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43 minutes ago, Jellybean T said:

Thank you and good luck to all those awaiting their AoS letters and final Vac payment, especially Rosiejaq I feel guilty getting our Visa before you. We can’t travel before April as it takes 6 months for the process to bring our dog.

Good luck 😘Shelagh

Big congrats to you @Jellybean T don’t worry....hopefully ours will be through soon ❤️😎😎😎

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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 hour ago, Jellybean T said:

G’day... we received our request for second Vac yesterday and Visa Grant today. Just for information.... we paid via Bpay with CommBank.. in the mobile app... select Bpay... new... use your phone to scan the invoice... ( it said the amount was more than my daily limit. Would I like to increase the limit) I increased the limit no problem and clicked pay. So simple ... I then sent a copy via the same email I received from team 1. The Visa was granted at 3am. We have until the 29/11/2020 to enter Australia to validate it.

Thank you to everyone that helped us over the last 4 years, without pomsinoz to help us it would of been just about impossible to get through all the paperwork needed for a successful outcome. We didn’t have a migration agent but with all your help we made it. Thank you and good luck to all those awaiting their AoS letters and final Vac payment, especially Rosiejaq I feel guilty getting our Visa before you. We can’t travel before April as it takes 6 months for the process to bring our dog.

Good luck 😘Shelagh

 


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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Just had our acceptance letter through, very relieved 😊. Someone up there must have been listening to my moans. So, on to the next stage now. It's been almost exactly 4 years since we started the process in 2015, at the time it was taking 20 -24 months to be processed,  I feel for those still in the queue as to even get to this stage will take a very long time.

I still feel the system could be improved  at the point of aos application and if I finally get a visa I will put my points to people mentioned previously., if they don't know the problems they can't  improve them.🤗

 

 

Congratulations Shelagh, I'm so pleased for you. The visa came through so quickly. You can really enjoy Christmas and look forward to your new life in Australia. 

Hope you're next Rosiejaq, along with me of course🙄😋😁!!

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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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8 minutes ago, Linda Brown said:

Congratulations Shelagh, I'm so pleased for you. The visa came through so quickly. You can really enjoy Christmas and look forward to your new life in Australia. 

Hope you're next Rosiejaq, along with me of course🙄😋😁!!

Thanks @Linda Brown hopefully Christmas will come early 😊😎😎for us both!

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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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12 minutes ago, Linda Brown said:

Just had our acceptance letter through, very relieved 😊. Someone up there must have been listening to my moans. So, on to the next stage now. It's been almost exactly 4 years since we started the process in 2015, at the time it was taking 20 -24 months to be processed,  I feel for those still in the queue as to even get to this stage will take a very long time.

I still feel the system could be improved  at the point of aos application and if I finally get a visa I will put my points to people mentioned previously., if they don't know the problems they can't  improve them.🤗

 

 

Congratulations Shelagh, I'm so pleased for you. The visa came through so quickly. You can really enjoy Christmas and look forward to your new life in Australia. 

Hope you're next Rosiejaq, along with me of course🙄😋😁!!

Thanks Linda and Rosiejaq, I’m sure you will both get your Visas very soon. I agree with you Linda about letting the authorities know that the system as it is at the moment is not working and it’s effecting peoples lives. I also think they need to give realistic timeframes for these Visas so people can plan their lives better. A lot of people that applied for 173 visa would have gone straight for the 143 if they had been given the correct information. 🙏🙏🙏

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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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I have One PCC  in French Language.  Am I required to translate this PCC to English Language? 

If  Yes,  is there any official Govt website to translate French PCC to English PCC?


(8.2.16 - CPV 143 lodged.)   (10.2.16. - Acknowledgement date)   (28.11.19 - Request to submit Addl Docs)   (29.11.19 - AoS Application submitted)   (4.12.19 -  Form 80, PCC etc submitted)  (22.1.20 -  BOND Request Letter Received & PAID)  (27.1.20 - Health Checkup Done)  (28.1.20 - AoS Accepted)  (17.2.20 - VAC2 Payment request received, VAC2 Paid & GRANT received) .......Reached Sydney on 23 Mar 2020.😀😀

 

 

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1 hour ago, Greece said:

I have One PCC  in French Language.  Am I required to translate this PCC to English Language? 

