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Mish 08-02-2017 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by xemmafellowsx (Post 1631434)
Mish, your whole application process went very smoothly. Do you think you had a really strong application or just lucky?

I think it was a bit of both, especially with the 820 and 801. The PMV I was always worried that it would be rejected as we were going through an embassy that had had a lot of rejections.

The 820 was just a tick and flick to make sure we were married as we had already been proven to be in a genuine relationship from the PMV.

The 801 I made sure we had a lot of evidence as my husband was from a high risk country. I even made sure I updated them regularly, so for the first 6 months I did it every 3 months and then after that it was monthly. I would make sure that I attached our joint bank statements and joint bills at a minimum.

I did lodge a complaint with immigration after they announced the citizenship changes and I just got a standard reply that about the global processing times and that they would forward it to the relevant department for investigation. It appeared to be that they had just fobbed it off so I lodged a complaint with the ombudsman. Not long after I got a phone call from the assistant director of immigration (having an email sent to your husband asking you to call the assistant director of immigration almost gives you a heart attack!). To cut a long story short, the assistant director said that they were looking into the complaint (the immigration complaint) and was ready to finalise my husband's visa but needed me to withdraw the ombudsman one (extra paperwork for them to do).

My personal opinion is that all the evidence that we supplied them help a lot. I had the case that they could just look at it and it would be an easy decision for them.

Unfortunately, I will never know if it was luck, all the evidence or both, as there are other people that lodged with the ombudsman and got no action. However, now the ombudsman does not investigate unless it is outside global processing times.

xemmafellowsx 08-02-2017 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mish (Post 1632114)
I think it was a bit of both, especially with the 820 and 801. The PMV I was always worried that it would be rejected as we were going through an embassy that had had a lot of rejections.

The 820 was just a tick and flick to make sure we were married as we had already been proven to be in a genuine relationship from the PMV.

The 801 I made sure we had a lot of evidence as my husband was from a high risk country. I even made sure I updated them regularly, so for the first 6 months I did it every 3 months and then after that it was monthly. I would make sure that I attached our joint bank statements and joint bills at a minimum.

I did lodge a complaint with immigration after they announced the citizenship changes and I just got a standard reply that about the global processing times and that they would forward it to the relevant department for investigation. It appeared to be that they had just fobbed it off so I lodged a complaint with the ombudsman. Not long after I got a phone call from the assistant director of immigration (having an email sent to your husband asking you to call the assistant director of immigration almost gives you a heart attack!). To cut a long story short, the assistant director said that they were looking into the complaint (the immigration complaint) and was ready to finalise my husband's visa but needed me to withdraw the ombudsman one (extra paperwork for them to do).

My personal opinion is that all the evidence that we supplied them help a lot. I had the case that they could just look at it and it would be an easy decision for them.

Unfortunately, I will never know if it was luck, all the evidence or both, as there are other people that lodged with the ombudsman and got no action. However, now the ombudsman does not investigate unless it is outside global processing times.

I dare say it looks like the Ombudsman looks like it may have helped the application along. It's great that you got a fast response. Did immigration comment on the new citizenship changes, in terms of it definitely going ahead?

I applied for my 820 In Dec 2016 and I put the application together across 2 months and felt very rushed. I've been collecting since I lodged so when Dec 2018 comes, I will have it all in place and ready. My only issue is now my partner has purchased a property and I am not eligible to put my name on the Gas/Water bill because my name is not on the deed for the property - throws a spanner in the works! Prior to this we were renting and both names on the lease.

We have obviously all the other stuff - owning pets together, gym memberships, photos, invites, phone bills, internet and joint account etc etc. In the joint account, I transfer my rent equivalent across, then he transfers to his account to pay the mortgage. Hoping it's sufficient!

GDayAus 08-03-2017 12:23 AM

Hi - Is it possible to print-off all required documents from the immi site / fill them all out, upload all supporting documentation, etc before paying and clicking the submission button on the partner visa? We won't apply until October, but want to get started with the fill-out/uploading processes gradually over the next couple of months.

Jana_max 08-03-2017 12:25 AM

I know! But everyone's situation is different. Someone waited for almost 2 years and someone was granted the visa within 8 months. We can only hope for the best.
I applied online in Sydney and I heard Sydney office is extremely busy. So finger crossed!

xemmafellowsx 08-03-2017 12:35 AM

The paper application differs to the online application, FYI! The online application is slightly more detailed

Jana_max 08-03-2017 12:38 AM

Yeah, you can start filling out the applications and gathering other evidence. But the online application won't allow you to attach anything until you pay.

Skybluebrewer 08-03-2017 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by GDayAus (Post 1632474)
Hi - Is it possible to print-off all required documents from the immi site / fill them all out, upload all supporting documentation, etc before paying and clicking the submission button on the partner visa? We won't apply until October, but want to get started with the fill-out/uploading processes gradually over the next couple of months.

You can create an immi account and fill out the entire application. You cannot submit at the end unless you pay but it will save everything as you go. You cannot upload any evidence until after the application is paid for and the sponsor cannot complete the online sponsor application until your app is paid for.

Feel free to print out other documents like the Form 80 (which can take awhile to gather the info) and get started on the Form 888s as people can take a long time to get these back with a certified copy of their passport or Aussie PR.

You can also gather all of the supporting evidence beforehand. My suggestion is to create a partner visa folder on your computer and start uploading color scans of the evidences and combining like evidences in to one pdf to avoid using too many upload slots (all holiday travel evidence in one file, as an example). Clearly label the files on your computer as it will make it easier for the CO to see what the file contains when you upload it to immi.

Kamila 08-04-2017 12:15 AM

820 12 months evidance
 
Hi,
when I applied for visa I was with my partner 14 months but living 9 months together. I didn't realize de facto MUST live 12 months together before apply.
We attached pictures of us when my partner was visiting me in Poland, also tickets attached. Some skype call - not many. Confirmation of him buying me birthday flowers etc.His mum and sister wrote us supporting letters.

We got a mail from immi asking for more 12 months of course - as examples they gave us joint bank accounts and mail to the same address - which we don't have for 12 months but for all the time we live together which si now 20 months.. Also we used to call each other only on facebook while I was away bit my partner was getting suspicious friends requests and messages so he removed that facebook account.

Now we are happy little family with an 4 months old daughter.

Also my partner is "approved" in immi account.

How should we talk to immi and explain them our situation?

Regards
Kamila

Skybluebrewer 08-04-2017 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Kamila (Post 1633426)
Hi,
when I applied for visa I was with my partner 14 months but living 9 months together. I didn't realize de facto MUST live 12 months together before apply.
We attached pictures of us when my partner was visiting me in Poland, also tickets attached. Some skype call - not many. Confirmation of him buying me birthday flowers etc.His mum and sister wrote us supporting letters.

We got a mail from immi asking for more 12 months of course - as examples they gave us joint bank accounts and mail to the same address - which we don't have for 12 months but for all the time we live together which si now 20 months.. Also we used to call each other only on facebook while I was away bit my partner was getting suspicious friends requests and messages so he removed that facebook account.

Now we are happy little family with an 4 months old daughter.

Also my partner is "approved" in immi account.

How should we talk to immi and explain them our situation?

Regards
Kamila

Talking to immi will likely do nothing and if they don't document the conversation then it basically never happened. People often get bad advice from them over the phone and it has devastated applications and immi isn't responsible for any of it. Invest in a registered migration agent. Many that comment on these forums are highly recommended by so many people that post here and who have used them, and they may be able to save your application.

Kamila 08-04-2017 02:13 AM

Yeah, we have a call tonight with Mark he was recommended by many here.


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