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iryuasada 01-19-2015 05:05 AM


Originally Posted by Dayvt (Post 739066)
Yeah, I was 1 week short of 16 months. My 457 was due to expire in March, so very relieved as my company don't like bridging visas

thank goodness you got your 820 then.

came at the right time.

i am happy that the DIBP did prioritize the visa processing for us first at the beginning of the year instead of asking us to wait another 6 months for the 820.

i am so scared they will ask us to wait till June for our visa grants (reason end of financial year, visa quota already reached)

adm6 01-19-2015 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by Dayvt (Post 738866)
My 801 has just been granted today!!!!

Applied 30 September 2013 in paper to Sydney

OH MY GOD - CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been anxiously checking my email regularly hoping for the same grant but nothing yet - fingers crossed for this week too!

So happy for you :) now you can relax and enjoy your life together in Australia!

slater.maul 01-19-2015 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by dayvt (Post 738866)
my 801 has just been granted today!!!!

Applied 30 september 2013 in paper to sydney


Island Girl 01-19-2015 09:42 PM

Heartiest congratulations to you and your partner, Dayvt!

MaryV 01-19-2015 11:29 PM

Congratulation Davyt!

Butterfly2014 01-20-2015 12:03 AM


Originally Posted by Lisa.Scarlette (Post 738322) says that you can use the emedical thing to check if it's been submitted. Other than calling them, that's the only way I can think of. :)

Thanks so much!! I totally missed that information, thanks for you help :) All good, all supplied to immigration - now all I can do is wait .... ;)

la.vie 01-21-2015 10:37 PM

820 or straight to 801?
Hello everyone,

I am waiting for the 820, but have made a note that f possible I want to be considered for 801 directly on grounds that my partner and I have been together for more than 3 yrs. The department said if I want to be considered for it, I should say it in the cover letter (aka stat dec).
I have some evidence the relationship has been on-going for more than 5 years actually, but serious evidence is a joint account of more than 3 yrs at lodgement time (May 2014) and now the rental lease has also passed the 3 yrs mark.

Was wondering if anyone else here has requested this? What sort of evidence did you have? Was anyone approved that way?

Is anyone from the May - June 2014 application period who was awarded a 820 already? Without previously having a PMV (300 ... or something), rather from a tourist or student visa?

Had no idea I could be eligible for a Medicare card until this week when I started looking at forums. Thank you one and all for posting your stories.

CollegeGirl 01-21-2015 11:59 PM

If you've provided evidence that you have been living together and sharing finances for 3 years+, they should put you straight through to the 801, la.vie, yes, as long as they're satisfied with that evidence.

la.vie 01-24-2015 03:09 AM

Thank you CollegeGirl.

I hope so too. We only had the joint account on the day of the application that had been established for longer than three years (since early 2011). Other evidence came gradually, as we started to figure out what is needed for the application.

Have been reading this thread to see if anyone says they did receive it - haven't finished all 99 pages yet.

For those interested in this topic: form 47 SP, page 4 or Booklet (no. 1127) page 37 -section "Permanent Partner visa (subclasses 100 and 801)".

I was also curious on how long they take to process visas. Anyone who applied in May 2014 and was processed already? It used to be 6 months and after changes around March 2014 now it is 13 months. Their website still has a section saying 6 months: Home > About > Charters > Family Visas Processing Times [cannot post links, as I am not a full member yet]

It seems they do speed up before the end of the financial year. Indeed they are very keen to keep to their planned totals according to the 2013-14 report. [google: immi gov migration program report].

However, now I now have a Medicare number and happy about that. Wait and see with the rest.

starlight 01-24-2015 05:20 AM

There have been a couple of grants here from people who have applied in March 2014. According to an Email I got from immigration a couple of weeks ago (when I asked for an update) they are currently processing February 2014 apparently they have reached March 2014 now. I applied at the end of March and am still waiting, so we'll just have to be patient :)

A lot of the contents on the immi website are outdated, unfortunately. It does say though it's 12-15 months at the moment somewhere on the website.

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