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  1. No RFI yet still on received as well.
  2. @Tmduk I’d apply for the exemption as your planned travel is within 3 months. When I log into my immi account is says they are prioritising the processing of visa for those in the exempt category.
  3. @Tmduk I agree. It’s so frustrating seeing approvals from visas submitted this year. I assume that received means that it hasn’t been looked at but who knows what’s going on behind the scene. @Shaggylom how interesting, perhaps your visa is now being looked at? When do you plan to travel. Please keep us updated with your progress.
  4. lepea

    General advice on getting started

    @Aussiebird as a citizen and a partner visa holder neither of you need an exemption to travel to Australia. https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia
  5. My understanding on the exemption is that it isn’t a visa but that it allows immediate family members travel on the visitor visa subclass 600. It also states in the home affairs website that they are prioritising processing the visas of those who in the exemption category.
  6. lepea

    When to go?

    Taken from home affairs website: If you hold a current a Partner visa (subclasses 100, 309, 801 and 820) you are exempt from the travel restrictions. You do not need to contact the Department and will be permitted to travel. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/departmental-forms/online-forms/covid19-enquiry-form
  7. lepea

    Entering before 309 visa granted

    Hi, I don’t have answer as such - I applied for my partner visa September 2019 and it still shows as received, no case officer or requests for information. We also plan to head to Australia in September so I am going to apply for the exemption to travel and then a visitor visa but I don’t know if this will be successful.
  8. Sounds likes the most realistic plan. We’ve been living in the uk for 9 years so we’re both ready to get to Australia! We’re looking at the travel exemption but there’s still no guarantee with our flight.
  9. Sorry this isn’t a post with any good news but more of a wondering what anyone here are doing about their planned moving date? We planned to go in September to tie in with a wedding and now we’re really not sure what to do. Weighing up whether to stick with September or push back to November time (really want to get there by November so we can sort schools out before the summer hols start). I’m a teacher and have to give my notice in by May 31st so really need to make a decision.
  10. lepea

    Form 888, 80 and 1221

    Hi with the form 888 the ones filled out in the U.K were done following rules for witnessing a document in the U.K. so a friend had her document witnessed by a friend who is on the occupations list. Hope that makes sense.
  11. lepea

    Visa submitted

    I’m assuming your looking at the attach document part of your immi account? We looked through each document heading and then made a list of the things we wanted to attach that were relevant to that document heading.
  12. @K-Man can I ask what your RFI’s we’re for?
  13. Congratulations! So good to hear you’ve been granted your visa. We submitted about 6 weeks after you so everything crossed we hear something in the next couple of months.
  14. lepea

    Spouse visa from overseas

    At the moment it seems they are giving you a year to enter Australia from the date your visa is granted. Applications from the U.K seem to taking around 10-12 months but this could all change given the current world situation.
  15. Hi, I’ve no news on visa grants but I did notice today (on my daily immi check) that processing time has changed to 13-21 months. The fact that have adjusted processing times slightly, gives me hope the department is still moving along albeit slowly.