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De facto 801: 8 months waiting


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Old 10-30-2010, 05:01 AM
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De facto 801: 8 months waiting

Hi everyone:

I know this question may has been asked many times. But I am just so confused about the processing time of permenant partner visa 801. I lodged my application 8 months ago in Sydney through an agent and still haven't heard any news so far. I had provided all the required documents long ago as I heard it would speed up the process. And according to the client service charter of DIAC, the application normally takes 6-8 months. But it's been 8 months already and when my agent contacted DIAC yesterday, he was told that there wasn't even a case officer allocated to my application yet. I know that there are huge amount of applications so that the waiting time could be quite long. But is the situation of my application (like waited for very long time but have even got a case officer) normal? Is there anything I can do to help it go through quicker?

Thanks very much for any advice!


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So is it the 820 you have applied for or do you already have that and are waiting on the 801 step.
If the former, I would have expected the agent to have checked on what was going on well before now and you could ask if the agent enquired as to why it had not even had a CO.
If it is the secondary 801 step, I've read where the check on relationship documentation is sent out well ahead of the nominal two year date and if you submitted promptly, it could be that it has been put to one side until the two year date is due.
If it is already two years since you applied for the 820, then the agent could still be asking what is going on.
Is the agent MARA registered?





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Old 10-30-2010, 06:35 AM
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Hi Wanderer

Thank you for your reply.

But my situation is different from normal 820/801 application. I have lived with my parner for over 5 years. So I applied for 801 directly without applying for 820. I think the 2 years waiting time between 820 and 801 is not relevant to my case. My 8 months waiting time refers to the time after I applied for 801. My agent is MARA registered.



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So is it the 820 you have applied for or do you already have that and are waiting on the 801 step.
If the former, I would have expected the agent to have checked on what was going on well before now and you could ask if the agent enquired as to why it had not even had a CO.
If it is the secondary 801 step, I've read where the check on relationship documentation is sent out well ahead of the nominal two year date and if you submitted promptly, it could be that it has been put to one side until the two year date is due.
If it is already two years since you applied for the 820, then the agent could still be asking what is going on.
Is the agent MARA registered?


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You actually apply for the 820/801 as one application and it is up to Immi to assess the evidence put forward to determine whether an 801 is to be issued and not for an applicant nor an agent to dictate to Immi what is to occur.
Hopefully the application has been put in as it was supposed to be and a problem not created because it wasn't, perhaps something else the agent can advise as to what was on the application or did you have a copy made to check, always a great idea with documents.





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Hi,

Just thought I would chip in as you may find it helpful to know that you are not alone! We applied for the 820/801 visa onshore in Sydney in April so have been waiting nearly 7 months so far. I have no idea why it seems to be taking so long but all we can do is wait. Frustrating, seems as though Sydney has the longest waiting time.

Good luck!

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Hey, unlike the two of you, i've (only) been waiting for 2 months + but i thought i will share a bit.

I just got back from a trip to asia for 2 weeks, so i thought i would call the immigration in melbourne and see if there was any progress at all and if i got given a case officer already but they didn't even get to tell me anything. i was aking if i had a case officer and somehow she told me that she won't be able to tell me about it but she was able to check it for me if they have been sending me some emails or tried to contact me while i was away and there were no contact made at all from day 1.

i really don't know whats going on,i but i am planning to call them again when it comes to the 4th months and see whats going on.good luck to all of us

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I am in the same situation. Applied back in May, almost 6 months now but still no news. Called them a couple of times but all they could say was it takes more than 6 to 8 months. I am from a low risk country so I don't think that really matters for onshore Sydney applicants.

Good luck to everyone!


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