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The Brand New PIO Parents Visa thread

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42 minutes ago, Geoffandgill said:

Hi everyone, is there a new ‘test’ email address? We’ve sent an email every two weeks to parents@border.gov.au and never had a reply. 

Thanks

Geoff & Gill

Hi we use parents@homeaffairs.gov.au and get a reply no probs!


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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22 minutes ago, Rosiejaq said:

Hi we use parents@homeaffairs.gov.au and get a reply no probs!

 

23 minutes ago, Rosiejaq said:

Hi we use parents@homeaffairs.gov.au and get a reply no probs!

Thanks will try that. Yep it works! Cheers

Geoff & Gill


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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18 minutes ago, LindaH27 said:

I shouldn’t get too excited, I experienced the constant retrospective changes to immigration affecting thousands of people’s lives when Chris Evans was the Labour Immigration minister. 

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It’s not so much excitement it’s more wariness. 

We knew where we stood with Dutton-  it depends who gets the job and how they see it. 

If retrospective measures took effect in the past and the Australian  govt is anti immigration I’m not sure why the proposed AOS changes didn’t actually go ahead. I believe Morrison at the Treasury is in favour of immigration. 

I'm still amazed st how easily and quickly govt personnel changes happen in Australia - in UK it takes place quite slowly.  Is it 6 PMs in 10 years now?


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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1 hour ago, LindaH27 said:

It’s not so much excitement it’s more wariness. 

We knew where we stood with Dutton-  it depends who gets the job and how they see it. 

If retrospective measures took effect in the past and the Australian  govt is anti immigration I’m not sure why the proposed AOS changes didn’t actually go ahead. I believe Morrison at the Treasury is in favour of immigration. 

I'm still amazed st how easily and quickly govt personnel changes happen in Australia - in UK it takes place quite slowly.  Is it 6 PMs in 10 years now?

Hopefully they will re-employ the +- 300 staff members he laid off so that they can catch up to the backlog and we can start moving in the waiting room again. My backside has spread from sitting for so long!


30th Oct 2015 173 lodged;   02nd Nov 2015 - Acknowledged;  6th Feb 2019 - Request for additional documents ; 2nd Mar 2019 Submitted to PVC Team 1; 24th July - Request to pay 2nd VAC ;  25th July 2019 - VISA GRANTED;  One Way Ticket booked to Sydney for 10th September.

 

 

 

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Mine too! Reinstating staff -  that’s something to be hoped for but the govt are presently asking businesses to tender for the almost total computerisation (is that even a word?? Digitising??) of visa processes. It almost looks like it could end up as “computer says no!” That could speed up processes but human intervention would always  be needed in more difficult cases. Downsizing the present 99 different visas to 10 is also going to take time so I’m not sure things will move any quicker at present sadly. Also although Dutton had a reputation as a hard man he was probably following the party line on immigration- it would be hard for a single minister to direct policy. It will be interesting to see who is the next minister for home affairs! 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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Hi Forum members,

Thanks for all your information so far - I'm really grateful.

I'm having an absolute nightmare understanding one section of the 47PA form:
Part H – Members of the family unit aged 18 years or over (Each member of the family unit aged 18 years or over listed below,
whether they are migrating or not, must also complete a form 47A Details of child or other dependent family member aged 18 years or over.)

1) So, I have a sister living in my parent's country. She is married and her life is generally independent from ours.
Should the sentence "child or other dependent family member" be interpreted as " [child] and [other-dependent] " or " [child and other]-dependent".

So, basically should we as children need to fill this section up even if we are not dependent on our parents just because we are the members of the same family ?

If not, the only section to mention our relationship is in: Part J – Details of other family members.
2) Here, should my father and mother both have our names listed in their respective sections?

 

Sorry for this complicatedly phrased question.

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On 17/08/2018 at 17:32, envinur said:

received an email from a case officer requesting additional documents

What documents did they request on 15-Aug? I assume you submitted the health check and police clearance back in February, when you started preparing documents?


CPV lodged 25-June-2015

AoS/Medical/Police Clearance invitation received 3-Apr-2018

AoS application lodged online 6-April-2018, Phone interview 7-April-2018, Bond lodgement request 10-April-2018 (mygov inbox on 12/4/2017). Bond lodged and paperwork submitted 16/4/2017

Aos acceptance letter 14/5/2017 (although it wasn't in mygov inbox until 16/5/2017)

2nd VAC request 4/12/2018

Visa Approval ???

Entry Date ???

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Great update..

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Cpv 143 lodged 21 aug 2015

medicals and police clearance requested 16 February 2019.

