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On 13/05/2020 at 11:58, AlwaysVet said:

Hello, Does anyone have a link to the "tracker" that someone kindly pulled together and posted once re. the number of applicants in each month?  That was very useful and I now cannot seem to find anywhere? Thanks in anticipation!

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CPV 143 lodged on 16-May-2016.

Acknowledgement date 17-May-2016.

Additional docs requested 14-Mar-2020

AOS paid and accepted 30-June-2020

2nd VAC requested and paid 13/11/2020

Visa Granted 16/11/2020!

 

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On 08/10/2020 at 20:30, purplealster said:

Ok thank you. My Mum applied for the 143 in September 2016. So close to processing dates and yet so far! 

My mum applied 19 NOV , and I am worrying about time 😩

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2nd vac request received today… wooooohoooo!!!

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173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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29 minutes ago, SusieRoo said:

2nd vac request received today… wooooohoooo!!!

Congratulations !! 🍾🍾🍾

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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1 hour ago, SusieRoo said:

2nd vac request received today… wooooohoooo!!!

Congratulations !! 🍾🍾🍾

 

Are you onshore? 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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53 minutes ago, LindaH27 said:

Congratulations !! 🍾🍾🍾

 

Are you onshore? 

Thanks Linda, yes we are still here in the UK


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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1 hour ago, SusieRoo said:

Thanks Linda, yes we are still here in the UK

So you are offshore


CPV 143 Applied on 05/07/2017

Acknowledged on 16/09/2017

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3 minutes ago, Ollie1234 said:

My heart is breaking for this family. This is utterly inexcusable. Why on earth issue the visa in the first place? I can't begin to imagine what the family is going through. 😞

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8833015/Letters-grandad-DESPERATE-Australia-live-final-years-family.html

There's something that doesn't make sense here. How could he get issued with a "bridging visa" if he's in the UK? 

I wonder if he applied for a Parents Visa while in Australia, got his bridging visa, then thought he could just toddle back to the UK to sell his house and settle up - not realising that would render the bridging visa invalid.  

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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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2 hours ago, Marisawright said:

There's something that doesn't make sense here. How could he get issued with a "bridging visa" if he's in the UK? 

I wonder if he applied for a Parents Visa while in Australia, got his bridging visa, then thought he could just toddle back to the UK to sell his house and settle up - not realising that would render the bridging visa invalid.  

Definitely odd.  Probably got a tourist visa then all tourist travel was stopped I should imagine though he's not doing himself any favours by promoting the medical reasons for him moving, they could equally play against him in the visa medical.  His family could go back and look after him though, no such bans in reverse

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Yes, no BV will be granted if outside Australia.

Either he has a BVB, or is trying to get back to Australia on a visitor visa - which won't be an option at this time.

Best regards.


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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1 minute ago, Alan Collett said:

Yes, no BV will be granted if outside Australia.

Either he has a BVB, or is trying to get back to Australia on a visitor visa - which won't be an option at this time.

Best regards.

Theyre letting him in apparently.  Emotional blackmail obviously works!

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2 minutes ago, Quoll said:

Theyre letting him in apparently.  Emotional blackmail obviously works!

The power of the media!

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again!

Best regards.


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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Yet another reason why i think they will look at discontinuing  804 -   there’s been a few stories where people have come in on 804 and when they finally reach processing they fail the Medicals and are told to leave . This then leads to media Outcry but people arrive on this visa  knowing that it carries no guarantees and In fact costs Australia a lot of money in the costs involved with looking after aged and ill people. I’m surprised if he was given a BVB after his first arrival in May  this year as the borders were already closed?  

 

 

 

 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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11 minutes ago, LindaH27 said:

Yet another reason why i think they will look at discontinuing  804 -   there’s been a few stories where people have come in on 804 and when they finally reach processing they fail the Medicals and are told to leave . This then leads to media Outcry but people arrive on this visa  knowing that it carries no guarantees and In fact costs Australia a lot of money in the costs involved with looking after aged and ill people. I’m surprised if he was given a BVB after his first arrival in May  this year as the borders were already closed?  

 

 

 

 

A subclass 602 (Medical Treatment) visa is the go to strategy when onshore subclass 804 visa applicants fail the medical examination.

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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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1 minute ago, Alan Collett said:

A subclass 602 (Medical Treatment) visa is the go to strategy when onshore subclass 804 visa applicants fail the medical examination.

Best regards.

Thank you Alan- but I’m still confused as to how he got a BVB if the borders were closed and only PR and citizens were allowed to return ? 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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Just now, LindaH27 said:

Thank you Alan- but I’m still confused as to how he got a BVB if the borders were closed and only PR and citizens were allowed to return ? 

I doubt that he did, to be honest.

I interpret the story as follows:

*   Granted a BVA when application lodged in May 2020.

*   Decided to depart Australia to return to the UK.

*   Now trying to get back to Australia and couldn't get a visitor visa - or couldn't get permission to arrive on his already granted visitor visa - until today.

Does that make sense in the context of the article in the DM?

