiting for on Monday. 6:30pm we got the e-mail through saying that the 820 visa has been approved. On my birthday as well and it was the best birthday present I could have asked for.
It would be 16 months this week.
We applied on the 24th December 2014. Onshore and paper application that was handed into the office here in Sydney. Medicals were completed within the next 7 days and police check was provided in the first week of Jan.
For anybody wondering, we didn't need to re-do the medical and I was informed that the only reason they sometimes ask people to do it again is if they've visited a high risk country in the period since their last medical. Police checks were fine as well.
It's been a stressful wait and there is a lot of relief now. The biggest mistake that we made was not doing the application online. The reason for that was I had read a lot of comments about difficulty uploading a large number of evidence so I thought it would be best if we just handed everything in on a paper application.
A colleague of mine who did his application online received his approval after 11 months. The reason for this is that if you do an online application then they can share with other offices across the country whereas paper based applications obviously need to stay in the location that they've been handed to. Looking back on it now it seems pretty obvious but I don't think I anticipated that timeframe being quite this long as at the time on the website it said 9-12 months and secondly we had to move quickly to get the application in before the fees went up in Jan 2015.
I also contacted them via e-mail last week to double check the situation with bridging visa as my current 457 runs out in May and asked if a case officer had been assigned. They responded very quickly about the query and also said no case officer had been assigned yet but would be soon. Therefore it only took 2 business days to review and approve.
Anyway, at last it's done and now we just need to wait for December and go for the 801. Hopefully that process won't be as painful!
Congratulations! You can breathe a lot easier now. We're in our 11th month now and hoping for a grant soon .

All the best

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Hey guys, I applied onshore on the 9th of June 2015 online. I provided health and police checks when I applied and uploaded 60 documents. I received one email in February (auto generated) and another one in march stating that I should provide everything by the 30th of April in order to be granted the 820 by the 30th of June.
I am currently on a bridging visa B until the end of May so I dont think they will check my visa until then and it still says 'application received' when I check the status.
Low risk country (France).


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Hey guys, I applied onshore on the 9th of June 2015 online. I provided health and police checks when I applied and uploaded 60 documents. I received one email in February (auto generated) and another one in march stating that I should provide everything by the 30th of April in order to be granted the 820 by the 30th of June.
I am currently on a bridging visa B until the end of May so I dont think they will check my visa until then and it still says 'application received' when I check the status.
Low risk country (France).
Hello, I got the same email and visa was granted on 29th March. Just make sure you have all the documents requested. Your wait is nearly over.

Good luck!

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Glad to hear that! I believe I have submitted all the documents when I applied and I also submitted more evidence a few weeks ago such as bank statements from our shared account for 2016, some plane tickets etc to fill the gap between when I applied and now fingers crossed!


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Finally got the news that we've been waiting for on Monday. 6:30pm we got the e-mail through saying that the 820 visa has been approved. On my birthday as well and it was the best birthday present I could have asked for.
It would be 16 months this week.
We applied on the 24th December 2014. Onshore and paper application that was handed into the office here in Sydney. Medicals were completed within the next 7 days and police check was provided in the first week of Jan.
For anybody wondering, we didn't need to re-do the medical and I was informed that the only reason they sometimes ask people to do it again is if they've visited a high risk country in the period since their last medical. Police checks were fine as well.
It's been a stressful wait and there is a lot of relief now. The biggest mistake that we made was not doing the application online. The reason for that was I had read a lot of comments about difficulty uploading a large number of evidence so I thought it would be best if we just handed everything in on a paper application.
A colleague of mine who did his application online received his approval after 11 months. The reason for this is that if you do an online application then they can share with other offices across the country whereas paper based applications obviously need to stay in the location that they've been handed to. Looking back on it now it seems pretty obvious but I don't think I anticipated that timeframe being quite this long as at the time on the website it said 9-12 months and secondly we had to move quickly to get the application in before the fees went up in Jan 2015.
I also contacted them via e-mail last week to double check the situation with bridging visa as my current 457 runs out in May and asked if a case officer had been assigned. They responded very quickly about the query and also said no case officer had been assigned yet but would be soon. Therefore it only took 2 business days to review and approve.
Anyway, at last it's done and now we just need to wait for December and go for the 801. Hopefully that process won't be as painful!
Congrats and happy birthday, daveykeeg!
What a great birthday present!


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I apply end of August'15, only received generate email application has been on que on April'16 then I fill form to get HAP ID on immi account, I done health examination & AFP check after 1 week & I did upload also send by post. But since then ... nothing yet. Do you think it's not long time for me? hehe Ta ...


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Can you tell me when you apply please? I apply August'15 & done health examination & AFP check. thx


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