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12 minutes ago, billynomates said:

Do you have a non-paywall source for information on this?

Google “accidental landlords UK “ I found out more about it following the above post 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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visa granted

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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

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UPDATE: I received another email soon after I replied to their email, asking for 2nd Vac. Please ignore below.

 

Hi

 

I already have AoS filed and approved as on 17th December. However I received an email from the PVC team again today asking for assurance of support! Has this happened to anyone else? What does this mean? I am trying to get them on the phone and have already replied to the email. But any information from fellow members would be helpful!

 

TIA!

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UPDATE: I received another email soon after I replied to their email, asking for 2nd Vac. Yay!
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Visa Category: 143

Application acknowlegement date: 14/1/2016

Email requesting additional info and Aos: 5/11/2019

Medicals done on 15/11/2019; Submitted all other documents (PCC, form 80 etc): 25/11/2019

AoS lodged on 11/11/2019; Bank Guarantee Request Letter: 20/11/2019; Bank Guarantee Letter uploaded to centerlink: 25/11/2019;

AoS Approval: 22/12/2019

2nd VAC request and payment: 3/2/2020

Visa grant: 4/2/2020

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1 hour ago, NewBee2019 said:

UPDATE: I received another email soon after I replied to their email, asking for 2nd Vac. Please ignore below.

 

Hi

 

I already have AoS filed and approved as on 17th December. However I received an email from the PVC team again today asking for assurance of support! Has this happened to anyone else? What does this mean? I am trying to get them on the phone and have already replied to the email. But any information from fellow members would be helpful!

 

TIA!

Look like they got their knickers in a twist!  Congrats 😎

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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,can anyone tel me as how to submit the bank guarantee letter to centrelink after depositing 14000 aos in bank


 

 

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For younger working parents - can they get TSS visa whilst waiting for 143 or does TSS cancel out the 143? 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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Hi. I need advice re AOS please. My son submitted paper application early January. Can anyone tell me........Does this get put online and should my son be able to see the application through his Centrelink account? He’s been in to local Centrelink where he submitted application as he couldn’t get onto his account. That’s now sorted but when he asked for an update about the AOS application and how he would be contacted to pay the bond he was told that she can’t see his application (not sure she even tried) and don’t know how he’ll be contacted! That’s a bit worrying! Should staff at Centrelink be able to check application progress! Any suggestions on how to check if application is actually submitted and ongoing?

Thanks

 

Maj


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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3 minutes ago, MajHam said:

Hi. I need advice re AOS please. My son submitted paper application early January. Can anyone tell me........Does this get put online and should my son be able to see the application through his Centrelink account? He’s been in to local Centrelink where he submitted application as he couldn’t get onto his account. That’s now sorted but when he asked for an update about the AOS application and how he would be contacted to pay the bond he was told that she can’t see his application (not sure she even tried) and don’t know how he’ll be contacted! That’s a bit worrying! Should staff at Centrelink be able to check application progress! Any suggestions on how to check if application is actually submitted and ongoing?

Thanks

 

Maj

Hi, my daughter made sure she got a receipt from Centrelink, and then just waited.  It took quite a few months to be processed.  Initially she was rejected, but all sorted in the end.  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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Hurrah!  Just been told to make arrangements to leave the country (specifically not via China!!) and my visa will then be granted. I paid the 2nd VAC on 28th January. It fits totally perfectly with my already planned visit to the UK for my stepdaughter’s wedding.  I really do feel so lucky and it will be brilliant to finally say that my official place of residence is Australia.

I can’t thank contributors to this forum enough for all the advice and support, practical and emotional, which they have given throughout this 4year plus process.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.   Good luck to all those who are still waiting.  It’s very much a case of playing the patience game and ultimately your time will also come round 

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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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Request for 2nd VAC received today! 😊The long wait and suspense is soon over. This forum has been our lifeline, especially over the past year, and the help and support from everyone has been fantastic. Thank you so much and good luck to everyone in the queue. I will report back once the payment is made and the Visa is approved.