This is what it says in The Australian newspaper - nothing here about what type of BV he has/had (which perhaps isn't surprising as journos generally aren't across the detail):

Mr Ward, a British citizen, was granted a bridging visa in May while his Aged Parent visa was processed. He subsequently sold his house and car and had been due to board a flight from London to Sydney on Sunday afternoon.

His doctor believes he is now at risk of a stroke if the matter is left unresolved for a prolonged time, as he is experiencing significant anxiety and depression because of the ongoing saga.

Mr Ward had applied for an exemption to travel to Australia, as required under COVID-19 restrictions, but was denied by government bureaucrats four days before his flight was to take off, despite having the bridging visa.

Best regards.


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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3 minutes ago, Alan Collett said:

I doubt that he did, to be honest.

I interpret the story as follows:

*   Granted a BVA when application lodged in May 2020.

*   Decided to depart Australia to return to the UK.

*   Now trying to get back to Australia and couldn't get a visitor visa - or couldn't get permission to arrive on his already granted visitor visa - until today.

Does that make sense in the context of the article in the DM?

This is what it says in The Australian newspaper - nothing here about what type of BV he has/had (which perhaps isn't surprising as journos generally aren't across the detail):

Mr Ward, a British citizen, was granted a bridging visa in May while his Aged Parent visa was processed. He subsequently sold his house and car and had been due to board a flight from London to Sydney on Sunday afternoon.

His doctor believes he is now at risk of a stroke if the matter is left unresolved for a prolonged time, as he is experiencing significant anxiety and depression because of the ongoing saga.

Mr Ward had applied for an exemption to travel to Australia, as required under COVID-19 restrictions, but was denied by government bureaucrats four days before his flight was to take off, despite having the bridging visa.

Best regards.

In the few days since he learnt he couldn’t fly (bearing in mind up until that date he thought all was good to the point of selling everything) his doctor has managed to diagnose he has anxiety, depression and may even have stroke on the way!

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2 minutes ago, Alan Collett said:

I doubt that he did, to be honest.

I interpret the story as follows:

*   Granted a BVA when application lodged in May 2020.

*   Decided to depart Australia to return to the UK.

*   Now trying to get back to Australia and couldn't get a visitor visa - or couldn't get permission to arrive on his already granted visitor visa - until today.

Does that make sense in the context of the article in the DM?

This is what it says in The Australian newspaper - nothing here about what type of BV he has/had (which perhaps isn't surprising as journos generally aren't across the detail):

Mr Ward, a British citizen, was granted a bridging visa in May while his Aged Parent visa was processed. He subsequently sold his house and car and had been due to board a flight from London to Sydney on Sunday afternoon.

His doctor believes he is now at risk of a stroke if the matter is left unresolved for a prolonged time, as he is experiencing significant anxiety and depression because of the ongoing saga.

Mr Ward had applied for an exemption to travel to Australia, as required under COVID-19 restrictions, but was denied by government bureaucrats four days before his flight was to take off, despite having the bridging visa.

Best regards.

Thanks again Alan - as you say the “power of the media” !! 
 

Probably every parent who has applied for a visa in the last few years could argue that the long waits are contributing to problems with their physical and mental health as stress  and anxiety definitely cause big problems !! 
 

Now the gentleman concerned just needs to see if he’s lucky enough to get a flight as well - unless media attention helps there too! 

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143 lodged 21 June 2017

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2 minutes ago, Tulip1 said:

In the few days since he learnt he couldn’t fly (bearing in mind up until that date he thought all was good to the point of selling everything) his doctor has managed to diagnose he has anxiety, depression and may even have stroke on the way!

And all these ills will fade away in the spring time sunshine of Australia!    😉

We do what we have to do ...

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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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11 hours ago, SusieRoo said:

2nd vac request received today… wooooohoooo!!!

Great news, can you enter Australia on a 173 at this time? 

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

13th January 2020 request for further information

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

17th AOS interview and letter received , 19th February AOS paid, 21st February paperwork uploaded and taken into centrelink 

26th March AOS acceptance letter received, (After AOS initially being rejected and a battle with Centrelink!

11th November 2nd VAC request, paid 

12th November Visa grant 

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https://www.gm-parent-visas.com/parent-visa-processing-timelines-the-gory-details/

Might be of interest to some - following receipt of information from the Department ...

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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1 hour ago, Alan Collett said:

https://www.gm-parent-visas.com/parent-visa-processing-timelines-the-gory-details/

Might be of interest to some - following receipt of information from the Department ...

Best regards.

So informative, thank you Alan.

About 'raising similar level of public awareness'

Do online petitions with the govt work? 🤔

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143 acknowledgement 16th July 2018

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11 minutes ago, Arti said:

So informative, thank you Alan.

Looks like public outcry is the only way for this to get any attention🤔

Do online petitions with the govt work?

Try asking your local MP to raise in Parliament. Seem to remember someone on here doing that and it did get raised. Was a few years ago though. 


143 lodged 21 June 2017

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