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My son received the letter from Centrelink today asking for payment of the bond. The letter tells you what you must do, quite straightforward. They sent him a message before his phone interview and up to now have been spot on. He has 14 days to pay and must go into the bank even though he uses Comm bank. Fingers crossed it all goes ok.

Also fingers crossed for all those still in the waiting room,  I hope they start rolling out requests for 2016 soon.

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143 lodged Nov 2015

Acknowledged 1.12.2015

 

Request for further docs 6.08.2019

Medicals done 02.09.2019

Police checks done Sept. 2019

Aos bond paid 02.11.2019

Aos acceptance letter received 28.11.2019

2nd vac requested 03.12.2019

2nd vac paid 04.12.2019

Visass granted 06.12.2019

 

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Aos payment of bond .. It looks again like everyone’s experience is different, as our son in law went to Comm Bank on Friday to pay the bond but they only set up a bank account for him and transferred the money from his bank to Comm.  on Monday he went back and they set up another two accounts!  We don’t know why, and then transferred the payment to Comm Bank long term deposit.  There were no fees to pay dispute our SiL not having a Comm Bank account, and our second assurer wasn’t there because she lives in Canberra! And is currently visiting the UK!  Just hope everything is Ok. Centrelink did ring SiL to confirm everything was oK so fingers crossed yet again.  😎😎

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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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7 hours ago, Jellybean T said:

Hi Rosiejaq, Some info my daughter in law gave me last night... she visited the CommBank to ask what she needed to do as centerlink said they will receive the letter on Tuesday to pay the bond. All sponsors for the Aso must be present at the time of opening the account.. it costs $150 regardless of whether you already have a CommBank account to set up the bond account.... the bond will be for 5 years but will automatically be renewed for another 5 years with nothing else to pay.  You need a bankers cheque , cash or a CommBank account that you can transfer the money from.. once you have the certificate letter from the bank you need to upload that with the letter centerlink sent you containing the barcode to your mygov account. If you don’t upload the barcode it will not show that you have paid the bond. My son and daughter in law are going to pay the bond on Saturday as that’s the only time they can go together. Good luck... I hope this all goes well for you.

Thanks that’s helpful.  Our SiL wasn’t asked to pay anything just set up three accounts!  I don’t think our Comm Bank in Port Macquarie NSW is actually open on a Saturday so he had to take time off work to go, and the other assurer was overseas at the time.


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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6 hours ago, Rosiejaq said:

Thanks that’s helpful.  Our SiL wasn’t asked to pay anything just set up three accounts!  I don’t think our Comm Bank in Port Macquarie NSW is actually open on a Saturday so he had to take time off work to go, and the other assurer was overseas at the time.

Hi Rosiejaq, It just goes to show that you can’t rely on anything you’re told... from some being charge $150 for administration for opening the bond account for the Aos and others not. I’m sure we will all have stories to tell at the end of this long stressful experience... but it will all be worth it in the end. Keep us updated with your progress.😍

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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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11 hours ago, ielectric said:

Hi Jellybean,do you mean we need to upload the bank request centrelink sent as a financial document as well?

Hi ielectric, As it’s my son and fill that are our sponsors I don’t actually know what the letter looks like but if it has the barcode on it then yes you need to upload that as well. It links the Aos bond to the applicant so without that my Dil was told without the barcode it will not show the bond as being paid. Scary!!


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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Hello, we are going to be applying for the 143 from a current 173. The case officer assigned but we wanted to start looking at the AOS process. I had a couple of quick questions that others might be able to help with from your experience.

For Q44 ("What is your current annual taxable income?"), is this supposed to be the expected income for the current yet, or the garnered income year to date?

For the confirmation of identity, the referenced form SS231 does not appear to exist any more. Has someone performed the online confirmation process. In that case, how is the verification of documents done? The website says they want original documents and not copies. Do we upload a copy initially and do they later ask us to come in person to verify the original documents.

