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croissantgirl 09-19-2017 01:41 AM

Hi All,

I just want to share the good news that my 820 has been granted today! Thank you so much for all the advice that everyone has provided in this forum.
Here is the timeline of my application:

24 Sep 2016: Applied for 820/801 (without an agent), front loaded all the required documents, BVA granted immediately
24 Nov 2016: BVB granted
10 Feb 2017: BVB granted
09 Jun 2017: Received the request for further documents: Form 80, Health assessment and NPC from AFP (the email seems generic and no CO assigned, but they specifically requested for these 3 things)
14 Jun 2017: Health assessment done, clearance was provided in my ImmiAccount soon after that
19 Jun 2017: Uploaded form 80 and NPC from AFP, emailed DIAC to let them know that I have completed all the requested docs, no reply received
25 Aug 2017: Family emergency, BVB granted
15 Sep 2017: Uploaded photos and an update summary of the things that are happening this year since it has almost been a year since we front loaded our documents. I noticed here that my sponsor status is now 'approved' (not sure since when because I don't log into my ImmiAccount very often)
19 Sep 2017: Received the grant for my 820 today! (overall without any contact from a CO)

Here is the summary of our relationship:
Apr 2012: first met
Jul 2012: started a relationship
Sep 2014: he proposed
Oct 2014: our official engagement
Jan 2016: we got married

Hopefully this helps and I hope everyone receives their grant soon! Let me know if you would like to ask about anything :)

MarcellusF 09-20-2017 01:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyAus (Post 1678426)
Hi MarcellusF

That's still better than nothing! so when did you apply? Thank you.

13th of October 2016

MarcellusF 09-20-2017 01:25 AM

Oh, so how about.

We landed in Perth last night after 4 months in Italy doing family shit.

About 30 minutes after they scanned my wife's passport at the airport, she got an email with her 820 visa approval!!

Talk about weird!

Just this last week we'd uploaded a new police report (they needed new ones because we were overseas longer than 6 weeks) and boarding passes (this last just the morning we flew).

As mentioned, in another post, I'd sent the department an email informing them of our future re-entry date a couple of weeks ago. Got no reply then, but evidently someone was listening.

So here's our timeline:

Entered Oz on the 12th October 2016
Applied - 13th October 2016
Medical - 23rd March 2017 (3 months after 2nd baby)
BVB - mid April 2017 (valid 7 and half months)
820 Approval 19th September 2017

11 months and 1 week all up.

Now we're deciding whether to write an email asking why we didn't get immediate approval for the 801. We've been living together since May 2014, but it was hard to show in terms of evidence. Two people of a certain age don't suddenly need to have joint bank accounts Etc as soon as they move in together, you know.

But anyway, it's a good result. Obviously we're stoked!

Skybluebrewer 09-20-2017 01:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarcellusF (Post 1679178)
Oh, so how about.

We landed in Perth last night after 4 months in Italy doing family shit.

About 30 minutes after they scanned my wife's passport at the airport, she got an email with her 820 visa approval!!

Talk about weird!

Just this last week we'd uploaded a new police report (they needed new ones because we were overseas longer than 6 weeks) and boarding passes (this last just the morning we flew).

As mentioned, in another post, I'd sent the department an email informing them of our future re-entry date a couple of weeks ago. Got no reply then, but evidently someone was listening.

So here's our timeline:

Entered Oz on the 12th October 2016
Applied - 13th October 2016
Medical - 23rd March 2017 (3 months after 2nd baby)
BVB - mid April 2017 (valid 7 and half months)
820 Approval 19th September 2017

11 months and 1 week all up.

Now we're deciding whether to write an email asking why we didn't get immediate approval for the 801. We've been living together since May 2014, but it was hard to show in terms of evidence. Two people of a certain age don't suddenly need to have joint bank accounts Etc as soon as they move in together, you know.

But anyway, it's a good result. Obviously we're stoked!

Edit... misread dates. You can try contacting them as that has worked for someone on here before.

MarcellusF 09-20-2017 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skybluebrewer (Post 1679194)
Edit... misread dates. You can try contacting them as that has worked for someone on here before.

Yeah, I know. I remember the thread.

The fact is, I pretty much uploaded all the evidence we had. We didn't have much to start with, tbh. the evidence of us living together was deliveries to the residence for me (TV, mobile phone and other bits and pieces), emails that I sent to businesses in the area when I was looking for work that explained I was living with my partner, and the fact that I was registered with the municipality. Also had a bank account that would send corrispondence to that address. Very little else.

So I'm thinking they didn't think it enough evidence to approve the 801.

That said, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to thank them for the approval for the 820 and then enquire as to the reasoning re. not approving the 2nd stage as well.

MarcellusF 09-20-2017 06:07 AM

OMG

We're such idiots. I just checked the immi account and there was a 2nd email dated the 19/9 that my wife hadn't seen. I figured it was a replicate of the notification of grant of 820. Instead, it was a notification of grant of 801.

So that's a wrap then, I guess?!

Needless to say, we just had a bit of a cry. A lot of stress has now come to an end finally.

