Hi All - first of all, wishing you all the best with your visa applications, it is worth all the effort!
Looking for a best way to apply for my Partner's (soon to be husband) son to migrate to OZ.
My partner who is from Kenya, has been granted a PMV in April this year, he arrived in Oz at the beginning of July :-). We will be getting married at the end of December 2016, as per the 9 month condition, and once married immediately we will be applying for his temporary Partner Visa, onshore, as a next step towards his permanent Partner Visa.
We would also like to start the process of the visa application for his son from previous relationship who now is 12. We have obtained a signed Form 1229 (Consent form to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years) from the child's mother, also the certified copy of her ID and other relevant documents. The child currently resides in Kenya and is in boarding school, being looked after my husband's relatives as the mother does not have any interest in the child.
We are wondering which child visa application is the most appropriate in our case? My partner has included his son as a non-migrating applicant in his PMV application, can his son be added when applying for his temporary Partner Visa or does it need to be a separate application?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated - thank you!