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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi HSK, I have updated your entry on our spreadsheet yesterday Way ahead of you mate! I think, you just have to click that "Information provided..." on immi account, if you didn't do this already? Oh yes, in the "Update us" section on immi account a change of passport details form. Do it though your immi account.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Thanks toot, great information! I thought that might be the case, glad you confirmed it! Now we know.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Morning guys, it is so nice to see the grant from yesterday in our spreadsheet after such a long silence! Hope, more will follow!!!!!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi Sam, I think if you apply earlier, add a statutory declaration to your application documents, where you can explain the circumstances with your father. Just attach it with other necessary documents on immi account when you apply. I am sure it will do the job. COs are only humans, they can relate to your situation. As for the 4 weeks in a year "allowed holidays", it is something I heard some migration agents recommend, but I have not seen anything officially on immi website about this 4 weeks (maybe, someone on this forum knows more?). I have known applicants being away for longer than this, but they still got their visa because they have maintained their residency and work placement, in other words, they just went away on holidays while still officially living and working in Australia, using their annual leave from employer. So if you still decide to chance it and apply earlier, just do that stat. dec., explaining about your father and while it took longer for you to be away... Good luck.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Great news!!! Hurry your agent up @HSK (Applied 14 sep 17)!!! Fingers crossed and double crossed for you.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    B33I Applied 15/09/17 Last CO request 10/05/18 Grant 15/08/18 CO1: Jan 2018 - AFP and partners IELTS CO2: 28 feb 2018 - newborn passport and birth certificate (489 issued to baby in march) CO3: 10 May 2018 - paper-based medical for newborn
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hahahahaaaaa!!!! I wish! I am a victim, just like you guys! Honest...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Guys, you are forgetting that it is group processing now! So files opened by CO Nancy do not sit on her desk, they are pooled and next time will be picked up by someone else... ...while Nancy is on holiday!
  9. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    WHAT?!?! Grant????? YYyyyyaaaaayyyyy!!!! About time!!! Congrats!!!!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hey Sam, I can tell you with 100% certainty that the immi will not account for your time spent in regional area after lodging your application. They only look at time before lodging. Definitely. This is why I think you have a couple of options: 1. To compensate for your time away and lodge your application with a peace of mind (as per @toot's advice). 2. You can apply earlier and do all the explanations in your application: why you were away for additional 2 weeks after your annual leave. Most likely you will not have problems, as you maintained your residency status and kept your work place in the prescribed regional area all the time. CO will see that. But in this scenario you it will still be up to a particular CO to decide whether you have met the residency requirement or not. So imagine CO Adam picks up your file and says: "yes, all good - grant". Or if say CO Dat picks up your file he may decide: "no, residency requirement is not met - refuse". There are no guarantees, that's what I am saying. But something is telling me, 6 weeks absence in your case is totally fine. Good luck with whatever you decide mate.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi rahulofpl, No, it shouldn't be a problem,. It is still the same application and the CO will see all the documents anyways. I know other applicants did the same when they ran out of space. I don't think anyone can advise you on how long it will take now, I am afraid... All the statistics are skewed now, with the visa processing having slowed down drastically. We just have to relax and wait ... and have faith!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Guys, this is an old article, but it is quite relevant to us. The article is from the migration agent called Jeff, DownUnderVisa: https://www.downundervisa.com.au/2014/09/slow-visa-application-processing/ Read the comments below the article, too!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Don't worry Mehedi, it is still there and we are out to get it! Keep your eyes on the prize guys!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, I know... Not nice situation for us, overseas migrants. We shouldn't forget that it was a sneaky move on Peter Dutton's part to allocate 10,000 places in our visa categories to New Zealanders. This is quite a big chunk of PR places! It was a very crafty move - he didn't officially reduce the amount of visas, but just "diverted" them away from foreign skilled applicants, like ourselves. Clever. I think it is great that he is granting PRs to kiwis, but what I do not like is that it happens at the expense of people like us. Oh well. Please keep positive guys - slow processing does not mean application will not get processed, they WILL eventually. Let's just be patient and be happy that we are here, sun is shining and life is - generally - good to us!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/20planning AusChamberSubmission_MigrationProgram2018-19.pdf
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    They will update very soon... We'll see.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Fingers crossed for you mate!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Yes, I am on Bridging Visa A now, my 489 has expired. Good luck with your application, don't leave it too late!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Ho-ho-ho! It's better to have nice and pleasant PR holders here instead of angry and frustrated people on bridging visas!!! I hope immi officers realise that...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ApeHDAjEH60WFBNLeq14wvGzegiqGC4KD0U-OyH_w6U/edit#gid=0
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi himal, I don't know much about this disease, but if it is not contagious, too debilitating or too expensive to treat, it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe, your friend should ask the agent whether he has to report it to immigration, but in any case, colitis does not seem serious enough to refuse a visa. Yes, the wise thing to do is to consult an agent... Good luck!
  22. Russki

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I think collectively, all of us together will be able to set up a migration agency soon - good little earner! But of course we have to get our 887 first!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    On your immi account find this screen and click on "Notification of change of circumstances": You can notify about the baby. And then attach baby's BC to the documents already submitted. Attach a covering letter, too, with the baby's BC, explaining that you had a baby, on that date etc... The immi will give you 489 visa for the baby first and add the baby to your file. You can still send paper documents to immi though, won't hurt... As for the medical, I cannot help here, as I don't know the procedure... We have a lot of baby-experts here though who will help!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @Ranga, another way to send hard copies of documents is by a courier to this address: Courier access 70 Franklin Street Adelaide SA 5000
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