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  1. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Hello all, I had a few queries on the 888B visa application. Would love to hear your thoughts: 1. After 4.5 years of holding the qualifying investment, are we required to maintain the qualifying investment with the treasury bonds or can that be invested in any other financial products of our choice? 2. While the 888B visa is being processed are there any conditions that need to be met while on the bridging visa, especially with respect to investments, that will be looked at by the home office as criteria to issue the grant? 3. As I understand, once the 188B visa expires, I will be on the BVA. Can I apply for the BVB and choose to remain outside Australia for a period of 4-5 months in a year? Are there any restrictions? How difficult is it to obtain the BVB? 4. While on the BVA, do we have access to Medicare? Thanks, John
  2. Jalphonse

    888 Processing Time Update

    Hi, I just heard from my friend Emil who applied for his 888 Visa in January 2021 and received a grant Monday this week (July 2022). He was primary holder of 188B Investor visa. The processing time is 16-17 months. Has anyone else received their 888 Visa grant? Have the processing times improved? Kindly update.
  3. Hi everyone, Asking for a friend in India: Has anyone on a 188b visa traveled to Australia in the recent past? I know there is an exemption on the Business visa (188 class) category but want to understand if there is something she needs to keep in mind when traveling, such as documentation etc. If there's someone on this forum who has traveled recently from India to Australia or is privy to information that might help, please respond. Thank you.
  4. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Hi Manrug, TiMoniSam, Asif Sheikh, 3Together, I just received the grant today! Yay! It took me close to 18 months from application to grant. My best wishes to all of you waiting for your turn. I will checking this forum periodically, so if you have any questions and/or need any guidance I will be glad to help in whatever way I can. All the best, J
  5. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Not yet, the last stages are a bit of a drag. Hopefully soon.
  6. Jalphonse

    Work under 188b visa

    Yes, with a 188b you can work in Australia.
  7. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Thanks, I will wait until grant though to uncork the bubbly My best wishes to all 188b applicants on this forum
  8. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    After medicals, it’s a long wait brother. You can anticipate a wait of a minimum of 12-14 months.
  9. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Additional info on qualifying investments and path of funds.
  10. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Another update: I submitted all the requested documents and received a request to make the designated investment of AUD 1.5 within 70 days.
  11. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    28 days to submit all the documents.
  12. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Update: After 14.5 months, I have received a request for more information from the case officer. Hopefully it picks up pace from here. Anyone has any thoughts to share on how their application went after request for additional information and how long it typically takes for a decision from this point on?
  13. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Yes, I’d say you shouldn’t expect for a case worker to look up your file until at least May 2020. If your application is accurate and you are confident of your documentation viz., source/path of funds, you should plan to liquidate your assets by July 2020 and be prepared to invest in the bonds when you receive the invite. Good luck.
  14. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Hi Indo, Please refer to my response to other threads on this query. How are you doing with your application? You seem to have applied in the same month as me (May 2018).
  15. Jalphonse

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Hi TiMoniSam, Thank you for sharing your experience in great detail. I have shared my case details on this thread, so please look it up for your reference. Myself and my spouse have applied to VIC, 13 months ago and still waiting. Will keep you posted of any developments. My assessment is it will take anywhere between 16-18 months from date of filing to actual grant of the visa.