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SharKs 03-28-2017 10:02 PM

Hi all,

I have a very minor update. I decided to send an email and ask for an estimate when my application is likely to be processed, as I'm planning to go overseas in May. They responded within a couple of hours, informing me that "your application may be allocated to a case officer very soon for active assessment. Therefore, you are encouraged to upload the relevant documents to your file including completing health and character checks ( if not already done) in order to facilitate quick finalisation at the time of active assessment". So basically, it doesn't say very much .... "may" be allocated "very soon".. what does that mean?

Also I asked what happens if I get the visa while I'm overseas, and they responded with "You MUST be onshore ( in Australia) when your Partner application is finalised ( unless it is unfavourable and the requirements are NOT met)."

This is a bit confusing, because earlier they told me that if I were to be overseas when they want to finalise my visa, they would let me know and I would have some time to come back to Aus. Does anyone have experience with this? I AM going overseas.... can I let them know NOT to grant it in the period I'm away?

Arabella 03-28-2017 10:34 PM

I think they allow you to come back onshore in order for it to be granted but sounds like you might get it granted before then!

I still haven't heard about mine and it'll be three weeks tomorrow that I submitted form 80. When do you think it's ok to email and ask about it?

Mish 03-29-2017 01:11 AM

What they mean is if they are going to reject your visa they will not ask you to come back just to reject it. If they will approve it they will ask you to come back onshore.

SharKs 03-29-2017 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arabella (Post 1501873)
I think they allow you to come back onshore in order for it to be granted but sounds like you might get it granted before then!

I still haven't heard about mine and it'll be three weeks tomorrow that I submitted form 80. When do you think it's ok to email and ask about it?

Arabella, I would just email and ask about it... I would be pretty impatient if I would be in your situation!

pjanelson 03-29-2017 02:18 AM

Stick with it Arabella, we have been in the same boat as you for the last odd 17 months!

As of 30 minutes ago, my partner recieved an email advising that she is now the proud holder of an 820 visa. We are stoked and thank everyone from this forum for their helpful infomation.

Onward to the 801 visa.

Update of our journey
From: United Kingdom
Applied: 17 Nov 2015,
Applied From: Sydney (ONLINE)
Medicals: 12 Oct 2015
Police Checks: 17 Nov 2015 (resubmitted 09 Mar 17)
Request for more infomation (Police Check): 20 Feb 17
Uploaded new passport (previous copy was expiring): 08 Mar 17
Actioned RFI: 09 Mar 17
820 Partner Visa Granted: 29 Mar 17
801 Partner Visa Granted: TBA!

SharKs 03-29-2017 02:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjanelson (Post 1501945)
Stick with it Arabella, we have been in the same boat as you for the last odd 17 months!

As of 30 minutes ago, my partner recieved an email advising that she is now the proud holder of an 820 visa. We are stoked and thank everyone from this forum for their helpful infomation.

Onward to the 801 visa.

Update of our journey
From: United Kingdom
Applied: 17 Nov 2015,
Applied From: Sydney (ONLINE)
Medicals: 12 Oct 2015
Police Checks: 17 Nov 2015 (resubmitted 09 Mar 17)
Request for more infomation (Police Check): 20 Feb 17
Uploaded new passport (previous copy was expiring): 08 Mar 17
Actioned RFI: 09 Mar 17
820 Partner Visa Granted: 29 Mar 17
801 Partner Visa Granted: TBA!

Congratulations! So you redid the police check... was this only for Australia or also UK? You didn't have to redo the medical? Enjoy celebrating!!! :)

pjanelson 03-29-2017 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SharKs (Post 1501953)
Congratulations! So you redid the police check... was this only for Australia or also UK? You didn't have to redo the medical? Enjoy celebrating!!! :)

Thanks SharKs.

We only had to redo the Australian policy check. In hindsight, I wouldn't bother apply for any policy checks until waiting at least 6 months from when your application date.

No thankfully, we were not requested to redo the medical.

Arabella 03-29-2017 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SharKs (Post 1501937)
Arabella, I would just email and ask about it... I would be pretty impatient if I would be in your situation!

I sent an email! Let's see if I hear anything :confused:

SharKs 03-29-2017 04:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjanelson (Post 1501961)
Thanks SharKs.

We only had to redo the Australian policy check. In hindsight, I wouldn't bother apply for any policy checks until waiting at least 6 months from when your application date.

No thankfully, we were not requested to redo the medical.

Thanks for your response :). I already redid the Australian Police check last month, didn't bother doing my Dutch one again because I haven't lived there in the last 4.5 years, so I thought it shouldn't matter if it's expired now.... (dated Feb 2016). So hopefully they won't request any other information... fingers crossed!

Shoeskins 03-29-2017 06:28 AM

Can someone tell me when you lodged your onshore application..why were you in aus? Work, holiday etc...im just trying to figure out if anyone has entered aus on a visior visa how long they decided to lodge their applications.

My husband and my kids are aus and we aRe making the move to aus in august. I have had my applkcation in works for awhile just different things have happened and money not being on our side so couldnt launch earlier. I was going to do it offshore but worried they may not let me enter on a visior visa plus i dong get work rigts so now considering to wait until we arrive to lodge it.so i would have to apply for a regular visitor visa correct?


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