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15 hours ago, gafuk said:

Thanks for the best wishes !.

I am shopping for rates on transfers. TORFX ACCENDO and MONEYCORP totally different figures.Moneycorp best by a few hundred dollars ?? on £48,000

Are they all "Safe" firstly and anyone had good/bad experience ? Ive not used moneycorp before , it's alot of money to make a mistake with

 

I've said before on here that Transferwise seems by far the best to me.... you see what you get guaranteed for 24 hours... they charge upfront so no hidden charges, all done online and you can "do the deal" and you have 24 hours to transfer the money to them..... Check them out.... 

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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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Just now, TinaH said:

Thanks @whataday!!! Your turn will be very sooon. 

Thanks Tina

I have not heard anything from PVC team1 and getting very frustrated and angry

 

Once again, happy for you and your mum

 

I hope i will be with my mom very soon too

 

 

Cheers

 

Peter

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 24/04/2015

Medicals completed : 12/2017

Police check completed: 12/2017

Form 80 submitted: 12/2017

AOS acceptance letter: 16/01/2018

2nd VAC requested: 18/5/2018

Visa granted:23/5/2018

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2 minutes ago, Ray and Geri said:

I've said before on here that Transferwise seems by far the best to me.... you see what you get guaranteed for 24 hours... they charge upfront so no hidden charges, all done online and you can "do the deal" and you have 24 hours to transfer the money to them..... Check them out.... 

RayandGeri, the ones I've dealt with all do this too.  You see the rate you want and you book the deal and that is the rate you get, which you then need to pay for.  But be careful if they are only giving you 24 hours!  I came up against a problem with my bank which decided that my transfer to pay for my deals looked dodgy and immediately blocked the transactions.  Luckily, both Foremost and Moneycorp were very understanding and allowed plenty of time for the problem to be resolved and my transfers to go through to pay for my booked deals.  To be honest, I think most dealers would give you at least 48 hours to pay for a booked deal; mine are  happy to give me much longer, while preserving the rate I booked at.  No charges upfront, no hidden charges, no fees.  The only fee I've ever paid was to my Australian bank which sometimes charges a fee for receiving my money!  Why?  No idea! And they only do it sometimes.  

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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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15 minutes ago, whataday said:

Thanks Tina

I have not heard anything from PVC team1 and getting very frustrated and angry

 

Once again, happy for you and your mum

 

I hope i will be with my mom very soon too

 

 

Cheers

 

Peter

Peter, maybe they'll be all happened next week, 2nd VAC request and Visa grant. Just get the money ready, pay as soon as you get the request, then visa will be granted within a week.

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 13/04/2015

Medicals completed : 11/2017

Police check completed: 11/2017

AOS approval letter: 3/1/2018

2nd VAC requested: 10/4/2018

Visa granted: 12/4/2018

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HI Roomie,

Has any 07/2015 lodger receive am invite from Home affair department yet?

Kev

 


143 acknowledged on 30/09/2015

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14 minutes ago, TinaH said:

Peter, maybe they'll be all happened next week, 2nd VAC request and Visa grant. Just get the money ready, pay as soon as you get the request, then visa will be granted within a week.

Thanks for your advice,Tina

I have not got CO yet. Have you got CO or just received a 2nd payment request directly?


VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 24/04/2015

Medicals completed : 12/2017

Police check completed: 12/2017

Form 80 submitted: 12/2017

AOS acceptance letter: 16/01/2018

2nd VAC requested: 18/5/2018

Visa granted:23/5/2018

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4 minutes ago, superman2016 said:

HI Roomie,

Has any 07/2015 lodger receive am invite from Home affair department yet?

Kev

 

Hi Kev

As far as i am aware, there only a few application lodged in early July received the invite email.

 

Cheers

 

Peter

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 24/04/2015

Medicals completed : 12/2017

Police check completed: 12/2017

Form 80 submitted: 12/2017

AOS acceptance letter: 16/01/2018

2nd VAC requested: 18/5/2018

Visa granted:23/5/2018

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Just now, whataday said:

Thanks for your advice,Tina

I have not got CO yet. Have you got CO or just received a 2nd payment request directly?

I've got an email from pvc team 1 to request 2nd VAC, then at the bottom there was Case Officer's Name and Position Number. So I think if we have all the requested documents, CO will contact you to request for 2nd VAC. Another case is if there is still any outstanding docs, the CO will contact you first before request for 2nd payment. 

