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Beautiful_life 03-20-2017 01:49 AM

Hello
 
Hi all, just wanted to say hi. I've been using this site as an awesome source of information for all my 3am mild anxiety attack what ifs and more legitimate questions.

My partner is English and we're about to launch into the 820/801 limbo game.

I feel excited and nauseous with all the what if we haven't done enough questions. But seeing so many people going through the same thing gives me some comfort.

It's been a long road of various hiccups for
Us along the way and I'm looking forward to it all being a distant memory :)

renekara 03-20-2017 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Ruchika (Post 1492537)
Hi Vladica

We applied on Dec 8, 2015 as well from NSW (online). We have not yet received any news. How about you ? Any update from immi?

Ruchika

Hi Ruchika,

have you sent an email requiring an update on your application yet?

renekara 03-20-2017 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Arabella (Post 1492913)
Today marks two weeks since I was asked for form 80. It's 10 days since I submitted it (submitted on the Thursday after requested on Monday). My husband's sponsorship has said "Approved" for most of that time.

Surely I must be getting my visa soon!!

I think you are getting your visa grant today or tomorrow :)

ek068 03-20-2017 03:10 AM

Hi,

I have been a persistent lurker in this forum and wanted to thank everyone for their contributions and advice- they have helped me get through some very stressful months!

I wanted to provide my stats as my visa 820 was granted on Friday! We were very fortunate to have a quick turnaround on ours- so I’m sorry if these might seem a bit frustrating to some, but hang on in there.

Applied: 8th August 2016, online NSW
Generic email requesting documentation received: 22nd February 2017
Medicals and police checks completed: 13th March 2017 (I did not complete a form 80)
Visa granted: 17th March 2017

I sent an email on the 14th of March advising them that I had uploaded the required documents and querying applying for a bridging visa to leave the country in May- I wonder whether this helped to bump us along the queue. Apart from the generic email, I received no contact from a caseworker and our application sat in ‘received’ for the whole duration.

If anyone wants any help or has any questions let me know, and good luck to everyone- I know how stressful it can be! Roll on visa 801…

SharKs 03-20-2017 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ek068 (Post 1493001)
Hi,

I have been a persistent lurker in this forum and wanted to thank everyone for their contributions and advice- they have helped me get through some very stressful months!

I wanted to provide my stats as my visa 820 was granted on Friday! We were very fortunate to have a quick turnaround on ours- so I’m sorry if these might seem a bit frustrating to some, but hang on in there.

Applied: 8th August 2016, online NSW
Generic email requesting documentation received: 22nd February 2017
Medicals and police checks completed: 13th March 2017 (I did not complete a form 80)
Visa granted: 17th March 2017

I sent an email on the 14th of March advising them that I had uploaded the required documents and querying applying for a bridging visa to leave the country in May- I wonder whether this helped to bump us along the queue. Apart from the generic email, I received no contact from a caseworker and our application sat in ‘received’ for the whole duration.

If anyone wants any help or has any questions let me know, and good luck to everyone- I know how stressful it can be! Roll on visa 801…

Congratulations! That is very fast! You make me wonder whether I should send an email now... I'm going overseas in May too for a wedding. I hope to get the grant before we leave so I don't have to worry about it while I'm away.

Arabella 03-20-2017 04:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renekara (Post 1492977)
I think you are getting your visa grant today or tomorrow :)

Here's hoping! Maybe I should send them an email saying I've uploaded the documents even though it says not to and I pressed the button on my immi account.

Congrats on your visa ek068! That is fast! You're very lucky you didn't have to fill out form 80 - took me ages and I swear they already had 90% of the information anyway! :rolleyes:

SharKs, I would definitely ask for an update prior to applying for a BVB. Don't want to spend about $150 if it's not necessary!

renekara 03-20-2017 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by SharKs (Post 1493009)
Congratulations! That is very fast! You make me wonder whether I should send an email now... I'm going overseas in May too for a wedding. I hope to get the grant before we leave so I don't have to worry about it while I'm away.

Hi SharKs

Sending an email it's not a bad idea. At least you will know where your application is at.

Ruchika 03-20-2017 04:29 AM

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Originally Posted by renekara (Post 1492969)
Hi Ruchika,

have you sent an email requiring an update on your application yet?


Hi Renekara

We finally got an answer This arvo. CO called my partner today to inform that our paperwork is all good. We just need to submit out joint bank account because she did not receive that. So tomorrow we will get an updated statement for our joint bank account and email her. After that it should not take much time :)

We have been waiting for 15 months and 12 days. We are happy that it is finally here :)
Ruchika

LadyRogueRayne 03-20-2017 12:23 PM

Hi All! Congratulations to all who received grants! That is always such a great thing to see! :D

It looks like there was some action on our application. I logged in tonight to add some documents. I've been putting additional stuff under my partner, as I reached the 60 upload mark under my name. But when I went to add documents, it states Approved next to his name and won't allow me to upload anything else to his portion. What does this mean? I haven't completed medicals yet, and we're still waiting on my son's state check (Alaska is soooo slow). Other than that, everything is uploaded.

Anyone know what it means when they put "Approved" next to the sponsor's name? It says the same both on my application (just where his name is...mine still says "received") and on his Sponsor application. Should I start organizing medicals? Or is this a standard thing?

Nobody00 03-20-2017 04:49 PM

Hello everyone!

We applied for 820 on 24/12/2015 in Perth WA on paper.
Today was first time we heard from them - request for further information. They want new police check, medicals, form 80 (grrrrrr)...

They also requested police check from my country of origin - Russia. I never bothered getting it as I've lived in Australia since I was 15 on different student visas so didn't think it applied. The only country for over 16 was Australia and I've done that check. It expired no worries, have another one ready.

So should I ask them or just apply for one? I'm only worried of the time it's going to take. Form 80 is so much pain. I was so young 10 years ago, how am I supposed to remember?

Also, is the person who sent this email our CO or just one of the workers?
We originally applied on paper, do we supply evidence on paper again?

Getting nervous now... oh well, still like 2.5 years till uni regardless :(


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