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7 hours ago, Alan Collett said:

The £ has bounced against the A$ (relatively speaking) - we're now at about 1.72 as against 1.60-ish a couple of weeks ago.

If you are expecting a second VAC request in the next month or so maybe now is the time to speak with one of the currency forex firms to buy A$'s?

Moneycorp is a kind sponsor of this forum ...

Best regards.

I transferred mine to my daughter just before the election announcement, so unfortunately the best rate I could get then was $1.65, but still a lot better than it had been previously and at least it's in place and ready for when it's requested.  I transferred the bond money two years ago though, and got that at $1.95, so it's swings and roundabouts.  So yes, now could be a good time for people to get their second VACs money transferred.  

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CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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On 08/03/2017 at 5:53 AM, bryant said:

http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/global-visa-and-citizenship-processing-times.aspx

Maybe as they r repairing for the newest processing time tool and it can be used on March 17th,2017 and as they said:"the processing time will be updated MONTHLY to reflect the current caseloads and processing pressures...". So its kinda make sense for us that why they havent updated since Jan 23rd. They even said:"they will not publish some subclasses as they r closed to new entrants or capped and queued". if i dont make any mistakes, subclass 143 is not capped and queued right? correct my foolish if i have any mistakes.

I guess we all keep our fingers crossed there will be an update sometime next week.

Happy Bank Holiday weekend everyone. Or, Public Holiday as we will need to call them soon:)

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143 Visa application lodged & acknowledged 1st December 2014. Invitation to supply further documents received 4th July 2017. AoS submitted to Centrelink 6th July. Police Certificates and Forms 80 handed in to our agent 12th July. Medicals done 12th July.

Bond lodged mid-August.

Assurance of Support accepted and uploaded to Immi 30th August.

2nd VAC request received 8th September.

VISAS GRANTED 18th September:jiggy:

 whilst on holiday in Bali....

Back to Oz on 20th September as official residents:)

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OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143/173
We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 3 October 2014.

Not quite the jump I was hoping for in a month, less than 2 weeks, but better than nothing I suppose.

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143 Visa application lodged & acknowledged 1st December 2014. Invitation to supply further documents received 4th July 2017. AoS submitted to Centrelink 6th July. Police Certificates and Forms 80 handed in to our agent 12th July. Medicals done 12th July.

Bond lodged mid-August.

Assurance of Support accepted and uploaded to Immi 30th August.

2nd VAC request received 8th September.

VISAS GRANTED 18th September:jiggy:

 whilst on holiday in Bali....

Back to Oz on 20th September as official residents:)

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15 minutes ago, NanaJan said:

OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143/173
We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 3 October 2014.

Not quite the jump I was hoping for in a month, less than 2 weeks, but better than nothing I suppose.

Thanks for the update. .but like you say not a very big jump! At that rate we could be another 2 years and 4 months before they look at us...depressing to say the least. Just have to hope it was all the holidays with Easter etc.

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Applied 143 8/12/2015...acknowledged 10/12/2015.. Request for further documents 6/8/2019.. AOS submitted 9/8/2019..form 80 & passport page 10/8/2019..medicals done 12/8/2019. Police cirt & translation  25/8/2019. Aos paid 26/10    AOS acceptance letter received 21/11

2nd Vac paid28/11/2019 Visa Granted 29/11/2019

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55 minutes ago, NanaJan said:

OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143/173
We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 3 October 2014.

Not quite the jump I was hoping for in a month, less than 2 weeks, but better than nothing I suppose.

Hi NanaJan,

Next is you, in line  to receive 'THE' email intructions regarding medicals and police reports etc....Pls update as soon as you hear something. 

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My parents lodged 173 on 2nd Oct 2015. Docs request for form 80, police clearance and medicals on 6th Feb 2019. Docs emailed to PVC team on 26th Mar 2019. Request  for  new Police Reports from Birth-: 24th July 2019. 2nd Vac request: 26th Aug 2019. VISA GRANT: 27th Aug 2019.

