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Old 04-19-2017, 05:47 AM
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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

I got my BVA instantly after applying online...submitted and at same time BVA was emailed.

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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!
Yep you are right, completed applications get priority as they want to reduce workload as it approaching year end.


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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!
I wish I could prompt them somehow. Might be necessary to call them if I don't got a response to my email ... I've been putting calling off because I heard they put you on hold for hours, and I can't really do that while I'm at work. I did my medical 11 months ago (4.5 months after applying) and updated my police check in Feb...

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I wish I could prompt them somehow. Might be necessary to call them if I don't got a response to my email ... I've been putting calling off because I heard they put you on hold for hours, and I can't really do that while I'm at work. I did my medical 11 months ago (4.5 months after applying) and updated my police check in Feb...
I've called earlier in the morning and wasn't on hold for all that long. I've also called later in the day and had a 30 minute hold (longest). Still, may be the only way to get them to look at your application.

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I wish I could prompt them somehow. Might be necessary to call them if I don't got a response to my email ... I've been putting calling off because I heard they put you on hold for hours, and I can't really do that while I'm at work. I did my medical 11 months ago (4.5 months after applying) and updated my police check in Feb...
Hi Sharks, their phone number has call back function, just chose that. They will call you back within the time frame. Make sure your question is specific, i.e. update of the process, whether case officer is been allocated.

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Thanks all for your advice .

I emailed them again yesterday, just to say that my application was up to date and complete and that I was worried my medical would expire.

A couple of hours later I got an email from them (at 8pm!), with in it my grant!
So yeah, it went from 'received' to 'granted' in like... 4 hours. I'm so relieved ... so I don't have to worry when I go on holiday!

I was kind of hoping to get the 801 since we've been in a committed relationship since Jan 2012 and lived together for over 3 years when we applied, but I got the 820. I might send them an email to check whether I'm eligible for the 801 anyway... but at the moment that doesn't matter. I'm just happy I got some security, especially now we're building a house and stuff. Yay!

Processing time was 15 months and 3 days
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Just a quick one, for our 820 onshore.. Will we need to complete a family tree?

If so how far back do we have to go, my husband to-be has family scattered all around and so I just want to ensure we have all the correct information.

Thanks,

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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.
Awesome, thanks heaps for the tips on the fees...
At this stage our wedding date is the 25th of June so we may have it on the 30th or if not it may be after the fee's go up.
Fingers crossed if it does its not too much.. 7k is enough!
But I guess it is a small price to pay because I need him here when our bub is born.

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Thanks all for your advice .

I emailed them again yesterday, just to say that my application was up to date and complete and that I was worried my medical would expire.

A couple of hours later I got an email from them (at 8pm!), with in it my grant!
So yeah, it went from 'received' to 'granted' in like... 4 hours. I'm so relieved ... so I don't have to worry when I go on holiday!

I was kind of hoping to get the 801 since we've been in a committed relationship since Jan 2012 and lived together for over 3 years when we applied, but I got the 820. I might send them an email to check whether I'm eligible for the 801 anyway... but at the moment that doesn't matter. I'm just happy I got some security, especially now we're building a house and stuff. Yay!

Processing time was 15 months and 3 days
Oh my goodness, Sharks!! That is AWESOME!!! I'm seriously so happy for you!! See? Sometimes a little prodding is all it takes! Yes, I would definitely contact them asking about the 801. With you having been together since 2012, they should have put you right through to the 801. Doesn't hurt to ask, right??

Again though, I'm over the moon for you and now you don't have to worry about taking your trip.

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Just a quick one, for our 820 onshore.. Will we need to complete a family tree?

If so how far back do we have to go, my husband to-be has family scattered all around and so I just want to ensure we have all the correct information.

Thanks,

Caragh
You'll need to provide information about parents, siblings and their spouses (if they have any) for both yourself and your partner. You'll need names, birth dates, places of birth, etc. If you can't provide it all/can't find it, some folks give approximate dates while others provide a statement that says they aren't in contact with certain people/can't get all the information, etc.

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