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Can someone send me the email address of the department which sends the automatic reply containing the latest processing date

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Can someone send me the email address of the department which sends the automatic reply containing the latest processing date

parents@homeaffairs.gov.au

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2 minutes ago, Brett31 said:

Can someone send me the email address of the department which sends the automatic reply containing the latest processing date

parents@border.gov.au


SUBCLASS 173 FOR SELF N WIFE, APPLIED 28/06/2015 , FIRST VAC PAID 30TH JUNE 2015, ACKNOWLEDGED 28/07/2015

NOTHING SINCE ..

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39 minutes ago, Brett31 said:

Can someone send me the email address of the department which sends the automatic reply containing the latest processing date

parents@immi.gov.au


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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3 hours ago, Brett31 said:

Can someone send me the email address of the department which sends the automatic reply containing the latest processing date

The one I got a reply from today was

parents@border.gov.au

but it is redirecting them also to the parents@homeaffairs.gov.au.

So either of those

ALSO this email is parent visas only email and I noticed it comes back with the clause on the bottom of the auto reply about paying online for a paper visa now

so yes we can pay online. @elnak said they would be brave and try it out for us lol  

presumably transfer money to your Oz bank account first if you have one 

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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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Happy Australia Day!

Don't think we'll be throwing a shrimp on the barbie here, but might try a glass of Australia's finest (if I can work out how to open the box). 

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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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On 1/23/2018 at 05:59, Catlady2014 said:

I'm not sure whether you need to inform Immi, but it probably would do no harm to do so, just to be on the safe side.  I think the timescales vary quite a bit, take a look at mine for example.  

Thanks @Catlady2014. Indeed yours took a very long time. I actually do not want to even think about that.  This is very hard. We are enjoying Brisbane very much though. A well deserved holiday for my husband who hasn't had a proper holiday in a long time.

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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 1/23/2018 at 11:32, nyorksgrannie said:

We are only ahead with submitting all the docs. The waiting continues...

Kindly tell me what the Acceptance Letter looks like more or less. Will it be sent by email or snail mail? TIA. 

Are you in Australia at the moment?


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 1/23/2018 at 11:27, LindaH27 said:

Wow you’re ahead of the game if you lodged 9 April 2015 and already have AOS acceptance when immi say they’re only processing March 31st! I notice you are heading to NSW - I wonder if different areas process things more quickly?

@LindaH27. Dept of Home Affairs (Immi) seems to have adopted a new process by requesting documents etc much earlier than they used to previously. The date when the system changed seems to be round about end Feb 2015 to early March 2015 applications. This is only an assumption we have been speculating about and we have no solid evidence or confirmation regarding the whole issue. I guess we will find out pretty soon. Hope this helps. And yes, it does seem that different areas process faster but it does not  necessarily mean that faster processing will lead to being granted visas earlier than others ahead in the queue. (I suspect that if someone ahead in the queue who has a glitch, actually slows others down who have everything ready and in order but can not be granted a visa before that person's visa has been granted. }

The visa granting seem to be more or less in strict order according to lodgement date.  This, once again, is only an observation and not based on any formal information. 

I really wish that someone could give us some more info regarding this matter. 


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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8 hours ago, elnak said:

 

The visa granting seem to be more or less in strict order according to lodgement date.  This, once again, is only an observation and not based on any formal information. 

I really wish that someone could give us some more info regarding this matter. 

Hi folks. I used to follow @Catlady2014‘s progress with interest as I always assumed we would get our visas a couple of months after her, having applied a couple of months after her.

If you look at both our signatures, we actually got our visas first!!

Loving life here, especially laying on the beach mid January:cool: 

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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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14 minutes ago, NanaJan said:

Hi folks. I used to follow @Catlady2014‘s progress with interest as I always assumed we would get our visas a couple of months after her, having applied a couple of months after her.

If you look at both our signatures, we actually got our visas first!!

Loving life here, especially laying on the beach mid January:cool: 

I agree, I think it depends on the efficiency or otherwise of both the Centrelink staff and the Case Officer at Immi.  And frustrating as that is, it's all worthwhile in the end.  