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8 hours ago, Jellybean T said:
8 hours ago, Jellybean T said:

Hi ielectric, As it’s my son and fill that are our sponsors I don’t actually know what the letter looks like but if it has the barcode on it then yes you need to upload that as well. It links the Aos bond to the applicant so without that my Dil was told without the barcode it will not show the bond as being paid. Scary!!

 

The letter from Centrelink has the barcode on it at the top of the page. As you say this is to identify the person or persons.

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143 lodged Nov 2015

Acknowledged 1.12.2015

 

Request for further docs 6.08.2019

Medicals done 02.09.2019

Police checks done Sept. 2019

Aos bond paid 02.11.2019

Aos acceptance letter received 28.11.2019

2nd vac requested 03.12.2019

2nd vac paid 04.12.2019

Visass granted 06.12.2019

 

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9 hours ago, Jellybean T said:

Hi ielectric, As it’s my son and fill that are our sponsors I don’t actually know what the letter looks like but if it has the barcode on it then yes you need to upload that as well. It links the Aos bond to the applicant so without that my Dil was told without the barcode it will not show the bond as being paid. Scary!!

omg i should did that too,thanks a lot!


cpv 143 lodged 25 Sep 2015

Medical check and police clearance requested 11 Jul 2019

AoS lodged 17 Jul 2019

Aos bank deposit 16 Oct 2019

Aos acceptance letter 29 Oct 2019

2nd VAC payment 25 Nov 2019

Visa Granted 26 Nov 2019

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On 20/10/2019 at 10:24, JulianeGold said:

*** CENTRELINK ISSUE*** Does anyone know anybody that had issues with centrelink Assurance of Support letter? We did all correct and they rejected it by saying we didn't pay the $10K bond which we did and have proof. Now we are doing complaints and going via ombudsman but would be good to see if anyone had this issue and how was solved and how long. The immigration is requesting this approval letter in 28 days and by talking with Centrelink they are not giving any specific deadline to fix the issue so we are worried that the 4 years waiting for my mother's residency visa can be taken away by a simple mistake from Centrelink that they don't have time to solve.

Yes, we r facing problem with d Centrelink regarding AOS. Our assurer submited d AOS on 27.08.2019. and when inquiring today about d present situation of d AOS they have told they cant find any such application with them and to resubmit again. 

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On 20/10/2019 at 10:24, JulianeGold said:

*** CENTRELINK ISSUE*** Does anyone know anybody that had issues with centrelink Assurance of Support letter? We did all correct and they rejected it by saying we didn't pay the $10K bond which we did and have proof. Now we are doing complaints and going via ombudsman but would be good to see if anyone had this issue and how was solved and how long. The immigration is requesting this approval letter in 28 days and by talking with Centrelink they are not giving any specific deadline to fix the issue so we are worried that the 4 years waiting for my mother's residency visa can be taken away by a simple mistake from Centrelink that they don't have time to solve.

Yes, Our assurer submited AOS documents to centrelink on 27.08.2019. twice he had inquired and confermed it's in d system but when he inquired today they have told they cant see d application and to resubmit again.

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On 21/10/2019 at 09:16, florafilan said:

I uploaded the term deposit confirmation and the letter with assurees names to mygov. Whish I had also submitted them in person.

Hello all just reading this about AOS I’m waiting 2 months now to hear from them but my daughter will upload the letter and I will register post a copy as well to the Perth office 


Applied 143 visa mid November 2015 recieved request for further documents early August 2019 medicals done 15 August

AOS application submitted 18 August 2019

form 80 and police checks submitted 22 August 

AOS completed end October bond lodged 01 November 2019 

11 November received the  acceptance of the centrelink assurance of support

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11 hours ago, karu1 said:

Yes, Our assurer submited AOS documents to centrelink on 27.08.2019. twice he had inquired and confermed it's in d system but when he inquired today they have told they cant see d application and to resubmit again.

WHAT? You can't be serious right..... how did they lodge the application? If by online, they should be able to see the application status.


26.11.2015 - 143 Acknowledgement of lodgement.

