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2 hours ago, Skeelsy said:

When we were granted 173 back in June 2016 the waiting time for conversion to 143 was 3 to 6 months. Last Feb 2018 I was perplexed and horrified to see waiting time increased to over a year. Seeing this we applied immediately even though only had 173 for 20 months.   With a sick MIL in uk we had to apply for bridging visa so we could travel immediately if required.  Worryingly we were granted a 2 year bvb and felt higher powers knew more than us. Now after 10 months and still waiting and see update says 9 Feb for processing and we are 23 Feb. 

 

I am still waiting for my 173 to be granted and already planning on applying for the conversion to 143 on the day I land and activate my visa so it give me 24 months grace without stressing.  I really hope it works out for you and soon.

 

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CPV 173 lodged:  30.10.15 and acknowledged: 02.11.15 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Geoffandgill said:

Hi where would we go to find this info? Would HMRC UK and the private annuity pension provider have this information?

Geoff & Gill

HMRC - no.

Your pension scheme provider - probably.

You are very welcome to contact me directly to discuss.

Best regards.


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

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On 03/12/2018 at 23:41, Marilyn said:

@dunken I am in the same position I have applied for the 173 - there is a physical advantage whereby your folks can be in Australia whilst on the 173 and doing the switch to 143 - for the 173 we won't have to do AOS at this time as there is nearly a 18 - 20 week delay so when it gets to processing ours it will be quicker when they ask for Form 80, Medical and Police Clearance and payment of 2nd VAC.

The only disadvantage is a financial one as it is slightly more expensive a difference in total by $4,260 and also the chance the AOS maybe increased in 2019 from $10,000 to $15,000 for a single parent.

Hi Marilyn

Thanks for the info.. i never thought about that 18-20 weeks time for AOS. Im also going to switch 173 to 143 as soon as they arrive on 173. Good luck to you and please keep us updated. 🙂

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On 27/11/2018 at 12:59, Marilyn said:

Gosh that is what scares me with applying for the 600 and its not issued within the 12 months

·         OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143 and 173)
When your application is allocated to a case officer, you or your authorised contact will be asked to provide more documents, including (but not limited to) an Assurance of Support (subclass 143 only), police certificates and health clearances to finalise your application. 

We are currently assessing applications lodged up to 20 June 2015.


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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On 28/11/2018 at 07:00, jimbob007 said:

We are now waiting for the Acceptance letter from AOS, the to be asked to pay the second Vac, then the Grant shouldn't belong after that.

·         OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143 and 173)
When your application is allocated to a case officer, you or your authorised contact will be asked to provide more documents, including (but not limited to) an Assurance of Support (subclass 143 only), police certificates and health clearances to finalise your application. 

We are currently assessing applications lodged up to 20 June 2015.


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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On 28/11/2018 at 06:50, jimbob007 said:

We thought it would, we knew we had to be off shore for it to granted.

·         OFFSHORE APPLICANTS (subclass 143 and 173)
When your application is allocated to a case officer, you or your authorised contact will be asked to provide more documents, including (but not limited to) an Assurance of Support (subclass 143 only), police certificates and health clearances to finalise your application. 

We are currently assessing applications lodged up to 29 June 2015.

On 28/11/2018 at 06:50, jimbob007 said:

We thought it would, we knew we had to be off shore for it to granted.

Moved 9 Days 

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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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Good news at last - request for 2nd VAC came in this morning. 😎 Nearly there with our 143

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143 Receipted on 15th June 2015

Invite for medicals, Police checks and AoS on 22nd March 2018

AoS completed 21st August 2018

2nd VAC request 6th December 2018

143 Visa Granted 12 Dec 2018

 

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1 minute ago, AKB said:

Good news at last - request for 2nd VAC came in this morning. 😎 Nearly there with our 143

Congratulations 🍾🍾🍾🍾


Applied 8/12/2015...acknowledged 10/12/2015..nothing since.

