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Old 05-31-2017, 12:32 AM
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actually, it's just 40-ish documents. I attached some categories with the same attachment such as, evidence of identity, I put passport, evidence of the name, with passport as well.
I put all evidence including my custom photo album which had 40 pages with 3 photos each page. Is that too much?
It's not the quantity, but the quality that matters. Just make sure that you have solid evidence of all the requested documents as listed in the visa booklet. I think that when you are from a low-risk country, the CO will just perform a check if all the documents are there and if the required documents are to their satisfaction... then it's just a stamp of approval.


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Old 05-31-2017, 02:53 AM
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Hi all,

I submitted my application in March (UK citizen) - of course - haven't heard anything yet.

A couple of questions:

1. With the automatic 801 (partner and I have been de facto for about 6 years, together for 10), do you have to file another 801 form? Is there anything I need to do in this regard.

2. I haven't done any medical/police check yet. I note that many people seem to get these done before being asked - is there any benefit to this approach? I was planning on waiting until CO tells me to upload.

It's a frustrating process - that's for sure. I have been in Australia for nearly a decade (student visa followed by 457). Looks like I might not get an answer on 820 for another year. And of course we have recently learned that once getting the 801 - I need to wait 4 years before citizenship! Looks like I'll be ;living life in Aus for over 15 years before eligible for citizenship! Seems like too long to me!

Thanks for any comments.


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Old 06-01-2017, 01:11 AM
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Hi all,

I submitted my application in March (UK citizen) - of course - haven't heard anything yet.

A couple of questions:

1. With the automatic 801 (partner and I have been de facto for about 6 years, together for 10), do you have to file another 801 form? Is there anything I need to do in this regard.

2. I haven't done any medical/police check yet. I note that many people seem to get these done before being asked - is there any benefit to this approach? I was planning on waiting until CO tells me to upload.

It's a frustrating process - that's for sure. I have been in Australia for nearly a decade (student visa followed by 457). Looks like I might not get an answer on 820 for another year. And of course we have recently learned that once getting the 801 - I need to wait 4 years before citizenship! Looks like I'll be ;living life in Aus for over 15 years before eligible for citizenship! Seems like too long to me!

Thanks for any comments.
We're still waiting so can't confirm this is the right approach to take, but:

1. I just included a paragraph at the end of my history of relationship statement stating that we had been married for x years, and in a relationship for x years, and that I respectfully requested my husband be considered for the permanent partner visa at this time.

I don't think there is anything specific you need to do in terms of the application, however from other's experiences, it looks like they do sometimes forget/overlook this point so you just need to draw their attention to your eligibility to avoid having to chase them up later on.

2. Waiting for CO to request police/health checks may just slow down the process, depending on how many countries you need to obtain checks from. We had a few to do, and the longest took 6 weeks to receive. I waited until about 6 to 8 months after applying to start arranging these so that are ready to go when someone finally looks at the application, but should hopefully still be valid by the time we get a CO. The health check was not a big deal, we got a same day appointment and results were sent to immi within 48 hours.

Have also heard that at the moment they are processing 'pre-loaded' applications more quickly as they don't have to waste time chasing you up (something to do with reaching quota's before EOFY), whether there is truth to that I don't know. We are coming up to 12 months waiting now and haven't heard a peep from immi, but my husband is from a high risk country (Poland) - you may be luckier coming from the UK.

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Old 06-01-2017, 07:19 AM
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Hello,

I'm a Filipino Citizen married to an Australian resident (UK citizen)
  • Applied 24 June 2016
  • Email request for AFP/Med/Police clearance 16 May 2017
  • Uploaded AFP & finished Medical by 23 May 2017
  • Email request for Police clearance again (Sent them an email asking for an extension as process to get NBI was slow) 20 April 2017
  • Uploaded NBI clearance 31 May 2017

Did not use an agent, application is currently marked as,"ASSESSMENT IN PROGRESS"

Just wanted to ask about that bit in my immi account, my husband's bit has been marked "APPROVED" approved for what?


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I'm a Filipino Citizen married to an Australian resident (UK citizen)
  • Applied 24 June 2016
  • Email request for AFP/Med/Police clearance 16 May 2017
  • Uploaded AFP & finished Medical by 23 May 2017
  • Email request for Police clearance again (Sent them an email asking for an extension as process to get NBI was slow) 20 April 2017
  • Uploaded NBI clearance 31 May 2017

Did not use an agent, application is currently marked as,"ASSESSMENT IN PROGRESS"

Just wanted to ask about that bit in my immi account, my husband's bit has been marked "APPROVED" approved for what?
Hi Rsley, thanks for the update.

May I ask which state you applied in?

Thank you.

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Old 06-01-2017, 07:28 AM
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Hello, I'm in Perth, WA. My application is being assessed by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines though


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Old 06-01-2017, 08:43 AM
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Hello, I'm in Perth, WA. My application is being assessed by the Australian Embassy in the Philippines though
Thank you for the info

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Just wanted to ask about that bit in my immi account, my husband's bit has been marked "APPROVED" approved for what?
It means they approved your husband as you sponsor. In March, I logged into my Immi account to upload a document. I noticed that they had changed my fiance's status to Approved. We received our grant in May. Some folks have approved listed for months before they get the grant. It does mean that someone has looked at your application...so that's always a good sign.

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Applied for 820: 5 Oct 16
Submitted FBI Checks: 27 Jan 17
Submitted Medicals: 12 Apr 17
CO contact: 18 Apr 2017 Request AFP checks & Form 80
Submitted Requested Docs: 1 May 17
820 Visa Grant: 4 May 17
Applied for 801: 8 Sept 18
CO contact: 26 Apr 19 (call & email/son's State PC)
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Hi Joeys

We lodged ours on 16 May 2016 and are still waiting for any response at all, whereas others have had their visas granted even though they have applied months after we did.

There appears to be no rhyme or reason to the time it's taking for applications to be processed, other than that it seems WA is processing them faster than everywhere else.
Hi,
Mine was processed in WA, I applied January 2016, and it got approved after a little over 15 months. I know someone who applied in the same month as me (also processed in WA I believe), who is still waiting (coming up to 17 months now). So I don't know if WA is faster!

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801 VISA GRANT: 25/05/2017 (due to >3 year de facto at time of original 820/801 application)

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Hi,
Mine was processed in WA, I applied January 2016, and it got approved after a little over 15 months. I know someone who applied in the same month as me (also processed in WA I believe), who is still waiting (coming up to 17 months now). So I don't know if WA is faster!
That's long .. I just submitted it two weeks ago and still waiting for the decision, also I am currently living in Canberra.. hehe.. finger crossed everything is fast and fine.
Thanks for your info anyway.

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