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Hi everyone,

I am preparing to apply for 143 for my parents.

Just checking if I could apply for them here in Australia by sending the application to any of the Australian offices? or does it have to be from the country where applicant is currently residing ?

Thanks 

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3 hours ago, bobo123 said:

Hi everyone,

I am preparing to apply for 143 for my parents.

Just checking if I could apply for them here in Australia by sending the application to any of the Australian offices? or does it have to be from the country where applicant is currently residing ?

Thanks 

If you read all the information about this visa on the home affairs website you will see that the application can be submitted from inside Australia.  If you look at the actual application form you will see that the application needs to be sent to the Perth office.  It might a good idea to read everything through before you start the application.

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You also need to be aware that an application made now is likely to take around 8-9 years! 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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2 hours ago, Bridgeman said:

If you read all the information about this visa on the home affairs website you will see that the application can be submitted from inside Australia.  If you look at the actual application form you will see that the application needs to be sent to the Perth office.  It might a good idea to read everything through before you start the application.

Thank for reminding me that i am an idiot. 

But cheers for the the answer.

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1 hour ago, bobo123 said:

Thank for reminding me that i am an idiot. 

But cheers for the the answer.

We are all only human.  Just take what you feel happy, leave the rest for one who wants it.  I'm stupid too.  I don't even speak Englis at home.  One thing might be too easy for one but not that easy to another.  Just enjoy your life.

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12/01/16: 134 application acknowledged           
04/11/19: Request for more information
15/11/19: AOS Application submitted  (MyGov)        
20/01/20: AOS bank guarantee paid
02/03/20: AOS accepted
20/03/20:  2nd VAC paid
21/07/20: Visa granted

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On 19/08/2020 at 19:19, dunken said:

Hi Marilyn

Just want to know if You went for medicals twice or just once in whole process from 173 to 143 grant. 

Thanks

Hi I only went once whilst in UK for 173. They never asked me to do another on shore but they did get me to do an Australian police clearance certificate for 143 and UK for 173


30th Oct 2015 173 lodged (off shore) ;   02nd Nov 2015 - Acknowledged;  6th Feb 2019 - Request for additional documents ; 2nd Mar 2019 Submitted to PVC Team 1; 24th July - Request to pay 2nd VAC ; 25th July 2019 - Visa granted - 12th Sept 2019 entered Australia

24th June 2020 143 lodged (on shore);   02nd July 2020 - Acknowledged ;  03rd August - Request for AOS and AFP clearance Certificate ;  10th August- AOS approval letter received; 25th September - Request to pay 2nd VAC ; 29th September 143 visa granted ; 

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Hi everyone. I'm totally new to this as in I've never posted anything anywhere ever before so please bear with me.  I came across this forum by chance a few weeks ago and have spent hours reading and catching up with everyone's progress. We are in the same position as many of you - we have completed all our paperwork and checks and are now waiting in limbo. We were wondering whether we are safe to assume by now that we will eventually get the visa and that we would have heard by now if they intended to turn us down for any reason. I would like to get the house on the market now and be as ready as possible when we finally hear something but my husband is a bit more cautious and thinks we should wait till we know for definite and then set about trying to sell up. I would be interested to hear anyone else's views


143 Lodged 9.5.16 and acknowledged 11.5.16, Further docs (not Form 80) requested 9.3.20, Medicals done 18.3.20, AFP checks, UK police checks, passports sent 25.3.20, AOS acceptance sent 7.5.20, Form 80 requested 20.5.20 and returned 28.5.20.

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40 minutes ago, BargeUK said:

Hi everyone. I'm totally new to this as in I've never posted anything anywhere ever before so please bear with me.  I came across this forum by chance a few weeks ago and have spent hours reading and catching up with everyone's progress. We are in the same position as many of you - we have completed all our paperwork and checks and are now waiting in limbo. We were wondering whether we are safe to assume by now that we will eventually get the visa and that we would have heard by now if they intended to turn us down for any reason. I would like to get the house on the market now and be as ready as possible when we finally hear something but my husband is a bit more cautious and thinks we should wait till we know for definite and then set about trying to sell up. I would be interested to hear anyone else's views

I think you should wait until you get notification that your visa has been granted. Best not to ever assume anything. 

