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blythium 12-11-2018 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bailey (Post 1925423)
Quote:

Originally Posted by skranger (Post 1925417)
Hi everyone, silent reader here, I would like to share my experience.

I've lodged my application on 3rd of May 2018, then got a request for AFP check, birth certificate for my child and medical check on 6th of November 2018 by CO. I did the medical check the next day and also submitted my AFP check (I've got the check already). And after around month time on 8th of December I got both 820 and 801 granted! Best Christmas present ever.

Hope for the best for everyone!


That's great news! Congratulations! May I ask which country you are from? Also any idea why both were granted at the same time?

Thank you!

That's a good question too. I wonder about it as well cause the 820/801 granted in 7 months since applied. Probably she had been in long term partner already

skranger 12-11-2018 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bailey (Post 1925423)
That's great news! Congratulations! May I ask which country you are from? Also any idea why both were granted at the same time?

Thank you!

Hi, thank you. I'm from China, the reason both granted is because of long term relationship: with my partner 3 years +, or 2 years + if we have a depended child.

So 801 will be granted immediately after 820 grant.

skranger 12-11-2018 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by blythium (Post 1925439)
That's a good question too. I wonder about it as well cause the 820/801 granted in 7 months since applied. Probably she had been in long term partner already

Yes, you are right, we are in a long term relationship, we have a child and been married for 4 years. My child is born in Aus and Aus citizen as well.

ravikiran.7070 12-12-2018 04:39 AM

Clarification Needed
 
Hi All,

Need some guidance on the Partner Visa 820.

The case officer has mailed my wife requesting additional details. There is a checklist requesting the following

1) PCC's of 3 countries - Australia, UAE and India. - We have already uploaded this under the section 'Character, Evidence of' in the Applicant document section. Looks like the case officer didn't see that.

2) Birth Certificate - We are going to India next week and we can get this attested by a Public notary in India. Only issue is her birth certificate does not have her initial expanded. However we have found that the India Consulate in Sydney can issue is a Birth Certificate based on the passport. Hope that will be sufficient. Experts please advice.

Do we need to re-upload the PCC's in the Immiaccount under 'Character, Evidence of' and reply back to the CO?

Also how do we contact the case officer? The mail was sent from [email protected].

Also do we need to notify the CO that we are travelling to India on a BVB or is that not required?

A bit nervous. Please guide me.

vqviet 12-13-2018 03:02 AM

Hi guys,

I have just got visa 820 grant today. Here is my timeline:

Applied for 820: 05 May 2017
CO request for documents (AFP and Health check - I did it after applying 820 but I was asked to do it again): 01 Nov 2018
Submitted all requested docs: 23 Nov 2018
820 Visa Grant: 13 Dec 2018

oktavia 12-14-2018 02:51 AM

Hi guys,

I had applied my visa 820 on 4 April 2018, and yesterday I received email that required me to provide AFP police check and translated national ID.
I have a few question :
1. how we answering their request ? should we attach the requirement on immi account or we reply the email that CO had sent ?
2. aside for the attachment that request a police check and translated national ID, there is other attachment that state

"Information from another person or organisation
In this request we have asked you to provide information from another person or organisation about your health, your ability to satisfy public interest visa criteria (including your character and police history), your English proficiency, or your skills or qualifications. You are allowed to take longer than the period specified above to provide this information to us. You must provide us with evidence, within 28 days after you are taken to have received this letter, that you have requested the information from the other person or organisation. When the other person or organisation gives you the information you must then give it to us as
soon as possible.
If you do not reply within the timeframe specified above your application may be decided without the Department taking any further action to obtain the requested information. If you are unable to provide this information within this time you should contact us using the contact
details provided below."

I am confused with colour part. I have done the medical check up when it is required. And do we need to do IELTS test for applying partner visa ?
Or it is just attachment as explanation for us since it was in different attachment from requested detail?

