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MarcellusF 09-06-2017 06:09 AM

Um, we got a 7 and a half month multiple entry bvb for my wife but it wasn't for future vacation purposes. It was granted because a) my wife needed to travel for work once her maternity leave finished and b) I too needed to work vintage in Europe which would see all of us overseas at least till the end of October; and c) we had to renovate our apartment before putting it on the market to facilities our purchasing a place in Australia.

It was granted immediately even though the only piece of evidence we uploaded was a copy from the Italian Centrelink detailing the end of my wife's paid maternity leave.

Maybe travel is too frivolous a reason to ask for a long bvb?

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Originally Posted by hotdawg (Post 1664386)
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:


Gabby 09-06-2017 11:40 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.

Hi Guys,

Just to update you all, the wait is over and my visa has been Granted.

Please see my timeline below

Nationality: UK
Applied online from Sydney, NO agent
Front loaded - uploaded all necessary documents straight away, police checks x 3 different countries, 888 forms etc.. just waited for my medical which I did in Feb 2017.

06 Sep 2016 - Application received 820/801
06 Sep 2016 - BVA granted
29 Sep 2016 - BVB granted (to allow me to travel)
21 Feb 2017 - DIAC information required to access your Partner visa application (sent by email)
24 Feb 2017 - Health assessment
27 Feb 2017 - Health Clearance provided
21 June 2017 - Case officer assigned - request for missing document
22 June 2017 - Assessment in progress
23 Aug 2017 - BVB granted (to allow me to travel)
06 Sep 2017 - GRANT NOTIFICATION!!!!!

Exactly one year to the day since I applied.

Good luck to everyone out there, I'm sure your Grants are right around the corner!

hotdawg 09-06-2017 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MarcellusF (Post 1665090)
Um, we got a 7 and a half month multiple entry bvb for my wife but it wasn't for future vacation purposes. It was granted because a) my wife needed to travel for work once her maternity leave finished and b) I too needed to work vintage in Europe which would see all of us overseas at least till the end of October; and c) we had to renovate our apartment before putting it on the market to facilities our purchasing a place in Australia.

It was granted immediately even though the only piece of evidence we uploaded was a copy from the Italian Centrelink detailing the end of my wife's paid maternity leave.

Maybe travel is too frivolous a reason to ask for a long bvb?


The request wasn't just for holidays, it was also to sort out personal belongings, property, personal matters and visiting family.
what is the big deal in travelling for extended periods when the grant is a long time away? They really make the applicants and their sponsoring partners feel like prisoners in this system, no freedom to come and and go ( until the visa is granted off course).

Gabby 09-06-2017 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by New2Aussie (Post 1637322)
No It was that generic email that was sent to me, from QLD no case officer, but if they were asking me to make sure these things were submitted, hopefully I can't be faulted if they dont get to it in time.:eek:

Hi New2Aussie,

From my own personal experience after I received the generic email and submitted all my documents, it took them 4 months to assign a Case Officer - although I was convinced it would be a shorter wait.

Then after that it took another 2.5months to GRANT my visa.

Every case is different, good luck I'm sure your Grant will be coming soon.

MarcellusF 09-07-2017 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotdawg (Post 1665834)
The request wasn't just for holidays, it was also to sort out personal belongings, property, personal matters and visiting family.
what is the big deal in travelling for extended periods when the grant is a long time away? They really make the applicants and their sponsoring partners feel like prisoners in this system, no freedom to come and and go ( until the visa is granted off course).

I can only go by what you wrote in your original post. I guess if you had concrete plans then they would have had something to go by. We booked our tickets back to Europe well and truly before we applied for the BVB. Also, I was specific about what we needed to do and the timeframes involved. So while I didn't have a heap of evidence, what little I had i made sure they received. I guess it seemed probable cause to them.

Either that or whoever handled the application was in a good mood.