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 13/04/2015

Medicals completed : 11/2017

Police check completed: 11/2017

AOS approval letter: 3/1/2018

2nd VAC requested: 10/4/2018

Visa granted: 12/4/2018

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Just now, TinaH said:

I've got an email from pvc team 1 to request 2nd VAC, then at the bottom there was Case Officer's Name and Position Number. So I think if we have all the requested documents, CO will contact you to request for 2nd VAC. Another case is if there is still any outstanding docs, the CO will contact you first before request for 2nd payment. 

Sure

See what will happens to my mum's application

 

 


VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 24/04/2015

Medicals completed : 12/2017

Police check completed: 12/2017

Form 80 submitted: 12/2017

AOS acceptance letter: 16/01/2018

2nd VAC requested: 18/5/2018

Visa granted:23/5/2018

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1 hour ago, superman2016 said:

HI Roomie,

Has any 07/2015 lodger receive am invite from Home affair department yet?

Kev

 

We lodged at end of June and have heard nothing yet

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CPV lodged & 1st VAC 22 June 2015. Acknowledged 30 June 2015 Invitation to supply documents 1 May 2018. Medicals & police checks 9 May 2018. Form 80  25 May 2018.  

AOS lodged 1 June 2018  Telephone interview 20 Dec 2018  Bond paid 27 March 2019AOS acceptance letter  11 April 2019

2nd VAC paid 3 May 2019 Visa Grant 14 May 2019

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Emmys Gran said:

We lodged at end of June and have heard nothing yet

One of mah friend who applied subclass 173 on 30th June 2015, directly got request few days back. Seems like 173 lodgers are getting VIP treatment ?


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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HI Roomie,
Has any 07/2015 lodger receive am invite from Home affair department yet?
Kev
 


We are 16 July 2015 and haven’t heard anything yet.

CPV application lodgement date 16 July 2015; 1st VAC paid 17 July 2015; Acknowledgement date 17 July 2015;

Further information requested 18 December 2018

AOS application date 21 December 2018; AOS Bond ($14,000) paid to Com Bank 16 April 2019; AOS Acceptance Letter 23 April 2019 (there was no interview)

Medicals date 31 December 2018; Form 80 date 4 January 2019; Police checks date 15 January 2019;

2nd VAC requested 2 May 2019; 2nd VAC paid 5 May 2019; Visas granted 6 May 2019

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9 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

Not heard of the second one and haven't used Torfx, but Money are a safe bet.  You can do it online, so if you see a great rate in the middle of the night you can grab it - no waiting for office hours.  I've used both Moneycorp and Foremost, no complaints about either service and they both provide excellent personal phone service if you need it - both very professional.  

 

I used  a highly recommended one but then regretted not using Transferwise. They have money in Aus already so offer good rates. They are also authorised by FCA In U K so are safe. They have to keep your money in a protected account   In case of problems. 

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143 App acknowledged 6/2/15

Email for PCs inc Australian. Form 80, Medical 9/11/17

Medical 17/11/17 All ok

AOS app 20/11/17. 

Form 80s, PCs emailed 1/12/2017

AOS INTERVIEW 13/4/2018

Request for Aos Bond , Bond done 20/4/2018 Waiting for approval letter

Got AOS acceptance letter today 7/6/2018)

Got second payment and offshore itinerary request 12/6/2018

Visa granted offshore 6/7/18 within hours of leaving Australia for Thailand

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3 hours ago, superman2016 said:

HI Roomie,

Has any 07/2015 lodger receive am invite from Home affair department yet?

Kev

 

We are 23 June 2015 and not heard anything yet. 


143 lodged 23 June 2015.  Visa granted 18 January 2019. 5 days short of 43 months! 

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On 11 April 2018 at 19:04, gafuk said:

Hi Everyone,

                       After 3 years 3 months waiting, weekly emails to Immi for updates, problem after problem with medical tests ( mainly Bureaucratic ). Yesterday,  we have finally received our request for 2nd Vac !. Ironically our solicitor phoned to say we have exchanged contracts on our house sale also. So Perth,  Western  Australia is finally in our sights and we can organise international movers and look at flights . We are not there yet but hopefully everything will be sorted for a late May early June departure.

                        Thanks very much to everyone on the forum for advice and help and just sharing your journey with others. It is comforting to share the same boat. Good luck to all of the long timers and new applicants and wish you all good luck and little as possible stress. LIke me and my wife , one day I hope you will have a big  smile and great sense of relief.

                        

Hi so pleased for you, this process is stressful enough without what you have had to deal with. Wish you lots of luck with the final stage ?

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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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5 hours ago, TinaH said:

Hello everyone, just to let you know my mom visa has been GRANTEEEED a few minutes ago. I just want to say thank you very much for everyone's help and supports during the most stressing time of my life. :)

Thank you and speedy visa to all parents in this waiting room. xoxo :x

 

Congratulations so pleased for you and your mum ?

