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I applied my 887 visa on 1st Feb from495. I don't know what's happening with my case though everything is uploaded except for medicals. Has anyone got a visa grant lately? Please update.
We recently got our 887 in just 20 days (originally on a 475). This may be of help, here's a list of the documents we (family of 4) scanned and submitted
Birth certificates x 4 (certified)
Passport photo page x 4 (certified)
Marriage certificate (certifified)
One wage slip per month from my employer to confirm full-time employment over 16 month period
Tax return letter from most recent year
Front cover of Will (last will & testament) made in Oz when we arrived
electric bill x3 - randomly selected over 2 years
telephone bill x3 - randomly selected over 2 years
front cover of each of our lease agreements (we've had 3 rentals in 2 years)
school report for year 1- front and last page scanned with teacher's comments
school report for year 2- front and last page scanned with teacher's comments
Australian Federal Police check certificate for both adults
We applied online and online applicants get access to a different checklist for documents than the paper-based applicant checklist that can is listed here -
Skilled - Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887)
This confused me initially as I was working to the paper-based checklist and was half-way through completing the Form 80's again when I realised! Online applicants don't need to submit new form 80's.
There's also no need to submit new passport photos for onliners, and medicals are not necessary in the majority of cases as explained elsewhere here. We weren't asked for them.
You are advised to wait til applying for Federal Police Checks but we applied for them the day after submitting the online application - and 3 days later were requested them by our CO. Here's the link to the application form and supporting info:
National Police Checks - Australian Federal Police
Cost of the visa is 235 AUD and is a one-off cost, no matter how many people are included in the application. You'll notice when you begin the application that the vast majority of questions are aimed at the principal applicant i.e. the family member that has worked the 12 months f/time requirement.
Here's the link to page 1 of the official 887 page:
Skilled -Regional (Residence) visa (subclass 887)
Hope this info helps :-)
Last edited by Avastar; 20-02-2011 at 08:53 AM.
Thankyou - that's really useful as we'll be applying next month.
Do you have to certify or are colour scanned copies ok? Thanks :-)
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Colour scanned copies are fine - I didnt certify anything and it was approved.
My CO has requested for AFP and have already submitted NPC. What is the difference? and where do I apply for AFP? Please HELP.
Got my visa granted today, so happy and free.
Applied on 1st Feb 2011
uploaded AFP on 3rd March 2011
887 Visa granted on 3rd March 2011