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Old 02-24-2017, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the update cherrygn!

That is good, at least now you know they are going to look at your application! And hopefully you will get the grant soon!

How long it took them to respond to your email?

I am hitting the 15 month mark in 10 days, if I don't hear anything by then I will send one more email...
Same as me in in 12 day i will be 15 months waiting ... I really hope i will got it soon but i think that dont change anything......

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Same as me in in 12 day i will be 15 months waiting ... I really hope i will got it soon but i think that dont change anything......
May want to check the date of your medical.

Further info here - https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/...nation-results

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May want to check the date of your medical.

Further info here - https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/...nation-results
it is valid 18 months from the day to done it....read threads.....

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it is valid 18 months from the day to done it....read threads.....
Don't know what threads you are talking about but the link I gave you is to the Immi website. It says and I quote:

"Your health clearance is usually valid for 12 months. However, if you are asked to sign a health undertaking, your health clearance is valid for six months."

Feel free to disregard this. but I would love it if you can point me in the direction of official information that shows different so that I can update my own personal knowledge.

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Don't know what threads you are talking about but the link I gave you is to the Immi website. It says and I quote:

"Your health clearance is usually valid for 12 months. However, if you are asked to sign a health undertaking, your health clearance is valid for six months."

Feel free to disregard this. but I would love it if you can point me in the direction of official information that shows different so that I can update my own personal knowledge.
Ok, you know better my friend ......but if that is right .....why i didn't got email with the request to do medical again ???? Or maybe i have to do it because you think so?? Until i get mail that i have to do it again my medical is still valid ...relax, Ok?

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Ok, you know better my friend ......but if that is right .....why i didn't got email with the request to do medical again ???? Or maybe i have to do it because you think so?? Until i get mail that i have to do it again my medical is still valid ...relax, Ok?
I'm more then relaxed was more just alerting you to the fact that it's technically out of date, that way you could make a decision wether to preemptively do the medicals again so that it doesn't delay your grant!

But like you said you can wait for the CO to request them, wich may not happen and if that's the case you save some money.

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820/801 timeline and experience!

Hi everyone,

I thought you might be interested in my visa application timeline for 820/801 visa. While I've not posted on this forum before, it was a valuable source of info and support for me while going through the process - thank you to all members!

Short summary:
- Application submitted online (820/801, front-loaded with medical & UK police check) 22nd Jan 2016
- BVA effective from 9th Mar 2016
- BVB applied for 8th Sept 2016
- BVB granted 12th Sept 2016
- Request for further info (only AFP check requested) 10th Jan 2017
- AFP check supplied 22nd Jan 2017
- 801 (Permanent) visa granted 14th Feb 2017 (I had thought my 820 would have been granted, but they granted me an 801 instead!)

Longer version of my application/events (sorry for the ramble!!):

My background: UK citizen, met with Australian partner while he was working in the UK. Started dating late 2009, moved in together Jan 2011, married in July 2014 before leaving the UK in Jan 2015 and moving to New Zealand (where I was granted a 2-year partner visa on the basis of his Aus citizenship/temporary NZ residency). I'd previously travelled to Australia several times on eVisitor visas or as a visitor on the pre-online system. I arrived in Aus in Dec 2015 on an eVisitor 651 (with normal conditions of 3-month stay, no TB, no criminal convictions, no business activities).

I applied for my 820/801 onshore on Jan 22nd 2016. Front-loaded with medical (cleared Dec 2015) and UK police check (dated 21/12/15); no AFP was required at the time as I'd been in Aus for less than 12 months. Application was submitted & paid for online through my immi account, but it took until Jan 28th before my application was acknowledged and my bridging visa was granted. I had to wait until my 651 tourist visa expired before my bridging visa came into effect - it was a BVA and I had work rights, but no travel rights.

Majority of my evidence was uploaded on Jan 29th - I'd spent weeks collecting and ordering it all (but it did help that we'd recently been through a similar process for an NZ temp spouse visa). As we'd been together for so long, we had joint financial/social evidence going back further than 5 years (joint bank accts & savings, car insurance, utility bills, travel, rent, large household purchases, marriage, family events, cards from friends, letters to same address, social club memberships - from living together in 3 countries). We went overboard with stat decs: 4 friends who are Aus citizens, along with signed/witnessed statements from both our parents (not Aus citizens). I had a visitor medicare card (UK reciprocal healthcare agreement with Aus, no other medical insurance) and my husband was not employed at the time, but we showed evidence of savings to fulfil the financial support requirements. Some of our stat decs were oustanding at the time of application, so I uploaded them to my immi account as I received them later in the year. I completed & uploaded Form 80 in March 2016, and uploaded a change of address form in August 2016. My document uploads reached 50/60 at this point (not including documents attached under the sponsor area - this was just evidence of his eligibility to sponsor me).

