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9 minutes ago, Ryan 2017 said:

When was your lodgement for 143

Please check my signature.


143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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 I really don't believe it will make any difference at all whether you include "the" or leave it out; so long as Department of Home Affairs is there, that should be fine. 

 I got my visa granted very very quickly after the cheque was sent off, despite a Bank Holiday intervening. 

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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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1 minute ago, Catlady2014 said:

 I really don't believe it will make any difference at all whether you include "the" or leave it out; so long as Department of Home Affairs is there, that should be fine. 

 I got my visa granted very very quickly after the cheque was sent off, despite a Bank Holiday intervening. 

Thanks very much @Catlady2014. I just came back from the bank and they said the same thing.

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143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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53 minutes ago, Ryan 2017 said:

I can’t find it

Signatures appear directly below members' posts, but you will only see the signatures if you are signed into the forum at the time when you are reading the posts. 

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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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2 minutes ago, Peter2 said:

Thanks very much @Catlady2014. I just came back from the bank and they said the same thing.

Congratulations on getting this far - nearly there now!  🥂

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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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2 hours ago, Peter2 said:

Hi all,

We've been requested to pay 2nd VAC. Those who have visa granted, could you please let us know whether you pay by bank cheque and have your visa within 10 days? and is the bank cheque directed to "Department of Home Affairs"?

My agent said it could take up to 2 months for bank cheque.

Hi Pete,

can we pay by bank transfer instead you know?

 

 

Thanks

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1 minute ago, KATE PHUONG LAM said:

Hi Pete,

can we pay by bank transfer instead you know?

 

 

Thanks

I'm not sure. They only mention either credit card or bank cheque.


143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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Just now, Peter2 said:

I'm not sure. They only mention either credit card or bank cheque.

does it mean that we can fill in the credit card detail and send it back to them? otherwise cheque?

my visa was applied on 15Jun15, and case officer has contacted me for form 80 last week

hopefully i will get the 2nd payment request soon 

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4 minutes ago, KATE PHUONG LAM said:

does it mean that we can fill in the credit card detail and send it back to them? otherwise cheque?

my visa was applied on 15Jun15, and case officer has contacted me for form 80 last week

hopefully i will get the 2nd payment request soon 

Correct, but there is a high fee for credit card payment.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees


143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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Peter2’s visa is going to be granted very close to 12 months after his medical and police check. With the increasing delays at all stages of visa processing it can’t be long until the 12 month window is exceeded.  As well as the obvious difficulties, already discussed, of activating the visa in a short space of time, particularly if you’re not already in Aus, what happens re medical and police checks?  


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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17 hours ago, KATE PHUONG LAM said:

Hi Pete,

can we pay by bank transfer instead you know?

 

 

Thanks

You can pay by bank transfer if you have an Australian bank account Kate


CPV 143 lodgement date 16th June 2015

Acknowledgement 25th June 2015

medical 13th April 2018

Police checks 15th April 2018

Aos lodged 16th April 2018

Aos approved 22nd October 2018

second Vac requested 7th Dec 2018

visa granted 20th Dec 2018

 

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18 hours ago, KATE PHUONG LAM said:

Hi Pete,

can we pay by bank transfer instead you know?

 

 

Thanks

At the time of my payment request, the only options for payment were either bank cheque or credit card.  That was just over a year ago.  Maybe things have changed, maybe you can use other methods now (I don't know) but when you get the request for payment you MUST follow the payment instructions on the payment request.  

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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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4 minutes ago, Catlady2014 said:

At the time of my payment request, the only options for payment were either bank cheque or credit card.  That was just over a year ago.  Maybe things have changed, maybe you can use other methods now (I don't know) but when you get the request for payment you MUST follow the payment instructions on the payment request.  

Same here: only credit card or bank cheque.

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143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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On 04/11/2018 at 20:57, SIMHAR said:

Hi , 
Your lodgement date and our lodgement date is same i.e. 23/06/2015. Best of luck

Hi I can not see your previous post, what the update ? 

Cheers James 


Applied off shore for a 143 CPV 23 June 2015

Medicals Police Checks and Form 80 sent May 2018

Daughter AOS to Centrelink May 2018.