Thanks for answering.


Regards,



Oktavia Tan

Skybluebrewer 12-14-2018 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oktavia (Post 1926043)
Hi guys,

I had applied my visa 820 on 4 April 2018, and yesterday I received email that required me to provide AFP police check and translated national ID.
I have a few question :
1. how we answering their request ? should we attach the requirement on immi account or we reply the email that CO had sent ?
2. aside for the attachment that request a police check and translated national ID, there is other attachment that state

"Information from another person or organisation
In this request we have asked you to provide information from another person or organisation about your health, your ability to satisfy public interest visa criteria (including your character and police history), your English proficiency, or your skills or qualifications. You are allowed to take longer than the period specified above to provide this information to us. You must provide us with evidence, within 28 days after you are taken to have received this letter, that you have requested the information from the other person or organisation. When the other person or organisation gives you the information you must then give it to us as
soon as possible.
If you do not reply within the timeframe specified above your application may be decided without the Department taking any further action to obtain the requested information. If you are unable to provide this information within this time you should contact us using the contact
details provided below."

I am confused with colour part. I have done the medical check up when it is required. And do we need to do IELTS test for applying partner visa ?
Or it is just attachment as explanation for us since it was in different attachment from requested detail?

Thanks for answering.


Regards,



Oktavia Tan

Answered in the other thread.

ravikiran.7070 12-17-2018 05:41 AM

Partner Visa 820 Granted
 
Hi All,

Wanted to share the good news that my wife's partner visa 820 has been granted. It's been one of the most stressful experiences in my life and this forum has given me the support and resources needed to lodge the partner visa.

So some background.

Me and my wife are from India. I got my PR in April 2016 and moved to Sydney in July 2016. Me and my wife met online in a matrimonial forum and I left to Australia. In the meanwhile my wife was processing her skilled independent 189 visa but she didn't get an invite as she had only 65 points and even with 70 points she didn't get a state sponsorship.

We were in a long distance relationship and we decided to get married in April 2017.

So then we got married in April 2017 and we applied for a fast track tourist visa from India. I left to Australia by end of April and she came to Australia in Early May. Her Visitor Visa did not have a 'No Further Stay' condition. We extended her Visa by another 3 months and then lodged the Onshore Partner visa by Oct 2017 (6 months after the wedding).

Got the BVA and then applied the BVB. Got a mail from DHA in October 2018 that the visa has moved up the queue. We applied for a BVB on Dec 2nd 2018 and was granted as we were leaving to India for christmas.

Dec 12th 2018 we get a mail from the CO requesting for more information. We were requested the Birth Certificate and PCC for UAE, Australia and India. We had already uploaded the PCC's and it was missed. So we re-uploaded it last night and put a note to the CO saying we did not have a 'Birth Certificate' but instead uploaded other govt issued documentation from the Government of India including the Voter Id and the Aadhar card certified by a JP.

Guess what we got the grant 10 minutes ago today and I have tears of Joy typing this. It has been an extremely stressful journey in the partner visa process and it is such a relief. We are leaving to India this weekend and now don't have to worry about Bridging Visas.

The other intention of this post is also to notify other Indians that if you don't have a birth certificate, don't fret about it. As long as you can show other government forms of identification you are good! I kept googling for hours on what alternatives we could provided once the CO asked for a birth certificate. That did stress me out the last 3 to 4 days. However we uploaded 3 proofs being the 'Aadhar' card, Voter Id and the NSW Photo ID card.

I did make the documentation extremely robust and had 95/100 documents uploaded. I constantly kept uploading documents till early December this year. All the hard work paid off. We will be applying for the Birth Certificate at the Indian Embassy here for the Aussie citizenship.

Timeline as below.