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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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Got comms from DHA to leave the country (not China) & visa will be granted 🙂 Just wanted to share:

Things To Do Tips after initial application (while waiting couple of years till you hear back from a case officer from my experience/things I may have done differently)

Apply for a visitor visa (& hope they grant min 3 years multiple entry or more)
Once visitor visa granted, fork out more money and pay for a year in advance in private health insurance  & do not let it lapse to cover for unforeseen waiting period problems (this could change in future)
Form 80 takes a long time, better start filling in and after every o/s visit, making a record every time
If you have overseas non english, national id card, relationship cert etc, get it translated via Naati 
Go to centrelink* and get a CRN, it just speeds things up when AOS is requested
Open A/c with CBA, just speeds up the AOS Bank Draft process
Last but not least, monitor this forum every ~5 months to be in the loop (read from current page -15)
*One could, like I did, apply for their parents, they literally have no idea lol. I just mentioned that its gonna be a long wait, leave everything to me and just get the documents ready when I ask 🙂
Thank you ALL!

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Hi All,

I applied on 25 Jan 2020 for my parents 143 visa. It reached there in the post shop on Thursday 30th Jan . Australia Post showing message "Awaiting collection at NORTHBRIDGE POST SHOP NORTHBRIDGE WA".

Can someone tell me when should I expect an email. After how much time applying we expect an email. 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, munawer ali said:

Hi All,

I applied on 25 Jan 2020 for my parents 143 visa. It reached there in the post shop on Thursday 30th Jan . Australia Post showing message "Awaiting collection at NORTHBRIDGE POST SHOP NORTHBRIDGE WA".

Can someone tell me when should I expect an email. After how much time applying we expect an email. 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

just sent a blank email to parents@homeaffairs.gov.au and this is what the response is.. hope that helps..

DELAY IN REGISTERING NEW APPLICATIONS
We receive a very large number of applications each week. Please allow up to six weeks from when you posted your application for it to be receipted and registered.  We will send an acknowledgement email confirming we received your application after it has been registered and the 1st visa application charge has been processed.

If you lodged your application before the “Acknowledge New Application” date as shown in the assessment date table, check your junk mail folder for a copy of your acknowledgement letter. Please ensure you make our email address parents@homeaffairs.gov.au a trusted address. If you still cannot find your acknowledgement letter please contact us with the FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND PASSPORT DETAILS of the main applicant.

Due to the high volume of emails we receive every day, we are unable to respond to progress update enquiries or to enquiries where the requested information is provided in this auto-response. 

 

 

 

Temporary to Permanent

Contributory Parent (143) + Contributory Aged Parent (864)*

Contributory Parent (Temp) (173) + Contributory Aged Parent (Temp) (884)*

Parent (103) + Aged Parent (804)**

Acknowledge New Application

14-Jan-20

Queue Assessment

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lodged

Oct-16

Visa Assessment

Lodged

Nov-19

Lodged

Dec-15

Lodged

Dec-15

Date Queued

Aug-10

 

*updated 17-Jan-20

 


CPV 143 Applied on 05/07/2017

Acknowledged on 16/09/2017

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MY TURN!

request for further information received today. All of a dither now haha 

hopefully will have everything applied for by Monday! 🤞

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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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32 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

MY TURN!

request for further information received today. All of a dither now haha 

hopefully will have everything applied for by Monday! 🤞

tfft.. woooohooo!!!

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173 Visa lodged - March 2016

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40 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

MY TURN!

request for further information received today. All of a dither now haha 

hopefully will have everything applied for by Monday! 🤞

Congratulations!

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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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2 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

MY TURN!

request for further information received today. All of a dither now haha 

hopefully will have everything applied for by Monday! 🤞

It's weird isn't it? We wait ages then it catches us off guard.....huge congratulations.....not too long now!

