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8 hours ago, Christa said:

Hello, Can anyone please advise if a third party can pay the 2nd VAC? We have an account with HSBC Australia but their daily limit for BPay is not high enough to pay the full Visa amount. Apparently this limit cannot be increased even for the purpose of one payment. We're not in Australia so can't visit an HSBC branch ourselves. Has anyone had this problem and how did you resolve it?  Our daughter or son could pay it for us through their own bank account if that is acceptable.

Many thanks, Christa

Would love to hear some advice too. Thanks


12/01/16: 134 application acknowledged            13/01/16: 1st payment received                           04/11/19: Request for more information
12/11/19: Passports & IDs to PVC team               13/11/19: Health Examinations done            15/11/19: AOS Application submitted  (MyGov)        
29/11/19: PCC to PVC team                                    04/12/19: Form80 to PVC team                          20/01/20: AOS bank guarantee paid
02/03/20: AOS accepted                                          13/03/20: Request for VAC2 payment                20/03/20  VAC2 paid

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3 hours ago, AlwaysVet said:

Would love to hear some advice too. Thanks

We paid via our agent at Go Matilda with no extras involved as they use BPay.  

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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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15 hours ago, Biggsy said:

Hi Christa not sure how much you personally have to pay but we were able to increase our BPAY limit to $100k in preparation. We chose to go into the bank (commbank) to do it while on holiday there last year. Not 100% sure but I seem to remember the person at bank saying we could increase the BPAY limit ourselves online! I believe $100k is the limit for none business accounts. I think you may also be able go into the branch in Australia to make the payment from your account over the counter. We have also done this at a commbank branch as the max total daily payment/transfer you can do for yourself is $20k. Hope this helps.

Hi Biggsy, thank you for the advice but I'm not sure if HSBC work in the same way as Commbank. I will have to contact them on the phone but the advice they've given me in writing already is that the cannot increase the BPay limit. I'll let everyone know what they say. Thanks again Christa


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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4 hours ago, Rosiejaq said:

We paid via our agent at Go Matilda with no extras involved as they use BPay.  

Thanks Rosiejaq. I wonder if this means a third party can pay as long as the visa reference number is quoted?


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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9 minutes ago, Christa said:

Hi Biggsy, thank you for the advice but I'm not sure if HSBC work in the same way as Commbank. I will have to contact them on the phone but the advice they've given me in writing already is that the cannot increase the BPay limit. I'll let everyone know what they say. Thanks again Christa

Hi @Christa, I think it should be fine. Why not let your sponsor who is in Australia do the payment? Afterward, you should send payment receipt to parent visa team as proof.

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143 Visa lodged and acknowledged: 18/05/2015, Document request invitation: 18/12/2017

AoS lodged: 20/12/2017, interviewed: 08/05/2018 (~19-20 weeks) -- declaration letter requested, bond paid: 18/05/2018, acceptance letter: 13/07/2018

2nd VAC Payment Request: 05/11/2018, Visa granted: 07/11/2018

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1 minute ago, Peter2 said:

Hi @Christa, I think it should be fine. Why not let your sponsor who is in Australia do the payment? Afterward, you should send payment receipt to parent visa team as proof.

Hi Peter, that's probably the easiest solution. Many thanks Christa


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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13 minutes ago, Christa said:

Thanks Rosiejaq. I wonder if this means a third party can pay as long as the visa reference number is quoted?

I think so, as many people have used their children’s bank accounts 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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Does anyone have information on the current 143 visa progress?

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26 minutes ago, canemk said:

Does anyone have information on the current 143 visa progress?

Last 143 applicant I know of to be asked for further information was Falangela100 on Saturday 18th Jan. They applied 6th April 2016.


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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We got asked for additional information today - so excited - we applied for 143 on 01 April 2016

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143 applied and acknowledged -  01 April 2016

Request for further documents - 21 January 2020

Form 80 / Police Clearances/Medicals etc all lodged - February 2020

AOS Submitted / Lodged at Commonwealth Bank / AOS Acceptance Letter Received - 19 March 2020

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Today, Received Bank Guarantee request Letter and Paid.

