Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  1. jono_sparkie

    Removing condition 8503 from my partners tourist visa

    My girlfriend sent off her request on the 15 September. She has to depart Australia by the 2 October which is next Tuesday. We have an onshore partner visa ready to be submitted, but unless a miracle happens between now and Monday, she will have to depart Australia on Tuesday. I have contacted immigration and they have said that waiver requests are dealt with in the order they are received and it can take up to 4 weeks. Given that we haven't heard anything yet, we have resigned ourselves to the fact that she will have to depart Australia next Tuesday. If she does, she will apply for the 309 partner visa and then try and get a 12 month multiple entry tourist visa.
  2. jono_sparkie

    Removing condition 8503 from my partners tourist visa

    Hi Hanh, you are in the same boat as me. I just responded on your post. All the best and good luck.
  3. jono_sparkie

    Also a problem with Condition 8503 Help!!!

    Yikes, sorry read about your predicament. We are going to try and get the condition 8503 waived from my girlfriends visa, but I'm not confident we can. Also, we only have a few weeks until she has to leave and I have read that it can take up to a month to be considered. I will definitely keep the forum updated on the outcome. All the best for you too.
  4. jono_sparkie

    Removing condition 8503 from my partners tourist visa

    Thank you for the fast responses Aussie83 and AFV, I would still like to roll the dice and apply to have the Condition 8503, thus enabling my girlfriend to apply for the de facto visa in Australia. I guess it is just a case of nothing ventured, nothing gained. Is there a certain form that we need to use. Thanks again for all the advice here.
  5. Desperately need some info very urgently guys. My girlfriend is in Australia on a tourist visa and she has to leave by 2 October (just over two weeks). We have just found out that she is 7 weeks pregnant. I called the immigration department yesterday, but they wouldn't speak to me on the phone about her visa. They told my girlfriend that her visa has 8503 on it so this means she cant apply for any other visa in Australia unless we can have it taken off. We have been in a relationship for over a year now and registered our de facto relationship. Given all of these circumstances, will we have a good case in having this done. Has anyone been through the process? Please where do we start?