Without the help and support of this group, I'm a hundred percent sure this wouldn't have come through for us the way it has.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

For those still waiting, don't despair. If you've been honest in your application and proactive since, it will eventually come through for you too. But I know that's cold comfort to those still waiting and wondering.

Thanks again folks. I'll be lurking for sure over the years, so I look forward to helping the n00bs when I feel I have something of value to impart.

Cheers.


Quote:

Originally Posted by MarcellusF (Post 1679442)
Yeah, I know. I remember the thread.

The fact is, I pretty much uploaded all the evidence we had. We didn't have much to start with, tbh. the evidence of us living together was deliveries to the residence for me (TV, mobile phone and other bits and pieces), emails that I sent to businesses in the area when I was looking for work that explained I was living with my partner, and the fact that I was registered with the municipality. Also had a bank account that would send corrispondence to that address. Very little else.

So I'm thinking they didn't think it enough evidence to approve the 801.

That said, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to thank them for the approval for the 820 and then enquire as to the reasoning re. not approving the 2nd stage as well.


RoyAus 09-21-2017 04:12 AM

OMG! This is so awesome! Congratulations!

Can you please tell me...after applying on 13 Oct 2016, when did you hear the DIBP for the first time?

One more quick question, did you both (sponsor and applicant) have to provide Statutory Declaration? I mean not the Form 888 but the specific declaration for sponsor and the applicant?

Thank you, and congrats again!

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarcellusF (Post 1679466)
OMG

We're such idiots. I just checked the immi account and there was a 2nd email dated the 19/9 that my wife hadn't seen. I figured it was a replicate of the notification of grant of 820. Instead, it was a notification of grant of 801.

So that's a wrap then, I guess?!

Needless to say, we just had a bit of a cry. A lot of stress has now come to an end finally.

Without the help and support of this group, I'm a hundred percent sure this wouldn't have come through for us the way it has.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

For those still waiting, don't despair. If you've been honest in your application and proactive since, it will eventually come through for you too. But I know that's cold comfort to those still waiting and wondering.

Thanks again folks. I'll be lurking for sure over the years, so I look forward to helping the n00bs when I feel I have something of value to impart.

Cheers.


RoyAus 09-21-2017 04:14 AM

Very good news indeed! Congratulations!

Can you please tell me whether in addition to Form 888, you provided Statutory Declaration as well for both the Sponsor and the Applicant?

Many thanks and a big congratulations again!

Quote:

Originally Posted by croissantgirl (Post 1678458)
Hi All,

I just want to share the good news that my 820 has been granted today! Thank you so much for all the advice that everyone has provided in this forum.
Here is the timeline of my application:

24 Sep 2016: Applied for 820/801 (without an agent), front loaded all the required documents, BVA granted immediately
24 Nov 2016: BVB granted
10 Feb 2017: BVB granted
09 Jun 2017: Received the request for further documents: Form 80, Health assessment and NPC from AFP (the email seems generic and no CO assigned, but they specifically requested for these 3 things)
14 Jun 2017: Health assessment done, clearance was provided in my ImmiAccount soon after that
19 Jun 2017: Uploaded form 80 and NPC from AFP, emailed DIAC to let them know that I have completed all the requested docs, no reply received
25 Aug 2017: Family emergency, BVB granted
15 Sep 2017: Uploaded photos and an update summary of the things that are happening this year since it has almost been a year since we front loaded our documents. I noticed here that my sponsor status is now 'approved' (not sure since when because I don't log into my ImmiAccount very often)
19 Sep 2017: Received the grant for my 820 today! (overall without any contact from a CO)

Here is the summary of our relationship:
Apr 2012: first met
Jul 2012: started a relationship
Sep 2014: he proposed
Oct 2014: our official engagement
Jan 2016: we got married

Hopefully this helps and I hope everyone receives their grant soon! Let me know if you would like to ask about anything :)


diplomat 09-21-2017 04:20 AM

congratulations

MarcellusF 09-21-2017 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyAus (Post 1680810)
OMG! This is so a6wesome! Congratulations!

Can you please tell me...after applying on 13 Oct 2016, when did you hear the DIBP for the first time?

One more quick question, did you both (sponsor and applicant) have to provide Statutory Declaration? I mean not the Form 888 but the specific declaration for sponsor and the applicant?

Thank you, and congrats again!

Thanks.

1) We didn't hear from them at all until we applied for a BVB in April this year so we could head back to Italy for a spell. We got an email thanking us for informing them and suggesting my wife get a 2nd police clearance (actually two separate forms in Italy). They also said we should make sure to update our contact details should they need to contact us. They also told us to enjoy our trip, lol. After that nothing but generic auto-replies whenever we emailed the Perth temporary visa processing HQ.

2) Do you mean the 5 relationship statements eg. "nature of the relationship/household" etc stuff? We each did a statement, which had 5 headings for each the topics you need to cover. I didn't see the point in doing one statement each for each topic. That would have been 10 stat decs! And in the end, we didn't even get it witnessed by a JP or other. We just signed our respective printed doc and then scanned and uploaded. Done.

Keep in mind, we have two kids together. I don't think they put much weight on our statements to be honest...


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