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Hi All,

         Ages since I popped in but have settled after arriving on our 143 visa 20 months ago. Work was tough to find for an oldie even in jobs I was over qualified for. I eventually got sorted and am happy working part time and do a little bit of this n that and getting by. We have built our home ( North Perth) and for those wondering if it is worth the wait and hassle....it is. I have to pinch myself when strolling along the white sand letting the waves wash over my feet and look at the big blue sky and clear ocean. Yeah get to see the kids more often but the beach,sky and ocean is brilliant. Anyway, I have met a few couples who have come over on holiday visa's and applied onshore for the aged parent visa and just keep renewing their bridging visa's. They seem to just keep doing that and have the luxuries (as above) but not the $100,000 + outlay.

Are we mugs for coming over on 143 ?

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1st Vac 14/12/2014 ........................waiting !

Received invitation to start Medicals, Police check & AOS    8/09/2017

( case officer assigned  ). 27/9/17  Received email instructing to get police checks and medical within 28 days .no mention of case officer though? Nb we have  case officer but been told that the case officer remains anonymous .had medical and police checks and sponsor had centrelink interview all during october. Delay now due to further medical tests.Medicals completed 22/03/18.

Waiting for instructions to pay 2nd VAC ( please hurry up )

Request for 2nd Vac received 10th April 2018  Yipee ! At last look to the sky and say thank you.      23/04/18 Our visa is granted ...thank you again !!

We should be in Oz 8th June , the application has been a long journey but eventually it is happening.

Keep believing and waiting and hopefully you will get there with your kids too. Good Luck ! 

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Good to hear you are happy and settled.  😃  It seems odd that some people get away with renewing bridging visas when the 143 costs so much for others.  At least you did it the right way.  Good on you!

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53 minutes ago, gafuk said:

I have met a few couples who have come over on holiday visa's and applied onshore for the aged parent visa and just keep renewing their bridging visa's. They seem to just keep doing that and have the luxuries (as above) but not the $100,000 + outlay.

Are we mugs for coming over on 143 ?

You can't renew a bridging visa.  They got a bridging visa ("BVA") when they applied for the aged parent visa, and it stays valid until they get the permanent visa (or, more likely, until they die - since the aged parent visa has such a long waiting time).

What they must do is apply for a separate bridging visa ("BVB") every time they want to leave Australia, e.g. to go on holiday. 

There are pros and cons to it.  Legally you're always a temporary visitor, even though you're living in Australia. That means you can't work, and have to get special permission if you want to buy a home. Brits are lucky because they are covered by Medicare for essential treatment, but they're not entitled to any benefits (which may not sound like an issue, but what about aged care?).   

The big risk is that if they are still alive when they get to the head of the queue, they'll have to pass a medical.   If they fail the medical, they have to go back to the UK - where they won't be entitled to treatment under the NHS because they've been away too long, ditto benefits.  Also, of course, they don't have a home in the UK and will have to start from scratch again, not an easy thing if you're in your 70's or 80's.  

 

 

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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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Actually you can work on a bridging visa for 804. I was surprised too but various agents confirm it. 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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@gafuk good to hear you are doing fine! Maybe the 143 was more attractive when it was only up to 2-3yrs wait but now it may stretch to 5-6-7yrs for some it’s a kick in the teeth when your getting older and paying a large amount.  I’m still glad I’ve gone for it though as not having PR when you are older is a bit of an uneasy feeling for me.  Who knows, if in a few years time, you may get sent home because you have become a burden to Oz financially through serious illnesses etc.,  who could cope with that scenario when you have built a life here. 

 

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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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Hi does anyone know of a Bank Account I can open before I get my visa granted?  (Preferably a savings account)


143 acknowledged 06/04/2016

Requested to complete form 80 and apply for AoS 18/01/2020

Medical carried out (additional tests required😨) 30/01/2020

Police check completed online, passed and is in the post 31/01/2020

AoS application submitted to Centrelink 02/02/2020

Form 80 sent to my agent 04/02/2020

AoS (Assurance of Support) accepted and requested to put down 10k bond

27/02/2020

 

 

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1 hour ago, Flangela100 said:

Hi does anyone know of a Bank Account I can open before I get my visa granted?  (Preferably a savings account)

We opened one with Westpac.  It was no problem at all.  We went into their branch in London but you can probably do it on line too.

 

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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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7 minutes ago, Pertenhall said:

We opened one with Westpac.  It was no problem at all.  We went into their branch in London but you can probably do it on line too.

 

That's interesting - did you have to have an Australian address in order to open one?  My son needs an Aussie bank account but he lives in London.

