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Arabella 04-18-2017 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyRogueRayne (Post 1517249)
I applied 5 October 2016. So it's only been 6 months for me. However, I had to meet Schedule 3 criteria (which I must have been able to do, I hope!). So they looked at mine much quicker than others, due to seeing if they would be denying it or not. But with having a CO assigned now and them asking for new AFPs and form 80, I'm taking that as a very good sign! She said she needed these forms to finish processing my visa. :D

Oh wow that's really fast!

It would be good if they are trying to work on processing times though.

LadyRogueRayne 04-18-2017 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Arabella (Post 1517257)
Oh wow that's really fast!

It would be good if they are trying to work on processing times though.

Actually, I believe that is what they are doing. CCMS posted a thread a few weeks ago that DIBP plans to process as many decision ready, low risk partner visas as possible between now and the end of the fiscal year (June 30). I've seen a few now that have been done under a year. So, anyone who has applied, I would definitely make sure you've uploaded everything that you can. My medicals just cleared this morning (did them last Weds) and boom, call from a CO. I was hoping to avoid the dreaded Form 80, but it seems they are asking for them even for those of us from the US. So, I'd suggest everyone do them and get it over with.

I hope this means good news for a LOT of us! I'm sorry that you've been waiting so long for your grant. That is so frustrating.

LadyRogueRayne 04-18-2017 01:09 AM

I just logged into MyImmi account and this is what it says at the top of the screen on "application status":

Important information
This application will be eligible for consideration for permanent residence 2 years from lodgement (commencement date).

This application requires additional supporting documentation. Please check correspondence and attach the requested documents. This application is currently being assessed. The department may contact the applicant if further information is required.


I think I'm getting excited!!!! :D

ninja 04-18-2017 01:21 AM

That's great LadyRogueRayne - sounds like you are very close to getting your grant. How exciting!!

I think we still have a while to wait - so frustrated that my husbands home country is considered high risk - he is an EU citizen and can live freely in any EU country he likes with no paperwork required, WHY on earth would he spend $7k+ and go to all this trouble to live in Australia if it wasn't for a genuine reason. Sheesh :rolleyes: /rant over :D

The only saving grace is that he should go directly onto 801 and then this will all be over!

SharKs 04-18-2017 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyRogueRayne (Post 1517265)
Actually, I believe that is what they are doing. CCMS posted a thread a few weeks ago that DIBP plans to process as many decision ready, low risk partner visas as possible between now and the end of the fiscal year (June 30). I've seen a few now that have been done under a year. So, anyone who has applied, I would definitely make sure you've uploaded everything that you can. My medicals just cleared this morning (did them last Weds) and boom, call from a CO. I was hoping to avoid the dreaded Form 80, but it seems they are asking for them even for those of us from the US. So, I'd suggest everyone do them and get it over with.

I hope this means good news for a LOT of us! I'm sorry that you've been waiting so long for your grant. That is so frustrating.

I'm glad they're looking at yours :). I hope it is the case that they start processing them a bit faster... I sent them an email on the weekend (because I've been waiting over 15 months now), requesting an update and if they think they will assess it before I go overseas next month... hopefully they'll reply and hopefully my application will start moving soon...

Arabella 04-18-2017 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyRogueRayne (Post 1517265)
Actually, I believe that is what they are doing. CCMS posted a thread a few weeks ago that DIBP plans to process as many decision ready, low risk partner visas as possible between now and the end of the fiscal year (June 30). I've seen a few now that have been done under a year. So, anyone who has applied, I would definitely make sure you've uploaded everything that you can. My medicals just cleared this morning (did them last Weds) and boom, call from a CO. I was hoping to avoid the dreaded Form 80, but it seems they are asking for them even for those of us from the US. So, I'd suggest everyone do them and get it over with.

I hope this means good news for a LOT of us! I'm sorry that you've been waiting so long for your grant. That is so frustrating.

Yeah I submitted my form 80 after they asked for it. Was asked for it on 6th March, submitted in on 9th March and been waiting ever since.

Emailed them at the end of the 28 days I have to submit the form 80 asking if they needed anymore info and was told they're waiting on external checks and should have my visa in a month. That was two weeks ago. Fingers crossed!

LadyRogueRayne 04-18-2017 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ninja (Post 1517321)
That's great LadyRogueRayne - sounds like you are very close to getting your grant. How exciting!!

I think we still have a while to wait - so frustrated that my husbands home country is considered high risk - he is an EU citizen and can live freely in any EU country he likes with no paperwork required, WHY on earth would he spend $7k+ and go to all this trouble to live in Australia if it wasn't for a genuine reason. Sheesh :rolleyes: /rant over :D

The only saving grace is that he should go directly onto 801 and then this will all be over!

I feel your frustration, Ninja and I agree with you. It doesn't seem like all of this should take so long. But, I believe the security checks taking a long time are usually due to the country Australia contacts for information taking a long time to respond. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I did read about that. I wasn't expecting to hear anything for a while on mine, though I knew they would look at mine faster due to the S3 criteria. I didn't think it meant they would grant it faster, though. I do hope you are right! I can't see them asking for new AFPs and Form 80 unless they were planning to grant the visa. I am taking it all as a positive sign that they accepted my Schedule 3 criteria. I should have asked the CO about it, but didn't think about it at the time. Regardless, I honestly would not wish the stress of Schedule 3 on anybody. However, I had a fantastic MARA agent who really helped me with it (I completed it myself following the agent recommendations).

SharKs 04-18-2017 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Arabella (Post 1517345)
Yeah I submitted my form 80 after they asked for it. Was asked for it on 6th March, submitted in on 9th March and been waiting ever since.

Emailed them at the end of the 28 days I have to submit the form 80 asking if they needed anymore info and was told they're waiting on external checks and should have my visa in a month. That was two weeks ago. Fingers crossed!

Fingers crossed :). If they do these checks with everyone and they take a couple of weeks, I think I have to give up on the idea that I will get my grant before I go overseas :(. I'm leaving in less than 3 weeks.

LadyRogueRayne 04-18-2017 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Arabella (Post 1517345)
Yeah I submitted my form 80 after they asked for it. Was asked for it on 6th March, submitted in on 9th March and been waiting ever since.

Emailed them at the end of the 28 days I have to submit the form 80 asking if they needed anymore info and was told they're waiting on external checks and should have my visa in a month. That was two weeks ago. Fingers crossed!

Oooo, you should hear soon then! So exciting!! :D That's weird that the external checks are taking so long though. You're from the UK, right? You'd think that would be really quick, like the USA. Well, I'm going to clean up my Form 80, start working with my son on his and then we just have to do the AFPs. My sons are supposed to go visit their dad in the US in July, so I'm really hoping they don't take too long doing external checks and we get our grant before then. I plan to have all the requested info submitted within the week (or two, depending on how long the AFP checks take). I'll upload Form 80 tonight.

LadyRogueRayne 04-18-2017 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by SharKs (Post 1517361)
Fingers crossed :). If they do these checks with everyone and they take a couple of weeks, I think I have to give up on the idea that I will get my grant before I go overseas :(. I'm leaving in less than 3 weeks.

Don't lose hope! Did you contact them and did you hear back yet?


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