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42 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

 

Email the airlines and ask if you produce a copy of visa. Singapore airlines do I've heard !

Ideally, it will be Cathay Pacific as that's what my daughter is on, but I will try to contact them direct to ask. 


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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3 hours ago, shopbaokha said:

Congrats !

Congratulations. ....you must be over the moon,

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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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15 hours ago, juliew1499 said:

Hi Catlady

My goodness PVC have taken their time with your application. You should be getting the grant email at any moment. Good luck with your future life in Oz. The POMS site is a real life saver for all those in the waiting room, but for me it is now time to move on. Good luck everyone and let's hope the wait for all those remaining does not extend too far.

Julie

 

Hi Julie,

Sounds like that may be your last post on this thread.

I would just like to thank you for all your posts over the last two years (since I starting reading this forum)

Sharing your ups and downs with this online community has been incredibly helpful and reassuring for many of us making the same journey.

Good luck with everything and wishing you a happy new life down-under.

SusieRoo

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173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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4 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

My daughter arrives 21st October so that we can travel back together on the 27th.  

Brilliant news that you have at last got your visa and how lovely that you and your daughter will be travelling to Oz together, just under a month to go! There could not be a better early Christmas present.

 

Where in Brisbane are you hoping to settle, we hope to be travelling out to Brisbane in a years time - fingers crossed.

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Applied for 143 23 Oct 2015, Acknowledged 3 Nov 2015 . Request for further documents 29 Jul 2019, medical booked for 6 Aug 2019

Heading for Brisbane area

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1 hour ago, Wishfull said:

Brilliant news that you have at last got your visa and how lovely that you and your daughter will be travelling to Oz together, just under a month to go! There could not be a better early Christmas present.

 

Where in Brisbane are you hoping to settle, we hope to be travelling out to Brisbane in a years time - fingers crossed.

Yes, not long to go, and indeed I'll actually look forward to Christmas this year!  I'm headed to Victoria Point, about 20 miles south east of Brisbane.  

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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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Thanks, I'll be very interested to hear back from you Catlady as to how your shipping turned out.  From much earlier posts on here it certainly seemed the most economic way of getting stuff over there.  

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143 Application Lodged 24th June 2014; Acknowledgement 6th February 2015; Form 80, Police Checks & Medical requested 21st Sept 2016; AOS Lodged 29th November 2016; 2nd VAC paid 16th December 2016; VISA GRANTED 20th December 2016.

Heading to Wollert "The place where possums are found", Victoria (eventually)

"Eventually" has become a reality - at long last the house is sold, the car is spoken for, the Movecube is coming on 19th September 2019 and I'll be heading Down Under on 21st via Royal Brunei.  Arrive in Mebourne 3.30 a.m. their time on Monday.  😎

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1 minute ago, Sadge said:

Thanks, I'll be very interested to hear back from you Catlady as to how your shipping turned out.  From much earlier posts on here it certainly seemed the most economic way of getting stuff over there.  

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143 Application Lodged 24th June 2014; Acknowledgement 6th February 2015; Form 80, Police Checks & Medical requested 21st Sept 2016; AOS Lodged 29th November 2016; 2nd VAC paid 16th December 2016; VISA GRANTED 20th December 2016.

Heading to Wollert "The place where possums are found", Victoria (eventually)

"Eventually" has become a reality - at long last the house is sold, the car is spoken for, the Movecube is coming on 19th September 2019 and I'll be heading Down Under on 21st via Royal Brunei.  Arrive in Mebourne 3.30 a.m. their time on Monday.  😎

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9 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

Cheque delivered to Perth Visa Centre 1.56 am UK time,  9.00 am Perth time - visa granted just now!  

Congratulations so pleased for you? We are going on a 600 visa in November flying with Cathay Pacific beginning to get excited ?

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143 lodged 28/4/15 acknowledged 30/4/15 further docs. Requested 28/11/17.

medicals and UK/AUS police checks completed. AOS forms lodged at Centrelink 6/12/17

AOS paid 5/3/17 letter taken to Centrelink and sent to DIBP 6/3/17. ?

Request for 2nd Vac . Flight booked for Bali to meet 600 visa requirements.

2nd vac paid 3/4/18

Visa granted 13/4/18 

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On 9/28/2017 at 08:06, Catlady2014 said:

Hi Julie, yes a very very long time.  But hopefully only a day or so now.  The bank cheque was sent by my daughter last Friday afternoon by registered priority post and takes 1-4 business days, but Monday was a public holiday, and the cheque is still "in transit".  Glad everything is falling into place for you, your "journey" kept my spirits up.  All the best for your new life.  

Congratulations!

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1st Vac 5/12/14

AOS/police checks etc requested 02/08/17

2nd Vac requested 3/9/17

Visas granted 16/10/17

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15 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

Cheque delivered to Perth Visa Centre 1.56 am UK time,  9.00 am Perth time - visa granted just now!  

At last! wonderful news, you must be so happy and relieved your wait is over! good luck with your new life.