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7 minutes ago, Quoll said:

That's interesting - did you have to have an Australian address in order to open one?  My son needs an Aussie bank account but he lives in London.

No - we just told them that we had applied for the 143.  At the time we thought it would only take a year from opening the account before we got here - in the end it was over 3, but there was no problem.

 


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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Things are getting tougher.  Just heard from ABC and 7news that Australians are told (advised) not to go oversea and the ones who are oversea arranged to get home.  I don't know how much impact would be on us who are waiting or have to make a travel out and in or to enter Australia to get visa validation. 

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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, Pertenhall said:

We opened one with Westpac.  It was no problem at all.  We went into their branch in London but you can probably do it on line too.

 

Yes I did it online and just went into Westpac Australia on my next holiday with ID 

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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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Just now, AlwaysVet said:

Things are getting tougher.  Just heard from ABC and 7news that Australians are told (advised) not to go oversea and the ones who are oversea arranged to get home.  I don't know how much impact would be on us who are waiting or have to make a travel out and in or to enter Australia to get visa validation. 

This is my concern. Awaiting 2nd vac request. Im onshore so more of a problem than being offshore. I obviously want to stay in Oz for now. At least offshore you get 1yr to activate whereas I will have the 28 day condition. When I receive 2nd vac request will email them. Although wondering if they will slow down issuing it because of the ongoing situation. 


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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2 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

This is my concern. Awaiting 2nd vac request. Im onshore so more of a problem than being offshore. I obviously want to stay in Oz for now. At least offshore you get 1yr to activate whereas I will have the 28 day condition. When I receive 2nd vac request will email them. Although wondering if they will slow down issuing it because of the ongoing situation. 

I hope that they decide to allow 1 year for you in such situations that we should not travel.

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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:

Yes I did it online and just went into Westpac Australia on my next holiday with ID 

Thanks, good to know! Did you have to wait until you'd been in branch in order for anything to be put in the account?

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3 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

This is my concern. Awaiting 2nd vac request. Im onshore so more of a problem than being offshore. I obviously want to stay in Oz for now. At least offshore you get 1yr to activate whereas I will have the 28 day condition. When I receive 2nd vac request will email them. Although wondering if they will slow down issuing it because of the ongoing situation. 

I share your concern Kathss56 as we have just had ourAOS accepted. We are currently here on a 870 3 year visa whilst waiting for our 143. Not sure whether this will make a difference. 
Our 143 was lodged on 16/3/2016.

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1 hour ago, Quoll said:

Thanks, good to know! Did you have to wait until you'd been in branch in order for anything to be put in the account?

Can’t remember it was 4yrs who. But I was due in Oz on hols a few weeks after guess you will have to ring them and ask 


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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@Bigtrev yes mine was accepted 13 Mar. Up to now it has gone through super quick as I was only asked for further info 5 Feb. 
let me know if you hear anything please 

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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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1 hour ago, Quoll said:

Thanks, good to know! Did you have to wait until you'd been in branch in order for anything to be put in the account?

You can deposit.  Not sure if you can withdraw though.


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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2 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

@Bigtrev yes mine was accepted 13 Mar. Up to now it has gone through super quick as I was only asked for further info 5 Feb. 
let me know if you hear anything please 

Will do

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Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton has been tested positive for coronavirus...


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

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16 minutes ago, SusieRoo said:

Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton has been tested positive for coronavirus...

Is this karma?

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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, Rosiejaq said:

Is this karma?

I don’t actually wish Coronavirus on anyone. If you had been involved in family applying for immigration for as long as we have you would know that there have been far worse immigration ministers who killed of the hopes of thousands of potential immigrants with his retrospective after retrospective cruel changes to the rules.

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We are in Australia on a Visitors Visa600 and are flying in and out every three months whilst awaiting our Parental Visa 143 (Due this year).

With all flights cancelled can we reapply for a Visa 600 long stay (12 months) without affecting our Visa 143 application.?

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8 minutes ago, Sakkie said:

We are in Australia on a Visitors Visa600 and are flying in and out every three months whilst awaiting our Parental Visa 143 (Due this year).

With all flights cancelled can we reapply for a Visa 600 long stay (12 months) without affecting our Visa 143 application.?

Yes you can as I am here on a 600 awaiting 143. 
 Do you mean you are here on a e651?  If you apply for a 600 family tourist visa this will then just cancel out the e651


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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2 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

Yes you can as I am here on a 600 awaiting 143. 
 Do you mean you are here on a e651?  If you apply for a 600 family tourist visa this will then just cancel out the e651

No, we are here on a Visitor (subclass 600) and in Melbourne at the moment, we can only stay 3months at a time, now we can't fly out and would like to reapply for a long stay, will this affect our 143 application.

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