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Onshore Partner Visa From Tourist Visa


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#1 dondons1uk

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:13 AM

Hi

 

I have a valid tourist visa subclass 651 with no restriction on further stay.

 

We are considering moving to Australia and need to move this summer - therefore there is no time to apply offshore.  My spouse is Australian.  We live in the UK.

 

I need to apply onshore.

 

I don't understand how I can do that without breaching conditions of tourist visa as I know I'll be entering to apply for a further visa as opposed to entering just for a holiday....

 

Is this common and I'm worrying for nothing? 

 

Or do I need to come out ahead of time, on holiday, be sure I want to live there, and then apply whilst on holiday?

 

I don't want to get this wrong!

 

Second question is when does the 651 expire and the BVA kick in - is it 3 months from when I enter given that this is the maximum time can stay on 651, or is it when the 12 months entirely ends (i.e. the 651 is valid for 12 months and I can do multiple trips).

 

Just to clarify when I applied for the 651 we were genuinely just visiting family.... the decision to move there has been made after that trip!

 

Any advice or experience anyone or anyone recommend a good immigration lawyer to help!

 

 

 

 




#2 PissLUR

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

after 3 months continuous stay.







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