If  Yes,  is there any official Govt website to translate French PCC to English PCC?

Yes you must have it translated into English. It doesn’t have to be a certified translator but must have their details and in what capacity they are translating. Nothing easy in this visa process 😱

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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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On 30/11/2019 at 14:15, Greece said:

I have One PCC  in French Language.  Am I required to translate this PCC to English Language? 

If  Yes,  is there any official Govt website to translate French PCC to English PCC?

I also had  a French PCC and I recently had it translated, as required.  There was info on the letter I had received from Immi which directed me to accredited translators,  I requested various quotes then accepted the one which cost the least.  It didn’t cost much at all.   I scanned the original (photo would do), emailed it through to the translator and had the translation done in 24 hours, stamped and signed by the translator who stated her qualifications. It was returned to me as a scanned copy which I was then able to forward  direct to Immi.  The original signed translation was sent on to me by post.  Actually it was all surprisingly very easy.


Angela (AMP).

143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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3 hours ago, AMP said:

I also had  a French PCC and I recently had it translated, as required.  There was info on the letter I had received from Immi which directed me to accredited translators,  I requested various quotes then accepted the one which cost the least.  It didn’t cost much at all.   I scanned the original (photo would do), emailed it through to the translator and had the translation done in 24 hours, stamped and signed by the translator who stated her qualifications. It was returned to me as a scanned copy which I was then able to forward  direct to Immi.  The original signed translation was sent on to me by post.  Actually it was all surprisingly very easy.

Hi AMP,  Can you please tell Translator name who has done French to English translation for you and at what price?

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(8.2.16 - CPV 143 lodged.)   (10.2.16. - Acknowledgement date)   (28.11.19 - Request to submit Addl Docs)   (29.11.19 - AoS Application submitted)   (4.12.19 -  Form 80, PCC etc submitted)  (22.1.20 -  BOND Request Letter Received & PAID)  (27.1.20 - Health Checkup Done)  (28.1.20 - AoS Accepted)  (17.2.20 - VAC2 Payment request received, VAC2 Paid & GRANT received) .......Reached Sydney on 23 Mar 2020.😀😀

 

 

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My dad is required to submit form 815 health undertaking within 4 weeks of arrival. We have submitted it yesterday. 

Does anyone know how long they will issue a 2nd VAC letter after this form is submitted?


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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9 hours ago, Greece said:

Hi AMP,  Can you please tell Translator name who has done French to English translation for you and at what price?

Yes, found at www.naati.com.au   ,  Sharon Craggs, 35 $ 

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Angela (AMP).

143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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can someone please guide regarding AOS - 

While submitting AOS app online. Do you need to do identity verification before submitting? Or can be done after submitting? Just want to get an idea. Thanks in advance.

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1 hour ago, patience said:

can someone please guide regarding AOS - 

While submitting AOS app online. Do you need to do identity verification before submitting? Or can be done after submitting? Just want to get an idea. Thanks in advance.

If you have never ever received any payment/claim/ or any concerns with centrelink before then you have to go to local centrelink to verify your id then your aos application can be processed

if you are receiving/ received or having any claim with centrelink at this moment or in the past then Centrelink have all your details & contact. You do not need to go to local Centrelink to verify your id. You can choose to do aos online or submit the paper form at centrelink office

 

 

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<143> Visa lodged: 5 Nov 2015 / Ack letter: 09 Nov 2015 / Request for more docs: 30 July 2019 / medical done: 08 Aug 2019 / 2 Aos lodged at centrelink office: 21 Aug 2019 / form 80 + Pcc lodge : 13 Sep 2019

1st Bank Guar request from Centrelink 15 Nov 19 without any interview. Bond paid 20 Nov 19. Acceptance letter 25 Nov 19

2nd Bank Guar request from Centrelink 18 Nov 19 without interview. Bond paid 26 Nov 19. Acceptance letter 29 Nov 19

29 Nov 19 Request further document for dependant child over 18 yrs old / 6 Dec 19 submit documents for dependant child

17 Dec 19: 2nd VAC request

09 Jan 20: paid 2nd Vac 

13Jan 20: applicant depart Australia 

15 Jan 20: visa granted. No condition is attach to visa. Dependant child can make entry to Aus prior to the other applicants.