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Thank you Tulip1. My head says that's the right thing to do but my heart says otherwise. I'm just so desperate to see my little grandson again that I think I'm just trying to will things along.


143 Lodged 9.5.16 and acknowledged 11.5.16, Further docs (not Form 80) requested 9.3.20, Medicals done 18.3.20, AFP checks, UK police checks, passports sent 25.3.20, AOS acceptance sent 7.5.20, Form 80 requested 20.5.20 and returned 28.5.20.

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4 hours ago, BargeUK said:

Hi everyone. I'm totally new to this as in I've never posted anything anywhere ever before so please bear with me.  I came across this forum by chance a few weeks ago and have spent hours reading and catching up with everyone's progress. We are in the same position as many of you - we have completed all our paperwork and checks and are now waiting in limbo. We were wondering whether we are safe to assume by now that we will eventually get the visa and that we would have heard by now if they intended to turn us down for any reason. I would like to get the house on the market now and be as ready as possible when we finally hear something but my husband is a bit more cautious and thinks we should wait till we know for definite and then set about trying to sell up. I would be interested to hear anyone else's views

Hi 

We finally got our visa on the 2nd June and have been trying to organise our move since . House up for sale July and an offer accepted in the first week but still waiting for contracts to be signed . Once this happens we will be choosing our shippers , we have had five quotes and they vary quite a lot on price . The big problem at the moment are the border restrictions on entering Australia .The caps are causing big problems to the airlines and prices have increased dramatically that’s if you can actually get a flight , some people have been bumped off up to 13 flights and stuck in various countries around the world , we have had one flight cancelled so far . If you finally get to Australia you will have to quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days at your cost (3500$ for 2 ) . 
Not many overseas visas have been issued this year due to the virus we were one of the lucky people but actually making the move is very stressful

 

 


Perth Bound.  Northern Suburbs  
Queue date 103 visa 24/08/2015

Applied for 143 visa 06/01/2020 

Acknowledgement date 21/01/2020

Request for further documents 06/02/2020

Uk & Australian police checks done 11/02/2020

Form 80 completed 12/02/2020

two medical done 11/02/2020 (one referral to GP high blood pressure)

Request for AOS bond received 05/03/2020 bond paid 06/03/2020

AOS approved 13/03/2020

2nd VAC request 19/03/2020

Paid 2nd VAC 23/03/2020

Visa granted 02/06/2020

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Hi Palaceboy1. Sorry but I don't know how to show your message that I'm replying to..... Thank you for this. I totally understand what you are saying and how stressful it all is. There is still so much to organise once the visa is issued and, to be honest, I'm dreading the actual flight when the time comes but it will all be worth it in the end. There has been so much sadness all over the world this year I think we must all be praying for a successful vaccine to be developed. I hope everything works out well for you with your move


143 Lodged 9.5.16 and acknowledged 11.5.16, Further docs (not Form 80) requested 9.3.20, Medicals done 18.3.20, AFP checks, UK police checks, passports sent 25.3.20, AOS acceptance sent 7.5.20, Form 80 requested 20.5.20 and returned 28.5.20.