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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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9 hours ago, elnak said:

Kindly tell me what the Acceptance Letter looks like more or less. Will it be sent by email or snail mail? TIA. 

Are you in Australia at the moment?

 

9 hours ago, elnak said:

Kindly tell me what the Acceptance Letter looks like more or less. Will it be sent by email or snail mail? TIA. 

Are you in Australia at the moment?

Hi Elnak, the acceptance letter was sent from Centrelink to our sponsor snail mail although only took a few days to arrive, we are staying with family in Australia on 12 month visa at moment. 

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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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7 weeks, wow, that must have been frustrating.Mine was stuck at border control for 4 weeks which I thought was bad enough, but then it was over the Christmas holiday period (and as it’s school summer holidays everywhere will be short staffed so it was understandable).  Glad you also now have your things as well.  It certainly makes it all feel very like home again.  My granddaughter is delighting in helping me to sort out all my costume jewellery, general “bits” and, of course, the photos.

Container took six weeks from London to Fremantle. Customs clearance was signed off whilst at sea and is now dockside awaiting quarantine. All being well, furniture to be delivered this Friday - 7 weeks total.
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On 28/01/2018 at 08:54, Catlady2014 said:

I agree, I think it depends on the efficiency or otherwise of both the Centrelink staff and the Case Officer at Immi.  And frustrating as that is, it's all worthwhile in the end.  

And maybe your migration agent, if you have one ... :biggrin:

Best regards.

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Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com and acollett@bdhtax.com

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7 hours ago, Alan Collett said:

And maybe your migration agent, if you have one ... :biggrin:

Best regards.

That goes without saying @Alan Collett :)

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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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Submitted the AFP certificate 4 days ago...here's hoping the 2nd VAC email is this week...

 

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143 CPV Lodgement Date : 18/03/2015

Acknowledgement date: 21/04/2015

Invitation to commence document preparation for Medicals/AOS/Police Checks: 10/10/2017

Medicals completed : End of October 2017, Police checks completed: 09/10/2017

AOS submitted: 12/10/2017

Received phone interview on 16/12/2017 (we had to ring and follow this up several times - persist and keep calling or visiting them especially if you are waiting more than 8 weeks!)

Lodged AOS with Commonwealth Bank and with Centrelink on 22/12/2017

AOS acceptance letter: 14/01/2018

All documentation submitted : 14/01/2018

Request for  from PVC team (Case Officer allocation - appears that the email with documents on 14/01/2018 was not reached so we resent everything again): 17/01/2018

Request for further documents (AFP Police Certificate and translation of foreign police certificate to English by an accredited translator) : 17/01/2018

Further documents  sent on: 29/01/2018

2nd VAC payment requested: 09/02/2018

2nd VAV posted by registered post to Parent Visa Centre : 12/02/2018

2nd VAC received by Parent Visa Centre and visa granted (via email correspondence): 15/02/2018

Entire process took approximately 35 months (2 years and 11 months) from start to completion. 

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10 hours ago, Alan Collett said:

And maybe your migration agent, if you have one ... :biggrin:

Best regards.

Hi Alan, What's your thoughts on some applications being processed months ahead of others submitted on the same date when even on the immi web site they say they are done in strict rotation?

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CPV 143 lodgement date 23/4/2015 acknowledgement date 1/5/2015

Bound for Geelong area Victoria.... soon I hope.  

AT LONG LAST....3 years and 1 day after lodgement.....

email to provide documents received 24th April 2018....Form 80s submitted 24th April.....Medicals done 25th April.....Police certificate submitted 27th April...... Daughter has interview for AoS Wednesday 2nd May 2018. 

AoS Granted.....22nd May 2019

2nd Vac request....28th May 2019

Visa Granted.....29th May 2019

Fly to Oz......7th July...... 

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53 minutes ago, Ray and Geri said:

Hi Alan, What's your thoughts on some applications being processed months ahead of others submitted on the same date when even on the immi web site they say they are done in strict rotation?

