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Caragh87 04-19-2017 04:00 AM

Hi,

My soon to be husband and I will be applying for his onshore 820 partner visa around about the 1st of July.

Can anyone tell me how long it took for you or your partner to get confirmation of their BVA?

He will be here on an ETA visa which will expire on the 3rd of August so we are hoping the BVA will come through before that time, I think I saw there should be a decision on the first part of the application process which was granting of the BVA within 10 working days, but now I can't find that information.

Thanks :)

Blue. 04-19-2017 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Caragh87 (Post 1518841)
Hi,

My soon to be husband and I will be applying for his onshore 820 partner visa around about the 1st of July.

Can anyone tell me how long it took for you or your partner to get confirmation of their BVA?

He will be here on an ETA visa which will expire on the 3rd of August so we are hoping the BVA will come through before that time, I think I saw there should be a decision on the first part of the application process which was granting of the BVA within 10 working days, but now I can't find that information.

Thanks :)

In my case the BVA came in within 5 minutes of the payment being processed (Online application). I think the BVA is an automated process and your husband should have it well before his ETA expires :)

Caragh87 04-19-2017 04:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue. (Post 1518873)
In my case the BVA came in within 5 minutes of the payment being processed (Online application). I think the BVA is an automated process and your husband should have it well before his ETA expires :)

YAY that is so good to hear....

We have a return ticket booked just encase something went wrong but its great to know it should just be a straight forward process once the payment is received online.

Thanks for replying though it really put my mind at ease :)

MarcellusF 04-19-2017 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caragh87 (Post 1518897)
YAY that is so good to hear....

We have a return ticket booked just encase something went wrong but its great to know it should just be a straight forward process once the payment is received online.

Thanks for replying though it really put my mind at ease :)

Yep, it's definitely automatic on the online application. Once your payment is confirmed, bam it hits your inbox.

LadyRogueRayne 04-19-2017 04:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caragh87 (Post 1518841)
Hi,

My soon to be husband and I will be applying for his onshore 820 partner visa around about the 1st of July.

Can anyone tell me how long it took for you or your partner to get confirmation of their BVA?

He will be here on an ETA visa which will expire on the 3rd of August so we are hoping the BVA will come through before that time, I think I saw there should be a decision on the first part of the application process which was granting of the BVA within 10 working days, but now I can't find that information.

Thanks :)

Yes, the BVA is automatically generated after you've made payment. It will go into effect as soon as your partner's ETA visa expires (or at the end of the current stay window, if that is the case). Keep in mind that there is a possibility that the visa fees will go up on 1 July, as that is the beginning of the new fiscal year. I've heard others say that the visa fees are going to increase. So, if you can apply a day or two beforehand, you may be better off.

Arabella 04-19-2017 05:18 AM

Also if you pay by BPAY, the payment may take a few days to process so you won't get your bridging visa immediately. We paid by BPAY on 16 January and I got my bridging visa (and official date of application) on 19 January 2016. If you pay by credit or debit card it will be roughly an extra $80 but you'll get the bridging visa immediately.

THEN 04-19-2017 05:19 AM

I received an email from CO to request for further evidence yesterday 18/04/2017 (I lodged my application on 03/03/2016). I am from high risk country and I lodged my application in Sydney online.

Below is the question. My question is should I be worry about this request or the CO only wants to get an update of my de-facto relationship?

All the help, advice and comments will be much appreciated.

The request is:

"Evidence of your relationship with your de facto partner"

The decision maker must be satisfied that you and your partner:

● have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others

● have a relationship that is genuine and continuing

● live together; or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis

● are not related by family.

To assist in deciding your application the decision maker must have regard to all of the

circumstances of your relationship with your partner including: the financial aspects of the

relationship, the nature of the household, the social aspects of the relationship and the

nature of the person's commitment to each other.

Please provide additional evidence, acquired since the lodgement of your partner visa

application, about the following aspect/s of your relationship:

The financial aspects of your relationship. This may include:

● any joint ownership of real estate or other major assets

● any joint liabilities

● the extent of any pooling of financial resources, especially in relation to major financial

commitments

● whether you or your partner owe any legal obligation in respect of the other

● the basis of any sharing of day-to-day household expenses.