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23 minutes ago, BargeUK said:

Hi Palaceboy1. Sorry but I don't know how to show your message that I'm replying to..... Thank you for this. I totally understand what you are saying and how stressful it all is. There is still so much to organise once the visa is issued and, to be honest, I'm dreading the actual flight when the time comes but it will all be worth it in the end. There has been so much sadness all over the world this year I think we must all be praying for a successful vaccine to be developed. I hope everything works out well for you with your move

Hi BargeUK. I don’t often look on the parents’ thread any more because I got my visa in 2016 and moved here three years ago. However I saw your post and wanted to offer a bit of encouragement. I was lucky, because the wait is much longer now, but even so, I understand the sense of urgency.  It’s really difficult to even get to Australia just now, so somehow you have to take a deep breath and look forward to making a visit when the Covid situation eases. Don’t forget you have a year from the issue of your visa to make your first entrance to Australia, so there is no need to rush at it. The only hurried bit is when you get an email from PVC (parents’ visa centre - be careful, I didn’t recognise PVC and almost deleted it!). Even then you get three weeks to do your medical, organise police checks and submit form eighty. If you have form eighty already completed (although that may then need updating if you have a long wait) and make sure you know exactly how to get your police clearance(s) three weeks is plenty of time.  It seems like it’s never going to happen, but it will. Good luck with it all.

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103 visa application lodged February 2013. 143 visa application submitted January 2016. Police checks and form 80 submitted February 29th 2016. Visa granted April 4th 2016.

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11 minutes ago, Fisher1 said:

Hi BargeUK. I don’t often look on the parents’ thread any more because I got my visa in 2016 and moved here three years ago. However I saw your post and wanted to offer a bit of encouragement. I was lucky, because the wait is much longer now, but even so, I understand the sense of urgency.  It’s really difficult to even get to Australia just now, so somehow you have to take a deep breath and look forward to making a visit when the Covid situation eases. Don’t forget you have a year from the issue of your visa to make your first entrance to Australia, so there is no need to rush at it. The only hurried bit is when you get an email from PVC (parents’ visa centre - be careful, I didn’t recognise PVC and almost deleted it!). Even then you get three weeks to do your medical, organise police checks and submit form eighty. If you have form eighty already completed (although that may then need updating if you have a long wait) and make sure you know exactly how to get your police clearance(s) three weeks is plenty of time.  It seems like it’s never going to happen, but it will. Good luck with it all.

Thanks for this. I think I have set my signature up correctly to show our timeline - I can see it so hopefully you can too? We have actually already completed all our paperwork and checks and we are waiting for our 2nd VAC request.  We are hopeful that we would have heard from PVC by now if there was any problem with anything so we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed that we have done everything correctly. Thank you for your encouragement.

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143 Lodged 9.5.16 and acknowledged 11.5.16, Further docs (not Form 80) requested 9.3.20, Medicals done 18.3.20, AFP checks, UK police checks, passports sent 25.3.20, AOS acceptance sent 7.5.20, Form 80 requested 20.5.20 and returned 28.5.20.

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Hi BargeUK, 

as you can see from my signature info that the wait for the 2nd VAC request is very slow at the moment. And I know that there are others still waiting for the 2nd VAC request as far back as January this year. It’s just a long waiting game because of COVID. 
I can see your timeline on your signature so you have set it up correctly. 

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143 Applied 22nd March 2016 Acknowledged 24th March 2016,

13th January 2020 request for further information

29th January 2020, medicals police checks etc sent to Immi

17th AOS interview and letter received , 19th February AOS paid, 21st February paperwork uploaded and taken into centrelink 

26th March AOS acceptance letter received, (After AOS initially being rejected and a battle with Centrelink!)

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On 05/09/2020 at 22:04, BargeUK said:

Hi everyone. I'm totally new to this as in I've never posted anything anywhere ever before so please bear with me.  I came across this forum by chance a few weeks ago and have spent hours reading and catching up with everyone's progress. We are in the same position as many of you - we have completed all our paperwork and checks and are now waiting in limbo. We were wondering whether we are safe to assume by now that we will eventually get the visa and that we would have heard by now if they intended to turn us down for any reason. I would like to get the house on the market now and be as ready as possible when we finally hear something but my husband is a bit more cautious and thinks we should wait till we know for definite and then set about trying to sell up. I would be interested to hear anyone else's views

There are still applicants from Jan/Feb/Mar 16 etc still not got 2nd vac request. I would personally wait longer.Hey...we’ve waited ages anyway!!  When I did sell my home it was all done and dusted within 3mths, if that happens to you where would you go?  Also heavily reduced flights to Oz and quarantine still in force. 


