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emivovo 09-04-2017 01:40 AM

Hi guys,

I was hoping to get some clarification about a couple of things regarding 820/801 - you guys seem like you'd know better than anyone since you're in the same boat!

My husband's onshore 820 was granted 2/9/2015, so it's just over two years now. Should we be expecting contact from immigration soon?

What's the actual process from 820 to 801? Is it automatic? Is there anything we need to get to be prepared for it - such as more docs as proof of our relationship, him working, ties to Australia etc? Is it as in-depth a process as the original apps we completed?

Guess I am just generally looking for insight/advice on what to expect now that it's probably coming up soon.

Thanks so much!
Emily

Skybluebrewer 09-04-2017 01:58 AM

801 eligibility is two years from 820 application date not grant date, and no, from what I've read there will no longer be contact reminders from DIBP to submit evidences for the 801 so you need just need to do it when eligible.

HRose313 09-04-2017 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by emivovo (Post 1661858)
Hi guys,

I was hoping to get some clarification about a couple of things regarding 820/801 - you guys seem like you'd know better than anyone since you're in the same boat!

My husband's onshore 820 was granted 2/9/2015, so it's just over two years now. Should we be expecting contact from immigration soon?

What's the actual process from 820 to 801? Is it automatic? Is there anything we need to get to be prepared for it - such as more docs as proof of our relationship, him working, ties to Australia etc? Is it as in-depth a process as the original apps we completed?

Guess I am just generally looking for insight/advice on what to expect now that it's probably coming up soon.

Thanks so much!
Emily

Assuming your application took at least one month to process (meaning you APPLIED for the 820 in August 2015 or before), you are well over eligibility date, and can apply for the 801 now. I would advise you do it as soon as possible.
You can create a new 801 submission in the immi website under the same account you created for the 820 (or you can download the 801 form and put it in the mail). Required evidence is a new Aussie police check for you and your partner, two new 888 forms from people you and your partner know, and two new stat decs from you and your partner. You, your partner, and witnesses should detail you and your partner's relationship from your 820 grant onward. Recommended evidence includes documents (bills, joint ownership forms, bank accounts, movie tickets, photos etc.) that support you and your partner's continued commitment to each other from the 820 grant onward (so dated from Sept 2015 to now).

I'm not 100% on the required evidence so you should check the Aussie immigration website on that. Best of luck!

HRose313 09-04-2017 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by rruummaann (Post 1661778)
Hi everyone,

I have applied for my 820 VISA on 12th of December 2016 and got BV granted on 14th of December.

I have done my medical and police check up and submitted all by the end of December and ever since I have been waiting and its nearly 9 months and still no decision.

I know it takes time but not sure how long to get the first decision. If the whole onshore partner VISA process takes 24 months, then I believe it should not take that long to see the result but under this circumstance if anyone could suggest about the next step that would be really appreciated.

However, in my ImmiAccount I have uploaded 60 files already and I still feel like need to upload more docs but it has already exceeded my limit already. even tho my wife's account got online 6 files uploaded out of 60. Therefore, I am wondering if there is anything to do with this file submission to immi decision.

Please advice if you are familiar to this situation.

Thank you.

You can continue to upload evidence on your wife's sponsor account if you feel you need to do so. 9 months is still early yet, I believe the average wait time is 12-15 months. You can put in a complaint to immigration, but it's not going to amount to much if you haven't reached the average wait time.

natalie_leeds 09-04-2017 04:27 AM

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Originally Posted by hotdawg (Post 1661666)
Are you able to elaborate a little more on the circumstances of your relationship which enabled you to be granted the visa in 11 months?
It may help others understand the system a bit better in comparison to their own applications.

We met in September 2013 on a Trek America tour (similar to a Contiki). We decided whilst on that trip that we'd meet up in Thailand the following year and then I'd come to Australia on a WHV. At this point we weren’t in a relationship.

We stayed in almost daily contact for 13 months before meeting in Bangkok in Nov 2014. We decided on our trip that we would begin a relationship. We arrived in Perth in December 2014 and have lived together ever since apart from 3 months where I did my farm work to get my 2nd year visa to give us more time to apply for the defacto.

I had some form of mail for every month between Dec 2014 and Sep 2016, joint bank accounts from June 2015, joint phone bills, lots of travel documents from all our trips we’ve been on together, 6 statements from Australian citizens, photos, wedding invites, tickets to social events, named as beneficiaries on each other’s Super.

We got engaged in April 2017 and have booked our wedding for August 2018 (this evidence has been uploaded too)

ashcat89 09-04-2017 07:37 AM

Hey ladies and gentlemen. My aussie partner and i have just applied for the 820 visa a few weeks ago. We recieved news from back home about one of our parents being unwel. We would be looking at going back together to look after them. Does anyone know long a bridging visa B can be granted for and if warning is given before visa is granted to return to aus to recieve?
Thanks in advance :)

princessa 09-04-2017 11:28 AM

Hi all! I just a few questions...

I am currently in a Temporary Resident Partner Visa. My eligibilty date for my 801 should be this coming Thursday, September 7th. I renewed my passport last July and just received my new passport today. I didn't update it before since I didn't have my (new) passport details until today. So my questions...

1.) I applied via paper for my 820, will I be able to apply online for my 801?