173 to 143 Visa Conversion:

143 Visa Applied 1st OCt 2019, Acknowledge: 3rd Oct 2019,  AOS requested 12th Dec 2019.

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2 minutes ago, Bear2015 said:

Hi NanaJan,

Next is you, in line  to receive 'THE' email intructions regarding medicals and police reports etc....Pls update as soon as you hear something. 

Believe me, you will hear me shouting from the rooftops:D

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143 Visa application lodged & acknowledged 1st December 2014. Invitation to supply further documents received 4th July 2017. AoS submitted to Centrelink 6th July. Police Certificates and Forms 80 handed in to our agent 12th July. Medicals done 12th July.

Bond lodged mid-August.

Assurance of Support accepted and uploaded to Immi 30th August.

2nd VAC request received 8th September.

VISAS GRANTED 18th September:jiggy:

 whilst on holiday in Bali....

Back to Oz on 20th September as official residents:)

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1 hour ago, NanaJan said:

OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143/173
We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 3 October 2014.

Not quite the jump I was hoping for in a month, less than 2 weeks, but better than nothing I suppose.

if you're in the same mental state we are, with trying to get everything done by June, suggest you double up on the wine and paracetamol, as you'll be getting that e-mail for medicals etc very soon ?

Geoff & Gill

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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From reading of all your posts and having thought about this allot, we're now just waiting for details of the new 5 year visa in July, like I've said, we only applied on June 1st 2016, so we're looking at at least another two years just to get a case officer, toooooooo long, hoping the new visa will be a valid alternative for us.

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143 visa. Lodged 1st June 2016 First payment 1st June

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33 minutes ago, bry45 said:

From reading of all your posts and having thought about this allot, we're now just waiting for details of the new 5 year visa in July, like I've said, we only applied on June 1st 2016, so we're looking at at least another two years just to get a case officer, toooooooo long, hoping the new visa will be a valid alternative for us.

https://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/discussion-papers/discussion-paper-introducing-tem-visa-parents.pdf

 

as it says you might not be able to work so big stumbling block! 

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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

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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1 hour ago, bry45 said:

From reading of all your posts and having thought about this allot, we're now just waiting for details of the new 5 year visa in July, like I've said, we only applied on June 1st 2016, so we're looking at at least another two years just to get a case officer, toooooooo long, hoping the new visa will be a valid alternative for us.

You might find the processing time shortens if the proposed 5-year visa takes the heat out of the 143 visa.  Maybe ... 

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CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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5 hours ago, Geoffandgill said:

if you're in the same mental state we are, with trying to get everything done by June, suggest you double up on the wine and paracetamol, as you'll be getting that e-mail for medicals etc very soon ?

Geoff & Gill

The wine is certainly helping with the feeling of living in perpetual chaos!!

There have been lots of "lasts" as well over the last couple of weeks and alcohol has been involved in many of those tooO.o:D!!

Not least of those being our last visit to The Amex. We will have to cheer on our team in the Premier League from afar next season. It only took 34 years to get there...........:o9_9 D'oh!!

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143 Visa application lodged & acknowledged 1st December 2014. Invitation to supply further documents received 4th July 2017. AoS submitted to Centrelink 6th July. Police Certificates and Forms 80 handed in to our agent 12th July. Medicals done 12th July.

Bond lodged mid-August.

Assurance of Support accepted and uploaded to Immi 30th August.

2nd VAC request received 8th September.

VISAS GRANTED 18th September:jiggy:

 whilst on holiday in Bali....

Back to Oz on 20th September as official residents:)

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Hi. I'm Ian. My wife and I applied for 143 visas at the end of June 2015. We are now looking at early next year if processing times are right.
Thing is they quote 75% processed within 33 months. Does this mean it can happen at any time within this period. It's not clear.


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@Ian Ireland

 

I think you have to assume that it's currently a minimum of 33 months from the date of application lodgement to grant of visa.  I'm on 31 months and expect to get my visa within the next 2 months.  Take a look at my timeline in my signature box below this post.  