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CPV 143 lodgement 09.04.15, Acknowledged 11.05.15, tax invoice/receipt 17.05.15

AOS document submitted Centrelink 20.10.17, medicals 24.10.17,  Forms 80 submitted 31.10.17 UK & Aus police penal clearances submitted 03.11.17   AOS letter from Centrelink received 08/12/17 Commonwealth bank appt. & payment of AOS 09/12/17  Docs taken to Centrelink 11/12/17  AOS acceptance letter received 22/12/17  Final payment requested 12/03/18  Visa granted 04/04/2018 !

Heading for NSW central coast area

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18 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

Yes, not long to go, and indeed I'll actually look forward to Christmas this year!  I'm headed to Victoria Point, about 20 miles south east of Brisbane.  

Nice Area. We spent a day last year exploring the coast from Redland Bay to Manley, I seem to remember that there is a lakeside shopping area near Victoria Point with a cinema, gym, restaurants etc. We are looking to move north of Brisbane, maybe as far as Buderim, the main driver for us is a good sociable golf club. Plus house prices close to Brisbane are increasing much faster than those in the UK - and we still have at least a year to wait for our visa.

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Applied for 143 23 Oct 2015, Acknowledged 3 Nov 2015 . Request for further documents 29 Jul 2019, medical booked for 6 Aug 2019

Heading for Brisbane area

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8 minutes ago, Wishfull said:

Nice Area. We spent a day last year exploring the coast from Redland Bay to Manley, I seem to remember that there is a lakeside shopping area near Victoria Point with a cinema, gym, restaurants etc. We are looking to move north of Brisbane, maybe as far as Buderim, the main driver for us is a good sociable golf club. Plus house prices close to Brisbane are increasing much faster than those in the UK - and we still have at least a year to wait for our visa.

Yes, I'll be within 5 mins walk of all the Vic Point facilities. 

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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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Thanks God  . Today , I just have received an invitation from IMM !!! ( 30/09/2017)

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-CPV Lodged 21/12/2014 . 1st VAC 23/12/2014 . 

-Received invitation to start Medicals, Police check & AOS  :   30/09/2017

 - Received email instructing to get police checks and medical within 28 days : 04/10/2017 

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Many congratulations to Catlady!! and all others who had their requests for medicals etc. So exciting to see things moviing.

@gogirl Excited for you. Please keep us updated.

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CPV lodged 25 February 2015. First VAC paid : 4 March 2015. Acknowledgement received: 30 March 2015 Medicals, AOS and form 80 submitted 23 Nov 2017, AOS paid 4th January 2018. AOS acceptance letter received 13 FEB 2018. 2nd vac requested  15 Feb 2018. 2nd vac paid and sent by express mail 16 Feb 2018. Visa granted:  20 Feb 2018.

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On 9/23/2017 at 07:02, Gogirl1 said:

That's fantastic. Good news re the latest movements. Well done and what a weight off your minds. Just  hoping for things to get going for the Jan 2015 applicants!!!

 

@Gogirl1

I can't wait for you to post that you have heard from PVC. I am just behind you so am watching you closely.

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CPV lodged 25 February 2015. First VAC paid : 4 March 2015. Acknowledgement received: 30 March 2015 Medicals, AOS and form 80 submitted 23 Nov 2017, AOS paid 4th January 2018. AOS acceptance letter received 13 FEB 2018. 2nd vac requested  15 Feb 2018. 2nd vac paid and sent by express mail 16 Feb 2018. Visa granted:  20 Feb 2018.

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Yes, I'll be within 5 mins walk of all the Vic Point facilities. 

Hi Catlady2014
We emigrated in 2012 and live in Redland Bay where our daughter and grandchildren also live. We also have a son and grandkids just over the border in NSW. This forum was so helpful while we were waiting for our CPV and I still "lurk" now and again! I know when you first arrive it will be very hectic with lots to do but one day you may wish to start thinking about making new friends etc. There are many clubs to join, in and around the bayside area, but if you're interested, there is a coffee group which meets once a week at various local cafes for age 50+ ladies, predominantly English, but certainly not exclusively, to chat and laugh and swap stories and hints and tips for living in Oz. I'll pm you my mobile and when and if you're interested give me a call. Or feel free to ring if you just want to chat. All the best for your move. The Redlands is a beautiful area. Val x

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Application for 173 acknowledged 10.06.2011; Medicals & PCC 20.04.12; CO assigned 24.07.12; Visa granted 24.08.12; Arrived Oz 25.09.12:cool: Application for 173 to 143 acknowledged 23.05.13; AOS 19.07.13; 143 Visa granted 15.11.13

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On 28/09/2017 at 18:34, Catlady2014 said:

Cheque delivered to Perth Visa Centre 1.56 am UK time,  9.00 am Perth time - visa granted just now!  

Many many congratulations to you! So pleased for you, it's been some wait!! Wishing you all the very best in Aus. We are very happy here, absolutely the best decision. I'm sure you will settle quickly and happily. 

Good luck to all those who continue to wait! 