As others have said, in recent times the PVC has been issuing requests for medicals, etc in advance of applications being allocated to case officers.

You should distinguish between a request for documents pre-allocation, and the allocation of applications for assessment.

Hope this helps.

Best regards.

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Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com and acollett@bdhtax.com

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Regarding the efficiency or otherwise of processing staff ... I moved house April 2016 and changed my address on my immi account as well as everywhere else. In June  2017 I applied for my 143. When the emailed receipt and acknowledgment were received I noticed it was still showing my old address ! Checked on immi my new address was there and it was on my CPV143 too. 

My daughter spent  45 mins on the phone waiting to get through. The girl who answered eventually said she could see my new address quite clearly on her screen and didn’t have a clue why the emails showed my old address! Let’s hope nothing else goes wrong - it wasn’t a good start and shows the importance of double checking everything !!

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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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 02 April 2015.

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CPV 143 submitted 2/1/2016, 1st Vac taken 7/1/2016, Request for further information, medical, form 80, aos etc 31/10/2019, received request for bank guarantee 13/1/2020, paid 14K into CommBank 15/1/2020 ( no 150$ application fee), all paperwork re bank guarantee & account details uploaded to centrelink and copy forwarded to immigration . Aos acceptance 17/1/2020, 2nd VAC paid 7/2/2020

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Question for a friend.  Re members of family unit  if you have stepchildren and estranged daughter can you put unknown re date of birth etc  they are unsure of some deceased dates also etc 

TIA

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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, Kathss56 said:

Question for a friend.  Re members of family unit  if you have stepchildren and estranged daughter can you put unknown re date of birth etc  they are unsure of some deceased dates also etc 

TIA

Yes.

You can't provide information you genuinely do not know 

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I believer that the following people have been contacted and are currently being "processed". Where are you currently in the process and are any of you anywhere near being asked for your 2nd VAC?

FEB 2015

Ant111, Elnak 

MAR 2015

MikeC, Pertenhall, Nicole Eire, Rahul Shankar, IanS61

APR 2015

nyorksgrannie, Harris L16, Zaki

After a flurry of activity at the end of last year, things seem to have gone awfully quiet.......

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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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4 minutes ago, Wishfull said:

I believer that the following people have been contacted and are currently being "processed". Where are you currently in the process and are any of you anywhere near being asked for your 2nd VAC?

FEB 2015

Ant111, Elnak 

MAR 2015

MikeC, Pertenhall, Nicole Eire, Rahul Shankar, IanS61

APR 2015

nyorksgrannie, Harris L16, Zaki

After a flurry of activity at the end of last year, things seem to have gone awfully quiet.......

 

Yeah! Nothing yet Just submitted AoS and 2 days back mah agent got confirmation mail from DIBP that they have received our medicals and all good.  Seriously this Processing time is Bugging me Ughhhhhhhh No mercy ?

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C.P.V lodgement date 5.5.2015

Acknowledment date 11.05.2015

Prepration to commence docs 9.12.2017

Medicals 15.12.2017. Police clearance 16.12.2017 

AoS Lodged on 23.12.17 

Aos Telephone interview 10.4.18

Request to Pay off Bond with CBA and lodged 25.4.18

Aos Acceptance letter    2.5.18

2nd VAC  3.7.18

Permenant residency Granted 10.7.18 

 

38 months Phewwwwwwwww

 

 

Lives in Sydney, Australia 

From Mumbai, Maharashtra 

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In the same boat. Everything has been submitted and acknowledged by Pvc but still waiting on centrelink ?

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CPV143 lodgement date 10/03/2015

acknowledgement date 11/03/2015

AOS, Medicals, Police checks and form 80 requested 21/12/2017

AoS submitted 28 Dec 17, Police certs and Form80 submitted 12 Jan 18, Medicals submitted 11 Jan 18

centrelink AOS letter received to post bond 3/4/2018 paid 5/4/2018

AOS acceptance letter received 24/4/2018

email received acknowledging all documents received 9/5/2018

request for 2nd vac payment 12/6/2018

Visa granted 03/7/2018

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