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1 minute ago, AKB said:

Good news at last - request for 2nd VAC came in this morning. 😎 Nearly there with our 143

Excellent News good luck . 


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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On ‎05‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 13:13, Alan Collett said:

FYI (and the information of others) the PVC is now issuing invoices for 2nd VACs for offshore parent visa applications that can be settled via BPay or PostBillPay (Australia Post's solution).

Until recently this was only possible for onshore parent applications.

Best regards.

I take it this is Offshore only, so if you apply onshore you would still have to snail mail a cheque or pay the huge credit card fees?

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1 hour ago, Lenses said:

I take it this is Offshore only, so if you apply onshore you would still have to snail mail a cheque or pay the huge credit card fees?

Why do you think that?

It has been possible to pay VACs for onshore parent visa applications using these means for quite a while now.

Best regards,


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

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@Alan Collett Our recent 2nd VAC request for 143 grant did not offer BPay or PostBillPay. Just the usual bank guaranteed cheque or C/C. 


143 Receipted on 15th June 2015

Invite for medicals, Police checks and AoS on 22nd March 2018

AoS completed 21st August 2018

2nd VAC request 6th December 2018

143 Visa Granted 12 Dec 2018

 

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@AKB Congratulations I am sure you must be so excited and anxious at the same time. It will all be worth the wait. Just remember to breathe!


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CPV 173 lodged:  30.10.15 and acknowledged: 02.11.15 

 

 

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All I want for Christmas is an email from IMMI with an Invitation for further document and my HAP number

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CPV 173 lodged:  30.10.15 and acknowledged: 02.11.15 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Marilyn said:

All I want for Christmas is an email from IMMI with an Invitation for further document and my HAP number

I quite agree it would be the best pressie ever!

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143 lodged 4.8.2015

1st payment acknowledged 6.8.15

bound for mid north coast NSW !

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18 hours ago, AKB said:

@Alan Collett Our recent 2nd VAC request for 143 grant did not offer BPay or PostBillPay. Just the usual bank guaranteed cheque or C/C. 

How recent is "recent" please?

Remember that procedures change.   Or maybe our clients are luckier than others?  <grin>

A client of ours received a 2nd VAC request for a subclass 143 visa application with an invoice dated 21 Nov 2018 with payment allowed by BPay and PostBillPay.

Best regards.


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

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47 minutes ago, Alan Collett said:

How recent is "recent" please?

Remember that procedures change.   Or maybe our clients are luckier than others?  <grin>

A client of ours received a 2nd VAC request for a subclass 143 visa application with an invoice dated 21 Nov 2018 with payment allowed by BPay and PostBillPay.

Best regards.

Hi @Alan Collett, can you confirm if the client's file number prefix is BCC?

According to the letter I received:

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PAYMENT OPTIONS - If your file is a BCC file you will receive a Tax Invoice.  If your file is an OSF file you will not receive a Tax Invoice.

I think the tax invoice has more payment options.


Visa 143 lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015

Received invatation to start medicals, police checks & AoS: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017

AoS interview: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks from lodgement date) -- declaration letter requested

AoS bond paid and uploaded online: 18/05/2018

AoS acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018

Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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@Alan Collett Recent as in 2 days ago! 

@Peter2 I think you are correct, ours was OSF, so just bank cheque or C/C


143 Receipted on 15th June 2015

Invite for medicals, Police checks and AoS on 22nd March 2018

AoS completed 21st August 2018

2nd VAC request 6th December 2018

143 Visa Granted 12 Dec 2018

 

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Any July applicants got the invitation for extra documents?? 


CPV 14/10/15

1st Vac paid, receipted and acknowledged: 16/10/15

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Any aos update please. 16 weeks still waiting and from 20 Dec ember holidays are starting so justtt waiting ........ That's not good ahhhh god.

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7 hours ago, vicky bajwa said:

I think still 7 to 8 months to wait for grant

Hello Vicky, 

when did you applied for your visa and when did Immi contacted you for more documents?

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