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1 minute ago, Kathss56 said:

I would ask them again to look into it in a more desperate tone 😟 

Guess you are still awaiting Aos accept letter? 

Yes....we have both our assurors on hi alert for the message to pay the bond!! 🙂

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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 minute ago, Rosiejaq said:

Yes....we have both our assurors on hi alert for the message to pay the bond!! 🙂

That reply can come by post, I’ve heard and not always on immi accounts etc.,

 It’s the federal member (gov) you have to ask to help you ? Not just the local 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

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56 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

That reply can come by post, I’ve heard and not always on immi accounts etc.,

 It’s the federal member (gov) you have to ask to help you ? Not just the local one?

I've heard that too!  One assuror is on her way to the UK at the mo! the other one has a new address which Immi knows about 😩 who knows if they'll get it right...their track record isn't good!!  Our local MP passed our initial request on to the Federal one a few weeks ago...so that's all good!  Thanks xx  🙂

 

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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 minute ago, Zacandleo said:

can anyone confirm if the AOS bond for 2 people has risen to $20k now instead of $14k please?

The bond is still $10,000 for the first applicant and $4,000 for the second. The proposed increase that should of come into practice on the 1/04/19 was scraped.

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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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We're getting close to booking our flights out.  Does anyone know of any discounts/additional baggage allowance that any airline might offer to emigres?  

 

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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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8 minutes ago, Pertenhall said:

We're getting close to booking our flights out.  Does anyone know of any discounts/additional baggage allowance that any airline might offer to emigres?  

 

Was it Singapore Airlines? Think they call it migrant baggage allowance on unactivated visa 

I’m going to be over my allowance just travelling back on my 600 visa so I will send a case via send my bag. 

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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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3 hours ago, Pertenhall said:

We're getting close to booking our flights out.  Does anyone know of any discounts/additional baggage allowance that any airline might offer to emigres?  

 

I think both Qantas and Singapore do migration allowances of 40kg but I’m not sure how you claim them...probably booking direct with them I would guess?  Good luck with it...and please let us know as we hopefully will be booking ours soon as well......😎

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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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If and when we hear about our paperwork being picked up what email address is the email sent from. I want to set up an alert to stop me constantly checking my emails.

Anybody who has recently heard could you have a squint at your notification for me....ta muchly,

Bridgie


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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Dears,

Would anyone know if having received Family Tax Benefit could affect eligibility to sponsor/provide AoS  for 143 and or 870 parents visas?

Thanks! 


143 applied October 2019 - Acknowledgement 29 Oct 2019

870 Sponsorship applied 17 April 2019 - Rejected 6 Aug 2019

870 Sponsorship re-applied 23 Oct 2019 - Approved 20 Nov 2019

870 (5 year) applied 12 Dec 2019 - medical requested 12 Dec 2019 - medical done 26 Dec 2019

Evidence of health insurance and 2nd VAC requested - Parent (1) 29 Jan 2020, Parent (2) 21 Feb 2020

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6 hours ago, bridgie said:

If and when we hear about our paperwork being picked up what email address is the email sent from. I want to set up an alert to stop me constantly checking my emails.

Anybody who has recently heard could you have a squint at your notification for me....ta muchly,

Bridgie

PVCteam1@homeaffairs.gov.au

good luck hope you hear soon. Then you can move to the next waiting room. Shelagh 

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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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PVCteam1@homeaffairs.gov.au
good luck hope you hear soon. Then you can move to the next waiting room. Shelagh 

Many thanks Shelagh

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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Good Morning, our visa has bee granted today. 7th October 19. 

Can anyone please clarify.  It states on the Visa that we must enter Australia before 7th October 2020. But I thought I read something that you must enter before police checks or medical runs out. Much appreciated. 

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17/9/15 lodged 143,  25/9/15 first payment,   05/7/19 documents requested 

13/7/19 police checks submitted ,  17/7/19 Form 80 submitted

19/7/19 Medical attended, 22/7/19 AOS submitted. 25/7/19 Police check and medical cleared.

26/8/19 AOS paid to Com Bank.   20/9/19 AOS accepted.

4/10/19 request for 2nd payment. 

7/10/19 VISA GRATED. 50 months 

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3 hours ago, Paulie said:

Dears,

Would anyone know if having received Family Tax Benefit could affect eligibility to sponsor/provide AoS  for 143 and or 870 parents visas?

Thanks! 

As far as I am aware it doesn't affect the eligibility but you can't count the amount received into the annual income of the assurer.

 

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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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11 minutes ago, Pertenhall said:

As far as I am aware it doesn't affect the eligibility but you can't count the amount received into the annual income of the assurer.

 

Yes we found out the hard way as well...you can’t include the amount in your annual income !

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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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3 hours ago, JesseyJ said:

Good Morning, our visa has bee granted today. 7th October 19. 

Can anyone please clarify.  It states on the Visa that we must enter Australia before 7th October 2020. But I thought I read something that you must enter before police checks or medical runs out. Much appreciated. 

Can’t answer regarding when you need to arrive but just wanted to say....woohoo! Congratulations on getting your visa grant!


CPV 143 Application date 16 March 2016. Further docs requested 2 Jan 2020. AOS submitted 24  Feb 20. Accepted (after initial rejection) 19 March 20.

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4 hours ago, JesseyJ said:

Good Morning, our visa has bee granted today. 7th October 19. 