Came out on a 600 holiday visa October 2017

Went to Bali November 2017 Came back 4 December

We have 12 months from return from Bali then we have to leave, 

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4 minutes ago, Peter2 said:

Same here: only credit card or bank cheque.

Hi Peter2 you lodged 18th May 2015 and still havent been granted.

Back to the uk for us then,


Applied off shore for a 143 CPV 23 June 2015

Medicals Police Checks and Form 80 sent May 2018

Daughter AOS to Centrelink May 2018.

Came out on a 600 holiday visa October 2017

Went to Bali November 2017 Came back 4 December

We have 12 months from return from Bali then we have to leave, 

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26 minutes ago, jimbob007 said:

Hi Peter2 you lodged 18th May 2015 and still havent been granted.

Back to the uk for us then,

Yes, mainly because AoS took 7-8 months and we had to resend all documents because PVC team said they didn't receive them 2 months later.


143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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1 hour ago, Peter2 said:

Yes, mainly because AoS took 7-8 months and we had to resend all documents because PVC team said they didn't receive them 2 months later.

Considering, the current situation with centrelink 7-8 months period for AOS does not sound bad at all.

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On 03/11/2018 at 13:29, superman2016 said:

@Bev50Bradley  Have you received an invitation from IMMI department to prepare further documents as yet?

Kev

No, nothing yet!😥


CPV 143 lodgement date 13.07.15 1st VAC paid 14.07.15 Acknowledgement date 15.07.15 AOS Date Requested 15.12.18 Medical date 17.12.18 Police checks date requested 15.12.18 Form 80 date Requested 15.12.18 2nd VAC paid ??? Visa grant date ???

Currently staying in Perth.

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11 hours ago, Karen j said:

You can pay by bank transfer if you have an Australian bank account Kate

I don't think you can.  We paid just over a month ago and it was definitely either bank cheque or credit card.

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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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Well looks like I will be in a couple of unfortunate situations - my flatmate has always been aware that I am immigrating with the thought of it being early 2019 so she has been making arrangements of selling her place and moving back to Sweden so at this rate I will be homeless if these delays continue.  In addition my boss has decided to retire at the end of March 2019 also with me immigrating early 2019 so he may not be replaced that will mean that I will need to be re-deployed if that happens. We both thought we would leave at the same time. I was not stressed but now I am. At one stage the processing of  173 was shorter than 143 but now its on par.

Just spoke to my daughter and she suggests I apply for the 600 visa if necessary instead of looking for other accommodation. Watch this space.


30th Oct 2015 173 lodged (off shore) ;   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 - 12th Sept 2019 entered Australia

24th June 2020 143 lodged (on shore);   02nd July 2020 - Acknowledged ;  03rd August - Request for AOS and AFP clearance Certificate ;  10th August- AOS approval letter received; 25th September - Request to pay 2nd VAC ; 29th September 143 visa granted ; 

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1 hour ago, Marilyn said:

Well looks like I will be in a couple of unfortunate situations - my flatmate has always been aware that I am immigrating with the thought of it being early 2019 so she has been making arrangements of selling her place and moving back to Sweden so at this rate I will be homeless if these delays continue.  In addition my boss has decided to retire at the end of March 2019 also with me immigrating early 2019 so he may not be replaced that will mean that I will need to be re-deployed if that happens. We both thought we would leave at the same time. I was not stressed but now I am. At one stage the processing of  173 was shorter than 143 but now its on par.

Just spoke to my daughter and she suggests I apply for the 600 visa if necessary instead of looking for other accommodation. Watch this space.

We feel your stress...as we have a live in job, which we originally we told our boss would probably mean us leaving Feb 2017....the original 18 months!  Then we’ve extended a bit more and a bit more, thankfully with an understanding boss, but he wants to do things with the property now...so we’ve said Sept 2019 for now but even then we can’t be sure and may be living in rented accommodation until everything is finalised!  Also family is on continual hold mode - they have lives as well but can’t prgress until Aos is sorted! Frustration 😤

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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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