Amanda 

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CPV 143 lodgement date 18 June 2014. Acknowledgement date 03 February 2015. Police checks completed March 2016. Medicals 25 May 2016. CO appointed 1 Sept 2016 (AOS and Form 80 requested). Form 80 and Police checks submitted 4 Sept 2016. AoS lodged 10 Oct 2016. Visa grant date 4 November 2016 :-)

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8 hours ago, valandmatt said:


Hi Catlady2014
We emigrated in 2012 and live in Redland Bay where our daughter and grandchildren also live. We also have a son and grandkids just over the border in NSW. This forum was so helpful while we were waiting for our CPV and I still "lurk" now and again! I know when you first arrive it will be very hectic with lots to do but one day you may wish to start thinking about making new friends etc. There are many clubs to join, in and around the bayside area, but if you're interested, there is a coffee group which meets once a week at various local cafes for age 50+ ladies, predominantly English, but certainly not exclusively, to chat and laugh and swap stories and hints and tips for living in Oz. I'll pm you my mobile and when and if you're interested give me a call. Or feel free to ring if you just want to chat. All the best for your move. The Redlands is a beautiful area. Val x

Sent from my SM-G920I using PomsinOz mobile app
 

Thank you so much.  Messaged you. 


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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Not been around for a few days. hope everyone is ok  We have received our email giving 28 days to complete police checks ( applied for) and medicals ( booked ) . no mention of case officer though ?. House not sold but 2nd vac £  sorted so that's a big worry of our backs. Things seem to be moving along now, the pound has rallied a few cents too ?

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1st Vac 14/12/2014 ........................waiting !

Received invitation to start Medicals, Police check & AOS    8/09/2017

( case officer assigned  ). 27/9/17  Received email instructing to get police checks and medical within 28 days .no mention of case officer though? Nb we have  case officer but been told that the case officer remains anonymous .had medical and police checks and sponsor had centrelink interview all during october. Delay now due to further medical tests.Medicals completed 22/03/18.

Waiting for instructions to pay 2nd VAC ( please hurry up )

Request for 2nd Vac received 10th April 2018  Yipee ! At last look to the sky and say thank you.      23/04/18 Our visa is granted ...thank you again !!

We should be in Oz 8th June , the application has been a long journey but eventually it is happening.

Keep believing and waiting and hopefully you will get there with your kids too. Good Luck ! 

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1 hour ago, gafuk said:

Not been around for a few days. hope everyone is ok  We have received our email giving 28 days to complete police checks ( applied for) and medicals ( booked ) . no mention of case officer though ?. House not sold but 2nd vac £  sorted so that's a big worry of our backs. Things seem to be moving along now, the pound has rallied a few cents too ?

We got our request for further information at the beginning of July but didn’t get a case officer until early September. Our case officer was pretty quick off the mark asking for the 2nd VAC but @Catlady2014‘s took several months!!

Good Luck:)

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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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AOS acceptance letter received today. That has taken 3 weeks from the deposit of our AOS bond at the Commonwealth Bank. I have now sent this to our Case Officer and will return to sitting on my hands.


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Don't forget, everyone, to update Alan Collett's case tracker.  @gafuk, I hope things move along smoothly for you.  


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 9/21/2017 at 09:36, Lalaland said:

Thanks Alan,

My question is, after they receive the payment, would they email me the receipt/invoice to let me know whether or not they can cash it? Thank you

@Lalaland

When was your application lodged please? Will you please keep us updated with your progress?

Thanks

Elna


CPV lodged 25 February 2015. First VAC paid : 4 March 2015. Acknowledgement received: 30 March 2015 Medicals, AOS and form 80 submitted 23 Nov 2017, AOS paid 4th January 2018. AOS acceptance letter received 13 FEB 2018. 2nd vac requested  15 Feb 2018. 2nd vac paid and sent by express mail 16 Feb 2018. Visa granted:  20 Feb 2018.

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On 9/30/2017 at 07:39, shopbaokha said:

Thanks God  . Today , I just have received an invitation from IMM !!! ( 30/09/2017)

@shopbaokha

Congrats! 

When was your application lodged please? Will you please keep us updated with your progress?

Thanks

Elna


CPV lodged 25 February 2015. First VAC paid : 4 March 2015. Acknowledgement received: 30 March 2015 Medicals, AOS and form 80 submitted 23 Nov 2017, AOS paid 4th January 2018. AOS acceptance letter received 13 FEB 2018. 2nd vac requested  15 Feb 2018. 2nd vac paid and sent by express mail 16 Feb 2018. Visa granted:  20 Feb 2018.

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OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143/173)

When your application is allocated to an assessing officer, you or your authorised contact may be asked to provide more documents, including but not limited to, Assurance of Support (subclass 143 only), police certificates and health clearances to finalise your application.

We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 07 January 2015.
 
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CPV lodged 25 February 2015. First VAC paid : 4 March 2015. Acknowledgement received: 30 March 2015 Medicals, AOS and form 80 submitted 23 Nov 2017, AOS paid 4th January 2018. AOS acceptance letter received 13 FEB 2018. 2nd vac requested  15 Feb 2018. 2nd vac paid and sent by express mail 16 Feb 2018. Visa granted:  20 Feb 2018.

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