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I don't think we have to ask for extension of time for delay in AOS completion time taken by Centrelink is not delay from our side. Can anyone confirm this please ?


Hi Greece,

It’s 7 months since we received our visas. I was concerned about AoS time delays at that time and requested an extension from Immi. They responded by saying that they were aware of the AoS delays and no formal extension was necessary.

I would do the same again if I was in your situation. It shows you are reading and trying to abide by the timelines that Immi give you.

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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On 11/01/2020 at 01:01, AlwaysVet said:

We haven't heard anything just yet. Will update if anything comes up. Good luck.

Same with us. It's a waiting game..

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12.01.2016143 lodged    21.01.2016 1st payment acknowledged   

11.11.2019 Request further Info

14.11.2019: AoS application submitted (MyGov)

14.11.2019: Forms 80 submitted

28.11.2019: Police checks submitted

3.12.2019: Medicals submitted

21.1..2020:  AoS Bond paid

30.1.2020: AoS accepted

4.2.2020: 2nd VAC payment request

11.2.2020: Visa Granted!

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We received the 2nd Vac request on 17 Dec 19 and immi asked we booked the ticket  for my sister ( dependant child ) to depart Aus within 28 days

we used bpay to pay 2nd Vac on 09 Jan 19. Immi called me the same day to confirm the payment gonna through successfully and mentioned that my sister was still in Aus. They can only grant visa once she is offshore. It normally take 3 days they said.

my sister departed Aus on 13 Jan 19 ( last day of timeframe) 

gluck eveybody. We knew December xmas time is very busy so it takes longer time for them to process documents. Be patient good things will come to you. Thank you everybody for such amazing help & support. 

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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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How many days are you given to go offshore once you have been notified that your 2nd vac has been received. We find ourselves after all this time hoping it will go a little slower as we have booked a trip to China beginning of March and would obviously love that to double up as our PR trip. Bank guarantee paid today and uploaded to centrelink today.

 


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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Spooky.... didn’t see the post above thx milly.


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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Hi what is the best ( cheapest way ) to deposit VAC 


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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4 minutes ago, sh aron said:

Hi what is the best ( cheapest way ) to deposit VAC 

BPay is generally best these days.

Paying by credit card or PayPal introduces an additional charge:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/fees-and-charges/explanation-of-visa-application-charges/surcharges

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

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2 hours ago, sh aron said:

Hi what is the best ( cheapest way ) to deposit VAC 

Bpay is free , no surcharge & payment go through straight away. 
 

Other option might take longer time & it has surcharge fee 

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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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Sorry, can someone remind me how to update my timeline.

Thanks

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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2 hours ago, bridgie said:

Sorry, can someone remind me how to update my timeline.

Thanks

Bridgie

Hi Bridgie, click on your name at the top of the page when logged in and select "Account Settings" from the drop down menu.  You should then see another menu on the left where you can select "Signature".

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CPV 143 Lodged 7th July 2016,  Acknowledged 20th July 2016.

At the time of applying, website said 12-18 months processing time.  2 years later found out there were already 28,000+ applications in the queue at the date when we applied. 

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Hi @bridgie can you tell me how much time it took for you aos to be approved after you applied.I applied around 20 days back and waiting.Can you tell me how many weeks it took for ya once they asked for payment

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Hi,

the details are on my time line👍

 

Application to notification 2.43 months. No interview. Original phone call missed on 9/1/2020. Phone call to centrelink to query process email receive on 13/1/2020 saying AOS complete please pay bank guarantee. Bank guarantee paid 14/1/2020 and paperwork taken to centrelink office where they uploaded it 15/1/2020. A copy sent to immigration same day. Now waiting for notification that everything has been received.

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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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What is the new 143 and 173 processing times by immi?

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7 hours ago, bridgie said:

Hi,

the details are on my time line👍

 

Application to notification 2.43 months. No interview. Original phone call missed on 9/1/2020. Phone call to centrelink to query process email receive on 13/1/2020 saying AOS complete please pay bank guarantee. Bank guarantee paid 14/1/2020 and paperwork taken to centrelink office where they uploaded it 15/1/2020. A copy sent to immigration same day. Now waiting for notification that everything has been received.