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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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finally got 2nd vac request today

to be paid within 28 days🥳

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173 applied - 28 th nov 2015

request for pcc, medicals , form 80 6thfeb2019

submitted to pvc march 29 2019

further documentation request- 25th july2019 

submitted to pvc team - 29 Aug 2019

2nd vac request- 22 jan 2020

visa granted 30’jan 2020

143 applied - acknwlgd 27 march 2020

AOS REQ. - 21 april 2020 

Aos applied - 24 april 2020

bond req. - 18 may & paid on same day, uploaded on web.

26 June 2020 - 2nd vac request & paid on 29 june 2020

30 june 2020- visa granted

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11 minutes ago, Anks said:

Sad for the family, but you can't apply for a visa knowing the conditions, and then complain when the conditions are applied. 

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Any idea if someone on visa 143 can they apply spouse visa ? Is there any condition when they can apply ?


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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Yoo Hoo, I have been asked to pay the second vac!  I’ve had a delay getting birth certificates from my stepdaughters and contacted Immi to explain.  At the same time I admitted to being confused as to why they needed these, but confirmed I would send them as soon as I had them.  They now say they don’t need them after all!  So, all looking extremely good for everything fitting in with my planned return to the UK in February.  I have been so lucky the way things have worked out.

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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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Yoo Hoo, I have been asked to pay the second vac!  I’ve had a delay getting birth certificates from my stepdaughters and contacted Immi to explain.  At the same time I admitted to being confused as to why they needed these, but confirmed I would send them as soon as I had them.  They now say they don’t need them after all!  So, all looking extremely good for everything fitting in with my planned return to the UK in February.  I have been so lucky the way things have worked out.


That’s great news Angela. Congratulations. It won’t be long now
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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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1 hour ago, sh aron said:

Any idea if someone on visa 143 can they apply spouse visa ? Is there any condition when they can apply ?

Why didn’t spouse come over on original application? 

The government realised that people were getting a 143 visa  then sponsoring partner in order to reduce costs. So now no application can be made for 5 years after 143 has been granted. 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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3 hours ago, AMP said:

Yoo Hoo, I have been asked to pay the second vac!  I’ve had a delay getting birth certificates from my stepdaughters and contacted Immi to explain.  At the same time I admitted to being confused as to why they needed these, but confirmed I would send them as soon as I had them.  They now say they don’t need them after all!  So, all looking extremely good for everything fitting in with my planned return to the UK in February.  I have been so lucky the way things have worked out.

Congratulations!

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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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5 hours ago, AMP said:

Yoo Hoo, I have been asked to pay the second vac!  I’ve had a delay getting birth certificates from my stepdaughters and contacted Immi to explain.  At the same time I admitted to being confused as to why they needed these, but confirmed I would send them as soon as I had them.  They now say they don’t need them after all!  So, all looking extremely good for everything fitting in with my planned return to the UK in February.  I have been so lucky the way things have worked out.

Congrats and all the best 🎉🎉😎😎

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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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5 hours ago, sh aron said:

Any idea if someone on visa 143 can they apply spouse visa ? Is there any condition when they can apply ?

Have to wait 5 years 

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6 hours ago, LindaH27 said:

Why didn’t spouse come over on original application? 

The government realised that people were getting a 143 visa  then sponsoring partner in order to reduce costs. So now no application can be made for 5 years after 143 has been granted

it’s for my sister who got 143 (dependent )she is not even married. I was checking when she gets married then when she call apply . Its for future reference don’t get upset 😊

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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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4 minutes ago, sh aron said:

it’s for my sister who got 143 (dependent )she is not even married. I was checking when she gets married then when she call apply . Its for future reference don’t get upset 😊

Certainly not upset-  just seemed strange and wondered why. Anyway she will have to wait for 5 years before she can apply for partner visa 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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8 hours ago, sh aron said:

it’s for my sister who got 143 (dependent )she is not even married. I was checking when she gets married then when she call apply . Its for future reference don’t get upset 😊

When immi grant pr for her, if there is no condition attached to the visa then no worries. She can marry & sponsor for her partner straight away. 

the condition which you have to wait for 5 yrs normally applied to the case that only 1 parent come to Aus first while their partner still living in their country. As Linda said immi know people wanna reduce the cost for both you know.


<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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