[Things that I thought might be issues for my application included my husband not being employed at the time of submission (he is now employed), us not knowing details about my sister-in-law's spouse (she is estranged from the family) requested in the online application, and not being able to give an accurate 10-year travel history (having an EU passport meant I didn't have an accurate record of all my EU travel dates, though emails and receipts helped!).]

After hearing nothing at all after my application was acknowledged, I applied for a BVB on Sept 8th 2016 as I wanted to travel to the UK for my best friend's wedding in November 2016. I was holding off on booking flights in case for some reason a BVB wasn't granted, but when calling immigration and asking about timings they said I should include flight tickets as part of my BVB evidence. I booked our flights and then submitted the application, including evidence of our itinerary, ticket receipts, the invite to our friend's weddings and some emails regarding dates and bridesmaid duties, and a statement about our travel plans. It didn't register with me that this would take up 6 more document 'spaces' from my application total (bringing me up to 56/60 documents uploaded)! If I'd known, I would have combined some of the pdfs uploaded for the BVB or been more selective about my original document uploads. My BVB was granted on Sept 12th 2016 with a restriction that I had to return to Aus before Dec 30th 2016 (I wondered if this was an indication of expected processing window for my 820).

I received a request for additional info via email on Jan 10th 2017, asking me to submit evidence of an AFP check. I'd been waiting for this to be requested, rather than applying for it as soon as I'd reached 12 months living in Aus (which would be Dec 2016) in case my application took longer than expected to process. I replied to the email asking if I should repeat my medical and UK police checks, as they were now older than 12 months. I got a response within 24 hours, stating: "The only requirement still needed for your partner visa application is the AFP check. We do have limited extensions we can apply to other health and character requirements to enable them to remain valid.* You do NOT need to complete any other requirements (other than the AFP check) unless requested by the department. Please provide your AFP check once received.". I applied for my AFP check online, it took 2 days to process, and I received it in the post a week later. By this point, my sponsor's evidence document upload had been disabled (his status had changed to 'Approved'), so I uploaded my AFP check and 2 other pdfs of evidence from 2016-2017 under 'Social aspects of the relationship, Other' and 'Financial aspects of the relationship, Other'. These pdfs included documents showing from the past 12 months examples of our bank statements, utility bills, house/car purchase and insurance, payslips, letters and cards from friends/family, photos and travel evidence. All documents were uploaded by Jan 22nd 2017, and I notified the department through my immi account that I'd provided the requested evidence.

I received an email on Feb 14th 2017 notifying my of a grant of my 801 visa - I had only been expected an 820 visa grant at this stage, so I was thrilled beyond words. I don't know why I was granted PR straight away, as it hadn't been 2 years since my original submission, but I have noted from other forum users that this does sometimes happen.

I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have - I am of course not a professional and can only give info relating to my own experience. I know from the last 13 months of waiting (& more months of pre-application time) that there are so many niggling questions and worries that can crop up during the process. It's such an important and intimidating experience, but at the end of the day it is just a process, and as long as you can provide sufficient evidence to meet the requirements then it's a waiting game. Sending good wishes to everyone waiting to hear back about their applications. Hang on in there


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Hi everyone,

I thought you might be interested in my visa application timeline for 820/801 visa. While I've not posted on this forum before, it was a valuable source of info and support for me while going through the process - thank you to all members!

Short summary:
- Application submitted online (820/801, front-loaded with medical & UK police check) 22nd Jan 2016
- BVA effective from 9th Mar 2016
- BVB applied for 8th Sept 2016
- BVB granted 12th Sept 2016
- Request for further info (only AFP check requested) 10th Jan 2017
- AFP check supplied 22nd Jan 2017
- 801 (Permanent) visa granted 14th Feb 2017 (I had thought my 820 would have been granted, but they granted me an 801 instead!)

Longer version of my application/events (sorry for the ramble!!):

My background: UK citizen, met with Australian partner while he was working in the UK. Started dating late 2009, moved in together Jan 2011, married in July 2014 before leaving the UK in Jan 2015 and moving to New Zealand (where I was granted a 2-year partner visa on the basis of his Aus citizenship/temporary NZ residency). I'd previously travelled to Australia several times on eVisitor visas or as a visitor on the pre-online system. I arrived in Aus in Dec 2015 on an eVisitor 651 (with normal conditions of 3-month stay, no TB, no criminal convictions, no business activities).

I applied for my 820/801 onshore on Jan 22nd 2016. Front-loaded with medical (cleared Dec 2015) and UK police check (dated 21/12/15); no AFP was required at the time as I'd been in Aus for less than 12 months. Application was submitted & paid for online through my immi account, but it took until Jan 28th before my application was acknowledged and my bridging visa was granted. I had to wait until my 651 tourist visa expired before my bridging visa came into effect - it was a BVA and I had work rights, but no travel rights.