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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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8 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

MY TURN!

request for further information received today. All of a dither now haha 

hopefully will have everything applied for by Monday! 🤞

I know just how you feel....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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Just wanted to share with you a response from Immi regarding payment of the 2nd VAC. Our bank has a daily limit of $25k for BPAY.

'Unfortunately we do not offer bank transfer as a method of payment but you are able to pay in instalments if your credit card has a BPAY limit. Once all instalments have been paid, notification of the full payment should appear in your record.
 You are also able to have your daughter pay for it if she has an easier option at her disposal. It does not matter where the payment comes from, as long as it is payment for your visa application.' 
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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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There seems to be suddenly massive visa progress for many members of this forum.  Just wondering whether there could be a link to the Coronavirus?   I seem to recall that the majority of parent visa applicants are Chinese and suspect that their applications are currently on hold.   Every cloud has a silver lining, for someone, somewhere 😊.

Incidentally  it is pouring down here in Brisbane and  everyone is so happy.  After the drought and the bush fires such downpours are a total blessing.  Trouble is that my sister is due to arrive from the UK on Saturday so sadly her winter  holiday to the Sunshine state isn’t going to be at all what was expected.  She’s only here for a week, before leaving for Tasmania and I gather it’s just going to be rain and storms all week.  ☔️🌧⚡️.  Ah well, “cant win em all”!

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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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On 04/02/2020 at 20:55, lecher said:

Got comms from DHA to leave the country (not China) & visa will be granted 🙂 Just wanted to share:

Things To Do Tips after initial application (while waiting couple of years till you hear back from a case officer from my experience/things I may have done differently)

Apply for a visitor visa (& hope they grant min 3 years multiple entry or more)
Once visitor visa granted, fork out more money and pay for a year in advance in private health insurance  & do not let it lapse to cover for unforeseen waiting period problems (this could change in future)
Form 80 takes a long time, better start filling in and after every o/s visit, making a record every time
If you have overseas non english, national id card, relationship cert etc, get it translated via Naati 
Go to centrelink* and get a CRN, it just speeds things up when AOS is requested
Open A/c with CBA, just speeds up the AOS Bank Draft process
Last but not least, monitor this forum every ~5 months to be in the loop (read from current page -15)
*One could, like I did, apply for their parents, they literally have no idea lol. I just mentioned that its gonna be a long wait, leave everything to me and just get the documents ready when I ask 🙂
Thank you ALL!

That's for all those tips. very useful! 

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4 hours ago, AMP said:

Incidentally  it is pouring down here in Brisbane and  everyone is so happy.  After the drought and the bush fires such downpours are a total blessing. 

Everyone's smiling here on the mid north coast (NSW) as well because of the rain, and despite a localised tornado a couple of days ago.  People lost their roofs but the local tradies have gone round and repaired them for nothing....good community spirit!!!

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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 hours ago, Christa said:

Just wanted to share with you a response from Immi regarding payment of the 2nd VAC. Our bank has a daily limit of $25k for BPAY.

'Unfortunately we do not offer bank transfer as a method of payment but you are able to pay in instalments if your credit card has a BPAY limit. Once all instalments have been paid, notification of the full payment should appear in your record.
 You are also able to have your daughter pay for it if she has an easier option at her disposal. It does not matter where the payment comes from, as long as it is payment for your visa application.' 

Did you use an agent? as ours was able to help us with this.  Also others on this forum have said they were able to up their limit to $100K ...can you ask for this??  all the best 😎


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:

Did you use an agent? as ours was able to help us with this.  Also others on this forum have said they were able to up their limit to $100K ...can you ask for this??  all the best 😎

Depends on the bank.  I have asked our bank (ANZ) and they have said the max is $50k per day.  

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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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6 minutes ago, theballies said:

Depends on the bank.  I have asked our bank (ANZ) and they have said the max is $50k per day.  

yes it can be a minefield! 


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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