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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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Can anyone out there just confirm to me what letter has to be sent into the team1, is it the letter from Centrelink to pay the AOS bond into the bank or do I have to wait for an acknowledgement letter for Centrelink to say that the money has been lodged. 


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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The bond was paid on 05/04 and Centrelink informed that day


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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6 hours ago, TinaH said:

Hello everyone, just to let you know my mom visa has been GRANTEEEED a few minutes ago. I just want to say thank you very much for everyone's help and supports during the most stressing time of my life. :)

Thank you and speedy visa to all parents in this waiting room. xoxo :x

 

Congrats TinaH glad it’s all finally happened and life can go back to normal again.  Hoping they start moving the date soon so we can crack on and sort the mess out! ?

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04.08.2015 143 lodged/06.08.2015 1st payment /12.02.2019 : request for docs, AoS and meds/07.03.2019 : meds done/15.03.2019 : apply police checks/ 18.03.2019 : AoS submitted (paper @ PM Centrelink )/19.03.2019 med queries- further tests  required/13.06.2019 : letter to panel doctors confirming no med probs exist /11.04.2019 : Form 80 & police checks submitted by agent/28.05.2019 : Aos rejected, reassessed & rejected again!/09.07.2019 : request for more info re form 80/Aos reassess/6.8.19:Swap out 1 person from Aos and sub new/9.10.19 Aos bond request/21.10.19 bond paid& Aos accepted/9.12.19 2nd VAC request/12.10.19 2nd VAC paid/ 13.12.2019 Visa granted

bound for mid north coast NSW !  😎 Sunnies now needed....& probably a mask (for bushfire smoke🥺)

flights booked for 31 December 2019....New Year in the air! 🎉🎉😎😎😎

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1 hour ago, HarrisL16 said:

Hi so pleased for you, this process is stressful enough without what you have had to deal with. Wish you lots of luck with the final stage ?

Thank you! @HarrisL16

Yours will be granted on the date you flight to Bali. ?

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 13/04/2015

Medicals completed : 11/2017

Police check completed: 11/2017

AOS approval letter: 3/1/2018

2nd VAC requested: 10/4/2018

Visa granted: 12/4/2018

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13 minutes ago, Rosiejaq said:

Congrats TinaH glad it’s all finally happened and life can go back to normal again.  Hoping they start moving the date soon so we can crack on and sort the mess out! ?

Thanks you! @Rosiejaq.

All the best for your visa application. ?

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 13/04/2015

Medicals completed : 11/2017

Police check completed: 11/2017

AOS approval letter: 3/1/2018

2nd VAC requested: 10/4/2018

Visa granted: 12/4/2018

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46 minutes ago, MikenC said:

The bond was paid on 05/04 and Centrelink informed that day

@MikenC ~ not the bond request letter. You’ll need to email to DIBP The Acceptance letter. After you paid the bond, bring the letter from CBA to Centerlink, then they’ll Issue a letter to let you know your AOS has been accepted in around 1-2 weeks. 

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VISA 143

Lodgement Date : 13/04/2015

Medicals completed : 11/2017

Police check completed: 11/2017

AOS approval letter: 3/1/2018

2nd VAC requested: 10/4/2018

Visa granted: 12/4/2018

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40 minutes ago, TinaH said:

@MikenC ~ not the bond request letter. You’ll need to email to DIBP The Acceptance letter. After you paid the bond, bring the letter from CBA to Centerlink, then they’ll Issue a letter to let you know your AOS has been accepted in around 1-2 weeks. 

Thank you for your reply. I think I'm just a little jumpy after all this time!  

I keep telling myself it's really not long now


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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On ‎11‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 16:38, gafuk said:

Thanks for the best wishes !.

I am shopping for rates on transfers. TORFX ACCENDO and MONEYCORP totally different figures.Moneycorp best by a few hundred dollars ?? on £48,000

Are they all "Safe" firstly and anyone had good/bad experience ? Ive not used moneycorp before , it's alot of money to make a mistake with

 

We have used TransferWise with very good results...fast and good rate of exchange. Congrats on your long awaited Visa!

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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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12 hours ago, TinaH said:

Hello everyone, just to let you know my mom visa has been GRANTEEEED a few minutes ago. I just want to say thank you very much for everyone's help and supports during the most stressing time of my life. :)

Thank you and speedy visa to all parents in this waiting room. xoxo :x

 

Its all happening at the moment.. Congratulations !

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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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