143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

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Any 143 awaiting parents here in Oz on a 600 visa that have had to apply for the “No further stay” condition to be waived please?


143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

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Hi everyone , jan 16 visa 143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistance thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

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On 07/09/2020 at 13:57, Kathss56 said:

Any 143 awaiting parents here in Oz on a 600 visa that have had to apply for the “No further stay” condition to be waived please?

Yes. I just did for my mother couple months ago. Just email them all the docs. Got approved in 5 days. 

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-143 lodged 22 Feb 2016

-acknowledged 24 Feb 2016

-Sponsored family 600 ( allow 12months stay) staying in Australia  4/4/2018-30/03/2019

-second sponsored family after 2 months stay out of Australia and got approved  (allow 12months stay) staying in Australia from 08/07/2019

–Request for further docs 2 Dec 2019

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5 minutes ago, sub7er said:

Hi everyone , jan 16 visa143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistant thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

Congratulations 🥳 

may I ask are you offshore when visa granted? 


-143 lodged 22 Feb 2016

-acknowledged 24 Feb 2016

-Sponsored family 600 ( allow 12months stay) staying in Australia  4/4/2018-30/03/2019

-second sponsored family after 2 months stay out of Australia and got approved  (allow 12months stay) staying in Australia from 08/07/2019

–Request for further docs 2 Dec 2019

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1 hour ago, Doris said:

Congratulations 🥳 

may I ask are you offshore when visa granted? 

You have to be offshore. It’s against the rules to grant 143 whilst onshore - it can only be granted when offshore. That’s why some people who are over there on visitor visas aren’t been granted the visa until they leave, which is difficult at present. 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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2 hours ago, sub7er said:

Hi everyone , jan 16 visa 143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistance thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

Congratulations!


CPV 143 Application date 16 March 2016. Further docs requested 2 Jan 2020. AOS submitted 24  Feb 20. Accepted (after initial rejection) 19 March 20.

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7 hours ago, sub7er said:

Hi everyone , jan 16 visa 143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistance thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

Great news! Gives hope to the rest of us. Safe journey when the time comes...


143 Lodged 9.5.16 and acknowledged 11.5.16, Further docs (not Form 80) requested 9.3.20, Medicals done 18.3.20, AFP checks, UK police checks, passports sent 25.3.20, AOS acceptance sent 7.5.20, Form 80 requested 20.5.20 and returned 28.5.20.

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7 hours ago, sub7er said:

Hi everyone , jan 16 visa 143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistance thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

Congratulations and all the very best !! 


Lodgement date: 2/06/2016  Acknowledgement Letter: 07/06/2016 Request for Further docs : 6/7/2020 Submitted AFP , PCC, Form 80, Passport & National Id proof on: 6/7/2020  AOS Submitted online : 7/7/2020  Medicals appointment - 29/7/2020 AOS Interview -  17/8/2020 : Acceptance of AOS &  Receipt of Bank Guarantee Request from Centrelink :  20/8/2020  Submitted Bank Guarantee Request from Centrelink: 24/08/2020  AOS Finalised :31/8/2020 Second VAC Request : ------ Visa Grant : --------

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8 hours ago, sub7er said:

Hi everyone , jan 16 visa 143 applicant here , got the 2nd vac yesterday , paid same day , got the grant email today . Thank you to everyone on this forum for all your help and assistance thru the whole process. I wish everyone all the best.

Many many Congratulations... sub7er

thanks for the update.. really helps 

I’m also January 2016, hope to hear soon for 2nd VAC request..

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