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CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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6 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

Hi Kath

 

I understand I might not be able to work, whuich isn't really a problem, I'm just trying to get us there as soon as poss and we can still continue with the 143, so at least we will be in OZ while we wait for the full visa, maybe !!!!!!!!

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143 visa. Lodged 1st June 2016 First payment 1st June

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57 minutes ago, bry45 said:

Hi Kath

 

I understand I might not be able to work, whuich isn't really a problem, I'm just trying to get us there as soon as poss and we can still continue with the 143, so at least we will be in OZ while we wait for the full visa, maybe !!!!!!!!

That will be another question to ask.... can you do both at the same time ?


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

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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Yes you can, it states this in the attachment in your earlier post. 


143 visa. Lodged 1st June 2016 First payment 1st June

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1 hour ago, bry45 said:

Yes you can, it states this in the attachment in your earlier post. 

It's that long ago when I read it all I wasn't sure. Fingers crossed SOMETHING goes our way soon! :S


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

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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On 22/04/2017 at 8:15 AM, Geoffandgill said:

Thanks, will give them a call!

Well, we applied for 600 visa last week, 25 th April ( were advised by Au High Commission to apply here as its $200 cheaper) and it's been granted today ! ?

Geoff& Gill

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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3 hours ago, Geoffandgill said:

Well, we applied for 600 visa last week, 25 th April ( were advised by Au High Commission to apply here as its $200 cheaper) and it's been granted today ! ?

Geoff& Gill

Hi, sorry but when you say here do you mean, Oz or UK?

Congrats by the way

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14 minutes ago, clarkesville1 said:

Hi, sorry but when you say here do you mean, Oz or UK?

Congrats by the way

In the UK it's $134 whereas in Oz I think it's just over $300!

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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11 minutes ago, Geoffandgill said:

In the UK it's $134 whereas in Oz I think it's just over $300!

Thats great thanks, did you go through an agent or apply direct?

Sorry for all the questions.

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18 minutes ago, clarkesville1 said:

Thats great thanks, did you go through an agent or apply direct?

Sorry for all the questions.

x

We applied direct. We had originally contacted our agent, but she wasn't keen on the idea, so we just did it ourselves!

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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1 hour ago, Geoffandgill said:

We applied direct. We had originally contacted our agent, but she wasn't keen on the idea, so we just did it ourselves!

Brilliant, they sometimes overcook things to charge.  Well done you guys

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5 hours ago, Geoffandgill said:

In the UK it's $134 whereas in Oz I think it's just over $300!

Hi both.

I'm going to pick your brains here! Which 600 visa did you go for? There seem to be several, some of which need additional insurance. We are still thinking of doing the freebie one, knowing that we would have to go offshore after 3 months, but can't decide if that would be cheaper than paying for the longer visa and insurance.

Of course, we might even be sorted within the 3 months............:D:D:DO.o

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143 Visa application lodged & acknowledged 1st December 2014. Invitation to supply further documents received 4th July 2017. AoS submitted to Centrelink 6th July. Police Certificates and Forms 80 handed in to our agent 12th July. Medicals done 12th July.

Bond lodged mid-August.

Assurance of Support accepted and uploaded to Immi 30th August.

2nd VAC request received 8th September.

VISAS GRANTED 18th September:jiggy:

 whilst on holiday in Bali....

Back to Oz on 20th September as official residents:)

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18 minutes ago, NanaJan said:

Hi both.

I'm going to pick your brains here! Which 600 visa did you go for? There seem to be several, some of which need additional insurance. We are still thinking of doing the freebie one, knowing that we would have to go offshore after 3 months, but can't decide if that would be cheaper than paying for the longer visa and insurance.

Of course, we might even be sorted within the 3 months............:D:D:DO.o

We went for the tourist visa and gave reasons as tourism/visit family. They asked for any significant dates on when we wanted to be there, to which we gave birthday dates and Xmas. Details of insurance we gave as ANZPLUS.com plus period covered ( date of flight plus a year) . We stated that type of insurance was Tourist Health Travel Insurance. (We got a quote from insurance company and it was just over £400 which is for emergency cover plus ambulance call out).

Geoff & Gill

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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