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  1. Stellajane

    887 Visa - What's the update?

    FIBR is indeed the $5000 that I mentioned. It is just a paper that you have to fill out. You'll receive an answer within a few days. Nothing to worry about. The solicitor will send you the paperwork to fill out for that. On the other hand, I completely understand that it is very expensive now with the double stamp duty. It is up to you if it is worthwhile against renting and how far you are with the PR application. As said, do not forget the first home owners grant.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Best is to talk to a solicitor and explain the issue. You might need to guide him into some things but he should be able to solve the last missing pieces of the puzzle. Definitely request the first home rebate. You should be able to get that provided it is the first ever property that you're buying in Australia.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    When we purchased our property on 489 visa we got the first home buyers rebate (not sure how it is called anymore) on our stamp duty and had to pay the $5000 additional foreign investment boarder approval. But that was before 01 October 2016. Since that day I understood that you on a 489 visa have to pay double stamp duty and the $5000 additional foreign investment fee which makes it extremely expensive to buy a house. But I reckon that you still could be eligible for the first home buyers rebate. Does the refund on the stamp duty which you are questioning relate to the second instalment of stamp duty - if you can get that refunded when getting your PR within 12 months of purchase?
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Could it be that the starting date of waiting periods is date of eligibility or enrolment in Medicare? Is possible also..
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Interesting! Hope you are correct! Fingers crossed!
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Medicare you will be eligible for from the day you applied for your 887. For any Centrelink benefits it is according the new waiting times as per their website. Different benefits have different waiting times varying from 1 to 4 years.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @Russki , absolutely correct of him to say that. But we can do it! We're brave and determined! And you found the correct words for the class of visa we're in as per previous comments. Class VB is for the VERY BRAVE. That must be it. @Deepan
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Hi @Nsingh, unfortunately this is correct. Please have a look at the following link. You will find the waiting times there that will be applied to you from the date that you receive your PR. Different benefits have different waiting times. Some are 1 year, other 2 and some are even 4 years. These waiting times have become in effect from 1/1/2019. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/topics/newly-arrived-residents-waiting-period/30726
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    I think they haven't updated yet @Max. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times is still showing last updated 18th July 2019 on my screen as when I'm typing this.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Senior members, would you be so kind and have a look at the FAQ post that HelloMan made on page 1475 and suggest amendments or contributions where possible or necessary? Much appreciated. @HelloMan my small amendments to the FAQ list: Q2 How do I apply for AFP and how long is it valid for? A. Visit the following link …. (as per what you wrote already). Note that the AFP is valid for 1 year and please remember to request a new AFP when reaching the expiry date. Upload your new AFP to your 887 application on time, so you will not get delayed by your CO requesting an updated AFP. Q11 Can my 887 be granted if I am overseas? A. No, all applicants need to be within Australia to be granted. If overseas when CO wants to grant your application, you will receive a "pre-grant" from your CO meaning that you can only receive your grant when back in Australia. Upon arrival in Australia, please contact your CO so he can arrange your final grant.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Amended in my previous comment. Thanks. @HelloMan
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    @HelloMan, awesome mate!! This is already a very good start. There are a few items that might need a little bit more info, so I hope that you will stick around a little bit more in the next coming weeks so we can all submit additional comments to this list to make it our forum "FAQ list on page 1475" Hope you're up for it to edit along... and again THANKS HEAPS for this. For example: - please number your questions so we can refer to these more easily. - question 13 (residency requirements for 2nd applicant) answer: No, 2nd applicant does not have to fullfill 2 years of residency BUT when in Australia 2nd applicant MUST comply to visa conditions, meaning living in regional area. - Question 15 (English requirements) If functional English has been achieved, test results are valid for only 1 year. From vocational English and higher level of English, test results are valid for 3 years. Note that your test results need to be valid at the time you apply for 887. It does not matter if they expire whilst waiting for your 887 grant. More info on: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/english-language/functional-english
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Please mind your language to other and especially newer members of this forum, we are all here for the same reasons. If you do not like someone's post, scroll over it, don't go questioning it. Many people are on this forum, some are desperate and seek answers, their comments could have a negative tone, some try to make things sound funny just to ease their mind, … it is just a way how people react to the situation of this awfully long wait for their grant.
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    An idea to put those questions in a FAQ list/comment: @HelloMan posted a full list of regularly returning questions on page 1472 already. I do not have all the knowledge in answering all the questions, but it might be an idea if someone would take the effort in answering those questions (or adding links to the answers) and posting it as in 1 comment on this forum. Then we can answer new followers more effectively : "Please look on page xxxx of this forum where there is a list of regularly returning questions, maybe you can find a few of your questions already" (kinda like a FAQ page) Maybe add the link for the tracker there too. Just an idea...
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    887 Visa - What's the update?

    Correct, but I know that they have a back log also that they have to clear first. I have friends who applied for 489 in November 2018 and still have not received their grant. Not sure is we will see immediate effect on 887 progress but it might. Let's hope so!
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