The nature of your household. This may include:

● any joint responsibility for care and support of children, if any

● your living arrangements

● any sharing of responsibility for housework.

The nature of your commitment to each other. This may include:

● the duration of your relationship

● the length of time you and your partner have lived together

● the degree of companionship and emotional support that you draw from each other

● whether you and your partner see the relationship as a long-term one.

LadyRogueRayne 04-19-2017 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THEN (Post 1519041)
I received an email from CO to request for further evidence yesterday 18/04/2017 (I lodged my application on 03/03/2016). I am from high risk country and I lodged my application in Sydney online.

Below is the question. My question is should I be worry about this request or the CO only wants to get an update of my de-facto relationship?

All the help, advice and comments will be much appreciated.

The request is:

"Evidence of your relationship with your de facto partner"

The decision maker must be satisfied that you and your partner:

● have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others

● have a relationship that is genuine and continuing

● live together; or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis

● are not related by family.

To assist in deciding your application the decision maker must have regard to all of the

circumstances of your relationship with your partner including: the financial aspects of the

relationship, the nature of the household, the social aspects of the relationship and the

nature of the person's commitment to each other.

Please provide additional evidence, acquired since the lodgement of your partner visa

application, about the following aspect/s of your relationship:

The financial aspects of your relationship. This may include:

● any joint ownership of real estate or other major assets

● any joint liabilities

● the extent of any pooling of financial resources, especially in relation to major financial

commitments

● whether you or your partner owe any legal obligation in respect of the other

● the basis of any sharing of day-to-day household expenses.

The nature of your household. This may include:

● any joint responsibility for care and support of children, if any

● your living arrangements

● any sharing of responsibility for housework.

The nature of your commitment to each other. This may include:

● the duration of your relationship

● the length of time you and your partner have lived together

● the degree of companionship and emotional support that you draw from each other

● whether you and your partner see the relationship as a long-term one.

If I were you, I would contact a MARA agent (several excellent ones on this forum). It sounds to me like they are questioning your relationship. You need to provide strong evidences to meet all of those categories. Things like property/lease agreements, wills, being on each other's superannuation funds, utilities in both names, mail that both receive at the same address, any clubs or registries that you both belong to. I would definitely do a stat dec each to discuss each of the requirements as well. Do you have ticket stubs where you both went to see any shows? Plane tickets? Photos of the two of you together at social events? Invitations you both received? All of these things are evidence.

Contact a MARA agent (CCMS (Nick), Mark Northam, Westly Russell, Jeremy Hooper). Have a consult and go over what you've already provided. Then, you can get an idea of what you need to provide now. With the possibility of a refusal and wasting all those thousands of dollars, you need to get professional advice.

jaus 04-19-2017 05:40 AM

Hi Guys,

Just to let u know that my wife got her 820 today,

Its just one day short of completing 1 year processing.
Medicals and pcc done last month without CO
CO allocated as we sent an email requesting for status and after 3 days we got CO requesting for AFP and form 80,
Yesterday we sent afp and form 80.
And here today she has her grant :)
This forum been quite helpful as we lodged on our own.
Btw She has a indian passport. Which is high risk country.

Good luck to everyone.
Cheers

LadyRogueRayne 04-19-2017 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaus (Post 1519081)
Hi Guys,

Just to let u know that my wife got her 820 today,

Its just one day short of completing 1 year processing.
Medicals and pcc done last month without CO
CO allocated as we sent an email requesting for status and after 3 days we got CO requesting for AFP and form 80,
Yesterday we sent afp and form 80.
And here today she has her grant :)
This forum been quite helpful as we lodged on our own.
Btw She has a indian passport. Which is high risk country.

Good luck to everyone.
Cheers

Congratulations!! That is so awesome! I honestly think completing the medicals are somehow prompting them to look at visas...or something is prompting them to process faster. This is GREAT news! I had a request for AFPs and form 80 yesterday. And I had just completed my medicals (without a CO) last week. Ok folks, get those medicals and checks done! :D


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