02.08.2019 Request for AOS, medical, police check etc.

20.08.2019 Submitted AOS online via mygov

12.11.2019 Received Centrelink SMS interview notification, interview done 1 hour after that.

15.11.2019 Received Bank Guarantee Request from Centrelink

20.11.2019 Submitted Bank Guarantee to Centrelink

02.12.2019 AOS Accepted, forwarded the acceptance letter to PVC

06.12.2019 Immigration Officer request to complete Dependency questionnaire

09.12.2019 Submitted the Dependency questionnaire

13.12.2019 2nd VAC Request
17.12.2019 2nd VAC paid by BPAY. PR Grant on same day!

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43 minutes ago, Michael S said:

WHAT? You can't be serious right..... how did they lodge the application? If by online, they should be able to see the application status.

I want to make a suggestion here to all the people whom have gone through the Centrelink saga as it has to many variations 

can every on that is finished with Centrelink please post here what they have done start to finish from application to payment earlier post about setting up bank account to pay it great info  from my own experience I feel it’s a case of them making it up as we go along also if we had everyone’s input it helps so much because one little mistake with Centrelink can cost so much time backtracking with the application 

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Applied 143 visa mid November 2015 recieved request for further documents early August 2019 medicals done 15 August

AOS application submitted 18 August 2019

form 80 and police checks submitted 22 August 

AOS completed end October bond lodged 01 November 2019 

11 November received the  acceptance of the centrelink assurance of support

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The whole process is so time-consuming and at times complicated, I would strongly advise anybody embarking on this visa journey to engage the services of a MIRA agent.  I am SO pleased I did!  It costs so much money to get the visa that I felt it was well worth the relatively small amount it cost to have my hand held all the way, somebody to tell me exactly what to do, when to do it, proof read everything before submitting all the documents, and best of all - to stop any mistakes being made.

Unfortunately, this forum is usually not found by visa applicants before they start on their journey, but if you are just about to begin your application or know somebody who is - the agent's fee is a sound investment.

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143 Application Lodged 24th June 2014; Acknowledgement 6th February 2015; Form 80, Police Checks & Medical requested 21st Sept 2016; AOS Lodged 29th November 2016; 2nd VAC paid 16th December 2016; VISA GRANTED 20th December 2016.

Heading to Wollert "The place where possums are found", Victoria (eventually)

"Eventually" has become a reality - at long last the house is sold, the car is spoken for, the Movecube is coming on 19th September and I'll be heading Down Under on 21st via Royal Brunei.  Arrive in Mebourne 3.30 a.m. their time on Monday.  😎

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2 hours ago, kevvo said:

Hello all just reading this about AOS I’m waiting 2 months now to hear from them but my daughter will upload the letter and I will register post a copy as well to the Perth office 

You have to go to centrelink in person.  Perth immi office, if that's what you meant, won't know what to do with AOS applications.


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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1 minute ago, Sadge said:

The whole process is so time-consuming and at times complicated, I would strongly advise anybody embarking on this visa journey to engage the services of a MIRA agent.  I am SO pleased I did!  It costs so much money to get the visa that I felt it was well worth the relatively small amount it cost to have my hand held all the way, somebody to tell me exactly what to do, when to do it, proof read everything before submitting all the documents, and best of all - to stop any mistakes being made.

Unfortunately, this forum is usually not found by visa applicants before they start on their journey, but if you are just about to begin your application or know somebody who is - the agent's fee is a sound investment.

I totally agree with you @Sadge we couldn’t have coped without an agent as we work long hours in the service industry and couldn’t have completed everything in time correctly without their help.  Along with all the problems our daughter has had with Aos which she herself sorted out the whole thing would've given us a breakdown!  Everyone on the forum has been a great help and support but you really sometimes need an expert 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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On 22/10/2019 at 08:20, Jellybean T said:

Hi ielectric, As it’s my son and fill that are our sponsors I don’t actually know what the letter looks like but if it has the barcode on it then yes you need to upload that as well. It links the Aos bond to the applicant so without that my Dil was told without the barcode it will not show the bond as being paid. Scary!!

