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  1. PerthLondonGirl89

    Flights & International Cap Levels

    Thanks for getting back to me. Hopefully that is the case.. Qatar are half the price of Singapore economy (and everything else is business / first only for when we need to go!). Though we haven't ruled out Singapore (before COVID we planned to fly with them) obviously money is a big factor so we are leaning towards Qatar. I am hoping it is a case of many Aussie's being able to get back before Christmas and therefore easing the amount arriving in January... of course can never be certain but unless we do fork out for business class we just have to keep our fingers crossed!
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    Flights & International Cap Levels

    Hi Wanderer, did your wife end up flying business class or economy with Qatar?
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    Visa Condition - 8502 - Not arrive before person specified in visa

    Okay great - I thought as much. There are no conditions listed on his Visa Grant Letter or VEVO so at least we have the option of him arriving without me (hopefully we don't need this back up plan though!) Thanks so much for your reply to what feels like an obvious question - it is very helpful to get clarification on my understanding of it.
  4. Hello! My partner needs to activate his 100 partner visa before 5th February 2021. We are planning to head to Perth in January 2021 (fingers crossed no issues with flights, otherwise we will have to request an exemption for missing the Initial Entry Date - but that's a stress for another time!). My question is in relation to the "Visa Condition - 8502 - Not arrive before person specified in visa". If this was relevant to his visa would it be clearly stated on his Visa Grant letter? There is a chance I may not be able to head over with him in January (worse case scenario!) so I wanted to make sure that if that were to happen it would not invalidate his visa. Now I assume it would be obvious if the condition was attached to the visa, as far as I can tell it's not.... but to put my mind at ease (and avoid a potential life changing mistake!) I wanted to ask the question on here in case this condition was listed elsewhere and I have missed it. Thank you!
  5. Thanks @<3 Chips! The logical and realistic part of me 100% knows that you are both correct @paulhand and @Marisawright. It just sucks to feel so powerless and I feel by calling I will have the teeniest bit of control even though I know that is not the case at all because as you say whatever they tell me wont be official anyway! I will listen to your advice and just ride it out, and deal with getting an exemption after the fact if it comes to it. My partner is constantly telling me to chill and relax and it will be fine, I should probably listen to him too This visa process has honestly driven me mad, the things we do for love eh!!
  6. Hiya, In a similar boat here. My partners 100 visa needs to be activated by early Feb. Our initial plans were to head to Perth in September but we postponed due to everything going on with the pandemic – after all priority should be going to those with more compassionate reasons. However we still need to get there! Naively hoping that flight caps etc will ease by the end of the year and intend to book flights for January 2021. Now I am panicking though at the thought of booking for Jan and our flight being cancelled and missing the Initial Entry Date. I have been trying to find out if the date can be extended and this forum post has been the most helpful of what I have found - albeit it looks like we cannot get any 100% clarification. I also worry that if we miss the date they wont be lenient because technically we could try and get a flight this year. Gahh so stressful! I have tried to contact Home Affairs on +61 2 6196 0196 which is the number on this link https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/telephone/outside-australia but just get a dial tone – this could be to do with my phone and not the number though. Just to check though @<3 Chips, @Elizabetty and @megan987 is this the same number you called or if not what number did you contact? I doubt I will get a different answer if I do get through to someone but who knows!!
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    British Citizenship

    Thanks for your response @Quoll Although the situations are not exactly the same it is good to get an idea of how long others have taken. I am just really hoping that things start picking up and covid hasn't extended the timelines toooo long!
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    British Citizenship

    Hey All! Just wondering for those of you who are not originally from Britain and where you or your partner obtained British citizenship, how long did it take? I am talking pre-COVID times as well as anyone who has applied during COVID. It says it usually takes up to 6 months plus then you have to book in for your ceremony. Obviously with COVID there is a high chance the timeline could be longer, but I am just trying to get an idea of it all. I have my Life in the UK test booked for early August and we plan to head back to Aus in January 2021 (my partner needs to be there by Feb 2021). Ideally I want to get my British citizenship before then (I am eligible, just need to pass the Life in the UK test). I know we are cutting things reeeaaallly fine but I was only eligible to apply in May 2020 but didn't make the moves to do so as the original plan was to head to Aus in June 2020... for obvious reasons that has been delayed! I stumbled across the priority service for visas / citizenship only recently but that is currently suspended. I don't know whether to take my chances and wait for this to be up and running again, or apply as soon as I have passed my test (hopefully first go!!!). If anyone has any insight I would be grateful!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Almost 11 months and I am happy to say we received our golden emails!!! Both the 309 and 100 granted yesterday. Enter within 1 year of the grant, not the medicals or police certs. So relieved!! Obviously crazy excited and happy - cannot wait to see family and friends again in Aus, and meet the new nieces and nephews. Still a bit of mixed emotions though as we do love our life in the UK, and will miss our family and friends here like mad. But it is our time to start our new adventures together and I can't wait!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    @mppc ah so happy for you!! Such awesome news, been waiting for you to post this! It really was cutting it fine wasn't it, at least now you can have a nice holiday in the UK without the stress of not knowing when you are able to go back to Aus! And congrats on your 820 @CEP Our application is sitting at further assessment, uploaded all the RFI docs on 1st Jan. Hoping it wont be too much longer from here but who knows!!!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Ah my emotions right now... It's not even an approval, but we have had an RFI. They are requesting evidence of the length of our relationship for at least 3 years, in particular financial and household. We had provided loooadss of evidence on this already, but I guess its back to looking it over and re-submitting, seeing if we can find anything extra to add. The other RFI is for evidence of my (the sponsor) Italian citizenship - I have dual Aussie and Italian citizenship (so luckily have been able to be with my partner in England whilst we wait!). This one I think will be trickier as all I have is my Italian passport and they said they need more than that. So recruiting my dad to get any evidence he can find (his birth certificate, my Italian grandparents birth certificates, proof of their aussie citizenship etc). Not exactly sure what I need ! But hopefully I can gather enough / the right evidence in the 28 day time limit! Eeeeeek. Man my heart is beating so fast, I am at work and have downed tools because I cannot concentrate. And this is just for an RFI ! I will be a mess if/when the visa finally gets approved. It's my work Christmas party tonight and I had planned on it being a quiet one, but I need a drink (or 5) to calm my nerves!!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Ours is the opposite way around. I am the sponsor and mine shows as 'submitted' and my partner is the applicant as his shows as 'received' And yes the waiting is ridiculous!!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Easier said than done but try not to be too disheartened @mppc. Just take it as a positive that they are working on it, and hopefully your visa approval will soon follow!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Wooooops I am losing track too!! But that's even better then - less in the queue and you guys can relax and start that next chapter! Haha eyeing them all up! As long as they looked busy sorting out grants
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Awesome news @Scotmeetssyd Hopefully this is the start of this weeks approvals for this forum with @mppc and @Maricota being next - looks like you all applied in the same week end of Jan? Aaaaand I am hoping it then continues with Feb and March approvals
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