PCC booked on 18 feb 2019

medicals booked on 21 feb 2019

Aos lodged 21 feb 2019

Aos interview call 26 feb 2019

(demanded bond of 14000 AU $)

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Its for 143

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Cpv 143 lodged 21 aug 2015

medicals and police clearance requested 16 February 2019.

PCC booked on 18 feb 2019

medicals booked on 21 feb 2019

Aos lodged 21 feb 2019

Aos interview call 26 feb 2019

(demanded bond of 14000 AU $)

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Thanks that’s a huge improvement. And 38  - 40 months for 173. 

Anybody want to hazard a guess as to why the wait time has shrunk so much? ?

 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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6 minutes ago, LindaH27 said:

Thanks that’s a huge improvement. And 38  - 40 months for 173. 

Anybody want to hazard a guess as to why the wait time has shrunk so much? ?

 

I think this is the time scale up to the 31st July .. not for future visas that have not been issued yet. Could be wrong!!


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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Would be nice if in the interest of transparency there was a clue about how long the wait is for the 864 visa.

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3 minutes ago, Jellybean T said:

I think this is the time scale up to the 31st July .. not for future visas that have not been issued yet. Could be wrong!!

That's also my understanding, so certainly hasn't shrunk for me!  Applied July 2015 and was hopeful of visa approval around October/November this year, but now looking like next March  

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But it went up to 56 months a while ago so a drop to 44 months is a big improvement 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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5 minutes ago, LindaH27 said:

But it went up to 56 months a while ago so a drop to 44 months is a big improvement 

It may have gone to 56 months for more recent applications, but as far as I am aware, not as far back as July 2015 applicants.  I think applicants from around this time frame were expecting a processing time of about 40 months - well I certainly was!

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6 minutes ago, surfersj said:

That's also my understanding, so certainly hasn't shrunk for me!  Applied July 2015 and was hopeful of visa approval around October/November this year, but now looking like next March  

I would still think you could have your visa by the end of this year. It would be nice to have some clarity on the time scales being quoted. Also how many applications are in front of us.... each month is different, there could be lots of applications during May and June just Incase the fees went up for the new financial year and then a drop off for a few months when they didn’t go up. I know we all are waiting much longer than the time schedule expected and it’s very stressful. We are also getting older and may not pass the medical by the time our applications come to the top of the list so you don’t want to sell up just in case. If they can produce a queue for the 103visa why can’t they provide one for the other parent visas. Make life a lot easier for us. 

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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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1 hour ago, surfersj said:

That's also my understanding, so certainly hasn't shrunk for me!  Applied July 2015 and was hopeful of visa approval around October/November this year, but now looking like next March  

Very wise to plan for March 2019. Unfortunately the processes is now moving so slowly many of us are going to be 48/60 months (and much longer for newer applicants). So better to be realistic than to keep being disappointed. These global times don't really mean anything to parents waiting in the queue, sadly it's just false hope to think it's suddenly speeding up.


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

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https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/hindi/en/article/2018/08/20/australian-citizenship-more-staff-be-deployed-process-backlog

maybe when the extra 150 staff have finished they will switch them over to parent visas ???

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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

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My parents are in the queue for a subclass 143.

 

The old man had a health scare last night - "acute pulmonary oedema secondary / hypertensive emergency" last night (fluid in lungs due to heart failure). Thankfully he's out of the woods now, just needs to stay a couple of nights in hospital. 

 

We've been DIYing their application so far. They're a few years away from having their visa application assessed. Would Dad's health scare warrant going to an Agent for assistance? I'm nervous about the implications this might have on his health assessment when the time comes.

 

Also, they're in Malaysia whereas I'm in Sydney. I've been coordinating the paperwork to date. Would people recommend an Agent in Sydney or should an Agent also be based where they live? (they aren't too tech savvy but Mum has grasped email and Facebook). 

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Australian citizen since 26-01-2014

Sponsoring the parental units for a Contributory Parents subclass 143 visa:

Application lodged 21-09-2017 | Acknowledgement letter 28-10-2017 | 1st VAC charged 28-10-2017

 

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Ha ha Peter Dutton - karma at work me thinks!!!!


173 lodged 23 May 2014 Acknowledged 16 Dec 2014. Medical 21 March 2016 granted 24 June 2016

Applied for conversion from 173 to 143 Feb 2018 and STILL waiting!!

18 January 2019 FINALLY received request for AOS

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Just now, Skeelsy said:

Ha ha Peter Dutton - karma at work me thinks!!!!

Just read he is having a 2nd attempt for  PM!!!

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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

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