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koalaswiss 06-27-2017 01:08 AM

Hi everyone, I applied for my partner visa around 2 months ago and I already started collecting more information for the 801. (seems easier to create the proof as they happen than look for them in 2 years) Would you recommend to upload them every 6 months to prove we're still together or wait the 2 years mark? Thanks :)

SharKs 06-27-2017 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by koalaswiss (Post 1597897)
Hi everyone, I applied for my partner visa around 2 months ago and I already started collecting more information for the 801. (seems easier to create the proof as they happen than look for them in 2 years) Would you recommend to upload them every 6 months to prove we're still together or wait the 2 years mark? Thanks :)

Hi,

I uploaded more evidence as I was waiting, when there were significant events. For instance when we bought a house together, when we went on a family holiday together, attended weddings and when we adopted a second dog together. I don't know if it was necessary, but mine got granted as soon as they looked at it. So don't know if I would recommend it, but if you are gathering evidence as you go it might not be too much effort to upload it (if you have space in your ImmiAccount).

Littlepeanut 06-27-2017 02:18 AM

hi all,
I applied for a BVB to travel out on April, the BVB said "must not arrive after 16/6/2017" so that meant my BVB was expired on 16/6 but yesterday when I checked on vevo, it still says my BVB in effect. Should I email them to change this status? or would this affect on my visa process?
Thanks,

Alice_06 06-27-2017 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Gabby (Post 1597825)
Hi Croissantgirl

My generic email looked like the below maybe you received something different. If they just requested afew documents, (they requested just one for my application) my status on my immi account was first "received" then it went to "information requested" then I clicked on the "information provided" button and it changed to "assessment in progress" - hope that makes sense


Dear XXXX

Re: Application for a Stage 1 - Partner visa (820/801)

We refer to your application for a Temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) and Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801)

Your application has progressed in the queue.

If you have not provided the following information for your application, please do so now.

Please refer to the checklist below to ensure that all required documentation has been provided.

To ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible, please submit all documents together, including evidence of your relationship, health and character requirements. Your application cannot progress until all documents have been provided.

If you have already submitted any of the information outlined in this letter, you do not need to provide them again.

We will contact you should any further information be required.

Note: We do not acknowledge receipt of documents.Due to strong demand we are unable to provide progress reports for applications lodged less than 15 months ago.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and would like to assure you that every effort is being made to finalise your application as soon as possible.

Forms
All forms referred to in this letter can be downloaded from our website at: ...

Use the following checklist to ensure your application is complete

Forms
□ Completed Form 47SP from you (visa applicant) - not required for online applications
□ Completed Form 40SP from your sponsor
□ Completed Form 47A for each dependant aged 18 years or over of you and/or your spouse, whether or not they are migrating with you – (if required)
□ Completed Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment

Your identity
□ Documents to prove your identity

Your children
□ Birth certificates, family book or adoption papers, showing names of both parents, for all children included in your application
□ Documents to verify custody and access arrangements, for children under 18 years of age unless it is the child of both the applicant and the sponsor

Your relationships
□ Provide evidence if you, your fiancé(e) or partner or anyone included in your application is or has been married, divorced or widowed

Evidence of your relationship
□ Written statements from you and from your partner detailing the history of your relationship
□ At least 2 statutory declarations (Form 888) from individuals who are Australian citizens or permanent residents
□ Evidence that your relationship is genuine and continuing

Health
□ If already undertaken, you should include results of your health checks

Character
□ Applicant - Overseas Police certificate and/or complete disclosure National Police Check (NPC) from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) – Applicant
□ Sponsor (if required) - Overseas Police certificate and/or complete disclosure National Police Check (NPC) from the Australian Federal Police (AFP)
□ Dependent applicant(s) (if required) - Overseas Police certificate and/or complete disclosure National Police Check (NPC) from the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

Sponsorship requirements
□ Evidence that your fiancé(e) or partner is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

If you are applying on spousal grounds
□ Marriage certificate

If you are applying on de facto grounds
□ Evidence that your de facto relationship has existed for the entire 12 months before lodging this application
□ If applicable, evidence that your relationship is registered under a prescribed law of an Australian state or territory

Travel documents
□ Certified copies of the passports or travel documents of all people included in your application

etc....

