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Old 05-15-2013, 04:05 AM
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anastazja that's fantastic! Congratulations!

Hello all. I am new to this forum. I got granted my permanent visa in January this year. I still didn't get my visa labelled and I didn't hear anything from immigration after receiving my letter of grant.

My question might be off topic but I can't find any forum that discusses about what do you after receiving your permanent visa. Do you have to inform ATO, Bank etc? Also, I got married in February this year, do I have to update my status with immigration, where do I start if I would like to change my last name?

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:32 AM
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Hi Rugamuffin,

Off my head there are only two things that you could do once your PR is issued.

1) New Australian drivers license. When you are on your provisional residence visa you get a condition Q on your license which only allows you to apply for a 1 year license at a time.. I am talking about in NSW though. Not sure how the other states work. Once PR is issued in NSW you can get a 5 year license.

2) Medicare. My card is only valid for 1 year at the moment and my wife and I cant be on the same medicare card until my PR is issued. Once PR is issued I think medicare is valid for either 5 or 7 years.. Not 100% sure.

You don't have to tell the ATO or your bank anything. Also now that you are on a PR visa the immigration department no longer needs to be updated regarding your status. IE. Married, divorced etc..

Changing your name is fairly easy. My wife has just gone through the progress. Make a few copies of your marriage certificate and get them all certified at a police station. Your certificate can be used to change your name anywhere you wish to.

I would also get your label in your visa. They say its not necessary but I always like to have the actual visa labelled in my passport. Should you go to a third world country you dont want any issues if their systems are offline and you have a flight.


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Hello Dylan,

You were right on all points - Thanks! My license is due for renewal in Aug which is a good time to change my last name. And I received an interim medicare card yesterday which expires in Dec 2013 and was a bit puzzled why I had an "interim" printed and in short validity.

I agree with you on the Visa label too, I was meaning to get that one done and will do. Having said that, I don't know how much my details will conflict if I managed to get my license, medicare etc changed to my married name while my visa and passport has my maiden name? Hence my question about whether to advise Immigration about it. Any idea?

If I have to change my last name in my passport and visa, which one should I change first? I sort of have an idea on how to get a new passport but what about my visa? And if I managed to get a new passport with my married name, I'm assuming immigration will not label the new passport with the visa as the names doesn't match.

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Old 05-15-2013, 05:16 AM
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Hi Rugamuffin,

You don't need to notify immigration about any changes to circumstances once your PR has been issued.

To my knowledge if you changed your surname you could just take your old passport and your new passport into immigration and they would issue a new visa in your new passport under your married name. It wont be an issue.

Getting a new passport would be the first step.


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Hi Dylan,

That sounds easy! Thanks a lot! I reapply appreciate it as I have been in other forums for the same questions for a month and no one has given me a straight forward answer. Thanks!


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No worries at all. Always willing to help


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I have got a question for those who just applied for 801. When does immi usually send out paperwork for 801? is it 2 months or 3 months from the eligible date? I am waiting patiently for my paperwork to come

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I received mine 3 months prior to my eligibility date

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:12 PM
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I received mine 3 months prior to my eligibility date
Seems like its not far away now, thanks, can only keep our fingers cross

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hitting 21 months :)

Hi everyone,

Here is my story;

I have been waiting for 21 months and still not granted.

I applied on shore in Brisbane office at 30th August 2011. I did not hear anything until 5th November 2012. I was asked for Form 80 and AFP checks.

However, AFP had some delays on police checks and after I lately received, I realised that my name was spelt wrong, I had to request a correct version which took a while as well. After I received that one, my lawyer told that I supposed get a Complete Closure check therefore, I applied again.

My idea for the application in that stage was, applying for a special consideration in the grounds of PHD aim. I have had offers many times from a university in AU whereas could not receive international student scholarship therefore could not proceed the application.

Therefore, I asked my lawyer about it he thought it was a good idea first but after I paid him in full, he started to thing that it was not an acceptable reason for early grand of PR. I was so stubborn about it though and ta=old him to apply for the special consideration but I had to get a new offer letter as the previous ones are expired. It took me 3 months to get the letter because the person was on leave also there was Xmas break.

To cut long story short; I was asked for AFP and Form 8 at 25th October 2012 whereas could submit them at 25th February 2013 with the cover letter that asks for Special Consideration for skipping TR stage because of being in the relationship more than four years, excessive waiting period and Phd offer.

I have not heard anything since than and seriously, I am so frustrated atm.
Most likely, they are doing security checks.

Thereafter, I have two questions:
- I am from a high risk country. How long usually takes getting security checks from high risk countries?
- Is there anyone have similar situations, like special considerations rather than having kids.

I am looking forward to hearing from you guys, any help is much appreciated....


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