Majority of my evidence was uploaded on Jan 29th - I'd spent weeks collecting and ordering it all (but it did help that we'd recently been through a similar process for an NZ temp spouse visa). As we'd been together for so long, we had joint financial/social evidence going back further than 5 years (joint bank accts & savings, car insurance, utility bills, travel, rent, large household purchases, marriage, family events, cards from friends, letters to same address, social club memberships - from living together in 3 countries). We went overboard with stat decs: 4 friends who are Aus citizens, along with signed/witnessed statements from both our parents (not Aus citizens). I had a visitor medicare card (UK reciprocal healthcare agreement with Aus, no other medical insurance) and my husband was not employed at the time, but we showed evidence of savings to fulfil the financial support requirements. Some of our stat decs were oustanding at the time of application, so I uploaded them to my immi account as I received them later in the year. I completed & uploaded Form 80 in March 2016, and uploaded a change of address form in August 2016. My document uploads reached 50/60 at this point (not including documents attached under the sponsor area - this was just evidence of his eligibility to sponsor me).

[Things that I thought might be issues for my application included my husband not being employed at the time of submission (he is now employed), us not knowing details about my sister-in-law's spouse (she is estranged from the family) requested in the online application, and not being able to give an accurate 10-year travel history (having an EU passport meant I didn't have an accurate record of all my EU travel dates, though emails and receipts helped!).]

After hearing nothing at all after my application was acknowledged, I applied for a BVB on Sept 8th 2016 as I wanted to travel to the UK for my best friend's wedding in November 2016. I was holding off on booking flights in case for some reason a BVB wasn't granted, but when calling immigration and asking about timings they said I should include flight tickets as part of my BVB evidence. I booked our flights and then submitted the application, including evidence of our itinerary, ticket receipts, the invite to our friend's weddings and some emails regarding dates and bridesmaid duties, and a statement about our travel plans. It didn't register with me that this would take up 6 more document 'spaces' from my application total (bringing me up to 56/60 documents uploaded)! If I'd known, I would have combined some of the pdfs uploaded for the BVB or been more selective about my original document uploads. My BVB was granted on Sept 12th 2016 with a restriction that I had to return to Aus before Dec 30th 2016 (I wondered if this was an indication of expected processing window for my 820).

I received a request for additional info via email on Jan 10th 2017, asking me to submit evidence of an AFP check. I'd been waiting for this to be requested, rather than applying for it as soon as I'd reached 12 months living in Aus (which would be Dec 2016) in case my application took longer than expected to process. I replied to the email asking if I should repeat my medical and UK police checks, as they were now older than 12 months. I got a response within 24 hours, stating: "The only requirement still needed for your partner visa application is the AFP check. We do have limited extensions we can apply to other health and character requirements to enable them to remain valid.* You do NOT need to complete any other requirements (other than the AFP check) unless requested by the department. Please provide your AFP check once received.". I applied for my AFP check online, it took 2 days to process, and I received it in the post a week later. By this point, my sponsor's evidence document upload had been disabled (his status had changed to 'Approved'), so I uploaded my AFP check and 2 other pdfs of evidence from 2016-2017 under 'Social aspects of the relationship, Other' and 'Financial aspects of the relationship, Other'. These pdfs included documents showing from the past 12 months examples of our bank statements, utility bills, house/car purchase and insurance, payslips, letters and cards from friends/family, photos and travel evidence. All documents were uploaded by Jan 22nd 2017, and I notified the department through my immi account that I'd provided the requested evidence.

I received an email on Feb 14th 2017 notifying my of a grant of my 801 visa - I had only been expected an 820 visa grant at this stage, so I was thrilled beyond words. I don't know why I was granted PR straight away, as it hadn't been 2 years since my original submission, but I have noted from other forum users that this does sometimes happen.

I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have - I am of course not a professional and can only give info relating to my own experience. I know from the last 13 months of waiting (& more months of pre-application time) that there are so many niggling questions and worries that can crop up during the process. It's such an important and intimidating experience, but at the end of the day it is just a process, and as long as you can provide sufficient evidence to meet the requirements then it's a waiting game. Sending good wishes to everyone waiting to hear back about their applications. Hang on in there
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Sweet!! all best....thanx for pointing out that your medical was older than 12 months

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I received an email on Feb 14th 2017 notifying my of a grant of my 801 visa - I had only been expected an 820 visa grant at this stage, so I was thrilled beyond words. I don't know why I was granted PR straight away, as it hadn't been 2 years since my original submission, but I have noted from other forum users that this does sometimes happen.
Congrats!! You got granted the 801 because you had been in a de facto and/or spousal relationship more than 3 years at time of lodging the application.

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Dear all member ,

I applied onshore 820/801 on November 2015, paid fee online via immi acc
I got my BVA straight after payment and came to effect after my tourist visa expired
I had fulll work right

But sine then about 1year 3 months i have not hear anything from Dept
I checked my immi acc and therere a notice that my applicaition has been received and in quere, i will be considered for PR within 2 year from lodgement date

Please advise anything i could do now or just waiting for Dept
Because on Immi account i saw :


Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801) : Status Received
Stage 2 - Permanent Partner Visa Assessment (100,801) : Incomplete

What should i do in stage 2

Thanks very much for your help

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