Hi Gabby,
I got a completely different email that required three ascpect of documents. Thought we got the same email. See below:

IMPORTANT – ACTION REQUIRED

PLEASE NOTE- We will not respond to questions covered in the FAQ or in the Detailed Information Attachment.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED NOW
Please ensure that you have provided all of the information below that is relevant to your circumstances.
You are not required to re-submit information if you have already provided it.
Evidence of your relationship (For more information- refer to Detailed Information attachment)
□ Written statements from you and from your partner detailing the history of your relationship
□ At least 2 statutory declarations (Form 888) from individuals who are Australian citizens or permanent residents
□ Evidence that your relationship is genuine and continuing from the date your relationship began until the present date

If you are applying on de facto grounds
□ Evidence that your de facto relationship has existed for the entire 12 months before lodging your partner visa application
□ If applicable, evidence that your relationship is registered under a prescribed law of an Australian state or territory
Form 80
□ Applicant - Completed Form 80 - Personal particulars for assessment including character assessment (For more information- refer to Detailed Information attachment). Ensure there are no gaps in residence, travel, education and employment history.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Please ensure that you have provided all of the information below that is relevant to your circumstances.
You are not required to re-submit information if you have already provided it.
Health (For more information- refer to Detailed Information attachment)
□ Applicant – A Health examination is required to meet the health criteria for your visa.

Alice_06 06-27-2017 04:47 AM

Hi Gabby,
Just found out we got a completely different email. The email I got has a file attached to it which is a check list but the email requires documents in three aspects, evidence of relationship, Form 80 and health check. :):)

jmp425 06-27-2017 05:56 AM

15+ Mo Waiting - Tears + Frustration
 
Heya guys... it's me again. I calmed down a bit after my last ramble with some of you all in my frustrations.

However, today really just stirred up a whole bunch of frustration. This time... another person I know thru similar friendships posted to her FB that she's been granted her 820 after only 8.5 months of waiting. This is bullshit. They've been together for only a YEAR. How... just how is this right? She's been in Australia since 2014. No, she's not pregnant. No, not engaged.

I don't understand... I've been with my partner for over 3 years now and lived together for that long, too... and been in Australia for 3 years now. Supplied EVERYTHING under the sun and more than I can for the application online. All of this and I can't even get a CO assigned?!

I know there's people who have waited longer so far than me on here, but this is just so unfair and really ruins it for the genuine relationships out there.

Is this happening because she's from the UK? Is there some kind of relationship with AU? I'm not from a high-risk country... is it because my President is Trump now?! What is it!

Tears, anger, frustration, everything. What's the worst feeling... no line of contact for the visa... only a stupid email address that doesn't get responded to.

:(

jmp425 06-27-2017 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Littlepeanut (Post 1597969)
hi all,
I applied for a BVB to travel out on April, the BVB said "must not arrive after 16/6/2017" so that meant my BVB was expired on 16/6 but yesterday when I checked on vevo, it still says my BVB in effect. Should I email them to change this status? or would this affect on my visa process?
Thanks,

I had a BVB last year November and it just expires at a certain date that was given to you on the email about the visa status... then it reverts back to whatever BV you were on before. At least this is my understanding of what I was told before.

MarcellusF 06-27-2017 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmp425 (Post 1598225)
Heya guys... it's me again. I calmed down a bit after my last ramble with some of you all in my frustrations.

However, today really just stirred up a whole bunch of frustration. This time... another person I know thru similar friendships posted to her FB that she's been granted her 820 after only 8.5 months of waiting. This is bullshit. They've been together for only a YEAR. How... just how is this right? She's been in Australia since 2014. No, she's not pregnant. No, not engaged.

I don't understand... I've been with my partner for over 3 years now and lived together for that long, too... and been in Australia for 3 years now. Supplied EVERYTHING under the sun and more than I can for the application online. All of this and I can't even get a CO assigned?!