Hi Bridgie,  Congratulation for AoS fast movement in your case. Have you done frequent follow up with Centrelink for fast process of AoS or it is without any follow up ?

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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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The only follow up was after the missed call. Our son phoned Centrelink and true to their word he was contacted after a couple of days by email . The CBA in the Sydney’s business district were very used to the bank guarantee as were Centrelink close by. I guess that was to be expected as they must get an awful lot of enquires from migrants.


We still have to receive the notification that the whole AOS system has been received and then the wait for the 2nd VAC request. Looking at other time lines we are still about a month away for all that......providing of course there are no hiccups.

Bridgie

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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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Don't know if anyone can help.  We are now well and truly in Australia - hip hip hooray.  Has anyone applied for a Queensland Seniors Card.  No sure if we are eligible as we are not a Centrelink customer, or have a veterans Affairs file number.  

 


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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5 minutes ago, Pertenhall said:

Don't know if anyone can help.  We are now well and truly in Australia - hip hip hooray.  Has anyone applied for a Queensland Seniors Card.  No sure if we are eligible as we are not a Centrelink customer, or have a veterans Affairs file number.  

 

We have always had a Qld seniors card, we were on the temporary 410 visa for 16 years, before getting PR last year, so unless things have changed shouldn’t be a problem. 

Welcome to Qld. 

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1 minute ago, ramot said:

We have always had a Qld seniors card, we were on the temporary 410 visa for 16 years, before getting PR last year, so unless things have changed shouldn’t be a problem. 

Thanks.

 


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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56 minutes ago, Pertenhall said:

Thanks.

57 minutes ago, ramot said:

We have always had a Qld seniors card, we were on the temporary 410 visa for 16 years, before getting PR last year, so unless things have changed shouldn’t be a problem. 

Welcome to Qld. 

Do you have to be 66 to get a seniors card?


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, Pertenhall said:

Don't know if anyone can help.  We are now well and truly in Australia - hip hip hooray.  Has anyone applied for a Queensland Seniors Card.  No sure if we are eligible as we are not a Centrelink customer, or have a veterans Affairs file number.  

 

Hi, reading the web site it does look as though it might be harder now? I got mine in 2009, so might have been easier then, sorry if I misled you.

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Got request of 2nd vac 🤩

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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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3 hours ago, Pertenhall said:

Don't know if anyone can help.  We are now well and truly in Australia - hip hip hooray.  Has anyone applied for a Queensland Seniors Card.  No sure if we are eligible as we are not a Centrelink customer, or have a veterans Affairs file number.  

 

I'm in Victoria and couldn't get a ordinary Seniors Card, but applied for and got a Commonwealth Seniors Card which entitles one to concession bus/tram/rail fares and I think two completely free train fares per year.  Certain venues will give concessions but not much else, although Queensland might be more generous.

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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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1 hour ago, sh aron said:

Got request of 2nd vac 🤩

Yah!  Congrats at long last 😎😎😎

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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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Hi 

I’m looking through the info needed  by immi for 143 visa. It’s asking for a copy of your national identity card but we don’t have them in the UK. What have other applicants sent, should I send copies of passports? 

thank you in advance! 
This may not be my only question Over the next few months, 


143 Applied 22nd March 2016 Acknowledged 24th March 2016,

13th January 2020 request for further information recieved 

29th January 2020, medicals police checks etc sent to Immi

17th AOS interview and letter received 

19th February AOS paid

21st February AOS paperwork uploaded and taken into centrelink 

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Hi 
I’m looking through the info needed  by immi for 143 visa. It’s asking for a copy of your national identity card but we don’t have them in the UK. What have other applicants sent, should I send copies of passports? 

thank you in advance! 
This may not be my only question Over the next few months, 


Hi,

Congratulations on taking the first step. It’s a long road but I can assure you it’s worth it.

You will find this forum very helpful, so well done for plugging in this early.

We put ‘not applicable’ (N/A) in our application form against the National Identity Card question. The UK doesn’t have them.

You will have to send certified copies of passports and other documents. Part Q of Form 47PA shows a checklist documents to be included with the application.

Good luck!

David

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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