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Old Oct 16th 2006, 8:29 am
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We have just posted our 100K bond to get the 5 extra points we needed under a skilled visa so fingers crossed that we'll be getting our visa soon. How long do you have between visa grant and deadline for visa validation? Don't really fancy having to travel there during the pre-christmas rush.

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Default Re: How long to validate visa?

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We have just posted our 100K bond to get the 5 extra points we needed under a skilled visa so fingers crossed that we'll be getting our visa soon. How long do you have between visa grant and deadline for visa validation? Don't really fancy having to travel there during the pre-christmas rush.

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Usually a year from the date of your police checks or meds whichever is earliest.

Unless you have problems with meds, then you may only get 6 months
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Originally Posted by dade
We have just posted our 100K bond to get the 5 extra points we needed under a skilled visa so fingers crossed that we'll be getting our visa soon. How long do you have between visa grant and deadline for visa validation? Don't really fancy having to travel there during the pre-christmas rush.

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It is usually 12 months, but they asked us if we needed it extending, we said yes, they gave us 16 months instead.

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Old Oct 17th 2006, 4:49 pm
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Default Re: How long to validate visa?

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It is usually 12 months, but they asked us if we needed it extending, we said yes, they gave us 16 months instead.

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is it common practice for them to allow extensions on visa validation dates?
or only in certain circumstances such as problems arising out of meds etc ?

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Default Re: How long to validate visa?

Originally Posted by dade
We have just posted our 100K bond to get the 5 extra points we needed under a skilled visa so fingers crossed that we'll be getting our visa soon. How long do you have between visa grant and deadline for visa validation? Don't really fancy having to travel there during the pre-christmas rush.

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Hi Sani,

could i hijack your thread for a second and ask you how long they give you to pay the 100k bond? i have sent my pcc and meds (requested) and am hopeing to get the request for the bond soon.

regards
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Default Re: How long to validate visa?

They gave us 28 days but as the case officer had made a mistake and not sent all the documentation we needed my agent requested an extension and we got an extra 2 weeks on top of the 28 days.
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Default Re: How long to validate visa?

Originally Posted by dade
They gave us 28 days but as the case officer had made a mistake and not sent all the documentation we needed my agent requested an extension and we got an extra 2 weeks on top of the 28 days.
Thanks for the info, best get my finger out and start arranging something
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