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Old 10-21-2016, 12:10 AM
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Im sure you will hear very soon!

Try shooting them an email!


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Im sure you will hear very soon!

Try shooting them an email!
Thank you.

Yes I did send an email and they replied with a generic email saying that the waiting time has increased to 15 - 18 months and they are processing it as fast as possible.

I had only been in Australia for 6 months when we applied, but now have obviously been here almost 2 years. Does anyone know if I need to do a police check for Australia now I've been here over 12 months? And add it to my application?


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Old 10-21-2016, 04:14 AM
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Congrats Jim and Britt! So exciting.

I soooo hope to receive my 820 soon. We applied 03/08/2015 onshore so it has been almost 15 months now. Feeling pretty stressed by it all. We haven't heard a word from them at all. Fingers crossed and trying to stay positive!
Hi you should follow up with them give them a call and ask about your case.

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Hi all!

Still waiting... 12 months 25 days I will call them soon, but I have a question in the meanwhile (which I will ask them too). I am changing my last name to my de facto partner's name, so I will receive an official Change of Name certificate and I will change this at the ATO, Medicare, Driver's Licence, bank accounts, etc. It won't necessarily change on my passport (which is due for renewal and I have to travel to Sydney to do this, hence our choice to change it now) but his name will show in small letters under my maiden name.

Do I need to let the DIAC know about my change of name, in the form of a certificate? I know I need to update my passport details once I've got my new passport, but how about my name? Has anybody here done this before?

EDIT: I rang with DIAC and they were not very helpful and might I add quite rude. She kept interrupting me and she didn't really seem to understand what to do with the name change. Obviously I'm keeping my maiden name on my passport, but all the other official records will hold my new name, that's why I was wondering if I need to report this to them. She basically recommended me not to change my name (because, I quote, it's like taking a new identity), while I believe that's a very personal choice. Anyway, I also asked if there was any news about the queue, as we really want to go ahead and apply for a mortgage. She said the application process times at the moment are 15 months so I can send an email after my 15 month mark. She also recommended not to go ahead and apply for a new overseas police check, while my provided one is technically expired by now. She said I will be contacted by a CO if this is required (and in this case it will add another 4 weeks to the waiting time before I will receive my new police check...)

I'm kind of getting frustrated being tossed around and getting no messages or answers to my questions from them. She didn't even ask my name or reference number or anything.

So hopefully anyone here can help me

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Hi all!

Still waiting... 12 months 25 days I will call them soon, but I have a question in the meanwhile (which I will ask them too). I am changing my last name to my de facto partner's name, so I will receive an official Change of Name certificate and I will change this at the ATO, Medicare, Driver's Licence, bank accounts, etc. It won't necessarily change on my passport (which is due for renewal and I have to travel to Sydney to do this, hence our choice to change it now) but his name will show in small letters under my maiden name.

Do I need to let the DIAC know about my change of name, in the form of a certificate? I know I need to update my passport details once I've got my new passport, but how about my name? Has anybody here done this before?

EDIT: I rang with DIAC and they were not very helpful and might I add quite rude. She kept interrupting me and she didn't really seem to understand what to do with the name change. Obviously I'm keeping my maiden name on my passport, but all the other official records will hold my new name, that's why I was wondering if I need to report this to them. She basically recommended me not to change my name (because, I quote, it's like taking a new identity), while I believe that's a very personal choice. Anyway, I also asked if there was any news about the queue, as we really want to go ahead and apply for a mortgage. She said the application process times at the moment are 15 months so I can send an email after my 15 month mark. She also recommended not to go ahead and apply for a new overseas police check, while my provided one is technically expired by now. She said I will be contacted by a CO if this is required (and in this case it will add another 4 weeks to the waiting time before I will receive my new police check...)

I'm kind of getting frustrated being tossed around and getting no messages or answers to my questions from them. She didn't even ask my name or reference number or anything.

So hopefully anyone here can help me
Sorry I have no advice for you....but thank you for sharing - I am just hitting the 13 month mark from a low risk country....impatiently checking my emails/junk filters and immigration account daily...no news. I've been doing this for the past month hoping I might get lucky and be one of the ones who get approved around 12 months....but now I'm hearing 15-18 months is the wait time Pretty disappointing but oh well, I think I need to stop this daily checking and hoping for news! Back in July, I got asked to provide form 80, medicals etc - just a routine email, not a case officer request. I submitted the form 80 and medicals(as everything else they requested had already been submitted) - and I have heard nothing since. Hopefully some good news will arrive soon!


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Do I need to let the DIAC know about my change of name, in the form of a certificate? I know I need to update my passport details once I've got my new passport, but how about my name? Has anybody here done this before?
You cannot change your name with DIBP until you get your new passport with the new name. Then you send them a form 929 to change.

You can upload the name change as evidence for the visa.


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I've received both of my police checks from the UK and Spain now I was worried about getting the one from Spain as it involved sending 3.70 Euro into a Spanish bank account with a reference that wouldn't fit properly and I had to pay 20GBP for the privilege but it arrived yesterday! Woohoo!

My Australian police check doesn't say it's for immigration purposes (at least, I can't see where it says that), but I rang up and requested it to be changed to that (initially I was applying for work). Should it say that somewhere? It's a National Police Certificate provided by the Australian Federal Police.

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You cannot change your name with DIBP until you get your new passport with the new name. Then you send them a form 929 to change.

You can upload the name change as evidence for the visa.
Thanks for your answer Mish!! I'll probably just wait with requesting a Change of Name doc until I have my new passport and hopefully my visa.

@LittleOne, I am feeling you! I do exactly the same, every day goes by so slowly and at the end of the day I am kind of disappointed that it's been another day of not hearing anything. 15-18 months is such a long time and I try to focus that it'll all work out, but the anxiety is getting to me sometimes! All we can do is keeping our fingers crossed

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Hello All,

I have been a quiet follower of this group. Thanks for all your support in this wait period.

My history -
1. Partner visa 820 applied on 25th Jan 2016, my spouse have visa 190 for Victoria state. Got married on 1st Jan 2016
2. I haven't received the generic email as people have received.
3. I have all the checks and documents completed back in Jan.
4. Currently on visa 457 and working and it is expiring in Feb 2017.

Now I have a query - My employer is ready to renew my 457 visa in Jan 2017, but I know the fact that if by then I get my partner visa 820 then 457 will override it. But I am thinking on worst case that if my visa 457 expires and I be on bridging visa and then if my partner visa gets refused (worst case though I have honest application) then I will be all gone. What do you recommend as my visa 457 expiring date and visa 820 application waiting period (13 months) are coming at the same time. And I don't want to lose my job and stay in Australia.


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I've received both of my police checks from the UK and Spain now I was worried about getting the one from Spain as it involved sending 3.70 Euro into a Spanish bank account with a reference that wouldn't fit properly and I had to pay 20GBP for the privilege but it arrived yesterday! Woohoo!

My Australian police check doesn't say it's for immigration purposes (at least, I can't see where it says that), but I rang up and requested it to be changed to that (initially I was applying for work). Should it say that somewhere? It's a National Police Certificate provided by the Australian Federal Police.
That's great that you got your police checks already. I'm not sure about the AFP check. My partner had one done, as he was working at the primary school. He had to have an AFP check for our partner visa, as I have 2 children included. We used his AFP check that he just had done 2 months ago. Not sure if that will make a difference or not...or if he'll have to do a separate one. I also have to have my AFP for my teaching certification, so was planning on using the same one for the visa as well. Would be interested in hearing if we have to have one that says for immigration purposes or not.

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