Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information

Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information (https://www.australiaforum.com/forum.php)
-   Visas and immigration (https://www.australiaforum.com/visas-immigration/)
-   -   820 Temporary Onshore - Waiting Room! (https://www.australiaforum.com/visas-immigration/38930-820-temporary-onshore-waiting-room.html)

troels 05-09-2014 02:18 AM

Hi.

My application went through Sydney. I am originally from the UK.

My agent sent a "decision ready" application - I guess that was a factor too.

Dinkum 05-09-2014 02:48 AM

Helpful info...
 
Thanks for letting us all know some more details. It's really great news! :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by troels (Post 443417)
Hi.

My application went through Sydney. I am originally from the UK.

My agent sent a "decision ready" application - I guess that was a factor too.


expatin 05-09-2014 06:26 AM

Estimated processing time confusion/medicare
 
Hello all,

My wife is Aussie (married in Sydney Nov. of 2013) and our relationship started officially about 2 and half years ago. I spent a year in OZ on a working holiday visa 2012, returned stateside for a few months before coming back to OZ on a 457 visa in July of 2013. My wife has also made a number of trips to be with me in the States when I was there. I left my job with my sponsored employer a few months ago, but applied for an the onshore 820 visa (decision ready) during the first week of Feb this year.

When I applied for the 820 online in Feb. It was when the application system had recently switched over to allow online apps. (I remember getting things ready to mail off and then realized I could just submit them online and it was a surprise.) At the time when I applied online there was an estimated processing time table that showed for low risk countries that the waiting time was 5-6 months (This was very clear). However another page estimated 13 months but it was not as up to date as the time table showing 5-6 months. I remember most of 2013 when looking at this visa that the wait times were up to 18 months..... Sometime around March/April the times were updated to up to 13 months again. Which the current estimated time now shows I believe.

I want to know if any others applied during the time the 5-6 month time table was posted and if they expect their visa in 5-6 months or in the amount of time now showing 13 months. We no kids no dependents and our app is as straightforward as can be. I am eager to get this visa out of the way and its torture not knowing if I am likely going to have this visa in couple months or if I am still a year off... We are in Sydney and am not sure what office online applications go to.

Also, I did not think I would be eligible for Medicare, but from reading other posts I am realizing I probably am. I had bridging visa A granted but am still on the 457 because it has not been canceled and does not expire on its own until 2017. Any comments? I think I will try and get a medicare card soon.

Your feedback is appreciated guys! Cheers

Dinkum 05-09-2014 06:32 AM

The wait
 
Hi Expatin
The average waiting time still appears to be 12-15 months. See this link
Partner visa (subclasses 820 and 801)
Some are a bit faster, but it's probably wise to prepare for a long wait.
I would certainly apply for Medicare without delay. Cheers and best wishes to you both. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by expatin (Post 443649)
Hello all,

My wife is Aussie (married in Sydney Nov. of 2013) and our relationship started officially about 2 and half years ago. I spent a year in OZ on a working holiday visa 2012, returned stateside for a few months before coming back to OZ on a 457 visa in July of 2013. My wife has also made a number of trips to be with me in the States when I was there. I left my job with my sponsored employer a few months ago, but applied for an the onshore 820 visa (decision ready) during the first week of Feb this year.

When I applied for the 820 online in Feb. It was when the application system had recently switched over to allow online apps. (I remember getting things ready to mail off and then realized I could just submit them online and it was a surprise.) At the time when I applied online there was an estimated processing time table that showed for low risk countries that the waiting time was 5-6 months (This was very clear). However another page estimated 13 months but it was not as up to date as the time table showing 5-6 months. I remember most of 2013 when looking at this visa that the wait times were up to 18 months..... Sometime around March/April the times were updated to up to 13 months again. Which the current estimated time now shows I believe.

I want to know if any others applied during the time the 5-6 month time table was posted and if they expect their visa in 5-6 months or in the amount of time now showing 13 months. We no kids no dependents and our app is as straightforward as can be. I am eager to get this visa out of the way and its torture not knowing if I am likely going to have this visa in couple months or if I am still a year off... We are in Sydney and am not sure what office online applications go to.

Also, I did not think I would be eligible for Medicare, but from reading other posts I am realizing I probably am. I had bridging visa A granted but am still on the 457 because it has not been canceled and does not expire on its own until 2017. Any comments? I think I will try and get a medicare card soon.

Your feedback is appreciated guys! Cheers


expatin 05-09-2014 06:39 AM

Thanks Dinkum!

Right, I know the waiting time is 12-15 months now. But, when I applied and my bridging visa A was granted the estimated time was 5-6 months. This is why it is very confusing, I am hoping to find some other that noticed the same thing

Dinkum 05-09-2014 06:49 AM

Processing times
 
This link gives the 'processing standards' (rarely met it seems)
Family Visa Processing Times
This confused me too until the wonderful College Girl directed me to the first link I gave you. Both time periods in these links have been unchanged for many months now, well before your application. Hope this helps... unless there another link someone can provide. Cheers always ...

Quote:

Originally Posted by expatin (Post 443665)
Thanks Dinkum!

Right, I know the waiting time is 12-15 months now. But, when I applied and my bridging visa A was granted the estimated time was 5-6 months. This is why it is very confusing, I am hoping to find some other that noticed the same thing


expatin 05-09-2014 06:57 AM

Here is the link with the time table. You will see the date at the bottom of the page saying this was updated in Feb (when my app was submitted)... again very confusing!

.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/5.0.htm]Family[/url] Visa Processing Times

you have to type the h ttp://www part because the forum will not let me post links yet

expatin 05-09-2014 06:58 AM

And I swear it was 5-6 months at the time (Feb 6th) not the 6-8 showing now...

Dinkum 05-09-2014 07:04 AM

Processing times
 
Hi Expatin
Thanks. That is the same link I put in my last post. Both the 'processing standards' page and the 'average processing times' pages are regularly updated. But the 'number of months' they actually show seems to have been static for ages. It is confusing, but others (more expert than I on this forum) advise us that the longer 'average processing times' link is more realistic. Cheers

Quote:

Originally Posted by expatin (Post 443689)
Here is the link with the time table. You will see the date at the bottom of the page saying this was updated in Feb (when my app was submitted)... again very confusing!

.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/5.0.htm]Family[/url] Visa Processing Times

you have to type the h ttp://www part because the forum will not let me post links yet


expatin 05-09-2014 07:31 AM

When I use this link it shows me a different table from what you are talking about. I realize your point about the longer estimated times being the most realistic so I will be prepared for the longest wait possible! Still sort of crazy how unorganized immigration can be with so many different confusing signals and contradictions!

Here is the link again maybe I included the wrong one above. Also again the site is not letting me paste links yet so you have to type the h ttp://www

.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/5.0.htm


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com