2.) Should I fill out the form now to update my passport details or wait until I get the e-mail from the immigration about my 801 requirements - do and submit that, and then update my passport details?

3.) Do you know how long it takes for them to update passport details? I am planning to go in an overseas holiday by the end of September.


THANK YOU in advance and for taking the time to read this. Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Regards,

P

DannyLo 09-05-2017 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ashcat89 (Post 1662234)
Hey ladies and gentlemen. My aussie partner and i have just applied for the 820 visa a few weeks ago. We recieved news from back home about one of our parents being unwel. We would be looking at going back together to look after them. Does anyone know long a bridging visa B can be granted for and if warning is given before visa is granted to return to aus to recieve?
Thanks in advance :)

BVB can be granted 1 - 2 business day after they receive your application. I applied twice before and both 2 weeks before I fly.

First was in March 2016. During that time, they still allowed people to submit the form to their office in Lonsdale St, Melbourne. I got 6.5 months validity of BVB. During this time, my application was 2 months plus.

Second, I applied in Jun 2017 when my application was 18 months. This time the validity is only 1 month 8 days. I applied thru mail since I lodged my 820/801 via mail. Fyi, you can't apply BVB online when you've applied your 820/801 via mail.

I thought they gave me 1 month 8 days BVB because they are about to grant me 820. But after almost 2 months my BVB expired (travel period), I still haven't got any news from them. In 13 days my application will turn 21 months!!

Bravo!!

ashcat89 09-05-2017 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by DannyLo (Post 1663978)
Quote:

Originally Posted by ashcat89 (Post 1662234)
Hey ladies and gentlemen. My aussie partner and i have just applied for the 820 visa a few weeks ago. We recieved news from back home about one of our parents being unwel. We would be looking at going back together to look after them. Does anyone know long a bridging visa B can be granted for and if warning is given before visa is granted to return to aus to recieve?
Thanks in advance http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

BVB can be granted 1 - 2 business day after they receive your application. I applied twice before and both 2 weeks before I fly.

First was in March 2016. During that time, they still allowed people to submit the form to their office in Lonsdale St, Melbourne. I got 6.5 months validity of BVB. During this time, my application was 2 months plus.

Second, I applied in Jun 2017 when my application was 18 months. This time the validity is only 1 month 8 days. I applied thru mail since I lodged my 820/801 via mail. Fyi, you can't apply BVB online when you've applied your 820/801 via mail.

I thought they gave me 1 month 8 days BVB because they are about to grant me 820. But after almost 2 months my BVB expired (travel period), I still haven't got any news from them. In 13 days my application will turn 21 months!!

Bravo!!

Thanks for the info :) 21 months wow!!! We were hoping to be at the short end of the waiting period but doesnt look likely. Patience is definetly required with this visa.

hotdawg 09-05-2017 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DannyLo (Post 1663978)
BVB can be granted 1 - 2 business day after they receive your application. I applied twice before and both 2 weeks before I fly.

First was in March 2016. During that time, they still allowed people to submit the form to their office in Lonsdale St, Melbourne. I got 6.5 months validity of BVB. During this time, my application was 2 months plus.

Second, I applied in Jun 2017 when my application was 18 months. This time the validity is only 1 month 8 days. I applied thru mail since I lodged my 820/801 via mail. Fyi, you can't apply BVB online when you've applied your 820/801 via mail.

I thought they gave me 1 month 8 days BVB because they are about to grant me 820. But after almost 2 months my BVB expired (travel period), I still haven't got any news from them. In 13 days my application will turn 21 months!!

Bravo!!

My wife was granted a 3 month BVB for travel in May this year. Originally only 2 weeks was granted because of the planned travel time of 2 weeks on our itinerary but we requested a longer time for future travel. I emailed and complained and they reissued the BVB with a 3 month multiple entry.
It still wasn't what we wanted but was better than the initial one. We didn't end up utulising the 3 months anyway due to my work and general situation.
Now we are needing to travel again for a month and requested up to 6 months to plan for future trips including holidays to wherever. We have paid another BVB fee, this time $145. Gone up $5 in just 4 months.
They came back with a 2 month multiple but dated from the time of application not the date of expected departure so in effect only a window of 6 weeks travel.
I emailed complaining about it and they said it won't be changed due to various reasons being:
We didn't provide evidence of future travel and the visa was granted based on what we did submit which was the travel dates for this trip and the itinerary to go with it.
I have replied further complaining that I was not pleased with the decision and that we could not provide further details of future travel or supporting documents due the fact that we can't book it if the BVB is not granted etc..
I stated that we provided information of intended future travel, the reasons why and that the 6 months should be granted based on that.
We also stated in our initial supporting letter that we applied for partner visa onshore in Dec 2016. Most of the required docs have been submitted.
DIBP have requested Aust and Overseas police checks and wifes medicals which have all since been submitted a couple months ago. Although they have requested all this stuff already and it's been submitted, it's still only 9 1/2 months since we submitted onshore application.
For this reason, I expresed to DIBP that we are not expecting the 820 to be granted anytime soon so why are they not granting the longer term for the BVB?
I have read in this forum where others have been granted up to 6 months to travel on the BVB. We have paid now twice totalling $285 for BVB.
I'm not a happy person.
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


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