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Catlady2014 pleased to hear you have arrived safely. All the best for your new life. Keep in touch xx

 

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5 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

We arrived about 4 hours ago, and in all the excitement I actually forgot about the insurance for the trip!  I sold my car the day before I left the UK, which was cutting it fine to say the least.   It's now 2.30am and I'm still awake.  Good luck everybody still waiting, I'll be keeping an eye out and fingers crossed for you all.  

At long last......congratulations. I can’t believe how long it took.

Enjoy your new life in Australia. If ever you are in Melbourne please let us know :)

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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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Catlady 2014 fantastic news.  Hope you have a great life in Australia.  Hopefully we won't be too long behind you!!

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CPV 143 lodged 19 January 2015.  Appointed case officer 12 October.  Agent submitted Forms 80 etc.  AOS paperwork submitted 16 October.  Medicals 19 October.  AOS phone call to daughter 27 November.  Left Australia on 12 December.  Visa granted on 21 December 2017.

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On 9/28/2017 at 13:34, Jellybean T said:

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

All the very best cat lady, Enjoy your new country:-)

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143 lodged 19/6/15

Acknowledged 26/6/15

Aos/medical/police check   No invitation yet..

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Just now, PSHERE said:

Hello

New to the waiting room, but have been following progress. 

 

143 visa application lodged May 2016

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143 visa application lodged May 2016
good luck Pshere.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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16 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

We arrived about 4 hours ago, and in all the excitement I actually forgot about the insurance for the trip!  I sold my car the day before I left the UK, which was cutting it fine to say the least.   It's now 2.30am and I'm still awake.  Good luck everybody still waiting, I'll be keeping an eye out and fingers crossed for you all.  

So pleased that you are there at last.  What a mammoth journey you have had - enjoy!

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CPV 143 lodgement 12.3.15, Acknowledged 14.4.15

AOS, Medicals, Police checks and Form 80 requested 21 Dec 2017

AOS submitted 3 Jan 18, Police certs & Form 80 submitted 7 Jan 18, Medicals booked 10 Jan 18

AoS rejected 21 Jun without any consultation (24 weeks for them to make this decision)

AoS re-submitted 16 Jul 18 - interview carried out 7 Aug 18

AoS Bond paid 14 Aug 18

AoS approval received 27 Aug 18

Request for 2nd VAC - 11 Sep 18

Visa granted - 26 Sep 18

 

Heading for the Sunshine Coast

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1 hour ago, PSHERE said:

143 visa application lodged May 2016

Make yourself comfy then ?

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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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Useful reading 

https://www.pomsinoz.com/articles.html/where-to-live-in-australia/

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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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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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A couple of questions for you all.  Obviously, this visa is taking much longer than anticipated, when I applied, as you all know, these were taking 18-24 - months to process.  So, now thinking about my options.  Does anyone know any up to date news on the 'New Temporary  Sponsored Parent' Visa.  Last info about this visa, I can find, was May this year.  It is something to think about applying for.  However, after saying that, the way things have started moving again, I am now wondering if it would be viable to go out, March/April next year on a 600 visitor visa.  The only thing that worries me about getting a visitor visa is having to get out of OZ for 6-months if the 143 visa queues/waiting time start to get even longer than they already are.  

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16 minutes ago, PSHERE said:

A couple of questions for you all.  Obviously, this visa is taking much longer than anticipated, when I applied, as you all know, these were taking 18-24 - months to process.  So, now thinking about my options.  Does anyone know any up to date news on the 'New Temporary  Sponsored Parent' Visa.  Last info about this visa, I can find, was May this year.  It is something to think about applying for.  However, after saying that, the way things have started moving again, I am now wondering if it would be viable to go out, March/April next year on a 600 visitor visa.  The only thing that worries me about getting a visitor visa is having to get out of OZ for 6-months if the 143 visa queues/waiting time start to get even longer than they already are.  

No further info - it is going through their parliament now I think. Novemberish about due to announce /commence  the cost for 3yrs is pretty steep. I would personally wait it out until 12mths before 143 due, then go on a 600   Which I will do next summer  

some parents are out on a 600 visa now but do not have the condition on whereby you have to leave for 6mths in between each stay. Seems to be pot luck with immi which they offer you. i.e 12mths then renew for another 12 or any 12 in 18 mths

 None of us can see the difference why some do some don’t. Maybe it is to do with health./finances. Who knows !.? Perhaps someone can enlighten!

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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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13 minutes ago, Chrisstoff said:

Could you please add me 11th March

This website also has a tracker you cab add your detail as to  bit of  a work I  progress still but good 

https://www.australia-visa-timelines.com/

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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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Thanks Kathss56.  Yes, I am leaning towards a 600 visa, might just have to hold on a little longer and go in the summerish 2018.  By the way, I was NSW bound but now my son is moving to Queensland with his job. 

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21 minutes ago, PSHERE said:

Thanks Kathss56.  Yes, I am leaning towards a 600 visa, might just have to hold on a little longer and go in the summerish 2018.  By the way, I was NSW bound but now my son is moving to Queensland with his job. 

