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    I am a regular contributor, and I find myself repeating the same advice over and over again. Which is OK because I like the sound of my own voice ;-) All the posts here detail what you SHOULD do. As something different, I will detail what NOT to do. This is based on many years investigating Immigration Fraud cases, it applies to Visitor, Partner and most other visa's. When you make a visa application, DO NOT.. Lie or tell half truths. Withhold important information that is on public record (i.e you have a criminal history). Honesty may prove you have learnt your lesson and can now be trusted? Claim something you cant prove. Everything you state must be able to be proved through paperwork. A job without proper pay records is probably fake. Ring the embassy or High Commissioner demanding priority. Send abusive emails to your case worker Criticise your case worker by name in a public forum (yes DIBP read all this) Complain about the fees. Australia ain't cheap If you want to prove a Defacto you must prove 12 months relationship, NOT 11 months and 2 weeks. Include erroneous photos without explaining why the are relevant. Unsubstantiated Photos mean nothing, they are easily faked. If you include Statements from someone as your relationship or circumstances, make sure they can be contacted by DIBP. Yes they do check. Ask for a statement from someone who cant prove that they were in same country as you 12 months ago. Visa, Passport stamp, airline ticket. Think you are special, important or high priority. In Australia, we are all equal. Look up Tall Poppy Syndrome. Expect DIBP to see into your heart, regardless of how much love you feel, HARD proof is best. No amount of love will replace hard facts and proof. Expect to get around a medical. Medicals are mandatory, relax they are not complicated, providing you are healthy. Complain about long waiting times, especially if your application is from a high risk country, they will take longer. Expect to come here and get medicare and welfare the day you arrive. Come here to build a life and work hard. Questions like "how soon can I get medicare, or welfare" do not look good Try to avoid or fake Police checks. They are VERY important to DIBP, what you may think is minor thing, DIBP may consider an issue. If you have a police history, tell them. Hiding things like that will only hurt your application. Try to fake that your relationship has been for a long time, when it has not. If the relationship is true, and genuine then all is good. If its fake and not real, save your money, DIBP will catch you out. Send anything in a foreign language, Everything must be translated (by a certified translator), regardless what some hokey local website or friend of your mother says is ok., (Exception is some EU and Russian missions will accept local language docs, check first). Thinks you are being victimised or discriminated against. Trust me, DIBP do not care about ladyboys, same sex unions, age gaps, religion, or how many times married. So dont make it an issue. "DIBP rejected my PV because I am a gay, transgender, muslim, divorcee" Bullshit. The Australian Public Service pride themselves on their impartiality. Expect a visa if either of are not of good character, including the sponsor. Especially if there is a child involved. Good Character is a complex term, but most get the idea. Think visa fees have a guarantee. Yes the PV is very expensive, and there are no guarantees. If in doubt DONT APPLY. DIBP is not an Apple Store. Try to fake a relationsip. Any genuine relationship will have evidence to prove such. No evidence, its probably not genuine. Be impatient. DONT be in a hurry. Patience. And NO DIBP do not make you wait as a test. PLAN ahead, DIBP like people who plan holidays well in advance. Get married, or have a baby thinking it will get you special treatment or a fast track. Think that you father/uncle/brother as a famous proctologist/businessman/politician gives you status. It means nothing. Its about you and your partner. Provide fake documents, statements, payslips, company certificates, letters etc etc etc. They are usually spotted immediately. Just one lie and your probably will be rejected. Understand this, TRUTH on your application is more important than ANY other aspect. Use or pay a NON licensed immigration agent. All registered agents with DIBP are listed on the Australian Embassy Websites. Believe sites like www.easyaussievisa.com, they are usually full of lies and old information. Believe the information on the TRUE www.dibp.gov.au website. Believe anyone who says they have a friend at the AU embassy, and can get you fast tracked. Judge Australian society, standards and culture by your own. What may be normal in your homeland maybe either illegal or unacceptable in Australia. The opposite also applies. Disrespect or treat any Immigration of DIBP staff member poorly. They have a hard job. While on this forum, Don't demand answers, we are volunteers Don't get narky because we may have not observed you own customs, trust me we are observing ours. Don't demand rapid answers, we all have other real lives, we do our best Read, read and read more. 99% of all questions have been answered before. So excuse us if we get testy when repeating the same advice for the 1200th time ;-)
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    Prospective marriage visa granted

    My PMV SUBCLASS 300 was granted yesterday.GOD'S timing is perfect.
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    Ignore the April 17 posts as it has yet to go ahead. There is a step by step guide on the DHA site. 1 yes submit and pay for the applicant then fill in and submit the sponsorship form. 2 you attach all your evidence (note you can't upload evidence before you submit and pay for the application) 3 doesn't matter what country the payment comes from. 4 you said you are applying offshore in the title so there is no bridging visa. A bridging visa is only for onshore applicants. 5 yep. If you are good with research and paperwork and have time and there are no complications you can do it yourself. When doing research very important to check how old the information is that you are reading, the DHA has a very well laid out process.
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    Prospective marriage visa granted

    Congratulations! All the best!
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    Too long processing times

    The processing times are increasing for many reasons, including lack of staff, increased security screenings, record high number of applicants etc. I would say within 12-13 months as a guide.
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    True, there is a annual quota set down by the Government on the total number of Immigrants that will be allowed into Australia, across the various Visa classes. The quota is closed every year on June 30. However, the day after, on July 1, the new quota for the following year takes effect. The quota assessments (counts) are done in arrears in most cases. In practise no one is likely to be rejected because the quota was full. However, I mainly refer to the normal Immigration Visa's. Special humanitarian, refugee, asylum visa's have much lower quotas and, we often see these quotas exceeded, but no one complains. Do not worry about 'quotas'. While I sympathise about your wait, I will point out for other readers that your situation highlights several VERY IMPORTANT points; Make sure that IMMI always have your current email and postal address, plus a valid phone number Always check your postal box for correspondence, as IMMI dont always use email Make sure your email address is valid and operating and you check it regularly Respond to all IMMI requests immediately, andy delays in your reply just adds delay to the overall visa process. YOU are solely accountable and responsible for responding to IMMI on time. IMMI do not care about floods, broken laptops, lost letters, broken phones.
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