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Old 06-29-2016, 07:37 AM
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I think it is unlikely that you need to provide another police check and health check unless you are out of Australia a lots during the processing time and you go to high risk countries in term of health.
Mine both exprired last April. The case officer called me 2 weeks ago and she didn't ask for the new ones.

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Hi there!

This forum is amazing

We have applied for a 820 partner visa on Sept 30, 2015 online and onshore in Melbourne and we got placed in queue on Feb 18, 2016 (like many people here).

My Dutch police check expires on July 6, and our Australian Police Checks and Health Check will expire in August. Should I go ahead and request my Dutch police check again (as this takes about 3-4 weeks) and same in August, go ahead and get new Australian Police Checks and schedule a new Health Check? Or should I wait until my CO requests this specifically?

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Hi sirilejeune,

When you mention, 'placed in queue in Feb 2016', is this a different and later stage of the process from when you first submitted the application on Sep 30 2015 and received (from what I'm told) a response in a matter of days acknowledging the application and confirming the Bridging Visa?

It's the Bridging Visa (that allows work) that I am concerned about locking down much earlier than a September to February waiting time.

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Just book your return for 3 weeks after your future arrival in Oz, and then change the date of departure once your there. As far as DIBC is concerned you're taking a short holiday.

And the documents, if you are applying online, can be scanned and saved on the cloud as pdfs, jpegs or whatever. Take some essentials with you, but obviously not a phone book of documents and IDs...
Thanks very much MarcellusF,

Good tips - Will follow your advice on both of those points. Is this from direct experience and success out of interest? We will have a few very important documents hidden in my checked luggage. ID Card's, Translated family docs, birth certs etc but hoping as I am the Australian and it will be in checked baggage there will be a very small chance of them ever noticing it.

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Thanks very much MarcellusF,

Good tips - Will follow your advice on both of those points. Is this from direct experience and success out of interest? We will have a few very important documents hidden in my checked luggage. ID Card's, Translated family docs, birth certs etc but hoping as I am the Australian and it will be in checked baggage there will be a very small chance of them ever noticing it.

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Have you ever watched border security? On that show they show them going through your luggage if they are questioning you.


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My husbands 820 onshore from PMV got approved yesterday!!! It took 6 weeks for us to hear, with requested Australia Federal Police Check supplied. We applied online from PERTH Wa. Hubby is from Indonesia. Good Luck to all those still waiting! Looking forward to relaxing for 2 years until hubby is eligible for 801 permanent.

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I've been waiting since January. Do you think there's any chance of being assigned a case officer soon? I have some questions about my police checks and it would be good to find out.


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Have you ever watched border security? On that show they show them going through your luggage if they are questioning you.
Hi Mish,

Ha, yes, I've seen these shows

This goes back to my original question surrounding whether there is a legitimate (& safe) way to enter Australia on a tourist visa to then apply onshore. I am receiving mixed feedback. Perhaps the risk cannot be evaded? This question seems to be the final thing to figure out (for me personally)

Do you have any suggestions on how to get documents into the country? I don't want to ship them as it takes 3 months + (and we want to submit the application ASAP as we are planning to enter on the 3mth 600 tourist visa)). If I can't hide them in my bag safely then should I pay a friend to bring them in for me? Or post secure mail from an airport on the way?

Or perhaps, there is no need to carry all the documentation if we are applying online and most of the docs can be scanned prior and accessed via cloud/internet once in Australia? But I am struggling to find out what hard copy documents are needed for the initial application (if any?), and what documents can wait until later... (i.e. bank statements, previous proofs of address, bills, overseas docs etc)

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I would scan as much as you can personally and if your Australian partner is entering with you, get them to carry the bulk of the more suspicious looking stuff.

I had similar worries when I came back on my WHV in January to apply for a spouse visa but I entered the country with an electronic passport via a computer rather than a person and at no point did anyone stop me.

I'm from the UK which is a low risk country so that might make a difference but you can never be too prepared.


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Scan what you can and then post things you may need hard copies in the future ie. Birth certificate. You can send them via DHL or something like that.

You just have to be prepared incase they question you. I have heard of people from the USA being questioned.


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Scan what you can and then post things you may need hard copies in the future ie. Birth certificate. You can send them via DHL or something like that.

You just have to be prepared incase they question you. I have heard of people from the USA being questioned.
Thanks Mish,

Appreciate all your responses. This makes sense. We will endeavour to scan as much as we can, & then send by secure post from offshore so they arrive around the same time as ourselves.

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