Tourist Visa granted in India (No NFS condition) : April 2017
Wife in Australia : May 2017
Partner visa 820/801 lodgement : Oct 2017
BVB application : Dec 2017
Generic processing email from DHA : Oct 2018
Co request for additional information : Dec 12th 2018
Partner Visa 820 grant : 17/12/2018!
So a Partner Visa 820 in 14 months is fantastic news to us! Now to plan for our life and long terms plans! We come from India classified as a high risk country.

There was a bit of luck involved as well. Wife's UAE PCC was about to expire by the 25th of December and we re-uploaded it last night and ran the risk of being requested another new UAE PCC if the visa was not granted before 25th. So Yes we got a bit lucky!

Hang in there those who are waiting for the grant. It could arrive at your mailbox any moment.

Cheers
RK

skranger 12-17-2018 06:09 AM

congratulations!

zol 12-17-2018 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravikiran.7070 (Post 1926425)
Hi All,

Wanted to share the good news that my wife's partner visa 820 has been granted. It's been one of the most stressful experiences in my life and this forum has given me the support and resources needed to lodge the partner visa.

So some background.

Me and my wife are from India. I got my PR in April 2016 and moved to Sydney in July 2016. Me and my wife met online in a matrimonial forum and I left to Australia. In the meanwhile my wife was processing her skilled independent 189 visa but she didn't get an invite as she had only 65 points and even with 70 points she didn't get a state sponsorship.

We were in a long distance relationship and we decided to get married in April 2017.

So then we got married in April 2017 and we applied for a fast track tourist visa from India. I left to Australia by end of April and she came to Australia in Early May. Her Visitor Visa did not have a 'No Further Stay' condition. We extended her Visa by another 3 months and then lodged the Onshore Partner visa by Oct 2017 (6 months after the wedding).

Got the BVA and then applied the BVB. Got a mail from DHA in October 2018 that the visa has moved up the queue. We applied for a BVB on Dec 2nd 2018 and was granted as we were leaving to India for christmas.

Dec 12th 2018 we get a mail from the CO requesting for more information. We were requested the Birth Certificate and PCC for UAE, Australia and India. We had already uploaded the PCC's and it was missed. So we re-uploaded it last night and put a note to the CO saying we did not have a 'Birth Certificate' but instead uploaded other govt issued documentation from the Government of India including the Voter Id and the Aadhar card certified by a JP.

Guess what we got the grant 10 minutes ago today and I have tears of Joy typing this. It has been an extremely stressful journey in the partner visa process and it is such a relief. We are leaving to India this weekend and now don't have to worry about Bridging Visas.

The other intention of this post is also to notify other Indians that if you don't have a birth certificate, don't fret about it. As long as you can show other government forms of identification you are good! I kept googling for hours on what alternatives we could provided once the CO asked for a birth certificate. That did stress me out the last 3 to 4 days. However we uploaded 3 proofs being the 'Aadhar' card, Voter Id and the NSW Photo ID card.

I did make the documentation extremely robust and had 95/100 documents uploaded. I constantly kept uploading documents till early December this year. All the hard work paid off. We will be applying for the Birth Certificate at the Indian Embassy here for the Aussie citizenship.

Timeline as below.

Tourist Visa granted in India (No NFS condition) : April 2017
Wife in Australia : May 2017
Partner visa 820/801 lodgement : Oct 2017
BVB application : Dec 2017
Generic processing email from DHA : Oct 2018
Co request for additional information : Dec 12th 2018
Partner Visa 820 grant : 17/12/2018!
So a Partner Visa 820 in 14 months is fantastic news to us! Now to plan for our life and long terms plans! We come from India classified as a high risk country.

There was a bit of luck involved as well. Wife's UAE PCC was about to expire by the 25th of December and we re-uploaded it last night and ran the risk of being requested another new UAE PCC if the visa was not granted before 25th. So Yes we got a bit lucky!

Hang in there those who are waiting for the grant. It could arrive at your mailbox any moment.

Cheers
RK

Nice one, congrats. I bet you will enjoy the holidays even more now


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