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  1. I think Commbank has a monthly fee, but can be waived with monthly deposit. If that's a concern, you can use NAB instead. Regarding saving account interest rate, UBank USaver + Ultra is the best at the moment - 2.41% with minimum $200 monthly deposit from external bank (UBank is owned by NAB, online only). Regardless of who you bank with, you can use any ATM from the big 4 without any fee.
  2. You need to lodge AoS application first. After your application is processed or you get interviewed, they will issue a letter requesting bond guarantee, which you need to bring to CommBank. Also, you can't lodge AoS application until you receive invitation letter from PVC team to provide documents.
  3. https://www.abf.gov.au/entering-and-leaving-australia/duty-free Can't find official link for depreciation.
  4. Some used items could have depreciation applied, and if you travel in group, you could combine your allowances.
  5. (removed previous link as contradicting information found) https://www.australiavisa.com/immigration-news/visa-granted-outside-australia-entry-related-condition-8502/ It's best to speak to a registered migration agent.
  6. What is your initial entry date on the visa? Your parents will have to activate their visas before that date. I read somewhere that the main visa applicant has to activate visa first, but I could be wrong.
  7. OK, I can't find any noticeable change. The data is restored back to April 12 version. If you added anything after that date, please verify.
  8. Thanks @LindaH27 and @Marilyn. The data has been restored to previous state. I'll try my best to restore the data that has been added after this version. Part of the reason that I leave this publicly editable because I would prefer to have everyone contribute and I may not have time to monitor all the discussion to gather data. I'm not sure if there is any other better option, but Google sheet can restore data to previous date if anything like this happen again. If anyone don't want their name included, please feel free to remove it or let me know. I'll respect your privacy.
  9. Your name has been added. Please feel free to make any change when you get an update so that it could help others also.
  10. Have you called their complaint and feedback line?
  11. Is there any reason why you didn't email them the documents? In the request for document letter, they mention that email is preferred and faster. We didn't receive any acknowledgement receipt, and we had to follow up every month to know that our emails were lost and we had to resend them all documents. However, I saw some people here did get acknowledgement receipt saying that all documents have been received, so it depends on each case. Based on the tracking sheet, it could be between 1 to 3 months before the 2nd VAC is requested: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qdUJtvi43-4Ma76iDQWtT3Dv2KK4HxA1lvQzeAB2MOE
  12. If you have time, I think it's better to go to a branch.
  13. I've found this calculator, but I haven't tried this myself: https://www.centrelink.gov.au/custsite_aoscalc/aoscalc/financialCalPage.jsf?prg_id=0a22b56c839d45ff88336c2727da64b8&wec-appid=aoscalc&page=1C0EADC1A5804952B374580CFFB9BDFD&wec-locale=en_US#stay
  14. Hi @Alan Collett, can you confirm if the client's file number prefix is BCC? According to the letter I received: I think the tax invoice has more payment options.