Can anyone please clarify.  It states on the Visa that we must enter Australia before 7th October 2020. But I thought I read something that you must enter before police checks or medical runs out. Much appreciated. 

I think the bit about end dates for police and Medicals etc is only whilst they are processing the visa. Once they have granted the visa and given you a date to enter Australia then you’re all set! If you don’t want to (or are unable to ) move permanently just yet you can go for a visit to validate your visa. Once validated   you have up to five years before you need to move over permanently. . 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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4 hours ago, JesseyJ said:

Good Morning, our visa has bee granted today. 7th October 19. 

Can anyone please clarify.  It states on the Visa that we must enter Australia before 7th October 2020. But I thought I read something that you must enter before police checks or medical runs out. Much appreciated. 

Congrats! I thought you had to be there before your med and police dates expired, but maybe they’ve changed things?  Good luck with everything...😎😎

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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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Many thanks for your good wishes @MajHam, @Rosiejaq, @LindaH27.

Yes I’ve found that Lina is correct. Thanks you Linda. It’s a year from when the visa is granted. 

@Rosiejaq  I will hope things work out for you soon. There was three days were our AOS was rejected. Our daughter immediately went to centrelink and they were puzzled. As all seemed fine. She insisted they place a note for a return phone call to explain. Which they did on day 3, but could not clarify why the rejection. A day later it was accepted. 

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17/9/15 lodged 143,  25/9/15 first payment,   05/7/19 documents requested 

13/7/19 police checks submitted ,  17/7/19 Form 80 submitted

19/7/19 Medical attended, 22/7/19 AOS submitted. 25/7/19 Police check and medical cleared.

26/8/19 AOS paid to Com Bank.   20/9/19 AOS accepted.

4/10/19 request for 2nd payment. 

7/10/19 VISA GRATED. 50 months 

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6 hours ago, JesseyJ said:

Many thanks for your good wishes @MajHam, @Rosiejaq, @LindaH27.

Yes I’ve found that Lina is correct. Thanks you Linda. It’s a year from when the visa is granted. 

@Rosiejaq  I will hope things work out for you soon. There was three days were our AOS was rejected. Our daughter immediately went to centrelink and they were puzzled. As all seemed fine. She insisted they place a note for a return phone call to explain. Which they did on day 3, but could not clarify why the rejection. A day later it was accepted. 

Re AOS. Did your daughter do AOS online and attend local centrelink to enquire about the AOS being rejected or did she do a paper application? Just trying to work out whether online or paper application would be better if we run into any processing problems/delays when our time comes.


CPV 143 Application date 16 March 2016. Further docs requested 2 Jan 2020. AOS submitted 24  Feb 20. Accepted (after initial rejection) 19 March 20.

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So far I've had pleasant experience with Centrelink and started to think they might not be as bad as people made them out to be.  Oh my how bloody wrong was I!  Despite lodging the bank guarantee through mygov and calling the next day confirming receipt and being promised it would be processed in due course, a REJECTION letter turned up in the mailbox today!  Called 10 times before I could get in the queue and with another 30 mins waiting, they couldn't get an explanation other than something had gone wrong and it wasn't processed. The service rep was kind to put an escalation to the case and says I would get correspondence in 3 days.  Let's see how it goes.  Also I've lost count on how many times I've changed my communication preference to receive letters online through mygov (so I would be notified about the rejection a week earlier when it was issued).  But it just doesn't work. 

Moral of the story, don't trust centrelink and what they say.  Double or even triple check everything.  Lodge documents both online and in person if you have to and ask for the reference number if you call. 

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143 acknowledged on 10 Nov 2015 - 30 Jul 2019 Further info requested - 16 Aug 2019 AOS lodged at local Centrelink - 23 Aug 2019 Medical Done - 6 Sep 19 centrelink phone interview - 9 Sep 2019 Form 80, Police Certificates, IDs & Passports emailed to immi office - 9 Sep 2019 Bank Guarantee Invitation - 20 Sep 2019 BG lodged with CBA & uploaded to centrelink - 22 October 2019 AOS Accepted - 26 November 2019 2 VAC requested 

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Congrats Jessyjj

anybody know if you can go on hols to activate 173 visa and do you have a year to activate it ? 

Am still a while away but need to start formulating plans 🙂 


Lodged 173 4th October 2017

Acknowkedged 11th Oct 2017 

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39 minutes ago, 5000/1 said:

Congrats Jessyjj

anybody know if you can go on hols to activate 173 visa and do you have a year to activate it ? 

Am still a while away but need to start formulating plans 🙂 

Hi 5000/1,

Yes, you can go on holiday to activate the 173. It says no travel restrictions. My parents got 1 year to activate the visa. The old rule where you should be in  Australia before the police report or Medicals approach 1 year didn’t apply to them.  


My parents lodged 173 on 2nd Oct 2015. Docs request for form 80, police clearance and medicals on 6th Feb 2019. Docs emailed to PVC team on 26th Mar 2019. Request  for  new Police Reports from Birth-: 24th July 2019. 2nd Vac request: 26th Aug 2019. VISA GRANT: 27th Aug 2019.

173 to 143 Visa Conversion:

143 Visa Applied 1st OCt 2019, Acknowledge: 3rd Oct 2019,  AOS requested 12th Dec 2019.

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Many thanks bear 2015 - gives us some additional time should we need it .

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Lodged 173 4th October 2017

Acknowkedged 11th Oct 2017 

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