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Old 02-10-2014, 04:30 AM
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Question PMV to 820...taking too long?

Hello all... I am here in Sydney awaiting my 820 approval. I hear all the time how quickly PMV to 820 goes through, so I am getting nervous now. We had our visa acknowledged on the 30th of December and had a "Bridging visa A " approved January 12th...so we are now at February 10th and wondering to myself...is this OK?...we hear so many stories of PMV to 820 withing days to 3 weeks...its been longer than the normal stories. Reason for concern?

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Hi again you two - That is a little longer than usual for sure. I don't think it's cause for concern, though. Sorry yours is taking so long.

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Its only been a month a half. I wouldn't worry about that timeframe at all. I don't think you've been waiting all that long.
My husband's conversion from PMV to 820 took 4 months.


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Its only been a month a half. I wouldn't worry about that timeframe at all. I don't think you've been waiting all that long.
My husband's conversion from PMV to 820 took 4 months.
Oh positive to hear! I was getting nervous as I thought it was taking long as Collegegirl mentioned but if you and your husband took four months I guess i wont start worrying again untill then lol!

Thanks for the quick replies nerves are now settled!

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Sydney is one of the busier processing centres. Did you apply online or paper?


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Sydney is one of the busier processing centres. Did you apply online or paper?
I applied paper...it was all very organized broken down into sections and acknowledged just a few days later as a qualified application...I am figuring they are probably just busy...


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Just a quick question about the process - to move from the 300 PMV to the 820 Partner
(which I assume we need to do once we are married and just before the 9 months is up )
do we need to submit another 470SP ( or whatever it was) and all those documents again?

I realise they probably need new medicals and police checks etc for the permanent visa after 2 years but it seems a bit odd to have to re-lodge a copy of everything within 9 months?


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Just a quick question about the process - to move from the 300 PMV to the 820 Partner

do we need to submit another 470SP ( or whatever it was) and all those documents again?

I realise they probably need new medicals and police checks etc for the permanent visa after 2 years but it seems a bit odd to have to re-lodge a copy of everything within 9 months?
I am curious about that part too - we have a while to wait having only applied for our PMV last week - but - to be forewarned is forearmed.

And I can make sure that I gear everything toward submitting that one.

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(which I assume we need to do once we are married and just before the 9 months is up )
I would be submitting as soon as you are married and have the paperwork instead of waiting until the 9 months - the sooner you get the application in, the sooner the 2 year temporary period will start - certainly that is our plan - we will marry as soon as we can organise it after my fiance gets her visa

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I would be submitting as soon as you are married and have the paperwork instead of waiting until the 9 months - the sooner you get the application in, the sooner the 2 year temporary period will start - certainly that is our plan - we will marry as soon as we can organise it after my fiancée gets her visa
Yes that's what we intend to do , he only had his visa granted last week - still has to sell the car and wrap up a few loose ends so will be coming over next month
I cant book the marriage until he is here to co-sign and show some documents, and apparently they're booked till the end of March /early April already - I'm looking at applying for the 820 about August
I know there's a transfer fee of about $1,400 ?
Sucks to have to fill in all the same paperwork again though if that's the case


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yep I just filled in the forms again I am so sick of doing paperwork. Now the evidence gathering.aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

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