I know there's people who have waited longer so far than me on here, but this is just so unfair and really ruins it for the genuine relationships out there.

Is this happening because she's from the UK? Is there some kind of relationship with AU? I'm not from a high-risk country... is it because my President is Trump now?! What is it!

Tears, anger, frustration, everything. What's the worst feeling... no line of contact for the visa... only a stupid email address that doesn't get responded to.

:(

Yep, it's bullshit. I hear ya.

There is no rhyme or reason to it. I'm 90% sure it comes down to the whim of whoever looks at your application first.

No DIBP apologists can convince me otherwise.

Alice_06 06-27-2017 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmp425 (Post 1598225)
Heya guys... it's me again. I calmed down a bit after my last ramble with some of you all in my frustrations.

However, today really just stirred up a whole bunch of frustration. This time... another person I know thru similar friendships posted to her FB that she's been granted her 820 after only 8.5 months of waiting. This is bullshit. They've been together for only a YEAR. How... just how is this right? She's been in Australia since 2014. No, she's not pregnant. No, not engaged.

I don't understand... I've been with my partner for over 3 years now and lived together for that long, too... and been in Australia for 3 years now. Supplied EVERYTHING under the sun and more than I can for the application online. All of this and I can't even get a CO assigned?!

I know there's people who have waited longer so far than me on here, but this is just so unfair and really ruins it for the genuine relationships out there.

Is this happening because she's from the UK? Is there some kind of relationship with AU? I'm not from a high-risk country... is it because my President is Trump now?! What is it!

Tears, anger, frustration, everything. What's the worst feeling... no line of contact for the visa... only a stupid email address that doesn't get responded to.

:(

Hi jmp425,
Sorry to hear that. Wish you get 801granted straight away.

MarcellusF 06-27-2017 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmp425 (Post 1598225)
Heya guys... it's me again. I calmed down a bit after my last ramble with some of you all in my frustrations.

However, today really just stirred up a whole bunch of frustration. This time... another person I know thru similar friendships posted to her FB that she's been granted her 820 after only 8.5 months of waiting. This is bullshit. They've been together for only a YEAR. How... just how is this right? She's been in Australia since 2014. No, she's not pregnant. No, not engaged.

I don't understand... I've been with my partner for over 3 years now and lived together for that long, too... and been in Australia for 3 years now. Supplied EVERYTHING under the sun and more than I can for the application online. All of this and I can't even get a CO assigned?!

I know there's people who have waited longer so far than me on here, but this is just so unfair and really ruins it for the genuine relationships out there.

Is this happening because she's from the UK? Is there some kind of relationship with AU? I'm not from a high-risk country... is it because my President is Trump now?! What is it!

Tears, anger, frustration, everything. What's the worst feeling... no line of contact for the visa... only a stupid email address that doesn't get responded to.

:(

Also, since my initial reply wasn't very helpful, don't let it get to you. I know, easier said than done, right? But at the end of the day a sangfroid or stoic approach is what will see you through. Getting worked up because someone has had a little more fortune than you isn't going to help anyone. Maybe it's been just as stressful for them? It's all relative, I suppose.

Yes it's not fair. Yes the department covers its arse so you can't badger them everyday and gives you inflated time-frames, again to make you question your entitlement. But f**k 'em! All these people have over you is better superannuation at the end of the day. You can contact them as often as you like and it won't affect your outcome in the negative (unless you're abusive, obviously). But there's absolutely no reason why you can't highlight inconsistencies to them when they're actually there.

Be proactive, keep uploading stuff, and at the end of the day realise that hey, you're in Australia, you WILL get approved, and you WILL get the 801, and you've got medicare and other services you can exploit, and all of this will one day be behind you.

I used to let it get to me. Now I realise that it's not us. It's them! You can't rationalise with a faulty system. So just Zen through it. It will eventually happen.

Yep, when my mate got approval for his wife from a high risk country in 6 and half months, I lost my mind. But I soon realised, getting worked up will only make it worse.

Cooler heads will prevail.

:D


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