sorry for late update..., 27 months of long waiting was ended..., got our grant on 05/01/2021.
CO 1st contact : 12/2019, submitted AFP and waiting...,
we have to visit IND on emergency in March 14 and stuck with travel ban till November.
CO 2nd contact: 07/05/2020 asked for Indian PCC, in India there was a lockdown between so many struggles got PCC and submitted.
18/06/2020 received Pre-grant notification, as we know temporary residents not allowed unless we have exemption and valid visa. So, I applied for exemption with Pre grant and received exemption in first attempt in August first week but by that time my 489 visa got expired in last week of July again I have to apply for visitors visa and with the help of pre grant and exemption got visitors visa in 10 days.
by end of August we have valid visa and pre grant and exemption but can’t secure flight tickets till November 07 in Vande Bharat mission.
at last we ( me & my wife) are back but again have to wait all November, December and till January 05 to get grant from Pre grant.
In addition, while we stuck in india our rental property lease got ended in August and owner wants to renovate that property so my friends helped to vacate it put our belongings in there houses, after we completed quarantine on 23/11/2020 till date am searching for rentals and still we didn’t secure any lease coz we lost our jobs too.
because of COVID-19 it took another 10 months for our grant otherwise I would be getting my grant when first CO contacted us.
this is our long and sad story ended in 27 months.
Once again am so sorry for late update as am busy in searching rental property and job.
this forum helped me a lot with updates about 887.
thank you all.