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  1. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I am struggling to keep up with the changes, as I am not checking it every day these days. I keep removing nasty stuff that someone is still putting on the tracker persistently. But I can only bring back missing entries if people tell me about them. Mine is gone, @Dee's is gone - I can fix it when I am back at work on Monday. If anyone else finds their entry missing from the tracker - please let me know. :)
  2. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes. Medicare. :)
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hard to tell if this is correct. Someone has been messing about with the tracker again. I found a lot of entries are corrupted and mine is gone! :( So these entries for new grants may be or may not be genuine. Let's wait and see if the owners come forward and confirm. :)
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I think, you can just type up a letter, addressed to the processing team, stating that you have a new job, attach a new contract to this letter and attach in the immiaccount. Just as one PDF. Just call this PDF "Employment_update_April_2019" or something similar. Maybe, guys someone has another idea?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Another CO?! Wow, they may have finally listened to our prayers and increased processing staff?! Another one for today: Iris412 25/02/18 17/04/19 Taiwan CO: Nicci - Requested New AFP clearance for me and my partner.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I don't think it is necessary to update your job details. Only the address.
  7. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thank you for great news! We really need good news now!!!! And of course congratulations!!! Guys, don't worry too much about the processing time increase - we are still getting grants! And we have two new COs - Nicci and Ruth. @Honey, are you ready?! Happy Easter everyone!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Not yet!
  9. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    This is a wonderful and positive message! Thank you, it is like a ray of sunshine in our doom and gloom I think we are not so much upset about the timeframe of 16 months, but the way we are treated. When you applying for a visa and you see 4-6 months processing time on immi account, you plan your life accordingly. But then every month the waiting time increases and increases endlessly, it is very hard to accept mentally. This is the situation we are in. If we applied all those months ago knowing that the wait will be long and painful, we would have prepared better for it. Uncertainty is the worst. As an example, I could have visited my family and helped my mum while she was sick while my 489 visa was still valid. But I waited and waited and hoped to get 887 in time, - eventually, my 887 didn't come and 489 visa lapsed and now I am stuck. My mum back in Russia was sick and I could not help. We just want the department to be have a more transparent process, and not treat us like voiceless slaves. In the past it was very different.
  10. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    No idea @Honey! But I suspect our lovely COs are just humans, like us, and will be tempted to take the whole week off next week due to all public holidays coming... So my guess (only guessing!) is that there will not be much action next week. Still hope for this week though!
  11. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    He can still help you from overseas. He can do the same thing, like statutory declaration, signed in front of a, say, police officer or notary public, but the stat dec form will be different one. Ask him if he can kindly do this for you.
  12. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    He is our Lord Voldemort!
  13. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Text for MP letter.docx Please try this one. It is just a standard text, and of course anyone can change it to add a bit about personal situation. Please feel free to do that.
  14. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes! But not email, online form.
  15. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I am in SA. I will send you a message to your mail box now.
  16. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Sorry, not email, but I meant, submit a complaint. It is all online, we all can do it independently at the same time.
  17. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    We are planning to email the Ombudsman this weekend, all of us who have been waiting over 12 months, and especially over 15 months.
  18. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    But this is for a dependent applicant only, not for main applicant, right?
  19. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thank you @George for such kind words. I think we all here are heros for not losing it completely over such a long wait.
  20. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Country has definitely something to do with it - Russians are often treated with excessive suspicion and our files are under double-scrutiny!
  21. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    My friend applied recently for a partners visa and had to submit all that stuff for relationship proof. Her agent told her to submit all photos nicely organised: you put them all as images on Word document, in a grid of 4 photos per page, all photos signed with "where you are, what event, date photo is taken". For example: "Jane and I are at our friend's wedding at McLaren Vale, "Vino" winery, 12 December 2018". Add stat decs from friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to proof you are a proper couple (form 888?). Add joint account statements, joint health insurance papers, joint lease agreement etc. Hope this helps.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    The system will not let you proceed with your application if you have not completed 2 years stay in regional area. But yes, it would be nice. Unfortunately, 2 years stay is part of eligibility criteria and you cannot just the gun. Only those documents count in your application that were created before the application date. Anything after is not looked at. So even if you are still working in the same company after you applied for your visa, your further payslips don't count. Only the ones created before you applied. Sorry for messy explanation!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Wow, this is what usually is required for partners visa or prospective marriage visa!!! Crazy! We have a new CO Ruth. Nice to meet you, Ruth! Please help Sophorn out to go through our pile!!!
  24. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It is very simple: log on to your immi account, go into details, then "update details" and on the right there will be a menu, a list with all information you can update, like passport, address etc. Follow those links to update all your details. good luck! No need to amend form 80. But if you have a new passport, attach it in attached documents.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I can certainly send a query to the lawyer and ask about fees, time it will take, our role in it, what is involved. But in the first instance, we should try ombudsman complaints. If we do it simultaneously, in bulk, this should have some effect, you'd think? let's decide on the date/week and do it all together. See what happens. Just remember that the case should already have a history of complaints to the Department first. So if your case is over 12 months old and you already complaint 3 times to the Department, you can proceed with the complaint to Ombudsman.
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