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Yes it is very slow now in the recent past .. for almost in the past 2-3 months..

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Hi everyone,

I am expecting a CO Contact (whenever that may be, only God knows) because

1. My medical expired
2. Added my wife (newly wed) to my application so assuming they will ask for her medical and other documents (if I missed any).

The issue is that I have sent my passport to the embassy for reissue as it was expiring in a few months. If I get a medical invite again, what do I do? I won't be getting my passport for another 2-3 weeks atleast.

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Hi everyone,

I am expecting a CO Contact (whenever that may be, only God knows) because

1. My medical expired
2. Added my wife (newly wed) to my application so assuming they will ask for her medical and other documents (if I missed any).

The issue is that I have sent my passport to the embassy for reissue as it was expiring in a few months. If I get a medical invite again, what do I do? I won't be getting my passport for another 2-3 weeks atleast.
Has your wife been added to your application successfully? If yes, you can try emailing [email protected] / [email protected] to request that a HAP ID be generated for your wife.

Your wife will also need identity documents (e.g. birth certificate, passport etc.), meet the relevant character requirements (e.g. PCCs), and evidence of Functional English (if you don't want to pay the VAC2 of ~$5k).

If you do get another RFI for fresh medical examinations while your passport is being renewed, you can always inform DHA that your current passport is with X embassy as your new passport is being processed, and that you will update your new passport details once you get it and then proceed with completing the medical examinations.

You would just have to make sure your new passport info is reflected in the HAP ID medical examination request letter.
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Has your wife been added to your application successfully? If yes, you can try emailing [email protected] / [email protected] to request that a HAP ID be generated for your wife.

Your wife will also need identity documents (e.g. birth certificate, passport etc.), meet the relevant character requirements (e.g. PCCs), and evidence of Functional English (if you don't want to pay the VAC2 of ~$5k).

If you do get another RFI for fresh medical examinations while your passport is being renewed, you can always inform DHA that your current passport is with X embassy as your new passport is being processed, and that you will update your new passport details once you get it and then proceed with completing the medical examinations.

You would just have to make sure your new passport info is reflected in the HAP ID medical examination request letter.

I have submitted the following documents for my wife:

1. Form 1436
2. Wife PCC (Overseas) + PCC (AFP) as she is an onshore student
3. Wedding/Relationship Pre-Mid-Post whotos
4. Wife's Academic Transcripts (in Australia) which compensates for English proficiency
5. Wife's passport
6. Wife's form 80
7. Wife's Birth Certificate
8. Marriage Documents
9. Payment of around $2k for additional applicant

My agent did all this but did not suggest I email for HAP ID. Therefore, I assumed we will need to wait for the CO Contact. Should I proceed emailing them or let my agent do that?

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Has your wife been added to your application successfully? If yes, you can try emailing [email protected] / [email protected] to request that a HAP ID be generated for your wife.

Your wife will also need identity documents (e.g. birth certificate, passport etc.), meet the relevant character requirements (e.g. PCCs), and evidence of Functional English (if you don't want to pay the VAC2 of ~$5k).

If you do get another RFI for fresh medical examinations while your passport is being renewed, you can always inform DHA that your current passport is with X embassy as your new passport is being processed, and that you will update your new passport details once you get it and then proceed with completing the medical examinations.

You would just have to make sure your new passport info is reflected in the HAP ID medical examination request letter.
Also, no she hasn't been added to my application. I can't see her name anywhere.

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I have submitted the following documents for my wife:

1. Form 1436
2. Wife PCC (Overseas) + PCC (AFP) as she is an onshore student
3. Wedding/Relationship Pre-Mid-Post whotos
4. Wife's Academic Transcripts (in Australia) which compensates for English proficiency
5. Wife's passport
6. Wife's form 80
7. Wife's Birth Certificate
8. Marriage Documents
9. Payment of around $2k for additional applicant

My agent did all this but did not suggest I email for HAP ID. Therefore, I assumed we will need to wait for the CO Contact. Should I proceed emailing them or let my agent do that?
You can wait for the CO contact, but I doubt it would harm your application to try as some applicants have had varied success doing so. If your agent is the authorised contact - then you might have to go through them - just politely suggest they try shooting through an email I guess?

We did have a lot more evidence to show we were in a genuine and continuing relationship though - here is what we uploaded in case there is some easy to get evidence you thought would be useful too (2b section):
https://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...l#post14776820
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You can wait for the CO contact, but I doubt it would harm your application to try as some applicants have had varied success doing so. If your agent is the authorised contact - then you might have to go through them - just politely suggest they try shooting through an email I guess?

We did have a lot more evidence to show we were in a genuine and continuing relationship though - here is what we uploaded in case there is some easy to get evidence you thought would be useful too (2b section):
https://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...l#post14776820
Thank you @PrettyIsotonic for the valuable advice. The apartment is on a joint lease but all utilities and internet are on my name. I will try uploading more proof soon and as for the agent, I will go and see him today. Thanks again. Hope DHA gets back to picking up 189 files soon.

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Thank you @PrettyIsotonic for the valuable advice. The apartment is on a joint lease but all utilities and internet are on my name. I will try uploading more proof soon and as for the agent, I will go and see him today. Thanks again. Hope DHA gets back to picking up 189 files soon.
No worries at all mate, and even if 189 is increasingly taking longer, with your wife added via Form 1436 it will likely be faster than if you had gone the partner visa route after getting your PR - hopefully that is a silver lining!
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Yes, that's correct. Some did inform me that their friend received the grant.

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I checked with my consultant too and was informed that 189 grants are being received but not at the same pace as for 190

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