Also don't assume you won't get approved earlier than the average. Quite a few people who frequent this site got theirs in less than 7 or 8 months. One of my mates got his wife's after only 6 and a half months. But you need to be in Oz for that to happen. I'm actually pissed at how our being away might actually put the breaks on their processing of our application.

hotdawg 09-07-2017 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gabby (Post 1665650)
Hi Guys,

Just to update you all, the wait is over and my visa has been Granted.

Please see my timeline below

Nationality: UK
Applied online from Sydney, NO agent
Front loaded - uploaded all necessary documents straight away, police checks x 3 different countries, 888 forms etc.. just waited for my medical which I did in Feb 2017.

06 Sep 2016 - Application received 820/801
06 Sep 2016 - BVA granted
29 Sep 2016 - BVB granted (to allow me to travel)
21 Feb 2017 - DIAC information required to access your Partner visa application (sent by email)
24 Feb 2017 - Health assessment
27 Feb 2017 - Health Clearance provided
21 June 2017 - Case officer assigned - request for missing document
22 June 2017 - Assessment in progress
23 Aug 2017 - BVB granted (to allow me to travel)
06 Sep 2017 - GRANT NOTIFICATION!!!!!

Exactly one year to the day since I applied.

Good luck to everyone out there, I'm sure your Grants are right around the corner!

Grant for which visa 820 or 801?
Sorry, silly me. this is the thread for 820 waiting room so I guess it is the 820 temporary that has been granted.

Skybluebrewer 09-07-2017 10:16 PM

I don't see how traveling out of Oz with an 820/801 app will put the brakes on an application unless they need something more from you and cannot get in contact. Surely they'd do as they do with 300 applicants onshore that need to leave for grant and contact you saying "our movement records show you are outside of Australia. You must be onshore for finalization of your visa application." Or along those lines...

logicalor 09-08-2017 02:15 AM

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We logged into our online Immi account today to check the status of our partner visa application, and noticed this:

http://www.australiaforum.com/attach...1&d=1504836654

We are guessing this is a good sign. Does anyone who has noticed this on their own application have any anecdotes / information about whether their sponsor being approved meant their 820 application was close to completion?

Thank you :)

MarcellusF 09-08-2017 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Skybluebrewer (Post 1668554)
I don't see how traveling out of Oz with an 820/801 app will put the brakes on an application unless they need something more from you and cannot get in contact. Surely they'd do as they do with 300 applicants onshore that need to leave for grant and contact you saying "our movement records show you are outside of Australia. You must be onshore for finalization of your visa application." Or along those lines...

It's purely conjecture on my part, to be honest.

I mean, if my wife tells the department that she's probably going to be out of the country till November and they grant her a BVB for that duration, then I expect they might postpone finalising the application till she gets back. Otherwise, she'd have to travel home especially for the approval. Not that she wouldn't, but maybe the department in this case would decide its easier for everyone to wait till she is back.

The only thing they communicated to us when I informed them of our intention to be away from Australia for some time, was to make sure that my wife gets a new Italian police clearance since she'd be in the country for more than 6 weeks. A pain in the arse, but fair enough.

HRose313 09-08-2017 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by logicalor (Post 1668642)
We logged into our online Immi account today to check the status of our partner visa application, and noticed this:

http://www.australiaforum.com/attach...1&d=1504836654

We are guessing this is a good sign. Does anyone who has noticed this on their own application have any anecdotes / information about whether their sponsor being approved meant their 820 application was close to completion?

Thank you :)

It is usually a good sign that you visa will be APPROVED, and that a case officer is processing your application. Unfortunately as to how soon you'll receive your grant varies case by case. I know one woman who was approved a day or two after her sponsor was, and I know another who was approved nearly two months later. My case was approved about a week after my sponsor was. This was about 10 months ago too, so things may have changed as far as wait times are concerned. However, be on the look out for a grant in the near future...just don't get your hopes down if it doesn't come tomorrow or next week :)


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