Well there you go, who knows where you will end up living. It is very hard we all know. You have to have the patience of a saint ?

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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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22 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

We arrived about 4 hours ago, and in all the excitement I actually forgot about the insurance for the trip!  I sold my car the day before I left the UK, which was cutting it fine to say the least.   It's now 2.30am and I'm still awake.  Good luck everybody still waiting, I'll be keeping an eye out and fingers crossed for you all.  

Wonderful news @Catlady2014 now I know you are going to be wanting to rush off and explore your new and exciting life, but please don't leave us. Keep in touch and let us know how you go. Lots of photos as well 

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On 29/10/2017 at 03:40, Catlady2014 said:

We arrived about 4 hours ago, and in all the excitement I actually forgot about the insurance for the trip!  I sold my car the day before I left the UK, which was cutting it fine to say the least.   It's now 2.30am and I'm still awake.  Good luck everybody still waiting, I'll be keeping an eye out and fingers crossed for you all.  

Congratulations and good luck with your new life in Australia! you must be still in shock to actually be there after all the waiting and stress. Enjoy the blue skies and being with your daughter and relax........!  

 

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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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9 hours ago, PSHERE said:

A couple of questions for you all.  Obviously, this visa is taking much longer than anticipated, when I applied, as you all know, these were taking 18-24 - months to process.  So, now thinking about my options.  Does anyone know any up to date news on the 'New Temporary  Sponsored Parent' Visa.  Last info about this visa, I can find, was May this year.  It is something to think about applying for.  However, after saying that, the way things have started moving again, I am now wondering if it would be viable to go out, March/April next year on a 600 visitor visa.  The only thing that worries me about getting a visitor visa is having to get out of OZ for 6-months if the 143 visa queues/waiting time start to get even longer than they already are.  

Wby don’t you apply for the 600 visa anyway and  see if you are actually allocated one which gives you multiple 12 months stay?  That’s the one I have got.  It came through in less than a week, cost less than £100 (can’t remember the exact amount now) and has 5 year validity.  If yours comes back with conditions that don’t suit you then you can always still apply for the new parent visa, though I understand they are much more expensive.

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Angela (AMP).

143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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On 29/10/2017 at 02:40, Catlady2014 said:

We arrived about 4 hours ago, and in all the excitement I actually forgot about the insurance for the trip!  I sold my car the day before I left the UK, which was cutting it fine to say the least.   It's now 2.30am and I'm still awake.  Good luck everybody still waiting, I'll be keeping an eye out and fingers crossed for you all.  

Brilliant news Catlady!  Welcome to your new life in Australia.  Once you are settled and if you fancy it then it would be good to meet up.  Maybe somewhere in the city or on Southbank?  Anyway, if and when that suggestion appeals then just send me a PM and we can arrange.  Doubtless your head will be spinning a the moment, trying to adjust to the new time zone, the weather and the whole newness of everything else too.  Take your time and relax after all the stresses of packing up and moving, you will doubtless need it! It took me about 10 days to  be no longer wide awake in the middle of the night, surprisingly much longer than it ever did when I came on holiday.  Hopefully it won’t take as long for you though - but ultimately, does it matter?  You now have all the time in the world! Enjoy. 

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Angela (AMP).

143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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Great news you’re settling in. We are coming across end November for two months. Can we maybe meet up? South Bank is good or anywhere in the CBD. Anyone else in Brissie too?

 

ian

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5 minutes ago, Ian Ireland said:

Great news you’re settling in. We are coming across end November for two months. Can we maybe meet up? South Bank is good or anywhere in the CBD. Anyone else in Brissie too?

 

ian

 

5 minutes ago, Ian Ireland said:

Great news you’re settling in. We are coming across end November for two months. Can we maybe meet up? South Bank is good or anywhere in the CBD. Anyone else in Brissie too?

 

ian

That would be great.  I’ll try to sort out an appropriate meeting point and will propose a date and time for PiO in Brisbane get together! 

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Angela (AMP).

143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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1 hour ago, AMP said:

Brilliant news Catlady!  Welcome to your new life in Australia.  Once you are settled and if you fancy it then it would be good to meet up.  Maybe somewhere in the city or on Southbank?  Anyway, if and when that suggestion appeals then just send me a PM and we can arrange.  Doubtless your head will be spinning a the moment, trying to adjust to the new time zone, the weather and the whole newness of everything else too.  Take your time and relax after all the stresses of packing up and moving, you will doubtless need it! It took me about 10 days to  be no longer wide awake in the middle of the night, surprisingly much longer than it ever did when I came on holiday.  Hopefully it won’t take as long for you though - but ultimately, does it matter?  You now have all the time in the world! Enjoy. 

Thank you so much, I'll private message 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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1 hour ago, Ian Ireland said:

Great news you’re settling in. We are coming across end November for two months. Can we maybe meet up? South Bank is good or anywhere in the CBD. Anyone else in Brissie too?

 

ian

Hi Ian, I'll private message you.  

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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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