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4 hours ago, patience said:

can someone please guide regarding AOS - 

While submitting AOS app online. Do you need to do identity verification before submitting? Or can be done after submitting? Just want to get an idea. Thanks in advance.

You can do it after submitting online application.

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(8.2.16 - CPV 143 lodged.)   (10.2.16. - Acknowledgement date)   (28.11.19 - Request to submit Addl Docs)   (29.11.19 - AoS Application submitted)   (4.12.19 -  Form 80, PCC etc submitted)  (22.1.20 -  BOND Request Letter Received & PAID)  (27.1.20 - Health Checkup Done)  (28.1.20 - AoS Accepted)  (17.2.20 - VAC2 Payment request received, VAC2 Paid & GRANT received) .......Reached Sydney on 23 Mar 2020.😀😀

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Atticus said:

Hi guy! I have a concerning question. If i am on blacklist of Common Wealth Bank, will it affect my bank guarantee or AOS of my sponsorship process?

What do you mean by "blacklist" of Commonwealth Bank?

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Well we’re on 52 months now!   I wish they would hurry up! 😡😎😎

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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, Rosiejaq said:

Well we’re on 52 months now!   I wish they would hurry up! 😡😎😎

Really hoping it comes before Xmas for you. Lots at the accepted AoS stage! 👍🤞☘️

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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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On 25/11/2019 at 07:55, Anks said:

Hi 

I applied AOS on 26 sept estimated completion date 7 November. No reply till now . Should I call them or wait 

 


visa 173 Lodged 23 April 2015 .All documents, medicals ,Police clearance certificate submitted 23 March 2018

2ND VAC PAID 27 JUNE  2018

AT LAST VISA GRANTED 04/07/218?

143 applied in sept 2018

Aos applied 26 sept 2019

Bank guarantee requested 6 jan 2019

Bank guarantee done 9 jan 2019

bank guarantee submitted 9 jan 2019

request for 2nd Vac 15 jan  2019

Second vac paid 17 jan 2019

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The £ is looking good to the $ right now and it could go above $2 if Boris keeps doing well in the polls. The day after the election may be a good moment to transfer money.


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

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9 minutes ago, SusieRoo said:

The £ is looking good to the $ right now and it could go above $2 if Boris keeps doing well in the polls. The day after the election may be a good moment to transfer money.

Am hoping 2nd vac is requested before this bubble bursts!🤪

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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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4 minutes ago, Rosiejaq said:

Am hoping 2nd vac is requested before this bubble bursts!🤪

Maybe buy the AUDs now anyway?

Best regards.

 

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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 and acollett@bdhtax.com

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22 minutes ago, SusieRoo said:

The £ is looking good to the $ right now and it could go above $2 if Boris keeps doing well in the polls. The day after the election may be a good moment to transfer money.

We try to play the game! We bring smallish amounts almost day by day at the moment. That way, if the rate goes down tomorrow we feel we have won, and if it goes up we bring a bit more!!  Best rate for ages. 

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Hi Guys, I got the email for second vac today 😇😇🙏. My parents are in Australia, so when do they need to leave the country? After making the payment or the immi will inform us to leave the country so that they can take decision? 

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CPV 14/10/15

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

Request for Form 80, Aos and police check: 25/07/19

AOS Completed: 16/10/2019

Request for extra documents for dependent child: 29/10/2019

Extra documents submitted on 21/11/2019.

Second Vac 06/12/19

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After being requested for further document, do people generally email them through to the PVC team as and when you get each document ready, or is it better to gather all of the required documents and send them all in one email?  So my parents have 4 police clearance certificates that they need to provide, and the form 80 etc, not sure if I should send them through as I get them?


143 Applied on 25/01/2016     -     Acknowledged on 27/01/2016    -    Request for further docs on 13/11/2019    -     AOS applied 15/11/2019    -    Medicals done on 29/11/2019    -   Form 80 / PCC etc submitted to PVC on 06/01/2020   -   AOS Bank guarantee request 20/01/2020 (Mums name wrong)   -   Received replacement AOS guarantee request letter on 29/01/2020   -   Paid AOS and gave documentation from bank to Centralink 30/01/2020   -   AOS acceptance letter received on 03/01/2020   -   2nd Vac requested on 21/02/2020   -   2nd Vac paid 22/02/20202  -  VISA GRANTED on 24/02/2020 🎉

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