This might be what had happened with my bond lodgement.  I did not upload the invitation letter. 4 calls with centrelink and no one has ever mentioned that could cause issues.  Thought the centrelink unique CRN (customer reference #) would be enough for them to identify the person.   

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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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1 hour ago, Michael S said:

WHAT? You can't be serious right..... how did they lodge the application? If by online, they should be able to see the application status.

 

1 hour ago, Michael S said:

WHAT? You can't be serious right..... how did they lodge the application? If by online, they should be able to see the application status.

This is paper based application to centrelink office. 

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Just now, karu1 said:

 

This is paper based application to centrelink office. 

Oh no....... stupid centrelink... how can they lose the application?! Hope your next application goes well, fingers crossed.


26.11.2015 - 143 Acknowledgement of lodgement.

02.08.2019 Request for AOS, medical, police check etc.

20.08.2019 Submitted AOS online via mygov

12.11.2019 Received Centrelink SMS interview notification, interview done 1 hour after that.

15.11.2019 Received Bank Guarantee Request from Centrelink

20.11.2019 Submitted Bank Guarantee to Centrelink

02.12.2019 AOS Accepted, forwarded the acceptance letter to PVC

06.12.2019 Immigration Officer request to complete Dependency questionnaire

09.12.2019 Submitted the Dependency questionnaire

13.12.2019 2nd VAC Request
17.12.2019 2nd VAC paid by BPAY. PR Grant on same day!

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1 minute ago, Michael S said:

Oh no....... stupid centrelink... how can they lose the application?! Hope your next application goes well, fingers crossed.

Hi Michael,

Today our assurer visited d centrelink office and now they conformed it's visible in d system. He will be called in duecourse.

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Does anyone know how to upload to Centrelink online account? i selected upload document, then choose other document, then document type: Financials. Is it correct?

I have scanned all documents including bank guarantee, account information, and their letter with a bar code.

 

 


PCV Date of Visa Application 143: 07 Dec 2015

First Payment: 09 Dec 2015

Confirmation Letter: 17 March 2016

Request for further documents: aos, health exam, form 80, police check: 7 Aug 2019

Heath check ...done, AOS application submited 12 Aug 2019

Phone call from Centrelink: 18 Oct 19

Bank Guarantee Request: 23 Oct 19

Bank Guarantee Submitted: 23 Oct 19

Rejected letter for AOS 13 Nov 19 due to no BG is lodged with CBA!!!!????? Contact Centerlink to sort out the issue: 13 Nov 19

AOS Accepted 28 Nov 2019 after escalating the issue to the Centrelink Complain line

Form 815 Health undertaking required: 3 Dec 19 Submiteed this form the same day: 3 Dec 19

2nd instalment requested: 11 Dec 19

2nd payment made and Visa Granted: 12 Dec 19

 

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Does anyone know how to upload to Centrelink online account? i selected upload document, then choose other document, then document type: Financials. Is it correct?
I have scanned all documents including bank guarantee, account information, and their letter with a bar code.
 
 


Hi Suzy,

My daughter uploaded to ‘Financials’. We also took the hard copies of the documents into the local branch of Centrelink. We are not sure which method worked but one of them (or both) must have.

Good luck.

David
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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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12 hours ago, karu1 said:

 

This is paper based application to centrelink office. 

Did you get a reference number when you submitted the paper Aos as our daughter did.  They should’ve given you one.


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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Clearly the Assurance of Support process is not fit for purpose.

When I get back to Australia (I'm in the UK presently - I get back at the end of next week) I think I shall send a letter to Minister Coleman inviting him to make due enquiry.

In the meantime - to all applicants with AoS's in the system - don't let the b*****s grind you down!

Best regards.

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Dears,

How long does it normally take to receive the acknowledgement letter of the submitted subclass 143 paper application? Is this a matter of weeks or months?

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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