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  1. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Guys, is it me or is the tracker pretty messed up?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Still waiting mate! It is coming up to 15 months for me...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thank you for this great illustration @Chopsan! I think this is as close to the truth as we can get. PS Found this: Bridging visas.pdf
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    This is a confusing subject. Yes, our bridging visas do not show as having any conditions, however, somewhere on immi website it says that while on bridging visa the applicant needs to still adhere to conditions of previous substantive visa. So it is a big question mark still. There seem to be no definite answer.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Best to attach it under "Character", as it is a small "sister" of Form 80.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @jahidul! Waiting a few extra months is of course the safest option. But maybe you can find documents that can prove your residence for these 6 and 7 months? It can be your payslips, doctors receipts, letters from the government, rego notifications, kids school reports (if you have kids) etc? If you struggle to collect enough evidence, then it is safer to wait...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I spoke to one of immi customer service guys called Scott on the 28/11/2018, I asked this question. He said no, we don't have to renew anything that has expired during processing. But I sort of learnt not to trust them easily. If your AFP well and truly expired, I'd recommend to renew it. What do you have to lose? (Apart from $40)
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I think I know this case - CO accidentally asked for AFP in the child's name, when this AFP was meant to be for one of the child's parents.
  9. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    You will be ok. That's what any migration agent will tell you, anyway!
  10. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It shouldn't be an issue. But if you want to be safe 100%, compensate the short leaves, too.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    It is a tough one... You obviously permanently resided in Australia for 2 years and I assume you have enough proof of this. On this basis I would say it is ok not to compensate. But! You never know what the case officer may decide once they look at your file. They can be quite unpredictable. On this basis, you may want to compensate your holiday and apply later. At least, compensate the longest 6 weeks holiday...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, unfortunately, Russians do not have a good name at the moment and it is affecting our applications. Australian authorities have this perception of Russians as spies and evil hackers - especially if one has a Higher Education certificate or two. But it's ok, I will just wait till they finish "researching" me, if that's what they have to do.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thanks @marlowe022, you nailed it. Yes, all correct, the creator of the spreadsheet is Russian and had to wait for a very long time for the grant, this is why the spreadsheet was created - to see what happens with other Russian applicants (like me). I think, you improved it further @marlowe022 by adding columns and tidying it up, thank you so much! Thanks for looking after it, too, it's not nice when people mess with it... As for the controversial "country" column, it is not worth the argument, we can leave or delete it, or just leave it blank, not a big deal.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I would agree with this @Sunnysideup, but I have an interesting counter-argument: the spreadsheet was originally designed by a person from a certain country in order to see what happens with their country-mates applications. There was a suspicion that people from some countries are treated by immigration differently from the rest (read: treated worse, applications take longer). This is why this column is in the spreadsheet. The great thing about it - no-one has to fill their country in. Just leave this column blank if you want. But I think we need to leave this column in the tracker, just to honour the person who created it. Just an opinion...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, a few members did that.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @Honey, 4 days is such a little time! I think you will be safe going for at least 10-12 days over Christmas and New Year, when the immi office is closed.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    As I understand, a new quota was allocated in the new financial year, so it is unlikely they have hit a ceiling. I submitted 3 complaints so far and looking at the last reply - will refrain from complaining for a while. In my case, they seem to be sticking to their guns and I am not winning. Yet.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, I have spoken to them and complained several times. What can I say - the same response. Last time I complained, this is what I got back from Global Feedback Unit: In your feedback you have expressed concern regarding the time taken to process your application for a subclass 887 visa, which was lodged on 25 September 2017. You have stated that the processing of your visa is beyond the indicative timeframe and you have requested an explanation. The Department recognises that where the time taken to process an application exceeds average processing times this can cause applicants concern; however; once a visa application is allocated, processing times for individual applications do vary depending on individual circumstances. This can include the time required to verify supporting documentation. Verification processes are an essential part of maintaining the integrity of the skilled visa program. I can advise your application remains under assessment and I cannot advise when it will be finalised. What can I say?!?!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    The number I posted last time for @Sunit was for complaints... It is a little different that the one we normally use. Sunit's waiting time is sooooo much over, that using this number and talking to complaints team maybe the best thing for him/her...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hey @mgh!!! No, unfortunately, things aren't moving very fast here. But we are not losing hope.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Congrats Karan!!!! Amazing Friday news!!!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    This is terrible!!! Please do contact the immi on 133177. And explain the situation to the officer, they should do something for you, it has been ages!
  23. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I don't think @Nada has sent the first form 1023 yet... So it's not too late.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hmmm... Valid points. But somehow, they do need this info. To make you more "believable" as a human. I think, it is not a huge deal, just fill it in and forget. I filled this section while applying for 489 from overseas with the only friend I have in Australia. And when applying for 887 I just add two of my colleagues who are Australians. Done!
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